Radio New Zealand - Saturday, 22nd February 2014

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This page features: Introducing, News Stories, Spectrum, Standing Room Only, Sunday Morning, The Wireless, This Way Up


Introducing: Pxlx
Pxlx, in collaboration with Kamandi, with Witchelk. [more]


Spectrum for 23 February 2014
The 1918 flu killed Kerryn Palmer's great grandparents. Tragedies like this weren't unusual, over 8, 600 died in New Zealand from the virus. Kerryn decided to find out more about the pandemic sometimes referred to as 'the country's forgotten disaster' and she even wrote a play based on her research. Spectrum's Jack Perkins talks with Kerryn and also introduces recordings made in the 1960s of personal accounts of the country's greatest natural disaster. [more]

Standing Room Only

Crowd funding
Family and friends are usually the main targets for artists seeking money via crowd funding websites, but not always. [more]

Sunday Morning

Insight for 23 February 2014 - Public Service Survival?
Philippa Tolley inivestigates the public service and whether its democratic role is being undermined [more]

Debbie Bayer - The Disease of Addiction
Earlier this month Debbie Bayer wrote a blog about addiction and the death of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman. It was called 'Phillip Seymour Hoffman did not have choice or free will and neither do you'. Debbie Bayer, who has worked as a psychotherapist in facilities treating addiction and is a spiritual counselor and a clinical hypnotherapist, was used to getting around 100 hits on her blog but this article has attracted 700,000 views. She talks to Richard about the addict's brain and why it's important to understand that addicts are sick, not bad. [more]

Mediawatch for 23 February 2014
A conflict of interest at TVNZ revealed, and vested interests of some seizing on it; a survey of working journalists opinions - and their politics; a buyout in commercial radio and news of a new pay-TV player; top politicians give beer pong a swerve. [more]

Sarah Baker - Retro Style
Dr Sarah Baker is a lecturer in Culture and Context at the School of Design, Victoria University, and the author of Retro Style - Class, Gender and Design in the Home. She talks about what's retro, what's the attraction to retro items, who buys them and why? [more]

Ideas for 23 February 2014: Martin Phillipps of The Chills
Martin Phillipps of The Chills is one of our leading songwriters and a pioneer of what became known as the 'Dunedin Sound' - the sound that helped the Flying Nun label build an international reputation. As part of the Ideas series of influential New Zealanders speaking about the people who have shaped their outlook on the world, Martin talks to Richard about the artists and others who have inspired him. [more]

Down the List for 23 February 2014
Recent revelations that TVNZ premises were used for Labour Party meetings, political bias in the media is a hot topic. [more]

Sara Brodie - Tribute to Lorca
Ainadamar, Argentine composer Osvaldo Golijov's Grammy Award-winning tribute to the Spanish poet Federico Garcia Lorca is playing as part of the New Zealand Festival. Richard talks to director Sara Brodie about the opera, and the life of the Spanish poet who was killed by Fascist forces at the start of the Spanish Civil War. Ainadamar plays in Wellington on March 2. [more]

Wayne Brittenden's Counterpoint
China has expressed "extreme concern" over a report that Japan has resisted pressure to return to the US a large quantity of weapons-grade plutonium. Wayne looks at growing regional fears that Japan is planning to re-arm, and some of the little-known history of present tensions between the two countries. Richard follows up with political scientist Koichi Nakano. [more]

The Wireless

Introducing: Mermaidens
Emerging local musicians are given two minutes say whatever they like about themselves and their music. [more]

This Way Up

Canelés de Bordeaux
We make the French sweet treat Canelés de Bordeaux with Eric Hausser, the owner and head patissier at the French Can Can bakery. [more]

Smelly phone calls
The oPhone's a mobile phone that transmits smells as well as texts and voices. Professor David Edwards of Harvard University is its creator. [more]

Naked Science
Naked Science with Dr Chris Smith. Researchers think they've worked out why air pollution can trigger strokes and heart attacks. Also how stockbrokers' and sharetraders' moods can move the markets. [more]

News stories:

Council backlash to Te Reo strategy
Maori Affairs Minister Pita Sharples is trying to break the law in his proposals to revive Te Reo Maori, the Maori Council says. [more]

Truck overturns in Christchurch
Motorists heading to Christchurch airport are being warned to expect delays after a truck overturned near the airport early on Saturday morning. [more]

Norman to seek donations if Craig sues
The Green Party co-leader Russel Norman says he will ask for donations to fund his legal defence if Conservative Party leader Colin Craig takes him to court. [more]

Craig prepares to sue Russel Norman
The Conservative Party leader, Colin Craig, has started work on his defamation case against the Greens' co-leader, Russel Norman. [more]

Australia names asylum seeker killed in PNG
The Iranian asylum seeker killed in rioting at the Australian detention centre on Papua New Guinea's Manus Island on Monday has been named as Reza Berati. Australia's immigration minister, Scott... [more]

Sport: Fiji hopeful of hosting at Rugby League World Cup
The Fiji National Rugby League is optimistic about its chances of hosting matches at the 2017 World Cup. Australia and New Zealand were this week named joint hosts, while at... [more]

Sport: Weather forces changes to Moorea Marathon
A run of bad weather has forced a change of course for the 26th edition of the Moorea Marathon in French Polynesia. Competitors from as far away as the United... [more]

Samoa's Ministry of Health gets new Director General
Samoa's Ministry of Health has a new Director General and chief executive officer Leausa Toleafoa Dr Take Naseri. He takes over the position from the first woman appointed to the... [more]

Schools in American Samoa pushed to continue hydroponics projects
The Department of Agriculture in American Samoa has started hydroponics farming with private schools to get the students interested in farming and eating healthy food. The Director of Agriculture, Lealao... [more]

Sport: PNG footballers to go all out in must-win clash
Papua New Guinea are in a confident mood ahead of this afternoon's decisive Women's Under-20 World Cup football qualifier against New Zealand. Both teams go into the final round of... [more]

German former champ, Italian athlete test positive for drugs in Sochi
Germany's two-time Olympic cross-country skiing champion Evi Sachenbacher-Stehle and Italian four-man bobsleigh member William Frullani have been thrown out of the Sochi Winter Olympics after testing positive for drugs. Sachenbacher-Stehle,... [more]

Ruthless Canada win third straight gold
Canada crushed Britain 9-3 to win the men's Winter Olympic curling title for the third successive time and complete a golden double after their women also triumphed in Sochi. Led... [more]

Shiffrin wins slalom gold in Sochi
U.S. ski sensation Mikaela Shiffrin became the youngest Olympic slalom champion after winning the final women's race of the Alpine programme. Shiffrin, 18 years and 345 days old but already... [more]

Cornet stuns Serena to prevent all-Williams Dubai final
France's Alize Cornet beat a despondent Serena Williams 6-4 6-4 in the semi-finals of the Dubai Tennis Championships in what the world number 26 described as the biggest win of... [more]

South Africa in control after day two of second test
South Africa amassed a total of 423 then crushed Australia's top order in two hours as the visitors slipped to 112 for 4 at stumps on day two of the... [more]

Read nominated for top sports award
The All Blacks and Crusaders number eight Kieran Read has been shortlisted for the prestigious Laureus World Sportsman of the year award. Read, the International Rugby Board Player of the... [more]

Australian para-snowboarder Robinson dies
Australian para-snowboarder Matthew Robinson has died of a cardiac arrest while being transferred home following a crash earlier this month.. Robinson had suffered serious neck and spinal injuries while competing... [more]

Terry back to give Chelsea stability
Chelsea football captain John Terry will return for the Premier League leaders at home to Everton on Sunday but fellow defender David Luiz is unfit. Centre half Terry has been... [more]

Breakers finals ambitions dealt near fatal blow
The New Zealand Breakers playoff aspirations are all but over after the three-time defending champions were outclassed 88-68 by the Hawks in their NBL basketball clash in Wollongong. The Breakers... [more]

Wellington thump Mariners 4-1
The Central Coast's title defence has been left in tatters with a resurgent Wellington inflicting a 4-1 drubbing on the reigning champions in Gosford. It was the fourth-straight defeat for... [more]

Chiefs win Super Rugby season-opener against Crusaders
Replacement back James Lowe scored a last-gasp try in his debut for the Chiefs to secure the double-defending champions an 18-10 win over the Crusaders in their Super Rugby opener... [more]

Canada edge United States to reach ice hockey final
Canada edged the United States 1-0 to advance to the final of the Sochi Winter Olympic men's ice hockey competition, giving themselves a chance to successfully defend their 2010 gold. [more]

Christchurch CBD concrete pour starts
The largest concrete pour in Christchurch's central business district since the 2011 earthquakes started in the early hours Saturday morning. [more]

England striker Rooney signs new deal at United
England footballer Wayne Rooney has signed a new five and a half year contract that will keep him at Manchester United until June 2019. The 28-year-old's new deal will earn... [more]

Cheetahs beat Bulls for first time in Super Rugby
The Cheetahs have claimed their first ever Super Rugby victory over fellow South African side the Bulls, winning 15-9 in torrential rain in Bloemfontein. There were no tries in a... [more]

Chiefs coach laments penalties, celebrates fortitude
The Chiefs coach Dave Rennie has blasted his players indisipline but lauded their character after the double-defending champions opened their Super Rugby campaign with a 18-10 win over the Crusaders... [more]

Ko four shots off the pace in Thailand
New Zealand golfer Lydia Ko has climbed to within four shots of the lead following an improved second round at the Thailand LPGA. Ko improved 14 places at the $1.8... [more]

Ahn leads Russia to 5,000m relay gold
Viktor Ahn captured a record sixth Olympic gold medal when he helped his adopted country Russia win the men's 5,000 metres short track speed skating final at the Sochi Winter... [more]

Body of asylum seeker killed on Manus will be returned to Iran
The body of an asylum seeker killed in unrest at the Australian detention centre on Papua New Guinea's Manus Island will be returned to his family in Iran. Australian Immigration... [more]

Wales down France in Six Nations
Wales have scored a dominant 27-6 win over France in their Six Nations rugby clash in Cardiff. Most of the damage was done in the first half, the Welsh racking... [more]

Len Brown's security costs questioned
An Auckland councillor says the public's been misled over what he says was unnecesssary and unwarranted extra security for the city's mayor. [more]

Marchers call for Brown to step down
Around 200 people have marched up Auckland's Queen Street calling for the mayor Len Brown to step down. [more]

Solomon voters must be allowed to vote freely – Haununu
The Solomon Islands Electoral Commission says locals voting in this year's parliamentary elections must be allowed to vote the candidates of their own choices. The Chief Electoral Officer, Polycarp Haununu,... [more]

Northern Marianas parliament takes further step towards Saipan casino
The Northern Marianas parliament has taken another step towards a controversial move to approve a casino for Saipan. The House of Representatives has pre-filed an entirely new measure legalising casino... [more]

Family locked in land dispute with American Samoa Govt offer to settle
In American Samoa, a family who has been locked in a land dispute with the government over much of the land that occupies the airport, government housing and the Industrial... [more]

Fiji's Health Ministry works with key agencies to reduce dengue numbers
Fiji's Ministry of Health says it will continue to work with key agencies to reduce the dengue fever statistics. Today the Ministry will team up with the Suva City Council,... [more]

Kumea adventure course fined
Worksafe New Zealand says a high ropes adventure course which has been fined after the death of a man had not installed an improved safety system like its competitors. [more]

Windies struggle in first ODI
The West Indies women's cricketers have scored 181 for 8 in their 50 overs in the first one-day international against New Zealand at Lincoln. The tourists won the toss and... [more]

Wales beat France in Six Nations
Wales ran in two tries as they beat France 27-6 in Cardiff to keep alive their dream of a third successive Six Nations title. Centre George North scored a... [more]

Bond wins singles sculls title
Hamish Bond has won the men's singles sculls title at the National Rowing Championships on Lake Karapiro. Bond finished just over a second ahead of Mahe Drysdale with his pairs... [more]

Team New Zealand up to second in Singapore
Team New Zealand is second overall after two days racing at the Extreme Sailing Series Singapore regatta. Dean Barker's crew has 90 points, 21 behind Alinghi and six ahead of... [more]

Don't fear spot checks says academic
An agribusiness professor says spot checks of New Zealand dairy factories by Chinese auditors next month are not a cause for concern and should be expected by the dairy industry. [more]

White Ferns thump West Indies
A captain's knock of 95 from Suzie Bates has guided the New Zealand women's cricket team to a 9 wicket victory over the West Indies in the first one-day international... [more]

IPL likely to eb played in South Africa
It appears increasingly likely that this year's Indian Premier League cricket tournament won't be held in India. The start of the tournament clashes with the countries parliamentary elections. The government... [more]

NZ women's sevens unbeaten so far in Brazil
The New Zealand women's rugby sevens side has gone through pool play unbeaten in the Brazil leg of the IRB series. New Zealand beat Ireland 36-nil, the United States 17-nil... [more]

Windies beat Ireland in second T20
The West Indies have beaten Ireland by 11 runs in the second T20 cricket international at Sabina Park in Jamaica. Victory for the Irish, following a famous six-wicket win on... [more]

Auckland tribe, Crown sign deed
Auckland iwi Te Kawerau a Maki has signed its Treaty settlement with the Crown. [more]

NZ wins Ocean under 20 womens football title
New Zealand has won the Oceania under-20 women's football tournament in Mangere, beating Papua New Guinea 3-nil in the decider. Belinda van Noorden scored after just 10 minutes, Jasmine Pereira... [more]

Farmers must be 'vigilant' over fires
Federated Farmers is calling on farmers to be vigilant following four suspected arson attacks near Ashburton. [more]

Telecom's $20m re-brand sparks row
Telecom's chief executive says spending $20 million in the next six months to ditch one of the country's most recognised brands will be money well spent. [more]

NZ dairy ingredient falls short
An ice cream manufacturer is recalling a number of its products, because of problems with the quality of a New Zealand-produced dairy ingredient. [more]

Coffee lovers to face price rise
Coffee drinkers are being warned they will have to pay more by mid-year as a drought in Brazil starts to bite. [more]

High ropes payout exceeds $100,000
Tree Adventures has been fined nearly $24,000 and ordered to pay $80,0000 in reparation to the widow of an Auckland man who fell to his death last March. [more]

CBD post-quake housing to go up
The Government has called for developers to build 750 medium-density homes in the centre of Christchurch. [more]

Not guilty verdicts on child killing
The lawyer for the man who has been found not guilty of the murder of his two-year-old step daughter says nobody has won in the trial. [more]

Employment judge reserves decision
What's believed to be New Zealand's longest-running employment dispute drew to an end on Friday, with the judge reserving his decision. [more]

Magma gives new clues to eruptions
Researchers at Victoria University have data that could be used to predict how quickly some volcanic eruptions occur. [more]

Surplus still achievable - economist
An economist says the Government's finances are still heading in the right direction, despite a lower tax take. [more]

Commission warns on DealSave
The Commerce Commission has issued a warning about an auction website, DealSave, after people's credit cards were charged even though they didn't bid on anything. [more]

Silence at Scott Base for quake victims
Personnel wintering over at Scott Base, nearly 4000 kilometres from Christchurch, have observed the third anniversary of the 2011 earthquake that devastated the city with a special commemoration. [more]

Waitutu viaducts to be restored
Four giant timber viaducts built nearly a century ago in the rugged Waitutu Forest in Fiordland National Park are to be restored. [more]

Christchurch remembers 2011 quake
Christchurch has remembered those who died on the third anniversary of the devastating 2011 earthquake. [more]

Protest groups at odds at Israeli show
Two opposing protest groups have faced off outside an Israeli dance performance in Wellington. [more]

Agency still mulling capital road option
The Transport Agency says it is still undecided on whether to build a controversial road through a rural valley near Wellington or to widen the existing State Highway 1. [more]

Charlotte Dawson dies in Australia
New Zealand-born model and media personality Charlotte Dawson has been found dead in her home in Sydney. Police say there are no suspicious circumstances in the 47-year-old's death. [more]