21:12 Paceman Trent Boult's recovered from his back injury & is set to play the Test in Adelaide, with coach and captain to make final call Thursday.

21:12 An immediate total fire ban has been imposed across Marlborough for the next five days as crews battle a forest fire in a small valley north of the Wa

17:39 A police robot neutralised a suspicious package on Wellington's Lambton Quay. Several buildings were evacuated and cordons put in place.

17:35 A fire has closed Bealey Avenue in Christchurch. Emergency services are at the scene and traffic is being diverted down Sherborne Street.

17:25 A man has died in a workplace accident in south Auckland. Emergency services were called to Davies Logistics in Mangere just before 3pm.

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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