Radio New Zealand - Thursday, 10th May 2007

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Our Changing World

IPCC - Ralph Sims
Ralph Sims, the director of Massey University's Energy Research Centre and a convening author on energy for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, talks about mitigation opportunities at a conference in Bangkok. [more]

GM Brassicas pt2
Part two of our look at issues raised by the latest proposed field trial of genetically modified vegetables [more]

Earthquake Research
New directions in geohazard research and engineering [more]

Miscarriage prevention
Can reducing blood clotting be an effective treatment for recurrent miscarriages? [more]

News stories:

Nominations for PNG's national election next month end today
Nominations for Papua New Guinea's national election next month end today. It's believed that record numbers have already nominated for the first poll under the Limited Preferential Voting system or... [more]

Another night in custody for Fiji's top detective
Fiji's top detective spent his second night in police custody last night after being taken from his home late on Tuesday. Officers of the Fiji Independent Commission Against Corruption detained... [more]

Fiji NGOs call on former supervisor of elections to disprove allegations
Civil society groups is Fiji are calling on the former supervisor of elections, Semesa Karavaki, to disprove the allegations in a special audit report which has led to allegations of... [more]

Fiji NGOs concerned over military appointment in anti-corruption body
Fiji's NGO Coalition on Human Rights has expressed concern about the appointment of one of the country's most senior military officers as the acting deputy commissioner of the Fiji Independent... [more]

PNG police commander says moving 2,000 staff during elections will be a nightmare
The Papua New Guinea police commander, Gari Baki, says moving two thousand staff around in the Highlands during the elections next month will be a logistical nightmare The police are... [more]

Fiji's interim finance minister claims international observers were sleeping on job
Fiji's interim finance minister and Labour Party leader, Mahendra Chaudhry, claims international observers who declared last year's general election as free and fair were sleeping on the job. Mr Chaudhry's... [more]

Fiji police investigate alleged election fraud
Fiji police have confirmed that they are investigating allegations that last year's general elections were rigged. The Fijilive news website says the director of the police criminal investigations department, Senior... [more]

Hopes new voting system in PNG will see more women in Parliament
There are hopes that the new Limited Preferential Voting system being brought in Papua New Guinea will help put more women in parliament. There is only one female MP in... [more]

Team New Zealand finishes top qualifier
Team New Zealand has finished top qualifier of the Challenger series for the America's Cup after their domination of the second round robin culminated with a comprehensive win over previous... [more]

Fiji Hockey disappointed to lose olympic qualifier
Australia will host the Oceania Hockey Federation women's olympic qualifying tournament in September after the event was removed from Fiji for safety reasons. The move followed advisories from the government's... [more]

Fiji rugby settles on its trial squads
Fifty six players have been named to contest the Fiji rugby trial in Sigatoka this Saturday. Fiji is looking to settle its 26 strong squad for the upcoming 6 country... [more]

Questions over integrity of election audit team in Fiji
There are questions over the integrity of the team in Fiji which has reported uncovering problems in last year's elections. The interim Finance Minister, Mahendra Chaudhry, says thousands of unused... [more]

Concerns over social impart of US military buildup on Guam
The office of Guam's representative in the US congress admits there are concerns about the social impact that the upcoming military build-up will have in the territory. Next year, the... [more]

Tourism Tonga welcomes plans by Air Peau Vava'u
Tourism Tonga is welcoming plans by a domestic airline, Air Peau Vava'u, to resume its flights in the near future. The airline stopped its operations after its head office was... [more]

Leaders of American Samoa Fono request additional funding
Leaders of the American Samoa Fono have requested additional funding to avoid a deficit at the end of the current fiscal year. The senate president, Lolo Moliga, says a budget... [more]

American Samoa to carry out study on canneries
The American Samoan governor says it will start an impact study determining possible adverse developments of cannery operations in future. American Samoa's canneries face reduced operations or shut downs as... [more]

Labour mobility workshop underway in Fiji
A jointly organised Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat and United Nations Development Program workshop on labour mobility is being held in Fiji. Three funded participants from relevant authorities are to attend... [more]

New regional office for US State Department to be established in Fiji
A new regional office for the US State Department will be established in Suva, Fiji to oversee U.S public diplomacy activities throughout the Pacific Islands. Fijilive reports that this was... [more]

Concerns for catering at South Pacific Games in Samoa
Local caterers in Samoa have voiced disappointment over the suggestion by the Minister for the South pacific games, Faumuina Tiatia Liuga, no caterer has the capacity to feed the 5,000... [more]

Fiji could host two games to raise funds for tsunami victims in Solomon Islands
The Fiji Football Association has received a formal letter from the Oceania Football Confederation requesting two games in Fiji to raise funds for the tsunami victims in Solomon Islands. Early... [more]

Disgraced Blues lock skips apology
The Blues lock Ali Williams says he's sorry he's not playing for his team in Sunday's Super 14 semi-final against the Sharks in Durban. Williams has arrived in Auckland after... [more]

Netball New Zealand's new CEO excited by role
Netball New Zealand's new Chief Executive says she's always wanted to use her commercial expertise in sports administration. Raelene Castle says it's an exciting time with the world championships in... [more]

Classic All Blacks sneak home in Kobe
A team of veteran All Blacks has needed two late tries to overcome Japan 35-26 at Kobe. The "Classic All Blacks" have won the first of two games against Japan... [more]

Highlanders winger cleared of dangerous tackle
The Highlanders winger Lucky Mulipola has been cleared of a dangerous tackle charge by a SANZAR Judicial Officer. Mulipola appeared before Chris Morris in Auckland last night after he was... [more]

Still no surf at Tahiti
Event organisers have called a fifth consecutive lay day at the Billabong Pro surf event at Teahupoo in Tahiti due to a lack of swell. The calm conditions are likely... [more]

Twelve year old causes sensation at chess championship
Twelve year old Australian, Gene Nakauchi, is the sensation of the Oceania Zonal Chess championship being held in Nadi. He's unbeaten after five rounds and half a point behind the... [more]

Sols government and an advertising agency provide equipment for rice farmers
The Solomon Islands government and an advertising agency have provided equipment for some rice farmers. One farmer, Connelly Sandakabatu, says the equipment indicated the government's attention to some of their... [more]

Bougainville Copper Limited company work towards mineral exploration and mining
The Bougainville Copper Limited company says it's working towards resuming mineral exploration and mining on the autonomous Papua New Guinea province. The BCL Chairman Peter Taylor says that the time... [more]

PNG urged to tap into Asia market
A trade seminar has recommended Papua New Guinea should consider an extension of its industries to add value to its exported products and tap into the Asian market to boost... [more]

PNG's National Lands Board sells prime waterfront land to foreigner
Some people in Papua New Guinea's Milne Bay province are questioning the National Lands Board's decision to sell waterfront land to a foreign businessman for 1.2 million US dollars. Residents... [more]

Solomons revokes disaster status of tsunami zone
The Solomon Islands government has revoked the disaster zone declaration which was imposed on both Western and Choiseul provinces following the earthquake and tsunami last month. Lifting the declaration has... [more]

French Polynesian party leader Flosse lashes out at autonomy platform colleagues
The leader of French Polynesia's Tahoeraa Huiraatira Party says it is surrounded by traitors. Gaston Flosse made the comment after an analysis of last weekend's presidential election results showed that... [more]

EU monitoring whether Fiji's interim regime is meeting commitments
The head of the European Commission delegation in Fiji, Roberto Ridolfi, says they do table concerns with the interim regime over its commitments on meeting democratic principles. Mr Ridolfi has... [more]

American Samoa canneries to get staffing boost
The passing of the guest worker permit bill in American Samoa could see the canneries in Pago Pago receive a boost in employment figures. The bill proposed by the governor... [more]

Call for Cooks water supply to be fixed
The principal of a college affected by a lack of water in the Cook Islands earlier this week says the department of water works needs to fix the problem of... [more]

PNG officials hail British prime time doco
Papua New Guinea officials have welcomed the broadcast of a documentary series on British television which shows a group of PNG tribesmen visiting London. The PNG High Commission says Return... [more]

US interior secretary to tour region next month
The US Secretary of the Interior, Dirk Kempthorne, has told leaders of U.S.-affiliated Pacific islands in Washington that he will be visiting their island communities next month. Mr Kempthorne says... [more]

Concern over PNG government pre-election policy initiatives
There are concerns in Papua New Guinea that the government is unleashing a series of policy initiatives when on the eve of the national elections. The director of the Institute... [more]

Senior Fiji police officer charged with corruption
One of Fiji's most senior police officers has been charged with official corruption. The charge was laid against Assistant Commissioner Josaia Rasiga in a special sitting of the Suva magistrate's... [more]