PROTEST: Ugly protest marred the National Party’s campaign launch over the weekend.
FLIGHT: A massive search is under way for an EgyptAir plane carrying nearly 200 people that has disappeared after takeoff from the John F Kennedy International airport last night.
PHOTO: A couple, newly married in full wedding dress, had their car clamped and towed by a tow truck driver yesterday.
SNAKES: Bluff watersiders came face to face with two deadly Australian snakes while unloading a ship at the Tiwai Point aluminium smelter yesterday. The ship was fumigated.
WETA: A very rare and disabled giant tusked weta is being studied at Massey University’s Auckland campus.
BURNS: Police have arrested a caregiver after a boy was allegedly doused in petrol and set alight in the Coromandel.
POLITICAL WEEK: Bovver Boy Prebble Puts Boot Into ‘Uncaring’ Nats.
PETERS: NZ First leader Winston Peters gave the strongest signal yesterday that he would opt for the cross benches rather than join a coalition after the election.