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Checkpoint

English, News magazine, 1 season, 4361 episodes, 6 days, 18 hours, 1 minute
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Checkpoint is RNZ’s weekday drive-time news programme. Our multi-media show broadcasts on 101FM, and you can also watch it live on our website, Freeview Channel 50 and Face TV on Sky Channel 083. Hosted by Lisa Owen.
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Tensions running high between Philippines and China

Asia correspondent Erin Hale speaks to Lisa Owen about tensions running high in the South China Sea between the Philippines and China, Vladimir Putin's tour of Asia and Japan's tourism industry booming, but many aren't so thrilled.
6/21/20245 minutes, 29 seconds
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Invercargill's embattled mayor has refused to stand down

Invercargill's embattled mayor Nobby Clark has refused to stand down following a Code of Conduct complaint.
6/21/20244 minutes, 17 seconds
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Evening Business for 21 June 2024

News from the business sector, including a market report.
6/21/20243 minutes, 39 seconds
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Warriors head to Gold Coast to take on Titans

Sports reporter Jonty Dine speaks to Lisa Owen about the Warriors heading to the Gold Coast to take on the cellar dwelling Titans on Saturday.
6/21/20243 minutes, 28 seconds
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Woman with stillborn child dies after delayed ICU admission

An internal investigation has confirmed a heavily pregnant woman aged in her 20s and her stillborn child died after the mother's admission to Palmerston North Hospital's intensive care unit was delayed, Te Whatu Ora Health NZ has released to Checkpoint a summary of its investigation. Reporter Jimmy Ellingham speaks to Lisa Owen.
6/21/20244 minutes, 35 seconds
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'A pylon should not just fall down': Energy Minister

A re-jigged grid means most of Northland has power back but the system is fragile with the risk of demand outstripping supply. Northland Chamber of Commerce chief executive Darryn Fisher joins Lisa Owen on Checkpoint.
6/21/20246 minutes, 9 seconds
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Kaitaia small businesses and residents frustrated

There were broken coffee machines, a scramble for generators and businesses left out of pocket in the Far North town of Kaitaia after Northland was plunged into darkness yesterday, Lucy Xia reports.
6/21/20243 minutes, 6 seconds
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Psychologist speaks on hunt for Tom Phillips

The expiry date is looming for the $80,000 reward leading to the safe return of 3 marokopa children taken by their fugative father, California psychologist Doctor Rebecca Bailey, who has extensive experience in abductions speaks to Lisa Owen.
6/21/20249 minutes, 24 seconds
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Chiefs have 'no fear' heading to the Blues' backyard

RNZ sports journalist Jamie Wall speaks to Lisa Owen about the Super Rugby Pacific final between the Chiefs and the Blues.
6/21/20244 minutes, 40 seconds
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Rapid reduction in crime in Rotorua CBD

Rotorua's seen a rapid reduction in crime and anti-social behaviour in the CBD over the past six months, Rotorua Mayor Tania Tapsell speaks to Lisa Owen.
6/21/20247 minutes, 45 seconds
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Millions of Canadians affected by heatwave

Canada correspondent Ashleigh Stewart speaks to Lisa Owen about a heatwave affecting millions across the country, Canada taking further steps to ward off foreign interferrence and an airline that has unveiled what some have dubbed the 'world's worst airfare'.
6/21/20245 minutes, 43 seconds
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Investigations underway after pylon falls over causing outages

Multiple investigations are underway after a pylon toppled over cutting off power to most of Northland yesterday. The pylon ended up on its side in farmland in Glorit north of Auckland. At this stage Transpower is refusing to say what may have caused the collapse, but has launched an investigation.
6/21/20244 minutes, 28 seconds
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Australia: Political nuclear debate raises questions

The proposal from Australia's main opposition party to go "nuclear" - and build seven nuclear reactors while scaling back renewables has already raised more questions than answers, Australia correspondent Peter Ryan speaks to Lisa Owen.
6/20/20245 minutes, 59 seconds
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Evening business for 20 June 2024

News from the business sector, including a market report.
6/20/20243 minutes, 48 seconds
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Williamson says he remains committted to Black Caps

Jonty Dine speaks to Lisa Owen about Kane Williamson saying he remains committed to the Black Caps despite declining a central contract with New Zealand Cricket.
6/20/20243 minutes, 18 seconds
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Coalition's promise to boost police in spotlight

Labour said National is ducking responsibility after realising it's a near impossible goal - but Mark Mitchell said he's just paying his New Zealand First partner due respect, Craig McCulloch reports.
6/20/20243 minutes, 26 seconds
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David Seymour speaks on cancer drug funding

During parliaments inaugural scrutiny week, Health Minister Doctor Shane Reti has doubled down on National's election promise to fund 13 specfic new cancer medications and Pharmac Minister David Seymour on the otherhand is not making any drug funding promises, David Seymour speaks to Lisa Owen.
6/20/20247 minutes, 1 second
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Transpower responds to power outages

An entire region, more than 100,000 homes and businesses, was plunged back to a time before electricity about 11:00 today when a pylon connecting Northland to the national grid toppled over, Transpower executive general manager grid delivery, Mark Ryall speaks to Lisa Owen.
6/20/20247 minutes, 21 seconds
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100,000 homes and businesses without power in Northland

An entire region, more than 100,000 homes and businesses, was plunged back to a time before electricity about 11:00 today when a pylon connecting Northland to the national grid toppled over, Peter de Graaf reports.
6/20/20244 minutes, 16 seconds
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Qantas refuses to refund widower

Todd Kerekes speaks to Lisa Owen about his excruciating battle to get a refund from Qantas, after his wife was diagnosed with terminal cancer forcing the couple to abandon an extended trip to Aotearoa and Australia, part way through.
6/20/20247 minutes, 17 seconds
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Wellington: Lack of foot traffic forcing businesses to adapt

The increase in people working from home after the pandemic and the more than 6000 public service jobs axxed by the coalition government means fewer people are in central Wellington on weekdays, Pretoria Gordon reports.
6/20/20243 minutes, 7 seconds
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Rugby sevens atheletes named for Olypmics

Felicity Reid speaks to Lisa Owen about 9 players across mens and womens teams becoming Olympians for the first time and 15 players returning, hoping to add to their medal haul.
6/20/20244 minutes, 23 seconds
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How do people feel about the economy?

Visual journalist Marika Khabazi asked people in Paeroa how they feel about Aotearoa's economy.
6/20/20241 minute, 47 seconds
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GDP figures from 3 months to the end of March rose 0.2%

After two consecutive quarters of negative growth, GDP figures for the 3 months to the end of March rose 0.2%, some of the main gains in rental, real estate services and electricity generation, senior Kiwi Bank economist Mary Jo Vergara speaks to Lisa Owen.
6/20/20246 minutes, 2 seconds
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Cellphones banned in Los Angeles schools from 2025

United States correspondent Todd Zwillich speaks to Lisa Owen about Louisiana passing a law requiring all public school classrooms have the Ten Commandments on display and the Los Angeles school board voting to ban cellphones in schools.
6/20/20245 minutes, 37 seconds
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Power out across large chunks of Northland

The lights are off and the powers out across massive chunks of Northland, grid operator Transpower has a tower lying on its side in Kumeu north west of Auckland disrupting the network, Northpower chief executive Andrew McLeod speaks to Lisa Owen.
6/20/20247 minutes, 20 seconds
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Woman waits 2 years to be reimbursed by ACC

A woman who fractured her ankle has waited almost two years to be reimbursed thousands of dollars for surgery after ACC initially declined her claim, ACC figures show the average wait for a formal review is 200 days, reporter Lucy Xia reports.
6/19/20244 minutes, 33 seconds
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Results announced of South Africa's coalition talks

Africa correspondent Elna Schütz speaks to Lisa Owen about the lastest on South Africa's coalition talks, arrests in Zimbabwe and Uganda getting some precious items back.
6/19/20245 minutes, 1 second
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Evening business for Wednesday 19 June 2024

News from the business sector, including a market report.
6/19/20245 minutes, 16 seconds
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'Big time boxing' coming back to Aotearoa

One of the sports biggest names has joined forces with one of its brightest rising stars to bring a card to Auckland later this year, Jonty Dine speaks to Lisa Owen.
6/19/20243 minutes, 19 seconds
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Frustrations starting to boil over at Scrutiny Week

Frustrations have started to boil over at Parliament's first Scrutiny Week, with opposition MPs unhappy with the answers they're getting from ministers, Giles Dexter reports.
6/19/20243 minutes, 58 seconds
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Sail GP abandons ship on further races

Sail GP has abandonded ship on further races in Christchurch's Lyttleton Harbour without saying exactly why, but during the March event it's Chief Executive Russell Coutts was annoyed the first day of racing had to be abandoned because an endangered Hector's dolphin was on the course. Christine Rose from Maui & Hector's Dolphin Defenders speaks to Lisa Owen.
6/19/20244 minutes, 10 seconds
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Govt cancer drug list three years old

At a select committee hearing yesterday, Doctor Shane Reti doubled down on National's promise saying it would fund the specified drugs, but the cancer drug list he's working to is 3 years old and advocates say there are newer treatments, Onocologist, Doctor Chris Jackson speaks to Lisa Owen.
6/19/20247 minutes, 25 seconds
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Egmont Street Eatery seeing customer drop off in 2 years

Egmont Street Eatery in the CBD has seen a drop off in customers over the past two years - and it's hitting their bottom line by around $10,000 a week, Simon Pepping speaks to Lisa Owen.
6/19/20247 minutes, 26 seconds
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PM said he could have described past trade delegations better

Christopher Luxon described past trade delegations as C-listers and tag alongs before his trip to Japan, despite his Tokyo delegation including many businesses - like Fonterra, Zespri and ANZCO - have been on past trips, Anneke Smith reports.
6/19/20242 minutes, 39 seconds
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Telehealth dealing with increasing serious mental health issues

Telehealth providers are dealing with increasingly complex and serious mental health issues, as dire workforce shortages make it difficult to see a psychologist or psychiatrist in person, Luka Forman reports.
6/19/20243 minutes, 16 seconds
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Kane Williamson set to relinquish Black Caps captaincy

Dana Johannsen speaks to Lisa Owen about Kane Williamson turning down a New Zealand Cricket central contract and is instead taking up a casual playing contract, meaning he will have the opportunity to cash in playing overseas T20 cricket, as seamer Trent Boult has done in recent years.
6/19/20244 minutes, 5 seconds
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Gloriavale leaver comes 2nd in national pie making contest

Lianna MacFarlane, a gloriavale leaver speaks to Lisa Owen about coming second in an iconic national pie making contest after starting out as a cleaner in a Timaru baker and working her way up the night manager's job.
6/19/20246 minutes, 30 seconds
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Vladimir Putin touches down in North Korea

Asia correspondent Erin Hale speaks to Lisa Owen about Vladimir Putin arriving in North Korea, a journalist and prominent MeToo activist sentenced to several years behind bars in China and for the first time in Southeast Asia, Thailand has legalised same sex marriage.
6/19/20244 minutes, 16 seconds
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Double up between PM and last year Labour trade delegations

C listers and tag-a-longs is how the PM has apparently described trade delegations under the past six years of the former government, however, there's double up between the PM's self described A list and the business leaders that went on Chris Hipkins China trip last year; like Air New Zealand, Zespri , Fonterra, Tourism Holdings and Silver Fern Farms, Tyrone McAuley speaks to Lisa Owen.
6/19/20247 minutes, 26 seconds
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No secrecy around M5 network - Stanford

The immigration minister and officials were quizzed today about the Migration 5 network by MPs at a select committee, the minister's Labour Party counterpart, however, says M5 data-sharing has been operating under a cloud of secrecy, Gill Bonnett reports.
6/18/20243 minutes, 19 seconds
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Australian journalist creates controversy

While bans on some Australian exports to China have been lifted, there's been an uncomfortable focus on the presence of an Australian journalist recently released after serving three years in a Chinese prison, Australia correspondent Peter Ryan speaks to Lisa Owen.
6/18/20246 minutes, 50 seconds
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Evening business for 18 June 2024

News from the business sector, including a market report.
6/18/20244 minutes, 13 seconds
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Health Minister grilled by MP's over broken promise

The Health Minister Shane Reti has been grilled by MPs over the National Party's broken promise to fund 13 cancer drugs, Giles Dexter reports.
6/18/20243 minutes, 51 seconds
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Cricket: Lockie Fergusson returns record figures

Jonty Dine speaks to Lisa Owen about Black Caps pace bowler Lockie Fergusson producing a staggering spell against Papua New Guniea, returning record figures of three wickets for no runs.
6/18/20243 minutes, 37 seconds
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Flames seen coming out of plane leaving Queenstown

The Virgin Australia flight was heading for Melbourne carrying 67 passengers when flames were seen coming from the Boeing 737 and it was diverted to Invercargill, Tess Brunton reports.
6/18/20243 minutes, 57 seconds
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Passport processing time still up to 8 weeks

Some wanna be travellers are grumpy after paying top dollar for a speedy passport service only to discover others paying virtually half the price have got their travel documents in the same time, the standard adult fee being $215, while the express service is $430, Maria Robertson speaks to Lisa Owen.
6/18/20245 minutes, 54 seconds
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Fears Te Whatu Ora hiring freeze will see mental health services tank

The New Zealand College of Psychologists said its facing dire work force shortages with demand for mental heath support soaring exponentially, while burnout in the profession is high, Dr Paul Skirrow speaks to Lisa Owen.
6/18/20245 minutes, 17 seconds
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Mother of Tom Philips' children breaks silence

Police continue to seek Phillips and his children Jayda, Maverick, and Ember, and last week offered an $80,000 reward for information. A short time ago, Waikato police released a video of the children's mother Cat begging the public to help bring her children home. Here is her appeal in full. If you have information, Waikato police say to call 105 or email [email protected]
6/18/20242 minutes, 42 seconds
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60 year old turns passion for gardening into award-winning writing career

Michael Marquet, who almost every day of the year tends to his garden plots at Christchurch Hospital and several other sites around the city has turned his passion for gardening into an award-winning writing career, Georgie Hanafin reports.
6/18/20243 minutes, 45 seconds
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Tiny home builders and enthusiasts respond to new law proposal

The coalition government has put forward a discussion document - pitched as a way to to make it easier to build granny flats and increase the supply of affordable homes, Nick James reports.
6/18/20242 minutes, 50 seconds
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LayBuy gone into recievership

LayBuy is one of those companies that lets you to get the goods upfront and spread your payments over a number of weeks, however, the cost of living crunch and fierce online competition is taking its toll, Devon Funds head of retail, Greg Smith speaks to Lisa Owen.
6/18/20246 minutes, 5 seconds
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Biden campaign takes jabs at Trump's legal troubles in new ad

United States correspondent speaks to Lisa Owen about the a new TV advertisement from the Biden campaign taking jabs at Donald Trump and his legal troubles and a top health official calling for social media platforms to display health warnings for young users.
6/18/20245 minutes, 14 seconds
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Highlander, Maori All Black Connor Garden-Bachop dies

Jamie wall speaks to Lisa Owen about the death of Connor Garden-Bachop and the Blues and Chiefs set to play in front of a sold out crowd at Eden Park this weekend.
6/18/20244 minutes, 26 seconds
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Should employers monitor working from home?

Visual journalist Angus Dreaver asked people what their work from home habits are like - and if employers should monitor them.
6/18/20241 minute, 25 seconds
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Auckland lecturer speaks on working from home surveillance

A survey last year of a 1000 US based companies showed 96% of them were using some kind of monitoring to check up on employees working from home, this raising questions around ethics and productivity, Auckland University Business School lecturer, Dr Emmy van Esch speaks to Lisa Owen.
6/18/20245 minutes, 2 seconds
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Consumer NZ calls on govt to introduce repairability labels

Some manufacturers actively discourage fixing electronics over replacing them and a right to repair law could help curb the throw away mentality according to a fix it expert, Alan Liefting the managing Director at Ecotech Services speaks to Lisa Owen.
6/18/20247 minutes, 52 seconds
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UK Election: Conservatives numbers dwindle in opinion polls

United Kingdom correspondent Diane To speaks to Lisa Owen about the peace summit for Ukraine held over the weekend, recent opinion polls painting a grim picture for the Conservative party and a new report revealing a increasing number of Britons doing what's called 'quiet quitting'.
6/17/20245 minutes, 11 seconds
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Evening business for 17 June 2024

News from the business sector, including a market report.
6/17/20245 minutes, 12 seconds
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Rental listings up 40% in 3 months to May

In Auckland, Trademe data shows rental listings up 41%, with nearly 1500 more properties for rent during the same period. As Lucy Xia reports, experts have said the economic climate has forced some homeowners facing high mortgage repayments to withdraw their homes from short-term Air BnB to long-term tenancies.
6/17/20243 minutes, 22 seconds
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All Whites to play in Pacific Islands for first time in 7 years

Felicity Reid speaks to Lisa Owen about the All Whites playing in the Pacific Islands for the first time in seven years when they defend their OFC Nations Cup title, New Zealand kick off their involvement in the tournament against the Solomon Islands tomorrow.
6/17/20244 minutes, 4 seconds
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Woman burnt by coffee during turbulance on Air NZ flight

A woman was burnt to blistering after being soaked in scorching coffee during turbulance on an Air N-Z flight to Queenstown, while cabin crew were serving hot drinks.
6/17/20244 minutes, 41 seconds
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Marama Davidson announces breast cancer diagnosis

Marama Davidson will soon take leave while undergoing treatment - but plans to return to Parliament and her leadership role in about 4 months later this year, Craig McCulloch reports.
6/17/20243 minutes, 22 seconds
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Should taxpayers foot the bill for a defence force plane upgrade?

Visual journalist Nick Monro asked people if the taxpayer should foot the bill for a defence force plane to get an upgrade - or if we should just let the Prime Minister fly on commercial airlines.
6/17/20241 minute, 35 seconds
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Air NZ CEO responds to flight diverting to pick up trade delegation

The boss of Air New Zealand said he'll spend a flight to Japan personally apologising to passengers for the inconvience of diverting to pick up a trade delegation stranded after the Prime Minister's plane broke down.
6/17/20247 minutes, 11 seconds
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Former Australian federal agent speaks on hunt for Tom Philips

Police hunting for fugative Tom Phillips and his three children continue to sift through more than 70 new leads, since offering an $80,000 reward. Australian David Craig, is an expert on covert operation, a former Detective Superintendent and federal Agent and also the Chief Hunter on a TV programme where experts chase down and capture fugative contestants speaks on what he would suggest in regards to the hunt. 
6/17/20246 minutes, 17 seconds
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Govt moving ahead with granny-flat policy

The government is moving ahead with one of it's policy agreements with New Zealand First, making it easier to put up granny flats or small structures in residential and rural areas. Lillian Hanly speaks to Lisa Owen. 
6/17/20245 minutes, 14 seconds
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Black Caps exit World Cup at group stage

Felicity Reid speaks to Lisa Owen about the Black Caps signing off their T20 Cricket World Cup campaign against Papua New Guinea in Trinidad and Tobago in the early hours of tomorrow morning.
6/17/20244 minutes, 58 seconds
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Israeli military to allow military pause along aid route

Middle East correspondent Jacob Brown speaks to Lisa Owen about the Israeli military's plan to allow a military pause along an aid route, the latest on ceasefire talks and the looming risk of escalated violence along the border of Israel and Lebanon.
6/17/20243 minutes, 4 seconds
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Is telephonophobia a real thing?

If there's no caller ID displayed would you pick up that call? Auckland University of Technology digital wellbeing specialist Lena Waizenegger speaks to Lisa Owen about why people experience telephonophobia.
6/17/20245 minutes, 52 seconds
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Calls to make cursive handwriting compulsory in schools

A ministerial advisory group is recommending grammar and handwriting lessons, including cursive handwriting, in primary schools. Some members of the public have said it's outdated and unnecessary, other said it is desperately needed to fix their children's dreadful handwriting, Pretoria Gordon reports.
6/17/20242 minutes, 33 seconds
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Final day of inquiry into use of Te Reo Maori

Claimants today at the Waitangi Tribunals inquiry accused the government of gaslighting Maori through its Te Reo policy, something lawyers for the Crown have denied, Pokere Paewai reports.
6/14/20243 minutes, 8 seconds
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Nationwide supply shortage in HRT patches worsens

Pharmacists have described trying to get hold of two types of HRT patches, used to mitigate symptoms of peri-menopause and menopause as a lottery, leaving some women forced to mix their dosage, pay extra for treatment or simply go without, Louise Ternouth reports.
6/14/20244 minutes, 54 seconds
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Tensions between EU and China over EV exports

Asia correspondent Erin Hale speaks to Lisa Owen about tensions rising between the EU and China over electric vehicle exports, the G7 summit seeing the signing of a multi-year security agreement between Japan and Ukraine and some endangered horses being released in Kazakhstan.
6/14/20245 minutes, 14 seconds
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Evening business for 14 June 2024

News from the business sector, including a market report.
6/14/20244 minutes, 47 seconds
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Final day of Watson's attempt to overturn conviction

Of more 1500 people celebrating the New Year at Furneaux Lodge at the start of 1998, only Scott Watson had the propensity, motive and opportunity to kill Ben Smart and Olivia Hope according to the Crown at the Court of Appeal, Ruth Hill reports.
6/14/20244 minutes, 19 seconds
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Warriors get chance to avenge loss tomorrow night

Warriors get chance to avenge loss tomorrow night.
6/14/20243 minutes, 50 seconds
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Health NZ orders immediate recruitment freeze

The nurses' union said its members are dismayed at the latest cost cutting move within the health sector, with a halt to hiring people for non-frontline roles, Rachel Graham reports.
6/14/20243 minutes, 8 seconds
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Protestors and supporters brave Auckland rain to greet Chinese Premier

Chinese premier Li Qiang met with New Zealand prime minister Christopher Luxon in Wellington yesterday and visited the New Zealand Institute for Plant and Food Research this morning, Liu Chen reports.
6/14/20241 minute, 38 seconds
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Dectective Inspector speaks on hunt for Tom Phillips

An $80,000 reward has flushed out more than 70 new leads in the hunt for fugative Tom Phillips and his three children and police say a number of them ARE credible, Acting Detective Inspector Andrew Saunders speaks to Lisa Owen.
6/14/20248 minutes, 3 seconds
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Police said they've upped foot patrols by 58%

Another pressure point for crime in Auckland is the CBD - and the area in and around Queen street. Police say they've upped their foot patrols by about 58 percent. But that hasn't been enough to dampen calls for the cops to go a step further and establish a station in the area, Our reporter Luka Forman parked up in one downtown mall to see for himself what the police presence is like.
6/14/20244 minutes, 36 seconds
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K Road locals call for more support for City Mission residents

K Road locals call for more support for City Mission residents
6/14/20243 minutes, 54 seconds
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86 year old has collected 38,000 pens

86 year old Margarent Lemm from Gore speaks to Lisa Owen about collecting 38,000 pens over the years, she is looking for someone to take over her collection.
6/14/20244 minutes, 54 seconds
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Blues clash with Brumbies in Super Rugby semi-finals

RNZ sports journalist Jamie Wall previews the Super Rugby Pacific semi-finals match between the Blues and the Brumbies. He speaks with Lisa Owen.
6/14/20244 minutes, 57 seconds
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Justin Trudeau considered stepping down as PM

Canada correspondent Ashleigh Stewart speaks to Lisa Owen about Justin Trudeau's comments that he considered stepping down from his role of Prime Minister, the Canadian government's claiming to be a target of an Israeli misinformation campaign and sad news of the death of a famous grizzly bear and her cubs.
6/14/20244 minutes, 56 seconds
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How easy is it to get a carpark in Auckland's CBD?

Visual journalist Marika Khabazi asked people how often they travel to Auckland's CBD and if it's easy to get a carpark.
6/14/20241 minute, 14 seconds
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Lobby group fears Auckland CBD will lose 2000 carparks

Andrew Krukziener speaks to Lisa Owen about the Save Queen Street Society taking Auckland Council to the High Court over its decision to sell the Down Town Carpark building to developer Precinct Properties, they believe the loss of the car parks and significant contruction disruption will kill retail businesses and hollow out the CBD.
6/14/20246 minutes, 51 seconds
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Premier Li Qiang meets with Christopher Luxon

Premier Li Qiang arrived in Wellington this morning - for what is the highest ranking official trip from China here in seven years, Craig McCulloch reports.
6/13/20243 minutes, 35 seconds
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Dectective told key witness he was lying in Scott Watson case

A detective told a key witness in the Scott Watson case he was "lying" when he initially said Watson wasn't the man he had seen on the night Ben Smart and Olivia Hope were murdered, Ruth Hill was in court for day 4 of the Court of Appeal hearing.
6/13/20244 minutes, 11 seconds
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Renewable energy a hot issue in Australian politics

Australia correspondent Peter Ryan speaks to Lisa Owen about climate change and renewable energy remaining a hot topic in Australian politics after Peter Dutton's U-turn on net zero targets.
6/13/20245 minutes, 51 seconds
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Evening business for 13 June 2024

News from the business sector, including a market report.
6/13/20244 minutes, 9 seconds
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Kane Williamson reflects on loss to West Indies

New Zealand had to win today's match against the West Indies, but went down by 13 runs to leave them needing a miracle to get to the Super Eights.
6/13/20243 minutes, 57 seconds
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Would you give someone up for a reward?

Visual journalist Marika Khabazi asked people in the Waikato town of Otorohanga if they would give someone up for a reward.
6/13/20241 minute, 50 seconds
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Hunt for Tom Phillips and 3 children continues

The police presence in the tiny King Country coastal settlement of Marokopa is into it's third night as the hunt for fugitive father Tom Phillips, and his three children Jayda, Maverick and Ember, continues, Natalie Akoorie reports.
6/13/20243 minutes, 9 seconds
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Doctor forced to import un-funded cancer drugs to treat own cancer

Doctor Nigel Patton, a blood cancer doctor, who has cancer himself, speaks to Lisa Owen about being one of an unknown number of kiwis forced to import un-funded cancer drugs from the likes of India, at a fraction of the cost they would otherwise be paying.
6/13/20249 minutes, 20 seconds
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Former SAS tracker speaks on Tom Phillips hunt

Former SAS tracker Barrie Rice speaks to Lisa Owen about the hunt for Marokopa man Tom Phillips and his three children, he said Police need to be using a specialist army team.
6/13/20246 minutes, 8 seconds
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Thorny matters discussed in China's Premier's sitdown with PM

China's Premier Li Qiang was in formal sitdown with Prime Minister Christopher Luxon at Government House this afternoon, where Mr Luxon acknowledged the two country's strong trading relationship, but there were more thorny matters to discuss too, Craig McCulloch reports.
6/13/20243 minutes, 23 seconds
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Kiwisaver default contribution should be higher - Wrightson

Retirement Commissioner Jane Wrightson is recommending people's default Kiwisaver contribution should be raised from three to four percent, Melanie Earley reports.
6/13/20243 minutes, 17 seconds
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Massey Uni students pitch petition to ditch online exam system

Some Massey University students affected by this week's online exam failures fear missing out on their assessments all together and a petition has been lauched to ditch the online system all together, Jimmy Ellingham reports.
6/13/20244 minutes, 20 seconds
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Sexual exploitation of minors rampant across US law enforcement

United States correspondent Todd Zwillich speaks to Lisa Owen about a Florida law banning gender-affirming medical care for minors being blocked by a federal judge, an investigation that has exposed hundreds of cases of law enforcement sexually exploiting minors with many avoiding prison time. He also provides an update on Rudy Giuliani's bankruptcy woes.
6/13/20245 minutes, 45 seconds
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Black Caps need a miracle after caving under West Indies pressure

Sports reporter Jonty Dine speaks to Lisa Owen about the black caps falling short in a high pressure match against the West Indies.
6/13/20243 minutes, 57 seconds
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3000 children at risk of dying in Southern Gaza - UNICEF

UNICEF said recent screenings in the middle and south of Gaza show cases of moderate and severe malnutrition are increasing, while aid's being severely restricted, James Elder speaks to Lisa Owen.
6/13/20245 minutes, 59 seconds
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Precious memories found in old sewing machine case

Staff at the Waiorea Community recyling centre in Western Springs in Auckland opened a donated old sewing machine case to find precious memories including family photos, Christine Wang speaks to Lisa Owen.
6/13/20244 minutes, 36 seconds
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Tom Phillips: Family said he did not have tattoos

A potential sighting of Marokopa fugutive Tom Phillips and his three children at a remote hot springs has become a focus of the police manhunt, Natalie Akoorie reports.
6/13/20243 minutes, 14 seconds
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Update on Scott Watson appeal

Just how reliable is the evidence of those two blonde hairs purportedly found on Scott Watson's boat? That's the big question for the Court of Appeal this week. It's day three of the hearing, which is Scott Watson's 4th attempt to overturn his convictions for the murders of Olivia Hope and Ben Smart in the Marlbrough Sounds in 1998.
6/12/20246 minutes, 46 seconds
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South Africa still in the thick of coalition discussions

Africa correspondent Elna Schütz speaks to Lisa Owen about the latest from South Africa's coalition discussions, the displacement of millions of people amid Sudan's civil war and a plane crash that has claimed the life of Malawi's vice president and multiple others.
6/12/20245 minutes, 16 seconds
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Evening business for 12 June 2024

News from the business sector, including a market report.
6/12/20244 minutes, 22 seconds
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Blues to host Brumbies at Eden Park for a place in final

Jonty Dine speaks to Lisa Owen about the Blues hosting the Brumbies at Eden Park on Friday night for a place in the final, as they look to farewell one of their favourite sons with a Super Rugby title.
6/12/20242 minutes, 58 seconds
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Do people have medical insurance?

Visual journalist Nick Monro asked people in the suburb of Northcote on Auckland's north shore - if they have medical insurance.
6/12/20242 minutes
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Parties appear to have little appetite for housing perks change

Political parties appear to have little appetite for tightening the rules around MPs' housing perks - despite widespread public disapproval. MPs can claim between 36-thousand-dollars and 52-thousand-dollars every year for accommodation as long as they're not typically based in the capital.
6/12/20243 minutes, 56 seconds
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Cost of self funding cancer drugs raises questions of role of medical insurance

The astronomical cost of self funding cancer drugs raises questions about the role of medical insurance in Aotearoa which supposedly has a fully funded health system, Dr Stephen Child, the chief medical officer for insurer Southern Cross speaks to Lisa Owen.
6/12/20245 minutes, 31 seconds
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Man self funding cancer treatment costs $1300 per week

Father of two Akhil Chaudhary speaks to Lisa Owen about self funding the cancer drug Tagrisso Osimertinib, one of the 13 cancer treatments that National promised to fund by this year - but failed to deliver in the budget.
6/12/20248 minutes, 56 seconds
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Paul Dally appears before Parole Board

A man who's spent more than three decades in prison for the rape and murder of 13-year-old girl Karla Cardno has been told he has a lot of work to do to prepare for life outside prison, Jimmy Ellingham was at the hearing.
6/12/20243 minutes, 33 seconds
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Man injured after falling 3 storeys through collapsed stairwell

A homeless Wellington man said there are good reasons why he prefers to sleep rough - in carparking buildings, downtown or on the waterfront, rather than in social housing, after a man was badly injured after falling three storeys through a collapsed stairwell in an abandoned building in the Capital, Pretoria Gordon reports.
6/12/20242 minutes, 54 seconds
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12,000 parents of residents and citizens waiting for visa

Families are fed up with a costly lottery which gives them a chance to bring their overseas parents to New Zealand., only 500 people have been picked to apply in the past year, Gill Bonnett reports.
6/12/20243 minutes, 37 seconds
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NZ athletes confirmed for K4, K2 and C2

New Zealand's men's canoe sprint team is set to debut in a new discipline in Paris. The New Zealand Olympic Committee today confirmed the selections of the men's team, with four athletes to contest the K4, K2 and C2 events. It'll be the first time New Zealand has contested the C2 event at an Olympics, but the decision has raised eyebrows among the canoe racing community. Dana Johanssen speaks to Lisa Owen.
6/12/20244 minutes, 30 seconds
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SPCA looking for cats and dogs to appear in calendar

The SPCA is looking for cats and dogs to appear in next year's fundraising calendar, however only one can make the cover, SPCA Chief Executive Todd Westwood speaks to Lisa Owen.
6/12/20244 minutes, 53 seconds
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Four Americans stabbed in Northern China

Asia correspondent Erin Hale speaks to Lisa Owen about four Americans being stabbed in a park in Northern China, a heatwave in India claiming numerous lives and the resignation of mutliple foreign justices in Hong Kong.
6/12/20245 minutes, 17 seconds
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Massey Uni exams cancelled after technical problem

The students association said a distressingly large number of students couldn't log into their exams and in some cases those who managed to log on were misidentified as other students, Flynn O'Hallahan speaks to Lisa Owen.
6/12/20246 minutes, 6 seconds
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Nine chair Peter Costello resigns after altercation with journalist

It's been a remarkable few days in the Australian media industry after a high profile chairman was forced to quit one of the nation's top broadcasting and publishing companies. The casualty here is Peter Costello - perhaps best known as Australia's longest serving Treasurer - who resigned after an altercation with a journalist late last week. Australia correspondent Peter Ryan speaks to Lisa Owen. 
6/11/20246 minutes, 5 seconds
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Two blond hairs focus of Scott Watson's appeal today

Two blonde hairs linked to murder victim Olivia Hope have been the focus of Scott Watson's appeal in court today. Watson is attempting to overturn his convictions for the murders of Ms Hope, who was 17 and Ben Smart, 21 after a New Year's Eve party in the Marlborough Sounds in 1998. Ruth Hill reports.
6/11/20243 minutes, 37 seconds
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Evening business for 11 June 2024

News from the business sector, including a market report.
6/11/20245 minutes, 3 seconds
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Long wait for private practice psychiatrists

If you're looking to see a psychiatrists at a private practice then it might be a long wait, while psychiatrists working the public sector are facing burnout because of the overwhelming demand for their services, Jimmy Ellingham reports. 
6/11/20244 minutes, 4 seconds
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T20 World Cup: South Africa first to qualify for Super 8's

Jonty Dine speaks to Lisa Owen about South Africa becoming the first team to qualify for the Super Eights, with the Black Caps needing to wait until Thursday to bounce back from their shock loss to Afghanistan in their tournament opener.
6/11/20243 minutes, 43 seconds
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80K reward for safe return of Tom Phillips children

An eighty thousand dollar reward for the safe return of Tom Phillips' three children is being offered by Waikato Police because of growing concerns for their health and wellbeing, Natalie Akoorie reports. 
6/11/20244 minutes, 26 seconds
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Injuries suffered by a ten month old baby no accident - Police

The injuries suffered by a ten month old baby who died at Te Kuiti hospital at the weekend are so severe a post mortem will take days to complete according to police, Detective Inspector Graham Pitkethley speaks to Lisa Owen. 
6/11/20246 minutes, 8 seconds
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UNRWA spokesperson responds to US plan for Israel-Gaza ceasefire proposal

Jonathan Fowler from UNRWA speaks to Lisa Owen about the US plan for a "full and complete ceasefire", the release of hostages held by Hamas, the return of deceased hostages' remains, and the exchange of Palestinian prisoners.
6/11/20248 minutes, 17 seconds
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South Auckland business owners call for additional police due to crime rates

South Auckland business owners who say they're dealing with crime on a daily basis vented their frustrations at the Police Minister today, some local residents and shop owners calling for more police and harsher penalties for offenders, Finn Blackwell reports. 
6/11/20242 minutes, 53 seconds
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Shaun Johnson to return to Warriors after injury

RNZ sports journalist Jamie Wall speaks to Lisa Owen about Shaun Johnson's return to the Warriors squad after his injury.
6/11/20244 minutes, 38 seconds
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Are fuel prices fair?

Our cameraman Nick Monro asked people in the north Auckland suburb of Silverdale if they think fuel prices are fair and if they shop around to fill up.
6/11/20241 minute, 36 seconds
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Petrol companies "price gouging" - Consumer NZ CEO

Consumer New Zealand's CEO John Duffy said petrol is one of the major expenses for many households and any extra savings should be passed on, Maia Ingoe reports.
6/11/20243 minutes, 9 seconds
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Donald Trump has required meeting with probation officer

United States correspondent Todd Zwillich speaks to Lisa Owen about Donald Trump's required meeting with his probation officer and some bad news for the business producing Rudy Giuliani's coffee.
6/11/20245 minutes, 25 seconds
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Health Minister speaks on broken govt funding promises

Health Minister Shane Reti speaks to Lisa Owen on how long cancer patients will have for the government to deliver on it's broken promise of funding 13 additional cancer treatments.
6/11/20249 minutes, 35 seconds
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Govt directs PSC to intiate inquiry into Te Paati Maori

The coalition Government has directed the Public Service Commission initiate an independent inquiry into allegations Te Paati Maori misused data during the 2023 election campaign.
6/10/20241 minute, 47 seconds
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European elections: Big gains for far right

UK correspondent Diane To speaks to Lisa Owen about the European elections, the outlook for Britain's election less than a month away and an extra special event that took place during D-Day commemorations.
6/10/20244 minutes, 38 seconds
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Evening business for 10 June 2024

News from the business sector, including a market report.
6/10/20243 minutes, 46 seconds
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Black Sticks beat France in final of Nations Cup

The Black Sticks will return to hockey's elite Pro-League after beating France in the final of the Nations Cup tournament in Poland this morning, Bridget Tunnicliffe speaks to Lisa Owen.
6/10/20241 minute, 58 seconds
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Scott Watson's face shown on TV could have influenced eye witnesses

Scott Watson's face "plastered" across TV screens months before his arrest for the murders of Ben Smart and Olivia Hope could have influenced eye witnesses, the Court of Appeal was told today, Ruth Hill reports.
6/10/20243 minutes, 1 second
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90% of Auckland boarding houses operating illegally

90% of Auckland boarding houses inspected in the past year appear to be operating illegally, with the Corrections Department and Work and Income are still referring residents to them, Auckland Council compliance manager, Adrian Wilson speaks to Lisa Owen.
6/10/20244 minutes, 24 seconds
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Cancer patient self funding life extending treatment

A cancer patient speaks to Lisa Owen has had to self fund life extending cancer treatments; battle the bank and question government road funding priorities in the face of broken promises.
6/10/202410 minutes, 30 seconds
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Public sector workers fearful of speaking Te Reo Maori

People working inside the public sector are fearful of speaking te reo Maori in case they're reprimanded, according to one iwi leader speaking at the urgent inquiry into Te Reo in the public sector, Pokere Paewai reports.
6/10/20243 minutes, 5 seconds
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Homicide investigation of Waikato baby continues

Police have been examining a property in Te Kuiti today after the ten-month old baby boy was brought unconscious to Te Kuiti Hospital on Saturday and later died, Natalie Akoorie is at the scene.
6/10/20242 minutes, 48 seconds
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Woman's husband's death at hospital still has no answers

A woman whose husband died suddenly at Palmerston North Hospital said the wait for answers about what happened nearly four years ago is torturous, Jimmy Ellingham reports.
6/10/20244 minutes, 7 seconds
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Kite foiler named to compete at Paris Olympics

Lukas Walton-Keim's naming this morning came as a huge relief after his appeal of his initial non-nomination, Bridget Tunnicliffe has more.
6/10/20244 minutes, 42 seconds
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China's second highest ranking politican visiting NZ this week

China's second highest ranking politican Li Qiang will visit New Zealand this week, Anneke Smith speaks to Lisa Owen.
6/10/20242 minutes, 45 seconds
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Israeli war cabinet minister Benny Gantz resigns

Middle East correspondent Jacob Brown speaks to Lisa Owen about Benny Gantz resigning from the Israeli war cabinet and a raid in Gaza by the Israeli army that saw the release of four hostages at the cost of Palestinian lives.
6/10/20244 minutes, 12 seconds
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How long is too long to linger over a cuppa?

Visual journalist Marika Khabazi did some cafe hopping of her own, to ask people how long is too long to linger over a cuppa.
6/10/20241 minute, 50 seconds
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Journalist asked to leave cafe after an hour

A journalist was asked to leave an Ahuriri eatery after an hour, apparently because hadn't spent enough to linger longer.
6/10/20246 minutes
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Thousands of Samsung workers to go on strike

Asia correspondent Per Elinder Liljas speaks to Lisa Owen about the thousands of Samsung employees set to go on strike for the first time in the company's history, China's tallest waterfall being exposed for using artificial enhancements and a woman who has set records running through Southeast Asia.
6/7/20245 minutes, 20 seconds
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New report shows systemic failings led to Waikeria Pris

A critical report shows Corrections staff missed opportunities to prevent disorder in a Waikeria Prison yard, prior to an unprecedented riot in December 2020. Natalie Akoorie reports.
6/7/20243 minutes, 34 seconds
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Evening business for 7 June 2024

News from the business sector, including a market report.
6/7/20245 minutes, 2 seconds
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New study shows loclas don't boomerang back af

A Ministry of Education report has found students who grew up in Nelson and the West Coast who move away for tertiary study - are less likely to return to work in their home town. Samantha Gee reports.
6/7/20243 minutes, 52 seconds
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Super Rugby Pacific quarterfinals kickoff tonight

It's quarterfinals time in Super Rugby Pacific with four kiwi sides still vying for the title. The action kicks off in Hamilton tonight with the Chiefs taking on the Reds. Sports reporter Jonty Dine speaks to Lisa Owen.
6/7/20243 minutes, 23 seconds
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QOTD: Are you happy with your banking experience?

People tell us whether they're satisfied with their bank's services and if they bother going to a branch in person.
6/7/20241 minute, 9 seconds
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Northland farmers under financial pressure

Northland farmers say they're being denied short term loans to cover their tax bills while banks are continuing to make hundreds of millions of dollars off high interest rates. Northland Federated Farmers says more than 50 percent of calls to the rural support trust are for help around financial and banking issue. President Colin Hannah speaks to Lisa Owen.
6/7/20244 minutes, 54 seconds
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Some vape stores are flouting regulations accord

Some vape stores are flouting regulations and off loading old stock with illegally high nicotine levels on the cheap according to a new study. And many are not checking buyers are 18; the legal age to make a purchase or even enter a secialised store. Associate Health Minister Casey Costello speaks to Lisa Owen.
6/7/20248 minutes, 9 seconds
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Allegations Te Paati Māori misused data during 2023 election

The Public Service Commission has convened a high-level meeting with the heads of government departments over allegations Te Paati Maori misused data during the 2023 election campaign. A group of former workers at Manurewa Marae claim private data from census forms was photocopied and entered into a database they believe was then used to target voters in the Tamaki Makaurau electorate. It sparked a Stats NZ investigation and the allegations are now being looked into by the top brass of more than half a dozen departments.
6/7/20243 minutes, 8 seconds
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Auckland Council called hypocrites over flood damage prevention

'This stinks of hyprocrisy at the highest level.' That's the message from flood affected home owners hitting out at Auckland Council after they called for homeowners to do their bit to future-proof the city against further flooding. Louise Ternouth reports.
6/7/20244 minutes, 18 seconds
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Budget cuts for buses

The government has slashed 47 million dollars in funding that had been earmarked to improve bus drivers' conditions over the next three years. Nick James explains.
6/7/20242 minutes, 47 seconds
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US hosts shock Pakistan with T20 Cricket World Cup victory

The first big upset of the T20 Cricket World Cup could act as a warning to the Black Caps ahead of their opening game of the tournament tomorrow. Former champions Pakistan were beaten by USA - who are playing at their first world cup - in a Super Over in Dallas today. New Zealand also have two minnow nations in their group - Uganda and Papua New Guinea - who have the potential to challenge the much higher ranked Black Caps. Sports reporter Felicity Reid speaks to Lisa Owen.
6/7/20245 minutes
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Christchurch woman to run 7 consecutive days on treadmill

In bid to break a Guiness world record a Christchurch woman plans to run more than 833 kilometres over seven consecutive days on a treadmill. The rubber hits the rubber on Sunday at the Nga Puna Wai Sport hub and if Emma Timmis smashes it, this will be her fourth world record. She speaks to Lisa Owen.
6/7/20248 minutes, 3 seconds
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Canada welcomes long awaited interest rate cuts

Canada correspondent Ashleigh Stewart speaks to Lisa Owen about Canada's long awaited cut to interest rates, reports of MPs allegedly participating in foreign interferrence and an effort to boycott grocery chain Loblaws for high food prices.
6/7/20245 minutes, 12 seconds
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Too many sick teachers and not enough relief

Healthy teachers...are tough to find right now and the hunt may get harder still. As winter ills hit ..including covid, some schools are being forced to split classes or send students home as they struggle to find cover for unwell staff. On Thursday, Mt Cook School in central Wellington asked parents not to send their children to school because half its teachers were off sick with Covid. And they are not alone ..Wellington Regional Primary Principals Association confirmed the problem's been building, particularly over the last few weeks and other schools are findig it hard to get relievers too. Joing Lisa Owen is the Chair of the New Zealand Relief Teachers Association Sally Wallwork.
6/7/20244 minutes, 18 seconds
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High demand for relief teachers amid covid wave

Healthy teachers...are tough to find right now and the hunt may get harder still. As winter ills hit ..including covid, some schools are being forced to split classes or send students home as they struggle to find cover for unwell staff. On Thursday, Mt Cook School in central Wellington asked parents not to send their children to school because half its teachers were off sick with Covid. And they are not alone ..Wellington Regional Primary Principals Association confirmed the problem's been building, particularly over the last few weeks and other schools are findig it hard to get relievers too. Joing Lisa Owen is the Chair of the New Zealand Relief Teachers Association Sally Wallwork.
6/7/20244 minutes, 18 seconds
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Australia teetering close to a recession

Australia correspondent Nick Grimm speaks to Lisa Owen about economic data suggesting that Australia is verging on the edge of a recession.
6/6/20245 minutes, 41 seconds
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Evening business for 6 June 2024

News from the business sector, including a market report.
6/6/20246 minutes, 12 seconds
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Rare whitebait species released into Auckland streams

About a thousand of New Zealand's rarest whitebait species have been released into streams in Auckland's Waitakere ranges today. Our reporter Lucy Xia was at the Huia catchment today to witness the release.
6/6/20242 minutes, 48 seconds
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Scott Barrett and Codie Taylor re-sign with NZ Rugby

Two of the biggest names in New Zealand Rugby have recommitted to the country for another three years. Senior All Blacks Scott Barrett and Codie Taylor have re-signed with New Zealand Rugby to the end of the 2027 World Cup. Sports reporter Jonty Dine speaks to Lisa Owen.
6/6/20243 minutes, 51 seconds
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Violence escalates at new Waikato College

A video posted to an Instagram page last night shows a girl being stomped on the head and face as she lies on the ground trying to protect herself. Natalie Akoorie reports.
6/6/20243 minutes, 28 seconds
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CBD worker fearful after vicious daytime attack

A worker viciously beaten in a random attack in Aucland's CBD says he's been off work for months with a litany of injuries and is now constantly looking over his shoulder. Chris, takes care of some of city's trees and was working in Aotea Square when he was viciously attacked in January by a man who had allegedly made violent threats against others in the days leading up to the attack.
6/6/20247 minutes, 44 seconds
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More pressure on government over cancer drugs pledge

Another group of cancer doctors is piling the pressure on the government to honour it's election promise to patients... It believes have so far been overlooked in drug funding decisions. Dr Rodger Tiedemann, a haematologist, is one of 50 specialists have signed another open letter to the government imploring it to also honour the pre-election promise to blood cancer patients. He spoke with Lisa Owen.
6/6/20247 minutes, 23 seconds
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Abuse survivors take step towards healing

Survivors of Marylands School and the Hebron Trust took a step on the path to healing as a Christchurch park and street which once bore the school's name were officially renamed Validation Park and Validation Place. Tim Brown reports.
6/6/20243 minutes, 53 seconds
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Porirua swimmers getting sick from sewage

Porirua leaders have voted in favour of upgrading a pump station in the hope of stopping sewage flowing into the sea at Titahi Bay. Kate Green reports.
6/6/20242 minutes, 57 seconds
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Simeon's $4billion pothole plan

The government's confirmed a total of four billion dollars of funding to patch up and prevent pot holes on the motu's roads and highways. Transport minister Simeon Brown says the funding boost is a "record investment". He joins Lisa Owen.
6/6/20247 minutes, 30 seconds
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Residents rocked by overnight shootings

Residents in two Auckland suburbs had a rude awakening overnight after two shootings rocked their normally quiet neighbourhoods. Finn Blackwell went to the scene of both shootings and filed this report.
6/6/20242 minutes, 21 seconds
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Ukraine-style visa for Palestinians explored

Government briefings show the immigration minister asked for an estimate of Palestinians who might apply to join their families in New Zealand if the Government opened a Ukraine-style visa category. Gill Bonnett reports.
6/6/20243 minutes, 27 seconds
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New report says women's A-League needs to step up its game

World Cup footballers are calling for the A-League Women's competition to adopt full-time professionalism - as soon as possible. Professional Footballers Australia have released a report today that highlighted the A-League as slipping behind other women's football leagues overseas. Sports reporter Felicity Reid speaks to Lisa Owen.
6/6/20245 minutes, 48 seconds
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Student who won car gives it away

A University of Canterbury student who won a car worth $20,000 has decided to give it to someone who had more use for it. The lucky recipient, Tyler, spoke with Lisa Owen.
6/6/20243 minutes, 17 seconds
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Season of high profile trials continues in the states

United States correspondent Todd Zwillich speaks to Lisa Owen about Hunter Biden's federal trial and a "first of its kind" law close to being passed in New York that would place tighter restrictions on how social media companies interact with minors.
6/6/20245 minutes, 28 seconds
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Luxury home owners take cash overseas

A luxury real estate company claims multi million dollar property owners are selling up and abandoning New Zealand for the lucky country..taking their cash with them. Patterson Luxury says industry data shows 50 percent of vendors who sold multi million dollar homes over the past six months have moved to Australia. The homes sold were in the 4 to ten million dollar bracket. Caleb Patterson from real estate agency Patterson Luxury says something needs to be done to stem the flow of high net worth individuals to Australia and to attract international investors.
6/6/20245 minutes, 40 seconds
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New road layout's stay of execution

A controversial new road layout in Palmerston North will get a stay of execution.The design will see both a cycleway and bus stops in traffic lanes on a busy inner city street. But as Jimmy Ellingham reports, the issue is getting councillors and locals more than a little fired up.
6/5/20244 minutes, 2 seconds
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South Africa election: Coalition talks underway

South Africa correspondent Elna Schütz speaks to Lisa Owen about South Africa's elections which saw the African National Congress party losing it's 30 year majority and having to enter coalition talks with opposition parties.
6/5/20245 minutes, 40 seconds
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Evening business for 5 June 2024

News from the business sector, including a market report.
6/5/20245 minutes, 9 seconds
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Kiwi goalkeeper's multi-million dollar EPL move

Kiwi goalkeeper Alex Paulsen has made a landmark move to English Premier League club Bournemouth. Sports reporter Felicity Reid talks through the details with Lisa Owen.
6/5/20245 minutes, 20 seconds
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"Not safe or sustainable": Kapiti's only psychiatrist quits

One of the country's fastest growing regions - the Kapiti Coast north of Wellington - is losing its only remaining psychiatrist. Ruth Hill explains why.
6/5/20243 minutes, 21 seconds
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Octopus Energy's no power cashback

An energy company offering to pay its customers to use less power. The cash back is for people who cut their energy consumption when there's a conserve power warning issued. Octopus Energy Chief Operating Officer Margaret Cooney speaks to Lisa Owen.
6/5/20246 minutes, 27 seconds
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Auckland central's top cop says big increase in foot patrols

Confusion reigns over claims police foot patrols in Auckland CBD have increased 60 percent since National came to power. Police Minister Mark Mitchell's used the figure in the wake of a law and order meeting last night, where a number of central city Aucklanders told him they dont feel safe and want more officers on the beat. But Auckland central's top cop is unable to confirm the figure. Auckland Central Area Commander Inspector Grant Tetzlaff speaks to Lisa Owen.
6/5/20247 minutes, 44 seconds
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Increased police presence in CBD far from obvious

A top Auckland property developer says claims of an increased police presence in the CBD are far from obvious. At a law and order meeting last night, a number of central city Aucklanders told the Police Minister they don't feel safe and want more officers on the beat.
6/5/20246 minutes, 9 seconds
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Local alcohol policy gets second chance in Christchurch

A decade after the Christchurch City Council embarked on a failed million-dollar attempt to introduce a Local Alcohol Policy in the city, councillors have voted to give it another go. But the hospitality sector is already bristling at the idea before work even begins. Timothy Brown reports.
6/5/20243 minutes, 49 seconds
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Structured literacy rollout too soon?

Some school principals say they haven't been given enough time to completely change the way students are taught to read. The government has made it mandatory for all state schools to use a Structured Literacy approach from term 1 next year but will it be enough time to get teachers up to speed? Luka Forman reports.
6/5/20244 minutes, 6 seconds
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Deepfaked celeb features in Olympic disinformation doco

Russia is targeting this year's Olympics with a disinformation campaign that includes deploying a deepfake Tom Cruise in a documentary taking aim at the Games. According to a new report from Microsoft, a network of Russia-affiliated groups are running "malign influence campaigns" against the International Olympic Committee and the Paris Games. Sports correspondent Dana Johannsen speaks to Lisa Owen.
6/5/20244 minutes, 32 seconds
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Prime Minister wraps up trip to Niue

New Zealand Prime Minister Christopher Luxon wraps up his trip to Niue with a commitment to fund more renewable energy.
6/5/20243 minutes, 37 seconds
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Modi wins third term but falls short of majority

Asia Correspondent Per Elinder Liljas speaks to Lisa Owen about Narendra Modi winning another election but falling short of a parliamentary majority.
6/5/20245 minutes, 14 seconds
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Renewed calls to Buy New Zealand Made

There's a renewed call to Buy New Zealand made as the number of businesses going to the wall soars. The latest data from credit bureau Centrix shows business liquidations are up 19% year on year. It said 193 business liquidations were recorded in April, with 14 in manufacturing - the highest rate for the sector in five years. Buy New Zealand Made promotes and licences busineses to use the trademark and it has real concerns about the economic landscape. Executive director Dane Ambler speaks to Lisa Owen.
6/5/20245 minutes, 57 seconds
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Climate change could be 'catastrophic' for Wellington - report

A new report shows climate change could have a 'catastrophic' impact on Wellington by as soon as the end of this century. Nick James reports.
6/4/20242 minutes, 42 seconds
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Minimum wage goes up in Australia - Nick Grimm

Australia's lowest paid workers have just received a small wage increase. Correspondent Nick Grimm has the details.
6/4/20245 minutes, 49 seconds
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Evening business for 4 June 2024

News from the business sector, including a market report.
6/4/20245 minutes, 38 seconds
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US gets taste of cricket with T20 Cricket World Cup

Many in the United States are getting their first intorduction to cricket with the T20 World Cup kicking off over the weekend. The tournament opened with the hosts taking on northern neighbours Canada, the U.S claiming a comfortable seven wicket win. Sports reporter Jonty Dine speaks to Lisa Owen.
6/4/20243 minutes, 42 seconds
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Stage 4 lung cancer patient dubious on govt's promise

A stage four lung cancer patient, importing her own drugs from Bangladesh is dubious the Government will deliver on its promise to fund 13 new cancer drugs. Felix Walton reports.
6/4/20244 minutes, 21 seconds
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How often do you go to the dentist?

RNZ visual journalist Angus Dreaver spoke to people in Wellington about how often they go to the dentist and what might be stopping them.
6/4/20241 minute, 5 seconds
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Dargaville bares teeth for first local dentist in years

Dargaville's dental clinic will finally see it's first patient after a long, arduous, and international hunt for a resident dentist. Clinic owner Rodney Cotton talks to Lisa Owen.
6/4/20244 minutes, 5 seconds
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Youth serious offences rate jumps 25 percent since 2022 - report

The number of young people persistently committing serious offences jumped more than 25 percent between 2022 and last year, according to a new Ministry of Justice report. Justice Minister Paul Goldsmith talks to Lisa Owen.
6/4/20246 minutes, 27 seconds
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Taking on boarders to help mortgage payments

More and more Auckland homeowners are seeking homestay students or flatmates to cope with the rising cost of living coupled with high mortgage rates. Lucy Xia reports.
6/4/20243 minutes, 55 seconds
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Ketamine use causing serious bladder issues

A huge rise in recreational ketamine use will mean more cases of a serious bladder condition, according to a new report. Luka Forman reports.
6/4/20243 minutes, 14 seconds
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Claims marae misused census data - latest details

Calls are mounting for the government to launch a wide-ranging inquiry into claims that a marae misused census data last year to help Te Pati Maori's election campaign. RNZ deputy political editor Craig McCulloch talks to Lisa Owen.
6/4/20244 minutes, 42 seconds
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Political race on to form South Africa's next coalition government

The political race is on to form South Africa's next government. Our correspondent Elna Schütz explains.
6/4/20243 minutes, 42 seconds
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What's next for the Crusaders?

RNZ sports journalist speaks to Lisa Owen about the Crusaders and what's next for them coming off a rough season.
6/4/20245 minutes, 30 seconds
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NZ 12 time scrabble champ Howard Warner

The now-12-time New Zealand Scrabble champion, and number one-ranked player in New Zealand, Howard Warner talks to Lisa Owen.
6/4/20245 minutes, 48 seconds
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What's next before Donald Trump's sentencing?

United States correspondent Todd Zwillich speaks to Lisa Owen about the aftermath of Donald Trump's criminal trial where he was convicted on all 34 counts and Joe Biden's attempt to secure a ceasefire deal between Hamas and Benjamin Netanyahu.
6/4/20245 minutes, 21 seconds
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CANGO Chair Ah-leen Rayner on cancer drug funding

An open letter from a collective of cancer charities is calling on the government to make good on its election promise and fund 13 additional treatments. Spokesperson Ah-leen Rayner talks to Lisa Owen.
6/4/20246 minutes, 23 seconds
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University Student wins free car

We return to Canterbury University where a student has won a free car by holding his hand on it... and eating raw onions...
5/31/20245 minutes, 32 seconds
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The Filipino city with a plastic problem

Asia correspondent Per Elinder Liljas speaks to Lisa Owen about the plastic pollution that has plagued Quezon City in the Philippines.
5/31/20245 minutes, 12 seconds
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Evening business for 31May 2024

News from the business sector, including a market report.
5/31/20244 minutes, 25 seconds
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Hundreds gather for hui on iwi unity

Maori news editor Taiha Molyneux speaks to Lisa Owen about a hui at on Omahu Marae in Heretaunga about how best to unify iwi across the country.
5/31/20246 minutes, 33 seconds
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Rocky start for Lydia Ko at US Women's Open

It's been a bad day at the office for two of the world's best golfers at the U.S. Women's Open. Kiwi Lydia Ko and world number one Nelly Korda are both in danger of missing the cut at the second women's golf major of the year. Sports reporter Jonty Dine speaks to Lisa Owen.
5/31/20243 minutes, 53 seconds
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TVNZ loses Employment Court appeal over job losses

E tu Negotiation Specialist, Michael Wood speaks to Lisa Owen about TVNZ losing its appeal to the ERA's ruling over how it handled job losses.
5/31/20246 minutes, 41 seconds
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Willis muddles numbers, Labour asks for tax cut donations

The Finance Minister got in a bit of a tangle over her tax cut promise today - first by overstating how many households will get the maximum amount - and then by overstating how much that is. It comes as New Zealanders throughout the country work out what their tax cut is worth. The Labour Party, meanwhile, is asking its supporters to donate their tax cut to the party. Political reporter Anneke Smith has more.
5/31/20243 minutes, 18 seconds
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Trump: former president, convicted felon

CNN's Julia Benbrook speaks to Lisa Owen about the conviction of Donald Trump on all 34 charges in the hush money case in New York.
5/31/20245 minutes, 18 seconds
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Civilian death toll continues to climb in Gaza

Save the Children's Rachael Cummings speaks to Lisa Owen about the situation on the ground in Gaza.
5/31/20244 minutes, 55 seconds
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Passengers shaken after Jetstar flight slides off runway

An investigation is underway after a Jetstar twin-jet plane slid off the runway and came to rest partially on the grass at Christchurch Airport this morning. Timothy Brown reports.
5/31/20243 minutes, 39 seconds
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Last weekend of Super Rugby Pacific regular season

RNZ sports journalist Jamie Wall speaks to Lisa Owen about the Football Ferns and the last weekend of the Super Rugby Pacific regular season just around the corner.
5/31/20245 minutes, 20 seconds
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University students hang on for free car

Canterbury University students association's Luc Mackay speaks to Lisa Owen about a competition for students to keep their hands on a car in order to have a chance of winning it
5/31/20246 minutes, 57 seconds
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Can you afford to head away for the long weekend?

Visual journalist Nick Monro asks people if they can afford to head away for the long weekend.
5/31/20241 minute, 47 seconds
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Canada bracing for a hectic hurricane season

Canada correspondent Ashleigh Stewart speaks to Lisa Owen about the hectic hurricane season that the country is bracing itself for, the increasing number of Canadians leaving for the US and a restaurant that is enforcing tipping as a rule.
5/31/20245 minutes, 31 seconds
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Tourism insider on Budget's visitor levy increase

One way the government's clawing back some money in the Budget is by increasing what international visitors have to pay when they arrive here. Chris Roberts was the head of Tourism Industry Aotearoa when the charge was first introduced in 2019. He's now managing directror at tourism research agency Angus & Associates. He spoke with Lisa Owen.
5/30/20245 minutes, 49 seconds
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Panmure residents on Budget 2024

Checkpoint reporter Louise Ternouth asks Panmure residents what they made of the Budget.
5/30/20241 minute, 50 seconds
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Beijing lifts ban on Australian beef exports

Australia correspondent Peter Ryan speaks to Lisa Owen about China lifting its ban on Australian beef imports.
5/30/20245 minutes, 37 seconds
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Evening business for 30 May 2024

News from the business sector, including a market report.
5/30/20244 minutes, 18 seconds
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Lisa Owen questions Nicola Willis about Budget

Finance Minister Nicola Willis joins Lisa Owen to discuss her first Budget
5/30/202410 minutes, 22 seconds
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NZR stoush rumbles on

The fight for governance change at New Zealand Rugby looks set to rumble with provincial unions comfortable with the prospect of the Players Association breaking away. Rugby reporter Joe Porter was at the special general meeting and joins us now live.
5/30/20243 minutes, 35 seconds
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Medical Specialists union on Budget 2024

The Government's first Budget doesn't contain money for the lifesaving cancer treatments National promised in the election campaign. Association of Salaried Medical Specialists executive director Sarah Dalton joins Lisa Owen.
5/30/20243 minutes, 46 seconds
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Economist Susan St John on Budget 2024

Economist Susan St John on Budget 2024
5/30/20244 minutes, 2 seconds
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Nicola Willis says she's kept pledge with Budget

The Finance Minister has delivered her first Budget - and says she has kept her pledge to New Zealanders. Our political reporter Giles Dexter has more.
5/30/20244 minutes, 16 seconds
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Political panel debate Budget 2024

Budget debate: Lisa Owen is joned by BBM Community Kitchen and Foodshare operator David Letele; former Labour MP and now CEO of Community Law Centres o Aotearoa Sue Moroney; and managing director of the consultancy Iron Duke Partners, Phil O'Reilly.
5/30/202417 minutes, 19 seconds
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Thousands take to streets ahead of Budget

Thousands of protesters hit the roads and streets from Northland to Invercargill today to oppose government policies toward Maori. Lauren Crimp reports.
5/30/20244 minutes, 15 seconds
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Mixed response to tax cuts

Reporter Luka Forman asked folks in Auckland's Onehunga how they feel about the government's tax cuts
5/30/20241 minute, 38 seconds
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Crunching the Budget numbers with Brad Olsen

Calculators at the ready ..its time to talk tax cuts... the government's budget centre piece costing three-point-seven billion dollars a year. Infometrics chief economist Brad Olsen crunched the numbers with Lisa Owen.
5/30/20246 minutes, 18 seconds
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Jury deliberations begin in Trump's criminal trial

United States correspondent Todd Zwillich speaks to Lisa Owen about the jury in Donald Trump's criminal trial starting deliberations today.
5/30/20245 minutes, 1 second
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Christchurch residents on Budget 2024

We asked some people in Christchurch what they think of the budget - and the tax cuts.
5/30/202447 seconds
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RNZ political editor on Budget 2024

The back pocket promise has been kept by a finance minister who staked her job on it. RNZ political editor Jo Moir goes over the winners and losers with Lisa Owen.
5/30/202410 minutes, 36 seconds
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Evening business for 29 May 2024

News from the business sector, including a market report.
5/29/20243 minutes, 59 seconds
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Anticipation building for coalition's first Budget

It's Budget Day Eve.. and anticipation is building for the Coalition's first rodeo. Political reporter Lillian Hanly reports.
5/29/20243 minutes
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Pressure on Black Sticks to come out on top in Poland

The pressure is on the Black Sticks men to live up to their favourites tag at hockey's Nations Cup in Poland. The nine-team tournament which starts this weekend is also the last chance for New Zealand players to get their name on the list for the Paris Olympics. Sports reporter Felicity Reid speaks to Lisa Owen.
5/29/20243 minutes, 33 seconds
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Police working with protest organisers over Budget Day strike

Assistant Commissioner Mike Johnson speaks to Lisa Owen about police plans for the mass protests around the country on Budget Day.
5/29/20245 minutes, 20 seconds
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'Horrendous event' as five die in car crash

Police say a car crossed the centre line in a crash that's claimed the lives of five people. Natalie Akoorie reports.
5/29/20243 minutes, 34 seconds
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Smith & Caughey's bosses sad at store's likely demise

Chairman of Smith and Caughey's Tony Caughey speaks to Lisa Owen about the plan to close the iconic luxury department store early next year.
5/29/20247 minutes, 2 seconds
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Covid affects lingering over Census data

Migration rates "falling off a cliff" during COVID-19 and fewer babies being born are behind slower population growth in New Zealand, revealed in the first post-pandemic Census results released today. Ruth Hill reports.
5/29/20243 minutes, 46 seconds
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Parents concerned about disability funding changes

Parents of children with disabilities are concerned changes to funding rules will halt their child's development. Jimmy Ellingham reports.
5/29/20244 minutes, 27 seconds
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Iconic Smith and Caughey's set to close

The iconic Smith and Caughey's department store in the heart of Auckland City has started talks to shut up shop for good.. after 144 years in business. Finn Blackwell reports.
5/29/20244 minutes, 19 seconds
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Hamilton Boys' High: Union v League code war

Hamilton Boys' High School has found itself at the epicentre of a union v league codewar. The school's come under fire for allegedly pressuring members of its first fifteen into rejecting opportunities to join the Warriors' pathway programme. Now, a key backer of the school's rugby team has pulled its sponsorship because of the stoush. Sports correspondent Dana Johannsen speaks to Lisa Owen.
5/29/20244 minutes, 37 seconds
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Thailand observes record high meth seizures in 2023

Asia correspondent Per Elinder Liljas speaks to Lisa Owen about Thailand's record number of meth seizures in 2023.
5/29/20245 minutes, 35 seconds
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Employee rights over 'strike' day

Dundas Street employment lawyer Megan Vant speaks to Lisa Owen about workers' rights when it comes to the 'strike' organised for Budget Day.
5/29/20246 minutes, 30 seconds
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Sticky issues for failed Aussie airline Bonza

Australia correspondent Peter Ryan about regional airline Bonza a month on from its collapse and what it means for employees and other parties that are owed money.
5/28/20245 minutes, 49 seconds
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Evening business for 28 May 2024

News from the business sector, including a market report.
5/28/20247 minutes, 3 seconds
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Devon Conway says he's ready for T20 World Cup

The Black Caps' first-choice wicketkeeper, Devon Conway, hasn't played cricket in three months due to a thumb injury but he says he's ready for the upcoming T20 World Cup. Conway was among the first group of players to leave New Zealand for the West Indies ahead of the tournament which begins on Sunday. Sports reporter Felicity Reid speaks to Lisa Owen.
5/28/20243 minutes, 43 seconds
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Attack survivor doubts mosque door would've saved lives

A survivor of the Al Noor Mosque shooting doubts victims could've been saved if the main prayer room's emergency exit door opened. Timothy Brown reports.
5/28/20243 minutes, 24 seconds
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Out of work govt worker helping others

Out of work government worker Paula speaks to Lisa Owen about helping others in the same boat navigate the realities of unemployment.
5/28/20245 minutes, 19 seconds
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ACT MP sells shares in drug companies

ACT MP Todd Stephenson is selling his shares in three drug companies - after Labour accused him in Parliament of being a "pharmaceutical industry plant". Deputy political editor Craig McCulloch reports.
5/28/20243 minutes, 4 seconds
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The pain game of lingering for elective surgery

Checkpoint's Lisa Owen speaks to four people on the elective surgery waiting list, about their experiences, and their long wait.
5/28/20247 minutes, 43 seconds
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'You can't eat a tampon' - cost of living laid bare

Families have been forced to choose between buying period products or putting food on the table as the cost of living bites into their weekly shop. Louise Ternouth reports.
5/28/20243 minutes, 50 seconds
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Summing up in Enchanter court case

One of the country's worst maritime tragedies of recent years - the Enchanter tragedy - is the subject of a court case in Whangarei. Northland reporter Peter de Graaf speaks to Lisa Owen.
5/28/20243 minutes, 35 seconds
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Govt urged to make deeper public service cuts

The government is again facing criticism over its job cuts - but this time, with arguments they're too shallow. Lauren Crimp reports.
5/28/20243 minutes, 28 seconds
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Big weekend for NZ sport

RNZ sports journalist speaks to Lisa Owen about three sold out games across three different sports over the past weekend.
5/28/20246 minutes, 25 seconds
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Scrabble champs get R-E-A-D-Y for champs

Auckland scrabbler Cooper Ashley speaks to Lisa Owen about the national champs taking place this weekend
5/28/20246 minutes, 55 seconds
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Closing arguments for Trump's criminal trial tomorrow

United States correspondent Todd Zwillich speaks to Lisa Owen about the closing arguments in Donald Trump's trial being heard tomorrow and deadly weather that struck during the holiday weekend.
5/28/20244 minutes, 49 seconds
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Should foreigners pay even more for Great Walks?

Foreign visitors already pay more than Kiwis for the Great Walks. Our visual journalist Marika Khabazi asked people if they think that price should go up more.
5/28/20241 minute, 34 seconds
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DOC booking site faces problems again

President of the Federated Mountain Clubs Megan Dimozantos speaks to Lisa Owen about the DOC website failing again when Great Walks bookings opened, and what to do with the ballooning demand.
5/28/20245 minutes, 25 seconds
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Hong Kong national securtiy case likely to reach verdict

Asia correspondent Diane To speaks to Lisa Owen about Hong Kong's largest national security case likely to reach a verdict soon
5/27/20244 minutes, 41 seconds
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Evening business for Monday 27 May

News from the business sector, including a market report
5/27/20243 minutes, 53 seconds
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Petition calls for end to unpaid work placements

Fifteen-thousand people have signed a petition calling for an end to unpaid work placements. Campaign lead for advocacy group Paid Placements Aotearoa Bex Howells spoke with Lisa Owen.
5/27/20244 minutes, 39 seconds
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Maori All Blacks appoint new head coach

The Maori All Blacks have a new head coach as the side returns to the international stage next month. Former All Black Ross Filipo takes the reins of the team he played for during the early 2000s. Sports Reporter Felicity Reid speaks to Lisa Owen.
5/27/20244 minutes, 45 seconds
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Will Auckland get a new stadium?

Auckland councillor Shane Henderson spoke with Lisa Owen about the prospect of a new stadium for the city.
5/27/20244 minutes, 58 seconds
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Auckland workers walking in groups due to crime

Central Auckland business owners say criminals are harassing their staff, stealing their purses and scaring customers away. Felix Walton reports
5/27/20243 minutes, 41 seconds
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Wait times for waitlists to be released nationwide

Te Whatu Ora clinical lead for planned care, Dr Derek Sherwood speaks to Lisa Owen about the nationwide release of wait list times for those waiting for elective surgery.
5/27/20246 minutes, 14 seconds
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Unpaid trainees call for funding in Budget

Trainees in health care, education and social work and calling for funding in the Budget, as they prepare to deliver a petition to Parliament. Jimmy Ellingham reports.
5/27/20243 minutes, 48 seconds
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Harrowing details at Sophia Crestani inquest

The inquest into the death of Sophia Crestani at an overcrowded Dunedin student party has heard recordings of distressed party-goers pleading for help and telling police that someone is going to die. Tess Brunton reports
5/27/20244 minutes, 26 seconds
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Scott Dixon secures podium finish at Indy 500

New Zealand driver Scott Dixon has finished on the podium at an eventful Indy 500. American Josef Newgarden won the 200-lap race for a second consecutive year after a four hour delay to the start of racing in Indianapolis. Dixon had a front row seat to watch a chaotic battle for the win on the last. Sports reporter Felicity Reid speaks to Lisa Owen.
5/27/20244 minutes, 59 seconds
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Latest on missing Wellington ferry passenger

Police in Wellington say they are continuing to search for a man who went missing after reportedly going overboard from the East by West ferry last week. Wellington reporter Bill Hickman spoke with Lisa Owen
5/27/20242 minutes, 14 seconds
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Reports of dozens killed at displaced Palestinian camp

Middle East correspondent Camille Nedelec speaks to Lisa Owen about Israeli forces bombing Rafah and reportedly killing dozens of people at a camp for displaced Palestinians.
5/27/20242 minutes, 26 seconds
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How much do you pay for school fees?

Our reporter Adam Burns asked people how much they have to pay in school costs for their children
5/27/20241 minute, 16 seconds
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Parents unable to pay school fees due to job cuts

Recent public service redundancies are being blamed for a big jump in the number of parents in the capital who cant afford to pay school fees and donations. Wellington Girls College principal Julia Davidson spoke with Lisa Owen
5/27/20245 minutes, 35 seconds
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China surrounds Taiwan with massive military drill

Asia correspondent Per Elinder Liljas speaks to Susana Lei'ataua about an expo in Macau showcasing futuristic technology, China launching a massive military drill around Taiwan and the Thai government back tracking on its decriminalisation of cannabis.
5/24/20246 minutes, 9 seconds
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How matariki is being made a public holiday

The man instrumental in making Matariki an official public holiday is calling on the government to continue to support and help grow Matariki ahead of next weeks Budget. Professor Rangi Matamua was awarded an Officer of the New Zealand Order of Merit today in Wellington alongside several other Maori for achievements in their field. And as Ashleigh McCaull reports, a Maori musician also wants to see ongoing assistance for Maori Art.
5/24/20244 minutes, 14 seconds
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Evening business for 24 May 2024

News from the business sector, including a market report.
5/24/20244 minutes, 4 seconds
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Reactions from third flight from New Caledonia

A third flight from New Caledonia has just touched down in Auckland carrying 50 very relieved New Zealanders. They'd been unable to get home from the French territory due to civil unrest, which has claimed six lives. It's been too unsafe for commercial airlines to fly in or out of New Caledonia, so the New Zealand defence force stepped in. Our reporter Louise Ternouth was at Auckland Airport to greet the Kiwis after they arrived on an NZDF Hercules.
5/24/20241 minute, 37 seconds
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Kiwi sprinter sets WR at Para Athlectics World Champs

Hamilton sprinter Danielle Aitchison has set a new world record at the Para Athletics World Championships in Japan. Aitchison won the 200 metre T36 gold medal to add to the silver medal she won earlier this week. Sports reporter Felicity Reid speaks to Susana Lei'ataua.
5/24/20244 minutes, 10 seconds
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Ferry passenger still missing

Multiple agencies are still searching for a man who's believed to have gone went overboard in Wellington Harbour this morning. Police say the missing man is Pakeha and in his 40s - they haven't yet been able to identify him, and are asking for the public's help. The man's believed to have been the only passenger onboard the six o clock sailing of the East by West ferry, from the central city to Days Bay. Soumya Bhamidipati reports from Queens Wharf.
5/24/20243 minutes, 35 seconds
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Singapore Air changes hot food rules

Singapore Airlines will no longer serve hot meals when the seat belt sign is on during all its flights - after a passenger died and more than 100 were injured during severe turbulance. Aviation commentator Irene King discussed the move with Susana Lei'ataua
5/24/20245 minutes, 18 seconds
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Police Commissioner on knife crime after teen killing

Police Commissioner Andrew Coster speaks with Susana Lei'ataua about what can be done about knife crime after 16-year-old schoolboy killed in Dunedin.
5/24/20247 minutes, 3 seconds
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Why youngest people get hit hardest by job losses

Young people are being hit the hardest by job losses. Our unemployment rate is sitting at 4.3 percent is expected to rise above 5 percent by next year. But for young people - aged between 15 and 24 years old it is even higher. In fact, it is almost triple - sitting at 12.4 percent.
5/24/20245 minutes, 30 seconds
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Shock after 16-year-old killed in Dunedin

Police say it only took them a minute to arrive at the scene of a fatal stabbing at the Dunedin bus hub, arresting a thirteen-year-old boy for murder. Tess Brunton reports
5/24/20243 minutes, 45 seconds
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Wellington Water apologises for budget hole

Wellington Water apologised to councils after discovering a multi-million dollar hole in its budget. The error was only spotted after most councils had already signed off on their long-term plans following a lengthy and painful debate.
5/24/20243 minutes, 53 seconds
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The Chiefs to clash with the Hurricanes in Hamilton

RNZ sports journalist Jamie Wall previews Friday night's showdown between the Chiefs and the Hurricanes in Hamilton with Susana Lei'ataua.
5/24/20244 minutes, 52 seconds
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Tourism NZ focused on attracting tourists in off peak months

Tourism New Zealand is making a bold pitch for visitors to come here in the off season. The agency will now funnel its money into campaigns to encourage people to come here from March to November. It's aiming to grow the tourism spend by five billion dollars over the next four years by attracting more visitors outside of the peak three month summer period. Tourism New Zealand chief executive Rene de Monchy says the summer influx can lead to insecure seasonal jobs, overcrowding and congestion. So instead they will have a laser focus on getting people here for the off peak months. Rene speaks to Susana Lei'ataua.
5/24/20245 minutes, 48 seconds
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Toronto's effort to decriminalise drugs denied

Canda correspondent Ashleigh Stewart speaks to Susan Lei'ataua about Toronto's failed efforts to decriminalise illicit drugs, a Canadian airline's plea to the government to help lower the cost of domestic travel and an increase to the population as children born outside of the country to Canadian parents become elligible for citizenship.
5/24/20244 minutes, 36 seconds
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Wayne Brown on crime in Auckland

Auckland City Mayor Wayne Brown speaks to RNZ's Checkpoint about rising crime in inner city Auckland and whether he feels safe walking around at night
5/24/20248 minutes, 52 seconds
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Australia: Cost of living gap widens between generations

Australia correspondent Peter Ryan speaks to Susana Lei'ataua about the cost of living gap widening between younger and older generations.
5/23/20245 minutes, 42 seconds
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Pigeon Valley Startup: Four young siblings selling kindling

Four siblings have banded together to spark up a little business in the hope it will help them fund their big dreams. They've collected pinecones, branches and wood from around their rural property to run 'Nelson's Kindling Kids'. And they're selling hundreds of boxes as the winter months arrive. Samantha Gee has their story.
5/23/20243 minutes, 32 seconds
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Evening business for 23 May 2024

News from the business sector, including a market report.
5/23/20243 minutes, 9 seconds
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France declines another evacuation from New Caledonia

The government says it is frustrated there has been no progress in bringing New Zealanders stuck in New Caledonia home today. More than 200 are still in the Pacific Island nation after France declined our government's application for another evacuation. The stalling of getting our people out - comes as French President Emmanuel Macron flew in ... to Noumea for crisis talks. Worldwatch's Charlie Dreaver has the details.
5/23/20243 minutes, 7 seconds
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Mody Maor makes shock departure from Breakers

The New Zealand Breakers need a new coach just months out from the start of the Australian National Basketball League season. Head coach Mody Maor has quit after two years in the job opting to take up a coaching role in Asia. Sports reporter Felicity Reid speaks to Susana Lei'ataua
5/23/20245 minutes, 27 seconds
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Covid-19 Modeller says new variant threatens wave in NZ

Covid modeller Michael Plank explains to Susana Leiataua how new Covid variants are threatening to bring another wave of the virus as we head into winter.
5/23/20249 minutes, 8 seconds
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Yellow Brick Road CEO on high demand on mental health services

Yellow Brick Road chief executive John Moore talks to Susana Leiataua about how an overwhelmed mental health system is putting pressure on families.
5/23/20244 minutes, 8 seconds
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Hospital beds at full capacity in NZ

Hospital beds for mental health patients are so in demand people are being turned away from wards and discharged suddenly. Figures released by Te Whatu Ora Health New Zealand for its northern region show close to 100 percent of the beds are filled, all of the time. Jimmy Ellingham reports.
5/23/20243 minutes, 59 seconds
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Students step in to help unwell bus driver

Charlotte Davie speaks to Susana Leiataua about stepping in to help her bus driver when she suffered a medical event and started swerving on the road.
5/23/20244 minutes, 27 seconds
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Open banking set to change how people pay

We all know the feeling of making an online purchase and having to get up to grab your credit card from across the room. That's about to change with open banking set to change the way people can make payments. Louise Ternouth explains.
5/23/20243 minutes, 39 seconds
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Should the govt help first home buyers?

Visual journalist Nick Monro asks people if the government should provide help to first home buyers.
5/23/20241 minute, 13 seconds
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First home buyers left gutted by grant decision

New Zealanders blindsided by the government's announcement to scrap the First Home Grants scheme, say the news comes as a slap in the face. Lucy Xia reports.
5/23/20243 minutes, 17 seconds
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Govt frustrated at slow progress for New Caledonia flights

The government says it is frustrated there has been no progress in bringing New Zealanders stuck in New Caledonia home today. Political Editor Jo Moir speaks to Susana Leiataua
5/23/20245 minutes, 38 seconds
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Two Black Ferns stars out of squad for Australia match

The Black Ferns have dropped two of its biggest stars following their shock loss to Cananda. Ruby Tui and Ruahei Demant are out of the starting fifteen for this weekend's clash with Australia in Auckland. Sports reporter Jonty Dine speaks to Susana Lei'ataua
5/23/20244 minutes, 1 second
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Donald Trump will not testify at criminal trial

United States correspondent Todd Zwillich speaks to Susana Lei'ataua about the latest from Donald Trump's criminal trial and reports of a Christian nationalist flag hanging in front of the house of a Supreme Court Justice.
5/23/20244 minutes, 54 seconds
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Teaching Council wants stronger rules for teacher quals

Teaching Council CEO Lesley Hoskin speaks to Susana Leiataua about primary school teacher failing basic science and maths.
5/23/20245 minutes, 11 seconds
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Jacob Zuma ineligible to be member of parliament

South Africa correspondent Elna Schütz speaks to Susana Lei'ataua about Jacob Zuma's ineligibility to be a member of parliament, the latest on the country's climate change commitments and what shape team South Africa is in ahead of the Paris Olympics.
5/22/20244 minutes, 57 seconds
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Govt commits 24-million dollars to the I am Hope initiative

The government has committed 24-million dollars to the I am Hope initiative Gumboot Friday, which provides counselling to young people.
5/22/20245 minutes, 41 seconds
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Evening business for 22 May 2024

News from the business sector, including a market report.
5/22/20244 minutes, 32 seconds
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Govt: tough but right decision - scrapping first home grants

A tough decision, but the right one. That's how the coalition is characterising its call to scrap grants for first home buyers - with no more applications being accepted as of today. Deputy political editor Craig McCulloch reports.
5/22/20243 minutes, 41 seconds
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Relief for the Warriors after victory over the Panthers

The weight is somewhat off the Warriors' shoulders, following their dramatic win over the reigning premiers, the Panthers at the weekend. However, still descimated from injury, their attention quickly shifts to the Dolphins in Auckland this weekend. Sports reporter Jonty Dine speaks to Susana Lei'ataua.
5/22/20243 minutes, 38 seconds
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Solomon Airlines offering direct flights between NZ and Vanuatu

Solomon Airlines has stepped up to bridge the gap between New Zealand and Vanuatu. Felix Walton reports.
5/22/20243 minutes, 42 seconds
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Have you been put off air travel?

Visual journalist Sam Rilestone asked people if the stories of terror from turbulence have put them off air travel.
5/22/20241 minute, 39 seconds
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Singapore Airlines 'very sorry for the traumatic experience'

Singapore Airlines is "very sorry for the traumatic experience" when flight SQ321 hit sudden extreme turbulence at 37,000 feet 10 hours after leaving London Heathrow en route to Singapore.
5/22/20246 minutes, 3 seconds
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First home buyer grants demolished

The government is demolishing the first home buyers grants and shifting the money to build 1500 social houses instead.
5/22/20246 minutes, 33 seconds
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Should international visitors pay to access national parks

Tourism operators think international visitors should pay to access our national parks to help cover costs. The Department of Conservation is facing major financial headwinds and says it can't afford to maintain its assets which are are under increasing pressure from visitor congestion. Officials have told the Conservation Minister he should consider more user charges and raising existing fees - which he hasn't ruled out. Tourism reporter Tess Brunton has more.
5/22/20243 minutes, 34 seconds
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South Canterbury won't compete for Ranfurly Shield

It's the highlight of many rugby players' careers in Aotearoa. The story of the day they play for the Ranfurly Shield is told for generations, but for the 2024 South Canterbury squad, the dream to challenge for the coveted log o' wood has been crushed under financial pressures. Sports reporter Jonty Dine speaks to Susana Lei'ataua.
5/22/20244 minutes, 23 seconds
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Kiri Allan pleads guilty to charge

Former Justice Minister Kiri Allan has been convicted for refusing to accompany a police officer on the night of the car crash that ended her political career.
5/22/20243 minutes, 11 seconds
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Man accused of spying for Hong Kong found dead

Asia correspondent Per Elinder Liljas speaks to Susana Lei'ataua about the Singapore Airlines flight that experienced severe turbulence and the death of a man accused of spying for Hong Kong foreign intelligence agents.
5/22/20244 minutes, 53 seconds
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Weekly shop one of the main expenses for many

From product placement - to the rising cost of basic food items - there's a raft of reasons why a trip to the supermarket can be a challenge for your mind and your wallet.
5/22/20244 minutes, 12 seconds
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Disturbing attacks at mosque before March 15

The inquest into the mosque attacks has heard of disturbing Islamophobic and racist attacks targeting Al Noor Mosque before the deadly shootings. Timothy Brown reports.
5/21/20244 minutes, 22 seconds
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Telstra plans to axe up to 2,800 jobs

Australia correspondent Peter Ryan speaks to Lisa Owen about Telstra's plans to axe up to 2,800 jobs and the death of Australian music legend David Ifield.
5/21/20246 minutes, 16 seconds
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Evening business for 21 May 2024

News from the business sector, including a market report.
5/21/20243 minutes, 3 seconds
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David Liti has high hopes ahead of Paris Olympics

Weightlifter David Liti has had a long journey to his second Olympics. The 27-year-old will compete in the men's 102kg division in Paris as New Zealand's sole weightlifter at the Games. Liti is hoping to do better than his 5th place in Tokyo but believes he'll need to better his personal best of a 414kg total to be in the medals in August. Sports reporter Felicity Reid speaks to Lisa Owen.
5/21/20244 minutes, 37 seconds
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What should travel insurance cover?

Visual journalist Angus Dreaver asked people if they buy travel insurance and what they think it should cover.
5/21/20241 minute, 19 seconds
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No insurance for many stranded tourists in New Caledonia

Insurance and Financial Services Ombudsman Karen Stevens speaks to Lisa Owen about lack of insurance cover for cases of civil unrest and riots, as seen in New Caledonia.
5/21/20247 minutes, 12 seconds
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MP David MacLeod punished for donations slip

The first-term National MP David MacLeod is in hot water after failing to declare donations worth almost 180-thousand dollars. Deputy political editor Craig McCulloch reports.
5/21/20243 minutes, 15 seconds
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Stats NZ leaving Akl city office over safety concerns

Stats NZ won't renew its lease on the Greys Avenue building, where staff have reported anti-social behaviour on the street and around the entrance to the office. Finn Blackwell reports.
5/21/20243 minutes, 36 seconds
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NZDF plane on rescue mission to New Caledonia

A New Zealand Defence Force evacuation flight's en route to New Caledonia to pick up Kiwis stranded there due to riots and civil unrest Foreign Minister Winston Peters speaks to Lisa Owen.
5/21/20246 minutes, 13 seconds
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Some RSE workers make their way back to Vanuatu

"Plenty of false starts". That's the way one employer has described the nightmare of trying to get his seasonal workers home to Vanuatu after the national air carrier went into voluntary liquidation. Louise Ternouth reports.
5/21/20244 minutes, 13 seconds
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"Staggering" amount of rain across the country

Metservice Meteorologist Peter Little speaks to Lisa Owen about the drenching the country has received today and which areas are still in the firing line.
5/21/20244 minutes, 13 seconds
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Police probe Gulf Harbour golf club fire

Residents are heartbroken after a suspicious fire destroyed Auckland's once-beloved Gulf Harbour Country Club. Felix Walton reports.
5/21/20244 minutes, 19 seconds
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Black Ferns come up short against Canada

RNZ sports journalist Jamie Wall recaps the Black Ferns' historic loss to Canada on this past weekend. He speaks with Lisa Owen.
5/21/20244 minutes, 56 seconds
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Rubbish truck fires from lithium batteries on the rise

Rubbish collection is a burning issue for Auckland; with nine dump truck fires in the first three months of the year. Auckland Council General Manager of Waste Solutions Parul Sood speaks to Lisa Owen.
5/21/20245 minutes, 47 seconds
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Prosecution rests its case in Trump's criminal trial

United States correspondent Todd Zwillich speaks to Lisa Owen about the prosecution resting its case in Donald Trump's criminal trial and Rudy Giuliani being served by Arizona authorities at his 80th birthday.
5/21/20245 minutes, 37 seconds
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Deputy Mayor urges urgent action on safety in Akl CBD

Deputy Mayor Desley Simpson speaks to Lisa Owen about crime and antisocial behaviour in Auckland's CBD as Stats NZ prepares to exit the city.
5/21/20246 minutes, 6 seconds
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Growing interest in homesteading lifestyle

A growing number of New Zealanders are making the switch to the homesteading lifestyle - foregoing the conveniences of modern life with the aim of growing as much of their own food as possible. Luka Forman reports.
5/20/20243 minutes, 4 seconds
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Massive brawl breaks out in Taiwan legislature

Asia correspondent Diane To speaks to Lisa Owen about British counterterrorism police charging three men with working for Hong Kong's foreign intelligence agents, Taiwan swearing in a new president and a massive brawl that broke out in Taiwan's legislature.
5/20/20244 minutes, 54 seconds
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Evening business for 20 May 2024

News from the business sector, including a market report.
5/20/20245 minutes, 21 seconds
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Five Phoenix players make A-League all stars team

The Wellington Phoenix have missed out on the A-League grand final but a handful of players will test themselves against English Premier League opposition this week. Five Phoenix players have been selected for the A-League All Stars game against Newcastle United on Friday in Melbourne. Sports reporter Felicity Reid speaks to Lisa Owen.
5/20/20243 minutes, 27 seconds
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Justice Minister commits to review harassment laws

Justice Minister Paul Goldsmith speaks to Lisa Owen about his commitment to review harassment laws this parliamentary term.
5/20/20246 minutes, 23 seconds
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Housing Minister announces shake up for Kainga Ora

Housing Minister Chris Bishop speaks to Lisa Owen about the damning independent report into Kainga Ora and changes he's planning to make.
5/20/20247 minutes, 55 seconds
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Kiwis cling to hope for New Caledonia rescue flight

New Zealanders caught up in the conflict in New Caledonia are holding out hope flights out of Noumea will resume tomorrow. Lucy Xia reports.
5/20/20243 minutes, 43 seconds
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Former Shortland St star on Gaza hunger strike

A former Shortland Street actor is starving himself in protest at the war in Gaza and says he may well become a casuality of the conflict. Will Alexander speaks to Lisa Owen.
5/20/20245 minutes, 35 seconds
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Iran's president killed in helicopter crash

CNN's International Correspondent in Abu Dhabi Paula Hancocks speaks to Lisa Owen about the helicopter crash which has killed Iran's president and foreign minister
5/20/20242 minutes, 21 seconds
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Herbertville pub still closed after Cyclone Gabrielle

The silt's gone and the roads into the North Island seaside village of Herbertville are under repair, after Cyclone Gabrielle struck last year. Jimmy Ellingham reports.
5/20/20244 minutes, 13 seconds
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Scott McLaughlin sets new track record

New Zealand Indycar driver Scott McLaughlin has set a new track record in claiming pole position for next week's Indianapolis 500. McLaughlin reached speeds of nearly 377 kilometres per hour over his four-lap qualifying session today. It was McLaughlin's first career pole for the event described as The Greatest Spectacle in Racing. Sports reporter Felicity speaks to Lisa Owen.
5/20/20244 minutes, 42 seconds
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Damning review of Kainga Ora finances

Deputy political editor Craig McCulloch speaks to Lisa Owen about the damning report into Kainga Ora saying it's an underperforming agency - under weakened leadership - and on an unsustainable financial path.
5/20/20245 minutes, 39 seconds
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Iran president: 'No signs of life' at helicopter crash site

Middle East correspondent Camille Nedelec speaks to Lisa Owen about the latest developments following the crash of a helicopter carrying Iran's president and foreign minister.
5/20/20244 minutes, 11 seconds
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Should there be a limit on fast food in suburbs?

Our visual journalist Nick Monro asked people if there should be a limit on how many fast food joints there can be in one suburb.
5/20/20241 minute, 31 seconds
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Orakei residents not lovin' plans for McDonald's

Residents in the Auckland suburb of Orakei are again battling plans to build a 24 hour McDonald's restaurant in their neighbourhood. Orakei Community Association chair Alistair Bell spoke with Lisa Owen.
5/20/20245 minutes, 42 seconds
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Ali Hill: The Nutrition Edition

Dr Ali Hill from Otago University's Department of Human Nutrition is back on Sunday Morning again. This time we're digesting the five-a-day advice - and if we're heeding it.
5/18/202414 minutes, 4 seconds
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Climate change could force Thailand to move its capital

Asia correspondent Per Elinder Liljas speaks to Lisa Owen about the potential for Thailand to move its capital because of climate change, Vladimir Putin and Xi Jinping speaking of strengthened military ties and an AI video of Narendra Modi dancing circulating the internet.
5/17/20245 minutes, 28 seconds
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Evening business for 17 May 2024

News from the business sector, including a market report.
5/17/20246 minutes, 5 seconds
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Phoenix fever hits the capital for sell out semi

The Wellington Phoenix will play their semi-final against the Melbourne Victory before a sold out home crowd on Saturday night. Pretoria Gordon reports.
5/17/20243 minutes, 21 seconds
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Tourism operators call for better data

Tourism operators says they're flying blind without decent regional travel data, making it hard to know what to target to best attract visitors. Tess Brunton reports.
5/17/20243 minutes, 35 seconds
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All White and a former Phoenix captain have been arrested

An All White and a former Wellington Phoenix captain have both been arrested in Australia. Sports reporter Jonty Dine speaks to Lisa Owen.
5/17/20244 minutes, 21 seconds
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Govt kicks in funding for Surf Life Saving and Coastguard

The Government has thrown a 64-million-dollar pre-budget life preserver to Surf Life Saving and the Coastguard. Felix Walton reports.
5/17/20243 minutes, 34 seconds
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Waikato business owners want govt to act on crime

Waikato bottle store owner Ash Parmar speaks to Lisa Owen about his concerns the government is not tough enough on retail crime.
5/17/20244 minutes, 32 seconds
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Kiwis remain stuck in Noumea until at least Tuesday

Shula Guse speaks to Lisa Owen about being stuck in Noumea as the violence escalates, and the airport remains closed.
5/17/20248 minutes, 47 seconds
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Air NZ forced to cancel New Caledonia flights

Air NZ Head of Flight Operations Hugh Pearce speaks to Lisa Owen about the effect on its New Caledonia flights, with the airport closed until at least Tuesday.
5/17/20246 minutes, 47 seconds
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Kiwis feeling abandoned in New Caledonia

New Zealanders stuck amongst riots and civil unrest in New Caledonia's capital say they feel abandoned by their own country. Lauren Crimp has more.
5/17/20243 minutes, 59 seconds
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Football fever ahead of the Phoenix's big match

RNZ sports journalist Jamie Wall speaks to Lisa Owen about football fever running rampant through Wellington ahead of the Phoenix's big game on Saturday.
5/17/20246 minutes, 24 seconds
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NZTA lowers funding commitment for Te Huia

NZTA/Waka Kotahi chief executive Nicole Rosie speaks to Lisa Owen about the funding of the Te Huia train service.
5/17/20245 minutes, 45 seconds
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Wildfire season kicks off in Canada

Canada correspondent Ashleigh Stewart speaks to Lisa Owen about the wildfire season kicking off, Freedom Convoy organiser Pat King criminal trial starting and the unlikely victor from Drake and Kendrick Lamar's diss track saga.
5/17/20245 minutes, 29 seconds
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One NZ closes Britomart store over staff safety

One NZ CEO Jason Paris speaks to Lisa Owen about the decision behind closing its Britomart store.
5/17/20247 minutes, 35 seconds
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Sydney police looking to recruit more kiwis

Australia correspondent Peter Ryan speaks to Lisa Owen about Sydney looking to recruit more kiwis for their police department and the Australian Federal Budget.
5/16/20245 minutes, 56 seconds
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Evening business for 16 May 2024

News from the business sector, including a market report.
5/16/20246 minutes, 9 seconds
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Aucklanders getting delayed nasty parking surprise

Some Aucklanders have been getting a nasty surprise in the mailbox.. a parking ticket from an offence a few weeks ago. Luka Forman reports.
5/16/20243 minutes, 48 seconds
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Premier League clubs trying to scrap VAR

Sports reporter Felicity Reid previews the PGA Championship and speaks about reports that some English Premier League clubs want to scrap VAR.
5/16/20244 minutes, 12 seconds
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Latest on unrest in New Caledonia

RNZ's Pacific News Editor Koroi Hawkins speaks to Lisa Owen about the latest in New Caledonia.
5/16/20242 minutes, 33 seconds
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Fonterra proposes selling all consumer brands

Massey University professor of marketing Bodo Lang speaks to Lisa Owen about Fonterra's move to sell its iconic brands.
5/16/20245 minutes, 17 seconds
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Expats worried about families in New Caledonia

New Caledonian expats in Aotearoa admit they are scared for family and friends amid ongoing violence and civil unrest in the island nation. Adam Burns reports.
5/16/20243 minutes, 12 seconds
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Internal Affairs says allow 10 weeks for new passport

Department of Internal Affairs Deputy Chief Executive of service delivery and operations Maria Robertson speaks to Lisa Owen about what's behind the delay in passport processing.
5/16/20246 minutes, 55 seconds
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Junior doctors walk off the job again

Junior doctors have walked off the job again today, while Health New Zealand says its new offer is a good one. Ruth Hill reports.
5/16/20243 minutes, 44 seconds
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Wayne Brown gives councillors a hurry up

Auckland's mayor has urged his councillors to stop "kicking the can down the road" and get on with approving his revised ten-year budget. Finn Blackwell reports.
5/16/20242 minutes, 58 seconds
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Five Phoenix players get team of the season honours

Five Wellington Phoenix players have received the plaudits of their A-League peers by being voted into the Professional Footballers Australia team of the season. The Phoenix have the most players of any club in the team which was announced today. Sports reporter Felicity Reid speaks to Lisa Owen.
5/16/20243 minutes, 49 seconds
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Families forced to flee Rafah

Rachael Cummings from Save the Children speaks to Lisa Owen from Rafah
5/16/20245 minutes, 16 seconds
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Joe Biden challenges Trump to presidential debates

United States correspondent Todd Zwillich speaks to Lisa Owen about Joe Biden challenging Donald Trump to pre-election debates and former New York City mayor and recently suspended radio host Rudy Giuliani avoiding authorities.
5/16/20245 minutes, 25 seconds
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Z Energy stirs controversy with job application questions

Blair Scotland from Dundas Street employment lawyers speaks to Lisa Owen about what's appropriate and what's not when it comes to job application questions
5/16/20247 minutes
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South Africa working towards National Health Insurance

South Africa correspondent Elna Schutz speaks to Lisa Owen about National Health Insurance, the building collapse in George and South Africa's involvement in the Cannes Film Festival
5/15/20245 minutes, 9 seconds
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QOTD police mental health

Returning to our earlier story about pulling police away from 80 thousand mental health callouts a year, which mental health advocates say could be disastrous for people in distress. So should police be required to attend mental health callouts? Our visual journalist Sam Rillstone hit the streets to ask what people think
5/15/20241 minute, 58 seconds
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Evening business for 15/05

News from the business sector, including a market report
5/15/20244 minutes, 4 seconds
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Northland biz want compensation over Brynderwyns closure

Northland leaders say the government should cough up compensation for the businesses being devastated by the closure of State Highway 1 over the Brynderwyn Hills. Peter de Graaf reports
5/15/20243 minutes, 49 seconds
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Warriors prop Bunty Afoa on team's losing streak

The Warriors are on a losing streak the likes of which many newer fans won't be familiar with. Having won just three of their 10 NRL games this season questions are being asked about what has happened since the heights of last season Sports reporter Felicity Reid speaks to Lisa Owen
5/15/20244 minutes
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Worry over police moving away from mental health callouts

Mental Health Foundation chief executive Shaun Robinson speaks to Lisa Owen about his concerns around police pulling back from 80,000 mental health callouts a year
5/15/20247 minutes, 27 seconds
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Costly, complicated process getting RSE workers home

RSE manager for Hortus Tahu Huntley speaks to Lisa Owen about the complicated process of getting RSE workers home after the liquidation of Air Vanuatu
5/15/20246 minutes, 50 seconds
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Pharmacists bracing for big winter demand

Director of Mangawhai Pharmacy Lanny Wong speaks to Lisa Owen about demands on their services as winter approaches
5/15/20245 minutes
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Pupils target plastic waste in lunchboxes

One Auckland primary school is trying to reduce their reliance on packaged goods and their impact on the environment - one lunchbox at a time. Louise Ternouth reports
5/15/20244 minutes, 3 seconds
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Extra police arrive in New Caledonia

Correspondent for the Islands Business Magazine, Nic Maclellan speaks to Lisa Owen about the violent unrest in New Caledonia
5/15/20245 minutes, 39 seconds
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Netball New Zealand signs broadcast deal

After months of speculation, Netball New Zealand penned a one-year deal with Sky securing the short-term future of the ANZ Premiership, but uncertainty looms over 2026 and beyond. Sports correspondent Dana Johannsen talks through the deal with Lisa Owen
5/15/20244 minutes, 25 seconds
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Holstein Friesian inducted into hall of fame

Simon Worth from Livestock Improvement Corp speaks to Lisa Owen about the Holstein Friesian that's fathered 17,000 daughters
5/15/20245 minutes, 49 seconds
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Vladimir Putin to meet with Xi Jinping in Beijing

Asia correspondent Per Elinder Liljas speaks to Lisa Owen about Vladimir Putin visiting Xi Jinping and Joe Biden hiking tarrifs on Chinese EVs
5/15/20245 minutes, 51 seconds
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Businesses seeing red over Brynderwyns delay

Bay of Islands Business consultant Sarah Greener speaks to Lisa Owen about the ongoing delays in reopening SH1 through the Brynderwyns
5/15/20245 minutes, 38 seconds
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Australian federal budget to be delivered tonight

Australia correspondent Nick Grimm speaks to Lisa Owen about Australia's impending federal budget delivery and the near one million Australians working more than one job
5/14/20246 minutes, 30 seconds
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Evening business for DATE

News from the business sector, including a market report
5/14/20243 minutes, 52 seconds
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Peters cancels trip to New Caledonia amid riots

Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters has cancelled his trip to New Caledonia as unrest grips the Pacific nation. Worldwatch's Andrew McRae reports
5/14/20243 minutes, 35 seconds
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Resellers gouging T20 ticket prices

Cricket fans are paying thousands of dollars above the ticket value for key matches at the upcoming T20 Cricket World Cup as ticket resellers cash in. The International Cricket Council has released more tickets for each of the eight games in New York and reminded fans there are cheaper ways to secure a seat. Sports reporter Felicity Reid speaks to Lisa Owen
5/14/20245 minutes, 51 seconds
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Uni students start trial to satisfy hunger levels

Some first year Canterbury University students are hoping a two week trial of serve-yourself mealtimes at a hall of residence will stop them eating into their weekly budgets, and satisfy their hunger levels. Adam Burns reports
5/14/20242 minutes, 45 seconds
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Will the gang plan work?

Visual journalist Nick Monro asked people if they think the gang task force is the best way to reduce violent crime
5/14/20241 minute, 26 seconds
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Ohakea back as back-up airport, with limitations

A full roster of trained fire and rescue staff at Ohakea airforce base means commercial airline operators can again use it as a back up airport, but it's not available around the clock. Jimmy Ellingham reports
5/14/20244 minutes, 36 seconds
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Striking bridge opens on Taranaki Maunga

A 100-metre-long suspension bridge has opened on Taranaki Maunga today. Robin Martin reports
5/14/20243 minutes, 53 seconds
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Police Minister determined to target gangs with new plan

Police Minister Mark Mitchell speaks to Lisa Owen about the police's new national gang unit
5/14/20247 minutes, 10 seconds
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Commissioner says new plan will hit gangs

Police Commissioner Andrew Coster speaks to Lisa Owen about the new national taskforce targeting gangs
5/14/20246 minutes, 22 seconds
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Govt says charter schools will be held to high standards

The government today announced 153 million dollars over four years for the controversial publicly-funded private schools. Education correspondent John Gerritsen reports
5/14/20243 minutes, 32 seconds
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Scott Robertson shares his thoughts on Sam Cane

RNZ sports journalist Jamie Wall brings Lisa Owen up to speed on Scott Robertson thoughts after Sam Cane's retirement announcement
5/14/20244 minutes, 45 seconds
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Litre of imported olive oil selling for $30

Executive Officer at Olives New Zealand, Emma Glover, speaks to Lisa Owen about the skyrocketing price of olive oil
5/14/20245 minutes, 54 seconds
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Michael Cohen testifies at Trump's criminal trial

United States correspondent Todd Zwillich speaks to Lisa Owen about Michael Cohen testifying at Donald Trump's criminal trial and Rudy Giuliuani's suspension from his daily radio show
5/14/20245 minutes, 23 seconds
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PPTA slams return of charter schools

PPTA president Chris Abercrombie speaks to Lisa Owen about his opposition to the return of charter schools
5/14/20246 minutes, 14 seconds
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Chinese airport introduces VIP pet travel

Asia correspondent Diane To speaks to Lisa Owen about the release of a journalist jailed for covid reporting, and the new VIP pet travel at a Chinese airport.
5/13/20245 minutes, 36 seconds
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Lachie Jones pathologist admits autopsy 'fell short'

The pathologist who determined Gore boy Lachlan Jones died from drowning says a forensic expert should've done the autopsy. Reporter Tess Brunton speaks to Lisa Owen.
5/13/20244 minutes, 34 seconds
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Evening business for 13 May 2024

News from the business sector, including a market report.
5/13/20243 minutes, 11 seconds
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Aimee Fisher beats Dame Lisa Carrington in K1 500m

New Zealand paddler Aimee Fisher has achieved a rare feat at the Canoe Sprint World Cup in Hungary. Fisher came from behind in the K1 500 metre race to defeat team mate Dame Lisa Carrington and take gold - making it the first time Carrington has lost this event in years. The racing between the New Zealanders has put K1 athletes from around the world on notice ahead of Paris. Aports reporter Felicity Reid speaks to Lisa Owen.
5/13/20245 minutes, 31 seconds
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Deputy mayor says AT should consult over parking

Deputy Mayor Desley Simpson says it would be fair for Auckland Transport to go back and consult over its parking changes. She speaks to Lisa Owen.
5/13/20246 minutes, 44 seconds
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Two young men killed in Auckland house fire

Two people died and a third was left with serious injuries in a ferocious house fire in south Auckland. Melanie Earley reports.
5/13/20242 minutes, 42 seconds
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Air Vanuatu: RSE workers in danger of overstaying

The collapse of Air Vanuatu means hundreds of seasonal workers from the islands are stuck in New Zealand with work visas about to expire..potentially making them over stayers. Cromwell vineyard Grape Vision has stranded RSE workers. Owner James Dicey speaks to Lisa Owen.
5/13/20246 minutes, 17 seconds
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Kiwi Kare sending old Australian ambulances to Ukraine

Humanitarian and former New Zealand Army Colonel, Tenby Powell speaks to Lisa Owen about Kiwi Kare shipping 16 old Australian ambulances to war torn Ukraine
5/13/20246 minutes, 19 seconds
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How much do you pay for parking?

Visual journalist Marika Khabazi walked the streets of downtown Auckland to find out how much people are already forking out for a carpark.
5/13/20241 minute, 39 seconds
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Motorists seeing red over Auckland parking changes

Auckland Transport says new parking fees are necessary because it needs to find 73 million dollars for the upcoming year. Finn Blackwell reports
5/13/20242 minutes, 52 seconds
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All Blacks captain Sam Cane announces retirement

All Blacks captain Sam Cane this afternoon announced his impending retirement from international rugby nearly 12 years after making his debut. Cane will be eligible for selection this year - if new coach Scott Robertson wants him - but will step away in 2025. Having played 95 Tests for New Zealand if Cane doesn't pull on the jersey again his last game for the All Blacks will have been last year's Rugby World Cup final loss to France. Sports reporter Felicity Reid speaks to Lisa Owen.
5/13/20244 minutes, 58 seconds
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Double meaning of digital language

Barrister Barbara Buckett speaks to Lisa Owen about the dangers of emojis and the double meaning of digital language
5/13/20245 minutes, 57 seconds
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Israeli tanks move into northern Gaza

Middle East correspondent Camille Nedelec speaks to Lisa Owen about the latest information on the conflict across northern and southern of the Gaza.
5/13/20245 minutes, 26 seconds
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Mechanic says parking changes will sink his business

Mechanic and business owner Craig Draper Fredco Motors speaks to Lisa Owen about what effect the Auckland parking charges will have on his business.
5/13/20246 minutes, 12 seconds
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Union celebrates TVNZ employment finding

The Employment Relations Authority has ruled that TVNZ breached its collective employment agreement when it axed a number of programmes. E Tu negotiator Michael Wood spoke with Lisa Owen.
5/10/20245 minutes, 57 seconds
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Government sets ambitious Defence target

Judith Collins has set an ambitious target of seven percent for Defence Force attrition, and she's hoping a pay boost and new gear will help. RNZ political editor Jo Moir reports.
5/10/20243 minutes, 39 seconds
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China behind the US in chip war

Asia correspondent Per Elinder Liljas speaks to Lisa Owen about a public relations boss at a big Chinese tech company facing backlash for comments targeted at employees.
5/10/20245 minutes, 37 seconds
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New Lord of the Rings movies incoming

News of two new Lord of the Rings movies has sent a ripple of excitement through the home of middle earth in Wellington. Bill Hickman reports.
5/10/20243 minutes, 9 seconds
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Evening business for 10 May 2024

News from the business sector, including a market report.
5/10/20242 minutes, 9 seconds
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Brrrr how did you manage the big chill?

As temperatures plummeted around the country, visual journalist Marika Khabazi spoke to people about what they did to stop the chill setting in.
5/10/20241 minute, 30 seconds
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Phoenix claiming underdogs tag

Despite finishing second on the A-League table the Wellington Phoenix believe they are the underdogs going into the semi-final series against Melbourne Victory. Sports reporter Jonty Dine speaks to Lisa Owen.
5/10/20243 minutes, 41 seconds
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Security Association wants legal powers for guards

Security Association CEO Gary Morrison speaks to Lisa Owen about why he wants to see security guards given legal powers to detain alleged offenders.
5/10/20246 minutes, 7 seconds
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Otahuhu businesses battling bad behaviour

Members of an Auckland business association says they're spending almost 200-thousand-dollars a year to fight back against drunk and disorderly behaviour in the town centre. Finn Blackwell reports.
5/10/20244 minutes, 7 seconds
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Air Vanuatu passengers stranded by liquidation

Kiwi Stu McEwen who lives in Vanuatu and runs an AirBnB speaks to Lisa Owen about the national carrier's liquidation.
5/10/20245 minutes, 52 seconds
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Pet food factory pumping life into Taumarunui's economy

For decades manufacturers have been deserting smalls towns, sucking out the lifeblood as they depart. But Taumarunui is bucking this trend thanks to a pet food factory that's started full-time production this year. Checkpoint reporter Jimmy Ellingham takes a look around.
5/10/20248 minutes, 12 seconds
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Akl Council pointing out flood risks for home owners

Auckland council is urging flood affected home owners to do their bit to future proof the city against further flooding. Louise Ternouth reports.