21:19 Up to 30 people were in a hotel hit by an avalanche in Italy and many are believed dead.

20:39 Kiwi Antarctic researchers are set to raise a celebratory lamington or two tomorrow to toast 60 years since Scott Base opened.

15:55 Injury has ruled out Bangladesh captain Mushfiqur Rahim and opener Imrul Kayes for the second test against the Black Caps starting tomorrow.

15:44 The aftermath of the torrential rain has meant heavy surface flooding and slips are blanketing West Coast roads.

14:37 Crowd funding has raised more than $110,000 in less than a day to get a controversial Australia Day billboard image of two girls in hijabs back up.

Graeme Hill

Weekend Variety Wireless with Graeme Hill

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Graeme Hill wrote for the popular television shows “The Unauthorised History of New Zealand” and “Eating Media Lunch”. He is also a talented musician and member of the iconic New Zealand band “The Able Tasmans”, not to mention fascinated by flora, fauna and astronomy.
He now hosts Weekend Variety Wireless on RadioLIVE, a show that covers life, the universe and everything in between. For anyone with a curious bone in their body, tune into the most interesting radio show on the planet!