APEC: Trade Minister Lockwood Smith says a commitment to a broader round of trade talks has lots of gains for New Zealand potentially. The addition of "industrials" to the round has given extra room to make tradeoffs.
TURKEY: European governments have urged the Turkish Government not to carry out a death sentence for Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan.
HAWKESBY AFFAIR: Labour Leader Helen Clark says Labour may prevent the PM making personal explanations because she has abused the privilege twice. TVNZ denies not checking the story before broadcasting it. While the PM says Labour has been abusing Parliament.
GAMBLING: Figures on gambling addiction show the number of problem gamblers has increased dramatically.
GAY CLERGY: The Presbyterian Church is reconvening its debate on homsexual clergy at a four day meeting this week.
KOSOVO: Disarmament of Kosovo rebel
army is proceeding well says K-For spokesman and KLA