17:24 Daybreak in Italy has revealed the extent of the devastation following a powerful earthquake in the central region of the country.

17:22 A man has been taken to Christchurch Hospital after being crushed by a digger at a worksite in Mt Pleasant shortly after three o'clock.

16:14 A full military welcome has been rolled out for the state farewell of Sir Jerry Mateparae from the role of Governor-General.

16:13 New Zealand First will continue to pressure the Government to make a planned child sex offender register public.

16:07 First reports of casualties are coming through after a big earthquake in central Italy. An elderly couple was killed when their home collapsed.

Mon, 01 Oct 2012

15-year-old school girl returns home

Wallace Chapman speaks with UK correspondent Peter Russell about the weekend's news. The 15-year-old school girl who fled with her teacher has returned home. An English town has banned super-strength booze to crack down on alcohol abuse and crime. And food prices are set to rise by 15 percent.

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