13 Dec 2017

Top Stories for Wednesday 13 December 2017

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

Whangarei Hospital's blood bank has been declared substandard and the New Zealand Blood Service has been forced to step in to help. Eleven of New Zealand's 20 District Health Boards are not keeping any records of people attempting suicide or self-harming at respite centres for mental health patients. The countdown to Friday's re-opening of State Highway 1 through Kaikoura has started, but truck drivers won't be celebrating just yet. Donald Trump has denied accusations that he sexually harassed multiple women before becoming US President. An animal welfare group is laying a complaint with police after being sent a video of a teenager bashing a kitten to death with a rock. Paw Justice put the video online after it was sent to them by an Invercargill resident in a bid to try to identify the offenders. KidsCan says it's been told it will lose its funding on 30 June next year.