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Civil Defence says the potential tsunami threat for marine and beach areas in New Zealand has been cancelled. Audio
"If we just reorganise and rethought what government was doing then we could help hundreds and thousands of people have better lives." Audio
Joseph Parker faces off against Andy Ruiz for the World Boxing Organization heavyweight world title in Auckland tomorrow night. Audio
Steven Joyce flies to Kaikoura to address locals about the future of their businesses. Audio
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8:51 AM.A commitment some years ago to increase the number of Maori doctors is bearing fruit. Tomorrow 45 will graduate from the University of Otago. Audio
8:47 AM.Auckland's mayor Phil Goff has announced plans for a Taskforce on the city's housing crisis, but says he didn't consult key people on the council who've spent years working on housing policy. our… Read more Audio
8:44 AM.Ngati Whatua o Orakei and Ngai Tahu are star performers, returning healthy profits on treaty settlements according to Maori Issues Correspondent Mihingarangi Forbes Audio
8:41 AM.Joseph Parker's promoters, Duco Events, are joining forces with American boxing legend Bob Arum to push the South Auckland heavyweight on to the world stage. Audio
8:35 AM.A bill has been drawn from parliament's ballot to debate whether or not to guarantee free live coverage of All Blacks matches and other significant sporting events. Audio
8:29 AM.A brief update of movements in the financial sector. Audio
8:25 AM.Civil Defence says the potential tsunami threat for marine and beach areas in New Zealand has been cancelled. Read more Audio
8:23 AM.A huge quake hits the Solomons. There are Pacific-wide tsunami warnings Audio
8:19 AM.The Labour party leader Andrew Little is calling for an early election Audio
8:15 AM.Budget surpluses are set to rise to levels not seen since before the global financial crisis. Economics correspondent Patrick O'Meara looks at what Treasury's forecasting. Audio
8:14 AM.A 7.7 magnitude earthquake has struck 70 kilometres off of the Solomon islands sparking a tsunami alert for much of the Pacific Audio
8:11 AM.RNZ International's Moera Tuilaepa Taylor has more on the quake off the coast of the Solomon Islands Audio
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