Radio New Zealand - Thursday, 26th March 2015

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This page features: Afternoons, At The Movies, Best Of The Week, Business News, Checkpoint, Country Life, Dateline Pacific, In Parliament, Late Edition, Midday Report, Morning Report, News Extras, News in Pacific Languages, News Stories, Nights, Nine To Noon, Our Changing World, Pacific Correspondent, Parliament - Question Time, Radio New Zealand YouTube, Rural News, Te Manu Korihi, The Panel, The Wireless, Upbeat, World & Pacific News, YouTube

Afternoons

Your song - And She Was
Abbey Howells of Wellington has chosen 'And She Was' by Talking Heads. [more]

New Zealand A to Z - Shipwrecks
Today the dark side of our proud maritime tradition here in New Zealand, with historians John McCrystal and Gavin McLean, and former skipper and harbourmaster Max Dowell. [more]

Antarctic Anniversary - Phillipa Ross
February 2016 will mark the 175th anniversary of the discovery of the Ross Sea and Ross Ice Shelf. Preparations to mark the discovery are already underway. Philippa Ross, the great-great-great-granddaughter of explorer Sir James Clarke Ross, is planning to follow the path set 175 years ago [more]

Feature album - Ringo
Today the re-release of Ringo Starr's eponymous 1973 album; "Ringo". [more]

The Expats - Jeremy Gleeson
Jeremy set up MedSailors, a travel group for young people sailing the medditerranean. [more]

At The Movies

At The Movies for 26 March 2015
On At The Movies, Simon Morris looks at two Young Adult films, Insurgent, the sequel to last year's popular Divergent… and X plus Y, a heart-warming story of an autistic young maths genius. He also looks at the king of Older Adult thrillers, Liam Neeson in Run All Night. [more]

Best Of The Week

Best of the Week - 27 March 2015
Highlights from Radio New Zealand National's programmes for the week ending Friday 27 March. This week.....an historic win for the Black Caps in the Cricket World Cup; media reaction to the sacking of X Factor judges; the Panel discuss the St Bede's rowing story; the realities behind the War on Drugs; the current thinking on taking your full prescription of antibiotics; working to combat systemic rascism in the US; searching for one of our most at-risk seabirds - the Black Petrel; The Sound of Thunder - a gathering of BEARS pay homage to motorbike inventor John Britten and what's good eating at WOMAD. [more]

Business News

Evening Business for 26 March 2015
News from the business sector including a market report. [more]

Authorities taking action against growing tide of corruption
An accounting firm says authorities are taking action against a growing tide of domestic corruption in Australasian businesses. [more]

Greens react to leaked TPP document
Fears that multinationals will have greater rights to sue governments have been heightened by the latest leak on the details of a proposed Pacific-wide trade deal. [more]

Questions raised over Korea FTA
Opposition parties have raised concerns with trade negotiators over whether New Zealand's free trade deal with Korea will make the country more vulnerable to legal challenges. [more]

Lower kiwi and tax not likely to stymie online sales
A lower New Zealand dollar and possible taxing of overseas purchases are not expected to make much difference to the growth in online retail sales. [more]

SeaDragon full-year sales expected to be double last year's
SeaDragon is expecting its full-year sales to more than double last year's result, due to a strong supply of raw materials and steady forward orders. [more]

Morning markets for 27 March 2015
On Wall St, the Dow Jones Index is down 54 points to 17,664. [more]

Markets Update for 27 March 2015
A brief update of movements in the financial sector. [more]

Hallenstein Glasson profit rises 40 percent
Hallenstein Glasson's share price has jumped more than 5 percent in early trading, after reporting its first half net profit rose 40 percent. [more]

Goodman Property buys Fletcher's $86.2 Mln property
Goodman Property Trust and its joint venture partner, Singapore GIC, will buy Fletcher Building's Datacom property in Auckland's Viaduct Quarter for $86.2 million. [more]

Kidicorp co-owner says charity status suits
The co-founder of Kidicorp, Wayne Wright, says transferring the multi-million-dollar early childhood education company to the ownership of a charity has been on the cards for some time. [more]

Firms spend more on R&D, Govt less
Businesses are spending more on research and development, with growth being led by computer services. [more]

SeaDragon full-year sales expected to be double last year's
The fish oil producer, SeaDragon, says trading has been good in the last year, thanks to a strong supply of raw materials and steady forward orders. [more]

Midday Markets for 27 March 2015
For the latest from the markets we're joined by Don Lewthwaite at First NZ Capital. [more]

Checkpoint

Checkpoint Top Stories for Thursday 26 March 2015
Key straight off plane into Northland by election fight, GCSB activity to be investigated, From the cricket World Cup semi-final at the SCG, Police to try underwater camera in Curio Bay, Dunne suspects Govt has secret agenda on RMA, Councillor says Auckland mayor has over-reacted, Len Brown walks out of council meeting, School to review handling of teacher aide drug exchange and Closing arguments in the Mark Lundy retrial. [more]

Key straight off plane into Northland by election fight
The Prime Minister John Key has headed straight to Dargaville today after returning from his trip to Japan, only to be heckled by Northland voters. [more]

GCSB activity to be investigated
The Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security, Cheryl Gwyn, will investigate whether the GCSB spied on New Zealanders working or travelling in the South Pacific. [more]

From the cricket World Cup semi-final at the SCG
The cricket world cup semifinal to decide who New Zealand gets to meet in the final on Sunday is underway. [more]

Police to try underwater camera in Curio Bay
The police searching for a missing Southland boy are going back to Curio Bay tomorrow, this time with an underwater camera attached to a helicopter. [more]

Dunne suspects Govt has secret agenda on RMA
The United Future leader and government ally, Peter Dunne, suspects National will not agree to compromise on its plans to change the Resource Management Act because it has a secret agenda. [more]

Councillor says Auckland mayor has over-reacted
An Auckland Councillor says Mayor Len Brown has completely over-reacted at a council meeting today and should never have walked out. [more]

Len Brown walks out of council meeting
The Auckland Mayor Len Brown joins us. [more]

School to review handling of teacher aide drug exchange
Two teacher aides caught with cannabis in a South Auckland primary school staffroom have quit. [more]

Sports News for 26 March 2015
An update from the team at RNZ Sport. [more]

Bridges rejects Labour criticism on roads spending in Northland
The Prime Minister John Key has headed straight to Dargaville today after returning from his trip to Japan, only to be confronted by Northland voters. [more]

Councillor: govt will be held to promise of new bridges
A Northland regional councillor says the Government will be held to its promise of ten new bridges for the region even if the Transport Agency decides some of them aren't a priority. [more]

Closing arguments in the Mark Lundy retrial
The Crown in its closing argument in the Mark Lundy double murder retrial says the accused was facing imminent bankruptcy and killing his wife was the only way out. [more]

First game at the MCG is the big final for Black Cap Matt Henry
Rushed into the New Zealand cricket team for the nailbiting semi final win over South Africa, the Canterbury fast bowler Matt Henry is still coming to terms with the fact his first match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground is going to be a world cup final. [more]

Polytech follows university in banning church group
A Palmerston North polytech has followed Massey University in banning a church group from campus where it's been pressuring students. [more]

Latest move to protect most vulnerable misses mark - Lawyer
An Auckland lawyer who battles in court for exploited immigrant workers says the government's latest moves to protect the most vulnerable miss the mark. [more]

Government set to sign up to huge international deal
The Government's set to sign up to an international deal on government contracts to buy goods and services which it says will open up a trillion dollar-plus market to New Zealand exporters. [more]

Waikato DHB called on for costs for 'bureaucratic malpractice'
The parents of a young man who drowned in Waikato River are demanding the District Health Board covers their legal costs. [more]

Fisherman stabbed by elephant fish
A fisherman's tussle with a one-metre long elephant fish landed him in hospital this week after it stabbed him with its dorsal spike. [more]

Country Life

Tahi Estate - A Conservation Estate with Economic Backbone
A decade ago two Auckland academics saw the potential to turn a rundown coastal cattle farm near Whangarei into an eco sanctuary. John Craig and Anne Stewart removed the roaming cattle and converted the 540 hectares into a bee farm and conservation estate. They run three thousand hives and export manuka honey to a number of countries. Two hundred and fifty thousand native trees have been planted, wetlands created, and birds have been encouraged back with extensive pest control. Now Tahi Estate is home to 69 bird species, with many of them rare or threatened. Dr Craig says he was keen to access pateke, or brown teal and was told it would take three years to get approval. He says "within six months they'd arrived by themselves, a far better solution." The property which once employed one person, now supports over a dozen staff including bee keepers and a pest controller. John says another aim of Tahi Estate was to show it was possible to make money from conservation and while honey is their main income, visitors also can pay to stay on the farm, or walk over the 35 kilometres of track. Tahi has joined an international group called The Long Run Initiative. John says "it has a business model of the four "c's", we all must succeed at conservation, community, culture and commerce, and we are audited on those." [more]

Dateline Pacific

Bikini islanders look for a new home
The Bikinian community in the Marshall Islands are exploring resettlement options - nearly 70 years after the islanders were evacuated from their atoll because of US nuclear weapons tests. [more]

Ni-Vanuatu seasonal workers in NZ prepare for cyclone rebuild
Horticulture New Zealand says it is working with its Ni-Vanuatu seasonal workers to provide them with skills and resources for when they return home and face the rebuild following Cyclone Pam. [more]

Vanuatu children back to school on Monday
Save the Children says sending children affected by Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu back to school will help them deal with the trauma they have experienced and normalise their lives. [more]

Dateline Pacific evening edition for 26 March 2015
Children in Vanuatu will return to school on Monday; The UN says there's an immediate need for more Vanuatu aid; Ni-Vanuatu seasonal workers in NZ prepare for cyclone rebuild; Bikini islanders look for a new home; The Former Tahiti president is in court for alleged spying and abuse of public funds; and The Cook Islands could see radical changes in the way domestic violence is dealt with. [more]

PNG football says country will be ready for Women's World Cup
Papua New Guinea is confident of hosting a Women's World Cup football tournament to remember in 2016. [more]

Samoa new police chief a veteran of the LAPD
Samoa appoints a new police commissioner who has experience on the streets of Los Angeles. [more]

NZ spy inquiry not enough for former Solomons official
A special secretary to the former Prime Minister of Solomon Islands says an inquiry into New Zealand's spy agency's activities in the Pacific should include people like himself. [more]

Dateline Pacific morning edition for 27 March 2015
Children in Vanuatu will return to school on Monday; Ni-Vanuatu seasonal workers in NZ prepare for cyclone rebuild;  an inquiry into NZ's spy agency isn't enough for some in Solomon Islands; A former Los Angeles policeman takes the top job in Samoa's force; Bikini islanders look for a new home; And, Papua New Guinea is confident of hosting a Women's World Cup football tournament to remember. [more]

In Parliament

Today In Parliament for 26 March 2015 - evening edition
Looming Northland by-election produces excitement in the House. Foreign Affairs Committee briefed on South Korean FTA. [more]

The Day In Parliament for 27 March 2015 - morning edition
Questions & debate on Housing. Excitement in the House over looming Northland by-election. Foreign Affairs Committee briefed on South Korean free trade agreement. [more]

Late Edition

Late Edition for 26 March 2015
John Key goes to Dargaville; the BBC sacks Jeremy Clarkson as host of Top Gear and sschools plan to reopen in Vanuatu on Monday. [more]

Midday Report

Midday News for 27 March 2015
A report criticises the treatment of people held in police cells and NASA launches a test balloon from Wanaka. [more]

Midday Sports News for 27 March 2015
The New Zealand golfer Lydia Ko is off to a flier in the opening round of the latest LPGA event in California and the Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke says losing to New Zealand in the World Cup pool stage probably did his side a favour. [more]

Morning Report

Top Stories for Friday 27 March 2015
A chilling twist to the Airbus crash, as the co pilot is blamed for deliberately flying into the ground. It's a Trans Tasman cricket finale after Australia downed India in Sydney overnight and name recognition, and tomorrow's Northland by-election. [more]

Sports News for 27 March 2015
An update from the team at RNZ Sport. [more]

NZ will meet Aust. in Sunday's Cricket World Cup final
New Zealand will meet Australia in Sunday's Cricket World Cup final, after the defending champions India were bundled out of the tournament. [more]

Pacific News for 27 March 2015
The latest from the Pacific region. [more]

Polls suggest Winston in a landslide
Two polls this week have suggested the New Zealand First leader Winston Peters will win the Northland by-election in a landslide tomorrow -- shattering the grasp the National Party has had on the electorate for generations. [more]

Australia will rest up ahead of Cricket World Cup final
Australia and New Zealand will square off in the Cricket World Cup final on Sunday after the defending champions India lost the semi-final in Sydney last night. [more]

Former captain says NZ can beat Aust. in cricket final
Many commentators had tipped the co-hosts of the tournament would end up meeting in the final but former Black Caps captain, Stephen Fleming, says he had his doubts the New Zealand side would make it that far. [more]

Sports News for 27 March 2015
An update from the team at RNZ Sport. [more]

Co-pilot intentionally destroys plane that killed 150
French prosecutors say the co-pilot of the Germanwings plane which crashed in the Alps on Tuesday deliberately flew the aircraft into a mountain. [more]

NZ to meet Aust. as India are knocked out of the CWC semi-final
It's the Cricket World Cup final that many commentators predicted but which only the bravest New Zealand fans were prepared to put money on. [more]

National staring down the barrel of historic northland defeat
The National Party looks set suffer an historic defeat in tomorrow's Northland byelection with yet another poll showing its candidate Mark Osborne is trailing well behind Winston Peters. [more]

National says polls won't tell full story in Northland
National's campaign manager Stephen Joyce joins us. [more]

Ports of Auckland to launch PR campaign tomorrow on expansion
Ports of Auckland looks likely to face a legal challenge to its planned wharf extension. [more]

IPCA to release report on death of Auckland man in police cells
A long-awaited report on the investigation into the death of a drunk Auckland man in police cells last year will be released today. [more]

HMNZS Canterbury is about to dock at Epi
HMNZS Canterbury is about to dock at Epi island in Vanuatu after a short stopover in the capital Port Vila. [more]

Dargaville voters: Government running down rail and roads
On the last day before the Northland by-election, Kaipara people are asking the government to explain why it's allowed rail to quietly die -- and why the trains no longer come to Dargaville. [more]

Defence wraps up case by saying Lundy not a killer
Mark Lundy's defence team began its closing argument in his murder trial yesterday by attacking the integrity of investigators and the change of some key facts by the Crown. [more]

NASA attempts to launch giant balloon from Wanaka.
NASA is once again attempting to launch its gigantic super pressure balloon from Wanaka this morning. [more]

Sports News for 27 March 2015
An update from the team at RNZ Sport. [more]

Airline boosts cockpit protocols after Germanwings crash
French prosecutors say the 28-year-old German, Andreas Lubitz, was in control of the Airbus A320 and set it on its fatal descent. [more]

Co-hosts to meet at CWC Final
The Cricket World Cup co-hosts Australia and New Zealand will meet in Melbourne on Sunday for a much anticipated tournament final. [more]

Winston Peters says he's being 'demonised' by National
After at first being given zero chance by the Prime Minister in tomorrow's Northland byelection, the New Zealand First leader Winston Peters appears poised on the brink of a historic win. [more]

Northland reporter reviews byelection campaign
Our Northland reporter Lois Williams has been following the campaign and is in our Whangarei studio. [more]

Crown heads to Hokitika to apologise for Parihaka jailings
The Crown is presenting an official apology to a South Taranaki tribe today in Hokitika for illegally incarcerating men from Parihaka in the South Island in the 1800s. [more]

More than 200 world-class surfers in Taranaki
More than 200 of the world's best surfers have descended on Taranaki this week for the New Zealand Surf Festival. [more]

Statue of Gallipoli artist to be unveilled today
A 300-kilogramme bronze statue of Gallipoli artist Horace Moore-Jones will be unveiled in Hamilton today. [more]

Sixth season will be the last for Downton Abbey
The Crawley family and staff at Downton Abbey will say farewell this Christmas. [more]

34,000km weekend round trip for Black Caps final
Thousands of New Zealand cricket fans will descend on Melbourne for Sunday's historic Cricket World Cup final against Australia. [more]

Kerry-Anne Walsh with news from Australia
And we'll cross now to our Canberra correspondent Kerry-Anne Walsh. [more]

News Extras

How we say it: "Cape Reinga"
How we say it: "Cape Reinga" [more]

How we say it: "restaurateur"
How we say it: "restaurateur" [more]

News in Pacific Languages

News in Samoan for 27 March 2015
The latest news in Samoan language. [more]

News in Niuean for 27 March 2015
The latest news in Niuean langauge. [more]

News in Tongan for 27 March 2015
The latest news in Tongan language. [more]

Nights

Written With Woe
Biographer and teacher of memoir Deborah Shepard about her own journal-memoir Giving Yourself to Life, and the significance of writing as a means to accept and deal with suffering. [more]

Dance
Body movements, usually to music, with Chris Jannides, Toi Whakaari movement tutor and founding dancer, choreographer and artistic director of Limbs Dance Company... unexpected cross-pollination of styles, for instance, ballet and street dance. [more]

Conundrum Clue 7
Listen on Friday for the answer. [more]

Conundrum Clue 8
Listen on Friday for the answer. [more]

Nine To Noon

Police target 1080 activists after contamination threat
Four months after a threat was made to poison infant formula with 1080, police have been targeting anti-1080 activists. Several in the Golden Bay area have been questioned in the last week including Takaka teashop owner Rolf Kleine and environmental scientist and anti 1080 activist, Rebecca Reider. We also interview investigation head, Police Deputy Commissioner Mike Clements. [more]

Regional mayors want more help from Air NZ
Air New Zealand's exit from some unprofitable regional routes is getting closer, but will the national carrier cooperate with smaller airlines trying to fill the void? We speak with Taupo mayor David Trewavas about concerns within his region. [more]

Xero founder says regional flights too expensive and infrequent
Rod Drury is the founder and CEO of accounting software firm Xero. [more]

Asia correspondent, Jamil Anderlini
The decision by the UK to join China's Asia Infrastructure Investment Bank has prompted many other European countries to sign up, despite fierce US opposition. Our Asia correspondent, Jamil Anderlini says the UK had failed to tell many of its G7 colleagues of the decision [more]

British journalist and author Damian Barr
Damian Barr's first book Get it Together: A Guide to Surviving your Quarterlife Crisis. He interviewed 200 people in their twenties, showing that for most, their attitudes to work were their main source of anxiety. He followed that up with his memoir, Maggie and Me about growing up gay in Thatcher's Britain. Damian Barr is coming to New Zealand for the Dunedin Writers Festival and the Auckland Writers Festival. [more]

Book review: Children's Books with John McIntyre
Don't leave childhood without these true classic picture books: 'Each Peach Pear Plum' by Janet and Allan Ahlberg, 'Peepo' by Janet and Allan Ahlberg, 'Slinky Malinki' by Lynley Dodd, 'The Nickle Nackle Tree' by Lynley Dodd and 'Summery Saturday Morning' by Margaret Mahy and Selina Young. [more]

Music with Grant Smithies
Featuring @Peace, Kimbra, Delaney Davidson and Electric Wire Hustle who are finalists for the Taite Prize (named after music journalist Dylan Taite). [more]

Sports commentator Brendan Telfer
Cricket World Cup final on Sunday [more]

The week that was
With James Elliott and Michele A'Court. [more]

Our Changing World

Black Petrels - New Zealand's Most At-Risk Seabird
Black petrels are a common sight at sea in the Hauraki Gulf, and are at risk from being accidentally caught by recreational and commercial fishers [more]

Volunteering for Conservation
Katherine Clements talks about her experience of volunteering for the Department of Conservation and working with seabirds [more]

World's only glowing freshwater limpet
New Zealand is home to the world's only luminescent freshwater limpet, which lives among the rocks in North Island streams. [more]

Starting to Gel: A Tough, Stretchy, Mouldable New Material
A new gel has been developed that is 85% water but can be stretched many times and hit with a hammer without disintegrating [more]

'Team Rat' Completes World's Largest Island Eradication
The South Georgia Heritage Trust has just completed the third and final stage of the world's largest island rat eradication [more]

Pacific Correspondent

Pacific Correspondent for 26 March 2015
Today we hear from our correspondent in the Northern Marianas, Mark Rabago. [more]

Parliament - Question Time

Question Time for 26 March 2015
Questions to Ministers JAMES SHAW to the Minister of Science and Innovation: Does he stand by his statement that the Government will "build a strong business-led R&D ecosystem to strengthen and diversify New Zealand's economy"? Dr JIAN YANG to the Minister of Finance: What reports has he received on how low inflation is benefiting New Zealand families? PHIL TWYFORD to the Minister responsible for HNZC: Does he agree with the National Business Review who asked "Is the Government's social housing privatisation policy in tatters"? NUK KORAKO to the Minister for Economic Development: What reports has he received on the progress of New Zealand businesses succeeding internationally? KELVIN DAVIS to the Minister of Transport: Will transport spending in Northland return to the level that this Government inherited, given annual NZTA funding for the region has fallen by $36 million since 2008/09? Hon JUDITH COLLINS to the Associate Minister for Social Development: How much has the Government saved as a result of its benefit fraud initiative? SUE MORONEY to the Minister for ACC: Was the then Minister for ACC Hon Judith Collins correct when she said last year that the reason the Government ignored ACC's recommendation for cuts to levies for employers and workers was "because we need to get to surplus"? PITA PARAONE to the Minister of Education: What reports has she received, if any, about why the Māori Education Trust is selling its 320ha Kahutara dairy farm, the late Edward Holmes' farm, that was gifted to the Trust to educate Wairarapa Māori? JONATHAN YOUNG to the Minister of Energy and Resources: What reports has he received on renewable electricity generation in New Zealand? MOJO MATHERS to the Minister for Primary Industries: Will he support a ban on cosmetics testing on animals? TODD BARCLAY to the Minister for Small Business: How are small businesses benefiting from the innovation initiatives of the Business Growth Agenda? Su'a WILLIAM SIO to the Minister for Building and Housing: Have all boarding houses that are "rat-infested, mouldy dives that are unfit for human habitation" been closed down since he said he wanted them eliminated in November 2014; if not, why not? [more]

Radio New Zealand YouTube

Pokey LaFarge ‘Goodbye Barcelona’ live at Radio NZ
Last in New Zealand just over a year ago for WOMAD Taranaki, North American roots musician Pokey LaFarge is back, and starts a six date tour with his band tonight in Auckland...http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/nat-music/audio/20172492/pokey-lafarge-in-session [more]

Rural News

Morning Rural News for 27 March 2015
News from the rural and farming sector. [more]

Midday Rural News for 27 March 2015
News from the rural and farming sectors. [more]

Te Manu Korihi

Maori principals critical of IES
The organisation representing Maori principals is critical of the Government's flagship education scheme, describing it as a 'one-size-fits-all' policy. Te Akatea New Zealand Maori Principals says the 'Investing in Education Success' scheme has been imposed on kura. [more]

Te Manu Korihi News for 26 March 2015
The organisation representing the country's Maori principals is critical of the Government's flagship education scheme; Arrangements are underway to bring a fragile Maori flag back from Scotland to Aotearoa; Waikato-Tainui is on the hunt for a new leader to head its commercial arm after long-serving CEO Mike Pohio leaves in mid April. [more]

Te Manu Korihi News for 27 March 2015
A Maori researcher says the threat of shutting down remote Aboriginal communities impinges on the rights of all indigenous people; A reveiw into mining tests at Karangahake has found the activities would pose minimal pollution to waterways; The Crown is presenting an official apology to a South Taranaki tribe today in Hokitika; The Mayor of Gisborne is backing Wairarapa iwi for taking Greater Wellington Regional Council to task for spraying a patch of watercress. [more]

Te Manu Korihi News for 27 March 2015
Crown is presenting an official apology to a South Taranaki tribe today in Hokitika; A Maori researcher says the threat of shutting down remote Aboriginal communities impinges on the rights of all indigenous people; A reveiw into mining tests at Karangahake has found the activities would pose minimal pollution to waterways; The Mayor of Gisborne is backing Wairarapa iwi for taking Greater Wellington Regional Council to task for spraying a patch of watercress. [more]

The Panel

The Panel pre-show for 26 March 2015
Your feedback, and a preview of the guests and topics on The Panel. [more]

The Panel with Jonathan Krebs and Liz Bowen-Clewley (Part 1)
We talk to aviation expert Geoffrey Thomas about the implications of the latest discovery around the Germanwings plane crash. Teacher aides not charged over cannabis in the staff room. Bribery and corruption are a growing threat in NZ according to a new Deloitte Report. [more]

The Panel with Jonathan Krebs and Liz Bowen-Clewley (Part 2)
New study finds 51% of dead rappers were murdered, only 6% of musicians overall were. Christian broadcaster and parenting expert Ian Grant talks to the Panel about the findings of an Otago University study which says non-religious people are put off dating those who are because of a perceived lack of 'open mindedness'. The Jeremy Clarkson sacking now confirmed. [more]

Intro
What the panelists Jonathan Krebs and Liz Bowen-Clewley have been up to. [more]

Germanwings crash
We talk to aviation expert Geoffrey Thomas about the implications of the latest discovery around the Germanwings plane crash. [more]

Teacher aides with cannabis
Teacher aides not charged over cannabis in the staff room. [more]

Deloitte corruption report
Bribery and corruption are a growing threat in NZ according to a new Deloitte Report. [more]

Panel says
What the panelists Jonathan Krebs and Liz Bowen-Clewley have been thinking about. [more]

Religious people equated with closed minded
Christian broadcaster and parenting expert Ian Grant talks to the Panel about the findings of an Otago University study which says non-religious people are put off dating those who are because of a perceived lack of 'open mindedness'. [more]

Jeremy Clarkson sacking confirmed by BBC
Is one of the troubles of the modern world that everyone rushes to judgement now before the context is understood? [more]

Death and the rapper
New study finds 51% of dead rappers were murdered, only 6% of musicians overall were. [more]

The Wireless

The Bachelor: The things we do for love
Another week, another two cocktail parties. The life so many women dream of. [more]

What's up this weekend?
Where to go, what to see and what to do this weekend: The Cricket World Cup final, shows from Tourettes and Death and The Maiden, and much more. [more]

Fall Out Boy on straddling the punk/pop divide
Pete Wentz talks about his band's motives. [more]

Zayn Malik has quit One Direction
Zayn, please don’t spend too long away. [more]

A story of real life sex education
Saraid Cameron tells of learning the hard way in this story from The Watercooler. [more]

Upbeat

James Vu Anh Pham: Dancer and NZSD Tutor
New Zealand School of Dance tutor previews the Insight Studio Performances. [more]

Alda Rezende: Tutakitaki
Wellington-based Brazilian singer and organiser of 'Tutakitaki' concert tour featuring NZ and Brazilian musicians. [more]

Peter Mechen: Brodsky Quartet review
Peter reviews last night's Wellington performance by the touring UK String Quartet. [more]

World & Pacific News

2:29pm Pacific Regional News for 26 March 2015
The latest Pacific regional news. [more]

4pm Pacific Regional News for 26 March 2015
The latest Pacific regional news. [more]

8pm Pacific Regional News for 27 March 2015
The latest Pacific regional news. [more]

6am Pacific Regional and Sports News for 27 March 2015
The latest Pacific regional and sports news. [more]

7am Worldm Pacific and Sports News for 27 March 2015
The latest world, Pacific and sports news. [more]

8am World, Pacific and Sports News for 27 March 2015
The latest world, Pacific and sports news. [more]

9am World, Pacific and Sports News for 27 March 2015
The latest world, Pacific and sports news. [more]

10am World, Pacific and Sports News for 27 March 2015
The latest world, Pacific and sports news. [more]

11am World, Pacific and Sports News for 27 March 2015
The latest world, Pacific and sports news. [more]

YouTube

Jahra on making Mother/Jaw
Jahra Rager Wasasala is a contemporary dancer, choreographer and spoken word artist. Last month her the 23-year-old made a big impact on the Auckland Fringe Festival with her contemporary dance work Mother/Jaw, which was choreographically collaborated with Grace Woollet. They won five awards for best performance for dance, best lighting, best production, best sound design and also the Auckland live development award - which means Auckland Live will invest in the theatre piece to be developed and then presented to a larger platform. The play draws from Jahra’s own life experience growing up in New Zealand half European and half Fijian. “To have external affirmation from people who didn’t even know me and were judging the works, for them to say, I see potential and I think this work should be supported is amazing,” she says. Mother/Jaw was scored live from @Peace’s Christohper El Truento and Addison Chase. Cover photo by Jocelen Janon - www.jocelenjanon.com Music by Christopher El Truento and Jane Deezy from AmmoNation. [more]

News stories:

Plea for elected university council places
University students and staff are fighting a rear-guard action to retain elected places on university councils. [more]

Clarkson sacked from Top Gear
Jeremy Clarkson's contract will not be renewed after an "unprovoked physical attack" on a Top Gear producer, the BBC' has confirmed. [more]

NZ to sign government procurement deal
The Government is set to sign up to an international deal it says will open up a major market to New Zealand exporters. [more]

Key acknowledges National trailing
Prime Minister John Key has conceded the National Party is in trouble in the Northland by-election and could struggle to hold the seat. [more]

PNG PM's office denies reports of Wenda deportation
The office of Papua New Guinea's Prime Minister denies that the West Papuan leader Benny Wenda has been deported. [more]

Usable data found on jet's voice recorder
French investigators say usable data has been extracted from the cockpit voice recorder of Germanwings 4U 9525 but it has so far yielded no clues as to the cause of the plane's crash. [more]

Cooks govt aiming to advance marine park plan
The Cook Islands prime minister says government ministries, such as Marine Resources are not undermining plans for the huge marine reserve, the Marae Moana. [more]

Fonterra fund shares drop
Investors have shaved more than seven percent off the value of Fonterra's share prices following a lower first-half profit and a cut in the dividend. [more]

English backs Osborne as better skilled
National's Northland candidate Mark Osborne is best equipped to deal with the electorate's issues, says deputy Prime Minister Bill English. [more]

Synlait lifts milk price forecast
Canterbury dairy processor and exporter Synlait has increased its forecast milk price from $4.40 a kilo of milk solids to between $4.50 and $4.70. [more]

Farmers disappointed at dividend drop
Fonterra's farmer suppliers are disappointed that it has lowered its dividend forecast for the season. [more]

Maori war flag to be repatriated
A local authority in Scotland has agreed to let a Maori war flag be returned to New Zealand. [more]

Youth in West Papua 'frightened' after shooting
Youth in West Papua say they are frightened in the aftermath of a deadly shooting in Yahukimo regency. [more]

Serious danger ahead for Vanuatu children
UNICEF says children, especially in the hardest-to-reach islands in Vanuatu, are in serious danger as access to safe water remains critical, and there is significant risk of disease. [more]

Tongan govt offers land for Ha'apai residents
Fourteen months after Cyclone Ian tore through Tonga's Ha'apai island group, over 300 residents are still waiting for their houses to be rebulit. [more]

Fourth charged over drive-by shooting in American Samoa
In American Samoa, the man believed to have been the driver of the car from which shots were fired at the Leone police substation last year was charged in the District Court yesterday. [more]

Councillor wants alternatives to dam
After Hawkes Bay Regional Council voted to allow more borrowing for the Ruataniwha water storage project, a councillor says it is time to consider different options. [more]

Relief supplies for PNG village rotting away
Perishable food and relief supplies for flood-affected villagers of Gulf Province in Papua New Guinea are rotting away in a Central Province wharf, eight months after they were supposed to be delivered. [more]

Back together after Cyclone Pam
Almost two weeks after Cyclone Pam devastated Vanuatu, we follow Radio New Zealand International's Koroi Hawkins as he visits Erromango island. [more]

Worldwide voyage arrives in Auckland
Thousands of children from low-decile schools have turned out to greet two waka from Hawaii on a worldwide voyage. [more]

Homophobia rife in sport, lecturer says
A Victoria University law lecturer has said that homophobia is still a common experience in sport, whether on the pitch or in the sidelines. [more]

Ngati Awa hopes to build museum
Following restoration of carvings from the wharenui, Ngati Awa has said that it would like to set up a whare taonga. [more]

Vanuatu NGO criticises amount of govt rations
A non-government organisation in Vanuatu is questioning the way the Government distributes aid. [more]

'Team Rat' makes last drop
The world's biggest island rat eradication has been completed with a final load of bait dropped on subantarctic South Georgia Island by a NZ helicopter pilot. [more]

Morning misery for Auckland commuters
Commuter rail services on Auckland's southern line have been thrown into chaos after part of the line was closed for more than an hour during the morning peak. [more]

MPs grill Māori TV's main man
Māori Television is considering changing its policy after it came under fire for censoring a haka that was critical of the channel. [more]

Australia embraces semi-final pressure
Just who New Zealand meets in Sunday's World Cup final will be established today, when Australia faces India at the Sydney Cricket Ground. [more]

Nielsen accused of drunken biting incident
Former Warriors centre Dane Nielsen has been stood down by St George Illawarra amid allegations of biting a woman on a drunken night out in Cronulla. [more]

Symons to move back to England
The English rugby club London Irish have signed the Chiefs lock Matt Symons on a "long-term" deal. [more]

Hurricanes without 4 All Blacks
The Hurricanes will be without four of their All Blacks for this Friday's Super Rugby clash with the Melbourne Rebels in Wellington. [more]

Du Plessis suspended for four weeks
The Sharks hooker Bismarck du Plessis has been suspended for four weeks after kicking an opponent during his team's narrow Super Rugby win over the Chiefs in Durban. [more]

Black Caps find victory
New Zealand have beaten South Africa with a ball to spare to qualify for their first Cricket World Cup final. [more]

Council admits lack of consultation over spraying
The Greater Wellington Regional Council has admitted it failed to properly consult Wairarapa iwi before spraying a popular patch of watercress. [more]

McCullum savours 'special' win
Black Caps cricket captain Brendon McCullum savoured the experience of a lifetime as his team celebrated an epic World Cup semi-final victory over South Africa. [more]

Police step up search for Northland woman
Police in Kaitaia have called in extra staff as they search for a Far North woman missing for more than three months. [more]

Sport: PNG Football plans to prove doubters wrong
Papua New Guinea plan to prove their doubters wrong when they host next year's Under 20 Women's Football World Cup. [more]

Sport: Iosefo Bele Tabalala to be farewelled
The Fiji Warriors prop Iosefo Bele Tabalala will be farewelled today at a funeral service at the Laucala Bay Parish in Suva. [more]

Sport: SRU backs Manu 7s to bounce back in HK
The Samoa Rugby Union remains confident the national sevens team can turn around a run of bad form and fight for direct qualification to next year's Olympics. [more]

Cricket giants to face off at SCG
Two cricketing heavyweights will clash at Sydney Cricket Ground this afternoon for a place in Sunday's World Cup final against New Zealand. [more]

NZ praised for environmental research
New Zealand has been identified as a leader in earth and environmental research by one of the world's leading scientific journals. [more]

Jail term sought for Flosse over Tahiti spying
The prosecution in French Polynesia's espionage trial has requested a one-year jail sentence for the disgraced former president, Gaston Flosse, for invading the privacy of rival politicians, journalists and others. [more]

Rag left in plane engine during maintenance
Aircraft maintenance staff in Australia left a rag inside an aircraft control system that could have compromised the plane's flight stability, a report has found. [more]

ANZAC mountain bike champs given green light
There's a happy ending for organisers of the ANZAC mountain bike championships, after controversy over whether they could use the term ANZAC. [more]

Call to raise age of state care
A trust in South Auckland says CYF is cutting young people off from its care too early, leaving them scrambling to set up an adult life. [more]

Ports company confident plan will progress
Ports of Auckland said it had done everything right in planning for their expansion of the Bledisloe wharf and is confident the extension will go ahead. [more]

Chch homeless shelter granted funding
A Christchurch advocate for the homeless hopes a new homeless shelter will be completed in time for winter, after money for it was granted this morning. [more]

Bribery, corruption culture growing in NZ - Deloitte
A culture of bribery and corruption is growing in New Zealand according to an accountancy firm. [more]

Win demonstrates Black Caps development
The New Zealand cricketers have developed into a cohesive unit over the last two years, epitomised by the way the Black Caps chased down the Proteas' total at Eden Park. [more]

Verbal tirade earns Ryder a Plunket Shield ban
Former Black Caps batsman Jesse Ryder has been suspended from the final round of the Plunket Shield over offensive language towards an umpire. [more]

Chai Chuah permanent head of Health Ministry
After a year-and-a-half as the acting head of the Health Ministry, Chai Chuah has been appointed as its permanent head. [more]

Guide to the 'gentleman's game'
New Zealand's cricketing success has captured the imagination of even those with the most passionate indifference to the sport. [more]

American Samoa Govt won't invest in food plant
The American Samoa Governor has signed an agreement to allow AVM Bernardo Engineering to look for a company to manage a proposed food plant, after the Government turned down an offer to invest in the business. [more]

Lal to test the waters on Fiji ban
An academic who's been banned from returning to his homeland of Fiji says he will test the waters and has reapplied to get back in. [more]

Vanuatu children back to school on Monday
Save the Children says sending children affected by Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu back to school will help them deal with the trauma they have experienced and normalise their lives. [more]

Student rowers granted extension
A court has granted an extension to allow two boys to row in the Maadi Cup while discussions between their parents and St Bede's College continue. [more]

World Vision to provide cyclone relief to Solomons
World Vision has begun preparing relief items to distribute to families affected by Cyclone Pam in Solomon Islands. [more]

Late goal saves Germany's blushes against Australia
Australia have just missed out on an upset of football World Cup holders Germany, settling for a 2-2 draw in their friendly match in Kaiserslautern. [more]

Elliott leads Black Caps into history books
The Black Caps beat South Africa with a six off the penultimate ball to reach the World Cup final for the first time in an exhilarating and rain reduced semi-final in Auckland. [more]

ILO defers possible Fiji inquiry
The International Labour Organization has put off until November any decision on whether a Commission of Inquiry into Fiji's labour practices should be established. [more]

Plan to downsize America's Cup boats
The organisers of the America's Cup have announced cost cutting measures for the 2017 regatta in Bermuda, reducing the size of the boats. [more]

CNMI hikes bail for Ogumoro
Bail has been increased in the Northern Marianas for the former Department of Public Safety deputy commissioner Ambrosio Ogumoro. [more]

'Amber was collateral damage' - Crown
Christine Lundy was killed by someone who wanted to wipe her off the face of the earth, and her daughter was collateral damage, the High Court has been told. [more]

New Caledonia resolution not in sight
The pro-independence Caledonian Union has decided not to choose any of the two rival candidates for president of the territorial Government. [more]

SANZAR appeals Steyn decision
SANZAR has lodged an appeal against the outcome of the judicial hearing which found Sharks midfielder Francois Steyn not guilty of a tip tackle. [more]

NZ vs ? You make the call
Choices, choices. Who would you rather the Black Caps played in the Cricket World Cup final, Australia or India? [more]

Consultation needed on flooding action
The Christchurch City Council says more consultation is needed on the two designs proposed for stopping flooding in the Flockton Basin before a final decision is made. [more]

Bowden gets first start at 10 for Blues
Dan Bowden will make his debut for the winless Blues at first five-eighth in their Super Rugby clash with the New South Wales Waratahs in Sydney on Saturday. [more]

Closing arguments in Lundy trial
Christine and Amber Lundy were brutally killed in their Palmerston North home in a crime which left brain everywhere, the High Court in Wellington has been told. [more]

Are we floundering on this?
There are a few words Radio New Zealand staff are advised to avoid altogether. They will surprise you. [more]

Airlines to add flights to Melbourne
Two airlines have announced that they will add further flights to Melbourne for this weekend's cricket final, after fans struggled to find affordable airfares. [more]

Police to use underwater camera in search
Police searching for missing 11-year-old Michael Zhao-Beckenridge are going to try using an underwater camera to find the car he was travelling in. [more]

Pilot locked out of cockpit, report suggests
A report has emerged suggesting one of the pilots on the Airbus 320 that crashed in the French Alps had been locked out of the cockpit. [more]

The MCG: How it compares?
Australian cricket great Matthew Hayden reckons his former side will be licking their lips at the thought of meeting NZ at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. [more]

Teacher aides caught with drugs resign
Two teacher aides suspended after they were seen exchanging drugs in the staff room have now resigned, Rowandale School principal Karl Vasau says. [more]

Govt announces employment law changes
Workplace Relations Minister Michael Woodhouse has announced changes to employment laws designed to protect vulnerable workers from exploitation. [more]

Lots of change for NZ Super sides
Plenty of changes for four local Super Rugby sides this weekend, with lots of movement among their All Blacks. [more]

Sugar hit is no GDP sweetener
High sugar consumption is set to slash New Zealand's future economic growth by more than 20 percent over 20 years, a report from Morgan Stanley suggests. [more]

Fonterra lowers dividend in 'tough' conditions
Fonterra has reported a drop in half-year earnings and lowered its dividend. [more]

Dunne suspects secret agenda on RMA
United Future's Peter Dunne has suggested National will not agree to compromise on its Resource Management Act plans because it has a secret agenda. [more]

Fatal forestry accident 'tragedy'
A rescue helicopter attending a fatal logging accident today was held up from taking off while it was equipped with a winch that proved unnecessary. [more]

John Key heckled in Northland
Prime Minister John Key headed straight to Dargaville today after returning from Japan, only to be faced with disgruntled by-election voters. [more]

Two-year jail term sought for Flosse over Tahiti spying
The prosecution in French Polynesia's espionage trial has requested a two-year jail sentence for the disgraced former president, Gaston Flosse, for espionage and abuse of public funds. [more]

Egon Keil appointed Samoa Police Commissioner
Egon Keil, has been appointed as Samoa's new Police Commissioner. [more]

Investigation into NZ spy agency's Pacific activities
The New Zealand Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security will investigate complaints that the GCSB intercepted the communications of New Zealanders working or travelling in the South Pacific. [more]

PNA says claims by NZ politician untrue
The head of the Parties to the Nauru Agreement says claims that the organisation is expansionist and pushing for short-term profits are untrue. [more]

Defecting Cook Islands MP given cabinet post
Albert Nicholas, who defected from the Cook Islands Democrats to join the governing Cook Islands Party earlier this month, has been made internal affairs minister. [more]

Tough target for India in Sydney
Australia has set India a tough target of 329 to win in their Cricket World Cup semi-final match in Sydney, with the winner to play New Zealand on Sunday. [more]

Mayor storms out of meeting
Auckland mayor Len Brown has walked out of a council meeting after a fractious exchange about the Ports of Auckland. [more]

Most Vanuatu seasonal workers stay in NZ
Cyclone Pam has not had as much of an impact on New Zealand's seasonal work force as first thought. [more]

Maori principals critical of education policy
The organisation representing Maori principals is critical of the Government's flagship education scheme, describing it as a "one-size-fits-all" policy. [more]