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Kerry-Anne Walsh with news from Australia

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:55:00 +1300

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-20160930-0855-kerry-anne_walsh_with_news_from_australia-048.mp3




Third opposition MP suspended from Fiji parliament

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:50:00 +1300

The 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20160930-0850-third_opposition_mp_suspended_from_fiji_parliament-048.mp3




Joseph Parker fights Alexander Dimitrenko tomorrow

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:47:00 +1300

Boxer 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20160930-0847-joseph_parker_fights_alexander_dimitrenko_tomorrow-048.mp3




100,000 children drink contaminated water in Aleppo

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:42:00 +1300

Situation 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20160930-0842-100_000_children_drink_contaminated_water_in_aleppo-048.mp3




Pilots worried not enough being done about laser strikes

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:37:00 +1300

Airline 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20160930-0837-pilots_worried_not_enough_being_done_about_laser_strikes-048.mp3




Markets Update for 30 September 2016

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:29:00 +1300

A brief update of movements in the financial sector.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/business/bus-mnr-20160930-0829-markets_update_for_30_september_2016-048.mp3




Club gets one last 'paint job' to raise profile & money

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:27:00 +1300

Wellington'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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20160930-0827-club_gets_one_last_paint_job_to_raise_profile_and_money-048.mp3




New LVRs a "speedbump" for rising house prices

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:24:00 +1300

Higher 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?


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20160930-0824-new_lvrs_a_speedbump_for_rising_house_prices-048.mp3




Federation of Islamic Associations pledges to help NZ

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:20:00 +1300

Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand,Hazim Arafeh, says level of risk much much less here than in Australia


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20160930-0820-federation_of_islamic_associations_pledges_to_help_nz-048.mp3




Family First welcomes Filipo case appeal

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:17:00 +1300

The police challenge to rugby player Losi Filipo's discharge without conviction is being welcomed by the lobby group Family First.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20160930-0817-family_first_welcomes_filipo_case_appeal-048.mp3




Len Brown says farewell to Auckland Council

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:13:00 +1300

The 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20160930-0813-len_brown_says_farewell_to_auckland_council-048.mp3




Sports News for 30 September 2016

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 08:06:00 +1300

An update from the team at RNZ Sport.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20160930-0806-sports_news_for_30_september_2016-048.mp3




Spark responds to Yahoo hack impacting 130,000 NZers

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 07:58:00 +1300

Spark 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20160930-0758-spark_responds_to_yahoo_hack_impacting_130_000_nzers-048.mp3




North Korean defector allowed to stay in New Zealand

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 07:53:00 +1300

A 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20160930-0753-north_korean_defector_allowed_to_stay_in_new_zealand-048.mp3




Disabled appalled at criticisms of Dunedin candidate

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 07:48:00 +1300

Advocates 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20160930-0748-disabled_appalled_at_criticisms_of_dunedin_candidate-048.mp3




Advocate says time to end right of passage shifts

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 07:36:00 +1300

Junior 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20160930-0736-advocate_says_time_to_end_right_of_passage_shifts-048.mp3




Thomas Oliver wins prestigious Silver Scroll

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 07:28:00 +1300

In 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20160930-0728-thomas_oliver_wins_prestigious_silver_scroll-048.mp3




Filipo appeal could set precedent in serious assault cases

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 07:23:00 +1300

Law 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20160930-0723-filipo_appeal_could_set_precedent_in_serious_assault_cases-048.mp3




Terrorism expert warns of more foreign fighters returning to NZ

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 07:19:00 +1300

A New Zealand terrorism expert, Alexander Gillespie, warns foreign fighters - and would be foreign fighters - will return to New Zealand.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20160930-0719-terrorism_expert_warns_of_more_foreign_fighters_returning_to_nz-048.mp3




Pilots coming in to land at Wellington blinded by laser pointer

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 07:17:00 +1300

Pilots 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20160930-0717-pilots_coming_in_to_land_at_wellington_blinded_by_laser_pointer-048.mp3




One dead, dozens injured after commuter train crash in US

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 07:10:00 +1300

One person is dead and more than 100 have been injured after a commuter train slammed into a railway terminus in Hoboken, New Jersey.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20160930-0710-one_dead_70_injured_after_commuter_train_crash_in_us-048.mp3




Sports News for 30 September 2016

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 07:06:00 +1300

An update from the team at RNZ Sport.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20160930-0706-sports_news_for_30_september_2016-048.mp3




Morning Markets for 30 September 2016

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 06:58:00 +1300

A brief update of movements in the financial sector.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/business/bus-mnr-20160930-0658-morning_markets_for_30_september_2016-048.mp3




Total blackout unlikely in NZ

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 06:56:00 +1300

National grid operator Transpower says there's little chance New Zealand would suffer a power outage on the scale seen in South Australia this week.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/business/bus-mnr-20160930-0656-total_blackout_unlikely_in_nz-048.mp3




New digital GST coming into effect on October 1

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 06:54:00 +1300

A new goods and services tax of 15 percent on digital items comes into effect from tomorrow.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/business/bus-mnr-20160930-0654-new_digital_gst_coming_into_effect_on_october_1-048.mp3




Westland Dairy sets up JV with Chinese company

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 06:53:00 +1300

The 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/business/bus-mnr-20160930-0653-westland_dairy_sets_up_jv_with_chinese_company-048.mp3




Pumpkin Patch delivers another disappointing result

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 06:52:00 +1300

Troubled children's clothing retailer Pumpkin Patch has delivered another disappointing result, hit by store closures and currency impacts.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/business/bus-mnr-20160930-0652-pumpkin_patch_delivers_another_disappointing_result-048.mp3




CBL Insurance eyes up to $63 million

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 06:50:00 +1300

The 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/business/bus-mnr-20160930-0650-cbl_insurance_eyes_up_to_63_million-048.mp3




Len Brown wants legacy to be 'world's more liveable city'

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 06:44:00 +1300

Auckland'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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20160930-0644-len_brown_delivering_the_first_great_vision_for_auckland-048.mp3




Would-be foreign fighter bound for Syria likely deported to NZ

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 06:39:00 +1300

The 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20160930-0639-would-be_foreign_fighter_bound_for_syria_likely_deported_to_nz-048.mp3







Early Business News for 30 September 2016

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 06:20:00 +1300

A brief update of movements in the financial sector.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/business/bus-mnr-20160930-0620-early_business_news_for_30_september_2016-048.mp3




Sri Lanka prime minister visits New Zealand

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 06:18:00 +1300

John Key is being urged to make strong statements about human rights when he meets the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka tomorrow morning.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20160930-0618-sri_lanka_prime_minister_visits_new_zealand-048.mp3




Commuter train slams into New Jersey terminus

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 06:11:00 +1300

A 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20160930-0611-commuter_train_slams_into_new_jersey_terminus-048.mp3




Sports News for 30 September 2016

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 06:06:00 +1300

An update from the team at RNZ Sport.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20160930-0606-sports_news_for_30_september_2016-048.mp3




Top Stories for Friday 30 September 2016

Fri, 30 Sep 2016 06:00:00 +1300

One 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


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20160930-0600-top_stories_for_friday_30_september_2016-048.mp3




Takahe numbers hit a new high

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:56:00 +1300

The 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20160929-0856-takahe_numbers_hit_a_new_high-048.mp3




NZ professor says reading recovery needs to be brought up to date

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:54:00 +1300

A New Zealand professor, James Chapman, says reading recovery needs to be brought up to date. "The science of reading has simply moved on."


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20160929-0854-new_zealand_professor_says-048.mp3




NSW schools opt out of Reading Recovery

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:50:00 +1300

The New South Wales government loses faith in the New Zealand Reading Recovery programme after using it for more than 30 years.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20160929-0850-nsw_schools_opt_out_of_reading_recovery-048.mp3




Abolish UE, put interest on student loans, says commission

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:46:00 +1300

The 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20160929-0846-abolish_ue_put_interest_on_student_loans_says_commission-048.mp3




Havelock North gastric bug breakout costs DHB thousands

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:44:00 +1300

Havelock North's campylobacter outbreak has so far cost the Hawke's Bay District Health Board an estimated 380-thousand dollars.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20160929-0844-havelock_north_gastric_bug_breakout_costs_dhb_thousands-048.mp3




Widespread blackout plunges South Australia into darkness

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:40:00 +1300

Adelaide is bracing itself for more bad weather following yesterday's lightning strikes which plunged the state into darkness.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20160929-0840-widespread_blackout_plunges_south_australia_into_darkness-048.mp3




Broadcasters rise to challenge of a te reo Maori-only September

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:37:00 +1300

Mihingarangi Forbes checks in on people who took up the challenge to speak te reo during Mahuru Maori - Maori September.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20160929-0837-broadcasters_rise_to_challenge_of_a_te_reo_maori-only_september-048.mp3




Wellington City Council boss defends Singapore Airlines deal

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:25:00 +1300

Wellington 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20160929-0825-wellington_city_council_boss_defends_singapore_airlines_deal-048.mp3




Middle class struggle for a deposit

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:21:00 +1300

A 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20160929-0821-middle_class_struggle_for_a_deposit-048.mp3




Labour says Unitary Plan delay bad for Auckland future

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:16:00 +1300

Labour'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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20160929-0816-labour_says_unitary_plan_delay_bad_for_auckland_future-048.mp3




Prosecutors say flight MH17 was hit by missile from Russia

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:10:00 +1300

Prosecutors investigating the 2014 downing of flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine say it was hit by a missile which was brought in from Russia.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20160929-0810-prosecutors_say_flight_mh17_was_hit_by_missile_from_russia-048.mp3




Sports News for 29 September 2016

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 08:06:00 +1300

An update from the team at RNZ Sport.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20160929-0806-sports_news_for_29_september_2016-048.mp3




Don Brash and Willie Jackson on Hobson's Pledge campaign

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:51:00 +1300

Don Brash and Willie Jackson clash over Dr Brash's new campaign against what he says are laws that favour Maori and promote separatism.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20160929-0751-don_brash_and_willie_jackson_on_hobsons_pledge_campaign-048.mp3




Leading defence lawyer defends discharged without conviction

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:43:00 +1300

Leading defence lawyer, Robert Lithgow QC, defends the discharge without conviction ruling in the Losi Filipo case.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20160929-0743-leading_defence_lawyer_defends_discharged_without_conviction-048.mp3




Filipo still looking to future in rugby

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:40:00 +1300

Former 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20160929-0740-filipo_still_looking_to_future_in_rugby-048.mp3




Legal action puts brakes on Auckland housing developments

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:36:00 +1300

A 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20160929-0736-legal_action_puts_brakes_on_auckland_housing_developments-048.mp3




National supporters paid tens of thousands for loopy rules report

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:29:00 +1300

A taksforce investigating "loopy" or unnecessary government rules and regulations finds that most of the rules people complain about don't actually exist.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20160929-0729-national_party_supporters_paid_thousands_for_loopy_rules_report-048.mp3




Missing teenager's body found in Whitianga canal

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:26:00 +1300

The 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20160929-0726-missing_teenagers_body_found_in_whitianga_canal-048.mp3




Power knocked out to entire state of South Australia

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:22:00 +1300

South Australian State Emergency Services says power is gradually being restored after thousands of lightning strikes plunged the entire state into darkness.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20160929-0722-power_knocked_out_to_entire_state-048.mp3




Russia dismisses MH17 findings

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:16:00 +1300

Russia rejects the MH17 findings


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20160929-0716-russia_dismisses_mh17_findings-048.mp3




Investigators say MH17 missile came from Russia

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:10:00 +1300

Prosecutors investigating the 2014 downing of flight MH17 over eastern Ukraine say it was hit by a missile which was brought in from Russia.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20160929-0710-investigator_say_mh17_missile_came_from_russia-048.mp3




Sports News for 29 September 2016

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 07:06:00 +1300

An update from the team at RNZ Sport.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20160929-0706-sports_news_for_29_september_2016-048.mp3




Morning Markets for 29 September 2016

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 06:58:00 +1300

A brief update of movements in the financial sector.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/business/bus-mnr-20160929-0658-morning_markets_for_29_september_2016-048.mp3




Intueri issues caution about selling shares

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 06:55:00 +1300

The 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/business/bus-mnr-20160929-0655-intueri_issues_caution_about_selling_shares-048.mp3




Hellaby Holdings stakes flag to auto business

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 06:52:00 +1300

Industrial 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/business/bus-mnr-20160929-0652-hellaby_holdings_stakes_flag_to_auto_business-048.mp3




More hedging activity to protect in volatile times

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 06:50:00 +1300

The latest ASB Bank Kiwi Dollar Barometer shows foreign exchange hedging is at its highest level in two years.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/business/bus-mnr-20160929-0650-more_hedging_activity_to_protect_in_volatile_times-048.mp3




A new report says the RMA fails to deliver its goals

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 06:46:00 +1300

A new report from environmentalists and developers says the RMA is failing to deliver on its environmental goals for New Zealand


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20160929-0646-a_new_report_says_the_rma_fails_to_deliver_its_goals-048.mp3




Judicial review into Auckland Unitary Plan could have major impact

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 06:42:00 +1300

A 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20160929-0642-judicial_review_into_ak_unitary_plan_could_have_major_impact-048.mp3







Early Business News for 29 September 2016

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 06:20:00 +1300

A brief update of movements in the financial sector.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/business/bus-mnr-20160929-0620-early_business_news_for_29_september_2016-048.mp3




Losi Filipo given good chance of a successful rugby career

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 06:15:00 +1300

Rugby Players Association is confident young Wellington player Losi Filipo will turn his life around and go on to a successful career in the sport.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20160929-0615-losi_filipo_given_good_chance_of_a_successful_rugby_career-048.mp3




Anti-separatist group launched

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 06:12:00 +1300

Don Brash fronts a newly-launched lobby group pressure politicans into stamping out what it calls "Maori favouritism".


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20160929-0612-anti-separatist_group_launched-048.mp3




Sports News for 29 September 2016

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 06:06:00 +1300

An update from the team at RNZ Sport.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20160929-0606-sports_news_for_29_september_2016-048.mp3




Top Stories for Thursday 29 September 2016

Thu, 29 Sep 2016 06:00:00 +1300

Investigator 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


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20160929-0600-top_stories_for_thursday_29_september_2016-048.mp3




Maori Women's Welfare league in $30,000 tax bill dispute

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 08:57:00 +1300

The 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20160928-0857-maori_womens_welfare_league_in_30_000_tax_bill_dispute-048.mp3




Porirua to get more accurate weather readings

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 08:53:00 +1300

Porirua mayor Nick Leggett is lauding more accurate weather readings for his city.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20160928-0853-porirua_to_get_more_accurate_weather_readings-048.mp3




Police vetting delays cause grief for early childhood centres

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 08:47:00 +1300

Delays in police vetting for early childhood staff are causing headaches for early childhood centre managers.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20160928-0847-police_vetting_delays_cause_grief_for_early_childhood_centres-048.mp3




Clinton, Trump back on campaign trail after debate

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 08:35:00 +1300

Donald 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20160928-0835-clinton_trump_back_on_campaign_trail_after_debate-048.mp3




Markets Update for 28 September 2016

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 08:29:00 +1300

A brief update of movements in the financial sector.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/business/bus-mnr-20160928-0829-markets_update_for_28_september_2016-048.mp3




Council's right to fluoridate water upheld by Court of Appeal

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 08:26:00 +1300

The Court of Appeal rules that the local government and health legislation allows councils to add fluoride water.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20160928-0826-councils_right_to_fluoridate_water_upheld_by_court_of_appeal-048.mp3




Should your career influence a judge?

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 08:17:00 +1300

A 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20160928-0817-should_your_career_influence_a_judge-048.mp3




College of Midwives responds to research on at-risk births

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 08:10:00 +1300

The 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


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20160928-0810-college_of_midwives_responds_to_research_on_at-risk_births-048.mp3




Sports News for 28 September 2016

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 08:06:00 +1300

An update from the team at RNZ Sport.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20160928-0806-sports_news_for_28_september_2016-048.mp3




Laura Langman turns back on Silver Ferns

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 07:56:00 +1300

Laura 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20160928-0756-laura_langman_turns_back_on_silver_ferns-048.mp3




World Vision says food supplies in Aleppo are running out

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 07:53:00 +1300

World 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20160928-0753-world_vision_says_food_supplies_in_allepo_is_running_out-048.mp3




Firefighters say fire at Henderson plastics factory out

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 07:45:00 +1300

Senior Station Officer Chris Delfos says the fire at Henderson plastics factory is out and rain has helped reduce any risk from toxic smoke.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20160928-0745-firefighters_say_fire_at_henderson_plastics_factory_out-048.mp3




Greens won't field a candidate in the probable by-election

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 07:41:00 +1300

Act has labelled Labour and the Greens hypocrites as they look to collarborate ahead of the possible Mt Roskill by-election


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20160928-0741-greens_wont_field_a_candidate_in_the_probable_by-election-048.mp3




Research finds babies more at risk during midwife-led births

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 07:36:00 +1300

A new Otago study shows babies are at significantly more risk at birth if delivered by a midwife, instead of a doctor.  


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20160928-0736-research_finds_babies_more_at_risk_during_midwife-led_births-048.mp3




The aftermath of last night's US presidential debate

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 07:26:00 +1300

The 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20160928-0726-the_aftermath_of_last_nights_us_presidential_debate-048.mp3




Steve Tew responds to Losi Filipo discharge without conviction

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 07:19:00 +1300

New 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20160928-0719-steve_tew_responds_to_losi_filipo_discharge_without_conviction-048.mp3




Firefighters continue to battle a factory blaze in Auckland

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 07:13:00 +1300

Smoke 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


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20160928-0713-firefighters_continue_to_battle_a_factory_blaze_in_auckland-048.mp3




Major study shows babies safer with doctors than midwives

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 07:11:00 +1300

An Otago university study has found babies are more at risk during birth if a midwife rather than a doctor is in charge.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20160928-0711-major_study_shows_babies_safer_with_doctors_than_midwives-048.mp3




Sports News for 28 September 2016

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 07:06:00 +1300

An update from the team at RNZ Sport.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20160928-0706-sports_news_for_28_september_2016-048.mp3




Morning Markets for 28 September 2016

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 06:58:00 +1300

A brief update of movements in the financial sector.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/business/bus-mnr-20160928-0658-morning_markets_for_28_sept_2016-048.mp3




Winegrowers to use international awards to leverage growth

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 06:51:00 +1300

New Zealand's wine industry says the latest round of international award-winning wines will help it develop and extend markets.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/business/bus-mnr-20160928-0651-winegrowers_to_use_international_awards_to_leverage_growth-048.mp3




High dollar not deterring travellers from holidaying here

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 06:50:00 +1300

The 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/business/bus-mnr-20160928-0650-high_dollar_not_deterring_travellers_from_holidaying_here-048.mp3




Intueri's share price takes a major hit following audit review

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 06:48:00 +1300

Shares 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/business/bus-mnr-20160928-0648-intueris_share_price_takes_a_major_hit_following_audit_review-048.mp3




Hellaby takeover offer labelled "opportunistic"

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 06:47:00 +1300

An 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.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/business/bus-mnr-20160928-0647-hellaby_takeover_offer_labelled_opportunistic-048.mp3




Telco companies attract most consumer complaints

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 06:46:00 +1300

Telecom companies sparked the most consumer complaints to the Commerce Commission last year. Complaints also flooded in about airlines, car sellers and domestic appliance traders.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20160928-0646-telco_companies_attract_most_consumer_complaints-048.mp3




"Huge" education reforms worry teacher unions

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 06:43:00 +1300

The Government's plans for wide-ranging changes to the education system are worrying the school and early childhood unions.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20160928-0643-huge_education_reforms_worry_teacher_unions-048.mp3




Wellington Rugby responds to Filipo assault

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 06:40:00 +1300

Wellington Rugby admits it knew few details about assaults carried out by contracted player Losi Filipo.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20160928-0640-wellington_rugby_responds_to_filipo_assault-048.mp3




Massive fire has destroyed a plastics factory in Henderson

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 06:39:00 +1300

A massive fire in West Auckland has destroyed a plastics factory in Henderson in west Auckland


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/mnr/mnr-20160928-0639-massive_fire_has_destroyed_a_plastics_factory_in_henderson-048.mp3







Early Business News for 28 September 2016

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 06:20:00 +1300

A brief update of movements in the financial sector.


Media Files:
http://podcast.radionz.co.nz/business/bus-mnr-20160928-0620-early_business_news_for_28_september_2016-048.mp3