Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:55:00 +1300It's Friday so we cross the Ditch to Canberra to talk to our correspondent Kerry-Anne Walsh.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:50:00 +1300The Fiji government has used its numbers in Parliament to suspend a third opposition MP, saying one of his speeches in the house was rascist and inflammatory.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:47:00 +1300Boxer Joseph Parker fights Alexander Dimitrenko tomorrow. His trainer Kevin Barry says it will be great preparation for his fight with IBF champion Anthony Joshua later this year.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:42:00 +1300Situation continues to deteriorate in Syria as the siege continues, with air strikes on a hospital in eastern Aleppo and contaminated water affected a hundred thousand children.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:37:00 +1300Airline pilots says lasers being pointed at planes on landing confuses, temporarily blinds pilots. They want the offence considered as a serious offence. "We need to deal with the issue and we need to deal with it strongly" says the Airline Pilots' Association, Tim Robinson.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:29:00 +1300A brief update of movements in the financial sector.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:27:00 +1300Wellington's historic Lyall Bay Surf and Lifesaving Club is being given a radical paint job by street artist DSIDE, before it's demolished next week. Parts of the painting will then be auctioned to raise funds for the new club rooms.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:24:00 +1300Higher loan-to-value ratios for proprty investors officially come into force tomorrow. Will the slow rising house prices, or lock first home buyers out of the market?
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:20:00 +1300Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand,Hazim Arafeh, says level of risk much much less here than in Australia
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:17:00 +1300The police challenge to rugby player Losi Filipo's discharge without conviction is being welcomed by the lobby group Family First.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:13:00 +1300The retiring Mayor of Auckland Len Brown has said goodbye to the Auckland Council. He highlighted his achievements in an emotional final speech to the council.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:06:00 +1300An update from the team at RNZ Sport.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 07:58:00 +1300Spark gives details of what customer information were stolen in a massive hack of Yahoo. Email addresses, names and passwords were stolen. Spark says it's Yahoo that has to up their security.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 07:53:00 +1300A North Korean defector has won a last-ditch appeal to remain in New Zealand as a refugee. The man fled to South Korea when he was young in the early 2000s, but was treated like a spy and ostracised from daily life.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 07:48:00 +1300Advocates for the disabled say they're appalled a Dunedin city councillor told a man running in the local body elections he's not up to the job -- because he has cerebal palsy. Chris Ford, the Otago representative of the Disabled Persons Assembly, says the comments are totally unacceptable.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 07:36:00 +1300Junior doctors are voting on whether to strike. The Resident Doctors Association's Deborah Powell says there long hours and tiredness are putting their patients at risk. She says the long hours are considered a rite of passage.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 07:28:00 +1300In front of a crowd of 400 people in Auckland last night, the most sought-after songwriting award in the country went to Wellington musician Thomas Oliver.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 07:23:00 +1300Law professor Andrew Geddis says police challenge to rugby player Losi Filipo's discharge without conviction could set a precedent for future cases involving serious assault. The challenge, if it goes ahead, would test the discretion of the District Court in sentencing.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 07:19:00 +1300A New Zealand terrorism expert, Alexander Gillespie, warns foreign fighters - and would be foreign fighters - will return to New Zealand.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 07:17:00 +1300Pilots have been blinded by 2 laser pointer strikes in the last 12 hours. A powerful green laser was pointed at the cockpit of an Air New Zealand plane as it prepared to land at Wellington airport last night and this morning a helicopter was targetted in Weymouth in Auckland.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 07:10:00 +1300One person is dead and more than 100 have been injured after a commuter train slammed into a railway terminus in Hoboken, New Jersey.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 07:06:00 +1300An update from the team at RNZ Sport.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 06:58:00 +1300A brief update of movements in the financial sector.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 06:56:00 +1300National grid operator Transpower says there's little chance New Zealand would suffer a power outage on the scale seen in South Australia this week.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 06:54:00 +1300A new goods and services tax of 15 percent on digital items comes into effect from tomorrow.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 06:53:00 +1300The country's second biggest dairy company Westland Milk Products is to forma joint venture with a Chinese owned company, Ausnutria, to make and can infant formula.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 06:52:00 +1300Troubled children's clothing retailer Pumpkin Patch has delivered another disappointing result, hit by store closures and currency impacts.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 06:50:00 +1300The local specialist insurance company, CBL Insurance, is raising 63 million dollars through a sale of new shares to fund growth and bolster its balance sheet.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 06:44:00 +1300Auckland's first Super City Mayor Len Brown tells Todd Niall he wants to be remembered for delivering the first great vision for Auckland and creating the world's most livable city.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 06:39:00 +1300The lawyer for a New Zealand man convicted in Melbourne of trying to fight in Syria says her client poses no threat if he's deported home. Amin Mohamed was sentenced to five and a half years in prison yesterday after he was stopped from boarding a plane bound for Turkey at Brisbane airport in 2013.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 06:22:00 +1300News from the rural and farming sector.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 06:20:00 +1300A brief update of movements in the financial sector.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 06:18:00 +1300John Key is being urged to make strong statements about human rights when he meets the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka tomorrow morning.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 06:11:00 +1300A rush-hour train has slammed into a terminus in the American state of New Jersey, killing at least one person and injuring more than 100.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 06:06:00 +1300An update from the team at RNZ Sport.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 06:00:00 +1300One dead, more than 100 injured after commuter train crash in US, Pilots coming in to land at Wellington blinded by laser pointer, Terrorism expert warns of more foreign fighters returning to NZ, Filipo appeal could set precedent in serious assault cases, Thomas Oliver wins prestigious Silver Scroll, and Disabled appalled at criticisms of Dunedin candidate
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:56:00 +1300The number of takahe has reached 300. It's a hard-won milestone for the giant flightless bird that was dramatically rediscovered in Fiordland almost 70 years ago. To find out more, see Our Changing World.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:54:00 +1300A New Zealand professor, James Chapman, says reading recovery needs to be brought up to date. "The science of reading has simply moved on."
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:50:00 +1300The New South Wales government loses faith in the New Zealand Reading Recovery programme after using it for more than 30 years.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:46:00 +1300The Government is being urged by the Productivity Commission to abolish University Entrance and instead consider setting up a 45-thousand dollar account for every teenager to spend on tertiary education.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:44:00 +1300Havelock North's campylobacter outbreak has so far cost the Hawke's Bay District Health Board an estimated 380-thousand dollars.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:40:00 +1300Adelaide is bracing itself for more bad weather following yesterday's lightning strikes which plunged the state into darkness.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:37:00 +1300Mihingarangi Forbes checks in on people who took up the challenge to speak te reo during Mahuru Maori - Maori September.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:25:00 +1300Wellington City Council boss Kevin Lavery is refusing to disclose how much was paid for a deal subsidising Singapore Airlines' flights to the capital. That deal was approved by a secretive four person panel - including the mayor and the chief executive.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:21:00 +1300A new report on home load affordability shown a middle class family in Auckland with two earners on the average wage would need to save for 8 years to afford a home even in the lowest end of the market. We talk to Greg Ninness from interest.co.nz.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:16:00 +1300Labour's housing spokesperson, Phil Twyford is disappointedat the latest delay in Auckland's Unitary Plan. He says it's the last gasp of nimbyism but if it's not sorted, Auckland will never fix its housing crisis.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:10:00 +1300Prosecutors investigating the 2014 downing of flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine say it was hit by a missile which was brought in from Russia.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:06:00 +1300An update from the team at RNZ Sport.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:51:00 +1300Don Brash and Willie Jackson clash over Dr Brash's new campaign against what he says are laws that favour Maori and promote separatism.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:43:00 +1300Leading defence lawyer, Robert Lithgow QC, defends the discharge without conviction ruling in the Losi Filipo case.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:40:00 +1300Former rugby players and administrators believe that Losi Filipo can return to a career in rugby, despite his playing contract being terminated this week after a public outcry over his behaviour.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:36:00 +1300A leading advocate for high density housing in Auckland, David Gibbs, says legal action against the city's development blueprint means an even longer wait for affordable homes.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:29:00 +1300A taksforce investigating "loopy" or unnecessary government rules and regulations finds that most of the rules people complain about don't actually exist.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:26:00 +1300The family of Lucas Cochrane say they're devastated at his loss, but relieved that his body has been recovered by the police national dive squad after a four-day-long search.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:22:00 +1300South Australian State Emergency Services says power is gradually being restored after thousands of lightning strikes plunged the entire state into darkness.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:16:00 +1300Russia rejects the MH17 findings
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:10:00 +1300Prosecutors investigating the 2014 downing of flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine say it was hit by a missile which was brought in from Russia.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:06:00 +1300An update from the team at RNZ Sport.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 06:58:00 +1300A brief update of movements in the financial sector.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 06:55:00 +1300The troubled Intueri Education Group says it has the backing of its major bank as it tackles an adverse report from the Australian Skills Quality Authority.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 06:52:00 +1300Industrial investment company Hellaby Holdings had been debating the prospect of breaking up the company to release value before deciding to restructure and concentrate on two core business streams.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 06:50:00 +1300The latest ASB Bank Kiwi Dollar Barometer shows foreign exchange hedging is at its highest level in two years.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 06:46:00 +1300A new report from environmentalists and developers says the RMA is failing to deliver on its environmental goals for New Zealand
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 06:42:00 +1300A judicial review is being sought on Auckland's Unitary Plan, and the result is it could freeze up development in some areas for up to a year.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 06:22:00 +1300News from the rural and farming sector.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 06:20:00 +1300A brief update of movements in the financial sector.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 06:15:00 +1300Rugby Players Association is confident young Wellington player Losi Filipo will turn his life around and go on to a successful career in the sport.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 06:12:00 +1300Don Brash fronts a newly-launched lobby group pressure politicans into stamping out what it calls "Maori favouritism".
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 06:06:00 +1300An update from the team at RNZ Sport.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 06:00:00 +1300Investigator say MH17 missile came from Russia, Power knocked out to entire state of South Australia, Missing teenager's body found in Whitianga canal, National supporters paid tens of thousands for loopy rules report, and Legal action puts brakes on Auckland housing developments
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 08:57:00 +1300The Maori Women's Welfare League national conference starts today in Auckland, with a row over a tax bill threatening to derail the usually collegial atmosphere.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 08:53:00 +1300Porirua mayor Nick Leggett is lauding more accurate weather readings for his city.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 08:47:00 +1300Delays in police vetting for early childhood staff are causing headaches for early childhood centre managers.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 08:35:00 +1300Donald Trump has now turned on yesterday's debate moderator, as most pundits declare Hillary Clinton the winner. Mr Trump also complained about his microphone crackling, which Mrs Clinton dismissed. Mrs Clinton is already back on the campaign trail. Speaking to a rally in North Carolina, she encouraged everyone to make their voice heard by voting.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 08:29:00 +1300A brief update of movements in the financial sector.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 08:26:00 +1300The Court of Appeal rules that the local government and health legislation allows councils to add fluoride water.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 08:17:00 +1300A Law professor says two standard, two tier system operating for sports people. Bill Hodge an associate professor of law at the University of Auckland is worrying.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 08:10:00 +1300The College of Midwives responds to a new study showing babies are at significantly more risk if delivered by a midwife rather than a doctor. The chief executive of the College of Midwives, Karen Guilliland says
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 08:06:00 +1300An update from the team at RNZ Sport.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 07:56:00 +1300Laura Langman has signed to play for Australian side Sunshine Coast next year, ruling her out of the Silver Ferns. Langman speaks to sports reporter Bridget Tunnicliffe.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 07:53:00 +1300World Vision warns supplies of food and water are starting to run extremely low as the crisis in Syria takes hold again. There are reports though that some aid has begun to trickle through.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 07:45:00 +1300Senior Station Officer Chris Delfos says the fire at Henderson plastics factory is out and rain has helped reduce any risk from toxic smoke.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 07:41:00 +1300Act has labelled Labour and the Greens hypocrites as they look to collarborate ahead of the possible Mt Roskill by-election
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 07:36:00 +1300A new Otago study shows babies are at significantly more risk at birth if delivered by a midwife, instead of a doctor.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 07:26:00 +1300The fallout from last night's US presidential debate continues for Donald Trump, while Hillary Clinton continues campaigning. Our correspondent Simon Marks was at the debate.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 07:19:00 +1300New Zealand Rugby concedes it has lessons to learn from the handling of Losi Filipo's discharge without conviction for a vicious assault on four people in central Wellington.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 07:13:00 +1300Smoke is still billowing from a plastics factory in West Auckland following a massive operation by firefighters to control the blaze in the building overnight. RNZ reporter Mohamed Hassan says is at the scene
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 07:11:00 +1300An Otago university study has found babies are more at risk during birth if a midwife rather than a doctor is in charge.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 07:06:00 +1300An update from the team at RNZ Sport.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 06:58:00 +1300A brief update of movements in the financial sector.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 06:51:00 +1300New Zealand's wine industry says the latest round of international award-winning wines will help it develop and extend markets.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 06:50:00 +1300The higher New Zealand dollar is not deterring international travellers from holidaying here. The number of visitor arrivals hit a record 3 point 36 million in the August year, with more travellers from China and Australia.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 06:48:00 +1300Shares in the troubled Intueri Education Group slumped 80 percent yesterday after the Australian Skills Quality Authority threatened sanctions against two of its training schools in that country.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 06:47:00 +1300An equity analyst says an Australian car parts company may need to up its takeover offer for the investment firm, Hellaby Holdings, if it is to be successful.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 06:46:00 +1300Telecom companies sparked the most consumer complaints to the Commerce Commission last year. Complaints also flooded in about airlines, car sellers and domestic appliance traders.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 06:43:00 +1300The Government's plans for wide-ranging changes to the education system are worrying the school and early childhood unions.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 06:40:00 +1300Wellington Rugby admits it knew few details about assaults carried out by contracted player Losi Filipo.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 06:39:00 +1300A massive fire in West Auckland has destroyed a plastics factory in Henderson in west Auckland
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 06:22:00 +1300News from the rural and farming sector.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 06:20:00 +1300A brief update of movements in the financial sector.