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Turangi car crash, HIV positive primary school student, Avondale fruit fly, Monday-ising public holidays, Greece politics, tax cuts, internet acccess for schools. (27′31″)
The chief coroner has won backing for his call to change the way coroners' recommendations are handled. (2′38″)
One of Afghanistan's top peace negotiators has been assasinated in his car during rush hour in Kabul. (2′24″)
The latest from the Pacific region. (3′49″)
News from the rural and farming sector. (5′02″)
The Maori Council says it's lined up some of the best researchers in the world for its Waitangi Tribunal hearing over freshwater and the sell-off of stakes in some state owned assets; Trustees of a Maori land block in Hawke's Bay have failed in their attempt to hire the convicted fraudster Donna Awatere Huata as a senior executive; A Maori housing development in the Far North is set to transform families - and the concept of social housing. (3′30″)
An American exchange student remains in critical condition this morning, after a car accident near Turangi that killed three others. (1′33″)
Authorities say the chance of a widespread fruitfly infestation is looking increasingly unlikely- but that hasn't stopped them from sending more than a hundred extra staff to Auckland this week to assist in the ongoing investigation (3′39″)
News from the business sector including a market report. (11′41″)
In the aftermath of the crash questions are being asked about the state of the road where the crash occurred. (4′24″)
The principal of a Whangarei primary school has called a meeting today with the family of a boy who is HIV positive. (4′58″)
Agriculture officials says the area where a Queensland fruit fly was discovered will remain under strict surveillance for at least another 10 days. (3′28″)
A proposed law to give people a day off work on Mondays when Waitangi Day or Anzac Day fall on weekends looks likely to get through its first reading in Parliament. (2′59″)
Greece remains in the grips of a political deadlock, after talks to form an emergency coalition government failed to make progress. (3′54″)
The Green Party says new figures show the Government's tax cuts have increased borrowing by 2 billion dollars. (4′41″)
New Zealand school children will have unlimited internet access under a new deal the government is trying to negotiate. (2′44″)
An update from the team at RNZ Sport. (2′59″)
Some Aucklanders who oppose plans to build a mega-brothel say it could destroy families and lead to a seedy central city. (2′50″)
Donna Awatere Huata says she has been left in limbo by a Maori Land Court decision that has prevented her collecting a six figure salary at a trust overseeing land in the Hawkes Bay. (3′56″)
Two Maori livestock farmers in Northland are to boycott the Talley-owned meatworks, AFFCO. (3′19″)
An American exchange student remains in critical condition this morning, after a car accident near Turangi that killed three others. (7′19″)
There are now more than ten thousand fewer truck journeys as a result of a two year old scheme designed to boost productivity. (3′39″)
A group of Northland residents are calling for government intervention in a dispute over rates rises. (5′48″)
The new All Black coach Steve Hansen has named his wider training group and there are some new faces. (2′37″)
A brief update of movements in the financial sector. (40″)
An update from the team at RNZ Sport. (4′28″)
A Wellington woman has been chosen to paddle in a dragon boating crew of breast cancer survivors as part of the Queen's diamond jubilee pageant in London next month. (3′55″)
Ugandan authorities say they are a step closer to capturing Joseph Kony, the rebel leader made famous by an internet campaign earlier this year. (3′08″)
The Maori Council says it's lined up some of the best researchers in the world for its Waitangi Tribunal hearing over freshwater and the sell-off of stakes in some state owned assets; The body representing some Maori language pre-schools says their mainstream equivalents face a tough job trying to fully embrace Maori culture; A Maori housing development in the Far North is set to transform families - and the concept of social housing. (3′06″)
Despite some - sometimes inconceivable - setbacks, new and innovative businesses are starting to emerge in post-quake Christchurch. (3′17″)
Melbourne correspondent Phil Kafcaloudes (4′25″)
Edited by Martin Gibson
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