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.
"Long tunnel" proposed for Wellington
In Wellington, it might never happen, but a "long tunnel" is being proposed between the Terrace Tunnel and Kilbirnie, meaning drivers would effectively avoid the entire city centre. It could ease traffic congestion and open up land for housing. Let's Get Wellington Moving governance reference group chair Daran Ponter speaks to Māni Dunlop.
Lisa Carrington just got an Olympic best
One of the top medal contenders for Aotearoa - will soon be up for a gold in the kayaking. Lisa Carrington just got an Olympic best in her semi final. And the sailing duo - whose race was postponed due to a lack of wind yesterday - will take to the water this afternoon. RNZ sports reporter Clay Wilson is in Japan and speaks to Māni Dunlop.
Midday Rural News for 3 August 2021
The country's largest kiwifruit grower and packhouse operator says the arrival of more RSE or Recognised Seasonal Employer workers will make for a safer work environment.
Midday Sports News for 3 August 2021
Kayaker Lisa Carrington is about to resume her quest for a third straight K1 200 Olympic title. Carrington won her heat comfortably yesterday and is about to race her semi-final, needing to finish in the top four, to make this afternoon's final.
Midday Business News for 3 August 2021
As you may have heard in the news. . . . tighter mortage lending rules are coming. The central bank is to consult on low deposit lending by banks from 20 percent to no more than 10 percent of their new lending from October 1.
Nurse shortages are placing patients at risk of harm
The Southern District Health Board is hopeful its staffing woes will be resolved by the middle of next year. A report tabled at today's board meeting found nurse shortages are placing patients at risk of harm. RNZ Dunedin reporter Tess Brunton has been covering the story and speaks to Māni Dunlop.