HONG KONG PLANE CRASH: Hong Kong airport has opened again six hours after a Taiwanese aircraft crashed at Hong Kong’s new airport. The plane crashed during a typhoon.
TURKISH QUAKE: Rescue teams are being withdrawn from Turkey on the sixth day after the disastrous crash. Turkish authorities are spraying rubble. Official toll 12,000
WINEBOX: Revenue Minister Bill Birch says Winston Peters motives are entirely political in wanting to continue the inquiry into the IRD and SFO in relation to the Winebox.
WINEBOX: Winston Peters says there is a strong case for sacking Sir William Birch because he doesn’t understand tax law.
MPS PAY: Little support for Attorney General’s call for higher pay for MPs to improve the quality of MPs and raise the standard of debate in Parliament.
HOUSING CORPORATION: Housing Corporation says it cannot control interest rates under its low deposit rural lending scheme.
CRICKET VICTORY: Geoff Howarth says the Black Caps 83 run victory in London this morning was a real team effort.