Midday Report

Midday Report

Māni Dunlop hosts Te Pūrongo o te Poutūtanga - RNZ's midday current affairs programme, including RNZ News, business, rural and sports news, plus the long-range weather forecast and Worldwatch.

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July 30, 2021 1 min
It was fourth time lucky for New Zealand rower Emma Twigg, who has won gold at the Tokyo Olympics in the women's single sculls. RNZ's reporter, Clay Wilson, was at the race and spoke to Māni Dunlop from Tokyo.
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New Zealand has won their second gold of the Tokyo Olympics, after rower Emma Twigg crossing the line first in the women's single sculls. RNZ's reporter, Kate Gregan was watching the event among crowds of fans at the Cloud in Tamaki Makaurau in Auckland. She spoke to Māni Dunlop.
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New Zealand has won gold at the Tokyo Olympics, with rower Emma Twigg crossing the line first in the women's single sculls This is her fourth Olympic appearance, placing fourth in the past two Games. Māni Dunlop spoke to the captain of Twigg's Hawke's Bay Rowing Club, Belinda Vandeerpeet.
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July 30, 2021 7 min
As a mass Covid-19 innoculation event starts in South Auckland today, providing the service to rural people remains patchy. Susan Murray has the rural news.
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Perseverance is how Emma Twigg's rowing career will be remembered, no matter what happens in the women's singles sculls final coming up shortly in Tokyo. Brenton Vanisselroy has sport.
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Strong house prices and a tightening labour market are underpinning consumer optimism. Kim Savage has business.
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It could be another golden day on the water for New Zealand today, with our rowers having several chances at a medal this afternoon. First up is Emma Twigg in the women's single sculls at 12.33pm. Māni Dunlop spoke to RNZ's reporter in Tokyo, Clay Wilson, about Twigg's chances.
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The Minister of Health says the Nurses Organisation has rejected its own proposal in turning down the latest pay offer. Speaking a short time ago, Andrew Little said the Government had addressed the nurses concerns in its offer. RNZ's Political Reporter, Jane Patterson, spoke to Māni Dunlop.
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"An absolute shambles with long wait times" is how some people are describing the first morning of the country's first mass vaccination event in Tamaki Makaurau - Auckland. More than 16,000 people have signed up to get innoculated over the next three days - more than 240 booths have been set up at the Manukau Events Centre, where 12 vaccinators will see one person every 90 seconds. The director of the event, Matt Hannan...
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July 30, 2021 9 min
The country's first mass vaccine event gets underway. The Health Minister tries to dissuade a nurses strike. Nicola Wright has the news.
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Daily Covid-19 cases in Fiji are back over a thousand - and there is such sustained pressure on frontline workers and the health system - that the latter really is cracking right now. There are about 19,000 people who have tested positive in isolation, and this outbreak has caused more than 200 deaths. There is no sign of this second wave slowing, and while the government tightens curfews - still, no national lockdown. RNZ Pacific ...
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The Univeristy of Auckland, Royal Society and now the Tertiary Education Union have come out against a contentious letter to the editor by seven Univeristy of Auckland professors denying Mātauranga Māori as science. The statement appeared in the Listener written by Kendall Clements, Garth Cooper, Michael Corballis, Douglas Elliffe, Elizabeth Rata, Robert Nola and John Werry - three of whom are Royal Society Fellows. In a letter add...
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New Zealand has just won its first gold medal of the Tokyo Olympics, with rowing Pair Kerri Gowler and Grace Prendergast crossing the line just a few minutes ago. Watching the race among throngs of fans at the Cloud on Tamaki Makaurau's waterfront was RNZ's reporter, Jean Bell. She spoke to Māni Dunlop.
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New Zealand has just won its first gold medal of the Tokyo Olympics, with rowing Pair Kerri Gowler and Grace Prendergast crossing the line just a few minutes ago. Kerri Gowler races for the Aramoho Whanganui Rowing Club, and the club's President, Bruce Osborne spoke to Māni Dunlop.
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July 29, 2021 6 min
Higher prices for food hasn't meant higher returns for growers and farmers. Susan Murray has the rural news
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Our Olympic rowers go for gold. Stephen Hewson has sport.
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Could a new player enter the supermarket sector?
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Another day, another shot at a medal for our Olympic athletes in Tokyo. The women's rowing pair of Kerri Gowler and Grace Prendergast will race for gold shortly, at 12.30pm RNZ's reporter in Tokyo, Maja Burry, spoke to Māni Dunlop about their chances.
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The Minister for Children has called for an investigation into the treatment of a young child by Oranga Tamariki. RNZ revealed this morning that a child spent more than nine weeks in a Waikato hospital because the agency failed to find them a suitable placement. In documents posted online by the cyber hackers who attacked the Waikato DHB, staff said the child did not require hospital admission for any medical reason and was not unw...
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New Zealanders are likely paying more for their groceries than they would if there was more competition in our supermarkets. That's the finding from the Commerce Commission's draft report into the grocery sector, released this morning. Māni Dunlop spoke to the Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister, David Clark.
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