Radio New Zealand - Saturday, 22nd September 2012

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This page features: Introducing, News Stories, Our Changing World, Saturday Morning, The Sampler, This Way Up


Introducing: Boycrush
Boycrush with the song 'The Only One' Http:// [more]

Our Changing World

Antarctic Yarn: Wild Adventures
Antarctic Yarn - stories from adventures on ice far away from the comfort of scientific bases [more]

UC Celebrate: Energy
UC Celebrate - new ideas and technologies for energy generation in Antarctica [more]

Saturday Morning

Damien Echols : life after death row
One of the "West Memphis Three", who spent 18 years on Death Row until his release last year. His story is told in the documentary West of Memphis, and his book, Life After Death. [more]

Caitlin Moran : woman, roaring
British journalist who has followed her memoir from last year, How to Be a Woman, with the first collection of her columns, Moranthology. [more]

Art with Mary Kisler : Meridian Lines
Senior Curator at the Auckland Art Gallery, discussing Meridian Lines : Contemporary Art from the Museum of New Zealand, an exhibition featuring the work of seven New Zealand artists that is travelling to Shanghai. [more]

Billy Bragg : Woody and me
English alternative rock musician and left wing activist whose new two-part show celebrates the legacy of American folk musician Woody Guthrie, and songs from his own 14-album catalogue. [more]

Gabriel Machovsky-Capuska : gannets
Argentinian biologist who has been studying the foraging and feeding behaviour of the Australasian gannet, particularly its optical powers and gift for high speed diving. [more]

Reuben Ferguson : cycling the world
Water resources scientist who took a year to cycle from London to Whanganui, across Europe, Asia and Australia. [more]

The Sampler

Iva Lamkum - The Sampler
Nick Bollinger reviews Iva Lamkum's Black Eagle. [more]

This Way Up

A recent paper published in the British Medical Journal says evidence is mounting that medicine is harming healthy people through ever earlier detection and wider definitions of disease. We speak to one of the authors, Ray Moynihan. [more]

Kaimoana: Tarakihi
Tarakihi, the grey fish that's lovely baked whole. We speak to Rachel Taulelei from Yellow Brick Road. [more]

An African El Dorado?
David Smith of the Guardian reports on Angola, the African country where 120,000 Portuguese people have migrated as their economy melts down. [more]

Grand Theft Auto
David Kushner's just written 'Jacked: the unauthorised behind-the-scenes story of Grand Theft Auto'. [more]

Genevieve Bell
Genevieve Bell is an Australian cultural anthropologist who works at Intel. She looks at how different genders and cultures use technology. [more]

News stories:

Boys failing in reading and writing, snapshot shows
The Education Minister is worried about the number of Maori, Pasifika and male primary school children who have fallen behind in national standards. [more]

Wastewater likely source of Cardrona norovirus
Public health authorities are investigating the cause of a norovirus outbreak in an Otago township which affected 66 people in 15 days. [more]

Micronesian state establishes shark protection in its waters
Kosrae has become the first member of the Federated States of Micronesia to establish shark protections in its waters. The unanimous vote by the legislature in Kosrae ties into efforts... [more]

Call for judicial interference allegations against Fiji AG to be investigated
Four political parties in Fiji say they are shocked by the statement from a former court of appeal judge about Fiji's Attorney-General, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum. Justice William Marshall called on Fiji's... [more]

New Papuan Police Chief vows to take
The new police chief in Indonesia's Papua has vowed to take a grassroots approach to stopping the violence that has continues to plague the restive province. The Jakarta Globe reports... [more]

Military unease claimed at Govt's handling of Afghanistan
Disquiet is being reported in the New Zealand military about the way the Government is handling the situation in Afghanistan. [more]

Construction of USP campus in Guadalcanal could begin next year
The Vice Chancellor of the University of the South Pacific, Professor Rajesh Chandra, has inspected the site for the new USP campus in Solomon Islands. The location for the new... [more]

Europe drags down world trade growth to 2.5%
World trade will grow by a mere 2.5% this year, dragged down by Europe to less than half of the previous 20-year average, the World Trade Organisation says. [more]

Pilots want lasers prohibited, in wake of court case
The New Zealand Air Line Pilots' Association wants legislation prohibiting the sale of lasers, following the sentencing of a man who targeted several aircraft with one. [more]

Drug tests eyed for adventure operators
The Government hopes to introduce tough new regulations by the end of this year to constrain drug use in the adventure tourism industry. [more]

Some scientists question GE maize link with cancer
Authors of an overseas study involving genetically engineered maize claim it may cause cancers in rats. [more]

Scott Technology looks at mining sector opportunities
Scott Technology is looking at opportunities to branch out further into the mining industry with the planned buy-out of Integrated Conveyor Systems for $A500,000. [more]

Kathmandu continues expansion despite tough market
Kathmandu says it continues to expand despite the difficult retail conditions. [more]

Kea NZ announces new board and strategy
The non-profit expatriate investment network, Kea New Zealand, has announced a new board and strategy to try and leverage off the skills of New Zealanders who now live overseas. [more]

PM putting SAS investigators at risk - Goff
Prime Minister John Key is being accused of threatening the safety of four SAS logistics officers in Afghanistan to gather intelligence, by speaking publicly about the operation. [more]

PM challenged to stop Chathams' population drain
A Chatham Islands iwi has challenged Prime Minister John Key to come up with a solution to stop local residents from emigrating overseas. [more]

Air NZ joins call for laser ban
Air New Zealand has joined the New Zealand Air Line Pilots' Association in calling for a ban on powerful hand held lasers, following the sentencing of a man who targeted several aircraft. [more]

Health checks fall short of target
The Government is falling significantly short of two of its health targets for the primary health care sector. [more]

Carrie laid to rest near Taranaki cathedral
A 12-year old girl who died of cancer has been buried in the grounds of the historic Taranaki Cathedral. [more]

Teenager's throat slashed in fight
An 18-year-old man had his throat slashed during a fight in central Whangarei early on Saturday. [more]

Expansion at airport shows confidence in tourism - Minister
The government says the opening of Queenstown Airport's expanded international arrival and departures hall, demonstrates optimism and confidence in an under-pressure tourism industry. [more]

Supermarket closes because mall's not a good location
One of two supermarkets in the Hutt Valley suburb of Wainuiomata has been shut down with the loss of 44 jobs because its owner, Foodstuffs, says the location isn't good for business. [more]

Lexi Thompson continues to impress in LPGA Classic
American teenager Lexi Thompson continued her march toward a defence of her LPGA Navistar Classic title, shooting a second-round three-under-par 69 to stay in the lead. The 17-year-old Thompson has... [more]

Hopes for mining boost to Chathams
The Chatham Islands Enterprise Trust hopes phosphate mining on the Chatham Rise will bring a much-needed boost to the islands' economy. [more]