Across the Ditch: Peter Godfrey, of Australia’s radio FiveAA, and Selwyn Manning of deliver their Across the Ditch bulletin.

This week:

  • Gales + rain and Cyclone Winston
  • David Bain’s compensation bid hits a wall
  • Sheldon’s NZ Flag referendum shoutout
  • Australia and NZ set to play the final of the two test Cricket series in Christchurch just days after a magnitude 5.9 quake struck causing moderate damage in places. Aftershocks are forecast for throughout the match.

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Selwyn Manning, BCS (Hons.) MCS (Hons.) is an investigative political journalist with 23 years media experience. He specializes in reportage and analysis of socioeconomics, politics, foreign affairs, and security/intelligence issues. Selwyn has extensive experience as a commentator and has provided live political analysis to a wide range of television and radio organizations broadcasting in New Zealand, Australia and globally including the BBC (Five Live, London) and BBC (World Service). He is currently a correspondent to Australia's FiveAA radio, and is a regular live-on-air panelist on Radio New Zealand's The Panel with broadcaster Jim Mora.