TARARUA MURDER: Terri King found shot dead in the Tararuas last week probably climbed the mountain with his killer, police say.
FARMER BLOCKS ROAD: A Pukerua Bay farmer’s refusal to sell his land is delaying an upgrade of one of Wellington’s most dangerous stretches of road.
MAORI LANGUAGE COMMISSION: Nearly half the Maori Language Commission staff and board members have quit amid claims of government interfernece in its day-to-day running.
FESTIVAL OF ARTS: Eight New Zealand films will screen at the New Zealand International Festival Of The Arts next March.
POLICE SHOOTING: The man shot dead by police near Helensville yesterday had earlier tried to run down a police officer in a stolen car.
OD IN COURT: A woman took an overdose of pills in the High Court of Wellington yesterday when her fathers bid to stay in the country failed.
COUNCIL CLEANUP: Blumsky’s Wellington Alive-Labour coalition chair seven of the nine council committees, effectively sidelining any lefties on the council.
OXYGEN WORRY: Doctors are worried that people who need oxygen in their homes will miss out as a result of differences in the way each region is funded.
MINISTERS AND SACKING: New measures giving Ministers greater powers to sack directors of Crown entities are expected soon.