13:11 Emergency services are responding to a chemical spill in Balclutha at the Clutha District Council offices.

13:09 A 26-year old Hamilton man has been jailed for a minimum of 13 years for the murder of an elderly man in a public toilet.

12:43 Labour's rubbishing the government's efforts in Auckland as yet more special housing areas are announced across the city.

12:34 A six month old baby has been seriously hurt after a police chase in West Auckland.

12:24 The Defence Force and its ministry have been given a performance rating of just 50 percent by minister Gerry Brownlee.

Wed, 14 Sep 2011

'Super Earth' discovered

Paul Henry talks to Research Astronomer Dr Simon O'Toole about the 50 or so new planets that have been spotted orbiting stars beyond the sun including a "super Earth" with the potential to support life. 14 September 2011.

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