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Short window of hope for Greece: economist; Petrol price drop a welcome relief; Petrol prices reflect uncertainty in Europe; Opposition parties claim success in delaying asset sales; Friends and Family pleased they can bury missing woman; International environmental summit opens in Rio; Wife pushes murder-accused to explain arson, graffiti; Final two of Urewera Four will be sentenced today. (28′21″)
With the price of unleaded petrol falling below two dollars for the first time since last August, the Automobile Association says motorists are set to save on average 200 dollars a year if prices stay down. (2′14″)
As tensions simmer in Egypt over control of the country, the ousted president, Hosni Mubarak is believed to be fighting for his life in hospital. (1′12″)
The latest from the Pacific region. (4′11″)
News from the rural and farming sector. (5′05″)
Today is Mataraki - the Maori new year - but the Maori Party says it now has NO plans to push for Matariki to become a public holiday; A lawyer has been thrown out of the legal profession for stealing money from clients in the Far North; The Maori Affairs Minister, Pita Sharples, says there should be a Maori representative at all of New Zealand's international trade talks involving countries with indigenous people; A University of Otago researcher says she's looking to the past to improve farming through traditional Maori knowledge. (3′24″)
Three years since it was enacted, the anti-boy racer legislation is finally claiming its first victim with the crushing later this morning of a car belonging to a Wellington man. (3′24″)
News from the business sector including a market report. (13′36″)
After months of uncertainty and two general elections, Greece finally has a new government. (3′31″)
A drop in prices at the petrol pump to below two dollars for the first time in 10 months has brought welcome relief to motorists. (2′31″)
Energy consultant Richard Hale. (4′42″)
Opposition parties are claiming some success in delaying the progress of legislation to allow the Government to sell shares in four state-owned energy companies. (3′50″)
Friends and family of an Auckland prostitute, missing for almost 19 years, are relieved they will finally be able to give her a proper farewell. (3′39″)
What's intended to be a landmark summit on sustainable development is under way in Rio de Janeiro. (4′14″)
The High Court has heard Anna Macdonald recount how she pushed her murder-accused husband to explain why he attacked the property of the Feilding farmer, Scott Guy. (2′52″)
An update from the team at RNZ Sport. (2′52″)
A judge will decide today whether the two people awaiting sentencing for firearms convictions related to the Urerewa raids will be sent to prison. (2′44″)
After dramatic seven hour siege, French police have arrested a man who took four people hostage in a bank in the southwestern French city of Toulouse. (2′14″)
A leading academic says an agreement signed in Washington yesterday effectively makes New Zealand a de facto ally of the United States (3′18″)
The Maori Party says it's had its shot at making Matariki a public holiday - and has no plans to push for a law change. (3′18″)
BP leads petrol price drop to under $2 a litre (6′32″)
A 17 year old Wellington school girl has opened the Rio Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro challenging leaders by asking whether they are there to save the world, or simply save face. (2′42″)
The Environment Minister, Amy Adams, also gave her opening address to the summit overnight. (3′01″)
The Labour Party has accused the Government of sitting on money set aside to provide skills training needed for the Canterbury earthquake rebuild. (6′35″)
A former assistant police commissioner says it will be a long and difficult process to find the killer of Auckland woman Jane Furlong. (3′50″)
A brief update of movements in the financial sector. (1′10″)
An update from the team at RNZ Sport. (3′43″)
An ACC lobby group says the government's rejection of a proposal to return to the pay-as-you-go funding model shows it may still want to privatise the Accident Corporation. (4′14″)
Some secondary principals say they are being forced to discriminate against children with special needs. (3′01″)
Today is Mataraki - the Maori new year - but the Maori Party says it now has NO plans to push for Matariki to become a public holiday; The Maori Affairs Minister, Pita Sharples, says there should be a Maori representative at all of New Zealand's international trade talks involving countries with indigenous people; A lawyer has been thrown out of the legal profession for stealing money from clients in the Far North; A University of Otago researcher says she's looking to the past to improve farming through traditional Maori knowledge. (3′19″)
Six thousand New Zealanders served with the RAF's Bomber Command in World War Two; nearly a third of them never came home. (3′39″)
Edited by Martin Gibson
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