Radio New Zealand - Monday, 16th June 2008

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Hybrid Cats
What do you get when you cross a humble domestic moggy with an African wild cat? [more]

Eight Months to Mars - Pip Hall
After trying her hand at law, she ended up traversing similar terrain to her famous father. [more]

Astronaut Families
Asian mothers and children living in New Zealand while fathers remain in their home country. [more]

He Rourou for 16 June 2008
Te Ahu Rei talks to Ana Tapiata about how Massey is trying to lift it's retention and success rates for Maori students. [more]

Author Slot - Bronwen King
Ttitle"Prepare for Disasters: The New Zealand Guide". [more]

This Way Up Feature - Funky Chickens
Simon Morton is back from This Way Up with another funky Chicken Farm update. [more]

Environmental Story - Earthquakes
Geologists Russ Van Dissen and Rob Langridge of GNS Science are working on a major seismological and engineering project. [more]

The Panel (Part 1)
With today's guests Barry Corbett and Bomber Bradbury. [more]

The Panel (Part 2)
With today's guests Barry Corbett and Bomber Bradbury. [more]

Business News

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

Markets Update
A quick update of movements in the financial sector. [more]

Midday Business News for 16 June 2008
News from the business sector including a market report. [more]

Evening Business News for 16 June 2008
News from the business sector including a market report. [more]

Evening Business News for 16 June 2008
News from the business sector including a market report. [more]


Tagging Murder Trial
A 50 year old man is to stand trial for murdering a teenager who was caught tagging his South Auckland property. [more]

Emissions Trading Laws
The future of the Emissions Trading legislation hangs in the balance, as the government works behind the scenes. [more]

Fuel Prices
Motoring organisations are not holding their breath in the hope of a big cut in the price of fuel. [more]

Oil Production
The UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon is visiting London after a 24 hour visit to Saudi Arabia. [more]

Yin Ping Yang Murder
Yin Ping Yang was beaten unconscious on Wednesday, and died at the weekend. [more]

Israel Visit
The United States secretary of state, Condoleezza Rice, is delivering a firm message to the Israeli leadership. [more]

George Bush Visit to UK
The visit started with meeting the Queen and a formal dinner at Downing Street. [more]

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

Shop Safety
The police say shop owners in Manurewa need to take some responsibility for their own security. [more]

Christchurch Sexual Abuse Case
Rodger Moloney is charged with assaulting eleven boys. [more]

USA Flooding
At least 24,000 people have been forced from their homes in Iowa by flooding. [more]

Waatea News
News from the Waatea team. [more]

Suicide Reporting
The issue of how to report on suicide is in the spotlight after a Wellington School published in its newsletter. [more]

Wellington Fog
Fog threw the travel plans of several hundred passengers into disarray across the country this morning. [more]

Power Generator Rules
Todd Energy is calling for new power generators using waste energy to be exempt from the Government's ban. [more]

Australian Fuel Prices
The Australian federal opposition is using poll results, out today, to demand the government's fuelwatch bill be dumped. [more]

Vector Sale
Vector shareholders have overwhelmingly approved the sale of the company's Wellington electricity network. [more]

Binge Drinking
The Australian media is awash with reports that binge drinking is about to be defined. [more]

Kosovo Independence
Kosovo has taken another step towards establishing full independence. [more]

Uk News
British sports fans are celebrating their cricketers who thrashed the Black Caps. [more]

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

The Golden Fleece
Wellington researchers are seeking to patent ground-breaking technology. [more]

Report Rejected by Community
A group of Pacific Islanders want Massey University to ban one of its lecturers from presenting his report. [more]

Afghanistan Conflict
Afghanistan's president has issued a forceful warning to neighbouring countries. [more]

Waatea News
News from the Waatea team. [more]

Petrol Station Saved
Tainui Motors in the Auckland suburb of Devonport was due to close at the end of the month. [more]

Alice Springs Improves
Alice Springs was once regarded as the killing capital of Australia. [more]

Save the Tiger
An international campaign has begun to save the tiger. [more]

Midday Report

Midday News for 16 June 2008
Midday Report news bulletin. [more]

Midday Sports News for 16 June 2008
An update from the RNZ sports team. [more]

Morning Report

Top Stories for 16 June 2008
Top Stories for 16 June 2008. [more]

Birds Pipipi - Brown Creeper
Listen to today's birdcall. [more]

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

Waatea News
News from the Waatea team. [more]

Power Saving Campaign May Have Little Effect
An advertising campaign designed to encourage householders to save power may have little effect. [more]

Neighbors Fear For Safety After Attack
80 year old Yin Ping Yang was beaten unconscious on Wednesday, and died at the weekend. [more]

Inquiry Into Oil Companies
The Government has commissioned an inquiry into oil companies. [more]

Review Will Consider Appointing Petrol Commissioner
The Commerce Minister Lianne Dalziel says the review will consider appointing a petrol commissioner. [more]

Power Saving Campaign launched Last Night
A campaign encouraging people to save power was launched last night. [more]

Power Saving
Transpower Chief Executive Patrick Strange, who is the convenor of the Winter Power Group. [more]

Telecom Fears badly in Service Review For Broadband
Telecom has fared badly in a review of the quality of service from the country's top broadband providers. [more]

Women Described Attacker Before She Died
Police investigating the killing of an 80 year old South Auckland woman say she described her attacker to them before she died. [more]

Call For Common Emission Trading Scheme
Trans-Tasman business leaders are calling for a common emissions trading scheme. [more]

Far North May Ditch Regional Council
A Northland business and farming leader says it would be absurd for the Far North to pull out of the Northland region. [more]

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

Afghanistan President Prepared to Send Troops Over Border
It is the first time he has stated this categorically and comes just days after Taleban fighters attacked an Afghan jail. [more]

Black Caps Lose Again
The NZ cricket team has lost again - The Black Caps were heavily defeated in the opening one-day international against England. [more]

Review Into Police Response Time Of Fatal Shooting
Extensive review in to the length of time police took to respond to the fatal shooting of shop-owner Navtej Singh. [more]

Police Defend Actions
Despite initiating a review, the police are continuing to defend their actions on the night Mr Singh was killed. [more]

Telecom's Broadband Among Worst in NZ
Telecom's broadband performance is among the worst in the country, according to a new report. [more]

Mussel Farm Step Closer
Moves to establish a huge mussel farm off the coast of Opotiki is a step closer. [more]

Rifts May Deepen in Church Over Gay Marriage
There's concern that serious rifts in the Anglican Church over gay marriage will be deepened. [more]

Volunteers Backbone of NZ Sport
But the backbone of this grassroots sports remains the unpaid workers who run sports clubs, coach teams. [more]

A British Couple Say They're Being Forced Out of NZ
The Schenns have until Thursday to leave after failing to get the Immigration Service to grant them permanent residency. [more]

Waatea News
News from the Waatea team. [more]

Tim Shadbolt Has Botox Treatment
Mr Shadbolt's treatment at the weekend was all in a good cause, helping raise funds for victims of cancer. [more]

News And Current Affairs From Across The Tasman . [more]


Dyslexia Awareness Week
Guy Pope-Mayell is Chair of Trustees for the Dyslexia Foundation. [more]

Political Systems - Classical Rome
Brian Roper is Senior Lecturer, Political Studies Department at The University of Otago. [more]

Clue 1. [more]

With Penny Miles, Sports Reporter, Evening Standard. [more]

Clue 2. [more]

Nine To Noon

Victim Rights
Supreme Court ruling on Susan Couch and the RSA killings, which says the sole survivor, is able to sue the Dept of Corrections. [more]

Fuel Watch in Australia
With fuel prices soaring on both sides of the Tasman, The Fuel Watch scheme is being touted as a possibility to help consumers. [more]

Synaesthesia - Why some people"see"music or"taste"words
It can take many forms; some people who have it see colours when listening to music, or associate tastes with words. [more]

News and current affairs from Europe. [more]

Drug and Alcohol Abuse
Jerry Moe directs Children's Programs at the Betty Ford Center in California, working with vulnerable youngsters from addicted families and helping them cope with a lost childhood. [more]

Book Review
Working with David: Inside the Lange Cabinet"by Michael Bassett. Published by Hachette Livre NZ. [more]

Politics [more]

Food and Wine
Domenica Houlihan is the guest chef this week and is joined by wine expert Raymond Chan. [more]

Design with Tommy Honey
Sophist and Provocateur. [more]

Rural News

Morning Rural News for 16 June 2008
News from the rural and farming sector. [more]


Simon Trpceski
Macedonian concert pianist touring the country with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. [more]

Donald Maurice
Dominion String Quartet Violist performing with Richard Mapp tomorrow night at 'Expressions' in Upper Hutt. [more]

Stroma Review
Philip Brownlee reviews last weekend's performance by the 'Stroma' new music ensemble. [more]

News stories:

Knives found on people trying to enter Noumea's Court House
In New Caledonia, the installation of a new metal detector at the entrance of the Noumea Court House has led to over a hundred sharp and blunt objects being confiscated. [more]

Fuel shortages threaten power supplies in parts of American Samoa
The head of the American Samoa Power Authority, Michael Keyser, is urging residents living on the Islands of Manua, Ofu and Ta'u to conserve electricity. The MV Sili, the vessel... [more]

Report says whale watching major tourist boon for Tonga
An International Fund for Animal Welfare report indicates whale watching plays a major role in attracting tourists to the Kingdom of Tonga. The report says whales continue to contribute strongly... [more]

New political unrest in French Polynesia
The ruling coalition in French Polynesia is faced with a fresh challenge as the leader of one of the biggest parties has accused fellow politicians of being too greedy. Emile... [more]

Fiji's former Vice-President says the public needs to defend rights set out in guiding documents
Fiji's former Vice-President, Ratu Joni Madraiwiwi, says there is a need to build an awareness in the people of his country that they are the best defenders of the rights... [more]

RAMSI facing compensation demands after traffic accident kills young woman in Honiara
The Regional Assistance Mission in Solomon Islands is now facing compensation demands from the family of a young woman who was killed over the weekend in an accident involving a... [more]

Independent MPs in Samoa vow to register new political party despite ruling of speaker
A group of twelve independent MPs in Samoa's Parliament are planning to announce a name for their political party this week after receiving more than 600 names in a competition... [more]

Fiji weather wrecks grandstand, delays Pacific Cup match
The Fiji Rugby Union is to seek legal advice over damage to cars and injuries to a spectator when the unsecured roofing of a temporary grandstand at Churchill Park in... [more]

Taiwan gets go ahead to attend Pacific Arts Festival in American Samoa
Taiwan is sending an 80 member group to the Pacific Arts Festival next month. Taiwan has been pushing for greater involvement in Pacific Forum countries aiming for recognition from island... [more]

American Samoa Bus Association wants fare review
American Samoa's Bus Association says its writing to the Commerce Commission to appeal their latest increase in bus fares. The Commission, who regulates commercial transportation in the territory, say bus... [more]

Delay in Marshall's Ambassador to US taking up post
The appointment of Benjamin Graham as the Marshall Islands ambassador to the United States is facing a hurdle that has stalled his taking up his new post in Washington. The... [more]

Palau improves financial accountability
A US Government Accountability Office report says Palau has improved its financial accountability but still has internal control problems in managing U.S. federally-funded grants. The Accountability Office gave Palau high... [more]

Federal tax credits extended for American Samoa's canneries
The United States House of Representatives has passed a bill which extends for one year federal tax credits for the two tuna canneries in American Samoa, Star Kist Samoa and... [more]

Support for Tonga's first anti-corruption commissioner
A Forum planning to set up a Transparency International chapter in Tonga has welcomed the announcement of the Kingdom's first anti-corruption commissioner, Neil Adsett. A joint working group was set... [more]

Reputation of Samoan police officers with RAMSI "tarnished" by fatal traffic accident in Honiara
Samoa's police commissioner, Papalii Lorenese Neru, believes the reputation of the Samoan police officers serving with RAMSI has been tarnished following a car accident that killed a Solomon island woman. [more]

New Caledonia's National Front faces split
The right-wing National Front in New Caledonia appears to have split, with the smaller faction being the one recognised by the party's leadership in Paris. The National Front in Noumea... [more]

Solomons opposition queries RAMSI immunity after fatal road incident
The Solomon Islands opposition leader Manasseh Sogavare says the law regarding RAMSI's Facilitation Act needs to change to ensure officials are held accountable under Solomons law. His call comes as... [more]

American Samoa reviews report about disappearance of weapons
The Attorney General's Office in American Samoa has received findings of an investigation into weapons which were removed from the Department of Public Saferty evidence room. The Attorney General, Fepuleai... [more]

CNMI unveils commemorative coin
Governor Benigno R. Fitial has unveiled the design of the Northern Marianas' commemorative quarter. "The design featuring a latte stone sitting on the shoreline, an outrigger canoe, a pair of... [more]

Samoa rugby league hopeful awaits sentencing in Britain
A New Zealand rugby league player, who wants to play for Samoa in this year's world cup, is to be sentenced over an assault in Britain. Iafeta Paleaaesina, who plays... [more]

Samoan teens claim to be misled by US Navy
An 18-year old Samoan teen is one of two teenagers claiming they were conned into joining the US Navy. The Honolulu Advertiser newspaper reports that Joseph Mauga Jr. and another... [more]

Another PNG kidnap case with ransom demand resolved
Two children have been taken hostage in what Papua New Guinea police say is an alarming new wave of kidnappings and robberies, some achieved with inside help. PNG's Post-Courier newspaper... [more]

Niue fuel subsidy threatens financial viability
Treasury officials have warned the Niue Government that subsidies on fuel are posing a serious threat to the island's financial viability. In a special report it has been revealed that... [more]

TI NZ chair calls for reopening of NZ-Fiji ties
The chairperson of Transparency International New Zealand and former diplomat, Gerald McGhie, is calling on New Zealand to re-open diplomatic channels with the interim administration in Fiji. Mr McGhie says... [more]

Tonga Government about to establish commission to consider political reform
The Tonga Government is preparing to establish a commission to consider political reform, with the Privy Council giving its approval on Friday. The Justice Minister and Attorney General, 'Alisi Taumoepeau,... [more]

Officials say Niue using donor funds to prop up Government finances
Its been revealed in a financial report to the Niue Government that donor funds have been used to provide much need cash flow for the island's recurrent budget. Treasury officials... [more]

PNG prison service says reports of a nationwide strike by prison staff are untrue
The Correctional Service in Papua New Guinea says reports about a nationwide strike involving the country's prison guards are untrue. Media reported earlier that more than 1,200 corrections employees stopped... [more]

Rural school in PNG to receive laptops tomorrow under One Laptop Per Child initiative
30 pupils at a school in the rural community of Gaire - an hour's drive from Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea - will tomorrow be the latest to be... [more]

Australia's national science agency CSIRO advises caution over deep sea mining
A new report into deep sea mining found more research is needed to fully address all perceived environmental and social concerns. The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation has just... [more]

The Governor of PNG New Ireland says autonomy to be achieved within existing law
The governor of Papua New Guinea's New Ireland province, former Prime Minister, Sir Julius Chan, says the autonomy his government wants is allowed for in changes made to the Organic... [more]

RAMSI treating fatal accident involving one of its personnel ' with extreme seriousness'
The Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands says the death of a woman on Saturday after being struck by a RAMSI vehicle will be thoroughly investigated. RAMSI paid for Hilda... [more]