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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


Episodes

RNZ presenter Philip Liner dies, aged 93

4/23/2019
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Long-time radio broadcaster Philip Liner has died at the age of 93. Philip Liner's cheery voice was heard regularly on National Radio for decades, and he presented Roundabout on National Radio for more than 20 years before retiring in 1990. Roundabout was a drive time programme where Mr Liner would interview people from all walks of life. His subjects included artists, business people, farmers, or as in this case a train guard on the Silver Fern. Philip Liner emigrated to New Zealand from...

Duration:00:01:29

Prince William heads for Christchurch

4/23/2019
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A Royal Visit is usually cause for screaming fans, clambering crowds and speculation about where the best places are to catch a glimpse. However the visit of Prince William is expected to take a more sombre tone. The Duke of Cambridge is touching down in the country tomorrow morning, for a two-day visit spent mostly in Christchurch to pay respects to those affected by the mosque shootings. Emma Hatton has the details.

Duration:00:02:58

Shipping industry concerns about fuel access under convention

4/23/2019
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The shipping industry is warning of uncertainty and confusion when a global push for cleaner fuel hits New Zealand. Marpol, which is short for marine pollution, is an international convention created to prevent pollution from ships. The Government is consulting on whether it should sign up to the sixth part of the agreement, reducing air pollution and lowering carbon emissions. But those in the industry say the change will make it hard for shipping operators to know if the right fuel will be...

Duration:00:03:02

New eye device picking up sight problems in toddlers

4/23/2019
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A new device being developed by New Zealand researchers could help detect vision problems in young children - and save them from lifelong loss of sight. The project, run by researchers at the University of Auckland, was awarded MBIE's gold status, reserved only for the crème de la crème of its funded projects. It's gaining commercial backing overseas too. Science and Innovation reporter Charlie Dreaver spoke to those behind the project and filed this report.

Duration:00:03:19

Middlemore moves to end violence in emergency department

4/23/2019
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South Auckland's busy Middlemore Hospital says it's doing everything it can to stop rising physical and verbal violence in its emergency department. A new pilot incident reporting system, known as Code Orange Calls, has recorded 256 incidents since it began in May 2018. It's replaced the former Incident Reporting System, which recorded 18 physical assaults and 20 cases of verbal abuse over more than a year, until last May. Details released under the Official Information Act show that most of...

Duration:00:03:16

How did survivors brave Auckland Islands overnight?

4/23/2019
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The three men who survived a helicopter crash in the subantarctic ocean managed to survive in an extraordinarily inhospitable part of the world They were found on Tuesday morning on a beach on Auckland Island, about 450-kilometres south of New Zealand. They'd been on their way to medically evacuate a person from a fishing boat when they crashed. Gary Wilson is Professor of Marine Science at Otago University and is very familiar with the conditions the men faced.

Duration:00:03:15

RSA encourages Anzac Day visitors after Christchurch attacks

4/23/2019
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Armed police will be out in force for Anzac Day on Thursday. The police say while there's no specific threat to services security will be tight - but they won't reveal how many officers are being deployed. The number of services in Auckland has been drastically reduced after police advised that resources would be stretched if it were to provide security for all of the planned services. However the RSA is still encouraging people to attend services around the country. BJ Clark is the National...

Duration:00:02:31

Markets Update for 24 April 2019

4/23/2019
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A brief update of movements in the financial sector.

Duration:00:00:43

Four deported Indian students given NZ visas

4/23/2019
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Four Indian students who were deported in 2017 have been granted visas to return to New Zealand. The students were among a group who were kicked out after Immigration New Zealand discovered that their India-based agents had falsified documents in their applications. But the students said they had no knowledge of the fraud. Anu Kaloti is from the Migrant Workers Association.

Duration:00:02:51

NZ, France to try end social media-driven terrorism - Ardern

4/23/2019
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The Prime Minister has just announced New Zealand and France will lead global efforts to try to end the use of social media to organise and promote terrorism and violent extremism. Jacinda Ardern talks to Guyon Espiner.

Duration:00:08:17

Auckland Islands rescue a career highlight - Sir Richard Hayes

4/23/2019
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The chief executive and chief pilot of the helicopter company involved in a crash on Auckland Island says finding the three men alive is one of the highlights of his career. Three men were on a Southern Lakes Helicopter when it went down in the subantarctic ocean on Monday night. They managed to get to shore and were found on a beach on Auckland Island on Tuesday morning. Guyon Espiner talks to Sir Richard Hayes, the company's chief executive and chief pilot about the rescue mission.

Duration:00:04:32

Doubts Sri Lanka bombings were retaliation for Christchurch

4/23/2019
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Doubt is being cast over claims made by Sri Lanka's deputy defence minister that the Easter Sunday bombings were in retaliation for the Christchurch mosque attacks. A spokesperson for the Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, says New Zealand has not yet seen any intelligence upon which such an assessment might be based. Earlier on Morning Report security consultant Paul Buchanan said he thought it was very unlikely that these attacks were in relatiation for Christchurch.

Duration:00:04:50

Sports News for 24 April 2019

4/23/2019
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New Zealand Supercars driver Scott McLaughlin says the latest changes to the Ford Mustang will serve as extra motivation in his quest for a second consecutive Supercars title.

Duration:00:02:19

NZ among first in world to see 'Avengers: Endgame'

4/23/2019
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New Zealand fans of Marvel movies will be the first in the world to see the finale of an epic narrative that's been told over the last 11 years and through 22 films. Avengers Endgame premieres on Wednesday at 10am - and it's the culmination of a story that has been steadily building ever since Robert Downey Jr first donned the Iron Man suit in 2008. So how are fans preparing for the final showdown between Earth's mightiest heroes and the Mad Titan, Thanos? Joanna MacKenzie reports.

Duration:00:04:00

Banks still pushing credit card sales - Consumer

4/23/2019
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Banks have been named and shamed, and yet they are still trying to push unwanted credit cards and insurance on customers. Consumer NZ's latest banking survey found one in five bank customers had been offered financial products they didn't request and, in many cases, didn't want. In Australia, a scathing Royal Commission report painted a picture of banks motivated by greed, unethical and possibly criminal behaviour, and recommended wholesale changes including the banning of commissions, and...

Duration:00:03:15

Christchurch shooting video still on Facebook - expert

4/23/2019
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An expert in tracking content linked to terrorist organisations online says videos of the Christchurch shooting are still readily available online. Eric Feinberg from the Global Intellectual Property Enforcement Center says he's found copies available on Facebook and You Tube - some as old as the day the shootings occurred and some more recently re-uploaded. He talks to Kim Savage.

Duration:00:03:02

Armed police in force for Anzac Day across NZ

4/23/2019
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Armed police will be out in force for Anzac Day tomorrow. The police say while there's no specific threat to services security will be tight - but they won't reveal how many officers are being deployed. The national threat level is now at medium after reaching its highest level following the March 15 mosque attacks in Christchurch. The number of commemorative services has been reduced in the Auckland region following advice from police. Most services around the rest of the country have not...

Duration:00:04:20

Sri Lanka blasts: Simon Bridges urges caution over 'retaliation' claim

4/23/2019
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National Party leader Simon Bridges says we need to exercise 'real caution' over the claims that the Easter Sunday bombings, which killed more than 300 people, were retaliation for the Christchurch mosque attacks. A series of coordinated blasts in churches and hotels hit Sri Lanka on Sunday leaving 321 people dead and 500 injured. "The initial investigation has revealed that this was in retaliation for the New Zealand mosque attack," junior minister for defence Ruwan Wijewardene told...

Duration:00:08:02

Queens Wharf expansion for cruise ships to go ahead

4/23/2019
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Ninety metres of Auckland's Waitemata Harbour are on track to be turned into a concrete platform to allow huge cruise ships to berth. Auckland Council has granted consent for an expansion of Queens Wharf despite a passionate and active opposition. Matthew Theunissen reports.

Duration:00:03:17

Christchurch attacks: Special visa given to victims' families

4/23/2019
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A special visa category has been introduced for those who were directly affected by the Christchurch terrorist attacks. The Christchurch Response visa offers permanent residence to those who were at the Al Noor or Linwood mosques during the March 15 attacks and their immediate family members. Iain Lees-Galloway is the Immigration Minister.

Duration:00:03:12