Radio New Zealand - Sunday, 2nd August 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, Spiritual Outlook, Standing Room Only, Te Manu Korihi, War Reports, World & Pacific News, YouTube

Business News

Tiwai Point Aluminium Smelter's future
Analysts are still convinced the owner of the Tiwai Point Aluminium Smelter will keep it open when the future of the plant is revealed. [more]

More change for business expected - Talley
The head of one of New Zealand's largest food companies predicts more change for business over the next five years than it's seen in the past twenty five years. The joint managing director of the Nelson based Talley's group, Sir Peter Talley, opened the Nelson Tasman Chamber of Commerce annual business leaders conference, Aspire. [more]

Labour market data expected to point to low wage inflation
Some economists are picking robust jobs growth and weak pay rises once again when the latest figures on the historical state of the labour market are released. [more]

Economist calls for the Government to have a back-up plan
A sharp fall in confidence in the construction sector has one economist reiterating his call for the Government to have a back-up plan in place in case the economy takes a turn for the worse. [more]

Markets Update for 3 August 2015
A brief update of movements in the financial sector. [more]

Dateline Pacific

Vanuatu land reforms "at risk"
Former Lands Minister claims the incumbent minister is going against the public interest by looking to change land reforms introduced over the past two years. [more]

Forum to ponder technicalities of Tahiti membership
French Polynesia's bid to be a member of the Pacific Islands Forum faces a number of technical issues that would need to be addressed, according to a pacific academic. [more]

Doctors for refugees calls for detention closures
Unwell asylum seekers on Nauru will be sent to Papua New Guinea for medical treatment, not Australia, to the ire of a medical refugee advocate. [more]

Pacific leaders plea for climate action from UN
Pacific leaders are calling for immediate action from the United Nations saying changing weather patterns are threatening their future existence. [more]

Dateline Pacific morning edition for 3 August 2015
Pacific leaders call for immediate action on climate change at the UN Security Council; unwell asylum seekers on Nauru will be sent to Papua New Guinea for medical treatment, not Australia; we look at the technical issues around French Polynesia's bid to become a Pacific Islands Forum member; and Vanuatu's former lands minister says the current minister is going against the public interest. [more]

Morning Report

Top Stories for Monday 3 August 2015
Tim Groser prepared to do TPP battle for NZ dairy industry; Economics correspondent Patrick O'Meara with the TPP fallout; Mass doping allegations rock athletics; 'Treasure hunt spirit' on Reunion island after more debris; Parents call on NZ Govt to push Myanmar to release son; Tiwai Point Aluminum Smelter to remain open; Anti-family violence advocates would back criminal charge for domestic abuse; Receiver investigating potential privacy breach. [more]

Sports News for 3 August 2015
An update from the team at RNZ Sport. [more]

Groser says US and Japan likely to make TPP work
The Minister of Trade, Tim Groser, says dairy was always going to be a sticking point for New Zealand in Trans Pacific Partnership talks. Trade ministers from 12 Pacific Rim countries have failed to clinch the regional free trade agreement following four days of talks in Hawaii. [more]

Wreckage prompts Reunion locals to comb island for plane debris
Another piece of wreckage has washed up on the shores of Reunion in the Indian Ocean, prompting locals to comb the small island for signs of plane debris. One object discovered south of the city of St Denis was thought to have been part of a door, but Malaysia's Director General of Civil Aviation Azharuddin Abdul Rahman says it was just a domestic ladder. Part of a wing came ashore, which has been sent to France for identification, but Malaysia's already confirming that it WAS part of Boeing triple-seven. It's led to the widespread belief that it belongs to MH370, the Malaysian airliner that disappeared last year with 239 people on board. [more]

Pacific News for 3 August 2015
The latest from the Pacific region. [more]

Opposition parties fear what NZ will give up for TPP
Opposition parties are voicing fears about how far the Government is prepared to compromise in order to be part of a renegotiated Trans Pacific Partnership. Trade ministers from 12 Pacific Rim countries have failed to clinch the regional free trade agreement after four days of talks in Hawaii. [more]

Jim Parker in Australia
Across the Tasman, and questions are being asked about Australia's new free trade agreement with China and its implications for workers. [more]

Sports News for 3 August 2015
An update from the team at RNZ Sport. [more]

Park under police guard after officers shot & killed a man
A central Auckland park remains under police guard after officers shot and killed a man last night. [more]

Tim Groser prepared to do TPP battle for NZ dairy industry
Trade Minister Tim Groser has vowed to continue fighting for New Zealand's biggest export industry - dairy. Guyon Espiner asked Prime Miniser John Key if New Zealand could be forced to sign up to a TPP that includes a dud deal for dairy. [more]

Economics correspondent Patrick O'Meara with the TPP fallout
Trans-Pacific parternship talks between the 12 countries involved have broken down. Dairy, cars and intellectual property were the three main stumbling blocks. [more]

Mass doping allegations rock athletics
Global athletics is in chaos after the leaking of thousands of blood tests. The information was leaked to Britain's Sunday Times and German broadcaster ARD. The news organisations showed the data to two experts, who concluded distance running was in the same state as cycling had been when Lance Armstrong won the seven Tour de France victories of which he has since been stripped. What it shows is endurance runners, suspected of doping, won a third of Olympic and world championship medals between 2001-2012. [more]

Decision due on aluminium smelter
New Zealand should know the future of Southland's aluminium smelter shortly. The company running the firm has long complained about the costs of doing business at the plant, chiefly the price it pays for its electricity and the cost of transmitting that electricity to its factory. However despite these complaints, the company is not thought likely to shut down, even though it could. [more]

Receiver investigating potential privacy breach
The receiver for the defunct counselling service Relationships Aotearoa says he will investigate how a journalist was able to get access to thousands of clients' confidential files left in an abandoned Christchurch office. In a blogpost yesterday, freelance writer Beck Eleven posted photographs of dozens of boxes containing what she said were sensitive client files including details of sexual assaults and family violence. [more]

Anti-family violence advocates would back criminal charge for domestic abuse
Anti-family violence advocates say they'd support a specific criminal charge for domestic abuse, but it's not a silver bullet. The Justice Minister, Amy Adams, will release a discussion document this week, arguing in favour of dedicated family violence charges. [more]

More trouble at Maori boarding school Hato Petera
There are fresh concerns about the future of Auckland's last remaining Maori boarding school, Hato Petera College on the north shore. In the past week the school has suffered a suspension followed by the resignation of three hostel managers. Recently the Catholic Church, which owns the land and the whanau trust board, which looks after the property arm, re-signed the school lease, but the offer of 25 years has been reduced to just five. [more]

Under fire Aust speaker resigns & sparks review of expenses
The Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott is promising a root and branch review of parliamentary entitlements after the embattled speaker Bronwyn Bishop resigned. The big-spending Ms Bishop has been under-fire since splurging thousands of dollars on a helicopter for what is otherwise an hour-long drive between Melbourne and Geelong. [more]

British TV personality and singer Cilla Black dies at 72
The British singer and TV personality, Cilla Black, has died of natural causes at her home in Spain at the age of 72. [more]

Sports News for 3 August 2015
An update from the team at RNZ Sport. [more]

Update on fatal shooting in central Auckland
A police press conference into the fatal shooting of a man at a central Auckland park has just finished with more details emerging about the circumstances that led to his death. The victim has been named by police as 21-year-old Slovakian David Cerven. [more]

'Treasure hunt spirit' on Reunion island after more debris found
More metallic debris is being collected on the beaches of Reunion Island. One object discovered south of the city of St Denis was thought to have been part of a door, but Malaysia's Director General of Civil Aviation Azharuddin Abdul Rahman says it was just a domestic ladder not from flight MH370. [more]

Parents call on NZ Govt to push Myanmar to release son
The father of a New Zealander imprisoned in Myanmar for insulting religion by posting a picture of Buddha in headphones on Facebook says the Government is refusing to advocate on his behalf. Nearly 7000 prisoners were granted a presidential pardon ahead of a national holiday in Myanmar, but former Wellington man Philip Blackwood missed out. [more]

Dairy industry keen to get fast resolution to stalled TPP talks
New Zealand is continuing to push Canada for access to its dairy market. Canada's reluctance to open its domestic market to dairy imports was one of the stumbling blocks that stalled the Trans-Pacific Partnership talks. [more]

Canada holdout blamed for TPP's dairy impasse
Since the talks collapsed, the Canadian Prime Minister Steven Harper has called general elections in October. That is expected to make significant climbdowns on Canada's dairy tariffs politically difficult. [more]

Judge says change needed to make protection orders effective
Fourteen women, six men and ten children are killed by a member of their family every year on average, and now the Government is considering making family violence a stand-alone offence. The concept of separate charge for family violence was first suggested three years ago by the then-chief Family Court judge, Peter Boshier, who is now also a Law Commissioner. [more]

Peters defends comment about Corrections Minister's race
New Zealand First wrapped up its annual conference with its leader Winston Peters once again courting controversy with comments about race. [more]

Serious dog bites are on the rise
Young children, Maori and Pacific Islanders and poor people are most at risk of being attacked by dogs, according to a new study. Nearly 100,000 dog bites were recorded in the past 10 years with an average of two people a day needing hospital treatment. [more]

Tiwai Point Aluminium Smelter to remain open
The aluminium smelter in Southland will now stay open. The smelter is a critical part of the Southland economy. [more]

Phil Kafcaloudes with news from Australia
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott says that recently resigned speaker Bronwyn Bishop is a victim of the entitlement system; and not much coverage of the TPP in Australian press. [more]

New Horizons

New Horizons - 2 August 2015
William Dart pays tribute to jazz singer Billie Holiday, whose 100th anniversary it is this year, with a couple of recent albums from Cassandra Wilson and José James and a smattering of tracks from Lady Day herself. [more]

News in Pacific Languages

News in Samoan for 3 August 2015
The latest news in Samoan language. [more]

News in Tongan for 3 August 2015
The latest news in Tongan language. [more]

News in French for 3 August 2015
The latest news in French language. [more]

Nine To Noon

Claims home care workers not getting enough training/support
Are home care workers in retirement villages being asked to do too much, without adequate training or support? Some workers say although they're meant to be looking after the "independent living" elderly, they're ill-prepared and trained for what they have to deal with. Nine to Noon speaks to a Home Care assistant worker; and Annie Newman, of the Services and Food Workers union, which represents workers in this sector; and John Collyns from the Retirement Village Association. [more]

Australian mining companies linked to deaths in Africa
Australian mining companies operating in Africa have been caught up in allegations of corruption, tax avoidance, environmental destruction and human rights abuses. 150 Australian companies operate across 33 countries in Africa. A new report by the US based International Consortium of Investigative Journalists finds that since the beginning of 2004, more than 380 people have died in mining accidents or in off-site skirmishes connected to these companies. Will Fitzgibbon is the lead investigator on the report. [more]

Europe correspondent - Carsten von Nahmen
The U.S. and the European Union imposed sanctions on Russia for the annexation of Crimea and Russia's role in the conflict in the East of the Ukraine. But do these sanctions have any effect on the Russian economy? There's an uproar over the fact that, for the first time in many years two journalists have been put under investigation for treason by the Federal Prosecutor-General after they published information on the internet referring to activities of Germany's domestic secret service. [more]

Rugby player and author Jerome Kaino
Jerome Kaino was 21 when he made his debut for Auckland, the Blues and the All Blacks in the same year. He's considered to be the best blindside flanker in world rugby. Born in American Samoa, he was four years old when his family moved to Auckland, and he quickly shone on the rugby field. But his swift rise to the top was bumpy - he struggled with alcohol and was convicted for drink driving. Jerome Kaino's written a book about his career highs and lows. In it, he also looks at the effect of the pressure on young players, particularly Pacific Islanders. [more]

Book review - The Water Knife
'The Water Knife' by Paolo Bacigalupi, published by Little Brown, reviewed by Dan Slevin. [more]

Politics with Mike Williams and Matthew Hooton
Political commentators Mike Williams and Matthew Hooton discuss the stalled TPP talks, The NZ First party conference, and the possibility of Winston Peters angling to become Prime Minister under a loose coalition. [more]

Food with My Kitchen Rules contributor Karen Martini
Karen Martini is an Australian chef, restaurateur, and television presenter, perhaps best known for her work as a guest judge on My Kitchen Rules. She is also the author of four cookbooks: Everyday, Feasting, Cooking at Home and Where the Heart Is. She is in New Zealand, as one of three judges tasked with picking the top spot in the MiNDFOOD Wellington On a Plate Award from five of Wellington's best chefs. The finalists are: Hummingbird, Ti Kouka, Zibibbo, Logan Brown and Artisan. Karen Martini says her cooking style flows from modern Mediterranean to Asia and the Middle East. [more]

Off the Beaten Track with Kennedy Warne
Outdoors man and adventurer Kennedy Warne discusses apex predators - lions and great white sharks, which have been in the news. Also recent research on the therapeutic and human health benefits of trees. [more]

One In Five

Accessing an education
Katy Gosset heads south to Studentville - Otago University. Some scarfies may get a bad rap for partying but many others are just grateful for the chance to pursue an education - in some cases with a bit of help. Each year some 800 students use the university's Disability Information and Support Service. Katy Gosset meets one of them and gets a taste of campus life. [more]

Rural News

Morning Rural News for 3 August 2015
News from the rural and farming sector. [more]

Sounds Historical

Sounds Historical (Part 1) for 2 August 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 (Part 2) for 2 August 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]

Spectrum

Mr Tuna - saving the rangitaiki’s taonga
Bill Kerrison is helping save our native longfin eels or tuna. Each year he traps and transfers eels and other native fish species past a series of dams on the Rangitaiki River in the Bay of Plenty, so they can continue maturing or head out to sea to breed. Spectrum's Lisa Thompson meets the man locals have nicknamed 'Mr Tuna'. [more]

Spiritual Outlook

The Spirited Gift
They come from all round Northland to eat, listen to music and GIVE in return. [more]

Standing Room Only

Cinematographer Maria Ines Manchego
New Zealand cinematographer who almost had to drop out at the American Film Institute because of high fees, has won a new scholarship to help women in the film industry. [more]

Drew James - Performing Arts Network of New Zealand
Long time arts manager, entrepreneur and Festival director Drew James is the Senior Producer for the PANNZ touring agency. He talks about the first four shows selected to tour the country, why they were chosen, and what's in it for them and for the regions. [more]

Fashion Talent on the Rise: Lucilla Gray
Lucilla Gray is tipped as hot new talent at New Zealand Fashion Week 2015, but she has already shown a collection at this year's London Fashion Week, with an invitation on the table for Paris. She talks to Sonia Sly about her off-shore experience, designing for the high-end market, the benefits of Instagram, and why she feels it is important to make a name for herself in New Zealand. [more]

Budget films with Toi Poneke
Wellington's arts centre Toi Poneke is celebrating its 10th birthday on Saturday with an open day, including a panel discussion offering tips on 'making film on a low budget'. On the panel are filmmaker and film and television editor Alex Liu, Marshall Smith from the Screen Composer's Guild, and experienced documentary maker Anna Cottrell. [more]

Mavis! documentary director Jessica Edwards
Jessica Edwards on her documentary Mavis! which features one of the great singers of the last century, the extraordinary Mavis Staples. [more]

Romance writers Louise Groarke and Bronwyn Sell
Two New Zealand writers have just returned from the Romance Writers of America awards in New York after being picked from around two thousand other romance novelists as award finalists. Campbells Bay author Louise Groarke writes as Louisa George and Bronwyn Sell whose pen name is Brynn Kelly lives on the Hibiscus Coast. [more]

Cantabrian composer Chris Cree Brown
Chris Cree Brown is the latest New Zealand artist to produce work commemorating Gallipoli for the battle's centenary. [more]

Te Manu Korihi

Te Manu Korihi News for 3 August 2015
Fonterra has been fined over $170,000 for polluting the Rangitāiki River, which the regional council says is a significant taonga for iwi; A new report highlights agricultural opportunities for Maori in the Manawatu and Whanganui region; The out-going Chief Executive of Ngai Tahu Property is in no doubt that the value and influence of the iwi owned company will continue after he leaves the position at the end of the year; An iwi-led initiative to improve the well-being of communities in the Ruapehu district is being hailed a success with the generation of nearly 40 jobs. [more]

Te Manu Korihi News for 3 August 2015
A new report highlights agricultural opportunities for Maori in the Manawatu and Whanganui region; Fonterra has been fined over 170-thousand dollars for polluting the Rangitaiki River, which the regional council says is a significant taonga for iwi; An iwi-led initiative to improve the well-being of communities in the Ruapehu district is being hailed a success with the generation of nearly 40 jobs; The out-going Chief Executive of Ngai Tahu Property is in no doubt that the value and influence of the iwi owned company will continue after he leaves the position at the end of the year. [more]

War Reports

War Report - 2 Aug 2015
A report with actuality of New Zealand war-related events during August 1915, including memories of Chunuk Bair and comments from Cyril Basset who won the VC at that battle. Narrator Jim Sullivan. [more]

World & Pacific News

5am Pacific Regional and Sports News for 3 August 2015
The laterst Pacific regional and sports news. [more]

6am World, Pacific and Sports News for 3 August 2015
The latest world, Pacific and sports news [more]

7am World, Pacific and Sports News for 3 Ausgust 2015
The latest world, Pacific and sports news. [more]

8am World, Pacific and Sports News for 3 August 2015
The latest world, Pacific and sports news. [more]

9am World, Pacific and Sports News for 3 August 2015
The latest world, Pacific and sports news. [more]

10am World, Pacific and Sports News for 3 August 2015
The latest world, Pacific and sports news. [more]

YouTube

Sharing the love: What it's like to be in a polyamorous relationship
Young New Zealanders explain what it’s like to be in a polyamorous relationship. Video shot and edited by Luke McPake [more]

News stories:

Cowboys make most of Broncos' blunder
The Cowboys have pulled off an amazing comeback to beat the Raiders 32-24 and move level on points with NRL leaders the Broncos. [more]

Te Reo Māori - why we say it like that
This week is Māori Language Week: a good time to look at how RNZ treats the pronunciation of Te Reo Māori. [more]

Trade talks fail to clinch TPP - for now
Another TPP meeting, another failure to reach agreement - but does this mean defeat for the Trans-Pacific Partnership? [more]

Tourists in Christchurch Hospital after attack
Two tourists are in Christchurch Hospital after being attacked by a group of about eight people in the early hours of Saturday morning. [more]

Thrilling win for Pakistan cricketers
The Pakistan cricketers ended their tour of Sri Lanka with a dramatic one-wicket victory in the second Twenty20 in Colombo to complete a 2-0 series win, having also triumphed in the test and ODI encounters. [more]

Joyce heads to South East Asia
The Economic Development Minister leaves today to visit the Philippines and Vietnam to commemorate 40 years of New Zealand's relationship with the ASEAN. [more]

How to grow food in the red zone
Christchurch residents are being asked to contribute ideas for growing food on a large scale in the residential red zone. [more]

Navy ships head for home
Navy HMNZS Te Kaha and HMNZS Endeavour are returning home this morning after long deployments overseas. [more]

Development key to Black Caps' success
Development is a key plank of the Black Caps' tour of South Africa and Zimbabwe, which effectively marks the beginning of their buildup to the 2019 Cricket World Cup. [more]

Child mediation service success doubted
A family law barrister is casting doubt over the success of an outside court child mediation service for separating or divorcing couples. [more]

Russia, Kenya face new doping allegations
Russia and Kenya have been subject to new doping allegations by a German broadcaster who says it has evidence of runners using growth hormone, botched drug tests and widespread corruption. [more]

Retailers welcome GST loophole closure
Retailers say closing a GST loophole that benefits overseas shopping websites will create a long-overdue "level playing field". [more]

Reports that Cecil's brother dead likely false
Reports in the international media that poachers have shot and killed the brother of Zimbabwe's most famous lion, Cecil, are likely false. [more]

'Pathetic' car chases put police in danger
Police in Northland say three incidents of drivers fleeing from officers overnight put them and the public in danger. [more]

Concerns for the future of Hato Petera
A top figure at Auckland's only Maori boarding school has been suspended and three other managers have quit. [more]

Lee within striking distance in Virginia
The Rotorua golfer Danny Lee is four shots off the pace after the third round of the latest PGA tour event in Virginia following a course record by the leader Troy Merritt. [more]

Ko still in the hunt for maiden major title
The New Zealand golfer Lydia Ko has been pushed from a share of second to a tie for 5th but remains in contention for her maiden major title following the third round of the British Open in Scotland. [more]

Parker wins with first round KO
The New Zealand heavyweight boxer, Joseph Parker, remains unbeaten after knocking out the Australian, Bowie Tupou, in the first round of their fight in Invercargill. [more]

England retain opener Lyth
England have kept faith with opener Adam Lyth, naming him in a 14-man squad for the fourth Ashes Test. [more]

Latest TPP talks stall in Hawaii
The latest talks to secure a Pacific Rim trade pact have stalled, as negotiators failed to bridge differences over key issues like market access for agricultural goods. [more]

Nadal reaches Hamburg final
Rafa Nadal has made light work of Italian Andreas Seppi to reach the final of the Hamburg Open. [more]

Kahurangi National Park may increase in size
Kahurangi National Park, which is New Zealand's second largest national park, could be about to get bigger. [more]

Trust confident SkyPath will go ahead
The trust pushing for Auckland's new SkyPath says it is confident it will overcome an appeal against its planning approval. [more]

New domestic violence charges mooted
The Government is considering the creation of specific domestic violence criminal charges to recognise the typical patterns of violence in these crimes. [more]

New athletics doping allegations
Athletics is facing a new crisis after fresh allegations of suspected doping emerged following a leak of test data. [more]

Double mishap leads to yacht rescue
One of the men onboard a yacht which had to be rescued off Wellington's south coast says the vessel had two simultaneous mishaps. [more]

Teenager charged with Christchurch murder
A 16-year-old has been charged with murder, after an elderly man was found dead in his Christchurch home this morning. [more]

Falling trees in Auckland cemetery
Trees are falling over in Auckland's oldest cemetery - and the council thinks motorways could be to blame. [more]

New social housing for young people
Almost a quarter of the young people on the social housing register are to be housed in a new accommodation service as part of the Government's Social Housing Reform Programme. [more]

Tourists discharged from hospital after attack
Two tourists attacked in Christchurch early yesterday morning have been discharged from hospital. [more]

Resignation after Australian travel expense row
In Australia Bronwyn Bishop has resigned as Speaker of the House of Representatives following sustained pressure over her travel expenses. [more]

Second 'plane part' found on Reunion Island
An aircraft door has reportedly been found washed up on Reunion Island in the Indian Ocean. [more]

Peters defends embattled Corrections Minister
New Zealand First leader Winston Peters has defended the embattled Corrections Minister Sam Lotu-liga saying he has been left in the lurch by his colleagues. [more]

BREAKING NEWS - Police have confirmed they fatally shot a man in Myers Park in central Auckland
BREAKING NEWS - Police have confirmed they fatally shot a man in Myers Park in central Auckland [more]

Police confirm they fatally shot man
Police have confirmed they fatally shot a man in Myers Park in central Auckland. [more]