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RNZ New Zealand

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


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Wendy Smith sets NZ skydive record at 25,000 feet

10/22/2018
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A skydiver set a New Zealand record at the weekend. Wendy Smith jumped from 25,000 feet, before landing at Motueka Airport. She talks to Guyon Espiner.

Duration:00:03:25

Australian govt loses majority in Parliament

10/22/2018
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Australia's coalition government has lost its one-seat majority after this weekend's by-election. The independent Kerryn Phelps has won what she calls a 'David and Goliath struggle' in Wentworth, formerly the seat of the ousted Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. Our correspondent in Australia is Kerry-Anne Walsh. She talks to Susie Ferguson.

Duration:00:03:29

Auckland Council development arm not spending enough

10/22/2018
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Auckland Council's development arm has fallen way behind with its financial targets, continuing a trend of significant under-spending. Panuku spent just 27 percent of its budget in the year to June 2018, and with the America's Cup just around the corner it's got a whole new raft of projects on top of those that have already been delayed. Matthew Theunissen reports.

Duration:00:03:34

Māori leader Sir Ngātata Love dies, aged 81

10/22/2018
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The Wellington iwi leader Sir Ngātata Love has died, aged 81. He lead Te Puni Kōkiri, the Ministry of Māori Development, and was an Emeritus Professor at both Massey University and Victoria University of Wellington. He also headed the Wellington Tenths trust and Port Nicholson Block settlement Trust. Sir Ngātata was found guilty in 2016 of obtaining property by deception in the High Court in Wellington and was sentenced to two years and six months' imprisonment - he served less than a year....

Duration:00:08:05

Jacinda Ardern's government, one year on

10/22/2018
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The coalition government has now been in power for almost a year. And while there's been ups and downs.....we wanted to know how people are feeling about the new government, and how their lives have been affected by the change in power. Are they better off, or worse? Our reporters have been asking people from around the country exactly these questions.

Duration:00:06:28

Markets Update for 23 October 2018

10/22/2018
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A brief update of movements in the financial sector.

Duration:00:01:05

Predator priest from NZ continued to offend in Britain

10/22/2018
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A predator priest sent from New Zealand to Britain was free to keep preying on children for two more decades because of failings by the Catholic Church. Last month RNZ revealed the crimes, including child rape, committed by Father Cornelius O'Brien in parishes in Canterbury in the 1960s and '70s. Fresh inquiries have revealed he likely abused at least one other person after he returned to the UK in 1976. The New Zealand Church warned Brentwood diocese in Essex about him. But neither the...

Duration:00:02:54

Apology for state care abuse won't fix everything - Grant West

10/22/2018
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A sexual abuse survivor says the Australian Government can't fix everything that's happened to sexual abuse survivors with an apology. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has given a national apology to victims of child sexual abuse. The apology follows a five year inquiry which found tens of thousands of children had suffered abuse in the nation's institutions over decades. Grant West led a petition calling for a New Zealand Royal Commission into institutional responses to the sexual...

Duration:00:03:13

Ride to Remember seeks Royal patronage

10/22/2018
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A charity that raises awareness for soldiers with Post Traumatic Stress Injury is hoping that His Royal Highness Prince Harry will accept their invitation to be patron of a special event in January. The New Zealand Mounted Rifles Charitable Trust rode their horses through the tiny South Island village of Tapawera at the weekend to raise awareness of the work they're doing, and to honour soldiers past.

Duration:00:04:08

National Party president could go following Ross saga - Edwards

10/22/2018
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Botany MP Jami-Lee Ross has been reportedly picked up by police at the weekend and taken to Middlemore Hospital for mental health treatment. It is expected that he will be there for at least some days. Bryce Edwards is a Victoria University political analyst. He discusses the implications with Guyon Espiner.

Duration:00:07:01

Sports News for 23 October 2018

10/22/2018
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This year's World Rugby Women's Sevens Player of the Year will be a New Zealander after Black Ferns sevens stars Michaela Blyde, Portia Woodman and captain Sarah Goss were confirmed this morning as the three nominees for the award.

Duration:00:02:30

Sectioned MP Jami-Lee Ross uncharted territory for Parliament

10/22/2018
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Parliament is entering uncharted territory with MP Jami-Lee Ross reportedly in Middlemore Hospital's mental health care unit. It was reported at the weekend that Mr Ross had been picked up by police and placed in secure care. Mr Ross was expelled from the National Party caucus last week but has not resigned from Parliament. This raises questions about the status of his parliamentary vote. Wellington lawyer Graeme Edgeler is an electoral law expert. He talks to Susie Ferguson.

Duration:00:06:27

Drag queens harassed in Wellington

10/22/2018
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A Wellington drag queen says she's harassed by strangers so often that she's now too frightened to walk alone in the city. Aroha Richards, who has been performing in drag since May, says strangers have stalked, verbally and sexually harassed her in that time. Our arts, culture and entertainment reporter, Katie Scotcher has more.

Duration:00:02:38

Body-double used in Khashoggi case's latest twist

10/22/2018
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Turkish officials have released CCTV footage showing a body double was used to fake evidence that the murdered journalist Jamal Khashoggi left Saudi Arabia's Istanbul consulate alive. A man of Mr Khashoggi's build who has been identified as Mustafa al-Madani, is seen arriving at the consulate before the journalist, and then leaving wearing Mr Khashoggi's clothes and a fake beard. The Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan has vowed to reveal more in the coming days. Our correspondent in...

Duration:00:04:38

Mental Health Foundation urges greater care over Jami-Lee Ross

10/22/2018
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The Mental Health Foundation says it is getting calls from people distressed by coverage of MP Jami-Lee Ross and his mental health. And the foundation says it is unhappy to hear old attitudes about mental illness creeping into discussions. Shaun Robinson is the organisation's chief executive.

Duration:00:03:19

Jacinda Ardern defends political donations system

10/22/2018
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As the National Party imploded over the past week, the Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has been quietly watching from the sidelines. But among the problems besetting her opponents are questions about political donations and any influence that might buy. All political parties depend on donations - but how transparent are they? Ms Ardern talks to Guyon Espiner.

Duration:00:10:45

Bus drivers strike - latest update

10/22/2018
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Bus services in Auckland and Hamilton are disrupted this morning as about 200 drivers go on strike. In Auckland 25 routes and 350 of 11,000 trips will be affected, but school buses, trains and ferries will run as normal. In Hamilton, city buses will be affected between 5am-9am on Tuesday morning. Striking drivers are rallying at picket lines at the Manukau transport centre in Auckland. RNZ reporter Gill Bonnett is there.

Duration:00:02:22

NRL investigates racist comment at Tonga-Australia match

10/22/2018
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The NRL is investigating a claim one of its Australian staffers made a racist remark about Tongan fans during the weekend's historic test between Tonga and Australia. "Dance monkey dance" was the phrase said to have been spoken by an NRL employee towards Tongan fans who got up and danced during the game's half-time entertainment.

Duration:00:02:55

Royal Commission into state care abuse 'completely stalled'

10/22/2018
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A lawyer working for New Zealand victims of abuse in state care says Australia's apology to their victims of child sexual abuse, should embarrass New Zealand into getting on with its own Royal Commision. The apology from Australia's leader Scott Morrison follows a five-year inquiry which found tens of thousands of children had suffered abuse in the nation's institutions over decades. The inquiry in Australia heard more than 8,000 testomonies from victims about abuse in churches, schools and...

Duration:00:05:55

Parliament after Ross saga - political analysis

10/22/2018
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Parliament is holding its collective breath to see what is going to happen as MPs return to the capital today, after one of the most tumultuous weeks in recent political history. After unleashing a volley of damaging allegations against his former leader, National's Simon Bridges, and his party, Jami-Lee Ross was reportedly taken into mental health care over the weekend. The Speaker of the House has asked for advice about how to best deal with the situation facing the now independent MP. RNZ...

Duration:00:04:26