Radio New Zealand - Sunday, 23rd March 2014

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

Business News

Morning Business for 24 March 2014
News from the business sector including a market report. [more]

Markets Update for 24 March 2014
A brief update of movements in the financial sector. [more]

Midday Business News for 24 March 2014
Genesis Energy's sale won't be managed by the nation's two biggest retail brokers. Kathmandu's first-half profit rises nearly 10 percent and the sharemarket rises. [more]

Dateline Pacific

SPC issues reports to members on sea cucumber management
SPC provides members with specialised advice to help them protect the endangered sea cucumber. [more]

Women's economic empowerment and domestic violence in Melanesia
An Australian NGO is hoping to research the link between women's economic empowerment and domestic violence in Melanesia. [more]

NGO disaster planning helps save lives in Vanuatu during Lusi
NGO Care International helps Vanuatu island of Futuna stay up to date during recent cyclone with text messaging system. [more]

RSE scheme workers benefiting from financial literacy seminars
Pacific workers in New Zealand under the recognised seasonal employer scheme have been encouraged to spend their hard-earned money wisely. [more]

Media gets rare glimpse inside Manus asylum seeker centre
The asylum seeker facility on Papua New Guinea's Manus Island has been opened up for media for the first time; one of a small group of journalists to get inside offers a glimpse at conditions there. [more]

Dateline Pacific morning edition for 24 March 2014
Media get a rare glimpse inside Manus asylum seeker centre; RSE scheme workers in NZ benefiting from financial literacy seminars; NGO disaster planning helps save lives in Vanuatu during Lusi; Women's economic empowerment and domestic violence in Melanesia; SPC issues reports to members on sea cucumber management. [more]

Midday Report

Midday News for 24 March 2014
New Zealand Air Force remain upbead despite difficult conditions hampering the ongoing search for flight MH370 and Auckland parent says her children are being double fined for using buses. [more]

Midday Sports News for 24 March 2014
Teenage golf sensation Lydia Ko is on track to claim her first LPGA title as a professional after making a near perfect start to her final round at the Founders Cup in Arizona. [more]

Morning Report

Top Stories for Monday 24 March 2014
French satellite objects in fresh hope for plane search, Fresh hope or false hope? Search continues for MH370, Tension as Turkey shoots down Syrian warplane, Auckland Public Transport users pay $1 million for card mistakes, Foreign Minister says travel ban on Russian group is warranted, A Mana and Internet "component party" is a possibility, Napier City Council frustrated by requirement to release dangerous dog, John Key arrives in the Hague for security summit. [more]

Auckland Public Transport users pay $1 million for card mis-use
Auckland public transport users have handed over nearly one million dollars in penalties for failing to use the city's electronic ticket system properly. [more]

Pacific News for 24 March 2014
The latest from the Pacific region. [more]

Mana says an arrangement could be possible with Internet Party
The Mana Party, and the yet to be launched Internet Party, are eyeing up a possible deal that would allow them to campaign together, and share the combined party vote. [more]

French satellite objects in fresh hope for plane search
New French satellite images have emerged of objects in the ocean which could relate to the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370. [more]

Fresh hope or false hope? Search continues for MH370
The RNZAF Orion, which is helping in the search for missing Malaysia Airlines flight, has just returned to its Western Australian airforce base. [more]

Tension as Turkey shoots down Syrian warplane
Tensions on the border between Turkey and Syria have escalated, after Turkish armed forces shot down a Syrian military jet which it says had violated its airspace. [more]

Auckland Public Transport users pay $1 million for mistakes
Auckland public transport users have been penalised nearly one million dollars for failing to use the city's electronic ticket system properly. [more]

Foreign Minister says travel ban on Russian group is warranted
Nato's military commander in Europe has issued a warning about the build-up of Russian forces on Ukraine's border. [more]

A Mana and Internet "component party" is a possibility
Kim Dotcom's Internet Party is in talks with the Mana Party about campaigning together. [more]

Council frustrated by requirement to release dangerous dog
The Napier City Council says its frustrated by the law requiring it to release dangerous dogs back to their owners. [more]

John Key arrives in the Hague for security summit
The Prime Minister, John Key, arrives at the Hague today to attend the third Nuclear Security Summit. [more]

Sports News for 24 March 2014
An update from the team at RNZ Sport. [more]

NZRL to expand playgroups for Pasifika and Maori
A pilot scheme that uses rugby league to get more Pasifika and Maori children into early learning is set to expand across Auckland. [more]

Deadly landslide in United States
At least three people have been killed with as many as 18 unaccounted for, after a huge landslide devastated a rural area in the north-western American state of Washington. [more]

What makes a great cup of coffee?
What makes a great cup of coffee, and can the drinker really taste remnants of blueberries or strawberries in a brew made from freshly ground beans? [more]

Latest on search for flight MH370
Poor weather has been hampering the search for any trace of the missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 being carried out to the west of Australia. [more]

Analyst says plane crew may have been incapacitated
Robert Mark is a commercial pilot and a publisher of JetWhine dot com. He joins us. [more]

Shaping up to be a busy week for Mr Dotcom's Internet party
The Internet Party is gearing up for its launch - or probable launch - this week. [more]

Russian force at Ukrainian border 'very, very ready'
NATO's top military commander says Russia's large force on Ukraine's eastern border is a serious concern, amid fears Moldova could be the next take over target for Vladimir Putin. [more]

Rescue helicopter first on the scene at fatal plane crash
Two men are dead after the small plane they were in crashed near Hastings yesterday. [more]

Sports News for 24 March 2014
An update from the team at RNZ Sport. [more]

Kim Dotcom heads back to High Court on compensation claim
Just days after the Supreme Court knocked back Kim Dotcom's bid to access more of the FBI evidence against him, the accused internet entrepreneur's lawyers will be back in court today. [more]

New tourism strategy aims to add value in the sector
Today marks the beginning of a plan to try and almost double the amount of money the tourism industry contributes to the national economy by 2025. [more]

Dunedin bids to become an International City of Literature
Dunedin has applied to be called an international city of literature. [more]

Phil Kafcaloudes with news from Australia
Time to chat to our Melbourne correspondent Phil Kafcaloudes. [more]

New Horizons

New Horizons - 23 March 2014
William Dart looks at the recent releases Morning Phase from Beck and Wise Up Ghost from Elvis Costello and The Roots [more]

News in Pacific Languages

News in Samoan for 24 March 2014
The latest news in Samoan language. [more]

News in Tongan for 24 March 2014
The latest news in Tongan language. [more]

News in French for 24 March 2014
The latest news in French language. [more]

Nine To Noon

Off the Beaten Track with Kennedy Warne
Kennedy talks about foraging in Autumn. [more]

Auckland public paid over 1 Million in penalty fares
Auckland public transport users have paid more than a million dollars in penalty fares in just 16 months under the new At Hop system. With David Slack - Columnist and regular Auckland public transport user, Greg Edmonds - Auckland Transport's chief operating officer. [more]

Life for asylum seekers at the Detention centre in Nauru
With Mark Isaacs - who was deployed by the Salvation Army to work with asylum seekers at the Nauru detention centre at the age of 24, despite having no social work training. He says the camp was built around destroying men and grinding them into the dust. He has written a book about his experiences, called 'The Undesirables'. [more]

Prof. Matthew Parsons - e-books with a soundtrack
How synchronising a soundtrack to stories might increase reading comprehension and engagement among children. [more]

Africa correspondent - Robyn Curnow
The continuing trial of Oscar Pistorius. [more]

Feature: Dr Charles Elachi - Exploring the Unknown
NASA space explorer Dr Charles Elachi, who led the recent mission to Mars with a rover called Curiosity. [more]

Book Review - The Martian
Written by Andy Weir, reviewed by Quentin Johnson and published by Del Ray. [more]

Politics with Mike Williams and Matthew Hooton
Will The Mana party and The Internet party form an alliance? [more]

Food with Julia Milne
The Common Unity Project Aotearoa - At Epuni school - an urban farm which hopes to produce enough food to feed the entire school community within the next year. [more]

One In Five

One In Five for 23 March 2014
Taupae Connelly lives in Kaiwaka, Northland surrounded by whanau. When he was young up he didn't know of anyone else with a disability in his community. Taupae calls himself a 'thalidomide baby'; born with physical disabilities as a result of a drug women took to alleviate morning sickness during pregnancy. Taupae talks about his childhood, growing up with a disability and his efforts to get compensation from the distributors of thalidomide. [more]

Rural News

Morning Rural News for 24 March 2014
News from the rural and farming sector. [more]

Midday Rural News for 24 March 2014
News from the rural and farming sectors. [more]

Sounds Historical

Sounds Historical for 23 March 2014 ( Part 1 )
Due to copyright restrictions, all music has been removed. [more]

Sounds Historical for 23 March 2014 ( Part 2 )
Due to copyright restrictions, all music has been removed. [more]

Spiritual Outlook

Spiritual Outlook for 23 March 2014 - Buddhist Recovery Network
Recovering from addiction with help from the Buddha. [more]

Standing Room Only

Drowning City
Ben Atkins has just had Random House publish his first novel - he's just 19 but you wouldn't know it from his noir crime-story set in the Prohibitionist Depression-era USA. It's called Drowning City. [more]

This week's competition - what you need to know
This week, your mission is to write a mini radio play under one minute in length, using these five most commonly-used Hollywood sound effects. They are 'Castle Thunder', a bullet ricochet, sonar beeps from a submarine, a skidding car, and either of the two most-used screams in movies - the so-called Howie Scream or the Wilhelm scream. Have a listen, and you have until midday on Friday 28 March to send in your scripts to standingroomonly@radionz.co.nz - we'll voice it and drop in the sound effects. [more]

Whole House Reuse Project
We revisit the Whole House Reuse Project, where a red zoned Christchurch home is being turned into a multitude of artworks. Interested artists Tim Wigmore and David Trubridge explain why they're signing up for it. [more]

China
Find out why it takes nerves of steel and a steady hand to unpack and install priceless treasures which are loaned to New Zealand for exhibitions. Exhibition installer Hutch Wilco and Curator Justine Olsen from Te Papa in Wellington have been working on artifacts from the National Museum of China in Beijing. [more]

Like father, like son
Auckland father and son artists Peter and Tim Hackett - Tim's just 12 but is already represented by a gallery. Tim was discovered by the gallery director when he was just 10 and his first solo show opens at the Exhibitions Gallery of Fine Art in Auckland on Wednesday the 9th of April. [more]

Joan Bullock Morrell
Joan Bullock Morrell's final large public art project will be - she hopes - a life-sized bronze of her old friend James K Baxter. Joan Bullock Morrell Sculptor, is published by Steele Roberts. [more]

Te Ahi Kaa

Te Urewera Treks
It's largely due to the very values of manaakitanga, whanaungatanga and aroha that Joe Doherty (1953-2014) practiced and poured into his tourism business Te Urewera Treks that it's still able to run following his death a few weeks ago. Maraea Rakuraku observes Owner/Operator Joanna Doherty and Bush Guide Wiremu Nuku in their day to day operation before trekking to Nga Putahi Bush Camp in Ruatāhuna. [more]

Whakatāuki mo 16 o Poutū te rangi (March) 2014
Kahungunu ki te whaiao, Ki te ao Marama. Kahungunu seeking enlightenment and understanding throughout the world. This week's whakatauki is explained by Alex Ann Edwards nō Ng­ā­ti Kahungunu. [more]

Ketuketu Kiwaha with Alex-Ann Edwardss
Ngāti Kahungunu Iwi are doing their utmost to ensure Te Reo Māori in their rohe appeals to a generation of Te reo speakers and remains relevant by using a range of social media tools. [more]

Toni Huata
Maraea Rakuraku calls in on Toni Huata at her home studio following the completion of her fifth album Tomokia due for release in June 2014. While there she discovers Toni is a bit of a comedian. [more]

Te Manu Korihi

Te Waonui a Te Manu Korihi for 23 March 2014
Ngapuhi descendants in Australia want iwi to settle its treaty claims, why Maori Wardens are patrolling without warrants and a warning shot's fired over the heads of Genesis Energy investors. [more]

Te Manu Korihi News for 24 March 2014
An iwi leader wants the man charged with bringing kohanga and the Crown closer together to examine the way the language nests control their finances; A former cabinet Minister, Koro Wetere, is calling on the Maori broadcasting funding agency to only allocate money to total Maori immersion programmes; Maori Wardens are undergoing government-approved training courses so they can do private security work; Turanganui a Kiwa is getting amped to host the National Secondary School Kapa haka competition in July. [more]

Te Manu Korihi News for 24 March 2014
A former cabinet Minister, Koro Wetere, is calling on the Maori broadcasting funding agency to only allocate money to total Maori immersion programmes; An iwi leader wants the man charged with bringing kohanga and the Crown closer together to examine the way the language nests control their finances; Maori Wardens are undergoing government-approved training courses so they can do private security work; Turanganui a Kiwa is getting amped to host the National Secondary School Kapa haka competition in July. [more]

The Wireless

Because you're special, and because you're not
Travel in India is not for the faint-hearted, especially if you are a woman. [more]

Are you suffering from art anxiety?
Jason Maling explores “art anxiety” and attempts to treat cultural malaise at City Gallery Wellington. [more]

Upbeat

Jane Curry: NZ Guitarist
Wellington based guitarist previews her performance of the Rodrigo concerto with the New Zealand School of Music Orchestra. Please click the PLAYLIST tab to view music details. [more]

Graham Reid: Desert Blues
Graham explore the blues music of musicians from Sub-Saharan Africa.Please click the PLAYLIST tab to view music details. [more]

World & Pacific News

6am Pacific Regional and Sports News for 24 March 2014
The latest Pacific regional and sports news. [more]

7am World, Pacific and Sports News for 24 March 2014
The latest world, Pacific and sports news. [more]

8am World, Pacific and Sports News for 24 March 2014
The latest world, Pacific and sports news. [more]

9am World, Pacific and Sports News for 24 March 2014
The latest world, Pacific and sports news. [more]

10am world, Pacific and Sports News for 24 March 2014
The latest world, Pacific and sports news. [more]

11am World, Pacific and Sports News for 24 March 2014
The latest world, Pacific and sports news. [more]

News stories:

Phoenix playoff hopes slip away after drubbing
The Wellington Phoenix's chances of reaching the A-League football play-off have taken another hit after they were thrashed 5-0 by the Newcastle Jets at Hunter Stadium. Adam Taggart scored twice... [more]

Harawira defends treaty claim body
Ngapuhi elder Titewhai Harawira says hapu in the north are being fed misinformation about plans to settle the tribe's treaty claim. [more]

Anti-racism protest at supremacy rally
Police had to separate anti-racism protestors and white supremacists in Christchurch on Saturday. [more]

Principals underpaid last year
More than 200 secondary school principals are to be reimbursed after they were underpaid last year - but the mistake wasn't due to the problematic Novopay payroll system. [more]

Cambodia opposition seeks NZ support
Cambodia's opposition leader Sam Rainsy is appealing to the New Zealand Government to join calls for a re-run of elections in Cambodia he claims were rigged. [more]

Freed pitbull kills dog
Napier City Council says it had reluctantly released from a pound a potentially dangerous dog that went on to attack and kill another dog. [more]

Technology aimed at safety, cost saving
Mechanical tree harvesters used on steep forestry blocs could reduce accidents as well as lowering costs, the Government and industry say. [more]

Northland train service 'back soon'
Kiwirail is promising freight train services in Northland suspended as a result of the discovery of asbestos in locomotives will be restored as soon as possible. [more]

NZ at 'Great Escape' anniversary
The great-grand nephew of an airman killed in a mass escape attempt from a WWII prison camp will be one of a handful of New Zealanders marking 70th anniversary commemorations in Poland. [more]

NZ get D/L win over England
New Zealand have been declared winners by nine runs against England via the Duckworth-Lewis method after rain intervened in their men's World Twenty20 opener in Chittagong. Chasing 173 to win,... [more]

Blues beat Cheetahs in stuttering game
The Blues have scored their second Super Rugby victory of the season in their second home game, beating bottom side the Cheetahs of South Africa 40-30 at Eden Park in... [more]

Teenager shocks David at Worlds
Egyptian teenager Nour El Sherbini produced a stunning upset at the Women's World Squash Championship in Malaysia by beating home heroine Nicol David, the world number one and seven-time champion,... [more]

King out at squash Worlds
The New Zealand squash number one Joelle King has been eliminated in the quarter-finals of the World Squash Championships in Malaysia. The tournament fifth seed lost to the unseeded three-time... [more]

Chelsea destroy 10-man Arsenal
Chelsea ripped apart 10-man London rivals Arsenal in a 6-0 mauling as Liverpool and Manchester City kept up the pressure with big wins in English football's Premier League on Sunday. [more]

Warriors get first win over Cowboys
The Warriors have broken a 12-year losing streak in Townsville with a 20-16 National Rugby League victory over the North Queensland Cowboys. After a disappointing start to the season, the... [more]

NZ sweep shot put in Melbourne
New Zealand has swept the shot put at the World Challenge athletics meet in Melbourne, with gold medals in the men's and women's events. Timaru shot putter Tom Walsh produced... [more]

Scott holds lead
Australian golfer Adam Scott remains in control at the Arnold Palmer Invitational despite his lead shrinking in the third round in Florida. Scott, who led overnight by seven strokes, had... [more]

Team New Zealand finishes second
Team New Zealand has finished second at the Extreme Sailing Series regatta in Muscat. Dean Barker and crew took two race wins and a third to overhaul Swiss syndicate Alinghi... [more]

Chiefs shocked by Force
The Chiefs have suffered their first loss of the Super Rugby season, falling 18-15 to the Western Force in Perth. Two tries to Force captain Matt Hodgson laid the platform... [more]

Stalemate between Uruguay and USA
Uruguay and the USA have drawn 27-27 in the first leg of the Rugby World Cup 2015 Americas 2 qualifier in Montevideo. The result sets up a mouth-watering winner-takes-all encounter... [more]

Erakovic dumped out in first round - twice
Marina Erakovic has been dumped out in the first round of singles at the latest WTA event in Florida. The New Zealand number one lost in straight sets to American... [more]

Review of suicide reporting rules due
The Law Commission will this week present its review of the rules governing media reporting of suicide deaths. Megan Whelan of The Wireless looks at the issue for Insight. [more]

Ko leads in Arizona
Auckland teenage golf star Lydia Ko is closing in on what would be her first professional win in the USA, and her first victory this year. Ko holds a one-shot... [more]

Mathewson cited for stamping
Western Force halfback Alby Mathewson has been cited for stamping on an opponent during last night's upset win over Super Rugby champions the Chiefs. The former All Black got off... [more]

Sevens side make Tokyo semis
The New Zealand men's rugby sevens side have beaten Australia 21-12 in the quarter-finals at the IRB World Series event in Tokyo. Ben Lam scored early for the All Blacks... [more]

Gomez's NZ run ends
World triathlete number one Javier Gomez's winning streak in New Zealand has ended. Gomez was pipped in the men's race at the New Plymouth World Cup by fellow Spaniard Mario... [more]

Crashes claim two lives in North Island
Specialist police teams are investigating two fatal car crashes in the upper North Island on Sunday morning. [more]

Foxes draw as Burnley win
Leicester City have inched closer to promotion to English football's Premier League despite the All Whites striker Chris Wood's side drawing 1-1 at Blackburn. So even though the gap to... [more]

Magic make it 4 from 4
The Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic netballers have continued their winning start to the trans-Tasman netball season, beating the Vixens 49-44 in Melbourne. The Magic led 25-22 at half-time and... [more]

NZ announces Crimea travel sanctions
The Government will ban some Russians and Ukranians from visiting New Zealand in what it describes as a modest sanction. [more]

'Freak' crash ends in house fire
A South Canterbury house has been gutted by fire after a car crashed into a power pole, bringing lines down that triggered a blaze and cut power to hundreds of homes. [more]

Kohanga trust to release statement
A Kohanga Reo National Trust spokesperson says the loans the trust's commercial arm made to senior Kohanga members, are above board. The trust is due to release a statement on Monday. [more]

Auckland barista takes coffee title
An Auckland barista has taken the title as the country's best coffee maker. [more]