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Bamyan update;ISAF says random attack kills three NZ soldiers in Bamyan;Live report from Kabul;Brief summary of attack on NZ soldiers in Afghanistan;Julian Assange speaks from Ecuador embassy balcony;Search underway for two New Plymouth climbers still missing;Government hurries to assess Family Court problems;Bluff smelter in serious trouble;Kabul correspondent says Afghanistan increasingly dangerous;Deadline for first group of Red Zoned properties. (32′20″)
The New Zealand Defence Force can confirm that three personnel serving with the NZ Provincial Reconstruction Team in Afghanistan have been killed following an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) incident in the North East of Bamyan Province. (1′43″)
The latest from the Pacific region. (3′41″)
News from the rural and farming sector. (5′11″)
Te Runanga o Waihao in Waimate says the establishment of a mataitai reserve in their area is a relief, as their main food source has been depleted; A group of Maori Wardens is calling on Auckland Council to buy their base, instead off selling it off; About 30 schools are to get a visit from from the Auditor General's office, as part of new drive to make regular checks on how well the education system is supporting Maori students; Waka Ama paddlers are returning to New Zealand with dozens of medals, after competing in the Va'a World Sprints in Canada. (3′14″)
Tragic news this morning, three more New Zealand soldiers have been killed in Bamiyan province. (2′10″)
From today, a new company is in charge of running the country's biggest payroll, which pays a hundred thousand teachers and other school staff each fortnight. (1′34″)
News from the business sector including a market report. (12′45″)
Three more New Zealand soldiers have been killed in Bamiyan province. Their convoy was hit by an Improvised Explosive Device or IED 13 hours ago at 9.20 am Afghanistan time. (2′26″)
The Prime Minister, John Key, and the Chief of Defence Force, Lieutenant General Rhys Jones, have offered their deepest condolences on behalf of all New Zealanders to the families and friends of the three soldiers. (1′53″)
CBS News is reporting that the Taliban have claimed responsibility for the attack. (4′21″)
Brief summary of attack on NZ soldiers in Afghanistan (30″)
The founder of the wikileaks website, Julian Assange, has urged the United States to end what he calls its witch-hunt against whistleblowers, in his first public statement since entering Ecuador's London embassy. (4′43″)
Another search is underway in New Plymouth this morning for the bodies of the two rock climbers still missing after they fell off Paritutu Rock 12 days ago. (2′27″)
The Government is undertaking an urgent review of changes to the Family Court in Auckland, following condemnation by lawyers. (3′48″)
Tiwai Point aluminium smelter says it is in serious financial trouble. (3′49″)
An update from the team at RNZ Sport. (2′35″)
Returning now to our top story and the deaths of three more New Zealand soldiers in Afghanistan. (4′37″)
All but one of 2970 red zoned Christchurch property owners have accepted the government's offer to buy their land and homes. (3′31″)
Auckland's one hundred million dollar public transport ticket project could be about to take an expensive U-turn. (2′40″)
A legal challenge to the strict release conditions imposed by the Parole Board on serial sex offender Stewart Murray Wilson heads to the High Court today. (3′13″)
Three New Zealand soldiers serving with the provincial reconstruction team in Afghanistan's Bamyan province have been killed by a roadside bomb. (8′31″)
An offshore search has been underway for an hour this morning for the bodies of the two people still missing after they fell off New Plymouth's Paritutu Rock and into the sea 12 days ago. (2′45″)
The Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange, has hit out at the United States in his first public address since seeking refuge at Ecuador's embassy two months ago. (5′16″)
Syria's president, Bashar al-Assad has made his first appearance in public since a bomb attack in Damascus last month killed several senior officials. (2′46″)
From today, a new company is in charge of running the country's biggest payroll, which delivers more than 150 million in salaries and wages each fortnight to a hundred thousand teachers and other school staff. (2′57″)
A brief update of movements in the financial sector. (43″)
An update from the team at RNZ Sport. (3′31″)
South Africa's president, Jacob Zuma, has declared a national week of mourning for the 34 people killed when police opened fire on striking mine workers. (2′41″)
Staying with South Africa, an African anti-apartheid campaigner who testified against the Rugby Union to stop the All Blacks' touring South Africa in 1985, will today visit the NZRU headquarters in Wellington. (3′34″)
A group of Maori Wardens is calling on Auckland Council to buy their base, instead off selling it off; Te Runanga o Waihao in Waimate says it's a relief that a mataitai reserve has been established in their area, as their main food source has become depleted; About 30 schools are to get a visit from from the Auditor General's office, as part of new drive to make regular checks on how well the education system is supporting Maori students; Waka Ama paddlers are returning to New Zealand with dozens of medals, after competing in the Va'a World Sprints in Canada. (3′10″)
The Wellington Warlords wargaming club celebrated its fortieth anniversary at the weekend. (3′02″)
Oxford University researchers are proving sound can affect the way food tastes. (2′14″)
Time to chat to our Melbourne correspondent Phil Kafcaloudes. (2′08″)
Edited by Martin Gibson
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