Radio New Zealand - Wednesday, 14th October 2015

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Business News

Today's market update
The ratings agency Standard and Poor's has cut Fonterra's credit rating from A to A-minus. [more]

First steps towards a free trade agreement
The first steps towards a free trade agreement with the European Union have been taken, and it's come from Europe. [more]

Govt finances seen back in the red this year
The government's achievement of a long awaited budget surplus is expected to be short lived as a slowing economy, and uncertain global environment combine to dent the outlook. [more]

Stable outlook for NZ continues
And credit rating agency Standard and Poor's says there's no prospect of a lift to New Zealand's double-A rating any time soon even with an unexpected surplus. [more]

Credit rating drop overshadows recent rise in dairy prices
The recent rebound in international dairy prices has now been overshadowed by Fonterra's credit downgrade. [more]

Online auctions improving at Trade Me
The online trading website, Trade Me, says the number of auctions on the site is improving and it is confident about the general growth outlook for the business. [more]

Corporate governance expert says small biz directors at risk
A corporate governance consultant says a large number of directors of small companies don't have the skills they need to adequately do the job. [more]

Morning Markets for 15 October 2015
The Dow Jones index is about half a percent lower after retailer Wal-Mart put oiut a weak forecast which has spooked investors. [more]

Markets Update for 15 October 2015
A brief update of movements in the financial sector. [more]

Manufacturing sector grows in Sept
Growth in the manufacturing sector has risen to its highest level in seven months driven by a lift in production, new orders and deliveries. [more]

Trade Me says digital changes important
The online website, Trade Me, says it's continuing to focus on developing its digital offerings as auction numbers improve. [more]

Small business owners should look for outside help
Owners of small businesses are being advised not to be afraid of getting outside help in running their companies to avoid costly mistakes that might threaten their firms. [more]

Midday Markets for 15 October 2015
For the latest from the markets we're joined by Andrew Cathie at Craigs Investment Partners. [more]

Business briefs
The digital measurement developer ikeGPS says first half sales have more than doubled, and has confirmed it expects to reach its annual revenue forecast of $14-point-3 million. [more]

Checkpoint

Checkpoint Top Stories for Wednesday 14 October 2015
Alex Fisher's older brother appears in court. Standard and Poor's cuts Fonterra's credit rating and "Into the River" is allowed back on the shelves. [more]

Alex Fisher's older brother appears in court
A man arrested during the search for the Levin schoolboy Alex Fisher can now be identified as his older brother. [more]

Fonterra's credit rating downgraded
Standard and Poor's, has cut Fonterra's credit rating. [more]

All restrictions lifted on the first book banned in 20 years
All restrictions have been lifted on the first book banned in New Zealand in 20 years. [more]

The Government's books are back in black
The Government's books are back in the black for the first time in seven years. [more]

Hone Harawira calls on Maori Mps to stand up
Hone Harawira has written to Maori MPs challenging them to work together to find a solution for New Zealanders detained in Australian detention centres. [more]

Minister made up own hazard list to exclude dairying - Labour
The Labour Party is accusing the Workplace Safety Minister of coming up with his own list of high-hazard jobs, excluding dairying despite advisors telling him to keep it in, but including worm farming. [more]

Patrick Renshaw sentenced today for tax fraud
More than twenty years ago, Patrick Renshaw, was jailed for stealing millions of dollars from clients. [more]

Police track down stolen bee hives in Northland
Police in Northland have had a major breakthrough in their hunt for thieves who've been stealing bee hives across the region. [more]

Court told social worker had sex with boy in her care
The Crown says a social worker took advantage of a vulnerable boy in her care when she drove him to a Mangere motor lodge and had sex with him. [more]

MH17 probe urges an overhaul of air safety rules
Ukraine is defending its decision not to close airspace where a Malaysian passenger plane was shot down, hours after an investigation reported back saying it should have kept planes out. [more]

Five metre Richie McCaw Cut out
A five-metre tall Richie McCaw cut out has been erected in the small South Island town of Kurow to honour the All Black captain who played his grassroots rugby there. [more]

Sports News for 14 October 2015
An update from the team at RNZ Sport. [more]

Opposition parties say surplus is meaningless and pitiful
Opposition parties say the Government's pitiful surplus means nothing as unemployment is still high and economic growth slow. [more]

Opposition - govt take cancer patients off Jobseeker benefit.
Opposition parties want the Government to take cancer patients off the Jobseeker benefit. [more]

First Democratic debate goes to... Clinton
Hillary Clinton appears to have come up trumps in the first Democratic Presidential debate. [more]

Hopes pilot petition will lead CAA to exercise common sense
The man behind an online petition supporting a helicopter pilot who's facing charges for helping save the life of an injured hunter, hopes it will lead to the Civil Aviation Authroity dropping the case. [more]

NIWA warns of increased risk of cyclones
NIWA is forecasting an increase in the number and strength of cyclones in the south-west Pacific this summer, and is warning the islands in their path to prepare for the worst. [more]

Dumped DDT in Ophua River
Someone has dumped DDT and arsenic in the Ophua River in South Canterbury, with tests showing very high levels in one spot. [more]

Kelly bids farewell with fiery speech
Helen Kelly says stepping down as the president of the Council of Trade Unions won't stop her fighting for workers' rights and trying to narrow the gender pay gap. [more]

Andrea Hewitt first athlete to be picked for NZ Olympic team
Triathlete Andrea Hewitt has become the first athlete to gain selection into the New Zealand Team for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. [more]

Dateline Pacific

People starting to return to northern Cooks - deputy mayor
The deputy mayor of the remote Cook Islands atoll of Penrhyn says people are starting to return to the island as plans to restart pearl farming and improved infrastructure means life is getting better there. [more]

Foreign press can't get into Nauru
No foreign journalist has been in Nauru for more than a year and none appears like to be able to enter soon. [more]

Dateline Pacific evening edition for 14 October 2015
Criticism mounts against the Nauru government's decision to name an alleged rape victim; Five days since 15 of his MPs were convicted of bribery, Vanuatu's prime minister is yet to speak; We look at the constitutional aspects of the controverisal pardons in Vanuatu; Australian doctors call for the country's detention of asylum seeker children to end; And, Traditional medicines are said to still have their place. [more]

Families urged to solve land disputes outside court
The Cook Islands house of Ariki says people should strengthen familial relationships to avoid court disputes over land ownership. [more]

Pacific women launch Policy for Peace
A new report being launched today in Fiji is calling for a more central role for Pacific women in policy and decision making. [more]

Pacific told up to 13 cyclones possible this season
Pacific is told to prepare for more and stronger cyclones over the coming season. [more]

Dateline Pacific morning edition for 15 October 2015
The Pacific is told up to 13 named cyclones are possible this season; A report calls for a more central role for Pacific women in policy and decision-making; Families in the Cook Islands are urged to solve land diputes outside court; The foreign press can't get into Nauru; And there are signs people are starting to return to the northern Cooks. [more]

In Parliament

Today In Parliament for 14 October 2015 - evening edition
Former Labour MP, Maryan Street, makes first submission to the Health Committee's inquiry into public attitudes to euthanasia. Current Labour MP, Sue Moroney, also kicks off submissions on her paid parental leave bill. Government uses Question Time and General Debate to pat itself on the back for TPPA and $414 million surplus. Health Minister, Jonathan Coleman, defies Speaker and is given a final warning. [more]

The Day In Parliament for 15 October 2015 - morning edition
Members' Day sees mixed luck for Opposition MPs: Clayton Cosgrove's Keep Kiwibank Bill has passes first reading and is sent to the Finance & Expenditure Select Committee; Adrian Rurawhe's Official Information (Parliamentary Under-Secretaries) Amendment Bill also passes first reading - sent to the Government Administration Committee; Meanwhile, Carmel Sepuloni's Social Workers Registration (Mandatory Registration) Amendment Bill and Phil Goff's Education (Charter Schools Curriculum) Amendment Bill both fail to pass their first hurdles; Former MP Maryan Street makes submission to inquiry into euthanasia and Labour's Sue Moroney presents her paid parental leave bill. Government uses Question Time and General Debate to pat itself on the back; Jonathan Coleman runs into trouble with the Speaker. [more]

Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm

First Song
Marlon Williams - 'Dark Child' [more]

Royal Visit - Tame Pokaia
More details of the royal visit to New Zealand next month have been released. The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, will visit Wellington, Dunedin, Nelson, Westport, Ngaruawahia, New Plymouth and Auckland from November four to 10. Part of the tour will be a visit the heart of the Kingitanga movement, when King Tuheitia Paki will play host to Charles and Camilla at Turangawaewae Marae in Ngaruawahia. Tame Pokaia is one of the king's local kaumatua and an advisor. [more]

Alice in Wonderland In Te Reo Ma-ori - Tom Roa
Tom Roa has spent the past three years, translating Alice in Wonderland into te reo Māori. Tom is a senior lecturer at the School of Maori and Pacific Development at the University of Waikato. And he has a long-held fascination with the Lewis Carroll book. [more]

Dawes - Taylor Goldsmith
Los Angeles band, Dawes, talk about their new album All Your Favourite Bands. The California-based four piece is made up of Wylie Gelber, Tay Strathairn, and brothers Griffin Goldsmith and Taylor Goldsmith. And they're coming to New Zealand this month. Lead singer, Taylor Goldsmith, talks about life on the road. [more]

Government's books in surplus
The Government's books have returned to surplus for the first time in seven years. The surplus is 414 million dollars in the year to June. [more]

Favourite album
Talking Heads - Remain in Light, chosen by Brian Hurran. [more]

Feature Interview - R J Mitte
Breaking Bad turned into something very good for actor RJ Mitte. He is best known for playing Walter "Flynn" White Junior, the son of the chemistry teacher turned drug dealer on the series some critics call one of the greatest ever produced for TV. RJ didn't grow up dreaming of being an actor. It is not something many kids consider when they are teased and bullied. Like his character on Breaking Bad, RJ has cerebral palsy, a neurological condition that affects his speech and muscles. Now he is using his celebrity to advocate for people with disabilities and to take a stand against bullying in a campaign called 'Cut the Bull'. [more]

Roadmap - Ngawi
Today we are hitting the road and travelling to the commercial fishing village of Ngawi. The village has about 20 permanent residents and is located 18 kilometres as the crow flies from Wellington but takes about 90 minutes driving from the capital. The village and surrounding Cape Palliser region is famed for it's lighthouse, fishing, seal colony, Maori history, pinnacles and the fact that it's said to have more tractors per head of population than anywhere else in the world! [more]

Technology And Innovation
Our technology correspondent Paul Brislen is here to talk about the Microsoft laptop and the state of privacy law in Australia. And he'll introduce us to the Innovator-Of-The-Week, a Hamilton chap who tried to organise a treasure hunt for his 30th birthday and discovered there was not a single online service or app on the market that does that … so he built one. [more]

The Wireless
Mava Moayyed has been documenting the pain and desperation of women suffering endometriosis for Radio New Zealand's online magazine, The Wireless. [more]

Late Edition

Late Edition for 14 October 2015
Standard and Poors cuts Fonterra's Credit rating; Dutch investigators conclude a Russian made missile brought down flight MH17; the teen novel Into the River - banned no more; and in Dateline Pacific trying to get into Nauru when you're a journalist. [more]

Midday Report

Midday News for 15 October 2015
Another man is shot dead in a hunting accident and the Government faces legal action after blocking the sale of Lochinver Station. [more]

Midday Sports News for 15 October 2015
The Joseph Parker camp believe the use of his Polish sparring partner's massive reach has him set to continue his unbeaten run when he takes on Kali Meehan in Auckland tonight. [more]

Morning Report

Top Stories for Thursday 15 October 2015
Banned book back on shelves, Tasman already feeling the heat, Violence breaks out near Jerusalem, Timaru water supply safe despite discovery of granules of DDT, Labour MP crosses the ditch to advocate for NZ detainees, Prisoners aid charity struggling in face of Australian influx, Woodhouse ignored advice from officials over worm farms, Children with rotten teeth likely to get rheutmatic fever, and Five years to cut emissions or see Antarctica's ice cap melt. [more]

Sports News for 15 October 2015
An update from the team at RNZ Sport. [more]

Banned book back on shelves
School librarians around the country will be returning banned book "Into The River" to their shelves this morning. The School Librarian Association's President, Miriam Tuohy, is welcoming the decision. [more]

Tasman already feeling the heat
El Nino is already starting to bite in the South Island, wDennis Bush King is the Environment and Planning Manager for the Tasman District Council. Water restrictions are being considered in the Tasman District, and could be introduced within a fortnight. [more]

Pacific News for 15 October 2015
The latest from the Pacific region. [more]

Violence breaks out near Jerusalem
Violence has once again broken out near in Jerusalem, Israel, where police have shot and killed a man dressed in combat fatigues and armed with a knife. [more]

Sports News for 15 October 2015
An update from the team at RNZ Sport. [more]

Timaru water supply safe despite discovery of granules of DDT
Police have been called in after DDT and arsenic granules were discovered on a section of the Opuha riverbed in South Canterbury. [more]

Labour MP crosses the ditch to advocate for NZ detainees
Nearly two hundred New Zealanders are in detention centres pending a decision on deportation, and Mr Key has said about a thousand could be in line to be sent home. The Labour MP Kelvin Davis says he has been told the total could be more like five thousand. [more]

Prisoners aid charity struggling in face of Australian influx
Australia's policy has already resulted in a massive increase in the numbers arriving back in this country. Auckland based prisoners' aid charity PARS Incorporated says it is struggling to keep up with demand for its services. Its executive director Tui Ah Loo joins Morning Report [more]

Woodhouse ignored advice from officials over worm farms
The Government repeatedly ignored the advice and concerns of officials and used data it was told could be "highly misleading" when it brought in new health and safety rules. [more]

Children with rotten teeth likely to get rheumatic fever
A new study shows children with several rotten teeth are almost twice as likely to get rheumatic fever. [more]

Five years to cut emissions or see Antarctica's ice cap melt
A major international study published in Nature today, shows only the most ambitious effort to slow climate change will stop Antarctica's ice cap from melting. [more]

Lou Vincent tells court of being cornered in bar by Fleming
The former Black Cap Lou Vincent has told the jury in Chris Cairns' perjury trial the former New Zealand captain Stephen Fleming cornered him in a bar and told him he knew he and Cairns were "dirty". [more]

English outlines options following return to surplus
The Finance Minister Bill English has achieved a goal he set himself in 2011 - to return the Crown accounts to surplus. [more]

Fight not over for lobby group despite victory for author
The fight is not over for a Christian lobby group wanting to stop people under 18 reading a previously banned book. [more]

Sports News for 15 October 2015
An update from the team at RNZ Sport. [more]

Locals concerned about DDT and arsenic found near water supply
As we have been reporting this morning police have been called in after the discovery of DDT and arsenic granules on the Opuha riverbed in South Canterbury. Simon Gibb is the vice president of the South Canterbury Anglers' Club. [more]

Locals concerned about DDT, arsenic found near water
Allan Campbell is Chair of the Opihi Catchment Environment Protection Society. [more]

NZ detainees claim most are being unfairly villified
Morning Report speaks to a New Zealand born man currently detained on Christmas Island. [more]

Australian Human Rights Commission to hear case on NZ detainees
Australia's Human Rights Commission will soon hear a case arguing that New Zealand detainees awaiting deportation deserve better treatment. [more]

Brian Fallow on English's surplus
The National Government and its Finance Minister Bill English yesterday made good on their 2011 promise to bring the Crown's finances back into the black this year. [more]

Israeli police establish East Jerusalem checkpoints
Police in Jerusalem have shot dead two Palestinians in separate stabbing attacks on Israelis. The BBC's Jonny Dymond in Jerusalem is reporting from Jerusalem. [more]

Family First looks at legal options after ban lifted
Family First is looking at its legal options, after the Film and Literature review board voted yesterday four-to-one to remove all restrictions on Ted Dawe's book "Into The River". [more]

ACT leader claims Labour's targeting him with bill
The ACT Party leader, David Seymour, has accused the Labour Party of trying to target him with a private member's bill. [more]

Big jump in new early childhood services in Auckland
New figures show a boom in the number of home-based early childhood services being set up in Auckland. [more]

Customers flick from supplier to supplier
The quick-fire shuffle of consumers from one product to another, and then to a third, appears to be a growing habit. [more]

New Zealand Society

Puppets: More than child's play
Puppets are more than simply child's play, according to Jim Richards and Bridgette Murphy who work with community groups, schools and organisations around New Zealand making giant puppets and other structures out of waste materials and renewable resources. They run under the banner of REACT: Rangiwahia Environmental Arts Centre Trust, where the ethos is based on sustainability, community and education. [more]

News in Pacific Languages

News in Samoan for 15 October 2015
The latest news in Samoan language. [more]

News in Niuean for 15 October 2015
The latest news in Niuean language. [more]

News in Tongan for 15 October 2015
The latest news in Tongan language. [more]

Nights

Be(e) Pollinator Friendly
The new 'All-Ireland Pollinator Plan' makes Ireland one of the first countries in Europe to draw up a strategy to reverse the decline in bees - with A.Prof Jane Stout from the School of Natural Sciences at Trinity College Dublin. [more]

England - Will Flockton
Formerly of RNZ's Morning Report team, breakfast producer at BBC Radio Brighton Will Flockton reports from the country of England, which is part of the United Kingdom, and he discusses the aftermath of the Shoreham Air Crash Disaster, and the windmills of Sussex. [more]

Nights Conundrum
Clue 6 [more]

Nights Conundrum
Clue 5 [more]

Nine To Noon

Calls for national strategy to deal with rising sea levels
With new research showing the melting Antarctic ice sheets will see sea levels rise much higher than predicted, Local Government New Zealand says the country's coastlines need to be redrawn. Richard Kempthorne is the Tasman Mayor, and a member of the Local Government New Zealand National Council, which has been grappling with how to deal with the big changes ahead. Mark Munroe is the chair of Christchurch Coastal Residents United a newly created group s concerned about the impact any new hazard zoning connected to the report would have on their property values. [more]

Where is Islamic State getting its guns?
IS captured colossal amounts of United States made weapons, armoured vehicles and ammunition from the Iraqi army when it erupted from Syria into Iraq in early 2014. But most analysis agree that only accounts for a quarter of the weapons in IS hands. So where is the rest coming from? Conflict Armaments Research is an NGO working under a European Union mandate to investigate the supply chains which bring weapons and ammunition the the world's worst conflict zones. Nine to Noon speaks to its managing director, Marcus Wilson. [more]

UK correspondent Jon Dennis
The latest news and politics from the UK. [more]

From activism on the streets of Ferguson ... To the White House
Brittany Packnett is the Executive Director of Teach For America, St. Louis. Her dedication to empowering young people in marginalized communities has taken her all the way to the White House. Last August we spoke to her in the midst of public protest, ten days after the shooting of the unarmed black teenager, Micheal Brown. She is now an appointed member of the Ferguson Commission as well as a member of a presidential task force to study "21st century policing" and ways to increase the public's trust in police officers. [more]

Book Review: Wild Roads: A New Zealand Journey by Bruce Ansley
Reviewed by David Hill, published by Random House (NZ). [more]

New Technology with Robbie Allan
Enterprise computing. A possible merger between EMC and Dell. Internet data and privacy laws. [more]

Widower parenting daughters - Joseph Wakim
Australian widower, Joseph Wakim talks about raising his three daughters after their Mum died. Nadia Wakim lost her battle with breast cancer 12 years ago, when the girls were 11, nine and four years old. In his memoir What My Daughters Taught Me, Joseph Wakim tells how despite friends and family giving well intentioned advice on parenting, he followed his heart and relied on humour and honesty to help his children cope. BOOK: What My Daughters Taught Me by Joseph Wakim, published by Allen and Unwin [more]

Viewing - with Sarah McMullan
Crimson Peak. MacBeth. The DNA Detectives. Turbo Kid. [more]

Our Changing World

Antarctica's contribution to sea level rise
New research confirms that Antarctica will contribute sigificantly to future sea level rise unless greenhouse gas emissions are curbed from 2020 onwards. [more]

Parliament - Question Time

Question Time for 14 October 2015
CHRIS BISHOP to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by his statement that the Government's top fiscal priority is "returning to surplus this year and maintaining surpluses in the future"? MARAMA FOX to the Prime Minister: Is he concerned about the alleged human rights abuses being perpetrated on detainees in offshore processing centres in Australia; if so, what does he intend to do to seek assurances from Malcolm Turnbull that the human rights of New Zealanders who are currently detained on Christmas Island are maintained and upheld? ANDREW LITTLE to the Prime Minister: Does he have confidence in the Minister for Social Development? JAMI-LEE ROSS to the Minister for Economic Development: What is the Government doing to encourage investment and growth in the New Zealand economy? Hon ANNETTE KING to the Minister of Health: Does he stand by all his statements relating to the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement? SIMON O'CONNOR to the Minister of Health: What impact will the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement have on New Zealand's public health system? Dr KENNEDY GRAHAM to the Prime Minister: Does he stand by his statement, "That's really a matter for them", when asked whether he was concerned about any of the United Nations Permanent Five members bombing Syria without a UN mandate? GRANT ROBERTSON to the Minister of Finance: What is the dollar amount of gross and net core Crown debt and by how much have these grown since he became Minister? BARBARA KURIGER to the Minister for Primary Industries: What reports has he received on how the Trans-Pacific Partnership will benefit New Zealand's dairy industry? IAIN LEES-GALLOWAY to the Minister for Workplace Relations and Safety: Was he advised by officials that agriculture was in the highest risk category, and dairy cattle farming in the second highest, when determining which industries should have health and safety representatives; if so, why did he remove them from the list? FLETCHER TABUTEAU to the Minister for Economic Development: How would the Trans-Pacific Partnership help regional New Zealand? JOANNE HAYES to the Minister for the Environment: What reports has he received on the environmental components of the Trans-Pacific Partnership and how do these compare with other free-trade agreements entered into by New Zealand? [more]

Rural News

Morning Rural News for 15 October 2015
News from the rural and farming sector. [more]

Midday Rural News for 15 October 2015
News from the rural and farming sectors. [more]

Te Ahi Kaa

Awatea - Act 2
In 1965, a stellar cast that included Tim Elliott, Inia te Wiata and Don Selwyn gathered together at an NZBC studio and recorded the radio drama, Awatea by Bruce Mason. Last week Te Ahi Kaa features Act II. The story is set in the seaside town of Omoana where the village hosts an annual hui to celebrate the achievements and success of Werihe Paku's son, Matt. But the drama unfolds when the police turn up at his home, where his double life is unravelled. [more]

Te Manu Korihi

Te Manu Korihi News for 14 October 2015
Ill-feeling caused by a failed royal visit to the Maori King last year will be put to rest next month when the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall visit Turangawaewae marae. An offer of a 90-minute visit to the marae by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge last year, was turned down by the Kingitanga, as the time allowed was deemed too short for proper protocols to be followed. It was viewed by some as a royal snub. Details of the visit next month were released this morning. Andrew McRae reports. [more]

Te Manu Korihi News for 14 October 2015
The Minister of Maori Development has come out swinging at the churches that run Maori boarding schools, after the Minister of Education announced an interim decision that Turakina Maori Girls' College should close; A Whanganui iwi activist who has been described as a staunch supporter of tino rangatiratanga or self determination was buried today. [more]

Te Manu Korihi News for 15 October 2015
The Turakina Maori Girls' College Old Girls Association says the interim decision that the kura should close has come as a surprise; The rate of hospitalisation as a result of assault or attempted homicide was nearly six times as high for Maori women as non-Maori women over the past three years; The National Maori Broadband Working Group is welcoming the announcement made by the Government to appoint members to the Maori ICT Development Fund Advisory Group. [more]

Te Manu Korihi News for 15 October 2015
The Crown is trying to block submissions made by Maori Land Court Judges from being used in a Waitangi Tribunal hearing against its review of Maori land laws; The Turakina Maori Girls' College Old Girls Association says the interim decision that the kura should close took them by surprise; An anti-violence network says statistics showing Maori are more likely to be hospitalised or die from violence reflect a lack of response from government agencies; The National Maori Broadband Working Group is welcoming the announcement made by the Government to appoint members to the Maori ICT Development Fund Advisory Group. [more]

The Panel

The Panel pre-show for 14 October 2015
Your feedback, and a preview of the guests and topics on The Panel. [more]

The Panel with Chris Gallavin and Andrew Clay (Part 1)
What the Panelists Chris Gallavin and Andrew Clay have been up to. Paula Rebstock is getting paid $2000 a day to chair the CYF review panel. The President of the Deerstalkers Association Bill O'Leary talks about how to avoid hunting accidents. [more]

The Panel with Chris Gallavin and Andrew Clay (Part 2)
Are you an empathiser or systemiser? What your music taste says about you. What the Panelists Chris Gallavin and Andrew Clay have been thinking about. A security industry trainer says using a chokehold on drunkards in an incident in Christchurch was indefensible. How much detail do we need to hear of the demise of people in plane crashes? The cause of a fire which raged across Saddle Hill last week will not be released to the public, according to the Otago Rural Fire Authority. The Man Booker prize has been won by a Jamaican author for the first time. The Cancer Society says WINZ acts insensitively in the way it treats cancer patients who are on a benefit. [more]

Panel Intro
What the Panelists Chris Gallavin and Andrew Clay have been up to. [more]

$2000 a day for CYF review chair
Paula Rebstock is getting paid $2000 a day to chair the CYF review panel. [more]

Hunter education
The President of the Deerstalkers Association Bill O'Leary talks about how to avoid hunting accidents. [more]

Music and personality
Are you an empathiser or systemiser? What your music taste says about you. [more]

Panel Says.
What the Panelists Chris Gallavin and Andrew Clay have been thinking about. [more]

Bouncers using chokeholds
A security industry trainer says using a chokehold on drunkards in an incident in Christchurch was indefensible. [more]

MH17 report
How much detail do we need to hear of the demise of people in plane crashes? [more]

No media release for cause of Saddle Hill fire
The cause of a fire which raged across Saddle Hill last week will not be released to the public, according to the Otago Rural Fire Authority. [more]

Man Booker prize winner
The Man Booker prize has been won by a Jamaican author for the first time. [more]

Man Booker prize winner
The Man Booker prize has been won by a Jamaican author for the first time. [more]

Cancer patients classed as job seekers
The Cancer Society says WINZ acts insensitively in the way it treats cancer patients who are on a benefit. [more]

The Wireless

SoulFest 2015 has been cancelled
SoulFest won’t be going ahead this year due to low ticket sales. [more]

Are you taking enough risks with KiwiSaver?
Young New Zealanders are being too safe when it comes to their KiwiSaver, a new report warns. [more]

University fees are on the rise
Students are bracing themselves for three percent fee rises next year. [more]

Weekly Listening: Madeira, Music Sucks, Felix, Christine and the Queens and more
New music you need to hear this week from Madeira, Music Sucks, Felix, Christine and the Queens and more. [more]

Outspoken: Vanisa Dhiru
The digital world is only getting bigger, which is why it’s more important than ever that we stay connected. [more]

Into The River ban lifted
Into the River can now be bought, borrowed and displayed after a decision was made to classify it as unrestricted. [more]

The World in Sport

World in Sport for 14 October 2015
This week, Papua New Guinea has been confirmed to host three matches at the 2017 Rugby League World Cup; Cook Islands and Tonga's Rugby League World Cup hopes go on the line; Pacific teams sign off from the Rugby World Cup; The golfing world returns to Fiji; And Fiji-born boxer Kali Meehan opens up about his career and fighting Joseph Parker. [more]

Upbeat

Peter Walls: Chamber Music New Zealand
Chief Executive Peter Walls has programmed his first season for Chamber Music New Zealand. He tells Eva what they have on offer in 2016. [more]

Bronwyn Holloway-Smith: Copyright and the TPP
Bronwyn Holloway-Smith is both a visual artist and director of the Creative Freedom Foundation: an advocacy organisation for arts and artists. Now that the Trans-Pacific Partnership has been signed, and copyright has been extended, how will artists in this country be affected? Bronwyn talks Eva through some of the issues. [more]

Drew James: PANNZ
Drew James is the Senior Producer for the Performing Arts Network of New Zealand's touring agency. He talks about their first year of operation. [more]

World & Pacific News

2pm Pacific Regional News for 14 October 2015
The latest Pacific regional news. [more]

4pm Pacific Regional News for 14 October 2015
The latest Pacific regional news. [more]

8pm Pacific Regional News for 14 October 2015
The latest Pacific regional news. [more]

6am Pacific Regional and Sports News for 15 October 2015
The latest world, Pacific and sports news. [more]

7am World, Pacific and Sports News for 15 October 2015
The latest world, Pacific and sports news. [more]

8am World, Pacific and Sports News for 15 October 2015
The latest world, Pacific and sports news. [more]

9am World, Pacific and Sports News for 15 October 2015
The latest world, Pacific and sports news. [more]

10am World, Pacific and Sports News for 15 Octobwer 2015
The latest world, Pacific and sports news. [more]

11am World, Pacific and Sports News for 15 October 2015
The latest world, Pacific and sports news. [more]

News stories:

No raw sewage in Hokianga Harbour - council
The Far North District Council is rejecting claims that raw sewage is being pumped into Hokianga Harbour. [more]

Far North trust's charitable status confirmed
A housing trust says it is thrilled its charitable status has been confirmed after what it says have been many traumatic weeks. [more]

DairyNZ income tipped to drop
DairyNZ's income is forecast to fall over the next year as farmers tighten milk supply. [more]

Beef overtakes sheep for first time in 20 years
The value of beef exports has overtaken sheep meat returns for the first time in 20 years, according to figures from Beef and Lamb New Zealand. [more]

Lost hunter survived by eating ants
A hunter who was lost in the remote West Australian Goldfields for almost a week without water has been found. [more]

Nigel Owens to ref All Blacks quarter-final
The Welshman Nigel Owens will referee the All Blacks World Cup quarter-final against France in Cardiff on Sunday morning. [more]

470 crews improve at World Champs
The New Zealand crew of Jo Aleh and Olivia Powrie have improved to fourth after the second day of racing at the 470 sailing world champs in Israel. [more]

Tonga PM called to step down from education portfolio
A petition in Tonga is calling on the Prime Minister 'Akilisi Pohiva and another minister, 'Etuate Lavulavu, to be removed from their education-related portfolios. [more]

Prize money increased for women's cricket
The International Cricket Council has announced a five-fold increase in prize money for global women's competitions from 2016 to 2023. [more]

MH17 was shot down by Russian-made missile
Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 was shot down over war-torn eastern Ukraine by a Russian-made Buk missile, the Dutch Safety Board says. [more]

Industry counts cost of 1080 threat
The 1080 infant formula threat cost New Zealand's dairy sector millions of dollars in loss of reputation, an industry body says. [more]

Father who shot son was tricked by his own mind - lawyer
The lawyer for a Southland man who was discharged without conviction for killing his son when he mistook him for a deer says his client's mind deceived him. [more]

Lab-in-a-Box takes science to rural NZ
A mobile laboratory in a shipping container has been created in Dunedin to take science to rural communities. [more]

Young NZers told to take risks with KiwiSaver
Young New Zealanders are being too safe when it comes to their choice of KiwiSaver funds, a new report warns. [more]

PNG reservists to get guns
Police reservists in Papua New Guinea will now be allowed to be armed after they have been properly trained. [more]

Vincent emotional in Cairns case
The judge in Chris Cairns' perjury trial had to step in and cut short proceedings today after Lou Vincent struggled to recall events under cross examination. [more]

Tonga hints at visit to Papua over human rights concerns
Tonga's Government has responded to Indonesia's accusation that claims by Tonga's Prime Minister at the United Nations were misleading. [more]

Govt considers TPP OIA appeal
The government is considering whether to appeal against a court decision finding Trade Minister Tim Groser acted unlawfully over TPP information requests. [more]

Students brace for fee hike
Students are bracing themselves for 3 percent fee rises next year, even though inflation is below 1 percent and competition for enrolments is growing. [more]

Hewitt selected for Rio Olympics
Triathlete Andrea Hewitt has become the first athlete to gain selection into the New Zealand Team for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. [more]

Stepping down but fighting on
As Helen Kelly steps down as president of the Council of Trade Unions, she discusses her career highlights and hopes for the future with Brent Edwards. [more]

Release of alleged Nauru rape victim's name criticised
An Australian rape crisis group says the Nauru government's decision to release the name of a woman who says she was raped sends a clear message to other women on the island. [more]

Monks released after arrest for protest in Papua
Indonesian authorities have reportedly released a group of Catholic monks who were detained on Friday at a peaceful protest. [more]

Peters challenges Electoral Commission decision
New Zealand First leader Winston Peters is seeking to challenge the decision of the Electoral Commission not to refer complaints he laid about electioneering material during last year's General Election... [more]

New Caledonia Congress to debate nickel policy
New Caledonia's Congress is today due to meet in an extraordinary sitting to discuss the government's controversial nickel policy which in August prompted a three-week industrial conflict. [more]

Turakina Māori Girls school to close
An interim decision has been made to close Marton's Turakina Māori Girls boarding school at the end of this year. [more]

'We just need a listening ear'
Auckland advertising executive Matt Shirtcliffe is launching a new campaign to help overcome farmer isolation after the suicide of his wife, Mary, last year. [more]

Jamaican author wins Man Booker prize
Jamaican author Marlon James has won the Man Booker Prize for his novel inspired by the attempted assassination of Bob Marley in the 1970s. [more]

Missing 2-year-old boy found
A 2-year-old boy who was missing in Tauranga has been found safe and well. Police said he appeared to have wandered onto a nearby property and a member of the... [more]

Twitter axes 336 jobs
Twitter is cutting roughly 8 percent of its global workforce, as part of a restructuring of the business. [more]

Ireland beat France
Rugby World Cup: France take on Ireland at Millennium Stadium. Read our commentary of the game here. [more]

New Senate inquiry into Nauru and Manus camps
The Australian Senate is to conduct another inquiry into the offshore detention of asylum seekers, which is designed to protect whistleblowers. [more]

Sport: PNG Rugby league appoint new CEO
The former Kumuls team manager Bob Cutmore has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Papua New Guinea Rugby Football League on a three-year term. [more]

Sport: Vijay Singh targets home victory at Fiji International
Vijay Singh says he's determined to win a title on home soil this week at the Fiji International golf tournament. [more]

Sport: Guam footballers beaten in Turkmenistan
Guam's hopes of progressing to the next stage of Football World Cup qualifying have been dealt a blow after losing 1-0 in Turkmenistan. [more]

Save the Children Nauru raided
Save the Children Australia says it has no reason to believe any of its staff acted inappropirately after its offices on Nauru were raided by police on Saturday. [more]

Croatia and Turkey qualify for Euro2016, Dutch miss out
Croatia and Turkey clinched the final automatic qualifying places for Euro 2016 as the Netherlands, semi-finalists at last year's World Cup, were eliminated. [more]

Double blow for Ireland ahead of RWC quarter-final
A double blow for Ireland's Rugby World Cup campaign with Paul O'Connell ruled out with injury and Sean O'Brien suspended for the Argentina knockout. [more]

Federer out of Shanghai Masters
Roger Federer has crashed out to the little-known Spaniard Albert Ramos-Vinolas in a major second-round shock at the Shanghai Masters. [more]

Younis passes Miandad's Test record
Younis Khan wants to become the first Pakistan player to score 10,000 Test runs after surpassing Javed Miandad's 22-year record mark. [more]

Tonga's Ngauamo banned for three weeks
Tonga's Paula Ngauamo has been suspended for three weeks at the Rugby World Cup judiciary for a dangerous tip tackle on All Blacks first-five Dan Carter. [more]

Ireland win comes at a cost
Ireland survived the loss of captain Paul O'Connell to run out 24-9 winners over France in their Pool D decider to set-up a quarter-final showdown with Argentina. [more]

Pumas pounce on Namibia in nine-try romp
Argentina warmed up for the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals with a nine-try win over Namibia in their final Pool C match in Leicester. [more]

USA claim Presidents Cup
The United States have claimed a one-point victory in the Presidents Cup after holding off a strong challenge from the International team to win 15.5-14.5. [more]

Lowndes is king of the mountain
Holden veteran Craig Lowndes has won his sixth Bathurst 1000 title at Mount Panorama. [more]

Breakers beat Crocs
The New Zealand Breakers logged their first win of Australian basketball season with a home victory on Sunday over the Townsville Crocodiles 89-81. [more]

Frodeno and Ryf win Kona
German Jan Frodeno iced his competitors to clinch his first triathlon Ironman World Championship with a dominating performance in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. [more]

La fascination with the All Blacks
The French fascination with all things Black has intensified now that Les Bleus are to meet New Zealand in the quarter finals. [more]

Jobseeker benefit for cancer patients 'ludicrous'
Hundreds of cancer patients are being placed on the Jobseeker benefit while they are getting treatment. [more]

NZ 'A' cricketers thrash Sri Lanka 'A'
The New Zealand 'A' cricketers have thrashed Sri Lanka 'A' again in the fourth and final one day match, this time winning by 172 runs at Lincoln. [more]

Vanuatu Opposition ready to assist President
Opposition MPs in Vanuatu say they are ready to assist the country's President Baldwin Lonsdale over the controversial pardoning of convicted MPs. [more]

BREAKING NEWS - The government books are in surplus for the first time in seven years
BREAKING NEWS - The government books are in surplus for the first time in seven years [more]

The great trans-Tasman chill?
OPINION: Is the special relationship cooling? Will there be 'shirtfronts' when political chums John Key and Malcolm Turnbull meet this week? The Tobys investigate. [more]

Call for France to help Tahiti nuclear tests victims
The French Polynesian president, Edouard Fritch, says French Polynesians expect France to change its approach on compensating victims of the French nuclear weapons tests. [more]

CNMI keeping eye on storm threats
The Northern Marianas Government is closely monitoring two tropical disturbances in the region. [more]

FijiFirst MP resigns
An MP with Fiji's ruling FijiFirst party Sanjit Patel has resigned. [more]

Disgraced ex-lawyer sentenced after new fraud
A disgraced former lawyer and convicted fraudster has been ordered to serve 10 months' Home Detention for defrauding the Inland Revenue Department. [more]

No grounds for Dotcom hearing delay, says Crown
Kim Dotcom's arguments for putting off his extradition hearing are defences that should be raised at his trial, says the Crown. [more]

Maori MPs called to speak out on detainment
Former MP Hone Harawira has written to 26 Maori MPs challenging them to speak out about the way New Zealanders are being detained in Australian detention centres. [more]

Kiwi owners deny sale of Aust farming business
The New Zealand owners of Australia's largest and oldest dairy farming business deny it has been sold to Chinese buyers. [more]

Black Sticks women named for Oceania Cup
The New Zealand women's hockey team has been named to compete at the Oceania Cup in Stratford next week. [more]

American Samoa looks to Samoa to fill teaching positions
American Samoa is looking to partner with the National University of Samoa in an effort to increase the number of public high school teachers with degrees in areas like maths, science, and English. [more]

Trickle down benefits expected in Cooks from TPP
The Cook Islands government is expecting to see benefits from the newly signed Trans-Pacific Partnership trickle down to the country. [more]

Delta Air Lines down to one daily flight to Saipan
The Northern Marianas tourism industry is bracing itself for losses from its once key market of Japan following Delta Air Lines' decision to cut its regular twice-a-day flights to just one. [more]

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Grant to help American Samoa farmers
The American Samoa Department of Agriculture will receive a grant of just over $250,000 from the US government to support local specialty crop initiatives. [more]

Police seeking man who removed his monitoring bracelet
Auckland police are looking for a man who has breached his bail conditions by removing his monitoring bracelet. They say Wen-Hao Liang, 25, is no longer at the address required... [more]

Niue NGOs get Australian aid offer
The Australian Government has just announced a one month window for applications in Niue for its Direct Aid Program grants. [more]

Charles and Camilla tour details announced
Details of the upcoming tour of New Zealand by Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall have been released. [more]

NZ's internet data usage up by 143 percent
New Zealanders are chewing through a growing amount of internet data. [more]

Trial of teens charged with murder delayed
The trial of the two teenagers charged with murdering a man at an Auckland motel has been delayed. [more]

Level of new international 'travel tax' set
The government has set a new border clearance tax that will cost travellers more than $20. [more]

Controversial data laws unveiled in Australia
Large amounts of telecommunications metadata must now be kept for two years by Australian telecommunications companies, under a new law which came into effect on Tuesday. [more]

RBNZ governor looks at more rate cuts
The Reserve Bank governor has reaffirmed at least one more interest rate cut is likely as he balances a weak international outlook against the domestic economy. [more]

Al Jazeera seeks clarity over Nauru visa refusal
The news organisation Al Jazeera says it went through the appropriate channels in its bid to visit Nauru and was still denied access. [more]

110 states endorse action to help climate migrants
Governments from 110 countries have endorsed a programme of action to protect people displaced by disaster and climate change. [more]

Cairns trial: What you need to know
Cricket fans are transfixed by the trial of Chris Cairns, on trial in a London court accused of lying under oath. How did it come to this for the former golden boy? [more]

Trio to retrace Shackleton expedition
Shackleton, Crean and Worsley epitomise the 'heroic age' of Antarctic history and 100 years on three young explorers are retracing the trio's epic rescue mission. [more]

Full-strength Knights side to take on Firebirds in Hamilton
The Northern Districts cricket team's calling on all five of their Black Caps for the opening match of the Plunket Shield. [more]

Clinton and Sanders spar over gun control
Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders sparred over the merits of capitalism during a tense debate aimed at liberal-leaning US voters. [more]

Mike Joy joins team to advise Landcorp
Massey University lecturer Mike Joy has joined a team to advise Landcorp on sustainable agricultural strategies, saying he is keen to find solutions to the environmental issues he has highlighted. [more]

Call to reduce number of Fonterra directors
Two Fonterra suppliers and former board members are calling on Fonterra shareholders to reduce the number of directors in an effort to improve the company's performance. [more]

PNG anti-corruption exponents expect more arrests
It's believed a senior police officer and a lawyer representing anti-corruption police in Papua New Guinea are next in line to be arrested and charged with lying under oath. [more]

Govt books are back in black
With an operating surplus of $414 million, the government's books are in the black for the first time in seven years. [more]

Crash closes SH5 near Rotorua
State Highway 5, just south of Rotorua is closed after a serious crash. The closure affects traffic between Rotorua and Taupo as well as traffic between Rotorua and Tokoroa on... [more]

Dive squad searches for missing student
A police dive squad is today searching Waitemata Harbour in Auckland for a missing student, Mandeep Singh, who was last seen early on Sunday morning. [more]

Opposition parties slam govt's 'pitiful' surplus
The government says its' new surplus - the first in seven years - is the pay-off to years of hard work, but opposition parties say it means nothing with unemployment still high and economic growth slow. [more]

Social worker accused of having sex with teen
A social worker took advantage of a vulnerable boy in her care when she drove him to a Mangere motor lodge and had sex with him, the Crown says. [more]

El Nino stirs up greater cyclone threat for NZ
Pacific Island nations - including New Zealand - face a larger cyclone risk this season, due to the strong El Nino effect. [more]

People starting to return to remote Cooks
The deputy mayor of the remote Cook Islands atoll of Penrhyn says people are starting to return to the island as plans to restart pearl farming and improved infrastructure means life is getting better there. [more]

Cause of Taranaki school fire still a mystery
Fire investigators are no closer to determining the cause of the fire which destroyed two-thirds of Hawera Intermediate School in Taranaki yesterday. Four specialist fire safety investigators have spent about... [more]

One dead, three injured in SH5 smash
A woman is dead and three people - including a baby - have been taken to hospital, after a two-car crash near Rotorua this afternoon. The crash happened on State... [more]

Alex Fisher case: Mental health report ordered
A mental health report has been ordered for Alex Fisher's older brother, who was arrested during the search for the Levin schoolboy and has been charged with burglary. [more]

Ban on Into the River novel lifted
Banned book Into the River can now be bought, borrowed and displayed after a decision by the Film and Literature Board to classify it as unrestricted. [more]

Marae should be used to help Maori deportees - MP
Auckland Marae should be set up to received Maori deportees who have become dislocated from their home, says Te Taitokerau MP Kelvin Davis. [more]

Play takes on plight of historical refugees
The plight of refugees since the Second World War is being told on stage at Waikato University in Hamilton, but it's become more topical as displaced people journey across Europe looking for a safe haven. [more]

Stats show Maori still facing discrimination
Ministry of Health statistics show Māori are almost three times as likely as non-Māori to have experienced unfair treatment on the basis of ethnicity. [more]

RNZ to demolish radio towers
Radio New Zealand is to remove two of its Porirua-based transmission masts after an engineer's report recommended their urgent decommissioning to protect the public. [more]

Kelly announces new campaign in final speech
In her final speech as Council of Trade Union president, Helen Kelly said it was more important than ever that families understood what a union is and what it does. [more]

Staunch tino rangatira supporter laid to rest
A Whanganui iwi activist who has been described as a staunch supporter of tino rangatiratanga or self determination was buried today. [more]

Tostee to stand trial over Kiwi's death
Australian man Gable Tostee will stand trial over the death of New Zealander Warriena Wright, who fell from a Gold Coast high-rise balcony last year. [more]

Arsenic dumped into South Canterbury river
Arsenic has been dumped in the Opuha River in South Canterbury, says Environment Canterbury. [more]

Police recover stolen beehives
Police in Northland have seized a large number of stolen beehives at a property near Kawakawa. [more]

Churches blamed for demise of Māori boarding schools
The Minister of Māori Development has come out swinging after an interim decision to close Turakina Māori Girls' College. [more]

Govt manipulated workplace risk data - Labour
The Labour Party is accusing the Workplace Safety Minister of deliberately changing risk data to exclude agriculture from new health and safety rules. [more]

Ill feeling over failed royal visit put to rest
Any ill-feeling caused by a failed royal visit to the Māori King last year will be put to rest next month when the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall visit the Tūrangawaewae Marae. [more]

Police investigation launched into Vanuatu pardons
Police in Vanuatu have confirmed they have received a complaint lodged by the opposition leader, Joe Natuman, against the controversial pardoning of 14 MPs on Sunday. [more]

Fonterra's credit rating cut by Standard and Poor's
Ratings agency Standard and Poor's has cut Fonterra's credit rating and is warning of more volatility ahead for the dairy industry. [more]