Radio New Zealand - Thursday, 29th June 2006

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Our Changing World

Life inside the Cosmic Egg (Science)
Veronika Meduna talks to Tony Fairall, a professor of astronomy at the University of Capetown about life in the universe. [more]

Jupiter - the King of Planets (Science)
Dean Williams discusses Jupiter and its majestic cloud patterns and storms with Jennie McCormick. [more]

Little Barrier Island Part 3 (Environment)
Dean Williams visits Little Barrier Island - this is the last of a three-part series. [more]

News stories:

Fiji Labour Party President defends Mahendra Chaudhry
The public row at the highest levels of the Fiji Labour Party is escalating with its president defending its leader, Mahendra Chaudhry, over his proposed list of nominees for appointment... [more]

French Polynesia assembly bans nuclear exhibition
A French Polynesian assembly member says she may take the assembly president, Philippe Schyle, to court for banning an exhibition to mark the 40th anniversary of the first French nuclear... [more]

Improved labour mobility among Pacific Islands countries advocated
A delegate to a conference on Pacific labour issues, starting in Wellington today, would like to see restrictions lifted to increased mobility of labour among the island countries. The conference,... [more]

The Cook Islands Netball President quietly confident of a spot at World Cup next year
The Cook Islands netball team will travel to Fiji next month for a chance to qualify for one of two spots available to the World netball Cup tournament also in... [more]

Fiji Labour party members question absence of party leader
Members of the Fiji Labour Party are reported to be questioning the unexplained absence from the country of their leader, Mahendra Chaudhry, at a time when the party is torn... [more]

American Samoa's interisland airways service returns
American Samoa's Inter Island Airways has resumed its inter Samoa air service after its Dornier aircraft was grounded for two weeks. The French made aircraft resumed flights on Monday after... [more]

Former deputy speaker of parliament in Fiji serves rest of sentence extramurally
The former Deputy Speaker of Fiji's parliament, Ratu Rakuita Vakalalabure, has been released from jail to serve the rest of his sentence extramurally. Vakalalabure was jailed for six years in... [more]

American Samoa looks at alternative energy sources to offset rising fuel prices
American Samoa's Power Authority or ASPA says the US Department of Interior is supporting its efforts to develop alternative energy sources to offset rising fuel prices. ASPA's chief operations officer,... [more]

Fiji Labour officials defy leader
Some senior Fiji Labour Party officials claim that Mahendra Chaudhry is not their leader because of a technicality. Radio Legend quotes them as saying this is because Mr Chaudhry was... [more]

Warning to Land Dive organisers in Vanuatu not to put money before safety
The Vanuatu cultural centre has warned organisers of the Nagol or Pentecost Land Dive not to over-exploit the annual event after three accidents this year in which one jumper was... [more]

PNG rejects Australian bid in Papua asylum controversy
Papua New Guinea has turned down Australian requests that it take in Indonesian Papuan asylum seekers while their refugee applications are processed by Canberra. The foreign minister, Sir Rabbie Namaliu,... [more]

Fresh port strike looms in French Polynesia
There is a fresh strike threat in French Polynesia by the group of former members of the GIP intervention force who carried out a series of illegal port blockades. They... [more]