17:09 The death toll in Italy's devastating earthquake has risen dramatically. It is now 247 and officials say many people are still buried.

16:55 Individual councils can decide on whether shops in their area should open on Easter Sunday. The Shop Trading Hours Bill passed 62-59.

16:53 The High Court has directed Corrections to reconsider its decision to not allow a journalist to be present when Scott Watson meets Gerald Hope.

16:10 Hawke's Bay Regional Council is going to war against the Hastings District Council over the contaminated water supply, which made thousands ill.

16:09 A homicide investigation is underway into the disappearance of 48 year old Northland man Kimble Moore, who was reported missing early this year.

Mon, 24 May 2010

Nicola Vallance, Forest & Bird advocate, on ecological threats to The MacKenzie country

Weekend Variety Wireless, with Graeme Hill. Environews, 22nd May 2010.

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