13 Jun 2017

Top Stories for Tuesday 13 June 2017

From Morning Report, 6:00 am on 13 June 2017

Andrew Little is promising to cut immigration numbers by 20,000 to 30,000 a year, but the Prime Minister, Bill English,told Morning Report yesterday cutting immigration will have a negative impact on the economy. Mr Little says migrants are putting pressure on big cities and that needs to be dealt with. The Southern Steel netball team are rallying around six of their players whose van was tipped over on its side in a crash in Christchurch yesterday afternoon. Lana Winders is the Southern Steel's chief executive and says the team is still very shaken. She says she can't confirm whether today's game will go ahead or not. Less than a week after the government indicated it wanted all social workers to be registered, its emerged the country's senior social worker doesn't comply with the new rules. Auckland's mayor Phill Goff says his council needs more funding options to help pay for infrastructure associated with new housing developments. Team New Zealand is through to the Americas Cup. Our reporter Todd Niall is in Bermuda says there was a big lead between Team NZ and Artemis.