LOMU: Sources say All Black Jonah Lomu is tipped to stay with the NZRFU and will possibly play for the Hurricanes.
INVASION: Police are sickened by an attack of an elderly Naenae man in his home who was beaten, slashed with a machete and doused in boiling broth. He is in Hutt Hospital’s burns unit.
SECOND POLL: Jenny Shipley is threatening a second election if Winston Peters tries to hold the country to ransom.
RUGBY / REPUBICANISM: In an ironic moment republican Wallaby John Eales was handed the World Cup by the Queen.
RUGBY: The Wallabies are the world champions.
POLITICAL WEEK: Shipley and Clark pounce on Would-be Queen Maker.
REPUBLIC: Australi’s rejection of a republic did not mean New Zealand had also lost the battle to ditch the queen, President of the Republican Movement in NZ says.
VALUES: Labour leader Helen Clark has switched tactics from policy to values at a Christchurch rally.