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.

15:43 The Australian government is surprised that Kiwis who set up new lives in Australia do not feel at home there.

15:41 People are trapped under rubble in central Italy after a powerful earthquake. There are reports of damage and blackouts near the epicentre, Rieti.

Thu, 26 Jul 2012

New School of Mining to cope with demand for new mine workers

Tai Poutini Polytechnic boss Colin McDonnell explains to RadioLIVE's Marcus Lush why the polytech has decided to expand mines training and set up a Mining School. 26 July, 2012

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