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New allegations about Kim Dotcom and John Banks. Phil Goff leaks Cabinet papers on job cuts at Foreign Affairs. and Fred Allen is farewelled at Eden Park. (21′03″)
The Labour Party has made a new allegation in Parliament that internet millionaire Kim Dotcom helped John Banks get a discount at the Hyatt Hotel in Hong Kong while a minister. (3′39″)
A short time ago I asked Chris Simmons about John Banks saying he regretted dodging questions about the donations to his mayoral campaign. (4′03″)
Labour has released leaked Cabinet papers showing a dramatic backdown over MFAT cuts that will now save less than half of what the Government wanted. (5′43″)
News from the business sector including a market report. (2′10″)
Police in Afghanistan say at least six people have been killed in a suicide bomb attack which came just hours after President Obama made a live television address from the war torn country. (3′41″)
Sir Fred Allen had what was called his last match at Eden Park this afternoon. (3′42″)
An update from the team at RNZ Sport. (3′01″)
Wreckage from a life raft and an emergency beacon have been found by searchers looking for two men missing in Doubtful Sound. (2′44″)
The Dunedin ratepayers' association says the defamation action against the city's mayor by former Otago rugby officials is strange thanks for the city's help. (2′54″)
The drug-buying agency Pharmac is accusing a drug firm of unfair tactics as tensions mount over plans to change diabetes equipment. (3′14″)
A delegation of Pacific Island ministers, have ended a series of meetings in Fiji, encouraged that the country's in a state of transition towards democracy. (3′48″)
The Government wants the Ministry of Maori Development to be consulted on all policy decisions - to reflect and protect the Maori view; The Waitangi Tribunal has set down a week in July to consider parts of the urgent Maori Council claims over freshwater and the sell-off of stakes in some state owned assets; A rangatahi group dedicated to fixing problems in the justice system says rehabilitating Maori offenders could work better if tangata whenua create a system. (3′19″)
President Obama has used a speedy - and surprise - trip to Afghanistan to deliver an election year message to Americans. (5′15″)
The price of cigarettes and tobacco may go higher still after this month's Budget, with the Prime Minister refusing to rule out yet another rise in the excise tax. (2′05″)
The ACT Party president is back pedalling on his comment that John Banks suggested to internet millionaire Kim Dotcom he split a 50 thousand dollar donation into two lots of 25 thousand dollars. (3′55″)
Engineers want to be in the front line of a new government push to increase the number of graduates in science and technology subjects. (3′06″)
To Australia, where businesses are demanding the big banks pass on all of the suprisingly large cut in the benchmark interest rate, but fear they won't. (4′07″)
The country's largest lender, ANZ New Zealand, says funding pressures are building, and interest rates will have to rise soon. (2′59″)
Japan has launched its annual "Cool Biz" campaign, a month earlier than last year, as the country prepares for a summer without power from nuclear stations. (2′09″)
An update from the team at RNZ Sport. (3′37″)
Myanmar's opposition leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, has been sworn in as a member of parliament, after a two-decade struggle against the country's military rule. (2′25″)
The United States secretary of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, has signalled that frequent travellers to the US may soon be fast-tracked through customs. (2′15″)
The Waitangi Tribunal's set down dates to consider parts of the urgent Maori Council claims over freshwater and the sell-off of stakes in some state owned assets; A rangatahi group dedicated to fixing problems in the justice system says rehabilitating Maori offenders could work better if tangata whenua create a system; The Government wants the Ministry of Maori Development to be consulted on all policy decisions - to reflect and protect the Maori view; A group of Maori tattoo artists from Ngati Tuwharetoa are coming together for the first time at a major festival to mark Maori new year celebrations in May. (3′18″)
A major conference has heard people's privacy is increasingly coming under threat as more personal information than ever before is being stored on the internet. (3′08″)
The captain and second officer of the Rena have apologised to iwi leaders in Tauranga for the environmental harm done after the ship grounded on Astrolabe Reef. (2′05″)
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