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PM confident shares will be affordable for many New Zealanders, Political editor discusses National Party conference, Orange Roughy restrictions possible, Heavy fighting continues in Syria, Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic winS trans-Tasman title, Norwegian PM says country has risen above Breivik, Report estimates $US21 trillion stashed away in tax havens. (27′04″)
A new National Party policy that would allow couples in civil unions to adopt may struggle to get support anytime soon from the party's parliamentary wing. (2′17″)
The Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic have become the first New Zealand side to win the trans-Tasman netball competition, beating the Melbourne Vixen 41-38 in Melbourne. (2′11″)
The latest from the Pacific region. (3′52″)
News from the rural and farming sector. (5′02″)
The provider of health services to Maori on the West Coast of the South Island has been told to sort out its problems, or risk losing its health board contract; The Waitangi Tribunal's water rights inquiry is due to consider the evidence delivered by the Crown and the Maori Council; Today honours the start of Maori language week, which has been running for nearly 25-years; The judiciary is making what it calls a historic change, by introducing te reo Maori to all District, Family and Youth Courts from today. (3′38″)
The Prime Minister is confident many New Zealanders will be able to buy shares in Mighty River Power, the first of the state-owned companies up for partial sale. (2′55″)
News from the business sector including a market report. (12′29″)
The Prime Minister says he's confident plenty of New Zealanders will be able to afford to buy shares in Mighty River Power, but acknowledges they won't be within everyone's reach. (3′03″)
Joining us is our political editor, Brent Edwards talking about Mighty River share sales. (5′07″)
Tough restrictions may be placed on the fishing of Orange Roughy if moves to have it declared a threatened species are successful. (3′40″)
Heavy fighting has been reported in the Syrian capital of Damascus as government forces try to recapture areas seized in the past few days by rebel troops. (4′27″)
The Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic has ended Australia's domination of the trans-Tasman netball competition, after a narrow win against the Melbourne Vixens last night. (1′41″)
Norway's prime minister has marked the first anniversary of Anders Behring Breivik's mass killing spree by saying bombs and bullets had failed to defeat Norwegian values. (4′10″)
As governments around the world cut budgets and people are forced to tighten their belts, a new report estimates at least 21 trillion US dollars is being held in offshore tax havens by the world's wealthiest individuals. (4′37″)
An update from the team at RNZ Sport. (2′54″)
Most of the low-income families receiving government scholarships to attend private schools are being left out of pocket, often by thousands of dollars. (3′19″)
New Zealand will have one of its most experienced men's hockey teams in London for the Olympics. (3′57″)
The first southern right whale believed to have been born in mainland New Zealand waters since whaling ended in the 1960s has been spotted just off the Southland coast. (1′23″)
Christchurch's half million-dollar tsunami sirens came through their first trial run in a less than convincing fashion after failing to be heard by many of those living close to the sea. (3′25″)
Tough restrictions may be placed on the fishing of Orange Roughy if moves to have it declared a threatened species of fish are successful. (3′44″)
The Government says a loyalty bonus scheme will deter New Zealanders from quickly flicking off their shares in state energy companies. (7′12″)
To talk more about the loyalty bonus scheme we are joined by fund manager Brian Gaynor and business commentator Rod Oram. (4′08″)
Maori language week starts today. (4′02″)
A brief update of movements in the financial sector. (33″)
An update from the team at RNZ Sport. (3′50″)
An official report has found the Corrections Staff took an hour-and-a-half to realise an inmate had hot wired one of its cars and escaped from a work gang. (3′14″)
The Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic has become the first ever New Zealand team to win the trans-Tasman netball competition. (3′20″)
The West Coast District Health Board has told its Maori health care provider to improve its service - or risk losing the contract; The Waitangi Tribunal's water rights inquiry is due to consider the evidence delivered by the Crown and the Maori Council; Today honours the start of Maori language week; The judiciary is making what it calls a historic change, by introducing Te Reo Maori to all District, Family and Youth Courts from today. (3′40″)
The launch of Team New Zealand's America's Cup catamaran at the weekend was about more than fireworks and a shiny new racing yacht. (3′51″)
We chat to our Melbourne correspondent Phil Kafcaloudes. (2′24″)
Edited by Martin Gibson
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