Radio New Zealand - Monday, 23rd June 2008

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Eight Months to Mars - Kate Sylvester
A woman who's name appears on the labels in some of the world's most prestigious and expensive fashion stores. [more]

Get Smart
The 1960's spy sitcom, Get Smart hit the big screen in the U.S at the weekend. [more]

He Rourou for 23 June 2008
In He Rourou today, Timoti Karetu outlines the content in the plan known as Te Ara Tuapae. [more]

Author Slot - Jan Yager
Her book is"When Friendship Hurts". How to Deal with Friends who betray, abandon or wound you. [more]

This Way Up Feature
Simon Morton from our This Way Up consumer feature has some more tips about choosing a dog. [more]

Science Report - Aging
Veronika Meduna discusses ageing processes with Jilly Evans. [more]

The Panel (Part 1)
With today's guests Neil Miller and Nicky Pelligrino. [more]

The Panel (Part 2)
With today's guests Neil Miller and Nicky Pelligrino. [more]

Business News

Morning Business News for 23 June 2008
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 23 June 2008
News from the business sector including a market report. [more]

Evening Business News for 23 June 2008
News from the business sector including a market report. [more]


Zimbabwe Elections
Zimbabweans in New Zealand are calling on the international community to take drastic action against the Mugabe regime. [more]

Antonie Dixon Trial
The crown says murder-accused Antonie Dixon was paranoid and affected by P when he murdered a man. [more]

BridgeCorp - Criminal Charges Laid
Rod Petricevic and Rob Roest are being charged under both the securities act and the companies act. [more]

Hospital Safety
A programme to improve patient safety has been launched. [more]

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

Court Martial
A New Zealand Army corporal has today pleaded guilty to eight charges including assault at a court martial hearing. [more]

Ferry Sinking
A group of twenty-eight survivors has been found from a Philippine ship that capsized in a typhoon. [more]

Fiji Talks Suspended
Winston Peters, says it's 'astonishing' that Fiji has suspended talks with the group monitoring its progress. [more]

Waatea News
News from the Waatea team. [more]

The National Party says the Government is showing it's out of step with international opinion on biofuels. [more]

Hospital Safety (Part 2)
A patient safety programme has been launched to tackle the number of mistakes made in hospitals. [more]

World Oil Prices
King Abdullah of Sauidi Arabia says his country is, quote,"very concerned for consumers in all countries". [more]

Zimbabwe Elections (Part 2)
Zimbabweans in New Zealand are calling on the international community to take drastic action against the Mugabe regime. [more]

Police Beating Trial
Four Whatakane police officers are accused of beating an arrested man, Rawiri Falwasser. [more]

Boy Racers
A crack down on boy racers in Christchurch in the past few weeks has lead to police seizing 74 cars for unpaid fines. [more]

Christchurch Sexual Abuse Trial
The defence and prosecution at the sex abuse trial of a Catholic brother have summed up. [more]

Evening Business News for 23 June 2008
News from the business sector including a market report. [more]

Anglican Church Meeting
Fears of a split in the Anglican church over the ordination of gay bishops are overshadowing a meeting of bishops in Jerusalem. [more]

Latin American News
Daniel Schweimler explains why Fidel Castro is outraged with the European Union. [more]

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

Missing Korean
The police say they are following a new lead in the disappearance of the Korean tourist, Jae Hyeon Kim. [more]

Hazardous Waste
How to deal with hazardous waste is becoming a problem which is increasingly worrying countries around the world. [more]

Ethiopia in Drought
Unicef's deputy Executive Director Hilde Johnson has been touring drought affected areas of Ethiopia. [more]

French Muslims
Europe's largest Muslim community has a new figurehead. [more]

Waatea News
News from the Waatea team. [more]

Cuban Boy in Media
A Cuban boy once at the centre of an international custody battle is back in the spotlight. [more]

Champagne Name
Now, who has the right to use a name - especially one that's famous the world over? [more]

The annual meeting of the International Whaling Commission starts in Chile today and this year the talk is of compromise. [more]

Midday Report

Midday News for 23 June 2008
Midday Report news bulletin. [more]

Midday Sports News for 23 June 2008
An update from the RNZ sports team. [more]

Morning Report

Top Stories for Monday 23 June 2008
Zimbabwe election, England rugby player rape claim, Violence in Sth Auckland, Philippine ferry disaster. [more]

Koekoea - long Tailed Cockoo
Listen to todays birdcall. [more]

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

Waatea News
News from the Waatea team. [more]

Hastings Community Against Gang Violence
The Hastings community says it's had a gutsful of violence after the latest attack at the weekend left five people in hospital. [more]

Mugabe's Rival Pulls Out of Zimbabwe Election
Zimbabwe opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai has withdrawn from a run-off election against President Robert Mugabe. [more]

England Rugby Players Leave NZ With Rape Claim Unresolved
An unnamed New Zealand woman made the claim to the police following the first rugby test in Auckland earlier this month. [more]

Another Demonstration Against Violence in Sth Auckland
The leader of an Asian crime-fighting group in South Auckland says people may start taking matters into their own hands. [more]

Hundreds Missing in Philippine Ferry Disaster
More than 800 people are missing after a Philippine ferry capsized in a typhoon. [more]

Gang Related Attack at Hastings 21st Party
Four men are due to appear in the Hastings District Court on Monday in connection with an attack on five people at a party. [more]

Winstone Peters to Stand in Tauranga
New Zealand First leader and Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Peters has confirmed he will stand in Tauranga at the election. [more]

New Voting Intention Opinion Polls
Political editor Brent Edwards discusses the new polls. [more]

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

Crucial Oil Summit
Leading oil producers are facing intensifying calls to up production at a crucial oil summit in Saudi Arabia. [more]

The Glassie Files
The Glassie file discovery is creating less of a fuss, though Corrections and the police have begun an investigation. [more]

Tsvangirai Pulls Out of the Presidential Run Off
Prime Minister Helen Clark called on Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe to end politcal violence and intimidation. [more]

All Black Richie McCaw to Miss Tri-Nations
Richie McCaw was diagnosed with a high ankle ligament strain. [more]

Zimbabwe Election - Part 2
President Robert Mugabe looks to have a free run in the presidential run off vote following today's pullout by Tsvangirai. [more]

Invercargill Gang Tension
Invercargill's acting Senior Sergeant Mark Lucas comments from Southland. [more]

England Rugby Team Rape Allegation
The English Rugby side fly home to a storm of controversey over rape claims. [more]

Waikato Farmer Battles to Open Game Preserve
Guy Ralph claims he is being unfairly picked on by the Auckland-Waikato Fish and Game Council. [more]

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

The Glassie Files - Part 2
The Law Society's Criminal Law Convenor Johnathan Krebbs joins us now to explain what the file could have contained. [more]

Picton Boating Collision Investigation
Investigations are underway into how two people were killed and four injured in a boating collision in the Marlborough Sounds. [more]

Waatea News
News from the Waatea team. [more]

Casual Workers' Rights
Unions are welcoming a set of improvements proposed by the Government to casual workers' rights. [more]

Fertility Clinic Expansion
Professor Robert Winston was speaking at the opening of new and expanded premises for the country's biggest fertility clinic. [more]


Indian Animal Rights
Animal Rights advocate from India [more]

Ann Kerwin discusses the work of Frantz Fanon, a West Indian philosopher [more]

Clue 1 [more]

Joseph Romanos talks about the latest sports events [more]

Clue 2 [more]

Nine To Noon

Zimbabwe Election
Political journalist in Harare, Frank Chicowore and Peter Greste correspondent in Africa. [more]

Zimbabwe Election - NZ Foreign Minister
Winston Peters discusses what pressure this country might be able to bring to bear on Zimbabwe. [more]

Medical Mistakes
Dr Jim Bajian is a US expert who speaks on how to achieve reporting without hiding mistakes. [more]

Middle East
Professor Paul Rogers talks on the current climate in the Middle East, including the oil prices summit in Saudi Arabia. [more]

Feature Guest - Chris Krishna Pillay
ESIRO educator Chris Krishna Pillay communicates scientific concepts to the layman with music theatre and comedy. [more]

Book Review - 'Deaf Sentence'
Kate Blackhurst reviews 'Deaf Sentence' by David Lodge. Published by Harvill Secker. [more]

political comments from both the left and right with Matthew Hooton and Laila Harre. [more]

Wine - John Hawkesby
John Hawkesby gives his selections to accompany soup. [more]

Guest chef
Lauraine Jacobs dips into winter soups. [more]

A Modest Proposal or Two
David Slack chews the fat. [more]

Rural News

Morning Rural News for 23 June 2008
News from the rural and farming sector. [more]

Midday Rural News for 23 June 2008
News from the rural and farming sector. [more]


Sandra Reid
NZ International Film Festival programmer gives us a rundown of what's on offer. [more]

Roger Wilson reviews last Friday night's concert featuring pianist Simon Trpceski and conductor Yoel Levi. [more]

Yoel Levi
The US/ Israeli conductor currently touring with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. [more]

News stories:

Three dead in Samoa after bus accident
At least three people are dead and seventeen others are suffering from serious and minor injuries as a result of a bus accident in Samoa yesterday. The bus, according to... [more]

Tonga MP says commission on political reform will fail because it will not be independent
A leading pro-democracy advocate in Tonga says the make up of a commission being established to consider political reform means it will lack independence. Legislation setting up the body is... [more]

Guantanamo Bay ruling could help Bikini Islanders
A US Supreme Court ruling that the U.S. government violated the rights of terror suspects held without charges at Guantanamo Bay could help Bikini Islanders in the Marshall Islands. The... [more]

Fiji's interim Prime Minister suspends talks with the Forum Joint Working Group
Fiji's interim Prime Minister Commodore, Frank Bainimarama, has suspended talks with the Forum Joint Working Group amidst calls by the group not to do so. The Ministry of Information acting... [more]

Fiji's ousted opposition leader says report into deportations backs move of military regime
Fiji's ousted opposition leader says the report into the deportation of newspaper's publishers, Russell Hunter and Evan Hannah, was more about justifying their removal, and not about whether their rights... [more]

Athletes arrive in CNMI for the Oceania Athletics Grand Prix
Papua New Guinea athletes are showing that they are the ones to beat as athletes from around the region arrive for the Oceania Athletics Grand Prix in the Commonwealth of... [more]

3 Pacific locations considered next week for World Heritage Status
Three Pacific Island locations are to be considered for World Heritage status by a United Nations committee. In a statement from its headquarters in Paris, UNESCO says the upcoming World... [more]

Permit granted for flights between Samoas
The US Department of Transportation has approved South Pacific Express' application for a foreign air carrier permit to fly between Samoa and American Samoa. The department said the applicant showed... [more]

Solomon Islands increases officers in rapid response team
The Solomon Islands Police Force Acting Commissioner, Peter Marshall ,says they have increased the number of officers in the Police Rapid Response Team. Mr Marshall says this follows comments from... [more]

Samoa finish highest out of the Pacific teams at inaugural World Youth Championship
The Samoa under 20 rugby union side have ended their Junior World Championship campaign on a high beating Argentina 30-10 in the seventh place playoff. Samoa head coach, Sogi Meleisea... [more]

Samoa to establish diplomatic offices in China and Japan
Since Samoa has finally decided to establish diplomatic missions in Asia by having Embassy offices in China and Japan. The Prime Minister, Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi, announced the government's initiative before... [more]

Right wing party in New Caledonia loses Congress members
Congress members in New Caledonia who are aligned to France's right-wing National Front, have resigned from the party following a deepening rift within its ranks. The National Front has had... [more]

Union in New Caledonia calls for stability around SLN nickel compnay
New Caledonia's USOENC union has called on the French government to intervene in a bid to ensure that the current financial structure behind the SLN nickel company remains stable. The... [more]

Public Employees in Solomon Islands apply for march permission
The Solomon Islands Public Employees Union are planning a civil protest march this week. The SIPEU General Secretary, Paul Belande, described the proposed march as an opportunity to hold a... [more]

Guam expresses concerns about bill that could increase fishing
Guam has expressed its concerned about a bill now before the US congress to allow U.S. flagged foreign built purse seine fishing in the EEZs of Guam, Hawaii, American Samoa,... [more]

A former police captain in American Samoa faces embezzlement and arms charges
A former police captain in American Samoa, Papalii Marion Fitisemanu, has been charged with five counts of embezzlement and possession of a prohibited weapon. A warrant for his arrest has... [more]

Editor of the Fiji Times expresses renewed concern over Human Rights Commission
The editor of the Fiji Times, Netani Rika, says he wasn't surprised by what the Fiji Human Rights Commission said in a report into the deportation to two newspaper publishers... [more]

Further indications of delay for elections in Fiji
There are a number of indications in Fiji that it may be difficult to have the next elections in March 2009. The date for the political forum to discuss the... [more]

American Samoan cannery cuts 70 jobs
Del Monte Foods has reduced the numbers employed at StarKist Samoa in Pago Pago by 70 positions. StarKist vice president of operations, Barry Mills, told the government's Tax Exemption Board... [more]

Solomons public solicitor Averre quits post
The Solomon Islands Public Solicitor, Ken Averre, leaves the country, reportedly happy with the growth achieved in his office since he took the post five years ago. The English lawyer... [more]

Cable and Wireless joins talks in Solomons in bid to end strike
A representative of the British based telecommunications company Cable and Wireless will arrive in the Solomon Islands capital Honiara tomorrow for talks with the Solomon Telekom board regarding the workers'... [more]

New Caledonia's Future Together chooses Leroux as president
New Caledonia's dominant political party of recent years, The Future Together, has elected a new president amid a deepening rift in its ranks. A weekend Congress chose Didier Leroux as... [more]

Fiji police probe Fiji TV programme
Police officers in Fiji are transcribing an interview that was to be aired by Fiji TV in their Close Up programme last night. A Media Liaison Officer Atunaisa Sokomuri has... [more]

Australia and New Zealand interference is reason for Forum talk suspension, says Fiji regime
Fiji's government says it's suspended talks with the Forum Joint Working Group on Fiji because of what it sees as interference by Australia and New Zealand. Fiji's interim Prime Minister... [more]

Financially struggling Northern Marianas government owed millions by former students
The government of the Northern Marianas says it is owed more than four million US dollars by former students. The CNMI Scholarship Office has revealed the debt in view of... [more]

Cap on swordfishing in Hawaii to be removed
The Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council has voted to remove the effort cap on the swordfish fishery in Hawaii. Research has developed a new type of circle, hook and... [more]

Cook Islands chiefs drop take over claim, return to normal duties
The Cook Islands deputy Prime Minister says the House of Ariki, which last week proclaimed its ownership over the country, appears to have gone back to its normal role. Last... [more]

PNG Cabinet to pursue gun buyback to curb crime
The Papua New Guinea Police Minister, Sani Rambi, says his Government is planning a nationwide gun buyback scheme as part of efforts to reduce crime. He says too many illegal... [more]

Fiji claims Australia and New Zealand interference prompted talks pullout
Fiji's interim government says Australia and New Zealand interference continues to hamper efforts to move Fiji forward. The interim government has suspended talks with the Forum Joint Working Group on... [more]

Educators meeting from tomorrow in Samoa
A conference on education will be held in Samoa this week. Hosted by the faculty of education of the National University of Samoa, the conference theme is "Navigating The Winds... [more]

Cook Islands government and Chinese delegation to meet this week over stadium funding
The Cook Islands government and a Chinese delegation will this week meet to discuss conditions on a soft loan for the building of a sports complex and to upgrade venues... [more]

PNG Government advised ensuring wealth evenly spread likely to deter crime
The Papua New Guinea Institute of National Affairs says buying guns back from people to try to cut soaring levels of crime is a simplistic approach to a complex issue. [more]