Radio New Zealand - Monday, 28th January 2008

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Eight Months to Mars - Dave Dobbyn and Hayley Westenra
Two of New Zealands favourite entertainers. [more]

Auckland Anniversary Day
It's Anniversary Day in Auckland - in fact it's the long anniversary weekend. [more]

Rororua Boom
Is the city ready for what many are tipping to be the most anticipated shakeup in New Zealand tourism. [more]

Author Feature - Emmanuel Makarios
His book is titled - 'New Zealand Martime Images - The Golden Years'. [more]

This Way Up Feature - Pictionary
Richard Scott talks to Tim Walsh, the author of"Timeless Toys". [more]

Science Report
The DNA Files (Part 3)- 'Genes and the Environment'. [more]

The Panel (Part 1 )
With today's guests Jane Clifton and Amanda Millar. [more]

The Panel (Part 2)
With today's guests Jane Clifton and Amanda Millar. [more]


Stabbing Court Appearance
A South Auckland businessman is in custody tonight after appearing in the Manukau District Court. [more]

Graffiti Campaign
The Mayor of Manukau City, Len Brown is taking a hard line against graffiti as the first step in a campaign to stop violence. [more]

Manukau Funeral
Hundreds of mourners today attended the funeral of a student who was fatally stabbed. [more]

Transmission Gully Project
Seismic equipment has been flown in by helicopter to search for parts of the Ohariu fault line. [more]

Suharto Funeral
A state funeral is about to get underway for Indonesia's controversial former president, Suharto who died yesterday. [more]

Mine Death Revisited
The West Coast man who survived a mining disaster may face charges. [more]

Auckland Regatta
Hundreds of boats have been out on Waitemata Harbour for the annual event with many taking part in racing. [more]

Sports News
An update from the RNZ sports team. [more]

Teaching Shortage
The Auckland Primary Principals Association president, Ken Pemberton, says the situation is the worst in about 15 years. [more]

Illegal Worker Case Hearing
A depositions hearing has begun today in the in the Napier District Court for four businessmen. [more]

Waatea News
News from the Waatea team. [more]

French Fraud
The French trader at the centre of a massive fraud case has gambled more than $90,000,000,000 (NZ). [more]

National Yearling Sales
This year's Sales week was launched with the running of the inaugural one million dollar incentive race. [more]

Gaza Update
The lights will soon be switched on again for Palestinians in the Gaza Strip after Israel agreed to resume supplies of fuel oil. [more]

First Act Breach
A 21 year old has decided to shut down his political website, after it breached rules under the new Electoral Finance Act. [more]

Cold Case Revisited
Wellington coroner Garry Evans is to hold an inquest into the death of a 16-year-old girl - 46 years after her disappearance. [more]

Award Rejected
The civil rights activist John Minto has turned down a nomination for a South African award. [more]

Sevens Behaviour Warning
The police in Wellington are issuing a warning to revellers heading the Sevens this weekend to behave. [more]

Sports News
An update from the RNZ sports team. [more]

UK News
McDonald's and other companies will soon be offering courses that could form part of an A-level qualification. [more]

Hillary Institute Focus
The Hillary Institute has announced it will focus on Climate Change Solutions for its leadership topic. [more]

Waatea News
News from the Waatea team. [more]

Lebanon Violence
There's been serious street violence in Lebanon with at least seven people killed. [more]

US Presidental Race
Republican candidates have been focusing their attention on Florida ahead of the state's primary on Wednesday. [more]

Morning Report

Top Stories for 28 January 2008
Sth Auckland violence, US primaries, suharto dies, rowing rivalry, anniversary day. [more]

Hioho - Yellow Eyed Penguin
Listen to today's birdcall. [more]

Rural Road Neglect
Federated Farmers says rural communities are paying the price for decades of government neglect of rural roads. [more]

Pacific News
The latest from the Pacific region. [more]

Morning Rural News for 28 January 2008
News from the rural and farming sector. [more]

Waatea News
News from the Waatea team. [more]

Violence In South Auckland
South Auckland leaders are promising policies to combat crime following another two killings there over the weekend. [more]

Hutt School Complaints
A newspaper has reported fresh claims of bullying and of pupils taking drugs and having sex. [more]

Violence In South Auckland (part 2)
South Auckland locals say they feel unsafe in their homes and local leaders are promising radical action. [more]

US Democratic Party Primaries
Senator Barack Obama trounced Hillary Clinton by 55 per cent to 27 per cent in the South Carolina primary. [more]

Rowing Rivalry
Rivalry between rowers Mahe Drysdale and Rob Waddell is intensifying as they vie for a spot in The Beijing Olympics. [more]

Suharto Dies
Former president Suharto who ruled Indonesia for 32 years has died at the age of 86. [more]

Labor And National Key Speeches
Election year gets off with a bang with both John Key and Helen Clark making their first major addresses of the year. [more]

Auckland Anniversary Day
It's anniversary day in Auckland - the day of the traditional Anniversary Day regatta - and many other events. [more]

Sports News
An update from the RNZ sports team. [more]

Coromandel Ambulance Delay
Coromandel's mayor is outraged St John chose to send an ambulance, instead of contacting trained local firefighters. [more]

NZ Doco Wins Award
A New Zealand-made documentary has won a prize for editing at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival. [more]

Novak Djokovic has won an enthralling Australian Open final against Jo-Wilfried Tsonga last night in Melbourne. [more]

High Murder Rate
Barely a month into the year, and already police have investigated ten homicides across the country. [more]

Rural Road Neglect (part 2)
Federated Farmers says rural communities are paying the price for decades of government neglect towards the country's roads. [more]

Calls For Referendum On Anti Smacking Bill
The backers of a petition calling for a referendum on the new child discipline law insist they're not breaking the law. [more]

Transmission Gully
There are concerns there could be further delays for Transmission Gully, as Transit searches for the fault line in the area. [more]

World Bowls Championships
The Black Jacks have made New Zealand lawn bowling history on Christchurch's Burnside green. [more]

Sports News
An update from the RNZ sports team. [more]

Inaugural Karaka Million Race
This week's sale of thoroughbreds is off to a galloping start with a million dollar race an added incentive for buyers. [more]

West Coast Job Losses
West Coast leaders are divided about the impact business closures will have on people's employment prospects. [more]

Waatea news
News from the Waatea team. [more]

Contention Over School Carpet
An Otago school principal is accusing the Education Ministry of wasting taxpayers' money. [more]

Tourist Cat
A ten-month old cat from Florida called Gracie Mae has used up the first of her nine lives by flying to Texas in a suitcase. [more]

Australia Update
Let's cross to Australia now for a chat with our correspondent Donna Demaio. [more]

Nine To Noon

Tax Cuts
Our financial experts speculate about tax cuts that both parties are offering in this election year. [more]

Career Change
Peter Hudson used to be a TV cameraman and now runs a vineyard near Lake Ferry. [more]

Looking For A Lookalike
Alison Jackson shot to fame with her lookalike photos of celebrities in compromising positions. [more]

Europe Corresponent - Seamus Kearney
French rogue trader looses mind boggling sums of money and Italian government woes. [more]

Feature Guest - Kate Dewes
A Peace campaigner recently appointed to a key UN committee on disarmament issues. [more]

Book Review - Phone Home Berlin
Collected Non-Fiction by Nigel Cox. Reviewed by Penny Ashton. Published by Victoria University Press. [more]

Politics issues of the day with our guests Laila Harre and Matthew Hooten. [more]

Guest Chef - Jeremy Jones
Today Jeremy shares his take on Green Lipped Mussel soup and a Crayfish Salad. [more]

Our wine expert Jeremy Jones matches soup with wine. [more]

Tommy Honey
Tommy Honey talks about what do we change our minds about and why? [more]


Christian Bok
Canadian poet and author who will visit New Zealand to take part in Writers and Readers week of the International Arts Festival. [more]

Philippa Harris
Southern Sinfonia General Manager previews 2008 season. [more]

Tim Graham
Member of the New Zealand Youth Choir explores funding issues and judging decisions. [more]

News stories:

5th International Documentary Film Festival opens in French Polynesia
The Fifth International Documentary Film Festival will open in French Polynesia this week. Twenty films from the Pacific region have been shortlisted for the event, which will run for five... [more]

Marine sanctuary in American Samoa considered as World Heritage site
The Fagatele Bay National Marine Sanctuary in American Samoa says it's spectacular to be considered a World Heritage site. The sanctuary is among 14 United States sites to be looked... [more]

Marshall's power company considers options for generator fuel
The Marshall Islands utility's company says it's looking at all options to make sure the power in the country doesn't go out. A fuel tanker from South Korea was scheduled... [more]

Police in Solomon Islands waiting for recommendations on how to tackle child abuse
Police in Solomon Islands say they are waiting on a final report to evaluate what steps they will take to address the national issue of child sex abuse . The... [more]

Police in Tonga want information on illegal firearms
Police in Tonga are calling for information on firearms following a rise in the use of illegal weapons. It also follows the killing of two people in Nuku'alofa last week... [more]

Voters in French Polynesia go to the polls
Voters in French Polynesia go to the polls today in the first round of an early general election. At stake are 57 seats in the territorial assembly. Walter Zweifel reports. [more]

Heavy rain causes flooding in Apia
Businesses and Samoan government offices in Apia were cleaning up yesterday after heavy rainfall put their premises under water. The Samoa Meteorological Service says 108 millimeters of rainfall was recorded... [more]

Questions in American Samoa raised over removing hereditary right as factor for vacant matai titles
Traditional leaders and a judge in American Samoa have questioned a senate bill which would remove hereditary right as one of the criteria for deciding successors to vacant matai titles. [more]

Telephone cable thefts in Fiji affect 10,000 customers
The theft of telephone cable has resulted in service disruption to more than 10 thousand customers in Fiji's central and western divisions. Telecom Fiji Limited's Public Relations Officer said the... [more]

Flood warnings in Fiji
The Nadi Weather Office has warned people living in low lying areas in Fiji to take precautions as heavy rainfall is predicted for today, which could cause flash flooding. Duty... [more]

Nauru fisherman survive 11 days at seas after engine fails
Three fishermen from Nauru, who survived 11-days at sea after their engine broke down on a day trip, are finally preparing to fly home from the Marshalls. The group had... [more]

Tropical Cyclone Gene heads for Fiji
A depression that is looming near Fiji has just been declared a tropical cyclone and named Gene by the Nadi Weather Office. People living in low lying areas are being... [more]

Tongan pro-democracy advocate questions state of emergency continuation
Tonga's information minister, Afualo Matoto says the state of emergency is likely to remain in place for another three months. It was put in place in November 2006 after rioters... [more]

Tropical Cyclone Gene hits Fiji's West
Tropical Cyclone Gene is already causing damage in Fiji as the depression moves over the country's west. Viti Levu is expected to be hit hard as Gene intensifies moving southwest... [more]

Call for consultation over Jakarta's plan to further split Papua
A religious leader in Indonesia's Papua has called for Jakarta lawmakers to consult with Papuans before going ahead with their plan to split their region into four new provinces Last... [more]

No clear majority in French Polynesia assembly first round election results
Voting has ended in French Polynesia's first round of an early general election to choose a new 57-member assembly for a five-year term. Preliminary results show that no party is... [more]

To Tatou Aia tops first round of French Polynesia election
Unofficial results from the first round of French Polyensia's early general election show the newly formed To Tatou Aia Party winning the biggest share of votes in the main electorates. [more]