Radio New Zealand - Monday, 11th January 2016

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This page features: Business News, Five O'clock Report, Late Edition, Midday Report, News Stories, Our Changing World, Radio New Zealand YouTube, Summer Noelle, Summer Report, The Wireless, World & Pacific News

Business News

Markets Update for 12 January 2016
A brief update of movements in the financial sector. [more]

Markets Update for 12 January 2016
A brief update of movements in the financial sector. [more]

Five O'clock Report

Sports News for 11 January 2016
An update from the team at RNZ Sport. [more]

Another foreign tourist activates rescue beacon
Two climbers have been rescued from separate New Zealand destinations after setting off international distress calls picked up half a world away. [more]

Vanuatu islands spared by Cyclone Ula
New Zealand will start seeing the effects from Tropical Cyclone Ula as early as tomorrow. [more]

Man killed as car drives onto footpath in Oamaru
A man has died and four others taken to hospital after a car mounted the footpath in Oamaru today. [more]

Farmers warned against feeding killer swedes in Spring
The group investigating killer swedes in Southland has issued one last warning to farmers not to feed herbicide tolerant swedes to cows in the Spring. [more]

73rd Golden Globe Awards
Mr Robot , Mad Men's Jon Hamm and Lady Gaga are some of the winners at the 73rd Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles this afternoon. [more]

Business News for 5 o'clock Report
Business news for 5 o'clock report Jan 11. [more]

Astle gets back to Black Caps
Three years after getting his first taste of international cricket the 29-year-old Canterbury allrounder Todd Astle has been recalled to the Black Caps. [more]

WA bushfires could take months to put out
A massive bushfire continues to burn in Western Australia and residents have been warned it could take months to extinguish. [more]

Foolish boaties causing problems in Northland
The Coastguard in Northland is blaming foolish decisions by boaties for a spate of recent groundings in the region. [more]

Public hospital staff pay low while CEOs rises
The pay gap between public hospital staff and their chief executives is being described by the senior doctors' union as 'grotesque' and there are warnings it is causing low morale among hospital workers. [more]

Late Edition

Late Edition for 11 January 2016
David Bowie dies. Panel discussion on education. [more]

Midday Report

Midday News for 12 January 2016
New Zealanders remember David Bowie. [more]

Midday Sports News for 12 January 2016
The Barcelona and Argentina forward Lionel Messi has won football's top award, the Ballon d'Or, recognising him as the world player of the year. [more]

Our Changing World

Say a prayer for me
Science commuication student Evan Balkcom investigates the internal effects of prayer, from the point of view of psycholgists and people who regularly pray [more]

Dark skies, happy aurora watchers
Science communication student Pam Cornes finds out what motivates Dunedin's keen band of aurora watchers and night sky enthusiasts, and hears why they are pushing for the city to be part of a Dark Sky initiative [more]

Radio New Zealand YouTube

"20 Questions" - Leilani Momoisea
Meet some of the people who make ra(Meet some of the people who make radio - and radio with pictures - happen. With thanks to Vogue, The West Wing, BBC panel shows and bad job interviews for the format inspiration.)dio - and radio with pictures - happen. [more]

Review: The Revenant
Alejandro González Iñárritu's unflinching story of survival and revenge on the frontier is one the most brilliant - and challenging - achievements of the cinematic century so far, according to Dan Slevin. [more]

Summer Noelle

Professors Claire Robinson and Bronwyn Hayward
The political panel looking at issues for 2016. [more]

Andrew Potter
UK correspondent joins Noelle to talk about the big stories on his side of the world. [more]

Trevor Reekie
RNZ Music feature maker Trevor Reekie talks about reactions to the death of David Bowie with Noelle McCarthy. [more]

Arini Beautrais
Today's Poet Reading a Poem. [more]

Dominic Corry
Movie reviewer with his verdict on the latest Tarantino film. [more]

Amber Seay
Today's AUT student presenting her documentary. [more]

Theresa Gattung
Picking the movie for the Classic Film Club. [more]

Leilani Momoisea
Sharing her musical memories on Songs of a Life. [more]

Summer Report

Top Stories for Tuesday 12 January 2016
This morning we'll hear from the friends and fans of David Bowie who has died at the age of 69. There are calls for an inquiry into the conditions of farm workers and an increase in cruelty to animals. [more]

NZ Bowie scholar on David Bowie
Otago University's Ian Chapman did his masters on David Bowie in 2005 and he went on to do his PhD on the man in 2012 and is known as a Bowie scholar. [more]

Crowds gather at Bowie's birthplace
Crowds are now gathering near where David Bowie was born in the London suburb of Brixton. Former RNZ reporter Craig McCulloch is there. [more]

Long hours, low pay, farm workers apply within
Union stalwart Helen Kelly is calling for a Government inquiry into working conditions for farm workers. [more]

Alarming increase in recreational cruelty to animals
The SPCA says there is an alarming increase in what it describes as recreational cruelty to animals. [more]

Cap isn't answer to problems caused by tourists
A suggestion to put a cap on the number of tourists who come to New Zealand in the summer months has been met with scepticism. [more]

NIWA says NZ experiences one of driest years on record
Flooding was an all-too common sight around New Zealand last year. [more]

Palmerston North man with MS tramps Everest
A Palmerston North man who was reliant on a mobility scooter due to MS, but has since climbed a 6000-metre mountain in Nepal, and is setting up his own charity to help other sufferers achieve their goals too. [more]

75 years of Playcentre in New Zealand
This year, Playcentre will celebrate 75 years since it first started in the Wellington suburb of Karori [more]

Sports News for 12 January 2016
An update from the team at RNZ Sport. [more]

Space Waltz lead singer on David Bowie
Rock icon David Bowie has died just two days after his 69th birthday. New Zealand musician Alistair Riddell (Space Waltz) recalls Bowie's influence on music and culture from the 1970s and beyond. [more]

WA bushfires: farmers to remain on watch for many weeks to come
Western Australia residents are ready for a long and exhausting three months fighting fires. [more]

Emergency beacons being used in successful NZ rescue operations
Emergency beacons have already came in handy in dozens of separate search and rescue missions this year [more]

Global markets over-reacting to Chinese markets
US markets opened higher today despite the latest drop in the Chinese stock market. [more]

Concern grows for missing Hong Kong booksellers
Thousands of people in Hong Kong have been rallying against the disappearance of five booksellers from a shop known for selling works critical of China. [more]

Christchurch women's homeless shelter to stay
A homeless shelter specifically for women will now be a permanent fixture in Christchurch. [more]

Te Papa exhibition showcases contraceptives collection
From folk remedies to micro chips an exhibition on the history of contraception in New Zealand reveals some horrifying impliments and world changing innovations. [more]

The Wireless

Live session: Unknown Mortal Orchestra
Listen back to Unknown Mortal Orchestra's psychedelic performance at Auckland’s historic St James Theatre. [more]

World & Pacific News

1:29pm Pacific Regional News for 11 January 2016
The latest regional Pacific news. [more]

4pm Pacific Regional News for 11 January 2016
The latest regional Pacific news. [more]

8pm Pacific Regional News for 11 January 2016
The latest Pacific regional news. [more]

6am World, Pacific, NZ and Sports News for 12 January 2016
The latest World, Pacific, NZ and Sports news. [more]

7am World, Pacific, NZ and Sports News for 12 January 2016
The latest World, Pacific, NZ and Sports news. [more]

8am World, Pacific, NZ and Sports News for 12 January 2016
The latest World, Pacific, NZ and Sports news. [more]

9am World, Pacific, NZ and Sports News for 12 January 2016
The latest World, Pacific, NZ and Sports news. [more]

10am World, Pacific, NZ and Sports News for 12 January 2016
The latest World, Pacific, NZ and Sports news. [more]

11am World, Pacific, NZ and Sports News for 12 January 2016
The latest World, Pacific, NZ and Sports news. [more]

News stories:

Large fire in Gisborne cafe
A large fire in a waterfront cafe and bar in Gisborne which forced patrons from nearby businesses to flee has been brought under control. [more]

Swansea knocked out in first FA Cup giant-killing
Premier League club Swansea City fell victims to the first major giant-killing of the FA Cup third round when they lost 3-2 away to fourth tier side Oxford United. [more]

Black Caps win T20 series
New Zealand have beaten Sri Lanka by nine wickets in the second T20 International in Auckland to claim the series 2-0. [more]

More refugees, but no extra funding
A support agency for new refugees says it may have to cut services if the government doesn't respond to its request for extra funding for Syrian refugees. [more]

Fiji opposition tries to revive parliamentary torture inquiry
Fiji's opposition whip says he will try and get a parliamentary committee to again look into allegations of torture by security forces. [more]

Papua New Guinea urged to prioritise drought response
The latest disaster assessments in Papua New Guinea have found the cost of getting food relief to drought stricken communities is prohibitive. [more]

Pair rescued from crashed van
Two people were injured when their van crashed on the Napier to Taupo road. Police said the Toyota left the road about 5km north of Te Pohue about 3.20am today... [more]

Raonic gets his groove back
Canada's Milos Raonic has described his Brisbane International tennis triumph as proof he's got his swagger back just eight days out from the Australian Open. [more]

Cricket security accused of drumming up trouble
Eden Park's decision to remove seven cricket fans from the ground has drawn social media criticism - but police say it had nothing to do with the drums they were playing. [more]

Solomons' payouts to ex-militants criticised
The former chair of the Solomon Islands Peace Taskforce has hit out at what he calls secretive and poorly planned government payments to ex-combatants. [more]

Fiji union worried ILO Commisson of Inquiry is likely
A Fiji trade union leader says an International Labour Organisation Commission of Inquiry is more likely now that talks have stalled. [more]

Rubbish bags now required for all Samoa buses
All public buses in Samoa will now have to carry rubbish bags, in a bid by the Prime Minister and the Tourism Authority to improve public cleanliness. [more]

Joanne Pert to be farewelled in Raetihi
A funeral service will be held this week for a mother-of-two killed while out exercising in Auckland's Remuera last week. [more]

Plagued by brutality, PNG police plan conduct committee
Papua New Guinea police are forming a new committee to deal with brutality and misconduct in the force. [more]

Red Alert still in effect for Vanuatu's southern islands
The category four Severe Tropical Cyclone Ula is tracking in a southerly direction close to Vanuatu's southern islands. [more]

Federal problems cut cashflow to American Samoa's hospital
American Samoa's only hospital says it has cash flow problems because the government has failed to pay a half-a-million US-dollar subsidy. [more]

Stand in peace? That's a hard sell, say undertakers
Auckland Council is considering vertical burials because of overcrowded cemeteries but funeral directors say many people would find the idea difficult to accept. [more]

Thousands protest booksellers' disappearance
Thousands in Hong Kong have rallied against the disappearance of five booksellers from a shop known for selling works critical of China. [more]

Guardians of Ashley River's rare birds
A volunteer group that protects rare and endangered river breeding birds along the Ashley River in Canterbury is celebrating being recognised for its work. [more]

Banned spot fixer Butt hits century on return
Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt hit a century as he and fast bowler Mohammad Asif returned to competitive cricket after serving five-year bans for spot fixing. [more]

Anglican church meeting a 'watershed moment'
Anglican church leaders from throughout the world are holding a meeting, which the church in New Zealand says could lead to a defining moment. [more]

Day to mark NZ Wars on the cards - Flavell
Minister of Māori Development Te Ururoa Flavell remains confident there will be a new commemoration day to mark the New Zealand Wars. [more]

Extra police sent to Papua
Reports from Indonesia's Papua province say extra police have been deployed to a part of Puncak Jaya regency where three officers were killed in an attack late last month. [more]

Tourist numbers put pressure on NZ resources
Rising numbers of tourists are putting pressure on essential resources and a new strategy is needed, a professor of tourism says. [more]

Vanuatu given all clear as Cyclone Ula moves south
The Vanuatu National Disaster Management Office has given the all clear for the Tafea province, as Cyclone Ula continues to move to the south of the group. [more]

Missed field goal gifts Seahawks NFL win
The Minnesota kicker Blair Walsh shanked an easy 27-yard field goal with 26 seconds to play to gift Seattle a 10-9 NFC Wild Card win in their NFL playoff match. [more]

NZers fooled by overseas shares scam
At least two people in Wellington have lost hundreds of thousands of dollars after being scammed into buying overseas shares. The police said the scam was one of two serious... [more]

Canterbury firefighters battle blaze in forestry cuttings
Firefighters are battling a fire in a large pile of tree cuttings at Selwyn, west of Christchurch. Crews were called to the scene off State Highway 73, between Springfield and... [more]

Sport: PNG tennis player Abigail Tere-Apisah misses out on title
Papua New Guinea tennis player Abigail Tere-Apisah came up short in the final of the Queensland Money Race event in Brisbane. [more]

Sport: Fiji hoping to appoint new netball coach by April
Netball Fiji hope to have a new national head coach in place by April following the sudden resignation of Kate Carpenter. [more]

Sport: EAP women's cricketers advance to final, men stay winless
The East Asia Pacific women's cricket team are through to the final of the Australian Country Championships in Mount Gambier. [more]

Cooks emails suggest purse seine lobbying
Leaked emails suggest the Cook Islands ministry of marine resources is planning a spending spree in an attempt to woo support from fishermen for a purse seining agreement with the European Union. [more]

Three rescued in Bay of Islands
Three people have been rescued after their fishing boat struck rocks in the early hours of this morning in the Bay of Islands. The Coastguard was alerted just before 4am... [more]

US health cuts could be critical for CNMI's sole hospital
A top health official in the Northern Marianas says a proposed law that would take away millions of dollars of Medicaid funding would be devastating for the territory. [more]

1,600 PNG police complaints received in seven year period
More than 1,600 complaints of police abuse were received by the force in Papua New Guinea between 2007 and 2014. [more]

It's not just the back-to-work blues...
It's your first day back at work and you have a headache. You're agitated. You can't concentrate. It's a thing and it has a name; Post Holiday Tension. [more]

Building consents higher for November
The number of building consents rose in November to a 10-year high, with Auckland accounting for almost a third. [more]

Cellphone service threatened on Futuna
There is resistance on the French Pacific island of Futuna to the mobile network which was launched last month. [more]

Astle back for Black Caps three years after debut
Three years after playing his first and only international game for New Zealand, the Canterbury allrounder Todd Astle has been re-called to the Black Caps. [more]

Fritch due to launch Tahiti party next month
Reports from French Polynesia say the president Edouard Fritch and his supporters will launch a new political party at an inaugural congress on February the 20th. [more]

MSG Chair calls for Forum mission to Papua
The chairperson of the Melanesian Spearhead Group Manasseh Sogavare is calling on Indonesia to commission a fact finding mission to discuss the situation in West Papua with members of the Pacific Islands Forum. [more]

Missing man's body found in North Shore lake
The body found in Lake Pupuke last night was a West Auckland man who was reported missing by his family last week. [more]

Taggers have rabbits artist in their sights
About 10 large-scale murals by a Wellington street art duo have been tagged, with the latest target a piece at a mental health clinic for youngsters. [more]

New Plymouth person dies after being struck by train
One person is dead after being struck by a train in New Plymouth this afternoon. [more]

Fiji's Legal Aid to 'do more outreach': AG
Fiji's attorney general has told the Legal Aid Commission that it needs to do more to advertise its services and cater for all Fijians, especially those in remote areas. [more]

Barring of US tuna fleet to affect Cooks' revenue
The Cook Islands is set to lose millions of dollars in fisheries revenue following the barring of United States tuna vessels from much of the Pacific. [more]

Climate change taskforce from NZ to visit Tuvalu, Kiribati
A team of MPs from New Zealand's opposition Labour Party will visit Tuvalu and Kiribati next month to see first-hand how the countries are dealing with climate change. [more]

Cyclone Ula downgraded to Category Three
Tropical cyclone Ula has been downgraded and is continuing to weaken after passing near Vanuatu's southern islands. [more]

Cyclone Ula tracks towards NZ
Tropical cyclone Ula has been downgraded and is continuing to weaken, but there is uncertainty about where it will track later this week. [more]

Fishing vessel sinks after smashing into rocks in Bay of Islands
A fishing vessel that smashed into rocks in the Bay of Islands this morning has now sunk, and will be left overnight with a salvage operation to continue tomorrow. Three... [more]

Boy killed on driveway released handbrake
A young boy who died after being struck by a vehicle in his driveway yesterday morning appears to have released the handbrake or gear lever, police say. [more]

Body found on Otago beach
A body has been found at Boulder Beach on the Otago Peninsula. Police and search and rescue teams say they are in the process of recovering the body. They said... [more]

CNMI welcomes late governor home
People in the Northern Marianas turned out in droves on Friday to welcome home the remains of the territory's late governor Eloy Inos. [more]

PNG police chief focused on reducing complaints
The Papua New Guinea police chief says he is determined to address misconduct problems within the force after it was revealed over 1600 complaints of police abuse have been filed in the past seven years. [more]

Lee slips in final round in Hawaii
The world number Jordan Spieth brought his old form to the new year to easily win the Tournament of Champions in Hawaii. [more]

Injured trampers' signals picked up across world
Two injured visitors to New Zealand were rescued in seperate incidents after setting over emergency beacons that were picked up on the other side of the world. [more]

Vanuatu court to decide on conspiracy charges
Vanuatu's magistrate court will deliver its judgement over the charge of conspiracy to defeat the course of justice against 11 former MPs and a local lawyer on Friday. [more]

No immediate help needed for Vanuatu province post-Ula
The National Disaster Management Office in Vanuatu says no assistance is needed for the Tafea Province after Cyclone Ula moved to the south of the group. [more]

ILO still working towards successful Fiji mission despite concerns
The ILO says preparations for its mission to Fiji are going to plan, despite worries from the parliamentary opposition and unions over ongoing discussions. [more]

Final report into killer swedes released
The group investigating killer swedes in Southland has issued one last warning to farmers not to feed herbicide tolerant swedes to cows in the spring. [more]

'Grotesque' pay gap at hospitals - union
The pay gap between public hospital staff and their chief executives has been described as 'grotesque' by the senior doctor's union. [more]