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Valerie Adams pleased to add to NZ gold medal tally; Banks says electoral changes unlikely; MPs divided on electoral law reform; inquiry finds Brevik attacks could have been stopped; expert blames pilot error for skydiver plane crash; Doubts whether commissioners will solve debt crisis; and Kaipara council calls for commissioners. (36′48″)
Valerie Adams' Olympic silver has turned to gold after her shot put rival has tested positive for drugs. (2′03″)
The Conservative Party leader, Colin Craig is welcoming a recommendation that "coat tailing" into parliament be abolished. (2′30″)
The latest from the Pacific region. (3′56″)
News from the rural and farming sector. (5′05″)
New Zealand First is welcoming official scrutiny of Whanau Ora spending; The Ngati Kahu leader, Margaret Mutu, says she feel very sorry for private property-owners caught up in the iwi's land claim; Tai Tokerau's river patrol man Millan Ruka has won the financial backing to do his environmental work full-time; Eight young wahine Maori from across New Zealand are getting ready to compete for the 2012 Miss Aotearoa pageant next month. (3′28″)
The New Zealand shot putter, Valerie Adams, says she is overwhelmed by the news her London 2012 medal has been elevated to gold. (2′20″)
News from the business sector including a market report. (12′47″)
Valerie Adams' Olympic silver has turned to gold. (7′46″)
The International Olympic Committee's decision means New Zealand has now won six gold medals, two silver and five bronze. (2′38″)
The Act Party leader, John Banks, says suggested changes to MMP, detailed in a report by the Electoral Commission, are woeful and politically-motivated. (2′56″)
Comments New Zealand First leader, Winston Peters, and Green MP Holly Walker. (7′37″)
An official inquiry into the bombing and shooting massacre in Norway by Anders Breivik has found last year's attacks could have been prevented. (4′53″)
An aviation expert says the pilot of the skydiver airplane that crashed killing nine, was inexperienced at flying the aircraft and hadn't prepared it properly for take-off. (3′40″)
An update from the team at RNZ Sport. (3′02″)
Many people in Northland say they are skeptical whether Government-appointed commissioners will be able to fix the Kaipara District Council's out-of-control debt and restore the faith of the community. (3′27″)
Response from Kaipara District's deputy mayor, Julie Geange. (3′33″)
More bad weather is expected in Canterbury and Otago today. (3′28″)
Valerie Adams has added a sixth gold medal to New Zealand's Olympic tally after the Belarusian winner was declared to be a doping cheat overnight. (5′33″)
A disgraced Nadzeya Ostapchuk has now returned to Minsk. (4′26″)
The Electoral Commission says the number of MPs in Parliament may need to be increased. (3′45″)
Rena's salvors will decide soon whether today is the day to lift the broken vessel's bow off of Tauranga's Astrolabe reef. (3′32″)
A hearing has been told that parts of the Canterbury Television building didn't meet the building code, and that structural improvements made several years later were suspect. (2′31″)
A brief update of movements in the financial sector. (58″)
An update from the team at RNZ Sport. (3′52″)
Opposition parties are asking why it took so long to appoint commissioners to run Kaipara District Council. (3′09″)
Wellington Rape Crisis will be closing its doors one day a week as it struggles to make ends meet. (1′55″)
The Ngati Kahu leader, Margaret Mutu, says she feel sorry for private property-owners caught up in the iwi's land claim; New Zealand First is welcoming official scrutiny of Whanau Ora spending; Tai Tokerau's river patrol man Millan Ruka has won the financial backing to do his environmental work full-time. (3′35″)
The SPCA says proposed changes to animal welfare laws will make it easier to crack down on rule-breakers. (3′06″)
The Department of Conservation is keeping tracks near Mount Tongariro closed until they know more about the behaviour of the mountain. (3′40″)
How long does it take to unload your bags, find a trolley, wrangle children and farewell your loved ones before setting off overseas? (2′45″)
Edited by Martin Gibson
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