Radio New Zealand - Saturday, 6th June 2009

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This page features: News Stories, Saturday Morning, Sunday Morning, This Way Up

Saturday Morning

Jamil Anderlini : currency and censorship in China
Beijing deputy bureau chief for the Financial Times newspaper. [more]

Ben Goldacre : bad science and lawsuits
Ben Goldacre has written the weekly Bad Science column in the Guardian since 2003,and the 2008 book Bad Science. [more]

Hilary Mantel : Thomas Cromwell
Author of the 2003 memoir,Giving Up The Ghost.Her new book,Wolf Hall,is a historical fiction about Thomas Cromwell [more]

Art with Mark Amery : dealer galleries
Director of Playmarket and writer on art for the Dominion Post and the NZ Listener,discussing dealer galleries. [more]

Colin Tudge : fossils and links
British biologist whose latest book,The Link,tells the story of the discovery of the most complete early primate fossil. [more]

Elizabeth Knox : angels and Hollywood
Finalist in the Biography section of the 2009 Montana NZ Book Awards,and author of new novel The Angel's Cut. [more]

Sunday Morning

Insight Sunday 7 June: Bain Trial
Monique Devereux looks at the David Bain case, one of the most expensive trials in New Zealand's history [more]

This Way Up

Haggling: how to pay less for more
Our guide on the best way to haggle. The simplest way to save money without changing your spending habits. [more]

Star anise and swine flu
NPR's Louisa Lim looks at how swine flu's leading to big price rises for the popular spice, star anise. [more]

Venezuela: the people's mobile phone
Rory Carroll on the Vergatorio, one of the world's cheapest mobile phones. And why new cars rise in value after you buy them. [more]

Buyer's guide to sewing machines
Jessica Wilson of with its buyer's guide to sewing machines. [more]

Air-powered cars
A French auto engineer reckons he's developed a car that runs on compressed air. Alex Benady takes the Airpod for a test drive. [more]

News stories:

Fonterra ordered to supply milk to competitors
The Commerce Commission has made a ruling that forces Fonterra to supply milk to two competitors: the Kaimai Cheese Company and The Grate Kiwi Cheese Company. Compensation has also been ordered. [more]

Sudden outbreak of illness in Coromandel
Health officials are trying to trace the source of a sudden outbreak of vomiting and diarrhoea in Coromandel. [more]

ACT Party issues its expenses
The ACT Party has issued details of the expenses claimed by its five MPs for the six months to 31 May. The Green Party has also done so. [more]

Markets rise in Europe
European shares ended higher on Friday after job losses in the United States were seen slowing in May - a further sign that the worst of the financial crisis may be over. [more]

New air run for mine workers
Air New Zealand is to begin a new service between Westport - Christchurch, mainly to cater for employees at the Stockton opencast mine. [more]

Whiteware maker selling head office and factory site
Fisher & Paykel Appliances is selling its head office and manufacturing plant in Auckland to Direct Property Fund, for an undisclosed sum. The company will lease back the premises. [more]

Minister tells warden to take take charge of their own affairs
Maori Affairs Minister Pita Sharples wants Maori wardens to take more responsibility for themselves. [more]

More use of Maori land to grow food urged
The Maori organic growers association is holding a hui in Ahipara this weekend with the message that unused Maori land should be used to grow Maori kai. [more]

Manufacturing sector still shrinking
The latest survey of business conditions shows sales by manufacturers fell 59% in April, compared with the same month last year. [more]

Cropp cops race ban and large penalty
Top jockey Lisa Cropp has been disqualified from all racing for nine months and ordered to pay a fine of $7500 plus $92,000 in costs. She tested positive for drugs after a race meeting at Te Rapa in 2005. [more]

Rebuilding of marae completed
After years of work, Te Mahurehure has finished the rebuilding of its marae in Pt Chevalier, Auckland, with the erection of a pou maumahara or a pole of remembrance of its ancestor - Uewhati. [more]

GM to sell Saturn brand
General Motors has reached a deal to sell its Saturn brand to former race car driver Roger Penske. The brand has 350 dealerships. [more]

Cause of school fire being investigated
The cause of fire at a school in Hoon Hay, Christchurch, is being investigated. The school hall was completely destroyed. [more]

Power lines dangling over railway track
Power lines are dangling over a railway track after a three-car crash in Fielding that saw one car shatter a concrete power pylon. A goods train was forced to stop soon afterwards. [more]

Mosley threatens F1 teams to obey or go
The FIA President Max Mosley has told his sport's rebel teams to obey the rules or leave and set up their own series. On the eve of opening practice for ... [more]

Mills to miss Scotland match
The New Zealand cricketers will be without pace bowler Kyle Mills for their opening Twenty20 World Cup match against Scotland at the Oval in London tonight. Coach Andy Moles said ... [more]

Bond and Tuffey in line for a return to New Zealand
The Black Caps camp is happy but somewhat cautious about the return of fast bowlers Shane Bond and Darryl Tuffey to New Zealand cricket. The NZC board has confirmed local ... [more]

Russians make French Open womens final
It'll be an all-Russian womens singles final at the French Tennis Open in Paris. The world number one Dinara Safina is one match away from her first grand slam title ... [more]

French want to change style
The French rugby team want to use the Tests against New Zealand to change their style of play. The French don't have a great record here, having won only three ... [more]

Ausditors say Liverpool's owners lost $106 million
Liverpool's parent company, owned by Americans Tom Hicks and George Gillett, made a loss of $106.6 million last year mainly due to interest payments to service the debt taken out ... [more]

Elsom in doubt for Barbarians
The Wallaby flanker Rocky Elsom is in doubt for the Barbarians clash tonight with a former Australian No.8 David Lyons called into the side on standby. Elsom will be given ... [more]

Penguins march to Game Four win, level Cup finals
The Pittsburgh Penguins' 4-2 home win over the Detroit Red Wings in Game Four of ice hockey's Stanley Cup finals has tied up the best of seven series 2-all Evgeni ... [more]

Lakers swamp Magic in opener
The Los Angeles Lakers put on a dazzling display at both ends of the floor to crush the Orlando Magic 100-75 in the opening game of the National Basketball Association ... [more]

Richard Kahui resigned to six-month break
The All Black centre Richard Kahui says the shoulder injury he aggravated in the Super 14 final is too painful to try rehabilitation treatment in an effort to keep playing ... [more]

Brown in, Cambo out in Wales
The New Zealand golfer Mark Brown has made the cut at the Wales Open with a 2-over-par 73 to be 8 shots off the pace. Michael Campbell missed out, his ... [more]

Broncos fans go from ecstacy to agony in Melbourne
The Storm have erased the joy of many Queenslanders from just two nights earlier in Melbourne, thrashing the Broncos 48-4 in their National Rugby League game. On Wednesday the State of ... [more]

Saints and Stars Get Wins
The Wellington Saints have kept themselves in the hunt for a home semi-final in the National Basketball League. They're now up to second on the NBL ladder after beating Hawkes ... [more]

Maitua's B sample tests positive
In yet another blow for the troubled Cronulla club, the National Rugby League career of Sharks backrower Reni Maitua appears to be over following confirmation his B sample test for ... [more]

Change promised at Immigration Service
The man in charge of the Immigration Service is promising an end to questionable or poor decision-making by staff who issue visas in the service's Pacific division. However, he says there is still a long way to go. [more]

RSE change improves transparency - NZ Govt
The New Zealand Government says changes to the Recognised Seasonal Employer scheme, under which thousands of Pacific Islanders work for limited periods in horticulture, will introduce greater transparency. [more]

Woman hit by truck
A woman has been seriously injured after being hit by a truck in Waikato. [more]

Oil prices fall
Oil prices retreated on Friday after a brief spike that pushed New York crude above $US70 per barrel for the first time in seven months. [more]

Bain not eligible for compensation - 1995 trial lawyer
The defence lawyer in David Bain's first trial in 1995 does not believe his former client will be eligible for compensation - despite spending 13 years in prison. [more]

Under 20 NZ side thump Uruguay
The New Zealand under-20 rugby team has thrashed Uruguay 75-0 in their opening game of the IRB world tournament in Nagoya in Japan. In the other Pool A match, Ireland ... [more]

Federer overcomes Del Potro to reach Paris final
Roger Federer will play Robin Soderling in the final of the French tennis Open on Monday. Federer's beaten Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina in five sets to reach his ... [more]

Hosts lose opener to Netherlands
In a huge upset, England have lost the opening match of cricket's Twenty20 World Cup at Lord's. The hosts made 162 for five and in reply the Netherlands reached the ... [more]

All Whites won't have to face Iniesta
One of the stars of Barcelona's Champions League European football triumph, Andres Iniesta, won't be playing for Spain against the All Whites. Iniesta has pulled out of Spain's squad for ... [more]

Another scratching as Lions take on Cheetahs
Welsh flanker Martyn Williams was a late withdrawal from the British and Irish Lions team to take on the Free State Cheetahs in Bloemfontein. A shoulder injury put paid to ... [more]

Force India to get cold shoulder from other F1 teams
Force India face suspension from the Formula One Teams Association for breaking with the group by submitting an unconditional entry for next year's motor racing world championship. They would be ... [more]

Kitchen sinks in Seoul quarters
The New Zealand squash star Shelley Kitchen has lost in the quarter-finals at the Women's Open in Seoul in South Korea. The second-seeded Australian Rachael Grinham twice had to come from ... [more]

Lee misses out in Ohio
The New Zealand golfer Danny Lee's missed the cut at the Memorial tournament in Ohio by four strokes. Lee was always up against it after an opening round five over ... [more]

Wall Street mixed after jobs data
Wall Street ended little changed on Friday. Trading was choppy as investors assessed the implications of the latest jobs report. [more]

Media take the long handle to England
Headline writers have branded England's loss to the Netherlands in the opening game of cricket's Twenty20 World Cup at Lord's "the ultimate humiliation". England lost by four wickets when bowler ... [more]

Pitch safety concerns prompt All White squad changes
Concern over the state of a freshly-laid pitch at the venue for New Zealand's football friendly against Botswana early tomorrow morning has prompted All Whites coach to adjust his tactics. ... [more]

Chrysler sale approved
The sale of bankrupt automaker Chrysler to a group including Fiat and the United States government has been upheld by a US appeals court. However, the deal is expected to be appealed to the Supreme Court by a group of investors. [more]

Nelson ranked high on travel website
An international travel website ranks Nelson among worldwide towns most favoured by tourists. [more]

Agricultural toxins found buried in park
Two agricultural poisons have been found in rusting drums buried in a former landfill at Marfell Park, New Plymouth. [more]

Leadership programme formed by universities
Eight universities have formed a Maori Academy for Academic and Professional Advancement to encourage more Maori to come through as academic leaders. [more]

Bain verdict sparks calls for new body to be set up
There have been calls among the legal community for a new legal body to investigate miscarriages of justice following the not guilty verdict in the David Bain trial. [more]

Veterans to sue British govt over nuke tests
About 100 former New Zealand nuclear test site workers are expected to take legal action against the United Kingdom government following a British high court ruling. [more]

Mysterious illness under control say health chiefs
Health officials in Coromandel are confident that a vomiting and diarrhoea outbreak is under control. [more]

South Island crash leaves four injured
A collision between a car and a bus near the South Island alpine town of Makarora has left four people injured. [more]

Mystics well beaten but Tactix move up
The Northern Mystics have been well beaten at the start of in round 10 of netball's trans-Tasman championship, going down by 24 goals to the Thunderbirds in Adelaide. The Mystics ... [more]

Key picks John Banks for mayor of new super city
The Prime Minister has endorsed the current mayor of Auckland City John Banks as his pick for the mayoralty of the Auckland super city. [more]

Man tries to rob bus with screwdriver
The police in Wellington are looking for a man who tried to rob a bus driver with a screwdriver. [more]

Rock throwers damage dozens of Dunedin cars
An early morning rock-throwing spree has left dozens of cars with broken windows across an area of Dunedin. [more]

Second person likely to have swine flu in South Auckland
The Auckland Regional Public Health Service has identified a probable second case of swine flu in South Auckland. [more]

Forest companies facing more than 100% rates rise
Forest companies in Kaipara in Northland face rate rises of more than 100% this year to help pay for roadworks. [more]

Small turnout for Auckland motorway protest
Only about 100 people gathered on Saturday to protest against the planned Waterview connection motorway, which will complete Auckland's western ring route. [more]