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The Government looks at introducing league tables for primary schools. Greece's decision to stay in Eurozone brings tempory relief to Europe and a new campaign to save one of Auckland's grand old theatres. (19′18″)
The Prime Minister has signalled the Government may look at compiling league tables for primary schools. (3′27″)
Waikato Police are treating the death of a Paeroa man overnight as a homicide. (2′23″)
The man accused of murdering the Feilding farmer, Scott Guy told Police he played not part in attacks on the dead man's home before he was killed. (4′18″)
Back to Greece now, where a knife edge election has delivered a narrow victory to parties backing the bailout and staying in the eurozone. (3′12″)
News from the business sector including a market report. (2′24″)
The departing head of Fletcher Building, Jonathan Ling, says he'll take some time off before deciding what to do next after six years at the helm. (3′35″)
The Crown wants nearly $60,000 from the disgraced former MP Taito Philip Field - the benefit it says he got from Thai immigrants working on his houses for free. (2′23″)
A campaign's been launched to raise millions of dollars to restore one of Auckland's grand old dames of theatre, the St James. (3′18″)
An update from the team at RNZ Sport. (3′19″)
The Prime Minister has signalled the Government is willing to look at introducing league tables for primary schools, a move many teachers have opposed. (4′01″)
70 people - using quad bikes and helicopters - are still searching for a 36 year old tramper, who's missing in the Hunua Ranges, south of Auckland. (1′39″)
The principal of a decile one primary school in the Far North says changing the decile rankings will not stop Pakeha parents avoiding schools with lots of Maori pupils; A south Taranaki iwi says it wants a Government-appointed commissioner gone from its local Maori language school; Two King Country Maori trusts say their agricultural history would make them the perfect owner of two former Crafar farms. (3′14″)
School groups are backing calls to dump the decile ranking system after Radio New Zealand News revealed the number of Pakeha children in low decile schools has halved in the past 12 years. (2′55″)
In Australia the media group Fairfax is axing 19 hundred jobs and will begin charging readers who go online. (2′38″)
Michael Gawenda is a former editor of The Age newspaper and currently heads up the Centre for Advanced Journalism at Melbourne University. (2′51″)
A Melbourne hospital has had a one-hundred per cent success rate in trialling a new treatment, which replaces a heart valve without the need for open heart surgery. (6′22″)
Twenty of the world's rarest species of kiwi are about to board the ferry in Picton, returning to the North Island after an absence of centuries. (2′11″)
An update from the team at RNZ Sport. (3′01″)
A couple accused of bashing a security guard to death, while their young children watched, have been charged with manslaughter. (2′53″)
Larded with fudge and so compromised it's meaningless - that's what critics are calling Brazil's efforts to come up with a deal, which could been signed off at a UN global summit in Rio de Janerio this week. (4′08″)
A new Zealand Army officer's finally been awarded the sixth highest US military decoration, 33 years after it was first recommended. (3′48″)
The principal of a decile one primary school in the Far North says changing the decile rankings will not stop Pakeha parents avoiding schools with lots of Maori pupils; A south Taranaki iwi says it wants a Government-appointed commissioner gone from its local Maori language school; Two King Country Maori trusts say their agricultural history would make them the perfect owner of two former Crafar farms. (2′54″)
A new study is underway to find out how bad the problem of homelessness and overcrowding is in Christchurch. (1′57″)
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