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Recreational fishers demand group to oversee stock protection

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 08:50:00 +1200

Weekend boaties are under scrutiny in a bid to find out just how much they are to blame for overfishing and what to do about it. While there are strict rules for managing commercial fisheries, there is little information about the impact of those who fish for fun.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170822-0850-recreational_fishers_demand_group_to_oversee_stock_protection-128.mp3




Australia snaps up Māori rugby talent for World Cup team

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 08:48:00 +1200

Fenella Hake is lining up in the green and gold strip and singing Advance Australia Fair at the Women's Rugby World Cup, but she still calls New Zealand home.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170822-0848-australia_snaps_up_maori_rugby_talent_for_world_cup_team-128.mp3




National's plan for cheaper GP visits 'a good start'

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 08:45:00 +1200

Family doctors say National's plan to expand cheap GP visits to 600,000 more low-income people is a 'good start'. They say it will help ease the pressure on hospital emergency departments.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170822-0845-nationals_plan_for_cheaper_gp_visits_a_good_start-128.mp3




Builders urged to set safety net after roof-fall injuries

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 08:41:00 +1200

Builders are being put on notice about the need for secure safety nets to stop workers seriously injuring themselves if they fall off roofs or walls.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170822-0841-builders_urged_to_set_safety_net_after_roof-fall_injuries-128.mp3




Three prisoners expected to give evidence aboue cellmate rape

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 08:38:00 +1200

Three prisoners are expected to give evidence in court about being raped by their cellmate. William Katipa denies the charges. Auckland court reporter Edward Gay is covering the case and joins us now.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170822-0838-three_prisoners_expected_to_give_evidence_aboue_cellmate_rape-128.mp3




Markets Update for 22 August 2017

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 08:29:00 +1200

A brief update of movements in the financial sector.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/business/bus-mnr-20170822-0829-markets_update_for_2_august_2017-128.mp3




Facebook the new hotspot for selling stolen avocados

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 08:29:00 +1200

Avocado thieves are taking to social media to sell the stolen fruit, police say. New Zealand Avocado chief executive Jen Scoular joins us to discuss the thefts.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170822-0829-facebook_the_new_hotspot_for_selling_stolen_avocados-128.mp3




Fishers 'trying to intimidate' MPI over surveillance

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 08:27:00 +1200

Court action could be on the horizon from a group of fishermen against plans to use cameras and GPS tracking on commerical boats. Auckland University fishing industry researcher Dr Glenn Simmons joins us.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170822-0827-fishers_trying_to_intimidate_mpi_over_surveillance-128.mp3




Fishers consider court action over cameras on boats

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 08:27:00 +1200

A group of fishermen are considering court action to put a stop to the use of cameras and GPS tracking to monitor their every move.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170822-0827-fishers_consider_court_action_over_cameras_on_boats-128.mp3




United Future deputy unaware Dunne would quit

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 08:26:00 +1200

Is there a future for United Future without Peter Dunne? The party's deputy leader Judy Turner tells us they're not giving up hope.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170822-0826-united_future_not_giving_up_hope_after_dunnes_resignation-128.mp3




Election 2017: Three leaders in three weeks - analysis

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 08:09:00 +1200

United Future is the latest victim of 2017's pre-election turmoil, with party leader Peter Dunne announcing he's quitting. Former Labour Party president Mike Williams and Ben Thomas - a consultant with corporate PR group Exceltium - join us.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170822-0809-election_2017_three_leaders_in_three_weeks_-_analysis-128.mp3




Sports News for 22 August 2017

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 08:06:00 +1200

An update from the team at RNZ Sport.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170822-0806-sports_news_for_22_august_2017-128.mp3




National's job of winning seats just got harder

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 07:52:00 +1200

Peter Dunne's shock resignation means National's loses a crucial 'plus one'. National's campaign manager, Steven Joyce, is in the Wellington studio.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170822-0752-nationals_job_of_winning_seats_just_got_harder-128.mp3




'I'm leaving it to the experts' - Ardern on tax plans

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 07:38:00 +1200

As he announced his departure, Peter Dunne took aim at Labour, saying politics was about "the hard grind, substantive policy, achievement and hard work," rather than "smiles and waves". Labour leader Jacinda Ardern joins Guyon Espiner to discuss the ongoing campaign.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170822-0738-politics_more_than_smiles_waves_-_outgoing_mp_peter_dunne-128.mp3




Solar eclipse 2017: The view from Wyoming

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 07:28:00 +1200

Millions of Americans across 11 states are witnessing a total solar eclipse that's crossing the US. Observatory director for the Mars Society, Peter Detterline, has been camping out at Guernsey State Park in Wyoming and describes the scene.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170822-0728-solar_eclipse_2017_the_view_from_wyoming-128.mp3




Barcelona alleged attacker shot dead

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 07:22:00 +1200

Spanish police have shot dead Younes Abouyaaqoub - the main suspect in the Barcelona van attack. Europe correspondent Jack Parrock has been covering the attacks.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170822-0722-barcelona_alleged_attacker_shot_dead-128.mp3




Peter Dunne's departure: Political analysis

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 07:20:00 +1200

RNZ's political editor Jane Patterson discusses the implications of the latest political leadership departure. United Future's Peter Dunne has quit. So what does that mean for the results in National's 'plus one' seat of Ohariu?


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170822-0720-peter_dunnes_departure_political_analysis-128.mp3




Dunne quits to avoid 'awful concession speech'

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 07:17:00 +1200

United Future leader Peter Dunne has suddenly announced he's quitting Parliament, just a month out from election day. He speaks with Susie Ferguson about the departure.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170822-0717-peter_dunne_explains_his_shock_departure-128.mp3




National loses key ally with Dunne's shock departure

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 07:14:00 +1200

The National Party has lost a key ally, with the departure of the United Future leader, Peter Dunne from Parliament. United Future has been a solid partner of National's for the last three terms, giving it support on confidence and supply and in some cases the vote needed to pass significant legislation.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170822-0714-national_loses_key_ally_with_dunnes_shock_departure-128.mp3




Sports News for 22 August 2017

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 07:06:00 +1200

An update from the team at RNZ Sport.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170822-0706-sports_news_for_22_august_2017-128.mp3




Business News for 22 August 2017

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 06:49:00 +1200

News from the business sector, including a market report.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/business/bus-mnr-20170822-0649-business_news_for_22_august_2017-128.mp3




Fishers furious over cameras on boats, threaten legal action

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 06:45:00 +1200

Southland fishermen say plans to install tracking devices and cameras on boats are an invasion of privacy and they're considering court action. Fisherman Chris Black told RNZ reporter Conan Young the surveillance move was over the top.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170822-0645-fishers_furious_over_cameras_on_boats_threaten_legal_action-128.mp3




Dunne's departure: National's allies disappearing

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 06:42:00 +1200

National Party leader Bill English says the departure of Peter Dunne doesn't change National's focus, after the United Future leader and National's coalition partner announced he'll resign from Parliament at the election.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170822-0642-dunnes_departure_nationals_allies_disappearing-128.mp3







Early Business News for 22 August 2017

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 06:20:00 +1200

A brief update of movements in the financial sector.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/business/bus-mnr-20170822-0620-early_business_news_for_22_august_2017-128.mp3




Labour, Greens transport policy priorities

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 06:14:00 +1200

Getting people out of cars and onto trains and buses are the transport priorities of the Labour and Green Parties. RNZ's Siobhan Wilson takes a look at the different election pledges.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170822-0614-labour_and_greens_transport_policy_priorities-128.mp3




Total solar eclipse wows millions of Americans

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 06:09:00 +1200

The total solar eclipse has made landfall in the US as it heads across the continent making a 112-kilometre wide path of 'totality' - where the sun is completely obscured by the moon. US correspondent Mary MacCarthy says she has just seen it pass over where she is in Nebraska.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170822-0609-total_solar_eclipse_wows_millions_of_americans-128.mp3




Sports News for 22 August 2017

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 06:06:00 +1200

A update from the team at RNZ sport.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170822-0606-sports_news_for_22_august_2017-128.mp3




Top Stories for Tuesday 22 August 2017

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 06:00:00 +1200

National loses key ally with Dunne's shock departure, Peter Dunne explains his shock departure, Peter Dunne's departure: Political analysis, Barcelona alleged attacker shot dead, Solar eclipse 2017: The view from Wyoming


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170822-0600-top_stories_for_tuesday_22_august_2017-128.mp3




US to see rare full solar eclipse

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 08:50:00 +1200

For the first time in almost 100 years, the USA will experience a full solar eclipse from coast to coast. KATU News reporter Reed Andrews says the state of Oregon is expecting up to one million visitors, where the eclipse is expected to appear first.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170821-0850-us_to_see_rare_full_solar_eclipse-128.mp3




Swedish scientists prove water makes whisky better

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 08:47:00 +1200

Swedish researchers have used powerful computers to scientifically establish what anyone with more than a passing familiarity with good scotch will tell you - that it tastes and smells better with a splash of water.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170821-0847-swedish_scientists_prove_water_makes_whisky_better-128.mp3




NZQA sets tougher rules for tertiary English tests

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 08:39:00 +1200

A group representing private tertiary institutions is worried tighter rules on English testing for foreign students will not stop some providers from cheating.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170821-0839-nzqa_sets_tougher_rules_for_tertiary_english_tests-128.mp3




Markets Update for 21 August 2017

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 08:29:00 +1200

A brief update of movements in the financial sector.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/business/bus-mnr-20170821-0829-markets_update_for_21_august_2017-128.mp3




National latest political party to announce Manawatu Gorge plan

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 08:21:00 +1200

As the election draws nearer, politicians are sensing the potential to win votes with policies aimed at the critically-damaged Manawatu Gorge road. Palmerston North Mayor Grant Smith and Robin Winter from the Woodville Districts Vision organisation join us to discuss the gorge options.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170821-0821-national_latest_political_party_to_announce_manawatu_gorge_plan-128.mp3




'Meads' rugby was dug out of the farmland'

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 08:15:00 +1200

Rugby journalist and historian Ron Palenski and commentator Keith Quinn reflect on what made Sir Colin Meads great.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170821-0815-no-nonsense_down-to-earth_qualities_define_a_rugby_legend-128.mp3




Sir Colin Meads: Fans gather at Te Kuiti statue

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 08:13:00 +1200

RNZ reporter Eva Corlett is in Te Kuiti - Sir Colin Meads' hometown - where people are gathering to remember the rugby icon.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170821-0813-sir_colin_meads_fans_gather_at_te_kuiti_statue-128.mp3




Former All Blacks pay tribute to felled Pinetree

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 08:09:00 +1200

New Zealand rugby legends of a bygone era all remember former All Black Sir Colin Meads, who died yesterday at the age of 81 after a year-long battle with pancreatic cancer.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170821-0809-former_all_blacks_pay_tribute_to_felled_pinetree-128.mp3




Sports News for 21 August 2017

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 08:06:00 +1200

An update from the team at RNZ Sport.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170821-0806-sports_news_for_21_august_2017-128.mp3




Beyond the Beehive #3: What do Parnell, Otara voters want?

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 07:55:00 +1200

The Wireless stops off in Parnell and in Otara to check the pulse of the communities and finds out what election issues matter to locals the most. It's part three of election special 'Beyond the Beehive'.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170821-0755-the_beyond_the_beehive_team_explore_two_auckland_markets-128.mp3




Without changes, gastro crisis will happen again - Water NZ boss

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 07:52:00 +1200

A new Ministry of Health report shows more than 80,000 New Zealanders are receiving publicly-supplied water that has failed bacteria standards. Chief executive of Water New Zealand John Pfahlert explains why the Ministry of Health should be prosecuting local authorities for quality breaches.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170821-0752-water_nz_seeks_prosecutions_over_water_breaches-128.mp3




Havelock North residents still in pain a year on

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 07:49:00 +1200

A candle light vigil was held in the Havelock North village last night to mark a year since contamination of the town's water supply. Five thousand people were to become sick and was linked to three deaths.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170821-0749-havelock_north_residents_still_in_pain_a_year_on-128.mp3




Brian Lochore on Meads' iconic All Blacks role

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 07:43:00 +1200

Sir Brian Lochore played in the same team as Sir Colin Meads. He joins us to discuss the legend's playing style, and his role in the All Blacks' forward pack.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170821-0743-brian_lochore_on_meads_iconic_all_blacks_role-128.mp3




Barcelona attacker may be in France - police

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 07:39:00 +1200

An Australian-British boy has been confirmed dead after the Barcelona van attack last week. New York Times correspondent Raphael Minder says Spanish police suspect the attacker could have escaped to France.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170821-0739-barcelona_attacker_may_be_in_france_-_police-128.mp3




Roads to re-election? English on National's new policy

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 07:23:00 +1200

The election campaign is gathering momentum with National's promise at the weekend to build 10 new highways or "roads of national significance" if re-elected. Prime MInister Bill English joins us to discuss the $10.5 billion project.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170821-0723-roads_to_re-election_english_on_nationals_new_policy-128.mp3




Ardern on Greens' turf at Labour launch

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 07:22:00 +1200

As Jacinda Ardern kicked off Labour's election campaign in front a 2,200-strong crowd, which included former Prime Minister Helen Clark, she waded deep into Greens territory, speaking about cleaning up dirty rivers, climate change and inequality.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170821-0722-ardern_on_greens_turf_at_labour_launch-128.mp3




Meads 'a top bloke on, off field' - Fergus Slattery

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 07:17:00 +1200

British and Irish Lions legend Fergus Slattery was a flanker in the side that beat the All Blacks in 1971. He says Sir Colin Meads was a "top bloke" on and off the field.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170821-0717-meads_a_top_bloke_on_off_field_-_fergus_slattery-128.mp3




Meads 'laid foundation' for new All Blacks - Ian Kirkpatrick

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 07:14:00 +1200

Sir Colin "laid the foundation" for new All Blacks, says friend and teammate Ian Kirkpatrick.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170821-0714-meads_laid_foundation_for_new_all_blacks_-_ian_kirkpatrick-128.mp3




Colin Meads' home town mourns its favourite son

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 07:09:00 +1200

The death of rugby legend Sir Colin Meads has left his King Country hometown Te Kuiti remembering a man who left his mark in the community as much as on the playing field. People are visiting his statue and meeting in local clubs to swap stories.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170821-0709-colin_meads_home_town_mourns_its_favourite_son-128.mp3




Sports News for 21 August 2017

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 07:06:00 +1200

An update from the team at RNZ Sport.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170821-0706-sports_news_for_21_august_2017-128.mp3




Business News for 21 August 2017

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 06:49:00 +1200

News from the business sector, including a market report.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/business/bus-mnr-20170821-0649-business_news_for_21_august_2017-128.mp3




Pricey emergency dental system needs overhaul - dentists

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 06:46:00 +1200

Dentists are calling for an overhaul to emergency dental treatment for the poor, as tens of millions of dollars are spent every year on treatment. Work and Income has given out 400,000 emergency grants over the past six years costing more than $140 million. Dentists say if work is done earlier to prevent gum disease and tooth decay, a lot of money could be saved.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170821-0646-priccey_emergency_dental_system_needs_overhaul_-_dentists-128.mp3




Ardern says climate change aim not encroaching on Greens

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 06:44:00 +1200

The Labour Leader Jacinda Ardern is denying pushing into Green Party territory with a campaign launch speech focussing on tackling climate change, clean rivers and inequality.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170821-0644-ardern_says_climate_change_aim_not_encroaching_on_greens-128.mp3




Meads' rugby style was beyond his era - Steve Tew

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 06:39:00 +1200

Chief executive of New Zealand Rugby Steve Tew says Sir Colin Meads' abilities as a player transcended his playing era, but the legend had great respect for modern players.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170821-0639-meads_rugby_style_was_beyond_his_era_-_steve_tew-128.mp3







Early Business News for 21 August 2017

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 06:20:00 +1200

A brief update of movements in the financial sector.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/business/bus-mnr-20170821-0620-early_business_news_for_21_august_2017-128.mp3




'No bigger person took the field' - Laurie Mains

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 06:09:00 +1200

"No bigger person took the field in world rugby" - former All Black Laurie Mains remembers his teammate and friend Sir Colin Meads, who has died, aged 81.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170821-0609-no_bigger_person_took_the_field_-_laurie_mains-128.mp3




Sports News for 21 August 2017

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 06:06:00 +1200

A update from the team at RNZ sport.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170821-0606-sports_news_for_21_august_2017-128.mp3




Top Stories for Monday 21 August 2017

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 06:00:00 +1200

The death of rugby legend Sir Colin Meads has left his King Country hometown Te Kuiti remembering a man who left his mark in the community as much as on the playing field. As Jacinda Ardern kicked off Labour's election campaign in front a 2,200-strong crowd she waded deep into Greens territory, speaking about cleaning up dirty rivers, climate change and inequality. The election campaign is gathering momentum with National's promise at the weekend to build 10 new highways or "roads of national significance" if re-elected. An Australian-British boy has been confirmed dead after the Barcelona van attack last week. A candle light vigil was held in the Havelock North village last night to mark a year since contamination of the town's water supply.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170821-0600-top_stories_for_monday_21_august_2017-128.mp3




Kerry-Anne Walsh on unwitting Kiwis in Australian politics

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 08:56:00 +1200

Unwitting New Zealanders in Australia's Parliament and a Bledisloe match coming up - we discuss the news from Australia with Canberra correspondent Kerry-Anne Walsh.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170818-0856-kerry-anne_walsh_with_news_from_australia-128.mp3




Can Rugby Championship, Bledisloe Cup revive the All Blacks?

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 08:52:00 +1200

The All Blacks take on the Wallabies in Sydney this Saturday as the Rugby Championship kicks off. None of the Australian Super rugby sides managed to register a win over New Zealand opposition in 26 matches while the Wallabies were recently humbled by Scotland.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170818-0852-can_rugby_championship_bledisloe_cup_revive_the_all_blacks-128.mp3




NZQA blocks NCEA exam cheating

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 08:49:00 +1200

NCEA markers will be on the lookout for students using memorised or plaigiarised answers in this year's school exams. A review has warned that in some subjects students could be memorising official examples of good answers from previous years' exams and using them as their own.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170818-0849-nzqa_blocks_ncea_exam_cheating-128.mp3




Shaw will need help from young Greens - political panel

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 08:39:00 +1200

A turbulent three weeks in politics has taken another twist, with a new poll showing the Green Party without enough support to get back into Parliament. We talk with former Green MP Sue Bradford and Canterbury University political science associate professor Bronwyn Hayward.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170818-0839-political_panel_on_a_dramatic_few_weeks_in_politics-128.mp3




Markets Update for 18 August 2017

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 08:33:00 +1200

A brief update of movements in the financial sector.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/business/bus-mnr-20170818-0833-markets_update_for_18_august_2017-128.mp3




Fifty-first Parliament closes with speeches, jibes, ukulele

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 08:28:00 +1200

MPs have wrapped up the Parliamentary term, giving their final speeches in a lively debate which also doubled as an early campaign platform. Early voting opens on September 11, with election day on September the 23.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170818-0828-fifty-first_parliament_comes_to_an_end-128.mp3




Govt checking Rocket Lab for ocean litter

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 08:25:00 +1200

A NIWA report has found the ecological impact of jettisoned rocket debris is less than pollution from the fishing industry, but a build-up of debris on the ocean floor from repeated launches could be problematic. Minister for the Environment Nick Smith has proposed another analysis after Rocket Lab completes 100 launches.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170818-0825-govt_checking_rocket_lab_for_ocean_litter-128.mp3




Police close to solving Chris Bush murder cold case

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 08:20:00 +1200

The police say they've identified a small group of suspects in the 30-year-old unsolved murder of publican Chris Bush. Detective Inspector Gary Lendrum joins us.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170818-0820-police_close_to_solving_chris_bush_murder_cold_case-128.mp3




Vehicle attacks can't be prevented - Barcelona local

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 08:13:00 +1200

At least 12 people are confirmed killed after a vehicle attack in Barcelona. Sonia Andolz is a professor at Public Security Institute at the University of Barcelona, she joins us now.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170818-0813-barcelona_attack_university_of_barcelona_-_sonia_andolz-128.mp3




Sports News for 18 August 2017

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 08:06:00 +1200

An update from the team at RNZ Sport.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170818-0806-sports_news_for_18_august_2017-128.mp3




Beyond the Beehive #2: Kaikohe, Whangarei

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 07:57:00 +1200

The Whangarei electorate has been a safe National seat. Is that about to change? Homelessness, drug abuse and family violence are among the concerns of voters in Whangarei and Kaikohe.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170818-0757-beyond_the_beehive_2_whangarei-128.mp3




Neo-Nazi group kicked off internet, raising free speech concerns

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 07:53:00 +1200

A neo-Nazi group has been kicked off the internet in the wake of Charlottesville, but its banishment is raising questions about freedom of speech. Verge correspondent Russell Brandom tells us there are growing calls for a simple standard people can agree to when they register with a website.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170818-0853-neo-nazi_group_kicked_off_the_internet-128.mp3




Police divers join search for missing men

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 07:48:00 +1200

Police divers are joining the search today for two men missing in Tongariro National Park since Saturday. RNZ reporter Robin Martin is at the search scene in Turangi.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170818-0748-police_divers_join_search_for_missing_men-128.mp3




NZ drinking water quality compliance 'poor' - report

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 07:46:00 +1200

An Insight investigation into drinking water standards has discovered that more than 80,000 people are receiving publicly-supplied water that has failed bacteria standards


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170818-0846-nzs_drinking_water_standards_compliance_poor_-_report-128.mp3




Greens plummet, Labour surges in latest poll - political analysis

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 07:38:00 +1200

In the latest Colmar Brunton poll the Greens have dropped to just four percent and Labour is now 37 percent - its highest rating since Helen Clark was Prime Minister. RNZ political editor Jane Patterson joins us to discuss the latest results.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170818-0738-greens_plummet_in_poll_as_labour_surges_-_political_analysis-128.mp3




Aaron Smith revelations 'highly sensationalised on eve of Bledisloe'

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 07:28:00 +1200

All Black Aaron Smith's career is once again in question, with the Rugby Union saying it has hired a lawyer to look into claims he lied about a tryst with a woman in an airport toilet last year. Employment law specialist Peter Cullen says if it's deemed serious misconduct, it does not necessarily set grounds for dismissal.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170818-0728-aaron_smith_investigated_again_after_toilet_tryst-128.mp3




Northland mental health client found dead

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 07:25:00 +1200

A Whangarei woman is calling for answers from Mental Health services after a woman was found dead in a neighbouring bedsit, possibly weeks after she had died. "It feels so ad hoc," she told RNZ reporter Lois Williams.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170818-0725-northland_mental_health_client_found_dead-128.mp3




'We don't need' electorate deal with Labour - Shaw

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 07:18:00 +1200

Greens leader James Shaw says he's now in the fight of his life after a Colmar Brunton poll put the party's support at just four percent - not enough to return to Parliament. He spoke to Susie Ferguson about his reaction to the results.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170818-0718-greens_leader_in_fight_of_my_life_after_devastating_poll-128.mp3




Barcelona attack: Latest details

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 07:09:00 +1200

13 people are dead and 50 injured after a van ploughed into crowds in a popular Las Ramblas tourist area of Barcelona.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170818-0709-terror_in_spain-128.mp3




Sports News for 18 August 2017

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 07:06:00 +1200

An update from the team at RNZ Sport.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170818-0706-sports_news_for_18_august_2017-128.mp3




Business News for 18 August 2017

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 06:49:00 +1200

Consumer confidence rises in the latest ANZ report, and all the business news for Friday morning. 


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/business/bus-mnr-20170818-0649-business_news_for_18_august_2017-128.mp3




Greens plummet in latest poll, Jeanette Fitzsimons discusses

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 06:45:00 +1200

The Green Party has plummeted from 15 to four percent in the latest political poll after the rise of Labour's Jacinda Ardern and the resignation of Greens co-leader Metiria Turei. Former Green Party co-leader Jeanette Fitzsimons joins us now.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170818-0645-greens_plummet_in_latest_poll_jeanette_fitzsimons_discusses-128.mp3







Early Business News for 18 August 2017

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 06:20:00 +1200

A brief update of movements in the financial sector.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/business/bus-mnr-20170818-0620-early_business_news_for_18_august_2017-128.mp3




Sports News for 18 August 2017

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 06:06:00 +1200

A update from the team at RNZ sport.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170818-0606-sports_news_for_18_august_2017-128.mp3




Top Stories for Friday 18 August 2017

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 06:00:00 +1200

Terror in Spain, Greens leader in 'fight of my life' after devastating poll result, Northland mental health client found dead, neighbour demands answers, Aaron Smith revelations 'highly sensationalised on eve of Bledisloe'.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170818-0600-top_stories_for_friday_18_august_2017-128.mp3




Surprises in upcoming All Blacks' Bledisloe Cup match

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 08:57:00 +1200

There have been a few surprises in the All Blacks team named for this Saturday's Bledisloe Cup match against the Wallabies. RNZ rugby reporter joins us to discuss the details.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170817-0857-surprises_in_upcoming_all_blacks_bledisloe_cup_match-128.mp3




Law passed to stop more Phillip John Smith-style prison breaks

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 08:53:00 +1200

A new law has been passed that aims to stop a repeat of the Phillip John Smith case, who broke out of prison, obtained a passport and managed to flee New Zealand for Brazil. RNZ political reporter Demelza Leslie has more.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170817-0853-law_passed_to_stop_more_phillip_john_smith-style_prison_breaks-128.mp3




Are prefab homes the solution to social housing shortage?

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 08:49:00 +1200

Housing New Zealand says cheaper and quicker to build prefabricated homes are set to play a bigger role in coping with the demand for social housing.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170817-0849-are_prefab_homes_the_solution_to_social_housing_shortage-128.mp3




Hamilton, Tauranga mayors weigh in on train link idea

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 08:44:00 +1200

Transport lobby group Greater Auckland has set out a bold plan for a new commuter rail network linking Auckland with Hamilton and Tauranga. Hamilton Mayor Andrew King and Tauranga Mayor Greg Brownless tell Morning Report it's an exciting initiative and they'll get behind it where they can. 


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170817-0844-mayors_weigh_in_on_commuter_train_proposal-128.mp3




Conservationists say swamp kauri still slipping through gaps

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 08:41:00 +1200

Northland conservationists who've challenged the export of swamp kauri are heading back to court for another round with the Ministry for Primary Industries.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170817-0841-conservationists_say_swamp_kauri_still_slipping_through_gaps-128.mp3




Hostage situation developing in Lower Hutt - the latest

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 08:37:00 +1200

A hostage situation has developed at a house in Lower Hutt, police say. RNZ reporter Adriana Weber is at the scene.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170817-0837-hostage_situation_developing_in_lower_hutt-128.mp3




Markets Update for 17 August 2017

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 08:32:00 +1200

A brief update of movements in the financial sector.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/business/bus-mnr-20170817-0832-markets_update_for_17_august_2017-128.mp3




'I asked' about revoking fraudster's citizenship - Dunne

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 08:24:00 +1200

Convicted money launderer William Yan will not have his citizenship revoked. Internal Affairs Minister Peter Dunne joins us to discuss the decision.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170817-0824-convicted_fraudster_william_yan_keeps_controversial_citizenship-128.mp3




With few weeks to election day, 225k young NZers not enrolled

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 08:21:00 +1200

With the election just over a month away, more than 225,000 young people are yet to enrol to vote. RNZ's Reesh Lyon reports.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170817-0821-with_few_weeks_to_election_day_225k_young_nzers_not_enrolled-128.mp3




Half of emergency doctors report bullying by colleagues

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 08:17:00 +1200

Nearly half of all emergency doctors and trainees report being bullied, discriminated against or sexually harassed by their colleagues while on the job, a survey has found.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170817-0817-half_of_emergency_doctors_report_bullying_by_colleagues-128.mp3




'Hone telling porkies' - Willie Jackson denies deal in north

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 08:11:00 +1200

Labour's Maori campaign manager Willie Jackson says there is no possibility of a deal to give the Mana Movement leader, Hone Harawira, a free run at regaining the Te Tai Tokerau seat he lost to Kelvin Davis at the last election. He joins us to discuss the campaign.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170817-0811-hone_telling_porkies_-_willie_jackson_denies_deal-128.mp3




Sports News for 17 August 2017

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 08:06:00 +1200

An update from the team at RNZ Sport.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170817-0806-sports_news_for_17_august_2017-128.mp3




Voluntary warrant of fitness for Wellington houses launched

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 07:55:00 +1200

Wellington City Council is launching a voluntary Rental Warrant of Fitness for minimum housing standards in the city. Mayor Justin Lester says council will be working with the Sustainability Trust to make inspections on properties.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170817-0755-voluntary_warrant_of_fitness_for_wellington_houses_launched-128.mp3




Would Labour introduce capital gains tax if in govt?

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 07:47:00 +1200

It's marginally more affordable to buy your first home than it was two years ago, new figures show, but Labour's housing spokesperson Phil Twyford says the figures show the situation is getting worse.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170817-0747-housing_more_affordable_figures_show_but_labour_disagrees-128.mp3




High speed Auckland-Hamilton-Tauranga rail line planned - analysis

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 07:43:00 +1200

High-speed passenger trains could link Auckland, Hamilton, Tauranga and eventually Rotorua, under a plan promoted by transport lobby group Greater Auckland. RNZ's Todd Niall has the details.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170817-0743-different_auckland-hamilton-tauranga_rail_line_proposed-128.mp3




New satellite images pinpoint MH370 location

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 07:40:00 +1200

There's new hope the wreckage of the missing Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 might be found as previously overlooked satellite images showing what looks like man-made objects floating on the ocean have been re-examined.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170817-0740-new_satellite_images_pinpoint_mh370_location-128.mp3