2 Feb 2010

Top stories for Tuesday 2 February 2010

From Morning Report, 6:00 am on 2 February 2010

PM seeks to soothe Maori Party over national standards; new national standards to be introduced today; President Obama's $3.8 trillion budget; Hundreds visit family of taxi driver killed in Auckland; police consider increasing number of officers; Iraqi female bomber kills dozens of Shia pilgrims; and Israel reprimands top officers for attack on UN compound.