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WEST COAST DAM: West Coast Dam bursts – helicopter flyover of the flood - – evacuation but no farmland flooded. The coasters said they were expecting it the night it came. Council says they will keep an eye on the massive slip.

KIWIS WRONG ON CRIME: Poll says NZers believe crime is on the increase. 81 % think crime is up. But the are wrong. Violent crime reports are in fact decreasing. Crime overall is down 2%. More kiwis caught speeding. But the public think it is not true.AC Neilson say 74% say they are happy with the performance of the police.

MURDERS: Murder trial in Auckland. Conviction and life sentence imposed. Delay in Rotorua murder trial in of the four killers of Beverly Bouma.

EAST TIMOR - Growing tension between Australia and Indonesian. Ali Alatas – Interfet must not be trigger-happy close to the border. John Howard has warned Indonesia that he thinks Australia’s troops are in the right. He said he was concerned that some elements in the TNI were not cooperating. General Cosgrove says he would like to know who shot at his men.

EAST TIMOR PAY RISE: Pay rise for Kiwi soldiers backdated to September 21. Doubling of allowances to half of what the Australian’s get paid. 250 Canadians are arriving in Australia shortly and will serve in Timor under NZ operational control.

CRASH: Truck crash cleanup footage.

PETROL PRICE FALLS: Petrol Prices down three cents after international crude prices drop $4 a barrel.

CORO ST: Actor and actress in NZ to promote Coro Street screen wedding.

Later...

FIRE ROW OVER: Dismissing all appeals against an injunction to stop the Fire Service Restructuring the Court of Appeal decision today wins the long running battle for the fire-fighters.

DROUGHT ALERT: Niwa predicts drought.

CASINO PROTESTS: In Hamlton - it’s a question of democracy.


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