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Govt wants law change to allow borrowing for transport projects, Infrastructure Council favours changes to transport funding, Law Commission wants cyber-bullying criminalized, Labour MPs told to fall in to line behind Shearer, Waitaki District Council works through night, Rain latest woe for Christchurch's quake-damaged homes, Police Association discusses pay negotiation difficulties, Tame Iti painting fetches more than eight thousand at auction. (28′04″)
A New Plymouth church says it's in the sad position of having to complain about people it would like to help. (3′17″)
The latest from the Pacific region. (3′50″)
News from the rural and farming sector. (4′59″)
An education leader says every child's failure at school should be everyone's problem; The Far North Mayor Wayne Brown says Maori need to be at the council table as full partners - when local government is reformed; The first Maori-owned dairy factory says it is taking milk from any farm it can - close by; Carved poles are starting to spring up in Otago - loaded with Maori history and information about indigenous businesses. (3′34″)
The government wants to clear the way for the Transport Agency to be able to borrow money to fund roading projects. (1′56″)
The Public Service Association insists modest wage increase negotiated by the police won't set the trend for other public sector pay negotiations. (2′21″)
News from the business sector including a market report. (13′45″)
Syl Semantics. (3′09″)
The Government wants to change the law to allow the Transport Agency to borrow large sums of money to fund its roading projects. (3′30″)
Listening to the previous story was the chief executive of the Council For Infrastructure Development, Stephen Selwood. (4′32″)
The Law Commission is recommending cyber-bullying be made a criminal offence. (2′53″)
Labour Party MPs start work today with a clear message from their leader David Shearer to keep their mouths shut about rumours of disunity. (3′50″)
Water levels may have begun to drop in North Otago as heavy rain eases off, but emergency services will continue monitoring a risky situation. (2′30″)
The downpours have added yet another problem for Christchurch residents living in earthquake-stricken homes. (3′23″)
Eight and a half thousand police officers won't get any payrise next year and only 1 percent in 2014 and 2015. (3′08″)
A piece of art painted by Tame Iti, in prison has sold at auction for more than eight thousand dollars. (3′58″)
An update from the team at RNZ Sport. (2′45″)
There has been a major attack in Afghanistan by a gang of suicide bombers in a location rarely touched by the years of violence. (3′25″)
The inquest into the Fox Glacier skydiver aircraft crash, has heard harrowing eyewitness accounts of the moment the airplane plummeted to the ground. (3′18″)
The police, local MPs and senior officials will face worried Whanganui locals this afternoon at a meeting in the city about the release of the serial sex offender, Stewart Murray Wilson. (3′27″)
The Transport Agency may soon be allowed to borrow large sums of money to fund roading projects. (5′35″)
Most of the New Zealand Olympic team arrive back in the country this morning. (1′48″)
Heavy rain in South Canterbury and North Otago may have eased slightly but the region's rivers are continuing to flow at dangerously high levels. (3′00″)
The Far North mayor Wayne Brown has won the backing of iwi leaders for local government reform in the north - by offering Maori seats at the council table. (3′40″)
Paul Ryan has had a bit of a rough start to his campaign to become the next US Vice President. (3′18″)
The French President, Francois Hollande, has promised to do all he can to provide security in the city of Amiens, after fierce clashes triggered by high unemployment and tension over police spot checks on residents. (2′38″)
A brief update of movements in the financial sector. (1′05″)
An update from the team at RNZ Sport. (3′26″)
The State-Owned Enterprises Minister, Tony Ryall, has conceded it is unlikely Kiwirail will meet the financial target set by the Government. (2′47″)
A voluntary bonding scheme designed to attract young doctors, nurses and midwives to rural areas isn't meeting expectations. (2′46″)
Tai Tokerau iwi leaders are backing a campaign for local government reform in the Far North - including an offer of seats at the council table; An education leader says every child's failure at school should be everyone's problem; The first Maori-owned dairy factory says it is taking milk from any farm it can close by; Carved poles are starting to spring up in Otago - loaded with Maori history and information about indigenous businesses. (3′23″)
The Housing Minister has come in for some intense questioning about the state of Housing Corporation properties, being grilled by the Opposition about everything from leaky toilets to mould. (2′43″)
Tougher penalties could be in store for gecko smugglers. (3′11″)
Today marks the start of whitebait season for most of the country - but it's unlikely many whitebaiters will brave the weather. (3′12″)
Edited by Martin Gibson
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