22 Mar 2012

Top Stories for Thursday 22 March 2012

From Morning Report, 6:00 am on 22 March 2012

Ports dispute takes another twist as mediation recommences; Ports company says it was encouraged to re-enter talks; Opposition says PM should have acted more decisively; Political editor discusses aftermath of Smith's resignation; MFAT job cuts to be scaled back, details revealed later; New Tongan monarch will be known as Tupou the sixth; Activists say use of Maori officers could have avoided Urewera raids; and Key signals mining support by attending Bathurst office opening - say protesters.