Radio New Zealand - Thursday, 11th October 2007

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This page features: News Stories, Our Changing World

Our Changing World

Hull's Creek Restoration
An Upper Hutt stream benefits from volunteers' efforts to bring it back to its natural state. [more]

GNS Science Fossil Exhibition
A major exhibition of NZ fossils kicks off its national tour. [more]

Bird song unravelled
The complex songs of birds: what do they mean and how do they develop? [more]

Exercise and Depression
Two Auckland researchers look at why exercise helps depression. [more]

News stories:

Supplies rationed at American Samoa hospital after shipment bumped
American Samoa's LBJ Hospital is rationing some medicine including anti-biotics because a pharmaceutical shipment which was due in over the weekend was cancelled. The hospital is working with its shipping... [more]

Fiji police commissioner defends letter calling for replacement of two judges in some cases
Fiji's police commissioner, Commodore Esala Teleni, has denied any breach of rules when he wrote a confidential letter to the attorney general's office saying Justice Gerard Winter and Justice Filimoni... [more]

Plane problems disrupt Marshall's domestic services
All domestic flights in the Marshall Islands ground to a halt yesterday as the national carrier's only plane suffered a mechanical problem, stranding about 30 passengers at the U.S. Army... [more]

Samoa police locate suspects over alleged stealing of mattresses and beds
Seven suspects are under investigation in the Samoa police probe into the missing mattresses and beds used by athletes during the recent South Pacific Games in Apia. The assistant police... [more]

Fiji Sugar Corp announces 4 million dollar profit
The mostly-state owned Fiji Sugar Corporation has reported an operating profit of 4-point-2 million US dollars for the last financial year. This marks a sharp turnaround from the previous year's... [more]

Fiji FA President says they will play game against New Zealand under protest
The President of the Fiji Football Association says he's written to FIFA stating Fiji will be playing this weekend's Oceania World Cup qualifier against the All Whites under protest. Dr... [more]

American Samoa Senate asked to sort out scrap metal row
The Senate will be looking into complaints raised by a local recycling company concerning the awarding of the American Samoa Power Authority scrap metal yard clean up contract to a... [more]

Fiji interim administration says new National Council a step forward to democracy
The Fiji interim government says the launch of the new National Council is a step forward for the country. Fiji's president yesterday launched the 40 member council to provide policy... [more]

American Samoa teacher's strike said to have had little impact
American Samoa's Director of Education Dr. Claire Poumele says classroom instruction was not affected by yesterday's teachers' strike. Dr. Poumele says the school with the largest number of teachers out... [more]

American Samoa plans regular shipping link with Samoa
The American Samoa government wants to have a direct ocean transportation service from Pago Pago to Samoa's Salelologa wharf on Savaii island. The topic was discussed during the recent Samoa... [more]

Fiji economist wants fair deal for Pacific rugby
A leading Fiji economist has called for free trade in rugby following Fiji's outstanding performance at the World Cup. Dr Wadan Narsey has told Fiji TV that Pacific Islands rugby... [more]

A Nauruan police woman has won a top award for leadership
Nauru policewoman Kalinda Blake has won a Pacific policing award for her leadership and development achievements. She's current an acting Superintendent, and performs a dual role as head of Operations... [more]

Niue brings forward Constitution Day to allow Helen Clark to attend
Niue has brought forward next week's Constitution Day by 24 hours to allow the New Zealand Prime Minister, Helen Clark, to take part. Constitution Day is the centrepiece of a... [more]

Calls in American Samoa for improved mental health facilities
There is a call in American Samoa for a new mental health facility to be set up following an incident near the Fono where a woman was seen showering naked. [more]

Taiwan and its six Pacific allies meet in Majuro
The second Taiwan Pacific allies Summit gets underway in the Marshall Islands capital, Majuro tomorrow. Taiwan's President, Chen Shui-bian will join the leaders of the Marshall Islands, Palau, Solomon Islands,... [more]

Fiji business leader calls on EU to reconsider hold on sugar aid
The Fiji Chamber of Commerce and Industry has called on the European Union to reconsider its decision to put on hold nearly 6-million US dollars in aid for the country's... [more]

PNG defence chief says relocating border bases comes down to funding
Papua New Guinea's Defence Force Commander Peter Ilau says relocating army bases to boost security on the border with Indonesia is an economic question. Peter Ilau's comments follow a call... [more]

Police called in after PNG student strike turns violent
A strike by students at Papua New Guinea's University of Technology has turned violent. Students began striking on Monday saying that a five percent rise in fees for accommodation is... [more]

Environmentalists celebrate stalled Hawaii ferry service while assessment done
A Court in Hawaii has ruled that the brand new the 85 million US dollar Hawaii Superferry cannot operate while the state prepares an environmental assessment. The state waived an... [more]

French Minister on official visit to New Caledonia
The French Overseas Territories Minsiter, Christian Estrosi, is in New Caledonia for his first official visit since the election of the Sarkozy Government. He is in Lifou, before going to... [more]

Lawyers for deposed Fiji leader raise challenges as case over coup re-opens
Lawyers for the deposed Fiji prime minister, Laisenia Qarase, sought to introduce new legal arguments when his challenge to the overthrow of his government resumed in open court today. Radio... [more]

Qarase case adjourned to unspecified date
The hearing of the legal challenge brought by the deposed Fiji prime minister Laisenia Qarase against the overthrow of his government has been adjourned to an unspecified date. Radio Legend... [more]

Call for Pacific team to be allowed into rugby's Super 14
A leading Fiji economist has called for a Pacific team to be allowed into rugby's super 14 competition with New Zealand, Australia and South AFrica. Dr Wadan Narsey says this... [more]

Cook Islands govt abolishes Rarotonga Vaka councils
The government has announced it is to abolish Rarotonga's Vaka councils, the island's only form of local government . The Minister of Internal Affairs, Ngamau Munokoa, says the decision to... [more]