Radio New Zealand - Thursday, 10th October 2013

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This page features: Business News, Dateline Pacific, Midday Report, Morning Report, News in Pacific Languages, News Stories, Nine To Noon, Rural News, Te Manu Korihi, Upbeat, World & Pacific News

Business News

Morning Business for 10 October 2013
News from the business sector including a market report. [more]

Markets Update for 10 October 2013
A brief update of movements in the financial sector. [more]

Midday Business News for 10 October 2013
A woman's set to lead the world's most powerful central bank for the first time in history. Manufacturing is still expanding but the growth is weakening and the share market is little changed. [more]

Dateline Pacific

Kiribati asylum seeker expected to fall through the gaps in NZ
A law professor in Auckland says a Kiribati man seeking asylum in New Zealand because of climate change doesn't fit existing refugee categories. [more]

Dateline Pacific morning edition for 10 October 2013
Fiji democrats urge foreign governments to put pressure on regime; Call for plebiscite to decide on opening of Bougainville's Panguna mine; Kiribati asylum seeker expected falls through a gap in NZ; The developer of Fiji's first casino insists it will go ahead despite delays to the start of construction; there's been a call for better awareness about sex tourism in the region. [more]

Fiji democrats urge governments to put pressure on regime
Overseas governments have been warned they're ignoring crucial analysis that Fiji's new constitution is unjust and flawed. [more]

Call for plebiscite to decide on opening of Panguna mine
Call in Bougainville for the people to decide through a referendum whether or not to re-open the controversial Panguna mine. [more]

Midday Report

Midday News for 10 October 2013
Mighty River Power will buy back a chunk of its own shares, Labour says it's an act of desperation and twin names are about to be approved for the North and South Islands. [more]

Midday News for 10 October 2013
Mighty River Power will buy back a chunk of its own shares, Labour says it's an act of desperation and twin names are about to be approved for the North and South Islands. [more]

Midday Sports News for 10 October 2013
The Mexican first division side Queretaro is seeking sanction against New Zealand for cancelling a friendly scheduled for this weekend in Mexico. [more]

Morning Report

Top Stories for Thursday 10 October 2013
Russia alleges, Greenpeace denies, Illegal drugs found on a Greenpeace protest ship. Scientists worried that Research in Antarctica will suffer as the United States programme moves to "caretaker" status and labour's David Cunliffe pulls his party to the Left. [more]

Justice Minister to discuss criminal information sharing
The Justice Minister Judith Collins is heading to Australia this week to discuss ways to improve the information that's passed on about criminals deported here. [more]

Pacific News for 10 October 2013
The latest from the Pacific region. [more]

NZ's Antarctic programme hit by US budget showdown
Hundreds of American scientists and support staff are being sent home as all field and research activities in Antarctica are suspended because of the United States government shutdown. [more]

Russia authorities claim drugs found on Greenpeace ship
A group of 30 Greenpeace activists detained in Russia after a protest against oil drilling in the Russian arctic, could face further charges after investigators reportedly found drugs onboard their ship. [more]

US shutdown threatens Antarctic research
The United States will suspend all its research in Antarctica from next week as funding runs out because of America's fiscal freeze. [more]

Antarctica New Zealand still hopeful despite pull-out
Listening to that was Antarctica New Zealand's operations manager, Graeme Ayres, who joins me now on the line from Scott Base in Antarctica. [more]

No agreement in sight as shutdown reaches day 9
The government shutdown in America has reached its ninth day, and an agreement between the Democrats and Republicans still looks to be a long way off. [more]

Low voter turnout seen as sign of growing disparity
A politics lecturer at Canterbury University says the low turnout so far in this year's local body elections is a sign of the growing gap between the haves and the have-nots. [more]

Govt to review immigration licensing
The government is to review the licensing of immigration advisers amid criticism the law is failing to adequately punish and deter serial abuse of clients. [more]

Greens say Labour has misinterpreted living wage campaign
The Green Party says Labour has missed the point of the living wage campaign and could end up turning workers against one another. [more]

Sports News for 10 October 2013
An update from the team at RNZ Sport. [more]

Super set to become a political football again
The future of Superannuation is once again becoming politically divisive, with parties at odds over recommendations being made in a new report. [more]

Academic says retirement policy falls short
Susan St John is from Auckland University's Retirement Policy and Research Centre. [more]

US fiscal freeze spreads to Antarctica
The political deadlock in Washington and the resulting fiscal freeze has spread as far as Antarctica where hundreds of American scientists and support staff are being sent home. [more]

Greenpeace defends activists over drug insinuations
Greenpeace is defending its personnel over drug accusations by the Russian authorities. [more]

Lack of regional council elections
Local body elections are under way around the country, but there is one region where people don't get to have their say on who sits on the local council. [more]

No suprise that chch rent is more than auckland- experts.
Christchurch's move past Auckland as the most expensive place to rent has come as no surprise to the housing sector. [more]

Cunliffe pledges a return to "red" Labour
David Cunliffe has declared a return to "red" Labour, and has pledged to roll back National's changes to employment law. [more]

Sports News for 10 October 2013
An update from the team at RNZ Sport. [more]

Janet Yellen annominated as US Federal Reserve chair
In the midst of financial turmoil and a government shut down, the US President Barack Obama has said he'll nominate Janet Yellen as the new chief of the Federal Reserve. [more]

Concern ratepayers will end up paying for Ruataniwha Dam?
A Hawke's Bay regional councillor says despite promising the Ruataniwha dam project won't add to rates bills, council staff are unable to explain how ratepayers will avoid being stung. [more]

Breakers begin campaign for 4th straight title tonight
The Breakers begin a new era in Auckland tonight as they start their campaign for an unprecedented fourth straight Australian National Basketball League championship. [more]

NZ boxer compared to Muhammad Ali
Bob Sheridan's in Auckland for another heavweight fight, tonight's clash between the New Zealand boxers Joseph Parker and Afa Tatupu. [more]

News in Pacific Languages

News in Samoan for 10 October 2013
The latest news in Samoan language. [more]

News in Niuean for 10 October 2013
The latest news in Niuean language. [more]

News in Tongan for 10 October 2013
The latest news in Tongan language. [more]

Nine To Noon

The widening impact of the US government shutdown
Gregory Valliere, Chief Political Strategist of Potomac Research Group and Grant Ballard, chief science officer at Point Blue Conservation Science. [more]

Do changes to governance undermine tertiary institutions?
Sandra Grey, the Vice President of the Tertiary Education Union and co-chair of a new organisation of academics, Academic Freedom Aotearoa; and Auckland University Vice-Chancellor and former Victoria University Vice-Chancellor Professor Stuart McCutcheon. [more]

UK correspondent Jon Dennis
Ed Miliband reacted angrily to a newspaper critique of his Marxist father and a government reshuffle. [more]

British comedienne Jennifer Saunders
British comedienne Jennifer Saunders is the writer and star of TV shows 'French & Saunders', 'Absolutely Fabulous' and 'Jam & Jerusalem' - the results of decades-long partnership with other comedy greats such as Dawn French, Joanna Lumley and Ruby Wax. She has just written her memoir, 'Bonkers: My Life in Laughs', which is published by Penguin and released today. Her ground-breaking comedy has seen her win three BAFTAs, an Emmy, two Writers Guild Awards and a People's Choice Award. [more]

Book Review - Just One Evil Act
Rae McGregor reveiws 'Just One Evil Act' by Elizabeth George, published by Hodder. [more]

New technology with Erika Pearson
Lavabit files unsealed; selling phone secrets to advertisers; and silk roads and sheep marketplaces. [more]

Diane Levy on Parenting
Family therapist and author Diane Levy discusses how to effectively use time out for children of all ages. [more]

Film review with Dan Slevin
'Gravity' and 'Mr Pip'. [more]

Rural News

Morning Rural News for 10 October 2013
News from the rural and farming sector. [more]

Midday Rural News for 10 October 2013
News from the rural and farming sectors. [more]

Te Manu Korihi

Te Manu Korihi News for 10 October 2013
The Cabinet is to consider whether to pay extra compensation to two brothers who received life changing injuries in the Defence Force; The Maori Party co-leader, Te Ururoa Flavell, says the party plans to meet with all other political parties in the runup to next years general election - including Mana; The Maori Council's deputy chair of the Maori Wardens, Des Ratima, is supporting calls for more Maori Wardens in the Far North; The Mana Movement says while it is disappointing that more Maori did not opt to go on the Maori roll, the main focus should be on getting Maori to vote on election day; [more]

Te Manu Korihi News for 10 October 2013
The Cabinet is to consider whether to pay extra compensation to two brothers who received life changing injuries in the Defence Force; The Maori Party co-leader, Te Ururoa Flavell, says the party plans to meet with all other political parties in the runup to next years general election - including Mana; The Maori Council's deputy chair of the Maori Wardens, Des Ratima, is supporting calls for more Maori Wardens in the Far North; The Mana Movement says while it is disappointing that more Maori did not opt to go on the Maori roll, the main focus should be on getting Maori to vote on election day; [more]

Upbeat

Nicholas McGegan
NZSO Magnificent Mozart San Francisco-based British conductor working with the NZSO for their Magnificent Mozart. [more]

Kimberly Cannady: World Music
Kimberly explores popular songs from the Nordic and Baltic that use older material. [more]

World & Pacific News

6am Pacific Regional News for 10 October 2013
The latest Pacific regional news. [more]

7am World, Pacific and Sports News for 10 October 2013
The latest world, Pacific and sports news. [more]

8am World, Pacific and Sports News for 10 October 2013
The latest world, Pacific and sports news. [more]

9am World, Pacific and Sports News for 10 October 2013
The latest world, Pacific and sports news. [more]

10am World, Pacific and Sports News for 10 October 2013
The latest world, Pacific and sports news. [more]

11am World, Pacific and Sports News for 10 October 2013
The latest world, Pacific and sports news. [more]

News stories:

Raetihi residents warned diesel taste may persist
Residents of the small North Island town of Raetihi are being warned some people may find their drinking water tasting of diesel, even after is finally cleared to drink. [more]

Auckland fast-tracks big rural housing developments
Major housing developments on Auckland's outskirts feature prominently on a list of areas where new homes are to be built as part of the city's Housing Accord. [more]

Cancer kills child molester the night before sentence hearing
A child sex offender who was due to be sentenced on Thursday has died in hospital. Douglas Peters, who had cancer, pleaded guilty in June to 10 charges relating to crimes against five victims, aged between five and 15, between 1978 and 1987. [more]

Bayliss killer almost sentenced to life without parole
The killer of 13-year old Jade Bayliss has been told he had been on the brink of becoming the first person in New Zealand history to be sentenced to life with no hope of parole. [more]

Advantage NZ on day one in Chittagong
A Kane Williamson century gave the New Zealand cricketers the edge on the opening day of the first test against Bangladesh in Chittagong, though the home side hitback... [more]

Hot Spot dumped for Ashes
Controversial decision-review technology Hot Spot has been dumped for the Australian leg of the Ashes. The Australian inventor of the technology, Warren Brennan, confirmed the infrared camera, which uses heat... [more]

Union says prison guards pressured to work in unsafe conditions
The Corrections Association says a leaked document shows the company which runs the private Mount Eden remand prison is pressuring staff to work in unsafe conditions. [more]

Peters says calls to change superannuation 'alarmist'
New Zealand First leader Winston Peters says calls for changes to superannuation are alarmist and risk smashing the broad consensus New Zealand has had on the issue. [more]

Greens say Labour's living wage policy 'misses the point'
The Green Party says Labour has missed the point of the living wage campaign and could end up turning workers against one another. [more]

Government to review licensing of immigration advisers
The Government is to review the licensing of immigration advisers, amid criticism the law is failing to adequately punish and deter the serial abuse of clients. [more]

No surprise Christchurch more expensive place than Auckland: housing sector
The overtaking of Auckland by Christchurch as the most expensive place to rent has come as no surprise to the housing sector. [more]

Collins wants better information about criminals deported to NZ
Justice Minister Judith Collins is heading to Australia this week to find ways to improve information that's passed on about criminals deported here. [more]

Vaccinations on track to halt spread of Hepatitis A
Health authorities say the vaccination of preschoolers in Ashburton is going well and on track to halt the spread of the Hepatitis A virus. [more]

First home buyers won't benefit from housing programme - Labour
The Labour Party says a promise of thousands of new homes in Auckland won't mean much for first home buyers. [more]

Infratil 'cutting its losses'
Infrastructure investor, Infratil, is cutting its losses by essentially giving its Glasgow Prestwick Airport to the Scottish government. [more]

Air NZ to increase capacity on Auckland to Honolulu route
Air New Zealand has announced it will increase capacity on its Auckland to Honolulu service, on Pacific Island routes and it will operate a third season of its Auckland to Bali service. [more]

BNZ programmes aim to push women up leadership ranks
The Bank of New Zealand has introduced a series of programmes to push women up the leadership ranks, saying diversity is crucial to survival and growth. [more]

Christchurch's soaring rents show no signs of slowing
The head of TradeMe Property says Christchurch's soaring rents show no sign of slowing and could rise further when the effects of the lending restrictions kick in. [more]

Trust announces projects for Christchurch worth nearly $21m
Despite mounting evidence that the momentum of the Christchurch rebuild has stalled recently, Goodman Property Trust has just announced two new development projects worth nearly $21 million. [more]

Cabinet considers compensation for Nepata brothers
The Cabinet is to consider whether to pay extra compensation to two brothers who received life changing injuries in the Defence Force. [more]

Maori Party to meet with all political parties before election
Maori Party co-leader Te Ururoa Flavell says the party plans to meet with all other political parties in the run-up to next year's general election - including Mana. [more]

Mana says need to focus on getting Maori to vote
The Mana Movement says while it is disappointing that more Maori did not opt to go on the Maori roll, the main focus should be on getting Maori to vote on election day. [more]

Farmers don't want a 'quick and dirty' TPP trade deal
New Zealand's special agricultural trade envoy says getting a meaningful and comprehensive deal from the Trans Pacific trade talks is more important than rushing to get them wrapped up this year. [more]

Farmers warned to check tractors for nesting birds
Farmers are being reminded to keep an eye out for birds who like to nest in tractors. [more]

Smaller scale fruit and vege producers get access to safer agrichemicals
A project that's helping smaller scale fruit and vegetable producers to introduce more targeted and environmentally friendly pesticides has had the first new agrichemical registered. [more]

One third of chickens raised for meat struggle to walk - survey
A Ministry for Primary Industries report released this week says lameness is the single most important welfare issue in the broiler chicken industry. [more]

American Samoa customs discover marijuana hidden in buckets
In American Samoa, a routine customs check of cargo from a container ship yesterday found about a dozen plastic sandwich bags containing marijuana. According to initial reports from investigators the... [more]

West Papuans ask for Australia's help and reject Abbott's claims
A group of West Papuan asylum seekers in Papua New Guinea have appealed to the people of Australia for help in their bid to be refugees there. The seven arrived... [more]

New high-speed internet in Tonga gets good feedback
A cafe manager says Tonga's new high-speed internet has proved good for business and will give the country's tourism industry a boost. A 800-kilometre fibre optic cable system now links... [more]

Fiji election aid should come with conditions, says Sodelpa member
A member of Fiji's Sodelpa Party, Dr Tupeni Baba, says foreign assistance for the elections should come with conditions attached. The Fiji government has accepted offers of help from several... [more]

Time to face truth over superannuation, says academic
An Auckland academic specialising in retirement and other social issues says it is time the government faces the truth about the costs of superannuation. [more]

Hamilton police say man hunting through bin had thousands of dollars in car
The police in Hamilton say a man found hunting through a big rubbish bin in the early hours of Thursday morning had thousands of dollars in cash stashed in his car. [more]

D-day for West Papuan asylum seekers in PNG
Papua New Guinea Immigration's Director-General Mataio Rabura says a group seven West Papuan asylum seekers in the country have until today to either claim protection or volunteer to return home. [more]

Sport: Toa Samoa name World Cup squad
Samoa have become one of the final nations to unveil their Rugby League World Cup squad. South Sydney prop Roy Asotasi will captain the Toa team, with St George Ilawarra... [more]

Analysis: Steve Wilde talks about the local government elections
Voters have until noon this Saturday to cast their votes in the local body elections. [more]

Mexican club seeks sanction against All Whites
Mexican first division side Queretaro will seek a FIFA sanction against New Zealand for cancelling a friendly scheduled for Saturday in Mexico. The game was billed as a New Zealand... [more]

Yankees keep Girardi
The New York Yankees have announced they've re-signed manager Joe Girardi to a four-year contract, ending weeks of speculation that he may be about to leave the Major League... [more]

Banned snooker player to appeal
England's Stephen Lee has appealed against his 12-year ban from snooker for match-fixing. Lee, the former world number five, had repeatedly insisted upon his innocence of match-fixing charges relating... [more]

NZ predicted to be one of strongest growing economies
The International Monetary Fund says New Zealand will be one of the strongest growing of the world's advanced economies this year and the next. [more]

Sport: Changes made to World Sevens Series for 2014/15
The International Rugby Board has announced changes to the promotion/relegation structure for the World Sevens Series. Promotion to core team status for the 2014/15 campaign will be decided at the... [more]

Funding boost to modernise PNG Air services
Papua New Guinea's National Executive Council has approved additional funding of 75.3 million US dollars for PNG Air Services Limited's modernisation programme. The acting Prime Minister Leo Dion says the... [more]

Sport: Rugby Union responds to selection criticism in American Samoa
The chairman of the American Samoa Rugby Union, Togiola Tulafono, has responded to criticism from local residents for including Samoa-born players in the team that competed at last weekend's Oceania... [more]

Sport: Direct entry meets with approval from O-League hopefuls
The president of the Tupapa Maraerenga football club in the Cook Islands says the added incentive of direct qualification to the Oceania Champions League is a huge boost for teams... [more]

Sport: Tonga feeling better prepared ahead of Gold Coast 7s
Tonga sevens coach Manu Vunipola is feeling much more prepared ahead of this weekend's opening leg of the World Series on the Gold Coast. Vunipola is standing in for regular... [more]

American Samoa Treasurer ordered to pay insurance company
The Trial Court in American Samoa has ordered government Treasurer Falema'o Dr Phil Pili to pay to a little over half a million US dollars to Progressive Insurance Company Limited,... [more]

IPCA clears police of blame over Wellington shooting incident
The Independent Police Conduct Authority has cleared the police of blame over a shooting incident that left a man wounded near Wellington in May. [more]

Newmont Waihi Gold closing in on construction of underground mine
Newmont Waihi Gold is a step closer to constructing a new underground mine in Waihi. [more]

Massive spike in demand for raw untreated milk
Producers of raw, untreated milk are reporting a massive spike in demand for their product. [more]

Community leaders meeting with AgResearch about fate of Invermay
Southern leaders are about to emerge from a long-sought meeting with the AgResearch board about plans for major job relocations from the Invermay centre. [more]

Young learner driver caused accident in which he died - IPCA
A report is describing the death of a young learner driver after a police pursuit as a tragedy he caused himself. [more]

Teenager killed in Otara crash died metres from his home
The teenager killed when the car he was driving crashed into a house in south Auckland, died just metres from his home. [more]

Mighty River Power to buy back shares
Mighty River Power says it plans to buy back up to $50 million of its own shares - less than five months after the shares began trading. [more]

League damaged by Sonny Bill inclusion says Lowe
The former Kiwis rugby league coach Graham Lowe says the sport's image has been damaged by its handling of the Sonny Bill Williams World Cup saga. Williams has now been... [more]

Kiwi driver in the spotlight at Bathurst
The veteran New Zealand Holden driver Greg Murphy has been a popular subject on Mount Panorama this week in the buildup to Sunday's Bathurst 1000. 10 years after underlining his... [more]

Only 30% of EPL players English
Former England football manager Glenn Hoddle will be part of a commission investigating how to improve the fortunes of the national team. Football Association chairman Greg Dyke revealed plans to... [more]