BLOODSTAINS: New Plymouth police have found bloodstains in their investiagtion of a mans claims that he killed a teenager. Nobody has been found and nobody reported missing.
HENARE TRADES: Tau Henare will support tax cuts now that the government has compromised by promising another $15 million on new Maori initiatives.
AA WANT INQUIRY: The AA say the Commerce Ministry should review oil company pricing practices after Caltex increased its prices yet again.
AIRLINES: Qantas is accusing Air New Zealand of being spoil sports over threats to take legal action if Qantas dress cabin crew in All Black jerseys on flights to the Bledisloe Cup this weekend.
DRINKING AGE: MPs voted to confirm lowering the drinking age last night, as well as to sell beer in supermarkets and seven day trading.
INDUSTRIAL POLICY: Party leaders laid out their industrial policies to the Employers Federation conference yesterday in the first head to head of the election campaign.
EREBUS: The tabling of the Erebus report after 20 years has eased the pain, Justice Mahon’s widow said yesterday.
CRIMINAL CHOICE: Criminals should have the choice of hard labour or prison Winston Peters said yesterday.
IRD: The Inland Revenue Department was investigating whether it could claim $2 million in taxes from a company behind the Winebox Magnum transaction.