Radio New Zealand - Thursday, 7th July 2016

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This page features: At The Movies, Business News, Checkpoint, Dateline Pacific, In Parliament, Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, Late Edition, Midday Report, Morning Report, News Extras, News in Pacific Languages, News Stories, Nights, Nine To Noon, Our Changing World, Pacific Correspondent, Parliament - Question Time, Radio New Zealand YouTube, Rural News, Te Manu Korihi, The Panel, The Wireless, Upbeat, World & Pacific News, YouTube

At The Movies

The Legend of Tarzan
100 years old and still going strong, this version comes from the producer and director of the Harry Potter films. [more]

Dough
An odd-couple comedy-drama, starring Jonathan Price (Game of Thrones) as a Jewish Baker forced to employ a young, African, Muslim kid. [more]

Love and Friendship
An extended interview with director Whit Stillman, about his adaptation of an unpublished - and very sexy! - novel by Jane Austen. [more]

Business News

Nuplex special meeting on takeover
The takeover of Nuplex by the Belgian chemical manufacturer, Allnex New Zealand, looks set to go ahead after the company recieved enough proxy votes in favour of the deal. [more]

Economy shows some pep down the track
The economy has solid momentum, which it is expected to maintain, if truck movements are to be believed. [more]

Midday markets for 7 July 2016
For the latest from the markets we're joined by Andrew Cathie at Craigs Investment Partners [more]

Business briefs
New Zealand King Salmon says it's reviewing capital options to support its future growth and the development of its three new farms in the Marlborough Sounds consented in 2014. [more]

Evening Business for 7 July 2016
News from the business sector including a market report. [more]

Early business news
Australia has been given a clear hint it's credit rating is under threat. [more]

Property investors say tax doesn't give them advantage
Property investors are pushing back on the notion they're benefiting from tax breaks, which in turn is helping them to fuel a rampant housing market. [more]

RBNZ needs mates on housing front - Westpac bank
Meanwhile, the Reserve Bank needs a few friends to help it cool the housing market, according to Westpac Bank. [more]

Nuplex takeover wins support but not by small shareholders
Nuplex shareholders have overwhelmingly approved the planned takeover by the Belgian chemical manufacturer, Allnex, which now only needs some regulatory and legal approvals to be finalised. [more]

Morning markets
Latest morning markets report. [more]

Markets Update for 8 July 2016
A brief update of movements in the financial sector. [more]

Checkpoint

Checkpoint with John Campbell, Thursday 7th July 2016
Watch Thursday's full programme here. It begins 5 minutes in. [more]

Did Corrections know Ngapari Nui was a gang member?
Lifelong Black Power member Ngapari Nui says Corrections was aware of his gang associations and Head of Corrections Ray Smith personally signed off his Kaiwhakamana volunteer card. [more]

John Key quizzed on Collins' involvement with Nui
Asked today whether it was appropriate for Corrections Minister Judith Collins to get involved in operational issues, Prime Minister John Key said he could not comment. [more]

Chilcot report seen as justifying NZ govt stance in 2003
New Zealand pundits and politicians have interpreted the Chilcot inquiry's report as vindication of Helen Clark's Labour government choosing not to send combat troops to Iraq. [more]

Redcliffs community relieved school will stay in suburb
The principal of a Christchurch school facing closure - Redcliffs - says the community is relieved the Minister of Education has had a change of heart. [more]

Labour pledges $15m a year for 1400 emergency housing places
The Labour Party has marked its centenary today by pledging to pump $15m a year into doubling the number of emergency housing places, if it's elected. [more]

Breakdown of top 10 biggest debts to Work and Income.
Checkpoint asked the Ministry of Social Development for the 10 biggest individual debts to WINZ - broken down by type of debt. [more]

Judge apologises to former Act leader's wife
A High Court judge has publicly apologised to former Act leader John Banks's wife after questioning her crediblity as a witness. [more]

RBNZ may tighten LTR ratios further
The RBNZ is considering tightening Loan-to-Value Ratios further to counter the growing influence of investor demand in Akld and other regions. [more]

MP and ratepayers object to Council government minder
The leaders of the Mangawhai rates rebellion - and the Northland MP Winston Peters - are condemning the appointment of a Government minder for the Kaipara District Council. [more]

Eugene councillor explains why Uber isn't welcome
Alternative taxi service Uber has come under fire from the Transport Agency who says many of its drivers are driving illegally. [more]

Patched Black Power prison volunteer stood down
Did the Corrections Department know that Ngapari Nui was a gang member when it allowed him to volunteer in prisons? [more]

Will RBNZ restrictions help solve Akld's housing crisis?
Bernard Hickey, Leroy Beckett & Andrew King talk to John Campbell about the RBNZ Deputy Governor's speech. [more]

Dateline Pacific

NZ to include Fisheries in RSE scheme for Tuvalu and Kiribati
New Zealand has extended its Recognised Seasonal Employer scheme in Kiribati and Tuvalu to include the fisheries sector. [more]

Norfolk continues push for self government return
It is one week into the now formalised Australian led management of Norfolk Island but many of the locals will continue to press for the return of their autonomy. [more]

PNG and Marshalls at bottom of human trafficking report
Papua New Guinea and the Marshall Islands have received the worst ranking in a United States government report on human trafficking. [more]

Dateline Pacific evening edition for 7 July 2016
PNG and Marshalls are at the bottom of human trafficking report; Norfolk continues push for self government return; NZ to include Fisheries in RSE scheme for Tuvalu and Kiribati; A PNG student leader has no regrets after the academic year is cancelled; New Zealand women MPs help their Pacific counterparts; Vanuatu introduces new cyclone maps. [more]

Pacific countries still adjusting to political systems
An expert on the law of small island countries says Pacific nations are still adjusting political systems. [more]

Type two diabetes takes toll on Pacific
Nearly half of the island countries and territories in the Pacific island region have brought in taxes to curb the islands' soaring rates of obesity and diabetes. [more]

Campaign interference claims dog Nauru election
Best known as the home of one of Australia's off shore detention centres, Nauru's election campaign has been dogged rumours of interference. [more]

Dateline Pacific morning edition for 8 July 2016
Nauru prepares for elections amid dogged rumours of government interference; Nearly half of the island countries and territories in the Pacific island region have brought in taxes to curb the islands' soaring rates of obesity and diabetes; An expert on the law of small island countries says Pacific nations are still adjusting political systems; PNG and Marshalls are at the bottom of human trafficking report; Norfolk continues push for self government return; NZ to include Fisheries in RSE scheme for Tuvalu and Kiribati. [more]

In Parliament

Today In Parliament for 7 July 2016 - evening edition
Parliamentary messengers farewelled; Health Minister Jonathan Coleman rebuked for comments about his Labour shadow Annette King; Opposition continues to question Government claims that its housing programme is comprehensive; Foreign Affairs Committee briefed on Space treaty with the USA; Commerce Committee briefed by Auditor-General's office on its report on the roll-out of broadband. [more]

The Day In Parliament for 8 July 2016
Parliament rises on Thursday evening at the start of a 4-week adjournment; 11-hour Estimates Debate continues; Foreign Affairs, Defence & Trade Committee briefed by MFAT officials about a recently signed Space treaty with the USA; Auditor-General's office presents its report on the roll-out of ultra-fast broadband to the Commerce Committee; Speaker leads MPs in farewelling parliamentary messengers; Health Minister Jonathan Coleman congratulates the Labour Party on its 100-year anniversary, but is rebuked by the Speaker for a comment about Annette King; Opposition continues to question the Government about the "comprehensive" nature of its housing programme; Leader of the House Gerry Brownlee gives a preview of the first week back after the adjournment, and faces questions from Chris Hipkins and Winston Peters. [more]

Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm

Redciffs school to remain open
Education Minister, Hekia Parata, has announced the fate of Christchurch's Redcliffs School this morning. It will stay open. The school has been operating out of a temporary location, since aftershocks caused rockfall from the cliff behind the school, in 2011. The government announced it was planning on closing the school down but since then, the school commissioned a new geotechnical report on the site, in an attempt to get the government to reconsider. We spoke to Principal, Rose McInerney, just after she got the good news from the Minister. [more]

Shoebox Christmas
When Wellington man, Pera Barrett was 21 he woke up in hospital with serious injuries and head trauma. He was told he had been in a serious car crash. Even worse, it was his fault, and he had killed a woman when his car crossed the centre line on State Highway One. The guilt and trauma has remained with him for many years since - but he says it has also taught him many lessons about life, and the importance of giving back to those in need. Two years ago he set up the Wellington Shoebox Christmas project, which involves giving Christmas gifts to children in need in the region. [more]

Hotel Coolgardie - backpacker hell
On a dusty outback highway near Australia's largest gold pit, sits the Hotel Coolgardie. Every three months a new pair of foreign female backpackers arrives to work there.  Each arrival is a big deal for the locals in this isolated community. [more]

Favourite album
'Moondance' by Van Morrison, chosen by Ruth Kerr. [more]

Theatre Critic - John Smyth
John reviews 'La Casa Azul' and 'Stage Kiss'. [more]

Money with Mary Holm
Mary Holm has tips for first home buyers , including how to time the market and the two ways Kiwisaver can help you with the purchase. [more]

Masterpieces with Peter Dowling
Editor and publisher Peter Dowling is our guest on masterpieces this week and is here to talk about his favourite maori place names. [more]

The Expats: Caitlin Smith on living in Northern Iraq
Caitlin Smith lives in the city of Sulimaniya which is near the Iranian border [more]

Late Edition

Late Edition for 7 July 2016
Britain's mistaken war - according to an official inquiry. The government spares a Christchurch school and in Dateline Pacific, Norfolk Island continues its push for the return to self government. [more]

Midday Report

Midday News for 7 July 2016
Labour claims New Zealand's vindicated for staying out of Iraq. A multi-million dollar Wellington crackdown on P. [more]

Midday Sports News for 7 July 2016
Cristiano Ronaldo scored one goal and inadvertently set up the other as Portugal claimed a 2-0 win over Wales to advance to the final of the European football champs. [more]

Morning Report

Top Stories for Friday 8 July 2016
RBNZ wants immigration review to rein in house prices;Government responds to RBNZ housing speech;Reserve Bank: Housing risks require a broad policy response;More prison volunteers with gang links stood down;Two women now only contenders for UK prime minister;Details on KiwiRail's latest asbestos woes revealed;Final session of language tips for te reo learners. [more]

Another fatal police shooting in the US sparks outrage
For a second day running, a black American man has been shot and killed by police in controversial circumstances. [more]

Tenants could be worse off if Reserve Bank targets investors
The Property Investors Federation is warning if the Reserve Bank extends lending restrictions it will make things harder for tenants. We talk to Andrew King from the Federation. [more]

Labour emergency housing a good start- provider
Labour's emergency housing policy gets the thumbs up from a social housing provider but Monte Cecilia Housing Trust says it's not the whole solution. [more]

Sports News for 8 July 2016
An update from the team at RNZ Sport. [more]

RBNZ wants immigration review to rein in house prices
The Reserve Bank's been told by the Prime Minister to get cracking on reining in Auckland property market investors. But in a speech last night, the bank's deputy governor said it would be taking no instant action. Former Reserve Bank governor Don Brash gives his analysis. [more]

More prison volunteers with gang links stood down
The Correction Department's crack down on gang members being allowed to work in prisons extends beyond the publicised case of Whanganui Black Power member Ngapuri Nui. Labour's Kelvin Davis says two other cases have come to light. [more]

Government responds to RBNZ housing speech
The Minister for Economic Development, Steven Joyce, responds to the Reserve Bank's comment that surging immigration is helping fuel the Auckland property market, and its suggestion the Government review its immigration policy. [more]

Two women now only contenders for UK prime minister
Two women, Theresa May and Andrea Leadsom, are the only contenders for the top job in Britain after Michael Gove gets knocked out of the race to replace David Cameron as UK Prime Minister. [more]

Reserve Bank: Housing risks require a broad policy response
The Reserve Bank has tossed the housing hot potato back at the Government. We talk to the central bank's Deputy governor Grant Spencer. [more]

Details on KiwiRail's latest asbestos woes revealed
After spending millions having asbestos removed from its Chinese-built locomotives, Kiwi Rail discovers not all the asbestos has gone. [more]

Sports News for 8 July 2016
An update from the team at RNZ Sport. [more]

Institutions try to enrol bogus students from India
Insight investigates the high level of decline rates in study visa applications - particularly from India. Our education correspondent, John Gerritsen, reports. [more]

Black Power life member hits back at Judith Collins
More cases are coming to light of the Corrections Department cracking down on social workers in prisons who have gang affiliations. Denis O'Reilly, a life member of Black Power with decades of experience as a government advisor, gives his views. [more]

How will RBNZ speech impact house prices?
The Reserve Bank and the Government appear at loggerheads over how to manage how to manage the red hot housing market. Jonno Ingerson from the property analytics company CoreLogic NZ discusses the impasse. [more]

One week into Auckland Council's dangerous dog crackdown
Auckland dog owners had until last Friday to take advantage of an amnesty to register menacing dogs. Since then a citywide crackdown has been operating. Geoff Keber from Auckland Council has an update on how it's progressing. [more]

What are the chances of winning Lotto's $40 million?
A record $40 million Lotto jackpot must be struck tomorrow night. It's easy to dream, but exactly how hard is it to win? Auckland University statistics expert Russell Millar explains the odds. [more]

Floods threaten to cut off Katikati
The Bay of Plenty town of Katikati is on the verge of being cut off as a flooded stream threatens a bridge north of the town on State Highway Two. Meanwhile north of Katikati, Thames Valley Civil Defence says flooding has closed roads at Kennedy Bay, Tapu-Coroglen, and State Highway 25 east of Kopu and south of Tairua. Hikuai School has also been closed. [more]

Labour Party turns 100
The Labour Party is celebrating its centenary this week. Members are looking back to the glory days of Michael Joseph Savage's first Labour government and are confident Andrew Little will return the party to power. [more]

Students get taste of trades to lure them into industry
The building trades industry worries that high school students aren't aware of the potential job opportunities on offer. More than a thousand students have been taken on a tour of building sites to see first hand. [more]

Still work to do on te reo as Maori Language Week ends
The annual Maori Language Week is drawing to a close. The Maori Language Commission's chief executive assesses how it's gone. [more]

Kerry-Anne Walsh with news from Australia
It's Friday so we cross the ditch to Canberra to talk to our correspondent Kerry-Anne Walsh. It looks like Malcolm Turnbull will sneak back in but there still no final result in the Australian election. [more]

News Extras

'You shot four bullets into him, sir'
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT - Audio from live video posted by Facebook user Lavish Reynolds, in Falcon Heights, Minnesota, on 7 July 2016. Police said a black man was killed in the suburb during a traffic stop. [more]

News in Pacific Languages

News in Samoan for 8 July 2016
The latest news in Samoan language. [more]

News in Niuean for 8 July 2016
The latest news in Niuean language. [more]

News in Tongan for 8 July 2016
The latest news inh Tongan language. [more]

Nights

Moneyshots - Rob Suisted
Most of us have an example of nature photographer Rob Suisted's work in our wallets - his images feature on New Zealand banknotes and stamps. He has a blog at naturespic.com [more]

Nights' Culture - Hip Hop
Can you spot a whip from a nae-nae? University of Auckland ethnomusicologist Dr Kirsten Zemke looks at recent dance crazes. [more]

Nine To Noon

Fletcher's heads to London to recruit builders
The country's biggest construction firm is heading to London to recruit construction workers to prop up its workforce as it looks to an unprecedented pipeline of big projects. Fletcher Construction will join Immigration New Zealand and a recruitment firm to look for 100 British tradespeople and any construction ex-pats who might be tempted back home. Kathryn talks to James Brown, Recruitment Manager for Fletcher Construction. [more]

Ram pumps for Africa
A technology that's been used on New Zealand farms for decades is now allowing remote villages in East Africa to pump water without using a single volt of electricity. Ram-pumps work by harnessing the power of a large amount of falling water to pump a smaller amount of water upstream. Kevin Smith is the Waikato-based owner and operator of Kevin Smith Steelworkers which makes the pumps. [more]

Probiotics and gut health: not all yoghurt is equal
Mirjana Curic-Bawden is the Principal Scientist from the commercial yogurt making microbe manufacturer, Christian Hansen. Marketed as "friendly" bacteria that aid digestion, probiotics are live cultures said to benefit gastrointestinal health. She says while all probiotics are live cultures, not all live cultures are probiotics. [more]

Pacific correspondent Mike Field
Global miner Rio Tinto has walked away from the long troubled Panguna, Bougainville, mine - outraging the islanders and raising the question of what next for a mine holding $50 billion worth of copper and gold, Brexit's impact on the Pacific and banking problems in the region. [more]

Evanjellycal, Jessica Mentis
From a retro-pud to high art we're talking jelly,  with New Zealand "Jellyologist" Jessica Mentis. Jessica's exhibition of jelly curiosities forms part of the Wellington on a Plate food festival. [more]

Children's Book Review
Kanohi - My Face Kitty Brown and Kristen Parkinson Reo Pepi Publishing $18 Kararehe - Animals Kitty Brown and Kristen Parkinson Reo Pepi Publishing $18 Kakahu - Getting Dressed Kitty Brown and Kristen Parkinson Reo Pepi Publishing $18 Haka Patricia Grace illustrated by Andrew Burdan Huia Publishers $25 Whiti Te Ra Patricia Grace illustrated by Andrew Burdan Huia Publishers $25 [more]

New Music with Jeremy Taylor
Jeremy Taylor samples new releases from Natasha Khan's Bat For Lashes, and all female supergroup Case/Lang/Veirs, and likes Paul McCartney's old tapes better than his new tapes. [more]

Sports commentator Brendan Telfer
Sports with Brendan Telfer. [more]

The Week that Was
The Week that Was with Pinky Agnew and Radar. [more]

Our Changing World

Wairau Bar: How it all began
Veronika Meduna joins Rangitane iwi members and scientists at Wairau Bar, New Zealand's most significant archaeological site, to find out about the place and its people, who were among the first to step ashore in Aotearoa. [more]

Rarest sea lions in the world - and the threats they face
New Zealand sea lions are the rarest sea lion in the world. They face a number of threats, including disease, food limitation and by-catch in commercial fisheries - so which threat is most important? [more]

Taniwha - the human-powered submarine
Team Taniwha, from the University of Auckland, has designed and built a human-powered submarine, that has borrowed ideas from leather-jacket fish, and currently holds the world record for a non-propellor submarine. [more]

Pacific Correspondent

Pacific Correspondent for 7 July 2016
Today we hear from our correspondent in the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas, Mark Rabago. [more]

Parliament - Question Time

Question Time for 7 July 2016
Hon ANNETTE KING to the Minister of Health: Did each District Health Board get a funding increase in Budget 2016 sufficient for them to meet all health demographics, wages, and inflationary cost pressures; if not, which ones did not? JULIE ANNE GENTER to the Minister of Transport: Mā te whakapau, e iwa tekau mā rua ōrau, o te katoa o te pūtea tahua waka i te mea, kua kitea ko te waka rori, tētahi kaipana matua, whakapiki tukunga waro, mai anō i te tau, kotahi mano, iwa rau, iwa tekau, ka taea e tērā te whakaheke i te whakakinotanga o te āhua rangi? Translation: Will spending 92 percent of the total transport budget on roads reduce climate pollution, given road transport has been a key driver of the increase in carbon emissions since 1990? ANDREW BAYLY to the Minister of Finance: What reports has he received showing construction, tourism, and services are driving New Zealand’s economic growth? GRANT ROBERTSON to the Minister of Finance: Does he stand by his statement that “there is no evidence that inequality in New Zealand is increasing”; if so, what is the statement from Statistics New Zealand last week “individual net worth is more concentrated” evidence of? Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Minister for Building and Housing: What policies does the Government have to comprehensively deal with the demand side of New Zealand’s housing “challenge”? TODD MULLER to the Minister for Building and Housing: Where is the Government directly contracting to build homes as part of its Comprehensive Housing Plan? CHRIS HIPKINS to the Minister of Education: Does she have confidence that all schools are receiving the funding necessary to serve the diverse needs and abilities of students? CHRIS BISHOP to the Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs: What recent reports has he received on the effectiveness of the changes made by the Responsible Lending Code? Rt Hon WINSTON PETERS to the Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs: Does he believe the Crown entities and legislation he is accountable for are protecting the minority shareholders of Silver Fern Farms? STUART NASH to the Minister of Police: Does she agree with Local Government New Zealand President Lawrence Yule when he said that many local councils are now having to fund “new safety measures to fill the gap left by a lack of resourcing for community policing”; if not, why not? Dr SHANE RETI to the Minister of Conservation: What recent announcements has she made regarding efforts to save some of our rarest native birds? MARAMA DAVIDSON to the Minister for Social Housing: He kaha te whakapono o Te Minita ki āna kaupapa here whiwhinga whare? [more]

Radio New Zealand YouTube

Redcliffs School to remain open
Members of the Redcliffs School community are celebrating news their school, which was closed following the Canterbury earthquakes, will remain open but will be relocated to a different site. Principal Rose McInerney spoke to media after a meeting with Minister of Education Hekia Parata. [more]

Labour announces emergency housing package
The Labour Party has announced a emergency housing package which will create 1400 new beds and house over 5000 people a year. [more]

Promo 07 07 2016
Was Corrections really unaware of Ngapari Nui's Black Power connections? [more]

Black Sticks Māori Language
RNZ Sport's Matt Chatterton speaks to the Black Sticks Anita McLaren abut the team's Te Reo calls. [more]

Checkpoint with John Campbell, 6 July 2016
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Did Corrections know Ngapari Nui was a gang member?: RNZ Checkpoint
Lifelong Black Power member Ngapari Nui says Corrections was aware of his gang associations and Head of Corrections Ray Smith personally signed off his Kaiwhakamana volunteer card. [more]

Redcliffs community relieved school will stay in suburb: RNZ Checkpoint
The principal of a Christchurch school facing closure - Redcliffs - says the community is relieved the Minister of Education has had a change of heart. [more]

RNZ Checkpoint with John Campbell, Thursday 7th July 2016
This channel is used to live-stream Checkpoint with John Campbell - RNZ's multi-platform drive-time news and current affairs programme, tackling the national and international stories of the day. [more]

Lawrence Arabia - The Old Dancefloor
Lawrence Arabia performs 'The Old Dancefloor' next to Lake Pupuke, Auckland. Sound: Andre Upston Camera/Post Production: Zac Arnold [more]

Troy Kingi 'Just A Phase"
Troy Kingi performs 'Just A Phase' in the RNZ studio. [more]

Rural News

Midday Rural News for 7 July 2016
News from the rural and farming sectors. [more]

Morning Rural News for 8 July 2016
News from the rural and farming sectors. [more]

Te Manu Korihi

Final session of language tips for te reo learners
Ko te ra mutunga tenei o te wiki. Ko Ramere. It's Friday today, the end of the week. [more]

The Panel

The Panel pre-show for 7 July 2016
Your feedback, and a preview of the guests and topics on The Panel. [more]

The Panel with Nicky Pellegrino and Patrick Morgan (Part 1)
What the Panelists Nicky Pellegrino and Patrick Morgan have been up to. .Al Gillespie discusses the Chilcott report into the British invasion of Iraq in 2003. The Green Party wants gay men who were criminalised prior to 1986 to receive an offical apology. The paralympian has been sentenced to six years in prison for murdering Reeva Steenkamp. The wife of former Auckland mayor John Banks has received an apology from the Judge in the criminal case against her husband. Is it usual for a judge to apologise? A listener says in New Zealand there's a lot of talk and not enough action. [more]

The Panel with Nicky Pellegrino and Patrick Morgan (Part 2)
People who expect their relationships to be happy are more committed and are kinder to their partner. What the Panelists Nicky Pellegrino and Patrick Morgan have been thinking about. Acting chief economist of Westpac Michael Gordon talks about what's anticpated in this afternoon's Reserve Bank announcement. What should Police be cracking down on on our roads? Should we have more $1m-plus Lotto prizes rather than one giant jackpot? Some are calling for an end of the use of the term ex-pat saying it's mainly used to describe white, Western immigrants. [more]

Panel Intro
What the Panelists Nicky Pellegrino and Patrick Morgan have been up to. [more]

Chilcott report
Al Gillespie discusses the Chilcott report into the British invasion of Iraq in 2003. [more]

Apology for gay men
The Green Party wants gay men who were criminalised prior to 1986 to receive an offical apology. [more]

Oscar Pistorious
The paralympian has been sentenced to six years in prison for murdering Reeva Steenkamp. [more]

Judge apologies to Amanda Banks
The wife of former Auckland mayor John Banks has received an apology from the Judge in the criminal case against her husband. Is it usual for a judge to apologise? [more]

Is NZ all talk no action?
A listener says in New Zealand there's a lot of talk and not enough action. [more]

Optimism makes for a happy relationship
People who expect their relationships to be happy are more committed and are kinder to their partner. [more]

Panel Says
What the Panelists Nicky Pellegrino and Patrick Morgan have been thinking about. [more]

Cooling the housing market
Acting chief economist of Westpac Michael Gordon talks about what's anticpated in this afternoon's Reserve Bank announcement. [more]

Police targetting dangerous drivers
What should Police be cracking down on on our roads? [more]

Another Lotto jackpot
Should we have more $1m-plus Lotto prizes rather than one giant jackpot? [more]

Are you offended by the word ex-pat?
Some are calling for an end of the use of the term ex-pat saying it's mainly used to describe white, Western immigrants. [more]

The Wireless

A religious experience
That time my church sent me to gay-conversion therapy. [more]

DJ Shadow's production perfectionism
Sam Wicks digs into DJ Shadow's microscopic attention to detail. [more]

Top 5: Jeremy Toy on J Dilla’s legendary album Donuts
NZ producer Jeremy Toy (Leonard Charles) breaks down his top five samples from J Dilla’s bona fide masterpiece, Donuts. [more]

Ain't no party like a Shakespeare party
Making this web series was a dream for the cast and crew. [more]

Tēnei 2016: Māori place names and what they mean
Off to Te Puke!! [more]

A NZ International Film Festival trailer breakdown
Concrete opinions based on the most tangible evidence we have: trailers. [more]

Upbeat

Three's not a crowd
The Melbourne Youth Orchestra is back to perform with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra. The groups will present Mahler's First Symphony, The Titan. Also on the bill is a trans-Tasman clarinet trio including Andrew Uren, Richard Haynes and CSO principal clarinetist Ellen Deverall, performing New Zealand composer Eve de Castro Robinson's Triple Clarinet concerto. [more]

Is there a cure for tone deafness?
How many of us are actually tone deaf? What is it? And can it be cured? Dr Nicola Swain from The University of Otago has just arrived back in the country after presenting some interesting findings in Europe on tone deafness. [more]

A tasty treat
Aucklanders are in for a treat over the next few months as they have an opportunity to pick and mix performance arts experiences. The Pick and Mix festival brings together a number of acts, from clowning, to improv - along with workshops to give the public a taster of being in the audience, and being a participant. [more]

World & Pacific News

1pm Pacific Regional News for 7 July 2016
The latest regional Pacific news. [more]

3pm Pacific Regional News for 7 July 2016
The latest regional Pacific news. [more]

7pm Pacific Regional News for 7 July 2016
The latest regional Pacific news. [more]

5am Pacific Regional and Sports News for 8 July 2016
The latest Pacific regional and sports news. [more]

6am World, Pacific and Sports News for 8 July 2016
The latest world, Pacific and sports news. [more]

7am World, Pacific and Sports News for 8 July 2016
The latest world, Pacific and sports news. [more]

7am World, Pacific and Sports News for 8 July 2016
The latest world, Pacific and sports news. [more]

8am World, Pacific and Sports News for 8 July 2016
The latest world, Pacific and sports news. [more]

9am World, Pacific and Sports News for 8 July 2016
The latest world, Pacific and sports news. [more]

10am World, Pacific and Sports News for 8 July 2016
The latest world, Pacific and sports news. [more]

YouTube

How to say "Neat, eh!" around Aotearoa
Can you hear the difference? Final episode of Tēnei for #TeWikioteReoMāori #MāoriLanguageWeek! Brought to you with funding from NZ On Air. [more]

News stories:

'Selling is not an option'
An Auckland DHB is proposing selling a large chunk of its land to the government for housing, but not everyone is on board with the idea. [more]

Investors likely to be targeted by RBNZ
Property investors are likely to be targeted when the Reserve Bank speaks later today about measures to cool the rampant housing market. [more]

Federer in miraculous Wimbledon fightback
Roger Federer has staged a miraculous fightback to reach a record-equalling 11th Wimbledon semi-final on another history-making day for the incomparable Swiss. [more]

Russia says its committed to rooting out doping
Russia has told the World Anti Doping Agency that it's fully committed to eradicating doping after Russian athletes were barred from the Rio Olympics. [more]

Messi sentenced for tax fraud
Argentina and Barcelona footballer Lionel Messi has been sentenced to 21 months in prison for tax fraud. [more]

NZ looks to Europe to combat velvetleaf outbreak
Staff from the Ministry of Primary Industries travelled to Europe to learn about velvetleaf and how New Zealand may be able to contain the outbreak. [more]

Tall Blacks enjoy first up win in last gasp Rio bid
The New Zealand men's basketball team have advanced to the semi-finals at the last chance Olympic qualifying tournament in the Philippines with an 89-80 win over the hosts in Manila. [more]

Researcher says diabetes levels in Pacific at crisis point
The Pacific's problems with diabetes have reached a crisis point according to a United States healthcare researcher. [more]

Akl transport plans don't consider emissions - Greens
The government is failing to consider the impact of Auckland's road projects on NZ's greenhouse gas emissions, the Green Party says. [more]

Murray sees off Tsonga to reach final four at Wimbledon
The second seed Andy Murray survived a ferocious Jo-Wilfried Tsonga comeback to reach the Wimbledon semi-finals for the seventh time. [more]

Former White Fern suspended for gambling
A former White Fern has been suspended for six months after betting on a New Zealand-Australia international. [more]

'Please stop saying I was lying'
Tony Blair defends his legacy after a highly critical report finds he led Britain into the Iraq war based on flawed intelligence and before exhausting peaceful options. [more]

Moko's mother unaware of killer's convictions - lawyer
The mother of three-year-old Moko Rangitoheriri says she learned one of her son's killers had a string of convictions only when it was revealed in the media. [more]

Māori TV kaumātua feels left out in the cold
Māori Television executives have forgotten about its Elder's Council, according to one of its member who says he hasn't heard from them in two years. [more]

Portugal into Euro final
Cristiano Ronaldo scored one goal and inadvertently set up the other as Portugal ground out a 2-0 win over Wales to march into Monday's Euro 2016 final. [more]

Attempted Wgtn kidnapping not only incident
The attempted kidnapping of a boy in Wellington on Monday came after several other local incidents of men behaving suspiciously towards children. [more]

Akl Police crack down on dangerous driving
Aucklanders driving while using their phones, running red lights or not wearing seat belts are being targeted in a major police operation. [more]

Battle of the teen golf queens
Opinion - New Zealand golf star Lydia Ko will be a star attraction at the US Open this weekend, but Joseph Romanos says there's another talented teen nipping at her heels. [more]

Hamilton theatre strengthening to cost millions
A report into Hamilton's Founders Theatre has confirmed the facility is an earthquake risk and will have to be strengthened if it is to reopen. [more]

Understanding te reo you hear on the telly
It's the fourth day of Māori Language Week. RNZ's Mihingarangi Forbes and Guyon Espiner talk about the te reo you may hear on TV. [more]

UPNG student leader has no regrets
A student leader from the University of Papua New Guinea has no regrets about the protest that led to the cancellation of the academic year. [more]

PNG's UNITECH could partially reopen
The Vice-Chancellor of Unitech in PNG says his institution could partially reopen to students in August. [more]

Intelligence hammered by Chilcot report
The scathing Chilcot report into the UK's involvement in the Iraq war singles out the intelligence community for particular criticism. [more]

'Māori' in Māori TV to stay
Māori Television never intended to remove the word Māori from its name as part of a rebranding, its chief executive says. [more]

Record lotto haul up for grabs
Workplace watercoolers are abuzz with potential spending plans as Lotto's jackpot reaches a record $40 million. [more]

Apologise for gay convictions, govt told
The government has ruled out a mass pardon for men convicted of homosexuality before 1986, but would consider overturning individual cases. [more]

Cooper to carry on as Maori All Blacks coach
Colin Cooper will carry on as coach of the New Zealand Maori rugby team for a further two years. [more]

BREAKING NEWS - Christchurch's Redcliffs School to remain open
BREAKING NEWS - Christchurch's Redcliffs School to remain open [more]

US accused of trying to create false Native American tribe
Accusations of continuing and escalating human rights violations have been levelled at the United States by the Kingdom of Hawaii at the UN Human Rights Commission in Geneva. [more]

Hurricanes call up Eves and Halaholo
Tighthead prop Chris Eves and midfielder Willis Halaholo have been called up to the Hurricanes starting XV for Saturday's crunch Super Rugby match against the Waratahs. [more]

Turia accuses Collins of 'racism'
Former Māori Party leader Dame Tariana Turia has accused the Corrections Minister of racism for her views on tikanga Māori prison programmes. [more]

NZ RSE extension only includes Kiribati and Tuvalu
New Zealand is not likely to be calling on more Pacific island countries to provide labour for its fishing fleet, other than Tuvalu and Kiribati. [more]

Australian clubs set to chase NZ netballers
Top New Zealand netball players are likely to be targeted by Australian sides, with Netball Australia removing any restriction on overseas imports playing in its new domestic competition. [more]

Sport: Vanuatu's Olympic beach volleyball dream on the line in Russia
Vanuatu is confident of success at beach volleyball's final Olympic qualification tournament. [more]

Redcliffs School to remain open
Members of the Redcliffs School community are celebrating news their school, which was closed after the Canterbury earthquakes, will remain open. [more]

Sport: Cook Islands U17s in box seat at OFC Preliminary
Cook Islands are in the box seat with one round remaining in the Oceania Under 17 Men's Championship Preliminary. [more]

MSD seeks stay of Ashburton WINZ hearing
The Ministry of Social Development has asked a judge to stay a hearing of a case arising from the murder of two of its Ashburton staff. [more]

Investigation into US police shooting of black man
The US Department of Justice has launched a civil rights investigation into a police shooting of a black man in Louisiana. [more]

Polye's case to recall PNG parliament moves forward
A court in Papua New Guinea says the opposition leader Don Polye has the right to bring to court his bid to recall parliament. [more]

PNG govt asks university to reconsider decision to end classes
The Papua New Guinea government has asked University of Papua New Guinea officials to review the decision to end classes for the year. [more]

LATEST - Firefighters battling blaze after explosion reported in Auckland suburb Pakuranga
LATEST - Firefighters battling blaze after explosion reported in Auckland suburb Pakuranga [more]

Calls for resolution of conflicting western and customary laws in PNG
A PNG law researcher in NZ says adopted political and justice systems do not always allow for the Papua New Guinean way. [more]

Firefighters battle blaze in Pakuranga
Firefighters have managed to contain a fast-moving fire after an explosion in a garage in Auckland. [more]

US organisations back CNMI bill to ban shark fin trade
A CNMI Congressman's bill to ban the shark fin trade in the US is gaining heavyweight support. [more]

Redcliffs School to remain open
Members of the Redcliffs School community are celebrating news their school, which was closed after the Canterbury earthquakes, will remain open. [more]

Plenty of experience in Olympic bound Black Sticks squad
The double centurion and three time Olympian Kayla Whitelock will lead a New Zealand women's hockey team brimming with experience to the Rio Olympics. [more]

Greyhound racing banned in NSW
Greyhound racing to be banned in New South Wales after comission of inquiry finds overwhelming evidence of animal cruelty. [more]

NZ groups launch petition to support West Papua
West Papua solidarity groups in New Zealand have launched a petition calling for the New Zealand government to speak out about human rights in the Indonesian region. [more]

Why Uber will triumph in the end
Opinion - Ride-sharing company Uber might be flouting the law but Peter Griffin says they will win the war with taxis. [more]

NSW govt bans greyhound racing
New South Wales has announced it will end greyhound racing from 1 July 2017, after a damning inquiry into mass dog killings and live baiting. [more]

Fish & Game rangers miss out on greater powers
Fish & Game is astonished it has been left out of a law change that would give rangers more powers to investigate offenders. [more]

Pilots lose Wellington runway battle
The NZ Airline Pilots' Association has lost a court battle over a controversial proposed extension to Wellington Airport's runway. [more]

Deadline looms for PNG mine owners over violence claims
A Papua New Guinea human rights group says it has received no response to its call for compensation for more than 200 cases of violence it alleges were committed by a mining company's security forces. [more]

Tongan woman district officer sees change in politics
The first woman to be elected as a district officer in Tonga says people are starting to realise that development cannot advance without the input of women. [more]

Len Lye Centre 'up there with the best'
New Plymouth's Len Lye Centre is in the running to be World Building of the Year. [more]

Police lack sting on hive crime, beekeeper says
A Northland beekeeper who says he had hundreds of hives poisoned and others stolen has accused police of failing to take action. [more]

Fiji police now not commenting on killing of Russian couple
Fiji police say they will not make further public comment about the killing of a Russian couple until the investigation is completed. [more]

Australia offers Pacific fishing surveillance help
Australia has offered an integrated aerial surveillance contract for the fishing zones of Pacific countries. [more]

RNZAF gets emergency flour to Niue's bakers
A Royal New Zealand Air Force Hercules aircraft has delivered emergency flour supplies to Niue. [more]

Kaipara council appointment raises ratepayer ire
The government has appointed a Crown manager to support the Kaipara District Council when its governors bow out in October. [more]

Australia's Turnbull needs crossbench support
Australian Election - Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull looks set to hang on to power but will likely need the help of independent politicians first. [more]

PNG and China trade links set to grow
The PNG Prime Minister is seeking greater access for PNG agricultural products into China. [more]

NZC to monitor Zimbabwe unrest
New Zealand's cricket team will leave for their tour of Africa as scheduled next Monday despite unrest in Zimbabwe, though they will monitor the situation before deciding whether to continue into the country for two tests. [more]

Evacuations in Taiwan ahead of Typhoon Nepartak
Taiwan is bracing itself for the arrival of a vast typhoon, with thousands of people evacuated and soldiers put on standby. [more]

Māori teaching funding in question
A Maori language advocate is upset mainstream primary schools wanting extra help to teach basic Māori language have to fund it out of their general budget. [more]

Woman escapes from hammer-wielding attacker
Police are seeking people who might have witnessed a woman being attacked with a hammer in Hamilton yesterday afternoon. [more]

NZ made 'right judgement' over Iraq
A highly critical UK report into the Iraq War completely justifies Helen Clark's decision not to send NZ troops in 2003, the Labour Party says. [more]

Reserve Bank ponders tighter rules for investors
The Reserve Bank has confirmed it is considering extending tougher lending limits to property investors outside Auckland. [more]

Nuplex Industries takeover set to go ahead
Nuplex Industries looks set to be taken over by Belgian chemical manufacturer Allnex New Zealand, after 98 percent of shareholders voted in favour of the billion-dollar offer. [more]

Labour makes emergency housing pledge
Labour is pledging to pump $15 million a year into emergency housing, by adding a further 1400 beds around the country. [more]

Cavity closes Kawakawa's famous loo
Kawakawa's famous Hundertwasser-designed public toilets have been closed while a large hole under the footpath in front of the building is fixed. [more]

Guard paid for silence on PNG sexual assault
An Australian security guard was paid to keep quiet about an alleged sexual assault on a local worker at the Manus Island detention centre in Papua New Guinea. [more]

Judge admits error in former ACT leader's case
It was a mistake to find former ACT MP John Banks' wife was not a credible witness in a case involving his electoral returns, the judge in question says. [more]

Campaign interference claims dog Nauru election
The Nauru government has rejected claims made by opposition candidates that local media is refusing to broadcast their campaign advertising. [more]

A club no one wants to join
For Tania Seward, infertility was a club she never dreamed she would join - least of all in her 20s. She talks about her journey, and those of others. [more]

Army combat trainer 'lost perspective'
An army instructor accused of grabbing recruits' testicles and pulling their hair lost perspective on his role as a teacher, the prosecution has told a court martial. [more]

Corrections knew about gang membership - volunteer
A prison volunteer stood down for being a patched gang member says Corrections knew that was the case when it allowed him to work with prisoners. [more]