SNOW DUMP: Coronet Peak receives 1.3 meters of snow. Snow celebrations in Queenstown. All Blacks in Snow.
GALE FORCE WINDS: Trees up rooted and sheds flattened in Southland.
RAINS CAUSE HAVOC: Six car pile up on State Highway three as heavy rains make travelling difficult.
HOME INVADER: A 13-year-old home invading youth who repeatedly bashed a man on the head with a stick is to be dealt with by youth-aid and will not be charged.
IRELAND: The British and Irish governments have explained how they would like to progress peace in Northern Ireland. They have proposed a plan - a Devolution Plan - which would see an Executive set up - with disarmament to follow over following months through to May 2000. Ulster unionists
KOSOVO: Princess Anne has flown to Kosovo on double mission for Save The Children Fund and as commander of several regiments.
NICK LEESON: Barings destroyer Nick Leeson has been released from jail in Singapore and is returning to Europe with cancer. Leeson is about to appear in a movie and is hot property on the TV interview circuit.
FINGERS: Toddler is recovering in Lower Hutt Hospital after being chopped on his fingers by one of his brothers. Took surgeons four hours to reattach two fingers.
CRICKET: Cricket but not as we know it. Test set to end early after 20 wickets fall in a day.