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Kerry-Anne Walsh with news from Australia

We cross the ditch to Canberra to talk to our correspondent Kerry-Anne Walsh.

5m
Aug 18
Political editors panel: A week of news in 10 minutes

It's time now for our Friday feature on Morning Report in which we dissect, discuss and analyse the political stories of the week. They might be big issues, they might be small, nothing is off limits in the next ten minutes. Political editor Jane Patterson and TVNZ political editor Jessica Mutch-McKay spoke to Corin Dann and Susie Ferguson.

10m
Aug 18
Taranaki Civil Defence on wet weather in the region

Rivers rose rapidly in Taranaki yesterday afternoon and emergency services were bracing for more heavy downfalls overnight. The head of Taranaki Civil Defence Todd Velvin spoke to Corin Dann/Susie Ferguson.

2m
Aug 18
Councils struggle to cover costs of road repairs

Severe winter weather has been wreaking havoc on the country's roads this week. But high-vis vests have been out in full force across the motu throughout the winter as teams scramble to clear up after slips, flooding, and fallen trees. Waka Kotahi says we're seeing higher numbers of intense rainfall events with catastrophic effects on our roads. And councils are struggling to keep up with the clean up. Lauren Crimp reports.

3m
Aug 18
Market Update for 19 August 2022

Business update for 19 August 2022

1m
Aug 18
Omarama residents angered by inconsistent medical care.

Omarama residents are angry because they say they are not getting timely medical care. The nearest ambulance is 30 kilometres away, but the town in South Canterbury's Mackenzie Basin has a group of trained volunteer first responders and an agreement with St John that they'll be dispatched when they are needed. Residents say these volunteers too often aren't called out when they should be - a subject that will be raised at a community meeting tomorrow. Tess Brunton reports.

3m
Aug 18
Documents show police used outdated speed cameras

Documents say the country's speed cameras were already a few years old when police put them in - and are now so ineffective they miss catching alot of drivers. The old cameras range from 75 percent to a whopping 1500 percent less effective than new high-tech ones. Though they were installed between nine and seven years ago, police actually bought them well before that, and they "were likely developed a further 10-20 years before that". This is revealed in a summary of a confidential due diligence report by accounting firm PWC to the Transport Agency late last year. The worst performing cameras are those used against red-light runners; they snap just one offender where a new one would snap 15.

4m
Aug 18
Power still out in Northland due to heavy rain

Northland Civil Defence is responding to severe flooding caused by heavy rain in the region. Some people have been evacuated and roads are closed or restricted across Northland. Far North residents are being asked to conserve water, as the flooding puts pressure on the sewerage system. Northland Civil Defence spokesperson Zach Woods spoke to Corin Dann

2m
Aug 18
West Coast residents bracing for further downpours tonight

Weather eased on the West coast last night but heavy rain is forecast for tonight through to Saturday afternoon. RNZ's reporter Niva Chittock is in Westport and spoke to Corin Dann.

2m
Aug 18
Many evacuated Nelson residents left in flooded limbo

Many evacuated Nelson residents have no idea when they'll be able to return to their homes with parts of the city damaged by flooding and slips. A state of emergency remains in force.

4m
Aug 18
Sports News for 19 August 2022

PGA Tour players - including superstars Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy - met this week to discuss the issues being created by the new Saudi-backed league.

2m
Aug 18
Black Ferns set for last tests before Rugby World Cup

The Black Ferns have just a couple of games before the start of their World Cup title defence in Aotearoa, with the two-test series against Australia their last chance to settle on their top side. Their first Test will be played tomorrow night in Christchurch. The players will be desperate to perform and secure their place in the World Cup squad, but for one returning star, just being picked for THIS series is a huge victory. RNZ's rugby reporter Joe Porter has more.

3m
Aug 18
FENZ warns of delays during a nationwide firefighters strike

Fire and Emergency says 111 calls will still be answered and responded to, but there could be significant delays during a nationwide strike of members of the Professional Firefighters Union between 11am and 12 noon today. Brendan Nally, the deputy national commander, says people should double check fire alarms and memorise evacuation plans before the strike takes place, so as to be best prepared. He spoke to Susie Ferguson.

3m
Aug 18
Four key road routes closed in top of the South Island

Roads in the upper South Island have been impacted heavily by flooding and slips over the last two days, with four key routes closed to motorists. Waka Kotahi's journey manager in the South Island, Tresca Forrester, spoke to Susie Ferguson.

3m
Aug 18
Far North roads closed dur to slips, flooding

Heavy rain has forced six road closures on the state highway network in Northland. Waka Kotahi's journey manager in Northland, Liam Ryan gave an update to Corin Dann.

1m
Aug 18
Kaeo local says flooded community is resilient

A Kaeo business owner says residents of the Far North town are resilient. The main street of Kaeo has flooded cutting people off from essential services. The water has blocked access to the town's health centre. Vivienne Bath, who owns the local pharmacy, told Corin Dann it is still open for business.

4m
Aug 18
RNZ political editor on claims from Labour MP Gaurav Sharma

Embattled Labour Party MP Gaurav Sharma is likely to be expelled from the Party's caucus after he again spoke out about his party. RNZ political editor Jane Patterson, spoke to Susie Ferguson about the latest claims made by the MP.

3m
Aug 18
Labour Party MP Gaurav Sharma speaks out again

Embattled Labour Party MP Gaurav Sharma is likely to be expelled from the Party's caucus after he again spoke out about his party. A spokesperson for the Labour leader says the caucus will meet again on Tuesday to consider a motion to expel Dr Sharma from caucus. This after Dr Sharma appeared on Newshub on Thursday night detailing further allegations against the Party. Dr Sharma has since told Morning Report that Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern repeatedly lied about Labour's process for suspending him from caucus. He says he has a 55-minute recording of a senior MP telling him about a secret caucus meeting on Monday night, in which Ms Ardern had quote, "already made up her mind" that he would be suspended from caucus. Ms Ardern rejects that. Dr Sharma told Corin Dann that other MPs, like the senior colleague he secretly recorded, won't speak up publicly because of an "environment of fear the Prime Minister has created.

10m
Aug 18
Clendon Park locals horrified by discovery of remains

Aucklanders are trying to come to terms with the horrific discovery of the remains of two young children near Manurewa. Police have confirmed the bodies of two children aged between 5 and ten years old were found in two suitcases bought at a storage unit auction. Jonty Dine reports.

2m
Aug 18
Rain eases in Nelson, but threats to homes and roads remain

In Nelson, more residents had to be evacuated overnight - forced out of their homes by slips and falling trees. At least 411 homes have now been evacuated in total. RNZ reporter, Kirsty Frame, is in Nelson and spoke to Susie Ferguson

2m
Aug 18
Civil defence update on flooded Nelson-Tasman region

In Nelson, more residents had to be evacuated overnight - forced out of their homes by slips and falling trees. At least 411 homes have now been evacuated in total. The city's water supply has been affected by a slip that has damaged the main line from Maitai Reservoir into the city. It says the secondary pipe is still supplying water, but at a much-reduced flow rate. Residents are being asked to conserve water. The ground is saturated, and landslips have taken place in multiple areas including Atawhai - where power is now out. Many evacuated Nelson residents have no idea when they'll be able to return to their homes with parts of the city damaged by flooding and slips. A state of emergency remains in force. Rob Smith, the Nelson/Tasman Civil Defence Emergency Management Group Controller, spoke to Corin Dann

6m
Aug 18
Evacuations, closed roads and landslips in Northland

The weather front affecting large parts of the country has caused flooding, washouts and slips. There have been evacuations in Northland, while in Nelson there were more evacuations late yesterday. In the Far North where the weather has closed multiple roads, many people are without power and some people have been evacuated from homes in Kaitaia. Kaeo is the worst hit area from the flooding, but the council is keeping a close eye on Awanui, Moerewa, Rangiahua and Kohukohu. Top Energy has outages at seven locations throughout the Far North. RNZ's reporter Finn Blackwell is in Kaeo and spoke to Susie Ferguson.

2m
Aug 18
Sports News for 19 August 2022

Rafael Nadal's first match since pulling out of the Wimbledon semi-finals because of injury ended in defeat at the Cincinnati Open, in a blow to the Spaniard's US Open hopes.

1m
Aug 18
Business News for 19 August 2022

Bussiness news for 19 August 2022

4m
Aug 18
MetService meteorologist weather update

MetService meteorologist Stephen Glassey speaks to Corin Dann about overnight weather in flood-hit areas around the country and what is forecast for today.

3m
Aug 18
Morning Rural News for 19 August 2022

News from the rural and farming sector for 19 August 2022

3m
Aug 18
Nelson mayor says danger from floods, slips not over

In Nelson, more residents had to be evacuated overnight - forced out of their homes by slips and falling trees.  At least 411 homes have been evacuated in total.   The city's water supply has been affected by a slip that has damaged the main line from Maitai Reservoir into the city. It says the secondary pipe is still supplying water, but at a much-reduced flow rate.  Residents are being asked to conserve water.  The ground is saturated, and landslips have taken place in multiple areas including Atawhai - where power is now out. Many evacuated Nelson residents have no idea when they'll be able to return to their homes with parts of the city damaged by flooding and slips. A state of emergency remains in force. Nelson's mayor Rachel Reese spoke to Susie Ferguson

4m
Aug 18
Early Sports News for 19 August 2022

A brief update from the RNZ sports team for 19 August 2022

3m
Aug 18
Early Business News for 19 August 2022

A brief update from the business sector for 19 August 2022

1m
Aug 18
Minister for Emergency visits Nelson

The Government will make an initial contribution of $200,000 to the Mayoral Relief Fund to help flood-affected communities in Nelson-Tasman and Marlborough. Minister for Emergency Management Kieran McAnulty visited Nelson yesterday and said he was surprised by the extent of the damage. He spoke to Corin Dann.

5m
Aug 18