11:16 The number of commercial vehicle sales have slumped, reflecting the weakening economy.

10:24 Aust border authorities say their tip-off to Papua New Guinea played a part in the rescue of slaves aboard a Thai fishing boat.

10:19 Forecasters are predicting winds in Wellington will hit 140 kilometres an hour and the gales might also be felt in Marlborough and Wairarapa.

10:19 A severe weather watch has been issued for Nelson and much of the North Island warning of very heavy rain this afternoon and tomorrow.

10:18 The mother of a Christchurch five year old who was allegedly murdered has pleaded not guilty to failing to get medical care for her son.

Sat, 18 Aug 2012

Why is Curiosity just sitting there? Astronomy News with Dr Grant Christie

Rover on Mars and its computer upgrade, Nasa Stereo, Mercury Messenger, Latest Astronomy News with Dr Grant Christie.

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