Radio New Zealand - Sunday, 10th May 2015

This page lists items from RNZ that are available online. RNZ didn't start regularly putting both its audio and news content online until 2008. From 2002-2007 written news items (particularly from RNZ International) were placed online. You can access items prior to 2002 on the historic page.

This page features: Business News, Dateline Pacific, Morning Report, News in Pacific Languages, News Stories, Nine To Noon, One In Five, Radio New Zealand YouTube, Rural News, Sounds Historical, Spectrum, Spiritual Outlook, Standing Room Only, Te Ahi Kaa, Te Kupu o te Wiki, Te Manu Korihi, War Reports, World & Pacific News

Business News

Retail trade figures expected to show strong growth
Official retail figures are expected to show that consumers have been on a spending spree over the first three months of the year. [more]

Tall and small the future for retirement villages?
Smaller, high-rise retirement villages could hit the skyline in the future, in cities such as Auckland. [more]

Fall for wine harvest expected
Delegat Group says the New Zealand wine industry is likely to see a fall in the 2015 harvest, based on its own experience. [more]

Jim Parker in Australia
Across the Tasman, and Australia's Reserve Bank has been accused of an own goal after last week's interest rate cut triggered a perverse outcome in financial markets. [more]

Morning Markets for 11 May 2015
Wall Street finished last week up after jobs' growth in the US and the unemployment rate dropped to a near seven-year low of 5.4 percent. [more]

Dateline Pacific

Rugby players being forced to choose between money and tests
The Rugby Players Association says fundings models need to change to help players from second-tier nations, who are being offered less money by their clubs if they choose to compete in Rugby World Cup. [more]

Exciting times for Tongan broadcasting with new truck
Tonga's oldest and largest broadcaster has welcomed what it calls a new era in the industry with the arrival of its first broadcasting truck. [more]

Tonga prepares for its king's coronation
Preparations are underway in Tonga for the coronation of King Tupou VI in July. [more]

Vanuatu advised to redirect development funding
An academic at the Australian National University says the Vanuatu government will need review existing development projects to cater for the massive rebuild costs. [more]

Dateline Pacific morning edition for 11 May 2015
Vanuatu advised to redirect development funding; Tonga prepares for a king's coronation; Samoa looks for big breadfruit improvements; there's a new era in Tongan broadcasting; Pacific rugby players are among those being forced to choose between money and country. [more]

Morning Report

Top Stories for Monday 11 May 2015
Proposed new quake measures could be devastating for small towns and cities; Prominent Wellington property investor questions quake estimates; Govt MPs made huge gains in Auckland property market; John Key responds to pecuniary interests register; Horror weekend on the roads; Stewart Islanders turn it on for the 'down-to-earth' prince; Search for missing Johnsonville woman; Weekend's horror road toll; Missing police dog found safe and well but hungry. [more]

Sports News for 11 May 2015
An update from the team at RNZ Sport. [more]

Peters suggests Govt housing policy influenced by Nat MPs investing in Auckland.
The New Zealand First leader has suggested National MPs with investments in the Auckland property market are influencing the Government's housing policy. [more]

Pacific News for 11 May 2015
The latest from the Pacific region. [more]

Small towns fear new quake prone legislation will spell their end
New Zealand's heritage-rich provincial towns are worried new quake prone legislation could mean the death of their communities. [more]

Missing police dog is found in the Tararua Ranges
The police dog Thames, which had been missing for a week, will be taken to the vet to be checked out today. [more]

Sports News for 11 May 2015
An update from the team at RNZ Sport. [more]

Proposed new quake measures could be devastating for small towns and cities
Some cities will be granted an extra 20-years to bring their earthquake prone buildings up to scratch. [more]

Prominent Wellington property investor questions quake estimates
Listening to that was Wellington-based property investor and member of the Property Council, Ian Cassels. [more]

Govt MPs made huge gains in Auckland property market
Government MPs with property investments in Auckland are likely to have made huge gains over the past few years as the price of real estate there has shot up. [more]

John Key responds to pecuniary interests register
The Prime Minister, John Key says high levels of property investment by MPs should not surprise anyone. [more]

Horror weekend on the roads
Ten people were killed on the roads this weekend in five separate accidents. [more]

Stewart Islanders turn it on for the 'down-to-earth' prince
Stewart Islanders say they cannot believe their luck at getting Prince Harry to themselves. [more]

Search for missing Johnsonville woman
The search for 29-year-old Johnsonville woman Susan O'Brien, who went missing while competing in the 20 kilometre Xterra Wellington Trail Running Series event in the Rimutuka forest park yesterday, is continuing this morning. [more]

Weekend's horror road toll
Ten people were killed in five separate accidents in less than 24 hours, including three women from the same extended family. [more]

Missing police dog found safe and well but hungry
A single paw print in the mud led to the recovery of missing police dog Thames. [more]

British election results illustrate divide
The British Conservative Party defied all the pollsters with its victory in the UK election on Friday. [more]

Ministry considers bulk contracts for school property
The Education Ministry is considering bundling school maintenance into contracts potentially worth many millions of dollars. [more]

Sports News for 11 May 2015
An update from the team at RNZ Sport. [more]

Ten dead in horror weekend road toll
The head of road policing wants the speed limit on many rural roads reduced to 70 or 80 kilometres an hour in the wake of a horrendous weekend of road deaths. [more]

High and low quake risk city mayors discuss new EQ strengthening legislation
Some cities could be granted an extra 20 years to bring their earthquake prone buildings up to scratch. [more]

PHD student to release thesis about growing trend of self representation in Court
For many, going to court without a lawyer would be unthinkable but a new study shows there's a growing trend of self representation. [more]

Markets Update for 11 May 2015
A brief update of movements in the financial sector. [more]

Property investors warn against long term laws for short term housing woes
It seems every day there's a new horror headline about Auckland's overheated property market. [more]

Government defends delay of anchor projects
The deadlines for three of Christchurch's so-called anchor projects have been pushed out, sparking calls for the Government to front up over the reasons behind the delays. [more]

Questions over R&D funding going offshore
The benefits from millions of dollars of taxpayer-funded research subsidies maybe heading straight overseas. [more]

Noted composer Jack Body dies after long battle with cancer
That's the theme to Close To Home, one of the more widely known works by the noted composer, Jack Body, who has died in Wellington aged 70. [more]

Phil Kafcaloudes with news from Australia
Time to chat to our Melbourne correspondent Phil Kafcaloudes. [more]

News in Pacific Languages

News in Samoan for 11 May 2015
The latest news in Samoan language. [more]

News in Tongan for 11 May 2015
The latest news in Tongan language. [more]

News in French for 11 May 2015
The latest news in French language. [more]

Nine To Noon

Does increasing herd sizes really get farmers any extra money?
Dairy NZ scientist John Roche says between 2003 and 2013 the average dairy farmer added 100 cows to their herd - but he says they're no better off financially because they have to spend more on supplementary feed and are damaging the environment in the process. [more]

Workers dying on the job in Qatar
The International Trade Union federation estimates that 4-thousand workers will die by the time the Fifa World Cup begins in Qatar in 2022. Sharan Burrows, General Secretary International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) said this is a global dispute over fundamental workers' rights and modern day slavery in Qatar which must be resolved immediately. The head of the union, Sharan Burrows is in New Zealand ahead of the under 20 FIFA World Cup, which is being held here from the end of this month to try and pressure FIFA to do more to protect workers in Qatar. [more]

Africa correspondent Deborah Patta
The rescue of hundreds of girls in Nigeria who had been kidnapped by Boko Haram and tensions in Burundi. [more]

Australian children's writer Morris Gleitzman
Morris Gleitzman is one of Australia's funniest children's authors, but he also tackles some serious and complicated topics including cancer, the holocaust, World War 1. Morris Gleiztman says he loves writing for 8 to 14 year olds who are starting to see the world individually and develop their own moral landscapes. [more]

Book Review: The Soldier's Wife by Pamela Hart
The Soldier's Wife by Pamela Hart. Published by Hachette, RRP$34.99. Reviewed by Sonja de Freiz. [more]

Politics with Matthew Hooton and Mike Williams
The standoff between the government and Auckland council over special housing areas, this weeks budget, and the UK election result. [more]

The bounty of Hamilton Gardens
Gus Flower, Operations Manager for the Hamilton Gardens, discusses the range of produce grown and harvested each year. [more]

Urbanist Tommy Honey
Tommy Honey discusses the new National War Memorial Park, Pukeahu, which recently opened in Wellington. [more]

One In Five

One in Five for 10 May 2015
New Zealand Sign Language Week has just finished - So what do we know about our third official language ? About 20,000 people identify as using New Zealand Sign Language.Katy Gosset meets some of them - she also drops in on a taster class and talks to a sign language interpreter about the ethics and rewards of the job. [more]

Radio New Zealand YouTube

Paul Kelly -Thank You
Paul Kelly performing 'Thank You", live at Radio New Zealand Sound Andre Upston Camera Diego Opatowski and Dru Faulkner [more]

Rural News

Morning Rural News for 11 May 2015
News from the rural and farming sector. [more]

Sounds Historical

Sounds Historical Hour One - 10 May 2015
Sounds Historical with Jim Sullivan is the programme that gives listeners their chance to learn about the colourful, dramatic and often remarkable events and people of New Zealand's past. [more]

Sounds Historical Hour Two - 10 May 2015
Sounds Historical with Jim Sullivan is the programme that gives listebners their chance to learn about the colourful, dramatic and often remarkable events and people of New Zealand's past [more]

Spectrum

Sculptured Words
Dotted along Wellington's waterfront are plaques and inlaid benches quoting from some of New Zealand's finest writers. Accompanied by Spectrum's Jack Perkins, Rosemary Wildblood, Barbara Murison and Philippa Werry, explore the sculptured words of writers who have experienced the Capital in all its diversity. [more]

Spiritual Outlook

Spiritual Outlook: the French religious community of Taize
Mike Gourley marks the nearly 75 years of existence of the French religious community of Taize. [more]

Standing Room Only

Lynn Freeman at the Venice Biennale
The opening week of the 56th Venice Biennale - known as the Vernissage, meaning a preview, has come to an end. The art world insiders have had their chance for a free look at art from 53 countries, the judges have chosen their top three exhibitions and now the public gets a chance to assess what's on offer. Lemi Ponifasio from the Mau Dance Company is one of New Zealand's biggest stars on the international arts scene. The Curator of the 2015 Biennale Okwui Enwezor, shoulder tapped Lemi and asked him to create a work for the event. [more]

Digitizing classic New Zealand films
Simon Morris talks to the New Zealand Film Commission's Kate Larkendale about their project digitising kiwi feature films, many of which can now be watched at NZ Film On Demand. [more]

Graphic Poetry
We've all heard of graphic novels by now but what about graphic poetry? Auckland writer Rachel J Fenton is an exponent of this new hybrid art form and will be presenting selections of her work at the Auckland Writers Festival. She mixes watercolour paintings with poetic texts to create what she calls 'epic graphic poems' and tells Standing Room Only's Justin Gregory that using images allows her greater freedom with her choice of words. [more]

Dalvanius Prime - AudioCulture
In our regular dip into musical history, AudioCulture's Simon Grigg rediscovers the hugely influential Dalvanius Prime. [more]

Something Felt, Something Shared
Two artists share their stories of the personal connections and memories they have of their homes through the exhibition Something felt, something shared. What are the connections and relationships that we build with our homes, and what story can they tell about the people who once lived there? Kalya Ward and Gabrielle Amodeo share their experiences and personal connections. [more]

Shakespeare scholar Peter Holland
University of Notre Dame scholar Peter Holland is fascinated with William Shakespeare's influence on modern culture. As part of the Auckland Writer's Festival; Peter is giving a talks called Shakespearean Spinach, and The Role of The Critic. [more]

A Brown Eye on satire
Maori TV are about to launch satirical comedy show Brown Eye. It'll be hosted by television and radio host Nathan Rarere and feature co-creator Taika Waititi. Standing Room Only producer Shaun D Wilson spoke to Nathan along with producer and co-creator Bailey Mackey as they prepare to send their comedy baby out into the world. [more]

Te Ahi Kaa

Te Ahi kaa mo 10 o Haratua (May)
A family take a road trip to join the Wellington leg of the 2004 Foreshore and Seabed Hikoi. Aside from the normal sibling squabbles along the way, the trip provides the space and time to discuss how the proposed government legislation will affect them and their iwi. [more]

Te Kupu o te Wiki

Te Kupu o te Wiki: moana - sea
The Māori word of the week is: moana - sea. Pōkarekare ana ngā wai o te moana. The waters of the ocean are choppy. [more]

Te Manu Korihi

Te Manu Korihi News for 11 May 2015
A Treaty lawyer says the Crown's approach to recognising Maori water rights is no better than its handling of foreshore and seabed claims; A Taranaki tribe is accusing the Environmental Protection Authority of failing to engage with the region's iwi; Heritage New Zealand says a request by a Motiti Island hapu for the Astrolabe - Otaiti Reef to become a waahi tapu is not on its priority list right now; A kuia says she's changed her mind about the local council in the King Country after it introduced a free driving course for rangatahi. [more]

Te Manu Korihi News for 11 May 2015
A Taranaki tribe is accusing the Environmental Protection Authority of failing to engage with the region's iwi; A Treaty lawyer says the Crown's approach to recognising Maori water rights is no better than its handling of foreshore and seabed claims; Heritage New Zealand says a request by a Motiti Island hapu for the Astrolabe - Otaiti Reef to become a waahi tapu is not on its priority list right now; A kuia says she's changed her mind about the local council in the King Country after it introduced a free driving course for rangatahi. [more]

War Reports

War Report - 10 May 2015
An unidentified veteran remembers the first weeks on Gallipoli, avoiding Turkish fire and taking two days to dig a two-foot trench. Newspaper stories tell of casualties. [more]

World & Pacific News

5am Pacific Regional and Sports News for 11 May 2015
The latest Pacific regional and sports news. [more]

6am World, Pacific and Sports News for 11 May 2015
The latest world, Pacific and sports news. [more]

7am World, Pacific and Sports News for 11 May 2015
The latest world, Pacific and sports news. [more]

8am World, Pacific and Sports News for 11 May 2015
The latest world, Pacific and sports news. [more]

9am World, Pacific and Sports News for 11 May 2015
The latest world, Pacific and sports news. [more]

10am World, Pacific and Sports News for 11 May 2015
the latest world, Pacific and sports news. [more]

News stories:

Nepal at risk from flash floods
An environmental think tank says rescue teams in Nepal are at risk of flash floods up to 18 metres high as a result of unstable glacier-fed lakes, potentially putting aid workers in danger. [more]

Gambling's toll on new migrants
Gambling experts say greater numbers of new migrants are becoming addicted to gambling in New Zealand, with some losing their life savings. [more]

A princely visit to Wellington
Prince Harry has arrived in New Zealand for a whirlwind week-long visit, starting in the capital followed by a trip to Invercargill and Stewart Island. [more]

Prince watches Hurricanes beat Sharks
The Hurricanes have opened up a 10-point lead at the top of the Super Rugby standings with a hard-fought 32-24 win over the Sharks in Wellington. [more]

Scots push for end to UK austerity
The SNP has called for an end to austerity measures in Britain, warning the new government of the dangers of ignoring the wishes of Scottish voters. [more]

Liquor licence contestation - too demanding?
An Auckland local board leader says communities are giving up contesting liquor licence applications because of the level of evidence needed. [more]

Warriors win thriller in Cronulla
Another dose of Shaun Johnson magic gave the Warriors a stunning last-gasp 20-16 win over the Sharks after a remarkable final eight minutes in last night's NRL match in Cronulla. [more]

Thousands honour Erima Henare
More than 3000 people, including the Maori King, have travelled to Northland's Otiria Marae to farewell prominent Ngapuhi and Ngati Hine elder Erima Henare. [more]

Black Sticks beaten again
The New Zealand men's hockey team have suffered a 5-2 defeat in their second game against hosts Australia at the International Challenge tournament in Tasmania. [more]

Burnley down, Man U almost in Champs League
Burnley were relegated from English football's Premier League this morning despite beating Hull City 1-0 as results elsewhere sent them back to the Championship after one season in the top... [more]

Campaign to enforce rear-facing car seats
A campaign to make it mandatory for babies and toddlers to be placed in rear-facing car seats until they are two has received 1300 signatures in its first day. [more]

Tanks, troops and Night Wolves
Russia has staged its biggest military parade, to mark 70 years since victory over Nazi Germany - although most Western leaders stayed away. [more]

Suspicious fire north of Christchurch
The rural fire service is investigating a suspicious fire near Woodend Beach, about 25km north of Christchurch. [more]

NZ Sevens one win from Rio
The New Zealand Sevens team will qualify for next year's Rio Olympic Games if they can reach tomorrow's semi-finals at the Glasgow leg of the World Series. [more]

Highlanders downed by Lions fightback
The South African side the Lions staged a remarkable second-half comeback to defeat the Highlanders 28-23 in their Super Rugby clash in Johannesburg this morning. [more]

No shortage of buyers - Minister
A variety of groups have come forward for the first tranche of the Government's state house sales, Social Housing Minister Paula Bennett says. [more]

NZ XI fightback to take control
Young cricketers Ben Wheeler and Mitchell Santner starred on day two for the New Zealand XI as they dominated Somerset with impressive debut performances. [more]

Nicholson on the verge of title
Andrew Nicholson is another step closer to claiming his first-ever Badminton Horse Trials after holding on to his number one slot after the latest day of cross country. [more]

Fire at nuclear plant in New York State
Part of the plant has been shut down after what its operating company says is a transformer failure. [more]

Charges laid after Night 'n Day attack
Two men have been charged in relation to an assault at an all-night dairy in Wanaka that left a man in critical condition in Dunedin Hospital. [more]

Petrol and diesel increases unjustified - AA
The Automobile Association says a seven cent jump in the cost of petrol and diesel in the past week is unjustified. [more]

German opera company buys NZ production
The New Zealand Opera production of Cinderella will be staged in Europe after being bought by a German opera company. [more]

Brownlee defends delay of anchor projects
The Earthquake Recovery Minister is defending the delay of three so-called anchor projects in Christchurch, saying it is important to get them right. [more]

Asbestos exposure during Auckland blaze
Five fire crews have had to be decontaminated for asbestos exposure after a large fire tore through a car repair and storage building in south Auckland. [more]

Jokowi looks to lift stigma of conflict from Papua
The president of Indonesia has granted the early release of five West Papuan political prisoners during his visit to Papua province. [more]

Three who died in Marton crash named
Police have named the three people who died in a two-car-crash on State Highway Three south of Marton yesterday. [more]

No guarantees of quake safety
New legislation will divide New Zealand into three zones for earthquake risk and reduce the number of buildings that need assessment by about 470,000. [more]

Renegade Yemeni troops accept 5 day truce
Renegade Yemeni troops who have helped Houthi rebels seize much of the country have accepted a five-day truce proposed by Saudi Arabia. [more]

NZ composer Jack Body dies
A major New Zealand composer, Jack Body, has died after a long battle with cancer. [more]

Prince Harry joins quiz team
Prince Harry joins a Stewart Island quiz night after been praised by locals as being a down-to-earth good guy. [more]

Worst road carnage in 30 years - police
Ten people have died on the roads over the weekend and police and a road safety charity say more needs to be done to bring the road toll down. [more]

Search for missing woman in Rimutaka Forest
More than 20 police and search and rescue volunteers with dogs are scouring the Rimutaka Forest for a woman who has gone missing. [more]

Two die in Christchurch crash
Two people have died in a crash near Christchurch, which closed several lanes of the city's northern motorway for almost five hours. [more]