Radio New Zealand - Sunday, 19th October 2014

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This page features: Morning Report, New Horizons, News Stories, Spiritual Outlook, Te Ahi Kaa, Te Kupu o te Wiki, War Reports

Morning Report

Canterbury couple who dodged death in Nepal, also escaped quakes
Officials in Nepal say a search and rescue operation to find trekkers, stranded after a series of blizzards and avalanches on the Annapurna trail, has ended. A Canterbury couple, Peter and Elizabeth Cammock, were trekking in the area where many of the more than 40 fatalities occured. [more]

New Horizons

New Horizons: Leonard Cohen - Popular Problems
With the release of a new album from Leonard Cohen, Popular Problems, William Dart looks over the Canadian songwriter's long career. [more]

Spiritual Outlook

Spiritual Outlook for 19 October 2014 - Food for Life
Lisa Thompson meets Buddhi Wilcox, a Northland Hare Krishna devotee who has so far delivered 70,000 hot meals to school children, in his bid to try and tackle child poverty in his region. [more]

Te Ahi Kaa

From Māoriland to ImagineNATIVE
Pat and Tania Hakaraia run their lawnmowing business in Otaki, their expertise were called upon when Pat's cousin Libby Hakaraia directed the short film The Lawnmower Men of Kapu. This week the couple will join Libby and head to ImagineNATIVE film festival in Toronto, Canada. Pat will select short films to feature as part of the children's programme at next year's Maoriland film festival in Otaki. Tania will get an insight into the logistics of running the festival, and Libby will sit on the Prize Jury. They talk with Justine Murray a few weeks out from their departure. [more]

Te Kupu o te Wiki

Te Kupu o te Wiki: Marama - Moon
The Māori word of the week is: marama - moon. Ka whiti te marama i te pō. The moon shines at night. [more]

War Reports

War Report - 19 October
Ena Ryan describes excitement of Main Draft leaving and General Sir Andrew Russell describes the attitude of the men. Newspaper report of some soldiers not letting authorities know of the need to send money to their families. [more]

News stories:

McGlinchey has last laugh for Phoenix
The Phoenix footballer Michael McGlinchey had the perfect answer to boos from his old club fans as he helped manufacture a 2-1 A-League away win for Wellington over Central Coast. [more]

Makos march into final
Tasman will face Taranaki in provincial rugby's Premiership final in New Plymouth after the Makos mauled Canterbury 26-6 in their semi-final match at Nelson's Trafalgar Park. [more]

All Blacks snatch last-gasp victory
The All Blacks scored a last-minute converted try to give the world champions a dramatic 29-28 victory over Australia in the third and final Bledisloe Cup test in Brisbane. [more]

Minister dismisses oil prospect fears
The Minister of Energy and Resources is shrugging off fears low oil prices could discourage oil exploration in New Zealand. Winning tender results are due in December. [more]

SkyCity to lodge consent applications
SkyCity says it hopes to lodge resource consent applications in the coming months for the new International Convention Centre in Auckland. [more]

Ko lurking in Korea
The world number two golfer Lydia Ko is in a tie for 18th after the third round of the latest LPGA tour event in Korea tied for 10th. [more]

Labour contenders debate capital gains
The Labour Party looks likely to change its capital gains policy, irrespective of who wins the leadership election. The leadership vote will be held next month. [more]

NZ pilot not hopeful of more survivors
A helicopter pilot who has been helping rescue victims of a blizzard in Nepal says he is not holding out hope for many more survivors. The disaster killed at least 43 people. [more]

India could cancel Carribean tour
India may scrap their tour of West Indies in 2016 in a tit-for-tat response to the Caribbean team who walked out of their Indian tour on Saturday. [more]

Niue celebrates 40 years of self-govt
The Premier of Niue says the country is grateful for the support it has received from New Zealand over the years as it celebrates 40 years of self-government. [more]

Economic crime costs up to $9.4bn
Economic crime is costing New Zealand up to $9.4 billion a year according to a draft Serious Fraud Office report obtained by Radio New Zealand. The report was never released. [more]

Brownlie and Latham back in black
Batsmen Dean Brownlie and Tom Latham have returned to the Blackcaps one-day squad for the side's first ever match at Tauranga's Bay Oval. [more]

MP criticises increase in train fare
Palmerston North MP Iain Lees-Galloway says a rise in the fare on KiwiRail's Capital Connection will make the commuter train service too expensive for some. [more]

'Wasted chance' to remove asbestos
Canterbury Medical Officer of Health Dr Alistair Humphrey says an opportunity to remove asbestos from earthquake-damaged homes has been wasted. [more]

Valuations 'not a reflection of market'
The Auckland Council has released suburb-by-suburb details of its latest property revaluations, signalling above average rate rises from some of the city's once-less fashionable areas. [more]

Student loans written off
More student loans are being written off as more borrowers go bankrupt. IRD figures show 99 people living overseas had student loans wiped in the year to the end of June. [more]

Plea to tear down sub-standard houses
Some of Dunedin's worst houses should be demolished and new, affordable ones built for low income residents, according to a housing researcher. [more]

Man killed by car in Auckland named
Police have named the man who died yesterday morning after being hit by a vehicle in the suburb of Somerville in east Auckland. He was Richard Samuels, a 41-year-old mechanic from Maraetai. [more]

Hansen sorry for McKenzie
The All Blacks coach Steve Hansen says his team takes no joy in Ewen McKenzie cutting short his coaching reign. [more]

Robertson says Ardern would be deputy
Labour Party leadership contender Grant Robertson says Auckland Central MP Jacinda Ardern would be his choice for deputy if he was successful in the contest. [more]

Pine plantation fire in Blenheim
A fire crew battling a fire in a pine plantation near Blenheim, at Wither Hills Farm Park, will stay on site overnight. The fire is contained and is covering an area of nearly 7 hectares. [more]

Auckland land prices soar in targetted areas
The Government's approach to solving Auckland's housing shortage and curbing rising prices is delivering windfall profits for land earmarked for fast-track housing. [more]

Police search of Hager's house criticised
American investigative journalist Glenn Greenwald has criticised a police search of the home of the author, Nicky Hager, calling it a grave threat to press freedom. [more]

Six quake memorial designs shortlisted
The families of Canterbury earthquake victims, and those left seriously injured, are giving feedback on six shortlisted designs for a national memorial. [more]

Children tried to rescue buried boy
The father of a boy who almost suffocated when a pile of dirt collapsed on him in Twizel, says other children courageously tried to dig him out. The boy is in a stable condition in hospital. [more]

Three injured after rowing accident
A power boat being run by a rowing coach hit a skiff with school boys in it, on Otago harbour today. Two of the eight Otago Boys' High pupils on board were injured, the coach was also injured. [more]