28 Aug 2017

Top Stories for Monday 28 August 2017

From Morning Report, 6:00 am on 28 August 2017

2017 has become the deadliest year in forestry since 2013 after a fifth person was killed last week. The National Party's election campaign launch at the weekend also doubled down on the national standards in reading, writing and maths, promising National Standards Plus - a system that will report children's progress as well as their achievement. New Zealand First leader Winston Peters has admitted to receiving overpayments in his pension. The Black Ferns World Cup rugby victory over England in Belfast early yesterday morning has placed New Zealand firmly at the pinnacle of world rugby. Hurricane Harvey started as a category four hurricane in Texas on Friday. It's quickly become the worst storm the US has seen in 13 years.