23 Feb 2012

Top Stories for Thursday 23 February 2012

From Morning Report, 6:00 am on 23 February 2012

Rudd quits, ups likelihood of bid for Australian leadership; Norwegian adventurer still wants answers to Berserk loss; jobs may go in Waikato DHB funding shortfall; Government warns welfare package could be abused, Minister responds to Treasury concerns over welfare policy; Otago University talks tough on student disorder; legal expert says Dotcom extradition problematic; and MFAT expected to announce hundreds of job cuts.