Radio New Zealand - Saturday, 15th March 2008

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This page features: News Stories, Saturday Morning, Sunday Morning

Saturday Morning

Foreign Correspondent: Cheryl Sucher
Writer based in New York City talking about gubernatorial indiscretions and book theft. [more]

Amotz Asa-El: On Israel
President of BusinessWeek Israel, and the former executive editor of the Jerusalem Post. [more]

Ruth Reichl: Food writer
Editor-in-chief of Gourmet magazine and former chief restaurant critic for The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times. [more]

Don Thompson: On the art of business
Harvard economist and author of The $12 Million Stuffed Shark: The Curious Economics of Contemporary Art and Auction Houses. [more]

Playing Favourites with Green Fire Islands
Irish music mainstay Donal Lunny, taongo puoro master Richard Nunns, singer Iarla O'Lionaird and poet Glenn Colquhoun. [more]

Christian Bok: Poet
Canadian poet, whose innovative and experimental work has reached best-selling status in his homeland. [more]

John Williams: Guitarist
Acclaimed classical guitarist, who makes wide-ranging collaborations in other areas of music. [more]

Sunday Morning

Insight Sunday 16 March 2008"Maori Politics
Insight talks to potential Maori voters and asks whether the Maori Party has made any difference. [more]

News stories:

Severely deformed Samoan baby has successful surgery in US
A severely deformed Samoan baby has had successful surgery in the United States despite all odds being against her. Miracletina Nanai was born with severe facial deformities but was denied... [more]

Fiji lawyer receives threatening phone call
The lawyer for New Zealand businessman, Ballu Kahn, says he has received a threatening phone call from the Fiji military about a newspaper article he was writing. Mr Khan is... [more]

Indonesian Police arrest 13 people for demonstration
Indonesian Police arrested 13 people holding what activists say was a peaceful demonstration on Thursday in Manokwari in the Papua region. The demonstrators had been calling for a referendum on... [more]

Calls for Fiji's interim prime minister to take stand in court
The lawyer for Fiji's deposed Prime Minister has argued in the Suva High Court that interim Prime Minister Commodore Frank Bainimarama must take the stand for the state to prove... [more]

Wife of deported Fiji Sun publisher leaves Fiji
The wife of deported Fiji Sun publisher Russell Hunter, Martha Hunter, has left Fiji for Australia. Mr Hunter was taken from his home in Suva last month and deported the... [more]

Fiji Times publisher summoned by interim Attorney-General
The Fiji Times publisher, Evan Hannah, was summoned by the interim Attorney-General Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum to a meeting yesterday afternoon . The Fiji Times reports that in a news conference, Mr... [more]

Workers strike at Papua New Guinea's giant Ok Tedi copper mine ends
A strike at Papua New Guinea's giant Ok Tedi copper mine has ended. Mining and milling operations at the Ok Tedi Mining Limited site Kiunga, in PNG's Western Province came... [more]

Construction of Hilton Resort in Cook Islands to begin in a few months
The developers behind the Hilton Rarotonga Resort say construction will begin on the project within two to four months. The Hilton project is an attempt to revive the ill-fated Sheraton... [more]