Radio New Zealand - Saturday, 20th June 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

Michachu- Jewellery
Mica Levi, aka Micachu talks with Emma Smith about her debut album, Jewellery, recorded with the assistance of Matthew Herbert. [more]

Saturday Morning

Warwick Thornton : passion and petrol
Aboriginal director of feature film Samson and amp; Delilah, which was awarded the Camera d'Or prize for best first film at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival. [more]

Stephen Zunes: Iran
Professor of Politics and International Studies at the University of San Francisco, and frequent visitor to conflict areas. [more]

Sean Davison: voluntary euthanasia
Professor of biotechnology whose new book is an autobiographical account of his return to New Zealand to be with his mother, a prominent woman doctor with terminal cancer who has had enough of life. [more]

Kate's Klassic: On the road
Kate Camp will discuss the largely autobiographical novel On the Road by Jack Kerouac. [more]

Kim reads emails
What listeners have to say about the future of the book [more]

Playing Favourites with Mike Whittaker
Industrial designer, whose listing on TradeMe for a"scary washing machine"has been one of the site's most popular auctions. [more]

Kim reads emails
What listeners have to say [more]

Janette Murray-Wakelin: marathons,fruit and cancer
Marathon runner who was diagnosed with breast cancer, and refused conventional treatment, choosing to follow a holistic approach to treatment which included a raw food diet and running. [more]

Ilona Rodgers: stations and the gloss
Actor best known for her role in 1980s TV series Gloss, who returns to the stage in Station to Station, a new play by Michael Galvin. [more]

Sunday Morning

Insight: Babies in Childcare
Penny McKay takes an objective look into the early childhood education sector. [more]

Dougal Stevenson: Notes from the South
Dougal's regular insight from Dunedin. [more]

This Way Up

Inside the ATM
Experts Mark Prestwood and Phil Chant on the automated teller machine or ATM. How do they work and how have they changed since 1967? [more]

Bank cards: chip and pin
"Chip and pin"technology was meant to be appearing on all our bank and credit cards by early 2008. So why are most of us still waiting? [more]

Periodic tables
Dr Fiona Barclay makes high-end periodic tables containing samples of the chemical elements. Where does she get her plutonium from? [more]

Foraging: chickweed
Foraging queen Johanna Knox hunts for chickweed. You can make a pretty mean pesto out of it! [more]

Spanish drivers and shark-meat
Neil Stokes on the motorists earning merit points for good driving. Plus Spanish diners are eating shark without even knowing it. [more]

Buyer's guide to pressure cookers
The trusty old pressure cooker's enjoying a bit of a comeback. Libby Manley of Consumer.org.nz looks at the latest offerings. [more]

News stories:

Focus switches from containing swine flu to managing it
Health authorities have given up trying to contain the spread of swine flu and are focusing now on managing it. [more]

Drysdale leads in impressive start at rowing World Cup
Olympic bronze medallist Mahe Drysdale has had an impressive return to international rowing with a comfortable win in his heat at the World Cup rowing event in Munich. Drysdale's time ... [more]

Nadal Wimbledon mystery continues
Mystery still surrounded defending champion Rafael Nadal's participation at Wimbledon after he lost a second warm-up match in two days but showed few obvious signs of pain from his knees. The ... [more]

Support for National remains above 50% - poll
A Roy Morgan opinion poll shows support for the National Party remaining at 52%. Labour support rose two points to 33%, and the Greens slid one point to 7.5%. [more]

Polish man loses extradition appeal
A man who has been fighting extradition to Poland over dishonesty charges for five years has lost his appeal. [more]

Oil prices dip after jump above $US72
Oil prices fell below $US70 on profit-taking on Friday after a brief rally spurred by hopes that the worst may be over for the ailing global economy. [more]

Sri Lanka beat West Indies
Sri Lanka overwhelmed West Indies with bat and ball at the Oval to win their Twenty20 World Cup semi-final by 57 runs with 14 balls to spare. Sri Lanka will ... [more]

Nadal out of Winbledon
Champion Rafael Nadal pulled out of Wimbledon after losing his battle to recover from a knee injury. The Spaniard, who has been struggling with tendinitis in his knees since being ... [more]

Te Arawa mourns inspiring teacher
Te Arawa has farewelled kuia Maxine Joan Te Arapokahau Tamahori whose commitment to education was an inspiration to hundreds. [more]

Samoa's Associate Minister of Police and Prisons calls for a new jail
Samoa's Associate Minister of Police and Prisons, has called for a new jail. Papali'i Samuelu Petaia said inmates escaping from prison more regularly was an indication that a new and... [more]

Supporters of five Australians in Papua fear hurdles will delay return home
The five North Queenslanders detained in Papua for the past nine months are waiting on some final paperwork clearance before they can return home. The so-called "Merauke Five" were arrested... [more]

Samoa police probe escape of recaptured inmate
A police investigation is underway in Samoa after a prisoner, serving a life sentence for murder, escaped just a day after being recaptured from two months on the run. The... [more]

Caution urged on icy roads
Motorists were being urged to take an alternative route to State Highway 29 over the Kaimai Ranges in the Bay of Plenty if possible, as ice remained on the road on Saturday morning. [more]

Tataurangi scorches to lead in Arkansas
Waikato's Philip Tataurangi has posted one of the best rounds of his career on the first day of the Nationwide Tour's Fort Smith Classic in Arkansas. Tataurangi's carded an eight ... [more]

All Blacks could lose number one world ranking
The All Blacks need to avoid a second successive defeat against France in Wellington on Saturday night to retain the number one position in the IRB World Rankings. Should the All ... [more]

NZ under 20 rugby team for final named
The New Zealand under 20 team to play England in the final of the IRB Junior World Championship in Tokyo at 6pm on Sunday New Zealand time has been named. ... [more]

Legal battle looms in Formula One
Formula One's governing body says it will sue champions Ferrari and other teams for planning a breakaway series. Eight Formula One teams announced on Thursday they are starting preparations for their ... [more]

Smail well placed in US Open
New Zealand's David Smail was tied for 14th after the completion of the rain disrupted first round of the US Golf Open in New York. Smail fired an even par 70 ... [more]

Late night incident for Sydney Roosters coach
The coach of the Sydney Roosters rugby league side, Brad Fittler, will not be charged over a late night police call out in Queensland. The police say a woman called them ... [more]

Setanta shown red card by English Premier League
English football's Premier League has terminated its live-match contract with the struggling Irish broadcaster Setanta, saying the company had failed to meet its payments. Setanta held the rights to show two ... [more]

US stocks end mixed, surrender early gains
US stocks ended mixed on Friday as they gave up most early gains to post their first weekly decline in five weeks.US stocks ended mixed on Friday as they gave up most early gains to post their first weekly decline in five weeks. [more]

New moves on price rules for airports, lines companies
The Commerce Commission has taken a step forward in ensuring fair prices are charged by airports, and by companies operating electric cables and gas pipelines. [more]

Energy company's profit falls
King Country Energy made a profit of $3.5 million in the year to March, a decrease of 50% on the same period a year ago. [more]

US Open second round still not complete
Second-round play at the US Open golf championship was halted by darkness with half the field of 156 yet to tee off in round two. Showers on Thursday forced the postponement ... [more]

Nadal and Federer reflect on Wimbledon
The world tennis Rafael Nadal insists his decision to withdraw from Wimbledon is not a sign that his powers are on the wane. Nadal has opted not to defend his All ... [more]

Semi-finalists for IRB Junior Player of the Year announced
The International Rugby Board has named two New Zealanders in its shortlist of four nominees for the IRB Junior Player of the Year award. They are the New Zealand Under 20 ... [more]

Waitakere United names new coach to replace Milicich
Waitakere United has appointed Neil Emblen as head coach coming 2009/10 New Zealand Football Championship season. Emblen has played for Crystal Palace in the English Premier League, then as an import ... [more]

Sri Lankans fined again for slow play
Sri Lanka have been fined for a slow over-rate during their 57-run win over West Indies in their ICC World Twenty20 cricket semi-final at the Oval. Kumar Sangakkara's side was ruled ... [more]

Spain's King and Queen visit NZ
The King and Queen of Spain begin a four day official visit to New Zealand on Saturday. [more]

Brad Fittler's future at the Roosters in doubt over police callout
Brad Fittler's reign as coach of the National Rugby Leage side, the Sydney Roosters, is in jeopardy after police found him drunk and half naked trying to gain access to the ... [more]

Pistons through to basketball final
The Waikato Pistons have beaten the Christchurch Cougars 96-89 in NZCT National Basketball League semi final action to set a best of three grand final series with the Nelson Giants. ... [more]

All Blacks banking on Latimer to turn their fortunes around
The All Blacks are pinning their faith on 23-year-old rookie Tanerau Latimer to turn their fortunes around in tonight's second rugby Test against France in Wellington. The French are on ... [more]

Thunderbirds join Magic and Vixens in semi-finals
The Adelaide Thunderbirds have secured their place in the semi-finals of netball's trans-Tasman competition with a stunning 70-40 win over the Central Pulse. The Melbourne Vixens, already through to the semis, ... [more]

NZRC calls for new domestic competition
The New Zealand Rugby Union says it wants to see a new Domestic Competition structure in place no later than 2011. [more]

Norovirus hits Palmerston North hospital
Palmerston North Hospital is restricting the number of visitors following the closure of a third ward this week due to norovirus. Sixty-two staff and 36 patients have caught the highly contagious virus over the last two weeks. [more]

Gun theft rattles Martinborough residents
Residents of Martinborough are calling for police to beef up their presence in the Wairarapa town following a spate of burglaries in which guns have been stolen. [more]

Police raid Dannevirke addresses in shooting investigation
The police investigating a shooting incident in a Manawatu town searched a number of addresses on Saturday morning. [more]

'Institutional racism' in hospitals, says Turia
Associate Health Minister Tariana Turia says there is "institutional racism" in hospitals. New research suggests a disparity between Maori and non-Maori healthcare. [more]