Solomon Islands - Fiji Coup - Wellington Murder - Kylie Jones Murder - Truck Driver Jailed - Emotion Damages - Joe Karam Defamation - Speed Kills
SOLOMON ISLANDS: Solomon Islands evacuation leaves egg on Aussie faces. The Australians say there were mistakes with the evacuation and blame officials. Goff and Downer are planning to fly into Honiara tomorrow. The foreign ministers are confident of broking a ceasefire.
FIJI COUP: A Commonwealth Delegation has been told that they are not welcome in Fiji. Australian and NZ are blamed by workers laid off in Suva. Another 500 may lose their jobs next week. Ironically Olympic uniforms may not be made in time. Lives are unfolding.
WELLINGTON MURDER: A 27-year-old Wellington Sri-Lankan taxi driver Rafi is killed in his cab. Police say that Rafi was killed after 6.55pm and before 8pm when his body was found. Taxi drivers say it is senseless.
KYLIE JONES MURDER: Police have sealed off part of a shopping centre in Auckland when searching for the killer of Journalist Kylie Jones. The young journalist was repeatedly stabbed in the stomach on Tuesday night. The pain of the family is unbelievable say police. At the scene more and more bouquets of flowers. The outpouring of grief will be marked with a public gathering in the park.
TRUCK DRIVER JAILED: The truck-driver whose load killed four women has been jailed for several weeks.
EMOTIONAL DAMAGE: A man who spent years videoing the victims of the Aramoana Massacre and crime has been awarded $242,000 damages for emotional damage.
JOE KARAM DEFAMATION: Joe Karam defamation trial ends. Jury told to think of themselves as ordinary readers when considering the verdict in the case. Jurors have been given a questionnaire. They have been asked to decide whether the policemen plaintiffs were accused of planting evidence, committing perjury and conspiring to achieve a guilty verdict against David Bain for the murder of his family . Jury have been deliberating for five hours. The jury may be about to return imminently says Owen Poland live from the court.
SPEED KILLS: Speed kills and the Land Transport Safety Authority is targeting high school kids in a campaign.