26 Jun 2014

Top Stories for Thursday Thursday 26 June 2014

From Morning Report, 6:00 am on 26 June 2014

Half of country's homicides are family violence related, British prime minister under pressure in phone hacking trial, Treasury head accepts blame for merger failings, Labour promises to crack down on tax avoidance, Auckland Transport says shuttle may become permanent, Head of Treasury owns up to back-office bungle, Union says public sector merger a failure, Coulson could face retrial on additional hacking charges, Christchurch City Council rates to rise 7.5%, Iraq prime minister rejects calls for unity government, Argentina, Nigeria move through to second round of World Cup, Labour promises to crack down on tax avoidance for government surplus and Government reacts to Labour's alternate budget.