MOTORWAY DENIED FUNDS: Transfund have rejected Transit New Zealand's application for $1.7 million for design work on the Capital's motorway extension.
CAT KILLER: Ten cats have been killed in Foxton over the last three weeks and police want to know who is responsible.
CHICKEN FACTORY CLOSES: Ninety Tegal workers in Te Horo will lose their jobs when the the company shifts production to New Plymouth next April.
PORIRUA STILL TRYING FOR HOSPITAL: Porirua City Council are still working on a case to prove Porirua is the best site for the new regional hospital.
WOMAN ATTACKED: A 92 year old Gisborne woman was sexually assaulted at knifepoint in her home last night. No arrests have yet been made.
WATSON TRIAL: The trial continues, back now in the Wellington High Court.
APEC ON TRACK: Trade Minister Lockwood Smith today announced that APEC was well and truly back on track.
WTO WRANGLE: New Zealand supports a job sharing initiative between Dr Supachai and Mike Moore to solve the wrangle over who heads the organisation.
HUTT RATE RISE: Some of Upper Hutt's biggest businesses are angry they are facing a rates hike, only two years after the last increase.
HAWKESBY: Labour Leader Helen Clark has threatened to refuse Prime Minister Jenny Shipley leave to make personal statements in the House following the Hsaga over the Hawkesby comment.
NEW LAWS: Three acts and seven sets of regulations come into effect tomorrow including the far-reaching Accident Insurance Act 1998. Other changes include new Visa requirements and prison regulations and the right to charge for airoplanes to enter the airspace over the Americas Cup Regatta off Auckland.