Friday 27 November 2015, with Susie Ferguson & Guyon Espiner
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6:00 AM. More crews are called in overnight to fight an out of control forest fire in Marlborough. An anti-obesity campaigner calls it quits, saying 14 years of work has achieved nothing and Francois Hollande meets with Vladamir Putin in Moscow.
6:06 AM. An update from the team at RNZ Sport.
6:10 AM. A huge forest fire in Marlborough has continued to burn throughout the night and extra fire crews have been brought in from around the South Island in a bid to bring it under control.
6:13 AM. British Prime Minister David Cameron has set out his case in Parliament for British air strikes against Islamic State targets in Syria. At present Britain is involved only in military operations over Iraq.
6:15 AM. Brussels has been on edge for almost a week over the threat of Paris style attacks.
6:18 AM. Is it a well-needed revival of test cricket, or an experiment sure to fail? Whatever side you're on, today's inaugural day-night test between the Black Caps and Australia will be under the microscope for one very obvious reason.
6:21 AM. Our business reporter, Jonathan Mitchell, is in with what's happening in the financial world.
6:25 AM. News from the rural and farming sector.
6:39 AM. A huge forest fire in Marlborough has continued to burn throughout the night and extra fire crews have been brought in from around the South Island in a bid to bring it under control.
6:40 AM. In South Australia families are starting to return to their fire ravaged homes.
6:50 AM. The country's trade picture doesn't look any more rosy heading in to the end of the year with the latest official data showing an annual deficit of more than 3-point-2 billion dollars last month.
6:52 AM. Resthome and retirement village operator Arvida Group is looking to build a solid base for future growth, as the recent acquisition of three Auckland retirement villages will drive its full year profit above expectations.
6:54 AM. Software company Gentrack says it is on track to grow at a rate of 10 percent a year, with its best prospects in Australia and Britain.
6:57 AM. Wall Street is shut as the United States celebrates Thanksgiving.
6:58 AM. Online experts says cyber-thieves are planning spamming campaigns to catch retailers and shoppers in the United States in the lead-up to Christmas.
7:07 AM. An update from the team at RNZ Sport.
7:11 AM. Firefighters have worked through the night to battle the forest fire that's burned through more than 400 hectares in Marlborough.
7:12 AM. In South Australia where they're also fighting forest fires.
7:16 AM. Di Sutton owns the forestry block that's burning.
7:20 AM. We can now speak to the incident controller is Rob Hands from the National Fire Authority.
7:22 AM. A leading obesity campaigner is quitting the battle saying she has achieved nothing in the last 14 years with the obesity rate continuing to climb.
7:27 AM. Francois Hollande and Vladimir Putin are meeting in Moscow with the French President keen to build a coaltion against Islamic State, following the attacks on Paris.
7:38 AM. Dunedin has succeeded in its bid to host some of the 750 Syrian refugees coming to New Zealand over the next two and half years.
7:41 AM. The Labour Party leader says Australia is wasting its money keeping New Zealanders in its detention centres.
7:45 AM. A week on from the crash of a tourist helicopter crashed on Fox Glacier.
7:48 AM. A Northland dairy farmer is calling for intensive research on the build- up of cadmium in New Zealand soils and streams.
7:52 AM. From contamination to clean up and a small stream on the Kapiti Coast which was once so polluted its water was white, has been awarded the country's most improved river.
7:56 AM. The long story of Trans-Tasman cricketing rivalry will get a new twist tomorrow when Australia and New Zealand play their first ever day-night test match.
8:07 AM. An update from the team at RNZ Sport.
8:11 AM. Faster consents, less interference if you want to extend your deck and a national standard for how to measure a building.
8:14 AM. In order to get the legislation through parliament there was long and involved discussion with National's coalition partner - the Maori Party.
8:17 AM. Two asylum seekers have told an Indonesian court they witnessed Australian authorities paying the crew of their boat a cash payment before escorting them back to Indonesian waters.
8:21 AM. Plans are underway to get everyone in Auckland speaking te reo Maori.
8:25 AM. As we reported yesterday, a rare piece of New Zealand's rugby history will go under the hammer in Wales today.
8:29 AM. A new study suggests it only takes a very small amount of climate change for Antarctic glaciers to thin at a rapid rate.
8:32 AM. A brief update of movements in the financial sector.
8:38 AM. The Cook Islands High Court is set to hear an application which aims to stop the government from allowing more purse seiners to fish in its waters.
8:45 AM. It could be one of the hottest tickets for young girls this Christmas.
8:50 AM. It could be a cute and fluffy end to the working week in some Auckland and Wellington offices this afternoon.