Radio New Zealand - Saturday, 8th November 2008

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This page features: Election 2008 Audio, News Stories, Saturday Morning, This Way Up

Election 2008 Audio

Rodney Hide looks forward to change of government
ACT Party leader talks to the Result 08 panel after retaining his seat. [more]

Winston Peters says this is not the end for New Zealand First
Party leader on Result 08 after failing to win any seats. [more]

Peter Dunne says National has gained emphatic victory
United Future leader speaks to Sean Plunket on Result 08. [more]

Jeanette Fitzsimons addresses party supporters
Green Party leader says the new Government faces huge challenges [more]

Helen Clark announces she is standing down
The former Prime Minister tells supporters she is standing down as Labour leader after losing the 2008 general election. [more]

Saturday Morning

Jamil Anderlini: business and freedom in China
New Zealand journalist who is Beijing deputy bureau chief for the Financial Times newspaper. [more]

Mary Fowler: geophysics and Rutherford
Geophysicist and great-grand-daughter of Ernest Rutherford who is the 2008 Royal Society of New Zealand Distinguished Speaker. [more]

Lawrence Lessig: copyright and corruption
Advocate of free copyright laws, and co-founder of Creative Commons, who now works to reform Congress in the USA. [more]

Glyn Harper: images of war
Former army officer and military historian whose book Images of War: World War One features photographs taken by soldiers. [more]

Playing Favourites with Anthony McCarten
Novelist, playwright and filmmaker whose latest novel and film is called Show of Hands. [more]

Kim Reads Emails
Kim reads feedback from listeners to this week's programme and previous programmes. [more]

Warwick Broadhead: grand visions
Performing artist whose life and work is recorded in the documentary film Rubbings from a Live Man. [more]

Children's Books with Kate De Goldi: the I Can Read series
The 1950s and 60s series featuring authors Else Holmelund, Syd Hoff, Arnold Lobel, Peggy Parish, Russell and Lillian Hoban. [more]

This Way Up

Bees 1: Meet the beekeeper
Meet our bee team for the first time, and This Way Up's bee mentor David Carleton visits Simon's place for a site inspection. [more]

Smashing Time
We're off to Sarah's Smash Shack for some stress relief US-style. [more]

Fatty Diet
We talk cholesterol with Professor Rod Jackson (University of Auckland) and Professor Peter Jones (University of Manitoba). [more]

Bits and Bytes
Tech news with Bill Thompson. This week, the Australian government's controversial plans to filter the internet. [more]

End of Food
Writer Paul Roberts reckons something's seriously wrong with modern methods of food production. [more]

Mexico Ditty
We're off to Mexico where your local pharmacy can get you just about any pill you want. [more]

News stories:

Call for ban on smoking in cars
Anti-smoking campaigners are calling for a complete ban on smoking in cars. [more]

German U-boat found in Northland waters, group claims
A New Zealand heritage group says it has discovered what appears to be a German U-Boat lying in a watery grave off the Kaipara Coast in Northland. [more]

Herbert angered by "disrespect"
The Wellington Phoenix football coach Ricki Herbert had to be dragged away from his Sydney counterpart after he took exception to a comment following Wellington's 2-1 A-League upset win last night ... [more]

6.4 quake hits Vanuatu
A 6.4 earthquake struck Vanuatu but there was no immediate tsunami warning or reports of casualties. The US Geological Survey said the quake struck just after 6 o'clock yesterday evening,... [more]

Jones return backed by Australian rugby league greats
The Australian rugby league halfback Johnathan Thurston and former Kangaroos captain Gorden Tallis have endorsed Stacey Jones's shock decision to come out of retirement and play for the Warriors next season. ... [more]

Marshall puts Kiwi captaincy alongside Tigers triumph
The New Zealand rugby league player Benji Marshall has ranked his elevation to the New Zealand Test captaincy alongside Wests Tigers' NRL premiership triumph as career highlights. Marshall will captain his ... [more]

Wenger dismisses talk he may quit Arsenal
The Arsenal football manager Arsene Wenger has dismissed speculation he was thinking of quitting. Despite a grim week Wenger says he loves his job and is proud of the decisions he's ... [more]

Submissions on future of Marineland
More than 170 submissions have been received by Napier City Council on the future of Marineland. [more]

Wayne Barnes to referee All Blacks' match against Scotland
The All Blacks will once again be refereed by Wayne Barnes, the man at the helm when New Zealand exited the World Cup in 2007. [more]

ICC tells 2011 World Cup hosts to speed up
The International Cricket Council has told the four host countries of the 2011 World Cup to speed up their preparations for the event. ICC Chief Executive Haroon Lorgat has told representatives ... [more]

Supreme court agrees to hear judge bias case
The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case of alleged bias involving a judge and a lawyer who own a business together. [more]

South African cricketers beat Bangladeshafrica
Fast bowler Dale Steyn has helped steer South Africa to victory by 61 runs in the first one-day international against Bangladesh in the republic. South Africa posted 283 for eight and ... [more]

Force terminate Ferrari engine contract
The Force India Formula One motor racing team are expected to switch to Mercedes engines next season after announcing they had ended their contract with Ferrari a year early. Force india ... [more]

Iwi's record annual operating result
The South Island's richest tribe has reported a record annual operating result. [more]

Immigration failed to notice man had been deported
A man being deported to India was twice allowed back into the country and given a residence permit by immigration officials. [more]

Solomons police minister says it's harder to get firearms
The Solomon Islands Police Minister says it's a lot harder for members of the public to get hold of firearms now compared to the days of the ethnic tensions. Licensed... [more]

Man on run found by police
Police have captured a man who escaped from a prison van near Wellington. [more]

Cool sunny weather forecast for election day
MetService predicted cool but sunny weather as the country headed to the polls on Saturday. [more]

Auckland boaties warned not to launch old flares during fireworks
The Auckland Coastguard is warning boaties not to use a fireworks display over Auckland Harbour on Saturday night as an excuse to launch expired flares. [more]

Girl rushed to hospital after farm accident
An Otago girl, who was run over by a tractor, has been flown to Dunedin Hospital with serious injuries. [more]

Injured caver rescued in intricate operation
An injured caver who is thought to have broken her hip during a fall into an underground stream has been rescued from a cave near Waitomo. [more]

Bride killed in Auckland car crash
A woman killed in a crash in Auckland on Thursday had just been married and was being driven home from her wedding. [more]

Party leaders cast their votes
The two people who want to be the next Prime Minister have joined hundreds of thousands of people in casting their votes this election day. [more]

Swim coach Carew passes away
One of Australian swimming's greatest coaches John Carew has died at 81 in his Brisbane home after a long illness. Carew guided Kieren Perkins to two Olympic gold medals and was ... [more]

Former world 400 metres record holder dies
Former world 400 metres record-holder and twice Olympic medallist Larry James has died of cancer on his 61st birthday. The American was a double medallist at the 1968 Games in Mexico ... [more]

Hayden Roulston wins Tour of Southland again
The defending champion Hayden Roulston has finished strongly to win cycling's tour of Southland for the third year in a row. Roulston was 17 seconds behind the leader Gordon McCauley at ... [more]

Hedley Howarth made an outstanding contribution to cricket
New Zealand Cricket chief executive Justin Vaughan says Hedley Howarth, who has died 64, made an outstanding contribution to the game at all levels. Vaughan says while Howarth will be remembered ... [more]

Increase in number of advance votes
The Chief Electoral Office says figures at midday on Saturday showed about 267,000 people cast advance votes, an increase of about 33% on 2005. [more]

Increase in number of advance votes
The Chief Electoral Office says figures at Saturday midday show about 267,000 people cast advance votes this election, an increase of about 33% on 2005. [more]

Prisoners testing positive for drugs at record low
The Corrections Department says the number of prisoners testing positive for drugs in random checks has fallen to a record low. [more]

Search suspened for man missing on Grey River
Police say it appears a man who is missing after the canoe he was in capsized near Greymouth was not wearing a life jacket. A boatie has also been found dead in Tauranga Harbour. [more]