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NZ to give foreign investors right to sue govt in trade talks; Trade minister discusses leaked trade talks documents; Doha fire caused by a fluorescent light failure; Prime Minister stands by his ACC Minister; Labour's Andrew Little insists Minister must quit ACC role; Government denies acting with arrogance over Sky City deal; Russia and US at odds over Syria conflict. (29′48″)
The Minister of Economic Development says it's not arrogance to proceed with the Sky City deal, rather it's confidence that due process has been followed. (1′56″)
The latest from the Pacific region. (4′08″)
News from the rural and farming sector. (4′54″)
Whanau Ora is being highly praised by the top-ranking Maori police officer, who says the policy is helping to get young Maori offenders back on the right track; The Department of Conservation says its decision to terminate a family's tenancy of a property in the Coromandel isn't a land ownership dispute; A group of scientists are digging to the bottom of the hangi pit to find out why the Earth's magnetic field has changed over the centuries - which is important to navigation; The Ministry of Culture and Heritage says Maori artefacts and taonga could be unearthed in Christchurch during the rebuild. (3′17″)
Leaked documents from trade talks show New Zealand has agreed to give foreign investors the right to sue the Government in international courts over policies that cause them financial loss. (2′14″)
The Prime Minister is rejecting calls from the Labour Party to sack his ACC Minister over her handling of the public corporation and its privacy breaches. (1′51″)
The World Health Organisation has found fumes from diesel engines can cause an increased risk of cancer. (1′26″)
News from the business sector including a market report. (12′25″)
Leaked documents from trade talks show New Zealand has agreed to give foreign businesses the right to sue the Government in international courts for policies that cause them financial loss. (3′43″)
The Trade Negotiations Minister, Tim Groser. (4′53″)
A technical report has found a light in the roof of a Nike shop in the mall failed, causing the fire which killed 19 people, including young triplets from New Zealand. (4′15″)
The Prime Minister is standing by his ACC Minister, Judith Collins, despite calls from the Labour Party for her to be sacked over her handling of the public corporation and its privacy breaches. (3′39″)
Labour's ACC spokesperson, Andrew Little. (5′16″)
The Government denies it's acting with arrogance over the Sky City deal, after comments from senior ministers that a deal will be signed, whether an Auditor-General inquiry has been completed or not. (3′23″)
Russia and the US have become involved in a war of words over the conflict in Syria. (4′21″)
An update from the team at RNZ Sport. (2′56″)
The wife of murder accused Ewen Macdonald has told a jury her husband had turned over a new leaf in his relationship with Scott Guy in the time leading up to his killing. (3′19″)
Efforts are under way to ensure a highly regarded Maori doctor remains in the far north after he threw in his job with a Kaitaia-based Maori health authority. (4′10″)
A new government report says the deaths of one in five stillborn or newborn babies could have been avoided. (2′55″)
The Trade Negotiations Minister Tim Groser is dismissing a paper which says the Government has signed a trade agreement which would allow international companies to sue over laws that affect their profitability. (6′22″)
The Reserve Bank is expected to keep the official cash rate unchanged when it makes it announcement in about half an hour. (7′41″)
Auckland City night clubs are skeptical a new council-led taskforce will be able to solve the problem of boozy, violent behaviour in the central city. (4′15″)
A brief update of movements in the financial sector. (52″)
An update from the team at RNZ Sport. (4′41″)
The Dunedin city council says it is powerless to reduce the salary of the Otago Museum's head because of an Act of Parliament. (3′29″)
The country's top-ranking Maori police officer is praising Whanau Ora - saying the policy is helping help to get young Maori offenders back on the right track; The Department of Conservation says its decision to terminate a family's tenancy of a property in the Coromandel isn't a land ownership dispute; The Ministry of Culture and Heritage says Maori artefacts and taonga could be unearthed in Christchurch during the rebuild; A group of scientists are digging to the bottom of the hangi pit to find out why the Earth's magnetic field has changed over the centuries - which is important to navigation. (3′18″)
Central Hawke's Bay farmers backing a 220-million-dollar water storage project say it could give the district a boost for the next 50 years. (3′23″)
Britain's Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg, has told the Leveson inquiry into media ethics that someone linked to News International made threats to the Liberal Democrats. (3′17″)
Today marks 70 years since the US Marines landed in Wellington during the Second World War. (1′32″)
Edited by Martin Gibson
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