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Contraception subsidy for beneficiaries "insulting";Global markets fall following French, Greek elections;Government takes first step in looking at local body donation law;Political editor discusses what's next for John Banks;Family still want answers about police shooting;Principals hope national standards figures too complex for league tables. (34′22″)
Greek conservative leader Antonis Samaras has failed to form a coalition government and has handed back the mandate to the country's president. (3′23″)
Housing New Zealand is to build up to 350 houses in Christchurch in the next 18 months, aiming to ease the housing shortfall and put displaced tenants back into homes. (2′44″)
The latest from the Pacific region. (3′44″)
News from the rural and farming sector (5′00″)
An experienced Treaty claims lawyer says Ngapuhi are in danger of suffering a serious injustice because the Waitangi Tribunal lacks the resources to give their claims a fair hearing; The principal of a private Maori language teacher training centre, believes the quality of Te Reo teaching in schools will suffer under student loan changes; The Maori Law Society says the uncertainty and lack of clarity surrounding the Terrorism Suppression Act is causing some communities to continue fear being raided by police. (2′57″)
Welfare advocates are critical of a government plan to subsidise contraception for female beneficiaries. (1′31″)
A police investigation into the fatal shooting of a 19-year-old man by an officer last year has found it was justified. (1′38″)
News from the business sector including a market report. (12′59″)
Welfare advocates are criticising a new government subsidy to encourage women on the benefit and their teenage daughters to use long acting contraception. (6′26″)
The results of yesterday's French presidential and Greek parliamentary elections rattled global markets, with some taking a dive and others making some small gains. (5′25″)
The clear rejection of austerity measures by French and Greek voters in weekend elections may not mean an end to austerity. (3′03″)
The project to introduce a single ticket for public transport across Auckland is in trouble, with one of the biggest players still unable to meet technology standards. (3′34″)
The first step has been taken towards tightening the rules around anonymous donations for local body politicians, with the Local Government Minister David Carter seeking advice from officials. (3′47″)
We asked the Act leader John Banks to join us this morning - but his spokesperson says he has nothing to say. (3′03″)
An update from the team at RNZ Sport. (2′54″)
The family of a Hawkes Bay man shot to death by the police say nobody can tell them why the police needed to fire 14 times. (2′59″)
School principals hope the national standards figures they are sending to the Ministry of Education won't end up in the media as league tables. (5′49″)
Millions of dollars of old, unclaimed tenancy bonds are sitting in the Government coffers with people forgetting, or not bothering, to claim the money back. (2′47″)
The Euro fell to a new three-month low before recovering overnight following yesterday's French presidential and Greek parliamentary elections. (5′29″)
For more on the new economic instability in Europe following the weekend elections we are joined by the Wall Street Journal's Europe correspondent, Vanessa Mock. (4′52″)
Critics of a new government subsidy to encourage women on the benefit and their teenage daughters to use long-acting contraception say the plan is punitive. (4′06″)
Former Auckland City mayor and National MP Christine Fletcher is urging John Banks to apologise to the public and then get on with his job. (5′55″)
A brief update of movements in the financial sector. (53″)
An update from the team at RNZ Sport. (3′55″)
Housing New Zealand plans to build up to three hundred and fifty new homes for people in Christchurch over the next 18 months, in an attempt to ease the shortage of housing in the city. (3′56″)
AFFCO management say they and the Meatworkers Union are a long-way from resolving their ten-week industrial dispute. (2′15″)
The principal of a private Maori language teacher training centre believes the quality of Te Reo teaching in schools will suffer under student loan changes; An experienced Treaty claims lawyer says the massive Ngapuhi claim has sailed into a perfect storm of problems - and the main one is an over-loaded Waitangi Tribunal; The Maori Law Society says the uncertainty and lack of clarity surrounding the Terrorism Suppression Act is causing some communities to continue fear being raided by police. (3′19″)
Medical staff have recounted in the High Court in Christchurch how they struggled to figure out what was wrong with a ten year old who died from her injuries. (2′16″)
Edited by Martin Gibson
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