Radio New Zealand - Thursday, 22nd June 2006

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This page features: News Stories, Our Changing World, The Treaty Debates

Our Changing World

Chatham Islands Taiko (Environment)
Dean Williams talks to Hayley Lawrence about the rare Chathams Island taiko. [more]

Royal Society's Big Science Adventure Part 1 (Science)
Veronika Meduna joins a team of Pakuranga College students on their trip to study tuatara biology on Stephen's Island. [more]

Little Barrier Island Part 2 (Environment)
Dean Williams visits Little Barrier Island - this is part two of a three-part series. [more]

Palliative Care (Health)
Louise Wallace discusses palliative care with Barbara Monroe, chief executive of St Christopher's hospice in London. [more]

The Treaty Debates

Treaty Debate 1 (2006)
Joe Williams, Chief Judge and Chairperson of the Waitangi Tribunal, and Sir Geoffrey Palmer, Head of the Law Commission, consider the future of the Treaty of Waitangi from a legal, constitutional and historical perspective. [more]

Treaty Debate 2 (2006)
Apirana Mahuika, the Chairman of Te Runanga o Ngati Porou, and Pat Snedden, an Auckland businessman and consultant, consider the future of the Treaty of Waitangi from the point of view of those involved in putting it into effect with very different organisations. [more]

News stories:

Government programmes in Fiji found unconstitutional
The Fiji government's affirmative action programmes have been found to be unconstitutional under the country's Social Justice Act. The Fiji Times reports that this is the finding of the Fiji... [more]

Solomons government seeks log processing quota
The Solomon Islands government says it wants all logging companies to eventually process 20 percent of harvested logs locally. This is part of a new policy laid out in the... [more]

Trade ministers meet in Fiji
Trade ministers of the Pacific Islands Forum meeting have met in Fiji to consider initiatives for strengthening the position of the Forum Island Countries in the WTO. The meeting also... [more]

Samoa Parliament passes first budget after election
Samoa's parliament passed its first financial year budget for 2006/2007 without changes last night. This is despite strong criticism from the Opposition of the new increase of 2.5 percent to... [more]

American Samoan students taught in deplorable conditions - says special needs teacher
A special needs teacher in American Samoa says students are taught in deplorable and unhygienic conditions and are getting inadequate services. Special Education teacher Sevelu Liu told the American Samoa... [more]

Police in American Samoa will provide security for Da Code Vinci movie screening
The police in American Samoa will be providing security during the screening of the The Da Vinci Code movie on June the 30th. According to the Samoa News, the move... [more]

Abolish all monopolies in Fiji, says Fiji Labour party leader
The Fiji Labour Party leader, Mahendra Chaudhry, has accused the multi-party government of supporting cartels and monopolies. Mr Chaudhry has told parliament that the government must use the powers vested... [more]

Hawaiian Air asked to withdraw Honolulu to Pago Pago route
American Samoa's Governor Togiola Tulafono has asked Hawaiian Air to withdraw from the Honolulu to Pago Pago route. The governor laid this out in a letter that has been delivered... [more]

Samoa's PM says country does not have enough agricultural crops to meet demand
Samoa's Prime Minister says the country does not have enough agricultural crops to meet demand. Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi was responding to calls from several Members of Parliament for his government... [more]

Tonga finds new squash market in South Korea
Tonga has secured access to South Korea for smaller varieties of squash. The Matangi Tonga online magazine reports that this comes after a poor export season last year. The Secretary... [more]

Pacific countries offer fishing rights to EU member countries
Pacific Island Countries will offer member countries of the European Union access to fishing rights in the region in return for investment in the industry and EU market access. The... [more]

American Samoa businesses seek extension on paying leases
American Samoa businesses who have defaulted on lease payments at the Industrial Park in Tafuna have asked the government for an extension in an effort to pay their dues. Treasurer... [more]

Phone calls between American Samoa and the US now domestic not international
The US Federal Telecommunications Commission has ruled that phone calls between American Samoa and the United States will now be treated as domestic rather than international calls. The ruling says... [more]

Alleged Fiji coup funders to be charged soon
Fiji's police commissioner says he is confident that some financiers of the May 2000 coup will be charged in the not too distant future. Andrew Hughes has told Radio Legend... [more]

Top French Socialist leaders invited to marry in Tahiti next month
The French Polynesian president says the French Socialist leader, Francois Hollande, and the party's possible contender for the French presidency, Segolene Royal, have been invited to get married in Tahiti... [more]

Moves in American Samoa to tackle violence in community
There's a drive in American Samoa to tackle violence in the community. Last year, more than 600 family based violence cases were reported through the Family Court. Family based violence... [more]

Samoa PM urges new speaker to stay independent
Samoa's Prime Minister has urged the new parliament speaker, Tolofuaivalelei Falemoe Leiataua, to stay independent to maintain the integrity of his office. The Prime Minister, Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi, was speaking... [more]

New Caledonian union optimistic about port talks
The New Caledonian USTKE union says it is confident the port dispute in Noumea will come to an end as negotiations have started. The union is asking for a quota... [more]

Solomons opposition calls for minister to be sacked over IWC vote
The Solomon Islands opposition has called on the Prime Minister to sack the fisheries minister for not conforming with cabinet decisions. The fisheries minister , Nollen Leni, voted in support... [more]

Philemon loses PNG party tussle
A political split is widening in Papua New Guinea between the Prime Minister, Sir Michael Somare, and the Treasurer, Bart Philemon, in the lead-up to next year's general election. Mr... [more]

French Polynesia's Flosse faces possible supreme court challenge
A citizen in French Polynesia says he is poised to challenge part of yesterday's court ruling against the former president, Gaston Flosse, in the supreme court in Paris. The court... [more]

Fiji's Chaudhry warns of possible coalition collapse
The head of Fiji's Labour party says Labour could withdraw from the coalition government if its affirmative action programmes continue to be race-based. Mahendra Chaudhry made the threat after the... [more]

Chaudhry threatens to pull out of multi-party Fiji government
The Fiji Labour Party leader, Mahendra Chaudhry, has threatened to pull his MPs out of the multi-party cabinet unless the government immediately brings its affirmative action programmes into line with... [more]

Goro Nickel calls for accountability from New Caledonia Kanak groups
Goro Nickel's director general, Ron Renton, says Rheebu Nuu and Caugern are not above the law and have to obey the rules of the country. This comes after a court... [more]

Taiwan's ambassador to the Marshall Islands disappointed by China trip
Taiwan's ambassador to the Marshall Islands says he is disappointed and surprised by the decision of a group of Marshallese Senators to accept an all expenses paid trip to China. [more]

Taiwan's ambassador to the Marshall Islands disappointed by trip to China
Taiwan's ambassador to the Marshall Islands says he is disappointed and surprised by the decision of a group of Marshallese Senators to accept an all expenses paid trip to China. [more]