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Prison release conditions to be set for Beast of Blenheim; KiwiRail to slash up to 220 jobs by October; Police investigating body found in Mt Victoria; New Zealander dies while base jumping in Switzerland; Mladic trial: witness remembers 1992 execution; Govt must accept blaim for multiple Maori water claims - hapu; Review suggests Christchurch Cathderal shouldn't be pulled down; and FBI shuts down servers. (31′37″)
The Prime Minister says the sale of shares in public assets could be delayed if the Maori Council was to win an injunction in the High Court. (2′28″)
The Labour Party's Charles Chauvel says the country's migrant policy discriminates against seasonal workers with HIV. Overseas workers who test positive for HIV are excluded from New Zealand's seasonal employment scheme. (3′02″)
The latest from the Pacific region. (4′10″)
News from the rural and farming sector. (5′15″)
A descendant of a Te Arawa iwi told the Waitangi Tribunal that his tribe's never before said it owned a part of the local Kaituna River, but now it wants that right; The Federation of Maori Authorities has entered into an agreement with the Crown Research Institute, Industrial Research Limited, in an effort to boost a science and innovation programme for Maori businesses; The director of Te Rau Matatini, the National Maori Health Workforce Development Organisation, says a new award for Maori mental health workers, is about recognising rangatahi groups who are making positive changes; The Interim Chairman of the Iwi Education Authority's cultural arm, Toby Curtis, is supporting the call for all teachers, not just those teaching Maori students, to develop their cultural competency. (3′30″)
A post mortem is expected to be carried out today on the body of a woman found on Wellington's Mount Victoria. (1′35″)
KiwiRail is looking to slash up to 220 jobs as it attempts to find million of dollars in savings. (2′38″)
News from the business sector including a market report. (13′44″)
KiwiRail is looking to slash up to 220 jobs as it attempts to find 200-million dollars in savings. The union representing rail workers says its members are shocked and angry. (3′48″)
Prison release conditions will today be set for the serial rapist known as the Beast of Blenheim. Stewart Murray Wilson, who is 65, is almost at the end of extended jail time for six rapes, as well as bestiality, stupefying, assault and the ill-treatment of children over a period of 25 years. (3′26″)
A post mortem is expected to be carried out today on the body of a woman found on Wellington's Mount Victoria. (3′58″)
Twenty years after an attack on his home villiage in Bosnia a witness has been re-living his experience before an international tribunal in the Hague in the genocide trial of the former Bosnian Serb commander, Ratko Mladic. (5′21″)
A hapu says the Government needs to take the blame for Maori claiming ownership of water. Tapuika of Te Arawa says as soon as the Government decided to sell shares in some state-owned hydro-power plants - the right to use and access water was being given away. (3′18″)
A former mayor of Hamilton says councillors involved in the V8 Supercar series need to be called to account for ruining the city's reputation. (3′23″)
President Obama has been laying out some of his tax policy ahead of November's presidential election. In his White House address, Mr Obama argued tax cuts for higher earners, put in place by his predecessor George Bush, should be allowed to expire at the end of 2012. (5′24″)
An update from the team at RNZ Sport. (2′49″)
Sonny Bill Williams' decision to quit New Zealand rugby - for the meantime at least - is being rued by some but seen as a sign of the times by others. The All Black will move to Japan in September to play rugby and switch to league in Australia in 2013. (2′47″)
Two engineers who prepared a critical report on the CTV building spent much of the day yesterday defending their expertise and credentials at the Canterbury Earthquakes Royal Commission. (3′03″)
A Whangarei accountant - and council watcher - is warning Whangarei could become the next Kaipara. Frank Newman - best known for his popular books on How to Live on the Smell of an Oily Rag - predicts Whangarei will follow its western neighbour into insolvency, if it can't curb its spending. (4′15″)
Kiwirail is proposing to cut up to 220 jobs in an effort to save money. The state owned enterprise says its infrastructure and engineering business needs to reduce its spending by 200 million dollars in the next three years. (4′46″)
A 31-year-old New Zealander has died while base jumping in Switzerland. Alan McCandlish was taking part in the extreme sport on Saturday morning when the accident happened. (5′05″)
A group that want the Christchurch Cathedral saved has produced their own plan to achieve it. The plan involves replicating an underground mine as a safe haven where the cathedral could be braced and strengthened. (3′26″)
In the US the long awaited Malware Monday has arrived. Tens of thousands of internet users worldwide were expecting to loose net access when the FBI shut down servers used by cyber thieves. (2′52″)
A Wairarapa rugby club whose players were involved in an abusive run-in with match officials on Saturday will not be hosting matches at its grounds this weekend. (3′44″)
A brief update of movements in the financial sector. (57″)
An update from the team at RNZ Sport. (3′23″)
Smoking has already been banished from workplaces, restaurants and even some parks - and now a new study suggests it should be banned on public streets too. (4′23″)
Australian rugby league players and fans say they will be thrilled to welcome Sonny Bill Williams back to the code. The 26-year-old current All Black has confirmed he will return to rugby league in Australia, after playing a season of rugby in Japan. (3′34″)
The voting period has been extended in Papua New Guinea's election because of bad weather and problems at the polling booths. (3′28″)
A descendant of a Te Arawa iwi has told the Waitangi Tribunal that his tribe's never before said it owned a part of the local Kaituna River, but now it wants that right; The Federation of Maori Authorities has entered into an agreement with the Crown Research Institute, Industrial Research Limited, in an effort to boost a science and innovation programme for Maori businesses; The director of Te Rau Matatini, the National Maori Health Workforce Development Organisation, says a new award for Maori mental health workers, is about recognising rangatahi groups who are making positive changes; The Interim Chairman of the Iwi Education Authority's cultural arm, Toby Curtis, is supporting the call for all teachers, not just those with classes of Maori students, to develop cultural competency. (3′21″)
Few sports require quite the degree of gentility, precision and elegance as equestrian dressage. But there's nothing remotely elegant about a row now engulfing the Australian equestrian scene. (4′21″)
It wasn't just Roger Federer who was in seventh heaven after his record-equalling win at the Wimbledon tennis championships. Thanks to a bequest, the British charity Oxfam was holding a betting slip that promised to pay 100 thousand pounds -- that's two hundred thousand dollars -- if Federer won the tournament for a seventh time. (3′19″)
Edited by Martin Gibson
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