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1. JFK JUNIOR MISSING: America Pulls Out All The Stops - Full scale search for JFK Junior is continuing but there has been no more debris found from the plane. A suitcase and pill bottle were found yesterday. Police appeal to public to look on the beach for debris. Divers are on standby ready to search but coastguard

2. ASSASSINATION: PM of Samoa says the police are following two definite leads in the search for the murderer of the apparently assassinated Public Works Minister. Samoa's PM says the murderer probably had a personal motive and that it would have been easy to know where the minister was as he published his diary. The PM also said the fact he was shot at a ball suggested a personal reason. Diplomats say the victim was a popular figure with many friends and could not imagine why he had been killed.

3. WINSTON SPEECH: NZ First has signalled priorities including tax incentives for exporters, a bank, lower student loan interest rates, super increased to 67.5% of average wage, and an increase in war pensions . Winston says he will again hold the balance of power. (Full Speech in Parliament wire)

4. WINZ ROW: Charter flights row continues. Convention organisers say chartering planes is unusual. Ms Rankin has asked for a report from the Audit office.

5. HOMELESS PEOPLE: Auckland homeless and itinerant persons service has 50% increase in people. A significant social problem says Diane Robertson.

6. MILLENIUM CONCERT: Gisborne concert organisers say they will finalise plans for the Gisborne Millennium concert later this morning. At the weekend came news the organisers may move Bowie and Split Enz to Auckland as sales of overseas tickets are poor. Gisborne Mayor says he doesn't know.

7. PM IN ASIA: Mrs Shipley says the Chinese Premiere has told her the Chinese have now sorted out administrative rules relating to wool and that New Zealand's biggest export market for wool is now open again. The PM is heading towards Korea and Japan.


Golf: British Open Golf - triple bogey from front-runner leaves golf open in three way tie at 6 over.

Cricket: Kent resumed overnight at 145 for 2 and ended the day on 417 for 9.

Rugby: All Black side will be named tomorrow to give more time to check on Daryl Gibson's fitness. He is expected to be fit.

Rally: Possum Bourne says it was a thrill to come fifth in the Rally of New Zealand.

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