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Govt. Science Fund, Kurariki Release, Realty Investment, Obama No Deputy, New Deadly Sins, Grafton Bridge. (30′29″)
Listen to this morning's birdcall. (30″)
Auckland University Law Professor Scott Optican gives his opinion on the chances of a fair trial. (2′54″)
The latest from the Pacific region. (3′22″)
News from the Waatea team. (2′39″)
A three-quarter-billion-dollar funding programme for science, skills and innovation in the food and pastoral industries. (2′33″)
The government is today expected to announce a three-quarters of a billion dollar cash boost for research in the primary sector. (3′02″)
We speak with Rita Croskery, the mother of Kurariki's murder victim, Michael Choy. (6′38″)
Global credit crunch and associated slowdown in the housing market. (7′20″)
Barak Obama has rejected Hillary Clinton's suggestion he stands as her vice-president. (5′02″)
Recycle or go to hell the Vatican has warned, as it attempts to update the seven deadly sins for modern times. (4′57″)
A plan to close Grafton Bridge to cars during the day could be scrapped, but motorists may still have to pay a toll to use it. (3′30″)
An update from the RNZ sports team. (2′58″)
Authorities say they're investigating two thwarted terrorist plots, one of which targeted the Beijing Olympic games. (3′41″)
Legal experts are confident that Nai Yin Xue will get a fair trial. (3′13″)
Wanaka police hold grave fears for climber Alan Leslie Beck, missing on Mount Aspiring. (3′03″)
Madame Tussaud's in London feels the PM hasn't done enough to warrant a wax-work of him. (42″)
The Canadian Pension Plan has volunteered to limit its own voting power in a bid to win approval for its offer. (4′44″)
A leading energy company claims there's enough natural gas in NZ for possibly another 20 years. (2′30″)
Prison Fellowship says it's working to put a mentor in place for Bailey Junior Kurariki. (7′55″)
A proposed change to the Coroner's Act to prevent cases of so called 'body snatching'. (4′13″)
An update from the RNZ sports team. (3′42″)
British Labour MP Austin Mitchell is criticising his own government's moves to tighten visa access to the UK. (3′41″)
An Australian federal police team will arrive in Nauru today to investigate the suspected arson of the main police station. (3′27″)
News from the Waatea team. (2′37″)
Silent Disco where, instead of listening to DJ's play their music through speakers - you listen to the music through headsets. (4′01″)
Proposed citizenship rules could have children swearing allegiance to the Queen. (3′23″)
A round-up of the events of Commonwealth Day. (1′00″)
Edited by Martin Gibson
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