PAY RISE: The Higher Salaries Commission has given top MPs a six per cent pay rise.
BRAVERY AWARDS: The inaugural New Zealand bravery and gallantry awards, replacing various British awards, will be
RAPE: Three men have been areested after an alleged rape in the Waikato town of Meremere.
INDONESIA: PHOTO – A demonstrator waves a pistol at riot police at a protest against the election of Wahid as Indonesian
NATS SITE: The National Party’s youth web site ‘No Crap’ is very similar in terms of address to a hardcore gay sex site.
FIRE LEVY: The government left Fire Service chief Dame Margaret Bazley to front an unpopular rise in the fire service
POLL: A TV3 Poll shows NZ First is likely to hold the balance of power after the election.