SEX SLAVES: There are fears in Auckland that immigrant sex workers are being held as virtual sex slavesand are helping spread the HIV virus.
TRAFFIC CHAOS: Twenty three people were injured over the weekend in four major car crashes, including multiple car pile-ups.
TARARUA MURDER: Police say the body of Terri King, found murdered in the Tararuas, was found on top of a folding spade and an assault rifle.
POLICE SHOOTING: The Auckland man police shot dead near Helensville last week was seriously injured three years ago after he crashed another stolen car.
SNOW: The heaviest snow in recent memory created havoc in Central Otago over the weekend, cutting power and roads.
GREAT BARRIER DEATH: The suspicious death of a Great Barrier Island man could be linked to the drugs underworld say police and locals.
LEGAL AID: Lawyers struggling to make a living are astounded at the legal aid payments given to some of their colleagues. Auckland lawyer Peter Kaye received the most money from legal aid receiving $416,645.
CRIMINALS RENTING: Criminals and drug dealers are increasingly renting property to avoid having their homes seized under the Proceeds of Crimes Act.
NATIONAL CAMPAIGN: The National
Party will begin campaigning for the election this week with
billboards going up in the three main