GOLFER: US Open Golf Chamion Payne Stewart has been killed when his private lear jet crashed in South Dakota after an
uncontrolled flight half way across the United States.
QUAKE: An earthquake measuring 6.3 on the Richter Scale rocked New Zealand this morning, shaking central Wellington
LEADERS: Both Jenny Shipley and Helen Clark are urging voters to vote Labour or National to avoid the messy politics
that the first MMP term has seen.
APARTMENTS: An Oriental Bay couple will not return to their home because they fear for their safety after a five year
wrangle with developers of a multi-story apartment complex next door.
DOG: A police dog overpowered a sword waving man in Palmerston North last night folowing a domestic incident.
UN FORCE: The UN Security Council today approved a force of nearly 11,000 troops and police to lead East Timor into
independence in two or three years.
MEHRTONS: John Hart is optimistic Andrew Mehrtons will play against France although the medical jury was still out.
ALLIANCE/GREENS: The Alliance and the Greens are squaring off over Coromandel with Green co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons
accusing the Alliance of running a hate campaign against her in the seat.