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Junior All Blacks facing rape allegations in South Africa, Unfair zoning may be nationwide problem, Fonterra farmers face new vote on share trading scheme and Key witness in CTV Building collapse refuses to give evidence. (30′14″)
The Prime Minister says the Government will need to check its obligations under international treaties before deciding whether to ban duty-free imports of cigarettes. (4′02″)
The latest from the Pacific region. (3′58″)
News from the rural and farming sector. (5′00″)
The Maori Council is attempting to reassert itself as a political force - making leadership changes and is driving to advise the Government on all things Maori; The body of last final Maori Battalion officer is being taken to his marae at Cape Runaway this morning for his tangi; A Maori company, Wakatu Incorporation, says the Tasman District Council is putting the Moteuka community at risk by not upgrading the stopbanks in the lower Motueka Valley; The Atamira Dance company says its hopes their performances will leave a lasting impression on people when they attend the Pacific Arts Festival in the Solomon Islands next week. (3′20″)
Fonterra may have won the battle for its Trading Among Farmers scheme but some farmers say the plan goes against the spirit of a co-operative. (3′20″)
Strong winds forecast for the deep south overnight were not as severe as expected. (1′57″)
News from the business sector including a market report. (12′04″)
South African police say they are treating a rape allegation made against a member of the New Zealand Under-20 rugby team very seriously. (4′04″)
The Rugby Union chief executive, Steve Tew, listened to that interview, and says his understanding of the investigation fits with that of Colonel Naidoo. (3′14″)
The head of the Secondary Principals Association says the problem of schools deliberately changing their zoning to exclude poorer areas may be happening nationwide. (3′01″)
The biggest changes to Fonterra since it was formed a decade ago have been backed by a majority of farmers, but it was far from unanimous. (5′57″)
The man in charge of the construction of the Canterbury Television Building is continuing to refuse to give evidence at the Canterbury Earthquakes Royal Commission (4′10″)
A deep low forecast to cross Southland overnight has tracked further south than expected with the region escaping the worst of the weather. (1′44″)
Auckland's Transport Agency has called in its lawyers as delays and millions of dollars of extra costs hit its flagship project, the Hop electronic ticketing system. (4′13″)
An update from the team at RNZ Sport. (2′44″)
In a blow to hopes of an economic recovery in Greece, the newly designated finance minister, Vassilis Rapanos, has resigned less than a week after being appointed to the job. (4′21″)
The Australian media industry is in shock after the resignations of three editors at The Melbourne Age and The Sydney Morning Herald. (3′04″)
The footwear Scott Guy's killer was wearing the morning the farmer was gunned down in his driveway has been under scrutiny at the trial for his murder. (2′53″)
The last remaining company commander of the Maori Battalion has died. (3′25″)
The South Korean government intends to prosecute several Korean officers after its own inquiry into allegations of abuse and slave labour aboard the foreign charter vessel Oyang 75. (3′23″)
Legislation allowing the Government to sell up to 49 percent of four state-owned energy companies is expected to be passed by Parliament this afternoon. (3′31″)
Health experts say an over-supply of new doctors in Australia could end the exodus of New Zealand-trained junior doctors. (3′25″)
The Labour Party is calling for an inquiry into how ACC handles long-term claimants after the corporation revealed it had cut the number of people receiving long-term compensation by more than three-and-a-half-thousand since 2009. (3′46″)
The All Black Sonny Bill Williams has decided his future but won't be saying for two weeks whether he'll stay with rugby union or go back to rugby league in Australia. (4′00″)
A brief update of movements in the financial sector. (52″)
An update from the team at RNZ Sport. (4′01″)
An international expert on dairy co-operatives says the mixed success of Fonterra's Trading Among Farmers scheme represents an attempt by farmers to flex their collective muscle which didn't quite pay off. (4′14″)
As Egypt's first democratically-elected president, Mohammed Mursi, starts to assemble his leadership team, many of his fellow citizens are asking themselves what it will mean. (5′26″)
The Maori Council is attempting to reassert itself as a political force - making leadership changes and is driving to advise the Government on all things Maori; The body of last final Maori Battalion officer is being taken to his marae at Cape Runaway this morning for his tangi; A Maori company, Wakatu Incorporation, says the Tasman District Council is putting the Moteuka community at risk by not upgrading the stopbanks in the lower Motueka Valley; The Atamira Dance company says its hopes their performances will leave a lasting impression on people when they attend the Pacific Arts Festival in the Solomon Islands next week. (3′04″)
With snow falling on the central plateau this morning, ski field operators are hopeful of a better snow season this year after a disappointing 2011 season. (3′14″)
The oldest trains in Wellington's train fleet have been retired after decades of service. (3′13″)
Edited by Martin Gibson
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