8 Nov 2017

Top Stories for Wednesday 8 November 2017

From Morning Report, 6:00 am on 8 November 2017

It's been a wild night of weather for the South Island. Huge gusts of wind caused power cuts on much of the West Coast, the top of the South Island and the east coast down into north Canterbury. Labour admits yesterday's election of the Speaker of the House became a farce, but says it's now on notice that the National party intends to be a 'disruptive opposition'. The owner of a helicopter that was shot at while dropping hunters into a Taupo forest says he's frustrated the police have taken no action taken against the perpetrators. In the wake of the Texas church massacre, RNZ news has been given official figures showing there are more than 13 thousand military-style semi-automatic weapons in this country. As we have been reporting this morning Winston Peters has launched legal action over the leaking of his superannuation over-payments during the election campaign. Manus Island refugees say they are determined to stay on the island's detention centre - even if it means dying there.