Morning Report

Friday 29 May 2015, with Susie Ferguson & Guyon Espiner

Not all audio is available due to copyright restrictions.

Top Stories for Friday 29 May 2015

06:00 Sepp Blatter vows to clean up world football but says he won't be stepping aside. Everyone might be made to join up to Kiwisaver and a massive shakeup at Fairfax Media is seen by some as signalling the end of newspapers.

Sports News for 29 May 2015

06:06 An update from the team at RNZ Sport.

Pacific News for 29 May 2015

06:19 The latest from the Pacific region.

Morning Rural News for 29 May 2015

06:22 News from the rural and farming sector.

Te Manu Korihi News for 29 May 2015

06:26 A Bay of Plenty Iwi has been given leave to go to the Supreme Court in its bid to stop the sale of farmland by Landcorp; The head of the Federation of Maori Authorities says the organisation's moving down a new path, after being nearly crippled financially by court action over the last year; The Minister for Women says a series of hui on preventing violence against Maori wahine has thrown up a number of helpful ways to combat the problem.

Wellington confident Fifa payments not misused

06:39 Fifa's Under 20 World Cup gets underway in Auckland tomorrow when New Zealand play Ukraine at North Harbour stadium.

English says mass enrolment in KiwiSaver back on agenda.

06:43 The Finance Minister, Bill English, says the automatic enrolment of all workers in KiwiSaver is now back on the agenda.

Fonterra joins chorus for interest rate cuts

06:48 Fonterra is joining the chorus for interest rate cuts after forecasting another tough season for its farmers.

Co-op Bank lifts profit by 24% to $8.9m

06:49 The Co-operative Bank has lifted its annual profit by a quarter, due to strong interest income and lower bad debts.

AWF name change reflects new direction for temp employer

06:51 AWF Goup is changing its name and shifting its focus on placing people in permanent jobs

Pacific Edge share price fall after $10m loss

06:53 Shares in the cancer diagnostics firm, Pacific Edge, have fallen 8 percent after the company reported a bigger annual loss and sought an additional 35 million dollars from investors.

Moa hopes to make a profit

06:54 Moa's chief executive says the craft brewer has hopes to turn a profit, but won't say when.

Gentrack won't issue new forecasts

06:55 Gentrack's share price has fallen 8 percent, after warning shareholders it might miss its full year prospectus forecast, with possible delays in signing two new major contracts.

Arvida exceeds prospectus forecast: integration still a focus

06:57 Arvida says its full year profit is ahead of its prospectus forecast following the successful integration of its 17 new retirement villages driving revenue growth.

Morning markets for 29 May 2015

06:58 Wall Street is in the red, after a rise in US jobless claims.

Sports News for 29 May 2015

07:07 An update from the team at RNZ Sport.

Increasing calls for Sepp Blatter to stand aside

07:11 Calls are growing for FIFA president Sepp Blatter to stand aside after his organisation was rocked yesterday by a major scandal.

A 'bolt out of the blue' for Under-20 tournament organiser

07:17 At a press conference yesterday in Auckland, Fifa officials in town for the start of the Under 20 World Cup faced nothing but questions about the corruption scandal enveloping the organisation's upper echelons.

Govt now considering automatic Kiwisaver enrolment

07:24 Just days after scrapping the one thousand dollar KiwiSaver kickstart payment, the Government is considering automatically enrolling all workers in the retirement savings scheme.

New Zealand media landscape changing for profit

07:27 More than 180 jobs at Fairfax New Zealand could be axed in a shake-up of the country's biggest news publisher.

Parents: Government will have blood on its hands

07:34 The parents of a logging worker killed on the job say the Government will have blood on its hands if it waters down changes to workplace health and safety law.

Police report rise in 111 calls

07:41 Police say they are considering setting up a national phone line solely for non-emergency calls.

First pieces of crown land for housing to be unveiled

07:45 The Government will this morning unveil the first blocks of crown land to be offered to developers for housing in Auckland.

Growth path warning: Auckland to gobble up Hamilton - economist

07:49 Meanwhile there are growing calls for a new push for regional immigration and development.

Legal expert sums up end-of-life case

07:52 A legal expert says the outcome of the Lecretia Seales right to die case could have wider implications than just setting a legal precedent.

Greens leadership vote tomorrow

07:56 The Green Party will have a new male co-leader by the end of the weekend - and the race is tight between the two leading candidates.

Sports News for 29 May 2015

08:07 An update from the team at RNZ Sport.

Increasing calls for Sepp Blatter to stand aside

08:10 Sepp Blatter insists he's determined to root out any wrongdoing in football.

Analysts: Fairfax shake-up yet another blow for journalism

08:20 Media analysts say the proposed shake-up at Fairfax New Zealand could signal the death of newspapers in this country, as companies continue to shift their focus to online news.

KiwiSaver auto enrolment likely to hit low paid

08:26 All New Zealand workers could soon be automatically enrolled into Kiwisaver.

Markets Update for 29 May 2015

08:30 A brief update of movements in the financial sector.

FIFA under 20 world cup kicks off in NZ

08:35 Back now to our lead story and allegations of widespread corruption in football's world governing body won't stop the FIFA Under-20 men's World Cup kicking off as planned in Auckland tomorrow afternoon.

Hamilton Mayor defends money spent on Under 20 tournatment

08:40 Hamilton is one of the cities that paid hundreds of thousands of dollars to host some of the Under 20 World Cup matches.

A review could result in increased car registration costs

08:43 The Internal Affairs Minister, Peter Dunne, says the government can't afford to pay for the fire service, and it will continue to be paid for out of insurance money.

Te Manu Korihi News for 29 May 2015

08:48 A Bay of Plenty Iwi has been given leave to go to the Supreme Court in its bid to stop the sale of farmland by Landcorp; The head of the Federation of Maori Authorities says the organisation is moving down a new path after being nearly crippled financially by court action over the last year; The Minister for Women says a series of hui on preventing violence against Maori wahine has thrown up a number of helpful ways to combat the problem.

Bar owners say new rules would force lay-offs

08:51 Christchurch bar owners expect they will have to lay off staff if they're forced to close early as part of stricter licensing rules.

Downturn in venison prices countered by deer velvet boom

08:55 The New Zealand Deer Industry says a downturn in vension prices is being countered by strong growth in the use of deer velvet in healthy food products destined for Asia.