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Close Up: Monday August 27

Published: 5:51PM Monday August 27, 2012 Source: Close Up

'Beast of Blenheim' Wanganui bound

Wanganui Council's last ditch legal bid to stop the man dubbed the 'Beast of Blenheim' from being released into its community has failed.

Stewart Murray Wilson will be released to a house on the grounds of Wanganui Prison on September 1, a judge has ruled.

Wanganui Mayor Annette Main and Wilson's lawyer Andrew McKenzie speak to Close Up tonight about the ruling.

Christchurch blueprint

Business owners are speaking out about the impact of the Government's blueprint for Christchurch.

They have started getting letters advising them of the compulsory sale of their property to make way for the blueprint's vision.

 But some, who have made it their work to build up a business in the city they love, say they are not happy.

That sinking feeling

Rotorua residents are fuming at the lack of action over their sinking homes at an Oakland subdivision.

The owners are not happy as the council signed off the land as fit for building on.

Reporter Michael Holland has the latest twist.

Lydia Ko stuns the golf world

Lydia Ko made history at the Canadian Open today, as the youngest ever winner of the LPGA Tour.

She is 15, an amateur still and managed to beat a field of top pros.

 She spoke to Close Up soon after stepping off the course.