22:59 Beijing will host the 2022 Winter Olympics beating Kazakhstani city of Almaty. Beijing will be first city to host both summer & winter Olys.

17:26 West Auckland police are combing CCTV footage after a man tried to abduct a 13 year old schoolgirl yesterday afternoon on Glendale Road.

16:45 The end of a Wellington retailing era with Kirkcaldie & Stains' shareholders voting to close the landmark Lambton Quay store after 152 years.

16:23 Phoenix Cola, Lemonade, Light Cola, Orange Fizz and Raspberry Fizz with best before dates of April-July next year have been recalled.

16:19 The Ministry of Education is investigating after two pre-schoolers opened a gate at The Cubby House in Palmerston North and fled onto a busy road.

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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