POWER CUTS: A resident of Wanaka without power for a third day says she has no idea when it will be restored. Trustpower says the problems are so extensive they do not know when the power will be restored.
ANSETT STRIKE: Some Ansett flights are getting off the ground in spite of a strike by cabin staff.
GREAT BARRIER MURDER: Police investigating Great Barrier Island death hope forensic inquiries will produce some evidence.
PETER ELLIS APPEAL: Peter Ellis's appeal returns to the Court of Appeal. Ellis's first appeal was rejected in 1994. He won a rare second appeal after a petition to the Governor General.
NORTHERN IRELAND: Police have stopped Northern Ireland Orangemen from marching in Portadown.
EAST TIMOR: UN mission in East Timor has withdrawn staff from a town following an attack on an aid convoy. Third attack on UN in past week. Indonesian promises of better security have not produced any results.
WIMBLEDON: Lindsay Davenport and Pete Sampras have won the Wimbledon titles.