29 Jun 2017

Top Stories for Thursday 29 June 2017

From Morning Report, 6:00 am on 29 June 2017

Almost three decades on, six people in the United Kingdom have been charged over the Hillsborough stadium disaster which left 96 people dead. Our correspondent in London, Catherine Drew, says the families have finally got what they've always wanted, someone to be accountable for the deaths and the coverup. The global cyber-attack that is now starting to be felt in New Zelanad may have started via corrupted updates on a piece of accountancy software. Ryan Kalembar is the senior vice president of cybersecurity strategy at a US data protection company Proofpoint. One of the country's most experienced leaky building litigation lawyers is now fielding calls from other apartment owners fearing another nightmare on their hands - combustible cladding. And now Paul Grimshaw is recommending people tear off the cladding themselves to check, following the devastating fire at London's Grenfell Tower. The All Blacks team to take on the British and Irish Lions on Saturday night has been named. Our sports reporter Joe Porter has been looking over the selection. The number of days American billionaire Peter Thiel spent in New Zealand before being granted citizenship will be made public today. The controversial entrepreneur visited New Zealand just four times before he became a citizen but he government has refused to say how many days he's been here. Now they've been told they have to by the Ombudsman. The country's teachers are welcoming the proposal to bring computer programming into the core curriculum, saying it will help set young people up to succeed in any career in the 21st century. Claire Amos is an English teacher and the deputy principal at Hobsonville Point Secondary School says the plan is 'incredibly exciting'.