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8:56 AM.An American is trying to help troubled youths in Tonga by getting them into skateboarding. Audio
8:52 AM.Unwanted pet roosters are being dumped on Waikato roadsides and reserves. We talk to Fiona Taylor of the Waikato Poultry and Pigeon Club. Audio
8:48 AM.Māori doctors and health advocates say they are battling institutional racism in the health sector that is costing people's lives. Audio
8:43 AM.New Zealanders who've been living in Australia for up to ten years say they're reaching breaking point with the lack of support and discrimination forcing many to head home. Audio
8:39 AM.It's been a rocky weekend for Donald Trump after he was accused of softening his hardline stance on undocumented immigrants. Audio
8:34 AM.The Black Caps are fighting an uphill battle in a series deciding test match in South Africa. Audio
8:31 AM.A brief update of movements in the financial sector. Audio
8:25 AM.As yet another NZ community rails against a convicted sex offender in their midst, Labour's Trevor Mallard thinks it's too hard to get a public protection order. Audio
8:23 AM.Some charter school owners want financial assistance from the government to help with growing enrolments. Audio
8:17 AM.The primary teachers union says despite promises increased class sizes and overcrowding in Auckland is being addressed it is yet to be convinced. Audio
8:14 AM."It's time they actually made a decision and put a roof over the heads of the hundreds and hundreds of homeless in Auckland." Labour urges the government to step up on the homeless crisis. Audio
8:11 AM.The police are still searching for a man who shot at two police officers in Whangarei on Friday. Audio
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