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Legal challenge over climate change gets underway today

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 08:52:00 +1200

Sarah Thomson, a 26-year-old law student from Hamilton, is seeking a judicial review of the Government's position of climate change. She says she wants the Government to take climate change seriously.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170626-0852-legal_challenge_over_climate_change_gets_underway_today-128.mp3




Voting gets underway in Papua New Guinea's election

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 08:47:00 +1200

Voting has begun in Papua New Guinea's general election. The two week polling period follows almost two months of intense campaigning involving more than 3,000 candidates across the country. Our reporter Johnny Blades reports from Port Moresby.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170626-0847-voting_gets_underway_in_papua_new_guineas_election-128.mp3




Overhaul of foreign investor protection rules touted in study

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 08:44:00 +1200

As part of proposed trade talks with New Zealand, the European Union wants to introduce a trade court under the Investor-State-Dispute Settlement system to hear disputes. And some New Zealand trade commentators say the Government should back it. Patrick O'Meara takes a closer look at the issue.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170626-0844-overhaul_of_foreign_investor_protection_rules_touted_in_study-128.mp3




Al Jazeera under pressure in Qatar clampdown

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 08:37:00 +1200

Four countries who accused Qatar of supporting terrorism have also demanded the Middle-Eastern state shut down the Al Jazeera TV network. The Al Jazeera representative for the National Union of Journalists in London is Mick Hodgkin who says the network being shut down is "not up for negotiation".


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170626-0837-al_jazeera_under_pressure_in_qatar_clampdown-128.mp3




Markets Update for 26 June 2017

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 08:30:00 +1200

A brief update of movements in the financial sector.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/business/bus-mnr-20170626-0830-markets_update_for_26_june_2017-128.mp3




NZ First wants regions to get 'fair share' of GST, royalties

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 08:27:00 +1200

A regional focus; tax deductions for small business and an end to the 'mindless extraction of water by bottling companies' - the core issues canvassed by NZ First leader Winston Peters at the party's campaign launch in Palmerston North yesterday.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170626-0827-nz_first_wants_regions_to_get_fair_share_of_gst_royalties-128.mp3




Angry GPs being urged to use election to lobby over funding

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 08:22:00 +1200

Angry family doctors are being told to use the election campaign to vent their frustrations over a funding system they say locks out too many poor people. The College of GPs wants doctors to bombard the Health Minister with complaints, and just days after the call went out more than a hundred had responded. Our correspondent Karen Brown has more.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170626-0822-angry_gps_being_urged_to_use_election_to_lobby_over_funding-128.mp3




Mental health care under strain as more people use services

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 08:16:00 +1200

Mental health services are seriously stretched, district health boards complain of a lack of funding, and there are shortages of key staff. The most recent statistics show more than 168,000 clients were seen by mental health and addiction services last year - nearly 50,000 more than when National began its term in government. In the second part of RNZ's election year series "Is this the Brighter Future?", we look at the health of New Zealanders and the environment we live in.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170626-0816-mental_health_care_under_strain_as_more_people_use_services-128.mp3




One more win needed for Team NZ

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 08:09:00 +1200

Just one more win needed for New Zealand to bring home the Americas Cup. Our reporter in Bermuda is Todd Niall.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170626-0809-one_more_win_needed_for_team_nz-128.mp3




Sports News for 26 June 2017

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 08:06:00 +1200

An update from the team at RNZ Sport.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170626-0806-sports_news_for_26_june_2017-128.mp3




All Blacks pummel the Lions

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 07:50:00 +1200

The All Blacks beat the Lions 30-15 in Auckland on Saturday night. RNZ's Joe Porter and the Telegraph's rugby correspondent Gavin Mairs break down the game.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170626-0750-all_blacks_pummel_the_lions-128.mp3




Crayfish stocks in Kaikoura threatened by loophole in laws

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 07:46:00 +1200

Kaikoura is of course famous for its crayfish, but the crustacean is becoming increasingly popular with tourists. The crayfish is under threat and the tourists are being blamed. Locals warn the fishery could be unsustainable within two years, if the Government doesn't act now.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170626-0746-crayfish_stocks_in_kaikoura_threatened_by_loophole_in_laws-128.mp3




Changes to FastPost irks Postal Workers Union

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 07:40:00 +1200

New Zealand Post's decision to increase the cost of its Fast Post service from Saturday, and at the same time, reduce its delivery days, has irked the Postal Workers Union. John Maynard is the union's spokesman and says this is a way of NZ Post trying to get rid of the service.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170626-0740-changes_to_fastpost_servicecost_irks_postal_workers_union-128.mp3




English doesn't know if Barclay tape still exists

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 07:28:00 +1200

The Todd Barclay saga continues to dog National. The Prime Minister Bill English says he didn't lsiten to the tapes because he didn't think it was appropriate. He says he doesn't know if the tapes have been deleted or not.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170626-0728-todd_barclay_saga_continues_to_dog_national_-_pm_responds-128.mp3




Team New Zealand one win away from America's Cup glory

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 07:17:00 +1200

Team New Zealand is one win away from bringing the America's Cup home. Simon Shaw, a British former world match racing champ, says Team New Zealand has a big advantage heading into tomorrow.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170626-0717-team_new_zealand_one_win_away_from_americas_cup_glory-128.mp3




RNZ political editor on Todd Barclay scandal

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 07:13:00 +1200

Our political editor Jane Patterson was at the National Party conference this weekend and says questions are continuing about the Todd Barclay scandal.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170626-0713-rnz_political_editor_on_todd_barclay_scandal-128.mp3




Todd Barclay story dogs National Party conference

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 07:10:00 +1200

The National party held its election year annual conference over the weekend, hoping to concentrate on the coming three months. However, the Todd Barclay affair continues to hang around and has been focused very much on what the Board and Prime Minister Bill English knew and how they initially dealt with the situation.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170626-0710-todd_barclay_story_dogs_national_party_conference-128.mp3




Sports News for 26 June 2017

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 07:05:00 +1200

An update from the team at RNZ Sport.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170626-0705-sports_news_for_26_june_2017-128.mp3




Business News for 26 June 2017

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 06:50:00 +1200

News from the business sector, including a market report.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/business/bus-mnr-20170626-0650-business_news_for_26_june_2017-128.mp3




As RAMSI ends, Solomon Islanders look to the future

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 06:45:00 +1200

The regional security force that has been keeping the peace in the Solomon Islands for the better part of 14 years is leaving the country this Friday. The Regional Assistance Mission, or RAMSI as it's known, intervened in the Solomon Islands after bloody ethnic fighting killed hundreds, displaced tens of thousands and brought the nation's economy to its knees. Now the country's started a week of farewells to mark the end of the mission.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170626-0645-as_ramsi_ends_solomon_islanders_look_to_the_future-128.mp3




National Party president backs Board in Todd Barclay affair

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 06:40:00 +1200

The National Party President Peter Goodfellow is backing his Board as acting with integrity and professionalism throughout Todd Barclay affair. He talked our reporter Jane Patterson at the National Party conference.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170626-0640-national_party_president_backs_board_in_todd_barclay_affair-128.mp3




Local fans crowd into yacht club to cheer on Team New Zealand

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 06:37:00 +1200

Local Team New Zealand fans have crowded into the Royal New Zealand Yacht Squadron in Auckland.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170626-0637-local_fans_crowd_into_yacht_club_to_cheer_on_team_new_zealand-128.mp3







Early Business News for 26 June 2017

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 06:23:00 +1200

A brief update of movements in the financial sector.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/business/bus-mnr-20170626-0623-early_business_news_for_26_june_2017-128.mp3




It's 2 for 2 for Team NZ this morning

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 06:19:00 +1200

It's 2 out of 2 for Team New Zealand this morning. Our America's Cup reporter Todd Niall is in Bermuda and says it was an exciting day of racing.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170626-0619-its_2_for_2_for_team_nz_this_morning-128.mp3




Crayfish stocks in Kaikoura threatened by loophole in laws

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 06:16:00 +1200

An independent fisheries policy adviser says he's worried about the growing number of tourist-focused fishing charters. Tony Craig says in Kaikoura, that's becoming a problem as more and more overseas tourists go crayfishing.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170626-0616-crayfish_stocks_in_kaikoura_threatened_by_loophole_in_laws-128.mp3




ObamaCare replacement due before Senate

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 06:13:00 +1200

The legislation to replace ObamaCare is due to come before the Senate for a vote this week, but that might not be able to happen. Aaron Blake is a political reporter with the Washington Post.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170626-0613-obamacare_replacement_due_before_senate-128.mp3




Sports News for 26 June 2017

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 06:06:00 +1200

An update from the team at RNZ Sport.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170626-0606-sports_news_for_26_june_2017-128.mp3




Top Stories for Monday 26 June 2017

Mon, 26 Jun 2017 06:00:00 +1200

Todd Barclay story dogs National Party conference; RNZ political editor on Todd Barclay scandal; Todd Barclay saga - PM responds; Team New Zealand one win away from America's Cup glory; and changes to FastPost service/cost irks Postal Workers Union.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170626-0600-top_stories_for_monday_26_june_2017-128.mp3




Kerry-Anne Walsh with news from Australia

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 08:55:00 +1200

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-20170623-0855-kerry-anne_walsh_with_news_from_australia-128.mp3




Scientist adopts Maori concepts to save penguins

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 08:48:00 +1200

What role can scientists and Pakeha play in kaitiakitanga? Te Aniwa Hurihanganui from Te Manu Korihi investigates.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170623-0848-scientist_adopts_maori_concepts_to_save_penguins-128.mp3




Red Deer Foundation 'delighted' with High Court ruling in its favour

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 08:44:00 +1200

Recreational hunters in the lower North Island are celebrating after winning a legal battle to cut back the number of helicopters hunting for deer in forest parks. The Lower North Island Red Deer Foundation president Gordon George says they're pleased with the result.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170623-0844-red_deer_foundation_delighted_with_high_court_ruling-128.mp3




First round of oyster culls finishes in Stewart Island

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 08:38:00 +1200

The first phase of Stewart Island's Great Oyster Cull is almost complete....already 25 tonnes of oysters have been removed from Big Glory Bay. Dick Langdon, who works on Stewart Island for Southern Seafoods, says MPI agreed to do further testing after locals lambasted officials at a meeting.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170623-0838-first_round_of_oyster_culls_finishes_in_stewart_island-128.mp3




Markets Update for 23 June 2017

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 08:29:00 +1200

A brief update of movements in the financial sector.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/business/bus-mnr-20170623-0829-markets_update_for_23_june_2017-128.mp3




Close contest expected in Lions' first test

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 08:26:00 +1200

The Telegraph's rugby correspondent Gavin Mairs and RNZ's Joe Porter are ready for a fierce clash when the first test of the Lions tour begins in Auckland tomorrow night.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170623-0826-close_contest_expected_in_lions_first_test-128.mp3




Full North Island dams send power south

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 08:22:00 +1200

A tale of two islands - while autumn storms lashed the North Island, drenching people but filling power company bank accounts, the story in the South island has been exactly the opposite.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170623-0822-full_north_island_dams_send_power_south-128.mp3




Doubt over Govt assurances on building cladding

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 08:19:00 +1200

Councils in Wellington and Christchurch say they weren't asked to check how many buildings are clad in combustible material similar to the Grenfell Tower in London until this week. But official assurances were given last Friday.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170623-0819-doubt_over_govt_assurances_on_building_cladding-128.mp3




Self-sufficiency "foreign" to Pacific community - Ministry

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 08:16:00 +1200

The Ministry for Pacific Peoples has objected to National's superannuation policy in a paper - obtained under the Official Information Act.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170623-0816-self-sufficiency_foreign_to_pacific_community_-_ministry-128.mp3




Awataha Marae responds to 'squalid conditions' claim

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 08:10:00 +1200

The chief executive of Awataha Marae says it is being caught in political crossfire after the Labour Party used it to house more than 80 international interns.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170623-0810-awataha_marae_responds_to_squalid_conditions_claim-128.mp3




Sports News for 23 June 2017

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 08:06:00 +1200

An update from the team at RNZ Sport.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170623-0806-sports_news_for_23_june_2017-128.mp3




Great Barrier Island becomes NZ's second dark sky sanctuary

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 07:55:00 +1200

Great Barrier Island is now an International Dark Sky Sanctuary. Local board chairwoman Izzy Fordham says the status means the night sky can be protected for future generations.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170623-0755-great_barrier_island_becomes_nzs_second_dark_sky_sanctuary-128.mp3




Government signals some social service can hold on to identifiable data

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 07:52:00 +1200

Following pressure from social service providers, and the Privacy Commissioner, the government has rolled back its plans to make all the community organisations it funds handover identifiable personal data by this year. Now there are indications the final plans might exempt those dealing with sexual violence, however it's likely they would have to share anonymised details.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170623-0752-government_signals_some_social_service_can_hold_on-128.mp3




Reality sinks in for Stewart Island's oyster farmers

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 07:48:00 +1200

At meetings this week, Stewart Island oyster farmers let loose at the Ministry for Primary Industries, including frustrations that top biosecurity officials had not been to see the farms for themselves. RNZ's Otago Southland reporter Lydia Anderson visited Big Glory Bay yesterday and filed this report.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170623-0748-reality_sinks_in_for_stewart_islands_oyster_farmers-128.mp3




Chinese commercial fishing co fined 800k for misreporting its tuna catch

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 07:43:00 +1200

A Chinese commercial fishing company caught with an illegal haul of critically-endangered tuna has been banned from all deep-sea fishing and fined more than 800 thousand dollars.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170623-0743-chinese_commercial_fishing_co_fined_800k_for_misreporting-128.mp3




Did the government give cladding assurances too soon?

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 07:40:00 +1200

The Building Minister Nick Smith assured the public there was little if any highly flammable cladding on New Zealand high rises despite Wellington and Christchurch city councils having done NO checks at all since warnings went out 15 months ago.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170623-0740-did_the_government_give_cladding_assurances_too_soon-128.mp3




Hundreds of UK buildings have combustible cladding

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 07:34:00 +1200

Theresa May has confirmed at least seven tower blocks in the UK have combustible cladding similar to the type used on Grenfell Tower. Vincent McAviney has been covering the story for LBC and says hundreds of other buildings might also have the cladding and now there's a race on to check whether they are safe.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170623-0734-hundreds_of_uk_buildings_have_combustible_cladding-128.mp3




Lions fans keen for the test series to kick off

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 07:28:00 +1200

"I think we're in with a shout" British and Irish Lions fans have arrived in Auckland for the first test against the All Blacks at Eden Park.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170623-0728-lions_fans_keen_for_the_test_series_to_kick_off-128.mp3




Quiet confidence from Team NZ ahead of America's Cup finals

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 07:25:00 +1200

Our America's Cup reporter Todd Niall is in Bermuda ahead of Sunday's final and says Team NZ is quiety confident.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170623-0725-quiet_confidence_from_team_nz_ahead_of_americas_cup_finals-128.mp3




US President admits he does NOT have tapes of Comey chats

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 07:21:00 +1200

Donald Trump is now saying he "did not make and does not have" tapes of his conversations with his then FBI director James Comey, who he subsequently fired. Our correspondent in Washington, Simon Marks, says Trump's backtracking on his initial suggestions that he had recordings.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170623-0721-us_president_admits_he_does_not_have_tapes_of_comey_chats-128.mp3




Barclay saga threatens to overshadow National party conference

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 07:18:00 +1200

As National Party members converge on Wellington for their annual conference, senior members of the party say the gathering will not be overshadowed by #DeBarclay


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170623-0718-barclay_saga_threatens_to_overshadow_national_party_conference-128.mp3




Labour accused of "slave labour", housing interns in squalor

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 07:10:00 +1200

The Labour Party has come under intense criticism after international interns complained about their living conditions at an Auckland marae. Labour's general secretary, Andrew Kirton, says he has known about the programme since April, but has only just found out about the living conditions.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170623-0710-labour_accused_of_slave_labour_housing_interns_in_squalor-128.mp3




Sports News for 23 June 2017

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 07:06:00 +1200

An update from the team at RNZ Sport.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170623-0706-sports_news_for_23_june_2017-128.mp3




Business News for 23 June 2017

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 06:49:00 +1200

News from the business sector, including a market report.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/business/bus-mnr-20170623-0649-business_news_for_23_june_2017-128.mp3




EU leaders meet in Brussels

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 06:44:00 +1200

The European Council president, Donald Tusk, has channelled the late Beatle John Lennon in his opening remarks at a summit in Brussels. Our correspondent in Brussels is Elena Casas-Montanez.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170623-0644-eu_leaders_met_in_brussels-128.mp3







Early Business News for 23 June 2017

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 06:20:00 +1200

A brief update of movements in the financial sector.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/business/bus-mnr-20170623-0620-early_business_news_for_23_june_2017-128.mp3




Nathan Guy says dairy herd near its limit

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 06:12:00 +1200

Dairy cattle numbers have increased by 69 percent to 6.5 million cows in the last 20 years. The Minister for Primary Industries, Nathan Guy, says he can't put a number on how many more cows New Zealand will add, but it's not much more.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170623-0612-nathan_guy_says_dairy_herd_near_its_limit-128.mp3




Nats 'moving on' from their week of hell

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 06:10:00 +1200

It's the National Party's election year conference in Wellington this weekend and they want to move on from the Todd Barclay affair which has dominated news this week.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170623-0610-nats_moving_on_from_their_week_of_hell-128.mp3




Sports News for 23 June 2017

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 06:06:00 +1200

A update from the team at RNZ sport.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170623-0606-sports_news_for_23_june_2017-128.mp3




Top Stories for Friday 23 June 2017

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 06:00:00 +1200

Labour accused of 'slave labour', housing interns in squalor, Barclay saga threatens to overshadow National party conference, US President admits he does NOT have tapes of Comey chats, Quiet confidence from Team NZ ahead of America's Cup finals, Lions fans keen for the test series to kick off, Hundred of UK buildings have combustible cladding, Did the government give cladding assurances too soon?


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170623-0600-top_stories_for_friday_23_june_2017-128.mp3




No show of America's Cup for fans disappoints the crowds

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 08:57:00 +1200

What's happened to the "dock out show" which puts the America's Cup teams on stage in front of their fans? RNZ's Todd Niall is in Bermuda and ponders the conspiracy theory that NZ fans have scared off Oracle's event company.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170622-0857-no_show_of_americas_cup_for_fans_disappoints_the_crowds-128.mp3




Queenstown paper begins campaign targeting drink drivers

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 08:54:00 +1200

Queenstown's Mountain Scene takes on recidivist drink-drivers, promising to publish the names of those convicted of drink-driving for at least the rest of the year. The paper's editor, David Williams, says in a court room just last week, 22 out of 38 people were there for drink-driving offences.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170622-0854-queenstown_paper_begins_campaign_targeting_drink_drivers-128.mp3




CyclingNZ's performance in Rio last year scrutinised

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 08:51:00 +1200

An inability to cope with stress and a bad team culture has been blamed for the New Zealand cycling teams poor performance at the Rio Olympics. Head of High Performance Sport Alex Baumann says the review highlighted some negatives but also many positives.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170622-0851-cyclingnzs_performance_in_rio_last_year_scrutinised-128.mp3




Brexit high up in Queen's speech

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 08:45:00 +1200

The British Parliament has met for the first time since the snap election earlier this month. At the State Opening of Parliament Queen Elizabeth outlined a legislative programme of 27 bills - eight of which focussed on Brexit. However as our London correspondent Natalie Powell explains the speech was perhaps more notable for what was NOT included.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170622-0845-brexit_high_up_in_queens_speech-128.mp3




Markets Update for 22 June 2017

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 08:29:00 +1200

A brief update of movements in the financial sector.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/business/bus-mnr-20170622-0829-markets_update_for_22_june_2017-128.mp3




Greens and farmers lock horns over new rules in Canty

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 08:24:00 +1200

The Greens' Eugenie Sage and Federated Farmers' Willy Leferink debate the repercussions of new regional council rules in Canterbury aimed at reducing nitrates leaching into waterways from dairy cows.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170622-0824-greens_and_farmers_lock_horns_over_new_rules_in_canty-128.mp3




Gore's mayor unsurprised by Todd Barclay's decision to resign

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 08:23:00 +1200

Gore's Mayor Tracy Hicks says Todd Barclay is bright, energetic and enthusiastic and this scandal has been a huge surprise. He says the fallout is concerning and a lot of people are feeling fragile and hurt at the way this has rolled out.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170622-0823-gores_mayor_unsurprised_by_todd_barclays_decision_to_resign-128.mp3




Peters baying for Bill English's resignation

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 08:17:00 +1200

Todd Barclay has resigned but that isn't enough for the opposition. Winston Peters wants Bill English to resign. "This is the most simple scandal I've seen in New Zealand politics."


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170622-0817-peters_baying_for_bill_englishs_resignation-128.mp3




MoH likely to be told to improve performance - Coleman

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 08:10:00 +1200

The relationship between the Ministry of Health and District Health Boards has hit rock bottom according to DHBs - with a multi milllion dollar funding bungle adding to the strain. The Minister of Health Jonathan Coleman says the relationship isn't broken.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170622-0810-moh_likely_to_be_told_to_improve_performance_-_coleman-128.mp3




Sports News for 22 June 2017

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 08:06:00 +1200

An update from the team at RNZ Sport.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170622-0806-sports_news_for_22_june_2017-128.mp3




Young player surprise addition to All Blacks

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 07:55:00 +1200

Steve Hansen's rung a couple of surprises in naming his side for the first Test against the Lions at Eden Park on Saturday. RNZ Sport's reporter Joe Porter says there are a few surprises.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170622-0755-young_player_surprise_addition_to_all_blacks-128.mp3




Marceau killer's family say they never received crucial support

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 07:51:00 +1200

Akshay Chand's family say they were never given the information they needed to properly supervise him while he was on bail. Our Auckland court reporter Edward Gay has been covering the inquest.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170622-0751-marceau_killers_family_say_they_never_received_crucial_support-128.mp3




Fears building regulator overhaul will leave it out of touch

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 07:47:00 +1200

The Government's building regulator is undergoing an overhaul, sparking fears it will be left more out of touch with the construction industry than it already is. Our reporter Phil Pennington has the details.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170622-0747-fears_building_regulator_overhaul_will_leave_it_out_of_touch-128.mp3




Human trafficking witnesses fell betrayed by govt

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 07:45:00 +1200

Indian nationals who took part in a human trafficking case claim Immigration New Zealand told them they would have a better chance of residency if they testified. Now, their residency applications have been declined.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170622-0745-human_trafficking_witnesses_fell_betrayed_by_govt-128.mp3




Human trafficking witnesses fell betrayed by govt

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 07:45:00 +1200

Indian nationals who took part in a human trafficking case claim Immigration New Zealand told them they would have a better chance of residency if they testified. Now, their residency applications have been declined.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170622-0745-human_trafficking_witnesses_fell_betrayed_by_govt-128.mp3




Aranui principal - Ministry apology isn't enough

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 07:40:00 +1200

The former principal of Aranui Primary School in Christchurch, Mike Allen, says the apology from the Ministry of Education isn't enough. Mr Allen says the Ministry clearly had a plan it couldn't deviate from during the merger, but it kept that secret from the community.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170622-0740-aranui_principal_-_ministry_apology_isnt_enough-128.mp3




Own the Factory campaign withdrawing Cadbury offer

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 07:28:00 +1200

A Dunedin group hoping to continue the production of iconic confectionery like Jaffas and Pineapple Lumps and Buzz Bars has given up on its plans. Dunedin Councillor Jim O'Malley is behind the campaign and says they're pulling out because they can't stick to Mondelez's timeline.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170622-0728-own_the_factory_campaign_withdrawing_cadbury_offer-128.mp3




Damning report on Health Ministry remains under wraps

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 07:26:00 +1200

The State Services Commission is refusing to release a potentially damaging report about the Health Ministry. Discuss this latest issue is our Health Correspondent, Karen Brown.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170622-0726-damning_report_on_health_ministry_remains_under_wraps-128.mp3




New rules could push farmers to brink of bankruptcy

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 07:20:00 +1200

Canterbury dairy farmers may have to reduce their herd sizes in order to comply with the new rules of Plan Change Five - which is designed to limit pollution from farm animals.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170622-0720-new_rules_could_push_farmers_to_brink_of_bankruptcy-128.mp3




Todd Barclay a 'risk' to the National Party

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 07:16:00 +1200

RNZ's Political Editor Jane Patterson says it's interesting that Todd Barclay will stay on until the election. She says the media have a lot of questions for him, and he'll be a risk to the National Party if he stays in Parliament.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170622-0716-todd_barclay_a_risk_to_the_national_party-128.mp3




Bill English's public silence on Barclay questioned

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 07:10:00 +1200

The Prime Minister's role in the Todd Barclay saga. Critics say say Bill English knew for more than a year Mr Barclay had recorded his staff without their knowledge and never said a word publicly, allowing him continue as an MP. They say that amounts to a cover-up. But Mr English says he took all the right steps.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170622-0710-bill_englishs_public_silence_on_barclay_questioned-128.mp3




Sports News for 22 June 2017

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 07:06:00 +1200

An update from the team at RNZ Sport.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170622-0706-sports_news_for_22_june_2017-128.mp3




Business News for 22 June 2017

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 06:49:00 +1200

News from the business sector, including a market report.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/business/bus-mnr-20170622-0649-business_news_for_22_june_2017-128.mp3




NZ may start sending plant specimens to Australia again soon

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 06:45:00 +1200

The ban on sending rare plant specimens to Australia after some were destroyed by mistake could be lifted next month.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170622-0645-nz_may_start_sending_plant_specimens_to_australia_again_soon-128.mp3




Ed Ministry put secrecy ahead of transparency

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 06:42:00 +1200

The Education Ministry has apologised after a critical report from the Chief Ombudsman said the ministry failed to fully inform Christchurch schools before revealing plans in 2012 to close and merge 38 of them following the Christchurch earthquake.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170622-0642-ed_ministry_put_secrecy_ahead_of_transparency-128.mp3







Early Business News for 22 June 2017

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 06:20:00 +1200

A brief update of movements in the financial sector.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/business/bus-mnr-20170622-0620-early_business_news_for_22_june_2017-128.mp3




Manchester United boss José Mourinho accused of tax fraud

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 06:16:00 +1200

Manchester United boss José Mourinho has been accused of tax fraud by Spanish prosecutors investigating his time as Real Madrid's head coach. James Badcock is a journalist based in Madrid, who's been covering the story for the BBC.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170622-0616-manchester_united_boss_jose_mourinho_accused_of_tax_fraud-128.mp3




Sports News for 22 June 2017

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 06:06:00 +1200

A update from the team at RNZ sport.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170622-0606-sports_news_for_22_june_2017-128.mp3




Top Stories for Thursday 22 June 2017

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 06:00:00 +1200

Bill English's public silence on Barclay questioned, Todd Barclay a 'risk' to the National Party, New rules could push farmers to brink of bankruptcy, Damning report on Health Ministry remains under wrap


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170622-0600-top_stories_for_thursday_22_june_2017-128.mp3




Chinese tourists are asking whether New Zealand is safe

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 08:52:00 +1200

A tour guide for Chinese tourists says she is fielding more and more questions from her customers about whether New Zealand is safe to visit. A Chinese-made anti-crime advertisement says New Zealand is becoming a criminal paradise and has been clicked on more than 15-thousand times in the social media platform Wechat since it's release on Saturday.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170621-0852-chinese_tourists_are_asking_whether_new_zealand_is_safe-128.mp3




NZers want "better-managed" immigration - survey

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 08:48:00 +1200

A new UMR poll on immigration shows many are dubious about how well-equipped the country is to deal with the growth in the country's population. David Talbot from UMR says that concern is mainly focused in three areas - housing, transport and health.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170621-0848-nzers_want_better-managed_immigration_-_survey-128.mp3




Elections begin in PNG amid claims of vote rigging, corruption

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 08:44:00 +1200

It's a country of eight million people in New Zealand's Pacific backyard, where corruption, tribal warfare and domestic violence are rife and it's about to head to the polls in national and local government elections, amid allegations of vote rigging. RNZ Pacific's Johnny Blades is in PNG.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170621-0844-elections_begin_in_png_amid_claims_of_vote_rigging_corruption-128.mp3




Conservative talks with DUP not going well

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 08:39:00 +1200

Theresa May's talks with the Northern Irish Democratic Unionist Party about a 'supply and confidence' coalition deal are not going well. Our reporter in London is Catherine Drew.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170621-0839-conservative_talks_with_dup_not_going_well-128.mp3




Govt accused of micro managing Pt England housing development

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 08:30:00 +1200

Tensions between Auckland Council and the Government over housing have erupted again, this time over the planned development at Point England. Building and Construction minister Nick Smith denies that the Government is micro-managing the council.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170621-0830-govt_accused_of_micro_managing_pt_england_housing_development-128.mp3




Markets Update for 21 June 2017

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 08:29:00 +1200

A brief update of movements in the financial sector.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/business/bus-mnr-20170621-0829-markets_update_for_21_june_2017-128.mp3




Government accused of micro-managing Auckland council

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 08:27:00 +1200

The Auckland Mayor, Phil Goff, says he's been blindsided by an amendment to housing development legislation that would ban farming or grazing on the Pt England reserve, and make the council build a sports field.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170621-0827-government_accused_of_micro-managing_auckland_council-128.mp3




Misallocation of DHB funds triggers urgent debate in parliament

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 08:22:00 +1200

The Government's relationship with District Health Boards is being described as the worst it has been in years. Labour's health spokesman David Clark says there's a failure of leadership 'at the top'.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170621-0822-misallocation_of_dhb_funds_triggers_urgent_debate_in_parliament-128.mp3




Political panel looks at the fallout from recordings

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 08:10:00 +1200

Political commentators David Slack and Ben Thomas on the fallout from Todd Barclay recording a staffer.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170621-0810-political_panel_looks_at_the_fallout_from_recordings-128.mp3




Sports News for 21 June 2017

Wed, 21 Jun 2017 08:06:00 +1200

An update from the team at RNZ Sport.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20170621-0806-sports_news_for_21_june_2017-128.mp3