Kevin Ikin looks back over 40 years of reporting...08/27/15
We're joined in the studio now by Kevin Ikin.
Veteran rural reporter Kevin Ikin packs away his gumboots
Today our rural reporter Kevin Ikin retires after more than 40 years with Radio New Zealand.
Te Manu Korihi News for 28 August 2015
Submissions close today for a proposal for Wanganui District to be spelled with an H; Hundreds of people are expected to flock to Pukeiti near the slops of Mount Taranaki tomorrow to witness the signing of Taranaki Iwi Treaty Deed of Settlement; A new...
Work on another major section of Waikato Expressway
The first sod's being turned today on the Huntly section of the Waikato Expressway.
Northlanders worried power prices will rise
A Northland power company says it would be cheaper to build its own transmission lines than pay the vastly higher charges it will face if a proposed new pricing system is adopted.
Markets Update for 28 August 2015
A brief update of movements in the financial sector
Rising sea could engulf Florida, Tokyo
NASA scientists say low-lying US states such as Florida are at risk of disappearing, as are some of the world's major cities such as Singapore and Tokyo.
Council has "declared war" on residents through coastal...
Beachfront residents in Christchurch are vowing to fight the city council's decision to classify their neighbourhoods as being in an official coastal hazard zone.
Untreated illness driving force in Virginia murders
It's being called a social media murder, but an America professor of psychiatry says the shooting of two Virginia journalists was more likely the result of untreated mental illness.
Former chief social worker disappointed with CYF
A former chief social worker at Child, Youth and Family says it's disappointing the services for children in state care haven't improved in decades.
Profoundly concerning link between CYF issues and crime
The Principal Youth Court Judge says the link between how well Child, Youth and Family does its job, and the number of cases coming before his court, is profound -- and concerning.
Sports News for 28 August 2015
An update from the team at RNZ Sport.
Leaning tower of Wellington gets the go-ahead
The so-called Leaning Tower of Wellington is getting the go-ahead, after it was granted resource consent yesterday.
Taranaki economy takes a hit
The wider Taranaki economy is taking a hit from reduced dairy payouts and declining oil and gas activity, according to the latest reports from two of the major banks.
Recognition for forestry safety improvements
Unions are acknowledging that progress has been made to improve safety in the forest industry.
New Zealand nurse tells of horror in South Sudan
A New Zealand nurse working for a humanitarian organisation in South Sudan has spoken about the death of two of her colleagues last week.
Fire rips through Glenmark Rugby Club
Fire has ripped through Glenmark Rugby Clubrooms in North Canterbury, destroying it.
Niwa withdraws support for the Association of Scientists
Niwa says it will no longer pay membership fees for its staff to belong to the Association of Scientists, saying the group actively lobbies against science and the integrity of scientists.
All Black world cup squad to be named on Sunday
All Blacks coach Steve Hansen names his 31-player World Cup squad this Sunday.
Fears people will die as a result of Health and Safety...
The Government's controversial health and safety law passed its final hurdle in Parliament last night with opposition MPs saying so many corners have been cut, workers will pay with their lives.
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