Summer Report

Friday 15 January 2016, with Ian Telfer & Teresa Cowie



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Top Stories for Friday 15 January 2016

7:00 AM.IS claims responsibility for bombings in Jakarta. Reports Australia will send four more New Zealanders to Christmas Island and aviation security officers threaten to go on strike.

IS claims responsibility for Jakarta attacks

7:08 AM.Islamic State is claiming responsibility for a series of explosions and gun attacks in the Indonesian capital Jakarta.

NZ detainees being sent to Christmas Island from Sydey

7:13 AM.RNZ has been told four New Zealanders are among 10 people to be sent to Christmas Island from a Sydney Detention Centre.

Airport security staff may strike

7:19 AM.Aviation security officers say they're on the verge of a nationwide strike after being told they're losing an allowance worth more than 2-thousand dollars a year.

Fire guts Hamilton restaurant

7:22 AM.A large fire on Hamilton's main drag has destroyed a restaurant overnight.

ASB Classic in Auckland

7:25 AM.French flair, American power and two Spanish maestros feature in the men's semi finals at the ASB Classic in Auckland.

Business Update for 15 January 2016

7:36 AM.With our business editor, Gyles Beckford.

Mount Maunganui blaze under investigation

7:43 AM.Police in Tauranga are now investigating just how yesterday's fire on Mount Maunganui started.

Clothing label run by migrants/refugees

7:46 AM.A clothing label designed and produced entirely by migrant and refugee women in Auckland, has gone from selling to friends and family to getting bulk commercial orders.

The Cathedral Caves: a Maori land story

7:50 AM.Today a story from my trip to the Catlins about a tourist landmark that has put the spotlight on the complexities of Maori land ownership.

Oscar nominations out

7:55 AM.The Oscar nominations are out - the big winners this time are The Revenant with 12 nominations and Mad Max: Fury Road with 10.

Sports News for 15 January 2016

8:06 AM.An update from the team at RNZ Sport.

Meetings underway today to avoid threatened strike

8:14 AM.Travellers plans could be thrown somewhat into chaos in the next few weeks if aviation security staff carry out a threatened strike.

NZ detainees in Australia struggling to get medicine

8:18 AM.Back to our story about New Zealand detainees in Australian Detention Centres.

Labour in Paris looking at future challenges

8:22 AM.According to new figures, nearly half of all jobs could be automated within two decades and it's now expected people in the workforce won't just change jobs, but also industries during their lives.

Business Update for 15 January 2016

8:28 AM.With our business editor, Gyles Beckford.

Olympic winning rowing coach back on the waters

8:38 AM.Olympic medal-winning rowing coach Dick Tonks will be back on the waters of Lake Karapiro this week, after reaching a deal with Rowing New Zealand.

Sanctuary for artists in historic Wairarapa homestead

8:41 AM.About 300 artists have passed through the doors of the The New Zealand Pacific Studio artist residence since it opened its doors in 2001.

Fonterra increasing capacity for cheese making

8:48 AM.Chow down on a Big Mac anywhere in Australasia and there's a good chance the cheese in that burger came from the tiny Taranaki township of Eltham

Life in the Catlins: self-sufficiency breeds community

8:54 AM.As well at its amazing scenery and history, the Catlins area at the bottom South-East corner of the country is home to a surprising number of creative people.