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Calls mount for tighter regulation of adventure tourism; Father of river boarding victim says change is too slow; Balloon operators say pilot error responsible for deaths; Ruatoki people to sue for collateral damage; Police say Urewera raids may have saved lives; Murder accused tells UK court about final argument with Longley; Norway massacre survivors give first hand accounts in court. (29′19″)
The Government is brushing off threats of litigation over its proposal for partial sales of four state owned energy companies. (3′07″)
In Britain, the Queen has set out the UK government's plans for the year ahead in her traditional address to both Houses of Parliament. (1′36″)
The latest from the Pacific region. (4′12″)
News from the rural and farming sector. (4′53″)
A Tuhoe leader says it's a priority for the Bay of Plenty tribe to develop a more meaningful relationship with the police than there's ever been; A Kaitaia Maori GP says extra 12-million in the Budget for rheumatic fever prevention is welcome - but as long as children have to scavenge for food - it'll never be a magic bullet; Three Northland iwi are holding a function in Auckland tomorrow to launch the first leg of a 30-million-dollar broadband project; An actor in the Maori adaptation of Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida, says the classical variation of Te Reo used in the performance even provided a challenge for some of the most fluent speakers of Maori. (3′17″)
There are calls for the regulation of the adventure tourism industry to be fast tracked. (2′47″)
News from the business sector including a market report. (12′42″)
Bereaved families say the regulation of the adventure tourism industry is taking too long. (3′44″)
Chris Jordan's daughter, Emily, died in a river boarding accident on Kawarau River, near Queenstown, in 2008. (4′03″)
Balloon operators say they're satisfied that January's balloon disaster in Carterton which killed eleven people was caused by pilot error. (4′13″)
The Crown's decision not to re-try the Urewera four has cleared the way for people in the small Bay of Plenty town of Ruatoki to seek compensation. (5′22″)
Police Association President, Greg O'Connor. (4′01″)
The British man accused of killing his New Zealand girlfriend, Emily Longley, has told a UK court that on the night she died, he was forced to grab her by the throat to stop her assaulting him. (3′31″)
The survivors of the last year's Utoya Island massacre have today started to give evidence at the murder trial of the self-confessed gunman, Anders Behring Breivik, in Oslo. (4′07″)
An update from the team at RNZ Sport. (2′52″)
The debate over providing free long-acting contraception to young female beneficiaries is continuing. In the latest development the Social Development Minister says part of the problem is older predatory men. (3′27″)
Next month MPs will vote on whether the age when alcohol can be bought should be raised - and early indications are that the vote will be close. (4′50″)
The Mana Party leader, Hone Harawira, says New Zealand needs a Talley Ban. (2′36″)
Calls from bereaved families for tougher regulation of the adventure tourism sector are being rejected by the Tourism Minister. (4′33″)
The Labour Party says Housing New Zealand's switch to using call centres is a failure, with people being forced to wait nearly half an hour to have their calls answered. (7′06″)
United Nations ceasefire monitors visiting the town of Deraa have come under fire. (3′12″)
Kiwifruit growers are hoping a new report, showing PSA has cost the industry hundreds of millions of dollars, will convince the Government and banks to provide urgent financial assistance. (3′58″)
A brief update of movements in the financial sector. (1′06″)
An update from the team at RNZ Sport. (3′38″)
In a groundbreaking interview, the US President Barack Obama has said he believes same-sex couples should be able to get married, the first president to openly voice such support. (3′37″)
Christchurch hotels lost a million guest nights in the year following the February earthquake, but tourism in the city is now picking up again. (3′21″)
A Kaitaia Maori GP says extra money in the Budget for rheumatic fever prevention is welcome - but it won't fix the problem as long as children have to scavenge for food from a pig bucket; A Tuhoe leader says it's a priority for the Bay of Plenty tribe to develop a more meaningful relationship with the police than there's ever been; Three Northland iwi are holding a launch in Auckland tomorrow to celebrate completion of the first leg of a 30-million-dollar broadband project; An actor in the Maori adaptation of Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida, says the classical variation of Te Reo used in the performance provided a challenge for some of the most fluent speakers of Maori. (3′20″)
The chair of Fiji's constitutional commission, Professor Yash Ghai from Kenya, has announced details of the workings of the body which will consult on Fiji's new constitution. (2′14″)
The School Trustees Association has asked school principals to stop using their newsletters to voice political opinions. (2′57″)
Text messaging turns 20 this year and while it's been embraced by the masses some commentators predict change is in the air, with other technology set to take-over. (4′01″)
Edited by Martin Gibson
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