Radio New Zealand - Sunday, 22nd June 2014

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This page features: 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, Standing Room Only, Te Ahi Kaa, Te Manu Korihi, The Critic's Chair, World & Pacific News

Business News

Scales' prospectus highlights the business' volatility
The prospectus for the sale of up to 101 million shares in the Scales apples, logistics and food ingredients business highlights the inherent volatility of the agricultural sector. After a 50 percent jump in statutory net profit in calendar 2013, the company is expecting profit to fall 22 percent to 15.9 million dollars this year. [more]

Warehouse shoppers to get clothing bargains due to weather
Shoppers at the Warehouse can look forward to plenty of bargains on clothing this winter due to the unusual and sustained warm temperatures this autumn and winter. [more]

Collapse in iron ore prices challenges Australian policy
In Australia, a collapse in the price of iron ore, the nation's biggest export, is providing new challenges for policymakers. [more]

Morning markets for Monday 23 June 2014
Economic reports on consuemr spending and confidence will guide the market when released this week. Australia's key 200 Index closed down nearly one percent on Friday, but shares are expected to firm up when the market opens and reacts to Wall Street's records later this morning. The growing turmoil in Iraq unsettled New Zealand shares which ended down last week, the benchmark Top 50 Index diving 47 points, or nearly 1 percent, to 5145. [more]

Markets Update for Monday 23 June 2014
A brief update of movements in the financial sector. [more]

CEISMIC

27 named on the Special Honours List for Bravery Awards
Some of the men and women who risked their lives to save others in the aftermath of the February 2011 earthquakes in Christchurch have been recognised for their bravery. [more]

Firefighter's efforts in CTV rescue recognised
Twenty seven men and women who risked their lives to save others after the February 2011 earthquake in Christchurch have been recognised for their bravery. Joining us is a Christchurch firefighter, Paul Rodwell, one of the first on scene at the CTV building and who has been awarded a medal in the awards. [more]

Dateline Pacific

Most blindness avoidable in Pacific
The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness says 80 percent of vision loss in the region is caused by the three preventable conditions: cataracts, refractive errors and diabetic retinopathy. [more]

US President's vow to expand Pacific no-fishing zone under fire
A United States fishery scientist says the US President's vow to dramatically increase a no-fishing zone in the Pacific is nothing more than a gesture. [more]

Biodiversity threatened by invasive species
A recent meeting in Micronesia has heard of the increasing threats to biodiversity posed by the spread of invasive species. [more]

NGO wary of empty promises on PNG land leases
An NGO which has been calling for the scrapping of controversial land leases in Papua New Guinea says the prime minister needs to do more than just make promises he'll get rid of them. [more]

Village garden project in Samoa could take off as demand rises
A village garden project in Samoa is now supplying most of the resorts and hotels and could be replicated around the country. [more]

Samoa govt complains to NZ Commerce Commission
The sole exporter of Samoan coconut cream says it wants companies based in Asia that it says are ripping off its brand to have their products taken off the New Zealand market. [more]

Dateline Pacific morning edition for 23 June 2014
The Samoa govt complains to NZ over coconut cream; A village garden project in Samoa is taking off; An NGO warns of empty promises over PNG land leases; We hear about the threat of invasive species such as the little fire ant; The US President's vow to expand the Pacific's no-fishing zone comes under fire; An international agency urges diabetics in the Pacific to get their eyes checked. [more]

Morning Report

Top Stories for Monday Monday 23 June 2014
US could force Portugal out of World Cup, Colin Craig doesn't expect to win electorate, Colin Craig will take on Murray McCully in East Coast Bays, Prime Minister says no deal done with Conservative Party, Labour General Secretary says no evidence to back Liu claims, Political editor analyses latest in Donghua Liu saga, New Zealand Herald stands by its story, ISIS takes fourth Iraq town in two days and the RSA objects to site of Archibald Baxter park. [more]

Sports News for Monday 23 June 2014
An update from the team at RNZ Sport. [more]

Pacific News for Monday 23 June 2014
The latest from the Pacific region. [more]

US could force Portugal out of World Cup
The United States has the chance to confirm a place in the top 16 at the Football World Cup this morning, when they take on Portugal in Manaus. [more]

Colin Craig doesn't expect to win electorate
Colin Craig's already made a major concession in his run for the East Coast Bays electorate - by admitting he's not in it to win it. [more]

Sports News for Monday 23 June 2014
An update from the team at RNZ Sport. [more]

Colin Craig will take on Murray McCully in East Coast Bays
The Conservative party leader Colin Craig is, by his own admission, set to fight a losing battle for an electorate seat in this year's election. [more]

Prime Minister says no deal done with Conservative Party
So will the National Party come to an agreement with Colin Craig in East Coast Bays? Just back from his successful four-day tour of the United States, John Key has walked into a potentially awkward clash involving one of his most senior Ministers, Murray McCully. [more]

Labour General Secretary says no evidence to back Liu claims
The Labour Party has hit back at claims in a Sunday newspaper that the millionaire Chinese businessman Donghua Liu , lavished more than 150-thousand dollars on the previous Labour Government. [more]

Political editor analyses latest in Donghua Liu saga
With our political editor, Brent Edwards. [more]

New Zealand Herald stands by its story
Labour issued a statement yesterday rejecting claims about donations from Donghua Liu published in the Herald On Sunday newspaper, saying it hasn't found any record of them and challenging anyone with evidence to put it into the public domain. [more]

ll Blacks trample England in this year's three test series
Accolades have been flying in for the All Blacks after they claimed a clean sweep against England in the three test series. [more]

ISIS takes fourth Iraq town in two days
Islamic militants in Iraq have taken four towns in two days in the country's western Anbar province. [more]

Fiji election campaign heats up in NZ
Fiji expats living in New Zealand are being urged to put an end to their homeland's "coup culture" by voting against Frank Bainimarama in the first general election since he seized power in 2006. [more]

RSA objects to site of Archibald Baxter park
The RSA is opposing the building of the country's first memorial park to wartime conscientious objectors. [more]

Sports News for Monday 23 June 2014
An update from the team at RNZ Sport. [more]

NZ and US leaders spend time together
The Prime Minister says the relationship between the United States and New Zealand is in excellent shape and he hopes President Barack Obama will visit this country later this year. [more]

Kerry says US is not picking sides
Back home from meetings with both the US Secretary of State John Kerry and the US President Barack Obama, the Prime Minister John Key is denying suggestions that he's softening this country's stance on military intervention. Joining us is our Washington correspondent, Priscilla Huff. [more]

The latest on recent developments in Egypt
Elhamy Elzayat is New Zealand's former Honorary Consul General in Egypt and he joins us in our Christchurch studio. [more]

Economic Development minister on America's Cup top earners
Questions have been raised about Team New Zealand's plea for more Government money after it was revealed the syndicate's manager, Grant Dalton, was paid two-million-dollars a year during the last America's Cup campaign. [more]

Flood damage will take years to repair, say Coromandel farmers
A fifth-generation Coromandel farmer says the damage caused by flash floods will take years to repair. [more]

Electoral law warnings over climate voter group
A group of not-for-profit organisations are banding together to encourage people to vote according to political parties' climate change policies. [more]

New shelter for Tauranga's homeless.
Tauranga's estimated 30 to 40 homeless citizens will soon have their own shelter. [more]

Unique recordings being preserved
Going digital is a common phrase in today's time, and for a collection of early symphony orchestra recordings, it's exactly the process they are going through. [more]

Re enactment of Battle of Bannockburn
A dramatic re-enactment of the Battle of Bannockburn has taken place in Central Otago to mark the seven-hundredth anniversary of the English defeat at the hands of the Scottish, under Robert the Bruce. [more]

New Horizons

New Horizons - 22 June 2014
William Dart looks at new releases from Jack White and Jolie Holland and a reissue package from Nonesuch Records of Emmylou Harris's classic 1995 album Wrecking Ball. [more]

News in Pacific Languages

News in Samoan for 23 June 2014
The latest news in Samoan language. [more]

News in Tongan for 23 June 2014
The latest news in Tongan language. [more]

News in French for 23 June 2014
The latest news in French language. [more]

Nine To Noon

How will controversial education reforms raise achievement?
The 360 million dollar policy, dubbed Investing in Educational Success, will see the creation of communities of schools, with new roles of Executive Principal, and expert and lead teachers who will be paid more. But it has caused rifts between primary and secondary teachers and principals. With Graham Stoop Deputy Secretary for Education. [more]

Third-birthday report card for the EPA
The chair of the Environmental Protection Agency, Kerry Prendergast, on how it plans to manage offshore exploration and emissions trading over the next 5 years. As the EPA marks the third anniversary of its creation, it's setting its sights on four new areas of focus. [more]

Europe correspondent Seamus Kearney
The Ukraine Peace plan and Pope Francis taking on Italy's mafia. [more]

Australian carpenter turned obstetrician, Barry Kirby.
Australian Barry Kirby was a working as a carpenter in Papua New Guinea in 1990 when he came across a gravely ill pregnant woman collapsed the side of a remote rural road. The experience prompted Barry to radically change his life. He trained as a doctor, then specialised as an obstetrician, and has worked for years in Papua New Guinnea, trying to reduce the maternal mortality rate. His charity is www.sendhope.org [more]

Book review: The Last Days of Rabbit Hayes by Anna McPartlin
Reviewed by Phil Vine, published by Transworld Ireland. [more]

Political commentators Matthew Hooton and Mike Williams
Conservative leader Colin Craig standing for East Cost Bays; Labour's Donghua Liu troubles; the delay in releasing their party list; and what bad polling does to a political party this close to an election. [more]

Recipes using honey cordial from Jo Donnelly
Jo Donnelly is the co-owner, with her husband Ian Stewart, of artisan honey cordial company Bees Blessing based out of Kau Whero farm in the Mangaroa Valley. She brings recipes for Spiced Syrup Marinade, Mulled Apple Crumble, and lemon, thyme and honey hot toddy. [more]

Urbanist Tommy Honey
Ride-sharing, amenitised buses and private public transport. [more]

One In Five

One In Five for 22 June 2014 - Canterbrainers
This week on One In Five Katy Gosset revisits the Canterbrainers Choir. The Christchurch-based singing group was established two years ago to help people with neurological conditions improve their vocal ability and engage more in social activities. Now members are helping with research to analyse the vocal and social gains. The University of Canterbury's Department of Communication Disorders will analyse the data but the singers are already convinced of the benefits. [more]

Rural News

Morning Rural News for Monday 23 June 2014
News from the rural and farming sector. [more]

Sounds Historical

Sounds Historical for Sunday 22 June 2014 ( Part 1 )
Stories of yesterday fron around New Zealand [more]

Sounds Historical for Sunday 22 June 2014 ( Part 2 )
Stories of yesterday from around New Zealand [more]

Spectrum

Spectrum for 22 June 2014
Twelve women, aged between 50 and mid-70s and mainly from Taranaki, recently trekked for 3 days through Nepal's mountain passes to the remote village of Kharikhola. They were accompanied by Sherpa porters carrying 10 sewing machines, haberdashery, fabric, threads, elastic and needles. Calling themselves 'Stitches for Britches', the intrepid team taught village women how to sew. [more]

Standing Room Only

Singing teacher Flora Edwards
Zoe George speaks with Flora Edwards a bout her life in song, and teaching some of New Zealand's rising stars. [more]

Play it Strange
Mike Chunn says the New Zealand school music curriculum needs to change in order to foster creative young talent. [more]

The Voices Project
Installation artist Olivia Webb is bringing sacred song back to Canterbury's lost churches. [more]

Connecting the community with public art
Partners Niko Leyden and Kemi Whitwell describe themselves as 'artful scavengers' and they aim to connect the community with public art. [more]

An Actor Walks Into China
Actor and producer Colin McPhillamy has worked all around the world but says nothing prepared him for working in China. [more]

Books - Rosetta Allan's Purgatory
Lynn Freeman speaks with writer Rosetta Allan about her re-imagining of the 1865 Otahuhu murders where family members were slain in their own home with their bodies remaining undiscovered in the garden for quite some time. [more]

Te Ahi Kaa

Whakatāuki mo 22 o Pipiri (June) 2014
Tākina ra ko nga hui o Matariki Puanga Tautoru. Ka ngaro atutahi ma e karewa te tini o wheturiki. Matariki is the cluster of stars, Puanga is Orion, Tautoru is Orions belt, Atutahi is Conopus, Karewa is the brightest star in the sky. This whakatāuki is explained by Jack Thatcher nō Ngai te Rangi, Ngāti Pōrou. [more]

Whaikōrero - King Koroki
Poroporoaki to King Koroki by Pei Te Hurinui Jones in 1966. [more]

Whakatāuki mo 22 o Pipiri (June) 2014
Takina ra ko nga hui o Matariki Puanga Tautoru. Ka ngaro atutahi ma e karewa te tini o wheturiki. Matariki is the cluster of stars, Puanga is Orion, Tautoru is Orions belt, Atutahi is conopus, Karewa is the brightest star in the sky. This week's whakatauki is explained by Jack Thatcher no Ngai te Rangi, Ngati Porou. [more]

Joe Mcloed - Chef
Māori Chef Joe Mcloed finds solace at his home, helped along by the huge range of rongoa and native plants he has in his backyard. On one crisp morning Justine Murray joins him for a chat about the variety of plants and how he incorporates their flavours into his cooking. [more]

Matariki at Waiwhetu Marae
From a Matariki celebration at Lower Hutt's Waiwhetu Marae, Justine Murray poses the question to whanau running a few of the kai stalls. [more]

Te Manu Korihi

Te Manu Korihi News for Monday 23 June 2014
The North Island's Whanau Ora Commissioning Agency can contract who it wants, including providers outside of the social policy network; The Independent Maori Statutory Board is confident that Auckland Council wants to get to the bottom of why it's underspending on Maori initiatives; A Wairarapa Marae says it believes a pilot farming course for its rangatahi could be expanded to other rohe or regions; The associate health minister, Tariana Turia, says she hopes introducing a new Maori concept to the Maori health strategy will provide further support to those in need. [more]

Te Manu Korihi News for Monday 23 June 2014
The Independent Maori Statutory Board is confident that Auckland Council wants to get to the bottom of why it's underspending on Maori initiatives; The North Island's Whanau Ora Commissioning Agency can contract who it wants, including providers outside of the social policy network; The associate health minister, Tariana Turia, says she hopes an update to the Maori health strategy will provide further support to Maori in need; A Wairarapa Marae says it believes a pilot farming course for its rangatahi could be expanded to other rohe or regions. [more]

The Critic's Chair

The Critic's Chair for 22 June 2014
Peter Walls looks at the final disc, Volume 55, in the Bach Collegium Japan's complete cantata series, begun nearly 20 years ago. The Academy of Ancient Music under Richard Egarr present a dramatically-tight version of Bach's St John Passion, and the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra dazzle with a new release of the Brandenburg Concertos. He also reviews a refreshing disc of the Zefiro Baroque Orchestra, who remind us just how attractive Telemann can be. [more]

World & Pacific News

5am Pacific Regional and Sports News for 23 June 2014
The latest Pacific regional and sports news news. [more]

6am World, Pacific and Sports News for 23 June 2014
The latest world, Pacific and sports news. [more]

7am World, Pacific and Sports News for 23 June 2014
The latest world, Pacific and sports news. [more]

8am World, Pacific and Sports News for 23 June 2014
The latest world, Pacific and sports news. [more]

9am World, Pacific and Sports News for 23 June 2014
The latest world, Pacific andd sports news. [more]

10am World, Pacific and Sports News for 23 June 2014
The latest world, Pacific and sports news. [more]

News stories:

Williamson reported for suspect bowling action
The Black Caps cricketer Kane Williamson has been reported for a suspected illegal bowling action during New Zealand's second Test loss to the West Indies in Trinidad. The New Zealand... [more]

All Blacks beat England to equal test wins record
Wing Julian Savea scored a hat-trick of tries as New Zealand produced a clinical, high-paced performance to beat England 36-13 in the third and final test in Hamilton, sealing a... [more]

Glasgow-bound Henderson grabs stage win in Netherlands
The New Zealand cyclist Greg Henderson built on his recent outstanding form to solo to victory in stage two of the Ster ZLM Toer in the Netherlands. Henderson, who will... [more]

Massa on pole as Williams celebrate Austrian sweep
Brazilian Felipe Massa celebrated his first Formula One pole position since 2008 as Williams stunned leaders Mercedes and swept the front row of the Austrian Grand Prix starting grid. Finland's... [more]

Penalty tries help South Africa deny unlucky
A second penalty try for South Africa two minutes from full-time secured a nail-biting 31-30 victory over an unlucky Wales side who had looked set to claim their first ever... [more]

Willett's ace and record 63 closes gap on Ilonen
Finn Mikko Ilonen's overnight lead was cut from two shots to one after England golfer Danny Willett claimed a hole-in-one on the way to a course record eight-under 63 in... [more]

World Cup over for Swiss defender Von Bergen
Switzerland's Steve von Bergen will miss the rest of the football World Cup in Brazil after fracturing his left eye socket in their 5-2 defeat to France. The 31-year-old centreback... [more]

Teenager Keys unlocks first WTA title
American Madison Keys broke through for the first title of her career as she beat experienced German fifth seed Angelique Kerber 6-3 3-6 7-5 to win the lastest WTA tennis... [more]

Japan beat Italy for 10 rugby wins in row RU Japan
Japan's forwards produced a dynamic performance as rugby's Asian champions extended their record winning streak to 10 games with a nailbiting 26-23 victory over Italy in Tokyo. New Zealand born... [more]

Seven NZ crews into rowing finals
The New Zealand rowers continued their strong form on the second day at the World Rowing Cup in France with seven crews progressing directly to the A Finals. Olympic champion... [more]

Warriors climb to ninth after Mt Smart win
The Warriors have climbed to ninth on the NRL league ladder and ended the Broncos' four-game winning streak with a 19-10 win over Brisbane at Mount Smart Stadium. The victory... [more]

Messi wonder goal sends Argentina into World Cup last 16
A stunning injury time strike from superstar striker Lionel Messi spared Argentina's blushes as they qualified for the last 16 of the football World Cup with a hard fought 1-0... [more]

Ghana hold Germany to shock draw, open the door for USA
Miroslav Klose scored a landmark goal as Germany were held to a 2-2 draw by underdogs Ghana in another thrilling World Cup football clash in Brazil. The 36-year-old Klose claimed... [more]

Robson hits maiden ton before Sri Lanka fight back
Opener Sam Robson hit his maiden test century before Sri Lanka fought back with four late wickets on the second day of the second test at Headingley to leave England... [more]

Scientist warns on marine sanctuary
A scientist says the Government shouldn't be taking risks with oil and gas exploration in an endangered Maui dolphin sanctuary which was created in 2008. [more]

Coach not surprised Kane reported for chucking
The Black Caps cricket coach Mike Hesson says it's no surprise that Kane Williamson has been reported for a suspected illegal bowling action during New Zealand's second Test loss to... [more]

Wilkinson in contention at Connecticut
The New Zealand golfer Tim Wilkinson has climbed six places to be in a tie for 7th heading into the final round of the latest PGA tour event in Connecticut. [more]

Tiger to play only one event before Open
The former golf world number one Tiger Woods will return from a layoff of three months next week, but will not play again before the British Open in mid-July, according... [more]

Ko steady at US Open
Lydia Ko remains in tie for 23rd place after the third round of the US Open, despite dropping a shot in her one over par 71 at Pinehurst. The world... [more]

NZDF heads to Hawaii for RIMPAC
The Defence Force will practise responding to disasters such as tsunamis and cyclones as part of the world's largest international maritime exercise next week. [more]

Research into 'gravity waves' over alps
Atmospheric researchers based in Christchurch hope to deliver more reliable weather and climate forecasts by researching the formation of gravity waves over the Southern Alps. [more]

Maori face chronic disease burden
A snapshot of health statistics shows Maori face more illnesses such as heart disease and diabetes than other groups do. The results come from the New Zealand Health Survey. [more]

Savea hails forwards after hat-trick
The All Blacks wing Julian Savea has now scored more tries than he has Test caps after bagging a hattrick in last night's 36-13 drubbing of England. The victory completed... [more]

Free training for Maori and Pasifika
Hundreds of Maori and Pasifika youth in Auckland will be given free training in construction and infrastructure trades in a bid to plug the skills gap in these industries. [more]

South Auckland smoking rates targeted
The Health Ministry is helping fund preliminary work on a bylaw targeting the rate of smoking in south Auckland as part of a project to transform lives in the area's poorest communities. [more]

Kayaker gets supplies from plane
A pilot who made a six-hour round-trip to drop off supplies to a kayaker nearly 600km north of the Manukau Harbour says they nearly missed him. [more]

Vixens win netball grand final
The Melbourne Vixens have won the grand final of the trans-Tasman netball league beating the Queensland Firebirds 53-42 in Melbourne. The match was the last for Vixens goal-shoot Catherine Cox... [more]

Two trapped in ute after crash now free
Two people whose ute hit a high-voltage power pole on State Highway 1B north of Hamilton on Sunday were trapped inside the vehicle for more than an hour before being freed. [more]

Lessons learned from established teams
National Children's Director Sue Mackwell says much has been learned from the work of two teams set up in Rotorua and Whangarei to organise wrap-around services for at-risk children. [more]

Gis 2nd in Darwin
The New Zealand V8 super car driver Shane van Gisbergen has finished 2nd in Sunday's endurance race at the Darwin Triple Crown. The race was won by Australia's Mark Winterbottom. [more]

Two more wins for Black Sox in Canada
The Black Sox softball team have scored two more wins at the Hill United Shoot-Out tournament in Ontario, Canada beating the New York Bucks 10-0 and the Great Lake Mariners... [more]

Colin Craig to stand against McCully
Conservative Party leader and National's potential coalition partner, Colin Craig, has announced he will contest the Auckland electorate of East Coast Bays. [more]