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The most authoritative and comprehensive coverage of local and world events to be found on morning radio happens from 6.00am to 9.00am every weekday. Geoff Robinson and the team go behind the headlines to cover the breaking stories, interview the news-makers and background the events summarised in Morning Report's full half-hourly news bulletins. In addition to its wide-ranging network of overseas correspondents and contacts, who provide unparalleled coverage of international events, Report can draw on the formidable resources of Radio New Zealand’s nationwide news gathering staff, including the Parliamentary team and the Wellington-based special correspondents. This is the programme that politicians and newsmakers are happy to get up early for – and if they’re in the news, you’ll hear their side of the story on Morning Report! Included in the programme every day are: rundowns of the headlines in New Zealand’s morning newspapers at 6.09am and 7.40am; Rural News at 6.21am; rundowns of the major news stories in overseas newspapers at 6.40am and after 8.00am; Mana News at 6.42am, covering events of special interest in and to Maoridom; and Business News at 6.50am. Special weekly features include chats with popular Australian correspondent Phil Kafcaloudes at 7.55am on Mondays and 8.55am Fridays; “vegie expert” Jack Forsyth’s fruit and vegetable update at 8.54am on Thursdays and, on Fridays, the Weekend Weather at 8.50am and Feedback from Morning Report listeners – their faxes, e-mails and letters – at 8.52am. Morning Report – the news programme that gets you up and running and fully informed about all local and international issues by 9.00am.

The most authoritative and comprehensive coverage of local and world events to be found on morning radio happens from 6.00am to 9.00am every weekday. Geoff Robinson and the team go behind the headlines to cover the breaking stories, interview the news-makers and background the events summarised in Morning Report's full half-hourly news bulletins. In addition to its wide-ranging network of overseas correspondents and contacts, who provide unparalleled coverage of international events, Report can draw on the formidable resources of Radio New Zealand’s nationwide news gathering staff, including the Parliamentary team and the Wellington-based special correspondents. This is the programme that politicians and newsmakers are happy to get up early for – and if they’re in the news, you’ll hear their side of the story on Morning Report! Included in the programme every day are: rundowns of the headlines in New Zealand’s morning newspapers at 6.09am and 7.40am; Rural News at 6.21am; rundowns of the major news stories in overseas newspapers at 6.40am and after 8.00am; Mana News at 6.42am, covering events of special interest in and to Maoridom; and Business News at 6.50am. Special weekly features include chats with popular Australian correspondent Phil Kafcaloudes at 7.55am on Mondays and 8.55am Fridays; “vegie expert” Jack Forsyth’s fruit and vegetable update at 8.54am on Thursdays and, on Fridays, the Weekend Weather at 8.50am and Feedback from Morning Report listeners – their faxes, e-mails and letters – at 8.52am. Morning Report – the news programme that gets you up and running and fully informed about all local and international issues by 9.00am.
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Wellington, New Zealand

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The most authoritative and comprehensive coverage of local and world events to be found on morning radio happens from 6.00am to 9.00am every weekday. Geoff Robinson and the team go behind the headlines to cover the breaking stories, interview the news-makers and background the events summarised in Morning Report's full half-hourly news bulletins. In addition to its wide-ranging network of overseas correspondents and contacts, who provide unparalleled coverage of international events, Report can draw on the formidable resources of Radio New Zealand’s nationwide news gathering staff, including the Parliamentary team and the Wellington-based special correspondents. This is the programme that politicians and newsmakers are happy to get up early for – and if they’re in the news, you’ll hear their side of the story on Morning Report! Included in the programme every day are: rundowns of the headlines in New Zealand’s morning newspapers at 6.09am and 7.40am; Rural News at 6.21am; rundowns of the major news stories in overseas newspapers at 6.40am and after 8.00am; Mana News at 6.42am, covering events of special interest in and to Maoridom; and Business News at 6.50am. Special weekly features include chats with popular Australian correspondent Phil Kafcaloudes at 7.55am on Mondays and 8.55am Fridays; “vegie expert” Jack Forsyth’s fruit and vegetable update at 8.54am on Thursdays and, on Fridays, the Weekend Weather at 8.50am and Feedback from Morning Report listeners – their faxes, e-mails and letters – at 8.52am. Morning Report – the news programme that gets you up and running and fully informed about all local and international issues by 9.00am.

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English


Episodes

Business News for 22 November 2018

11/21/2018
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News from the business sector, including a market report.

Duration:00:08:50

Principals urge caution as overseas teachers recruited

11/21/2018
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Principals are worried New Zealand could become a dumping ground for foreign teachers who can't get jobs in their own countries. They're urging caution over the thousands of teachers who have responded to an overseas recruitment campaign aimed at helping schools get through the teacher shortage. The Education Ministry estimates 850 more teachers are needed for next year and 3,000 have responded to its overseas advertising.

Duration:00:02:52

Middlemore $80m boost a good start - Gosche

11/21/2018
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Middlemore Hospital's latest cash injection won't fix all its rotting buildings and it pales into comparison with what other district health boards in Auckland have got. Yesterday the government announced that Counties Manukau DHB would get $80 million to start fixing its building and infrastructure problems. RNZ reporter Phil Pennington asked the DHB's chair, Mark Gosche, whether that would make much of a difference, given previous estimates that up to $1.6 billion is needed to get the...

Duration:00:03:31

Morning Rural News for 22 November 2018

11/21/2018
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News from the rural and farming sector.

Duration:00:04:37

Early Business News for 22 November 2018

11/21/2018
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A brief update of movements in the financial sector.

Duration:00:03:00

Westland mayor promises fix for leaking sewage ponds

11/21/2018
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Westland's mayor is confident an upgrade of Franz Josef's sewage ponds will be done in time to meet a deadline imposed by the Environment Court. The ponds are at the centre of a Serious Fraud Office investigation in to the council's former operations manager, who oversaw the awarding of a seven-million-dollar contract to build a new treatment plant to a company headed by an Auckland cake decorator.

Duration:00:03:22

Northland mechanic banned from giving WOFs after fatal crash

11/21/2018
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A Dargaville mechanic who sent his cars to a now suspended garage for warrants of fitness inspections says people are justified in feeling anxious about whether their cars are truly safe. Dargaville Diesel Specialists has been suspended from issuing WOFs after a fatal car crash. The front seat passenger died and it was found his frayed seatbelt - which should have been picked up during the inspection - had snapped. Dargaville father of four and grandfather Tim Yeabsley said he'd had no...

Duration:00:02:11

Sports News for 22 November 2018

11/21/2018
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American tennis star Venus Williams has settled a wrongful death suit related to a fatal traffic accident she was involved in near her Florida home in June 2017.

Duration:00:02:03

'Communities have to be alive, flourishing' - Bob Harvey

11/20/2018
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New research by the phone company 2degrees reveals that when it comes to a sense of community, we truly have entered a digital age. The main finding from a survey of 2,000 people is that the community most important to most people in their daily lives is their online community. So whether it's Facebook or a gaming group, it's taken over from neighbourhoods, sports groups and churches. Former Waitakere mayor Sir Bob Harvey is a big believer in community and he's been pondering these findings....

Duration:00:04:16

Healthy Auckland Together takes aim at junk food ads

11/20/2018
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Auckland public health officials are on the attack over advertising junk food to children. Healthy Auckland Together has just laid a complaint with the Advertising Standards Authority about an ad for Kinder Surprise chocolate, saying it specifically targets youngsters. But even if it's upheld, health officials say there won't be any real consequences. Matthew Theunissen reports.

Duration:00:03:44

Motorbike crashes roughly same as road toll rises - doctor

11/20/2018
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Medical professionals are the ones who deal with the fallout and outcome of motorcycle crashes. Four people died at the weekend in crashes involving motorbikes which brought renewed attention to questions around the safety of the bikes. St John workers are often the first to the scene to deal with these crashes, and I'm joined now by Dr Craig Ellis - the deputy medical director for St John.

Duration:00:01:22

Powerful motorbike not to blame for death toll - ex-instructor

11/20/2018
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A former motorcycle instructor says people who are blaming the rider death toll on the combination of older riders and powerful modern bikes are mistaken. The death of four motorcylists at the weekend has brought renewed attention on the bike toll - most riders killed on the roads are older and include many who've returned to motorcycling for pleasure after a long break from two wheels. Steve Bennett used to own a training school for motorcyclists in Britain and has worked with the police...

Duration:00:04:54

Papua New Guinea police, soldiers storm parliament, demand pay

11/20/2018
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It seems that while the Papua New Guinea government found the money to buy a fleet of Maseratis to taxi Apec leaders to their summit in Port Moresby last week, it didn't have enough left over to pay for security services. Hundreds of police, prison officers and some soldiers descended on the parliament yesterday demanding to be paid for their work providing security at the summit. We can get more now from RNZ Pacific's Johnny Blades.

Duration:00:03:25

Kōhanga reo problems bigger than funding

11/20/2018
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The number of children who attend kōhanga reo has dropped by more than 2,500 since the year 2000. They are welcoming government plans announced early this week to design a new funding model with the Kōhanga Reo National Trust. But they told our Māori news correspondent Leigh-Marama McLachlan that the problem is much bigger than just funding. Peggy Luke-Ngaheke has been a strong advocate of the kōhanga movement since it started 36 years ago. She says children leave kōhanga confident in their...

Duration:00:03:23

Markets Update for 21 November 2018

11/20/2018
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A brief update of movements in the financial sector.

Duration:00:01:08

Forest & Bird welcomes DOC ending kauri resin mining

11/20/2018
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Forest and Bird is hailing a decision by the Department of Conservation to try to stop a Northland wetland being mined for kauri resin and wax. Northland Regional Council granted resource consents for a company to dig up 400 hectares of the Kaimaumau wetland. Forest and Bird filed a High Court application in October seeking to overturn the consents. And yesterday DOC filed a similar application. Forest and Bird's chief executive Kevin Hague is in our Wellington studio.

Duration:00:04:40

Govt's tertiary fees-free policy a 'failure' - Paula Bennett

11/20/2018
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The Education Minister, Chris Hipkins, says low take-up of his party's no-fees teritary education scheme on high employment. The policy offers students a year of free tertiary education. But National is dubbing the scheme a failed election bribe, pointing to figures showing tertiary enrolment down by 2400 students from a year ago. National's tertiary education spokesperson is Paula Bennett. She talks to Susie Ferguson.

Duration:00:04:12

Surgeons, not midwives should cut tongue-ties - doctor

11/20/2018
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A Wellington anaesthetist says most babies having tongue-tie surgery are given no anaesthetic for the procedure. Graham Sharpe has written to the Health Minister demanding that tongue-tie surgery by untrained people for poorly diagnosed reasons is stopped. The surgery is supposed to help babies who have trouble breastfeeding. Dr Sharpe tells us the procedure is being done far too often.

Duration:00:04:18

Weather: Flooding problems continue in Clutha

11/20/2018
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Yesterday's deluge is continuing to cause problems in Otago. Slips, surface flooding and road closures are still affecting the region. The Clutha River is at the highest levels 20 years and is still rising. Bryan Cadogan is the mayor of the Clutha District. He is at Civil Defence headquarters.

Duration:00:03:03

Sports News for 21 November 2018

11/20/2018
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The All Blacks assistant coach Ian Foster says generally they're happy with the tweaks they've been making to the All Blacks this year.

Duration:00:01:58