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The most authoritative and comprehensive coverage of local and world events to be found on morning radio happens from 6:00am to 9:00am every weekday on RNZ National.

Latest Episodes

Penguin poo DNA analysis raises concerns

DNA analysis of penguin poo has been used by scientists to work out what endangered hoiho are eating. It found their diet is mostly blue cod, which is causing concern. Dr Ludovic Dutoit is a Research Fellow at the University of Otago.

2 min14 h ago
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Penguin poo DNA analysis raises concerns

Business owners keen to open doors to crowds

Business owners who rely on crowds are so keen to open their doors that they're willing to jump through whatever hoops the government throws at them, including getting staff tested. The Government's latest Covid-19 testing strategy has a focus on surveillance testing for hospitality, tourism and transport workers who are likely to be in close contact with holidaying Aucklanders. Rachel Thomas reports.

3 min14 h ago
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Business owners keen to open doors to crowds

Minister under pressure to order review of casual racism at unversities and polytechnics

The Education Minister is under increasing pressure to order a wide ranging review into systemic and causal racism at universities and polytechs. Thirty- six Māori professors are demanding action after high profile staff publicly called out racist treatment at Waikato University. Now Māori tertiary students have joined in but the Minister, Chris Hipkins is yet to respond. Meriana Johnsen with the story.

3 min14 h ago
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Minister under pressure to order review of casual racism at unversities and polytechnics

Covid-19: Concerns for sheep after relaxed rules don't include shearers

Federated Farmers warn that the new immigration policy for agriculture and fisheries workers has missed a crucial group: shearers. Although some skilled labourers can now enter New Zealand to operate complex machinery like combine harvesters or fill vital veterinary roles, a lack of experienced shearers could see a 180,000 sweltering sheep are left unshorn each week this summer. Chris Lewis is the Employment Spokesperson for Federated Farmers.

3 min14 h ago
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Covid-19: Concerns for sheep after relaxed rules don't include shearers

Markets Update for 23 September 2020

A brief update of movements in the financial sector.

1 min14 h ago
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Markets Update for 23 September 2020

NASA outlines plan to get back to the moon

NASA has outlined its plan to return to the Moon by 2024 and for the first time, a woman will be one of the astronauts. It will be the first time humans have been on the lunar surface since 1972. Space correspondent Tariq Malik speaks to Corin Dann.

5 min14 h ago
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NASA outlines plan to get back to the moon

Letter from Wellington Hospital mental health ward staff reveals safety fears

Staff at Wellington Hospital's mental health ward say the unit is at crisis point and they are scared, distressed and unsafe at work. The letter from PSA union members to senior managers was written in February this year but the workers say little has changed since. The Chief Ombudsman inspected the unit in March and found it breached the United Nations Convention against Torture and Other Cruel or Degrading Treatment. Charlotte Cook reports.

3 min14 h ago
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Letter from Wellington Hospital mental health ward staff reveals safety fears

Schools fear knock-on effect of foreign student loss

Low-decile schools fear the loss of hundreds of students to high-decile schools next year as their richer peers try to make up for the drop in foreign enrolments. Some higher-decile schools are increasing their out-of-zone enrolments for 2021 to avoid or lessen job losses and budget cuts. Principals in low-decile schools say that is likely to cause falling rolls and job cuts at their own schools. Here's RNZ education correspondent, John Gerritsen.

3 min14 h ago
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Schools fear knock-on effect of foreign student loss

Election 2020: Post-debate analysis for first face off

The two women vying to govern New Zealand after the upcoming election faced off in the first leaders debate last night. New poll numbers show Jacinda Ardern remains the favourite for Prime Minister at 54 percentwhile Judith Collins follows with 18 percent. So, how did they fare head to head? Jennifer Lees-Marshment and Lara Greaves from the politics department at the University of Auckland speak to Corin Dann.

8 min14 h ago
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Election 2020: Post-debate analysis for first face off

Auckland Harbour Bridge: Extra lane opened

There are more lanes open for commuters in Auckland over the Harbour Bridge this morning. A third lane has opened for those heading into the city and a third lane heading north will open later this morning. Reporter Chen Liu is checking the flow of traffic over the Bridge.

1 min14 h ago
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Auckland Harbour Bridge: Extra lane opened

Latest Episodes

Penguin poo DNA analysis raises concerns

DNA analysis of penguin poo has been used by scientists to work out what endangered hoiho are eating. It found their diet is mostly blue cod, which is causing concern. Dr Ludovic Dutoit is a Research Fellow at the University of Otago.

2 min14 h ago
Comments
Penguin poo DNA analysis raises concerns

Business owners keen to open doors to crowds

Business owners who rely on crowds are so keen to open their doors that they're willing to jump through whatever hoops the government throws at them, including getting staff tested. The Government's latest Covid-19 testing strategy has a focus on surveillance testing for hospitality, tourism and transport workers who are likely to be in close contact with holidaying Aucklanders. Rachel Thomas reports.

3 min14 h ago
Comments
Business owners keen to open doors to crowds

Minister under pressure to order review of casual racism at unversities and polytechnics

The Education Minister is under increasing pressure to order a wide ranging review into systemic and causal racism at universities and polytechs. Thirty- six Māori professors are demanding action after high profile staff publicly called out racist treatment at Waikato University. Now Māori tertiary students have joined in but the Minister, Chris Hipkins is yet to respond. Meriana Johnsen with the story.

3 min14 h ago
Comments
Minister under pressure to order review of casual racism at unversities and polytechnics

Covid-19: Concerns for sheep after relaxed rules don't include shearers

Federated Farmers warn that the new immigration policy for agriculture and fisheries workers has missed a crucial group: shearers. Although some skilled labourers can now enter New Zealand to operate complex machinery like combine harvesters or fill vital veterinary roles, a lack of experienced shearers could see a 180,000 sweltering sheep are left unshorn each week this summer. Chris Lewis is the Employment Spokesperson for Federated Farmers.

3 min14 h ago
Comments
Covid-19: Concerns for sheep after relaxed rules don't include shearers

Markets Update for 23 September 2020

A brief update of movements in the financial sector.

1 min14 h ago
Comments
Markets Update for 23 September 2020

NASA outlines plan to get back to the moon

NASA has outlined its plan to return to the Moon by 2024 and for the first time, a woman will be one of the astronauts. It will be the first time humans have been on the lunar surface since 1972. Space correspondent Tariq Malik speaks to Corin Dann.

5 min14 h ago
Comments
NASA outlines plan to get back to the moon

Letter from Wellington Hospital mental health ward staff reveals safety fears

Staff at Wellington Hospital's mental health ward say the unit is at crisis point and they are scared, distressed and unsafe at work. The letter from PSA union members to senior managers was written in February this year but the workers say little has changed since. The Chief Ombudsman inspected the unit in March and found it breached the United Nations Convention against Torture and Other Cruel or Degrading Treatment. Charlotte Cook reports.

3 min14 h ago
Comments
Letter from Wellington Hospital mental health ward staff reveals safety fears

Schools fear knock-on effect of foreign student loss

Low-decile schools fear the loss of hundreds of students to high-decile schools next year as their richer peers try to make up for the drop in foreign enrolments. Some higher-decile schools are increasing their out-of-zone enrolments for 2021 to avoid or lessen job losses and budget cuts. Principals in low-decile schools say that is likely to cause falling rolls and job cuts at their own schools. Here's RNZ education correspondent, John Gerritsen.

3 min14 h ago
Comments
Schools fear knock-on effect of foreign student loss

Election 2020: Post-debate analysis for first face off

The two women vying to govern New Zealand after the upcoming election faced off in the first leaders debate last night. New poll numbers show Jacinda Ardern remains the favourite for Prime Minister at 54 percentwhile Judith Collins follows with 18 percent. So, how did they fare head to head? Jennifer Lees-Marshment and Lara Greaves from the politics department at the University of Auckland speak to Corin Dann.

8 min14 h ago
Comments
Election 2020: Post-debate analysis for first face off

Auckland Harbour Bridge: Extra lane opened

There are more lanes open for commuters in Auckland over the Harbour Bridge this morning. A third lane has opened for those heading into the city and a third lane heading north will open later this morning. Reporter Chen Liu is checking the flow of traffic over the Bridge.

1 min14 h ago
Comments
Auckland Harbour Bridge: Extra lane opened
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