Radio New Zealand - Sunday, 2nd March 2014

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This page features: Business News, CEISMIC, Dateline Pacific, Midday Report, Morning Report, New Horizons, News in Pacific Languages, News Stories, Nine To Noon, One In Five, Rural News, Sounds Historical, Standing Room Only, Te Ahi Kaa, Te Manu Korihi, Upbeat, World & Pacific News

Business News

Morning Business for 3 March 2014
News from the business sector including a market report. [more]

Markets Update for 3 March 2014
A brief update of movements in the financial sector. [more]

Midday Business News for 3 March 2014
Transpacific sells its NZ waste managment business to a Chinese buyer. New Zealand Refining raises 48 million dollars and the share market falls. [more]

CEISMIC

Christchurch shops still feeling effects of quakes 3 years on
Three years on from the Canterbury earthquakes there is a huge focus on getting the central city back up and running, but some suburban shopping areas are also struggling to attract customers. [more]

Dateline Pacific

Dateline Pacific morning edition for 3 March 2014
The film Nuclear Savage lays bare Marshalls 'guinea pig' story; Scientists look to ancient wisdom to help predict weather in Pacific; An NGO hopes the role of sport in development will be better reflected in the new Pacific Plan; Vanuatu is to improve access to pre-school education;NZ Minister rejects more support for Pasifika bilingual. [more]

The film Nuclear Savage lays bare Marshalls "guinea pig" story
An American film maker is hoping his documentary will lay bare the extent of United States nuclear testing in the Marshall Islands. [more]

Scientists look to ancient wisdom to help predict weather
Scientist says ancient wisdom of Pacific can be put to practical use when combined with modern weather forecasting tools. [more]

Hopes new Pacific Plan will better reflect role sport can play
A sports oriented NGO is hoping that the role of sport in development will be better reflected in the new Pacific Plan. [more]

Vanuatu to improve access to pre-school education
The Vanuatu government is to stage a pilot scheme to improve the reach and quality of pre-school education. [more]

NZ Minister rejects more support for Pasifika bilingual
New Zealand's Education Minister rebuffs calls for Pasifika bilingual schooling to get more staffing and pay. [more]

Midday Report

Midday News for 3 March 2014
Ukraine is on a war footing and Plunket has plans for a visiting Royal baby. [more]

Midday Sports News for 3 March 2014
The All Blacks captain Richie McCaw will see a specialist in the next couple of days to decide whether or not he needs surgery on his broken thumb. [more]

Morning Report

Act Party's "Thriller at the Villa" party conference
Party leader Jamie Whyte used the ACT conference to propose abolishing the Resource Management Act and extending the three strikes legislation. [more]

Top Stories for Monday 3 March 2014
Urewera families want compensation, Tension continues over the Crimean Peninsula, NZ residents in Australia may lose job incentive grant, ACT told to make its mark further to the right, Act Party's "Thriller at the Villa" party conference is a thriller, Royal tour details announced. [more]

ACT's revival talked up
The ACT Party has been encouraged to swing further to the right, during its party conference over the weekend. [more]

New "integrity unit" at rugby union
The Drug Free Sport foundation says it's disappointed by reports of Super Rugby players mixing sleeping pills and energy drinks to get high. [more]

Pacific News for 3 March 2014
The latest from the Pacific region. [more]

Urewera families want compensation
One of the so-called Urewera four and the whanau of another who was charged following the raids are seeking more than half a million dollars in compensation. [more]

Tension continues over the Crimean Peninsula
The interim Ukrainian Prime Minister, Arseniy Yatsenyuk, is accusing Russia of having declared war on his country and is urging President Vladimir Putin to pull back the Russian military. [more]

NZ residents in Australia may lose job incentive grant
There is widespread concern a bill before the Australian parliament indicates the Abbott government will target long-time New Zealand residents living across the Tasman. [more]

ACT told to make its mark further to the right
One of ACT's main financial backers is urging the party to be more radical in order to get the middle class off the Government's teat. [more]

Royal tour details announced
It's been confirmed that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will bring their baby son, Prince George, to New Zealand on their tour next month. [more]

Sports News for 3 March 2014
An update from the team at RNZ Sport. [more]

Search for missing German tramper
Police are this morning preparing to resume their search for a German teenager missing in the Nelson Lakes National Park. [more]

Stars get ready for Academy Award ceremony
The red carpet has been rolled out for the film industry's biggest event of the year, The Academy Awards, in Los Angeles. [more]

NZ Festival review
Lyn Freeman visits The Power Plant installation at Wellington's Botanic Gardens. [more]

Maori Party co-leader discusses Uruwera compensation claims
Hundreds of thousands of dollars in compensation are being asked for by some of the people affected by the 2007 Urewera raids. [more]

NZer in Kiev cites lack of information about Crimean 'takeover'
As the Ukraine puts its troops on high alert, with the threat of war against Russia, one New Zealander living in Kiev says the situation there today is surprisingly calm. [more]

China state media blames seperatists for massacre at station
The Chinese authorities are blaming Islamic separatists from the north-west region of Xinjiang for what it is calling an organised terrorist attack at a train station. [more]

Banks about to welcome back low deposit holders
Banks could be about to welcome back house hunters who have low deposits. [more]

NZ expats concerned rights in Australia will be stripped
An advocacy group for expatriates living in Australia is concerned the exclusion of New Zealanders from a proposed welfare payment may be the thin edge of the wedge. [more]

Australian golfer wins NZ Open, New Zealanders close behind
A little-known Australian golfer, Dimitrios Papadatos, has been crowned the New Zealand Open Champion at the Hills in Arrowtown, winning the tournament by four shots. [more]

Sports News for 3 March 2014
An update from the team at RNZ Sport. [more]

Oscar Pistorius trial to begin this evening
The trial of the South African Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius for the murder of his girlfriend, will begin tonight. [more]

NZer take part in Alaska's famed Iditarod Trail Sled Dog race
New Zealand's Curt Perano and his team of dogs are taking part in Alaska's famed Iditarod Trail Sled Dog race. [more]

News from Australia with Donna Field
Time for a chat with our Brisbane correspondent Donna Field. [more]

New Horizons

New Horizons 2 March 2014
William Dart opens his 2014 season of programmes with a catch-up of local artists The Adults, Tiki Taane and Neil Finn. [more]

News in Pacific Languages

News in Samoan for 3 March 2014
The latest news in Samoan language. [more]

News in Tongan for 3 March 2014
The latest news in Tongan language. [more]

News in French for 3 March 2014
The latest news in French language. [more]

Nine To Noon

Food with Bill Gold
Bill Gold is the skipper of the vessel Polaris, which was expected to head out to catch some of the first Bluff oysters of the year. The season started on the 1st of March. [more]

Ukraine mobilises after Vladimir Putin's "declaration of war"
With Lucian Kim - a Journalist who has been covering Russia and Eastern Europe for 2 decades. [more]

NZ firms investigate prefabricated houses
With Philip King - Fletcher Building group general manager investor relations & capital markets. Pamela Bell - PrefabNZ CEO. Grant Porteous - Managing Director at the master franchise of G.J. Gardner Homes, NZ's largest home builder. [more]

Funeral directors urge WINZ to increase its funeral grant
With Stephen Dil - Vice chair of the funeral director's association. [more]

Europe correspondent - Seamus Kearney
The crisis in The Ukraine and Crimea. [more]

Feature: James Laver - NZ cricket bat maker
James Laver is based in Waipawa has made bats for some the modern game's biggest stars, including Brian Lara, Steve Waugh, Ricky Ponting, Ian Botham, Viv Richards. [more]

Book Review - Under the Wide and Starry Sky
Written by Nancy Horan, reviewed by Lisa Finucane and published by Hodder. [more]

Politics with Mike Williams and Matthew Hooton
The ACT party held a conference on the weekend. [more]

Urbanist - Tommy Honey
Pedestrians. [more]

One In Five

One In Five for 2 March 2014
This week on One in Five, Katy Gosset is at Surfability Day at Christchurch's Sumner Beach. The event, run by the local long boarders club, offers people with disabilities a chance to get out in the waves, each supported by a large crew of volunteers. The club runs an event each year to give something back to its beachside community: this year it chose the Surfability concept proposed by a club member, Gary Butt, who had run similar events in Kaitaia. The participants include novices and, in some cases, more experienced surfers testing the waters again after a life changing accident. [more]

Rural News

Morning Rural News for 3 March 2014
News from the rural and farming sector. [more]

Midday Rural News for 3 March 2014
News from the rural and farming sectors. [more]

Sounds Historical

Sounds Historical Hour One - 2 March 2014
8pm to 9pm. Due to copyright restrictions, all music has been removed. [more]

Sounds Historical Hour Two - 2 March 2014
9pm to 10pm. Due to copyright restrictions, all music has been removed. [more]

Standing Room Only

Estuary Artworks Competition
The 2014 Estuary Artworks competition challenges artists to respond creatively to Auckland's Tamaki Estuary and encourages responsibility for protecting and preserving it. [more]

The secret lives of ushers
Ushers, those patient people who escort people to their seats. Alex Smith and Lesley Bly share their stories and observations. [more]

Blast from the Past
Irene Gardiner from NZ on Screen fossicks through the vaults at TVNZ to bring us a selection of TV clips from the past, with a summery theme. [more]

Lamplighter by Kerry Donnovan Brown
A mysterious lamplighter in a remote South Island township believes he's protecting the residents from evil spirits. [more]

Eden Mulholland
Composer, soloist, producer Eden Mulholland blends Spanish flamenco and traditional Maori music to create something new for the New Zealand premiere of Paniora, a play by Briar Grace Smith. [more]

Te Ahi Kaa

Shane Te Ruki
Think before you Ink is a lecture delivered by Shane Te Ruki, which looks at the tradition and modernisation of taa moko (traditional maori tattoo). Shane explains the three most important aspects of receiving taa moko that includes hygiene, design and payment. [more]

Whakatāuki mo 2 o Poutū te Rangi 2014
Kia hora te marino, kia whakapapa pounamu te moana, kia tere te kaarohirohi a, ko tou hoa haere, ko te rangimarie. May the calm be widespread, may the ocean glisten like greenstone, may the shimmer of light dance across your pathway and may peace itself be your travelling companion. Explained by Shane Te Ruki no Ngati Porou, Ngati Maniapoto. [more]

Nancy Brunning - Paniora
Actress Nancy Brunning no Ngati Raukawa, Ngai Tuhoe talks about her role in the play Paniora written by Playwright Briar Grace-Smith. [more]

Dr Rapata Wiri
Changes in the way people access information means that the teaching of te reo maori needs to adapt, that's according to Dr Rapata Wiri who has created a mobile app, a nine module te reo maori course, Te Pumanawa. [more]

Flaxmere Family Festival
Justine Murray takes in the action at the annual Flaxmere Family Festival, and talks to 95 year old Wairukuruku Maere and Councillor Henare o Keefe about the positive things happening in the community. [more]

Te Manu Korihi

Te Waonui for Sun 2 March 2014
Te Waonui presents highlights of the week's Maori news, this week on the show: price-drop tipped for pounamu; talk of phantom hapu calling the shots in Ngapuhi; and, Maori nurses stacking supermarkets shelves. [more]

Te Manu Korihi News for 3 March 2014
An iwi group has pulled out of plans for Maori health provision at the top of the South Island, saying its service would be dumbed down and put at risk; Tribes say trees could be planted on a million hectares of Maori land over the next decade, if the government does something about the carbon credit price collapse; A Maori fishing firm is at the forefront of changes to the way scampi is harvested; A Kohanga Reo in London, where Maori descent is a minority culture, is making sure Maori children have their own space to learn about their identity. [more]

Te Manu Korihi News for 3 March 2014
An iwi group has pulled out of plans for Maori health provision at the top of the South Island, saying its service would be dumbed down and put at risk; A Maori fishing firm is at the forefront of changes to the way scampi is harvested; Tribes say trees could be planted on a million hectares of Maori land over the next decade, if the government does something about the carbon credit price collapse; A Kohanga Reo in London, where Maori descent is a minority culture, is making sure Maori children have their own space to learn about their identity. [more]

Upbeat

Marc Taddei: Conductor
Conductor of NZSO's performance of Schubert Symphony No 5 as part of their 'Five by Five 'series. [more]

Rachel Hyde: Schubert (Part 1)
Rachel explores the work of Schubert ahead of the NZSO performance of Schubert's 5th Symphony. [more]

Rachel Hyde: Schubert (Part 2)
Rachel explores the work of Schubert ahead of the NZSO performance of Schubert's 5th Symphony. [more]

World & Pacific News

6am Pacific Regional News for 3 March 2014
The latest Pacific regional news. [more]

7am World, Pacific and Sports News for 3 March 2014
The latest world, Pacific and sports news. [more]

8am World, Pacific and Sports News for 3 March 2014
The latest world, Pacific and sports news. [more]

9am World, Pacific and Sports News for 3 March 2014
The latest world, Pacific and sports news. [more]

10am World, Pacific and Sports News for 3 March 2014
The latest world, Pacific and sports news. [more]

11am World, Pacific and Sports News for 3 March 2014
The latest world, Pacific and sports news. [more]

News stories:

Breakers beaten in Cairns
The New Zealand Breakers will not play in the ANBL basketball play-offs this season. The 3-time defending champions had their play-off hopes extinguished after suffering a 92-87 loss in Cairns... [more]

Waratahs thump Reds
The New South Wales Waratahs have scored their biggest ever win over state rivals the Queensland Reds with a 32-5 victory in their Super Rugby clash in Sydney. Fullback Israel... [more]

Chiefs beat Highlanders
The Chiefs have recorded their second win in the Super Rugby competition, coming from behind to beat a dogged Highlanders side 21-19 in hamilton. The 2-time-defending champions trailed... [more]

Ko tied for 17th in Singapore
The New Zealand golfer Lydia Ko is tied for 17th after 3 rounds of the Singapore Open. Ko fired a one over par 73 to be 1 under par for... [more]

ACT wants '3 strikes' law for burglary
New ACT Party leader Jamie Whyte says the three strikes and you're out sentencing laws should be extended to include burglary. [more]

Chelsea top of Premiership
Chelsea have opened up a four-point lead at the top of the English football Premiership after beating Fulham 3-1 at Craven Cottage. German international Andre Schuerrle scored a second-half... [more]

Afghanistan upset Bangladesh in Asian Cup
Playing in the Asian Cup for the first time, the Afghanistani cricketers have beaten hosts Bangladesh by 32 runs in their one-day clash in Fatullah. It is just Afghanistan's 4th... [more]

Warner helps Australia to good start at Newlands
Opener David Warner scored a run-a-ball century as Australia dominated the opening day of the third and deciding cricket test against South Africa, piling up 331 for three at Newlands... [more]

South Africa wins under 19 World Cup
The South African under 19 cricketers have won their World Cup, beating Pakistan by 6 wickets in the final in Dubai. Pakistan were dismissed for just 131 with South Africa... [more]

Bulls score first win, beat Lions
First-five Jacques-Louis Potgieter kicked 20 points as South Africa's Bulls claimed their first win of the Super Rugby season with a 25-17 victory over the Lions at Loftus Versfeld... [more]

Federer wins in Dubai
The Swiss tennis star Roger Federer has won his sixth Dubai ATP title, beating Tomas Berdych of the Czech Republic in 3 sets in the final. The 32-year-old won... [more]

Councils' alcohol polices challenged
Local Government New Zealand says it is disappointed a large supermarket chain is legally challenging small communities over their alcohol policies. [more]

Mayor bemoans Countdown pressure
The Hauraki Mayor says the company which owns the Countdown supermarket chain is "riding rough-shod" over his small community and putting pressure on to extend alcohol trading hours. [more]

McLaughlin second in Adelaide
The young New Zealand motor racing driver Scott McLaughlin has finished second in race two in Adelaide at the opening round of the Australian V8 Supercars. McLaughlin is debut in... [more]

ACT's '3 strikes' plan divides opinion
The ACT party's proposal to extend three strikes and you're out sentencing to include burglary has divided law and order groups. [more]

Chemical spill in Christcurch
Hazardous materials specialists are still at the scene of chemical leak at a transport company in Christchurch. [more]

AC/DC drummer loses fight to hide name
The Employment Relations Authority has denied AC/DC drummer Phil Rudd name suppression in an employment battle with staff from his Tauranga restaurant. [more]

Internet Party seeks commission approval
The Internet Party of Kim Dotcom is waiting for Electoral Commission approval to gather membership data via online applications, including allowing a member to sign directly on to a computer screen with a finger or using a mouse. [more]

Gate slips to fourth in Omnium world title defence
The Auckland cyclist Aaron Gate has failed in his bid to retain his Omnium world championship title, having to settle for fourth at this year's event in Colombia. Gate moved... [more]

Twenty20 match washed out
The second Twenty20 cricket match between New Zealand and the West Indies has been rained out at Queens Park in Invercargill. After a delay at the beginning of the match,... [more]

Three new marine reserves established
Three new marine reserves covering 435,000 hectares of ocean surrounding the Antipodes, Bounty and Campbell Islands are being established on Sunday. [more]

Track operating again after derailment
A derailed train has been removed from Auckland's southern rail line by a crane and the track is now expected to be back in operation. [more]

Police teams search for missing tramper
Three police search teams are scouring the Travers Saddle area of the Nelson Lakes National Park in search of a missing German tramper. [more]

NZEI makes plea for 2020 deadline
The Educational Institute is calling for all teachers in pre-school services to be qualified and registered by 2020. [more]

Call to pay low-decile teachers more
A south Auckland principal is calling for teachers in decile 1 and 2 schools to be paid more than elsewhere if the Government is serious about raising Pasifika achievement. [more]

Godwits begin their long journey north
An official send-off has been given to godwits in Canterbury on Sunday before the birds make their annual flight north. [more]

Body found on West Coast beach
A man's body has been found near the mouth of the Kahurangi River on the West Coast. [more]

Ukraine developments 'deeply worrying'
Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully says the developments in Ukraine are deeply worrying. [more]

Australian wins NZ Golf Open
The Australian golfer Dimitrios Papadatos has won the New Zealand Open, at the Hills in Arrowtown. Papadatos shot a final round six under par 66, to finish at 18 under... [more]

Mystics trounced first up
The Auckland based Mystics have been trounced 58-34 by the Melbourne Vixens in their opening trans-Tasman netball competition match in Melbourne. They trailed 28-20 at halftime. Tonight the Southern Steel... [more]

Integrity Unit to be established by NZRU
The New Zealand Rugby Union is to establish a dedicated integrity unit to combat corruption and doping in the sport. The union's general manager of professional rugby, Neil Sorenson says... [more]

Swifts overcome Fever
The New South Wales Swifts have overcome a seven goal second-quarter deficit to beat the West Coast Fever 54-51 in the opening round of the trans-Tasman netball competition in Sydney... [more]

Wallabies centre may have suffered another serious neck injury
The Super Rugby season and playing career of the Wallabies and ACT Brumbies centre Pat McCabe could be over if scans confirm he's suffered another serious neck injury. McCabe was... [more]

Rugby union to set up 'integrity unit'
The New Zealand Rugby Union is to establish a dedicated integrity unit to combat corruption and doping in the sport. [more]

Law change a worry for expat Kiwis
An advocacy group for New Zealanders living in Australia is concerned a potential law change there could strip more expatriates of a government job incentive grant. [more]

Pardew dismissed for headbutting a player
Newcastle has fined manager Alan Pardew $200 thousand and given him a formal warning for headbutting an opposition player in his side's 4-1 win over Hull, in their English premier... [more]

KiwiRail 'disappointed' at asbestos find
KiwiRail says it is very disappointed asbestos has been found in one of its DL locomotives. [more]

Man seriously injured while canyoning
A man has been seriously injured after falling six metres onto rocks while canyoning in the Coromandel. [more]

Transport delays 'not good enough'
Auckland Transport says public transport delays after Saturday night's Bruce Springsteen concert weren't good enough and shouldn't be repeated on Sunday. [more]

Police say driver likely to face charges
Police say the driver involved in a fatal high speed crash near Dannevirke on Saturday is likely to face charges. [more]