1. TAXES - The Act Party says its plans to cut taxes are affordable without cuts to spending
2. COALITION - Winston Peters says there are signs that labour and National could form a grand coalition.
3. LOMU - The rugby Football union says it is delighted that Jonah Lomu has agreed to sign up for another two years.
4. ACCIDENT - The team investigating the fatal jet boat accident in the Shotover river has yet to find a reason for what happened.
5. CRASH - Air accident investigators are investing a helicopter crash in Auckland today.
6. ACCIDENT - A tramper is in Christchurch hospital after a fall.
7. CRASH - There is increasing speculation that the recent Air Egypt crash was due to terrorism or sabotage.
8. CANCER- The mother of a young cancer sufferer in Mexico for alternative trust is receiving help from charities and donations to pay for the treatment.
9. EARTHQUAKE - Rescuers in Turkey are fighting freezing temperatures and aftershocks as they such for earthquake survivors.