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POLICE SHOOTING: Mans shot dead after police car chase West of Auckland. Four occupants in car. Man points pistol at police after getting out of car. Shot by police. Alleged four men stole a car. Homicide inquiry and police complaints authority investigations are now underway. Last shooting three years ago in Auckland. Tonight area remains cordoned off.

Wendy Petrie Live: Police officers are allowed to carry weapons as a matter of discretion. A man has been shot dead. The police are treating this case very seriously.

TOURISM BOARD: Clayton's settlement for the Tourism Board payments row - say opposition. The two directors have paid back the $340,000 they were paid originally. But have got $200,000 back with an apology. Dr Smith says the government had no choice but to settle as the men could have sued. Today's settlement will be a blow to the PM who had wanted to get the money back. Helen Clark says it is a joke as the same amount of money will be paid in the new tax-free

HAWKESBY ROW: PM continues to stonewall in Parliament. Second privileges complaint dismissed.

NORTHERN IRELAND: Peace talks adjourned after deadline passed. Republicans and Unionists both went to talks talking the talk but no deal has been made. At 4am the talks adjourned. Sides will reconvene in four hours.

SCOTT WATSON TRIAL: Watson tidied himself after Furneaux Lodge party. Witness says that in mid January Scott Watson had changed his appearance. Other witnesses tell of fights at Furneaux Lodge and threats. Busy week for Jury. Started out on visit to . Court not sitting tomorrow.

EAST TIMOR VIOLENCE: Warring factions in East Timor have failed to patch up their differences. Two attacks on UN compound. Several wounded. For all its political clout the UN has been stopped in its track by an attack from a crowd of 200.

RUGBY: New strip for All Blacks released. Adidas unveils new strip for World Cup as well. The new strip is made of high tech fabric. Fred Allen not that keen on the socks. Replica stock well received in shops too.

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