27 Mar 2012

Top Stories for Tuesday 27 March 2012

From Morning Report, 6:00 am on 27 March 2012

Cairns wins $174,000 in defamation damages; convenient for PM to be overseas when teatapes released - Peters; Bradley Ambrose says he may sue PM for defamation; Herald on Sunday editor says "teapot" saga overblown; Tongans come to bury King and to praise him; West Coast in the middle of a mining boom; health best-practice guideline group faces axe; and high levels of lead found under homes in Thames-Coromandel.