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Manus Island detainees beg for asylum in New Zealand

Fri, 26 May 2017 08:50:00 +1200

Refugees imprisoned by Australia on Manus Island have begged New Zealand prime minister Bill English for asylum. Ben Robinson Drawbridge reports.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170526-0850-manus_island_detainees_beg_for_asylum_in_new_zealand-128.mp3




Wellington's container port still 3 months away from operation

Fri, 26 May 2017 08:46:00 +1200

CentrePort in Wellington is awash with contractors working to repair the quake damaged wharf so it's once again safe to use. That'll take another three months. November's Kaikoura earthquake turned the reclaimed land into jelly, rendering parts of the port completely unusable.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170526-0846-wellingtons_container_port_still_3_months_away_from_operation-128.mp3




Delay on sex worker rules angers both sides

Fri, 26 May 2017 08:43:00 +1200

The Christchurch City Council has again delayed a decision about how to deal with street prostitution and, as Logan Church reports, both sex workers and residents are angry.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170526-0843-delay_on_sex_worker_rules_angers_both_sides-128.mp3




Peter Hillary doubts claim Mt Everest's Hillary Step gone

Fri, 26 May 2017 08:42:00 +1200

Peter Hillary says there's no evidence the Hillary Step has gone. He's just returned from Nepal, and says the question of whether the step was destroyed in a 2015 earthquake is not a geological problem, but a social media problem, after British mountaineer Tim Mosedale tweeted the step was gone.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170526-0842-peter_hillary_doubts_claim_mt_everests_hillary_step_gone-128.mp3




Markets Update for 26 May 2017

Fri, 26 May 2017 08:29:00 +1200

A brief update of movements in the financial sector.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/business/bus-mnr-20170526-0829-markets_update_for_26_may_2017-128.mp3




Fatal sinking of Jubilee could've been avoided - TAIC

Fri, 26 May 2017 08:28:00 +1200

TAIC investigators have found that a deck hose, which was left running, probably flooded the fishing vessel Jubilee causing it to sink.Three men died when the Jubilee sank in the early hours of October the 18th last year, 20 kilometres off the coast from the Rakaia River mouth.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170526-0828-fatal_sinking_of_jubilee_couldve_been_avoided_-_taic-128.mp3




Budget unfair and dismal for ECE sector

Fri, 26 May 2017 08:25:00 +1200

Early childhood educators say the budget is unacceptable and doesn't cater for a growing number of enrolments.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170526-0825-budget_unfair_and_dismal_for_ece_sector-128.mp3




GPs may be forced to raise patient fees or go out of business

Fri, 26 May 2017 08:25:00 +1200

Doctors say the cost of seeing a family doctor may rise because of a lack of government action over funding problems in primary care.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170526-0825-gps_may_be_forced_to_raise_patient_fees_or_go_out_of_business-128.mp3




Phil Goff unimpressed by budget

Fri, 26 May 2017 08:25:00 +1200

Budget 2017 leaves Auckland Mayor Phil Goff wondering where the spending has gone and why the Government hasn't focused more on boosting Auckland construction or improving infrastructure. We get his reaction to yesterday's budget.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170526-0825-phil_goff_unimpressed_by_budget-128.mp3




RNZ correspondents unpick budget reactions

Fri, 26 May 2017 08:18:00 +1200

Our political editor, Jane Patterson and our economics correspondent, Patrick O'Meara unpick the budget.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170526-0818-rnz_cvorrespondents_unpick_budget_reactions-128.mp3




Labour responds to National's election year budget

Fri, 26 May 2017 08:11:00 +1200

The government's tax cuts are unfair, irresponsible and poorly target according to Labour's finance spokesman Grant Robertson who doesn't think the budget goes far enough to help those most in need.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170526-0811-labour_responds_to_nationals_election_year_budget-128.mp3




Sports News for 26 May 2017

Fri, 26 May 2017 08:06:00 +1200

An update from the team at RNZ Sport.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170526-0806-sports_news_for_26_may_2017-128.mp3




Oracle skipper hints at rift in Team New Zealand ranks

Fri, 26 May 2017 07:57:00 +1200

The first sparks have flown between the America's Cup defender Oracle, and the challenger Team New Zealand with a suggestion of a rift in the Kiwi ranks. We cross to our America's Cup reporter Todd Niall in Bermuda.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170526-0757-oracle_skipper_hints_at_rift_in_team_new_zealand_ranks-128.mp3




"It was phenomenally beautiful" Rocket Lab celebrates lift-off

Fri, 26 May 2017 07:50:00 +1200

"This is an incredibly tricky business. To where we got today, very few companies - or even countries - get that far on their first flight."


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170526-0750-it_was_phenomenally_beautiful_rocke_lab_celebrates_lift-off-128.mp3




UK police stop sharing info with US after Manchester leaks

Fri, 26 May 2017 07:39:00 +1200

From Manchester, Senior BBC Radio reporter Kate Squire says UK police force are absolutely furious about the leak which has compromised the on-going investigation into the concert bombing.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170526-0739-uk_police_stop_sharing_info_with_us_after_manchester_leaks-128.mp3




Post-budget panel investigates the fine detail of Budget 2017

Fri, 26 May 2017 07:15:00 +1200

Steven Joyce defends his budget while an expert panel picks apart the fine detail on housing, tax cuts and family benefits. David Slack, Heather Roy and Bernard Hickey joins Guyon Espiner.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170526-0715-post-budget_panel_investigates_the_fine_detail_of_budget_2017-128.mp3




Sports News for 26 May 2017

Fri, 26 May 2017 07:06:00 +1200

An update from the team at RNZ Sport.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170526-0706-sports_news_for_26_may_2017-128.mp3




Business News for 26 May 2017

Fri, 26 May 2017 06:49:00 +1200

News from the business sector, including a market report.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/business/bus-mnr-20170526-0649-business_news_for_26_may_2017-128.mp3




Working mum says budget increase only small help

Fri, 26 May 2017 06:42:00 +1200

Tutu Maru-Wichman is a single mother living in a state house in Mangere with two of her five children. As a full time glasshouse worker she brings home about $560 a week - she says the extra $28.50 a week she will bring in will only make a "slight" change to her budget.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170526-0642-working_mum_says_budget_increase_only_small_help-128.mp3




How much accommodation supplement increase will help

Fri, 26 May 2017 06:39:00 +1200

Under the Government's boost to the accommodation supplement, the country's low income families will, on average, get an extra 36 dollars a week to help out with housing costs. It's the first time in a decade the supplement has been increased. But anti-poverty advocates say the government can't solve the housing problem by throwing more money at it.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170526-0639-how_much_accommodation_suuplement_increase_will_help-128.mp3







Early Business News for 26 May 2017

Fri, 26 May 2017 06:20:00 +1200

A brief update of movements in the financial sector.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/business/bus-mnr-20170526-0620-early_business_news_for_26_may_2017-128.mp3




Trump urges Nato allies to pay up for defence costs

Fri, 26 May 2017 06:17:00 +1200

Donald Trump's in Brussels for the NATO summit where he's repeated his claims that "massive amounts of money" were owed and urged all Nato members to pay their fair share of defence costs. Our correspondent Jack Parrock has all the details.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170526-0617-trump_urges_nato_allies_to_pay_up_for_defence_costs-128.mp3




Some brickbats, some bouquets for Budget

Fri, 26 May 2017 06:13:00 +1200

Morning Report speaks to business and community leaders to gauge reaction to Budget 2017 - Steven Joyce's first budget, which has been dubbed the 'election sweetner.'


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170526-0613-some_brickbats_some_bouquets_for_budget-128.mp3




Labour won't say whether it'll adopt families income package

Fri, 26 May 2017 06:09:00 +1200

More than a million New Zealanders are set to benefit from the government's families income package announced in yesterday's budget, but the Labour Party won't say if it will adopt it, if it wins the election. Our political reporter, Demelza Leslie, says the package leaves opposition parties in an interesting position.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170526-0609-labour_wont_say_whether_itll_adopt_families_income_package-128.mp3




Sports News for 26 May 2017

Fri, 26 May 2017 06:06:00 +1200

A update from the team at RNZ sport.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170526-0606-sports_news_for_26_may_2017-128.mp3




Top Stories for Friday 26 May 2017

Fri, 26 May 2017 06:00:00 +1200

From Manchester, Senior BBC Radio reporter Kate Squire says UK police force are absolutely furious about the leak which has compromised the on-going investigation into the concert bombing. "This is an incredibly tricky business. To where we got today, very few companies - or even countries - get that far on their first flight." The first sparks have flown between the America's Cup defender Oracle, and the challenger Team New Zealand with a suggestion of a rift in the Kiwi ranks. We cross to our America's Cup reporter Todd Niall in Bermuda. The government's tax cuts are unfair, irresponsible and poorly target according to Labour's finance spokesman Grant Robertson who doesn't think the budget goes far enough to help those most in need. Political editor Jane Patterson says the budget is a raid on Labour's territory and they'll be thinking hard about what they can offer up in response. Meanwhile, Patrick O'Meara expects the budget to stimulate the economy. Budget 2017 leaves Auckland Mayor Phil Goff wondering where the spending has gone and why the Government hasn't focused more on boosting Auckland construction or improving infrastructure. We get his reaction to yesterday's budget. Doctors say the cost of seeing a family doctor may rise because of a lack of government action over funding problems in primary care. Early childhood educators say the budget is unacceptable and doesn't cater for a growing number of enrolments.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170526-0600-top_stories_for_friday_26_may_2017-128.mp3




Spectacular powhiri planned for Lions at Waitangi

Thu, 25 May 2017 08:54:00 +1200

500 Maori warriors - some from as far away from Australia - will take part in a spectacular powhiri for the British and Irish Lions at Waitangi. There have been practice sessions from Kaitaia to Auckland and in Sydney for the official welcome on Sunday week. We talked to the Treaty Grounds' cultural manager, Mori Rapana, who is helping organise the powhiri.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170525-0854-spectacular_powhiri_planned_for_lions_at_waitangi-128.mp3




Sea lions set to establish breeding colony on Stewart Island

Thu, 25 May 2017 08:50:00 +1200

It's been 200 years since an official colony formed on the mainland or Stewart Island. But if the colony at Port Pegasus sees 35 pups born next year, the colony's status would be official, after five successful breeding years in a row.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170525-0850-sea_lions_set_to_establish_breeding_colony_on_stewart_island-128.mp3




Amnesty International critical of Rodrigo Duterte

Thu, 25 May 2017 08:44:00 +1200

The Philippines president Rodrigo Duterte has now declared martial law on the second largest island of Mindanao. It's been almost a year since Mr Duterte took office, introducing his deadly 'war on drugs' at the same time. Nearly nine thousand people have been killed - 3000 of them by police - during the past year. Amnesty International's Wilnor Papa isn't happy with the direction the country is taking.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170525-0844-amnesty_international_critical_of_rodrigo_duterte-128.mp3




Rethink on hostage tactics urged in wake of Sydney siege

Thu, 25 May 2017 08:39:00 +1200

The coroner's findings in the Sydney Lindt cafe siege have called on Australian and New Zealand police to rethink how they deal with hostage takers by trying to wait them out. Former New Zealand Police hostage negotiator Lance Burdett says he was suprised Australian police didn't go in sooner.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170525-0839-rethink_on_hostage_tactics_urged_in_wake_of_sydney_siege-128.mp3




Community groups still worried about why govt wants data

Thu, 25 May 2017 08:36:00 +1200

Social service groups say they're pleased the Government has backed off a demand they provide personal client details if they want to keep getting government funding. Our social issues reporter Sarah Robson reports.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170525-0836-community_groups_still_worried_about_why_govt_wants_data-128.mp3




Markets Update for 25 May 2017

Thu, 25 May 2017 08:29:00 +1200

A brief update of movements in the financial sector.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/business/bus-mnr-20170525-0829-markets_update_for_25_may_2017-128.mp3




WW2 bomber squadron pilot denied plaque

Thu, 25 May 2017 08:27:00 +1200

A Nelson-based World War 2 pilot who cheated death many times on wartime raids over Europe, has now been cheated out of a government-subsidised plaque for the headstone he says he'll eventually need. But as Tracy Neal found out he's not angry as much as bemused by what he sees as petty bureaucracy.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170525-0827-ww2_bomber_squadron_pilot_denied_plaque-128.mp3




South island hydro lakes the worst for five years

Thu, 25 May 2017 08:24:00 +1200

Low rainfall levels have starved South Island hydro lakes of water, meaning the electricity system is approaching its most difficult winter conditions for five years. Transpower says it is now close to formally declaring New Zealand to have a dry winter.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170525-0824-south_island_hydro_lakes_the_worst_for_five_years-128.mp3




3 months waiting for blacked-out child abuse report

Thu, 25 May 2017 08:22:00 +1200

In February RNZ reported on the death of a Southland toddler who was sent back into a violent P-using household by Child Youth and Family in late 2015. CYF is now called Te Oranga Tamariki, the Ministry for Vulnerable Children, and it told RNZ the Ministry would now be more open about what went on - but Phil Pennington says it's not living up to that promise.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170525-0822-3_months_waiting_for_blacked-out_child_abuse_report-128.mp3




Lions tour security unchanged despite Manchester attack

Thu, 25 May 2017 08:19:00 +1200

The Prime Minister says the possibility of increased security around big events such as the Lions Tour will be discussed in the coming days, but New Zealand's threat level is "low".


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170525-0819-lions_tour_security_unchanged_despite_manchester_attack-128.mp3




Family of murdered man call Dotcom "ridiculous", "manipulative"

Thu, 25 May 2017 08:10:00 +1200

The family of murdered Democratic Party worker Seth Rich have called Kim Dotcom ridiculous and manipulative after he offered to travel to the United States to give evidence that Mr Rich was the source of leaked Democratic emails. Max Kutner is a senior reporter with Newsweek and has been covering the story.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170525-0810-family_of_murdered_man_call_dotcom_ridiculous_manipulative-128.mp3




Sports News for 25 May 2017

Thu, 25 May 2017 08:06:00 +1200

An update from the team at RNZ Sport.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170525-0806-sports_news_for_25_may_2017-128.mp3




America's Cup buildup over - racing is about to begin

Thu, 25 May 2017 07:55:00 +1200

The on-water build-up to the America's Cup is all but over, with racing due to start in earnest in two days.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170525-0755-americas_cup_buildup_over_-_racing_is_about_to_begin-128.mp3




Home detention for mother who gave strong drugs to daughter

Thu, 25 May 2017 07:52:00 +1200

A mother who deliberately fed her daughter powerful anti-psychotic drugs and anti-convulsants, causing seizures and hallucinations, has escaped a jail sentence. Our Court reporter, Ann Marie May reports....


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170525-0752-home_detention_for_mother_who_gave_strong_drugs_to_daughter-128.mp3




Coroner criticises police commanders over Sydney cafe siege

Thu, 25 May 2017 07:46:00 +1200

Police officers in the Sydney Lindt cafe siege waited too long to go in and free the hostages. That's the finding of coroner Michael Barnes who yesterday released a 500-page report on the 2014 terror attack.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170525-0746-coroner_criticises_police_commanders_over_sydney_cafe_siege-128.mp3




Troops deployed across UK in wake of Manchester suicide bombing

Thu, 25 May 2017 07:38:00 +1200

Close to a thousand armed troops have been deployed to guard key sites across the UK, such as Buckingham Palace and Downing Street. Frank Gardner, the BBC's Security Correspondent, says it's an unusual measure for an extraordinary situation - but it's to free up the police to be able to hunt down the extremists.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170525-0738-troops_deployed_across_uk_in_wake_of_manchester_suicide_bombing-128.mp3




Auditor General stands down during investigation

Thu, 25 May 2017 07:30:00 +1200

The Auditor General has stood down and an independent review will decide whether he's fit to remain in the role. The review will consider Martin Matthews conduct during a major fraud that was carried out under his watch at the Transport Ministry. RNZ political reporter Benedict Collins has been following the story.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170525-0730-auditor_general_stands_down_during_investigation-128.mp3




Hunt on for other extremists that helped Manchester bomber

Thu, 25 May 2017 07:22:00 +1200

Authorities in the UK say the Manchester bomber Salman Abedi did not act alone and they are hunting down other members of the network they believe are operating in the UK and overseas. The police conducted more raids in Manchester and Wigan overnight arresting another 4 people. Dan Maudsley is a senior reporter with BBC's Five Live in Manchester.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170525-0722-hunt_on_for_other_extremists_that_helped_manchester_bomber-128.mp3




Boost for working families tipped in today's Budget

Thu, 25 May 2017 07:10:00 +1200

The Finance Minister Steven Joyce will deliver his maiden budget today at 2 pm. A strong economy is set to deliver bigger surpluses in an election year - and possibly more money in the pockets of low to middle income earners.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170525-0710-boost_for_working_families_tipped_in_todays_budget-128.mp3




Sports News for 25 May 2017

Thu, 25 May 2017 07:06:00 +1200

An update from the team at RNZ Sport.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170525-0706-sports_news_for_25_may_2017-128.mp3




Business News for 25 May 2017

Thu, 25 May 2017 06:49:00 +1200

News from the business sector, including a market report.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/business/bus-mnr-20170525-0649-business_news_for_25_may_2017-128.mp3




Auditor General stands down temporarily

Thu, 25 May 2017 06:45:00 +1200

Is Martin Matthews a suitable person to continue in the role as Auditor General? That's the question an independent review will consider as it looks into Mr Matthews' conduct during a major fraud that was carried out under his watch at the Transport Ministry. The Auditor General has stood down temporarily while that review is carried out.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170525-0645-auditor_general_stands_down_temporarily-128.mp3




Steven Joyce to dress up his first budget

Thu, 25 May 2017 06:38:00 +1200

The Finance Minister, Steven Joyce, will today deliver his first budget. Our political reporter, Demelza Leslie, finds out what's on the wishlist.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170525-0638-steven_joyce_to_dress_up_his_first_budget-128.mp3







Early Business News for 25 May 2017

Thu, 25 May 2017 06:20:00 +1200

A brief update of movements in the financial sector.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/business/bus-mnr-20170525-0620-early_business_news_for_25_may_2017-128.mp3




Pope urges US President to stay in Paris Climate Agreement

Thu, 25 May 2017 06:16:00 +1200

The US President Donald Trump has met with Pope Francis in Rome in what is the third stop of his first international trip as President of the United States. Rome Reports news agency reporter Melissa Butz...


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170525-0616-pope_urges_us_president_to_stay_in_paris_climate_agreement-128.mp3




Sports News for 25 May 2017

Thu, 25 May 2017 06:06:00 +1200

A update from the team at RNZ sport.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170525-0606-sports_news_for_25_may_2017-128.mp3




Top Stories for Thursday 25 May 2017

Thu, 25 May 2017 06:00:00 +1200

Boost for working families tipped in today's Budget, Hunt on for other extremists that helped Manchester bomber, and Auditor General stands down during investigation


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170525-0600-top_stories_for_thursday_25_may_2017-128.mp3




Former All Blacks talk up the Lions' chances

Wed, 24 May 2017 08:55:00 +1200

The British and Irish Lions tour means everything for players, coaches and rugby-mad fans. Max Towle chats to members of the last All Blacks side to have lost a series to the Lions - back in 1971.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170524-0855-former_all_blacks_talk_up_the_lions_chances-128.mp3




Tongan families left devastated by teenage suicide create guide

Wed, 24 May 2017 08:49:00 +1200

A group of Tongan families left devastated by teenage suicide have helped come up with a guide they hope will show others in their community what to be on the alert for. Our reporter Laura Tupou was at the launch of the resource at Auckland University of Technology last night.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170524-0849-tongan_families_left_devastated_by_teenage_suicide_create_guide-128.mp3




Commerce Commission prosecutes for false claims on bedding

Wed, 24 May 2017 08:44:00 +1200

Princess Wool is prosecuted and fined nearly $200,000 for claiming its duvets are 'pure alpaca wool' or '100% cashmere' when they in fact contain little no such fibres. It brings the total fines imposed in 11 cases to $1.5 million against companies and individuals who made claims about alpaca, merino wool and cashmere duvets. We talk to the Commerce Commission about this.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170524-0844-commerce_commission_prosecutes_for_false_claims_on_bedding-128.mp3




Elderly Rarotongan artists blame Minister's sister for bad trip

Wed, 24 May 2017 08:39:00 +1200

A group of elderly Rarotongan artists, called the Mamas say a trip of a lifetime to commemorate fallen Anzac soldiers ended in disappointment after they allege the coordinating artist misled them. Mihingarangi Forbes spoke to the organiser Nia-Val Tali - who is also the sister of the Minister for Pacific Peoples, Alfred Ngaro - about the women's claims.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170524-0839-elderly_rarotongan_artists_blame_ministers_sister_for_bad_trip-128.mp3




Spacewalk planned for later today to repair ISS data relay box

Wed, 24 May 2017 08:35:00 +1200

The International Space Station is broken and it's up to two NASA astronauts to fix it. The repairs are needed urgently after one of the station's data relay boxes broke at the weekend. We talked to Space.com editor Tariq Malik.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170524-0835-spacewalk_planned_for_later_today_to_repair_iss_data_relay_box-128.mp3




Markets Update for 24 May 2017

Wed, 24 May 2017 08:31:00 +1200

A brief update of movements in the financial sector.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/business/bus-mnr-20170524-0831-markets_update_for_24_may_2017-128.mp3




Can meth testing industry be trusted to enforce new standards?

Wed, 24 May 2017 08:23:00 +1200

The Government's been told there's little point setting new standards for methamphetamine contamination in houses if the meth testing industry itself is not regulated. Our political reporter, Demelza Leslie, has more.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170524-0823-can_meth_testing_industry_be_trusted_to_enforce_new_standards-128.mp3




Tahitian youngsters getting high on cocaine from grounded yacht

Wed, 24 May 2017 08:19:00 +1200

The mayor of the French Polynesian atoll wants police to put a stop to youngsters getting high on cocaine from a cargo yacht which ran aground on the atoll in April. At the time, the yacht had hundreds of kg of the drug on board.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170524-0819-tahitian_youngsters_getting_high_on_cocaine_from_grounded_yacht-128.mp3




Security analyst says Manchester bomber likely 'had help'

Wed, 24 May 2017 08:12:00 +1200

London-based security analyst Will Geddes said the Manchester bomber was likely to have 'had help'.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170524-0812-security_analyst_says_manchester_bomber_likely_had_help-128.mp3




Sports News for 24 May 2017

Wed, 24 May 2017 08:06:00 +1200

An update from the team at RNZ Sport.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170524-0806-sports_news_for_24_may_2017-128.mp3




Early puberty linked to growing up in poorer homes

Wed, 24 May 2017 07:54:00 +1200

Research shows surprising findings linking early onset puberty in Australian children is likely to also be the case in New Zealand. paediatrician, Professor Melissa Wake says more research is needed to find out if that's the case and why.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170524-0754-early_puberty_linked_to_growing_up_in_poorer_homes-128.mp3




Waikato Hospital in crisis mode as winter cold hits early

Wed, 24 May 2017 07:50:00 +1200

A cold wintry spell has plunged Waikato hospital into crisis mode as it struggles to provide enough beds for a surge in patients turning up to the emergency department. The Clinical Director of General Medicine, Dr Doug Stephenson says except for medical emergencies, people should go to their GP for treatment to ease pressure on the hospital.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170524-0750-waikato_hospital_in_crisis_mode_as_winter_cold_hits_early-128.mp3




New Zealander who attended vigil talks of moving ceremony

Wed, 24 May 2017 07:47:00 +1200

Sarah Illingworth is a Kiwi who has lived in Manchester for the last 3 years. The arena is five minutes away from her house. She attended the vigil, saying it was quite lovely to be united as a community.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170524-0747-new_zealander_who_attended_vigil_talks_of_moving_ceremony-128.mp3




New laws to boost drug and alcohol monitoring, treatment

Wed, 24 May 2017 07:36:00 +1200

Anklets which detect alcohol in sweat are to be trialled in Northland to monitor offenders' alcohol intake. New laws kicked in last week, including a new drug and alcohol helpline for offenders and 13 new beds at alcohol and drug treatment centres.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170524-0736-new_laws_to_boost_drug_and_alcohol_monitoring_treatment-128.mp3




Trip of a lifetime for elderly artists ends in disappointment

Wed, 24 May 2017 07:27:00 +1200

A group of elderly Rarotongan artists, called the Mamas, say a trip of a lifetime to commemorate fallen Anzac soldiers ended in disappointment. They allege the coordinating artist who is also a government Minister's sister misled them. Our Maori Issues Correspondent Mihingarangi Forbes reports.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170524-0727-trip_of_a_lifetime_for_elderly_artists_ends_in_disappointment-128.mp3




Auditor-General wants to meet skeptical MPs

Wed, 24 May 2017 07:23:00 +1200

The Auditor General wants to meet with political party leaders. Some MPs have questioned whether his handling of the Joanne Harrison fraud case makes him unfit for the job. Political reporter Benedict Collins has more.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170524-0723-auditor-general_wants_to_meet_skeptical_mps-128.mp3




Manchester man of Libyan descent named as suicide bomber

Wed, 24 May 2017 07:10:00 +1200

Manchester Police have named 22-year-old Salman Abedi, a Mancunian of Libyan descent, as the suicide bomber in yesterday's terror attack. We talked to the BBC's Fiona Trott.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170524-0710-manchester_man_of_libyan_descent_named_as_suicide_bomber-128.mp3




Sports News for 24 May 2017

Wed, 24 May 2017 07:06:00 +1200

An update from the team at RNZ Sport.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170524-0706-sports_news_for_24_may_2017-128.mp3




Business News for 24 May 2017

Wed, 24 May 2017 06:50:00 +1200

News from the business sector, including a market report.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/business/bus-mnr-20170524-0650-business_news_for_24_may_2017-128.mp3




New drug and alcohol measures criticised

Wed, 24 May 2017 06:44:00 +1200

An addiction specialist asks where the Government's priorities are with a alcohol and drug support phone line for offenders and prisoners will go live today, and 13 new beds will become available in residential treatment facilities.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170524-0644-new_drug_and_alcohol_measures_criticised-128.mp3







Early Business News for 24 May 2017

Wed, 24 May 2017 06:21:00 +1200

A brief update of movements in the financial sector.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/business/bus-mnr-20170524-0621-early_business_news_for_24_may_2017-128.mp3




Catherine Drew in Manchester

Wed, 24 May 2017 06:14:00 +1200

Our correspondent Catherine Drew is in Manchester and was at the vigil for the victims of the attack. She says there were thousands of people there and the police presence is high.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170524-0614-catherine_drew_in_manchester-128.mp3




Sports News for 24 May 2017

Wed, 24 May 2017 06:06:00 +1200

An update from the team at RNZ Sport.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170524-0606-sports_news_for_24_may_2017-128.mp3




Top Stories for Wednesday 24 May 2017

Wed, 24 May 2017 06:00:00 +1200

Manchester man of Libyan descent named as suicide bomber; Auditor-General wants to meet skeptical MPs; trip of a lifetime for elderly artists ends in disappointment; new laws to boost drug and alcohol monitoring, treatment.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170524-0600-top_stories_for_wednesday_24_may_2017-128.mp3




Vodafone bringing rugby to the small screen

Tue, 23 May 2017 08:55:00 +1200

Vodafone is bringing rugby coverage to your smartphone, in a new partnership with New Zealand Rugby. In the deal, the telco giant will offer replays and highlights from All Black's matches along with alternative live footage.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170523-0855-vodafone_bringing_rugby_to_the_small_screen-128.mp3




To tip or not to tip - Restaurants Association supports Bennett

Tue, 23 May 2017 08:51:00 +1200

Labour's tourism spokesperson Kris Faafoi has poured cold water on Paula Bennett's proposal to introduce tipping in restaurants and bars, while the Restaurants Association says the Tourism Minister's idea should be encouraged more.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170523-0851-to_tip_or_not_to_tip_-_restaurants_association_supports_bennett-128.mp3




Salmon farm ups security after vandals set salmon free

Tue, 23 May 2017 08:46:00 +1200

High Country Salmon are concerned about the ecosystem in Twizel's canals after 6,000 young salmon were set free from the salmon farm by vandals on Friday night. High Country Salmon farm manager John Jamieson says the act has violated the farm's trust in the local community


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170523-0846-salmon_farm_ups_security_after_vandals_set_salmon_free-128.mp3




Students angry and shocked at course closure

Tue, 23 May 2017 08:43:00 +1200

New Zealand National College has agreed to stop teaching four business courses after the Qualifications Authority discovered problems including plagiarism and poor marking. The 300 students enrolled in the business diplomas face re-testing before they are moved to a new education provider.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170523-0843-students_angry_and_shocked_at_course_closure-128.mp3




Serco scored high marks after near-fatal attack on inmate

Tue, 23 May 2017 08:39:00 +1200

Last week we had a story about Mt Eden prisoner Benjamin Lightbody who was left lying in his cell with his head bashed in while guards filed and ate afternoon tea in mid 2013. In latest developments it turned out Serco was soon after given a pass mark for its performance by Corrections. Our reporter Phil Pennington is looking into this.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170523-0839-serco_scored_high_marks_after_near-fatal_attack_on_inmate-128.mp3




Hamilton's Sevens will be 'different' says city hospo boss

Tue, 23 May 2017 08:29:00 +1200

One of Hamilton's leading hospitality bosses is confident the city can host a fun and successful Sevens tournament, despite the event failing to fire in Wellington in recent years. John Lawrenson was initially scathing of the idea of hosting the Sevens in Hamilton, but is now right behind it. We talk to Mr Lawrenson.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170523-0829-hamiltons_sevens_will_be_different_says_city_hospo_boss-128.mp3




Markets Update for 23 May 2017

Tue, 23 May 2017 08:29:00 +1200

A brief update of movements in the financial sector.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/business/bus-mnr-20170523-0829-markets_update_for_23_may_2017-128.mp3




Accused doctor's methods 'unsafe', says expert

Tue, 23 May 2017 08:25:00 +1200

A GP is facing 13 charges of stupefying and indecently touching four men, aged between 18 and 30, while he was working at The Doctors, a medical centre in Hastings in 2014. Our reporter Michael Cropp is in Napier for the trial.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170523-0825-accused_doctors_methods_unsafe_says_expert-128.mp3




Peters positioned as potential Kingmaker

Tue, 23 May 2017 08:22:00 +1200

New Zealand First's Winston Peters could become the kingmaker after the general election. Political reporter Benedict Collins spent a day travelling with Mr Peters around his vast Northland electorate


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170523-0822-peters_positioned_as_potential_kingmaker-128.mp3




Trump says he's after 'ultimate deal' - peace in Middle East

Tue, 23 May 2017 08:16:00 +1200

US President Donald Trump arrived in Israel overnight in search of what he has called "the ultimate deal"... peace in the Middle East. Joshua Davidovich from the Times of Israel is covering Mr Trump's visit. He says there's excitement - and scepticism - that Donald Trump may be able to succeed whether others have failed. "His unorthodox style maybe presents some different opportunities and different openings to reach some sort of peace deal."


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170523-0816-trump_says_hes_after_ultimate_deal_-_peace_in_middle_east-128.mp3




DHB apologises for care of pregnant woman with diabetes

Tue, 23 May 2017 08:10:00 +1200

The Mid Central District Health Board has apologised to a woman in her 30s who needed an emergency caesarian and gave birth to a stillborn child. MidCentral DHB's Acting Chief Medical Officer, Dr Jeff Brown, says he completely accepts the report's findings.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170523-0810-dhb_apologises_for_care_of_pregnant_woman_with_diabetes-128.mp3




Sports News for 23 May 2017

Tue, 23 May 2017 08:06:00 +1200

An update from the team at RNZ Sport.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170523-0806-sports_news_for_23_may_2017-128.mp3




Twelve properties confirmed to have myrtle rust in Taranaki

Tue, 23 May 2017 07:55:00 +1200

Twelve North Island properties confirmed to have myrtle rust are under movement restrictions as MPI works its way through 380 reports of suspected findings.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170523-0755-twelve_properies_confirmed_to_have_myrtle_rust_in_taranaki-128.mp3




Cullen hopes inquiry will give Edgecumbe residents answers

Tue, 23 May 2017 07:53:00 +1200

The head of the investigation into the catastrophic failure of Edgecumbe's stopbank, Sir Michael Cullen, is hoping he'll be able to give the flood stricken community some long awaited answers.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170523-0753-cullen_hopes_inquiry_will_give_edgecumbe_residents_answers-128.mp3




NZers in Australia likely to be stung with Capital Gains Tax

Tue, 23 May 2017 07:48:00 +1200

New Zealanders with homes in Australia could be stung almost 50 percent capital gains tax when they sell their home, under new Budget changes; meaning many will be starting to think about moving back to NZ, according to the OzKiwi Association.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170523-0748-nzers_in_australia_likely_to_be_stung_with_capital_gains_tax-128.mp3




Labour leader Andrew Little talks about the upcoming budget

Tue, 23 May 2017 07:39:00 +1200

Just before Thursday's Budget, Prime Minister Bill English has criticised Labour's unwillingness to spend on infrastructure. The Labour leader Andrew Little has hit back, saying Labour's committed to infrastructure and pointed to their plans to build more houses.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170523-0739-labour_leader_andrew_little_talks_about_the_upcoming_budget-128.mp3




Rocket Lab attempting first commercial launch from NZ

Tue, 23 May 2017 07:29:00 +1200

New Zealand's only rocket company is set to attempt its first commercial launch into space later today. Eric Stallmer, the president of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation, says he's very optimistic the fist launch will be a success.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170523-0729-rocket_lab_attempting_first_commercial_launch_from_nz-128.mp3




Navy declines to review contract linked to scandal

Tue, 23 May 2017 07:23:00 +1200

The New Zealand Navy has decided not to review its contracts with a Singapore-based company which is embroiled in a multi-million dollar corruption scandal. The Navy paid over $700,000 to Leonard Francis's port services company for specific ship visits in South East Asia between May 2007 and December 2011. Craig Whitlock, a reporter with the Washington Post who has been covering the story, says 'Fat Leonard' as he's known was a legendary figure in Naval circles who had vast network from Vladivostok in Russia right down to Perth in Australia. "If the New Zealand Navy only had to pay $700,000 that's pretty small potatoes. The US Navy would pay Leonard that much for a single port visit on a single day sometimes."


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170523-0723-navy_declines_to_review_contract_linked_to_scandal-128.mp3




Scott Dixon robbed at gunpoint just hours after pole position win

Tue, 23 May 2017 07:19:00 +1200

Just hours after winning pole position for the 101st Indianopolis 500 New Zealand racing driver Scott Dixon and his wife Emma have been robbed at gunpoint going through the drive through at a Taco Bell. Local WIBC reporter Kurt Darling says Scott Dixon, his wife Emma and three times Indy winner Dario Franchitti were in a part of Indianapolis that "isn't exactly best known for being out and about."


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170523-0719-scott_dixon_robbed_at_gunpoint_just_hours_after_win-128.mp3




Calls for commissioner to oversee ACC system

Tue, 23 May 2017 07:14:00 +1200

A new report finds ACC is denying up to 300,000 claims a year, triple the official number, and calls for an independent commissioner to oversee the corporation. ACC's chief executive Scott Pickering admits sometimes they don't get it right by they are transforming ACC to make it work better.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170523-0714-calls_for_commissioner_to_oversee_acc_system-128.mp3