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Labour: PM's acting inappropriately over Banks investigation; Winston Peters discusses John Banks' donations; Couple accused of second biggest fraud of MSD; At least 35 dead after ferry capsizes in India; Rescuer describes helping stranded group off Tongariro; Law commission report could mean repossession of bedding banned; Govt accused of exaggerating risk of asylum seeker arrivals; UNHCR concerned by asylum rule changes; Unprecedented workload at Waitangi Tribunal. (31′03″)
A plan to get tough on asylum seekers and people smugglers has been branded a heavy-handed approach to a non-existent problem by a refugee who made it to New Zealand in 2006. (1′50″)
The British Prime Minister, David Cameron, has again been defending his Culture Secretary after being summoned to answer questions before the House of Commons. (2′50″)
The latest from the Pacific region. (3′56″)
News from the rural and farming sector. (5′09″)
The former Maori Party MP, Rahui Katene, says she's helped revive the Maori Council in Porirua; The Waitangi Tribunal says it's overloaded with work due to an unprecedented increase in applications for urgent hearings; The Independent Maori Statutory Board is going on the road in Auckland from today - finding out what mana whenua think the local council should do for them; A Kohanga campaigner says a treaty of Waitangi claim calling for Maori pre-schools to become self-managed will set a precedent for a claim by kura kaupapa. (3′26″)
Opposition parties are accusing the Prime Minister of throwing his ethical standards out of the window for not forcing John Banks to stand down as a minister. (3′22″)
The Crown will today call its first witness in the retrial of a Christchurch man charged with the sexual violation and murder of his 10-year-old niece. (2′33″)
News from the business sector including a market report. (11′48″)
Mr Dotcom said Mr Banks rang him to thank him for the donations but Mr Banks says that's not true. (4′27″)
In 2008, Winston Peters stood down as the Foreign Affairs Minister while investigations were underway into New Zealand First's fundraising. (4′36″)
A Work and Income case manager and his wife are accused of committing the second biggest internal fraud in the government department's history. (2′46″)
In India a ferry has capsized with around 300 people on board. (2′43″)
The tramper who rescued sixteen people caught in bad weather on the Tongariro Crossing on Saturday says it is likely some of the group would have died if he hadn't found them. (3′41″)
The repossession of bedding and heaters could be banned under changes to consumer credit laws recommended by the Law Commission. (2′35″)
The government is being accused of exaggerating the risk of asylum seekers arriving in New Zealand en masse, to score political points. (3′07″)
The office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees is already planning to make a submission on the proposed changes. (3′29″)
An update from the team at RNZ Sport. (3′24″)
The Waitangi Tribunal says it's overloaded with work due to an unprecedented increase in applications for urgent hearings. (3′28″)
Truck drivers evaded 50-million dollars in road user charges last year. (2′53″)
The Red Cross says it's been in contact with the kidnappers of the British aid worker, Khalil Dale, a number of times before he was killed in Pakistan, and said his murder has prompted a review of its operations. (4′30″)
John Banks is under more pressure to stand down from his Ministerial job after reports he lobbied the government on behalf of Kim Dotcom over a property purchase. (8′38″)
Refugee advocates say government changes to deter boat people from coming to New Zealand are taking a heavy-handed approach to a non-existent problem. (3′15″)
Refugee Council of Australia's chief executive, Paul Power and barrister specialising in human rights, Deborah Manning - who acted for one of New Zealand's most well-known asylum seekers, Ahmed Zaoui - discuss the asylum seeker situation. (5′51″)
An update from the team at RNZ Sport. (1′11″)
An update from the team at RNZ Sport. (4′25″)
The Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully is in Fiji leading a delegation of Pacific Islands Forum ministers discussing the 2014 elections with the interim government. (2′43″)
The introduction of a new kind of health worker has passed the first hurdle with a glowing report card but faces further evaluation. (3′59″)
The Waitangi Tribunal says it's overloaded with work due to an unprecedented increase in applications for urgent hearings; The former Maori Party MP, Rahui Katene, says she's helped revive the Maori Council in Porirua; A Kohanga campaigner says a treaty of Waitangi claim calling for Maori pre-schools to become self-managed will set a precedent for a claim by kura kaupapa; The Independent Maori Statutory Board is going on the road in Auckland from today - finding out what mana whenua think the local council should do for them. (3′29″)
Plans for one of New Zealand's leading medal sports at this year's London Olympics have been thrown into disarray with the overnight cancellation of the Badminton Horse Trials in England. (2′40″)
The hammer has fallen for the last time at the Customs and Police auction after it was axed by the company that hosts them. Turners has been running the auctions for 15 years, but now says it can make more money by selling the items on Trade-me. (2′57″)
Edited by Martin Gibson
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