11 Dec 2013

Top Stories for Wednesday 11 December 2013

From Morning Report, 6:00 am on 11 December 2013

Maori Affairs minister pays respects to inspiring leader, TPP talks fail to reach agreement, Government defends extending tax exemption for foreign oil rigs, Russia considers amnesty for Greenpeace activists, Defence Force says repairing damage from cuts could take years, Economist says Reserve Bank's independence is being jeopardised by LVR changes.