Bouma Trial – Karla Kardno – East Timor: Indonesian Shot, NZ Troops – West Coast Slip – World Cup Rugby – Mexican Floods – Panda Births – Cricket Update
BOUMA TRIAL: Rotorua court hears the chilling events behind the killing of Beverly Bouma in her house. There are four accused. All four have pleaded not guilty to murder. After the robbery the accused youths went to use the Bouma’s money card. The husband heard her wife shot with a .22 rifle. The accused claims the rifle went off accidentally.
KARLA KARDNO: Mark Middleton will stand trial in Wanganui for threatening to kill the murderer of Karla Kardno when he is paroled.
EAST TIMOR – INDONESIAN SHOT: Tension high in East Timor after Australian soldiers shot an Indonesian policeman. Australia has called for high level talks with Indonesia. Appears to be confusion over where the border is.
EAST TIMOR – NZ TROOPS: NZ Troops of Victor Company are securing Suai to the south of the incident. NZ Troops arrive in helicopters and secure airport and beach. Later an amphibious landing from Australian troops.
WEST COAST SLIP: Bad weather on West Coast has delayed the installation of a rain guage on a lake behind a massive slip.
WORLD CUP RUGBY: Singer who sang NZ National Anthem in Maori angers some rugby fans. The singer says she is surprised at the outcry but says she wouldn’t do it again.
MEXICAN FLOODS: Death toll in mudslides and floods continues to rise in Mexico.
PANDA BIRTHS: Record number of giant panda births in China.
CRICKET: Black Caps are all out in first innings at
the end of day 2. NZ ends on 215 all out after tail
collapses - a lead of 130. India was recently 43 without
loss in second innings.