Radio New Zealand - Saturday, 4th October 2008

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

Saturday Morning

Claudette Werleigh: Haiti
The first female Prime Minister of Haiti; Secretary General of the Catholic peace movement Pax Christi International. [more]

Roger Ridley-Smith: Prostitution in Paris
Former GP who has just completed the translation of an 1837 manuscript, Prostitution in the City of Paris. [more]

James Flynn: Race and Class in the USA
Expert on IQ scores, and author of Where Have All the Liberals Gone? about race, class, and ideals in the USA. [more]

Rod Noble: Singing Solidarity
Coordinator of the Newcastle People's Chorus in New South Wales, one of a network of 11 trade union-based choirs in Australia. [more]

Playing Favourites with Rob Burns
English bass guitarist who plays with Latin jazz fusion group subject2change, and lectures in music at the University of Otago. [more]

Food with Pete Gawron
Adelaide chef who relocated to Arrowtown and now runs the Saffron restaurant, a pizza parlour, and a bar. [more]

Mark Young: Sheep and Genetics
Geneticist at Sheep Improvement Ltd, a genetic evaluation service for the sheep industry run by Meat and Wool New Zealand. [more]

Sunday Morning

Insight for 5 October 2008 - Rubbish
Insight investigates how we deal with our rubbish as we strive to make cities more sustainable. [more]

This Way Up

Matchbox Cars
The history of the sturdy die-cast models that featured in many a post-war childhood. [more]

Cartoon Caper
A Japanese cartoon character's proving more influential than real living, breathing wine critics. [more]

Reality Bites
The world's first reality TV school's just opened in New York. [more]

Bitter Lemon
The lemon has to be the most versatile fruit in the fruit-bowl. [more]

Traffic Jam
Tom Vanderbilt's been studying the way we drive and what it says about us. [more]

New Inventions
More weird and wonderful inventions. Graffiti detectors, the footstep reader and a new lie detector. [more]

News stories:

Campbell in good shape at Alfred Dunhill
The New Zealand golfer Michael Campbell is two shots off the pace after the second round of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in Scotland. At St Andrews Campbell has shot a ... [more]

Barson has comfortable lead at Taranaki Open
The Nelson professional golfer Dominic Barson has forged a three shot lead midway through the Taranaki Open in New Plymouth. On the second day Barson compiled an even-par 72 at the ... [more]

Hawkes Bay settles third in national provincial rugby competition
The Hawkes Bay rugby side has secured third place and a home quarter-final in the national provincial competition. The Magpies have scored seven tries to over run Bay of Plenty 46-12 ... [more]

All Blacks to host South Africa in Hamilton
The All Blacks will host South Africa in a Tri-nations match in Hamilton next year, the first time the rugby heavyweights have met there since an aborted attempted in 1980. Twenty ... [more]

Robbie Deans loses Horwill for northern tour
The Wallabies have been dealt a blow for their six-match tour with the loss of lock James Horwill. Horwill is facing six months on the sidelines due to a ligament tear ... [more]

Australian cricketers suffer again
The Australian cricket side is struggling in its only warm up game ahead of the test series against India. Heading into the third day of the four day match in Hyderabad ... [more]

Loeb wins all stages on day one in Spain
World champion Sebastien Loeb has dominated the opening day of the Rally of Catalonia, winning all six stages and creating a 15 second lead over Citroen teammate Dani Sordo. Leob heads ... [more]

Kelly Slater secures ninth world surf title
The American surfer Kelly Slater has wrapped up his ninth world title by winning his third round heat at the Billabong Pro Mundaka in Spain. Slater cannot be overtaken in the ... [more]

Rooney will link with England squad next week
Injured football striker Wayne Rooney will join up with England's squad next week with the blessing of Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson. Rooney has resumed light training after picking up ... [more]

Li Na couldn't repeat effort which saw her oust Serena Williams
The woman who knocked out world tennis number one Serena Williams has been brushed aside in the quarter-finals of the Stuttgart Grand Prix. China's Li Na has been sent packing 6-2, ... [more]

Shop owner seriously injured in stabbing
A man is in hospital with serious stab wounds after being attacked in his shop in the Auckland suburb of Avondale. [more]

Credit crunch hits holiday home sales
A leading property academic says the global credit crunch has caused an increase in the number of holiday homes being put up for sale. [more]

Man seriously hurt in Tauranga hit and run
A man is in a serious condition in hospital after a hit and run incident on a pedestrian crossing in Tauranga. [more]

Ponting says he won't stand for anything less than players best behaviour
The Australian cricket captain Ricky Ponting claims he'll not stand for anything but the best behaviour from his players during the upcoming Test series in India, following the ugly scenes ... [more]

Redmond scores century to give NZ A a solid start in Chennai
The New Zealand A cricket side is 270 for three heading into the second day of its second four day game against India A in Chennai. Opener Aaron Redmond made 105, ... [more]

Indian cricketers told not to get distracted
Coach Gary Kirsten told India's cricket squad to distance themselves from the controversy surrounding five senior players ahead of the start of the test series against Australia next week. The countdown ... [more]

American Samoa court rejects application for an independent counsel
The American Samoa High Court has thrown out the government's application to appoint an independent counsel to prosecute four employees and an ex employee of the Attorney General's office suspected... [more]

CMNI budget approved by House of Representatives
In the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas, the House of Representatives has passed a budget that gives the governor free rein over how to spend $75 million for the Executive... [more]

Japanese fishing boat fined by Solomons authorities
In Solomon Islands, a Japanese longline fishing boat, the FV Kinei Maru 118, has been fined almost 300 thousand US dollars for breaching its fishing license conditions. The vessel was... [more]

Samoa's attorney general explains withdrawal of case against Digicel
Samoa's Attorney General has revealed the reasons behind the withdrawal of a case against the Digicel mobile phone company which was charged with conducting a lottery without a license under... [more]

Directors of failed finance company face court
The directors of National Finance 2000 are to appear in court in Auckland on criminal charges later this month. [more]

More sawmill closures likely
The sawmill industry is being tipped for more closures as it struggles to recover from the economic downturn. [more]

Presbyterian Church calls for action on climate change
The Presbyterian Church is challenging its faithful to take practical action to combat climate change. [more]

Confusion over Newastle take over bid
Confusion surrounds a reported bid by a South African consortium to buy the English football club Newcastle United. Scotland-born businessman Jonathan Cleland, who heads the consortium, claims to have held talks ... [more]

Gales delay traffic in Canterbury
Strong winds are causing traffic delays in Canterbury. [more]

New Zealand's top amateur golfer must wait to finish second round at PGA event
Bad light has seen the second round of the PGA's Turning Stone Championship suspended. New Zealand's US amateur champion Danny Lee is three over in Verona, New York after fifteen holes ... [more]

Wilkinson has surgery on injured knee
The star English rugby player Jonny Wilkinson has had surgery on his injured left knee. The 29-year-old's Newcastle club says while there were no complications, the 2003 World Cup winner is ... [more]

Surf club drops appeal against sand mining
A small West Coast surf club has had to drop its appeal against the mining of sand from its local beach, which is described as a world class surfing location. [more]

ERO reports abuses at oldest registered school
A report into the oldest registered school in the country has found serious levels of theft, abuse and bullying take place in its boarding accommodation. [more]

Scrub fire destroys 25 hectares near Rakaia
A major scrub fire is burning near Little Rakaia in mid-Canterbury. [more]

Jankovic advances at Stuttgart WTA event
The soon to be world number one tennis player Jelena Jankovic has defeated Vera Zvonareva at Stuttgart's WTA event. The gritty 7-6, 7-6 quarter-final win against the Olympic bronze medalist books ... [more]

Consumers may not benefit from lower dairy prices
Lower world commodity prices for dairy products may not necessarily mean cheaper prices for consumers, an economist has warned. [more]

Johns helps Manly five-eighth ahead of NRL grand final
Former Australian rugby league player, Andrew Johns, has been helping Manly five eighth Jamie Lyons with his overall vision ahead of tomorrow's NRL grand final in Sydney. Lyons is expected to ... [more]

Portsmouth will lodge complaint over verbal abuse of Campbell
The English football side Portsmouth will lodge an official complaint against Tottenham fans to the Football Association over verbal abuse aimed at defender Sol Campbell at last weekend's game at Fratton ... [more]

Makos trail Manawatu in must win match
In Air New Zealand Cup action, Tasman's bid to stay in contention for the playoffs is off to a shakey start in Palmerston North. The Makos trail Manawatu 7-nil midway through ... [more]

Del Porto and Roddick through to Japan Open semi-finals
The Argentine Juan Martin Del Potro has ended top seed David Ferrer's reign as Japan Open champion, with a 6-1, 7-5 quarter-final victory. The American second seed Andy Roddick is also ... [more]

Tasman's playoff aspirations fading
In Air New Zealand Cup action, Tasman trails Manawatu 7-5 early in the second half of their match in Palmerston North. The Makos will need to find another gear in the ... [more]

Williams pulls out of Moscow event due to injury
The soon to be former tennis world number one Serena Williams has pulled out of the Kremlin Cup in Moscow with a knee injury. Williams, who will lose the top spot ... [more]

Tasman leading Manawatu
In Air New Zealand Cup action, Tasman is leading Manawatu 15-7 late in the second half of their match in Palmerston North. Tasman needs to score another try to secure a ... [more]

Final of national netball champs to begin shortly
The final of the National netball champs between Auckland-Waitakere and Southland will begin shortly in Rotorua. Earlier, Otago claimed third place after beating North, and Canterbury defeated Waikato in the first ... [more]

Late try scoring blitz propels Tasman into Air NZ Cup playoffs
A dominant second half performance against Manawatu has propelled Tasman into the playoffs of the Air New Zealand Cup for the first time. Five second half tries in Palmerston North, including ... [more]

Southland lead in the final of the National netball champs
Southland hold a six goal advantage over Auckland-Waitakere after the first quarter of the National netball champs final in Rotorua. Earlier, Otago claimed third place after beating North, and Canterbury defeated ... [more]

Southland hold commanding lead in final of National netball champs
Southland hold a commanding 16 goal advantage over Auckland-Waitakere at half time in the final of the National netball champs in Rotorua. Earlier, Otago claimed third place after beating North, and ... [more]

Southland win National netball champs
Southland have been crowned champions at the National netball champs in Rotorua. They've convincingly beaten Auckland-Waitakere 56-45 in the final to take the title. The southerners stamped their mark on the ... [more]

Amateur dominates third round of the Taranaki Open
The Taupo amateur golfer Troy Ropiha has established a comfortable lead after three rounds of the Taranaki Open in New Plymouth. Ropiha holds a four shot lead at eight-under par after ... [more]

Fire damages Carterton hotel
A fire at Carteron's old Belvedere pub, previously called the Club Hotel, has badly damaged the building, the Fire Service says. [more]

Ministry wants retailers to stop selling party pills with DMAA
Party pill retailers will be asked by the Ministry of Health to stop selling some new generation pills, following reports they have made some users sick. [more]

Southland take national netball crown
Southland have been crowned champions at the National netball champs in Rotorua. [more]

Traffic flows again over Auckland motorway
A business group on Auckland's north shore wants to see a tunnel for both road and rail built as part of a second harbour crossing. [more]

Cracks appear in Northland prison
Stabilising work is to be carried out at Northland's Ngawha prison after cracks starting appearing in one of the cell blocks. [more]

Winds hamper fire fighters trying to contain two fires
Canterbury firefighters have contained two fires, which were fanned by strong winds in the region on Saturday. [more]