SNOW: Snow caused havoc with power, schools and the roads in the South Island today and kept the North Isalnd very cold. Ski fields are preparing to open fully and there have been no serious road crashes as a result of the weather.
WATSON: The last two people to see Ben Smart and Olivia Hope alive cannot describe the man who the Blenheim friends boarded a boat with. The teenage couple shared a water taxi with Ben and Olivia and saw them board a boat with a man who they cannot describe.
TE KAHU: Invercargill Mongrel Mob Member Shaun Te Kahu has been remanded in custody after threatening his neighbours on a TV programme.
WOODSTOCK: A riot at Woodstock 1999 took police three hours to control. Trucks and trailors were looted and burnt out as some of the 150,000 strong crowd went on a rampage.