Radio New Zealand - Tuesday, 8th April 2008

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Asian Report for 8 April 2008
Holi - the "festival of colour" celebrated in India, and by Indian communities worldwide, New Zealand included. [more]

Jim's Essay
"Welcome to Your Brain; Why You Lose Your Car Keys but Never Forget How to Drive." [more]

The Best Song Ever Written
The Band - King Harvest [more]

Reeling in the Years
This is the top 10 countdown for April 8th 1977 based on the record industry weekly sales chart. [more]

Land Rover
Wayne Mowat joins a Four-Wheel Drive expedition down an old pioneering route on the West Coast. [more]

Feature Album
Matchbox Twenty -"Yourself or Someone Like You". [more]

Black Dogg
Living with a Black Dog, by Matthew and Ainsley Johnstone. [more]

Science Story
Exercise Ruaumoko, last month's national disaster preparedness test run. [more]

The Panel (Part 1)
Irene Gardiner and Jock Anderson Join Jim Mora on the panel. [more]

The Panel (Part 2)
Irene Gardiner and Jock Anderson Join Jim Mora on the panel. [more]

Business News

Morning Business
News from the business sector including a market report. - Will others follow Tower? [more]

Evening Business
News from the business sector including a market report. [more]


NZ First to Vote Against Free Trade Agreement
NZ First is to vote against the Free Trade Agreement with China, saying there is not enough in the deal for New Zealand. [more]

Chinese Workers Deal Worries CTU
There's confusion about how immigration and employment provisions within the FTA with China will actually work. [more]

Explosion Had Force of 2000 kms per Hour
The explosion was followed by a wave of super heated gas. [more]

Teenage Boy Killed by Shark
In Australia, a teenage boy has been killed by a shark while surfing at Ballina in northern New South Wales. [more]

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

Winston Peters Talks about Free Trade Agreement
Mr Peters joins Mary Wilson to talk about Free Trade Agreement. [more]

Debate Over Television Campaign
A debate has broken out around a television campaign yet again aimed at changing NZer's attitudes to binge drinking. [more]

Business Confidence Expected to Worsen
The NZ Institute of Economic Research quarterly survey, shows a net 64 percent of firms expect business conditions to worsen. [more]

Waatea News
News from the Waatea team. [more]

Abortions on The Rise Court Told
A large number of authorisations on mental health grounds don't mean something's wrong with abortion laws. [more]

Department of Internal Affairs Defends Practices
The Department of Internal Affairs is defending its practices, after a judge said it took too long to seize the computer. [more]

Free Trade Agreement Not Good Deal For NZ
NZ First says it will vote against the Free Trade Agreement with China, because there is not enough in the deal for NZ. [more]

Full Extent Explosion Revealed
The full extent of what the eight firefighters experienced shortly after arriving at the Hamilton coolstore has been revealed. [more]

Notorious Leader Released
One of the most notorious leaders of the militia violence in which 1400 East Timorese people were killed has been released . [more]

Moroccan Militants Escape From Prison
In a major security breach nine Moroccan militants convicted over the 2003 bombings in Casablanca have escaped from prison. [more]

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

Zimbabweans Wait For Election Results
Zimbabweans hope a court ruling today may end their long wait for presidential election results. [more]

Sawmill to Close in Thames
The Union's National Secretary Andrew Little says he was contacted this morning and workers were told this afternoon. [more]

Olympic Torch Heads to the US
Tomorrow it will be America's turn to play host to the Olympic torch. [more]

Coffee Controversy at Piha Beach
A controversy involving a coffee cart, a council, a campground owner and a well-known television personality. [more]

Global Warming May Taint Your Beer
Beer - it's a kiwi favourate - but according to NIWA global warming might just be about to taint your pint. [more]

Customary Maori Fishing Rights Needs Greater Understanding
Delegates attending the third Maori Fisheries conference in Napier say there needs to be a greater understanding. [more]

Midday Report

Midday News for 8 April 2008
Midday Report news bulletin. [more]

Midday Business News for 8 April 2008
News from the business sector including a market report. [more]

Midday Sports News for 8 April 2008
An update from the RNZ sports team. [more]

Morning Report

Top Stories for 8 April 2008
Tibet, Princess Diana, Doctor Strike, Weekends Fire, Broadband, pricey kiwi painting. [more]

Titi Wainui - Fairy Picton
Listen to todays bird. [more]

Free Trade Met with Support
Free Trade deal signed in Bejing yesterday covers trade, services and investment. [more]

A World Leading Deal
The Chamber's chief executive and former trade negotiator, Charles Finny, says the agreement is superior. [more]

Local Manufactures Could Lose
Fisher and Paykel says the deal should never have been signed and will be a factor in manufacturers closing their doors here. [more]

Pacific News
The latest from the Pacific region. - Controversial Easter Sunday meeting. [more]

Waatea News
News from the Waatea team. - Maori fishing group challenge Fishery Commission. [more]

Prime Minister Wants Tibet Talks
The Prime Minister has encouraged her Chinese counterpart to begin formal talks with the Dalai Lama over the future of Tibet. [more]

Fonterra Faces Delays
Fonterra faces the biggest delays in tariff removals, despite being New Zealand's largest single exporter to China. [more]

Jurys Verdict on Princess Diana's Death
A jury has found Princess Diana and Dodi al-Fayed were killed by poor driving from their chauffeur and the actions of paparazzi. [more]

Doctors on Strike
Junior Doctors are demanding a 10 percent payrise. [more]

Olympic Torch Takes the Bus
Chinese authorities have condemned as"vile"- the growing campaign by Tibetan activists around the world. [more]

Fire Investigators look at Remains
Eight firefighters were injured in the blast at Tamahere. Senior officer Derek Lovell died later in hospital. [more]

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

Slow Broadband a Thing of the Past
Broadband caps may soon be a thing of the past, if plans for a second international cable proceed. [more]

290 Thousand Dollar Painting
A record price for a painting by a living New Zealand artist has been set, with a work by Bill Hammond. [more]

Exporters Hail Free Trade
The deal is expected to boost the local economy by up to 350 million dollars a year. [more]

Fire Could Have Been Avoided
Local residents urge the Waikato District Council to put water mains through to the local school to fight fires in future. [more]

Australian Authorities to Increase Security
Organisers in the Australian capital say they will still treat the relay as a celebratory event. [more]

Another Day - No President
MDC's leader Morgan Tsvangirai, who insists in beating President Mugabe outright has flown to South Africa for talks. [more]

Clinton's Campaign Worse
Hillary Clinton's chief strategist has resigned in another blow to her troubled campaign for the White House. [more]

More Details into Saturdays Fire
Waikato DHB has been giving more details of how it responded to Saturday's explosion at the Hamilton cool store. [more]

Asian Population Growing
The study says geographic concentrations of ethnic groups have created migrants' own media, shops and ethnic Christian churches. [more]

A Lucky Man's Tale
Last week Danny was on his way to visit his mother in Greymouth when he ran off the road. [more]

Waatea News
News from the Waatea team. - Maori Actor and Broadcaster welcoming new filming guide. [more]

What Women Want
New research from Australia shows women who have been to university are now those with the best chance of finding a husband. [more]

Beer and Chocolate, Together?
Self-indulgence is set to take on a whole new meaning in Auckland this week. [more]


Kangaroo Meat
Peter Ampt discusses why Australians need to eat more kangaroos. [more]

Africa Report
With our Ugandan correspondent Daniel Kalinaki. [more]

Interview - Daniel Kalinaki
Bryan speaks with Daniel Kalinaki live from Kampala, Uganda about issues facing his continent. [more]

Conundrum Clue Number 3
Conundrum Clue number 3. [more]

Conundrum Clue Number 4
Conundrum Clue number 4. [more]

Nine To Noon

Hard Hitting ALAC Adverts
A series of explosive adverts by ALAC have created a bit of a stir. [more]

Dodi and Di Weren't Murdered - Jury
Dodi's father still believes his son and princess diana were murdered. [more]

Life After the Track
How to turn a racing champion into a loving pet. [more]

US Correspondent - Richard Adams
Iraq, Presidental race and the US economy. [more]

Feature Guest Professor Prakash Sethi
Is financial well being the only consideration for a potential investor, or should social responsibility also play a part? [more]

Book Review - A life Saved Up
By Hermione Lee, published by Virago. [more]

Business with Rod Oram
Biofuels. The government wants land transport to use Biofuels by July 2008. [more]

World's Fastest Growing Crime
Human Trafficking is the fastest growing crime behind drug and arms trading, what can we do? [more]

Media Issues
Media Commentator Phil Wallington gives his views on TVNZ 7's two new political programmes, media 7 and backbenchers. [more]

Rural News

Morning Rural News for 8 April 2008
News from the rural and farming sector. - Primary Sector welcomes free trade with China. [more]


Lin Jiang
Chinese-born Australian French horn virtuoso playing in the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra's 'In Nature's Realm' concert. [more]

Wayne Mason
NZ songwriter and musician touring the country with newly released CD 'Sense Got Out'. [more]

News stories:

No word on whether Bainimarama will attend debate organised by media council
The Prime Minister's Office in Fiji is yet to say if the interim Prime Minister will attend a debate organised by the Fiji Media Council on the National Council for... [more]

Charter flights from Japan to CNMI's Rota will go as scheduled
The general manager of Pacific Development Incorporated or PDI says the start of charter flights to Rota in the Northern Marianas will go as scheduled at the end of the... [more]

Garment factories send an urgent message to CNMI's elected leaders
The seven remaining garment factories in the CNMI have sent an urgent message to the Commonwealth's elected leaders requesting them to take action to help the industry to continue operating. [more]

Nauru's Justice Minister says Supreme court ruling is final
Nauru's Justice Minister, Mathew Batsiua, says a Supreme Court ruling upholding the right of parliamentarians to have dual citizenship is final and not open to appeal. The Chief Justice, Robin... [more]

World Bank division to invest millions in expanding phone services in PNG
" A branch of the World Bank has teamed up with the multi national telecommunications company, Digicel, aiming to spread mobile phone services into rural Papua New Guinea. The International... [more]

Nauru Government says Court has ruled that Speaker acted unconstitutionally
The Nauru Government says a ruling by Chief Justice Robin Millhouse goes a long towards bridging a gap in the country's system of governance. Foreign and Finance Minister, Dr Kieren... [more]

Indonesia's Attorney General's Office accused of obstructing campaigns
Indonesia's National Commission on Human Rights has accused the Attorney General's Office of obstructing campaigns through its reluctance to investigate four past atrocities because of technicalities. The four incidents include... [more]

Tonga public broadcaster under fire for restricting access to election candidates
Tongan democracy leader, Peoples' Representative Akilisi Pohiva, says ongoing restrictions by the state run Tonga Broadcasting Commission are hampering free speech. In just under three weeks 71 candidates will contest... [more]

French Polynesian hospital project delayed
The planned opening of French Polynesia's new main hospital has been delayed until next year. The Taaone hospital on the outskirts of Papeete was scheduled to open in November. But... [more]

New Caledonian MP defies Paris pension plan
One of New Caledonia's members of the French assembly, Gael Yanno, has vowed to fight the French government's plan to curb pension supplements for senior public servants drawing them in... [more]

WHO says climate change risks highest in Asia Pacific
The World Health Organisation says more than half the annual estimated 150,000 deaths linked to climate change will come from the Asia-Pacific region. The United Nations body says most of... [more]

Fiji finance ministry takes rental issues from PSC
After several high profile negotiations, Fiji's Finance Ministry is taking over the management of rental agreements for government ministries. The agreements were previously overseen by the Public Service Commission and... [more]

Russian space ship dumped over Pacific
A Russian space cargo ship has reportedly been dumped into the South Pacific after completing its mission. The Progress M-63 ship, which docked with the International Space Station in February,... [more]

Nauru speaker at odds with Supreme Court ruling
The Speaker of the Nauru Parliament, Opposition MP, David Adeang, says yesterday's Supreme Court decision overturns 40 years of parliamentary practices in the country. The Chief Justice, Robin Millhouse, declared... [more]

Tongan journalists sidelined in public broadcaster's election coverage
The Tonga Broadcasting Commission has announced new restrictions on political content. In a statement, it says no staff member will host any programmes focussed on the election which is due... [more]

Vanuatu fears EU kava ban to stay
Vanuatu's kava council says it's unlikely the European Union will ever relax the kava ban, as its demands keep changing. Kava was banned in 2001 over claims it was toxic. [more]

Samoan top boxer charged with rape
A Samoan boxer who won a gold medal in last year's South Pacific Games, Fa'asala Toi Livai, has been charged with the alleged rape of a young girl in February. [more]

Samoan bid to quash contempt charges against SDUP leader
A motion to quash two contempt of court charges against the leader of the Samoa Democratic United party, Asiata Sale'imoa Va'ai, has been filed in court by his lawyer Leulua'ialii... [more]

Fiji Labour Party backs call to probe Australia's pre-coup actions
The Fiji Labour Party is backing calls for an inquiry into Australia's involvement in Fiji's affairs leading up to the 2006 military coup. The Fiji Human Rights Commission released a... [more]

Nauru speaker says court ruling leaves house deadlocked
Nauru's Speaker, Opposition MP, David Adeang, says a Supreme Court decision doesn't change the fact that parliament remains deadlocked. The Chief Justice, Robin Millhouse, says Mr Adeang was wrong to... [more]

American Samoan governor briefly taken to hospital
The American Samoan Governor's Office has confirmed that Governor Togiola Tulafono was taken to the hospital yesterday morning for observation. The governor who was at work was reported to have... [more]

State Broadcaster restrictions slammed by Tonga People's Rep
A Tonga People's Representative and former Cabinet Minister, Clive Edwards, says heavy new restrictions on access to state controlled broadcast media are aimed at ensuring the incumbents are not re-elected... [more]

West Papua National Coalition for Liberation settles new leadership
A summit of Papuan leaders and NGOs underway in Vanuatu has settled on a new unified leadership for their self-determination efforts. Representatives from 28 Papuan political groups and NGOs have... [more]