Radio New Zealand - Sunday, 23rd August 2015

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

Business News

Stock markets take a hammering
Stock markets have taken a hammering as weak manufacturing figures from China underpinned fears of a global economic slowdown. [more]

Video game developers make warning
New Zealand video game developers have warned the country's booming industry will stagnate without support from the Government. [more]

NZ should refine regulation of electric line firms - expert
A visiting expert on natural monopolies says Britain is refining the way it regulates electric lines companies and New Zealand should too. [more]

Spark says demand for digital services will drive profit growth
Spark's boss is convinced the phone and broadband provider is now in the right shape to prosper. [more]

Sky TV delivers best ever result despite customer numbers down
Meanwhile, Sky Network Television's shares have fallen nearly 4-and-a-half percent as it lost customers. [more]

The week ahead
In corporate news, the earnings season continues. [more]

Jim Parker in Australia
To Australia, and its national airline, Qantas, is showing signs of a long-awaited revival, as Jim Parker reports. [more]

Morning markets for 24 August 2015
A brief update of movements in the financial sector. [more]

Markets Update for 24 August 2015
A brief update of movements in the financial sector. [more]

Dateline Pacific

Mojo Coffee helping rebuild Vanuatu
A New Zealand coffee chain is using the last beans grown in pre-cyclone Vanuatu to help rebuild the country's devastated coffee industry. [more]

Cooks boat deal under fire
The Cook Islands Democratic Party has hit out at the government over a deal for a schooner saying the contract has been mishandled. [more]

Solomons' close to having timber audit system
Timber exporters and importers are developing a system for auditing sawn timber to ensure it is sustainable and legally sourced. [more]

Scientists call for regional coordination of seabed mining
The scientific community is calling on Pacific Island countries to adopt a collaborative approach to developing sea bed mining in the region. [more]

Dateline Pacific morning edition for 24 August 2015
The region's scientists call for a more collaborative approach to seabed mining; hopes for an independent body to ensure Solomon Islands timber production is legal; The Cook Islands government is accused of mishandling a deal for a ship; And, a New Zealand coffee chain hopes to help Vanuatu's coffee industry. [more]

Morning Report

Top Stories for Monday 24 August 2015
Fresh calls to examine Malcolm Rewa's role in the murder of Susan Burdett. Officer at Mt Eden prison suspended over fight. Search on for missing plane with 2 people on board. Death toll in UK airshow crash likely to rise. King's claim comes as surprise to Auckland tribes. Work and Income forced to pay for beneficiary's $3000 tread climber. KiwiRail, Solid Energy at loggerheads over West Coast coal cartage.New Zealand markets react after world markets fall on slowdown fears. [more]

Sports News for 24 August 2015
An update from the team at RNZ Sport. [more]

KiwiRail and Solid Energy at loggerheads over West Coast coal cartage
KiwiRail and Solid Energy are at loggerheads over the price the miner pays to cart coal from the West Coast. [more]

Pacific News for 24 August 2015
The latest from the Pacific region. [more]

Labour calls for meeting over controversial health and safety bill
The Labour Party leader says the Government's health and safety reform bill is a total mess and it needs a cross-party consensus to get it back on track. [more]

Treaty Minister awaits detail of Kingitanga claim
The Treaty Negotiations Minister says he's yet to receive any details of a claim by Waikato Tainui detailing its interests in Auckland. [more]

Sports News for 24 August 2015
An update from the team at RNZ Sport. [more]

Fresh calls to examine Malcolm Rewa's role in the murder of Susan Burdett
A private investigator is calling for the police to re-launch its inquiry into Malcolm Rewa's role in the murder of Auckland woman Susan Burdett, as witnesses come forward with fresh evidence. [more]

Officer at Mt Eden prison suspended over fight
An officer at the privately run Mt Eden remand prison has been suspended, after a security camera recorded him fighting with a prisoner. [more]

Search on for missing plane with 2 people on board
An aerial search has resumed this morning for a single engine plane missing with two people on board. [more]

Death toll in UK airshow crash likely to rise
Police near Brighton in southern England expect the death toll from an airshow crash to keep climbing. [more]

King's claim comes as surprise to Auckland tribes
An Auckland iwi Leader says the city of Auckland has already been settled as far as Treaty claims are concerned. [more]

Work and Income forced to pay for beneficiary's $3000 tread climber
Work and Income has been forced to pay part of the cost of a three-thousand dollar piece of exercise equipment a beneficiary bought off a late night TV commercial. [more]

KiwiRail, Solid Energy at loggerheads over West Coast coal cartage
KiwiRail and Solid Energy are at loggerheads over the price the miner pays to cart coal from the West Coast. [more]

New Zealand markets react after world markets fall
All eyes will be on world stock markets today after Wall Street and Europe's main markets tumbled more than three percent on Friday. [more]

Hundreds of refugees still flooding into Macedonia
Hundreds of migrants are still arriving in Macedonia after authorities partially opened the border with Greece. [more]

NZ skittles South Africa for 204 runs
Martin Guptill's unbeaten century has helped New Zealand to an eight-wicket win against South Africa overnight. [more]

Sports News for 24 August 2015
An update from the team at RNZ Sport. [more]

One in eight women suffer depression in pregnancy: study
A study published today suggests that one in eight women in this country suffers from depression during pregnancy. [more]

Lawyer says fresh evidence probably isn't good enough
There are fresh calls to examine Malcolm Rewa's role in the murder of Susan Burdett, after new evidence has come to light. [more]

Corrections Union denies allegations of officer violence
The prison officers' union says a review underway into private prison manager Serco will do little to fix the problems at Mount Eden remand prison. [more]

Suspect in attempted train attack denies terrorist links
The three Americans who overpowered a heavily armed man on a high speed train between Amsterdam and Paris have held a news conference at the American embassy in the French capital. [more]

400 pigs burnt to death in Waikato fire
Four hundred pigs have died in a fire at a Waikato piggery. [more]

Aviation journalist on airshow crash
Investigations will be held into why a vintage fighter plane crashed into a road while performing at a British airshow. [more]

Talks to defuse tension between South, North Korea continue
Top aides to the leaders of North and South Korea have negotiated overnight in emergency talks to try to defuse mounting tension on their border. [more]

Tui discovered with lead poisoning for the first time ever
For the first time ever, tui have been found with lead poisoning. [more]

Fewer young Aucklanders train to become priests or nuns
Just one young Catholic woman and 17 young Catholic men in Auckland are training to be able to profess their vows. [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 24 August 2015
The latest news in Samoan language. [more]

News on Tongan for 24 August 2015
The latest news in Tongan language. [more]

News in French for 24 August 2015
The latest news in French language. [more]

Nine To Noon

Proposal for 17 year olds to go before youth court
The Justice Minister, Amy Adams has asked her officials to look at whether allowing 17 year olds to remain in the youth court will reduce reoffending. She says there is more support and rehabilitation available to those who go through the youth court. Mark Henaghan is the Dean of Law at Otago University. [more]

Should heliskiing industry provide airbag technology for its clients in case of avalanche?
Queenstown man Guy Pope-Mayell nearly died in an avalanche four years ago, and who is calling for airbags to be used routinely by all heliski operators. Charlie Hobbs represents the Heliski Operators' group. Professor Pascal Haegeli is Avalanche Safety researcher and adjunct Professor at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver. [more]

How radical Islam is engaged in a war of minds
Dr Nouh El Harmouzi is the Director of Morocco's first Democrat-Liberal Think Tank, The Arab Center for Scientific Research and Human Studies. He says Islamic State has moved into the vaccum in unstable countries in the region, and is a dynamic organisation actively working to radicalise. [more]

South America correspondent Joel Richards
Improving US Cuba relations, Brazil's president Dilma Rouseff facing major protests over corruption allegations and the economy. [more]

The huge challenge of fighting pests and weeds
Waikato University Professor Bruce Clarkson is charged with getting collaboration and agreement on the most pressing matters affecting the country's biodiversity and biosecurity among universities and crown research institutes around the country. [more]

Book review - Circling the Sun
Circling the Sun by Paula McLain. Published by Little Brown RRP$37.99. Reviewed by Jane Westaway. [more]

Politics with Mike Williams and Matthew Hooton
The debate about high risk industries and the fallout from the Saudi Arabian sheep deal. [more]

Longpush Pork free range pigs
Naya Brangenberg and Jeremy Wilhelm moved to the Wairarapa on a small farm to enjoy the quiet life on a few hectares of land and got a couple of pigs for food. But one theing led to another and now they have a free range pork business. Longbush Pork raises premium pigs, which are managed ethically and sustainably, to restaurants, butchers and small goods producers in Wellington and the Wairarapa. It has just won the Wellington on a Plate Sustainability Award for the way it uses waste grain like wheat, bread and corn from other commercial operations - and the fact it encourages the use of the entire pig. [more]

Urban issues with Tommy Honey
Urbanist Tommy Honey discusses issues affecting city dwellers. Transport update: recent news and research about how we get around. [more]

One In Five

The Big Birthday Bash - CCS Disability Action turns 80
CCS Disability action is taking the party to the people. This year it is holding 17th birthday celebrations across the country to mark the 80th anniversary of the organisation. [more]

The Big Birthday Bash - CCS Disability Action turns 80
CCS Disability action is taking the party to the people. This year it is holding 17 Birthday celebrations across the country to mark the 80th anniversary of the organisation. Founded in 1935 after much lobbying by the well-known orthopaedic surgeon Sir Alexander Gillies and launched by Rotary; the Crippled Children Society, as it was then known, very quickly had branches all over New Zealand. Wealthy benefactors donated land, homes and money to the organisation which originally supported children with spina bifida, cerebral palsy and the many hundreds of children who had been paralysed in polio epidemics. The organisation's name has changed, as has the way in which it works, but CCS Disability Action says it's still in the business of working alongside people with disabilities to enable them to have good lives. [more]

Rural News

Morning Rural News for 24 August 2015
News from the rural and farming sector. [more]

Sounds Historical

Sounds Historical for 23 August 2015 (Part 1)
The Death of poet and crusader Jessie McKay, 23 August 1938. #From the Back Country. A 1992 episode exploring aspects of farming in Taranaki #Small Businesses in the Provinces Twenty Years Ago. Nick Rosenberg explores the work of two South Canterbury firms, Cyclemakers (now closed) and Annett and Darling (still thriving as Andar), sheep scour plant manufacturers #War Report : Gunner Leonard Leary recalls what conditions were like on the Gallipoli Heights in August 1915. And news of New Zelanders interned in Germany from the start of war - among them olympic rowing coach Tom Sullivan. [more]

Sounds Historical for 23 August 2015 (Part 2)
As I Remember. Climbing Mt Rolleston in 1960 by Denis Knight. Jack Maybury interviews revelers in Colombo Street, Christchurch, on VJ Day 1945 - with come amusing results. Which Way to Paradise. A 1970 documentary in which Alwyn Owen visits the Cook Islands. Part One. Glyn Harper discusses his portrait of the soldier in World War One in his book:. Johnny Enzed. The New Zealand Soldier in the First World War" by Glyn Harper. Published by Exisle. [ISBN-978-1775592020] A carpenter continues to work busily while an interview takes place in the 1ZH Hamilton studio. [more]

Spectrum

Weaving the past into the future
Spectrum's Lisa Thompson travelled to Lake Rotoiti to meet a couple devoted to maintaining tradition and authenticity through the art of conservation. [more]

Spiritual Outlook

Near-death experiences in New Zealand
Research into near-death experiences raises more questions than it answers. Justin Gregory asks if it is possible that consciousness could survive the death of the body? [more]

Standing Room Only

The story of How Bizarre
Simon Grigg has just completed a fascinating book detailing the story behind one of our most successful recordings - OMC's worldwide smash 'How Bizarre' and the meteoric rise - and fall - of Pauly Fuemana. [more]

Hand weaving
Hand weaving is making a comeback, here and overseas, with a whole new generation of young weavers using traditional hand looms but experimenting with new materials and techniques. Many of our more innovative young weavers have been shoulder tapped to be part of an exhibition in Auckland aimed at reminding people about the special qualities of handmade garments, in this mass produced age. Wellingtonian Rachel Long and Auckland based Christopher Duncan talk about their takes on hand weaving and why they love it. Their work's on show at STRANDS weaving a new fabric At Objectspace in Auckland. [more]

Horror Unleashed - David Blyth
If you saw Tim Wong's alternative history of New Zealand film Out of the Mist at the Film Festival, you'll know Tim had a lot of respect for maverick film-maker David Blyth. Where most Kiwi pioneers were trying to make mainstream thrillers and road movies, or intense, personal art-films, David was - well, different. His first film, Angel Mine, was also the first one to be funded by the new Film Commission. But when it came out, the censors didn't know what had hit them. We talk to David Blyth, whose retrospective Horror Unleashed will be on Nga Taonga Sound & Vision. [more]

The Business of Fashion: Harman Grubiŝa
New Zealand Fashion Week kicks off in Auckland from 24-30 August, and this year, Jessica Grubiŝa and Madeleine Harman are showing their label, Harman Grubiŝa for the first time. Sonia Sly caught up with the pair in the lead-up and also chats to Murray Bevan, Director of Showroom 22, about the business of fashion. [more]

Remembering illustrator Alan Gilderdale
The Little Yellow Digger quickly became a favourite with children around the country, but the illustrator, Alan Gilderdale's artistic expertise extended far beyond mechanical devices. His wife Betty and son Peter have spent the two years since Alan's death going through a vast back catalogue of paintings, drawings and lithographs, to put on a retrospective exhibition on Auckland. This will be the first time much of it's been seen in public. Lynn Freeman speaks to Peter Gilderdale, who is a senior lecturer in design at AUT University and to the exhibition's curator Warwick Brown. The Alan Gilderdale retrospective will by on display at the Northart Gallery in Northcote. [more]

Amber Griffin - dance photographer
Amber Griffin has won a gold medal for her dance photography at an international competition. The former ballet dancer went to Paris to collect the medal after catching the eye of the World Photographic Cup judges. Amber says Capturing movement in a still is a hard task, even with all the flash new photographic gear and software available. Her photographs will be on show at the Exhibitions Gallery Of Fine Art in Wellington. [more]

Te Ahi Kaa

Te Reo o te Raki - Nora Rameka
Nora Rameka talks about her life in the Far North with regional reporter Lois Williams in part one of a new series Te Reo o te Raki. [more]

Te Manu Korihi

Te Manu Korihi News for 24 August 2015
Ngati Ranginui is considering whether it can purchase a larger cut of the state houses earmarked for sale in Tauranga; Researchers say malnutrition in older Maori is less likely to happen if an holistic Maori worldview is acknowledged; A team of young Maori paddlers, Nga Tauira Maori, are in training now for the world's longest and most challenging outrigger canoe race in Hawaii next month; A Ngai Te Rangi poet hopes to see the world through the eyes of other native people when he attends an indigenous writers programme in Canada. [more]

Te Manu Korihi News for 24 August 2015
Ngati Ranginui is considering whether it can purchase a larger cut of the state houses earmarked for sale in Tauranga; Researchers say malnutrition in older Maori is less likely to happen if an holistic Maori worldview is acknowledged; A team of young Maori paddlers, Nga Tauira Maori, are in training now for the world's longest and most challenging outrigger canoe race in Hawaii next month; A Ngai Te Rangi poet hopes to see the world through the eyes of other native people when he attends an indigenous writers programme in Canada. [more]

War Reports

War Report 50 - 23 August 2015
New Zealand suffered some of its greatest losses on Gallipoli during the bitter battles of August 1915. In a recording made some years later, Gunner Leonard Leary recalls what conditions were like at that time on the Gallipoli Heights. At the same time, people at home began to hear news of New Zealanders interned in Germany from the start of war - among them Olympic rowing coach Tom Sullivan who was coaching the German team for the 1916 Olympics which, of course, were never held. [more]

World & Pacific News

5am Pacific Regional and Sports News for 24 August 2015
The latest Pacific regional and sports news. [more]

6am World, Pacific and Sports News for 24 August 2015
The latest world, Pacific and sports news. [more]

7am World, Pacific and Sports News for 24 August 2015
The latest world, Pacific and sports news. [more]

8am World, Pacific and Sports News for 24 August 2015
The latest world, Pacific and sports news. [more]

9am World, Pacific and Sports News for 24 August 2015
The latest world, Pacific and sports news. [more]

10am World, Pacific and Sports News for 24 August 2015
The latest world, Pacific and sports news. [more]

News stories:

Warriors put out of their misery
The Warriors' mathematical hopes of making the NRL playoffs have been emphatically ended with a 50-16 home thrashing by North Queensland. [more]

Ko holding second in Vancouver
New Zealand's world golf No.2 Lydia Ko has held onto second place after day two of the Canadian Open. [more]

Bodyboarder attacked by shark at NSW beach
A man has life-threatening injuries after he was attacked by a shark on the New South Wales coast. [more]

Ngai Tahu to fight Akaroa wastewater plan
Ngai Tahu is opposing a fresh bid by Christchurch City Council to discharge treated wastewater into Akaroa Harbour for 25 years. [more]

Five things we learnt from the Netball World Cup
OPINION: Bridget Tunnicliffe reflects on a Netball World Cup where the brassy Silver Ferns fell short at the final hurdle but surpassed the expectations of most. [more]

South Sydney's top four hopes in balance
South Sydney's hopes of making the NRL top four were dealt a double blow with a 32-18 loss to the Bulldogs and an injury to captain Greg Inglis. [more]

Paddon eighth in Rally Germany
Geraldine driver Hayden Paddon and his co-driver John Kennard are eighth on the leaderboard after the first full day of racing in the Rally of Germany. [more]

Genia embarrassed by selection
The Australia halfback Will Genia said he felt "embarrassed" to be picked in the Wallabies' World Cup squad ahead of Nic White. [more]

Black Caps battling to save a series... again
The Black Caps must win their next match in order to keep the one day series alive in the second of their three-game South African series. [more]

Khmer Rouge 'first lady' dies
A former leader of Cambodia's murderous Khmer Rouge regime has died, without ever facing trial on charges of genocide. [more]

Success continues for young NZ cyclists
Palmerston North teenager Campbell Stewart has become a double junior world champion after winning the omnium in Kazakhstan. [more]

Gold for Burling and Tuke
New Zealand 49er sailors Peter Burling and Blair Tuke have won gold at the Rio Olympics test event after placing fourth in the medal race on Guanabara Bay. [more]

France edges England in RWC warm-up
Veteran first five Frederic Michalak gave his World Cup hopes a major lift with a record-breaking performance as France downed England 25-20. [more]

Flags to Vocal Fry: the best reads
From Flags to Vocal Fry - radionz.co.nz put its stamp on some of the week's major stories. [more]

Carrington wins K1 500, women's K4 qualify for Rio
New Zealand's Lisa Carrington remains on track for a double at the canoe racing world championships in Milan after winning her first K1 500 metres world title. [more]

Farah into the history books
British runner Mo Farah has won an unprecedented sixth consecutive global track distance title on the opening day of the world championships. [more]

England on ropes in Ashes dead rubber
Australia are perfectly placed to win the final Ashes cricket Test - they hold a first-innings lead of 332 runs over England at The Oval after the third day. [more]

Snapshot ban 'reclaiming the space'
Taking photos inside the historic Church of the Good Shepherd at Lake Tekapo has been banned. [more]

Man arrested after assault at shearers quarters
Police have arrested a man, and are looking for another, after residents of a shearers quarters were assaulted and threatened with knives. [more]

Dunedin moots freedom camper fines
Dunedin City Council is hoping a proposed $200 fine for illegal freedom camping will give teeth to the area's camping laws. [more]

Second round of Korea crisis talks
North and South Korea are to hold a second round of top-level talks after marathon negotiations fell short of resolving a crisis that has pushed them to the brink of armed conflict. [more]

Wanted man still believed to be Southland area
Police believe a man who removed his electronic bracelet and disappeared is still in the Southland area. [more]

Fox finishes third in Geneva
Auckland golfer Ryan Fox has finished third at the latest European Challenge Tour event in Geneva, five shots behind the eventual winner. [more]

Victory within reach for Tiger
Tiger Woods has kept his bid for a first title since 2013 on track with a two-under-par third round 68 at the latest PGA tour event in North Carolina. [more]

Paddon 9th after day 2 in Germany
The New Zealand driver Hayden Paddon has dropped to 9th at the end of the second day of the Rally of Germany. [more]

Man Utd draw with Newcastle
Manchester United's winning start to the Premier League season has ended as they were held to a frustrating 0-0 draw by Newcastle United at Old Trafford. [more]

Hamilton on Spa pole
The Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton has taken his tenth pole position in 11 races for the Belgian Grand Prix . [more]

Wins for Magpies, Stags and Mooloos
Hawke's Bay continued their winning ways in provincial rugby, beating Otago 39-22 in Dunedin, while there were also wins for Southland and Waikato. [more]

Chinese worker exploitation claims to be heard by ERA
The Rail and Maritime Union's claims that Chinese workers are being exploited by KiwiRail will be heard this week by the Employment Relations Authority. [more]

Drought risk a blow for dairy farmers
Dairy farmers suffering low prices could be hit twice over if drought conditions bring a cut in production this summer. [more]

Man stabbed in back in Whangarei
A 69-year-old Whangarei man is in a stable condition in hospital after being stabbed several times in the back. [more]

North Shore motorway link plans announced
The Transport Agency is moving ahead with plans for a new motorway link and busway extension on Auckland's North Shore. [more]

Washington zoo's panda delivers twins
A giant panda the Smithsonian National Zoo in Washington DC has given birth to two cubs, hours apart. [more]

NZ firefighters to help with US wildfires
Fifteen New Zealand firefighters are heading to the United States today to help contain wildfires burning across the country's tinder-dry western states. [more]

Police warn more bodies may be found after jet crash
Seven people were killed when a jet plunged to the ground into traffic on a busy motorway, and the pilot is "fighting for his life" in hospital. [more]

'Human trafficking victims' graves found
Malaysian authorities have found mass graves containing the remains of more than 20 people believed to be human trafficking victims near the border with Thailand. [more]

Walsh and Gill in shot put final
Two New Zealand athletes have qualified for the final of the men's shot put at the World Championships in Beijing. [more]

Man sought in relation to police shooting
Police have released the name of a second man they are seeking in relation to a shooting in Motueka on Thursday. [more]

Mt Eden prison officer suspended
A Serco staff member working at Auckland's Mt Eden prison has been suspended after a security camera recorded him fighting with a prisoner. [more]

Witness steps forward in Burdett case
A neighbour of murdered Auckland woman Susan Burdett says she saw serial rapist Malcolm Rewa parked in the driveway the night of the murder. [more]

Two men face threatening to kill charges
Two men have been arrested and are facing charges of threatening to kill and assault after an incident in a small Otago town overnight. [more]