17 Oct 2013

Top Stories for Thursday 17 October 2013

From Morning Report, 6:00 am on 17 October 2013

President Obama welcomes news of a compromise deal; PM says government still stable after Banks' resignation, won't go to snap election; Radio New Zealand editor discusses Banks' resignation; Auckland mayor remains silent and prepares new council; Russian Court hears New Zealander's bail application; Afghan interpreter continues to wait for NZ visa; Hopes NZ win will be boost for local book scene; Mr Pip author praises Booker Prize winner Eleanor Catton.