Night talk: Mitch Harris opening comments, Thursday 13th September 2018.
Tonight: What were 1080 protesters thinking earlier today when they used dead birds as their ammunition on the steps of Parliament?
Five protected birds placed on Parliament's steps by anti-1080 protesters were killed with blunt force trauma, preliminary findings have determined.
Speaker Trevor Mallard has laid a complaint with Police and the Department of Conservation (DoC).
Mr Mallard said the "expert advice was the birds were almost certainly bludgeoned to death."
Also tonight: What does Fonterra need to do to turn their fortunes around?
- Fonterra posts $196 million loss
- Results 'don't meet the standards we live up to', says Fonterra boss
- 'They simply must do better' - farming group on Fonterra loss
There's been disappointment from many Fonterra suppliers and shareholders at the big loss posted by the dairy giant.
Fonterra announced an annual loss of $196 million for the 2018 financial year.
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