13 Oct 2017

Top Stories for Friday 13 October 2017

From Morning Report, 6:00 am on 13 October 2017

The talks are over, the horse-trading's done and now we await a decision from New Zealand First on who will lead the next government. Overnight Belgium has been observing the 100-year anniversary of the first Battle of Passchendaele, considered one of the worst days in New Zealand's military history. An immigration professor in Queensland says it's quite possible the vigorous use of the law in the past few weeks marks the federal Government moving into a fresh, second phase of detentions and deportations. With 23 people now confirmed dead in Northern California's raging wildfires, fears are growing for a further 285 reported missing in Sonoma county alone. Ten years ago, with new anti-terrorism powers under their belt, police swooped on the people of Tuhoe in what has come to be known as the Urewera Raids.