Wednesday 14 October 2015, with Susie Ferguson & Guyon Espiner
Not all audio is available due to copyright restrictions.
6:00 AM. Cancer Society - jobseeker support for patients ludicrous, Anti-1080 campaigner says she's relieved at news of arrest, Hundreds of cancer patients placed on Jobseeker benefit, Lou Vincent gives evidence for second day at Cairns trial, 1080 scare cost infant formula industry millions, Discharge of hunter who killed son unprecedented says lawyer, Family of MH17 victims look to ongoing criminal investigation, and Government go-ahead for He Korowai Trust.
6:07 AM. An update from the team at RNZ Sport.
6:19 AM. The latest from the Pacific region.
6:22 AM. News from the rural and farming sector.
6:26 AM. The Race Relations Commissioner says statistics revealing Maori are almost three times as likely as non-Maori to have experienced unfair treatment on the basis of ethnicity show agencies need to do more to respond to racial discrimination; The Ngati Hine representative on Tuhoronuku says she is still part of the hapu, even if she doesn't live in Aotearoa.
6:39 AM. Cancer patients say it's ridiculous they're being classified as jobseekers when they apply for benefits. The Cancer Society's chief executive Claire Austin told our reporter Alex Ashton sick people are having to jump through bureaucratic hoops to get the exemption from having to work.
6:41 AM. An anti-1080 campaigner is relieved the police have arrested an Auckland businessman over the threat to contaminate infant milk formula with 1080. Tricia Cheel, who stood for the Ban 1080 Party in East Coast Bays at last year's election, was one of the anti-1080 campaigners the police questioned in March when the news of the threat first broke.
6:49 AM. The stock exchange's latest entrant; insurance company CBL, had a strong debut yesterday finishing at $1.77, an 18% premium to its issue price of $1.50.
6:51 AM. A new report into Kiwisaver concludes that New Zealanders are too passive and adopting too conservative approach to the management of their retirement savings. KPMG's head of financial services John Kensington speaks with Gyles Beckford.
6:56 AM. There are signs the current El Nino cycle is starting to affect the agricultural sector, although it's likely to be a few months more before it's clear whether it brings drought to key farming regions. The senior economist at BNZ, Doug Steel, says it's still not clear what the current El Nino cycle will bring.
6:57 AM. Banking company Heartland has resurrected its interest in car industry finance company, MTF, saying it wants to buy between 10 and 20% and possibly make a full takeover offer.
6:58 AM. Morning update of movements in the financial sector.
7:06 AM. An update from the team at RNZ Sport.
7:10 AM. Cancer patients say it's ludicrous they're being classified as jobseekers when they apply for benefits. Social Issues reporter Alex Ashton reports.
7:14 AM. Cricketer Lou Vincent has told the Chris Cairns perjury trial in London that Cairns never kept his promises to pay him for helping to fix matches. Cushla Norman has been at the Southwark Crown Court today.
7:23 AM. The Dairy Companies Association says the 1080 infant formula poisoning threat has cost the sector dearly. Nick Butcher reports.
7:26 AM. A man who killed his son in a hunting accident was discharged without conviction yesterday in what his lawyer says is a groundbreaking decision. His lawyer John Fraser argued his client, an experienced hunter, had succumbed to a psychological phenomenon that effectively tricked his mind.
7:34 AM. The Dutch Safety Board has given its long awaited account of what happened to Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 in July last year. It confirmed that a BUK missile exploded just next to the cockpit as it flew over eastern Ukraine. Robby Oehlers' cousin Daisy was onboard MH17.
7:37 AM. A Far North trust which has been working to get homeless families into renovated state houses is relieved to learn it won't lose its charitable tax status. The trust's manager Ricky Houghton says the decision ends weeks of uncertainty and stress.
7:44 AM. Helen Kelly will deliver her final speech as president of the Council of Trade Unions this morning.She is stepping down due to lung cancer which was diagnosed earlier this year.
7:52 AM. The Ministry of Primary Industries says the 1080 infant formula threat has cost the country tens of millions of dollars. MPI's deputy Director General, Scott Gallacher says while costing the industry it has also enhanced New Zealand's reputation as a safe food producer.
7:56 AM. Almost one hundred years on three young explorers - Sinead Hunt from Ireland, Tom MacTavish from New Zealand and James Blake, the son of Sir Peter Blake - will retrace the early explorers' route across the island of South Georgia.
8:06 AM. An update from the team at RNZ Sport.
8:10 AM. Hundreds of cancer sufferers are being required to jump through bureaucratic hoops because of changes made to benefits two years ago. Labour's Social Development Spokesperson Carmel Sepuloni says they're even being badgered to find employment.
8:15 AM. Former British Ambassador to Russia Sir Tony Brenton says the Russians would have been well prepared for the Dutch findings.
8:25 AM. A report says young New Zealanders are being too safe when it comes to their KiwiSaver.
8:27 AM. The Government is considering whether to appeal against a court decision that the Trade Minister acted unlawfully in the way he rejected requests for information about the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations.
8:29 AM. The historic Māori land march has been remembered around the country 40 years since thousands of protesters arrived at parliament. Te Manu Korihi reporter Leigh Marama McLachlan looks back at the Māori rights movement.
8:32 AM. A brief update of movements in the financial sector.
8:36 AM. Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are getting ready to hit the stage in a Las Vegas casino for the first Democratic debate of the 2016 campaign. Brent Budowsky is a political commentator in Washington DC.
8:41 AM. Students are expecting most polytechnics and universities will raise their fees by three percent next year even though inflation is below 1% and competition for enrolments is growing. The President of the Union of Students' Associations is Rory McCourt.
8:45 AM. A mobile laboratory in a shipping container has been launched in Dunedin to take science to rural people. Otago reporter Ian Telfer was there as the box was opened.
8:49 AM. Britain's Daily Telegraph is reporting that Rugby World Cup organisers are going to change how the man of the match is picked after a string of embarrassing anomalies. Radio New Zealand's rugby reporter is Barry Guy.
8:52 AM. The plight of refugees since the Second World War is being told on stage in Hamilton, but it's become more topical as displaced people journey across Europe looking for a safe haven.
8:56 AM. The refrain of Playboy readers down the decades is about to become a reality, with the news the magazine will stop publishing pictures of fully nude women. Carrie Pitzulo is an adjunct professor with the University System of Georgia and author of the book, Bachelors and Bunnies: The Sexual Politics of Playboy.