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Best podcasts about Susie Ferguson

Latest podcast episodes about Susie Ferguson

RNZ: Morning Report
Health providers warn holidaymakers to be ready to isolate away from home

RNZ: Morning Report

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 3:00


Health providers in popular holiday spots are bracing for a surge of out-of-town patients over summer. They're asking holidaygoers to have a medical plan, and prepare for the possibility of having to isolate away from home because of Covid. Western Bay of Plenty Primary Health Organisation clinical director Dr Claire Isham spoke to Susie Ferguson.

RNZ: Morning Report
2021 animal highlights: Boars, goats and ducks

RNZ: Morning Report

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 3:29


We heard all about packs of wild boars wandering the streets of Barcelona. Wild boar expert Carles Conejeroa spoke to Susie Ferguson. On top of that in September we did a story about endangered old Irish goats cared for by Melissa Jeuken, then there was a talking bird Ripper the duck, and in November there was the marathon running duck Wrinkle

RNZ: Morning Report
2021 animal highlights: Fat shaming bears

RNZ: Morning Report

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 0:38


In September we came very close to fat shaming bears. The "Fat Bear Week" tournament is held every year in Alaska and Susie Ferguson spoke to Katmai Conservancy spokesperson Sara Wolman.

RNZ: Morning Report
Christmas weather: What to expect on the big day

RNZ: Morning Report

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 3:44


Barbecues, swimming, a good backyard bash, that's certainly the ideal Kirihimete in New Zealand. But will the weather join the celebration? NIWA meteorologist Chris Brandolino spoke to Susie Ferguson.

RNZ: Morning Report
Covid-19: 'Education first' approach to businesses breaking traffic light rules

RNZ: Morning Report

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 4:24


Worksafe says it's sticking with an 'education first' approach to businesses flouting Covid-19 rules, but won't hold back on penalties if it comes to that. An Auckland martial arts gym, Oliver MMA, has been fined 12-thousand dollars for knowingly allowing unvaccinated staff to work. It's the first Covid-related fine since the traffic light system came into play. Worksafe head of general inspectorate Simon Humphries spoke to Susie Ferguson.

RNZ: Morning Report
Scientists find baby dinosaur in egg fossil

RNZ: Morning Report

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 3:43


If you're a Jurassic Park fan, this next bit of news may well be the best thing you've heard in 2021. Scientists have discovered the fossils of a 66 to 72 million year old dinsosaur embryo still perfectly preserved inside its egg. Dubbed 'Baby Yingliang', the embryo was found in southern China - and scientists say it would have been preparing to hatch. Steve Brusatte is a paleontologist and professor at the University of Edinburgh, and is one of the researchers. He spoke to Susie Ferguson.

RNZ: Morning Report
Covid-19: GP clinic receptionists copping abuse from public

RNZ: Morning Report

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 5:33


Receptionists at GP clinics are in the firing line for people's anger and frustrations. Clinics have been vandalised, and staff have even had bottles thrown at them. GP groups say they have zero tolerance for any of their staff being verbally or physically abused and that they do not need to see such patients. General Practice leaders forum chair Dr Fiona Bolden spoke to Susie Ferguson.

RNZ: Morning Report
Covid-19: Israel considers fourth booster shot

RNZ: Morning Report

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 5:46


Pandemic experts in Israel have recommended a fourth Covid-19 vaccination for health workers and those over the age of 60. If the proposal goes ahead, Israel will become the world's first country to offer a fourth booster. The decision is pending approval by senior health officials, but Prime Minister Naftali Bennett welcomed the suggestion and has told officials to start preparing. There are more than 300 known cases of Omicron in the country. It comes as the head of the World Health Organisation, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, has given a warning within the last couple of hours that no country can boost its way out the pandemic. CBS Correspondent Robert Berger spoke to Susie Ferguson.

RNZ: Morning Report
Covid-19: Frustration in pharmacies amidst booster date confusion

RNZ: Morning Report

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 4:13


Pharmacists are having to deal with angry members of the public who are confused about who's eligible for a booster shot and when. The gap between the second Pfizer dose and the booster shot has been reduced from six to four months but only from 5 January. Yet pharmacists are being pressured by customers who demand to know why they can't have the booster now. Ben Latty is from Wellworks Pharmacy in Wellington. He spoke to Susie Ferguson.

RNZ: Morning Report
Covid-19: Modeller on case numbers into summer holidays

RNZ: Morning Report

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 5:33


The country's Covid-19 contact tracing system is being upgraded to deal with the highly infectious Omicron variant. It struggled in the Delta outbreak and will be critical for containing the much more virulent strain. Te Punaha Matatini complex systems researcher Dr Dion O'Neale spoke to Susie Ferguson.

RNZ: Morning Report
Oamaru barber retires after 52 years with the shears

RNZ: Morning Report

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 4:14


It's been over half a century of haircuts for an Oamaru barber, who has now laid down his scissors. He's seen it all, from Beatles-esque bowl cuts to new age fades. After 52 years and countless heads of hair, he completed his last haircut this week - the grandson of his first client. Ali Brosnan spoke to Susie Ferguson.

RNZ: Morning Report
Investment fund fraudster sentenced to 8 years in prison

RNZ: Morning Report

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 4:12


An investment fund manager has been sentenced to more than eight years in prison, after cooking his investment fund's books by hiding a large but fictitious sum using a white font on a white background. That made it look like the fund was growing, when the opposite was true. The Christchurch fund manager Kelly Simon Tonkin, who's 52-years-old, lost more than $80 million that more than150 clients had invested in the Penrich Global Macro Fund. Tonkin was sentenced yesterday in the Christchurch District Court after pleading guilty to representative charges of false accounting, false statements, and forgery brought by the Serious Fraud Office. He was given a minimum non-parole period of four years three months. Serious Fraud Office deputy chief executive of operations Paul O'Neil spoke to Susie Ferguson.

RNZ: Morning Report
Covid-19: Joe Biden to make announcement about Omicron

RNZ: Morning Report

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 5:56


President Joe Biden will make an announcement on further Covid-19 measures for Americans on Wednesday, and he's expected to announce free home-Covid testing kits to help fight Omicron's spread. Washington correspondent Simon Marks spoke to Susie Ferguson.

RNZ: Morning Report
Covid-19: Māori tamariki need vaccine prioritisation - expert

RNZ: Morning Report

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 5:22


A leading paediatrician says Māori and other vulnerable tamariki need to be prioritised when their turn comes to get the Covid-19 vaccine. From January 17, children aged five to 11 will be able to roll up their sleeves for a paediatric dose. The dose is a third of the strength of the adult one and children will get two shots eight weeks apart. The vaccine will not be mandatory for children and they will not need vaccine passes. Ngāti Tuwharetoa paediatrician and Royal Australasian College of Physicians' Indigenous Child Health Working Group chair Dr Danny de Lore spoke to Susie Ferguson.

Simon Marks Reporting
December 20, 2021 - Democrat senator puts Biden's big plan in jeopardy

Simon Marks Reporting

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 4:10


Simon's live report for Radio New Zealand's "Morning Report" with Susie Ferguson.

RNZ: Morning Report
South Africa cricket team rocked by racism allegations

RNZ: Morning Report

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 3:28


South African cricket has been rocked by news two of its greatest players of the modern era will be investigated following allegations of racism. Former captain Graeme Smith is now the country's director of cricket, while Mark Boucher is coach of the national men's team. The pair were named in an ombudsman's report which includes testimony accusing them of discriminatory treatment of black players. South African sports correspondent Ken Borland spoke to Susie Ferguson.

RNZ: Morning Report
Covid-19: Risk from virus greater than risk from vax - expert

RNZ: Morning Report

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 4:39


Health officials are stressing the severity of catching Covid-19 is far greater than the risks of any reaction to the vaccine. This is in response to the death of a 26-year-old man, now believed to be linked to a rare side effect of the vaccine, known as myocarditis. It's a treatable condition, especially if caught early. Covid-19 Vaccine Independent Safety Monitoring Board chair Doctor John Tait spoke to Susie Ferguson.

RNZ: Morning Report
Democrat senator puts Biden's big plan in jeopardy

RNZ: Morning Report

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 4:10


Fiscally conservative democrat West Virginia senator Joe Manchin has withdrawn his support the President's $1.75 trillion infrastructure plan called Build Back Better. With the senate split 50-50 between Democrats and Republicans, it's enough to sink the signature Biden Bill. US correspondent Simon Marks spoke to Susie Ferguson.

RNZ: Morning Report
Northland mayor briefed on fire spread

RNZ: Morning Report

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2021 2:41


The scrub fire in Northland which has forced the evacuation of the settlement of Kaimaumau overnight. Far North mayor John Carter has just received a briefing from Fire and Emergency was at the evacuation centre at Waihara School.  He spoke to Susie Ferguson. 

RNZ: Morning Report
Thousands of 'witches' posthumously pardoned

RNZ: Morning Report

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2021 4:22


To Scotland, where thousands of women accused of witchcraft hundreds of years ago are set to be posthumously pardoned. As a result of a petition, those accused of being witches under the Witchcraft Act between 1563 and 1736 are to have their names cleared. A members' bill in the Scottish parliament has gained the support of Nicola Sturgeon's administration after a two-year campaign. Zoe Venditozzi is a co-leader of the campaign and spoke to Susie Ferguson.

RNZ: Morning Report
Northland border: Police to start roving patrols

RNZ: Morning Report

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2021 4:33


Northland is one of the least vaccinated parts of the country and more than 12,000 people need a second jab before the region can hit the 90 per cent fully vaccinated mark. Northland police, local iwi and Te Tai Tokerau Border Control are working together at checkpoints to ensure those entering the border are fully vaccinated or have tested negative in the past 72 hours. However, police now say they will transition from the current fixed checkpoints on State Highways one and twelve to spot checks and regular roving patrols across the region. It is not yet clear when this will happen. Te Tai Tokerau Border Control Regional coordinator Rueben Taipari said police did not discuss the change with them. But he said border checks can only be done with a police presence. Rueben Taipari spoke to Susie Ferguson.

RNZ: Morning Report
Wet and blustery day for Te Waipounamu

RNZ: Morning Report

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2021 1:57


South Islanders are in for a wet and blustery day, with heavy rain and strong-wind warnings in place for much of Te Waipounamu. Torrential rain could cause surface flooding and slips, while severe gales are expected to whip up the island at speeds of up to 120 kilometres an hour. NIWA meteorologist Chris Brandolino spoke to Susie Ferguson.

RNZ: Morning Report
More human remains found inside Pike River mine

RNZ: Morning Report

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2021 6:39


Pike River families shed fresh tears for their husbands and sons after the police told them the remains of up to three more men had been found in the far western end of the mine, by a camera sent down a recently drilled borehole. The latest discovery followed footage taken just a month ago of the remains of two men and possibly a third, in another part of the mine. Five men were thought to be in this part of the mine at the time of the explosion. Sonya Rockhouse's son, Ben, was in that part of the mine where the remains have been identified. She spoke to Morning Report's Susie Ferguson.

RNZ: Morning Report
Northland mayor on evacuations and fire spread

RNZ: Morning Report

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 19, 2021 3:35


Residents in the Northland settlement of Kaimaumau have evacuated as firefighters battle a massive scrub fire that has grown to 600 hectares. A nearby school and marae opened their doors late last night for evacuees. Far North mayor John Carter was at the school evacuation centre at Waiharara. He spoke to Susie Ferguson.

RNZ: Morning Report
Covid-19: Taranaki cases will keep rising - DHB leader

RNZ: Morning Report

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 2:32


A leading Taranaki doctor is warning that cases of Covid-19 are likely to continue rising there, and it'll mean a tough Christmas for some. A Covid-19 cluster has cropped up in the South Taranaki town of Eltham - with 16 confirmed cases. All but one of the cases are children - 14 from Eltham Primary School, 11 of them from a single class. Taranaki medical officer of health Dr Jonathan Jarman spoke to Susie Ferguson.

RNZ: Morning Report
Covid-19: Expert on new funding for local hospitals

RNZ: Morning Report

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 2:38


The Government has today unveiled more details about its plans to upgrade 24 local hospitals to boost capacity to deal with Covid-19. The plans include providing around 30 new beds for intensive care and high dependency units. Intensive Care Society spokesperson Rob Bevan spoke to Susie Ferguson.

RNZ: Morning Report
Heavy rain causes slips, flooding in Canterbury

RNZ: Morning Report

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 4:35


It's been a restless night for Cantabrians, with torrential rain having caused slips, flooded properties and a handful of evacuations. More than 100 millimetres of rain has fallen over the past 24 hours, which is roughly three times the normal rainfall for the entire month of December. A handful of people were evacuated in Le Bons Bay on Banks Peninsula, where a stream burst its banks. Sewers are full to the brim in Christchurch City, causing wastewater to overflow in low lying parts of Shirley, Aranui and Heathcote Valley. Christchurch Deputy Mayor Andrew Turner and councillor for the Banks Peninsula ward spoke to Susie Ferguson.

RNZ: Morning Report
Boris Johnson fighting pushback from his own MPs

RNZ: Morning Report

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 4:01


British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is facing fresh questions over his authority - even his own party is turning against him. Almost one hundred of his own MPs rebelled against the introduction of mandatory Covid-19 passes for England. The "plan b" measures to fight Omicron passed, despite the opposition. It comes on top of the party allegations - the past two weeks have been dominated by reports of social meetups in Downing Street while the rest of the country was banned from gathering. In Parliament, Johnson was again accused of hosting a Christmas quiz last year. Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer called Johnson's behaviour "dangerous". BBC political correspondent Rob Watson spoke to Susie Ferguson from London.

RNZ: Morning Report
More information surfaces about Capitol riots

RNZ: Morning Report

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 3:45


More information has surfaced about the 6 January storming of the Capitol. Text messages from former White House chief of staff, Mark Meadows, have revealed Donald Trump Junior and Fox News hosts pleaded with him to get President Donald Trump to urge rioters to leave the Capitol. Mark Meadows has become the first White House chief of staff to face criminal charges since Watergate. Washington DC correspondent Simon Marks spoke to Susie Ferguson.

RNZ: Morning Report
Mosque attack survivor on recieving bravery medal

RNZ: Morning Report

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 6:21


A Christchurch hero has been awarded the country's highest bravery accolade - the New Zealand Cross. On March 15th 2019, Abdul Aziz and his four sons were attending prayer at the Linwood Islamic Centre when a terrorist opened fire on worshippers. Aziz left the congregation to chase the gunman away - facing extreme danger to save others. He told Susie Ferguson what the New Zealand Cross means to him. [audio_play] Dr Naeem Rashid has also been awarded the New Zealand Cross posthumously - he was fatally shot during the attack when he ran at the gunman and tackled him.

RNZ: Morning Report
Evacuations as heavy rain slams Feilding again

RNZ: Morning Report

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 5:28


Wednesday night saw flooding across the Manawatū area, including in-and-around the Makino stream. There were 80 flood related callouts and two houses were evacuated in Feilding. A welfare centre was set up at the St John Ambulance Hall but has since closed. Federated Farmers Manawatu/Rangitikei president Murray Holdaway saidflooding on farms has caused issues but they are not major or widespread.  In total of 65 properties are affected in some way, 17 roads closed mainly in and around Feilding. There are reports of stock losses, but they are not expected to be in large numbers.  Holdaway and Manawatū District Council mayor Helen Worboys spoke to Susie Ferguson.

RNZ: Morning Report
Edgeware butcher flooded after Christchurch rain

RNZ: Morning Report

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 5:01


Rain eased in Christchurch overnight and council contractors are out and about this morning to assess damage. Torrential rain caused flooding, closed roads, prompted slip warnings and wastewater overflows contaminated floodwater. The Council's Helen Beaumont is confident they're through the worst of it but there is water across the city. Peter Timbs Meats in Edgeware was flooded last night, for the second time this year. David Timbs has been there since 4am on Thursday cleaning up. He spoke to Susie Ferguson.

RNZ: Morning Report
Three waters: Mayors arrive in Wellington to discuss reforms

RNZ: Morning Report

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 6:00


Twenty-three of the country's mayors are headed to Wellington to voice their opposition to water reforms.   Communities 4 Local Democracy, or He hapori mō te Manapori, is a new local government action group formed to bring what it hails as "fresh ideas" to the Three Waters debate.   The leaders travelling to the capital mainly represent district councils, but the likes of Christchurch and Napier will be there too.  Manawatū District Council mayor Helen Worboys, who helped create the campaign, spoke to Susie Ferguson. 

RNZ: Morning Report
Covid-19: Northland update after Auckland opening

RNZ: Morning Report

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 2:58


Northlanders are nervously awaiting the arrival of Aucklanders after the region's borders opened overnight. The region has low vaccination coverage and there has been some concern from locals around arrivals from the centre of New Zealand's outbreak. RNZ reporter Sam Olley spoke to Susie Ferguson

RNZ: Morning Report
Iwi sign on to deal to help build 900 new homes in Porirua

RNZ: Morning Report

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 3:52


A new funding deal is aiming at nearly 900 new homes for Porirua - the size of an entire suburb.   It's the first initiative for the Government's Infrastructure Acceleration Fund and has been signed between Kāinga Ora, Porirua City Council and Te Rūnanga o Toa Rangatira. One third of the new homes will be for public housing, one-third for the affordable housing sector, and one-third offered to the wider housing market.  It's all part of Ngāti Toa's housing strategy for both iwi and the wider local community.  Te Rūnanga o Toa Rangatira chief executive Helmut Modlik spoke to Susie Ferguson.  

RNZ: Morning Report
Covid-19: Police checkpoints tackling exodus out of Auckland

RNZ: Morning Report

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 3:57


Auckland's borders are finally dismantled after more than 120 days of the city being cut off from the rest of the country. Random spot checks will take the place of borders to ensure travellers are vaccinated, or have received a negative Covid-19 test result. Police-led checkpoints are set up along two routes into Northland and holidaymakers are warned they'll likely be stopped. Northland District Commander superintendent Tony Hill spoke to Susie Ferguson.

RNZ: Morning Report
Covid-19: Northland iwi manning SH12 checkpoint

RNZ: Morning Report

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 4:14


As the Auckland exodus begins, the gateway to Northland will still be protected by two checkpoints to ensure those entering the region have the right documents. Police, with support from iwi, are running checkpoints on State Highway 1 at Uretiti and on State Highway 12 near Maungaturoto. They'll be checking vaccine passes or negative Covid-19 test results, to keep the virus at bay. Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Whātua chief operating officer Antony Thompson spoke to Susie Ferguson.

RNZ: Morning Report
Quote of the Year finalists released

RNZ: Morning Report

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 3:18


The public can now vote for the best New Zealand quote of 2021. Ten one liners have been finalised. Competition organiser and Speech Writing specialist Heather Kavan from Massey University spoke to Susie Ferguson.

RNZ: Morning Report
Human Rights Commission wants NZers to be nicer to unvaccinated

RNZ: Morning Report

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 3:33


Race Relations Commissioner Meng Foon is asking Kiwis to dial down the heat a notch and keep conversations civil when it comes to Covid-19 vaccinations. Foon says judgement should be dialed down and respect dialed up for all parties, whether jabbed or not. The Human Rights Commission is rolling out a new campaign encouraging New Zealanders to do just that. Foon spoke to Susie Ferguson.

RNZ: Morning Report
Kentucky tornadoes: Three-quarters of one town destroyed

RNZ: Morning Report

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 3:09


At least three-quarters of one Kentucky town is gone following the deadly tornadoes that tore through the heartland over the weekend. Determined recovery efforts are afoot, as residents grapple with the devastation. Kentucky Governor Andy Beshear spoke a short time ago with an update from Mayfield. Governor Beshear says 105 Kentuckians remain unaccounted for, and announced support for families. Kentucky Public Radio reporter Ryland Barton spoke to Susie Ferguson from Gilbertsville.

RNZ: Morning Report
Markets Update for 14 December 2021

RNZ: Morning Report

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 1:04


It may be December, but the weather has things other than sunshine on their mind for most of us over the next day or so. A hard rain's a-gonna fall across much of the country, with significant rain and strong winds forecast for many areas. NIWA meteorologist Chris Brandolino spoke to Susie Ferguson.

RNZ: Morning Report
Weather: Wet few days in store across the country

RNZ: Morning Report

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 2:43


It may be December, but the weather has things other than sunshine on their mind for most of us over the next day or so. A hard rain's a-gonna fall across much of the country, with significant rain and strong winds forecast for many areas. NIWA meteorologist Chris Brandolino spoke to Susie Ferguson.

RNZ: Morning Report
National Party wants answers on police's emergency housing data

RNZ: Morning Report

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 4:29


The National Party is describing the police's insistence they don't specifically collect crime-related data on emergency housing as a "campaign of denial". A number of reports, dating back to July 2020, and a series of inter-agency emails, suggest otherwise. Police reports detail crime trends in particular areas - they also reflect concerns about the impact on the wider community. In one Auckland district chosen for analysis - Waitemata East - there's a clear spike in crime and police call outs. RNZs first asked for any records about reported incidents and any noticeable increases in violence or crime in April - but was told Police do not "routinely" collect such data. National's housing spokesperson Nicola Willis spoke to Susie Ferguson.

RNZ: Morning Report
Spike in home-schooling applications from September onwards

RNZ: Morning Report

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 2:03


The number of people wanting to home-school their children has spiked. The Education Ministry has received more than 3000 home-schooling applications this year, 800 of them in the month of November alone. It says about 8500 children are now being home-schooled. RNZ education correspondent spoke to Susie Ferguson.

RNZ: Morning Report
Feilding streets closed due to overnight flooding

RNZ: Morning Report

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 3:23


Several streets in the Manawatu town of Feilding are closed and emergency services worked through the night after a deluge of rain flooded parts of the region. A Fire and Emergency says it had more than 35 callouts in the area after 7pm on Tuesday, mostly to water-related property damage. Mayor Helen Worboys told Susie Ferguson they were assessing the situation once there was daylight.

RNZ: Morning Report
Police gathered information on crime in emergency housing

RNZ: Morning Report

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 5:02


The police have been actively gathering detailed information on rising rates of crime and violence at emergency housing, despite insisting for months they do not "specifically" collect such data. National says there's been "a campaign of denial", accusing the government of taking a 'see no evil, hear no evil' approach to a growing crisis in New Zealand. Two Cabinet ministers are also standing by public comments they've made - now brought into serious question with a number of reports and inter-agency communications in the public domain. Political editor, Jane Patterson, has been covering this story throughout the year and spoke to Susie Ferguson.

RNZ: Morning Report
Covid-19: Northland event organisers devastated by red light

RNZ: Morning Report

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 3:59


Northland event organisers are devastated they're spending the summer holidays under red light restrictions. Te Tai Tokerau is the only region stuck at red come 30 December - that means goodbye to gatherings over 100 people for New Year's celebrations. The top of the country's the least vaccinated region, with more than 14,510 people still needed to get to the 90 percent figure. Jacman Entertainment director Jackie Sanders spoke to Susie Ferguson.

RNZ: Morning Report
Covid-19: UK brings forward boosters to fight Omicron

RNZ: Morning Report

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 3:21


In England, booster shots have been brought urgently forward to fight Omicron. The variant was discovered a mere few weeks ago, and already accounts for 40 percent of all cases in London. UK correspondent Olly Barratt spoke to Susie Ferguson.

RNZ: Morning Report
USA Tornadoes - the latest with New York Correspondent

RNZ: Morning Report

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2021 4:37


In one of the largest tornado events in United States history, more than 30 tornadoes have been reported in at least six states, including Missouri, Tennessee and Mississippi. Strong winds collapsed a candle factory in Kentucky, an Amazon warehouse in western Illinois, and a nursing home in Arkansas. A tornado hit the Mayfield Consumer Products candle factory Friday night while people were working. Kyanna Parsons-Perez, trapped in the factory, used Facebook live to plead for help before she was rescued. RNZ correspondent in New York Sarah Walton spoke to Susie Ferguson.

RNZ: Morning Report
Covid-19: Northland businesses want out of red light

RNZ: Morning Report

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 12, 2021 3:55


It's decision day for Auckland, Northland, Tairāwhiti and Whanganui with they possibility all or some will move out of red and into the orange light setting. Businesses in Te Tai Tokerau want the region out of red light Covid-19 settings, despite iwi concerns. Northland DHB is still short of the 90 percent double-dose mark by 14,884 people. Northland Chamber of Commerce chief executive Steve Smith spoke to Morning Report's Susie Ferguson.