Wed, 07 Dec 2016 08:59:00 +1300"You can't make this stuff up." The second man to step foot on the moon is recovering in hospital in Christchurch after being evacuated from the South Pole last week with fluid on his lungs. And his manager revealed yesterday that the doctor in charge of his treatment is .... Dr David Bowie.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 08:57:00 +1300Conan Young is in Kaikoura, and visited Saint Joseph's School to see how the town's youngest citizens, and their teachers are coping with the earthquake and the continuing aftershocks.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 08:55:00 +1300Relatives of MH370 crash victims have travelled to Madagascar offering monetary rewards for anyone who finds debris from the missing plane. Our correspondent has been with those families
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 08:55:00 +1300Lois Williams reports from the Waitangi Tribunal where the three hapu who are custodians of Poroti Springs have been outlining how they've been treated with contempt for years, by local councils and the Environment Court.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 08:55:00 +1300Arguments are continuing at the Supreme Court in central London about the way in which Britain should leave the European Union.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 08:45:00 +1300A Wellington PhD student says her research showing nicotine can reduce some of the symptoms of schizophrenia raises questions about whether mental health units should be banning patients from smoking.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 08:40:00 +1300Peter Scott says the situation on permits for shark dive operations is a 'dog's breakfast', and he's heading out to work without permission from the Department of Conservation.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 08:30:00 +1300Donald Trump says he wants to cancel a US government contract with Boeing to build a new version of Air Force One. He's baulking at the 4 billion US dollar price tag, saying it's "out of control"
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 08:29:00 +1300A brief update of movements in the financial sector.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 08:25:00 +1300A new report from the Salvation Army says law changes, rather than any increases to crimes rates, are the main driver behind the growing prison population
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 08:20:00 +1300Judith Collins says Nicky Hager is criticising her candidacy in order to scaremonger and make himself relevent again. She says he is dredging up innuendos and talking about the past. She says that's not relevant today.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 08:10:00 +1300Nicky Hager says National has never faced up to Judith Collins' connections with the Whale Oil blogger Cameron Slater, and says she would be an 'incredibly risky' choice as leader.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 08:06:00 +1300An update from the team at RNZ Sport.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 07:55:00 +1300A school science project detected thousands of plastic shotgun wads littering Taranaki beaches. Now local shooters are being urged to switch to biodegradable wads.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 07:50:00 +1300Medical professionals have launched the "Choosing Wisely" campaign today, to try and cut back on unnecessary tests, treatments and procedures - some of which are potentially harmful, and also cost money that would be better spent elsewhere.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 07:45:00 +1300Housing strategist Leonie Freeman says the Government and Auckland Council never responded to her proposal on solving Auckland's housing crisis, and a good opportunity has gone begging. She says she has very little confidence that it will be solved until major stakeholders come together.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 07:40:00 +1300An ambitious plan to phase out destructive fishing methods, such as trawling, in the Hauraki Gulf is being slammed by the biggest commercial fisher in those waters as unscientific and uneconomic.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 07:35:00 +1300The Ministry of Social Development's chief executive Brendan Boyle says he accepts responsibility for security failings in the Ashburton Winz office, where two staff members were murdered and a third seriously wounded. The ministry was convicted yesterday of breaching workplace safety laws.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 07:25:00 +1300Latest international tests show NZ teenagers' scores in maths, science and reading have reached their lowest point ever but the Government welcomes them as showing performance has stabilised. Education Correspondent John Gerritsen unpicks the numbers.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 07:25:00 +1300GNS scientists discover the Kaikoura earthquake involved the rupturing of nine faultlines - two more than first thought - meaning it had a level of complexity similar to New Zealand's biggest ever earthquake, the 1855 shake in Wairarapa.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 07:20:00 +1300RNZ's Political Editor, Jane Patterson says there may yet be another contender for John Key's job. So far Bill English, Judith Collins and Jonathan Coleman have put their hands up for the position but Paula Bennett has ruled herself out.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 07:15:00 +1300The former National Party President Michelle Boag says it's now a very strong contest with three contenders vying to take over John Key's job as Prime Minister and leader of the National Party. "What's been interesting is how quickly the caucus has moved from shock to grief and now there's excitement. I think they're really looking foward to shaping the new administration."
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 07:10:00 +1300Three MPs have put themselves forward to be the new leader of the National Party, and the country's Prime Minister. Will the resulting contest reveal cracks within the caucus? And will it have any impact on the current coalition agreements?
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 07:06:00 +1300An update from the team at RNZ Sport.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 06:58:00 +1300A brief update of movements in the financial sector.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 06:55:00 +1300New Zealand's fifth-largest electricity generator and retailer has hit back at the Electricity Authority after losing a court battle.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 06:55:00 +1300The premium wine exporter, Delegat Group, is raising its prices in Britain, as the weaker pound makes the cost of imported products more expensive in the post-Brexit era.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 06:50:00 +1300Prices have risen for the fourth consecutive time at the latest dairy auction.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 06:50:00 +1300Four police officers are on trial at the Napier District Court, charged with assaulting Gregory McPeake. Yesterday a senior manager of the Armed Offenders Squad told the court that there was no justification for using tasers on a man who refused to get out of his car.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 06:30:00 +1300Opposition MPs were in no mood to pay tribute to the outgoing Prime Minister, John Key, during a snap debate yesterday.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 06:22:00 +1300News from the rural and farming sector.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 06:20:00 +1300A brief update of movements in the financial sector.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 06:15:00 +1300Wellington Phoenix players are told they should take reponsibility for the sudden resignation of coach Ernie Merrick. A new coach is expected to be appointed before Christmas.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 06:10:00 +1300The outgoing Prime Minister John Key defended his record on poverty and social housing at the first Question time since announcing he's stepping down. He was in no mood to make any concessions about his eight years at the country's helm.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 06:06:00 +1300An update from the team at RNZ Sport.
Wed, 07 Dec 2016 06:00:00 +1300Suggestions of cracks in National Party caucus National Party insider says Bill English would make best PM RNZ Political Editor discusses latest twists in PM race Collins a risky choice as PM - Nicky Hager Collins rejects she's 'risky choice' for PM
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 08:59:00 +1300Surprising but understanding on the streets of Christchurch at local boy John Key's resignation. "It will be nice for him to put his family first."
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 08:57:00 +1300The U.S. Army has refused a permit for the almost 4 billion dollar controversial Dakota Access Pipeline but will the company behind it comply? It's looking unlikely.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 08:55:00 +1300The chief assessor of police dog training has told the trial of four police officers accused of assaulting Gregory McPeake the decision to let dogs loose during the arrest was wrong.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 08:50:00 +1300Opponents of the proposed hydro electric power scheme on the Waitaha River warn it will damage one of the country's natural wonders.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 08:40:00 +1300The fishermen who died when the Francie capsized continue to be laid to rest. Carla Penman went to a memorial service at the Atiu Hall in Mangere.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 08:35:00 +1300The National Party President Peter Goodfellow says John Key's resignation was a "massive suprise", and he expects Bill English to inform caucus today whether he wants to be prime minister.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 08:29:00 +1300A brief update of movements in the financial sector.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 08:25:00 +1300A specialist in political leadership, Jon Johansson from Victoria Unversity, says John Key and his team knew from the outset they had to stay close to public opinion.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 08:25:00 +1300The National Party pollster David Farrar says with John Key's imprimatur, Bill English is the front runner. "You'd have to think with that nomination he's the favourite to win." UMR Research's executive director Stephen Mills says his polling's not so clear.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 08:15:00 +13005 out of 10. That's the rating former National party leader Don Brash has given outgoing Prime Minister John Key on his performance in Government. We get his thoughts on Mr Key's 8 years at the helm.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 08:10:00 +1300Dame Jenny Shipley helped recruit John Key as an MP. She says he had a passion right from the start. "This rather plain, nerdy but highly successful person wanted to transfer skills. And I remember .. he was very clear - he wanted to come in, he wanted to make a difference and he said he wanted to be Prime Minister."
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 08:06:00 +1300An update from the team at RNZ Sport.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 07:50:00 +1300The Maori Party co-leader, Marama Fox, says Bill English is the logical choice to be the National Party's new leader.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 07:48:00 +1300The Labour Party says the criminal charges to be laid against a leading steel company are a wake-up call for the Government to take building controls seriously.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 07:45:00 +1300The Labour leader, Andrew Little, says the fight hasn't changed for Labour but the fight had gone out of John Key - and his popularity was starting to wane.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 07:40:00 +1300Hone Harawira says John Key has been a great prime minister "for the rich", and the homeless people living in cars won't be shedding any tears.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 07:35:00 +1300The New Zealand First leader, Winston Peters, says John Key's resignation wasn't a surprise. "I believed he was going and he was going soon." He also says there'll be an early election.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 07:25:00 +1300"It's the dream of any politician to be able to leave at the top of their game." John Key reflects on his shock announcement - he wanted to leave on his own terms. His biggest regret - that some children aren't being educated as they need to be to make the most of the opportunities in New Zealand. And on a personal level - not being able to change the flag.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 07:20:00 +1300Sarah Robson hit the streets of Helensville to find out how people in John Key's electorate are reacting to news that he's stepping down.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 07:20:00 +1300RNZ Political Editor Jane Patterson says the MPs were shell shocked yesterday but news now sinking in - and the jockeying for the new positions starts.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 07:15:00 +1300The Leader of the House, Gerry Brownlee, says there are no set rules about how the new leader will be selected. He says it will largely be decided within the caucus but contenders are likely to set out their stalls publicly.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 07:10:00 +1300National Party MPs with an eye on the top job will be jockeying for position after John Key announced he'll be stepping down as Prime Minister and leader of the party. A meeting this morning will decide on the ground-rules for picking a new leader.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 07:06:00 +1300An update from the team at RNZ Sport.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 06:58:00 +1300A brief update of movements in the financial sector.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 06:58:00 +1300Over the Tasman property incentives are in the spotlight again.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 06:57:00 +1300A rural economist says volatility is still present in commodity markets despite some strong uplift recently.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 06:55:00 +1300The Australian autoparts company, Bapcor, bid for Hellaby Holdings is increasingly looking as it will succeed.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 06:52:00 +1300Business and economic commentators have few fears about the future after the departure of Prime MInister John Key.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 06:50:00 +1300CTU secretary Sam Huggard says John Key's legacy is one of people working longer hours for little reward.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 06:45:00 +1300"New Zealanders do feel more confident about ourselves as a country and I think he unleashed that spirit during his term." Government support partner Peter Dunne pays tribute to John Key.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 06:40:00 +1300John Key has been described as a popular and charistmatic leader. After 8 years, as Prime Minister, he's stepping down. Demelza Leslie looks back at the political career of John Key.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 06:22:00 +1300News from the rural and farming sector.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 06:13:00 +1300Act leader David Seymour says he was surprised but also understand why John Key would want to spend more time with his family. Pressed on who should be leader, David Seymour praises Bill English. He also praises Paula Bennett and says if Judith Collins became leader "politics would be more entertaining."
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 06:10:00 +1300The public reacts to news that John Key is stepping down as Prime Minister and leader of the National Party. Caucus will meet today to decide on the rules for selecting their new leader.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 06:06:00 +1300An update from the team at RNZ Sport.
Tue, 06 Dec 2016 06:00:00 +1300National MPs begin considering who will replace John Key Process to find John Key's successor outlined RNZ Political Editor's view of Key resignation Helensville voters mostly sad to see John Key go I believe Bill English wants to be Prime Minister - John Key Winston Peters says he predicted Key would step down
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 08:52:00 +1300Designs for a new central city bus hub in Dunedin have been made public. The council wants to create a bright, vibrant space, but are aware that might not be everyone's cup of tea.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 08:46:00 +1300It's 10 years since the then head of Fiji's military Frank Bainimarama seized power in Fiji in the country's fourth coup in 20 years. Sally Round's been asking people about their personal memories of the coup and how they see Fiji a decade on.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 08:42:00 +1300A government think tank is advocating new rules to force firms to perform better, and help lift the country's weak productivity. Patrick O'Meara takes a look at the Productivity Commission's latest paper.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 08:38:00 +1300New Zealand's trade minister Todd McLay is leading a trade mission in Iran and says the re-opened trade relationship could be lucrative for both countries, and Iran is more open and progressive than what he thought it would be.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 08:29:00 +1300A brief update of movements in the financial sector.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 08:25:00 +1300"P is easier to come by in Northland than cannabis" says one Whangarei lawyer wanting to end the war on drugs.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 08:23:00 +1300Long-reach diggers and a mobile crane moves in from this morning to begin demolition on part of Lower Hutt's Queensgate Mall. The rest of the mall has re-opened but just how safe is it for shoppers? We speak to the Hutt City Council.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 08:20:00 +1300Hanmer Springs is experiencing a drop-off in tourism numbers despite escaping relatively unscathed from the Kaikoura quake.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 08:16:00 +1300Homes, hearts and minds in Ward, 80 kilometres north of Kaikoura, are shattered. Some people are now only just hanging on. Others are moving out. Our reporter Tracy Neal visited Ward.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 08:10:00 +1300Childhood abuse support organisation urges New Zealand to learn from Royal Commission in Australia.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 08:06:00 +1300An update from the team at RNZ Sport.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 07:54:00 +1300The Prime Minister John Key says an independent inquiry into historical abuse of children in state care is not needed. "We're dealing with it in the appropriate way."
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 07:51:00 +1300Santa Parade organisers in Christchurch are blaming threatening and abusive emails for their decision to pull Native American costumes from one of the floats.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 07:48:00 +1300Former cricketing great Mark Greatbatch says the Blackcaps weren't able to sustain pressure on the Aussies in the opening match of the Chappell-Hadlee series despite a confident start.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 07:44:00 +1300The Government could miss its own target for building more homes in Auckland when it releases the final report of the Housing Accord as soon as this week.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 07:41:00 +1300Labour has pledged to re-open all 23 temporarily closed police kiosks if it becomes government. But is this such a good idea and will the police get the best value from this? We speak with the NZ Police Association.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 07:39:00 +1300The Labour Party is promising to re-open community policing kiosks throughout the country if it wins power at next year's election. Tom Furley has been talking to people in Ellerslie and Epsom where the kiosks have been closed.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 07:35:00 +1300Milk tankers in; rentals out - it's all go on Kaikoura's only access road today, if the weather plays ball.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 07:25:00 +1300National is ending the year in a strong position. RNZ's Poll of Polls showed a 21 point gap between the two major parties as they head into election year in 2017. Our political editor, Jane Patterson, has more analysis.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 07:21:00 +1300A landslide victory in the Mt Roskill by-election has given Labour a huge morale boost, with the party claiming the win will hurt National.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 07:15:00 +1300The former Chief Commissioner of the Human Rights Commission, Rosslyn Noonan, says we need to undertand the problems of the past, to ensure we don't repeat the mistakes of the past. "People need to be aware of what went on. Minsiter Tolley says overall it was good, there was no systemic issues. I think if you have 1100 people coming forward just to the Confidential Listening Service, that's evidence of systemic failure."
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 07:10:00 +1300A woman who was traumatised by being in state care is adding her voice to the many calls for an independent inquiry into the historical abuse of children in state care. Chrissie Chamberlain says Social Development minister Anne Tolley needs a reality check.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 07:06:00 +1300An update from the team at RNZ Sport.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 06:58:00 +1300A brief update of movements in the financial sector.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 06:49:00 +1300A government think tank says a shake up of regulations and policies is needed to lift the country's poor productivity. The Productivity Commission says New Zealand has too many small firms, with a narrow focus, and too little investment in their own production.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 06:48:00 +1300The artificial intelligence software developer, Arria NLG, aims to move its primary sharemarket listing to New Zealand in March, as part of a plan to raise at least 50 million dollars to fund growth and development of its products.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 06:47:00 +1300The government's midyear update of the outlook for the economy and its finances is likely to be a cheerful affair as a strong economy fills the coffers with taxes.
Mon, 05 Dec 2016 06:39:00 +1300Labour's Michael Wood won Saturday's Mt Roskill by-election with a healthy margin over National's candidate. He's now planning his first moves, with a trip to Wellington today.