10:51 Tomorrow could be the coldest day of 2015 with a new severe weather warning just out of snow to low-levels in parts of the South Island.

10:47 Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy is backing calls for the Government to lift the country's refugee quota.

10:47 The NZ Government will take 100 refugees from Syria, according to a UNHCR spokeswoman. The PM's office says it is still seeking advice.

10:38 Four suspected Syrian traffickers have been charged in Turkey over the deaths of migrants, including the three-year-old boy in the Aegean.

10:04 Te Papa will buy four art works by contemporary NZ artist Simon Denny, part of his Secret Power exhibition at this year's Venice Biennale.

Sun, 05 Aug 2012

Mars Rover Team Chief, Bill Nelson

Bill Nelson is the Systems Engineer and Mission Manager for the Mars Exploration Rover program. Bill organizes the team of engineers responsible for the day-to-day activities of the Spirit and Opportunity rovers on Mars that have outlived their expected lifetimes outrageously. Hear their incredible story and check out the unbridled joy at NASA when they landed safely. It’s quite moving.

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