Thursday 30 July 2015, with Susie Ferguson & Guyon Espiner
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6:00 AM. Aviation expert says if part from 777, plane part likely to be from MH370. Russia rejects MH17 tribunal. Housing Minister forecasts 'unprecedented' construction activity. Confidence NZ won't sell its soul for sake of Trans Pacific Partnership this week. The Taliban's leader confirmed dead, in 2013. Fire at a block of flats in Auckland. Calls for preventive detention getting louder.
6:06 AM. An update from the team at RNZ Sport.
6:10 AM. A woman had to be given CPR and three others have been rescued from a house fire in Auckland.
6:19 AM. The latest from the Pacific region.
6:22 AM. News from the rural and farming sector.
6:27 AM. Embracing te reo and tikanga Maori is paying dividends for a the Taranaki arm of an international accountancy firm; The Maori Party is supporting the Minister of Corrections because it says he's prepared to consider rehabilitation programmes for Maori prisoners; The first stage of the 1080 drop on Auckland's Hunua Ranges begins today with the support of the Wharekawa marae at the foothills of the range.
6:42 AM. Builders say they're concerned about a shortage of skilled tradespeople ahead of unprecedented growth in construction forecast for the next six years.
6:47 AM. The Reserve Bank says further interest rates cuts are likely, but it's not entertaining the notion of significant reductions.
6:49 AM. Abano Healthcare Group is expecting to continue to grow, by buying dental businesses in Australia and Southeast Asia.
6:51 AM. The Federal Reserve in the United States has left the door open for a possible rate hike.
6:53 AM. A group of institutional investors is aiming to keep listed firms honest by making sure their rules and processes are open and fair, and ensure their decisions can be accounted for.
6:55 AM. Mainfreight has taken a swipe at the Treasury's call to shut down KiwiRail.
6:56 AM. The retirement and aged care provider, Ryman Healthcare, has bought more land in Hamilton and is close to confirming a third site in Melbourne as part of its plan to increase its resident numbers by 70 percent in the next five years.
6:57 AM. IkeGPS is considering plans to attract American investors, including the option of listing in the United States.
6:58 AM. Wall Street is up after a meeting of the Federal Reserve.
7:08 AM. An update from the team at RNZ Sport.
7:15 AM. Mary Schiavo is an aviation lawyer and a former inspector general of the US Department of Transportation.
7:20 AM. The United Nations' Security Council is voting on a bid for an international tribunal to prosecute those suspected of downing the Malaysian Airlines plane, MH17, over the Ukraine last year.
7:24 AM. A new Government report shows construction activity during the next six years is expected to top two-hundred billion dollars.
7:29 AM. New Zealand's special agricultural trade envoy, Mike Petersen, is confident the Trans Pacific Partnership can be wrapped up this week.
7:37 AM. The government of Afghanistan have confirmed that the reclusive leader of the Afghan Taliban movement, Mullah Omar, is dead.
7:42 AM. As we reported earlier this morning firefighters rescued four people from a blaze at a block of flats in Remuera.
7:45 AM. A former Police detective and the father of a murder victim are backing calls for preventive detention to be made an option for some offenders when they've completed their prison sentence.
7:48 AM. The wide-ranging TPPA deal involves 12 Pacific Rim countries and covers such diverse areas as investment rules, intellectual property protection and market access.
7:53 AM. The outrage over the killing of Cecil the lion is continuing to dominate social media around the world.
7:57 AM. New Zealand Football is facing fresh allegations of using ineligible players less than a fortnight after the team's disqualification from the Rio Olympics qualifying tournament in Papua New Guinea.
8:07 AM. An update from the team at RNZ Sport.
8:11 AM. New Zealand's special agricultural trade envoy, Mike Petersen, is confident the Trans Pacific Partnership can be wrapped up this week.
8:16 AM. Guyon Espiner talks to Auckland University law professor Jane Kelsey.
8:20 AM. The Master Builders Association says while it's encouraging to see construction activity is forecast to peak at an all-time high, New Zealand has an unfortunate history of compromising on quality during a boom.
8:24 AM. A new study has found more than 80 per cent of packaged foods available in supermarkets are ultra-processed - and are the least healthy option.
8:27 AM. The first stage of the 1080 drop on Auckland's Hunua Ranges, home to 60 per cent of the city's water supply begins today.
8:32 AM. A brief update of movements in the financial sector.
8:38 AM. One of the men at the centre of a defamation claim by the former leader of the Conservative Party Colin Craig says he won't back down.
8:40 AM. Earlier this week a survey has revealed the number of students in financial distress has more than doubled since 2012.
8:47 AM. Embracing te reo and tikanga Maori is paying dividends for a the Taranaki arm of an international accountancy firm; The Maori Party is supporting the Minister of Corrections because it says he's prepared to consider rehabilitation programmes for Maori prisoners; The first stage of the 1080 drop on Auckland's Hunua Ranges begins today with the support of the Wharekawa marae at the foothills of the range.
8:51 AM. The family of two men who died in the Pike River mine disaster have taken their fight for workplace safety to Parliament.
8:54 AM. A Kiwi ute with enough miles on the clock to have travelled to the moon and back three times, has found a new home in Christchurch.
8:58 AM. New Zealand author Anna Smaill has been long-listed for this year's Man Booker prize.