Rnz: Morning Report



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.


  • Kerry-Anne Walsh with news from Australia

    23/09/2021 Duración: 04min

    It's Friday so we cross the ditch to Canberra to talk to our correspondent Kerry-Anne Walsh.

  • Study tracks Pacific peoples' voyages

    23/09/2021 Duración: 03min

    A new study has teased out the voyages that Pacific peoples took by studying present-day genomes. The study estimates that voyagers from Samoa, Fiji, and Tonga first migrated to Rarotonga around the year 830. Two hundred years later, one group went further east to Papa Nui, or Easter Island. The researchers identified rare genetic traits present on only some Pacific Islands in order to trace ancestry and migration routes. Lead author Alexander Ioannidis, a research fellow at Stanford Medical School, says that medical researchers should use similar ancestry genetic analysis to provide more personalised patient care. He says that the category of "Pacific Islander" may paint too broad of a brush on a medical chart, because some genetic risk factors occur only among those from particular nations. Ioannidis spoke to Susie Ferguson.

  • Hawke's Bay fighting housing crisis

    23/09/2021 Duración: 03min

    A Hawkes Bay man is taking the housing shortage into his own hands - living on site while he builds houses for his whanau. Like elsewhere, the region is fighting the scourge of homelessness as it faces the relatively new problem of not having enough accommodation for locals. Hawke's Bay reporter Tom Kitchin has more.

  • Covid-19: Lockdown loneliness in Auckland, and how to cope

    23/09/2021 Duración: 03min

    Another long lockdown in Auckland is making it harder for older people to avoid loneliness. Social isolation was already a major problem before the pandemic. National surveys of 40,000 pensioners living at home showed about one in five felt lonely. So what to do about it? Sam Olley reports.

  • Food shortages hit United Kingdom

    23/09/2021 Duración: 02min

    Widespread food shortages have been reported across the UK, with photos of empty shelves shared across social media and calls for urgent action from the government to address the shortages. Talia Shadell is a New Zealand journalist working for The Mirror. She spoke to Morning Report.

  • Silver Ferns coach's tough selection for test series decider

    23/09/2021 Duración: 03min

    Silver Ferns' coach Dame Noeline Taurua has a tough task on her hands, as she assembles her starting line-up against the England Roses for tonight's series decider. England levelled the three-test series on Wednesday with a 55-45 win in Christchurch, as the Ferns' coach experimented with new combinations, which included the debut of 19-year-old Grace Nweke. Northern Mystics assistant coach Rob Wright spoke to Susie Ferguson.

  • Markets Update for 24 September 2021

    23/09/2021 Duración: 01min

    A brief update of movements in the financial sector.

  • All Blacks and Springboks to play 100th test on Saturday

    23/09/2021 Duración: 04min

    Rugby's greatest rivalry will raise a century on Saturday in Townsville - an unlikely venue for the 100th test between the All Blacks and the Springboks. The two nations have dominated the international landscape for the last 100 years - which is the period since their meeting - in Dunedin in 1921. The relationship has been fierce and often marred by controversy. Corin Dann spoke Lawson Naidoo, who was an advisor to former president Nelson Mandela and has held a number of high-ranking political and sporting posts.

  • Covid-19: Fast food brands under fire for pandemic advertising

    23/09/2021 Duración: 04min

    Fast food outlets are coming under fire from academics, who are accusing corporate brands of using the Covid-19 pandemic as an advertising tactic. Researchers at the University of Auckland found 27 percent of the social media posts from fast food chains used the virus as a marketing hook. In particular, the number of advertisements referencing the pandemic spiked as the first alert level 4 was lifted last year. Health Coalition Aotearoa Board Professor Boyd Swinburn spoke to Corin Dann.

  • Down Syndrome community shocked after Mt Albert death

    23/09/2021 Duración: 04min

    The Down Syndrome Association says the community is heartbroken, in shock and outraged after the death of 27-year-old Lena Zhang Harrap. Police have launched a homicide investigation following the death of Harrap, who had Down Syndrome. The national executive officer of the Association  Zandra Vaccarino told Morning Report while the incident is tragic, it is an anomaly and it shouldn't stop people with the syndrome living a full and happy life. Vaccarino says there has been an incredible outpouring of support following Harrap's death. 

  • Covid-19: Shaun Hendy stands by vaccination modelling

    23/09/2021 Duración: 06min

    Covid-19 modeller Shaun Hendy says it's important to discuss the potential of severe health consequences if restrictions are lifted. New modelling data shows if just 80 percent of the country's over fives are vaccinated, 7000 people could die from the virus every year.  That modelling, by Professor Hendy and others, has been criticised by another analyst Rodney Jones, who says scaring people won't encourage them to get vaccinated. But Professor Hendy stands by it, and told Morning Report people have been talking about opening up once the country hits a vaccination rate of 80 percent and the consequences of that should be explored.

  • Sports News for 24 September 2021

    23/09/2021 Duración: 02min

    The White Ferns have suffered an agonising two wicket loss in the fourth one day cricket international against the England in Derby this morning and with it the series.

  • Covid-19: Hauraki Plains switches to vaccination mode

    23/09/2021 Duración: 03min

    A Hauraki Plains health organisation Te Korowai Hauora o Hauraki is pivoting from Covid-19 tests to a vaccine push on two marae this weekend. The area went into lockdown after three members of a local household contracted the virus from an Auckland prisoner bailed to a Firth of Thames home. The clinic will do day 12 tests early next week, but concerns that the community is facing an outbreak have died down. Te Korowai Hauora o Hauraki chief executive Riana Manuel spoke to Corin Dann.

  • Businesses criticise govt 'one-size-fits-all' vaccine ads

    23/09/2021 Duración: 04min

    Businesses are launching their own vaccination campaigns to reach people they say are being over-looked by the government's messaging. At the start of the roll-out, the government set out its vaccine publicity plan - radio and tv ads, endorsements from well-known "champions" and pamphlets with reliable information. But months into the programme, the government's being urged to move away from a one size fits all approach and target the groups lagging behind. Here's political reporter, Katie Scotcher.

  • Applications to change building consents flooding to councils

    23/09/2021 Duración: 03min

    Builders are learning that desperate times require desperate measures. But woe betide if they take a shortcut. Councils and a lawyer are warning that a rising tide of people wanting to alter their building consent can bring big problems with it. Phil Pennington reports.

  • Wellington designer's work used as logo on the 'Trump Card'

    23/09/2021 Duración: 05min

    Few people who upload their drawing to the internet expect their work to be picked up by a Donald Trump fundraising committee. But that's exactly what happened to one Wellington-based graphic designer, whose illustration of a golden eagle has become the logo of the official "Trump Card". The card is presented to supporters who donate at least NZ$64 (US$45) to Trump's fundraising efforts. Designer David Peters spoke to Susie Ferguson.

  • All Blacks and Springboks face off in 100th test

    23/09/2021 Duración: 04min

    Tomorrow night the All Blacks and Springboks play the 100th test between the two nations in what many believe is the greatest rivalry in rugby. There have been thrilling matches, watershed series victories, World Cup triumphs and of course of controversy, including the infamous 1976 and 1981 tours. Rugby reporter Joe Porter looks back at some of that history ahead of this weekend's centenary test, which is being held in Townsville due to the Covid pandemic.

  • Covid-19: Thousands spent on MIQ for sports teams

    23/09/2021 Duración: 04min

    Government figures suggest taxpayers paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to accommodate visiting sports teams last year. Documents provided to RNZ show every member of a cricket team that stayed in MIQ was calculated to cost $15,000 more than the team actually paid. Every member of a visiting rugby team was projected to cost $10,000 more than the agreed fee. Last month, the freebies ended and the government started charging sports teams the full cost of their MIQ stay. MIQ reporter Katie Todd has the details.

  • Three-hundred gather for vigil in Timaru for three sisters

    23/09/2021 Duración: 03min

    About 300 people gathered outside the Timaru home where the three South African sisters were killed a week ago yesterday. At the candlelight vigil last night, a message was read out from the father of the three young girls. Conan Young was there.  

  • Mt Albert community shaken after woman's death

    23/09/2021 Duración: 02min

    The Mount Albert community in Auckland is shocked and upset at the violent death of a vulnerable young woman near Owairaka Domain. Twenty-seven year old Lena Zhang Harrap, who had down syndrome, failed to return home after going out for a walk on Wednesday morning. Her body was found that afternoon in bush off a walkway and the police have launched a homicide investigation. Chen Liu reports.

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