Radio New Zealand - Monday, 12th January 2009

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This page features: Jack Perkins Retrospective, News Stories, Nights, Summer Noelle, Summer Report

Jack Perkins Retrospective

Bouncers and Beercans (1982)
Jack Perkins probes the anatomy of a test match. The 1st test of the 1982 series between Australia and New Zealand, played at the Basin Reserve. Players and their wives, spectators, umpires and commentators follow the progress of this rain-interrupted game and talk about test cricket. [more]


New Years Resolutions
Why do we bother with New Year's resolutions? Sara Chatwin is a psychologist. [more]

Ross Ewing
Ross Ewing has been a pilot and medical doctor, he is a Vietnam War veteran and founded the NZ Warbirds Association. [more]

Summer Noelle

Jacquie Brown
Talks with Noelle about the Jacquie Brown Daries. [more]

Paul Ellis
Music Manager and Presenter Paul Ellis takes a look at New Zealand Broadcasting Standards for us. [more]

ImprovFM - The bathplug museum
Take a tour of the bathplug museum with the help of ImprovFM. [more]

The Musings of a Cricketing Ne'er-Do--Well
Jack Perkins' thoughts on the world of Cricket. [more]

Kate Mead
Radio New Zealand Concert's Kate Mead with her recent music picks [more]

Dominic Corry
Film Reviewer Dominic Corry on horrible, horrible horror. [more]

The Musings of a Cricketing Ne'er-Do--Well
Jack Perkins' thoughts on the world of Cricket. [more]

Summer Report

A state of emergency
Fiji: Thousands have been evacuated from their homes due to flooding. [more]

Charles Clayton
Director for World Vision Jerusalem. [more]

Drug ring in Paremoremo Prison
More than a dozen people have appeared in North Shore and Waitakere courts to deny charges. [more]

Anniversary of Sir Edmund Hillary's death
There were church services, memorials at the beach, a museum exhibition, and even an icy rugby field tribute. [more]

Sports Update
With Clint Owens. [more]

Weather Update
With Metservice weather ambassador, Bob McDavitt. [more]

Home Business
More and more people are moving towards working from home. [more]

Steve Wilde visits the set of Coronation Street
Steve catches up with one of the youngest actors in the programme. [more]

Holiday makers return to work for another year
As Penny Smith reports, if you sell cars, real estate or bonds, the year ahead isn't looking that good. [more]

Rations running low after flood
It's believed the flooding in Western Fiji has already claimed at least seven lives. [more]

New Zealand's Next Top Model underway in Wellington
Colin Mathura-Jefferee is one of the judges auditioning today's hopefuls and he joins summer report. [more]

Memorial held for Scottish tourist Karen Aim
The 26 year old died of head injuries in Taupo, and a 15 year old has been charged with her murder. [more]

Biennial Jousting Tournament in Upper Hutt
The mead was flowing, the maids were merry and the knights were chivalrous. [more]

In Christchurch locals mourn the death of a community worker
Ms Antoun was an Egyptian immigrant who worked constantly for a huge range of voluntary organisations. [more]

Annual rugby game held on Antaractica
The Kiwis at Scott Base and the American's at McMurdo Station is a fixture on everyone's calendar on Antartica. [more]

Budding fishers test out their lines
The young people, aged between 6 and 14 are taught how to hold and control a fly rod by experienced anglers. [more]

Classic Comedy and Bar on Auckland's Queen Street
Featuring Comedian Andrew Clay. [more]

Feature documentaries by journalism students
We find out how a love of horses developed in a lifetime career choice for an Auckland teenager. [more]

Heineken Tennis Open begins in Auckland today
The four top seeds - Juan Martin Del Potro, David Ferrer, Robin Soderling and Nicolas Almagro all have first round byes. [more]

The Fourth Parihaka International Peace Festival
Strong winds and rain battered the annual event held in the small Taranaki settlement over the last three days. [more]

The Music Mix
The Benka Boradovsky Bordello Band hails from the dark back streets of Auckland city. [more]

News stories:

Phoenix finals hopes dented
The coach of the Wellington Phoenix is ruing what might have been from last night's A-League football loss to Sydney FC in Sydney. A Kofi Danning goal in the 85th minute ... [more]

Ferrero hoping to put injury behind him
Last year's beaten finalist at the Heineken Open tennis tournament is hoping to put long term injury behind him as he continues to kick starts another year on the tour. Spain's ... [more]

Sharapova withdraws from Australian Open
The reigning Australian Open champion Maria Sharapova has withdrawn from this year's event because of a slower than expected recovery from a shoulder injury. The Russian says she was making steady ... [more]

Caughey clinches third world title
The New Zealander Peter Caughey has clinched his third World Superboat Championship. The Cantabrian's time of 45.52 seconds at Featherston was enough to beat fellow Kiwi driver Leighton Minnell by more ... [more]

Astana team, minus Armstrong, arrive in OZ
Lance Armstrong's Astana team arrived in Adelaide for the Tour Down Under, minus the American cycling superstar. Members of the squad flew in from Europe keen to get out on their ... [more]

Search for Mt Aspiring tramper called off
The search for the Auckland tramper missing in Mt Aspiring National Park since New Year's Eve has been officially called off. [more]

Call to block cellphones in prisons
Cellphones make it easier for criminal activity to be conducted from inside prisons and technology to block their use should be employed, the Corrections Association says. [more]

Investigators to meet after Air NZ crash data recovery
Accident investigators will meet in France this week, after information was recovered from the black boxes of an Air New Zealand airbus that crashed into the Mediterranean in November. [more]

Tongan rugby player dies during game in France
A Tongan rugby player has died of a heart attack while playing for a French third flight team. The 28-year-old Perigueux flanker Feao Latu collapsed just 15 minutes into the top-of-the-table ... [more]

Knights close in on Stags
The Northern Knights have closed the gap between them and the table topping Central Stags in domestic cricket's State Shield. The Knights moved to 17 points yesterday following a three wicket ... [more]

Swiss bank tipped to announce record loss
Switzerland's biggest bank is to announce the biggest loss in the country's history, running into billions of dollars, a newspaper reported on Sunday. [more]

Warner makes remarkable debut
The Australian captain Ricky Ponting admits David Warner's remarkable batting could make cricket's new star hard to resist when it comes to forcing his way into the one-day side. Ponting hailed ... [more]

Boil over at bowls nationals
The foursome led by 73-year-old Rex Redfern of the Mirangi club has caused a major boil over at the National Open Bowls Champs in Auckland. Redfern, who also had two 78-year-old ... [more]

Sainz and Coma continue to lead Dakar
Spain's Carlos Sainz has extended his lead in the 30th Dakar Rally, after winning the eighth stage from Valparaiso to La Serena in Chile. Sainz now leads Volkswagen teammate Giniel De ... [more]

Beckham given surprise start
Footballer David Beckham was handed a surprise start for AC Milan's Serie A game at AS Roma. Milan coach Carlo Ancelotti had stated Beckham would almost certainly be on the bench ... [more]

Erakovic back in action today
The New Zealand tennis number one Marina Erakovic will square off against the world number 24 Jie Zheng at the Hobart International this afternoon. Jie is the tournament's fourth seed. Erakovic ... [more]

Pakistan cricketer deported for drug possesion
It has been revealed the Pakistan cricketer Mohammad Asif was deported from Dubai last year for possession of 0.24 grams of opium. Documents of the Dubai Public Prosecutor obtained by ... [more]

Man U football manager labels Benitez attack 'ridiculous'
The Manchester United football manager Alex Ferguson has hit back at Liverpool counterpart Rafael Benitez describing the Spaniard's verbal attack on him as 'ridiculous'. Benitez accused Ferguson of getting away ... [more]

Chelsea to fight to the last
The Chelsea football manager Luiz Felipe Scolari refuses to accept his side's English Premier League title hopes are over after they were humbled 3-0 by defending champions Manchester United. Chelsea have ... [more]

New Zealand first five touted as possible inclusion in England Rugby Squad
The former Australian and now Saracens coach Eddie Jones has urged England manager Martin Johnson to name New Zealand-born first five Glen Jackson in his squad for the Six Nations. ... [more]

Raul marks 500th game with a goal
The Spanish football player Raul has marked his 500th game with a goal, as Real Madrid cruised to a 3-nil victory at Real Mallorca that put them second in the Primera ... [more]

Curfews lifted in flood-ravaged Fiji, but more bad weather on the way
Fiji's disaster management office is urging people to heed the daily weather reports. Curfews in the flood-ravaged Fijian town of Nadi have been lifted, but thousands of evacuated residents still... [more]

Aloisi may have played his last Sydney FC game
Sydney FC football coach John Kosmina has admitted he is unsure if John Aloisi will ever play for the A-League club again. Marquee signing Aloisi has not started a game ... [more]

Former Nadi mayor says aid will be crucial to rebuilding
A former mayor of Nadi says foreign aid will be crucial to rebuilding in the country, after devastating weekend floods. The main towns of Nadi, Rakiraki and Ba are worst... [more]

Taylor renegotiates IPL contract
The New Zealand cricketer Ross Taylor has confirmed speculation he has renegotiated his lucrative Indian Premier League contract with Bangalore. But the 24-year-old isn't saying by how much. ... [more]

Former quick claims South Africa set to dominate world cricket
As Australian cricket selectors mull over Matthew Hayden's future, the former South African strike bowler Allan Donald claims the Proteas are set to become the major force. Hayden was not selected ... [more]

Stepanek claims Brisbane Tennis International crown
The Czech Republic's Radek Stepanek upset Spain's Fernando Verdasco 3-6 6-3 6-4 on Sunday to claim the men's singles title at the inaugural Brisbane Tennis International. The third seed Verdasco looked ... [more]

Serena Williams survives first round fright at Sydney Tennis International
The American tennis superstar Serena Williams has survived a massive scare to reach the second round of the Sydney International. The world number two and three time Australian Open champ ... [more]

Eagles beat top seed Giants to advance to NFC conference final
The Philadelphia Eagles have upset the New York Giants 23-11 to eliminate the defending champions and advance to the National Football Conference championship. The Eagles now play Western champions the ... [more]

Ferrari and McLaren to launch 2009 Formula One cars this week
Ferrari will launch their 2009 car for the Formula One season in Mugello tomorrow, while championship rivals McLaren-Mercedes will present their car later this week in Woking. Italy's snow and sub-zero ... [more]

Celtics snap four game losing streak
The Boston Celtics have held off the Toronto Raptors 94-88 in Toronto to post their first win in five games. Ray Allen finished with a season high 36 points, including eight ... [more]

China provides earthquake monitoring equipment to Samoa
Samoa's ability to monitor earthquakes is getting a boost thanks to an agreement signed with China last week to implement an earthquake monitoring network project. Over the next three years,... [more]

Tong Sang presents budget, criticised by opposition
The French Polynesian president, Gaston Tong Sang, has presented his budget for 2009 which he says will be a difficult year in the context of international crises of exceptional dimension. [more]

Increased worries in New caledonia over dengue
New Caledonia's health authorities continue to be concerned about the risk of more dengue infections in the face of hot and humid conditions. The health director, Jean-Paul Grangeon, told Noumea's... [more]

Niue public invited to have a say on tax legislation
The Niue Legislative Assembly Bill Committee begins a week long hearing into the proposed controversial Niue Consumption Tax and the Income Tax Amendment Act. The Niue Consumption Tax bill, which... [more]

CNMI considers shorter work week to aid budget cuts
Legislative leaders in the Northern Marianas are considering enacting a four-day workweek for the Legislature as a way to cut expenses. The moves comes after Governor Benigno Fitial recently announced... [more]

Solomons hospital to receive refurbished generator
A hospital in Malaita province in Solomon Islands is to get a refurbished generator within the next month, which will power most of its day to day activities. The hydro... [more]

Water shortages continue to plague Saipan
In the Northern Marinanas, water shortages in several areas on Saipan remains a big problem among residents. Water for cooking, washing dishes and the laundry in the CNMI is usually... [more]

Rudd urged to speak to Indonesia over Papuan jailings
The Australia West Papua Association is calling on Australia's prime minister to initiate dialogue with his Indonesian counterpart after eleven West Papuans were jailed for subversion. The eleven were detained... [more]

Flood victims without power and water
Dozens of flood-stricken victims in Fiji are waiting out the deluge with limited drinking water and, in many cases, no power. It's believed at least 7 people have died as... [more]

Car giants put on brave face despite bleak outlook
Automakers put on a brave face at the world's biggest auto show in Detroit on Sunday, with the sales outlook bleak for the coming year and car giants struggling for survival despite massive government aid. [more]

Alcohol-based mouthwash linked to cancer
The Ministry of Health says people should not be using mouthwashes that contain alcohol long-term, following a review indicating it can cause cancer. [more]

Funerals held for child victims of Mangere fire
Two of the children who died in a South Auckland house fire in are being laid to rest on Monday. [more]

Fiji Tourism boss says resort access improving
The chairman of Fiji Tourism says many resorts on Viti Levu's coral coast and outer islands should be more accessible by road from today. Patrick Wong says that the biggest... [more]

Vanuatu MP Joshua Kalsakau charged with attempted rape of minor
A Vanuatu MP, who is a former justice minister, has been granted bail after being charged with attempted rape and unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor. The Daily Post reports... [more]

New Zealand aid to Fiji unaffected by political disagreements
The New Zealand Government says the political situation in Fiji won't affect its decision to send aid, if the flood-ravaged country needs it. The towns of Nadi, Rakiraki and Ba... [more]

Solid Energy criticised over funding emissions report
The Green Party says it is inappropriate that Solid Energy helped fund a report criticial of the previous government's Emissions Trading Scheme. [more]

Fiji Red Cross worried about food and water situation after weekend floods
The Red Cross in Fiji says the biggest worry for many communities left homeless by flooding is their food and water supply. At least six people are reported to have... [more]

Australians demonstrate over Papuans' jailing
In Australia, more than a hundred people are demonstrating outside the Indonesian Consulate in Melbourne to ask for the release of all political prisoners in West Papua. The demonstration has... [more]

Solomons government outlines additional school funding
The Solomon Islands government says it will give additional grants over the subsidised school fees in support of its free education policy. The government initiative will mean free education from... [more]

Man U crush Chelsea
Manchester United have comprehensively beaten rivals Chelsea 3-nil om their English football premier league match at Old Trafford. Nemanja Vidic headed United in front in first-half stoppage time and Wayne ... [more]

Asia beats Europe to win Royal Trophy golf competition
Japanese golfer Toru Taniguchi holed the winning putt as Asia completed a convincing 10-6 victory over defending champions Europe in the Royal Trophy competition. After dominating the first two days ... [more]

Hankey takes title at Darts World Champs
England's Ted Hankey clinched the BDO World Championship darts title for the second time when he beat compatriot Tony O'Shea 7-6 in a thrilling final at the Lakeside Country Club. After ... [more]

Snowball throwing halts football match in Spain
Atletico Madrid's Primera Liga match at home to Athletic Bilbao had to be halted for a minute due to a continual barrage of snowballs being thrown towards the visitors goal. ... [more]

Thunderstorms cause delay at season opening PGA golf tour event
Tee times for today's final round at the Mercedes-Benz Golf Championship were pushed back two-and-a-quarter hours after heavy thunderstorms rolled through Maui's Kapalua Resort. Australian Geoff Ogilvy was well placed ... [more]

Cilic wins Chennai Tennis Open
Croatian tennis star Marin Cilic ended Indian wildcard Somdev Devvarman's dream run on home soil to win the ATP Chennai Open crown. The lanky world number 27 beat the Devvarman ... [more]

Australian demonstration over Papuans' jailing
More than a hundred people have demonstrated outside the Indonesian Consulate in Melbourne to ask for the release of all political prisoners in West Papua. The demonstration was organised by... [more]

Workers seek advice as recession hits home
More New Zealand workers are seeking financial help because of the recession. [more]

Assessment teams check Fiji floods
Fiji's Disaster Management Office says relief assessment teams have been sent out this morning to the Western and Central divisions on Viti Levu to assess flood damage. Its Director Joeli... [more]

Samoa police sex abuse case still under review
Samoa's Attorney General, Aumua Ming Leung Wai, is reviewing the outcome of a police inquiry into sexual harassment allegations against a senior police officer before a decision will be made... [more]

Foreign students' visas revoked
About 800 foreign students had their New Zealand visas revoked in the 12-month period to July 2008, according to Labour Department figures. [more]

Oro villagers reel from sea swells in PNG
Villagers along the coast of Oro Province in Papua New Guinea have been abandoning their homes for higher ground since Friday after witnessing swelling seas and high tides which continue... [more]

NZ gives 59 000 US dollars for Fiji flood relief
The New Zealand government will assist Fiji with 59 000 US dollars following severe flooding there. The flooding in western parts of the country has claimed at least six lives... [more]

Fiji curfews continue amid floods in the west
Fiji's Disaster Management Office says curfews have been imposed until further notice in several flood affected towns in Viti Levu's western division. Its Director Joeli Cawaki says people are being... [more]

Fiji health authorities warn about flooding impact
A doctor in Fiji and former CEO of Health, Dr Lepani Wagatakirewa, has urged people affected by flooding to take health precautions He advises people recovering from the effects of... [more]

Marshalls-registered tanker rescues migrants off Malta
A Marshall Islands-registered tanker has rescued 162 migrants in rough seas off Malta. The Maltese armed forces say the migrants were rescued about 100 kilometres off Malta, after using a... [more]

Vaccination campaign extended to US-affiliated Micronesia
About 30 000 girls in the Federates States of Micronesia, Palau and the Marshall Islands will be eligible to receive free vaccinations against cervical cancer. Cervical cancer is very widespread... [more]

Kaitangata couple named
The Kaitangata couple jailed over the death of their teenage flatmate Michael Hutchings can now be named. [more]

Woman to defend false rape complaint charge
A Christchurch woman accused of making a false rape complaint is to defend the charge. [more]

Council issues demolition notice
Auckland City Council has issued a notice for the immediate demolition of the remains of the former Southdown freezing works. [more]

Steelers charge into American Football Conference final
The Pittsburgh Steelers have stormed into the American Football Conference championship game with a 35-24 win over the visiting San Diego Chargers. The Steelers scored 21 unanswered points after falling ... [more]

Ogilvy gets underway with win in Hawaii
The Australian golfer Geoff Ogilvy almost frittered away a huge lead before fighting back for an ultimately emphatic six-stroke win in the $10 million Mercedes-Benz Championship in Hawaii. Ogilvy began ... [more]

Kawasaki quits motorcycling championships
Kawasaki has pulled out of motorcycling's MotoGP world championship as part of the company's efforts to cut spending amid the global financial crisis. [more]

Nissan to cut 1,200 jobs at UK plant
Japanese car maker Nissan is cutting 1,200 jobs at its Sunderland plant in northeast England in response to a 20% decline in sales in recent months. [more]

Dell shifts manufacturing from Ireland to Poland
Dell, the world's second-biggest PC maker, is moving its European manufacturing base from Ireland to Poland and cutting 1,900 of 3,000 jobs at its Limerick plant in a bleak start to the year for the shrinking Irish economy. [more]

Bank of England slashes rates to all-time low
The Bank of England cut interest rates to 1.5% on Thursday, the lowest level in its 315-year history, as it continues efforts to aid an economic recovery. [more]

Plan to overhaul US financial rescue fund
United States president-elect Barack Obama and a key Democratic lawmaker have revealed plans to overhaul the government's $US700 billion financial rescue fund as a way to help struggling homeowners and speed the flow of credit. [more]

No problems for police at peace festival
Police have praised a well-behaved crowd at the Parihaka International Peace Festival, saying there was little to keep officers busy. [more]

Man in hospital after home invasion attack
A man is in hospital with a broken arm and head injuries after being attacked by an intruder in his Lower Hutt home. [more]

Dargaville main street stays closed
Dargaville's main street is to remain closed for at least another week as work begins to clear asbestos from the remains of a gutted block of shops. [more]

Tourists evacuated in Fiordland
Ten tourists had to be evacuated from a boat in Fiordland after suffering an unknown illness on Sunday night. [more]

No diplomatic action planned - McCully
The New Zealand Government is not planning to take diplomatic action against Israel over the attacks in Gaza. [more]

Warning over planned parole reforms
The Government has been told that planned parole reforms could lead to big increases in the prison population. [more]

Fiji Health Ministry warns of post-flooding disease threat
People in flood stricken Fiji are being warned that diseases such as typhoid could break out in the aftermath of massive flooding. At least six people have died, two are... [more]

Five Vanuatu inmates recaptured
The Correctional Service Authourity in Vanuatu says it has recaptured five inmates who walked free from prison last week. The Authority says it's investigating the incident at the Port Vila... [more]

Alleged incident involving Vanuatu govt MP shocks community
The political future of one of Vanuatu's most promising young leaders looks uncertain after he was charged with attempted rape and unlawful sexual intercourse with a minor. The Ifira MP,... [more]

'Serious' safety breach during GE crop test
GE-Free New Zealand says there has been a serious safety breach during a Plant and Food Research trial in Lincoln. [more]

Man comes forward over Manning death
Police investigating the death of a Christchurch prostitute say a man they were seeking has come foward to give a statement. [more]

Advisory board gets the chop
The Government has fulfilled its promise to scrap the Criminal Justice Advisory Board, which was set up by the previous Labour government only in April last year to give advice to justice sector ministers. [more]

Telecom to close Ferrit
Telecom is to close its online shopping website Ferrit. [more]

Pig hunter's body found
Searchers have found the body of a missing pig hunter. [more]

Accidents prompt warning to jetskiers
Jetskiers are being urged to watch out for swimmers after two incidents within minutes of each other off the Bay of Plenty coast on Sunday afternoon. [more]

Chemical theft will boost P trade - police
Police in Tauranga say the theft of a large quantity of a chemical used to make P will have a significant impact on the illegal drug trade. [more]

More eye surgery for crossbow victim
An Auckland woman was to undergo further eye surgery on Monday after being shot in the head with a crossbow bolt. [more]

Satgham follows King-Turner out of Heineken Open
The New Zealand number one Rubin Statham has followed his fellow Kiwi wildcard Dan King-Turner out of the Heineken Tennis Open. Statham -- who's ranked 414th in the world -- lost ... [more]