Radio New Zealand - Sunday, 21st June 2015

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This page features: Business News, 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 Kupu o te Wiki, Te Manu Korihi, War Reports, World & Pacific News

Business News

TPP advocate confident talks back on track
An advocate of a Pacific-wide trade deal says the pendulum has swung back in favour of the American President, Barack Obama, getting the power he needs to revive the Pacific-wide trade talks. [more]

Long-haul fares will also fall - analyst
Air New Zealand could face pressure to cut its long-haul fares as lower oil prices and larger and more efficient planes prompt global airlines to expand, increasing competition. [more]

G3 becomes first comany to list on NZX's NXT market
The head of the stock market, Tim Bennett, says more companies will list on its new NXT market, but it won't be till the end of the year. [more]

Jim Parker in Australia
Across the Tasman, and Australia's lucky country status has taken another blow with news that growth in real wages is collapsing. Australia correspondent Jim Parker reports. [more]

Week ahead
In economic news, tourism and migration figures for May are due later this morning, while trade data for the same month is out on Friday. [more]

Morning markets for 22 June 2015
Morning markets for 22 June 2015. [more]

Dateline Pacific

First organic certified product launched in Fiji
Fiji's first organic certified product has been launched and it's expected others will follow as more farmers are encouraged to return to traditional growing methods. [more]

Tongan women activist work to be highlighted in book
A celebrated American photojournalist is to feature young Tongan women working to address domestic violence in a new book highlighting female activists around the world. [more]

Global Fund commits more to PNG AIDS fight
The international aid funding agency, the Global Fund, has signed a deal to provide a further $US14.2 million for Papua New Guinea's fight against HIV/AIDS. [more]

Solomons Police confident of rearming
The Solomon Islands Police Force says it is making good progess in its efforts to rearm special units in the organisation. [more]

Bougainville on the offensive over unpaid grants
Bougainville's re-elected leader John Momis says he will seek arbitration if the PNG Government does not pay outstanding grants. [more]

NZ PM not planning to discuss Cook Islands UN membership
The New Zealand Prime Minister, John Key, is not planning on having another discussion on UN membership with the Cook Islands Prime Minister, Henry Puna. [more]

Dateline Pacific morning edition for 22 June 2015
NZ's prime minister rules out further talks about the Cook Islands joining the UN; Bougainville's president says the region may seek arbtration if PNG doesn't pay up; The Solomon Islands police force says it's making good progress towards possible rearmament; PNG gets a funding boost for its fight against HIV/AIDS; A celebrated photojournalist is to feature young Tongan women working to stop domestic violence; And, Fiji's first certified organic product has been launched. [more]

Morning Report

Top Stories for Monday 22 June 2015
Whanganui is facing the fallout of the biggest flood to hit the region;Whanganui's mayor says it'll be a slow recovery;Evacuation chaos forces flood victims to sleep in cars;State of local emergency remains for much of lower North Island;Minister for Civil Defence explains emergency management response;Charleston church holds first service since shooting;More scientists come forward to say they've been gagged;Minister responds to claims scientists have been gagged;NZ dollar expected to move lower. [more]

Sports News for 22 June 2015
An update from the team at RNZ Sport. [more]

Water logged homes along Wanganui's Anzac Pde inaccessible
As many as 100 water-logged homes along Wanganui's Anzac Parade could remain inaccessible until next week. The city was cut off for a time after wild weather closed access to the north and south on State Highway 3. [more]

State of local emergency remains for Whanganui
A state of local emergency remains in place in the Whanganui region after the district's worst recorded flood. An evacuation centre has been open all night for almost 320 evacuees who don't know when they will be able to go back to their homes. [more]

Pacific News for 22 June 2015
The latest from the Pacific region. [more]

MetService explains weather havoc - floods, rain, snow
A sign of respite for water-soaked central and lower North Island residents. The weather system which has wreaked havoc across the country in recent days has now mostly passed. [more]

Update on status of civil emergency
Authorities in the Whanganui region will meet at ten o'clock this morning to decide how much longer to keep a state of local emergency remains in place. [more]

Sports News for 22 June 2015
An update from the team at RNZ Sport. [more]

Whanganui facing fallout of biggest flood to hit region
Whanganui is facing the fallout from the city's biggest ever flooding. Authorities will decide later this morning whether to keep the state of local emergency in place. [more]

Whanganui's mayor says it'll be a slow recovery
The Whanganui District Council's mayor, Annette Main, says she is most concerned about the hundreds of people who have been completely cut off in the east of the city. [more]

Evacuation chaos forces flood victims to sleep in cars
Further north no vacancy signs in South Taranaki and confusion around evacuation centre opening times forced some flood victims to sleep in their cars. [more]

State of local emergency remains for much of lower North Island
The Horizons Regional Council will meet this morning to decide how long to keep the state of emergency in place in Whanganui. [more]

Colin Craig considers action over comments
Colin Craig's demanded a retraction from a Conservative Party board member over a stinging attack at the weekend. [more]

Civil Defence Minister explains emergency management response
Nikki Kaye is the Civil Defence Minister, she says the Government and local government officials will be looking at whether infrastructure is up to the task but those talks can wait. [more]

Charleston church holds first service since shooting
Our correspondent, Patrice Howard, is in Charleston. [more]

More scientists come forward to say they've been gagged
The Association of Scientists says more scientists are coming forward saying they are being gagged or pressured. [more]

Minister responds to claims scientists have been gagged
And with us now is the Science and Innovation Minister Steven Joyce. [more]

NZ dollar expected to move lower
The New Zealand dollar continues to track down after years of being overvalued. [more]

Sports News for 22 June 2015
An update from the team at RNZ Sport. [more]

Report on Whanganui
At least 800 households are without power, dozens of roads remain closed and the East of Whanganui is cut off after the city's biggest ever flooding. [more]

National Civil Defence Controller on flood damage.
Shane Bayley is Civil Defence's national controller. [more]

Flooding, slips closed roading network - NZTA responds
The Transport Agency's regional performance manager, Mark Owen, is on the line. [more]

The latest from John Key for another week
The Prime Minister John Key says it is to soon to say whether the weekend of heavy rain, on the heels of flooding this winter in Wellington, Dunedin and the West Coast is symptomatic of climate change. [more]

Prime Minister claims thousands of refugees coming into country
Staying with the Prime Minister and the Government is coming under increasing pressure to boost the refugee quota of 750 a year. [more]

Markets Update for 22 June 2015
A brief update of movements in the financial sector. [more]

Five new All Blacks named
Five new faces will get a chance to wear the All Blacks jersey this season. [more]

New board members elected for Ak school with bullying concerns
An outspoken children's health campaigner has regained confidence in the management of an Auckland school after raising concerns it wasn't properly dealing with allegations of bullying. [more]

New South Wales boosts funds to encourage urban sprawl
As Auckland grapples with rising prices and ways to limit urban sprawl, Sydney's government is also acting. [more]

Auckland Zoo's new elephant touches down
It took five years to organise, 3-million dollars and 11-thousand kilometres of flying, but Auckland Zoo's newest elephant is finally here. [more]

New Horizons

New Horizons for 21 June 2015
William Dart reviews new releases from Yoko Ono & Antony Hegarty, Yoko Ono & John Zorn, John Zorn with others, Mycale and Buffy Sainte-Marie. [more]

News in Pacific Languages

News in Samoan for 22 June 2015
The latest news in Samoan language. [more]

News in Tongan for 22 June 2015
The latest news in Tongan language. [more]

News in French for 22 June 2015
The latest news in French language. [more]

Nine To Noon

Why did a Government agency stop battery backups?
Why did a Government agency stop battery backups - essential in power outages - being offered on ultra fast broadband contracts? [more]

The mechanisms of ageing and why we are living longer
Understanding the ageing process and how to slow it down. Dr Hamish Jamieson is a senior lecturer in older person's health at Otago University and a specialist in older person's health with Canterbury DHB. He says there's now a much greater understanding of the biochemical pathways that make cells work more effectively. [more]

Europe correspondent - Nick Thorpe
Nick Thorpe discusses Hungary's plan to fence off its border with Serbia to stop migrants. [more]

Nobel Prize winner, Alvin Roth: "Who Gets What and Why"
Alvin Roth won the Nobel Prize for economics partly for his work helping match willing donors with those who need kidney transplants. [more]

Book review - Finders Keepers
Finders Keepers by Stephen King Published by Hachette, RRP$37.99, reviewed by Crystal Beavis. [more]

Politics with Mike Williams and Matthew Hooton
Political commentators Mike Williams and Matthew Hooton discuss troubles with Colin Craig and the Conservatives; and the live sheep exports. [more]

Foraging with Wairarapa chef, Ant North
Ant North is the former head chef at Wharekauhau Lodge in Wairarapa. He is a long time fan of foraging, learning to identify and cook with wild plants more than 10 years ago in the UK. He shares a recipe for sea lettuce salt, and talks about how he uses foraged items in his recipes. He will be hosting a wild food event at Wellington on a Plate in August http://www.wellingtononaplate.com/events/ant-north-is-wild-about-food/ @WellyOnaPlate [more]

Off the Beaten Track with Kennedy Warne
Outdoors man and adventurer Kennedy Warne discusses Matariki, climate and kauri. [more]

One In Five

Trans-Tasman Tussle
A Trans-Tasman clash comes to Christchurch as the New Zealand and Australian deaf rugby teams fight it out. Katy Gosset is on the sidelines for the hotly contested Cochlear Cup match. [more]

Rural News

Morning Rural News for 22 June 2015
News from the rural and farming sector. [more]

Sounds Historical

Sounds Historical for 21 June 2015 ( Part 1 )
Stories of yesteryear from around New Zealand [more]

Sounds Historical for 21 June 2015 ( Part 2 )
Stories of yesteryear from around New Zealand [more]

Spectrum

The Koha Shed
Josie Lancaster has converted the basement of her Porirua home into a Koha Shed where people bring all manner of goods - clothes, toys, books, furniture, the list is long - to help those in need in the community. Spectrum's Jack Perkins finds out how it all works and talks to the givers and receivers of koha (Maori for gift). [more]

Standing Room Only

Lucien Rizos
When Lucien Rizos isn't rehearsing or playing with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra he's wielding a telephoto lens. He's been taking photographs on the country's streets for several decades… now he's zooming in on people in their cars at traffic lights. His exhibition Unposed Portraits is on at the Anna Miles Gallery. [more]

Arts Attitudes
Creative New Zealand's released the results of its three-yearly survey into New Zealanders' attitudes, attendance and participation in the arts in 2014. Nine out of ten Kiwis have either attended or participated in at least one arts event in the past 12 months - the highest level of engagement since the surveys began in 2005. But in Christchurch, despite a lot of lobbying and a lot of art being produced, fewer people there now believe art has a vital role in the city's post-earthquake rebuild. CEO Stephen Wainwright explains how the questions were framed, because that plays a big part in how people answer, and what he hopes will come of the survey. [more]

Micro Madness
National Flash Fiction Day is a celebration of extremely short fiction (works consisting of 1000 words or less), and this year micro fiction - works consisting of a word count of 100 words or less, puts writers through their paces in a category called ‘Micro Madness,’ run by writers Eileen Merrimen and Nod Ghosh. [more]

Séraphine Pick
Séraphine Pick has been painting for more than 20 years and she has a distinctive, lyrical style. Now she's doing something that could be seen as dangerous... going in a new direction. Her works often meditate on dreams, memory and psychology. For her new exhibition called White Noise, she's painted images she's found trawling the internet and set them in dreamlike landscapes. White Noise opens at The Dowse gallery this Saturday. [more]

Evan Roth
Evan Roth is an artist and researcher and also defines himself as a hacker. He's based in Paris and is heading our way to take part in the Semi-Permanent Design conference in Auckland in a couple of weeks. He's collaborated with Jay-Z on the first open source rap video. He's the co-founder of the Graffiti Research and Free Art & Technology Labs which web-based, open source research and development laboratories. Evan also teaches urban hacking, a course a New York City councilman has declared "an invitation to break the law". [more]

The Invisible Mile
Competitive team cycling and warfare are inextricably linked in David Coventry's debut novel, The Invisible Mile, set during the 1928 Tour de France. This was the first time an English-speaking team had taken part in the gruelling competition, and it was made up of New Zealanders and Australians.There were no lightweight super-fast bikes back then. They competed on heavy fixed-wheel bikes with temperamental brakes and no lights. David has imagined what it would have been like being part of that team, but the story goes beyond the pain of his narrator during the long and arduous trip. David Coventry's novel The Invisible Mile is published by Victoria University Press. [more]

The Year of Falling
Wellington writer Janis Freegard gives her protagonist Selina a great life - she's dating a hot celebrity chef and her career as a graphic designer is going well. Then she has a spectacular fall from grace, despite the best efforts of her supportive big sister Smith. And what's with the mysterious china dolls that keep arriving on Selina's doorstep? The Year of Falling is published by Makaro Press, while Janis' new Poetry Collection The Glass Rooster is published by Auckland University Press. [more]

Te Ahi Kaa

Skinwriting III - Episodes 4 - 6
The drama continues in the third season of Skin Writing produced by Jason Te Kare. Jamie McCaskill and Rob Mokaraka wrote this week's episodes for the radio drama serial set in the Taa Moko studio, Underworld. [topics <http://172.16.1.45/resources-guides/website-guides/guide-to-tagging2/how-to-choose-a-tag>] Skin Writing [regions <http://172.16.1.45/resources-guides/website-guides/guide-to-tagging2/how-to-choose-a-tag>] Wellington [tags <http://172.16.1.45/resources-guides/website-guides/guide-to-tagging2/how-to-choose-a-tag>] Drama, Jamie McCaskill, Rob Mokaraka [more]

Te Kupu o te Wiki

Te kupu o te wiki: tohutō - macron
The Māori word of the week is: tohutō - macron. Kei warewaretia te tohutō. Don't forget the macron. [more]

Te Manu Korihi

Te Manu Korihi for 22 June 2015
The MP for Te Tai Tokerau, Kelvin Davis says the continued plundering of Far North wetlands for swamp kauri is a disgrace and reflects badly on the government and local councils; Two highly regarded journalists from Maori Television's Native Affairs programme have resigned over the last seven days; A joint project between the Hawkes Bay iwi Ngati Kahungunu and Crown agency GNS Science is helping tribal members learn about the potential for oil and gas exploration in their rohe; The journey of five Maori whanau as they come to terms with the loss of loved ones to suicide will be filmed to raise awareness about the issue. [more]

Te Manu Korihi for 22 June 2015
The MP for Te Tai Tokerau, Kelvin Davis says the continued plundering of Far North wetlands for swamp kauri is a disgrace and reflects badly on the government and local councils; Two highly regarded journalists from Maori Television's Native Affairs programme have resigned over the last seven days; A joint project between the Hawkes Bay iwi Ngati Kahungunu and Crown agency GNS Science is helping tribal members learn about the potential for oil and gas exploration in their rohe; The journey of five Maori whanau as they come to terms with the loss of loved ones to suicide will be filmed to raise awareness about the issue. [more]

War Reports

War Report - 21 June 2015
A report with actuality of New Zealand war-related events during mid-June 1915, including lack of sleep and food for the men at Gallipoli. Narrator Jim Sullivan and the voices of veterans Ernest Harston, Jim Meek and Jerry Duffull. [more]

World & Pacific News

5am Pacific Regional and Sports News for 22 June 2015
The latest Pacific regional and sports news. [more]

6am World, Pacific and Sports News for 22 June 2015
The latest world, Pacific and sports news. [more]

7am World, Pacific and Sports News for 22 June 2015
The latest world, Pacific and sports news. [more]

8am World, Pacific and Sports News for 22 June 2015
the latest world, Pacific and sports news. [more]

9am World, Pacific and Sports News for 22 June 2015
The latest world, Pacific and sports news. [more]

10am World, Pacific and Sports News for 22 Jnue 2015
The latest world, Pacific and sports news. [more]

News stories:

Brumbies surge into final four
The Brumbies have defeated the Stormers 39-19 in Cape Town to book a Super Rugby semi-final against top qualifiers the Hurricanes next weekend. [more]

Johnson sizzles as Warriors ease to win
Warriors playmaker Shaun Johnson has piloted his side to an impressive 36-14 National Rugby League victory over the Titans at Gold Coast. [more]

Brumbies trounce Stormers in Cape Town
Super Rugby - The Brumbies have beaten the Stormers 39-19. Look back at our commentary here. [more]

Work on Aranui community centre set to start
Work on a multi-million dollar community centre for Christchurch's east suburb of Aranui is set to begin tomorrow. [more]

England win thrilling ODI series
The England men's cricketers have beaten New Zealand by three wickets in a rain reduced final one-dayer to earn a 3-2 victory in the five-match series. [more]

Highlanders march into semi-finals
The Highlanders are into the Super Rugby semi-finals with a 24-14 victory over the Chiefs in Dunedin. [more]

Minister responds to claim of MSD salary hikes
Social Development Minister Anne Tolley says spending on big salaries at the Ministry of Social Development may well be justified. [more]

Shortage of hotel rooms at 'critical' levels
A hotel investment advisor is calling on councils and the Government to offer rates relief to developers, saying the shortage of hotel rooms has reached critical levels in summer. [more]

New elephant arrives at Auckland Zoo
​​​ Auckland Zoo's new elephant has arrived safely in New Zealand. [more]

Trail of cash left after police chase
Police say three people who robbed a south Auckland shop and then rammed a police car during a dramatic chase overnight, left a trail of cash behind them. [more]

NZ v Australia on bowel cancer care explored
Doctors want to know how New Zealand's bowel cancer care stacks up against Australia's, as oncologists keep up their pressure on the Government to fund a national screening scheme. [more]

Church where nine were shot dead to reopen
The African-American church in which nine parishioners were shot dead in South Carolina is to reopen for services on Sunday. [more]

Price 2nd after cross-country
The New Zealand eventer Jonelle Price has climbed from third to second after the cross country at the Luhmühlen International Horse Trials in Germany. [more]

Black Sticks crush Poland
The New Zealand women's hockey team have crushing Poland 12-0 in pool play at the World League semi-finals in Belgium. [more]

Hamilton on Austrian pole
The defending world champion and series leader Lewis Hamilton has secured the 45th pole position of his career at the Austrian Grand Prix. [more]

Increase may lead to "power poverty"
Northland power company Top Energy says many communities will be tipped into "power poverty" if the Electricity Authority increases power bills for the region. [more]

Fourth cold night in Canterbury
Households and businesses across Mid and South Canterbury face a fourth night without power due to snow damage to power lines. [more]

Cold south-westerly moving up the country
MetService says a cold south-westerly is making its way up the country from Southland. [more]