Radio New Zealand - Sunday, 13th April 2014

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This page features: Birds, Business News, CEISMIC, Dateline Pacific, Morning Report, New Horizons, News in Pacific Languages, News Stories, Nine To Noon, One In Five, Rural News, Sounds Historical, Spectrum, Spiritual Outlook, Standing Room Only, Te Ahi Kaa, Te Manu Korihi, TED Radio Hour, The Critic's Chair, World & Pacific News

Birds

Kererū
Listen our distinctive native pigeon, which, as the only disperser of large fruits, are essential for the regeneration of our native forests. [more]

Antarctic Tern
Listen to the Antarctic tern, a medium-sized tern with a white rump and forked tail. [more]

Warou
Listen to the warou, named ‘welcome swallows’ in English because they appeared in southern Australia as a herald of spring. [more]

Business News

Morning Business for 14 April 2014
News from the business sector including a market report. [more]

Markets Update for 14 April 2014
A brief update of movements in the financial sector. [more]

CEISMIC

Shape Shifting Fashion
Shapeshifting is a conference organised by AUT featuring local and international guest speakers, academics, and innovators involved in the world of fashion and textiles. The conference is the first of its kind in the world, and its function isn't about discussing ways to build brands and to talk about trends, but a chance to think outside the box; a means to inspire, network and spark discourse. Sonia Sly talks to Christina Cie about the Christchurch Earthquake and its impact on clothing and identity for the community at large, US artist Nick Cave takes his 'body' of work into extraordinary musical and performing heights with 'Sound Suits' and Co-Director Andreas Mikellis discusses the way in which the notion of 'fashion' is changing and the importance of looking to the future. [more]

Royal couple to meet families of quake victims in Christchurch
Today the Royal couple head to Christchurch, a city with which the Prince has built strong ties, since the earthquakes rocked the region three years ago. [more]

Dateline Pacific

Pacific transport ministers make critical decisions
Transport leaders from around the Pacific reach key decisions during summit in Nadi. [more]

Floating mobile medical clinic for Pacific on way
A New Zealand-based volunteer organisation is refitting a boat to travel through the Pacific visiting remote islands providing free medical care. [more]

Rebalancing of economy needed in Fiji: ADB
The Asian Development Bank says Fiji needs to rebalance its economy away from consumer-driven growth which it says is not sustainable in the medium term. [more]

Death penalty policy being drawn up in PNG
A policy framework for the death penalty is being drafted in Papua New Guinea. [more]

Solomons gold mine pull out followed fears of lawlessness
Australian gold producer says it had no option but to temporarily pull out of its Solomon Islands operation after violence and lawlessness escalated in the wake of last week's floods. [more]

NZ government misguided on Fiji elections - UFDF
UFDF says New Zealand government's view that Fiji elections will be free and fair is misguided. [more]

Dateline Pacific morning edition for 14 April 2014
Fiji opposition group says New Zealand government misguided on Fiji elections; Solomons gold mine pull out followed fears of lawlessness; Death penalty policy being drawn up in PNG; Rebalancing of economy needed in Fiji according to the ADB; Floating mobile medical clinic for Pacific on way; Pacific transport ministers make critical decisions. [more]

Morning Report

Top Stories for Monday 14 April 2014
Solomon Islands earthquake, Mana - Internet talks, global greenhouse gas increases, Chilean fire. [more]

NZ now the fourth highest gas emissions per person
A new report released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change shows that global emissions of greenhouse gases have risen to unprecedented levels. [more]

Pacific News for 14 April 2014
The latest from the Pacific region. [more]

Housing reforms start today
Social housing reforms kick in today, which, for the first time, will see rents subsidised for homes that aren't part of Housing New Zealand. [more]

Solomon Islands rocked by another earthquake
Solomon Islands has been hit by another powerful earthquake overnight, measuring seven-point-four on the richter scale. [more]

GNS seismologist on impact of Solomons quake
The GNS duty seismologist John Ristau discusses the Solomon Islands earthquake. [more]

Minister McCully says NZ will assist in Solomons relief effort
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Murray McCully, discusses New Zealand's role in the Solomon Islands relief effort. [more]

Internet Party is not just one man, says party 'visionary'
It was a busy political weekend for internet entrepreneur, Kim Dotcom. [more]

Mana Internet deal one step closer after AGM
Within Mana, uncertainty over the wisdom of a political alliance with the Internet Party continues to cause division. [more]

Key dismisses alliance of Internet and Mana as vote winner
The Prime Minister John Key says an alliance of the Internet party and the Mana Party is unlikely to win over many voters. [more]

Political editor analyses future of Mana, Internet party
Radio NZ Political Editor Brent Edwards discusses the possible Mana, Internet party alliance. [more]

Greens claim government is ignoring climate experts advice
A new report released by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change shows that global emissions of greenhouse gases have risen to unprecedented levels, with one New Zealand expert saying this country isn't doing enough to stem the tide. [more]

Fire in port Chilean city kills 16, destroys 500 homes
At least sixteen people have been killed in a huge fire that's still burning in Chile's northern port city of Valparaiso. [more]

Royal couple jet around Otago on seventh day of tour
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spent the seventh day of their Australasia tour in Otago yesterday, first in Dunedin and then Queenstown. [more]

Kohanga Board stays until December
Kohanga National Trustboard members, who've been cleared of mis-spending allegations, but whose commercial arm is still under scrutiny, will carry on their day to day duties until December. [more]

Major social housing reforms kick off today
New social housing reforms come into effect today. [more]

Soloman Islands recovering from major earthquake
Solomon Islands has been hit by its second major earthquake in as many days, adding to the misery of a country still reeling from last week's devastating floods. [more]

Dotcom alliance sends fractures through Mana
A proposed alliance with the Internet Party has split the Mana Party. [more]

Internet Party says it shares values with Mana
The Internet party says its interest in joining forces with Mana is not merely a means of getting into parliament and insists the two parties do share core values. [more]

Some Mana members not convinced about Internet alliance
Senior Mana party member Sue Bradford fears that Mana's reputation will be irreparably damaged if an alliance with the Internet party is formalised. [more]

Casualties in Ukraine as gun battles continue
At least two people have been killed and several more wounded in gun battles between Ukrainian special forces and pro-Russian militants in the eastern city of Slaviansk. [more]

Warriors end difficult week with a close loss
The Warriors have capped one of the most tulmultuous weeks in the NRL club's history with an agonising 21-20 loss to the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs at Eden Park. [more]

Wayne Scurrah says he'll resign if club doesn't make finals
The chief executive of the Warriors, Wayne Scurrah, says he doesn't think the recent off field dramas had an impact on his team's performance. [more]

Study to look at make-up of air polloution
Have you ever walked down a busy city street and wondered just how polluted the air is that you're breathing in? [more]

Holes in Marsden Point roads caused by faulty pipes
The developer of a multi-million dollar subdivision near Marsden Point says holes appearing in its roads have been caused by faulty pipes, approved by the Whangarei council. [more]

Phil Kafcaloudes with news from Australia
Phil Kafcaloudes with news from Australia including the recent cyclone in north Queensland. [more]

New Horizons

New Horizons - 13 April 2014
William Dart looks at the new self-titled album from the trio Sisyphus and the work of two of its members Sufjan Stevens and Son Lux. [more]

News in Pacific Languages

News in Samoan for 14 April 2014
The latest news in Samoan language. [more]

News in Tongan for 14 April 2014
The latest news in Tongan language. [more]

News in French for 14 April 2014
The latest news in French language. [more]

Nine To Noon

Warning over small telcos
Small business owner David Williams, whose phone was cut off after dispute with Black and White, and David Russell, chair of the Telecommunication Dispute Resolution which deals with complaints from consumers about services provided by their telecommunications company. [more]

The Age of Renewables?
A new report by the global investment banking giant, Citi, says the world is entering the age of renewable energy, with solar and wind power leading the way. Michael Eckhart is a Managing Director and Global Head of Environmental Finance and Sustainability at Citigroup. He is currently in New Zealand to deliver a keynote speech at the Wind Energy Conference [more]

Europe correspondent Carsten von Nahmen
Europe correspondent Carsten von Nahmen - Head of News & Current Affairs for Deutsche Welle in Germany [more]

Feature: The untold story of the "black diggers"
100 years on from the beginning of World War 1, Australian playwright and director, Wesley Enoch talks to us about uncovering the untold story of the aboriginal soldiers of World War 1, known as the Black Diggers. His play Black Diggers is being performed at the Brisbane Arts Festival. [more]

Book review: Ko Te Whenua Te Utu - The Land is the Price
'Ko Te Whenua Te Utu - The Land is the Price: Essays on Maori History, Land and Politics' by M P K (Keith) Sorrenson, reviewed by Paul Diamond, published by Auckland University Press. [more]

Political commentators Matthew Hooton and Mike Williams
Matthew Hooton and Mike Williams on the Mana/Internet alliance debate and the Labour/Greens pre-election strategy. [more]

Easter baking: Hot Cross Buns
Bryan Hodges owns and runs the Oven Fresh Bakery in Gore. [more]

Urbanist Tommy Honey
Urban issues - public transport and home affordability. [more]

One In Five

One In Five for 13 April 2014 - accessible walks
Anna Jameson is a wheelchair user and disability rights advocate who has written a book about accessible walks. New Zealand is full of scenic locations but not all of them can be enjoyed by wheelchair users or others living with a disability. Anna's book, co-written with her brother, Andrew Jameson, provides detailed information about 100 South Island walks, all of which she completed using her wheelchair. Here she shares the experience of one such walk near Queenstown with One in Five's Katy Gosset. [more]

One In Five Extra!!!
Anna Jameson takes One In Five's Katy Gosset on a walk near Frankton. [more]

Rural News

Morning Rural News for 14 April 2014
News from the rural and farming sector. [more]

Sounds Historical

Sounds Historical Hour One - 13 April 2014
Sounds Historical with Jim Sullivan gives listeners the chance to learn about the colourful,dramatic, and often remarkable events and people of New Zealand's past. 8pm to 9pm [more]

Sounds Historical Hour Two - 13 April 2014
Sounds Historical with Jim Sullivan gives listeners the chance to learn about the colourful,dramatic, and often remarkable events and people of New Zealand's past. 9pm to 10pm [more]

Spectrum

Spectrum for 13 April 2014 - Magic Memories
John Ewing describes his time training and working as an animator at the Walt Disney Animation Studios in one word - magic. After twice serving with the US Navy, including a tour of duty in the Korean War, John decided to return to his first love of drawing and was accepted into the Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angles. From there he was handpicked to join Disney and stayed for over a decade working on classics such as The Jungle Book and Sleeping Beauty. While he would have like to have stayed at Disney, chances to rise up the ranks were limited and so in 1967 John and his wife decided to move to New Zealand. Attracted by our fledging television industry, he turned his skills to classic commercials, creating recognisable animations such as Ches'n'Dale and the Marley Duck. Come and meet John Ewing with Spectrum, and find out what it was like for him to work for a time at one of the most magical places on earth. [more]

Spiritual Outlook

Spiritual Outlook for 13 April 2014
David Steemson checks out the prospect of green-burials in Auckland, learns about an alternative to coffins, and canvases the question of Life after Death. [more]

Standing Room Only

NZ Crime Writing
Crime pays for a growing number of New Zealand writers. Dr Jenny Lawn has read more Kiwi crime stories than most, and she says it's darkly funny and ingenious in the way people get knocked off here. She's written a chapter on NZ Crime Writing for an upcoming new edition of the Oxford History of the Novel (Oxford University Press). [more]

Museum and gallery leaders conference
New Zealand museum and gallery heads get some vital tips on how to raise money from the famous Tate art galleries' key money-maker in the UK, Laura Wright. She and Museums Aotearoa head Phillipa Tocker have been at a recent conference of museum and gallery leaders to thrash out a range of issues facing them all. [more]

Standing Room Only public art competition
The results of this week's competition and the next one is revealed. [more]

Ballet brothers
Brothers Joseph and Nathaniel Skelton are now both members of the Royal New Zealand Ballet Company. For little brother Joseph, it's a miracle he can even walk let alone leap after a nasty skateboarding accident a few years ago, which Nathaniel helped him through. Now they're both appearing in the RNZBC's touring production of Coppélia. Does sibling rivalry spur them on? [more]

Sebastian Hampson
Another young New Zealand writer has scored a publishing deal with his debut novel. Sebastian Hampson sets his love story, of sorts, in Paris. The Train to Paris is published by Text. [more]

Following the dream
New Zealand conductor Ray Chan makes history by being but it comes at a cost. He’s the first New Zealander accepted into the postgraduate orchestral conducting studio at the Royal Academy of Music in London and one of only two conductors accepted into the programme this year from around the world. Now he needs to raise the cash to fulfil his dream. [more]

Te Ahi Kaa

Witi Ihimaera
Since 2010 Witi Ihimaera has been a part of the faculty at The Banff Centre, Alberta, Canada. The Creative incubator attracts up to eight thousand students from around the world. As part of the Indigenous Writing Programme this years focus of the programme will be for writers who are interested in writing for theatre, he explains more with Justine Murray. [more]

The role of a carver - James Rickard
Justine Murray visits Te Wānanga Whakāiro Rakau (National Carving School) at Whakarewarewa Māori Arts and Crafts Institute, Rotorua. Head tutor James Rickard talks about the uses of the different carving tools, and a few of the students explain some of their work. [more]

Whakatāuki mo 13 o Paenga whāwhā (April) 2014
Pōnga Rā, Pōnga Rā ka tata kii mai te whare o nga ture. In our darkest moment who will you fight for? Explained by Robert Ruha nō Ngāti Pōrou, Te Whānau ā Āpanui [more]

Whakatāuki mo 13 o Paenga whāwhā 2014
Ponga Ra, Ponga Ra ka tata kii mai te whare o nga ture. In our darkest moment who will you fight for? Explained by Robert Ruha no Ngati Porou, Te Whanau a Apanui [more]

Johnson Witehira
Digital artist Johnson Witehira talks about Land of Tara, a light box exhibition that will tell the story of Tipuna (ancestors) linked to iwi of the Wellington region. [more]

Johnson Witehira
Graphic artist Johnson Witehira talks about Land of Tara, a light box exhibition that will tell the story of Tipuna (ancestors) linked to iwi of the Wellington region. [more]

Witi Ihimaera
Since 2010 Witi Ihimaera has been a part of the faculty at The Banff Centre, Alberta, Canada. The Creative incubator attracts up to eight thousand students from around the world. As part of the Indigenous Writing Programme this years focus of the programme will be for writers who are interested in writing for theatre, he explains more with Justine Murray. [more]

Thomas Fonua
In 2011 fresh out of high school Thomas Fonua scored a place at Banff on the Indigenous Dance Residency, last year he was back there as a choreographer. He talks about his experience at the creative incubator and why a recent exchange programme between Banff and Creative New Zealand that will reserve two places for maori, is an amazing opportunity. [more]

Thomas Fonua
In 2011 fresh out of high school Thomas Fonua scored a place at Banff on the Indigenous Dance Residency, last year he was back there as a choreographer. He talks about his experience at the creative incubator and why a recent exchange programme between Banff and Creative New Zealand that will reserve two places for maori, is an amazing opportunity. [more]

James Rickard
Justine Murray visits Te Wananga Whakairo Rakau (National Carving School) at Whakarewarewa Maori Arts and Crafts Institute, Rotorua. Head tutor James Rickard talks about the uses of the different carving tools, and a few of the students explain some of their work. [more]

Te Manu Korihi

Te Waonui for Sunday 13 April
An author's road block saves her Maori land, big changes ahead for the first Maori radio station and the Pakeha architect who left his mark on tribal buildings. [more]

Te Manu Korihi News for 14 April 2014
Members on the Kohanga Reo National Trust will continue overseeing Maori pre-schools for now, despite it's subsidiary, Te Pataka Ohanga, facing allegations of financial mismanagement; The Transport Agency is appealing against a Maori Land Court decision giving special protection to ancestral land earmarked for a major highway north of Wellington; Meanwhile....the Green Party is calling the Public Works Act an instrument of destruction; Farm run-off and people driving their vehicles along the beach are being blamed for a decline in shellfish numbers and diversity along the Horowhenua coast. [more]

Te Manu Korihi News for 14 April 2014
A Kohanga Reo National Trustboard member is welcoming change for the movement, saying Maori preschools have had to carry the shame of allegations of financial mis-management; The Transport Agency is appealing against a Maori Land Court decision giving special protection to ancestral land earmarked for a major highway north of Wellington; Meanwhile, the Green Party is calling the Public Works Act an instrument of destruction; Farm run-off and people driving their vehicles along the beach are being blamed for a decline in shellfish numbers and diversity along the Horowhenua coast. [more]

TED Radio Hour

TED Radio Hour: Do We Need Humans?
A fascinating look at what it means to be human in the age of robots - four TED speakers consider the promises and perils of our relationship with technology, including: Sherry Turkle: Are We Plugged-In, Connected, But Alone?; Cynthia Breazeal: Will Man's Best Friend Be A Robot?; Andrew McAfee: Are Droids Taking Our Jobs?; Abraham Verghese: Is The Human Hand Our Best Technology? [more]

The Critic's Chair

The Critic's Chair for Sunday 13 April 2014
Robert Johnson reviews works by composers from four countries this week. The Helsinki Philharmonic performs music by Finnish composer Leevi Madetoja, and accomplished soloists Isabelle Faust, Jean-Guihen Queyras, and Alexander Melnikov play Beethoven. Swiss composer Frank Martin’s Cinderella ballet features, and JoAnn Falletta conducts the Buffalo Philharmonic in a first-class release of Glière’s monumental Third Symphony. [more]

World & Pacific News

5am Pacific Regional and Sports News for 14 April 2014
The latest Pacific regional and sports news. [more]

6am World, Pacific and Sports News for 14 April 2014
The latest wrold, Pacific and sports news. [more]

7am World, Pacific and Sports News for 14 April 2014
The latest world, Pacific and sports news. [more]

8am World, Pacific and Sports News for 14 April 2014
The latest world, Pacific and sports news. [more]

9am World, Pacific and Sports News for 14 April 2014
The latest world, Pacific and sports news. [more]

10am World, Pacific and Sports News for 14 April 2014
The latest world, Pacific and sports news. [more]

News stories:

Fulham, Cardiff look safer in EPL
Fulham and Cardiff both gave themselves an English Premier League football lifeline as they clinched vital victories. Third from bottom Fulham beat Norwich 1-0 through a Hugo Rodallega goal and... [more]

Wanderers deny Kewell a winning send-off
The Western Sydney Wanderers have produced a stunning A-League football comeback to overrun the Melbourne Heart 3-2 and spoil Harry Kewell's farewell match. The retiring Socceroo great looked set to... [more]

Mariners shock Roar 2-0 in A-league
Warning signs were evident at training all week but it seems nothing could have prepared coach Mike Mulvey for Brisbane Roar's shock 2-0 A-League loss to Central Coast Mariners at... [more]

Wests Tigers grind out win over Cowboys
A serious elbow injury to Wests Tigers skipper Robbie Farah soured their 16-4 NRL rugby league win over North Queensland night in front of a paltry crowd at Campbelltown Sports... [more]

Chiefs put down Rebels' insurrection in Hamilton
The Chiefs celebrated the return to their Waikato Stadium fortress with a scrappy 22-16 win over the Melbourne Rebels in Hamilton to cement their place at the top of the... [more]

Frustrated Folau fumes after wings clipped by ARU
Israel Folau was left a "frustrated" spectator during the New South Wales Waratahs' 28-16 defeat by the Western Force after the Australian Rugby Union controversially pulled the fullback from the... [more]

Red-hot Eels stun the Roosters
Parramatta's rejuvenation under coach Brad Arthur has continued with a 14-12 win over NRL premiers the Sydney Roosters in an absorbing rugby league encounter at Parramatta Stadium. The last time... [more]

Contador wins in Basque Country Tour
Spaniard Alberto Contador won cycling's Tour of the Basque Country for the third time as Germany's Tony Martin claimed his second stage win of the race in the individual time... [more]

Nadolo hat-trick steers Crusaders back on track
Winger Nemani Nadolo scored a hat-trick of tries and first-five Colin Slade contributed 25 points as the Crusaders beat the Cheetahs 52-31 in their Super Rugby clash in Bloemfontein to... [more]

Arsenal reach FA Cup final via shootout
Goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski saved two penalties as Arsenal beat holders Wigan Athletic 4-2 in a shootout at Wembley to reach their first FA Cup football final for nine years. Having... [more]

Mana leader law comments 'unwise'
Labour Party leader David Cunliffe says it is difficult to contemplate someone who operates outside the law serving as a minister in a government. He was responding to comments by Mana Party leader Hone Harawira. [more]

Late try helps Sharks swim back to the top
An opportunist try by fullback Lwazi Mvovo 13 minutes from time lifted the Sharks to a 25-12 win over the Lions in Johannesburg and restored the victors to the top... [more]

Solomons' tsunami threat cancelled
A tsunami warning following a major earthquake off Makira in Solomon Islands has been cancelled. The magnitude 7 point 6 tremor was at a depth of 33 kilometres and close... [more]

Fonterra still tackling botulism fallout
Dairy exports are likely to play a huge role in helping New Zealand hit its ambitious trade target with China. But there are worries consumers have not heard Fonterra's botulism scare was a false alarm. Demelza Leslie reports for Insight. [more]

Solomon Islanders on alert after big quake near Makira
People in Solomon Islands are being warned to be on alert and stay listening to the radio in case of more tremors after a major earthquake off Makira sparked a... [more]

Mega store approved for Queenstown
A major retail development in Queenstown has been given the go-ahead. [more]

4.2 quake near Christchurch
A strong earthquake was recorded near Christchurch on Sunday morning. Police said they had no reports of damage. [more]

Man injured as car hits bus shelter
A man is in a critical condition after the car he was in hit a bus shelter in Upper Hutt. [more]

Push for AgResearch no-confidence vote
Otago and Southland sheep breeders are trying to muster support for a vote of no confidence in AgResearch's management. [more]

Missing epileptic boy found
Police in west Auckland have located a missing nine-year-old boy who has epilepsy. There had been concerns for Linkin Kuka's welfare as he did not have medication with him. [more]

Hillsborough tragedy remembered 25 years on
Football grounds all across England fell silent this weekend to mark the looming 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough disaster. On April 15, 1989, 96 Liverpool fans died as a result... [more]

Warriors CEO to set out the 'facts'
The Warriors rugby league club is holding a members-only meeting on Sunday to address recent public comments about the club's ownership. [more]

Royal visit sparks republic debate
The visit of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge has sparked renewed debate about whether New Zealand should continue to keep a foreign monarch as its Head of State. [more]

Skinks caught for breeding programme
The Department of Conservation has collected almost 100 endangered skinks near Wanaka as part of an initiative to increase their numbers. [more]

Labour promises $20m for kauri disease
The Labour Party says it will spend $20 million fighting kauri dieback disease over the next 10 years if it gets into power. [more]

Men who died in chopper crash named
The two men who died in a helicopter crash on the West Coast have been named. [more]

Man attacked by neighbour's dog
A man is in a serious condition after being attacked by his neighbour's dog on Auckland's North Shore. [more]

Bulldogs pip Warriors by one point
The Warriors have been beaten by the Canterbury Bulldogs 21-20 in a thrilling National Rugby League clash at Eden Park in Auckland. Despite being outscored four tries to three, the... [more]

Phoenix lose veteran duo
The All White Leo Bertos and the former Belgium international Stein Huysegems are both leaving the Wellington Phoenix. The 32 year old Bertos joined the Phoenix in 2008 and played... [more]

Rookie Spieth shares Masters lead
The 20 year old Texan Jordan Spieth has a chance to become the youngest winner of the Masters after moving into a share of the lead during Sunday's third round. [more]

Black Sticks finish 4th
The New Zealand women's hockey team have finished fourth at a six nations tournament in Hawke's Bay after losing Sunday's bronze medal playoff to China 3-2. China opened the scoring... [more]

Labour blasts claimed tax crackdown
Labour Party leader David Cunliffe says the Government's claimed crackdown on tax dodgers is little more than election-year chest-beating. [more]

Three-year-old boy hit by car in Takaka
A three-year-old boy hit by a car in the Golden Bay town of Takaka has been flown to Wellington Hospital with suspected head injuries. [more]

Royal couple go jet boating
ROYAL TOUR 2014: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have continued their tour of Otago with a taste of adventure in Queenstown. [more]

TV recycler to default on obligations
The Minister for the Environment says one of the recyclers involved in the Government's TV Takeback programme is failing to meet contractual obligations. [more]

Hunter dead after forest incident
A hunter is dead after an incident in a forest west of Invercargill. [more]