ENZA PRICE CRUNCH: ENZA says the pay-out on Braeburn apples – 40% of the export crop - could have fallen by up to 50%. ENZA’s Johm McKliskie says growers are always at the mercy of the markets. Pipfruit growers are concerned some orchardists will have to give up.
MAINLAND CRICKET: South Island cricket fans will miss out of test cricket this summer. Christopher Doig says Rugby has made it impossible to
BABY BLOOD: Organisation that takes blood samples from new-born babies says it will look at providing more info to parents when collecting blood samples.
RUSSIAN PM: Russia’s Duma has confirmed Vladimir Putin – Boris Yeltsin’s latest nominee - as Russian PM.
COROMANDEL POLL: A poll of Coromandel electors conducted by the green party shows Jeanette Fitzsimmons two points ahead of sitting National MP Murray McLean on 33% to 31%.
WHERE IS AHURIRI: Residents of Ahuriri who have lost a three year battle to switch regional councils are very disappointed. They say they are in North Otago but the local government commission says they are part of Canterbury.