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Pressure mounting on Key to take action; Asset sales backer slams Government efforts to convince public; Bus union calls for cameras on buses after weekend death; Australia's Labor party in serious numbers trouble; Hunting deaths avoidable, says industry; and Tim Shadbolt breaks world record for interview. (32′43″)
The country's largest infrastructure projects - and one of the most controversial - is on target to be completed by the end of the year. The $824 million project for a new transmission line from South Waikato to Auckland, was to a large extent designed to protect Auckland from being blacked out, following the power crisis in the city in 1998. (3′57″)
The latest from the Pacific region. (3′54″)
News from the rural and farming sector. (5′25″)
The Minister of Education, Hekia Parata, is being accused of choosing her job over her identity - by directing a Far North school to close its senior classes; New Zealand Maori Hockey's bid to become a separate national team is being taken directly to the sport's international body; The Restaurant Association of New Zealand says it wants to increase the number of Maori in the hospitality industry because Maori culture and hospitality go hand in hand; It's been a busy weekend for the Far North tribe of Te Rarawa. (3′30″)
The National Party is distancing itself from any suggestions it received money from Kim Dotcom or SkyCity, following allegations levelled against its governing partner, the Act Party. (2′45″)
A deer hunter killed in Southland yesterday is the second such death this month. The incident has renewed calls for hunters to take safety seriously and ensure they identify their target before pulling the trigger. (2′11″)
News from the business sector including a market report. (10′39″)
The Prime Minister is resisting pressure to stand down John Banks over suggestions he failed to declare the source of some donations to his 2010 Auckland mayoral campaign. The police are investigating claims the now Act party leader declared donations totalling $65 thousand as coming from anonymous donors when he in fact knew they came from from SkyCity and the internet businessman Kim Dotcom. (10′07″)
A key player in the lead-up to the Government's decision to campaign on partial asset sales says its efforts to secure public support have been a disaster. Rob Cameron says the failure to ram home the economic rationale of the sales with voters has jeopardised their chances of being a success. (3′26″)
Four people have been arrested by police investigating the death of a Wellington bus driver. (3′02″)
The Japanese nuclear meltdown may have reduced New Zealand's muttonbird population. A study near Auckland has found a third of the birds, also known as sooty shearwaters or titi, failed to return this Summer after spending the winter months near Japan's crippled Fukushima nuclear plant. (3′08″)
The Ombudsman has ordered KiwiRail to release documents which show why its Hillside Workshops didn't win the contract to build 300 freight wagons. (3′43″)
An update from the team at RNZ Sport. (2′45″)
The French Presidential campaign has entered its final week with both hopefuls battling the taint of scandal. Over the weekend, incumbent right-winger Nicolas Sarkozy's hopes of re-election were damaged by allegations that Muammar Gaddafi had donated to the campaign that brought him to power. (4′46″)
People living in an East London apartment block say the British army plans to put surface-to-air missiles on their roof, as part of security plans for the London Olympic Games. (4′46″)
A freshwater scientist and advocate says New Zealand's native eels are heading for extinction - while laws designed to protect them are flouted by councils, power companies and farmers. (3′42″)
A young woman has had her child "marriage" legally annulled in northern Rajasthan state, in what is thought to be the first case of its kind in India. (2′45″)
Opposition parties are calling for the Prime Minister to stand down John Banks while police investigate donations to his 2010 Auckland mayoral campaign. (6′52″)
Andrew Geddis from the University of Otago on the legal situation regarding John Banks' donations. (2′57″)
The Australian Government is on shaky ground after the Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, asked the Labor MP, Craig Thomson, to quit the party. (4′46″)
The second hunting death in a month has prompted calls for urgent action to prevent more people being hurt or killed. A man died instantly when he was shot while out hunting deer with four companions near Lumsden. (3′15″)
The Anglican Church has elected a new Bishop of Wellington - a dreadlocked, often barefooted man who's promising to bring change to the institution. (3′45″)
A brief update of movements in the financial sector. (56″)
An update from the team at RNZ Sport. (3′34″)
The funeral for the former All Black player and coach, Sir Fred Allen, will be held at midday this Wednesday in a 700-seater hall at Auckland's Eden Park. (5′36″)
The Minister of Education, Hekia Parata, is being accused of choosing her job over her identity - by directing a Far North school to close its senior classes; New Zealand Maori Hockey's bid to become a separate national team is being taken directly to the sport's international body; The Restaurant Association of New Zealand says it wants to increase the number of Maori in the hospitality industry because Maori culture and hospitality go hand in hand; It's been a busy weekend for the Far North tribe of Te Rarawa. (3′26″)
The mayor of Invercargill, Tim Shadbolt, has broken the world record for the longest television interview. Mr Shadbolt and the interviewer, Tom Conroy, spent 26 hours on the freeview channel, CUE TV - from midday Saturday through to two o'clock on Sunday afternoon. (3′58″)
The Gillard govt is in serious numbers trouble. Embattled Labor MP Craig Thomson has announced he will leave the party and sit on the crossbenches as an independent. (3′40″)
Edited by Martin Gibson
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