Friday 27 May 2016, with Guyon Espiner & Susie Ferguson
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6:00 AM.The Budget -- who wins and who misses out? We're joined by a panel for expert analysis. Disappointed dairy farmers react to Fonterra's milk price forecast and relief in Christchurch as police charge a 31-year-old man with Renee Duckmanton's murder.
6:06 AM.An update from the team at RNZ Sport.
6:10 AM.The Government's 2016 budget is being criticised by opposition parties for lacking vision but the Prime Minister says it builds on eight years of solid management.
6:13 AM.The 200 million dollars announced in the Budget for the overhaul of Child Youth and Family is just initial funding for the project.
6:16 AM.Tourism leaders in Vanuatu say the industry is bouncing back from the hits taken by Cyclone Pam and concerns about the safety of its international runway.
6:21 AM.A brief update of movements in the financial sector.
6:26 AM.News from the rural and farming sector.
6:38 AM.A long-awaited Government commitment in the Budget to begin national screening for bowel cancer has been greeted with approval and frustration.
6:42 AM.School principals and teachers are divided by the Government's surprise decision to devote a funding increase to the students who need it most.
6:45 AM.Two polytechnics have joined together to launch an ambitious creative arts hub on Wellington's Cuba Street with a strong focus on Maori performing arts.
6:50 AM.The government's budget fulfilled most business expectations offering no surprises, sticking to a consistent and middle of the road approach to spending and economic management.
6:53 AM.One of the country's biggest transport firms, Mainfreight, sees continued growth in revenue and profit after reporting a strong full-year result.
6:55 AM.The listed fishing company, Sanford, is optimistic about growth ahead, but says the weather remains a key headwind.
6:57 AM.The sharemarket operator, NZX, is stepping up its efforts to find out what's going on behind unusual movements in share prices.
6:58 AM.The sharemarket operator, NZX, is stepping up its efforts to find out what's going on behind unusual movements in share prices.
7:07 AM.An update from the team at RNZ Sport.
7:11 AM.Finance Minister Bill English delivered his eighth Budget yesterday - and with the books back in the black, science and health got the lion's share of the new money.
7:38 AM.Federated Farmers says the provincial economies will suffer from the flow-on effects of another season of low dairy payouts.
7:44 AM.A 31-year-old man has been charged with the murder of Christchurch woman Renee Duckmanton whose badly burnt body was found near Rakaia 12 days ago.
7:47 AM.Donald Trump has secured enough delegates at the Republican convention in July to become the Party's Presidential candidate.
7:51 AM.As soon as the flu season hits Waikato DHB will be asking all hospital visitors who aren't immunised to wear a
7:56 AM.A new era begins for the All Blacks on Sunday when coach Steve Hansen names his first squad since winning the World Cup.
8:08 AM.An update from the team at RNZ Sport.
8:11 AM.Finance Minster Bill English has confirmed he'd like to see tax cuts for middle income earners next year.
8:17 AM.The Labour Party's finance spokesperson is Grant Robertson -- he's in our Wellington studio and has been listening to that.
8:21 AM.Listening to that is our political editor Jane Patterson.
8:27 AM.There are doubts among smokers and anti-smoking groups alike that hiking the price of cigarettes to 30-dollars a packet will reduce smoking rates.
8:29 AM.A brief update of movements in the financial sector.
8:35 AM.The Property Institute says it's naive to think freeing up more Crown land will reduce house prices in Auckland.
8:39 AM.As tourist numbers hit new records, there's growing support in the industry for a border tax or 'green levy' to cover the cost of hosting them.
8:43 AM.New Zealand will take part in commemorations in the United Kingdom next week to mark the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Jutland.
8:46 AM.Northland leaders and Air New Zealand are in talks over the airline's plans to cut services to the region.
8:50 AM.The Cook Strait Whale Survey will not go ahead this year after a corporate sponsor pulled out and the Department of Conservation was unable to cover the costs