Te Manu Korihi News for 30 January 201501/29/15
A Maori lawyer says the philanthropist, Gareth Morgan, has sparked a debate on Maori sovereignty that's been swept under the carpet by other leaders; A Maori doctor is backing a demand for more stomach stapling operations, after a New Zealand weight...
Focus on Politics for 30 January 2015
This week both the Prime Minister, John Key, and the Labour Party leader, Andrew Little, delivered their state-of-the-nation speeches in Auckland, with Mr Key outlining more details of the Government's plan to sell State houses.
Investigation into missing 43 students closed
Mexican authorities have officially closed the investigation into the 43 students who went missing in Iguala in September.
Metiria Turei responds
Metiria Turei, the co-leader, joins us now.
Green MPs emotional at Norman going
As for Russel Norman, his surprise announcement leaves the Greens needing a new male co leader.
Norman says he wanted time to consider his options after the election
National's Northland MP Mike Sabin quit today under pressure on the same day as the Greens co-leader Russell Norman made the surprise call to step down.
Sports News for 30 January 2015
An update from the team at RNZ Sport.
I would have dived in - retiree rescuer
The Hawkes Bay retiree who raced on his farmbike to the beach to rescue a mother and child from being swept out to sea says he would have dived in to save them if he had to.
Te Manu Korihi News for 30 January 2015
The economist Gareth Morgan has told a Northland hui on Maori sovereignty that if the Treaty of Waitangi were truly honoured there'd be no need for Maori seats in Parliament; A Maori doctor is backing a demand for more stomach stapling operations,...
A rash of botched circumcisions has put boys in hospital
At least eight young Pacific Island boys have been hospitalised in Auckland in recent weeks with after botched circumcisions.
Government won't meet demand for weight-loss surgery
As New Zealand balloons towards becoming the fattest nation on earth, it looks unlikely that the Gvernment is going to nswer a call to fund much more weight loss surgery.
Teen admits assaulting elderly couple
It's been revealed in court that a teenager who attacked an elderly Waikanae couple in their home targeted them twice on the same night.
More lending restrictions could push up costs of buying home
Home buyers will find it more difficult, and more expensive, or have to scrape together a much bigger deposit to get a mortgage if the Reserve Bank introduces new measures designed to take the heat out of Auckland's housing market.
Today's market update
New Zealand shares fell today, with the benchmark Top 50 Index easing 16 points to 5744 from yesterday's record.
NRL Auckland Nines kicks off tomorrow
The NRL Auckland Nines rugby league tournament kicks off tomorrow with organisers expecting it to generate more money than last year, the first time it was held.
Irrigation taps being turned off as council pleads for help
The Otago Regional Council is pleading for the Government to declare a drought as taps are turned off at irrigation dams.
House building consents at highest level in years
The number of consents for new houses and apartments has hit its highest level since 2007.
Our parliamentary chief reporter has more
Our parliamentary chief reporter Jane Patterson.
Russel Norman on stepping down
Green Party co-leader Russel Norman is quitting the top job and is not ruling out leaving parliament altogether.
Sabin quits Parliament, Norman stepping down
It's been a big day in politics with National's Northland MP Mike Sabin quitting under a cloud and the Greens co-leader Russell Norman stepping down.
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