Radio New Zealand - Monday, 15th June 2009

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Eight months to Mars - Ray Henwood
Currently staring in his own one-man play at Wellington's Circa Theatre. [more]

Tree Vigil
A David and Goliath battle is shaping up in New Plymouth over the future of a group of native trees which make up Pukekura Park's iconic woodlands walkway. [more]

Made in China
Australian bureaucrats are introducing legislation that will ban the purchase of government goods and services that have been made in China. [more]

He Rourou for 15 June 2009
In He Rourou today, Ana Tapiata talks again to experienced director Brenda Tahi about the usefulness of cutting your"governance"teeth in smaller organisations. . [more]

Author Slot - Cecilia Rice
She is the author of"Always Liza to Me"Subtitled"A Memoir for my silent sister". [more]

This Way Up feature - Credit Cards
Simon Morton from The Way Up on what your credit card company knows about you. [more]

Environment story - Otago Medical School
Alison Ballance chats with historian Dorothy Page and Don Roberton, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Otago, about the history of research at the medical school, and the recent book 'Anatomy of a Medical School'. [more]

The panel (part 1)
With today's guests John Bishop and Brian Mackie. [more]

The panel (part 2)
With today's guests John Bishop and Brian Mackie. [more]

Business News

Morning business
News from the business sector including a market report. [more]

Markets update
A quick update of movements in the financial sector. [more]

Midday Business News for 15 June 2009
News from the business sector including a market report. [more]

Evening Business News for 15 June 2009
News from the business sector including a market report. [more]

Evening Business News for 15 June 2009
News from the business sector. [more]


Confirmed cases of swine flu climb
The number of confirmed cases of swine flu has jumped to 86 and an entire school in Auckland has closed as the virus spreads. [more]

Swine flu assessment centres set up
Wellington has been particularly hard hit by the virus, and health authorities have set up special assessment centres to test people suspected of having swine flu. [more]

Police looking for missing man find a body in a car
The Hamilton police have found a body in a car that's at the centre of an investigation into the disappearance of a local man. [more]

Senior whip to take over from Richard Worth
The National Party's senior whip, Nathan Guy, is to replace Richard Worth as a minister outside Cabinet. [more]

Israeli PM's speech described as severe blow to peace efforts
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has bowed to pressure from Washington by finally giving his endorsement to establishment of a Palestinian state - but with conditions. [more]

Man admits killing partner who planned to leave him
A freezing worker has admitted in the Dunedin District Court that he murdered his de facto partner after she announced she was leaving him. [more]

Inland revenue getting tougher on non-paying businesses
As more companies struggle to pay the bills, the Inland Revenue is using some of it's strongest powers to make sure it gets paid. [more]

Evening sports news
An update from the RNZ sports team. [more]

Ministry spends 300k on conferences before restructuring
The Public Service Association says the Justice Ministry should make retaining jobs a priority, ahead of having conferences for judges. [more]

Angry ING investors assess their options
Angry investors whose money was frozen by ING New Zealand last year, today fronted up to meetings in Christchurch and Wellington calling for their money to be repaid. [more]

Figures mask manufacturing slump
Latest official figures show most manufacturing sectors have suffered their worst three months of sales since records began in 1994. [more]

Waatea news
News from the Waatea team. [more]

Western nations question Iranian poll
The United States and other Western nations are questioning the validity of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's big re-election win as Iran's president faces ongoing protests at home. [more]

Spending cap for smacking referendum lobby groups
A $50,000 limit has been imposed on any advertising campaigns run by lobby groups ahead of the child discipline referendum. [more]

Fishing ban court challenge
A fight to overturn coastal fishing bans and restrictions brought in to protect rare Hectors and Maui dolphins has begun in the High Court. [more]

Blogger claims knowledge on Fidel Castro's family life
A Cuban exile blogger in Miami says he's lifted the lid how Fidel Castro's family really live. [more]

Health Officials say New Zealand doing good job with swine flu
The Ministry of Health says there is still no widespread transmission of swine flu around New Zealand. [more]

Latest figures are bad news for manufacturers
More grim news for manufacturing in this country with latest figures showing the biggest fall in sales across many sectors for at least 15 years. [more]

EMA on latest manufacturing sales statistics
The manager of the Manufacturing division of the Employers and Manufacturers Association northern, Bruce Goldsworthy comments. [more]

Thai tiler says he lied to Noel Ingram inquiry
A Thai tiler has told a court he lied to a lawyer from the Noel Ingram inquiry, which was investigating allegations against Taito Phillip Field. [more]

Police crack fantasy syndicate
Police say they've cracked a signficant drug importing syndicate which has brought in up to three million dollars worth of GBL or Fantasy over the last year. [more]

Evening sports news
An update from the RNZ sports team. [more]

UK correspondent
For the latest news from the UK, we're joined now by our correspondent in London, Barney Burnham. [more]

Man's wedding ring found with An An Liu's body
The police who discovered the body of An An Liu in the boot of a car have described how they also found a man's wedding ring. [more]

Waatea news
News from the Waatea team. [more]

Bomb blast kills 8 in Pakistan
Police in Pakistan say at least eight people have been killed in a bomb blast in the North West close to where the Army's carrying out an offensive against Taliban militants. [more]

Claims of multi-million dollar fraud
Investors in a company run by a South African businessman living in Sydney claim he's defrauded them of hundreds of millions of dollars. [more]

PNG's gambling problem
Papua New Guinea's government has been accused of profiting while ordinary people lose their money to gaming machines and online gambling. [more]

East Timorese get into Aussie Rules Football
Football has long been the dominant sport in East Timor but a group of Australians is trying to export Australian Rules Football to Dili. [more]

Midday Report

Midday News for 15 June 2009
Midday Report news bulletin. [more]

Midday Sports News for 15 June 2009
An update from the RNZ sports team. [more]

Morning Report

Top Stories for Monday 15 June 2009
Surge in swine flu cases no surprise to health authorities; Labour trounces National in Mt Albert by-election. [more]

New Zealand takes on Spain in the Confederations Cup
The All Whites face an up hill battle when they take on Spain in their opening match of the Confederations Cup in South Africa. [more]

Pacific news for Monday June 15 2009
The latest from the Pacific region. [more]

Waatea news
News from the Waatea team. [more]

Surge in swine flu cases no surprise to health authorities
Public health authorities say they're bracing for a surge in cases of swine flu. [more]

Labour trounces National in Mt Albert by-election
Labour will have a new MP in the House this week. [more]

Swine flu gains momentum with more community infection
The spread of swine flu is rapidly gaining momentum with the total number of confirmed cases doubling over the weekend to 71. [more]

Public urged to protect themselves from swine flu
Joining us now is Dr Lance Jennings, a clinical virologist at Canterbury Health Laboratories in Christchurch. [more]

Mt Albert's Labour landslide leaves losers reeling
The six week campaign for the Mt Albert seat vacated by the former PM Helen Clark, ended in a Labour landslide on Saturday. [more]

National puts Richard Worth scandal behind it
Two weeks ago he was a government minister. Today Richard Worth isn't even an MP. [more]

Israel's Prime Minister accepts Palestinian state
Israeli PM says he might be prepared to accept a Palestinian state if his country receives a guarantee it will have no military. [more]

Mains confident All Blacks will bounce back
France, lest we forget, the team that knocked NZ out of the World Cup in their previous encounter, won by 27 points to 22. [more]

Iranian president defends his disputed re-election
It follows a second night of violent clashes between supporters of Mr Amadinejad's defeated rival Mir Hossein Mousavi. [more]

Rash of bank robberies prompts calls for security review
The bank workers union Finsec says banks need to review their security following a spate of armed robberies in Auckland. [more]

Sports news
An update from the team at RNZ Sport. [more]

Politicians fire another shot in row over banks' interest rates
Politicians who last week assailed the nation's bankers for charging too much interest on their loans have fired fresh shots. [more]

New smacking referendum galvanises campaigners
The referendum, which is not binding, has been initiated by opponents of a law passed by parliament in 2007. [more]

Wellington could be first to bear brunt of swine flu
New cases were confirmed at the weekend and health authorities are no longer talking about containing the virus. [more]

National could have won Mt Albert says political scientist
Labour's David Shearer won out against National's Melissa Lee, 62 percent to her 17, much lower than opinion polls predicted. [more]

New Auckland transition agency
The agency which will steer the amalgamation of Auckland's eight local bodies could have a major new project to oversee. [more]

New National MP joins government benches
National also has a new face, as it attempts to put both the Richard Worth saga and the Mount Albert by-election behind it. [more]

Sports news
An update from the team at RNZ Sport. [more]

Auckland rail commuters
Auckland rail commuters are receiving an average of three times the subsidy to keep the region's trains running. [more]

Parents becoming more vocal about teacher incompetence
Education groups say parents are increasingly speaking out about what they regard as teacher misconduct or incompetence. [more]

Waatea news
News from the Waatea team. [more]

Gimblett Gravels' reds matching it with Bordeaux's best
The reds from a block of land just outside of Hastings are turning heads and mixing it with the best from Bordeaux. [more]

Australia correspondent
Australia correspondent Phil Kafcaloudes gives us the latest from across the ditch. [more]


African stories
Uwen Akpan is the author of Say You're One Of Them, revealing Africa's pain, pity, joy and grace. This Nigerian born and Zimbabwe based teacher writes stories illustrating the plight of African children. [more]

The final whistle
BBC sports journalist Richard Fleming with an analysis of the state of play from recent recreational activities, including the FIFA Confederations Cup in South Africa. [more]

Clue number one. [more]

Bangladesh report
News and cultural insights from the People's Republic of Bangladesh in South East Asia. [more]

Clue number two. [more]

Nine To Noon

Swine flu pandemic
Cases double over weekend in NZ as focus remains on containment which authorities admit will only work for so long. [more]

Intelligence in modern warfare and policing
Mark Lowenthal is the head of US Intelligence and Security Academy and is in NZ to speak at the NZ Police conference. [more]

Match making Whangaparaoa grandmother
Whangaparaoa grandmother bringing British men to meet divorced and widowed Kiwi women for companionship. [more]

Middle East Correspondent Professor Paul Rogers
Professor of Peace Studies at Bradford University Paul Rogers gives us the latest news from the Middle East. [more]

Vegans - Jeffrey Masson
American author, animal lover and psychoanalyst discusses why we all must become vegans. [more]

Book Review - Relief
Carole Beu reviews Relief by Anna Taylor. Published by Victoria University Press. [more]

Matthew Hooton from the right and Laila Harre from the left break down the last week in Politics. [more]

Wine and food
Lauraine Jacobs is cooking Bouef Bourguignon and John Hawkesby is matching the food with wine. [more]

Urbanist - Tommy Honey
Social Innovation camp brings together public and community partners to create new solutions to NZ's most pressing social needs. [more]

Rural News

Morning Rural News for 15 June 2009
News from the rural and farming sector. [more]

Midday Rural News for 15 June 2009
News from the rural and farming sector. [more]


Daniel Belton
2009 Creative New Zealand Choreographic Fellowship recipient talks about his life, works and future creative projects. [more]

Wellington Orchestra Review
Peter Mechen review's last Saturday night's Wellington Orchestra concert featuring NZ soprano Aivale Cole. [more]

News stories:

Snow warning for lower South Island
MetService has issued a snow warning for the lower South Island with gale force winds expected to bring blizzard conditions. [more]

Hirvonen wins Greece Rally
Finn Mikko Hirvonen has sealed a comfortable victory in the 56th Acropolis Rally of Greece after holding off the challenge of Sebastien Ogier. The 28-year-old Ford driver clinched his eighth ... [more]

Peugeot take first Le Mans win in 16 years
Peugeot clinched their first victory since 1993 in the Le Mans 24 Hours sportscar race with a one-two finish that ended Audi's five-year reign. Spaniard Marc Gene, Australian David Brabham ... [more]

Junior Bklack Sticks draw
New Zealand's drawn 3-all with South Korea in their opening second round match at the Junior Men's Hockey World Cup in Singapore. The Black Sticks dominated the first half with ... [more]

Murray wins Queens
Home hopes of a Wimbledon mens champion for the first time in seven decades have been boosted by Andy Murray who has become the first Briton to win the ... [more]

Haas wins Halle grass court title
Germany's Tommy Haas has won his first tennis title for more than two years, and he's claimed the scalp of the world number four Novak Djokovic 6-3 6-7 6-1 in ... [more]

From fullback to the front line for Wallabies whiz kid
James O'Connor might be wowing them at fullback but the Wallabies coach Robbie Deans believes the teenage sensation will ultimately develop into a midfield general. O'Connor etched his name in ... [more]

Sharks edge out Raiders
Cronulla have cast aside their off-field dramas to register a third straight NRL win, downing the Raiders 24-22 at Canberra Stadium. The Sharks scored five tries to the Raiders' four, ... [more]

Rossi pips Lorenzo in Catalan thriller
The World MotoGP champion Valentino Rossi won a thrilling duel with Jorge Lorenzo to win the Catalan round In Barcelona, squeezing past his Yamaha team mate on the final corner ... [more]

Iraqis put damper on hosts' opening party
The Asian football champions Iraq have put a damper on South Africa's opening party at the Confederations Cup , holding the hosts to a 0-0 draw. South Africa missed a ... [more]

Magic thrash Pulse
The Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic remain at the top of the trans-Tasman netball standings after beating the bottom placed Central Pulse 67-35 in Wellington. The Silver Fern shooter Irene van ... [more]

Waitakere City and Wellington Olympic through to last 16
Waitakere City and Wellington Olympic are through to the last 16 of football's Chatham Cup after posting comfortable third round wins. Three time winners Waitakere City posted a 5-1 win ... [more]

Robinson and Bruce to join Junior All Blacks
The Wellington and Hurricanes hooker Ged Robinson will head to Fiji to join the Junior All Blacks as cover for Waikato's Aled de Malmanche who has been called into the ... [more]

New Zealand into U20 semis
New Zealand will play Australia in the semi-finals of the IRB Junior World Championship in Japan after beating Argentina 48-9 in their final Pool A match. New Zealand scored just ... [more]

American Samoa's government urged to pay outstanding power bills
The American Samoa Government has not paid its utility bills since March and now has a debt of about US$3 million with the American Samoa Power Authority. The Authority's Chief... [more]

Campaign launched to reduced TB levels in Kiribati
A national campaign to reduce tuberculosis levels in Kiribati has been launched with a massive public awareness programme. TB Controller, Ken Reeue, says the awareness programme will be followed by... [more]

Senior French advertising exec jailed in Tahiti over alleged corruption
The chief executive of a French advertising company, Hubert Haddad, has been jailed in French Polynesia over alleged corruption surrounding the territory's publicly-owned telecommunications company, OPT. Mr Haddad was arrested... [more]

Samoa's Speaker facing multi million dollar lawsuit
Samoa's parliamentary speaker, Tolofuaivalelei Falemoe Lei'ataua, is facing a 5 million US dollar lawsuit for damages filed by the Tautua Samoa party. Tautua's nine MPs have lost their parliamentary seats... [more]

Deadline passes for Fiji lawyers to apply for practicing certificate
The Fiji Law Society says it is unsure how many lawyers in the country have applied for a certificate to practice law in Fiji. Under the new legal practitioners decree,... [more]

New Caledonia to try again to choose vice-president
Another attempt is to be made in New Caledonia this morning to choose a vice-president which would clear the way to allot portfolios to the new government's 11 ministers. Under... [more]

More and more Hawke's Bay students give up smoking
The latest Health Ministry survey on teenagers' smoking shows a significant drop in Hawke's Bay in the past five years. [more]

Man in hospital after Christchurch assault
Police in Christchurch say they are investigating a serious assault in the suburb of Shirley. A man is in a serious but stable condition in Christchurch Hospital. [more]

Indecent assault at city bus stop
Police in Wellington are appealing for witnesses to an indecent assault early on Saturday morning. [more]

England knock out champions India
England have knocked defending champions India out of cricket's Twenty20 World Cup with a three-run victory in their second-round match at Lord's. India needed 19 off the last over to ... [more]

Iles posts equal best 63 in Tennessee
The Bay of Plenty golfer Bradley Iles has completed a brilliant final round of 63 at the Knoxville Open in Tennessee to give himself a chance of his maiden title ... [more]

White Ferns' issue no favours warning
Pace-setter New Zealand has warned a struggling South Africa not to expect any let-up when the teams clash in the ICC Women's World Twenty tournament tonight. The White Ferns are ... [more]

Grim look about ABs squad for second test
France have a strong case to start favourites for the second test against the All Blacks this weekend in Wellington after their well-earned 27-22 win at Carisbrook on Saturday night, ... [more]

Spain too good for All Whites
The All Whites have lost their opening match of the Confederations Cup, losing 5-0 to top team Spain on Sunday. [more]

Parents more empowered over teacher complaints
A legal information line for parents has received 30 calls in the past year about teacher misconduct or incompetence. [more]

Reason for Worth resignation not yet clear
Auckland former dentist Cam Calder will be sworn in on Tuesday as a National MP, but uncertainty remains over why the man he is replacing resigned from Parliament. [more]

Union calls on banks to review security
Bank workers' union Finsec says banks need to review security following a spate of armed robberies in Auckland. [more]

New Caledonia's domestic airline still to sign deal with unions
The management of New Caledonia's domestic airline has so far refused to sign a deal which last Thursday ended a prolonged strike by the Kanak USTKE union. After meeting mediators,... [more]

American Samoa's congressional delegate proposes extension of High Court jurisdiction
American Samoa's congressional delegate, Faleomavaega Eni Hunkin is the sponsor of a federal bill which add additional judges and confer certain federal jurisdiction on the High Court of American Samoa. [more]

Fiji's PM says roadmap will replace President's Dialogue Forum
Fiji's Prime Minister Commodore Frank Bainimarama says a national roadmap will be launched by the government in the place of the Presidential Political Dialogue Forum. Commodore Bainimarama told FijiLive the... [more]

Former President of the Fiji Law Society says many lawyers in denial
The former President of the Fiji Law Society, Graham Leung, says he felt that by applying for a certificate to practise law in the country would have given the interim... [more]

PNG youth picking up on online gambling, says Bishops Conference
Papua New Guinea's Catholic Bishops Conference says the government needs to address the fact that young people are increasingly falling prey to online gambling. Father Nick de Groot of the... [more]

French Polynesia faces strike warnings
Reports from French Polynesia say strike warnings have been issued in several sectors as wage talks appear to be progressing slowly. The targets of possible strike action are the fuel... [more]

Future of parental advice services in doubt
The future is uncertain for two services that give educational advice to parents, as a result of cuts in the Government's budget. [more]

Man arrested in connection with rash of bank robberies
An 18-year-old man has been arrested in connection with three bank robberies in Auckland and will appear in court on Monday on a range of charges. [more]

Rural property sales climb
Rural property sales rose during the three months to May and farm prices firmed slightly, according to latest figures from the Real Estate Institute. [more]

Massey 'open' to merger with Lincoln
Massey University vice-chancellor Steve Maharey says he would be open to holding merger discussions with Lincoln University. [more]

Car found as search for missing man continues
Police investigating the disappearance of a Hamilton man are focusing the inquiry on people who may have seen his car parked in a suburban street. [more]

Drug arrests as police bust importation syndicate
Four men are facing drugs charges on Monday after the discovery of an importation syndicate selling GBL, also known as Fantasy. [more]

Founding father of hospice in NZ dies
Ivan Lichter, the man regarded as the founding father of the modern hospice movement in New Zealand, has died in Auckland. He was 91. [more]

PNG gaming authorities defend protection measures
Papua New Guinea's National Gaming Control Board has defended its efforts to protect the country's vulnerable from the pitfalls of gambling machines. PNG's Catholic Bishops Conference says horse racing and... [more]

Fiji's ousted opposition leader not confident in imposition of national roadmap
Fiji's ousted opposition leader says a national roadmap for the country's political future will not last if it is imposed without consultation. The interim government told FijiLive the roadmap will... [more]

Solomons to elect Governor General
Solomon Islands National Parliament will today elect the country's sixth Governor General. Nine candidates, including the sitting Governor General, Sir Nathaniel Waena, are contesting the position of head of state. [more]

Man's ring found in car boot near body, Xue trial told
Police found a man's wedding ring in the boot of the car where an Auckland woman's strangled body was discovered, a High Court jury has been told. [more]

Tuna processing plant opens in Marshall Islands
A tuna processing plant has begun operations in the Marshall Islands after prolonged efforts to get the plant up and running. For 18 months Pan Pacific Foods in Majuro has... [more]

3,000 join anti-corruption march in PNG
More than 3,000 Papua New Guineans turned out to march against corruption over the weekend, calling on their countrymen to stop using traditional custom as an excuse for lawlessness and... [more]

$300,000 spent on judges' conferences amid job cuts
Justice Ministry papers show it spent more than $300,000 on conferences for judges, a month before jobs cuts were announced at the ministry. [more]

Council reaches out-of-court deal over sports centre
Wellington City Council is staying quiet about the details of an out-of-court deal it has reached over a contentious indoor sports centre. [more]

Service sector still in the red
The services sector in New Zealand is still struggling but the latest survey shows it does not appear to be getting worse. [more]

Officials consider further Pacific moves to end depletion of tuna fishery
Officials from a number of Forum Fisheries Agency member countries are in Honiara this week to discuss strategies for the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission, or Tuna Commission, meeting... [more]

Solomons swine flu fears over two arrivals from Australia
Swine flu is feared to have reached Honiara. The Solomon Islands Broadcasting Corporation says there were reports that two people, allegedly infected with the H1N1 virus, were transported to hospital... [more]

Ngaiohni elected new New Caledonia vice president
The collegial government of New Caledonia has elected a pro-independence politician Pierre Ngaiohni as the administration's new vice-president, clearing the way for distribution of the 11 government portfolios. The election... [more]

Fiji's National Federation Party sceptical over regime's moves to launch national roadmap
Fiji's National Federation Party says it's difficult to take seriously the interim government's plans for a roadmap to move the country forward. Commodore frank Bainimarama has told FijiLive the roadmap... [more]

Swine flu pandemic impacts May tourist arrivals in the CNMI
The Marianas Visitors Authority reported a 23 percent drop in tourist arrivals last month, largely due to the swine flu pandemic. Records from the agency showed that visitor arrivals to... [more]

PNG medical authorities issue warning over swine flu spread
Medical authorities in Papua New Guinea warn that hospitals in the country aren't equipped to handle a swine flu outbreak. The virus is spreading fast in neighbouring Australia and PNG... [more]

Tough week ahead for All Blacks
It won't get any easier for the All Blacks this week as they endeavour to level their series against France in Wellington. Following their shock 27-22 loss at Carisbrook on ... [more]

Lakers win NBA championship
The Los Angeles Lakers captured their 15th NBA basketball championship and their first since 2002, with a 99-86 win over the Orlando Magic in Game Five of the best of ... [more]

Team NZ wins Marseille MedCup regatta
A sixth from a scrappy, difficult final race sailed in conflicting breezes has been enough for Team New Zealand to clinch the Marseille Trophy by 14 points, the biggest margin ... [more]

Fishermen seek to overturn coastal ban
Commercial fishermen began outlining their case in the High Court at Wellington on Monday to overturn bans and restrictions on set netting, trawling and drift netting in coastal waters. [more]

PNG Opposition Leader gets a higher level knighthood in Queen's Honours
The Papua New Guinea Opposition leader, Sir Mekere Morauta, has been given the highest honour in the country's Queen's Birthday honour's list. The newspaper, The National, reports that Sir Mekere... [more]

Frank Kabui the new Governor General in Solomon Islands
The Solomon Islands Parliament has elected former High Court judge, Frank Kabui, as the country's new Governor General. He is the sixth Governor General and replaces Sir Nathaniel Waena. In... [more]

Tuna Commission chief welcomes Marshall plant start up
The Tuna Commission is commending investors in the Marshall Islands tuna processing plant for starting up production, despite tough times. Pan Pacific Foods tuna processing plant in Majuro has finally... [more]

Pacific concerns growing over ability to meet swine flu threat
The Medical Society in Papua New Guinea says health staff are still waiting for test results from Melbourne to find out whether swine flu has arrived in the country. PNG... [more]

Spanish king, queen to visit country
The king and queen of Spain are to visit New Zealand next week. [more]

NZ market closes on positive note
The New Zealand share market rose 15 points, or 0.5%, on Monday to close at 2825 on turnover of $70 million. [more]

Bullying by text more prevalent - researcher
Bullying by text message is more prevalent than physical bullying, a Massey University psychology researcher says. [more]

Bay of Plenty iwi to commemorate Treaty
An eastern Bay of Plenty iwi will on Tuesday commemorate the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi by its people more than 150 years ago. [more]