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With a straight down the middle approach, Heather du Plessis-Allan Drive on Newstalk ZB delivers the very latest news and views to New Zealanders as they wrap up their day.

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With a straight down the middle approach, Heather du Plessis-Allan Drive on Newstalk ZB delivers the very latest news and views to New Zealanders as they wrap up their day.

    Danni Hewson: AJ Bell financial advisor on Tesla experiencing historic revenue drop

    Danni Hewson: AJ Bell financial advisor on Tesla experiencing historic revenue drop

    New reports show Tesla is experiencing a steep decline in profits and revenue - but the company's shares jumped 10 percent.

    The electric vehicle manufacturer posted a lower-than-expected $21.3 billion in revenue and 55 percent decline in profit from the first quarter of 2023.

    AJ Bell financial advisor Danni Hewson says investors believe CEO Elon Musk aims to focus more attention on Tesla, with more projects in the pipeline.

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    Henry Russell: ANZ economist on New Zealand reaching first trading surplus in months

    Henry Russell: ANZ economist on New Zealand reaching first trading surplus in months

    New Zealand has achieved its first trading surplus since last May.

    Stats NZ trade data for March 2024 shows a monthly surplus of $588 million.

    Goods exports rose 3.8 percent in March on March 2023 - driven by fruit exports, which rose $170 million.

    ANZ economist Henry Russell says this is down to a post-pandemic bounce-back - and a weakening domestic economy.

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    Marty Donoghue: RSA CEO on Defence Force luggage getting lost ahead of Anzac Day Gallipoli service

    Marty Donoghue: RSA CEO on Defence Force luggage getting lost ahead of Anzac Day Gallipoli service

    The Defence Force is facing an unexpected challenge ahead of ANZAC commemorations in Gallipoli.

    About half the luggage of the 40-strong team is lost in transit at Dubai, including uniforms and instruments.

    RSA CEO Marty Donoghue says he expects the team will come up with a backup plan ahead of tomorrow's event.

    "I think the contingent will be really gutted it doesn't have its instruments and uniforms with them - but there is always a way you can solemnly remember and do a remembrance activity."

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    Arj Barker: comedian on his decision to kick a mother and baby out of his Melbourne show

    Arj Barker: comedian on his decision to kick a mother and baby out of his Melbourne show

    American comedian Arj Barker is on the defence after last weekend's incident

    Barker has sparked controversy across the Tasman after he asked a mother and baby to leave his Melbourne comedy show on Saturday, because the baby was disrupting his performance.

    He says he had no interest in shaming the woman or her child - but he wanted to create a quiet soundscape. 

    "I just wanted to create an uninterrupted soundscape so I could do my show. This was a very quiet theatre... it's a beautiful theatre, but you could hear a pin drop in there." 

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    Troy Churton: Ōrākei Local Board member on dog walkers leaving poo bags where bin used to be

    Troy Churton: Ōrākei Local Board member on dog walkers leaving poo bags where bin used to be

    Dog walkers in Auckland's Remuera and Pt Chevalier have been leaving poo bags where rubbish bins used to be.

    The council's been removing bins with low historical use since last November to save money.

    Orakei Local Board member Troy Churton says the protest is duly noted, but it's no reason to keep dump dog faeces.

    "I can definitely raise this with my board - and will do so - that some of the bins we've taken can be reinstated."

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    Chris Luxon: Prime Minister defends Cabinet reshuffle and demotion of ministers

    Chris Luxon: Prime Minister defends Cabinet reshuffle and demotion of ministers

    The Prime Minister is defending today's surprise Cabinet reshuffle.

    Luxon has demoted Melissa Lee from Cabinet and stripped her of the Broadcasting and Media portfolio, giving it to Paul Goldsmith.

    He's also sacked Penny Simmonds as the Minister for Disabilities, handing the role to Louise Upston.

    Prime Minister Luxon says he needs the right people in the right assignments at the right time - and both roles have gotten more complex.

    "They're good, hardworking ministers, they've still got my full confidence, they've still got key roles to play with portfolios on our team and key roles to deliver on - but this is really just acknowledging both of those portfolios have changed."

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