8 Nov 2011

Top Stories for Tuesday 8 November 2011

From Morning Report, 6:00 am on 8 November 2011

Act leader says party's fortunes will improve by election, Mining industry poised for further expansion, Japanese mine expert feared for life at Pike River, Critics doubt Labour will be able to fund its policy for children, Release of Beast of Blenheim could be stopped, Markets punish Italy for its debt, rumours Berlusconi will step down, Discussions still underway on new coalition in Greece.