The Evening Post
NATS IN WGTN: They still won’t say it but with the release of the National Party list it looks certain National will not stand a candidate against ACT MP Richard Prebble in Wellington Central.
KIWIS STAY IN TIMOR: Ten New Zealand military officers attached to the UN are to stay in East Timor, despite the escalating violence.
WIN MARRED BY TRAGEDY: Mark Todd became the world’s most successful three day eventer today, winning the Burghley horse trials in England for the fifth time. But his triumph was tempered by the death of British rider Simon Long when his horse fell on top of him at the 13th fence.
WATSON TRAIL: The murders of Ben Smart and Olivia Hope were committed out of lust by a cunning man, Scott Watson, the prosecution said today in their summing up.
LABOUR AHEAD: Labour continues to hold a strong lead in the latest political poll although National’s fortunes appear to have slightly risen. The Herald DigiPoll puts National on 35.7 per cent and Labour on 43.8 per cent.
HUTT TROUBLE: Forty police were needed to break up a disturbance and disperse a crowd outside the Lonely Goatherd Tavern in Upper Hutt yesterday morning.
IRREVERENT IMAGERY: Roger Law, co-creator of the satirical British TV show, Spitting Image, is in the Capital with three of the show’s puppets.
OLYMPIC PICKINGS: A Wellington trade group says up to $35 million could result as spin offs for Wellington from the 2000 Sydney Olympics.
GLOVERS PARK: Wellington’s trouble spot, Glovers Park, looks set to become a base for Maori Wardens.