15 Dec 2017

Top Stories for Friday 15 December 2017

From Morning Report, 6:00 am on 15 December 2017

There are warnings the Government's plans to alleviate child poverty and boost health and education spending could come unstuck if the economy isn't as strong as expected. State Highway 1 north of Kaikōura will reopen today after being closed for more than a year because of the damage caused by last November's earthquake. It's been a long road to get the highway back up and running. An archaeologist has made a remarkable discovery at the site of the country's first major battlefield, Ruapekapeka. Former politician Don Brash accepted an invitation to travel to Whangarei last night to watch a play about a 1960s Māori family struggling to retain their language and values after moving to a Pakeha community.