Radio New Zealand - Saturday, 12th July 2008

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This page features: News Stories, Saturday Morning, Sunday Morning, This Way Up

Saturday Morning

Aaron Hawkins: Dunedin Today
Breakfast show host on Dunedin's Radio One, and writer for the student newspaper, critic. [more]

Phil Bishop: Amphibians
Senior Lecturer in Zoology at the University of Otago, who studies frog conversation and conservation. [more]

Fiona Stanley: Child Health
Professor at the School of Paediatrics and Child Health at the University of Western Australia; Australian of the Year in 2003. [more]

Geoff Henderson: Wind Power
Drector of Windflow Technology, which is making turbines for a 97-turbine wind farm near Palmerston North. [more]

Playing Favourites with Graeme Downes
Senior lecturer in contemporary rock music at the University of Otago, and a founding member of The Verlaines. [more]

Food with Jim Byars
Owner/operator of Highgate Bridge in the Dunedin suburb of Roslyn Village, which sells a huge range of home meal replacements. [more]

Steve August: Hot Tub Innovator
Dunedin physiotherapist who is the inventor of a portable hot tub, developed from trials with his father's old thermette. [more]

Roi Colbert: Sport and Other Things
Dunedin writer on sport and music. [more]

Sunday Morning

Insight: Sunday 13 July 2008
Insight investigates the work of police in Manakau amid a perceived increase in crime [more]

This Way Up

Hula Hoopla
The massive toy craze that swept the world in the 1950s. [more]

Apple of Your i?
Apple's new 3G iPhone is launched to tremendous fanfare. Should we believe the hype? [more]

Forgotten Funds
We meet the woman who's trying to give away 47 million dollars. [more]

Oaty Goodness
The main ingredient in porridge and muesli used to be treated like a weed. [more]

Major Out-Lay
An egg-counter- that's an accountant who likes chickens- audits the Funky Chicken Farm. [more]

Picky Sticks
Henry Petroski with the definitive history of the toothpick. [more]

Listener Feedback
Tips on safe pumpkin cutting and why people use matches in toilets to neutralise nasty niffs. [more]

Equal Pay
Why women tennis players are cleaning up financially against their male counterparts. [more]

News stories:

Tough times continue for manufacturing sector
The manufacturing sector continued to slow down in June, according to the latest survey. [more]

Hundreds queue to buy iPhone
Hundreds of New Zealanders braved the cold at midnight on Thursday to become the first in the world to buy Apple's new generation iPhone. [more]

Talks planned over 'unwarranted' Jakarta beef ban
Trade Minister Phil Goff will meet Indonesian diplomats early next week over their temporary ban on New Zealand beef imports, which the Government says is unwarranted and unacceptable. [more]

Big clean up underway in American Samoa
All government departments in American Samoa are cleaning up Tutuila island today as the territory gets ready for a major educational conference and the 10th Festival of Pacfiic Arts. Only... [more]

American Samoa government to control frequent flyer rewards
A bill is to be introduced in the upcoming American Samoa Fono session that will stop the awarding of frequent flyer mileage points for government paid travel to individuals. Fagatogo... [more]

Rain, gales in western areas
Heavy rain and strong winds hit western areas of the country on Friday night, while a Fohn wind pushed the temperature in Kaikoura to 21°C. [more]

Tear gas fired in armed callout
A man is to appear in court after an armed offenders squad callout on the Coromandel Peninsula on Friday, where officers fired rounds of tear gas. [more]

Domestic power users paying too much, says lobby group
An energy lobby group says an independent inquiry is needed to ensure electricity prices are being set at a fair rate for domestic consumers. [more]

Flooding, slips on North Island roads
Motorists in the lower North Island are being delayed by flooding and slips on a number of roads. Earlier, gales swept some west coast areas and while a Föhn wind pushed the temperature in Kaikoura to 21°C. [more]

National would keep free education scheme
The National Party says it will retain the policy of 20 hours free early childhood education if it wins the general election, but will make some changes. [more]

Woman defends not taking part in rugby inquiry
The spokesperson for a woman at the centre of sexual assault allegations involving the England rugby team is defending her choice not to speak to an inquiry, saying privacy is her main consideration. [more]

Law change planned to stop Kiwisaver abuse
The Government plans to get tough over what it says is abuse of the KiwiSaver scheme, by changing the law to prevent employers giving smaller pay rises to workers who are in the scheme. [more]

Company targets Americans for cheap NZ operations
An Auckland-based company is marketing New Zealand as a top destination for cheap medical procedures. [more]

US mortgage companies 'sound'
America's top mortgage finance companies, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, have said their finances can withstand the housing crisis, despite turmoil in the share prices on Friday. [more]

Support from public after officer killed
Porirua police say they have been deeply touched by the public's support following the death of a police officer killed who was struck by a car during a police pursuit near Wellington. [more]

Veitch employers admit some knowledge of assault
Sports broadcaster Tony Veitch's employers, The Radio Network and TVNZ, have admitted knowing some details of the assault against his former partner since last year. [more]

Law change planned to stop KiwiSaver abuse
The Government plans to get tough over what it says is abuse of the KiwiSaver scheme by changing the law to prevent employers giving smaller pay rises to workers in the scheme. [more]

Road conditions ease following wild weather
Travel problems have eased on roads in the lower North Island on Saturday following bad weather. Earlier, gales swept some west coast areas and while a Föhn wind pushed the temperature in Kaikoura to 21°C. [more]

Tear gas fired in armed callout in Coromandel
A man is to appear in court after an armed offenders squad callout on the Coromandel Peninsula on Friday, where officers fired rounds of tear gas. [more]

More illegal smoking pipes being seized
Customs officers seized 289 hookah pipes from travellers last year. The pipes are prohibited imports because they can be used to smoke illegal drugs. [more]

Disease kills hundreds of kauri trees
A newly identified disease killing kauri trees in the Waitakere Ranges is threatening to devastate the population in the Auckland region. [more]

Plans to tackle violence in Manurewa
Community leaders in Manurewa have decided to lend more support to Maori wardens, and start after-school programmes, a bid to tackle violence and social problems in the South Auckland suburb. [more]

Wall Street down on mortgage company fears
US stocks tumbled on Friday as fears about the stability of the top two home financing providers, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, along with high oil price rises, clouded the economic outlook. [more]

Suppression lifted for man who faked own death
An Auckland man who faked his owned death can now be named. [more]

Safe surgery checklist trialled in Auckland
Auckland City Hospital is piloting a World Health Organisation scheme to try to reduce deaths and complications from surgery. [more]

Family mourns death of 'committed' officer
The family of a Porirua policeman killed in the line of duty say they have lost a committed brother, son and police officer. [more]

Veitch employers knew of assault last year
Sports broadcaster Tony Veitch's employers, The Radio Network and TVNZ, have admitted knowing some details of the assault against his former partner since last year. [more]