TAX CUT: NZ can expect a credit rating downgrade and higher interest rates if National goes ahead with its new tax cut pledges, economists say.
SEX SELLS: More people watched the steamy issue of Shortland Street than the Holmes election debate special this week.
MURDER: Hastings police charged a 36 year old furniture maker with murder following the death of a swimming pool security guard.
MELBOURNE CUP: PHOTO – A picture of some of the fashion at the big race.
RUGBY: Rugby is growing fast in China and is soon to be the official game of their 2.5 million strong army.
FERRIES: Cook Straight Ferries are to skip New Years Eve sailings due to Y2K concerns.
PETERS: Winston Peters poured more acid onto his disfunctional relationship with the Prime Minister, saying she was looking increasingly desperate.
KOPU: Alamein Kopu missed out on her free election broadcast because no tape was provided to TVNZ.