Morning Report. 2014-05-26. 06:00-09:00.

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Morning Report is a news and current affairs programme on Radio New Zealand National. It broadcasts nationwide every weekday morning for three hours and covers major national and international stories, as well as business, sport, Pacific and Māori news. The following rundown is supplied from the broadcaster’s website (note internationally sourced news packages may not necessarily appear in the rundown):

06:06
Sports News for 26 May 2014
An update from the team at RNZ Sport.
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Duration: 2'00"

06:10
Labour says all is still to play for despite poor polls results
The Labour Party Leader, David Cunliffe, says that when the nation goes to the polls this year it will be a 'knife-edge' election. That's despite the National Party opening up at least a 20-point gap in both the One News Colmar Brunton poll and the 3 News' Reid Research.
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Duration: 2'27"

06:17
Pacific News for 26 May 2014
The latest from the Pacific region.
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Duration: 2'49"

06:21
Immigration minister warns people smugglers
The Immigration minister says if people smugglers transport asylum seekers from Indonesia as far as New Zealand, they would likely be detained in prisons or processed off shore.
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Duration: 3'06"

06:24
Morning Rural News for 26 May 2014
News from the rural and farming sector.
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Duration: 4'07"

06:26
Te Manu Korihi News for 26 May 2014
Any company who leases land from a Wellington iwi could be compelled to employ a number of descendants; The former Labour MP, Shane Jones, has conceded there were times when he put his party before his people; A Maori health provider says its application to start a charter school, which will have an emphasis on the outdoors, is designed to encourage innovation and creativity among children; A Maori language advocate says past investment in developing proficient Te Reo speakers hasn't necessarily generated more people who can kōrero Maori.
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Duration: 3'17"

06:41
Cold snap bears down on the South Island
Winter has officially arrived, with a southerly front hitting the South Island last night. Queenstown landed its first big snowfall of the year, with 15 centimetres falling in Arrowtown, and up to half a metre in Frankton.
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Duration: 2'36"

06:43
Scott Dixon crashes out of Indianopolis 500
Scott Dixon has crashed out of the Indianapolis 500, the biggest motor race in the United States. Steve Simpson from WIBC Morning News in Indianapolis joins Morning Report for the latest race action.
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Duration: 2'24"

06:47
F&P Healthcare's profit margin widens
Fisher & Paykel Healthcare expects its profit margins to expand in constant currency terms by about 200 basis points this year. That's thanks to a favourable product mix, lower cost of production in Mexico and manufacturing and supply chain efficiencies.
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Duration: 3'05"

06:50
Abano's chairman challenged
Abano's disaffected shareholders have challenged the company's chairman, Trevor Janes, to hold two public debates with them.
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Duration: 1'02"

06:53
Comvita spreads honey revenue across seasons
Comvita is planning to spread its revenue from manuka honey products across the seasons, after posting a 3.3 percent increase in profit.
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Duration: 2'29"

06:56
Australian confidence slumps
Australian consumer confidence has slumped in the wake of the Abbott government's first budget, which slashes spending on health, welfare and education.
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Duration: 1'48"

07:06
Sports News for 26 May 2014
Sports News for 26 May 2014
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Duration: 1'13"

07:10
Police looking for clues in Auckland woman's disappearance
It appears a mobile phone and a pair of shoes are all the clues police in Auckland have to go on, as they continue to investigate the baffling disappearance of Blessie Gotingco.
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Duration: 44"

07:11
Winter arrives, snow across the South Island
The deep south has been hardest hit by the year's first winter storm overnight, with snow closing up to five major roads in Otago and Southland, and up to half a metre of snow falling at Frankton, near Queenstown.
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Duration: 2'18"

07:13
Road closures follow bad weather
And all that weather has caused problems on the roads in both Otago and Southland. From the Transport Agency, we're joined by Peter Robinson in Southland and Nick Rodger in Otago.
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Duration: 3'43"

07:17
Are the left running out of time?
The Prime Minister John Key says the latest opinion polls are welcome but it remains a tight race. The National Party have widened the gap between themselves and Labour.
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Duration: 5'13"

07:23
Taranaki primary school worried about nearby oil exploration
A Taranaki primary school says it has significant concerns about a proposed oil and gas site operating within a few hundred metres of its gates. Tag Oil's proposed well site is in a paddock 600 metres from Norfolk Primary School, which is south of Inglewood.
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Duration: 3'52"

07:27
State of the Nation report on Pasifika people 'This is Home'
The authors of a state of the nation report on Pasifika people say the exclusion of Pasifika families from the Auckland housing market should be a major election issue, along with youth unemployment.
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Duration: 5'17"

07:36
Police looking for clues in Auckland woman's disappearance
It appears a mobile phone and a pair of shoes are all the clues police in Auckland have to go on, as they continue to investigate the baffling disappearance of Blessie Gotingco.
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Duration: 6'43"

07:44
New Zealander in California witness to gun rampage
US police say 22-year-old Elliot Rodger who killed six people in a rampage in Santa Barbara had been planning the attacks for more than a year. Rodger, who is the son of a Hollywood filmmaker Peter Rodger, went on his killing spree after talking online about slaughtering women who had rejected him.
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Duration: 7'32"

07:51
Chris Cairns to talk to police in London today
The former New Zealand cricketer Chris Cairns has travelled to England to continue a suspended interview with the London police over match fixing. He also hopes to meet the International Cricket Council's anti-corruption unit.
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Duration: 3'44"

07:55
Match-fixing scandal transfixes India cricket fans
This story is being closely monitored in India where Cairns was the captain of the Chandigarh Lions in the short lived Indian Cricket League.
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Duration: 2'53"

07:59
Morning markets for May 26
Wall Street is closed for Memorial Day tomorrow, but it could be interesting when markets reopen.
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Duration: 1'27"

08:06
Sports News for 26 May 2014
An update from the team at RNZ Sport.
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Duration: 2'13"

08:11
Latest polls shine for National post-budget
With just 17 weeks until the elections, poll results put John Key and the National Party more than 20 points ahead of David Cunliffe's Labour Party. However, both party leaders believe it will be a tight finish come Election Day.
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Duration: 7'04"

08:18
Skills gap hampering business growth
A new report shows New Zealand's skills shortage is threatening business growth, with four out five chief executives saying they don't think they will be able to find the right people to work for them. The financial consulting company Price Waterhouse Cooper's report found more organisations are looking to hire in the next 12 months.
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Duration: 3'36"

08:22
The South Island cops a cold snap
The first heavy snowfall of winter has closed five major roads in the South Island, with Queenstown receiving its first major fall and extreme care urged on roads in the Otago high country. State Highway 1 out of Dunedin is among the closures, with a full list on the NZTA website.
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Duration: 3'48"

08:27
How long should Aucklanders wait for downtown rail tunnel?
A new political push is underway this morning to persuade the Government to back an earlier than planned start to Auckland's central city rail tunnel.
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Duration: 3'22"

08:29
Markets Update for 26 May 2014
A brief update of movements in the financial sector.
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Duration: 1'15"

08:37
Poor weather hits the South Island
Our Dunedin reporter Ian Telfer is in Roslyn in Dunedin's Hill suburbs, and joins Morning Report to discuss the situation there.
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Duration: 1'57"

08:38
State of Pasifika nation report says they're being left behind
A state of the nation report on Pasifika people says they're being left behind in New Zealand's economic recovery. The Salvation Army's report, This is Home, says low incomes for Pasifika, high unemployment and their "mammoth" housing problems should all be high on the agenda for this year's Elections.
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Duration: 3'16"

08:42
UKIP is gaining support in Britain
The UK Independence Party is unsettling Britain's political establishment. UKIP took votes off all three main political parties including the opposition Labour party to win the fourth biggest number of seats in last weeks local elections.
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Duration: 3'16"

08:45
Te Manu Korihi News for 26 May 2014
Any company who leases land from a Wellington iwi could be compelled to employ a number of descendants; The former Labour MP, Shane Jones, has conceded there were times when he put his party before his people; A Maori language advocate says past investment in developing proficient Te Reo speakers hasn't necessarily generated more people who can kōrero Maori; A Maori health provider says its application to start a charter school, which will have an emphasis on the outdoors, is designed to encourage innovation and creativity among children.
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Duration: 3'18"

08:47
Farmers fed up with water blame game
South Canterbury farmers say they are becoming fed up with the 'them and us' attitude when it comes to the debate around the conservation and management of waterways. That was the emotional message from a public meeting last night, when hundreds of people packed the Geraldine Movie theatre to hear a five person panel debate the region's water quality problems.
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Duration: 3'04"

08:51
Samoan Language Week 2014
Today is the start of Samoan Language Week. Samoan people make up nearly half of New Zealand's Pasifika population and Samoan is the third most commonly spoken language in New Zealand. Laura Bootham visited the Pacific Islanders Presbyterian Church in Canons Creek, Porirua, where the congregation enthusiastically celebrated its launch.
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Duration: 2'21"

08:54
Study identifies threats to seabird species
Although New Zealand may be considered the seabird capital of the world, it currently has more threatened seabird species than any other country. Today, Forest and Bird will launch the New Zealand Seabirds: Important Bird Areas and Conservation report - the result of a two-year review of the country's seabird hotspots.
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Duration: 2'57"

08:57
Phil Kafcaloudes with news from Australia
Morning Report speaks with Melbourne correspondent Phil Kafcaloudes.
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Duration: 2'35"

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Year 2014

Reference number 261405

Media type AUDIO

Collection Sound Collection

Ngā Taonga Korero Collection

Genre Radio news programs
Nonfiction radio programs
Radio programs
Sound recordings

Credits Espiner, Guyon, Presenter
Ferguson, Susie, Presenter
Wright, Nicola, Newsreader
Radio New Zealand National, Broadcaster

Duration 03:00:00

Date 26 May 2014