Radio New Zealand - Tuesday, 22nd April 2008

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Asian Report for 22 April 2008
Today's Asian Report focuses on cricket's new Twenty 20 league and its impact on NZ's south Asian community of Sri Lankans - and sees how it brings communities together. [more]

Noelle's Essay
Autumn migration, and Noelle's not talking about the shift over the Tasman. [more]

The Best Song Ever Written
Radiohead's 'Just' as nominated by Jooles Clements of the Auckland Philharmonia. [more]

Reeling in the Years
1967, we were at war in Vietnam, Rolling Stone magazine emerged, Greece's king deposed, but what music were we listening to? [more]

Code Brown
"Brown Alert"- avoiding faecal contamination in swimming pools these school holidays. [more]

The Baby Whisperer
Noelle talks to Charlene Poole about her upcoming DVD for new parents. [more]

He Rourou for 22 April 2008
Ana Tapiata talks about the Maori education strategy with Parekura Horomia and Tuhoe on their plans. [more]

Feature Album
Jools Holland and his Rhythm and Blues Orchestra - More Friends. [more]

Tuning Your Engine
Adrian Webster - motivator and author of 'Polar Bear Pirates and their Quest to Reach Fat City'. [more]

Environment Report
Dacia Herbulock goes on the hunt for the wily Tieke (or Saddleback) at the Karori Wildlife Sanctuary in Wellington. [more]

The Panel (Part 1)
Emily Perkins and Paul Casserly join Noelle to discuss the issues of the week. [more]

The Panel (Part 2)
Paul Casserly and Emily Perkins join Noelle to discuss the week's issues. [more]

Business News

Morning Business News for 22 April 2008
News from the business sector including a market report. [more]

Markets Update
A quick market update. [more]

Midday Business News for 22 April 2008
News from the business sector including a market report. [more]

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

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


Junior Doctors Strike (Part 1)
Resident Doctors Association union spokesperson Deborah Powell speaks with Mary. [more]

Junior Doctors Strike (Part 2)
DHB spokesperson David Meates speaks with Mary after listening to the RDA viewpoint. [more]

Kahui Trial
Medical specialists have described how their mother did not seem concerned about their health as they were brought to hospital. [more]

National's Key to Broadband
The National leader John Key has outlined an ambitious plan to connect most New Zealand homes to high speed broadband. [more]

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

Junior Doctors Strike (Part 3)
Health correspondent Karen Brown talks to Mary about the increasingly bitter pay row between the DHB's and the RDA. [more]

Missing Israeli Tourist
An Israeli tourist is missing on Central Otago's rugged Routeburn Track. Her brother speaks with Mary. [more]

Lipine Sila Trial
The trial jury of a man accused of killing two teenagers by running them over has visited the street where the girls were hit. [more]

Solid Energy Spies
Another of Solid Energy's contractors has applied to patrol conservation land. [more]

Waatea News
News from the Waatea team. [more]

Nicholas Murder Trial
The trial for 51-year-old Haumoana man Murray Foreman, charged with the Nicholas murder in late August 2004 is in its 2nd week. [more]

Democrats' Pennsylvania Primary
With 158 delegates at stake, the Pennsylvania primary is the largest remaining Democratic contest. [more]

Green Party Coal Moratorium
The Green Party is calling for a moratorium on consents for new coalmines and the closure of the Huntly power station. [more]

Junior Doctors Strike (Part 4)
The Medical Council appears to have backed away from supporting a ban on doctors' strikes. [more]

Immigration Service Inquiry
National's calling on the State Services Commissioner to stand aside from the inquiry. [more]

Pennsylvania Primary (Part 2)
US polls open in a few hours for the primary, crucial in determining who will be the Democratic presidential candidate. [more]

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

Working for Families
Uptake on the Govt's 1.6 billion dollar a year flagship Working for Families programme has exceeded expectation. [more]

Pacific Seasonal Workers in Australia
Australia may follow NZ's example by allowing in unskilled workers from the Pacific region to meet seasonal shortages. [more]

Pillars House
A house has been opened as a support base for released prisoners who are mothers in Auckland. [more]

Waatea News
News from the Waatea team. [more]

Nigeria Unrest Pushes Petrol Prices
Unrest in Nigeria is pushing up oil prices around the world. [more]

Pennsylvania Primary (Part 3)
Figures from latest polls show Hillary Clinton keeping a slight lead over Barak Obama in the state of Pennsylvania . [more]

Sudan Census
The people of Sudan will stand up to be counted today in a highly political census. [more]

Earth Day
It's not just about how much food the Earth can produce but how it's distributed as well. [more]

Tongariro Tragedy Funeral
Another young student and the teacher who tried in vain to save him and his classmates have been laid to rest in Auckland today. [more]

Midday Report

Midday News for 22 April 2008
Midday Report news bulletin. [more]

Midday Sports News for 22 April 2008
An update from the RNZ sports team. [more]

Morning Report

Labour Party President Told Off
The Labour Party president Mike Williams has escaped with a telling off after being caught out misleading the media. [more]

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

Morning Rural News for 22 April 2008
News from the rural and farming sector [more]

Waatea News
News from the Waatea team. [more]

Doctors Strike
Two thousand junior hospital doctors will walk off the job and begin 48 hours of industrial action over pay. [more]

Christchurch Party Murder Trial
The trial of a man accused of killing two Christchurch teenagers by running them over will this morning visit the scene. [more]

Jnr Doctors Strike
Thousands of patients have had surgery postponed because of today's strike. [more]

D.O.C Job Cuts
The Department of Conservation is likely to close its marine conservation unit and cut its workforce by almost 50 positions. [more]

Oz Immigration
Migration from New Zealand to Australia is at a 19-year-high. [more]

Bank of England Intervention
The Bank of England's announced an unprecedented 50 billion pound intervention in money markets. [more]

U.S. Elections
Hillary Clinton appraising what's at stake in tomorrow's primary in Pennsylvania. [more]

SuperGold Card
More than half a million SuperGold card holders have been promised free off-peak public transport and cheaper hearing aids. [more]

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

Restaurants Lose Out on V8 Crowd
Hamilton's V8 racing may have been a success but owners of many of the city's restaurants and bars are now counting the cost. [more]

Poor Rivets to Blame for Titanic Disaster
Ship-builders skimping on rivets are being blamed for worsening the world's most famous maritime disasters. [more]

Jnr Doctors Strike (Part 2)
Reaction from our health correspondant Karent Brown. [more]

Jnr Doctors Strike (Part 3)
One of those who just walked off the job this morning is Dr Lisa Edwards. [more]

Snr Doctors Covering
As you've heard, senior doctors are being asked to fill the gap left by their junior colleagues. [more]

Rising Oil Prices, Rising Food Prices
Record oil prices mean the cost of living looks set to spiral higher and higher. [more]

Transpower Deal
A leading tax specialist is disputing claims by the national grid operator it has nothing to fear. [more]

Tongan Elections
There's just two days left of campaigning ahead of elections in Tonga. [more]

Missing Medals
ANZAC day won't feel the same for one Christchurch war veteran whose medals have gone missing. [more]

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

Chris Kahui Trial
Family members connected with Kahui twins will today give evidence. [more]

Auckland Governance
Auckland's councils have had their say on how the region should be governed. [more]

Waatea News
News from the Waatea team. [more]

God Particle
The prize now within reach is to unveil a sub atomic particle so crucial it's been dubbed the"God particle". [more]

Rumsfeld Montage
Former US secretary of state Donald Rumsfeld was renowned for his off- the-cuff soundbytes. [more]

Jnr Doctors Strike
Reaction to this mornings Junior Doctors Strike. [more]


Croatian Settlers
Stephen Jelicich has just written 'From Distant Villages' - an account of Croatian settlers in NZ. Published by Pharos. [more]

China Report
With our correspondent Jonathon Dow, in Beijing. [more]

Nights Conundrum
Clue Number 3. [more]

Nights Conundrum
Clue Number 4. [more]

Nine To Noon

Junior Doctors Strike
Reaction to this mornings Junior Doctors Strike. [more]

Love Through The Ages
Love through the ages - the experiences of love and romance among older people. [more]

U.S. Correspondent - Richard Adams
The latest news and current affairs from America. [more]

Looking Up - Tim Rushby Smith
Tims life changed forever when he became a paraplegic -- Tim describes an extraordinary struggle to live an ordinary life. [more]

Book Review - Forgotten ANZAC's: The Campagin in Greece 1941.
Forgotten ANZAC's: The Campagin in Greece 1941.Reviewed by Don Rood [more]

The latest in business from our commentator Rod Oram. [more]

Antarctic Wintering Over
Working on Antarctic Heritage Trust's project to restore Shakleton and Scott's huts. [more]

Keeping an eye on the media with Phil Wallington. [more]

Rural News

Midday Rural News for 22 April 2008
News from the rural and farming sector. [more]


Alexa Still and Yolanda Kondonassis
NZ flautist and American harpist touring the country as 'Still/Chase/Kondonassis' for Chamber Music NZ. [more]

Review - Strauss's Salome
Greg Neil reviews the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra's Opera in Concert production from last Friday night. [more]

News stories:

Candidates standing for election in Tonga in last days of campaigning
More than 70 candidates standing for election in Tonga are in the last days of campaigning. Many have taken their message to traditional meetings following restrictions on TV and radio... [more]

New Caledonian court sentences 23 members of mainly Kanak USTKE union
A New Caledonian court has sentenced 23 members of the mainly Kanak USTKE union to jail terms of up to a year over last January's clashes with police in Noumea. [more]

Price of goods and services in parts of PNG's Highlands rises sharply
The price of goods and services in parts of the Highlands of Papua New Guinea has escalated sharply in the wake of a major landslide which has blocked the vital... [more]

Employers in CNMI may have to pay more for worker permits
Employers in the Northern Marianas can expect to pay more for worker permits under the proposed federalized immigration system. The United States Government Accountability Office says the fees for the... [more]

Fiji's Reserve Bank estimates country's economy contracts by 4.4 per cent
Fiji's Reserve Bank says the country's economy is estimated to have contracted by 4.4 per cent in 2007, compared to the 3.9 per cent decline forecast last year. The Fiji... [more]

Fiji's Consumer Council says supermarkets who fail to comply with Act should be fined
The Consumer Council of Fiji says health inspectors should fine supermarkets that fail to comply with the Pure Foods Act. Fiji Live online says the Council's chief executive Premila Kumar... [more]

Weak US dollar helps strengthen Papua New Guinea kina
The weak US dollar is now slightly aiding the PNG kina against major foreign currencies. The National newspaper reports the Kina continued to strengthen last week after lying flat the... [more]

Fiji carrier Air Pacific to make adjustments to compensate for fuel rise
The Fiji carrier Air Pacific says it will need to make adjustments to compensate for fuel rise. Air Pacific says it will cost them over 70 million US dollars compared... [more]

Eight Samoa villages awarded grants by UNESCO to begin conservation projects
Eight Samoa villages have been awarded grants by UNESCO to begin conservation projects. Projects funded by the programme target biodiversity, land degradation, international waters, persistent organic pollutants and climate change. [more]

Tonga Broadcasting Commission extends media clampdown
This month's controversial clampdown on political broadcasting imposed by the board and management of the Tonga Broadcasting Commission has been extended to include press conferences. More than 70 candidates standing... [more]

Australian union favours labour access scheme for Pacific islanders
An Australian trade union has thrown its support behind calls for a new visa scheme allowing Pacific islanders to do seasonal work in Australia. Unions have traditionally been opposed to... [more]

Fiji Retailers Association questions accuracy of growth forecasts
The Fiji Retailers Association president, Himmat Lodhia, has criticised a recent forecast of economic growth by the Fiji Reserve Bank. Mr Lodhia has told the Fiji Times that the Bank's... [more]

Disappointment in Samoa over road switch vote
The Samoan lobby group, People Against Switching Sides, says it is disappointed to have lost its campaign to keep driving on the right side of the road. Parliament passed a... [more]

American Samoa concern over measles among teens
The Chief of Pediatrics at the LBJ Hospital in American Samoa is concerned about the number of older children who have come down with measles. Fuata Dr Iatala says measles... [more]

New Caledonia remembers 1988 Ouvea killings
New Caledonia today commemorates the 20th anniversary of the fatal hostage drama on Ouvea. On April 22nd 1988, four French policemen were killed by Kanak separatists which led to a... [more]

12 arrests in CNMI in bid to seize illegal taxis
A crackdown on illegal taxis on Saipan in the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas has resulted in the arrest of 12 people. The Department of Public Safety and the Attorney... [more]

World Bank denies claims it subsidised rival of Telikom PNG
The World Bank has defended itself against allegations from Telikom PNG that it was subsidising the Papua New Guinea operations of the mobile phone operator Digicel. Last month, the World... [more]

Samoa group pins hope on legal action despite new road switch law
The chairman of the People Against Switching Sides committee in Samoa, Toleafoa Solomona, is quietly confident that legal action taken last year will be successful. The group wanted to stop... [more]

American Samoa chief justice stops Tafuna development
The American Samoa Chief Justice Michael Kruse has ordered landowner Avamua Dave Haleck not to carry out any further development in the Tafuna rainforest land. Meanwhile, a hearing on the... [more]

SPC likens HIV problem to national security risk
The Secretariat of the Pacific Community says HIV/AIDS is a threat to the national security in the region. Many nations in the region have some of the world's highest rates... [more]

Government interference a key obstacle in Pacific media, says observer
A British freelance journalist who attended the recent Pacific Media and Human Rights Summit in Samoa says the main challenge for journalists in the Pacific is government interference. Alex Kirby,... [more]

Australia-PNG Ministerial forum resumption shows relationship back on track
Australia is sending six federal ministers and three parliamentary secretaries to Papua New Guinea for this week's joint ministerial forum in Madang. The Sydney Morning Herald reports that this will... [more]

Newly-appointed Fiji Elections Supervisor resigns
The New Zealand lawyer appointed last week as Fiji's Elections Supervisor, has resigned, saying he no longer wants the job. This follows revelations that Dr Maurice Coughlan had been disbarred... [more]

SDL official to take court action after being stopped from leaving Fiji
A senior official of Fiji's ousted ruling SDL party says he will take court action over being stopped from leaving the country at the weekend. Peceli Kinivuwai was stopped from... [more]

65 candidates to contest Nauru parliament seats
65 candidates are to contest the 18 seats in the Nauru Parliament in the snap election to be held this Saturday. Those standing include all the key players involved in... [more]

Fiji Police officers convicted for Malasebe murder
Three Fiji police officers have been convicted in relation to the murder of Tevita Malasebe. The police had taken the 30-year old from his home in June 2007 and his... [more]