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Early Business News for 24 November 2017

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 06:20:00 +1300

A brief update of movements in the financial sector.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/business/bus-mnr-20171124-0620-early_business_news_for_24_november_2017-128.mp3




Medical students demand action on loan cap lift

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 06:17:00 +1300

Medical students who have already hit the eight-year borrowing limit on their student loans will have to find another way to pay their fees next year. During the election campaign, Labour promised to lift the cap on loans for students taking longer courses like medicine and dentistry. Now there's disappointment there's been no rush to act on the loan limit. But the Education Minister Chris Hipkins isn't budging any earlier, saying any further changes aren't likely before next May's Budget.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171124-0617-medical_students_demand_action_on_loan_cap_lift-128.mp3




Third of doctors bullied at work - report

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 06:15:00 +1300

The first survey of its kind has found more than a third of senior doctors and dentists working in the public health system say they've been bullied. Dr Charlotte Chambers from the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists told RNZ health correspondent Karen Brown the survey reveals some staff suffer more than others.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171124-0615-third_of_doctors_bullied_at_work_-_report-128.mp3




Sports News for 24 November 2017

Fri, 24 Nov 2017 06:06:00 +1300

A update from the team at RNZ sport.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171124-0606-sports_news_for_24_november_2017-128.mp3




David Cassidy remembered as 1970s teen heartthrob

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 08:58:00 +1300

David Cassidy, a 1970s teen heartthrob has many people remembering their young days. He died on Wednesday, aged 67. RNZ asked some Wellington women how they felt about Cassidy.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171123-0858-david_cassidy_remembered_as_1970s_teen_heartthrob-128.mp3




Tall Blacks' World Cup journey kicks off

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 08:55:00 +1300

The Tall Blacks road to the 2019 Basketball World Cup begins tonight night. In a rare home game for the national men's team, they host South Korea in Wellington as part of a new qualifying system for the World Cup in China in two years time.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171123-0855-tall_blacks_world_cup_journey_kicks_off-128.mp3




New Conservation Minister faces big call on coal mine plan

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 08:52:00 +1300

Stevenson Mining won consent from local councils this week for a coal mine at Mt Te Kuha near Westport. It would employ 58 people and mine 250,000 tonnes of coal a year. The new government plans to ban new mines on conservation land, but it will treat this application under the existing law. New Conservation Minister Eugenie Sage will have to decide whether the proposed coal mine can go ahead, but Green Party colleagues say the mine will have catastrophic environmental impacts.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171123-0852-new_conservation_minister_faces_big_call_on_coal_mine_plan-128.mp3




NZQA cracks down on crammed courses for foreign students

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 08:47:00 +1300

The Qualifications Authority is cracking down on tertiary institutions that cram a week's teaching of foreign students into two or three days a week. The authority says the practice is inappropriate and allows foreign students to work more than the 20 hours a week permitted by their study visas.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171123-0847-nzqa_cracks_down_on_crammed_courses_for_foreign_students-128.mp3




Ngāpuhi negotiations take positive turn with Andrew Little

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 08:43:00 +1300

New Treaty Negotiations Minister Andrew Little has signalled he'll be taking a very different approach from his predecessor when it comes to the contentious Ngāpuhi settlement. Ngāpuhi is desperate to resolve its treaty grievances but has been mired in internal arguments over how the process should be conducted and who has the authority to negotiate. Te Manu Korihi reporter Shannon Haunui-Thompson joins Mihingarangi Forbes to discuss the ongoing issue.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171123-0843-ngapuhi_negotiations_take_positive_turn_with_andrew_little-128.mp3




'Lax approach' to local labour needs to go

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 08:40:00 +1300

One of Labour's election promises was to cut the number of new immigrants by up to 30,000 a year by tightening rules around student and work visas. The Minister of Immigration now plans to crack down on work visas, saying a lax approach means New Zealand workers are missing out. But employers say they are already struggling to find skilled workers and tightening the rules could make the situation worse.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171123-0840-lax_approach_to_local_labour_needs_to_go-128.mp3




Markets Update for 23 November 2017

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 08:30:00 +1300

A brief update of movements in the financial sector.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/business/bus-mnr-20171123-0830-markets_update_for_23_novembder_2017-128.mp3




Bashar al-Assad makes unannounced visit to Russia

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 08:26:00 +1300

Russian President Vladamir Putin has met overnight with the leaders of Iran and Turkey to discuss Syria's future. It comes after Syrian President Bashar al-Assad made an unannounced visit to Russia to meet with Mr Putin. Mr Putin has called for a long-term political settlement in Syria once what he described as the "fight against terrorism" is over. At least 400,000 people, including 26,000 children have been killed during the six-year conflict. Patrick Wintour is the diplomatic editor for The Guardian and joins us with the details.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171123-0826-bashar_al-assad_makes_unannounced_visit_to_russia-128.mp3




America's Cup decision time for Auckland Council

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 08:24:00 +1300

Auckland Council is set to pick its preferred site for the 2021 America's Cup base on the city's waterfront. Officials who've been looking at options ranging in cost - from $120 million to $59 million - favour the cheaper option, which would spread the bases of the competing teams across the Wynyard, Horsley St and Hobson wharves. Auckland correspondent and America's Cup expert Todd Niall explains the options.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171123-0824-americas_cup_decision_time_for_auckland_council-128.mp3




Zimbabwe awaits Mnangagwa to be sworn in

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 08:15:00 +1300

Zimbabwe's former Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa is expected to officially be sworn in as new President on Saturday. Zimbabwe human rights lawyer and activist Doug Coltart joins us to discuss what the change could mean for the country.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171123-0815-zimbabwe_awaits_mnangagwa_to_be_sworn_in-128.mp3




Barrister doubts third Rewa trial for Burdett murder

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 08:14:00 +1300

Legal history will be made if the police can successfully argue the serial rapist Malcolm Rewa should be put on trial for a third time for the murder of Susan Burdett in 1992. Teina Pora was also charged with murder and was wrongly convicted. He was exonerated and paid compensation for the 20 years he spent in jail. Yesterday papers were filed in the High Court at Auckland seeking to reverse "a stay of proceedings" against Rewa that was issued after a jury for a second time failed to return a verdict on the murder charge. Barrister Nigel Hampton QC explains the case to us.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171123-0814-barrister_doubts_third_rewa_trial_for_burdett_murder-128.mp3




Killer of abusive husband fights deportation in Australia

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 08:10:00 +1300

A New Zealand woman jailed in Australia six years ago for killing her abusive husband is fighting a deportation order so she can stay in Melbourne. Eileen Creamer was the first woman convicted of defensive homicide in 2011 after a jury accepted she was a victim of domestic violence.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171123-0810-killer_of_abusive_husband_fights_deportation_in_australia-128.mp3




Sports News for 23 November 2017

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 08:06:00 +1300

An update from the team at RNZ Sport.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171123-0806-sports_news_for_23_november_2017-128.mp3




Sexist culture not dealt with in Hamilton - Councillor

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 07:55:00 +1300

A Hamilton city councillor says there's a 'culture' at the council that's not been dealt with despite complaints being made throughout the year. Councillor Mark Bunting faces a formal hearing on Friday after sending a sexually explicit joke to journalist Angela Cuming. Councillor Angela O'Leary complained about sexist, misogynistic comments and foul language being used by councillors at the start of the year and repeated her concerns as recently as August.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171123-0755-sexist_culture_not_dealt_with_in_hamilton_-_councillor-128.mp3




Labour eyeing local govt rates reform

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 07:52:00 +1300

There's been a lot of news about Aucklanders and their rates bills. But while they pay about $2,500 for a million dollar home, around the rest of the country owners of properties a fraction of the price are paying much more. Local Government Minister Nanaia Mahuta tells Mihingarangi Forbes the new government is looking at options for rates reform.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171123-0752-labour_eyeing_local_govt_rates_reform-128.mp3




Aucklanders' rates bills not as high as they seem

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 07:50:00 +1300

As Auckland properies got revalued this week, there was a lot of concern around the impact those valuations would have on rates, but it turns out some people in other districts with homes worth just a fraction of some Auckland properties are paying much more.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171123-0750-aucklanders_rates_bills_not_as_high_as_they_seem-128.mp3




Warning urged over waterborne Legionnaires' risk

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 07:44:00 +1300

A Christchurch woman who had two family members die from Legionnaire's disease is warning people who heat their water with heat pumps to make sure they're not at risk. Ruth Nicholson says a system being put into her home would not have heated the water to a safe level unless she insisted the installers do the job properly. A plumber says people need to make sure any water heated by solar power is hot enough too.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171123-0744-warning_urged_over_waterborne_legionnaires_risk-128.mp3




'I knew he was capable of murder' - victim of Malcolm Rewa

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 07:42:00 +1300

One of serial rapist Malcolm Rewa's victims is welcoming a bid to put him on trial again for the murder of Susan Burdett. Ms Burdett was killed in 1992 and Rewa was tried twice for the crime. Neither jury was able to reach a verdict and a stay of prosecution was issued by the Attorney-General. Yesterday the Crown filed papers in the High Court at Auckland to have the stay of prosecution lifted. Rhonda McHardy was raped by Malcolm Rewa just two weeks before Susan Burdett was raped and killed. She tells Mihingarangi Forbes she knew Rewa was capable of murder.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171123-0742-i_knew_he_was_capable_of_murder_-_victim_of_malcolm_rewa-128.mp3




Winston Peters hails end of Mugabe's reign

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 07:20:00 +1300

Here in New Zealand Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters has welcomed the resignation of Mr Mugabe. He said New Zealand supports the efforts of the Zimbabwean people to uphold democracy, end oppression and return to prosperity. Mr Peters joins us to discuss.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171123-0720-winston_peters_hails_end_of_mugabes_reign-128.mp3




Mnangagwa to become Zimbabwe President

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 07:18:00 +1300

Zimbabwe's president-in-waiting Emmerson Mnangagwa has spoken publicly for the first time since yesterday's resignation by Robert Mugabe. He is back in Harare after fleeing two weeks ago to South Africa. Surrounded by at least a dozen suited body-guards and a cheering crowd, Mr Mnangagwa spoke of creating a new democracy during his address. Harare correspondent Aislinn Laing was at the speech and joins us now to describe the scene.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171123-0718-mnangagwa_to_become_zimbabwe_president-128.mp3




Mladic jailed for genocide: 'A momentous victory for justice'

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 07:10:00 +1300

The man known as the Butcher of Bosnia Ratko Mladic has been jailed for life for genocide and crimes against humanity. The trial at the Hague found the former Bosnian Serb commander "significantly contributed" to the genocide in Srebrenica in 1995. More than 10,000 people in total were massacred. The court also found Mladic was responsible for personally directing the shelling of Sarajevo. The 74-year-old is likely to die in prison, although he's already confirmed he will appeal the sentence. Moments before the verdicts were read out BBC correspondent Anna Holligan tells us Mladic started yelling at Judge Alphonse Orie and refused to sit down.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171123-0710-mladic_jailed_for_genocide_a_momentous_victory_for_justice-128.mp3




Sports News for 23 November 2017

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 07:06:00 +1300

An update from the team at RNZ Sport.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171123-0706-sports_news_for_23_november_2017-128.mp3




Business News for 23 November 2017

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 06:49:00 +1300

News from the business sector, including a market report.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/business/bus-mnr-20171123-0649-business_news_for_23_november_2017-128.mp3




Plumber warns of legionnaires risk from heat pump, solar water

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 06:46:00 +1300

A plumber is warning people they risk catching the potentially fatal legionnaires disease if they rely solely on heatpumps to heat their hot water. Water must be heated to at least 60 degrees to kill the legionnaire bug. Chris Dick, who's leading a Master Plumbers push for more action to make sure hot water supplies are safe, told Phil Pennington heatpumps or solar heating alone can't get water up to that temperature.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171123-0646-plumber_warns_of_legionnaires_risk_from_heatpump_solar_water-128.mp3




Concerns for children in Mangere house fire

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 06:40:00 +1300

The Fire Service has spent much of the night fighting a blaze in an abandoned house in Mangere's Robertson Rd, amid concerns there were children inside. The police have spoken to three young people seen in the vicinity of the fire. Fire Service shift manager Scott Osmond says at its peak a dozen trucks were fighting the fire.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171123-0640-concerns_for_children_in_mangere_house_fire-128.mp3




'Butcher of Bosnia' Ratko Mladic jailed for genocide

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 06:35:00 +1300

The man known as the Butcher of Bosnia, Ratko Mladic, has been jailed for life for genocide and crimes against humanity. The trial at the Hague found the former Bosnian Serb commander "significantly contributed" to the genocide in Srebrenica in 1995, where more than 7,000 Bosniak men and boys were murdered - the worst atrocity in Europe since the Second World War. The 74-year-old is likely to die in prison, although he's already confirmed he will appeal the sentence.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171123-0635-butcher_of_bosnia_ratko_mladic_jailed_for_genocide-128.mp3







Early Business News for 23 November 2017

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 06:20:00 +1300

A brief update of movements in the financial sector.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/business/bus-mnr-20171123-0620-early_business_news_for_23_november_2017-128.mp3




NZ conservationist Peter Bethune stabbed in Brazil

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 06:15:00 +1300

New Zealand conservationist Captain Peter Bethune has been stabbed and robbed in Brazil, not far from where Sir Peter Blake was killed in 2001. The attack .. on the anti-whaling campaigner took place just 30 minutes drive from Macapa where Sir Peter was murdered. Pete Bethune joins us from Macapa on the banks of the Amazon River.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171123-0615-nz_conservationist_peter_bethune_stabbed_in_brazil-128.mp3




Sports News for 23 November 2017

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 06:06:00 +1300

A update from the team at RNZ sport.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171123-0606-sports_news_for_23_november_2017-128.mp3




Top Stories for Thursday 23 November 2017

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 06:00:00 +1300

Mladic jailed for genocide: 'A momentous victory for justice', Mnangagwa to become Zimbabwe President, Winston Peters hails end of Mugabe's reign, Warning urged over waterborne Legionnaires' risk


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171123-0600-top_stories_for_thursday_23_november_2017-128.mp3




Lower Hutt school's cool, calm, yoga students

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 08:56:00 +1300

A primary school in Lower Hutt is bending over backwards to keep their students cool, calm and collected. Avalon Intermediate has been trialling a yoga programme since the beginning of the year. It's proved so successful in keeping children - and their teachers - calm and focused, that the Hutt City Council has funded in-class yoga lessons for 10 more schools in the region.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171122-0856-lower_hutt_schools_cool_calm_collected_students_doing_yoga-128.mp3




Govt urged to trial driverless electric cars

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 08:53:00 +1300

A visiting US transport and energy guru wants the NZ government to give electric vehicles a proper go. Tony Seba says he can envisage a world where self-driving cars circulate a city continuously, collecting passengers whenever needed. He's urging New Zealand to follow in the footsteps of other countries carrying out tests to see how well it will all work.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171122-0853-govt_urged_to_trial_driverless_electric_cars-128.mp3




Population boom predicted for Ōpōtiki

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 08:49:00 +1300

A population boost is being predicted for Ōpōtiki on the back of the growing aquaculture, kiwifruit and manuka industries. Jo O'Brien reports about the prospects for the eastern Bay of Plenty district.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171122-0849-population_boom_predicted_for_opotiki-128.mp3




Lincoln University to cut courses, enrol more students

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 08:44:00 +1300

Lincoln University has been told to consider cutting courses and outsourcing its administration to dig itself out a financial hole. The university has not had an operating surplus for ten years. Lincoln University's chancellor Steve Smith tells us the report found the university needed to do things differently and better, but that's no surprise after 140 years of history.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171122-0844-lincoln_university_to_cut_courses_enrol_more_students-128.mp3




District Court overturns Tenancy Tribunal ruling

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 08:41:00 +1300

A Dunedin District Court has overturned an earlier Tenancy tribunal ruling thst ordered local landlord Vic Inglis to pay a tenant almost $11,000 in rent because the tenancy was never lawful in the eyes of the tribunal. That means Mr Inglis will receive a full refund and the decision is likely to come as a relief to landlords everywhere.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171122-0841-district_court_overturns_tenancy_tribunal_ruling-128.mp3




Markets Update for 22 November 2017

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 08:30:00 +1300

A brief update of movements in the financial sector.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/business/bus-mnr-20171122-0830-markets_update_for_22_november_2017-128.mp3




Merkel expected to survive Germany coalition turbulence

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 08:29:00 +1300

Germany's president Frank-Walter Steinmeier has called on parties to rethink their positions after coalition talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel collapsed. Germany's president is to meet party leaders after talks to form a new government between Ms Merkel's conservative bloc, the left-leaning Greens and pro-business Free Democrats (FDP) broke down at the weekend. Mr Steinmeier is expected to begin talks with the Greens and FDP. Ian Johnson from Deutsche Welle is on the line from Bonn and tells us it's expected Ms Merkel will "hang in there".


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171122-0829-merkel_expected_to_survive_germany_coalition_turbulence-128.mp3




Aucklanders to pay 10c/l fuel tax from July 2018

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 08:27:00 +1300

Aucklanders will be paying an extra 10 cents a litre on their fuel bill when a regional fuel tax comes into force - the Government has confirmed it will be putting the tax in place as a priority. But the National party says it wouldn't even be needed if Auckland Council could get its costs under control.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171122-0827-aucklanders_to_pay_10cl_fuel_tax_from_july_2018-128.mp3




America's Cup 2021 could earn up to $500m

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 08:20:00 +1300

The Marine Industry Association says the America's Cup could be worth almost $436 million to the local economy just from super yacht visits alone. But the association's executive director Peter Busfield says Auckland Council may be cheating the city out of much of this windfall with its preferred venue for hosting the cup. He joins us to explain.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171122-0820-americas_cup_2021_venue_may_be_worth_up_to_500m-128.mp3




Zimbabwe braces for change after Mugabe exit

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 08:10:00 +1300

After nearly 40 years in power, Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe has resigned. The Zanu PF party has 90 days, according to the constitution, to nominate a replacement for Mr Mugabe. That man appears to be Emmerson Mnangagwa. Eddie Cross is the MP for Bulawayo South and the founder of the opposition party, Movement for Democratic Change, which is led by Morgan Tsvangirai. He joins us to discuss what's expected.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171122-0810-zimbabweans_brace_for_generational_change_after_mugabe_exit-128.mp3




Sports News for 22 November 2017

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 08:06:00 +1300

An update from the team at RNZ Sport.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171122-0806-sports_news_for_22_november_2017-128.mp3




Surge in NZTA staff earning over $100k

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 07:55:00 +1300

The NZ Transport Agency (NZTA) says a change in the way it calculates salary increases is the reason for a surge in the number of employees earning more than $100,000 a year. Researcher Sam Warburton from the New Zealand Initiative says the number jumped by a third, from 418 to 555, in the 2015/16 financial year. NZTA says changes to salary calculations meant a sharp rise in the number crossing the $100,000 threshold. Mr Warburton joins us to explain.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171122-0755-surge_in_nzta_staff_earning_over_100k-128.mp3




Report on difficult maths exam welcomed by teachers

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 07:50:00 +1300

Education Minister Chris Hipkins has ordered a full report into this year's NCEA Level One maths exam that many teachers say was too difficult. A group of more than 30 teachers drafted a letter of complaint to the Qualifications Authority, saying some questions were poorly-worded and beyond students' capabilities. Mr Hipkins says no one wants to see students and their families upset or thinking exams are unfair. Jake Wills is co-head of mathematics at Kapiti College and one of the teachers behind the letter. He tells us the government response is "fantastic".


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171122-0750-report_on_difficult_maths_exam_welcomed_by_teachers-128.mp3




Man arrested after Wellington taxi shooting

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 07:47:00 +1300

Police have arrested a 26-year-old man in relation to the shooting of Wellington taxi driver Alem Tesema on Saturday night. Mr Tesema was shot in the shoulder by a passenger who refused to pay a fare after being dropped off in Miramar. The arrest came after police found the man at a Strathmore address overnight. He's been charged with wounding with intent to cause grevious bodily harm. He's due to appear in the Wellington District Court on Wednesday. The chairperson for the Ethiopian Community in Wellington Nigussie Fenja is a friend of Mr Tesema and tells us he's relieved.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171122-0747-man_arrested_after_wellington_taxi_shooting-128.mp3




Fresh approach needed for Christchurch rebuilds - govt

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 07:42:00 +1300

The Greater Christchurch Regeneration Minister Megan Woods says the long delayed Metro sports facility is only one of a number of stalled Christchurch rebuild projects that needs a fresh approach.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171122-0742-fresh_approach_needed_for_christchurch_rebuilds_-_govt-128.mp3




Frustration at new delays for Christchurch sports centre

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 07:39:00 +1300

The government has called time on the construction of a brand new state of the art sports centre after a $75 million budget blowout. Construction hasn't even begun and locals are frustrated that generations of children are missing out on such a facility in their city.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171122-0739-frustration_at_new_delays_for_christchurch_sports_centre-128.mp3




Mugabe resigns, Harare streets explode in celebration

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 07:36:00 +1300

After nearly 40 years with an iron grip on power over Zimbabwe, 93-year-old president Robert Mugabe has resigned. Correspondent in Harare Aislinn Laing describes the scenes on the streets there.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171122-0736-mugabe_resigns_harare_streets_explode_in_celebration-128.mp3




Luxury travel for staff irks Auckland councillor

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 07:29:00 +1300

Fresh from controversy over high salaries for his colleagues, Auckland Council's chief executive Stephen Town has blocked councillors from voting to halt luxury travel for staff. A council report has found more than a million dollars was spent on international travel in the twenty months to August 2017. Just over half of that was spent on 62 business-class flights. Yesterday Mr Town rejected a motion from Councillors Efeso Collins and John Watson to debate the matter. Mr Collins joins us with his reaction.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171122-0729-luxury_travel_for_staff_irks_auckland_councillor-128.mp3




Sexually explicit joke sent to journalist by councillor

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 07:23:00 +1300

Freelance journalist Angela Cuming is laying a complaint against a Hamilton city councillor who sent her a sexually explicit joke. The joke played on her surname and was sent to her on Facebook by Councillor Mark Bunting. Mr Bunting concedes he went too far. Angela Cuming joins us with her reaction.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171122-0723-sexually_explicit_joke_sent_to_journalist_by_councillor-128.mp3




MBIE using Grenfell blaze to scare NZ - fire engineer

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 07:18:00 +1300

A leading fire engineer is accusing government officials of using the Grenfell Tower tragedy to needlessly scare New Zealanders. Fire and Emergency New Zealand has justified controversial changes to fire rules being rushed in this week by citing the London blaze that killed 71 people in June. Tony Enright says it's reprehensible, and predicts the rule change will cause chaos around fire design for very tall buildings.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171122-0718-mbie_using_grenfell_blaze_to_scare_nz_-_fire_engineer-128.mp3




Zimbabwe erupts in jubilation as Mugabe resigns

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 07:11:00 +1300

Robert Mugabe, 93, who has ruled over Zimbabwe for 37 years, has resigned. It comes after what was essentially a bloodless coup by the country's military, and threats of impeachment. A written statement was read out in parliament saying the resignation was voluntary and done so to ensure the smooth transition of power. The streets of the capital Harare have erupted in jubilation, and with the latest, we're joined by correspondent Erin Conway-Smith.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171122-0711-zimbabwe_erupts_in_jubilation_as_mugabe_resigns-128.mp3




Sports News for 22 November 2017

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 07:06:00 +1300

An update from the team at RNZ Sport.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171122-0706-sports_news_for_22_november_2017-128.mp3




Business News for 22 November 2017

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 06:49:00 +1300

News from the business sector, including a market report.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/business/bus-mnr-20171122-0649-business_news_for_22_november_2017-128.mp3




MBIE trying to scare NZ public - fire engineer

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 06:45:00 +1300

A leading fire engineer says it's reprehensible for public officials to being using the spectre of the Grenfell Tower disaster to scare New Zealanders. A Fire and Emergency New Zealand manager, Rob Saunders, has justified controversial changes to fire rules being rushed in this week by citing the London blaze that killed 71 people in June. Dr Terry Enright, who's based in Melbourne, is doing the fire design for a more than 50-storey tower in Auckland and is an Australasian authority on combustible cladding. He told RNZ reporter Phil Pennington he is both dubious and appalled.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171122-0645-mbie_trying_to_scare_nz_public_-_fire_engineer-128.mp3







Early Business News for 22 November 2017

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 06:20:00 +1300

A brief update of movements in the financial sector.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/business/bus-mnr-20171122-0620-early_business_news_for_22_november_2017-128.mp3




Manus Island refugees' health in peril - advocates

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 06:19:00 +1300

Advocates who secretly entered the former detention centre on Papua New Guinea's Manus Island say the health of refugees there is in peril. About 400 men, detained without charge by Australia since 2013, are refusing to move to other facilities on the island, despite power, water, food and medication being cut when the centre closed at the end of October. Natasha Blucher from Melbourne's Asylum Seeker Resource Centre entered the centre last week with three colleagues. She told RNZ Pacific's Ben Robinson-Drawbridge the situation is a medical emergency.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171122-0619-manus_island_refugees_health_imperil_-_advocates-128.mp3




Forest and Bird disappointed by Westport mine plans

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 06:16:00 +1300

An environmental lobby group says it's saddened by a decision to allow a mining project to go ahead near Westport. The West Coast Regional Council says consent has been granted, subject to conditions, for the Te Kuha Mining Project. The controversial proposal attracted more than 740 submissions and triggered a nine-day hearing. Forest and Bird's Canterbury/West Coast regional manager Jen Miller told RNZ's Tracy Neal the decision did not come as a surprise.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171122-0616-forest_and_bird_disappointed_by_westport_mine_plans-128.mp3




Sports News for 22 November 2017

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 06:06:00 +1300

A update from the team at RNZ sport.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171122-0606-sports_news_for_22_november_2017-128.mp3




Top Stories for Monday 22 November 2017

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 06:00:00 +1300

Robert Mugabe quits as president of Zimbabwe, Police arrest a 26-year-old man linked to the shooting of a taxi driver in Miramar. He has been charged with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm, and Another mumps scare in the All Blacks camp.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171122-0600-top_stories_for_monday_22_november_2017-128.mp3




West Ham United fans urged to stop calling 999

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:58:00 +1300

Dejected and deflated West Ham United supporters in the UK have been urged to stop calling 999 to complain after their team loses. The Hammers lost 2-0 to Watford on Sunday, leaving the side in the relegation zone. There have been so many calls to the UK's emergency number that Essex police have put a message out saying ringing the number is a complete waste of time. Essex based Dave Walker is a die-hard West Ham supporter, the host of West Ham Way radio and the creator of fanzone Sex, Drugs and Carlton Cole. He joins us now.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171121-0858-west_ham_united_fans_urged_to_stop_calling_999-128.mp3




Zimbabwe plans impeachment, waits on Mugabe resignation

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:53:00 +1300

The Zanu PF ruling party in Zimbabwe plans to introduce impeachment proceedings against president Rbert Mugabe tonight overnight. The decision comes after Mr Mugabe missed last night's deadline to step aside voluntarily after being sacked as the leader of the Zanu PF party. Mr Mugabe, who's ruled over Zimbabwe for 37 years, was placed under house arrest by the military last weekm in an attempt to block moves to install his wife Grace Mugabe as his successor. Eddie Cross is an MP in Zimbabwe with Morgan Tsvangirai's MDC party, Movement for Democratic Change.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171121-0853-zimbabwe_plans_impeachment_waits_on_mugabe_resignation-128.mp3




Auckland Council explains property valuations, rates

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:47:00 +1300

Auckland Council's head of rates Debbie Acott told Morning Report the average value increase for Auckland residential properties is 46 percent. "If you've got a revaluation that's gone up more than 46 percent, you may receive a rates increase next year. "But if you're at that average of 46 percent, your rates won't be impacted by the revaluation at all. If your valuation has gone up at less than 46 percent, you may even see a decrease." She said Auckland Council was "absolutely not" getting more money from revaluations. "The Budget stays the same. If you think of the Budget like a pie … that pie doesn't get any bigger because of revaluation. Your revaluation just determines the portion of the pie that you're going to pay." She said high rates increases were "definitely not" the case for most people. "There may be some higher increases in some of the areas that have been rezoned because of the Unitary Plan. "The way the valuations are calculated is the capital value is looked at first. That's what a property might sell at, at a particular date. In this case we're at July 1, 2017. "Then the land value is calculated, and the land value is calculated as if there was no house on the property and it was sold as bare land at the same date. The improvement value isn't particularly linked to what you've got on it. We don't do a calculation in the same way as a market valuation. "It's got to be remembered these valuations can't be used for insurance purposes or anything like that, it's purely for the purposes of rates. And rates can be calculated on land value or on the capital values for general rates." Auckland Mayor Phil Goff had promised an overall rates rise of no more than 2.5 percent across Auckland. Ms Alcott says this means the overall Council Budget might increase by 2.5 percent, "but your portion might change if your valuation has changed".


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171121-0847-auckland_council_explains_property_valuations_rates-128.mp3




Pacific nations rewriting rugby league world order

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:44:00 +1300

As Fiji and Tonga make the semi finals of the Rugby League World Cup, it's the rise and rise of the smaller Pacific nations. And now some of the key players are calling for a reconsideration of rugby league's world order. They're now looking foward to another bumper crowd for Tonga's semi against England in South Auckland on Saturday and Fiji's match against defending champions Brisbane on Friday.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171121-0844-pacific_nations_rewriting_rugby_league_world_order-128.mp3




Pike re-entry 'a systematic process, not a race'

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:37:00 +1300

A re-entry into Pike River will be a step by step process an expert says. The families of the 29 men died in the Pike River Mine Disaster have been campaigning for years to re-enter the mine and at least try to retrieve any remains. The Pike River Recovery Agency will be established in January to start planning a re-entry. Tony Forster is a former chief mines inspector who's been advising the Pike River victims' families.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171121-0837-pike_re-entry_a_systematic_process_not_a_race-128.mp3




Gun lobby urges tougher sentences for gun-using criminals

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:30:00 +1300

The shooting of a Wellington taxi driver has led to renewed calls from a gun owners lobby group for tougher sentences for criminals who use guns. Driver Alem Tesema was shot in the shoulder by a passenger on Saturday night. Yesterday police said they are hunting for 26-year-old Dylan Nuku in connection with the attack. Nicole McKee is a the spokesperson for the Council of Licensed Firearm Owners and tells us what needs to change.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171121-0830-gun_lobby_urges_tougher_sentences_for_gun-using_criminals-128.mp3




Markets Update for 21 November 2017

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:29:00 +1300

A brief update of movements in the financial sector.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/business/bus-mnr-20171121-0829-markets_update_for_21_november_2017-128.mp3




Team NZ announces foiling monohulls for America's Cup

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:25:00 +1300

The next America's Cup will be raced in foiling monohulls. Dan Bernasconi, Team New Zealand's design boss, joins us to explain the new design.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171121-0825-team_nz_announces_foiling_monohulls_for_americas_cup-128.mp3




Building industry worried by hurried fire rules

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:19:00 +1300

New fire rules kick in this week catching the building industry on the hop. New rules will apply to hospitals, care homes, high-rises over 20 storeys tall, stadiums, big transport terminals, buildings storing dangerous goods and large shopping malls are being shifted from one set of design rules to another. But fire engineers are calling on the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment to delay the change. And architects say it will force big projects that don't yet have consent to get their fire designs rechecked and possibly modified, costing time and money. Bruce Kohn is the chief executive of the Building Industry Federation and joins us to share his reaction.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171121-0819-building_industry_worried_by_hurried_fire_rules-128.mp3




Auckland Ratepayers Alliance reacts to valuations

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:13:00 +1300

Auckland ratepayers say they're bracing for hikes following yesterday's new property valuations. And while rates may rise, some homeowners are frustrated that it won't necessarily mean an improvement in services. The Auckland Chamber of Commerce says the current system is "dumb" and a rise in rates should mean extra services. We're joined by Auckland Chamber of Commerce chief executive Michael Barnett as well as the spokesperson of the Auckland Ratepayers' Alliance, Jo Holmes, with their reactions.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171121-0813-auckland_ratepayers_alliance_reacts_to_valuations-128.mp3




Labour accused of backpeddling Pike re-entry pledge

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:10:00 +1300

The National Party says the new government is already backpeddling on its pledge to re-enter the Pike River mine. But National's comments are upsetting the families of the men who lost their lives in the mine seven years ago.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171121-0810-labour_accused_of_backpeddling_pike_re-entry_pledge-128.mp3




Sports News for 21 November 2017

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 08:06:00 +1300

An update from the team at RNZ Sport.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171121-0806-sports_news_for_21_november_2017-128.mp3




Cellphones factor in rising road toll - police

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 07:54:00 +1300

With this year's road toll already more than the whole of last year, the police, the Ministry of Transport and the Transport Agency are looking for a quick solution to stem the flow of crashes. Associate Transport Minister Julie-Anne Genter is calling the rising death rate a crisis and will meet with officials this week to look at new solutions. Police have pointed to growing use of cellphones by drivers as a possible factor. In a recent crackdown in Napier, police issued 35 infringement notices in the space of just two hours. Inspector Matt Broderick, road policing manager for the Eastern District, tells us the problem is cellphone use is not culturally unacceptable yet.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171121-0754-cellphones_factor_in_rising_road_toll_-_police-128.mp3




America's Cup hosting about more than cost - Eaqub

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 07:50:00 +1300

An economist says it would be a mistake for Auckland Council to consider just the costs when deciding where the America's Cup should be based. Five possible options for America's Cup bases have been narrowed down to three and the council's expected to make a final pick this week. The most expensive option involves extending Halsey Wharf and would cost up to $190 million. Economist Shamubeel Eaqub joins us to discuss the issue.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171121-0750-americas_cup_hosting_about_more_than_cost_-_eaqub-128.mp3




Germany faces new election as coalition talks break down

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 07:46:00 +1300

Coalition negotiations in Germany have broken down...but Chancellor Angela Merkel says she'd rather have a snap election than lead a minority government. New Zealand uses the same MMP electoral system as Germany and their election was held just a day after ours. Voters here waited 26 days for a coalition, in Germany they've been waiting two months and now talks have broken down. Elizabeth Schumacher is Deutsche Welle's expert on Germany's domestic politics and explains the details.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171121-0746-germany_faces_new_election_as_coalition_talks_break_down-128.mp3




National keeps pressure on Ardern over asylum seekers

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 07:38:00 +1300

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has come under fire from National, now the Opposition in Parliament, for pressuring Australia over its treatment of asylum seekers on Manus Island. Judith Collins says it's "staggering" Ms Ardern had said she'd received no intelligence briefings on four boatloads of asylum seekers bound for New Zealand that were, according to Australian media, turned around. Opposition spokesperson for Foreign Affairs Gerry Brownlee joins Gerry Brownlee to discuss.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171121-0738-national_keeps_pressure_on_ardern_over_asylum_seekers-128.mp3




Notorious cult leader Charles Manson dies at 83

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 07:28:00 +1300

Charles Manson, the man behind one of America's most notorious murderous cults, has died. Manson led the Manson Family cult in the 1960s. His followers murdered Hollywood actress Sharon Tate and six others in 1969. He was 83 and was serving nine life sentences for seven murders. Los Angeles correspondent Brad Pomerance joins us to discuss the man's history.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171121-0728-notorious_cult_leader_charles_manson_dies_at_83-128.mp3




Older workers among highest ACC claimants - report

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 07:25:00 +1300

Grey Power wants to put an end to talk of raising the retirement age, and it thinks a new report from the University of Otago showing older workers are among the highest ACC claimants will help to do that. It shows between 2009 and 2013, workers aged from 55 to 70 filed more than 25,000 claims. The vast majority came from people working in physical jobs like manufacturing, constrution and forestry.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171121-0725-older_workers_among_highest_acc_claimants_-_report-128.mp3




Zimbabwe to begin impeachment against Mugabe

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 07:20:00 +1300

Zimbabwe's ruling Zanu PF party is set to begin impeachment proceedings against president Robert Mugabe. Mr Mugabe, who's been under house arrest since last Wednesday has been sacked as leader of the party and was given until late last night to step down as president. But that deadline came and went, without any word from the 93-year-old. In the latest few hours the Zanu PF party released its impeachment motion, saying there'd been no meaningful development in the country for 15 years. Harare correspondent Erin Conway-Smith says people on the streets of Harare are still celebrating.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171121-0720-zimbabwe_to_begin_impeachment_against_mugabe-128.mp3




Shot taxi driver's friend criticises police response

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 07:18:00 +1300

A friend of the taxi driver who was shot in a brazen attack in Wellington on Saturday night says he is surprised the police still haven't yet found the man responsible. Yesterday afternoon police said they were hunting for 26-year-old Dylan Nuku over the shooting of taxi driver Alem Tesam on Saturday night. The chairperson for the Ethiopian Community in Wellington Nigussie Fenja says he thought charges would have been laid by now. He told reporter Emma Hatton that Mr Tesam hasn't heard from police since Saturday night.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171121-0718-shot_taxi_drivers_friend_criticises_police_response-128.mp3




Auckland homeowners fear huge rates rise after valuations

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 07:14:00 +1300

Auckland's new property values are out and many property owners are now facing a double edged sword - their property values have soared, but that could bring with it a massive hike in rates from next year for some. Many are very worried and they're scratching their heads as to how Auckland Council calculates the figures.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171121-0714-auckland_homeowners_fear_huge_rates_rise_after_valuations-128.mp3




Fast-tracked fire rules infurates local fire engineers

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 07:10:00 +1300

New fire rules brought in to help prevent a Grenfell Tower disaster here will delay some big projects and push up costs. Industry players have had just days to get their heads around the change that kicks in on Friday. Some fire engineers are infuriated with one leading engineer calling MBIE, the ministry that's introduced the changes, clowns.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171121-0710-fast-tracked_fire_rules_infurates_local_fire_engineers-128.mp3




Sports News for 21 November 2017

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 07:06:00 +1300

An update from the team at RNZ Sport.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171121-0706-sports_news_for_21_november_2017-128.mp3




Business News for 21 November 2017

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 06:50:00 +1300

News from the business sector, including a market report.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/business/bus-mnr-20171121-0650-business_news_for_21_november_2017-128.mp3




Piha bach owner fears big rates rise

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 06:39:00 +1300

The owner of a bach in Piha says she's bracing for a big hike in rates after its value soared in Auckland Council's latest valuations. Overall, Auckland values jumped 46 percent since the last valuations three years ago. But some areas, like Piha, have risen far above the average. Juliet Hawkswood told says she would find the figures easier to accept if she knew how the council had caculated them.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171121-0639-piha_bach_owner_fears_big_rates_rise-128.mp3







Early Business News for 21 November 2017

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 06:20:00 +1300

A brief update of movements in the financial sector.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/business/bus-mnr-20171121-0620-early_business_news_for_21_november_2017-128.mp3




Pike families welcome new govt agency

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 06:09:00 +1300

The families of some of the Pike River miners are welcoming the creation of a new agency that will work towards a manned re-entry of the mine. Twenty nine men died when the mine exploded on the West Coast in November 2010. In January, the Labour-led Government will establish a Pike River Recovery Agency - Te Kahui Whakamana Rua Tekau ma Iwa. It will be charged with devising a plan for a manned re-entry of the mine's drift, to explore 400 metres of it which haven't been searched, and recover any bodies by March 2019. A spokesperson for the families Bernie Monk told our political reporter Benedict Collins it's a big step forward.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171121-0609-pike_families_welcome_new_govt_agency-128.mp3




Sports News for 21 November 2017

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 06:06:00 +1300

An update from the team at RNZ Sport.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171121-0606-sports_news_for_21_november_2017-128.mp3




Top Stories for Tuesday 21 November 2017

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 06:00:00 +1300

Auckland homeowners fear huge rates rise after valuations; older workers among highest ACC claimants - report; fast-tracked fire rules infurates local fire engineers; Zimbabwe to begin impeachment against Mugabe; shot taxi driver's friend criticises police response; notorious cult leader Charles Manson dies at 83; National keeps pressure on Ardern over asylum seekers.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171121-0600-top_stories_for_tuesday_21_november_2017-128.mp3




New Hamilton peforming arts theatre plans underway

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 08:55:00 +1300

Planning is well underway for a new performing arts theatre in Hamilton, which the backers say will revitalise both the CBD and the city's creative arts community. If all goes to plan, the new theatre will open in July 2021.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171120-0855-new_hamilton_peforming_arts_theatre_plans_underway-128.mp3




AC/DC's Malcolm Young dies aged 64

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 08:49:00 +1300

While his younger brother Angus's guitar pyrotechnics and scholastic stage presence meant he was the bigger star, AC/DC's rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young was always the band's driving force. His spare muscular guitar propelled the band's biggest hits and while he preferred to leave the limelight to Angus and frontman Brian Johnson, Malcolm Young was AC/DCs' leader offstage. Malcolm Young died on Saturday at the age 64 after battling dementia for three years and just a month after the death of his older brother, AC/DC's producer George Young. Australian music journalist Andrew Stafford tells us he's in no doubt about Malcolm Young's importance to the band.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171120-0849-acdcs_malcolm_young_dies_aged_64-128.mp3




Andrew Little persists with Ngapuhi talks

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 08:46:00 +1300

The new Minister for Treaty Negotiations visits Ngapuhi on the weekend to face tough questions and some unfriendliness over the tasks which face him. At the heart of the stalled Ngapuhi settlement talks is the question of who speaks for the iwi's multiple hapu. Mr Little agrees the task ahead is difficult - but hapu must be properly represented at the negotiating table. He's promised to make many return visits in coming weeks to build relationships and trust.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171120-0846-andrew_little_persists_with_ngapuhi_talks-128.mp3




Argentina searches for missing submarine

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 08:31:00 +1300

Argentina's Navy says it's detected signals which may be from its missing submarine the San Juan. The last confirmed location of the German-built sub was just over 400km west of Argentina - that was early on Wednesday. The San Juan has 44 crew members on board. Journalist in Buenos Aires Carolina Barros joins us with the latest on the search.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20171120-0831-argentina_searches_for_missing_submarine-128.mp3