Radio New Zealand - Tuesday, 5th February 2008

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This page features: Afternoons, Checkpoint, Morning Report, News Stories, Nine To Noon, The Treaty Debates, Upbeat


Noelle's Introduction
In praise of wildlife documentarian David Attenborough. [more]

Best Song Ever Written
Artist Mike Glover of Springston South has chosen 'Eugene' by Greg Brown. [more]

Reeling in the Years
Looking back 34 years to the top 20 as presented by Keith Richardson on February 6th 1974. [more]

Anti-thug March in New Plymouth
Two local men launch an initiative to reclaim the city's streets for the general public. [more]

Is Graffiti Art?
Auckland graffiti artist, Askew shares his comments on the debate. [more]

Feature Album - Nebraska
Today's album is Nebraska by Bruce Springsteen from 1982. [more]

Tune Your Engine
Britain's best known animal healer, Margarit Coates. Can horses offer healing and guidance to us? [more]

DNA Files - Part 3
Part 3 in the series 'Designing the Garden' looking at genetically modified food. [more]

The Panel - Part 1
Today with Simon Pound and Jeremy Elwood. [more]

The Panel - Part 2
With Simon Pound and Jeremy Elwood. [more]


Pepper-sprayed Man Dies During Arrest
A man has died while being arrested by officers using pepper spray in the South Auckland suburb of Mangere. [more]

Ngati Porou Favoured Because of Horomia, Says Maori Party
The first agreement, for iwi to gain some rights over the seabed and foreshore, signed at parliament. [more]

Preperations at Waitangi
John Key was welcomed on to the marae today but Helen clark was at Karetu marae about 20 kms away from Waitangi. [more]

U.S. Election Race for Democratic Challenger
The race to become the Democratic challenger for the White House is going down to the wire on the eve of Super Tuesday. [more]

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

Revitalise Auckland's Tamaki Region
An ambitious plan to revitalise Auckland's Tamaki region has been announced by the Government. [more]

Headmasters Perception of Good Male Teachers
It's been revealed many headmasters would prefer their male teachers to be masculine heterosexuals. [more]

Pre-nuptial Contracts for Bridesmaids
An overseas magazine survey suggests many women would consider such a contract. [more]

Waatea News
News from the Waatea team. [more]

New Rugby Laws to be Trialled
Rules aiming to make rugby easier to play, referee and watch are being trialled in this year's Super 14 competition. [more]

Dunedin May Still Get a New Stadium
Dunedin may still get a new Carisbrook Stadium, it may not be ready in time for the 2011 Rugby World Cup. [more]

Pepper-sprayed Man Dies During Arrest - Part 2
The police say the death of a man while being arrested in Mangare was not due to the use of pepper spray. [more]

Wages and Salaries Increase 3.4 Percent in 2007
Statistics New Zealand say this is the highest annual increase since 1992. [more]

Garuda Pilot Charged With Manslaughter
The police in Indonesia have charged the pilot who crashed a Garuda plane at Yogyakarta airport last year, killing 21 people. [more]

Murder Trial in Gisborne
Paul Cameron is charged with killing an Indian overstayer in the Wharerata forest south of Gisborne in October 1993. [more]

U.S. Free Trade
There's speculation about whether free trade between New Zealand and the United States is now on the agenda. [more]

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

Preperations at Waitangi - Part 2
The Prime Minister has received an extremely warm welcome at Bay of Island's Karetu Marae this afternoon. [more]

Israel Bomber
An Israeli police officer has shot dead a suspected suicide bomber. [more]

Thousands Flee Fighting in Chad's Capital
There's been intense fighting between government troops and rebels who attacked the city on Saturday. [more]

The Beatles Music Reaching Outer Space
The American space agency NASA has started broadcasting the Beatles' song 'Across the Universe' into outer space. [more]

Waatea News
News from the Waatea team. [more]

European Constitution
The Lisbon Treaty is being presented as a replacement to the scuttled European Constitution. [more]

Colombian's Fight Back at Civil Conflict
'No more FARC'. [more]

Chinese Firms Continue to Violate Copyright Laws
After months of negotiations, the music industry is suing some of China's biggest internet companies over piracy. [more]

Morning Report

Top Stories for 5 february 2008
Kiwi migration, Tohoe at Waitangi, Bomb in Israel, Chad, Police Uniforms, murder trial, Fiji cyclone. [more]

Titi Wainui - Fairy Picton
Listen to today's birdcall. [more]

Maori Business Development
The ministry of Maori Development is today releasing a document calling for businesses to embrace Maori practices. [more]

Court Security
Security incidents in courtrooms throughout the country are on the rise, according to figures released by the National party. [more]

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

Waatea News
News from the Waatea team. [more]

Kiwi Migration
The departure of New Zealanders to Australia hitting a near 20 year high. [more]

Auckland Busway
Auckland taxi drivers and cyclists say they are disappointed they're not allowed to use the Northern busway. [more]

Kiwi Migration (part 2)
Business leaders are urging political parties to reveal their taxation plans as concern grows over climbing migration rates. [more]

Tuhoe At Waitangi
Maori activist Tame Iti is expected to lead a delegation of Tuhoe onto the Treaty Grounds at Waitangi later today. [more]

Waitangi Day Preparations
As preparations continue, local elders are taking back control this year, in a bid to heal the wounds of the past. [more]

Bomb In Israel
One Israeli woman is dead and at least five others have been injured in the first suicide attack on Israeli soil in over a year. [more]

Violence In Chad
Thousand of civilians are reportedly fleeing the Chadian capital after two days of fierce fighting in the African nation. [more]

Police Shirts
Shirts worn by police are to get a make-over in a bid to give officers more comfort while they are on the beat. [more]

Murder Trial begins
23-year-old Daniel Moore is charged with murdering Mr Stanlake in July 2006 and hacking off his hands. [more]

Fiji Cyclone
Fiji has declared a state of natural disaster following Cyclone Gene, which hit the country last week. [more]

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

Free Trade Agreement
The United States has inched a step closer to a Free Trade Agreement with New Zealand. [more]

Cancer Matrix
A cancer report with a difference has just been released, detailing commonly feared products that won't kill you. [more]

Bridal Chase
Not every honeymoon begins smoothly but an Auckland bride's marriage got off to a rockier start than most. [more]

Kiwi Migration (part 3)
It's a case of the grass is greener with the number of New Zealanders departing to Australia hitting a near two-decade high. [more]

Waitangi Day Preparations (part 2)
Preparations are in place at Waitangi for commemorations to mark the 168th anniversary of the signing of the Treaty. [more]

US Primaries
Barak Obama is clawing back some of Hillary Clinton's lead for the democratic ticket ahead of"Super Tuesday"tomorrow. [more]

Mice Catch Cold
Scientists in Britain are hailing a significant breakthrough in the fight against the common cold. [more]

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

Minister's Cancer Treatment
Minister Luamanuvao Winnie Laban has revealed she is undergoing treatment for breast cancer. [more]

The Black Caps face England for the first time today since the tourists arrived in New Zealand. [more]

Waatea news
News from the Waatea team. [more]

Hamilton's Heatwave
People in Hamilton have dobbed in dozens of water wasters for flouting an emergency sprinkler ban. [more]

Rio Carnival
In the Brazilian city of Rio, thousands of people have been joining in the annual carnival celebrations. [more]

Cliff Richard Knocks The Beatles
Sir Cliff has gone on a tirade about The Beatles and says they are out of tune. [more]

Nine To Noon

HMNZS Canterbury
Serious concerns have been raised about the sea worthiness of the navy's new frigate. [more]

Dr Scott Baker
In NZ for a meeting of scientists involved in whale research and monitoring of stocks. [more]

US Correspondent - Jack Hitt
Jack talks about the run up to Super Tuesday. [more]

Feature Guest - Stacey Gregg
A former fashion editor turned children's author. [more]

Book Review - Christ Clone
Written by David McLeod. Published by Black Swan. Reviewed by Harry Broad. [more]

Business Commentator - Rod Oram
Troubles in the finance world. [more]

Early Childhood Intervention
A discussion with Iritana Tawhiwhirangi, Margaret Beasdale and John Tamihere. [more]

With media commentator Phil Wallington. [more]

The Treaty Debates

Treaty Debate 1 (2008)
Professor Mason Durie (Professor of Maori Research and Development & Deputy Vice-Chancellor Maori at Massey University) considers that the Treaty has become embedded in the life of the nation, contributing to a spectacular transformation of our society in recent decades. He also argues that it has assumed the role of reflecting how New Zealand values its indigenous people and their participation in society. Dr Matthew Palmer (former Dean of Victoria University of Wellington's Law School and 2005 International Research Fellow of the New Zealand Law Foundation) puts forward the case that as uncertainty is inherent in the meaning of the Treaty of Waitangi, it would be worth stabilizing its legal and constitutional place by giving its principles the status of ordinary law for the future, judged by ordinary courts. [more]


Justin Lewis
Producer and director of Indian Ink theatre company previews upcoming production 'The Dentist's Chair'. [more]

Bob Cater
Organiser of Festival of the Elements; Elsdon Park and Mana College Grounds, Porirua; Waitangi Day. [more]

Helen Webby and Davy Stuart
Principal Harpist from Christchurch SO joins Celtic musician for NZ tour. [more]

News stories:

Fiji hopes to get foreign help after Cyclone Gene
Fiji's director of National Disaster Management says Fiji hopes to get assistance from other countries, after declaring a state of natural disaster following Cyclone Gene. Joeli Rokovada says Fiji's interim... [more]

Red Cross in Vanuatu says flight assessing extent of damage on outer islands
A charter flight is examining the southern islands of Vanuatu to assess the damage caused by Cyclone Gene. Officials from the National Disaster Management Office and a Red Cross representative... [more]

No charges likely following alleged attempt to scam the Vanuatu Government
Vanuatu police say no charges have been laid against an Australian man who had been questioned over his alleged involvement in a multi-billion US dollar scam. Trevor Frank Bettet is... [more]

Fiji political party leader says interim Government caught unprepared by cyclone Gene
The secretary of Fiji's National Federation party has criticized the interim government for being ill prepared for a natural disaster such as Cyclone Gene. Last week, Cyclone Gene devastated parts... [more]

Governor of CNMI regrets loss of another Japanese investor
The Governor of the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Benigno Fitial says he regrets the loss of another Japanese investor, but is banking on the commitment of new investors to... [more]

Hawaiian Airlines signs new deal with Airbus
Hawaiian Airlines has announced that it has signed a definitive purchase agreement with Airbus to acquire 12 new aircraft's and secure purchase rights for another 12 aircraft. The transaction, which... [more]

Fiji Sugar Corporation reports huge loss in revenue
The Fiji Sugar Corporation has reported a loss of 9.6 million US dollars for the six months ending November 30, 2007. The corporation also reported a significant decline in production... [more]

American Samoa's Chamber of Commerce says Territory should back Faleomavaega
The American Samoa Chamber of Commerce says it's important that the territory support Congressman Faleomavaega's efforts to stop any further wage hikes. A second 50 US cent increase in the... [more]

Indonesian government receives big payout from U.S. mine operating in Papua province
The U.S. mining giant Freeport, says it has paid the Indonesian government 1-point-8 billion dollars in 2007, amid soaring commodity prices and solid production. The paper, Jakarta Post, says Freeport... [more]

Fiji Natural Waters of Viti Limited exports first consignment of water following ruling
Fiji Natural Waters of Viti Limited exported its consignment of 155 containers of bottled Fiji Water yesterday worth about $1 million local dollars to the United States market. The company... [more]

Socialist group urges French Polynesians to vote for Union For Democracy
The Socialist Association in French Polynesia has called on voters to choose the Union For Democracy in this weekend's second round of an early territorial election. The Association in Tahiti,... [more]

Fiji anti-corruption drive gets TI support
Fiji's interim government has received support for its efforts to counter corruption. The global chairperson for the anti-corruption group, Transparency International, Huguette Labelle, has just been in Fiji to deliver... [more]

Vanuatu assessment after Cyclone Gene continues
A charter flight is examining the southern islands of Vanuatu to assess the damage caused by Cyclone Gene. Officials from the National Disaster Management Office and a Red Cross representative... [more]

Samoa drive switch opposition seeks outside support
A group against switching the side of the road people drive on in Samoa is appealing to Samoans in New Zealand to support its cause. Samoa's controversial switch from the... [more]

Niue landowners wary of hotel project - reports
There are reports that landowners in Niue are unhappy with the way a 10 million US dollar hotel and golf project is being handled. The hotel is being funded by... [more]

Ousted Fiji PM Qarase invited as speaker in first post-coup engagement
A public forum that includes the ousted Fiji prime minister Laisenia Qarase as speaker will be closely monitored by police. Fiji Live online says it's believed to be Mr Qarase's... [more]

Goro project spawns New Caledonian jobs
The Goro Nickel company in New Caledonia says it is creating hundreds of local jobs. The company has hired a large number of Filipinos at its site in the south... [more]

Bomb scare ends Fiji forum with ousted PM
A public forum that was to include Fiji's ousted Prime Minister Laisenia Qarase as speaker has been shut early because of a bomb threat. The United People's Party's Mick Beddoes... [more]

FICAC says two more cases to be taken to court shortly
Fiji's Independent Anti Corruption Commission says it has has taken ten cases to court and is expecting another two to be ready shortly. It is now ten months since the... [more]

Solomons Western Province Premier welcomes central funds for tsunami victims
The Premier of Solomon Islands' Western Province, Alex Lokopio, has welcomed the central government's releasing more than two million US dollars for people who lost their homes in a tsunami... [more]

Hundreds homeless after PNG clash in Mt Hagen
Hundreds of people remain homeless following ethnic violence in Papua New Guinea's Western Highlands Province that left six dead. The Police Commander Gari Baki has ordered 35 Port Moresby officers... [more]

Samoa drive switch opposition off to Savaii
A group against switching the side of the road people drive on in Samoa is taking its petition to Savaii island this month. The government plans to change the side... [more]

Samoa tourist numbers continue rise
Samoa's Hotel Association says more tourists visited the country last year compared with the year before. New Zealand continues to be Samoa's top market with more than 50,000 visitors followed... [more]

Niue hotel project labelled pre-Forum rush job
A 10 million dollar US hotel and golf project in Niue is being criticised as a rush job as the government is to host the Pacific Islands Forum this year. [more]

Nauru Government says beggar state tag is wrong
The Nauru Government has strongly rejected claims by a veteran academic that the small island nation has become a beggar state and needs to negotiate closer links with Australia. Professor... [more]

Obama understands needs of small island nations, says Senator's sister
The sister of US democratic presidential candidate, Senator Barrack Obama, believes he's the only candidate who understands the needs of small island nations, like American Samoa. Maya Soetoro Ing, who... [more]

Senior PNG police officer to be investigated over alleged gang assault
Papua New Guinea's police commissioner says he's ordered an investigation into an alleged beating of a woman by a gang led by a senior police officer. The officer, who is... [more]