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The new owner of the Pike River mine says it's possible miners' remains may never be recovered. A major threat to the horticulture industry; what are the chances a destructive fruit fly found in Auckland is part of a breeding population and New Zealand soldiers are to train in the United States, for the first time since the 1980's. (31′18″)
The British Prime Minister, David Cameron's his former communications chief, Andy Coulson, has appeared in front of the UK's Leveson Inquiry into press ethics. (3′11″)
The latest from the Pacific region. (4′22″)
News from the rural and farming sector. (5′10″)
Maori in Tamaki Makaurau have been reminded if they're not at the table, they'll be on the menu; A Maori council member says Tuwharetoa should be supporting the Waitangi Tribunal claims over fresh water - rather than threatening the Crown with legal action over asset sales; A member of a Rotorua District Council's Maori advisory body suggests only local tangata whenua should make the decision on whether Maori wards should be established; An eastern Bay of Plenty Maori tertiary institution will be marking its 20th anniversary today with a huge graduation ceremony - celebrating the first of its doctoral students from New Zealand and overseas. (3′16″)
The Police Association says police officers are being used as scapegoats by people who are trying to clear their name and profess their innocence. (3′56″)
News from the business sector including a market report. (13′27″)
There were emotional scenes at a meeting of Pike River families as they were told there were no guarantees the mine's new owner would recover the remains of the 29 men who died in the mine. (2′21″)
Solid Energy's chief executive is Don Elder. (5′05″)
Produce growers and exporters are waiting nervously to see if a destructive Australian fruit fly found in an Auckland suburb is part of a colony. (3′39″)
We're joined by the Minister of Primary Industries, David Carter. (4′36″)
New Zealand soldiers are to train in the United States for the first time in three decades. (3′27″)
Commercial balloonists have welcomed an interim report into January's Carterton balloon tragedy but say investigators have to complete their inquiry as soon as possible. (4′54″)
The New Zealand First leader, Winston Peters says the Whanau Ora scheme is a sick joke and should be shut down. (7′05″)
An update from the team at RNZ Sport. (2′45″)
Fifty-five people have been killed and more than 300 wounded by two suicide car bombs in the Syrian captial, Damascus. (4′51″)
Solid Energy says it will take the creation of an entirely new mine at Pike River, before any attempt can be made to recover the remains of the miners killed in the Pike River tragedy. (4′56″)
Officials have made urgent calls to New Zealand's trading partners to assure them after the discovery of a fruitfly in Auckland. (4′15″)
Opposition parties say an official document obtained by Radio New Zealand confirms the National-led Government has no plan to make the economy grow faster. (3′32″)
Responding to Barack Obama's public support for gay marriage Prime Minister John Key says he also has no problem with same-sex marriage. (3′54″)
Christchurch residents will find out in two and a half months what their rebuilt central city is going to look like. (3′51″)
A brief update of movements in the financial sector. (58″)
An update from the team at RNZ Sport. (3′36″)
The British man accused of killing his New Zealand girlfriend, Emily Longley, says he didn't realise she was dead because he was "no paramedic". (2′19″)
A Maori council member says Tuwharetoa should be supporting the Waitangi Tribunal claims over fresh water - rather than threatening the crown with legal action over asset sales; Maori in Tamaki Makaurau have been reminded if they're not at the table, they'll be on the menu; A member of a Rotorua District Council advisory body suggests that local tangata whenua should make the decision on whether Maori wards should be established; An eastern Bay of Plenty Maori tertiary institution will be marking its 20th anniversary today with a huge graduation ceremony - celebrating the first of its doctoral students from New Zealand and overseas. (3′17″)
Auckland health authorities say they've reduced the rate of hospital-acquired infections in patients by improving hand hygiene. (3′13″)
Tenants at a Housing New Zealand complex in Wellington, say their lives have been thrown into disarray after being told they have six days to leave their homes. (3′25″)
The government is being urged to be cautious as it plans how it will store personal data in the future, especially if it is considering contracts with overseas companies. (3′07″)
Let's have a chat to our Canberra correspondent Kerry-Anne Walsh. (3′16″)
Edited by Martin Gibson
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