Radio New Zealand - Wednesday, 19th January 2011

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This page features: Business News, Checkpoint, Midday Report, News Stories, Nights, Summer Noelle, Summer Report

Business News

Evening Business for 19 January 2011
News from the business sector including a market report. [more]

Checkpoint

Checkpoint Top Stories for Wednesday 19 January 2011
Culture change more likely after Rob Pope's retirement; Complaint laid against Hone Harawira by his colleagues; Charges laid against former Haiti leader; Bridgecorp investors condemn former director bid for legal aid; Chinese President arrives in Washington; Black Caps vs Pakistan; Australia counts the cost of floods. [more]

Culture change more likely after Rob Pope's retirement
The incoming police commissioner says there was no need for the deputy commissioner to step down, despite suggestions that new blood is needed following a scathing report. [more]

Complaint laid against Hone Harawira by his colleagues
A formal complaint has been laid against the outspoken Maori Party MP, Hone Harawira, from his own party. [more]

Charges laid against former Haiti leader
Haitian prosecutors have laid a slew of corruption charges against Jean-Claude"Baby Doc"Duvalier, less than 48 hours after the former dictator's unexpected return to his homeland. [more]

Bridgecorp investors condemn former director bid for legal aid
Bridgecorp investors are crying foul over the bid by the company's former director, Rod Petricevic, to get tax-payers to fund his legal bill. [more]

Chinese President arrives in Washington
Chinese President Hu Jintao has arrived in Washington for a state visit which is expected to set the tone for managing tense bilateral relations. [more]

Black Caps vs Pakistan
To cricket now and we cross to the Basin Reserve where Pakistan is at the crease chasing the Black Caps total of 274. [more]

Sports News for 19 January 2011
An update from the team at RNZ Sport. [more]

Australia counts the cost of floods
To Australia now, where the clean-up costs from the flood crisis in Queensland and Victoria are tipped to hit more than 30 billion dollars. [more]

Inquiry into Hutt Valley mental health services
Problems in the leadership and clinical management of mental health services in Hutt Valley have sparked an independent inquiry. [more]

Hone Harawira reacts to complaint
A formal complaint has been laid against the outspoken Maori Party MP, Hone Harawira, from his own party. He responds. [more]

Latest from the Australian Open
For the latest action at the Australian Open we cross now to our courtside correspondent Dave Luddy: [more]

Midday Report

Midday News for 19 January 2011
Midday Report news bulletin. [more]

Midday Sports News for 19 January 2011
An update from the RNZ sports team. [more]

Nights

Lynda Topp
Lynda Topp on the Topp Twins' Summer Tour, and her favourite comedian, Lucille Ball. [more]

Fraser Lewry
Fraser Lewry is a journalist and webmaster of the award winning magazine The Word. [more]

Ricardo Palma
Entomologist Ricardo Palma is the curator of insects at Te Papa Tongarewa. Tonight he discusses lice. [more]

Black Swan Review
Helene Wong and Kate Larkindale discuss Darren Aronofsky's new film Black Swan. [more]

Summer Noelle

Russell Norman
Continuing our series of interviews with political leaders this week, we're joined now by Green Party co-leader Russell Norman. [more]

UK correspondent - Kathy Cumming
We're going to the UK now, in a week where the police are under fire because of the behavior of an undercover officer. The BBC has been accused of ageism and comedian Ricky Gervais took no prisoners at the Golden Globes. [more]

Jim Flynn - China
The Torchlight List - Around the World in 200 Books. China: Jung Chang - Wild Swans, Wang Lan - The Blue and the Black, Yiyun Li - The Vagrants, Wang Shuo - Please Don't Call Me Human. [more]

Inventor - Dr Glenn Vile
Our inventor today has found a way of making sunscreen out of grapes. [more]

Kiwis on duty - Jennifer Cox and Janet Harp
Our kiwis on duty today are Jennifer Cox a registered nurse, who has been working at Healthline's Wellington call centre for three years and Janet Harp a senior nurse adviser. [more]

Steve Braunias
His book today: Tread Softly For You Tread On My Life, selected essays and reviews by Michael King, published by Cape Catley Ltd in 2001. [more]

Tama Waipara
1. Pirate Jenny, Nina Simone from the Threepenny Opera 2. Soon as I get Home by Lizz Wright from The Whizz 3. Somewhere That's Green by Alan Green from Little Shop of Horrors 4. There Are Worse Things I Could Do, Stockard Channing from Grease [more]

Resounding Radio (Part 18)
Part 18 of a documentary on the history of radio broadcasting in New Zealand. [more]

Songs of Summer
Miriam Clancy is choosing this week's songs of summer. [more]

Music - Nick Atkinson
Today; Kora and The Greenhorns. [more]

Jim Flynn - Africa
The Torchlight List - Around the World in 200 Books. Africa: Alan Paton - Cry, The Beloved Country, Chinua Achebe - Things Fall Apart & A Man of the People, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie - Half of a Yellow Sun & Purple Hibiscus, Barbara Kingsolver - The Poisonwood Bible, V.S. Naipaul - A Bend in the River. [more]

Pop Culture moments - Sitcoms
Mitchell Hawkes is author of '100 New Zealand Pop Culture Stories: From Billy T to Nuclear Free'. [more]

Pop Culture moments - battle over Pavlova
Mitchell Hawkes is author of '100 New Zealand Pop Culture Stories: From Billy T to Nuclear Free'. [more]

Summer Report

Police report calls for major culture shift
The Police Commissioner is rejecting claims the police have stalled in implementing the changes ordered by the Commission of Inquiry into Police Conduct. [more]

Police Minister echoes need for faster culture change
Joining us is the Minister of Police, Judith Collins [more]

NZ'ers not getting Disaster Relief after Australian floods
Many New Zealanders who have been badly affected by flooding in Australia are not receiving Disaster Relief Payments. [more]

Weather Update
Time to talk about the all-important weather, joining us is the Met Service's weather ambassador, Bob McDavitt. [more]

Morning Sports News for 19 January 2011
An update from the team at RNZ Sport. [more]

Turners predicting strong demand for small cars in 2011
The country's largest car auction house is predicting 2011 will be the year of the small car. [more]

Another person hit by bus on Manners Street
Another person has been hit by a bus on a controversial bus lane in Wellington's inner-city. [more]

Auckland Council partly blamed for bird killing disease
The Auckland Council is being partly blamed for a massive out-break of the water bird killing disease botulism. [more]

Chinese president makes first US state visit in 13 years
The Chinese president Hu Jintao arrives in the United States later today for the first Chinese-American summit since the onset of the financial crisis. [more]

Daily look around the regional newspapers - today is Waikato
Time to talk to a newspaper editor about what's happening in their region. [more]

Science and technology matters
We're joined by our science / technology correspondent Peter Griffin. [more]

Complaint laid against Hone Harawira from within his Party
The Maori Party President says he's received a complaint against Hone Harawira from the party's other MPs. [more]

Police commissioner questions police culture report
The outgoing police commissioner is afraid a new report critical of police management, is so negative it will set the organisation back, rather than move it forward. [more]

Police Association says critical report will dent morale
Listening to that is the New Zealand Police Association National President, Greg O'Connor. [more]

Tertiary Education Commission to axe a third of its jobs
Staff at the government's tertiary education funding body are said to be shocked by a plan to axe about a third of its jobs. [more]

Morning Business for 19 January 2011
News from the business sector including a market report. [more]

Maori party complaint against Hone Harawira
Returning to our story about a complaint laid with the Maori Party about the Tai Tokerau MP Hone Harawira. [more]

Sports News for 19 January 2011
An update from the team at RNZ Sport. [more]

UK MP targets"anti-catholic and anti-women"Royal laws
Months before the royal wedding takes place, talk is already turning to the future of Prince William and Catherine Middleton's offspring. [more]

Are shark stories spoiling swimming?
Fin sightings, beach closures and warmer oceans have propelled sharks into the headlines in the past few weeks. [more]

Radio enthusiasts gather to teach the next generation
Amateur radio enthusiasts have gathered in Christchurch to teach their passion to the next generation. [more]

vespa scooters, a mechanical love affair for over six decades
They're slow stubby cigar shaped bikes, recognised by their unique two stroke blue smoke engine sound and smell and by their often psychedelic paint jobs. [more]

News stories:

Vandalised carved posts now back up
Rotorua District Council hopes that improved security measures will prevent any repeat of vandalism that damaged two Maori pou on SH36 in October. The carved posts are now back up. [more]

Downhill trikes generate complaints
Police in Christchurch have received a number of complaints about a new craze involving adult-sized trikes being ridden downhill at speed. [more]

Tuvalu group tests legality of Funafuti meeting ban
A group of village elders in Tuvalu plan to test the legality of a public order stopping large groups from meeting or assembling in the capital. Last week, the government... [more]

Police in Samoa investigate alleged beating of woman by officers
Four police officers in Samoa accused of beating a woman in custody at Lalomanu police station are being investigated in an internal inquiry. The woman was allegedly beaten while in... [more]

MSG summit to be held by April
The Melanesian Spearhead Group summit that was supposed to be held in Fiji last year will now be held in the first quarter of this year. Fiji Village reports the... [more]

Tahiti court to sentence Vernaudon over OPT affair
The criminal court in French Polynesia is today due to give its verdict in the abuse of funds at the state-owned telecommunications company, OPT. The prosecution has requested that the... [more]

Summer Report: local papers
Wednesday's headlines: earthquake claims process has reached the halfway stage; legal aid denied for former Bridgecorp director Rod Petricevic; rampant nepotism found by report into police culture. [more]

Mining baron makes another offer for the Knights
Mining magnate Nathan Tinkler has increased his offer to buy the Newcastle Knights to a guaranteed $130 million sponsorship over the next decade and erasing their $4 million debt in... [more]

Japan and Jordan into Asian Cup quarter-finals
Japan beat Saudi Arabia 5-0 to set up an Asian Cup football quarter-final clash with hosts Qatar, while Jordan joined them in the last eight by coming from behind to... [more]

Gunfire kills three in Iraq after Asian Cup win
Celebratory gunfire following football-mad Iraq's crucial Asian Cup triumph over the United Arab Emirates over the weekend killed three people and left 24 others wounded. Shots were fired into the... [more]

Nadal breezes into second round
The world tennis number one Rafael Nadal has breezed into the second round of the Australian Open without dropping a single game. Nadal was leading Marcos Daniel 6-0 5-0 when... [more]

Djokovic urges Balkan tennis fans to behave
The world tennis number three Novak Djokovic has urged Serbian and Croatian fans not to repeat their Australian Open rioting in Melbourne. Djokovic, who's a Serb, will play Croatian Ivan... [more]

Zvonareva charges into second round
The Russian second seed Vera Zvonareva has strolled into the second round of the Australian Tennis Open trouncing Austria's Sybille Bamme 6-2 6-1 in just under an hour. The French... [more]

Injured England captain Moody to miss start of Six Nations
England rugby captain Lewis Moody will miss the first three games of the Six Nations championship after suffering a knee ligament injury. His club coach at Bath, Steve Meehan, says... [more]

Socceroos through to Asian Cup quarters
The Australian and South Korean football teams have moved a step closer to a possible Asian Cup final showdown when they eased into the last eight of the tournament. South... [more]

Landis calls it quits
Disgraced rider Floyd Landis has retired from cycling. The American who was stripped of his 2006 Tour de France title for doping and accused Lance Armstrong of cheating says he'll... [more]

Roulston's team HTC on top at start of Tour Down Under
New Zealand road cycling champion Hayden Roulston has helped his Australian team-mate Matthew Goss win the first stage of the Tour Down Under. Roulston led Goss out on the 138-kilometre... [more]

Top players move on at Melbourne Park
The Swiss tennis great Roger Federer gave a masterful display to begin his Australian Open title defence, losing just five games in his straight sets win over unseeded Slovakian Lukas... [more]

Nalbandian edges Hewitt in marathon
A day of pitifully one-sided contests at the Australian tennis Open was ended on a high on Wednesday morning by a see-sawing five-set late night thriller. After favourites Rafael Nadal... [more]

American Samoa village official arrested on drugs charges
An arrest warrant has been issued for the village mayor of Auto and Amaua in connection with marijuana plants found near his home. Pulenu'u Troy Fia-ui is scheduled to appear... [more]

French Polynesian test veterans keen on safety assessment of Hao
The French Polynesian nuclear test veterans organisation, Moruroa e tatou, has expressed surprise that the local government has not been involved in a food safety study in Hao. This comes... [more]

PNG opposition sees Somare moves as bungling
The deputy opposition leader in Papua New Guinea says the Prime Minister's decision to step aside last December seems like bungling now that he's resumed his duties. Sir Michael Somare... [more]

French Polynesia's Vernaudon sentenced over OPT affair
The criminal court in French Polynesia has sentenced a veteran politician, Emile Vernaudon, to five years in prison for the abuse of funds at the state-owned telecommunications company, OPT. As... [more]

Solomons parole board explains Lusibaea release
The Solomon Islands parole board says the release of former Fisheries Minister Jimmy Lusibaea from jail was within the laws of the country. The board's chairman, Philip Tegavota explained the... [more]

American Samoa village official arrested on drug charges
An arrest warrant has been issued for the village mayor of Auto and Amaua in connection with marijuana plants found near his home. Pulenu'u Troy Fia-ui is scheduled to appear... [more]

Tertiary agency to cut jobs
Jobs are to be cut at the Tertiary Education Commission. A review by consultants at Deloitte says the agency is hindered by its structure and lacks strategic capability. [more]

Warning tape may put back along new bus route
Wellington City Council says it may have to put warning tape back in Manners Mall after another person was hit by a bus in the former pedestrian mall. [more]

Pakistan batsmen unhappy with some tough calls
The Pakistan cricket team is calling for the return of the referral system after losing batsmen Younis Khan for 73 to an incorrect decision on day three at the Basin... [more]

Babel fined for tweet
The Liverpool striker Ryan Babel has been fined $20,000 over a Twitter post and warned about his future conduct. The Dutch forward linked to a mocked-up picture of referee Howard... [more]

SBW not ruling out rugby post-RWC
The All Black centre Sonny Bill Williams says he's open to staying in rugby after the World Cup. A number of reports have suggested Williams will return to league at... [more]

Fishing vessel stuck on Vanuatu reef
The Vanuatu Tuna Fishing Company says it has been trying for four days to pull one of its vessels off the reef in Port Vila harbour. The company's director, Christophe... [more]

Solomons resumes dolphin exports
Solomon Islands is to resume exporting dolphins. The Director of the Solomon Islands Marine Mammal Excursion Center, Robert Satu, says he has received orders from Europe and the Middle East. [more]

Pienaar to Spurs, Villa sign Bent while Babel let go by Reds
South Africa midfielder Steven Pienaar announced his move from Everton to fellow Premier League football club Tottenham on Twitter. Pienaar completed his $6 million transfer just hours after Everton accepted... [more]

Fiji name women's team for Vanuatu cricket tour
Three new-caps have been selected in Fiji's women's cricket team to tour Vanuatu in April. Moce's Sera Mafi and Luisa Vosaki, and Nadi's Makalesi Madi will make their first appearance... [more]

Samoa to host Oceania Sevens tournament
Samoa has won the bid to host the Oceania rugby sevens tournament later this year. Samoa Rugby Union CEO Su'a Peter Schuster says teams from Australia and New Zealand will... [more]

NZ and Tahiti vie for World Cup spot
A place at the FIFA Under 17 World Cup in Mexico beckons for either New Zealand or Tahiti when the two sides meet in the grand final of the Oceania... [more]

New calls for Govt help for timber industry
Latest redundancies in the wood processing sector have re-ignited calls for the Government to step in and rescue the industry. The National Distribution Union says something needs to be done. [more]

Auckland airport seen as driver of economy
Auckland international airport is tipped to become a major economic force as it grows faster than the economy over the next two decades. [more]

CNMI loses medical director
The Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas' Health Center is losing another physician with the departure of the medical director for public health programs. Dr. Shirish Balachandra whose contract is expiring... [more]

Charges dismissed against Tonga PM
Tonga's Prime Minister, Lord Tu'ivakano, has been dismissed on one count of reckless driving due to insufficient evidence. The judgement was delivered by Magistrate Salesi Mafi at the Fasi Magistrate's... [more]

Huge gains for PNG government in copper and gold scheme
The PNG government stands to benefit from its decision to grant a Canadian company a deep sea mining lease to explore for copper and gold in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. [more]

Mental health services in Hutt under review
The Ministry of Health is reviewing mental health services at Hutt Valley District Health Board because of concerns about leadership and clinical management problems. [more]

Flax being killed by disease
Wellington City Council has hired a consultant to track an outbreak of a disease killing native flaxes in the region. [more]

Early wickets in Wellington
The New Zealand cricketers have started well in their bid to bowl Pakistan out and win the second and final Test in Wellington, with their seam bowlers taking three early... [more]

Pathan powers India to thrilling win
A burst of powerful hitting by Yusuf Pathan spurred India to a thrilling two-wicket win in the third one-day international against South Africa at Newlands. Chasing a target of 221,... [more]

Man City to meet Notts County, Wolves to meet Stoke
There have been three high-profile third round FA Cup replays in English football with Premier League co-leaders Manchester City beating Championship side Leicester City 4-2 to book a clash with... [more]

Hearing delayed in Tuvalu march ban challenge
A senior magistrate court hearing in Tuvalu challenging the legality of the public order act has been adjourned until later this afternoon. Last week, the government ordered that no large... [more]

Fiji Sugar Corporation to discuss industry reforms
The Fiji Sugar Corporation board is meeting today to discuss ways to speed up reforms of the sugar industry. The permanent secretary Lt Colonel Manasa Vaniqi says the focus is... [more]

Transfer bid disallowed
The Local Government Commission has not accepted a proposal by residents of Waihi Beach ward in the Western Bay of Plenty district to transfer to the Hauraki district. [more]

Lusibaea release seen as Solomons precedent for other inmates
The Premier of Guadalcanal says prisoners from his province convicted of crimes committed during the ethnic tensions in Solomon Islands may now seek the same treatment as MP Jimmy Lusibaea... [more]

CNMI loosens anti-smoking law
The Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas house has passed a bill increasing the number of rooms at each hotel that can be designated as smoking areas. The house voted by... [more]

Probe opened into alleged police beating of Samoa woman
A full investigation has been opened in Samoa into the alleged beating of a 45-year-old woman in police custody. According to the Sunday Samoan, Faasalafa Sione's nose was broken during... [more]

Man injured in quad bike accident
A quad bike rolled on a man on a farm on the Napier-Taupo highway just before 5am on Wednesday. [more]

Call on Solomons government to explain Lusibaea release
The Premier of Guadalcanal province is calling on the Solomon Islnds government to explain the reasons for the release of MP Jimmy Lusibaea, less than two months after he was... [more]

Power lines down in Naenae
Power lines are down in the Lower Hutt suburb of Naenae after a fire on a power pole. [more]

Fox River bach flooded
Police in Westport say a holiday house was flooded on Tuesday when the Fox River burst its banks after hours of intense rainfall. [more]

Bull mastiff seized after boy attacked
A bull mastiff has been seized from a Wainuiomata property after an attack on a boy last Friday. [more]

New DHB chief unfazed by pressures
The new chief executive at Capital & Coast District Health Board is confident she can address the board's financial pressures without undermining patient care. The board's budgeted deficit this year is $48 million. [more]

Auckland Council partly blamed for botulism outbreak
Auckland Council is partly blamed for an outbreak of botulism, a disease that kills water birds. [more]

Commissioner says report on police too negative
Outgoing Police Commissioner Howard Broad says a new report critical of police management fails to highlight people speaking well of the police force and could be counter-productive. [more]

Dairy auction prices continue to rise
Dairy prices continued to rise in Fonterra's latest online auction held overnight on Tuesday. [more]

PNG short of teachers
Papua New Guinea is facing a massive shortage of teachers, with the 2011 school year just two weeks away. The newspaper, The National, reports there are vacancies for 11,000 teachers... [more]

PNG protest stops LNG project at Hides
Reports from Papua New Guinea say work on the liquefied natural gas project at Hides in Southern Highlands province has come to a standstill because of a protest. The Post... [more]

Wozniacki checks King
The world number one Caroline Wozniacki has thrashed American Vania King 6-1 6-0 to reach the third round of the Australian Tennis Open in Melbourne. The Dane took just under... [more]

Power company says South Otago wind farm approved
A power generation company says it has been given approval by the Clutha District Council to build a wind farm between in South Otago. [more]

Protesters determined to save art deco houses
Protesters trying to save three art deco houses in the Auckland suburb of St Heliers say they are willing to do anything it takes to stop them being demolished. [more]

Samoa MP Toluono denies theft charges
An MP, who is one of the Tautua Samoa candidates in the election in March, Toluono Feti Toluono, has denied 15 charges, including theft and fraud relating to the unlawful... [more]

American Samoa public smoking ban to come into force
American Samoa's new legislation to ban smoking in public places comes into effect tomorrow. Governor Togiola Tulafono signed the Smoke Free Environment Act in October 2010 and a provision of... [more]

American Samoa mayor charged with drugs crime
An American Samoan mayor has been charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, which is a felony. 44-year-old Troy Fiaui, who is the mayor of Auto and Amaua, was charged following... [more]

Solomons Parole Board defends Lusibaea release
The Solomon Islands Parole Board has dismissed criticism of its recommendation that MP Jimmy Lusibaea be released on parole. The former fisheries minister was set free less than two months... [more]

Council investigating stench in Timaru
The Canterbury Regional Council says a terrible stench lingering around Timaru for several days is likely to be wafting from a food processing plant. [more]

Clinical trials approved for treating spinal injuries
Researchers in Dunedin have been given permission by a Ministry of Health ethics committee to treat spinal injuries with tissue from the nose. [more]

French law limit stifles court action in Tahiti plagiarism case
The publisher of the Tahiti Pacifique magazine says a French law stopped plans to take legal action for alleged plagiarism by the president of the University of French Polynesia, Louise... [more]

Liquor ban around university during orientation
For the first time, the Christchurch City Council will impose a liquor ban around Canterbury University during orientation week. [more]

Higher levies urged by recycling company
A recycling company says higher waste levies and more infrastructure to convert rubbish would help prevent materials being dumped into landfill sites when they could be recycled. [more]

Disaster relief request for New Zealanders considered
The Australian Government is considering a request from the New Zealand High Commissioner to make all New Zealanders affected by the Queensland and New South Wales floods eligible for a disaster relief payment. [more]

Willis to get Olympic silver before home crowd
Runner Nick Willis will be presented with his 1500m silver medal in February, the New Zealand Olympic Committee has confirmed. [more]

American Samoa prepares for smoking restrictions
American Samoa's Department of Health has been running public awareness programmes before the new smoking law takes effect this week. The new law states that smoking is prohibited in all... [more]

Developers losing millions as PNG project stalls
Landowners who feel they are losing out on business spin-offs associated with the liquefied natural gas project in Papua New Guinea have disrupted work on the multi-billion dollar project. About... [more]

12 people sentenced in French Polynesia OPT case
The criminal court in French Polynesia has sentenced 12 people for the abuse of funds at the state-owned telecommunications company, OPT. A former government minister and chairman of the OPT... [more]

Tuvalu magistrate dismisses challenge to public meeting ban
The magistrate court in Tuvalu has dismissed a bid by some village leaders to overturn the public order act which the government invoked to ban public gatherings. The order was... [more]

Series victory for Pakistan after test ends in draw
Pakistan have claimed their first series win since 2006, after the second cricket test against New Zealand ended in a draw on Wednesday. [more]

Maori Party accused of trying to stymie Harawira
MP Hone Harawira is accusing the Maori Party of trying to stymie his influence in his own electorate. [more]

Telecom says it won't meet split deadline
Telecom says it will not be able to meet its June deadline to split into two separate companies. [more]

Former Bridgecorp director seeks legal aid
The Shareholders Association says former Bridgecorp director Rod Petricevic has shown an amazing lack of ethics in applying for legal aid. [more]

More than 350,000 on benefits in NZ
More than 350,000 people are receiving a benefit in New Zealand. [more]

Flat-hunters warned to watch out for online scam
The Ministry of Consumer Affairs is warning students hunting for flats online to beware of bogus advertisements. [more]

Underwater equipment to track Great White sharks
Scientists plan to install underwater acoustic equipment to track the movements of Great White sharks. [more]

Father and son rescued from sinking boat
A rescue helicopter has winched a father and son off their sinking fishing boat north of Cape Farewell. [more]

Deputy Police Commissioner to retire
Incoming Police Commissioner Peter Marshall says it was not inevitable that the deputy had to step down. [more]