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FARMER’S ORDEAL: A Methven farmer who spent 5 days and nights pinned under his tractor with only a litre and a half of water is now in Christchurch hospital. His left leg was badly crushed and may have to be amputated.

- PRADA WINS: First Blood to the Italians when Prada beat AmericaOne for the first race in the finals of the Louis Vuitton Cup.

- PETROL RISES Mobil, Caltex and BP will all increase the prices of petrol and diesel by around three cents from midnight tonight.

- STORMS IN US: 3News shows pictures of severe winter storms currently plaguing North America.

- DOONE’S JOB: Maori leaders have already embraced the new Police Commissioner in his new job given by him on full pay to deal with Maori offending.

- POT SMOKERS: An alliance staff member and a journalist have been cleared of smoking marijuana in the Parliamentary Chamber, by Speaker of the House Jonathan Hunt.

- IMMUNISATION PROGRAMME: A New Immunization monitoring programme is launched by Health Minister Annette King today.

- TOP STUDENTS: Top bursury students have been named by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority with two out of the three top students being recent immigrants.

- WARNING: An Australian Publishing Company has issued a warning about a kiwi company who has promoted the New Zealand role of Honour in this country and in Australia.

- STATUE APOLOGY: Dutch travellers have issued an apology to Nelson Maori for not consulting them about erecting a statue of Abel Tasman on Maori land. Maori have accepted the apology and the unveiling went ahead.

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