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France elects a new President; Greek elections; New Zealand dollar falls; NZ Conservative Party; locked out Affco workers attempt talks; Christchurch protest; end of Olympic windsurfing. (30′36″)
Exit polls in France show that the country has elected a new President. (3′29″)
Four organisations have criticised New Zealand's human rights record at a UN special hearing in Geneva. (2′13″)
The latest from the Pacific region. (3′49″)
News from the rural and farming sector. (5′13″)
The Bay of Plenty iwi, Ngai Tuhoe, says it hopes to reach a settlement with the Crown by the end of this year; The Maori Party's Education spokesperson, Te Ururoa Flavell, says the tertiary changes will create a barrier for Maori and Pasifika people who want to re-enter education; A southern Taranaki iwi incorporation is pushing for a total reform of the Resource Management Act - saying it's the only way to have have a stronger say over oil and mineral exploration ventures; Tension between tribes and the Government during the First World War is being explored by a military historian. (3′24″)
A woman who was abused at the Centrepoint commune as a child says her family and hundreds of other victims are still suffering the effects of Bert Potter's reign of abuse. (2′38″)
News from the business sector including a market report. (13′38″)
Exit polls show the left-wing candidate, Francois Hollande, has secured 52% of the vote, making him the first Socialist president in nearly two decades. (7′51″)
Parliamentary elections have also been held in Greece, where exit polls show the vote to be heavily split, with no party getting above 20% of the vote. (3′55″)
On Friday the New Zealand dollar dipped below 80 cents against the American dollar for the first time in five months and commentators suggested the European election results could drive it down even further. (3′33″)
The Conservative Party leader, Colin Craig, says he's ready to step in to the space left on the right if the Act Party does not make it to the next election. (4′18″)
Locked out and striking Affco workers will today attempt to speak with the owners of Affco,Talley's, for the first time since contract disputes began. (3′25″)
Several hundred people gathered in central Christchurch yesterday to voice their anger at a growing list of complaints about local and central government's response to the earthquake. (3′56″)
Windsurfing will no longer be an Olympic sport after the London games. (3′18″)
An update from the team at RNZ Sport. (2′39″)
Victims of the former Auckland commune leader and convicted paedophile, Bert Potter, say his legacy of abuse continues to affect new generations. (4′09″)
The Government's human rights record is coming under fire from four organisations at a special hearing before the United Nations. (3′20″)
The cameraman who recorded the teapot conversation between John Key and John Banks says the incident damaged his reputation and he is considering his options for legal or other action. (3′01″)
France has elected its first Socialist President in nearly two decades. (4′40″)
The British Prime Minister, David Cameron, is under pressure to stand up for the Conservative party's policies or lose the leadership, after the party's humiliating defeat in the UK local elections at the weekend. (4′19″)
National is leaving the door open to a potential deal with the Conservative Party. (6′03″)
The Canterbury Employers Chamber of Commerce is urging the Christchurch City Council to thoroughly investigate the possibility of asset sales to help pay for the rebuild. (7′11″)
A brief update of movements in the financial sector. (1′45″)
An update from the team at RNZ Sport. (3′46″)
Four million dollars in grants have been awarded by one of the country's biggest charitable trusts in a bid to crack the problem of Maori and Pacific educational underachievement. (3′27″)
A crew of six explorers, including four New Zealanders, have just ended a two-week mission to Mars. (3′12″)
The Bay of Plenty iwi, Ngai Tuhoe, says it hopes to reach a settlement with the Crown by the end of this year; The Government won't give a settlement date but did express hope it would be before the next election; The Maori Party's Education spokesperson, Te Ururoa Flavell, says the tertiary changes will create a barrier for Maori and Pasifika people who want to re-enter education; Tension between tribes and the Government during the First World War is being explored by a military historian. (3′25″)
An estimated thirty to fifty thousand duck hunters took to the backblocks on Saturday morning for the start of the duck shooting season. (3′16″)
Phil Kafcaloudes with news from Australia including the budget, Commonwealth games and chilly bins. (3′30″)
Edited by Martin Gibson
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