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A warning not to soothe an upset child with a sweet treat

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 08:54:00 +1200

A Norwegian professor of pyschology warns that parents who soothe an upset toddler with a sweet treat are setting up their child for eating problems later in life.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170428-0854-a_warning_not_to_soothe_an_upset_child_with_a_sweet_treat-128.mp3




Campaigners: Guidelines needed for medicinal cannabis policing

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 08:49:00 +1200

Campaigners say the hit and miss approach to policing the use of medicinal cannabis that puts dying people before the courts but lets other off needs to be replaced with national guidelines, as Teresa Cowie reports.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170428-0849-campaigners_guidelines_needed_for_medicinal_cannabis_policing-128.mp3




Forestry hoping new initiative will improve accident figures

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 08:45:00 +1200

Today is International Workers Memorial Day and one of the country's most dangerous industries -- forestry -- is marking it by announcing a new safety initiative. Forest Industry Safety Council's national safety director Fiona Ewing, says even though it's voluntary, about a quarter of the companies in the industry are lining up to take part - and she expects that number to grow.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170428-0845-forestry_hoping_new_initiative_will_improve_accident_figures-128.mp3




Record numbers taking up the national sport

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 08:39:00 +1200

The popularity of women's rugby is driving up numbers of players across the country. The General Manager of Rugby Neil Sorenson says he's also hoping for more people tuning in with the current broadcast deal through to 2020.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170428-0839-record_numbers_taking_up_the_national_sport-128.mp3




Markets Update for 28 April 2017

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 08:29:00 +1200

A brief update of movements in the financial sector.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/business/bus-mnr-20170428-0829-markets_update_for_28_april_2017-128.mp3




Cassini brings us closer to Saturn than ever before

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 08:28:00 +1200

The NASA Cassini space probe has dived through the narrow gap between Saturn and its icy rings and has started sending data back to Earth. Professor Andrew Coates from University College London has previously worked with the Cassini space probe and says latest images reveal a view of the polar regions of Saturn.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170428-0828-cassini_brings_us_closer_to_saturn_than_ever_before-128.mp3




Post earthquake landmark in Christchurch prepares to close

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 08:24:00 +1200

The Re:Start container mall was one of the first things to pop up in the city's derelict central business district after the February 2011 quake, but now it's preparing to close up shop, as Maja Burry reports.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170428-0824-post_earthquake_landmark_in_christchurch_prepares_to_close-128.mp3




Edgecumbe studied to help protect other places from flood

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 08:20:00 +1200

Scientists are heading to Edgecumbe next week to gather data they hope will help protect towns all around the world from the devastating effects of floods, as Rowan Quinn reports.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170428-0820-edgecumbe_studied_to_help_protect_other_places_from_flood-128.mp3




River campaigner challenges effluent rules

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 08:16:00 +1200

Northland's river campaigner Millan Ruka is challenging the Northland Regional Council over the way it measures the effect of dairy effluent draining into rivers, as Lois Williams reports.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170428-0816-river_campaigner_challenges_effluent_rules-128.mp3




RNZ Political Editor analyses infrastructure spending promise

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 08:10:00 +1200

RNZ Political Editor Jane Patterson analyses infrastructure spending promise


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170428-0810-rnz_political_editor_analyses_infrastructure_spending_promise-128.mp3




Sports News for 28 April 2017

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 08:06:00 +1200

An update from the team at RNZ Sport.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170428-0806-sports_news_for_28_april_2017-128.mp3




Horowhenua mayor adamant he has ousted his deputy

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 07:55:00 +1200

Michael Feyen insists Ross Campbell has been reinstated as his deputy after being supplanted in December. But Wayne Bishop, who took over, is still collecting the deputy mayor's pay, as Phil Pennington reports.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170428-0755-horowhenua_mayor_adamant_he_has_ousted_his_deputy-128.mp3




Most survival kits woefully lacking- Consumer NZ

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 07:50:00 +1200

Consumer NZ says most pre-made emergency survival kits, including those provided by St John New Zealand, are surprisingly lacking. Suzanne Chetwin says New Zealanders should be better prepared and shouldn't rely on inadequate wind-up torches and radios.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170428-0750-most_survival_kits_woefully_lacking-_consumer_nz-128.mp3




United Airlines offers a raft of changes in wake of PR blunder

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 07:47:00 +1200

United Airlines says it will offer up to US$10,000 to passengers who give up seats on overbooked flights. The change comes as part of a review following an inquiry set up after a man was dragged screaming from a fully booked plane early this month. The airline settled with the man today but aviation lawyer, Mary Schiavo, says: "It's too little too late."


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170428-0747-united_airlines_offers_a_raft_of_changes_in_wake_of_pr_blunder-128.mp3




Jenny Shipley launches another attack on middle class

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 07:42:00 +1200

Former Prime Minister Dame Jenny Shipley says the nation needs to have a better discussion about who needs access to the most state support, as Demelza Leslie reports.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170428-0742-jenny_shipley_launches_another_attack_on_middle_class-128.mp3




Primary Industries Minister is decades late for clean rivers

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 07:40:00 +1200

Nathan Guy says there's a limit to how many dairy cows New Zealand can handle and the industry's future will rely on increasing the value rather than the volume of exports, as Jacob McSweeny reports.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170428-0740-primary_industries_minister_is_decades_late_for_clean_rivers-128.mp3




Steven Joyce starts promising the dollars a month before Budget

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 07:34:00 +1200

Steven Joyce says investment in roads is unprecedented and 'no one could have predicted' the rate of Auckland's growth. He says the growing pains means that the country is getting wealthier.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170428-0734-steven_joyce_starts_promising_the_dollars_a_month_before_budget-128.mp3




Robertson and Joyce weigh in on the infrastructure spend-up

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 07:20:00 +1200

Labour's Finance spokesman Grant Robertson isn't celebrating the government's infrastructure announcement. He says National is just trying to make up for its own infrastructure deficit and a lot more needs to be done.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170428-0720-nats_infrastructure_spend-up_underwhelming_-_labour-128.mp3




Broadnose Sevengill shark thought behind Curio Bay attack

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 07:14:00 +1200

A French tourist is recovering after being attacked by a shark while bodyboarding at Curio Bay on the Southland coast yesterday. Shark expert Clinton Duffy thinks the shark was likely to be a Sevengill, a shark that can get as big as three metres long but which is not known overseas as an aggressive shark. In New Zealand though, it has been known to bite humans reasonably frequently. 


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170428-0714-broadnose_sevengill_shark_thought_behind_curio_bay_attack-128.mp3




Number of cases of dangerous superbug rises

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 07:09:00 +1200

Microbiologists are warning there could be thousands of cases of a dangerous potentially lethal superbug infection every year if action isn't taken immediately. Dr Joshua Freeman, a clinical microbiologist with the Auckland District Health Board says we need to treat this in the same way as a disease like ebola and have a national response plan.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170428-0709-number_of_cases_of_dangerous_superbug_rises-128.mp3




Sports News for 28 April 2017

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 07:06:00 +1200

An update from the team at RNZ Sport.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170428-0706-sports_news_for_28_april_2017-128.mp3




Business News for 28 April 2017

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 06:49:00 +1200

News from the business sector, including a market report.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/business/bus-mnr-20170428-0649-business_news_for_28_april_2017-128.mp3




WHO warns of rising cases of a dangerous superbug

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 06:39:00 +1200

Microbiologists are warning there could be thousands of cases of an almost untreatable superbug infection every year in New Zealand if action isn't taken immediately. "Globally we are using antibiotics pretty indiscriminately and we are not controlling infection and preventing infection as well as we should do," says Elizabeth Tayler from the World Health Organisation. "The bugs are fighting back and really having a field day and increasingly becoming resistant and difficult to treat."


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170428-0639-who_warns_of_rising_cases_of_a_dangerous_superbug-128.mp3







Early Business News for 28 April 2017

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 06:20:00 +1200

A brief update of movements in the financial sector.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/business/bus-mnr-20170428-0620-early_business_news_for_28_april_2017-128.mp3




Guy: Limit to how much dairy intensification NZ can handle

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 06:18:00 +1200

The Primary Industries Minister, Nathan Guy, says there's a limit to how much dairy intensification New Zealand can handle and the industry needs to concentrate on increasing the value of exports, not the volume. Freshwater ecologist Mike Joy, an active campaigner against dairy intensification, says it's a shame it's taken Mr Guy so long to realise the brakes need to be put on growth in the national herd.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170428-0618-guy_limit_to_how_much_dairy_intensification_nz_can_handle-128.mp3




Pentagon probes Trump's ex-adviser Flynn over foreign payments

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 06:12:00 +1200

President Donald Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn is the subject of a new investigation. It comes after documents obtained by a Congressional committee show General Flynn was warned by the Pentagon back in 2014 against accepting foreign payments. Mr Flynn apparently had undisclosed paid speaking engagements in Russia.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170428-0612-pentagon_probes_trumps_ex-adviser_flynn_over_foreign_payments-128.mp3




Sports News for 28 April 2017

Fri, 28 Apr 2017 06:06:00 +1200

A update from the team at RNZ sport.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170428-0606-sports_news_for_28_april_2017-128.mp3




Ontario to test free income in three of its cities

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 08:56:00 +1200

Ontario is rolling out a pilot universal basic income scheme in three of its cities to test if the extra funds will help improve job prospects and quality of life. Roughly 4-thousand recipients will be randomly chosen from the three regions. We talk to Rachelle Younglai, a business reporter at The Globe and Mail, about the details.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170427-0856-ontario_to_test_free_income_in_three_of_its_cities-128.mp3




Spray and pray also used in Southland

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 08:53:00 +1200

The controversial farming method where hillsides are stripped of vegetation using weed killer and sewn with winter feed crops has many of the same negative consequences for the environment in Southland, as Conan Young reports.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170427-0853-spray_and_pray_also_used_in_southland-128.mp3




Health Minister backs schools raising funds selling chocolate

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 08:49:00 +1200

Health Minister Jonathan Coleman is not backing calls from the Ministry of Education's newly appointed chief nutrition advisor for schools to stop selling chocolate bars to raise funds, as Emile Donovan reports.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170427-0849-health_minister_backs_schools_raising_funds_selling_chocolate-128.mp3




Electricity Authority forging ahead with pricing changes

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 08:43:00 +1200

The Electricity Authority is forging ahead with its controversial changes to transmission pricing.That's despite a report into the changes found them to be deeply flawed.Under the new proposal, people in the deep south would pay less for power, while other regions like Northland would pay more than they do now. The Transport Authority's chief executive, Carl Hansen,


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170427-0843-electricity_authority_forging_ahead_with_pricing_changes-128.mp3




Trump briefs senators on North Korea at White House

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 08:37:00 +1200

There's been a meeting between the US president Donald Trump and the entire Senate at to the White House to be briefed on the escalating crisis between the US and North Korea. "It's a legitimate and important security issue," says Brent Budowsky, a political columnist for The Hill. He says he believes Donald Trump wants a diplomatic solution but the situation remains "very dangerous".


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170427-0837-trump_briefs_senators_on_north_korea_at_white_house-128.mp3




Markets Update for 27 April 2017

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 08:29:00 +1200

A brief update of movements in the financial sector.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/business/bus-mnr-20170427-0829-markets_update_for_27_april_2017-128.mp3




Engineering report variations for high rise 'very concerning'

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 08:27:00 +1200

Three different earthquake ratings by three different engineers for the same Wellington high-rise has the engineering industry concerned. One structural engineer has told a tenant of Alcatel-Lucent House in Manners Street that one floor could collapse in an aftershock. But another says it's as good as a brand new building. "It's doesn't reflect well on the profession" says the president of the Society for Earthquake Engineering, Peter Smith. "I don't think we will ever get full alignment between engineers, ...but we do want to see an improvement alignment."


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170427-0827-engineering_report_variations_for_high_rise_very_concerning-128.mp3




Will Trump's anger Canada's dairy industry extend to NZ?

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 08:24:00 +1200

Charles Finny says Donald Trump's rhetoric against Canadian dairy farmers is a world away from New Zealand with its very different dairy industry. New Zealand exports around a billion dollars of dairy products to the USA out of about 9 billion of global exports, and such a move against Canada should not be credited with having an impact on the New Zealand dollar.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170427-0824-will_trumps_anger_canadas_dairy_industry_extend_to_nz-128.mp3




Group highlights better alternative to seclusion, restraint

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 08:18:00 +1200

Robyn Shearer, the chief executive of mental health workforce development group Te Pou o te Whakaaro Nui, says solitary confinement and restraint techniques used in New Zealand result in poor outcomes for those subject to them. She says the health sector is phasing them out and it's time Corrections did too.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170427-0818-group_highlights_better_alternative_to_seclusion_restraint-128.mp3




Corrections vows to learn from critical HRC report

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 08:11:00 +1200

Corrections defends what they've doing within the prisons to keep people safe, pointing out there has been just one suicide in the past business year in prison. "At risk units have a place but what we do know and what we do agree with is that we've got to do better when we're are operating within the at risk unit," the Chief Custodial Officer for Corrections, Neil Beales.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170427-0811-corrections_vows_to_learn_from_critical_hrc_report-128.mp3




Sports News for 27 April 2017

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 08:06:00 +1200

A update from the team at RNZ sport.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170427-0806-sports_news_for_27_april_2017-128.mp3




Civilian defence force staff picket in front of Ferry Terminal

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 07:55:00 +1200

Civilian staff from the Devonport naval base are picketing today in front of the Devonport Ferry Terminal in support of nationwide campaign for better pay and conditions. They say they haven't had a pay rise for three years and the Defence Force is refusing to engage in bargaining. "We're not asking for millions of dollars here," says their union organiser, Nick Kelly.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170427-0755-civilian_defence_force_staff_picket_in_front_of_ferry_terminal-128.mp3




US now tops global list of cyber terrorism targets

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 07:50:00 +1200

Symantec says cyber terrorists shift and innovate, and attacks can come from all over the world. The global internet security company's technology strategist says Kiwis are getting twice as many malicious emails in the last two years and need to stay vigilant with strong unique passwords.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170427-0750-us_now_tops_global_list_of_cyber_terrorism_targets-128.mp3




Small town team aimin to blaze through Hip Hop nationals

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 07:48:00 +1200

A dance company in small town Kerikeri is bringing its "fierce little girls" to the stage as the national Hip-Hop competition gets under way in Auckland, as Leigh Marama McLachlan reports.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170427-0748-small_town_team_aimin_to_blaze_through_hip_hop_nationals-128.mp3




Herald accuses Winston Peters of Donald Trump tactics

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 07:44:00 +1200

The New Zealand Herald says the New Zealand First leader Winston Peters has stooped to a new low in politics by using tactics straight out of the Donald Trump playbook, as Demelza Leslie reports.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170427-0744-herald_accuses_winston_peters_of_donald_trump_tactics-128.mp3




One building, three engineers, three very different opinions

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 07:40:00 +1200

Three structural engineers have separately studied a Wellington office block in the wake of the Kaikoura earthquake. Their assessments vary from potentially less than a third of the New Building Standard, to better than a brand new building.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170427-0740-one_building_three_engineers_three_very_different_opinions-128.mp3




Biggest change in tax US since Reagan era just announced

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 07:31:00 +1200

The White House is calling it the most significant tax reform legislation since 1986 and one of the biggest tax cuts in American history. Geof Nightingale from Price Waterhouse Coopers, says the impact for New Zealand could be pressure to lower company tax rates and possibly raise interest rates. He says there could be an impact for NZ exporters as well.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170427-0731-biggest_change_in_tax_us_since_reagan_era_just_announced-128.mp3




Censor creates new rating for controversial Netflix series

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 07:25:00 +1200

The Censor's office has created an entirely new classification specifically for the Netflix show about teenage suicide, 13 Reasons Why. It's now RP18 which means someone under 18 needs to view the series with an adult. "The reason it's RP8 because there's a risk of harm right up until 18 with this show and in fact the risk with suicide and suicidal behaviour increases for 16 and 17 year old relative to earlier age groups, so we thought that guidance was essential in this case," says Jared Mullen, who is the Deputy Chief Censor.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170427-0725-censor_creates_new_rating_for_controversial_netflix_series-128.mp3




New Zealand's rate of restraint alarmingly high- expert

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 07:19:00 +1200

Sharon Shalev from the Centre for Criminology at the University of Oxford has reported on the use of solitary confinement and restraint techniques in New Zealand prisons and hospitals. She says the practices are anachronistic.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170427-0719-new_zealands_rate_of_restraint_alarmingly_high-_expert-128.mp3




New Zealand's use of restraint practices lambasted

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 07:15:00 +1200

The report called 'Thinking Outside The Box' found prisoners in New Zealand were four times more likely to be secluded than prisoners in England and Wales while Maori and women were the most likely groups to be put on their own, as Jacob McSweeny reports.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170427-0715-new_zealands_use_of_restraint_practices_lambasted-128.mp3




Forensic experts begin to piece together Invercargill shooting

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 07:11:00 +1200

Invercargill police say they're shocked to be investigating one of their own for murder. Constable Ben McLean, who is 47, was charged yesterday with murdering his estranged wife Verity and attempting to murder a man understood to be her new partner. Our reporter Lydia Anderson is in Invercargill


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170427-0711-forensic_experts_begin_to_piece_together_invercargill_shooting-128.mp3




Sports News for 27 April 2017

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 07:06:00 +1200

An update from the team at RNZ Sport.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170427-0706-sports_news_for_27_april_2017-128.mp3




Business News for 27 April 2017

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 06:49:00 +1200

News from the business sector, including a market report.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/business/bus-mnr-20170427-0649-business_news_for_27_april_2017-128.mp3




Invercargill police shocked at murder charge for officer

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 06:39:00 +1200

Invercargill police say they're shocked to be investigating one of their own for murder. Southern District Commander, Superintendent Paul Basham says it's a huge tragedy for everyone involved." our priority is to ensure that everyone receives the necessary support and that a thorough, impartial investigation is completed."


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170427-0639-invercargill_police_shocked_at_murder_charge_for_officer-128.mp3







Early Business News for 27 April 2017

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 06:20:00 +1200

A brief update of movements in the financial sector.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/business/bus-mnr-20170427-0620-early_business_news_for_27_april_2017-128.mp3




Major tax reforms announced in the US

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 06:15:00 +1200

The Trump administration has just announced a package of major tax reforms. It's proposing a 15 percent tax rate for business, to reduce the number of tax brackets from 7 to 3 and to double the standard deduction Americans can claim on tax returns. Our correspondent, Nick Harper, has all the details.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170427-0615-major_tax_reforms_announced_in_the_us-128.mp3




Children's Commissioner says report will shake up Govt

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 06:09:00 +1200

Children's Commissioner says the report looking at seclusion gives New Zealand "probably the only chance in our lifetime," to once and for all end the practice of putting children and teenagers in adult prison cells.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170427-0609-childrens_commissioner_says_report_will_shake_up_govt-128.mp3




Sports News for 27 April 2017

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 06:06:00 +1200

A update from the team at RNZ sport.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170427-0606-sports_news_for_27_april_2017-128.mp3




Top Stories for Thursday 27 April 2017

Thu, 27 Apr 2017 06:00:00 +1200

Forensic experts begin to piece together fatal Invercargill shooting, New Zealand's use of seclusion and restraint practices lambasted, Censor creates new rating for controversial Netflix series, and Biggest change in tax US since Reagan era just announced


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170427-0600-top_stories_for_thursday_27_april_2017-128.mp3




Guava moth devastating feijoas in Auckland

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 08:55:00 +1200

The humble feijoa tree in your garden or neighbourhood could be under threat from a very small, insidious little pest, as Joanna MacKenzie reports.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170426-0855-guava_moth_devastating_feijoas_in_auckland-128.mp3




How sustainable is NZ's tourism sector?

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 08:52:00 +1200

Tourism's impact on the environment is to be studied as part of a United Nations global research project. Asad Mohsin, the Associate Professor and chair of the Department of Marketing at Waikato, says tourism is a growing industry and the project looks at how our resources are able to cope with the growth to ensure they are sustainable for generations to come.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170426-0852-how_sustainable_is_nzs_tourism_sector-128.mp3




Freshwater scientists confused by clean water package

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 08:47:00 +1200

Freshwater scientists say the government's clean water package is a let down and it's aim to improve swimmability is confusing even for them, as Kate Gudsell reports.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170426-0847-even_freshwater_scientists_are_confused_by_cean_water_package-128.mp3




Silent Anzac protesters shouted at in Wellington

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 08:42:00 +1200

Silent protesters at an Anzac Day ceremony in Wellington copped an earful from a 12 year old boy for making a political statement on a solemn day of remembrance. Laura Drew from Peace Action Wellington says they were there to show their respect for the civilians who have died in war.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170426-0842-silent_anzac_protesters_shouted_at_in_wellington-128.mp3




Woodville 'much more resilent' to cope with latest closure

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 08:37:00 +1200

Woodville residents say the town is much more resilient than it used to be and should be able to handle the latest Manawatu Gorge closure. Palmerston North mayor Grant Smith says these slips are nothing new but a long term solution is needed. Robin Winter from the Woodville Districts Vision organisation says Woodville has been through this before and the businesses are now "much more geared towards day to day survival."  


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170426-0837-woodville_much_more_resilent_to_cope_with_latest_closure-128.mp3




Markets Update for 26 April 2017

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 08:29:00 +1200

A brief update of movements in the financial sector.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/business/bus-mnr-20170426-0829-markets_update_for_26_april_2017-128.mp3




Testing of Eastern BOP shelfish shows high presence of e-coli

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 08:26:00 +1200

Dairy farms in the Waiotahe catchment near Whakatane are copping the blame for the presence of e-coli in shellfish from the nearby estuary. The testing reveals e-coli which is five times the allowed limit...but dairy farmers say there needs to be less finger pointing and more research.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170426-0826-testing_of_eastern_bop_shelfish_shows_high_presence_of_e-coli-128.mp3




North Korea carries out live fire military exercise

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 08:21:00 +1200

There's been an escalation in bellicosity between the US and North Korea, but Professor Sung-Yoon Lee, an expert on US-Korea relations at Tufts University in Massachusetts, says the real test will come with the next big North Korea provocation. "And it will come because the time is right for it. And how the US addresses the next provocation, how the Chinese responds will be the real test."  


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170426-0821-north_korea_carries_out_live_fire_military_exercise-128.mp3




White House scrambles to avoid shutdown

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 08:16:00 +1200

The White House is facing a Saturday deadline for Congress to pass a funding bill and avoid a federal government shutdown. If there is a shutdown, it will coincide with the end of President Donald Trump's first 100 days in office. And that, says our correspondent in Washington, would be embarrassing for the president.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170426-0816-white_house_scrambles_to_avoid_shutdown-128.mp3




Former Immigration Minister backs Woodhouse over suspension

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 08:11:00 +1200

The Former Immigration Minister Aussie Malcolm is backing Michael Woodhouse's decision to stop officials from deciding whether to deport immigrants found guilty of criminal offences. He says these decisions are political. "Politicians are elected to do difficult and and dirty jobs and they're paid to do it. There's been this tendency over the past few years for politicians to offload all the hard work onto bureaucrats. I'm sorry, you can't do that!"


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170426-0811-former_immigration_minister_backs_woodhouse_over_suspension-128.mp3




Sports News for 26 April 2017

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 08:06:00 +1200

An update from the team at RNZ Sport.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170426-0806-sports_news_for_26_april_2017-128.mp3




Tongan fisherman found sunburnt but alive by Defence Force

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 07:55:00 +1200

A Tongan fisherman missing for three days in the Pacific Ocean was found alive and well yesterday, although slightly sunburnt. And it was New Zealand Defence Force who found him. We talk to Air Commodore Darryn Webb from the Royal New Zealand Air Force


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170426-0755-tongan_fisherman_found_sunburnt_but_alive_by_defence_force-128.mp3




Little promises big cuts to immigration if Labour wins

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 07:46:00 +1200

The Labour Leader Andrew Little rejects claims he wants to slash immigration by as much as 50,000 people a year but maintains the number has to fall by "tens of thousands".


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170426-0746-little_promises_big_cuts_to_immigration_if_labour_wins-128.mp3




Australia labelled 'rogue state' for Manus deportations

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 07:42:00 +1200

Immigration lawyers troubled by the pending deportation of a Manus Island asylum seeker have labelled Australia a rogue state. Detainee Azzam el Sheikh says he and his family are in danger if he returns to Lebanon.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170426-0742-australia_labelled_rogue_state_for_manus_deportations-128.mp3




Australia labelled 'rogue state' for Manus deportations

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 07:42:00 +1200

Immigration lawyers troubled by the pending deportation of a Manus Island asylum seeker have labelled Australia a rogue state. Detainee Azzam el Sheikh says he and his family are in danger if he returns to Lebanon.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170426-0742-australia_labelled_rogue_state_for_manus_deportations-128.mp3




Systemic problem over prison bomb threats denied

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 07:39:00 +1200

The Corrections Department denies it has a systemic problem with bomb threats in prisons, despite nearly three dozen hoaxes being reported in the past five years.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170426-0739-systemic_problem_over_prison_bomb_threats_denied-128.mp3




Nikki Kaye relying on youth in new Education Minister role

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 07:35:00 +1200

Incoming Education Minister Nikki Kaye hopes to rely on her youth and lack of 'baggage' to tackle education's big issues, such as dealing with the unions.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170426-0735-nikki_kaye_relying_on_youth_in_new_education_minister_role-128.mp3




Kiwis in Australia want NZ to push back on citizenship changes

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 07:27:00 +1200

New Zealanders living in Australia are demanding politicans here put pressure on the Australian government to back off from proposed new citizenship laws, as Catherine Hutton reports.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170426-0727-kiwis_in_australia_want_nz_to_push_back_on_citizenship_changes-128.mp3




Lung cancer sufferers hope they'll get access to Keytruda

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 07:23:00 +1200

About five New Zealanders die from lung cancer every day and now that Medsafe has just approved use of Keytruda for some lung cancers, patients have their fingers crossed that they'll be next in line to get free access to the drug.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170426-0723-lung_cancer_sufferers_hope_theyll_get_access_to_keytruda-128.mp3




Leaked documents show NZ spied on Japanese whaling officials

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 07:20:00 +1200

Ryan Gallagher from The Intercept details how New Zealand's Government Communications Security Bureau helped US spy agencies eavesdrop on Japanese officials at a 2007 Whaling conference.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170426-0720-leaked_documents_show_nz_spied_on_japanese_whaling_officials-128.mp3




Woman accuses Northland detective of sexual harrassment

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 07:15:00 +1200

A woman is accusing a senior Northland policeman of a four-year-long barrage of harrassment and molestation that took place more than a decade ago, as Carla Penman reports.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170426-0715-woman_accuses_northland_detective_of_sexual_harrassment-128.mp3




Two climbers died after fall from cliff in Fiordland

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 07:10:00 +1200

Two New Zealand climbers have died after falling from a near vertical cliff while roped together in Fiordland. Richard Hayes, the owner and chief pilot of Southern Lakes Helicopters, helped recover the bodies yesterday. He says it was a very challenging climb and would have required a high level of skill.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170426-0710-two_climbers_died_after_fall_from_cliff_in_fiordland-128.mp3




Sports News for 26 April 2017

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 07:06:00 +1200

An update from the team at RNZ Sport.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170426-0706-sports_news_for_26_april_2017-128.mp3




Business News for 26 April 2017

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 06:49:00 +1200

News from the business sector, including a market report.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/business/bus-mnr-20170426-0649-business_news_for_26_april_2017-128.mp3




Arkansas carries out back-to-back executions

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 06:43:00 +1200

Arkansas has carried out back-to-back executions - It's the first double execution in the USA on the same day in 17 years. Journalist Jessi Turnure witnessed one of the executions.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170426-0643-arkansas_carries_out_back-to-back_executions-128.mp3




Arkansas carries out back-to-back executions

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 06:43:00 +1200

Arkansas has carried out back-to-back executions - It's the first double execution in the USA on the same day in 17 years. Journalist Jessi Turnure witnessed one of the executions.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170426-0643-arkansas_carries_out_back-to-back_executions-128.mp3




Woman alleges police officer harassed and molested her

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 06:38:00 +1200

A woman has complained a senior Northland police officer subjected her to four years of harassment and molestation.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170426-0638-woman_alleges_police_officer_harassed_and_molested_her-128.mp3




Early Business News for 26 April 2017

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 06:26:00 +1200

News from the business sector, including a market report.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/business/bus-mnr-20170426-0626-early_business_news_for_26_april_2017-128.mp3







Shearer: South Sudan conflict is escalating

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 06:20:00 +1200

Former Labour MP David Shearer has given his first briefing to the United Nations Security Council in his new role as the head of the UN's South Sudan mission.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170426-0620-shearer_warns_south_sudan_conflict_is_escalating-128.mp3




Woodville locals hoping Manawatu Gorge road opens soon

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 06:17:00 +1200

The Manawatu Gorge will be closed for three weeks which has at least one business owner worried about the impact on the local economy. "Woodville needs this traffic. Without the traffic Woodville won't exist," says fish and chip shop owner, John Gooding.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170426-0617-woodville_locals_hoping_manawatu_gorge_road_opens_soon-128.mp3




People affected by Australian citizenship changes want clarity

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 06:13:00 +1200

An Australian woman whose New Zealand husband will be affected by proposed changes to citizenship laws says she just wants certainty.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170426-0613-people_affected_by_australian_citizenship_changes_want_clarity-128.mp3




Sports News for 26 April 2017

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 06:06:00 +1200

A update from the team at RNZ sport.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170426-0606-sports_news_for_26_april_2017-128.mp3




Top Stories for Wednesday 26 April 2017

Wed, 26 Apr 2017 06:00:00 +1200

Two climbers died after fall from 'near vertical' cliff in Fiordland, Woman accuses Northland detective of historic sexual harrassment, Leaked documents show NZ spied on Japanese whaling officials, Lung cancer sufferers hope they'll get access to Keytruda, and Kiwis in Australia want NZ to push back on citizenship changes


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170426-0600-top_stories_for_wednesday_26_april_2017-128.mp3




A stunning sight: Aurora Australis seen from Auckland to Otago

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 08:56:00 +1200

Otago University astronomer Ian Griffin says Aurora hunters are being treated to an unusually intense and widespread display of the Southern Lights, and it's not over yet.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170424-0856-a_stunning_sight_aurora_australis_seen_from_auckland_to_otago-128.mp3




Quake damaged war memorials being repaired in time for Anzac Day

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 08:52:00 +1200

Stonemasons have been working to repair two quake damaged war memorials in Canterbury's Hurunui District, in time for Anzac Day commemorations, as Maja Burry reports.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170424-0852-quake_damaged_war_memorials_being_repaired_in_time_for_anzac-128.mp3




Duco hunts for replacement for Fury to fight Parker

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 08:48:00 +1200

Boxing promoter Duco is confident it can find a replacement boxer for Joseph Parker to defend his WBO heavyweight boxing title bout after British boxer Hughie Fury pulled out, due to an injury.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170424-0848-duco_hunts_for_replacement_for_fury_to_fight_parker-128.mp3




Christchurch mayor outlines concerns around civil defence review

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 08:38:00 +1200

Christchurch Mayor Lianne Dalziel agrees with Gerry Brownlee that Civil Defence needs to change. She says lessons need to be learned from recent quakes and associated tsunami warnings.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170424-0838-christchurch_mayor_outlines_concerns_around_civil_defence-128.mp3




Mining opponents call hearings process biased

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 08:30:00 +1200

Opponents say the Environmental Protection Authority has bent over backwards to help the applicant TransTasman Resources prove its case at the expense of those opposed to it, as Robin Martin reports.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170424-0830-mining_opponents_call_hearings_process_biased-128.mp3




Markets Update for 24 April 2017

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 08:29:00 +1200

A brief update of movements in the financial sector.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/business/bus-mnr-20170424-0829-markets_update_for_24_april_2017-128.mp3




Ratana Pa needs half a million dollars to repair leaky Temepara

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 08:28:00 +1200

The fundraising drive is on to secure half a million dollars for Ratana Pa to fix its leaky temepara. A Givealittle page has been set up and the church is confident of reaching the target. We speak to Ratana's secretary general.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170424-0828-ratana_pa_needs_half_a_million_dollars_to_repair_leaky_temepara-128.mp3




Phil Goff approaches first half-year mark

Mon, 24 Apr 2017 08:25:00 +1200

A regional petrol tax and so-called bed tax remain big ticket items on Phil Goff's agenda, six months into the Auckland mayoralty, as our Auckland correspondent Todd Niall reports.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170424-0825-phil_goff_approaches_first_half-year_mark-128.mp3