Radio New Zealand - Tuesday, 16th September 2008

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Asian Report for 16 September 2008
Jason Moon our Asian Affairs Producers talks to the winner of the mens section at this year's Pasifika Fashion show. [more]

The Best Song Ever Written
John McNeil joins us from Christchurch with his best song, amazing Grace performed by Judy Collins. [more]

Reeling in the Years
Today's guest is former Radio D.J. Alan Ferris and the year is 1969. [more]

O.J.Simpson Trial
Thirteen years after he was acquitted of murder, OJ Simpson is back in court defending himself against a possible life sentence. [more]

He Rourou for 16 September 2008
In He Rourou today, Ana Tapiata talks to Rangiteremauri Tari at the recent Waka Toi awards night to celebrate Maori arts. [more]

Tune Your Engine - Elena Keith
High profile Auckland mother and career woman, whose life changed and was transformed after she became deaf at age 28. [more]

Science with Veronica Meduna
In our science story - the first collection of writings by New Zealand's scientists. [more]

The Panel (Part 1)
The Panel with today's guests, Michelle A'Court and Neil Miller. [more]

The Panel - (Part 2)
The Panel with today's guests, Michelle A'Court and Neil Miller. [more]

Business News

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

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


NZ First Donation Development
The lawyer for Winston Peters, Brian Henry has altered key parts of his story over the Owen Glenn donation. [more]

A.I.G. Fallout
The global financial system came under more pressure today. [more]

Cullen Criticisism
Finance Minister Michael Cullen has used the turmoil in American markets to criticise the credentials of John Key. [more]

Auckland DHB Letter
The Government has accused National of bullying the Auckland District Health Board and says it should apologise. [more]

Auckland Logo
Aucklanders appear puzzled by a new logo for the region. [more]

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

Kimberley Centre Report
A new report says the closure of the Kimberley Centre for the intellectually disabled was far from smooth for its residents. [more]

New Oz Lib Leader
Australia's richest politician Malcolm Turnbull is the new leader of the opposition Liberal Party. [more]

Waatea News
News from the Waatea team. [more]

Pankhurst Contempt
Mr Pankhurst and Fairfax Media, which publishes the Dominion Post are facing contempt proceedings in the High Court in Wgtn. [more]

PM Powder Letter
A judge warned a Taranaki farmer he may send him to jail for posting the Prime Minister a threatening letter containing powder. [more]

Slain Police Officers Mother
The mother of slain police officer Don Wilkinson says she is overwhelmed with emotion and honoured. [more]

Endangered Eel Deaths
A South Wairarapa land-owner is being prosecuted over the deaths of several hundred endangered eels. [more]

World Sharemarkets Plunge
Sharemarkets around the world have plunged in the wake of the financial turmoil. [more]

Cullen Criticises 2
The Finance Minister Michael Cullen has used the turmoil on American financial markets to criticise John Key. [more]

Malaysia Politics
Malaysia's opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim is demanding a meeting with the country's prime minister. [more]

Zimbabwe Sanctions
There'll be no immediate end to sanctions against Zimbabwe. [more]

Evening Business 2
News from the business sector including a market report. [more]

Cemetary GPS
Imagine being able to search the internet for details of the cemetry plot of family or friends. [more]

The message that playtime is not just for children has been heard at a conference on recreation being held in Christchurch. [more]

Ramadan Stampede
More than 20 people have been killed during a stampede in Indonesia. [more]

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

Wall St Shake - Up
Wall Street is going through it's biggest shake-up since the great depression . [more]

New Israeli Leader
Tomorrow Israel's governing Kadima party will choose a new leader. [more]

Haiti Aftermath
As many as a million Haitians may have been left homeless by a succession of hurricanes. [more]

Peter Jackson War Show
New Zealand film maker Peter Jackson is at the helm of a new World War I sound and light show. [more]

Waatea News 2
News from the Waatea team. [more]

Iraq Violence
At least 22 people have been killed by a female suicide bomber in Iraq. [more]

Britian - Pakistan Talks
Pakistan's new president Asif Ali Zardari will meet the British prime minister Gordon Brown later tonight. [more]

Pink Floyd Death
Pink Floyd keyboard player and founding member Richard Wright has died of cancer at the age of 65. [more]

Midday Report

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

Midday Sports News for 16 September 2008
An update from the team at RNZ Sport. [more]

Morning Report

Top Stories for 16 September 2008
Stock market shock. Tainted Chinesse Milk. Paramedics to treat people at home. [more]

Hakoakoa - Skua
Listen to this mornings bird. [more]

Battery Power Anyone?
Battery powered cars could be being trialled on New Zealand's roads as early as next year. [more]

Pacific News for 16 September 2008
The latest from the Pacific region. [more]

Waatea News for 16 September 2008
News from the Waatea team. [more]

Paramedics To Treat Patients At Home
The Ministry of Health wants to reduce emergency ambulance usage and free up congested casualty wards. [more]

Dramatic Day for the Worlds Stock Markets
One the the United States' biggest investment banks, Lehman Brothers is filing for bankruptcy protection. [more]

More Than 1200 Babies After Consuming Sanlu Milk
San Lu now admits it first knew about problems with the product as early as March. [more]

Yachting Regatta to Grace Aucklands Waitemata Habour.
The"Louis Vuitton Pacific Series"will see some of the big names in the sailing world taking on Team New Zealand. [more]

Advanced Paramedics To Treat Patients at Home
The proposal comes in a Ministry of Health strategy aiming to make ambulance services more efficient. [more]

SPCA Officers To Report Child Abuse Cases
The agreement, between the SPCA and Child Youth and Family, is believed to be a world first. [more]

Sports News for 16 September 2008
An update from the team at RNZ Sport. [more]

Landmark Deal
Robert Mugabe and Morgan Tsvangirai sign Power sharing deal. [more]

Peters' Lawyer Appearing Again Before PPC
His evidence could be the final evidence heard. [more]

Editor of the Dominon Post Gives Evidence in Court Today
Our Court reporter Ann Marie May is covering the hearing and joins Morning Report. [more]

Lehman Brothers Employees Are Stunned
Stock prices worldwide are sliding on cascading fears about the stability of the US financial system. [more]

The Impact of Chinas Tainted Milk - Growing
The chairman of the New Zealand China Trade Association, Stuart Ferguson joins Morning Report. [more]

Australian Liberal Leader Brendan Nelson Forces Vote
Michelle Grattan, political editor of the Melbourne Age joins Morning Report form Canberra. [more]

Toll New Zealand Threatens to Reveal On Tracks Excess
The documents outline how bitter negotiations became between the government and Toll. [more]

Markets Update for 16 September
A quick update of movements in the financial sector. [more]

National Health Spokesman Writes to DHB Chief Executive
Joining Morning Report is State Services Commissioner, Iain Rennie. [more]

John Banks Doesn't Want The Viaducts Bars Shut Down
Especially ahead of an international regatta he hopes will showcase the city this summer. [more]

Waatea News for 16 September 2008
News from the Waatea team. [more]

Agatha Christies Secret Tapes Found By Grandson
The mysteries written by Agatha Christie are perhaps less mysterious than the life of the famed British crime writer herself. [more]

Panic Buying in Taranaki Supermarkets
Word reached Radio New Zealand of a run on saveloys, with condensed milk also flying off the shelves. [more]


Gene Detective
Prof. Vicky Cameron, hunting down the DNA that increases the risk of heart disease. [more]

China Report
Emma Moore is our China correspondent. [more]

Conundrum Clue
Conundrum Clue 3. [more]

Conundrum Clue
Conundrum Clue 4. [more]

Nine To Noon

Anti-Gang Legislation
New Zealand politicians have indicated interest in copying draconian anti-gang laws to be introduced in South Australia. [more]

Palestinian-Israeli Racing Team
Aric is an Israeli racing driver, Rasheed is a Palestinian racing driver. [more]

US Correspondent
Jack Hitt gives a lighter view on the dramatic stock market turn around in the US. [more]

Feature Guest - William Shatner
The Near 80 year old talks with Kathryn Ryan about his extrodinary career. [more]

Book Review - Endgame 1945
By David Stafford, published by Abacus and reviewed by Quentin Johnson. [more]

Rod Oram
Business and Economic commentator. [more]

Venerable Tenzin Chogkyi
Buddhist nun who didn't speak for six years. [more]

Denis Welch
Media commentator. [more]

Rural News

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

Midday Rural News for 16 September 2008
News from the rural and farming sector. [more]


Christian Lindberg
Swedish trombonist and composer currently touring with the NZSO. [more]

Christchurch City Choir Review
Tony Ryan reviews last weekend's performance of Elgar's 'Dream of Gerontius' at the Christchurch Town Hall. [more]

Jack Gray
Auckland based choreographer and dancer whose company is premiering new work 'Tuawhenua' tomorrow night at Bats Theatre Wgtn. [more]

News stories:

Australian official tells ABs about TV spies
All Blacks assistant coach Steve Hansen says an Australian official told them after Saturday night's Tri-Nations triumph in Brisbane that Channel Seven secretly filmed at least one All Blacks training ... [more]

Anasta joins criticism of NRL play-off structure
The Sydney Roosters captain Braith Anasta has joined the criticism of the National Rugby League's controversial play-off system following the Warriors surprise 18-15 win over Melbourne on Sunday. The eighth-placed ... [more]

Ashley says fans forcing him to sell the club
The Newcastle football club owner Mike Ashley is blaming fans for forcing him to put the club up for sale, saying he can't afford to match their ambition or cope ... [more]

Jimmy Floyd hangs up his boots
The former Chelsea and Netherlands striker Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink has retired from football. The 36-year-old's contract with his latest club, Cardiff City, wasn't renewed. Hasselbaink scored nine goals in 23 ... [more]

Roosters enforcer cleared to play against Warriors
The Sydney Roosters enforcer Mark O'Meley has been cleared to play in Friday night's National Rugby League semi-final against the Warriors in Auckland after escaping being over two separate incidents ... [more]

Wallabies need to emulate the All Blacks: Deans
Australia must try to emulate the consistency of the All Blacks if they're to win the Tri-Nations and regain the Bledisloe Cup, says coach Robbie Deans. The Wallabies had an ... [more]

Strong self-belief has developed in the side: Price
The Warriors skipper Steve Price says a strong self-belief that's been building for the past three months was behind Sunday's 18-15 upset win over minor premiers Melbourne Storm. The Warriors ... [more]

Paper names players as Broncos confirm police probe
Sydney's Daily Telegraph newspaper has run a front page story claiming that Broncos stars Karmichael Hunt, Darius Boyd and Sam Thaiday were the players interviewed by police over an alleged ... [more]

Ryder Cup golf course battered by Ike
The Valhalla golf course in Kentucky has taken a beating from the remnants of Hurricane Ike at the start of Ryder Cup week. Strong winds cut a swathe through the ... [more]

Mini regatta could heal America's Cup rifts
The America's Cup challenger Team New Zealand hopes that a mini-regatta planned for Auckland in February could bring together some of the sport's warring factions. All America's Cup syndicates have ... [more]

Anasta says Brisbane match ideal build-up for Warriors
Despite coming off a bruising loss to the Brisbane Broncos, the Sydney Roosters captain Braith Anasta says his side is confident of their chances ahead of Friday night's National Rugby ... [more]

Australia's Indian cricket tour still in doubt
The Australian cricket team is still waiting to hear if its Indian tour will go ahead following a series of bombings that killed at least 20 people in New Delhi ... [more]

Team NZ plans America's Cup-style regatta in February
Some of the big names from sailing's America's Cup could be in Auckland this summer for a mini regatta planned by the challenger Team New Zealand on the Waitemata Harbour. ... [more]

Campbell takes another big leap up the world rankings
Michael Campbell has taken another big leap up the world golf rankings following his tie for third at the Mercedes Championship in Germany. Campbell's taking a break after making the ... [more]

Mini America's Cup for Auckland
Some of the big names from sailing's America's Cup could be in Auckland this summer for a mini regatta planned by the challenger Team New Zealand on the Waitemata Harbour. [more]

No medal for team captain but Wheelbacks score win
New Zealand Paralympics team captain Tim Prendergast has finished his campaign in Beijing without a medal after a courageous effort in the 800 metres. Prendergast was second coming into the ... [more]

Wellington get better outcome with returning All Blacks
The Wellington rugby coach Jamie Joseph is hoping to have at least halfback Piri Weepu back for Saturday night's Ranfurly Shield challenge against Auckland. The leading All Blacks are allowed ... [more]

NRL bets off as Broncos face sex assault probe
In the wake of news of a police investigation into an alleged sexual assault involving three Brisbane Broncos players, the New Zealand TAB has suspended all National Rugby League betting. Bookmakers ... [more]

Wellington sevens tickets on sale this week
Tickets for the Wellington leg of the IRB rugby sevens series will go on sale at 9 o'clock Wednesday morning. The country's biggest sports and entertainment event will be held ... [more]

Courageous Prendergast fails to get medal
New Zealand middle-distance runner Tim Prendergast has finished his campaign at the Paralympics in Beijing without a medal after a courageous effort in the 800m on Monday. [more]

Farmer admits sending white powder letter to PM
A Taranaki farmer has admitted sending a threatening letter filled with white powder to Prime Minister Helen Clark, sparking a security scare at Parliament buildings in August. [more]

Samoa bushfire under control
Samoa's Disaster management unit are now cleaning and mopping up after a bush fire affected thousands of acres of bushland on Savaii island. Rain yesterday and this morning have helped... [more]

More charges expected in Fiji agriculture scam
Fiji's Director of Public Prosecutions says he expects to charge more people in connection with the Agriculture scam case. Fijilive reports that this was revealed by State lawyer Andie Driu,... [more]

Panic shoppers snap up saveloys
South Taranaki shoppers have stocked up on saveloys and condensed milk amid fears the foods are to be banned. [more]

Gang laws may drive crime underground - expert
Introducing tougher gang laws in New Zealand would simply drive crime further underground, an Australian crime expert believes. [more]

National defends letter to DHB over news coverage
The National Party is defending a letter it sent to the Auckland District Health Board telling it not to generate positive news coverage for the Government. [more]

New Caledonia developing more sustainable energy options
New Caledonia's Government has announced a new set of targets to try and cut the territory's dependence on imported fuel and increase the production of renewable energy sources. As part... [more]

Fiji leader issues a stern warning to political parties which pull out of forum
Fiji's Interim Prime Minister, Commodore Frank Bainimarama, has sent out a stern message to political parties who are threatening to pull out of the Presidential Forum. The Commodore said the... [more]

Chinese loan only way to rehouse Fiji's squatters - official
The head of Fiji's Housing Authority says a multi-million dollar loan from China is the only way of rehousing the country's thousands of squatters. The Fiji Times describes Sir James... [more]

Nine die in tribal violence in PNG
Nine people are alleged to have been killed and properties worth hundreds of thousands of kina destroyed in two tribal fights in Enga Province in Papua New Guinea over the... [more]

Fiji authorities appeal for public help to combat dengue
Fiji's Ministry of Health says everyone needs to help the fight against dengue fever, with 611 people contracting the virus in the past two weeks. The country is in the... [more]

Firefighters in Samoa dampen down last hotspots after destructive bush fire
Firefighters and disaster officials in Samoa are now ensuring there are no remaining hot spots from a bush fire on Savaii that damaged more than two thousand acres of bushland. [more]

Turoa ski field to stay open till mid-November
A North Island ski field plans to stay open until mid-November as it enjoys the biggest snow base ever recorded in New Zealand. [more]

Banks opposes any cut in Viaduct bar hours
Auckland Mayor John Banks will not support reducing the opening hours of bars in the Viaduct area. [more]

Four households near unstable cliff allowed back home
Four Auckland households evacuated as a precautionary measure because of a sliding cliff face have been allowed to return to their properties. [more]

National defends health board letter over news coverage
The National Party is defending a letter it sent to Auckland District Health Board telling it not to generate positive news coverage for the Government. [more]

Samoa looking for Chinese aid to rebuild main hospital
Samoa's Prime Minister, Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi, is to meet China's Premier, Wen Jiabao, for further discussions on aid. The acting prime minister, Misa Telefoni, has told parliament the talks will... [more]

Palau offers to help Hawaii conserve its reefs
Palau is offering Hawaii a helping hand to reach its reef conservation quota. 2008 is the international year of the reef and the Palauan president, Tommy Remengesau is using this... [more]

Solomons' official suspended after Premiers shown pornographic slides at conference
The permanent secretary for the Ministry of Provincial Government in Solomon Islands has been suspended after pornographic pictures were mistakenly shown in a slide presentation at the annual Premier's conference. [more]

More charges likely before year's end in Fiji agriculture scam
Further charges relating to Fiji's long running agricultural scam investigation could be laid before the end of the year. The Director of Public Prosecutions has confirmed he expects to charge... [more]

Inquiry into Papua New Guinea's Finance Department to re-start
A new Commission of Inquiry has been set up in Papua New Guinea to investigate the misuse and management of public funds by the Finance Department in the past six... [more]

WHO official says dengue in Pacific has become a pandemic
The World Health Organisation is calling for more funds to fight dengue fever, arguing it has reached pandemic proportions in the Pacific. Thousands of people in the region are infected... [more]

Big Manu the key, says Fien
The Warriors halfback Nathan Fien says their performance in turning the National Rugby League title race on its head was unbelievable with the odds stacked so heavily against them. On ... [more]

Warriors' key supporters get another day to get seats
Mt Smart Stadium is officially a sell-out for Friday's sudden-death National Rugby League finals clash against the Sydney Roosters, but Warriors season ticket holders can still secure their seats. Season ... [more]

Warriors semi final set to be a sell out
National Rugby League finals fever has hit Auckland with public tickets for Friday's semi-final between the Warriors and Sydney Roosters at Mt Smart Stadium selling out in just ... [more]

Sailor caps rugby league comeback with selection in Prime Minister's XIII
The former Wallaby Wendell Sailor has capped his rugby league comeback with selection in the Prime Minister's XIII team named today to play Papua New Guinea later this month. ... [more]

Carter played last game in New Zealand....for now
The All Blacks first five Dan Carter may well have played his last game in New Zealand before taking up his six-month contract with French club Perpignan. He's been given ... [more]

Current system fine as Price eyes home semi
The Warriors skipper Steve Price accepts the National Rugby League may well review the finals format in the wake of his eighth placed side toppling the minor premiers Melbourne and ... [more]

Fiji prison inmate, injured during his recapture, dies in hospital in Suva
Josefa Baleiloa, a prison inmate in Fiji who was injured while being re-captured, died today at a hospital in Suva. Baleiloa escaped from jail in July and allegedly received serious... [more]

Fonterra blames sabotage for contaminated formula
New Zealand dairy giant Fonterra says someone sabotaged its raw milk products in China, leading to the deaths of two babies from the toxin melamine in baby formula. [more]

Peters, lawyer changing stories to suit facts - Hide
Winston Peters and his lawyer Brian Henry have been changing their stories to suit the facts, ACT leader Rodney Hide told Parliament's privileges committee during a hearing into a donation from the businessman Owen Glenn. [more]

Signals fault affects Auckland rail commuters
A fault on Auckland's Western Line, which affected thousands of passengers on Tuesday morning, has been proving difficult to isolate, says rail network operator Ontrack. [more]

Plan to allow paramedics to treat patients
Paramedics would become emergency care practitioners treating patients at the scene if proposed changes to the ambulance service are adopted. [more]

Warriors make history with last-gasp win
The New Zealand Warriors turned the NRL premiership race on its head and sent Manly into title favouritism with a last-gasp, 18-15 win over Melbourne on Sunday. [more]

Warriors warn tickets bought from scalpers will be voided
The Warriors are warning rugby league fans that buying scalped tickets could see them banned from the semi final match against the Sydney Roosters, at Mt Smart stadium on Friday ... [more]

Police some way off deciding whether to lay charges against Brisbane Broncos
Police say it will take at least a couple of weeks to decide if any Brisbane Broncos rugby league players will be charged over an alleged sexual assault of a ... [more]

Tottenham's miserable season start continues
Tottenham's miserable start to the English premier league football competition has continued, losing 2-1 to Aston Villa. It's Tottenhams's third loss in four games and they're bottom of the premiership ... [more]

Waddell set to head back to Team NZ
Olympic rowing champion Rob Waddell, who returned to the sport after a seven-year absence to compete at the Beijing Games, will rejoin New Zealand's America's Cup syndicate next year. Waddell ... [more]

Symonds says he wants to return to Australian cricket fold
The Outcast Australian cricketer Andrew Symonds has declared he wants to resume his international career. But how soon that will be will depend on the allrounder's progress after ... [more]

Australian cricketers to tour India despite bomb attacks
The Australia cricket will go ahead with their four-test tour of India after a security review following a series of bombings in New Delhi. Cricket Australia said on Sunday it ... [more]

HIV warning for Australian businessmen on "fly in-fly out" trips to PNG
Australian Health specialists are warning abuot the risks of contracting HIV for those on work trips to Papua new Guinea. This comes as a cluster of Australian businessmen have contracted... [more]

CNMI Governor gives assurance over lawsuit against federal authorities
The Northern Marianas Governor has assured people that no public funds will be used in his lawsuit against federal authorities. In an effort to block the pending federal takeover of... [more]

Solomons PM talks up Temotu
Solomon Islands Prime Minister Dr. Derek Sikua says the province of Temotu has a lot of unique features which can help its development. The Prime Minister has been in Lata,... [more]

Kimberley closure worked out well for ex-residents - report
Closing Levin's Kimberley Centre for the intellectually disabled has worked out well for most former residents, according to a report released on Tuesday. [more]

Market slips on US fears
Under pressure from fears about the stability of the United States financial system, the New Zealand sharemarket fell 2.5% when the market opened on Tuesday morning. [more]

Markets tumble as Lehman files for bankruptcy
Global stocks tumbled and oil prices plunged on Monday as United States investment bank Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy. Investors bailed out of risky assets, fearing the credit crunch may worsen. [more]

Education minister arrogant, says sacked board
A Hokianga school board has accused Education Minister Chris Carter of arrogance in sacking the board and appointing a commissioner. [more]

Landowner prosecuted over death of eels
A Wairarapa landowner is being prosecuted over the death of several hundred native eels. [more]