20:34 Protesters in Brazil have hit the Olympic torch relay, with claims the torch was briefly extinguished

20:18 Firefighters have been called to a crash at a mine in Waihi in the southern Coromandel - Rescue helicopter also sent from Auckland.

20:14 A world expert on hepatitis C says the disease could be eliminated from NZ within the next 20 years.

20:13 A new documentary has exposed the hidden secrets behind our post-ANZUS relationship with the US.

16:22 A Chinese SOE will take a 72% stake in Mataura Valley Milk in exchange for funding a $200-million milk powder manufacturing plant near Gore.

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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