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HOME ATTACK: A 92 year old woman was viciously beaten in an attack in her home in Paekakariki last night. Two men forced their way into the woman’s house at about 8pm, assaulted her and demanded cash. She is extremely traumatised.

TE KAHA SEES DILI: The Kiwi frigate Te Kaha sailed so close to East timor last night that sailors could see the fires burning in the city.

WATSON PREPARED FOR PRISON: The father of Scott Watson says he is glad his son has done time in prison before as it will prepare him for his rather lengthy spell this time around.

CHINESE MEETING: Chinese President Jiang Zemin met with New Zealand political leaders in Wellington last night and described New Zealand as an important country in the South Pacific.

WOOLY REPORTS: Readers of internet reports on APEC learnt not much more than the US President went shopping, New Zealand has lots of sheep and the hongi is a Maori welcome.

PEACEKEEPING: There are to be no conditions on a UN peacekeeping force for East Timor, Indonesian Foreign Minister Ali Alatas has said.

APPEAL: The Red Cross which is expected to fly into Dili today said aid is desperately needed for the displaced Timorese.

APEC: APEC leaders left Auckland yesterday saying they were pleased the free trade agenda appeared to be back on track.

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