PAY RISE: New Zealand peacekeepers in East Timor may soon have their pay doubled to bring them more into line with their Australian counterparts.
NETBALL: More than one in three Kiwis watched New Zealand lose the netball final last weekend.
CARDNO: The stepfather of murdered teen Karla Cardno said he would meet with her killers family on the Holmes Show last night.
BEER: Two Australian cardiovascular say the risk of dying from heart attack or stroke is significantly reduced by moderate beer consumption.
DRUNK DRIVER: A learner driver nearly six times the legal alcohol driving limit joked that he was sober before crashing and killing himself and three friends.
TURANGI: The Crown settled a $5 million Treaty of Waitangi claim with a Turangi subtribe yesterday amid warnings the deal would come back to haunt them.
SHIPLEY: Jenny Shipley chatted with East Timorese refugees in Darwin yesterday.
TOYS: A palmerston North school gave a number of soft toys to Timorese refugees and they love them.