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Guard and inmate seriously injured in prison assault; NZ citizen arrested on spying charges in South Korea; coroner wants crackdown on cyber bullying; protest disrupts Auckland traffic; and Fonterra vows not to reorganise. (24′41″)
A Rimutaka Prison guard and an inmate are in hospital with serious injuries tonight after a beating by a group of prisoners. (6′44″)
A New Zealand citizen is under arrest in South Korea on charges of spying for North Korea. (4′43″)
A coroner is imploring the Government to criminalise cyber bullying, following the death of a Rotorua teenager who received text messages described as vicious and extraordinarily abusive. (3′33″)
Lesley Fenton responds to the coroner's comments. (3′34″)
News from the business sector including a market report. (2′03″)
Traffic in central Auckland has been disrupted by students protesting against last week's Budget. (1′54″)
An update from the team at RNZ Sport. (3′40″)
Fonterra is promising it won't allow itself to be radically reorganised on the basis of a simple 50 percent plus majority in the ballot on farmer trading. (4′10″)
The purchasing power of the country's exports earnings has had its biggest quarterly fall in nearly three years. (3′14″)
A coroner is questioning how post-mortems are carried out in Fiji, after a Blenheim woman who died on her honeymoon was returned to New Zealand without her vital organs. (2′06″)
The south Waikato iwi, Ngati Raukawa has resolved disputes with neighbouring tribes on overlapping land claims - clearing the way to sign a Deed of Settlement; The Gisborne Mayor Meng Foon, says the Council has taken on board concerns by Maori landowners, about rates increasing by 50 per cent in the Ruatoria area, to help pay for a flood protection scheme; The Minister for Treaty Negotiations, Chris Finlayson, says public access to Maungatautari reserve in Waikato will continue in a future settlement with local iwi - Ngati Koroki Kahukura; An advisor at the Human Rights Commission predicts Samoan Language week will one day lead to the government funding education centres similar to Kura Kaupapa; The Maori Party says renaming the national Maori Rugby team - the Maori All Blacks will add value to to New Zealand's rugby reputation. (3′27″)
Worried business groups say a union's proposal to have guarantees of earthquake building safety written into collective employment contracts is a step too far. (2′38″)
Ceremony, colour and music have marked the first day of celebrations in Samoa to celebrate fifty years of independence from New Zealand. (3′35″)
A Rimutaka prison guard is in hospital tonight with serious head injuries after being savagely attacked at the Upper Hutt jail. (3′56″)
The first man convicted for wearing war medals he never earned is understood to still be on his local community board, despite Otaki people saying he's divided the town. (3′16″)
The Maori Party says it is disappointed it was not told before the Budget about the Government's controversial new policy for teacher pupil ratios. (3′24″)
In business news, Taranaki-based TSB Bank is hoping to lure more customers to bank with it, after its annual profit rose by a fifth. (3′13″)
An Auckland business group says the sex industry's Chow Brothers were probably trying to avoid embarrassment and the glare of public scrutiny over their mega brothel proposal. (2′42″)
An update from the team at RNZ Sport. (3′12″)
The Green Party is holding its AGM in Silverstream this weekend and will be looking at how it can keep the momentum going after its best election result ever, of just over 11 percent of party votes, which got the party 14 MPs in Parliament. (16′46″)
The Gisborne Mayor Meng Foon, says the Council has taken on board concerns by Maori landowners, about rates increasing by 50 per cent in the Ruatoria area, to help pay for a flood protection scheme; The south Waikato iwi, Ngati Raukawa has resolved disputes with neighbouring tribes on overlapping land claims - clearing the way to sign a Deed of Settlement; The Minister for Treaty Negotiations, Chris Finlayson, says public access to Maungatautari reserve in Waikato will continue in a future settlement with local iwi; The Wellington cultural group - The Ngati Poneke Young Maori club - is celebrating its 75th anniversary this weekend at Pipitea marae. (2′58″)
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