18 Apr 2016

Top Stories for Monday 18 April 2016

From Morning Report, 6:00 am on 18 April 2016

At least 41 people are dead after the quakes measuring 6.4 and 7.3 on the southern island of Kyushu. Council contractors are working to clear slips that have closed roads in the north of the Coromandel peninsular after heavy rain overnight. .The company signed up to do the single most expensive building in the Christchurch rebuild will be centre stage this week in a corruption inquiry in the Australian Senate. A report out today by the Morgan Foundation claims New Zealand has spent 200 million dollars on a fraudulent credit scheme which it says amounts to "hot air".