FIREFIGHTERS: Firefighters say there is no evidence to support allegations that firefighters have sabotaged safety equipment of volunteers. Firefighter union spokesman Derek Best says he is "sick of sleazy allegations".
MAGIC MUSSELS: Health professionals are advising people that the Mussel extract Lyprinol is not a medicine and has not been tested.
LEGAL AID CHANGES: Justice Minister Tony Ryall is backing changes to the legal aid scheme.
KOSOVO: Church Leader in Kosovo says the new bomb attack on a Church in Pristina is part of a campaign by Albanian extremists.
FLASH FLOOD:Families of the victims of a flash flood in Interlaken say they are horrified that the guides ignored a storm warning.
LAMB TARIFFS: NZ Meat exporters
and Aussie counterparts are welcoming a small concession
from the US on lamb. Shipments already en-route to the
market will be exempt to the new