TIMOR: Kiwi troops are guarding a building in Timor which mysteriously went up in flames today. The UN fear the building
was torched by militia to conceal evidence of atrocities.
TROOPS: More Kiwi troops left for East Timor today.
CRASH: Grieving relatives laid flowers at the site of Britain's worst ever train disaster today. The death toll is
expected to be well over 130.
RAIN: Rain played havoc with Auckland traffic today with over 25 accidents in the area.
DAM SLIP: The river dam in South Westland has survived a night of rain. The rain has stopped and residents have moved
back into the area.
VOUCHERS: Holders of Musicman gift vouchers may be out of pocket by $1 million after the company responsible for them
went bust this week. They are now effectively useless.
NELSON HOSPITAL: Nelson Hospital is due for a $35.5 million upgrade by 2002 the government announced today.
HOUSE: The House has risen for the last time before the election. Sir Bill Birch farewelled Kiwi politics today after
holding 17 portfolios and having forwarded 80 bills.