Radio New Zealand


Families protest over ferry rescue operation

Relatives of missing passengers struggle with police officers while trying to protest the government's rescue operation.

Families of passengers on a sunken South Korean ferry have protested angrily over the rescue operation.

Disabled care pay policy 'unworkable'

Yellow wheelchair symbol in parking space.

A caregivers umbrella group says a policy to pay carers of disabled family members is unworkable and its implementation is an unmitigated disaster.

Easter work pressure expected by union

Retail employee.

The FIRST Union says shop assistants will be pressured by employers to work at Easter if the Easter holidays are done away with.

Fruit fly restrictions lifted

The Queensland fruit fly (Bactrocera tryoni).

Restrictions on the movement of fruit and vegetables in Whangarei have been lifted as no more Queensland fruit flies have been found. A single fly was found in a trap in Parihaka on 1 April.