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Emily Longley's UK boyfriend guilty of her murder;All-night negotations settle long-running Affco dispute;Boy's body found in Manukau Harbour;Reoffending plan slated as pie in the sky;Corrections plans are do-able says dept boss;Tight budget needed to keep surplus target on track;Government rules out discussion on pension age;Labour seeks concencus on superannuation;Moerewa parents win senior student battle. (34′37″)
Opposition parties say the Government's plan to reduce criminal reoffending lacks vision and is unlikely to work. (3′03″)
The latest from the Pacific region. (4′07″)
News from the rural and farming sector. (5′04″)
The Race Relations Commissioner says there's a good argument for Maori seats on local councils - citing the Maori wards on the Bay of Plenty Regional Council as effective representation; The future of the Maori Policy Unit at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade is still undecided; The Maori Affairs Select Committee is satisfied that the locations it's chosen to hear submissions on its inquiry into the status and well-being of Maori children, will accommodate all iwi; One of four graduates of a Whangarei military-style residential programme for boys, says he was just cruising through school before he joined. (3′16″)
The Government is vowing to press on with asset sales despite a report saying it would cost it in the long run. (3′30″)
The Retirement Commissioner Diana Crossan is welcoming the idea of cross-party talks on raising the age of eligibility for superannuation. (1′44″)
News from the business sector including a market report. (13′31″)
The British boyfriend of the New Zealand teenager, Emily Longley, has been found guilty of murdering her at his Bournemouth family home last year. (4′48″)
An all-night meeting between the Meat Workers Union and Affco has settled the long-running dispute between the company and its workers. (3′42″)
The search for a man missing in Manukau Habour since Sunday will resume this morning, after the body of his son was recovered last night. (2′41″)
The Government's push to drive down reoffending rates has met with scepticism from the prison reform sector, with one commentator slating the plan as pie in the sky and pixie dust. (4′46″)
Listening to that is the chief executive of the Corrections Department, Ray Smith. (3′44″)
Cost savings will be high on the agenda in this Thursday's Budget as the Government lays out how it is to achieve its aim of a surplus by the 2014/15 financial year. (3′34″)
The Government has ruled out any discussions on raising the age of eligibility for New Zealand Superannuation. (3′41″)
Listening to that, is the Labour Party leader, David Shearer. (4′07″)
An update from the team at RNZ Sport. (2′46″)
Moerewa parents who've fought to have their sixteen to eighteen-year-olds taught locally believe they've finally won their battle. (3′19″)
Some South Auckland residents are furious a charter school could be trialled in their community, saying it is not wanted or needed. (3′47″)
Tributes are flowing for the Bee Gees' Robin Gibb, who died yesterday aged 62. (2′41″)
After an all-night meeting, the Meat Workers Union and Affco have settled their long-running dispute. (3′19″)
Striking Wairoa worker Dana Irwin says she was woken by a string of texts this morning, alerting her to the news. (2′24″)
People in Auckland's Pacific community are calling for increased water safety awareness, after the dinghy tragedy in which a father and his 7-year-old son drowned. (3′56″)
The search for So'saia Paasi will resume shortly. (2′11″)
Any investors hoping to make a quick killing on their Facebook shares have had a rude awakening, with shares in the social media company plunging on their second day of trading. (3′29″)
Health funding will be increased in the Budget on Thursday, but observers say it won't be enough. (3′27″)
As part of the lead up to this Thursday's Budget, we're also canvassing the views of business. (3′25″)
A brief update of movements in the financial sector. (42″)
An update from the team at RNZ Sport. (3′38″)
A Government pledge to reduce reoffending by prisoners by 25 percent will hinge on changing attitudes according to a prison reformer. (3′12″)
The Government has confirmed it will withdraw New Zealand soldiers from Afghanistan by late next year. (3′45″)
The future of the Maori Policy Unit at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade is still undecided; The Race Relations Commissioner says there's a good argument for Maori seats on local councils - citing the Maori wards on the Bay of Plenty Regional Council as effective representation; The Maori Affairs Select Committee is satisfied that the locations it's chosen to hear submissions on its inquiry into the status and well-being of Maori children, will accommodate all iwi; One of four graduates of a Whangarei military-style residential programme for boys, says he was just cruising through school before he joined. (3′21″)
Te Tai Tokerau MP, Hone Harawira, says Moerewa School's senior students should be allowed to stay where they were. (4′12″)
A UFO investigator says there has been a significant rise in the number of unexplained sightings in the past two months. (2′22″)
Edited by Martin Gibson
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