12 Feb 2013

Top Stories for Tuesday 12 February 2013

From Morning Report, 6:00 am on 12 February 2013

Pope resigns surprising 1.2 billion Catholics; Germany reacts to Pope's resignation; World's most populous Catholic nation reels from Pope news; Uncertainty over remaining Mainzeal jobs; Govt says Treasury advice shows housing plan would backfire; Labour defends its housing policy; Mother of injured girl says police were over the top; and Government to hand over Auckland waterfront property to council.