National Radio 8am Bulletin
APEC: New Zealand's leadership of APEC will be put to the test today at a meeting in Auckland. Economics correspondent says that early signs are not good as trade ministers have failed to agree a common position. US Trade Representative Richard Fisher says it would be a tragedy to slip backwards at this point - "the worst thing that could happen would be to move backwards".
SCOTT WATSON TRIAL: The jury in the Scott Watson murder trial will visit Furneaux Lodge today where the missing pair Ben Smart and Olivia Hope were last seen.
IRISH PEACE: The British and Irish PMs are holding last ditch talks in Belfast to come up with a solution to a deadlocked peace process. David Trimble has hinted he may accept a pledge of disarmament by May next year.
POLICE CHANGES: Northland detectives are delighted to a change to their prosecutions system which is saving them paper-work. A detective says he is able to deal more with catching crims rather than paper work. New changes make police prosecutions independent this week also.
ASIAN SOCIAL SERVICES: Asian Social Services of New Zealand launched in Auckland last night. The group will address social issues and mental health issues in the Asian community.
Australian teenager Dotcich has reached the quarter finals
at Wimbledon beating Mary Pierce. Other matches delayed due