Radio New Zealand - Friday, 27th June 2008

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This page features: Afternoons, Business News, Checkpoint, Country Life, Focus on Politics, Midday Report, Morning Report, News Stories, Nights, Nine To Noon, Rural News, Upbeat

Afternoons

Noelle's Essay
Hangover cures the world over. [more]

Best Song Ever Written
Harry Hill from Raglan has chosen 'For the Dancer' by Jackson Browne. [more]

Relaxed Golf
Chch's most exclusive golf clubs will relax their dress codes as part of a drive to attract new members. [more]

Worlds Fastest Omelette
Howard Helmer is the world's fastest omelette maker. [more]

He Rourou for 27 June 2008
Hera Gibson is pleased to see the Kohanga Reo National trust returning back to basics. [more]

Wotzon And Weather
A look at what's on this weekend and the weather forecast with Bob McDavitt. [more]

Fresh Fast Food
Award winning food writer Julie Biuso has some warm winter favourites. [more]

Sports Story
Murray Williams talks about Wimbledon, the European football championships and of course the cricket. [more]

The Panel (part 1)
With Mary McCallum and Chris Trotter. [more]

The Panel (part 2)
With Mary McCallum and Chris Trotter. [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 27 June 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]

Checkpoint

Economy Inches Closer To Recession
Latest figures show economic activity shrunk by point-three percent in the first three months of this year. [more]

Charges Laid Over Jamieson Case
A 51 year old sickness beneficiary appeared in court today charged with murdering and raping Marie Jamieson in 2001. [more]

Hastings Hikoi
More than 2000 people took part in an 8km long hikoi to express their opposition to gang violence in the community. [more]

Zimbabwe Prepares To Vote
Polling stations are opening for the run-off presidential election that's been condemned by the international community. [more]

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

Kerry Prendergast
Wgtn public may be at greater risk after the council decided to give owners more time to earthquake-proof their buildings. [more]

Shiloh Rickard Sentenced To 17 Years
Rickard murdered a Dunedin mother, attacked her sister and sparked a 36 hour manhunt last July. [more]

Waatea News
News from the Waatea team. [more]

Internet Revolution
New possibilities have opened up in cyberspace, with the announcement of a revolution in the management of domain names. [more]

Auckland Mayor John Banks
The Mayor of Auckland City says his ratepayers and won't readily be contributing more towards the Rugby World Cup. [more]

Possible Explanation For Lopsided Planet
New research suggests a giant asteroid hit the planet Mars 4bllion years ago creating a giant crater. [more]

Possible Recession Continued
Statistics NZ says the gross domestic product declined 0.3 percent in the March quarter. [more]

Jamieson Case Continued
The police have charged a man with the 2001 murder of Marie Jamieson and they're not ruling out further arrests. [more]

Zimbabwe Polling Continued
As voting gets underway Robert Mugabe still says there can be no interference in his country even from the African Union. [more]

An Exclusive Economic Zone Bill
Green says legislation intended to safeguard ocean ecosystems is weak and a massive back down by the Labour Government. [more]

Chistchurch Fires
The police say there will extra patrols in place after a spate of car fires in Christchurch over the past two nights. [more]

US Credit Crunch Effects World Markets
The share market mauling experienced in the past day's trading in the United States has spread to other markets. [more]

New Unicef Ambassador Has Kick
The actor and martial arts expert, Jackie Chan, has been visiting East Timor to meet some of the nation's youth groups. [more]

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

Streetlight Poles Potentially 'Live' on Kapiti Coast
Kapiti coast district council says a child reportedly got a shock from a pole in Riwai Street, Paraparaumu this morning. [more]

Waatea News
News from the Waatea team. [more]

US Education Budget Cuts
In California a budget deficit of over twenty billion dollars US, means reductions in public services are looming. [more]

Country Life

Intro and Guest
AgResearch Education adviser Colin Nicol is trying to spark interest in science in schools. [more]

Regional Wrap
There've been dustings of snow in both islands and spectacular thunderstorms in the north. [more]

Tonga's Tinopai Farm
Pousima Afeaki manages a farm that produces taro, coconuts, vanilla, and other crops for export. [more]

Tonga's Going To Market
Farmers' markets are popping up around the country - with more and more people choosing to buy locally grown produce. [more]

Focus on Politics

Focus On Politics for 27 June 2008
This week Brent Edwards looks at the new impetus in settling Treaty of Waitangi claims. [more]

Midday Report

Midday News for 27 June 2008
Midday Report news bulletin. [more]

Midday Sports News for 27 June 2008
An update from the team at RNZ Sport. [more]

Morning Report

Top Stories for 27 June 2008
Top Stories for 27 June 2008. [more]

Chaffinch
Listen to today's birdcall. [more]

Nandor Tanczos Ends Political Career
New Zealand's First Rastafarian MP Nandor Tanczos ended his political career last night. [more]

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

Waatea News
News from the Waatea team. [more]

No Negligence in Defence Spending: Goff
An Auditor General's report says major defence projects are costing the country 100s of millions of dollars more than forecast. [more]

Auditor-General Has Criticised Defence Over-spend
The Auditor-General has slated the handling of major spending projects by the Ministry of Defence. [more]

Invercargill Police Prepare for Gang Violence
Invercargill police are preparing for the possibility of gang violence over the weekend. [more]

Axing Teams From Competition Will Hurt Game
Provincial rugby unions say axing teams from the Air New Zealand Cup next year will hurt the game. [more]

Wild Weather Hits Upper North Island
Thunder and lightning storms and wind and hail have been causing damage in some northern parts of the North Island. [more]

Erakovic Through to The Third Round
Marina Erakovic's winning streak at Wimbledon has continued overnight with her downing German Julia Goerges. [more]

US Supreme Court Rules on Hand Gun Rights
For the first time in US history the Supreme Court has ruled that individuals have the constitutional right to own handguns. [more]

North Korea Issues Nuclear Declaration
The United States has responded quickly, saying it's moving to take the Stalinist state off its"terror"list. [more]

Mugabe Open to Talks With Opposition
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe says he's open to talks with the Opposition. [more]

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

Do Boys Cheat More Than Girls?
Cheating in end-of-year exams show out of 328 breaches of examination rules last year, close to two thirds were boys. [more]

Collective Close to Signing Settlement With Crown
A collective of Taranaki Whanui iwi is a step closer to signing a Treaty of Waitangi settlement with the Crown. [more]

Biofuel-Powered Earthrace Boat Close to Finish Line
The trimaran is currently passing through the Mediterranean destined for the port of Sagunto in Spain. [more]

Secretary of Defence Accepts Criticisms
A report on ten major acquisition projects found it was impossible to keep track of escalating budgets. [more]

Deficit Climbs to 13.8 Billion
An unexpectedly weak balance of payments announcement has some economists worried. [more]

Provincial Rugby Unions Worried About Future
Provincial rugby unions are worried about their future with moves to remove two or 3 teams from the Air New Zealand Cup. [more]

Expert Says NZ Schools Have Gang Problems
A leading British criminology expert says New Zealand schools need to admit they've got gang problems. [more]

Gun Control Major issue in US Presidential Race
The debate around the right to bear arms has been reignited by a Supreme Court. [more]

National Targetting Seats
With the election now just a few months away, there are expectations that Labour will be under threat not just in the list vote. [more]

Waatea News
News from the Waatea team. [more]

Parliament Recycle Waste Ending up in Land Fill
Supposedly green savvy parliamentary services have been left red faced over their composting record. [more]

Temuka Worried History Will Be Lost
Residents of a South Canterbury town are worried the history of the town will be lost forever if something isn't done soon. [more]

News and Current Affairs From Australia
News and current affairs from Australia. [more]

Nights

Peter Feeney : Self Helping
Actor Peter Feeney discusses his alter ego Beau Tyler,the self help guru. [more]

Nights Conundrum
Conundrum Answer [more]

Nine To Noon

Mothers of Jane and Hannah, killed in Edgeware Road last year.
Their lives changed forever on the night of May the fifth 2007. [more]

Defence Force financial Wastage
Is our Defence Force wasting hundreds of millions of dollars through cost overruns and delays. [more]

100 Thing Challenge
US blogger who devised the 100 Thing Challenge, how much stuff do we really need? [more]

Asia
Latest developments from the wider Asia region. [more]

Gang Member Turned Opera Singer
Geoff Knight tells us of his journey from crime and violence to the world of high culture. [more]

Book Review
The Bitter Sea: Coming of Age in a China Before Mao by Charles N Li. Published by HarperCollins USA, $34.99. [more]

Music
Manu's music reviews. [more]

Sport
Sport news. [more]

Week That Was
Week That Was. [more]

Rural News

Morning Rural News for 27 June 2008
News from the rural and farming sector. [more]

Midday Rural News for 27 June 2008
News from the rural and farming sector. [more]

Upbeat

Robert Oliver
Organiser of annual mid-winter 'Feast of Fools' which is on in Wellington this weekend. [more]

Dmitry Rusakov
Deputy Director of Bach Musica previews their upcoming concert at Holy Trinity Cathedral, Parnell; Sun 29 June, 5pm. [more]

Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra Review
Peter Hoar reviews last night's 'Splendour of Beethoven' concert featuring pianist Bernd Glemser. [more]

News stories:

Samoa police files found in rubbish dump
Samoa's Ministry of Police and Prisons has called on the Ministry of Justice and Courts administration to work together after a prosecutor was informed by a court officer of many... [more]

Church World Day of Prayer to focus on Pacific
The World Council of Churches says churches around the world will pray for the peoples of the Pacific as an international church initiative against violence focuses attention on the region... [more]

American Samoa health authorities monitoring food products
Truckloads of food items and goods which have expired, do not have proper labeling or were in bad condition were pulled off store shelves and dumped at American Samoa's Futiga... [more]

University of the South Pacific seeks help to meet budget
The Suva-based University of the South Pacific intends to ask both the New Zealand and Australian governments to increase their respective contributions to the university. Incoming Vice-Chancellor, Rajesh Chandra, says... [more]

Some Solomons Telekom workers back on the job
The Solomons High Court has been told the Government has no power to influence the sacking of Solomon Telekom's Chief Executive Officer, Martyn Robinson. The Government has been pressuring the... [more]

Some CNMI employers still not paying new minimum wage rates
Hikes in the local minimum wage have put a strain on scores of businesses in the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas, yet labour activists report some are avoiding the recent... [more]

New Zealand under 18 dominate in Saipan
The New Zealand under 18 athletics team is dominating their section at the Oceania championships in Saipan in the Northern Marianas. On the first full day of the bienneal competition,... [more]

New Zealand Foreign Minister hoping for re-engagement with Fiji regime next month
The New Zealand Foreign Minister, Winston Peters, says a visit to Fiji next month by the Forum Ministerial Contact Group would strengthen engagement with the interim government over the pathway... [more]

New Caledonian president suggests giving Prony deposit to SLN
The New Caledonian president, Harold Martin, has suggested to give the huge Prony nickel ore deposit to the SLN nickel company amid concern over possible ownership changes at the territory's... [more]

American Samoan drive to re-register voters
The Election Office in American Samoa is urging voters who did not vote in the last two elections to re-register to make sure their names are on the voter list... [more]

French military cut in Tahiti not a disengagement
The outgoing French high commissioner in French Polynesia, Anne Boquet, says it's not right to describe the planned pullout of some French military from Tahiti as a disengagement. She made... [more]

Fiji parliament recall mooted to change electoral system, says Forum group chair
The chair of the Pacific Islands Forum's Joint Working Group with Fiji says the interim Government has signalled it might recall Parliament to change the electoral system. The Group had... [more]

Three arrests in Marshalls after drugs bust
Two Marshall Islanders and one citizen of the Federated States of Micronesia have been arrested in Majuro for allegedly importing and selling marijuana. Police charged one person for attempting to... [more]

Cooks leaders back Manganese Resource Committee
An overwhelming majority of the Cook Islands Koutu Nui, or traditional leaders, have backed the work of the Manganese Resource Advisory Committee. The Committee is trying to ensure the Cook... [more]

No relaxation of Fiji travel ban, says NZ's Peters
The New Zealand Foreign Minister Winston Peters says there will be no relaxing of the travels bans on people connected with the Fiji interim regime. Last weekend, Fiji's interim leader... [more]

Solomons claim that strike aimed at cutting Telekom share value
The Solomons Islands opposition leader says recent industrial action against Telekom may have been a covert attempt to lower the value of the company's shares. Manasseh Sogavare's comments follow a... [more]

Reporters likely get green light to enter Fiji
A group of ABC reporters initially denied visas to visit Fiji next month will likely be allowed into the country, a Fiji official says. ABC management has been in negotiations... [more]

Vanuatu police arrest suspect in Vila killing
Vanuatu police have arrested the key suspect in a brutal killing in the capital Port Vila on Tuesday. The victim, 66 year-old Lo Sui Fang Leong, died of a deep... [more]

Vanuatu police arrest suspect in brutal Vila killing
Vanuatu police have arrested the key suspect in a brutal killing in the capital Port Vila on Tuesday. The victim, 66 year-old Lo Sui Fang Leong, died of a deep... [more]

PNG PM referred to public prosecutor while his lawyers file appeal case
Lawyers for Papua New Guinea's Prime Minister have appealed a court ruling earlier in the week rejecting a bid by Sir Michael Somare to halt an investigation into his personal... [more]

Cooks traditional leaders back Manganese Committee
An overwhelming majority of the Cook Islands Koutu Nui, or traditional leaders, have backed the work of the Manganese Resource Advisory Committee. The Committee is trying to ensure the Cook... [more]

Solomons opposition questions strike
The Solomons Islands opposition leader says recent industrial action against Telekom by its workers may have been a covert attempt to lower the value of shares in the company. Manasseh... [more]

Marshalls arrests for importing marijuana
Two Marshall Islanders and one citizen of the Federated States of Micronesia have been arrested in Majuro for allegedly importing and selling marijuana. Police charged one person for attempting to... [more]