23:19 Prime Minister John Key is praising a crowd-funding project to buy back an Abel Tasman beach and has hinted there could be Crown funding.

23:19 Mum of Auckland teenager killed in rubbish truck accident speaks out as Auckland Council is sued over the death

23:18 Russia's sale of $19 million-worth of weapons to Fiji is seen as an attempt by Moscow to gain a foothold in the Pacific.

23:18 The local council says it will take action to stop copycats of a death-defying bridge jump at a popular water hole in McLaren Falls near Tauranga.

23:17 A leader of the Catholic Church in Christchurch during challenging times following the city's earthquakes, has passed away. 74-year-old Bishop Barry

Tue, 14 Aug 2012

Valerie Adams thought gold medal phone call was a joke

Olympic Gold Medallist Valerie Adams tells RadioLIVE's Marcus Lush she thought chef de mission Dave Currie was joking when he called her to give her the news about her gold medal. 14 August, 2012

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