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1. POLICE BUNGLE: A 111 call from the scene of a grisly murder was ignored by police. Police now admit that in the Claire Hills case a police failure to notify the fire service about a car fire on Mangere mountain destroyed forensic evidence which might have been helpful. Inquiry concludes that Hills would have been dead eight minutes before the 111 call was made.

2. KIRSTY BENTLEY - New information released about a green Commer van with the disappearance of the teenager.

3. JFK JUNIOR: Ashes of JFK Junior, his wife and sister-in-law distributed at sea. 17 mourners accompany the goodbye on a navy destroyer. Family friend describes the service as peaceful and beautiful. New details about how they died. All three died instantly on impact with the sea.

4. JFK JUNIOR: Fuselage was crushed and upside down.

5. HIJACKING DEATH: Pilot of a Japanese Jumbo was stabbed to death by a hijacker.

6. CHRISTCHURCH INQUIRY: Inquiry into endoscopy mishap in Christchurch blames poor training for passing on poor equipment management practices from nurse to nurse. The vast majority of patients have now been tested and all tests have been clear so far. 100 patients are still to be tested.

7. TRANSPACIFIC CUSTODY ROW: NZ women has taken eight-year-old son into hiding to keep him from being arrested and taken back to his father in the US. The father has taken action under the Hague convention. The mother left the US a year ago and her son now calls an old boyfriend dad. Former husband - a military man - made her boy clean guns and taught him to shoot at the age of 4.

8. MIKE MOORE CONFIRMED: Moore will hold job for three years and then hand over to his Thai rival.

9. DANGEROUS TOYS: Toys guns have been asked to be taken off shelves because they are too powerful.

10. BLACKOUT PARADE: Rugby parade on a grey day in Auckland. At Aotea Square Che Fu and Michael Jones entertain. Christine Fletcher says she is proud of the parade.


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