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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


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Alexandra expected to hit 26degC

10/18/2017
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The South Island is meant to be in for a southern spring sizzle this week so has the warm weather hit yet? One place that's meant to be heating up is Alexandra. Apparently up to 26 degrees today. Joining us is Central Otago Mayor Tim Cadogan, who is down by the town thermometer.

Duration: 00:03:22


Japan discovers tunnel on moon

10/18/2017
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The Japanese Space Agency says Japan's lunar orbiter has discovered a tunnel on the moon that could be used to shield astronauts while they build an exploration base. The agency, known as Jaxa, says a cave originally identified several years ago is in fact a long 50km underground cavity. New Scientist's Rowan Hooper tells us what the discovery means.

Duration: 00:04:23


New Zealander heads to US Formula One Grand Prix this weekend

10/18/2017
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New Zealand driver Brendon Hartley will be gearing up for the race of his life at this weekend's United States Formula One Grand Prix. The 27-year-old from Palmerston North will be the ninth New Zealander to race in Formula One, and the first since 1984. Morning Report spoke to former Formula One driver Howden Ganley about Hartley's upcoming race.

Duration: 00:03:41


NIWA, Dairy NZ want database of riverbank planting

10/18/2017
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Despite years of planting by streams and rivers it's unknown how many waterways still require work or even whether the riparian buffers are helping clean up the water. NIWA and Dairy NZ want anyone who has planted along stream banks to formally record their work to form a new national riparian database.

Duration: 00:03:12


Cooks MP saves young kiwis in dramatic drowning rescue

10/18/2017
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A Cook Islands MP who saved three children on holiday from New Zealand from drowning says his village is lucky not to be mourning their deaths. The sisters had gone swimming at a popular jetty and were swept into deeper water by the current. The MP for Ngatangiia, Tamaiva Tuavera, was at a nearby boat ramp cleaning fish when the drama unfolded.

Duration: 00:07:21


Markets Update for 19 October 2017

10/18/2017
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A brief update of movements in the financial sector.

Duration: 00:01:04


Lundy appeal: Crown stands by evidence

10/18/2017
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The Court of Appeal's been told evidence produced by the Crown at Mark Lundy's trial showed the death of his wife was not a random killing, but an inside job by someone who wanted her dead and did not want to get caught. Mark Lundy has twice been found guilty of the murders of his wife Christine and his daughter Amber, but has this week asked the Court of Appeal to overturn his convictions, claiming they were a miscarriage of justice. Yesterday the Court heard submissions from the Crown and...

Duration: 00:03:21


Spy's drug habit should have raised red flag - law expert

10/18/2017
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An international law specialist says a red flag should have been raised over a former military intelligence officer with a drug habit who stole highly sensitive equipment. Airforce Corporal Richard Graham was discharged without conviction in July after stealing from the Defence Force, including equipment requiring high security clearance, and for offering to supply methamphetamine. The police are appealing the decision in the High Court. University of Waikato professor of international law...

Duration: 00:04:55


Children fathered by Catholic priests seek recognition

10/18/2017
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Children fathered by a Catholic priest in New Zealand have revealed their story to an international support group. They're among the more than 13,000 people worldwide who've been in touch with the website Coping International. The founder of the website, Vincent Doyle's own father, was a priest. He expects many more adult children to come forward as they gain courage. Mr Doyle told RNZ reporter Phil Pennington the adult children gave him permission to speak about some details of their case,...

Duration: 00:05:43


Peters' former colleagues on coalition decision

10/18/2017
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It's been four weeks since votes were cast and now after two weeks of negotiations, Winston Peters says he'll make an announcement on the result of those talks later today. Which way Mr Peters and New Zealand First will go and what price have they been able to extract? Former NZ First MP Pita Paraone and former National Government minister Paul East join us to discuss.

Duration: 00:06:07


Sports News for 19 October 2017

10/18/2017
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An update from the team at RNZ Sport.

Duration: 00:02:42


Encore! New Zealand Festival's stellar repetoire

10/18/2017
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From Star Wars to Swan Lake - the line up for next year's New Zealand Festival has been revealed. Several hundred gathered at Te Papa in Wellington last night to hear what festival organisers had spent two years planning, and there should be plenty to satisfy the thousands of culture vultures who will descend on the capital.

Duration: 00:05:10


Illegal frog trade uncovered in Turkey

10/18/2017
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An illegal trade of frogs for export has been uncovered in Turkey's Cappadoccia region. Athorities there have just released 7 and a half thousand frogs back into the wild after discovering them locked in nets in the back of a minibus. Five men have been arrested as a result. It's alleged the men had been planning to sell the frogs to an exporter. Correspondent in Turkey Laura Pitel tells us the story had a good ending, with all the frogs going free.

Duration: 00:03:44


Water charging considered for Christchurch

10/18/2017
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Christchurch householders could soon be charged by their council for the water they use. Six councils including Auckland ask for a contribution depending on how much water people use with this credited with bringing down the use of this often scarce resource by as much as 30 percent. So what sort of appetite would there be in the garden city for such a move. RNZ's Conan Young headed down to a garden centre to find out.

Duration: 00:03:46


Barrett out for final Bledisloe clash

10/18/2017
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The All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has named his strongest possible side for this weekend's final Bledisloe Cup clash against the Wallabies in Brisbane. As expected star first-five Beauden Barrett has been ruled out with concussion issues, with Lima Sopoaga to get a rare start. There's no reserve playmaker on the bench, with fullback Damian McKenzie to cover first-five. Waisake Naholo replaces the injured Nehe Milner-Skudder on the right wing, while halfback TJ Perenara and midfielder Anton...

Duration: 00:02:57


Xi Jinping hails 'new era' for China

10/18/2017
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The Chinese President and General Secretary of the Communist Party Xi Jinping says China has entered "a new era" and is ready to take centre stage in the world. Speaking in Beijing's Great Hall of the People, at the start of the week-long 19th party congress, Mr Xi told delegates they should "strive with endless energy toward the great goal of national rejuvenation". He said China would not copy western countries' political systems and the model of what he called "socialism with Chinese...

Duration: 00:04:27


Alarming leap in mumps cases in Auckland

10/18/2017
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An alarming leap in the number of mumps cases in Auckland has public health authorities scrambling to figure out how to contain the outbreak. The number of confirmed or probable cases in the city has more than doubled since last month, and 35 people have been hospitalised with complications. That's causing district health boards to think about mounting a major community-wide effort to stamp out the highly infectious disease. RNZ health correspondent Karen Brown has more.

Duration: 00:04:05


Trump denies saying soldier 'knew what he signed up for'

10/18/2017
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US President Donald Trump has taken to Twitter to reject criticism of the way he dealt with the widow of a fallen soldier. It took Mr Trump almost a fortnight before connecting with the families of the four special forces soldiers who were killed in an ambush in Niger. And now he's under fire for his choice of words when trying to console the widow of Sergeant La David Johnson. Florida Congresswoman Frederica Wilson was with Mr Johnson's widow when Mr Trump rang. Overnight, Mr Trump fired...

Duration: 00:04:38


Ex-spy's lawyer says discharge fits 'exceptional' case

10/18/2017
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The lawyer for a former military spy with a drug habit who stole highly sensitive equipment says the case is 'exceptional'. The police are appealing a District Court decision that allowed Airforce Corporal Richard Graham to walk away without conviction. Mr Graham's barrister, Karl Trotter, says normally he'd agree the offending should be punished but this case is far from ordinary.

Duration: 00:06:01


New Zealander advises Vatican on helping priests' children

10/18/2017
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Children secretly fathered by a Catholic priest are about to reveal their identity to their bishop. They're among the more than 13,000 people worldwide who've been in touch with a group that supports families of priests. The support movement has gained such momentum the Vatican is now working on guidelines, with advice from a New Zealander, on what to do about the situation when it arises.

Duration: 00:04:18

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