Wednesday 13 January 2010, with Simon Morton & Rowan Quinn
Not all audio is available due to copyright restrictions.
7:00 AM. Mother of DUI vicitim says police as culpable as driver; Protestors plan to build on occupied land; When will Telecom customers get their money back?; Govt invites owners of certain diesel cars to complain; Kiwis revolutionise dairy farming in Missouri.
7:10 AM. The mother of a man killed along with two others by a drunk driver who could have been stopped by police, says the officers are just as responsible as the driver.
7:14 AM. Maori protestors occupying private land at Taipa in Northland say they aim to reclaim all privately-owned land in the area for their iwi Ngati Kahu.
7:16 AM. 1400 former Telecom customers are still owed money, after the company overcharged customers by a total of $9.5 million.
7:23 AM. An update from the team at RNZ Sport.
7:26 AM. Now here's something you don't hear every day - the government wants people to complain... That's if their new diesel vehicle engine dies because of fuel contamination.
7:41 AM. Dairy farmers in Missouri are crediting New Zealand migrants with bringing an on-farm revolution to the US state in the face of their dwindling economic prospects.
7:47 AM. It's changed the way we communicate with one another, how we shop, do our banking and even find romance, so it seems fitting the we're now developing a new moral code around using the internet.
7:51 AM. Potato industry experts are estimating a loss of up to $47 million as the pest psyllid continues to spread.
8:10 AM. The Independent Police Conduct Authority says officers could have prevented a drunk driver killing three young people and seriously injuring two others in Taranaki in 2005.
8:14 AM. Alastair Campbell, the most prominent figure to appear before Britain's inquiry into the Iraq war, has defended a 2002 dossier which alleged Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction.
8:17 AM. In Australia, the Opposition party is challenging the Government to take legal action against Japanese whalers.
8:21 AM. Protestors occupying private land at Taipa in Northland say their aim is to reclaim all privately-owned land in the area for their Ngati Kahu iwi.
8:25 AM. An update from the team at RNZ Sport.
8:27 AM. A survey by the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research shows companies are increasingly optimistic about the economy.
8:30 AM. The Kapiti bar that tried to ban under 20-year-olds after a chaotic opening night has backed down.
8:34 AM. To open a bank account or even get a library card, you have to produce identification and proof of address. But to register a company in New Zealand, all you need is access to the Internet.
8:36 AM. If your Christmas travel and holidays were booked on-line, then you were among a minority of New Zealanders that did so, according to TradeMe.
8:40 AM. We've sent out our reporter Kate Gudsell to find out what's going on at major theatres around the country.
8:42 AM. Sleeping in a bus isn't everyone's idea of a quality accommodation, but at one of New Zealand's first backpacker lodges on the northern shores of the Hokianga harbour - its simply one of the treats.
8:51 AM. Hobson, Grey, Eyre, Gore: with Peter Dowling, editor of AW Reed's 'Place Names of New Zealand'.
9:11 AM. The new head of Te Papa, the national museum in Wellington, has just been named.
9:17 AM. Well the sun hasn't turned up much these holidays which is all the more reason to get to the cinema, escape to warmer climes and check out what's happening in the Mexican film industry.
9:20 AM. Whanganui is playing host to a race with an international flavour this evening as New Zealand takes on Australia at side-car racing in the"Balls of Steel"speed-fest event.
9:35 AM. The world's smallest penguin, the little blue penguin, has been making its home around New Zealand's coastline for generations.
9:39 AM. Rowan's back on the West Coast of Northland. Today she's at Maunganui Bluff.
9:51 AM. Now it's only a couple of months until the world cup - the first time since 1982 the All Whites have competed.
Monday to Friday, 7am - 10am
Wednesday 13 January 2010
What's going on:
Crop of the day: Spuds, Manawatu
Bird of the day: Little Blue Penguin
Bug of the day: Head lice