Radio New Zealand - Monday, 17th November 2008

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Eight Months to Mars - Rodney Wayne
A businessman and entrepreneur who has built a multi-million dollar hairdressing empire and has become a household name. [more]

Debt Man Walking
Bruce Brammall is an australian author who believes generation x'ers may have a lot to gain from getting further into debt. [more]

Nasa DIY Mission
About 11am this morning, the NASA space shuttle Endeavour finally docked at the International Space Station. [more]

He Rourou for 17 November 2008
In He Rourou today, Ana Tapiata talks about the recent election to iwi radio commentator Henare Kingi. [more]

Author Slot - Yvonne Martin
Fiordland - it's New Zealand's largest and most stunning National Park. [more]

This Way Up Feature
Simon Morton is off to capture a swarm of 10,000 bees for his backyard beehive. [more]

Environment Story
A project which aims to find out how the albatrosses overlap with the seasonal squid fishery. [more]

The Panel (Part 1)
With today's guests Jane Clifton and Linley Boniface. [more]

The Panel (Part 2)
With today's guests Jane Clifton and Linley Boniface. [more]

Business News

Morning Business for 17 November 2008
News from the business sector including a market report. [more]

Markets Update for 17 November 2008
A quick update of movements in the financial sector. [more]

Midday Business News for 17 November 2008
News from the business sector including a market report. [more]


New Cabinet Line Up
The incoming prime minister John Key announced his Cabinet line up this afternoon. [more]

Nia Glassie Murder Trial
The jury in the Nia Glassie murder trial has spent the afternoon deliberating its verdict. [more]

Evening Business News for 17 November 2008
News from the business sector including a market report. [more]

Liquor Study
A new study suggests concrete evidence of a link between alcohol sponsored sports teams and problem drinking by players. [more]

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

Education Working Party
Suggestions by the Act Party that a working group on education may look at bulk funding of teachers' salaries. [more]

New Education Policy
The Government's education policy includes a checklist of promises it plans to fast-track within 100 days of taking office. [more]

Wellington Gang Murder Trial
The beginning of the second week of the trial for six men charged with the murder of a Wanganui toddler. [more]

Waatea News
News from the Waatea team. [more]

Medical Misconduct Hearing
A Hamilton GP is being accused of professional misconduct for allegedly falsifying the medical notes of two patients. [more]

Queensland Storms
A massive clean-up is underway after cyclone-like storms ripped across the southeast corner of the state Queensland. [more]

Congo Conflict Update
Despite the latest peace efforts there have been reports of more heavy fighting in the east of the country. [more]

Social Welfare Issues
The New Zealand Council for Social Services is calling for a Prime Minister's Forum on social welfare issue. [more]

Experts from around the world are meeting this week to talk about biosafety issues and the research being done. [more]

Unsupervised Children
Principals in Canterbury say some pupils are being dropped off at school when supervision isn't available . [more]

Evening Business News for 17 November 2008
News from the business sector. [more]

UK News
For the latest news from the UK, we're joined by correspondent Barney Burnham. [more]

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

Pacific Island Affairs
Pacific leaders have welcomed the appointment of Georgina Te Heuheu as the Minister of Pacific Island Affairs. [more]

Sudan Ceasefire
A spokesperson for the Sudanese Army has denied accusations it's broken a ceasefire in Darfur. [more]

US Car Factory Bail-Out
US politicians will debate the merits of a bail-out package for the American car manufacturing industry this week. [more]

Food Prices
The price of food fell overall last month, including for staples such as milk, cheese and eggs. [more]

Waatea News
News from the Waatea team. [more]

Afghan Deals
The Afghan President Hamid Karzai says he thinks only a political settlement can solve the country's problems. [more]

Jamaica Child Murders
Religious leaders in Jamaica are linking a spate of recent child abductions and murders to the occult and witchcraft. [more]

LA Fires
Firefighters in California are continuing to battle the worst fires to hit the region in more than 40 years. [more]

Experimental Beatles
Paul McCartney has said he wants to release an experimental track that he recorded with the other members of the Beatles. [more]

Midday Report

Midday News for 17 November 2008
Midday Report news bulletin. [more]

Midday Sports News for 17 November 2008
An update from the RNZ sports team. [more]

Morning Report

Top Stories for 17 November 2008
National will announce new cabinet today. [more]

Toroa - Wandering Albatross
Listen to this mornings bird. [more]

Cabinet line up to be announced today
Prime Minister John Key will make the announcment this afternoon. [more]

Weekend Brings Fire
A spate of fires over the weekend has signalled the start of the fire season. [more]

G20 summit welcomed by NZ trade lobbyists
Leaders of the world's 20 largest economies, the G20, have ended their meeting in Washington calling for major financial reform. [more]

Pacific News for 17 November 2008
The latest from the Pacific region. [more]

Waatea News for 17 November 2008
News from the Waatea team. [more]

ACT and Maori Party bang heads
Over the weekend Mr Key struck deals with three support parties - ACT, the Maori Party and United Future. [more]

New Zealand successfully host under 17 womens world cup
The three week long event wound up yesterday with a nail biting final between North Korea and the United States. [more]

John Key promises new faces in cabinet
National has finalised deals with ACT, the Maori Party and United Future, allowing it to form a government in record time. [more]

Pita Sharples will receive Maori Affairs portfolio
Dr Sharples spoke with Geoff Robinson earlier about his new role. [more]

Rodney Hide's new roles
Rodney Hide is the new Minister of Local Government and Regulatory Reform. [more]

Iraq's cabinet approves plan to get US troops out by 2011
The agreed date will end the US military presence that began in 2003 when Saddam Hussein was toppled. [more]

World leaders promise major reform
G20 leaders at a summit in Washington say they will work together following the talks. [more]

Congolese rebel leader Laurent Nkunda supports peace
The fighting has already displaced at least a quarter of a million people. [more]

Tsunami Alert Update
Indonesia: The Indonesian government issued a tsunami alert after a powerful earthquake shook Sulawesi island. [more]

Fossil fuel debate
Part of National's deal with ACT involves lifting the moratorium on new fossil fuel burning power plants. [more]

Sports News for 17 November 2008
An update from the team at RNZ Sport. [more]

NZ happy with WTO talks in Washington
New Zealand has been pushing for decades to get better world rules on agricultural trade. [more]

Labour has left its baggage in parliament
The West Coast sawmill industry says they were 'betrayed' by Labour ministers over a promised rescue deal. [more]

NCEA exam time
139 thousand students will be taking their seats and trying to prove they've been paying attention in class this year. [more]

New Zealand's best known steam train is for sale
For the past twenty six years the Kingston Flyer has been taking rail enthusiasts and tourists alike on a journey back in time. [more]

The ETS will be delayed and reviewed by MP's
That's got the forestry sector worried that further delays will scare off potential investors. [more]

The week ahead for the new government
With RNZ political editor Brent Edwards. [more]

Fire rips through Los Angeles
The fires have ripped across more than 4-thousand hectares, the majority of which are near Sylmar, north of Los Angeles. [more]

Dunedin ratepayers and their stadium
A final decision on the 188 million dollar project which has divided city opinion is expected early next year [more]

Kiwi's make it through to final
The Kiwis have made it through to the final of rugby league's world cup, beating England 32-22 in Brisbane. [more]

National promises a look at the Foreshore and Seabed Act
National has signed a deal with the Maori Party giving the two leaders of the party ministerial positions outside cabinet. [more]

An axe to funding for the arts in Whangarei
The council says it needs to keep the lid on rates. [more]

Waatea News for 17 November 2008
News from the Waatea team. [more]

Wanganui's all-conquering rugby players get key to the city
The self-styled Wanganui"Butcher Boys"were granted the Freedom of the City at a special celebration. [more]

Off to Melbourne...
...With Phil Kafcaloudes. [more]


Beaked Whales
Evolutionary Biologist, Ted Cranford discusses the highly sonic world of the beaked whale. [more]

Philosopher in Residence at AUT, Ann Kerwin talks today about Bertrum Russell. [more]

Conundrum Clue 1
Listen to the first clue. [more]

Sports - Joseph Ramanos
The latest in sports including soccer, golf and cricket. [more]

Conundrum Clue 2
Have you got it yet, clue number two. [more]

Nine To Noon

Pita Sharples and Rodney Hide
Maori party agrees to support National and ACT expected to get ministerial positions outside cabinet. [more]

Robin Duff and Peter Gall
The PPTA has released a handbook laying out advice to teachers about taking breaks. [more]

Seamus Kearney
Europe Correspondent. [more]

Feature Guest - Suzanne Lynch
Singer, entertainer and vocal coach from the Chicks to the Ladykillers to NZ Idol and beyond. [more]

Book Review - Monster: An Austrian Nightmare
By Allan Hill, published by Penguin and reviewed by Penny Ashton. [more]

From the left and from the right
With Laila Harre and Matthew Hooton. [more]

Scott Fraser and John Hawkesby
Guest chef takes you through recipes with wine to complement. [more]

A Modest Proposal or Two
With David Slack. [more]

Rural News

Morning Rural News for 17 November 2008
News from the rural and farming sector. [more]

Midday Rural News for 17 November 2008
News from the rural and farming sector. [more]


Ian Dunsmore
Gisborne Music Competition organiser previews this year's 20th Anniversary event. [more]

Stephen Bain
Director of Winning Productions' production of Franz Kafka's 'The Trial' - taking place at Auckland's Aotea Centre this month. [more]

News stories:

Weepu to lead All Blacks against Munster
Halfback Piri Weepu will captain the All Blacks for the first time when they play Munster on Wednesday morning. Tthe Tasman prop Ben Franks and Taranaki flanker Scott Waldrom will ... [more]

Unbeaten All Blacks embark on second half of grand slam
The All Blacks embark on the second half of their rugby grand slam quest this week after a disjointed performance over a dysfunctional Ireland side. The precision which marks the All ... [more]

Win as good as Blacks triumph
Australia's coach Robbie Deans ranks the Wallabies' 28-14 victory over England at Twickenham alongside their stirring Bledisloe Cup triumph over the All Blacks this year. There was no major gloating or ... [more]

-Australia thrash Fiji to reach World Cup final
Australia crushed Fiji 52-0 in Sydney to join New Zealand in next weekend's centenary rugby league World Cup final. Fullback Billy Slater and scrumhalf Johnathan Thurston scored hat-tricks as the Kangaroos ... [more]

Warriors winger in doubt for World Cup final
The Warriors Australian winger Brent Tate is in doubt for this weekend's Rugby League World Cup final against New Zealand due to a right hip injury. Tate limped from ... [more]

Top Indian wins in Singapore, beats Brown to money title
Victory by the Indian golfer Jeev Milkha Singh at yesterday's 8.3 million dollar Singapore Open has almost certainly denied New Zealand's Mark Brown the honours on the Asian money ... [more]

NZ Motocross rider sufers broken back at training
New Zealand's champion motocross rider Katherine Prumm will have surgery this week after a dramatic crash in training. Prumm, a double Women's World Cup winner, broke several vertebrae, after mis-timing a ... [more]

Djokovic aims to be number one next year
Novak Djokovic aimed to fulfil his lifetime goal of becoming the world number one next year after winning the season-ending Masters Cup in Shanghai. The 21-year-old Serbian started the year with ... [more]

NZ women win League World Cup
New Zealand has reinforced its standing as the dominant force in women's rugby league by beating Australia 34-0 to retain the World Cup crown in Brisbane. After winning in 2000 and ... [more]

Japan beats USA
Japan has beaten the United States 29-19 in a rugby test at Nagoya. The Americans scored three tries to the home side's two. ... [more]

Ordinary dress rehearsal for Black Caps
It was a "pretty poor" effort by the New Zealand cricketers in their only warmup match before their two-test series against Australia, starting on Thursday in Brisbane. That was how ... [more]

Back to the drawing board for frustrated Davydenko
Russia's world number five Nikolay Davydenko believes he needs to adjust his game and find something extra if he is to challenge the world's top tennis players next season. The 27-year-old ... [more]

Rubin Statham a finalist in Malaysia
New Zealand's Rubin Statham reached the final of the singles at the ITF Futures tennis tournament in Petaling Jaya in Malaysia only to lose to Korea's Kyu-Tae Im in two sets. ... [more]

World football tournament gives game a big boost in NZ
The hugely entertaining Fifa U-17 World Cup final has given women's football in New Zealand a massive boost, say leading commentators. [more]

Forestry industry's warning if ETS is changed
The forestry industry says even contemplating a review of the Emissions Trading Scheme is enough to scare off investors. [more]

Fire season starts later than usual
A spate of scrub fires over the weekend has signalled the start of the fire season. [more]

Monday's newspaper headlines
All the main daily newspapers lead on the new National-led government. [more]

Brendon Hartley set a new lap record in Macau Grand Prix
New Zealand's Brendon Hartley set a new lap record on the last lap to finish third at the Formula Three Macau Grand Prix in China after an extraordinary charge from the ... [more]

Hull and Man City end losing streaks with 2-2 draw
Hull City and Manchester City ended their three-match Premier League losing streaks as they fought out an open and entertaining 2-2 draw. Hull had lost three and drawn one of their ... [more]

Former All Black Evans helps Harlequins thrash WaspS
The former All Black first-five Nick Evans helped Harlequins thrash Wasps 32-10 to keep the pressure on English rugby's Premiership leaders Bath. Evans was making his first start since suffering a ... [more]

Come from behind win for Scottish leaders Celtic
Celtic came from behind to beat bottom-placed Hamilton 2-1 and maintain a four point lead in the Scottish football premiership over Rangers. The two Glasgow sides are well clear of the ... [more]

Kearney says his side can get up for final
The Kiwi rugby league coach Stephen Kearney says confidence will be the key for his side in this weekend's World Cup final. Kearney says they'll have to improve their concentration ... [more]

Ingram third highest medal winner in swimming world cup
The New Zealand swimmer Melissa Ingram has finished with the third highest medal haul in the FINA World Cup series. The Beijing Olympian picked up her last medal in finishing third ... [more]

Police investigate homicide and suspicious death
The police in New Plymouth say the suspicious death of a man on Sunday is now a homicide inquiry. [more]

Farm property prices up but sale numbers down
Farm property prices are above what they were one year ago, but the credit squeeze has had a dampening effect on the number of sales. [more]

Importers fear port strike ahead of Christmas
Importers say a strike at the Ports of Auckland could be disastrous in the lead-up to Christmas. [more]

Two face court over smokers' riot in Noumea
Two people in New Caledonia will face the courts following last week's smokers' riot in Noumea. A crowd of smokers tried to storm the Tobacco Administration building as they were... [more]

Fiji Law Society disturbed at stay ruling
The president of the Fiji Law Society says the ruling of a permanent stay on an injunction ruling against the interim Government is disturbing. The interim Government has acquired a... [more]

Politicians could miss out on office for failing to provide campaign spending reports
Seventeen winners in the American Samoa House race for the November 4 general election could end up not being sworn into office in January if they do not file required... [more]

French Polynesia's civil servants head to Paris ahead of senate sitting
A delegation of French Polynesia's striking public servants has flown to Paris ahead of a French Senate sitting expected to finalise the pension reforms at the centre of their strike. [more]

Gas prices to fall in American Samoa
Motorists in American Samoa will soon see a drastic drop in gasoline prices after the release over the weekend of the new maximum allowable price, or wholesale price, for gasoline... [more]

French High Commissioner in Tahiti in trouble over "vet"call
The French Polynesian Human Rights League says it will lodge a complaint over an attack on the personal dignity of an employee of the French high commission. The Depeche de... [more]

Foreign workers claiming abuse says Cook Islands Labour and Consumer Services
The Labour and Consumer Services in the Cook Islands has been fielding calls from some foreign workers claiming they are being abused by their employers. Workers from the Philippines, Fiji,... [more]

Majority of employers are decent says Cook Islands Immigration Department
The Immigration Department in the Cook Islands says a majority of employers in the country are fair and decent and treat their employees the same way. Physical and verbal abuse,... [more]

US State Department appears to have devised a diplomatic solution for Samoan MP
The law firm representing Samoa's Associate Minister says it appears the US State Department is devising a diplomatic solution for the immigration woes facing Hans Joachim Keil. The firm, Sharma... [more]

Samoa to host international livestock experts meeting
The international meeting of livestock experts is in Samoa this week. Over 100 participants from the Pacific as well as from the Caribbean, Africa, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia and... [more]

Hopes that livestock confereence will attract more people to veterinarian training
A veterinarian in Samoa says she hopes an international conference for livestock experts will lure more people in the Pacific to think of studying to be a veterinarian. Sina Moala,... [more]

Heavy rain set to fall in parts of both islands
Several regions were experiencing severe weather on Monday as a front crossed the country. [more]

Police hunting attacker release images of stolen items
The police in West Auckland have images of items stolen from a school girl, as they continue to hunt for a man who posed as a truancy officer before sexually assaulting her. [more]

Game fishing clubs called on to support push for controls on tuna fishing industry
Sports fishermen in the Marshall Islands are backing calls for stricter controls on tuna fishing in the region. Scientists and Pacific island fisheries officials have been warning for the past... [more]

Livestock conference could boost agriculture in Pacific
A Fiji based veterinarian says a meeting in Samoa this week for international livestock experts could help boost the economies of Pacific nations. More than 100 delegates from the Caribbean,... [more]

Doctors set to strike from tonight in French Polynesia
Hospital doctors in French Polynesia are set to go on strike at midnight tonight after a last minute agreement fell over. The health minister appeared to have sealed a deal... [more]

Samoa car parts maker cuts jobs as global slump bites
The Samoan manufacturing plant Yazaki Samoa is cutting 80 jobs. Its general manager Funefeai Oliva Vaai has told the Samoa Observer that a slump in demand for motor vehicles overseas... [more]

Power prices tipped to fall
Power prices will probably fall as a result of the proposed lifting of a moratorium on new fossil-fuel power plants, says the head of the Major Electricity Users' Group. [more]

Athletes' problem drinking linked to sponsorship - study
The alcohol industry's sponsorship of New Zealand sports teams is directly linked to problem drinking by athletes, a study has found. [more]

Bougainville to have international observers for President poll
International observers are expected to monitor the presidential by-election in the Papua New Guinea province of Bougainville which follows last June's death of Joseph Kabui - the first president elected... [more]

Fiji interim government accused of abuse of court process
The president of the Fiji Law Society Dorsami Naidu says that a permanent stay on an injunction ruling against the interim Government reflects abuse of the court process by the... [more]

19 year old Samoan beaten to death by youths from neighbouring village
A 19-year-old Samoan youth was beaten to death close to his home at Vailele on Friday night. The Samoa Observer newspaper reports that the victim's five alleged attackers were from... [more]

Auckland port strike to go ahead
Strike action is to go ahead at the country's busiest port despite a last-ditch attempt to end a long-running dispute between managers and workers. [more]

Davis accused committed for trial
The man accused of murdering teenager Marie Davis has been committed to stand trial after a depositions hearing in Christchurch. [more]

Paua poaching worries Fisheries Ministry
Ministry of Fisheries officers in Northland are concerned seafood poaching is on the increase as more people feel the economic pinch. [more]

Niue power users face hefty power price rise
Niue consumers are facing increased power charges due to rising costs of diesel at the island's generating plant. Business operators already facing huge increases in shipping freight rates, are unhappy... [more]

Fiji wants to eliminate lymphatic filariasis in two years
Fiji says it plans to wipe out its high rate of the lymphatic illness, Lymphatic Filariasis or Elephantitis, by 2010. The infection, which is caused by parasitic worms, is transmitted... [more]

Joseph Kabui's brother one of 14 vying to become new Bougainville President
The older brother of the late President of the autonomous Papua New Guinea province of Bougainville is one of several high profile candidates who will stand for the post next... [more]

Scientist details skin cancer vaccine
An Australian scientist has given details of his research into a skin cancer vaccine at a medical research conference in Brisbane. [more]

Maori Party drops push to entrench Maori seats
The Maori Party has dropped its push to entrench the Maori seats as part of its confidence and supply agreement with the National Party. [more]

Cheaper vegetables bring down food prices
Food prices fell last month, mainly because of cheaper vegetables. [more]

Pragmatism makes swift coalition deal possible
After a week of frenetic activity, National Party leader John Key stitched up his government on Sunday, writes Radio New Zealand's political editor, Brent Edwards. [more]

Former Kiwis and Warriors coach appointed coach of Parramatta
The former Kiwis and Warriors rugby league coach Daniel Anderson has been appointed Parramatta's new National Rugby League coach replacing Michael Hagan who quit last month. Anderson, who ... [more]

Hunter-Galvarn finishes second in San Antonio marathon
New Zealand's Liza Hunter-Galvan has finished second in a San Antonio marathon in a personal best time of 2h 29m 35 seconds. She now ranked fifth on the New Zealand ... [more]

Canadian officials says unreasonable demands lead to loss of Montreal F1 race
Canadian officals are blaming the 'unreasonable demands' of Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone for the failure of their attempts to save the country's grand prix. The officials had hoped ... [more]

Gayle ton in vain as Pakistan claim clean sweep
Fast bowlers Rao Iftikhar and Umar Gul took seven wickets to overshadow Chris Gayle's brilliant hundred as Pakistan beat the West Indies by 31 runs in the third one-dayer to wrap ... [more]

Samoa Police Commissioner says he was shocked to find guns sent to him
Samoa's Police Commissioner, Papalii Lorenese Neru, has told a Commission of Inquiry investigating the illegal import of firearms, he was shocked to find guns inside a box of personal effects... [more]

Tonga MP says extension of state of emergency into a third year cannot be justified
A Tonga pro-democracy MP, Clive Edwards, says there is no justification for a state of emergency being extended into a third year, following riots in Nuku'alofa in November 2006. Mr... [more]

Samoa Land Transport Authority introduces taxi meters
Samoa's newly established Land Transport Authority or LTA has given the green light for the use of taxi fare meters in the country for the first time. The move has... [more]

Fiji distributes free medication in the eastern division to wipe out elephantitis
Fiji's health officials are calling on all people in the eastern division to take medication against the lymphatic illness, elephantitis, to wipe it out by 2010. The infection, which is... [more]

Nuku'alofa reconstruction a tonic for Tonga's business community - Chamber
The president of the Tonga Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Paul Taumoepeau, says businesses are welcoming the beginning of construction of a new business district in Nuku'alofa. The capital's CBD... [more]

Bougainville MP says new President needs to be a competent administrator
The Papua New Guinea autonomous province of Bougainville needs a president who understands administration and can get the public service operating. That's the view of Bougainville MP, Madeleine Toroansi, who... [more]

Health board defends $16,000 spent on retiring boss
Canterbury District Health Board says its decision to spend $16,000 of taxpayer money on its retiring chief executive was appropriate. Gordon Davies' retirement comes after 48 years in the health sector. [more]

GE Money committed to staying in NZ, says boss
Financial company GE Money says it is committed to its New Zealand business, despite a multi-million-dollar court settlement and plans to lay off 80 staff. [more]

Boy charged with teen's murder in court
The boy alleged to have killed Kerikeri teenager Liberty Templeman has made a second apearance in the Youth Court in Kaikohe. [more]

Nia Glassie jury to resume deliberations on Tuesday
The jurors in the Nia Glassie trial have been sent out for the night and will resume their deliberations on Tuesday morning. [more]

Bulk-funding talk worries Carter
Outgoing Education Minister Chris Carter says he is alarmed by discussion of a review of bulk funding of teachers' salaries. [more]

Health board fraud trial begins on Tuesday
The trial of two men accused of defrauding Otago District Health Board of almost $17 million will begin on Tuesday. [more]

Students being dropped off too early - principals
Canterbury principals say some pupils are being dropped off at school too early for supervision, putting them at risk of accidents. [more]

New Zealand market down
The New Zealand share market finished down on Monday, with the NZX 50 index slipping 25 points to 2741 on turnover of $47 million. [more]

Key's Cabinet line-up
Incoming Prime Minister John Key has announced his Cabinet line-up. [more]