Radio New Zealand - Sunday, 11th May 2014

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

Business News

GPG investors target founder
Shareholders' Association urges Guinness Peat Group investors to vote against reappointment of company's founder and director, Sir Ron Brierley, at annual meeting next week. [more]

Trustpower pays more dividends than per-share earnings
Trustpower continues to pay out more in dividends than its per-share earnings on expectation that future results will be boosted by its soon to be completed South Australian wind farm. [more]

Abano awaits employment authority decision
ERA expected to decide this week whether Abano Healthcare has the right to terminate the employment of its former director and disaffected major shareholder, Peter Hutson. [more]

Australia's Treasurer to deliver first budget
Australia's Treasurer Joe Hockey is promising tough medicine to deal with what he calls a budget emergency. [more]

Markets Update for 12 May 2014
A brief update of movements in the financial sector. [more]

CEISMIC

Top Stories for Monday 12 May 2014
Despite low international coal prices, the financially troubled State-owned coal company, Solid Energy, says its time to mine for more coal. A referendum on self-rule is held in eastern Ukraine overnight, we'll have the latest on the turnout and Prime Minister, John Key, is denying money is being held back from the Canterbury earthquake recovery to make the Government's books look better. [more]

Prime Minister dismisses quake recovery cuts
Prime Minister, John Key, denies money is being held back from the Canterbury earthquake recovery to make the Government's books look better. [more]

Dateline Pacific

PNG coffee marketing
The Papua New Guinea coffee corporation says a co-ordinated approach is needed to improve marketing the industry in Europe. [more]

Russian display of strength in region no surprise says academic
A global security and international relations expert, Robert Patman, says it's no surprise Russia is trying to reassert itself in the Asia Pacific. [more]

Tonga's Afghanistan deployment completed - what's next?
Tonga's soldiers end their deployment to Afghanistan and now attention turns to how they might be employed now. [more]

Climate report appeals to US Congress for action
A new climate report makes an urgent call to the US Congress to collaborate more with Pacific nations. [more]

Landowners in PNG denied traditional way of life by land lease
Landowners in Pomio, Papua New Guinea, still denied access to their aldn and traditional way of life as fraudulent land lease remains in place. [more]

The World Bank advocates greater labour mobility
The World Bank advocates greater labour mobility as the key to improving employment and opportunity in the Pacific. [more]

Dateline Pacific morning edition for 12 May 2014
Labour mobility key to Pacific job growth; Landowners in PNG denied traditional way of life by land lease; Climate report appeals to US Congress for action; Tonga's Afghanistan deployment completed - what's next?; Russian display of strength in region no surprise says academic; Papua New Guinea coffee body focuses on Europe market. [more]

Mailbox

Mailbox for 12 May 2014
In this edition presented by Myra Oh, John Durham reports in on what he has been hearing on the shortwave bands; Mike Bird has all the Solar propagation news; And Frequency Manager Adrian Sainsbury shares some recent QSL reports. [more]

Morning Report

Sports News for 12 May 2014
An update from the team at RNZ Sport. [more]

ANC wins South African election
With a considerable majority, and despite allegations of corruption, the African National Congress has again been delivered the mandate to govern in South Africa. [more]

Pacific News for 12 May 2014
Anti-independence parties retain Congress in New Caledonia elections; land owners defiant with new airport development in Vanuatu, and; 'think tank' says RAMSI too costly for Australia. [more]

Solid Energy wants to mine more to get into profit
After losing money and going deeply into debt, and despite low international coal prices, the financially troubled state-owned coal company, Solid Energy, says its time to mine for more coal. [more]

Lawyer comments on CTU forestry prosecution
A workplace health and safety lawyer says the Council of Trade Unions faces a difficult battle in trying to prosecute a forestry company over the death of an employee. [more]

Sports News for 12 May 2014
An update from the team at RNZ Sport. [more]

Solid Energy profitability plans contingent on more coal mining
The financially troubled state-owned coal company Solid Energy wants to increase its mining for coal in an effort to get itself back to profitability. [more]

Pike River families worry re-entry could be delayed further
More than 3-and-a-half years after the Pike River disaster, Mines Rescue teams should be able to enter the main tunnel next month. [more]

Coroner's investigation of Carterton balloon crash begins
The hot air balloon crash which killed the operator and 10-passengers near Carterton in January 2012 will today be the subject of an inquest in the Wellington Coroner's Court. [more]

Eastern Ukraine regions vote on self rule
Pro-Russian separatists in Donetsk and Luhansk are holding referenda on self governance in eastern Ukraine. [more]

Aged Care Association upset by underfunding
Aged care providers say chronic underfunding of the sector means they can't offer staff pay rises and some providers may struggle to maintain the quality of care for the elderly. [more]

Private prosecution could be difficult and expensive - lawyer
The Council of Trade Unions has been given the go ahead to charge an employer with failing to take all practicable steps to keep an employee safe at work. [more]

NZ top placer 9th at Badminton
New Zealand slips down the table after the show jumping phase of the Badminton horse trials in England and competition proves eventful in more ways than one. [more]

Pike River families applaud Dave Dobbyn tribute
About 50 family members of the men killed in the Pike River Mine disaster were in Wellington at the weekend for the first performance of a tribute song written by Dave Dobbyn. [more]

Sports News for 12 May 2014
An update from the team at RNZ Sport. [more]

Solid Energy may develop new mines
Solid Energy plans new coal mines in attempt to haul itself out of financial misery. [more]

West Coast MP on Pike re-entry
The MP for the West Coast is Labour's Damien O'Connor. [more]

GPs call for Budget measures to address health disparities
Radio New Zealand's health correspondent, Karen Brown, looks at health needs across the economic divide. [more]

Labour says govt should do more to save Nigerian schoolgirls
The Labour's Human Rights spokesperson, Maryan Street, says her party is urging the government to join the international effort to rescue the kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls. [more]

Searchers find third body after US balloon accident
Searchers in the American state of Virginia have this morning found the body of the third passenger of a hot air balloon that hit powerlines. [more]

Rolf Harris trial to resume
The trial of Australian entertainer, Rolf Harris, will resume in a London court later today. London correspondent, Natalie Feary, is covering the case. [more]

Manchester City wins English premier league
In what's been called a tame and subdued occasion, Manchester City have beaten West Ham to take in the English Premier League the title this morning. [more]

Phil Kafcaloudes with news from Australia
A pay freeze for politicians and senior public servants; smug pre-budget photograph of Australian Treasurer and Finance Minister smoking cigars becomes internet meme; survivors in light plane crash, and; man admits using father as unsuspecting drug mule. [more]

News in Pacific Languages

News in Samoan for 12 May 2014
The latest news in Samoan language. [more]

News in Tongan for 12 May 2014
The latest news in Tongan language. [more]

News in French for 12 May 2014
The latest news in French language. [more]

Nine To Noon

Off the beaten track with Kennedy Warne
The spectacular Te Henga Walkway is part of the Hillary Trail from Titirangi to Muriwai and takes in forests, rivers, wild beaches and extraordinary coastal beauty. [more]

Auckland University entrance prerequisites to toughen
Auckland University is doubling the English literacy entry standard for all students from 2016 because some students' written work is so poor. Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the University of Auckland, John Morrow, and Auckland's Western Springs College, Head of Careers, Kay Wallace, join the programme. [more]

Auckland set to toughen liquor sales licensing
Auckland is set to be the first major New Zealand city off the block to toughen the licensing around liquor sales. [more]

Europe correspondent - Seamus Kearney
Ukraine and the secessionist regions of Donetsk and Luhansk which are voting on referenda as whether to stay in Ukraine or become part of Russia. [more]

Egyptian writer and journalist Yasmine el-Rashidi
One of the 2011 Tahrir Square protesters, Yasmine el-Rashidi's continuous coverage of the Egyptian revolution for the New York Review of Books was collected and published as "The Battle for Egypt", and Yasmine is a contributor to a new volume called "Writing Revolution: The Voices from Tunis to Damascus" which brings together writing born out of the Arab revolution. [more]

Book review - Fallout
Elisabeth Easther reviews Fallout by Sadie Jones which is published by Chatto & Windus. [more]

Politics with Mike Williams and Matthew Hooton
Budget week and a horror run for National, the Taurima and TVNZ fallout for Labour. [more]

Fritters with Shannon Hauraki
Whangarei chef and caterer Shannon Hauraki has won Whangarei's Fritter Festival two years running and shares some of his recipes. [more]

One In Five

One In Five for 11 May 2014
What's your favourite sign? That's both the question and video campaign from Deaf Aotearoa on the eve of New Zealand Sign Language Week (12 – 18 May 2014) Last year's Census showed the numbers of sign language users had fallen by 16 per cent but there are still more than 20,000 people who use New Zealand's third official language. Katy Gosset heads out into the community to meet some of them. [more]

Rural News

Morning Rural News for 12 May 2014
News from the rural and farming sector. [more]

Sounds Historical

Sounds Historical Hour One - 11 May 2014
Sounds Historical hour one with Jim Sullivan gives listeners the chance to learn about the colourful, dramatic and often remarkable events and people of New Zealand's past. [more]

Sounds Historical Hour Two - 11 May 2014
Sounds Historical Hour Two with Jim Sullivan gives listeners the chance to learn about the colourful, dramatic and often remarkable events and people of New Zraland's past [more]

Spectrum

Spectrum for 11 May 2014
Working with temperatures in excess of 1000 °C, blacksmith Kim Nielsen says on a cold winter's day there's no better place to be than next to his forge. Kim and his father Ian run one of the last production blacksmith workshops in the country, based in Auckland's industrial heartland of Penrose. Join Spectrum's Lisa Thompson as the Nielsens fire up their coke forge. [more]

Standing Room Only

A question of art ethics
Ethics are a potential minefield in the performing arts. Who should take credit for devised works? What to do when your mother's in the cast of your play? To pay your performers or not to pay your performers? A range of practitioners have been interviewed about their thoughts and experiences and they're available in a series of podcasts. [more]

The Standing Room Only competition
The finalists and winners of the Star Wars competition are announced and the details of the next SRO competition are revealed. [more]

Sisters in Arms
Only a few women surgeons managed to fight their way to the Front Line in the First World War - and one of them was a New Zealander. Jessie Scott's story is being told in a theatre production that's being co-created by Dunedin group Ake Ake and a Serbian theatre company. Sisters in Arms received around $30,000from Creative New Zealand, as part of its funding for First World War centenary events. Jessica Latton from Ake Ake first met Serbian director Sanja Krsmanovic Tasic when her Serbian company performed in New Zealand back in 1999. Sisters in Arms will premiere in Belgrade in September before being performed in Dunedin. [more]

Plan B: 'The Accursed Items'
Contemporary jewellers - Chloe Rose Taylor and Caroline Thomas take their accursed creations to exhibition at Toi Poneke Gallery. Inspired by the short story Plan B 'The Accursed Items' by American author J. Robert Lennon, they've have been inspired to look at the journey of inanimate objects. Sonia Sly met up with the pair at Chloe's Wellington workshop to discuss trends, drag queens, glitter, coke cans and other seemingly precious items that have been lost and sometimes found. [more]

Plan B: 'The Accursed Items'
Contemporary jewellers - Chloe Rose Taylor and Caroline Thomas take their accursed creations to exhibition at Toi Poneke Gallery. Inspired by the short story Plan B 'The Accursed Items' by American author J. Robert Lennon, they've have been inspired to look at the journey of inanimate objects. Sonia Sly met up with the pair at Chloe's Wellington workshop to discuss trends, drag queens, glitter, coke cans and other seemingly precious items that have been lost and sometimes found. [more]

Today's typography
There's a bewildering and ever-expanding choice of typefaces available these days. Companies are prepared to spend a lot of money commissioning unique typefaces and logos - letters which will look good in print and, increasingly, on screen. At the forefront of type design is British graphic designer Paul Barnes, who has designed Guardian Egyptian for the Guardian newspaper, numbers for football players' jerseys and the logo for model Kate Moss. Paul was in New Zealand recently as a guest of The Designers Institute of New Zealand. [more]

Janice Galloway: University of Otago Scottish Writers Fellow
The first University of Otago Scottish Writers Fellow combines her love of music with her desire to write. Janice Galloway has collaborated with opera companies and artists, and written a much loved novel Clara about the life of composer Clara Schumann. She's also written award-winning memoirs, poems, short stories - and here in New Zealand, one of her planned projects involves learning more about our sheep. Janice is a guest at both the Auckland and Dunedin Writers and Readers Festivals. [more]

Empty Bones
Dunedin short-story writer Breton Dukes releases his second collection, 'Empty Bones', published by Victoria University Press. [more]

Te Ahi Kaa

Te Matau a Maui waka experience
Justine Murray sets sail aboard Te Matau a Maui waka in Napier. Piripi Smith explains the material of the double hulled waka which combines both traditional and modern methods of sailing. [more]

Whakatāuki mo 11 o Haratua (May) 2014
Te Kii a Tūtāmure, The prick (from the snapper fish) of Tūtāmure. This whakatauāki is explained by Tawhana Chadwick nō Ngāti Kahungunu. [more]

Te Hata Olly Ohlson
Kids TV presenter, teacher, writer and broadcaster Te Hata Olly Ohlson talks with Justine Murray about his online course, Mauri Hauora E-Studies. [more]

Māori artist Mika
Multi-talented artist Mika is a busy man, he practically says yes to everything including the chance to launch a techno funk song with Lavina Williams, called Coffee. He talks about the song, his upcoming travel plans, and what important lessons he learned from Dalvanius Prime and Merata Mita. [more]

No Conspiracy - a song written by Te Hata Olly Ohlson
A song penned about the tohu (symbols) Koru, Poutama and the Patiki. [more]

Te Manu Korihi

Te Waonui a Te Manu Korihi for 11 May 2013
A Taitokerau iwi to front on biosecurity threats; disabled Maori can't get around marae and racist teachers caught out in study. [more]

Te Manu Korihi News for 12 May 2014
Whanau Ora agency contract recipient ordered to change tender after controversial comments about sex abuse; Auckland's Independent Maori Statutory Board chair David Taipari stands by his member's remuneration; 20-year study on poverty shows little has changed for Maori and Pacific communities; A sign language expert says need for more Maori signing gestures is increasing, as more deaf Maori start feeling included in Te Ao Maori. [more]

Te Manu Korihi News for 12 May 2014
The winner of a new Whanau Ora agency contract was ordered to change its tender after members of its bidding team made controversial comments about a sex abuse case; A poverty study that's been going for 20 years shows little has changed for Maori and Pacific communities; The chair of Auckland's Independent Maori Statutory Board, David Taipari, is standing by his member's pay packages; A New Zealand Sign Language expert says the need for more Maori gestures in sign language is increasing, as more deaf Maori start feeling included in Te Ao Maori, or the Maori "world". [more]

TED Radio Hour

TED Radio Hour: What Is Beauty?
Beauty surrounds us, draws us in, gives joy and creates conflict. In this programme, five speakers conjure up beauty both ancient and modern, and suggest reasons why humans are hardwired to crave and respond to beauty. 1. Philosopher Denis Dutton suggests that humans are hard-wired to seek beauty; 2. Psychologist Nancy Etcoff joins philosopher to explain why beauty inspires and motivates us. 3. Cameron Russell at Does Being Beautiful Make You Happy?; Tall, pretty and an underwear model, Cameron Russell takes a wry look at the industry that had her looking highly seductive at barely 16 years old; 4 Bill Strickland: Can Beauty Change A Life? A quiet and astonishing tale of redemption through arts, music and unlikely partnerships; 5. Designer Richard Seymour: How Does Beauty Feel? A story, a work of art, a face, a designed object - how do we tell that something is beautiful? And why does it matter so much to us? Designer Richard Seymour explores our response to beauty and the surprising power of objects that exhibit it. [more]

The Critic's Chair

The Critic's Chair for 11 May 2014
Nick Tipping sits in the Critic's Chair this week, with a New Zealand Music Month special. He casts the spotlight on five recent jazz releases on the local Rattle label, featuring the Phil Broadhurst Quartet, The Jac, and Samsom Nacey Haines. Dog features four Auckland-based musicians, and Jonathan Crayford's brand new album is reviewed. [more]

World & Pacific News

5am Pacific Regional and Sports News for 12 May 2014
The latest Pacific regional and sports news. [more]

6am World, Pacific and Sports News for 12 May 2014
The latest world, Pacific and sports news. [more]

7am World. Pacific and Sports News for 12 May 2014
The latest world, Pacific and sports news. [more]

8am World, Pacific and Sports News for 12 May 2014
The latest world, Pacific and sports news. [more]

9am World, Pacific and Sports News for 12 May 2014
The latest world, Pacific and sports news. [more]

10am World, Pacific and Sports News for 12 May 2014
The latest world, Pacific and sports news. [more]

News stories:

Missing boy found
A boy who was missing on Saturday afternoon has been found safe and well. [more]

Union watching postal services offshore
The Engineering, Printing & Manufacturing Union will keep an eye on how Australia Post is extending its services to fight falling mail volumes. [more]

Foley's takeover bid as he looks to US
The American billionaire, Bill Foley, has launched a takeover bid for Martinborough Vineyard Estates, in a bid to secure more pinot noir to export to the United States. [more]

Spending with cards rose in April
Retail spending using electronic cards rose 0.3 percent to $4.6 billion in April. [more]

All Blacks Sevens win 12th World Series title
The New Zealand men's rugby sevens side have clinched their 12th IRB World Series title, by reaching the knockout stages of the final leg in London. The All Blacks Sevens... [more]

Storm beat Sea Eagles
The Melbourne Storm have come from behind to edge visitors Manly 22-19 in their National Rugby League clash at AAMI Park. The South Sydney Rabbitohs beat the Gold Coast Titans... [more]

Havoc at Badminton
In an extraordinary day at the Badminton horse trials in England, only 35 combinations from an original 83 starters are left in the competition, after a gruelling cross country phase... [more]

Injured Charles Piutau to miss England series
The All Blacks will be missing the Blues back Charles Piutau for the June internationals against England. The fullback limped off the field in the first half of the Blues'... [more]

Warriors rout Raiders at Eden Park
The Warriors have brought up their first National Rugby League win at Eden Park in stunning fashion, crushing the Canberra Raiders 54-12. Shaun Johnson starred for the hosts with 26... [more]

Hamilton on pole again
Lewis Hamilton is on track for a fourth straight win in Formula One, after the British driver put Mercedes on pole position for the Spanish Grand Prix. Hamilton sealed... [more]

Hawks on fire in NBL
Hawke's Bay are fast becoming the team to beat in the National Basketball League, following a convincing 88-78 win over the Wellington Saints in Taradale. After a high-scoring first half... [more]

Auckland held in first leg
Auckland City have been held to a 1-1 draw in the first leg of the Oceania Champions League football final against Amicale FC in Vanuatu. A first half strike from... [more]

Bayfield School to remain closed
Bayfield School in Herne Bay, Auckland, will remain closed all week because of an asbestos scare at a demolition site on the grounds. [more]

Minister urged to speak to widow
Labour says the Minister for Labour should speak to the family of a worker killed on a Tokoroa forestry block last July. [more]

Sexual abuse treatment referrals rising
The number of people referring themselves for treatment because they have, or think they are at risk of sexually abusing children, is rising. Lauren Baker looks at the issue for Insight. [more]

NZOC talking to Govt about funding
The New Zealand Olympic Committee is talking with the Government about getting help with its funding shortfall. [more]

Improving Nadal to face Nishikori in Madrid final
Rafael Nadal continued his serene progress in pursuit of consecutive Madrid Open crowns when he swept past Spanish compatriot Roberto Bautista 6-4 6-3 on Saturday and will face Japan's Kei... [more]

Highlanders squeak home over Lions
The Highlanders scraped past the Lions in their Super Rugby match in Dunedin, holding on to win 23-22 after being up 23-0 at half-time on Saturday night. Two tries from... [more]

Quins reach playoffs
Former All Black Nick Evans helped Harlequins secure a place in the English Premiership semi-finals with four penalties and a conversion as Quins edged past Bath 19-16. Today's win was... [more]

Sam becomes league's first openly gay player ever drafted
Defensive end Michael Sam of the University of Missouri has become the first openly gay player to be selected in a National Football League Draft when he was taken in... [more]

Anglican Synod meets at Waitangi
Two hundred and twenty Anglican bishops, clergy and lay people from throughout New Zealand and the Pacific are at Waitangi to thrash out the direction the church will take in the next couple of years. [more]

Gap closes in Super Rugby
The top of the Super Rugby table has become much more congested ahead of the round's final game this afternoon between the Queensland Reds and the Crusaders in Brisbane. League... [more]

No joy for Dixon at Indy
New Zealand's IndyCar champion Scott Dixon has finished 15th at the the Indianapolis GP following a crash midway through the race. Dixon was turned around after a tangle with current... [more]

People with chronic fatigue syndrome feel stigmatised
A new study has found people with chronic fatigue syndrome feel stigmatised and embarrassed about having the condition. [more]

Auckland Arts Festival looking to go annual
The biennial Auckland Arts Festival could go annual if a trial event in 2016 is successful. [more]

Spieth bogey-free at Players
American rookie Jordan Spieth's continued his bogey-free run at the Players golf Championship in Florida. Spieth shot a one under par 71 and the 20-year-old shares the three-stroke lead on... [more]

Kokako claimed in prospecting area
An environmental group claims an Australian company awarded a five year permit to look for gold on the central volcanic plateau has also gained a prospecting permit for an adjacent area that's a habitat for North Island kokako. [more]

Medical cannabis policy urged
The Drug Foundation says as long as New Zealand has no proper medical cannabis regime, ill people will be forced to act illegally to relieve their symptoms. [more]

Suppression over-ruled by Ombudsman
The Ombudsman has criticised the Ministry for Primary Industries for suppressing information relating to mass fish deaths at a salmon farm in Pelorus Sound. The Ombudsman found the public interest takes precedence. [more]

Rest home funding rise 'not enough'
Rest home operators say the Government is offering them a funding increase of $10 million this year, which they say, is unacceptable as $76 million extra is needed. [more]

Silver for NZ at Para-Cycling World Cup
New Zealander Emma Foy and her sighted pilot Laura Fairweather have won silver in the 30 kilometre Time Trial at the Para-Cycling Road World Cup in Italy. The tandem was... [more]

Madrid final for Sharapova and Halep
Maria Sharapova secured her place in the final of the Madrid Open for the second consecutive year with a comfortable 6-1 6-4 win over Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska. The four-time grand... [more]

Man collapses and dies at oil rig site
Police say a man collapsed and died at an onshore oil rig site in north Taranaki on Sunday morning. [more]

Bylaw to tighten alcohol sales
A bylaw being proposed by Auckland Council to tighten sale of alcohol in bars, bottle stores and supermarkets is being described as a backwards step. [more]

Sammy retires from Test cricket
Darren Sammy has retired from Test cricket just hours after being replaced by Denesh Ramdin as West Indies captain. The 30 year old played in 38 Tests, captaining in 30... [more]

Rugby and Touch team up
The governing bodies of rugby and touch in New Zealand have agreed to work together to grow both games. The New Zealand Rugby Union and Touch New Zealand have signed... [more]

Crusaders crush Reds
The Crusaders have crushed the Queensland Reds 57-29 in their Super Rugby clash at Brisbane. The visitors outscored the Reds six tries to four for the bonus point victory, despite... [more]

Pike River mine re-entry hoped to be next month
Pike River families say they don't know what will be found when the mine is re-entered which should be next month but some believe human remains could be in the main tunnel. [more]

Pike families applaud Dobbyn's tribute
About 50 family members of the men killed in the Pike River Mine disaster were in Wellington at the weekend for the first performance of a tribute song written by Dave Dobbyn. [more]

Two people hospitalized after house fire
Two people have been taken to hospital after a house fire in New Plymouth on Sunday. [more]