Audio from Friday 27 March 2015
Not all audio is available due to copyright restrictions.
Midday News for 27 March 2015 ( 15′ 14″ )
12:00 A report criticises the treatment of people held in police cells and NASA launches a test balloon from Wanaka.
Hallenstein Glasson profit rises 40 percent ( 1′ 06″ )
12:17 Hallenstein Glasson's share price has jumped more than 5 percent in early trading, after reporting its first half net profit rose 40 percent.
12:18 Goodman Property Trust and its joint venture partner, Singapore GIC, will buy Fletcher Building's Datacom property in Auckland's Viaduct Quarter for $86.2 million.
Kidicorp co-owner says charity status suits ( 1′ 06″ )
12:20 The co-founder of Kidicorp, Wayne Wright, says transferring the multi-million-dollar early childhood education company to the ownership of a charity has been on the cards for some time.
12:21 Businesses are spending more on research and development, with growth being led by computer services.
12:22 The fish oil producer, SeaDragon, says trading has been good in the last year, thanks to a strong supply of raw materials and steady forward orders.
Midday Markets for 27 March 2015 ( 2′ 28″ )
12:25 For the latest from the markets we're joined by Don Lewthwaite at First NZ Capital.
Midday Sports News for 27 March 2015 ( 2′ 39″ )
12:26 The New Zealand golfer Lydia Ko is off to a flier in the opening round of the latest LPGA event in California and the Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke says losing to New Zealand in the World Cup pool stage probably did his side a favour.
Midday Rural News for 27 March 2015 ( 8′ 30″ )
12:35 News from the rural and farming sectors.