12:58 Two helicopters have been seen returning from the site of the Fox Glacier chopper crash back to base as the weather deteriorates.

12:11 US President Barack Obama is calling on Russia and Turkey not to escalate their stand-off after the Russian fighter jet was shot down.

12:10 A recycling programme for soft plastic, including shopping bags and food wrap, is underway in Auckland. There are 70 bins across the city.

12:10 A powerful 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck in eastern Peru a short time ago. The quake's epicentre was close to Peru's border with Brazil.

12:07 Russia has confirmed a pilot shot down this morning was killed by gunfire from the ground while another died during a rescue operation.

Tue, 22 May 2012

What did Hone Harawira mean by his "white mo-fo" email?

WARNING: May offend some listeners. Willie Jackson and John Tamihere speak to Hone Harawira in the wake of the Louis Crimp affair. Louis Crimp made his anti-Maori sentiment known through a New Zealand Herald interview over the weekend. Hone Harawira was publicly lambasted in 2009 after the leaking of a private email in which he used language such as "white motherfuckers". JT questions Hone about the notorious email and precisely what was meant by it. "Some pakehas would have take your [Hone's] comments as a hate factor against all of them," feels JT. 22nd May 2012.

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