Radio New Zealand - Friday, 14th December 2007

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This page features: Enzology, News Stories


Enzology Part 1 - Beginning of the Enz (1950s-1975)
We hear about the formation of the band as Split Ends and the songwriting partnership of Tim Finn and Phil Judd. [more]

Enzology Part 2 - Mental Notes (1974-1976)
The band moves to Australia and infiltrates the Aussie Rock industry. [more]

Enzology Part 3 - Second Thoughts (1976-1977)
The band move to London. Mental Notes is re-recorded for the overseas market and the Enz tour the United Kingdom. [more]

Enzology Part 4 - Dizrythmia (1977-1978)
New members, new songs, disaster and rebirth. [more]

Enzology Part 5 - Frenzy (1978-1979)
The band gets fired up after the Luton session and records I See Red with whizz-kid producer David Tickle. [more]

Enzology Part 6 - True Colours (1979-1980)
The band base themselves in Australia again and nearly break up due to bad debts. [more]

Enzology Part 7 - Waiata (1980-1981)
The band sell out London's Hammersmith Odeon, sack their drummer and hand the kit to their costume designer. [more]

Enzology Part 8 - Time and Tide (1981-1982)
Tim Finn has a nervous breakdown. He’s not alone. [more]

Enzology Part 9 - Conflicting Emotions (1983-1984)
Tim Finn makes a solo album and has a giant hit. Split Enz begins to fall apart. The robots take over. [more]

Enzology Part 10 - See Ya Round (1984)
Tim Finn walks away and the Enz ends with a bang. Neil Finn almost ends with a bang too. [more]

Enzology trailer
The extended trailer for the series. [more]

News stories:

Earthquake shakes Samoa and American Samoa
The Pacific Tsunami Warning Centre says a 6.2 earthquake shook American Samoa early this morning. It says the quake was 147 nautical miles off American Samoa's main island of Tutuila... [more]

American Samoa legislators seek federal funds to aid relocation programme
The President of American Samoa's Senate, Lolo M. Moliga, has asked the Development Bank of American Samoa to assist in securing special federal funds to help residents of Manu'a Islands... [more]

Strike by workers at Fiji's National Provident Fund continues
Workers at the Fiji National Provident Fund will continue to protest nationwide today. Fiji Bank Employees Union general secretary Pramod Rae told Fiji live online they are awaiting a response... [more]

American Samoa government asked to pay outstanding debts
The US General Services Administration has suspended all orders from the American Samoa government because of non payment of outstanding bills. The GSA is the agency of the federal government... [more]

Security forces patrol Solomons capital after vote of no confidence in PM
Security forces in Solomon Islands patrolled the streets of the capital, Honiara, last night after after the ousting of Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare in a vote of no confidence. The... [more]

Tuvalu criticises world's will to battle climate change
The head of Tuvalu's delegation at the UN Climate Change talks in Bali has criticised the lack of political will among developed nations to fight global warming. Enele Sopoaga, who... [more]

Samoa government reduces entry permit fees for American Samoa visitors
The Samoa government has reduced the fee for entry permits for US nationals from American Samoa for the holiday season. Effective today the 14-day permit which normally costs 30 US... [more]

Samoa mobile phone company pleads not guilty to gaming charges
The Digicel mobile phone company in Samoa has entered a not guilty plea to two charges under the Gaming Act 1978 relating to its recent text competition to celebrate one... [more]

All Blacks help to build children's clinic in Papua New Guinea
Andy Ellis and fellow All Blacks, Greg Sommerville and Brendon Leonard are heading to Papua New Guinea this weekend to help build a clinic for children living in some of... [more]

Taiwan to open office in Palau to serve regional links
Taiwan has signed an agreement with Palau to set up an Austronesian Forum Headquarters in Palau. The office is to be the permanent base to help Taiwan's relationship with the... [more]

Guam power price goes up as oil price soars
Power bills on Guam will increase after the Consolidated Commission on Utilities approved a 16 percent increase in the fuel recovery surcharge, which makes up about two-thirds of power bills. [more]

American Samoa warns against dumping rubbish in rivers
The American Samoa Department of Public Works is urging the community not to dump rubbish into rivers and streams because it clogs drainage and causes flooding in low-level areas. It... [more]

Red Cross assists American Samoan flood victims
Families affected by the recent flooding in American Samoa have sought help from the American Red Cross. Flooding last week led to some families having to leave their homes and... [more]

Solomons parliament to elect new PM next Wednesday
The Solomon Islands parliament has been adjourned until next Thursday when MPs will choose a new Prime Minister before a government is officially formed. This follows the ousting of the... [more]

Drought prompts Fiji to import sugar from India
Fiji is to import more than 20,000 tonnes of sugar from India to make up for a shortfall in production. The shipments will arrive monthly, starting in January, while all... [more]

Samoan weightlifters deplore losing training venue
The decision by Samoa prime minister to close the main weightlifting venue at Faleata sports complex after last month's World Cup event has been questioned by the Weightlifting Federation president,... [more]

NZ to be concerned over Niue-China diplomatic link-up, says academic
A New Zealand political scientist, Dr John Henderson, says the New Zealand government will be concerned that Niue has established diplomatic links with China. In a joint commmunique, Niue and... [more]

Fiji NPF strike enters second day
The Fiji Bank Employees Union says the decision by the Fiji National Provident Fund not to pay its members their COLA payments, annual increments or bonuses, has left them with... [more]

Australia and PNG to mend fences after row over Moti
Australia and Papua New Guinea have agreed to end a diplomatic freeze that started when PNG allowed the escape of Julian Moti. Last year Mr Moti, who is now the... [more]

Fiji considers further sugar imports from India if crops remain poor
Fiji sugar marketing says sugar may need to be imported again next year, if the crop doesn't improve. The country will import more than 20,000 tonnes of sugar from India... [more]

Solomons opposition leader says several politicians in race for PM
The Solomon Islands opposition leader Fred Fono says there are a number of possible nominees for the upcoming parliamentary election of the Prime Minister. The parliament has been adjourned until... [more]

Solomons tourism and culture minister Ragosomani dies in hospital
A Solomon Islands Cabinet Minister has died at the National Referral Hospital in Honiara. Samuel Bently Ragosomani was Minister for Tourism and Culture in the Sogavare Government which was voted... [more]