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WATSON: The hairs on Scott Watson’s boat are very likely to have come from Olivia Hope according to a forensic scientist.

DOCUMET: A classified document on the killing of the Samoan Works Minister has been made public and the office of Don McKinnon is concerned.

FIREFIGHTERS: Volunteer firefighters will be on duty over the new millennium as paid emergency service staff attempt to get further compensation for working over the occasion.

APEC: Fire Workers will not undergo security checks at APEC. They will carry their standard ID but have refused to be further vetted.

TVNZ: TVNZ say they had considered delaying the screening of a documentary on parents that hurt their children before they eventually delayed it last week to include more New Zealand context.

CONSERVATION: The Historic Places Trust say they welcome the offer from the Conversation Department to clean up the debris in a Whangarei river bed to protect historic buildings.

HOMICIDE: The man charged with murdering his family in Totara Heights has appeared in court today and has entered no plea.

VENUE: An application to change the trial venue for the four men charged with killing Beverly Bouma has began today.

COLD SNAP: A cold snap moving up the country will not be as bad as last months snap and will not last long.

ANSETT / AIR NEW ZEALAND: Nelson airport was closed for three hours due to fog today, delaying flights by Ansett and Air New Zealand. Hamilton airport also experienced delays.

BOMBS: Two bomb attacks have killed four people during India’s independence celebrations. The Indian PM, speaking behind bullet-proof glass, said he wanted peace with Pakistan but that Pakistan were undermining efforts.

AUCKLAND: Auckland Health Care warns of delayed diagnosis as lab workers go on strike tomorrow.

SAFETY: A group recommends lowering speed limits in the Marlborough Sounds and the introduction of a shipping lane in Tory Channel.

SOUTH AUCKLAND: Residents in rural South Auckland are concerned Corrections are looking at a site for a prison in their area.

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