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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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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

Kerry-Anne Walsh with news from Australia (Every Friday)

5/24/2018
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It's Friday so we cross the ditch to Canberra to talk to our correspondent Kerry-Anne Walsh.

Duration:00:02:47

2018 Pacific Music Awards: Ladi6, Noah Slee, Kings claim wins

5/24/2018
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Pacific music was on show last night at the 14th annual Vodafone Pacific Music Awards in Manukau. The packed house at the Vodafone Events Centre was treated to a range of music performances including Sam Kiles, Niue Youth Network, Three Houses Down, and legacy award winners Punialava'a. Ladi6 and her team won big on the night, taking three awards including Best Female Artist, Best Producer and the Album of the Year award.

Duration:00:03:56

Ireland to vote on loosening abortion laws

5/24/2018
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Ireland votes on Saturday on whether to remove a single sentence which enshrines a near-total ban on abortion in the constitution, even in cases of rape and fatal foetal abnormality. The eighth amendment underpins the strictest controls in a western democracy, placing the "right to life of the unborn" on a par with the life of the mother. A short while ago I spoke with our Irish correspondent Aisling O'Rourke.

Duration:00:04:49

Weather: A frosty week ahead for NZ - NIWA

5/24/2018
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It's still officially autumn but winter arrived with a vengeance in Queenstown and the surrounding areas on Thursday with freezing temperatures, icy roads and lots of snow. Niwa forecaster Chris Brandolino says it will be even colder in the days ahead.

Duration:00:02:36

Racing driver Scott Dixon hoping for Indy 500 win

5/24/2018
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The Auckland motor racing driver Scott Dixon is feeling confident going into Monday morning's Indianapolis 500 and says last year's spectacular high-speed crash is not playing on his mind. Dixon was caught up in another driver's accident and was lucky to emerge unscathed after his car was sent flying through the air at more than 350 kmh before hitting a barrier. The 37-year old told RNZ sports reporter Barry Guy his focus is on repeating his 2008 Indy 500 win, but that will mean a lot needs...

Duration:00:02:30

Council connects young job-seekers with employers

5/24/2018
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Thousands of young job-seekers met potential employers in Auckland yesterday in an event aimed at getting more of the city's youth into jobs. Auckland Council organised the JobFest because more than 26-thousand young people in Auckland aren't in education, employment or training. With the construction, tourism and hospitality sectors booming, there were plenty of jobs on offer at yesterday's special JobFest.

Duration:00:02:49

Markets Update for 25 May 2018

5/24/2018
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A brief update of movements in the financial sector.

Duration:00:01:05

Will Opposition vote 'no confidence' in Mallard as Speaker?

5/24/2018
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It's been more tense than usual in Parliament over the past week, with an escalating dispute between National Party MPs and the Speaker of the House, Trevor Mallard. On Thursday Mr Mallard ordered National's deputy leader Paula Bennett from the House after a series of confrontations with members of the Opposition. What is expected to happen? Guyon Espiner talks to RNZ deputy political editor Chris Bramwell.

Duration:00:04:34

National MPs in stand-off with Speaker of House

5/24/2018
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It's been a feisty week in Parliament with escalating tensions between National Party MPs and the Speaker of the House, Trevor Mallard. On Thursday Mr Mallard ordered National's deputy leader Paula Bennett from the House after a series of confrontations with members of the opposition. It's not the first time opposition MPs have clashed with Parliament's Speaker. Mr Mallard was the worst offender in his day, having been kicked out nine times in six years - perhaps most-notably for telling...

Duration:00:02:23

Dawn ceremony marks 40 years since Bastion Point evictions

5/24/2018
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Forty years ago today the commissioner of Crown land George MacMillan gave the orders for more than 800 police and army personnel to begin forcibly evicting protestors from Bastion Point in Auckland. The protestors had occupied the former Ngati Whatua reserve land for more than 500 days to block government plans for a housing development. The evictions and arrests were a low point in race relations, but also a turning point in events that led to the creation of the Waitangi Tribunal....

Duration:00:06:02

British insurers warn against use of aluminium panels

5/24/2018
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In the wake of the Grenfell fire disaster British insurers are demanding a ban on combustable cladding on high rises - including the kind that is widely used in New Zealand. Aluminium composite panels, called FR can still burn but not as much as the type used on the London tower where 71 people died. The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment says the panels are not putting the public at risk. Laura Hughes from the Association of British Insurers told RNZ reporter Phil Pennington...

Duration:00:03:35

Weinstein to hand himself in to Police

5/24/2018
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Harvey Weinstein is expected to turn himself in to Police in New York to face charges of sexual assault and harrassment from dozens of women. The former movie producer who worked with some of Hollywood's biggest stars has been accused by more than 70 women of sexual misconduct including rape. This comes on the same day actor Morgan Freeman is apologising for making women feel "uneasy" after eight women say he sexually harassed them or made inappropriate remarks. US film star Morgan Freeman...

Duration:00:05:02

Sports News for 25 May 2018

5/24/2018
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The Crusaders coach Scott Robertson is cursing his bad luck after they lost more firepower for tonight's top of the table Super Rugby clash with the Hurricanes in Christchurch.

Duration:00:02:39

M bovis: Contain or eradicate?

5/24/2018
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To contain or to eradicate - that is the question for a last-chance meeting on Mycoplasma bovis to be held today. Federated Farmers, Dairy New Zealand, and Beef and Lamb will have one final conversation with the Government before a decision is made that will go to Cabinet on Monday. Katie Milne is Federated Farmers' president. She talks to Susie Ferguson.

Duration:00:03:29

Acoustic attack or mass psychogetic illness?

5/24/2018
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The US has issued a health alert after a consulate official in China suffered a mysterious brain injury. The illness is similar to that experienced by several US diplomats in Cuba last year, which led to a massive diplomatic fallout and concerns an 'accoustic attack' had taken place. Robert Bartholomew, who teaches at Botany Downs Secondary School in Auckland, is an expert in mass psychogenic illness. He suggests the mysterious symptoms are more psychological than the result of an attack.

Duration:00:04:14

Missile that hit MH17 was Russian - report

5/24/2018
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International investigators say that the missile that downed a Malaysia Airlines flight over eastern Ukraine in 2014 belonged to a Russian brigade. For the first time, the Dutch-led team said the missile came from a Russian brigade based in the city of Kursk. A New Zealand citizen Mary Menke and New Zealand resident Rob Ayley were among the 298 people on board the the Boeing 777 who died when it broke apart in mid-air flying from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur. Anna Holligan is in Bunnik in the...

Duration:00:05:28

Gerry Brownlee discusses Opposition dispute with Mallard

5/24/2018
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A strongly-worded letter penned by the National Party questioning the conduct of the Speaker of the House has been ignored by Trevor Mallard. The Speaker has been confiscating questions from MPs and allocating them to the opposition, prompting Paula Bennett to walk out in protest and then get kicked-out the following day. It's ruffled National's feathers to the point where they considered walking out of Question Time en masse. Shadow leader of the House Gerry Brownlee wrote the letter. He...

Duration:00:06:41

Trump cans planned North Korea talks - analysis

5/24/2018
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The United States has cancelled the meeting between President Donald Trump and North Korea's Kim Jong-Un, citing an insult levelled at the US vice-president, Mike Pence. Mr Trump referred to a statement from a North Korean official yesterday that called Mr Pence ignorant, stupid, and a political dummy after Mr Pence compared the communist state to the failed state of Libya. Also in that statement Donald Trump said that the American military is "more ready than its ever been before" to...

Duration:00:04:54

Fire engineer warns of lack of action over aluminium cladding

5/24/2018
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Officials are being accused of allowing unsafe cladding to be used on high-rise buildings. Leading Melbourne fire engineer, Tony Enright, is speaking out after the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment blocked the release to RNZ News of a crucial report he wrote. Dr Enright's audit for MBIE last November called for the immediate suspension of the Codemark certificates for most of the composite panels used on high-rises in this country. He says the panels are a potential fire...

Duration:00:03:51

Ardern 'deeply disappointed' after Twyford's call on plane

5/24/2018
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The Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says it was only yesterday that Transport Minister Phil Twyford realised he'd made a big mistake by making a phone call on board a plane. Mr Twyford offered to resign but Ms Ardern refused the offer. She did however strip him of his Civil Aviation Authority portfolio. Ms Ardern tells Guyon Espiner: "I cannot determine at the time if it was something obvious to [Twyford]. Either way, clearly the doors were closed."

Duration:00:04:26

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