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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

Meatloaf tribute a finalist for NZ best toastie

It might not quite be the only thing in this world that's pure and good and right, but Dunedin chef Romeo Dowling-Mitchell thinks his Meatloaf tribute toastie is pretty good. The toastie, named the 'Bat Out of Hell' is a finalist in the NZ Toastie Takeover. Dowling-Mitchell will have to wait until the beginning of September to know for sure if he's the Toastie King though. He speaks to Kim Hill.

3 MIN7 h ago
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Meatloaf tribute a finalist for NZ best toastie

Māori and Pasifika influence growing in ANZ Premiership

A new study has found that Māori and Pasifika players are having a growing influence on the culture of ANZ Premiership netball teams. The research highlights the values those players and coaches bring to their teams, along with their playing style, and argues it is having a positive effect on the competition. RNZ's Bridget Tunnicliffe reports.

2 MIN7 h ago
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Māori and Pasifika influence growing in ANZ Premiership

Education agents back NZ as safe destination

An international survey shows the pandemic is making New Zealand more popular than ever with foreign students. The education company Navitas surveyed 400 agents and 85 percent agreed or strongly agreed this country's handling of the coronavirus made it a more attractive destination. That was the highest figure of any of the six countries covered by the survey of agents in 63 countries. RNZ's education correspondent John Gerritsen had this report.

3 MIN7 h ago
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Education agents back NZ as safe destination

Greenpeace can register as a charity, court rules

After battling for 12 years, and heading all the way to the Supreme Court, Greenpeace is celebrating that the High Court has ruled now the organisation is entitled to register as a charity. The court has ruled that the Charities Registration Board was wrong to decline an application from the environmental group. Russel Norman is Greenpeace New Zealand's executive director.

4 MIN8 h ago
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Greenpeace can register as a charity, court rules

NZ can be prepared for community transmission and pursue Cook Islands bubble concurrently - Michael Baker

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has signalled a bubble between New Zealand and the Cook Islands should be open before the end of the year and that a draft agreement is almost finished. Public Health Professor Michael Baker says quarantine-free travel between the two will have real and symbolic importance. He told Morning Report it is possible for New Zealand to be pursuing the bubble, while also warning the public to be vigilant in case community transmission of Covid-19 reappears here.

5 MIN8 h ago
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NZ can be prepared for community transmission and pursue Cook Islands bubble concurrently - Michael Baker

Markets Update for 11 August 2020

A brief update of movements in the financial sector.

1 MIN8 h ago
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Markets Update for 11 August 2020

Covid-19: Deluge of divorce enquiries post lockdown

Lawyers are being deluged with divorce enquiries as many couples are unable to withstand the pressure put on their relationship by the Covid-19 lockdown. A shortage of family lawyers means divorcees wanting legal advice are being being turned away, leading to long waitlists or forcing some to represent themselves in court. Selina Trigg is a lawyer who specialises in family law.

2 MIN8 h ago
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Covid-19: Deluge of divorce enquiries post lockdown

Police investigations into terrorist funding doubled after 15 March

Police investigations of potential terrorist funding has more than doubled in New Zealand since the 15 March mosque shootings. Lawyers, accountants and banks have to report suspicious financial activity to the police, including any transactions that could be funding terrorist organisations. The police say the vast majority of reports turn out to be innocent, but money is being sent to terror groups. Ben Strang has been looking into New Zealand's counter-terrorism work, and speaks to Kim Hill.

5 MIN8 h ago
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Police investigations into terrorist funding doubled after 15 March

Defence Force apologises to George Nepata

The Defence Minister has apologised for a training accident which he says was totally avoidable and unnecessary. George Nepata was rendered a tetraplegic after he was severely injured in April 1989 as a junior soldier. The Defence Minister Ron Mark says the New Zealand Defence Force did not provide George Nepata with a safe system of work during that training exercise and has formally apologised for that failure. George's brother, Damien Nepata, speaks to Corin Dann.

7 MIN8 h ago
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Defence Force apologises to George Nepata

Beirut explosion: Entire Lebanese government resigns

The entire Lebanese government has resigned in the wake of the explosion in Beirut last week, as the death toll is revised to more than 160 people. This follows days of protests across the country, with demonstrators blaming government negligence for the disaster. Announcing his resignation, Prime Minister Hassan Diab, told the nation the blast was a "disaster beyond measure". President Michael Aoun has accepted the resignations saying the blast was the result of endemic corruption. The anger on display on the streets pre-dates the explosion. Anchal Vohra is a Beirut-based journalist and a writer for Foreign Policy magazine.

6 MIN8 h ago
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Beirut explosion: Entire Lebanese government resigns

Latest Episodes

Meatloaf tribute a finalist for NZ best toastie

It might not quite be the only thing in this world that's pure and good and right, but Dunedin chef Romeo Dowling-Mitchell thinks his Meatloaf tribute toastie is pretty good. The toastie, named the 'Bat Out of Hell' is a finalist in the NZ Toastie Takeover. Dowling-Mitchell will have to wait until the beginning of September to know for sure if he's the Toastie King though. He speaks to Kim Hill.

3 MIN7 h ago
Comments
Meatloaf tribute a finalist for NZ best toastie

Māori and Pasifika influence growing in ANZ Premiership

A new study has found that Māori and Pasifika players are having a growing influence on the culture of ANZ Premiership netball teams. The research highlights the values those players and coaches bring to their teams, along with their playing style, and argues it is having a positive effect on the competition. RNZ's Bridget Tunnicliffe reports.

2 MIN7 h ago
Comments
Māori and Pasifika influence growing in ANZ Premiership

Education agents back NZ as safe destination

An international survey shows the pandemic is making New Zealand more popular than ever with foreign students. The education company Navitas surveyed 400 agents and 85 percent agreed or strongly agreed this country's handling of the coronavirus made it a more attractive destination. That was the highest figure of any of the six countries covered by the survey of agents in 63 countries. RNZ's education correspondent John Gerritsen had this report.

3 MIN7 h ago
Comments
Education agents back NZ as safe destination

Greenpeace can register as a charity, court rules

After battling for 12 years, and heading all the way to the Supreme Court, Greenpeace is celebrating that the High Court has ruled now the organisation is entitled to register as a charity. The court has ruled that the Charities Registration Board was wrong to decline an application from the environmental group. Russel Norman is Greenpeace New Zealand's executive director.

4 MIN8 h ago
Comments
Greenpeace can register as a charity, court rules

NZ can be prepared for community transmission and pursue Cook Islands bubble concurrently - Michael Baker

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has signalled a bubble between New Zealand and the Cook Islands should be open before the end of the year and that a draft agreement is almost finished. Public Health Professor Michael Baker says quarantine-free travel between the two will have real and symbolic importance. He told Morning Report it is possible for New Zealand to be pursuing the bubble, while also warning the public to be vigilant in case community transmission of Covid-19 reappears here.

5 MIN8 h ago
Comments
NZ can be prepared for community transmission and pursue Cook Islands bubble concurrently - Michael Baker

Markets Update for 11 August 2020

A brief update of movements in the financial sector.

1 MIN8 h ago
Comments
Markets Update for 11 August 2020

Covid-19: Deluge of divorce enquiries post lockdown

Lawyers are being deluged with divorce enquiries as many couples are unable to withstand the pressure put on their relationship by the Covid-19 lockdown. A shortage of family lawyers means divorcees wanting legal advice are being being turned away, leading to long waitlists or forcing some to represent themselves in court. Selina Trigg is a lawyer who specialises in family law.

2 MIN8 h ago
Comments
Covid-19: Deluge of divorce enquiries post lockdown

Police investigations into terrorist funding doubled after 15 March

Police investigations of potential terrorist funding has more than doubled in New Zealand since the 15 March mosque shootings. Lawyers, accountants and banks have to report suspicious financial activity to the police, including any transactions that could be funding terrorist organisations. The police say the vast majority of reports turn out to be innocent, but money is being sent to terror groups. Ben Strang has been looking into New Zealand's counter-terrorism work, and speaks to Kim Hill.

5 MIN8 h ago
Comments
Police investigations into terrorist funding doubled after 15 March

Defence Force apologises to George Nepata

The Defence Minister has apologised for a training accident which he says was totally avoidable and unnecessary. George Nepata was rendered a tetraplegic after he was severely injured in April 1989 as a junior soldier. The Defence Minister Ron Mark says the New Zealand Defence Force did not provide George Nepata with a safe system of work during that training exercise and has formally apologised for that failure. George's brother, Damien Nepata, speaks to Corin Dann.

7 MIN8 h ago
Comments
Defence Force apologises to George Nepata

Beirut explosion: Entire Lebanese government resigns

The entire Lebanese government has resigned in the wake of the explosion in Beirut last week, as the death toll is revised to more than 160 people. This follows days of protests across the country, with demonstrators blaming government negligence for the disaster. Announcing his resignation, Prime Minister Hassan Diab, told the nation the blast was a "disaster beyond measure". President Michael Aoun has accepted the resignations saying the blast was the result of endemic corruption. The anger on display on the streets pre-dates the explosion. Anchal Vohra is a Beirut-based journalist and a writer for Foreign Policy magazine.

6 MIN8 h ago
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Beirut explosion: Entire Lebanese government resigns
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