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Urewera lawyers call Police Commissioner arrogant and flippant, Tuhoe residents consider compensation, Ruatoki resident says she'll never forget Urewera raid, Man killed in machete attack in suspected terror attack in London, Man being questioned about Boston bombings is shot dead, Denniston decision expected today, Christchurch school merger described as experimental. (27′34″)
Plans are underway to organise a special hui for the Ruatoki community to discussthe report into the 2007 Urewera raids that found police actions to be ''unlawful, unjustified and unreasonable''. (2′19″)
The Government's plans to close four Christchurch schools and merge them into one, are being described as a experiment which could set a precedent for urbanising other schools. (2′13″)
The latest from the Pacific region. (3′58″)
News from the rural and farming sector. (5′10″)
A Tuhoe leader says a report justifying the police's move not to involve Iwi Liaison Officers in the 2007 Urewera raids shows their role is tokenistic; The Courts Minister is rejecting suggestions that allowing Judges alone to pass sentence in Marae Based Youth Court is undermining the mana of kaumatua; A Maori Studies researcher at Victoria University - who is surveying Maori migrants in Australia - says recent arrivals will be denied access to the Federal Government's new National Disability Insurance Scheme. (3′20″)
The Minister of Police at the time of the Urewera raids says she had no idea how the operation would turn out, but now regrets what happened. (3′20″)
A man believed to be a soldier has been killed and his two attackers are injured after a machete attack in Woolich in south-east London which government sources at one stage described it as a suspected terror incident. (2′12″)
News from the business sector including a market report. (11′45″)
Lawyers acting for Tuhoe caught up in the Urewera raids say the Police Commissioner has been arrogant and flippant about the IPCA investigation into the operation which found the police broke the law. (4′07″)
Russell Fairbrother, whose client Tame Iti was one of four people convicted after the raids, says the Police Commisioner Peter Marshall's concession means police are in no position to argue against compensation. (4′11″)
Miria Tuhaka is one of the residents caught up in the operation, She joins us from Ruatoki. (4′26″)
A man believed to be a soldier has been killed in a machete attack and his two assailants shot by police in Woolwich in south-east London. (6′12″)
In the US, a Chechen immigrant has been shot and killed in Florida, when he became violent while being questioned by Boston bombing investigators. (2′37″)
The Government is today expected to sign off on one of the major hurdles involved in allowing an Australian company to mine conservation land on the West Coast. (2′41″)
The Government's decision to close four Christchurch schools and merge them into one, is being described as a super-sizing experiment that could set a precedent for urbanising other schools. (3′02″)
An update from the team at RNZ Sport. (2′33″)
Rescue workers have ended their search for survivors in Moore, Oklahoma. (3′45″)
A former Napier city councillor is on trial in Canada for the murder of his wife. (2′44″)
Rising electricity prices are expected to bite this winter with a new survey saying more than one third of people it questioned about heating their homes are expecting to struggle. (3′27″)
All Whites captain Winston Reid has been tipped for a transfer to the English Premier League club Arsenal. (2′41″)
Questions are being asked about police relations with Maori leading up to and during the Urewera raids. (3′36″)
Our reporter Mani Dunlop spent the day in Ruatoki yesterday and joins us. (3′07″)
The New Zealand Education Institute says plans to close four Christchurch schools, and merge them into one body is nothing more than a big Government experiment into super-sizing schools. (4′33″)
A former senior diplomat says New Zealand is facing one of the biggest tests of its foreign policy, as it forges alliances with two superpowers. (3′29″)
Smokers would be banned from key areas of the Wellington's city centre and its beaches, if a proposal put forward to the Wellington City council is adopted. (3′34″)
A Christchurch business owner says it's becoming increasingly difficult for businesses to re-open in the city, with soaring costs and staggering delays in the consent process. (3′27″)
A brief update of movements in the financial sector. (40″)
An update from the team at RNZ Sport. (3′56″)
A bill legalising gay marriage has passed a crucial hurdle in Britain's Parliament. (2′56″)
The truck drivers' union is calling for law changes to protect drivers after a death and serious injury from a logging truck crash near Tolaga Bay on Monday. (4′22″)
A Tuhoe leader says a report justifying the police's move not to involve Iwi Liaison Officers in the 2007 Urewera raids shows their role is tokenistic; The Courts Minister is rejecting suggestions that allowing Judges alone to pass sentence in Marae Based Youth Court is undermining the mana of kaumatua; A Maori Studies researcher at Victoria University who is surveying Maori migrants in Australia, says recent arrivals will be denied access to the Federal Government's new National Disability Insurance Scheme. (3′33″)
A day after the five Aranui schools learned their fate, another Christchurch school is holding a protest against the decision to merge it with a neighbouring school. (2′28″)
A Cathedral dean and a museum historian are spending 10 days roughing it, sleeping in churchyards and community halls in an effort to get to know their rural Taranaki communities. (3′20″)
Edited by Martin Gibson
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