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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 on RNZ National.

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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 on RNZ National.

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English


Episodes

Glacier communities told govt can't save every business

3/2/2021
Franz Josef and Fox Glacier communities have been given the blunt message the government can't save every business that's struggling during the pandemic. A week ago, the two communities sent Tourism Minister Stuart Nash a $35 million wishlist of what they need to survive. The minister visited Franz Josef yesterday with Rural Communities Minister Damien O'Connor But they didn't make any promises. Tourism reporter Tess Brunton is in Franz Josef and filed this story.

Duration:00:04:30

Principals' Fed call to members over violent kids criticised

3/2/2021
The Principals Federation has called for its members to defy a directive that forces them to enrol students kicked out of other schools for violence. Federation boss Perry Rush says schools aren't getting the help they need to safely include violent children in their classrooms. The Ministry of Education has expressed concern at the principals' defiance, saying every young person has the right to an education. Echoing that is the Children's Commissioner, Judge Andrew Becroft. He spoke to...

Duration:00:04:28

Destiny Church leaders escape Level 3 lockdown

3/2/2021
As Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was putting Auckland into a snap lockdown on Saturday night, Destiny Church leaders Brian and Hannah Tamaki were packing their bags. The couple left the city for Rotorua, arriving around midnight, where they told a crowd gathered for the Sunday morning service that they had escaped Auckland to avoid the level 3 lockdown. It comes as concern mounts over some churches defying lockdown rules and spreading misinformation about the Covid-19 pandemic. As First Up's...

Duration:00:04:48

National wants govt to pay 100pct of self isolaters' wages

3/2/2021
The National Party is urging the government to pay 100 per cent of an employee's wages and salary for two weeks if a person is ordered to self-isolate. The party says its proposed payment scheme would make it easier for employees to stay home when required. Judith Collins is the party leader. She spoke to Susie Ferguson.

Duration:00:07:34

Covid-19: Covid Card trial 'not hugely successful' - Hipkins

3/2/2021
Covid-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins says technology is being considered by the government, but the Covid Card project has effectively been deemed a failure. A trial of the card took place in late 2020, Hipkins said it was found the cards weren't picking up enough contacts, or weren't picking up the right ones. [audio_play] "It wasn't going to be the magical solution that those people thought it would be." He told Morning Report adding bluetooth functionality to the Covid Tracer app did...

Duration:00:05:59

Covid-19: Government looking into new app for border workers

3/2/2021
The government has been quietly investigating if returning New Zealanders and border workers could use a phone app that can detect Covid-19 before symptoms set in. Made in Auckland and dubbed 'the future of healthcare' by epidemiologist Michael Baker, its hoped elarm could plug gaps in the country's Covid-19 response. Katie Todd reports.

Duration:00:03:52

IPCA report finds bullying rife

3/2/2021
Victims of bullying in the police are calling for the Police Commissioner to get rid of those to blame for toxic culture where bullying is rife. A report by the Independent Police Conduct Authority says there needs to urgent change to the autocratic management style that fosters the bad behaviour. It came after a two year RNZ investigation in which almost 200 current and former sworn and non sworn police staff spoke about the bullying culture. Our police reporter Ben Strang broke the story...

Duration:00:05:44

Former police officer wants resignations from bullies

3/2/2021
Victims of bullying in the police are calling for the Police Commissioner to get rid of those to blame for toxic culture where bullying is rife. A report by the Independent Police Conduct Authority says there needs to urgent change to the autocratic management style that fosters the bad behaviour. It came after a two year RNZ investigation in which almost 200 current and former sworn and non sworn police staff spoke about the bullying culture John Woodward, a former constable from the West...

Duration:00:01:49

Could the overheated housing market be cooling?

3/2/2021
Mathematical blip or the beginning of the end of our house price crisis? The latest figures released this morning by property data analysis company CoreLogic show month-on-month property values in our main centres have continued to rise with one glaring exception. Tauranga's house prices have experienced a drop of 1.5 percent over the month of February. CoreLogic says it is a decline that kicks all of the recent trends into touch and could signal the start of brakes being applied to house...

Duration:00:06:42

Business News for 3 March 2021

3/2/2021
News from the business sector, including a market report.

Duration:00:05:00

Tourism business owner on what help she needs

3/2/2021
Franz Josef and Fox Glacier communities have been given the blunt message the government can't save every business that's struggling during the pandemic. Tourism Minister Stuart Nash visited the communities after they sent him a $35 million wishlist of what help they wanted to keep them afloat. He didn't make any promises yesterday but Across Country Quad Bikes manager Dora Falconer told reporter Tess Brunton what she thinks is needed.

Duration:00:03:36

Covid Card likely dead in the water - expert

3/2/2021
A technology expert believes the long-awaited Bluetooth Covid Card as it was originally envisioned is likely dead in the water. The Government first ordered trials of the bluetooth tracing technology in August, the latest finishing in December at the Bay Plaza MIQ facility. The report on that trial is yet to be made public. Dr Andrew Chen from the University of Auckland's Koi Tu: Centre for Informed Futures, told political reporter Charlie Dreaver the card is unlikely to happen given...

Duration:00:02:54

Rural News for 3 March 2021

3/2/2021
News from the rural and farming sector.

Duration:00:04:00

Early Business News for 3 March 2021

3/2/2021
A brief update from the business sector.

Duration:00:03:02

Silver Ferns to face Australia after a long wait

3/1/2021
After a long wait, the Silver Ferns get to meet their arch-rivals Australia in the first of four Tests on Tuesday night. Netball New Zealand announced yesterday all games in the Constellation Cup will be played in Christchurch because of the Covid-19 restrictions. The last time the Silver Ferns lifted the Constellation Cup was back in 2012. Sports reporter Bridget Tunnicliffe has the details.

Duration:00:02:04

Queenstown businesses prepare for rough quiet period

3/1/2021
As Queenstown moves into its traditionally quietest time, businesses are preparing for more tough times ahead. The resort town remains one of the hardest hit areas, with the revenue of small businesses falling more almost a quarter in January. Tess Brunton has more.

Duration:00:03:57

Rural Central Hawke's Bay facing rates rises

3/1/2021
A small rural district in the North Island is facing rates rises like it hasn't seen in years as it grapples with an historic lack of investment. The Central Hawke's Bay District Council mayor acknowledges it will be tough - but says the state of the infrastructure is frightening. Reporter Tom Kitchin has visited the area to find out more.

Duration:00:04:05

Rocket Lab to list on Nasdaq

3/1/2021
It's a big week for Rocket Lab. The space company has confirmed it will be publicly listed through a merger deal with an American special purpose acquisition company. The deal with Vector Acquisition values the company at US$4.1 billion US or NZ$5.6 billion. The company has also announced the development of a new, larger rocket capable of carrying much heavier loads than its existing Electron rocket. Peter Beck is the founder and CEO of Rocket Lab. He spoke to Corin Dann.

Duration:00:08:46

Markets Update for 2 March 2021

3/1/2021
A brief update of movements in the financial sector.

Duration:00:01:00

Number of patients at Lake Alice unit in the 1970s higher first thought

3/1/2021
It's believed more patients than first thought were admitted to the Lake Alice Psychiatric Hospital's Child and Adolescent Unit in the 1970s. It was thought 200 young people passed through the unit, but now the number is closer to 300. The Abuse in Care Royal Commission wants to hear from as many of them as possible. Patients say they were subjected to massive doses of medication and the use of electroconvulsive therapy as a punishment in the unit between 1972 and when it closed in 1978....

Duration:00:02:24