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07:25 Newspapers from the main centres
07:45 News feature
07:50 Summer food and drink
07:55 The history of place names
Peter Dowling gives an insight into how many of New Zealand's best known places got their names.
08:25 Weather and sports news
08:33 Regional newspapers
08:37 Things to do: Events
08:55 Mark Cubey
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The state-owned power company has spent $8.9-million trying to build the Project Hayes windfarm on the Lammermoor Range and says it can no longer justify a protracted fight in the environment court. (3′38″)
The Green Party's energy spokesperson Gareth Hughes joins the programme to comment on Meridian Energy's decision to cancel plans for a massive windfarm on the Lammermoor Range in Central Otago. (3′25″)
The strongest, a 5.8 magnitude quake, hit just before eight o'clock last night, southwest of Tuatapere, and the last one was felt at quarter to two this morning. GNS Science seismologist Lara Bland joins the programme. (3′32″)
The maker of the the Inside Child Poverty documentary, Bryan Bruce, says the Electoral Commission has ruled the screening of the programme - just three days before the election - did not breach the Electoral Act, nor the Broadcast Act. Mr Bruce joins the programme. (5′44″)
An update from the team at RNZ Sport. (3′04″)
The killer of the Bay of Plenty regional councillor and Rotorua school principal, Hawea Vercoe, has made his first bid to be released from prison. (2′33″)
Washington correspondent Simon Marks joins the programme to give us an update on the complex runnings for the Republican presidential nomination - with Gingrich, Romney and, surprisingly perhaps, Santorum still in the race. (5′02″)
A freelance writer for the award-winning Smithsonian magazine, Alastair Bland, has described the country as an expensive destination, and not for people looking for a cheap holiday. (3′09″)
The ABC's Anna Henderson joins the programme to talk about the proposed constitutional changes the Australian government is considering to ensure equal rights for indigenous people. (3′00″)
A plan by Trustpower to reduce the amount of water flowing down Canterbury's Rakaia River has salmon fishers concerned. (4′10″)
The Canterbury earthquakes have shaken up many of the region's industries - and beer brewing is no exception. (3′45″)
The New Zealand Wind Energy Association says the future of wind as an energy source still looks good despite the canning of a major windfarm planned for Central Otago. The Wind Energy Association's chief executive, Eric Pyle, joins the programme. (4′54″)
A paramedic with the Westpac Rescue Helicopter says he thinks a boy who was caught in a rip at a West Auckland beach may have drowned. (4′49″)
A trial of pepper spray in prisons has ended, with the spray being used just once in the year-long trial period. A decision on the ongoing use of pepper spray in prisons will be made in April. Prison Service's acting general manager Eric Fairbairn explains. (4′29″)
Unions are warning employers not to use a sharp fall in the annual inflation rate to short-change workers in wage negotiations. (2′47″)
Met Service weather ambassador Dan Corbett outlines the likely weather for the day. (1′28″)
n update from the team at RNZ Sport. (3′12″)
News from the business sector including a market report. (5′34″)
Baseball may be the official summer game in the United States, but in small pockets of the country, cricket also has a keen following. (3′49″)
For most of the year just sixteen people live in the historic settlement, the centre point of which is a one-stop dairy, petrol station, and fish & chip shop. But at this time of year the population booms, as thousands of holidaymakers arrive en masse. (10′07″)
Some of what you've had to say about the programme today. (1′21″)
A final taste of Summer Madness with Mark Cubey. (3′23″)
Keeping you informed and celebrating the great New Zealand summer.
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