Friday 29 April 2016, with Guyon Espiner & Philippa Tolley
Not all audio is available due to copyright restrictions.
6:00 AM.John Key faces awkward questions in the fallout over the Panama Papers. Rules around using Kiwisaver funds for home buying are being changed and HomeStart scheme given second chance.
6:06 AM.An update from the team at RNZ Sport.
6:11 AM.Hundreds of smelter workers at the Tiwai Point aluminion smelter are in line for their share of a multi-million dollar payout.
6:15 AM.The fate of 850 asylum seekers and refugees detained illegally on Papua New Guinea's Manus Island is uncertain after a PNG court struck a blow to Canberra's policy of sending its asylum seekers abroad.
6:22 AM.A brief update of movements in the financial sector.
6:26 AM.News from the rural and farming sector.
6:39 AM.The Prime Minister says the overseas buyers of a Taranaki farm in 2014 could be made to sell it if the Overseas Investment Office determines they are not of good character.
6:42 AM.At least 27 people have been killed in an airstrike overnight against a hospital in the Syrian city of Aleppo.
6:51 AM.The fuel retailer, Z Energy, looks set to get the green light today to buy its rival Caltex for 785-million dollars.
6:53 AM.The Reserve Bank could end up leaving interest rates steady for the next three or more years.
6:55 AM.The Financial Markets Authority says a new Asian trade agreement will increase the number of investment choices for New Zealanders.
6:56 AM.A fund manager says it remains to be seen whether social bonds will be a fit for wholesale investors in New Zealand.
6:58 AM.Wall Street is weaker after US economic growth fell sharply in the first quarter to the slowest pace in two years as consumer spending softened and a strong dollar continued to hit exports.
7:07 AM.An update from the team at RNZ Sport.
7:11 AM.Ripples from the Panama Papers continue to throw up awkward questions for the Government.
7:16 AM.Listening to that was RNZ's political editor Jane Patterson.
7:21 AM.The Government's KiwiSaver HomeStart scheme is about to be opened up to people who have already owned homes.
7:28 AM.Three Wicked Campers vans have been ordered off the road by the chief censor.
7:35 AM.At least 27 people are dead after an airstrike on a hospital overnight in the Syrian city of Aleppo, with the number of casualties expected to rise.
7:39 AM.Despite being opposed to the deployment of New Zealand troops to Iraq, the Labour Party leader, Andrew Little, says he is proud of the work the troops are doing.
7:42 AM.A single national fire service is expected to be announced by the Government today.
7:46 AM.A young serial sex attacker linked to daylight gropings in Onehunga remains on the run this morning.
7:51 AM.A ban is being fast tracked on frameless toughened glass being used around decks and pools or as any type of balustrade because of safety fears.
7:55 AM.New reports out of the US suggest Prince was found to have prescription drugs on him when he died last week.
7:57 AM.Calling Leicester City the underdogs doesn't go far enough to describe team's rise to the top of European football.
8:07 AM.An update from the team at RNZ Sport.
8:11 AM.There's been a magnitude 7.3 quake off Vanuatu. Tthe quake occurred just after 7.30 this morning and at a depth of 10 kilometres. RNZ International's Johnny Blades joins us.
8:13 AM.It's claimed the Government bowed to pressure from the foreign trust industry to leave its rules unchanged, despite warnings that the country's reputation could be harmed.
8:17 AM.The Green Party Co-leader James Shaw has been listening to that.
8:23 AM.The Property Institute says the Government's latest idea to cool the housing market could have the opposite effect.
8:27 AM.The Northland Regional Council's defending its track record in dealing with dairy pollution.
8:31 AM.A brief update of movements in the financial sector.
8:37 AM.The Government's plan to use private investors to front up the cash for social services, rather than using tax payer money, may have hit a stumbling block, and it could be the lack of a government guarantee holding it up.
8:41 AM.The Australian government says it could take several months to resolve the future of the refugees and asylum seekers detained on Manus Island.
8:46 AM.Wellington Airport has formally applied for approval to lengthen its runway and opponents of the plan say they'll be fighting it all the way.
8:49 AM.Residents of a Lower Hutt suburb have launched a petition calling for a greater police presence after a spate of violent crimes in the area.
8:52 AM.Tui are making a dramatic comeback in the lowlands of Canterbury.