Radio New Zealand - Tuesday, 13th January 2009

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

Jack Perkins Retrospective

Impressions of Puhoi (1976)
Jack Perkins visits the Bohemian settlement of Puhoi, north of Auckland, which still retains the character and even the unique musical traditions which the first pioneers brought with them from the central European kingdom of Bohemia. [more]

Impressions of Puhoi (1976)
Jack Perkins visits the Bohemian settlement of Puhoi, north of Auckland, which still retains the character and even the unique musical traditions which the first pioneers brought with them from the central European kingdom of Bohemia. (1976). [more]


Paul Horan
Chris talks to comedian and producer of the Rove TV show, Paul Horan. [more]

Summer Noelle

Weather Forcasting
Veteran forecaster Eric Brenstrum on how to read the weather and some of the disasters from 2008. [more]

Stamp collecting
Long time Stamp Dealer and Collector John Mowbray. [more]

Music 101
Reb Fountain and her Bandits, talking to Kirsten Johnstone. [more]

Ken West
Australian founder of the Big Day Out tells us what kind of ride it has been for him and what he hopes for in the future. [more]

Wine man Michael Cooper takes us through his busy 2008, two books and many tastings. [more]

Jack Perkins
Musings of a cricketing Ne'er Do Well. [more]

Summer Report

Flooding in Fiji
Fiji is experiencing some of the worst flooding the Pacific Islands have seen in decades. [more]

Cabinet meets over economic crisis
The prime minister will meet with cabinet this Thursday to address the country's worsening economic situation. [more]

Anna Paquin wins Golden Globe
Anna Paquin will need to clear a new space on the mantelpiece, after adding a Golden Globe to her collection. [more]

Gaza crisis worsens
Israel's prime minister vowed to take as long as necessary to stop Hamas rocket attacks. [more]

A sports update with Clint Owens. [more]

Police fail to find injured teenager
Seventeen year old Jordan Bowler, 17, was lying in the drain with head injuries when his family found him. [more]

Weather update
For our daily look at the weather, we are joined by Metservice Weather Ambassador, Bob McDavitt. [more]

Summer health
Sunburn is just one of the numerous health worries that summer throws at us. [more]

Coronation Street
Steve Wilde speaking to Coronation Street star, Helen Worth who plays Gail Platt. [more]

Race against time in Fiji
Another downpour is expected later today with concerns it will exacerbate problems. [more]

GE-Free protesters call for closure
GE-Free protesters are calling for the immediate closure of all genetically engineered field trials. [more]

Helen Clark on economic crisis
The government has been criticised by Labour for failing to do enough to ward off economic woes. [more]

Crossing Cook Strait
The Interislander ferries almost a million passengers across the great divide every year. [more]

AUT student Madeline McCaffrey says all sorts of insults are leveled at misunderstood red heads. [more]

National Surfing Champs
The eight day event runs until Saturday and plays host to the cream of New Zealand's surfing talent. [more]

Tensions at the beach
The hot weather is leading to tension on the water between surfers and swimmers at one popular Christchurch beach. [more]

Shackleton centenary expedition
Today, while out and about at Cape Evans, Naomi comes across three lonely figures walking in the frozen wasteland. [more]

The music mix
The sounds of"dubstep"hail from bedroom studios and pirate radio waves in the UK. [more]

Stand up comedy by Rose Matafao recorded at the Classic Comedy and Bar on Auckland's Queen Street. [more]

Boutique beer
Tuatara is located north of Wellington and has scooped haul of national beer awards. [more]

News stories:

Homeowner weighs response to safari park go-ahead
A homeowner in Upper Hutt, says he may look at selling his property after a council decision to allow a safari park next door. [more]

Surgery for Dunedin stab pair
Two people have undergone surgery for stab wounds after an incident in a Dunedin suburb on Sunday night. [more]

New car sales down
Sales of new cars last year in New Zealand were the lowest since 2003. Every month from July onwards registered a decline . [more]

Man in hospital after police chase
A man is in Hawke's Bay Hospital, after a domestic incident and a 15 minute police pursuit ended in a crash on the Napier waterfront on Monday night. [more]

Regional council quits eradication of Argentine ant
The Bay of Plenty Regional Council is conceding defeat in a battle to eradicate the Argentine ant. There are currently 28 known sites in Tauranga, Mt Maunganui, Rotorua and Whakatane. [more]

Price of oil falls further
Oil prices have fallen more than 7% as global consumption continues to fall amid the recession. At noon EST on Monday, US light crude was trading at $US37.89/b. [more]

Giteau has no problems with John Mitchell
The Western Force rugby first five Matt Giteau insists he has no problem with coach John Mitchell and says he is happy in Perth and will consider re-signing with the Super ... [more]

Man killed in domestic incident
A man has been shot and killed in a domestic incident north of Auckland. [more]

European shares end lower
European shares ended lower for a fourth consecutive session on Monday. [more]

UK govt to take 43.4% stake in Lloyds-HBOS
The British government is to take a 43.4% percent stake in the combined Lloyds TSB-HBOS bank after shareholders shunned rights issues by both lenders. [more]

World shearing record bid
Two women are due to start an attempt to set a world shearing record at about 7am on Tuesday. [more]

Second NZ consortium looking to join ANBL
The Australian National Basketball League says it has had interest from a second New Zealand consortium that wants to join the competition. The criteria for inclusion in the revamped ANBL are ... [more]

December arrivals down nearly 5 percent
Tourist arrivals to the Northern Mariana Islands fell nearly 5 percent last month compared to December 2007, as arrivals from Korea, China and several other destinations posted losses. However gains... [more]

Delays on southern motorway
Northbound traffic is at a standstill on the southern motorway in Auckland. Two lanes are blocked just after the Kyber pass offramp. [more]

Henderson and Rice elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
Stolen base king Rickey Henderson and former Boston Red Sox slugger Jim Rice have been elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. Henderson, who amassed 3,055 hits in 25 seasons spent ... [more]

Injured teenager not found at car crash scene
Police are defending their search of a car crash scene, where a severely injured passenger was not found. [more]

Poulter to have vision corrected
The British golfer Ian Poulter has withdrawn from this week's Abu Dhabi Championship in order to have corrective eye surgery. The 33-year-old British Open runner-up has been having problems with his ... [more]

Small Fiji party wants possible Fiji suspension removed from Forum agenda
A small Fiji political party backing the interim regime, the General Voters Party, has written to the Pacific Islands Forum Secretariat, asking it to remove the possible suspension of Fiji... [more]

New worries about Citigroup weigh on Wall St
Stocks in the United States fell again on Monday in light trading on the NYSE amid concerns about massive credit losses at Citigroup. [more]

Heavy rain is continuing to fall on and off in Fiji's Nadi
Heavy rain is continuing to fall on and off in Nadi this morning where some of the worst of Fiji's flooding occurred, prompting fears that the waters will return. Most... [more]

French high commissioner faces Tahiti court over insult
The French high commissioner in French Polynesia, Adolphe Colrat, is due in court today for allegedly infringing on the dignity of one of his employees last year. Mr Colrat had... [more]

Investors visit Solomon Islands to discuss a potential tuna cannery
Investors are in Solomon Islands this week to discuss a potential tuna cannery location in the Foumamanu area in East Kwara'ae. Getax Australia, a consultant agency, is expected to start... [more]

Hawaii's Department of Land and Natural Resources hold public meeting on fish stocks
Hawaii's Department of Land and Natural Resources will hold a series of public meetings to discuss measures to preserve fast declining numbers of the three most popular fish in Hawaii. [more]

Three new members have joined Chamber of Commerce in Saipan
Three new members have joined the Saipan Chamber of Commerce in Northern Marianas following a swearing-in ceremony at the weekend. Alex Sablan, Mark Birmingham and Steve Jang have joined James... [more]

Fiji's Sugar Cane Growers Council committed to retaining projected losses
Fiji's Sugar Cane Growers Council says it is committed to retaining projected losses of almost 40 million US dollars to farmers due to the removal of price subsidies. The Council's... [more]

Tuna industry players from Palau to visit Philippines
Tuna industry players from Palau are due to visit the Philippines this month in a bid to forge joint fishing venture agreements with Filipino tuna fishing companies. The Philippine newspaper... [more]

Prison escapees recaptured in Vanuatu
The Correctional Service Authority in Vanuatu says it has recaptured five inmates who walked free from prison last week. The acting director of Correctional Services says the Ministry of Justice,... [more]

Marshall Islands-registered tanker has rescued 162 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]

CNMI's economic plan readied for new Obama administration
A five-year economic development plan for the CNMI is being readied for submission to the new administration of U.S. President-elect Barack Obama. This five-year plan, up to 2014, is seen... [more]

Summer Report: local papers
Cabinet ministers to discuss the recession; woman convicted of being an accessory to murder in 2008 may be released on parole this week; injured teenager found in a ditch the day after a car crash. [more]

Man in court after fatal domestic dispute
A man, 30, is to appear in the North Shore District Court on Tuesday after a fatal domestic dispute. [more]

Voyager wants to row around Antarctica
Maritime New Zealand says it's done all it can to dissuade a British man from trying to row around Antarctica. The agency says it's not satisfied such an attempt can be done safely. [more]

Precautions advised for hunters
Police in Taupo say the death of a pighunter serves as a warning to hunters to accurately alert people to where they are going. [more]

Start of Australia's Pacific labour scheme belayed by weeks
The Australian government says a plan to allow Pacific island workers into Australia is on track despite a delay. The government had planned to welcome the first batch of guest... [more]

American Samaon governor urges promotion of Samoan
American Samoa's Governor has called on traditional leaders, the Fono, churches and community groups to work together to promote even more the Samoan language and culture. In his first address... [more]

Samoa adds two diplomatic missions in Asia
Samoa has two new diplomatic mission overseas, one in China and the other in Japan. Samoa's TV One News says the present High Commissioner to Australia, Leiataua Dr Kilifoti Eteuati... [more]

Flood appeal launched in Fiji, Australia offers support
A flood appeal has been launched in Fiji to raise funds to help victims of the country's devastating floods. The ANZ bank in Fiji and the Fiji Times newspaper have... [more]

Fiji Metservice warns of more floods, days after deluge in West
Fiji's Metservice has issued a severe flooding warning for the whole country, just days after the Western Division suffered devastating floods. Forecasters are predicting winds with average speeds up to... [more]

Senior ministers to discuss economy on Thursday
Prime Minister John Key will meet Finance Minister Bill English and other senior Cabinet ministers on Thursday to discuss the New Zealand economy. [more]

Super Fund down $2.8 billion
The New Zealand Superannuation Fund recorded a 24% loss from July to November last year - about $2.8 billion. The fund began operating in 2003. [more]

Yazaki Samoa on short working week as economic uncertainty prevails
The Australian counterpart of Yazaki Samoa says a reduction of staff hours to its Samoan workforce is a short-term solution to ease the effects of the global economic downturn to... [more]

New Caledonia registers 50 type-4 dengue cases this year
50 people have been infected with type-4 dengue in New Caledonia since the beginning of this year amid very hot and humid weather. There are four different types of the... [more]

Sorcery-related killings in PNG prompt new laws
An increase in the number of sorcery-related murders in Papua New Guinea over the past year has prompted the government to draft new laws to curb the number of witchcraft... [more]

Fiji flood clean-up amid threat of another deluge
Fiji's Disaster Management Centre says the clean up has begun in some areas, but they are warning people to continue to prepare for more flooding. Its Director Joeli Cawaki says... [more]

Fiji Metservice says current weather an extreme event
Fiji's Metservice says the weather system currently battering the country is a once-in-fifty-years event. A severe flooding warning has been issued for the whole country, predicting winds with average speeds... [more]

Samoa lifts workforce number for RSE employment in New Zealand
The number of Samoan workers to work in New Zealand under the Recognised Seasonal Employer scheme has increased by 50 percent since last year. The CEO of the Ministry of... [more]

French minister cans talks after overseas delegates arrive in Paris
The French defence minister, Herve Morin, has deferred tomorrow's scheduled Paris meeting about a nuclear test compensation law by a month shortly after overseas delegates, including four from French Polynesia,... [more]

French Polynesia budget conditional on set of demands
French Polynesia's sole uncommitted assembly member, Sandra Levy-Agami, says she will only support the 2009 budget if the government approves her amendments. She quit the To Tatou Aia coalition last... [more]

Cricket update
A 170 run third wicket partnership between West Indies skipper Chris Gayle and Shivnarine Chanderpaul has seen the tourists through to 293 for nine, in the final one day cricket ... [more]

Dollar drops on ratings downgrade
The New Zealand dollar has hit a one-month low after international credit agency Standard & Poors' cut the country's foreign currency rating outlook from stable to negative. [more]

Thoughtless trampers come under fire
Some trampers are accused of wasting police time and money by failing to advise the Department of Conservation when they leave the bush. [more]

Health board rebuked over patient's death
Health and Disability Commissioner Ron Paterson has criticised Canterbury District Health Board over the death of a patient at a psychiatric hospital. [more]

$25,000 fine for bottled water claims
Two brands of mineral and distilled water described as "energised" have cost their manufacturer $25,000 after a ruling by the Commerce Commission that the products are nothing more than processed tap water. [more]

Woman's release automatic, says Parole Board
The Parole Board says it has nothing to do with the release of a woman jailed for being an accessory after the fact to the murder of a South Otago teenager. [more]

Business confidence sinking - institute
Business confidence is at its lowest since 1970. [more]

Bad weather in Fiji continues to hamper assessment of flood damage
Heavy rain is expected to last until Friday in Fiji where continued bad weather is hampering efforts to assess the damage from devastating flooding since last week. Fiji's Metservice has... [more]

Trobriand Islands in PNG facing health crisis
The people of Trobriand Islands in Papua New Guinea are facing a health crisis with 40 reported deaths from various illnesses since the main health centre serving around 32,000 locals... [more]

Extreme weather bill put at $1 billion
Last year's roller-coaster of extreme weather in New Zealand claimed 10 lives and caused damage of more than $1 billion. [more]

Call for stronger stand on Gaza invasion
The organisers of a protest against the death toll in Gaza say the Government needs to take a stronger stand against Israel. [more]

Bedside court sitting for murder accused
A special court sitting has been held in Dunedin Hospital for a patient accused of attempted murder. [more]

Two accused named in case of slain teacher
Two of the three people charged over the killing of a retired teacher in Opotiki late last year can now be named. [more]

Call to end GE field trials after safety breach
A protest group is demanding the immediate closure of all genetically engineered field trials after identifying a safety breach at a trial site in Canterbury. [more]

Grandfather recovering after near-fatal boat accident
A grandfather is recovering in hospital after a boating incident in the Coromandel which police say could have been fatal. [more]

Girl dies after beach mishap
A 12-year-old girl has died in Auckland Hospital after getting into trouble in the water on Monday at Pakiri Beach. [more]

Mother-daughter set world shearing record
A Wairoa mother and daughter have set a world shearing record. [more]