Radio New Zealand - Saturday, 14th March 2009

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This page features: News Stories, Radio NZ National Music, Saturday Morning, Sunday Morning, This Way Up

Radio NZ National Music

El Guincho
Spanish musician Pablo Díaz-Reixa, currently playing shows in New Zealand, shares stories from his album Alegranza! [more]

Saturday Morning

Zia Mian: Pakistan
Director at the Program on Science and Global Security, Princeton; member of the International Panel on Fissile Materials. [more]

Wayne Lochore: the financial crisis
Private market consultant, who started writing warnings in 2005 about the impending global financial crisis. [more]

Paul Callaghan: Wool to Weta
Professor of Physical Sciences, Victoria University; author of Wool to Weta: Transforming New Zealand's Culture and Economy. [more]

Selina Tusitala Marsh: Pacific poetry
First Pacific Islander to get a PhD in English from the University of Auckland; author of poetry collection Fast Talking PI. [more]

Dawn French: fun, fame and farewells
British comedy actress best known for her TV series The Vicar of Dibley, and as half of the duo French and Saunders. [more]

Robert Jedicke: killer asteroids
Manager of the Pan-STARRS moving object processing system in Hawaii that is discovering new asteroids and comets. [more]

Bob White: climate change and Christianity
Professor of Geophysics at Cambridge, a director of the Faraday Institute, and Fellow of the Royal Society. [more]

Sunday Morning

Insight Sunday 15 March: Capitalism in Crisis
Business Editor, Patrick O'Meara asks whether the financial crisis signals a fundamental flaw in the banking system. [more]

This Way Up

Gold farming
Professor Richard Heeks on the 400,000 mainly Asian workers making billions of real dollars playing online games. [more]

Rates of return
Bernard Hickey from looks at how to get decent returns in the face of falling interest rates. [more]

Tech time
Bill Thompson on the Guardian's initiative to make all its content available for free. [more]

Bees 14: Honey Extraction
We drop in on commercial beekeeper Frank Lindsay to see how honey gets extracted from the hive. [more]

Hamburger history
The burger's the cheap portable meal for factory workers that morphed into a food unit that's conquered the world. [more]

News stories:

2011 Rugby World Cup boom expected
The tourism and business sectors expect an economic boom from the 2011 Rugby World Cup. An 70,000 visitors are exoected come to New Zealand for the tournament. [more]

Seymour confirmed as Canty captain with Bowden deputy
The Silver Ferns netball captain Julie Seymour has been confirmed to once again lead the Canterbury Tactix franchise in this year's ANZ Championship, with mid-courter Maree Bowden named as her ... [more]

Man U qualify for Champions League quarter-finals
Defending champions Manchester United along with former winners Porto and Barcelona have qualified for the quarter-finals of European football's Champions League. Manchester United beat Inter Milan 2-nil at Old Trafford, ... [more]

Women's hockey tour to india cancelled due to security
Security concerns have led to the cancellation of the New Zealand women's hockey tour to India next month. The Black Sticks were scheduled to compete against India, Canada and Azherbaijan ... [more]

Brent Arnel gets called up to Test squad
The Northern Districts medium fast bowler Brent Arnel is the newcomer to the New Zealand cricket squad for the first Test in the three-match series against India. And Wellington's James ... [more]

Late start for World Cup finals said to have its pluses
The All Blacks will kick off their bid for a second Rugby World Cup when they play Tonga in the opening match of the 2011 tournament in Auckland on September ... [more]

Sell-out possibility for Warriors opening match
Rugby League fans are being urged to buy tickets now if they want to be guaranteed entry to the New Zealand Warriors' season-opening NRL clash against Parramatta at Mount Smart ... [more]

White Ferns turn in top performance
The New Zealand women's cricket coach Gary Stead has called it the best bowling and fielding display he's seen from his side as they scored their third straight win at ... [more]

Police probe launched into alleged assault by Mourinho
English police are investigating an alleged assault by Inter Milan football club manager Jose Mourinho on a supporter after their Champions League defeat at Old Trafford. The former Chelsea boss allegedly ... [more]

Turner doesn't want Oram giving up Test cricket
The head of the New Zealand cricket selection panel Glenn Turner says he wouldn't want to see all-rounder Jacob Oram revert to one day cricket in an effort to lengthen ... [more]

Iran trump US at wrestling event
Iran has gained the upper hand against its old foe the United States in the sporting arena, winning the most medals in a wrestling contest that coincides with talk of a ... [more]

Cleary says rugby league doesn't have an alcohol problem
The New Zealand Warriors rugby league coach Ivan Cleary says it's disappointing the start of yet another NRL season has been overshadowed by off-field dramas. Manly fullback Brett Stewart has ... [more]

NRL given boost
The nightmare start to the National Rugby League season has turned somewhat brighter with superstars Billy Slater and Benji Marshall signing long-term deals with their clubs. The New Zealand Test star ... [more]

Le Monde slapped with damages after defamatory story
The French newspaper Le Monde and one of its reporters have been ordered to pay $743,000 in damages to Real Madrid over an article a Spanish court found to be defamatory. ... [more]

Spurs player joins Forest on loan
The Welsh football international defender Chris Gunter has joined Nottingham Forest on loan until the end of the season from English Premier club Tottenham Hotspur. The 19-year-old, who cost Spurs $10.6 ... [more]

Football star mistaken for jewel thief
The Everton striker Victor Anichebe has demanded an apology from police after being confronted by officers who thought the Premier League football player was part of a gang of violent jewel ... [more]

Moya out seemingly indefinitely
The Former men's tennis number one Carlos Moya has put his career on hold for an "indefinite time" because of a hip-bone injury. The 45th-ranked Moya says it's a real hammer ... [more]

Burmester to hang ten this weekend
The Olympic swimmer Moss Burmester will trade the pool for the ocean this weekend, as he competes in the Hyundai Pro Longboard Tour at Whangamata. The event is penultimate stop on ... [more]

Brawn surprise everyone at Formula One testing
Brawn GP have taken their Formula One rivals by surprise with their buoyant showing in testing in Barcelona this week. After Jenson Button posted the quickest time in testing on ... [more]

Ferns almost cause huge upset
The Football Ferns have fallen short of causing a huge upset in the playoff for third at the Cyprus Women's Cup in Cyprus, losing on penalties to France. A Kirsty Yallop ... [more]

Brett says Crusaders have enough experience
The Crusaders back Stephen Brett says despite a long injury list at the Super Rugby franchise, there's still enough quality and experience in the team to challenge for the title. ... [more]

Marshall agrees to new two-year deal
The New Zealand rugby league star Benji Marshall says he wants to become one of the game's great halfbacks after agreeing to a new two-year deal with the Wests Tigers. Marshall ... [more]

Australia take it easy
The Australian cricketers are taking it easy in Cape Town this week while their South African rivals discuss who wants to captain the home side. Ricky Ponting's side lead the three-Test ... [more]

O'Sullivan doesn't like ELVs and Super 14
The former Ireland and newly-appointed USA rugby coach Eddie O'Sullivan is sick of the Super 14 and the SANZAR-enforced ELVs, saying he can't even be bothered to watch it. O'Sullivan ... [more]

Crusaders not used to losing
The Crusaders flanker Kieran Read admits it's new-found territory for the Super 14 champions as they attempt to recover from three straight losses against the Western Force in Christchurch on Saturday. ... [more]

NZ A cricket match postponed
The first one-day game between the New Zealand A cricket side and their England counterparts in Palmerston North has postponed. Overnight rain got onto the wicket block and both teams ... [more]

Brown named top NZ golfer for 2008
The golfer Mark Brown has been named the New Zealand Player of the Year and overall New Zealand Golfer of the Year at the 2009 New Zealand Golf Awards in Queenstown. ... [more]

Fien will have one eye on Stacey Jones
The Warriors halfback Nathan Fien will have one eye on his Parramatta opposite and the other Stacey Jones come the Warriors national rugby league opener against the Eels in Auckland ... [more]

Kauto Star wins Cheltenham Gold Cup again
Kauto Star, ridden by Ruby Walsh and trained by Paul Nicholls, won the Cheltenham Gold Cup for a second time. The favourite, who also won the race in 2007, finished ... [more]

Indian government wants IPL dates changed over security
India's government has raised fresh security concerns and asked the country's cricket board to revise match dates for the Indian Premier League to avoid a clash of dates with the ... [more]

South Dragons win NBL championship
The South Dragons have won the Australian National Basketball League championship. The Dragons beat the Melbourne Tigers 102-81 in Melbourne on Friday night to clinch the best-of-five NBL grand final ... [more]

Unexpected success for NZ lawn bowlers
The Black Jacks triumphed on the first day of the annual trans-Tasman lawn bowls clash in Brisbane. The male team in particular showed they have the measure of a very ... [more]

Blues destroy Cheetahs, first loss for Waratahs
The Blues have trounced South Africa's Cheetahs 46-12 in a lopsided Super 14 rugby match at North Harbour Stadium in Auckland. The Blues ran in six tries to two to ... [more]

Steve Alker right in the mix after the cut
The Hamilton golfer Steve Alker is a shot off the leaders at the halfway stage of the New Zealand Open in Arrowtown. Four other New Zealanders made the cut: Josh Geary, ... [more]

Two tight ones to kick off NRL season
The Brisbane Broncos began life without their supercoach Wayne Bennett with a heartstopping 19-18 National Rugby League win over the North Queensland Cowboys at Suncorp Stadium. In a Friday night ... [more]

Report attacks state of Auckland prisons
A report into the state of Auckland's three prisons has uncovered serious shortcomings, including lax security, shortages of guards, prisoner unruliness and unacceptable hygiene. [more]

Tokyo market enjoys biggest gain this year
Japanese stocks have posted their biggest one-day gain in 2009, with the Nikkei soaring more than 5% on Friday after Wall Street extended a winning streak and Tokyo ordered new stimulus measures. [more]

Fuel tax already dead, fears regional council
Auckland Regional Council believes the Government has already killed off a regional fuel tax scheduled to take effect in July and that important projects in the region could be in jeopardy. [more]

Political parties and Fiji interim govt agree on agenda for President's Forum
In Fiji, the 18 political parties and the interim government have come to an agreement on the agenda for the proposed President's Political Dialogue Forum after the second meeting of... [more]

Action urged to protect kaimoana sites
The Northland medical officer of health is calling on the community to do more to protect traditional kaimoana collection sites from sewage and stormwater pollution. [more]

Opunake Maori turn down offer of sculpture
Opunake Maori have rejected the New Plymouth District Council's offer of a whalebone sculpture. [more]

Fisher and Paykel secures new loan
Whiteware manufacturer Fisher and Paykel Appliances has secured a loan of $80 million in short-term funding. [more]

Emergency flares a false alarm, say police
Napier police say they believe emergency flares seen in the early hours of Saturday morning were set off by revellers rather than people in distress. [more]

Wall Street extends rally to fourth day
Wall Street stocks rose on Friday to extend the market's winning streak to four days as investors appeared upbeat about prospects for an end to a grinding bear market. [more]

Papua promotion office opens in Frankfurt
An office aimed at promoting the Indonesian region of Papua among members of the European Union has opened in Frankfurt, Germany. The Jakarta Post reports that the Papua Promotion House... [more]

Police in Samoa step up security at international airport after stabbing
More police officers in Samoa will be deployed to provide security at the main Faleolo International Airport after a man was stabbed at the airport terminal as a result of... [more]

Tributes paid to late American Samoa senator Tuitele
The two-day funeral service of the late American Samoa senator, Paramount Chief Tuitele Tony Tuitele gets underway this morning in Pago Pago at the Legislature building. Lawmakers will pay tribute... [more]

White Ferns focused on their own game at World Cup
It's sunny and very hot in Sydney where the New Zealand women's cricketers face fellow unbeaten side England in the Super Six stage of the World Cup today. The White Ferns ... [more]

New attitude gives Alker newfound form
The Hamilton golfer Steven Alker had to cope without his regular caddie Shane McInnes for his last seven holes yesterday, but he remains well in contention at the halfway stage ... [more]

Vettori would have Oram as a Test batsman
The all-rounder Jacob Oram will have one last chance to give New Zealand cricket fans something to cheer about in Auckland today in the final match of the one day ... [more]

West Ham agree compensation deal over Tevez affair
West Ham United have agreed a $26 million compensation package with Sheffield United to settle the dispute over the Argentinian footballer Carlos Tevez, according to reports in the British media. ... [more]

Doubles win for King-Turner and Jones
The New Zealand combination of Dan King-Turner and GD Jones won their fourth Futures tennis doubles title together after a straight set win against their Chinese opponents at the US$15,000 tournament ... [more]

Pasifika opening ceremony delayed until PM arrives
The official opening of the Pasifika Festival at Auckland's Western Springs Party was postponed by the Auckland mayor until Prime Minister John Key arrived around midday. [more]

Policy debate with ACT a sign of strength - Key
Prime Minister John Key has told the ACT party conference that while National and ACT have much in common, they have different approaches to many issues. [more]

Rain delay in fifth ODI
The start of the fifth match in the one day cricket series between New Zealand and India has been delayed as it's raining in Auckland and the covers are on ... [more]

India lose first wicket
India is 30 for one five overs into the fifth one day cricket match against New Zealand in Auckland. Rain's reduced the match to 43 overs -India won the toss ... [more]

Man charged with murdering five-week-old baby
A 21-year-old man has been charged with murdering a five-week-old baby in Taupo. He has been remanded in custody. [more]

Transpower 'lost millions' last winter
The operator of the national electricity grid says it lost millions of dollars dealing with last year's dry winter. [more]

Five centuries in State Championship
Centuries to Brad Wilson and Daniel Flynn have given Northern Districts first innings points two days into their State Championship cricket match in Christchurch. Canterbury made 246 and Northern Districts ... [more]