Radio New Zealand - Saturday, 5th September 2009

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This page features: New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards, News Stories, Saturday Morning, Sunday Morning, This Way Up

New Zealand Post Children’s Book Awards

2009 Picture Book
Duck's Stuck! Written by Kyle Mewburn, illustrated by Ali Teo and John O'Reilly, reviewed by Ela Hunt; Every Second Friday written by Kiri Lightfoot, illustrated by Ben Galbraith, reviewed by Petra Radusi; Piggity-Wiggity Jiggity Jig written by Diana Neild, illustrated by Philip Webb, reviewed by Marin Streeter, Josh Paine, Xavier Jessep; Roadworks written by Sally Sutton, illustrated by Brian Lovelock, reviewed by Paxton Jones, Lucy Hegan, Jessica Jenkins, Poppy O'Connor; The Were-Nana written by Melinda Szymanik, illustrated by Sarah Nelisiwe Anderson, reviewed by Isabel Holborow [more]

2009 Junior Fiction
Chicken Feathers by Joy Cowley, illustrated by David Elliot, reviewed by Claudia Dunston-Fursman; Enemy at the Gate by Philippa Werry reviewed by Olivia Bonardi; Five (and a bit) Days in the Life of Ozzie Kingsford written by Val Bird, illustrated by Rebecca Cundy, reviewed by Constance Stirling; Old Drumble by Jack Lasenby; reviewed by Isobel Hegan; Payback by Michelle Kelly, reviewed by Amberley Scull. [more]

2009 Non Fiction
Back & Beyond: New Zealand Painting for the Young & Curious by Gregory O'Brien, reviewed by Rhiannon Domske, Sitiveni Malielegaoi; The Crafting of Narnia: The Art, Creatures, and Weapons from Weta Workshop by Weta Workshop, Paul Tobin and Daniel Falconer, reviewed by Rory Patterson; High-Tech Legs on Everest by Mark Inglis with Sarah Ell, reviewed by Edward Nolan; Juicy Writing: Inspiration and Techniques for Young Writers by Brigid Lowry, reviewed by Grace Prior; Piano Rock: A 1950s Childhood by Gavin Bishop, reviewed by Amon Carter. [more]

2009 Young Adult
The 10pm Question by Kate de Goldi reviewed by Bella Guarrera & Phoenix Connolly; Chronicles of Stone #1, Scorched Bone by Vincent Ford, reviewed by Luuk Abernethy; Gool by Maurice Gee, reviewed by Tom Coad; Juno of Taris by Fleur Beale, reviewed by Stacey Roberts; The Tomorrow Code by Brian Falkner, reviewed by Kelsey Jack & Rose Isaacs. [more]

Saturday Morning

Angela Kearney: child safety and trafficking
Head of the UN Children's Fund post in Indonesia, who has served with UNICEF in a number of postings including Angola and Afghanistan. [more]

Allan Pease: men, sex, women and love
Relationship expert who, with his wife Barbara, is best-selling author, most recently with Why Men Want Sex and amp; Women Need Love. [more]

Dana Beal: ibogaine and addiction
Long-term activist in the Youth International Party, or Yippies, and major organiser of the Global Million Marijuana March. He is visiting New Zealand as a proponent of the use of the drug ibogaine as a treatment for cocaine and methamphetamine addiction. [more]

Leonhard Emmerling: art without borders
Director and curator of St Paul Street Gallery of AUT, and curator of the exhibition by Judy Millar at the Venice Biennale. [more]

Playing Favourites with Graham Reid
Journalist and critic who writes extensively about music, travel and the arts, and runs the Elsewhere website. His new travel book is The Idiot Boy Who Flew. [more]

Listener feedback
Kim Hill reads emails and texts from listeners to Saturday Morning. [more]

Gary Taylor: polyamory
George Matthew Edgar Professor of English, and director of the History of Text Technologies programme at Florida State University. [more]

Children's Books with Kate De Goldi
Kate De Goldi discusses the work of British illustrator and author Charles Keeping (The God Beneath the Sea, Joseph's Yard, Through the Window, Willie's Fire Engine). [more]

Sunday Morning

Insight for 6 September 2009: Waterfronts
Eric Frykberg looks at the on-going tussles over the waterfront developments in Auckland and Wellington. [more]

This Way Up

History of beards
Allan Peterkin is author of 'One Thousand Beards - a Cultural History of Facial Hair'. [more]

Laser hair removal
Save on shaving by having your facial hair removed by laser. Donna from Beaute of Kelburn aims and fires. [more]

Netbook shopping
Shopping for mini-laptops with technology expert Peter Griffin. [more]

Edible Wellington map
Lisa Johnson of 42 Collective describes her user-driven map of edible free food on the streets of Wellington. [more]

Salad study
A study has discovered oil and fat in salad dressings help the human body to absorb anti-oxidants. Wendy White is associate professor of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Iowa State University and conducted the study. [more]

Last Will and Testament
From online do-it-yourself wills to using the public trust or a lawyer, there are quite a few choices for us consumers - so which one should you go for? Richard Allen of law firm Tripe, Matthews and Feist explains the options. [more]

Ballhawking is the practice of spectators catching balls at American baseball games with the possibility of selling them on afterwards. Ballhawk Nick Bohannon explains. [more]

News stories:

Ryder and McCullum star in Twenty20 win
The Black Caps have completed a clean sweep of the Twenty20 cricket series against Sri Lanka with a convincing 22 run win in Colombo. Brendon McCullum and Jess Ryder set ... [more]

Renault accused of fixing Singapore Grand Prix
Renault will face charges of fixing last year's Singapore Grand Prix by staging a crash that helped Spaniard Fernando Alonso win, Formula One's governing body said on Friday. The International ... [more]

Capello wants to stay on with England
Fabio Capello has confirmed he intends to remain England manager until after the next European Championships in 2012. The 61-year-old Italian is under contract until then with the Football Association ... [more]

England warn battle for 2018 football World Cup will be tight
The race to stage the 2018 World Cup finals is going to be the most competitive ever, Andy Anson, chief executive of England's bid, said on Friday. Playing down any ... [more]

Tendulkar calls for changes to one dayers
Sachin Tendulkar wants one-day cricket to be split into two innings of 25 overs each to bring more balance into the matches. The premier Indian batsman, who holds the ... [more]

No increase in fishing licence fees
The Government says Fish & Game can carry out its statutory role without increasing licence fees. [more]

Vehicle numbers trimmed in Tasman district
Police in the Tasman district have begun shedding vehicles as part of a budget drive to rationalise numbers. About 14 of 160 vehicles have been trimmed. They included an old prison truck on the West Coast. [more]

Performing arts festival being held
A long-running Maori performing arts festival is being held this weekend in Tairawhiti. Tamararo was started in Gisborne in 1953 as a parish fundraiser. [more]

ASB lowers floating home mortgage rate
ASB has reduced its floating home mortgage rate by 0.65%, taking it to 5.75% - the lowest for 40 years. [more]

Rio suspends price talks with China
Rio Tinto has suspended iron ore pricing negotiations with China because of the detention of an executive in Shanghai. [more]

Auditors offer $A125m in Gwalia case
Ernst & Young, the former auditors of the failed WA gold miner Sons of Gwalia, have agreed to a $A125 million settlement. The company collapsed in 2004 with debts of $A800 million. [more]

Defence review meetings begin
A series of meetings seeking public input into a review of the Defence Force begins on Saturday. A White Paper is to be issued early next year. [more]

Pacific Blue inaugurates new Queenstown service
Queenstown is getting ready to welcome the first Pacific Blue flight into the resort on Saturday afternoon. [more]

Southern boundary of new city not liked by Federated Farmers
Federated Farmers says the proposed southern boundary for the new Auckland Council will fracture the community of Franklin. It says the Waikato River would make a much more natural boundary. [more]

Call to treat girls better in PNG to bring down maternal mortality
A call's been made to boost the health of girls and women in Papua New Guinea, to help bring down the country's maternal mortality rate which is the highest in... [more]

Australia win first one dayer
Australia's cricketers have drawn first blood in their one-day international series against England with a narrow four-run victory in the opener at The Oval. An unbeaten half century by man ... [more]

Bolt wants to bolt back to Jamaica
Usain Bolt enthralled a capacity crowd in Brussels with his showmanship and stadium record on Friday, but said later he was missing Jamaica and seeking some respite. "I'm really looking ... [more]

Wellington have big win over Counties-Manukau
All Black Hosea Gear scored four tries as Wellington beat Counties-Manukau 62-19 in an Air New Zealand Cup rugby game in Pukekohe on Friday night. Wellington scored nine tries and Counties ... [more]

Bulldogs dive as Dragons soar in NRL
The Bulldogs hopes of winning the NRL premiership have been seriously dented after they went down to the West Tigers in the last game of the minor premiership. The Tigers ... [more]

Warning Solomon Islands political stability bills will not be effective
A Solomon Islands political commentator is warning that the Political Parties Integrity Bill and the Enabling Constitutional Amendment Bill will fail to create stability. Public consultation meetings have been held... [more]

Solomon Islands govt criticised over consultation time for stability bills
The Solomon Islands government is being criticised over the time allotted for public consultation on two bills aimed at achieving political stability. Public consultation meetings have been held over the... [more]

Solomon Islands govt says public consultation can only go so far
The Solomon Islands government says public consultation on a bill aimed at achieving political stability can only go so far. The comment follows public workshops on the Political Parties Integrity... [more]

Seven suspects set to face trial over recents shootings in Papua
Seven suspects from Timika in Indonesia's Papua are set to face trial over recent shootings near the Grasberg mine run by mining giant Freeport. Police have handed dossiers of the... [more]

Solomon Islands PM denies reports over salaries
The Solomon Islands Prime Minister, Dr Derek Sikua, has denied reports that Government Ministers are among the highest paid people in the country. The Solomon Times online quotes Dr Sikua... [more]

Taiwan's former president allegedly transported millions of dollars to Palau
Taiwan's former President Chen Shui-bian is alleged to have transported 40 million US dollars to a Palauan bank during a visit to the island nation in September 2006. Mr Chen,... [more]

Guam EPA ordered not to further delay closure of controversial landfill
A US federal judge has ordered the Guam Environmental Protection Agency board that any further delay to close the Ordot dump - and replace it with a new landfill -... [more]

Mobile hospital in CNMI a first for Western Pacific
The Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas has become the first country in the Western Pacific region to own a mobile field hospital. The federally funded hospital has all the features... [more]

Bolt wins, three share big money in Brussells
Triple Olympic and world champion Usain Bolt cruised to 200 metres victory in a Brussels Golden League meeting record on Friday while three athletes shared the final $1US million jackpot. ... [more]

Checks being done on Samoa vessel after it ran aground
Samoa's container vessel, Forum Samoa Two, is being checked for damage after it was successfully refloated following a grounding on a coral reef at the entrance of Apia Harbour last... [more]

Final week for views on $500m Tauranga motorway
Bay of Plenty residents have a final week to air their views on a tolling proposal, which would hasten the building of a $500 million motorway bypassing Te Puke. [more]

Taihape company exports inflatable boats
A Taihape company is exporting 1000 inflatable boats overseas each year. Incept Marine says it's the quality of the product that attracts international interest, rather than price. [more]

Air pistol held by police after incident on motorway
Police in Auckland say an air pistol has been located after a driver complained that a gun was pointed at their car on the northern motorway. [more]

Wall St gains despite August job cuts
Wall Street rallied on Friday after mixed results in a payrolls report issued by the Labor Department. All major indexes gained around 1%. Stocks were also up in Europe. [more]

Man sought after Waikanae burglary
The police are looking for a 23-year-old man after an aggravated burglary in Waikanae on the Kapiti Coast just before 2am on Saturday. [more]

Wellington Phoenix want to score first
The Wellington Phoenix will look to gain an early lead against Adelaide United tonight, after having some trouble getting off the mark in this year's A-League football championship. The Phoenix ... [more]

Warriors coach hopes team will lift for Stacey Jones's last match
The Warriors coach Ivan Cleary has had to scrape together a team for the season-ending National Rugby League match against the Melbourne Storm in Auckland tonight. The captain Steve Price ... [more]

Injuries strike All Whites forwards
It's been a case of good news, bad news for Ricki Herbert as the All Whites fly out for an international friendly in Jordan, with captain Ryan Nelsen confirming his ... [more]

Renault to face FIA hearing for crash in Singapore
Renault have been told they must appear before an extraordinary hearing of the FIA's World Motor Sport Council to answer charges that they caused a deliberate crash in last year's ... [more]

Blue Jackets sign Brassard in NHL
The Columbus Blue Jackets Ice Hockey club have signed Derick Brassard to a four-year contract extension keeping the centre with the team until the end of the 2013-14 season. Although ... [more]

Venus sets up showdown with Clijsters at US Tennis Open
Venus Williams has beaten plucky Slovakian Magdalena Rybarikova 6-2 7-5 to set up a hotly anticipated fourth-round showdown at the U.S. Tennis Open with comeback mum Kim Clijsters. The American ... [more]

Stricker and Furyk tied for lead at Boston TPC
Steve Stricker upstaged playing partner Tiger Woods to earn a share of the lead with fellow American Jim Furyk after the opening round at the Deutsche Bank Golf Championship. Stricker ... [more]

Gallant signs with Cowboys for 2010 NRL
The North Queensland Cowboys have signed fullback Shannon Gallant for the next two National Rugby League seasons after he was granted a release by the Wests Tigers. The 23-year-old had ... [more]

Two New Zealanders make cut in Switzerland
Former US Open golf champion Michael Campbell battled leg pain to make the cut for only the second time his year while rookie European tour professional Danny Lee got to ... [more]

Clijsters breezes into fourth round at US Tennis Open
Former world number one Kim Clijsters continued her stunning comeback to grand slam tennis as she outclassed fellow Belgian Kirsten Flipkens 6-0 6-2 to reach the fourth round of the ... [more]

Murray battles into thrid round of US Tennis Open
Andy Murray has become the first man among the top 10 seeds to lose a set at this year's U.S. Tennis Open but regained his focus to battle past Chile's ... [more]

Sizemore out for rest of MLB season
The Cleveland Indians centre fielder Grady Sizemore will miss the rest of the season to have arthroscopic surgery on his left elbow. Sizemore, a three-time All-Star and twice American League ... [more]

Favre fined for dangerous block in NFL pre-season clash
Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre has been fined $10,000 by the National Football League for an illegal 'crack-back block' in a pre-season game against the Houston Texans. Favre, who changed ... [more]

UK Super League wrap
The UK Super League champions Leeds have defeated bitter rivals St Helens 18-10 to go two points clear at the top of the table with just one round left ... [more]

Sport for 10am
New Zealand have bounced back from their 2-0 cricket test series loss to Sri Lanka to win the Twenty20 series. Brendon McCullum and Jesse Ryder put on opening stand of ... [more]

Serious concerns for man last seen at holiday camp
The police say they have serious concerns for the safety of a 22-year-old man who has gone missing in Orewa, north of Auckland. [more]

Minister not holding breath on Doha 'breakthrough'
The Trade Minister is treating signs of a breakthrough in the Doha trade talks cautiously. The World Trade Organisation has committed to a new deadline. [more]

Astros sut out Phillies in MLB
Wandy Rodriguez shined both on the mound and at the plate as the Houston Astros shut out World Series champions, the Philadelphia Phillies, 7-nil. Rodriguez struck out seven in seven ... [more]

Nadal takes four sets to advance at US Tennis Open
Six-time Grand Slam champion Rafael Nadal has advanced to the third round of the US Tennis Open, defeating Germany's Nicolas Kiefer 6-0 3-6 6-3 6-4. The third-seeded Spaniard, who is ... [more]

Revenge not motivating Broncos ahead of clash with Canberra
The Brisbane rugby league coach Ivan Henjak has dismissed talk of a revenge mission against Canberra, instead setting his players a defensive task of keeping the dangerous green machine to ... [more]

Man drowns at Far North beach
A man in his late 20s has drowned at a beach in the Far North. [more]

Call for stronger controls on tobacco
Health researchers say tobacco control policies should be strengthened or modified because they have reduced smoking by only 3%. [more]

Felling of willow tree may spark council action
Queenstown Lakes District Council says legal action may be taken after a power lines company felled a 50-year-old willow tree on council land. [more]

Lab changeover going ahead as planned
Serious consideration was given to delaying the big switchover in Auckland to a new pathology testing provider, but it will be completed as planned. [more]

Officers in court on assault charges
Three police officers have been charged with assault over an incident earlier this year in Auckland. [more]

Leaky-home owners put hard word on Housing NZ
Investors in a leaky west Auckland apartment block rented by Housing New Zealand want the corporation to buy them out. [more]

Immigration complications in industrial dispute
About 40 lines engineers at the centre of an industrial dispute between EPMU members and the network arm of Telecom now face immigration problems. [more]

Key launches luxury cruise ship
Prime Minister John Key has launched a cruise ship in the Bay of Islands. [more]

Referendum sought on making future referendums binding
The organiser of the smacking referendum has announced a campaign for another Citizens Initiated Referendum: this time on whether they should be binding upon the government. [more]

Police Minister to open sixth new station
Police Minister Judith Collins says she is not intending to close any active police stations and will soon open the sixth since National came to power. [more]

Weekend rail services closed for signalling upgrades
Most of the rail network in Wellington is shut this weekend while the lines signalling system is upgraded. Buses are running instead. [more]

Worker killed in bitumen tank explosion
A worker has been killed in an explosion at a work site in Greymouth. [more]