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Kerry-Anne Walsh with news from Australia

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 08:56:00 +1300

It's Friday so we cross the ditch to Canberra to talk to our correspondent Kerry-Anne Walsh.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171020-0856-kerry-anne_walsh_with_news_from_australia-128.mp3




Water tax 'not way to water quality' - Irrigation NZ boss

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 08:54:00 +1300

We knew going into this election that Labour and New Zealand First didn't see eye to eye on every issue. One major area in which they differed was the prospect of a commercial water tax - Labour said this was a crucial step in achieving clean fresh water, while New Zealand First said they would not support such a charge. Incoming Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern wouldn't confirm whether the water tax will be cut, but did tell us this morning that she remains committed to cleaning up New Zealand's rivers. Irrigation NZ's chief executive Andrew Curtis joins us with his response.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171020-0854-water_tax_not_way_to_water_quality_-_irrigation_nz_boss-128.mp3




Waitangi claimants jubilant at Labour win

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 08:54:00 +1300

Labour of course won all the Maori seats so we sought some reaction. There was elation at Waitangi last night over New Zealand First's choice to go into government with Labour. Maori claimants from all over the north are at Waitangi for the last days of Tribunal hearings on the treaty grievances of Ngapuhi and other northern iwi. The co-chairs of the hapu alliance Te Kotahitanga - Pita Tipene and Rudy Taylor say Winston Peters and NZ First have made the right move for the north.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171020-0854-waitangi_claimants_jubilant_at_labour_win-128.mp3




Former National PM Jim Bolger on Labour-NZ First coalition

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 08:46:00 +1300

Former National PM Jim Bolger reflects on the coaltion result, and says he sincerely hopes Bill English stays on as leader of the National Party.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171020-0846-former_national_pm_jim_bolger_on_labour-nz_first_coalition-128.mp3




Pike River families hopeful re-entry will happen

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 08:42:00 +1300

The Pike River families are hopeful that with a new government, a re-entry into the mine will be on the cards for sure. New Zealand First has committed to re-entry, as have Labour and the Greens. Spokesperson for the families, Bernie Monk, joins us.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171020-0842-pike_river_families_hopeful_re-entry_will_happen-128.mp3




New govt's immigration policies worry Federated Farmers

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 08:40:00 +1300

Labour, New Zealand First and the Greens all have policies around curbing inward migration and limiting foreign ownership of New Zealand assets. That's a worrry for Federated Farmers Dairy Chairman and immigration spokesman Chris Lewis. He tells us Federated Farmers wants to work constructively with government.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171020-0840-new_govts_immigration_policies_worry_federated_farmers-128.mp3




New govt to face health sector's 'intense dissatisfaction'

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 08:32:00 +1300

Health was a big issue during the election campaign. RNZ health correspondent Karen Brown says with DHBs under pressure and "intense dissatisfaction" in the health sector, Labour's David Clark will have to learn a lot, very quickly.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171020-0832-new_govt_to_face_health_sectors_intense_dissatisfaction-128.mp3




Markets Update for 20 October 2017

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 08:29:00 +1300

A brief update of movements in the financial sector.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/business/bus-mnr-20171020-0829-markets_update_for_20_october_2017-128.mp3




What does new govt mean for education?

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 08:29:00 +1300

Education was also a key election issue. With huge pressures on Auckland schools especially, RNZ education correspondent John Gerritsen says there are high expectations.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171020-0829-what_does_new_govt_mean_for_education-128.mp3




What does new govt mean for housing?

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 08:26:00 +1300

The lack of affordable housing in Auckland was a key election issue. RNZ Auckland correspondent Todd Niall joins us with detailed analysis.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171020-0826-what_does_new_govt_mean_for_housing-128.mp3




Ardern's leadership 'profound' for women - Linda Clark

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 08:19:00 +1300

Lawyer and political commentator Linda Clark tells Susie Ferguson having a young, female Prime Minister will be profound for women.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171020-0819-arderns_leadership_profound_for_women_-_linda_clark-128.mp3




Business, unions look to changes under new Govt

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 08:13:00 +1300

What will the new government mean for businesses and workers? Business New Zealand chief executive Kirk Hope and Public Service Association national secretary Glenn Barclay join us.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171020-0813-business_unions_look_to_changes_under_new_govt-128.mp3




Ardern 'confident' with stability of new govt

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 08:09:00 +1300

The new prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, says she's totally confident the new government she leads will be stable for the next three years. Labour and New Zealand First will govern in coalition with support from the Greens. Four New Zealand First MPs will become cabinet ministers and the Green will have three ministerial posts outside the Cabinet. Jacinda Ardern told Morning Report the three-way deal followed intense negotiations based on common ground.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171020-0809-ardern_confident_with_stability_of_new_govt-128.mp3




Sports News for 20 October 2017

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 08:06:00 +1300

An update from the team at RNZ Sport.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171020-0806-sports_news_for_20_october_2017-128.mp3




What does our new Government mean for the economy?

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 07:52:00 +1300

Before revealing he was going with Labour last night, Mr Peters spoke of his belief that New Zealand was facing an imminent economic slowdown. He also said that many New Zealanders believed current economic settings were not working in their favour. We're joined by economists Ganesh Nana of BERL and Dominick Stephens of Westpac Bank.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171020-0752-what_does_our_new_government_mean_for_the_economy-128.mp3




Ex-National MP Wayne Mapp discusses new opposition

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 07:47:00 +1300

In a gracious concession speech at Parliament last night the leader of the National Party Bill English wished the Labour leader Jacinda Ardern and the new Government well and says he hopes it can deal with longstanding issues New Zealanders want resolved. Former National MP Dr Wayne Mapp joins us to discuss the election campaign and Winston Peters' choice.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171020-0747-national_mp_wayne_mapp_discusses_new_opposition-128.mp3




Greens gain ministerial roles, celebrate historic win

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 07:40:00 +1300

The Green Party late last night removed the final hurdle for the formation of the new Labour-New Zealand First-Greens Government when its delegates ratified a confidence and supply agreement. The agreement gives the Greens three ministers outside Cabinet and one undersecretary. Green Party Leader James Shaw joins us in our Wellington studio.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171020-0740-greens_gain_ministerial_roles_celebrate_historic_win-128.mp3




Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern plans new government

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 07:28:00 +1300

The new Prime Minister will hold her first caucus meeting this afternoon, when ministerial roles will be discussed. Labour has agreed to give New Zealand First four Cabinet positions and an undersecretary, while the Greens will be given three ministers outside Cabinet and an undersecretary. At just the age of 37, Ms Ardern is the country's youngest prime minister in 160 years, New Zealand's third female prime minister and joins the growing ranks of young leaders around the world. Even her opponent Bill English yesterday called her rise to the prime ministership "remarkable", after she took over the Labour leadership just seven weeks out from Election Day, leading the ailing party to an immediate surge in the polls. She told Morning Report the coalition would "absolutely" last the distance.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171020-0728-prime_minister_jacinda_ardern_discusses_new_govt-128.mp3




Labour-NZ First-Greens govt forms - political analysis

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 07:17:00 +1300

Political scientists Jennifer Curtin of Auckland University, Jon Johansson of Victoria University, and Otago University professor of public law Andrew Geddis discuss details of the formation of the new NZ government, between Labour, NZ First and the Greens.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171020-0717-labour-nz_first-greens_govt_forms_-_political_analysis-128.mp3




RNZ's political editor on new New Zealand government

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 07:14:00 +1300

RNZ political editor Jane Patterson was in Parliament on Thursday and has been following developments with NZ First over the past few weeks. She joins us now with analysis of Winston Peters' decision last night.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171020-0714-rnzs_political_editor_on_new_new_zealand_government-128.mp3




'Absolute honour and privilege' - new PM Jacinda Ardern

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 07:09:00 +1300

Jacinda Ardern is New Zealand's new Prime Minister. She is the youngest Prime Minister in 160 years, she's New Zealand's third female Prime Minister and she joins the growing ranks of young leaders around the world. Yesterday Winston Peters announced New Zealand First would go into coalition with the Labour Party. The Greens will support Labour on confidence and supply. Neither Jacinda Ardern nor Bill English knew which party Mr Peters was going to choose until he made his announcement last night. Mr Peters said it was deep concern about how New Zealanders are faring which drove his party's decision.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171020-0709-absolute_honour_and_privilege_-_new_pm_jacinda_ardern-128.mp3




Sports News for 20 October 2017

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 07:06:00 +1300

An update from the team at RNZ Sport.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171020-0706-sports_news_for_20_october_2017-128.mp3




Business News for 20 October 2017

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 06:49:00 +1300

News from the business sector, including a market report.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/business/bus-mnr-20171020-0649-business_news_for_20_october_2017-128.mp3




Labour veteran Mike Williams 'stunned' at Labour success

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 06:44:00 +1300

Former Labour Party president Mike Williams says he's "stunned" after the recent resurgence of Labour and the formation of the new government.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171020-0644-labour_veteran_mike_williams_stunned_at_labour_success-128.mp3




Election 2017: Bill English gracious in defeat

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 06:42:00 +1300

In a gracious concession speech at Parliament last night the leader of the National Party Bill English wished the Labour leader Jacinda Ardern and the new Government well and says he hopes it can deal with longstanding issues New Zealanders want resolved.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171020-0642-election_2017_bill_english_gracious_in_defeat-128.mp3




Labour seals the MMP deal with National

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 06:40:00 +1300

After 11 days of negotiations, Jacinda Ardern is New Zealand's new Prime Minister. She is the youngest prime minister in 160 years, she's New Zealand's third female prime minister and she joins the growing ranks of young leaders around the world. Today she will be turning her mind to cabinet positions and what shape her government will take.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171020-0640-labour_seals_the_mmp_deal_with_national-128.mp3







Early Business News for 20 October 2017

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 06:20:00 +1300

A brief update of movements in the financial sector.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/business/bus-mnr-20171020-0620-early_business_news_for_20_october_2017-128.mp3




Helen Clark 'delighted' at Labour win

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 06:13:00 +1300

Labour's last prime minister was Helen Clark. She tells us she's delighted her party's back in power after nine years.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171020-0613-helen_clark_delighted_at_labour_win-128.mp3




Green Party 'all in' with confidence, supply

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 06:11:00 +1300

The Green Party ratified its deal with the Labour Party late last night paving the way for the new Labour-led Government. The party's leader James Shaw says the vast majority of Green Party delegates backed the deal.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171020-0611-green_party_all_in_with_confidence_supply-128.mp3




'Deep concern' behind NZ First's decision - Peters

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 06:09:00 +1300

Jacinda Ardern is New Zealand's next Prime Minister. Yesterday Winston Peters announced New Zealand First would go into coalition with the Labour Party. The Greens will support Labour on confidence and supply. Neither Jacinda Ardern nor Bill English knew which party Mr Peters was going to choose until he made his announcement last night. Now he is weighing up whether he wants to be the deputy Prime Minister in the new Labour-led government. Mr Peters said yesterday it was deep concern about how New Zealanders are faring which drove his party's decision.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171020-0609-deep_concern_behind_nz_firsts_decision_-_peters-128.mp3




Sports News for 20 October 2017

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 06:06:00 +1300

A update from the team at RNZ sport.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171020-0606-sports_news_for_19_october_2017-128.mp3




Top Stories for Friday 20 October 2017

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 06:00:00 +1300

Jacinda Ardern is New Zealand's next Prime Minister after Winston Peters announced yesterday New Zealand First would go into coalition with the Labour Party. The Greens will support Labour on confidence and supply. In a gracious concession speech at Parliament last night the leader of the National Party Bill English wished the Labour leader Jacinda Ardern and the new Government well and says he hopes it can deal with longstanding issues New Zealanders want resolved. Neither Jacinda Ardern nor Bill English knew which party Mr Peters was going to choose until he made his announcement last night. Mr Peters said it was deep concern about how New Zealanders are faring which drove his party's decision.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171020-0600-top_stories_for_friday_20_october_2017-128.mp3




Alexandra expected to hit 26degC

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 08:56:00 +1300

The South Island is meant to be in for a southern spring sizzle this week so has the warm weather hit yet? One place that's meant to be heating up is Alexandra. Apparently up to 26 degrees today. Joining us is Central Otago Mayor Tim Cadogan, who is down by the town thermometer.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171019-0856-alexandra_expected_to_his_26degc-128.mp3




Japan discovers tunnel on moon

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 08:52:00 +1300

The Japanese Space Agency says Japan's lunar orbiter has discovered a tunnel on the moon that could be used to shield astronauts while they build an exploration base. The agency, known as Jaxa, says a cave originally identified several years ago is in fact a long 50km underground cavity. New Scientist's Rowan Hooper tells us what the discovery means.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171019-0852-japan_discovers_tunnel_on_moon-128.mp3




New Zealander heads to US Formula One Grand Prix this weekend

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 08:48:00 +1300

New Zealand driver Brendon Hartley will be gearing up for the race of his life at this weekend's United States Formula One Grand Prix. The 27-year-old from Palmerston North will be the ninth New Zealander to race in Formula One, and the first since 1984. Morning Report spoke to former Formula One driver Howden Ganley about Hartley's upcoming race.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171019-0848-new_zealander_heads_to_us_formula_one_grand_prix_this_weekend-128.mp3




NIWA, Dairy NZ want database of riverbank planting

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 08:44:00 +1300

Despite years of planting by streams and rivers it's unknown how many waterways still require work or even whether the riparian buffers are helping clean up the water. NIWA and Dairy NZ want anyone who has planted along stream banks to formally record their work to form a new national riparian database.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171019-0844-niwa_dairy_nz_want_database_of_riverbank_planting-128.mp3




Cooks MP saves young kiwis in dramatic drowning rescue

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 08:37:00 +1300

A Cook Islands MP who saved three children on holiday from New Zealand from drowning says his village is lucky not to be mourning their deaths. The sisters had gone swimming at a popular jetty and were swept into deeper water by the current. The MP for Ngatangiia, Tamaiva Tuavera, was at a nearby boat ramp cleaning fish when the drama unfolded.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171019-0837-cooks_mp_saves_young_kiwis_in_dramatic_drowning_rescue-128.mp3




Markets Update for 19 October 2017

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 08:29:00 +1300

A brief update of movements in the financial sector.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/business/bus-mnr-20171019-0829-markets_update_for_19_october_2017-128.mp3




Lundy appeal: Crown stands by evidence

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 08:27:00 +1300

The Court of Appeal's been told evidence produced by the Crown at Mark Lundy's trial showed the death of his wife was not a random killing, but an inside job by someone who wanted her dead and did not want to get caught. Mark Lundy has twice been found guilty of the murders of his wife Christine and his daughter Amber, but has this week asked the Court of Appeal to overturn his convictions, claiming they were a miscarriage of justice. Yesterday the Court heard submissions from the Crown and RNZ's court reporter Ann Marie May was there.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171019-0827-lundy_appeal_crown_stands_by_evidence-128.mp3




Spy's drug habit should have raised red flag - law expert

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 08:24:00 +1300

An international law specialist says a red flag should have been raised over a former military intelligence officer with a drug habit who stole highly sensitive equipment. Airforce Corporal Richard Graham was discharged without conviction in July after stealing from the Defence Force, including equipment requiring high security clearance, and for offering to supply methamphetamine. The police are appealing the decision in the High Court. University of Waikato professor of international law Alexander Gillespie joins us now.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171019-0824-spys_drug_habit_should_have_raised_red_flag_-_law_expert-128.mp3




Children fathered by Catholic priests seek recognition

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 08:17:00 +1300

Children fathered by a Catholic priest in New Zealand have revealed their story to an international support group. They're among the more than 13,000 people worldwide who've been in touch with the website Coping International. The founder of the website, Vincent Doyle's own father, was a priest. He expects many more adult children to come forward as they gain courage. Mr Doyle told RNZ reporter Phil Pennington the adult children gave him permission to speak about some details of their case, though most remain confidential. He expects them to get in touch with the bishop in their local diocese soon, seeking recognition and validation.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171019-0817-children_fathered_by_catholic_priests_seek_recognition-128.mp3




Peters' former colleagues on coalition decision

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 08:10:00 +1300

It's been four weeks since votes were cast and now after two weeks of negotiations, Winston Peters says he'll make an announcement on the result of those talks later today. Which way Mr Peters and New Zealand First will go and what price have they been able to extract? Former NZ First MP Pita Paraone and former National Government minister Paul East join us to discuss.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171019-0810-peters_former_colleagues_on_coalition_decision-128.mp3




Sports News for 19 October 2017

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 08:06:00 +1300

An update from the team at RNZ Sport.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171019-0806-sports_news_for_19_october_2017-128.mp3




Encore! New Zealand Festival's stellar repetoire

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 07:55:00 +1300

From Star Wars to Swan Lake - the line up for next year's New Zealand Festival has been revealed. Several hundred gathered at Te Papa in Wellington last night to hear what festival organisers had spent two years planning, and there should be plenty to satisfy the thousands of culture vultures who will descend on the capital.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171019-0755-encore_new_zealand_festivals_stellar_repetoire-128.mp3




Illegal frog trade uncovered in Turkey

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 07:51:00 +1300

An illegal trade of frogs for export has been uncovered in Turkey's Cappadoccia region. Athorities there have just released 7 and a half thousand frogs back into the wild after discovering them locked in nets in the back of a minibus. Five men have been arrested as a result. It's alleged the men had been planning to sell the frogs to an exporter. Correspondent in Turkey Laura Pitel tells us the story had a good ending, with all the frogs going free.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171019-0751-illegal_frog_trade_uncovered_in_turkey-128.mp3




Water charging considered for Christchurch

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 07:49:00 +1300

Christchurch householders could soon be charged by their council for the water they use. Six councils including Auckland ask for a contribution depending on how much water people use with this credited with bringing down the use of this often scarce resource by as much as 30 percent. So what sort of appetite would there be in the garden city for such a move. RNZ's Conan Young headed down to a garden centre to find out.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171019-0749-water_charging_considered_for_christchurch-128.mp3




Barrett out for final Bledisloe clash

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 07:44:00 +1300

The All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has named his strongest possible side for this weekend's final Bledisloe Cup clash against the Wallabies in Brisbane. As expected star first-five Beauden Barrett has been ruled out with concussion issues, with Lima Sopoaga to get a rare start. There's no reserve playmaker on the bench, with fullback Damian McKenzie to cover first-five. Waisake Naholo replaces the injured Nehe Milner-Skudder on the right wing, while halfback TJ Perenara and midfielder Anton Lienert-Brown come onto the bench. Hansen says it was an easy team to pick. RNZ's rugby reporter Joe Porter has the details.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171019-0744-barrett_out_for_final_bledisloe_clash-128.mp3




Xi Jinping hails 'new era' for China

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 07:40:00 +1300

The Chinese President and General Secretary of the Communist Party Xi Jinping says China has entered "a new era" and is ready to take centre stage in the world. Speaking in Beijing's Great Hall of the People, at the start of the week-long 19th party congress, Mr Xi told delegates they should "strive with endless energy toward the great goal of national rejuvenation". He said China would not copy western countries' political systems and the model of what he called "socialism with Chinese characteristics" offers an alternative to the developing world. The Washington Post's Beijing correspondent Simon Denyer was at the congress for the declaration of a new era.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171019-0740-xi_jinping_hails_new_era_for_china-128.mp3




Alarming leap in mumps cases in Auckland

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 07:35:00 +1300

An alarming leap in the number of mumps cases in Auckland has public health authorities scrambling to figure out how to contain the outbreak. The number of confirmed or probable cases in the city has more than doubled since last month, and 35 people have been hospitalised with complications. That's causing district health boards to think about mounting a major community-wide effort to stamp out the highly infectious disease. RNZ health correspondent Karen Brown has more.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171019-0735-alarming_leap_in_mumps_cases_in_auckland-128.mp3




Trump denies saying soldier 'knew what he signed up for'

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 07:27:00 +1300

US President Donald Trump has taken to Twitter to reject criticism of the way he dealt with the widow of a fallen soldier. It took Mr Trump almost a fortnight before connecting with the families of the four special forces soldiers who were killed in an ambush in Niger. And now he's under fire for his choice of words when trying to console the widow of Sergeant La David Johnson. Florida Congresswoman Frederica Wilson was with Mr Johnson's widow when Mr Trump rang. Overnight, Mr Trump fired back on Twitter, accusing Ms Wilson of fabricating the story and saying he has proof the story is made up. All this on the same day a New York judge begins to hear a civil suit arguing Mr Trump's involvement in business violates the constitutional ban on foreign money. US correspondent in Washington Nina-Maria Potts joins us with the latest analysis.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171019-0727-trump_denies_saying_soldier_knew_what_he_signed_up_for-128.mp3




Ex-spy's lawyer says discharge fits 'exceptional' case

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 07:21:00 +1300

The lawyer for a former military spy with a drug habit who stole highly sensitive equipment says the case is 'exceptional'. The police are appealing a District Court decision that allowed Airforce Corporal Richard Graham to walk away without conviction. Mr Graham's barrister, Karl Trotter, says normally he'd agree the offending should be punished but this case is far from ordinary.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171019-0721-ex-spys_lawyer_says_discharge_fits_exceptional_case-128.mp3




New Zealander advises Vatican on helping priests' children

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 07:17:00 +1300

Children secretly fathered by a Catholic priest are about to reveal their identity to their bishop. They're among the more than 13,000 people worldwide who've been in touch with a group that supports families of priests. The support movement has gained such momentum the Vatican is now working on guidelines, with advice from a New Zealander, on what to do about the situation when it arises.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171019-0717-new_zealander_advises_vatican_on_helping_priests_children-128.mp3




National, Labour, Greens await Peters' coalition announcement

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 07:10:00 +1300

Winston Peters is set to reveal whether he will support National or Labour to form the next government this afternoon. Neither of the two major parties knows yet which way Mr Peters will go. National Party MPs will get the latest on where the coalition talks are in a meeting in Wellington late this morning, but Bill English says they don't know which way New Zealand First is leaning. Labour's executive council has not yet signed off on any deal and the Greens are in limbo, waiting to see which way New Zealand First heads. With more, here's our political editor Jane Patterson.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171019-0710-national_labour_greens_await_peters_coalition_announcement-128.mp3




Sports News for 19 October 2017

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 07:06:00 +1300

An update from the team at RNZ Sport.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171019-0706-sports_news_for_19_october_2017-128.mp3




Business News for 19 October 2017

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 06:49:00 +1300

News from the business sector, including a market report.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/business/bus-mnr-20171019-0649-business_news_for_19_october_2017-128.mp3




English has no idea which way Peters will go

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 06:40:00 +1300

National Party leader Bill English says he has no idea which way Winston Peters will go when he makes his announcement later today. As he was leaving Parliament last night, RNZ political reporter Sarah Robson asked Mr English whether National had a final deal from New Zealand First.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171019-0640-english_has_no_idea_which_way_peters_will_go-128.mp3




Peters defends time taken over coalition negotiations

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 06:39:00 +1300

It's been four weeks since votes were cast and now after two weeks of negotiations, Winston Peters says he'll make an announcement on the result of those talks later today. Mr Peters has faced numerous questions and criticism for the time he has taken to speak with National and Labour and to put their proposals to his MPs and party board. Speaking yesterday to Waatea News he said he defended the time he'd taken to negotiate and consider the proposals.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171019-0639-peters_defends_time_taken_over_coalition_negotiations-128.mp3







Early Business News for 19 October 2017

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 06:20:00 +1300

A brief update of movements in the financial sector.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/business/bus-mnr-20171019-0620-early_business_news_for_19_october_2017-128.mp3




Australian police say too many minor offenders deported

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 06:09:00 +1300

Australian police are calling for a softer line against minor offenders who are ending up facing deportation to New Zealand. Their national union, the Police Federation of Australia, told a parliamentary inquiry yesterday too many low-level offenders are being swept up by the immigration clampdown. Some judges are already imposing lower penalties to avoid mandatory visa cancellation and detention. The Federation's chief executive Mark Burgess says he has heard state and federal police are no longer going to provide security-sensitive information to tribunals considering detainees' appeals. This could make it more straightforward for detainees to appeal.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171019-0609-australian_police_say_too_many_minor_offenders_deported-128.mp3




Sports News for 19 October 2017

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 06:06:00 +1300

A update from the team at RNZ sport.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171019-0606-sports_news_for_19_october_2017-128.mp3




Top Stories for Thursday 19 October 2017

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 06:00:00 +1300

National, Labour, Greens await Peters' coalition announcement, New Zealander advises Vatican on helping priests' children, Ex-spy's lawyer says discharge fits 'exceptional' case, Trump denies saying soldier 'knew what he signed up for'


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171019-0600-top_stories_for_thursday_19_october_2017-128.mp3




Star Wars symphony in stellar NZ festival line-up

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 08:58:00 +1300

From Star Wars to Swan Lake - the line up for next year's New Zealand Festival has been revealed. Several hundred gathered at Te Papa in Wellington last night to hear what festival organisers had spent two years planning, and there should be plenty to satisfy the thousands of culture vultures who will descend on the capital.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171018-0858-star_wars_symphony_in_stellar_nz_festival_line-up-128.mp3




Sell-out expected for All Whites qualifier match

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 08:56:00 +1300

More than 30,000 fans are expected to watch next month's All Whites versus Peru qualifying matches for the Football World Cup. Two thirds of the tickets for the game in Wellington were snapped up in the first hour of sales yesterday. One Wellington-based Peruvian says it's ben too long since Peru last made a cup and the whole country will be watching next month's qualifier.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171018-0856-sell-out_expected_for_all_whites_qualifier_match-128.mp3




Fletcher rejects claims of destroying sacred Ihumātao

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 08:49:00 +1300

Construction company Fletcher is rejecting claims its housing development on Ihumatao will destroy sacred Maori land. Yesterday Pania Newton from Save Our Unique Landscape told Morning Report she doesn't want the development to go ahead as it may destroy archaelogical sites. But Fletcher says it has walked the land with iwi to identify areas to be protected. Fletcher's chief executive of Residential and Land Development Steve Evans joins us.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171018-0849-fletcher_rejects_claims_of_destroying_sacred_ihumatao-128.mp3




Insurer takes legal action after Port Hills fires

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 08:43:00 +1300

The insurer IAG is taking legal action against the Christchurch Adventure Park and the lines company Orion over February's Port Hills fires.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171018-0843-insurer_takes_legal_action_after_port_hills_fires-128.mp3




Colac bay's foreshore road closed but not forgotten

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 08:41:00 +1300

Residents of the Southland town of Colac Bay want their council to save their foreshore road from falling into the sea. District councillors are meeting on Wednesday morning to decide the road's future. A resident of the Bay, Jeremy Carroll will be at the meeting and he joins us with the full story.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171018-0841-colac_bays_foreshore_road_closed_but_not_forgotten-128.mp3




Workplace harrassment still under-reported - Jackie Blue

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 08:36:00 +1300

The Harvey Weinstein scandal has prompted an international conversation about sexual harassment in the workplace. News headlines and social media platforms have been flooded with stories of women's experiences, signaling how widespread the problem actually is. Equal Employment Opportunities Commissioner Jackie Blue joins us.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171018-0836-workplace_harrassment_still_under-reported_-_jackie_blue-128.mp3




Markets Update for 18 October 2017

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 08:29:00 +1300

A brief update of movements in the financial sector.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/business/bus-mnr-20171018-0829-markets_update_for_18_october_2017-128.mp3




Volunteers called to help navigate Work and Income site

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 08:28:00 +1300

The Citizens Advice Bureau in Whangarei is appealing for super-sleuths who can find their way around government websites. It says it urgently needs volunteers to help people who don't know what they're entitled to or how to find it online. And it's snowed under with advocacy work for beneficiaries, frustrated with Work and Income.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171018-0828-volunteers_called_to_help_navigate_work_and_income_site-128.mp3




Public view of Mark Lundy discussed at Court of Appeal

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 08:24:00 +1300

The Court of Appeal's been told the public's perception of Mark Lundy was something which had never been adequately dealt with at his retrial. Lawyers for Lundy have gone to that Court asking it to overturn his convictions for the murders of his wife and daughter 17 years ago. RNZ court reporter Ann Marie May is attending Lundy's appeal hearing.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171018-0824-public_view_of_mark_lundy_discussed_at_court_of_appeal-128.mp3




Donald Trump drops in Forbes' richest list

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 08:17:00 +1300

The Forbes list of the 400 wealthiest Americans has been released, showing the rich are getting richer - except for Donald Trump. Forbes reporter Chase Peterson-Withorn gives us a more detailed rundown.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171018-0817-donald_trump_drops_in_forbes_richest_list-128.mp3




Warm weather in South Island - thank Australia

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 08:15:00 +1300

If you're listening in the South Island be prepared for a 'southern spring sizzle' this week. NIWA is forecasting temperatures to be up to 15 degrees warmer than average in Otago, Southland and Canterbury. You can thank Australia for the warmer weather, with us to explain why is Niwa forecaster Ben Noll.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171018-0815-_warm_weather_in_south_island_-_thank_australia-128.mp3




Xi Jinping's hold on power invites Putin comparisons

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 08:10:00 +1300

China's political leadership is meeting for the Communist party's most important meeting in five years where President Xi Jinping is expected to consolidate his hold on power in a way that's unusual by Chinese standards. President Xi will be appointed for a second five-year term at the congress but China watchers believe he may be eyeing changes to the constitution that would allow him an unprecedented third term. Over the last five years he's assembled a coterie of loyal colleagues in key positions, bolstered domestic support through populist nationalist rhetoric and adopted an assertive foreign policy. The Washington Post's Beijing correspondent Simon Denyer tells us comparisons with Russian President Vladimir Putin have been drawn.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171018-0810-xi_jinpings_hold_on_power_invites_putin_comparisons-128.mp3




Sports News for 18 October 2017

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 08:06:00 +1300

An update from the team at RNZ Sport.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171018-0806-sports_news_for_18_october_2017-128.mp3




'I fight back' Trump warns McCain

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 07:55:00 +1300

The US President Donald Trump has warned outspoken Republican Senator John McCain to be careful what he says because, in Mr Trump's words, I fight back. Mr McCain delivered a withering critique of Mr Trump's leadership in an acceptance speech after being awarded the Liberty Medal. Mr Trump was asked about the criticism during a television interview and said: "I'm being very nice. I'm being very, very nice. But at some point I fight back, and it won't be pretty." The clash with John McCain came as Mr Trump has been attempting to make a show of unity with the Senate Majorty leader Mitch McConnell, who the president has previously blamed for the failure to get key policies passed into law. Nina-Maria Potts joins us with the latest from the US.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171018-0755-i_fight_back_trump_warns_mccain-128.mp3




Kiwi Hub app overloads Auckland Transport system

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 07:48:00 +1300

Weeks of trouble for Auckland's public transport website have been linked to the Kiwi Hub smartphone app, in which thousands of travel card users had given login details. Auckland Transport says it spent tens of thousands of dollars before finding its IT system was being overloaded by the app. The council agency is feeling grumpy and the software engineer behind the app, a little red-faced. RNZ's Auckland correspondent Todd Niall has the details.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171018-0748-kiwi_hub_app_overloads_auckland_transport_system-128.mp3




Vigils held for slain Maltese journalist Daphne Galizia

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 07:44:00 +1300

Two vigils have been held for the murdered Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, who died in a car explosion on Monday. She led the investigation into her country's involvement in the Panama Papers scandal. Her son Matthew has slammed the country's so-called 'mafia state' and says the prime minister Joseph Muscat has allowed a 'culture of impunity' by filling his offices and those of the police with 'crooks and incompetents'. Amid accusations of government and police corruption, local journalist Herman Grech tells us that people on the streets, including government figures, are decrying the incident, which smacks of organised crime.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171018-0744-vigils_held_for_slain_maltese_journalist_daphne_galizia-128.mp3




Warren Gatland quits coaching British and Irish Lions

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 07:38:00 +1300

New Zealander Warren Gatland says he never wants to coach the British and Irish Lions again. The Wales coach says he hated this year's tour of New Zealand. That's despite taking the visitors, who were largely written off early on, to a 1-1 test series draw. Gatland told an interviewer he absolutely hated the press and the negativity. He also responded to recent comments from Lions flanker Sean O'Brien who said the Lions would have won 3-0 if Gatland had been a better coach. The Telegraph's rugby correspondent Gavin Mairs was in the country for that tour and joins us with his analysis.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171018-0738-warren_gatland_quits_coaching_british_and_irish_lions-128.mp3




Islamic State's capital Raqqa taken by Kurdish fighters

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 07:27:00 +1300

In a major blow to Islamic State, US-backed Syrian forces and Kurdish fighters have taken full control of the Syrian city Raqqa, which has long been used as the militant group's de facto capital. The city has been liberated after a four-month long assault. Syrian Democratic Forces say they're now focused on clearing operations to uncover any other cells and remove landmines. Some commentators say today's win marks the end of the caliphate Islamic State and the beginning of its new focus as an insurgency group. Reuters TV reporter Emily Wither is in Turkey, and joins us with the latest details.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171018-0727-islamic_states_capital_raqqa_taken_by_kurdish_fighters-128.mp3




Births delayed without pain-relief at Auckland Hospital

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 07:24:00 +1300

A woman who gave birth at Auckland City Hospital earlier this year says chronic staff shortages are leading to a lack of adequate care. She says the birth was delayed by a day because there were not enough midwives, she had to wait hours for pain relief, and staff seemed to be over-worked. The hospital says it offers excellent care but the College of Midwives says it is not a one-off case and the hospital struggles to keep staff.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171018-0724-births_delayed_without_pain-relief_at_auckland_hospital-128.mp3




Pharmacists strongly oppose prescriptions for painkillers

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 07:21:00 +1300

Medsafe is about to make a decision about the future of over-the-counter painkillers containing codeine, and whether or not to restrict their sale, making them prescription only. It follows a similar decision in Australia last year, but pharmacists aren't happy and warn it'll clog already-busy GP surgeries.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171018-0721-pharmacists_strongly_oppose_prescriptions_for_painkillers-128.mp3




Peters' talks with Ardern, English pick up pace

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 07:10:00 +1300

The pace appears to be picking up in the talks to decide who will lead the next government. Winston Peters had one-on-one talks with Bill English and Jacinda Ardern last night and New Zealand First's caucus are to meet this morning to continue their discussions on the competing proposals from National and Labour. New Zealand First MPs and the New Zealand First Board met yesterday. When he emerged from that The pace appears to be picking up in the talks to decide who will lead the next government. Winston Peters had one-on-one talks with Bill English and Jacinda Ardern last night and New Zealand First's caucus are to meet this morning to continue their discussions on the competing proposals from National and Labour. New Zealand First MPs and the New Zealand First Board met yesterday. When he emerged from that meeting yesterday he told reporters they had made progress but there was still more work to be done. RNZ political editor Jane Patterson joins us with the latest analysis. meeting yesterday he told reporters they had made progress but there was still more work to be done.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171018-0710-peters_has_private_talks_with_ardern_english-128.mp3




Sports News for 18 October 2017

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 07:06:00 +1300

An update from the team at RNZ Sport.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171018-0706-sports_news_for_18_october_2017-128.mp3




Business News for 18 October 2017

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 06:49:00 +1300

News from the business sector, including a market report.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/business/bus-mnr-20171018-0649-business_news_for_18_october_2017-128.mp3




NZDF slammed over pay negotiation dispute

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 06:46:00 +1300

The Employment Relations Authority has delivered a stinging rebuke to the Defence Force for its refusal to bargain over pay with unionised civilian workers. The decision follows months of tense negotiations between the Defence Force and the Public Service Association, and two strikes in April.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171018-0646-nzdf_slammed_over_pay_negotiation_dispute-128.mp3




Coalition choices continue for NZ First board, caucus

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 06:40:00 +1300

New Zealand First's caucus are to meet this morning to discuss the finer points of competing proposals from National and Labour over forming the next Government. Winston Peters emerged from a two-day meeting with his MPs and the New Zealand First board yesterday and told reporters they had made progress in terms of the policy concessions on offer from the two large parties.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171018-0640-coalition_choices_continue_for_nz_first_board_caucus-128.mp3







Early Business News for 18 October 2017

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 06:20:00 +1300

A brief update of movements in the financial sector.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/business/bus-mnr-20171018-0620-early_business_news_for_18_october_2017-128.mp3




Kurds seize Raqqa oilfields, Iraq takes Kirkuk

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 06:11:00 +1300

As Kurdish-led forces take back control of the Syrian city of Raqqa, two of the largest oilfields in their own disputed area have now been seized. A string of oilfields - vital to the Kurdish economy - have been seized by Iraqi troops. Troops have taken over sites, including Kirkuk city, in the wake of a Kurdish referendum on independence was declared illegitimate by Iraq's central government. Iraq correspondent Fazel Hawramy has just returned from Kirkuk and joins us with the latest news.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171018-0611-kurds_seize_raqqa_oilfields_iraq_takes_kirkuk-128.mp3




Sports News for 18 October 2017

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 06:06:00 +1300

A update from the team at RNZ sport.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171018-0606-sports_news_for_18_october_2017-128.mp3




Last ditch effort to save Ihumatao from development

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 08:54:00 +1300

A construction company has passed its final hurdle to develop a Special Housing Area on land at Ihumatao in South Auckland. But it's not without opposition. Heritage New Zealand granted Fletcher Residential approval for the 480 homes but a group called Save Our Unique Landscapes, or SOUL, plans to file an appeal at the Environment Court today. Save Our Unique Landscapes spokesperson Pania Newton joins us with the history of the area.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171017-0854-last_ditch_effort_to_save_ihumatao_from_development-128.mp3




Controversial Blockchain system now available in NZ

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 08:44:00 +1300

Blockchain, the technology underpinning controversial digital currency bitcoin is making inroads to the mainstream in New Zealand and elsewhere. Yesterday IBM announced a new low-cost international payments system which will be available in New Zealand using Blockchain - a way of securely conducting and recording electronic transactions without a database.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171017-0844-controversial_blockchain_system_now_available_in_nz-128.mp3




Canterbury parents warned over dirty tap water

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 08:42:00 +1300

A top health official is warning of risk to newborn babies from increasing agricultural contamination of Canterbury's groundwater which has already claimed at least one life. Data from the regional council shows nitrate levels have risen in almost a quarter of the private drinking water wells it has monitored for the past decade. While harmless to adults, nitrates cause blue baby syndrome which can be fatal to newborns and has been confirmed as the cause of death of one infant. The Canterbury medical officer of health, Dr Alistair Humphrey, tells us an increase in the levels means the risk of infants under six months developing the syndrome remains real.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171017-0842-canterbury_parents_warned_over_dirty_tap_water-128.mp3




Markets Update for 17 October 2017

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 08:29:00 +1300

A brief update of movements in the financial sector.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/business/bus-mnr-20171017-0829-markets_update_for_17_october_2017-128.mp3




Storm Ophelia batters Ireland

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 08:27:00 +1300

People in Ireland are being told to stay indoors as the country is battered by the worst storm in more than 50 years. Three people have been killed and more than 350,000 homes are without power after Hurricane Orphelia hit the country with winds of up to 170km/h. Sean Hoskins is originally from Wairarapa and is now a forestry contractor in County Kilkenny.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171017-0827-storm_ophelia_batters_ireland-128.mp3




Austria's 31yo Sebastian Kurz to be new leader

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 08:23:00 +1300

European leaders have been quick to congratulate Sebastian Kurz on his victory in the Austrian election at the weekend. The 31-year-old People's Party conservative leader looks set to become the world's youngest national leader as he looks to seek an alliance with the anti-immigration Freedom Party. But it's still unclear whether that party or the Social Democrats will finish second. George Jahn Yarn is the Vienna bureau chief for The Associated Press and joins us with the details.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171017-0823-austrias_31yo_sebastian_kurz_to_be_new_leader-128.mp3




Mark Lundy back in court for new appeal of murder conviction

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 08:16:00 +1300

A case that has gripped the nation for 17 years will have another airing today when Mark Lundy asks the Court of Appeal to overturn his convictions for the murder of his wife and daughter. RNZ court reporter Anne Marie May covered both of Lundy's trials for the murders of Christine and Amber Lundy, and will be attending today's appeal hearing.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171017-0816-mark_lundy_back_in_court_for_new_appeal_of_murder_conviction-128.mp3




NZ First in day two of deliberations - political analysis

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 08:15:00 +1300

The New Zealand First board and MPs will resume their deliberations over whether to form a Government with Labour or National on Tuesday morning. Earlier, Labour leader Jacinda Ardern said it had been policy-based discussion and ministerial roles hadn't been discussed, but she expected a government would be decided upon by the end of the week. RNZ political editor Jane Patterson joins us with the latest analysis.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171017-0815-nz_first_in_day_two_of_deliberations_-_political_analysis-128.mp3