12:00 PM.The Whakaari White Island death toll reaches 17. A cartoon joking about the Samoa measles epidemic is judged gratuitously hurtful and discriminatory. Audio
12:17 PM.Fast food operator Restaurant Brands has ventured on to mainland United States for the first time. Audio
12:19 PM.The economic outlook's a littler rosier for 2020 but it's thought unlikely we've seen an end to the headlines - the likes of trade wars and Brexit - which drove volatility in share markets this year.
12:21 PM.An investment firm dumped by the state funding agency Callaghan Innovation, is optimistic it will survive. Audio
12:23 PM.With the latest from the markets is business editor, Gyles Beckford. Audio
12:26 PM.Noeline Taurua says her desire change the thinking around performance is one of the main reasons she signed on as the Silver Ferns coach for another year. Audio
12:35 PM.New figures from the Real Estate Institute show farms sales in the year to November are down nearly 13 percent on the year prior. Audio