Radio New Zealand - Thursday, 21st July 2016

This page lists items from RNZ that are available online. RNZ didn't start regularly putting both its audio and news content online until 2008. From 2002-2007 written news items (particularly from RNZ International) were placed online. You can access items prior to 2002 on the historic page.

This page features: At The Movies, Business News, Checkpoint, Curtain Raiser, Dateline Pacific, Extra Time, Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, Late Edition, Midday Report, Morning Report, News in Pacific Languages, News Stories, Nights, Nine To Noon, Our Changing World, Pacific Correspondent, Radio New Zealand YouTube, Radio NZ National Music, Rural News, The Panel, The Wireless, Upbeat, World & Pacific News

At The Movies

At The Movies for 21 July 2016
On At The Movies, Simon Morris looks at the controversial reboot of Ghostbusters - the comedy that launched a million angry tweets. There's a new version of Grandmama's favourite Anne of Green Gables, and a stunning Canadian film called Remember, directed by Atom Egoyan, and starring Christopher Plummer. [more]

Business News

RBNZ update backs lower interest rates outlook
The Reserve Bank's statement this morning highlighting its concerns over low inflation, a high currency and significant global risks have cemented expectations of an interest rate cut next month. [more]

Migration hits further highs
Migration remains at record levels but an economist believes that may be coming to an end. [more]

Midday Markets for 21 July 2016
For the latest from the markets we're joined by Angus Marks at First NZ Capital. [more]

Business briefs
The ANZ Bank says it will comply with the spirit of the Reserve Bank's proposed mortgage lending restrictions, which are to take effect on September the 1st. [more]

Evening Business for 21 July 2016
News from the business sector including a market report. [more]

Early Business News for 22 July 2016
A brief update of movements in the financial sector. [more]

NZ dlr could be caught in race lower
The Reserve Bank's determination to puncture the high flying New Zealand dollar might result in it joining a battle of the central banks to talk down their currencies. [more]

Market looks an attractive option and fully priced
With the prospects of lower interest rates, the sharemarket and in particular dividend yields are looking attractive. [more]

Livestock Improvement innovating despite dairy downturn
The farmer co-operative, Livestock Improvement, says the downturn in the dairy sector isn't holding it back from innovating in anticipation of better days ahead. [more]

Lower kiwi currency would help wine sector
Sales of New Zealand wine are expected to hold up well as the international wine market is buffeted by Britain's decision to leave the European Union and the resulting fall out for currency markets. [more]

Morning markets for 22 July 2016
The U.S. markets are softer and the earnings reports are not so convincing, especially computer chip maker Intel. [more]

Business briefs
The container depot operator, ContainerCo, says it's going to develop a major depot in Napier. [more]

Markets Update for 22 July 2016
A brief update of movements in the financial sector. [more]

Checkpoint

Checkpoint with John Campbell, Thursday 21 July 2016
Watch Thursday's full programme here. It begins 5 minutes in. [more]

Missing family winched to safety
The woman and four children aged 4 to 9 missing in the remote Te Urewera park for two nights have been winched to safety from a river bed. [more]

US to end 30 year stalemate
After a 30 year stalemate, the United States says it will send a naval ship to New Zealand to take part in the Navy's 75th anniversary celebrations in November. [more]

Baby killer sentenced to 8 years in prison
The woman convicted of the manslaughter of three-year-old Moko Rangitoheriri is to appeal her sentence. [more]

Undercover operation nabs father for baby's manslaughter
Police used an elaborate undercover operation to gain a confession in the case of a baby girl fatally shaken by her father, Tawera Wichman, in 2009.. [more]

WINZ knew about garage letting for over a year
A senior social worker in Manurewa says she complained to Work and Income about a property manager renting out garages to tenants a year and a half ago - but nothing was done. [more]

Calls for Lindauer paintings unearths surprises
A Gottfried Lindauer painting that art experts never knew existed has been unearthed as part of a nationwide search under beds and in garages or attics. [more]

WCC admits ex-employee had justifiable grievances
The Wellington City Council says a former employee had some arguably justifiable grievances in a scathing exit email, which has been leaked. [more]

NZ not winning war on pests, says environment watchdog
Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Jan Wright believes 1080 is just holding the line in the battle for New Zealand's native birds - and she wants to see the country win the war. [more]

Mother of disabled son awarded $207k compensation
Auckland mother Margaret Spencer, who has repeatedly won the right to be paid for the years spent caring for her disabled son, has finally been awarded over $200,000 in compensation. [more]

Protesters strip over fashion store's fur garments
Three PETA protestors said they'd rather go naked than wear fur - and, on a busy street in the Christchurch suburb of Sydenham, this morning they did just that. [more]

Parker fights Haumono tonight in Chch
New Zealand boxer Joseph Parker and his camp refuse to admit tonight's fight against former Australian rugby league player Solomon Haumono is a step in the wrong direction. [more]

Social worker complained to WINZ
A senior social worker in Manurewa says she complained to Work and Income about a property manager renting out garages to tenants a year and a half a go - but it kept sending clients to her. [more]

Green light for Skypath
Auckland harbour bridge has been monopolised by cars for 57 years, but now pedestrians and cyclists have finally got the green light. [more]

US navy visit seen as victory for NZ
A visit by a United States navy ship for the first time in 33 years is being seen as a victory for New Zealand standing its ground on being nuclear-free. [more]

Fairfax media, NZME- reporters not going to Rio
Fairfax media and NZME have today announced their reporters will not be going to Rio for the Olympic Games. Both Fairfax and NZME say Sky is using its broadcasting rights to the Games to unfairly curtail news coverage of the event. [more]

Curtain Raiser

Curtain Raiser: Ross Harris - Symphony No 6, Last Letter
Amber Read talks to Ross Harris about his music and the four poems by Vincent O'Sullivan which serve as the text and subject matter of his sixth symphony. [more]

Dateline Pacific

Sport: Rugby League World Cup organisers back PNG to deliver
Papua New Guinea discover which teams will visit Port Moresby during the 2017 Rugby League World Cup. [more]

Coconut palms under threat in the Pacific
Disease and climate change are having a significant impact on coconut palms and their fruits in the Pacific region. [more]

Vanuatu village taking full advantage of new internet service
Vanuatu village takes full advantage of its first internet connection. [more]

District payments flow as PNG govt prepares for confidence vote
Papua New Guinea's government has ordered payments of 900 thousand US dollars to each government MP ahead of tomorrow's vote of no-confidence against the prime minister. The funds are to be provided under the District Services Improvement Program, the success of which remains questionable. [more]

Dateline Pacific evening edition for 21 July 2016
There are reports some MPs in PNG are being paid for their loyalty ahead of tomorrow's no confidence motion; A Vanuatu community is revelling in its first internet connection with sharks, apples and football among the most popular searches; Coconuts known as trees of life to many in the Pacific are under threat from climate change; Vanuatu pastors commit to ending violence in their homes; And in sport Rugby League World Cup organisers back PNG to deliver in 2017. [more]

Australia and New Zealand told to adopt a more equal approach
A new report says Australia and New Zealand need to recognise the traditional orthodoxy in the Pacific has changed, and adopt a more equal approach to re-engaging with Fiji militarily. [more]

PNG protests to continue if PM survives vote
A civil society group in Papua New Guinea says it's encouraging workers to continue their civil disobedience until the Prime Minister steps down. [more]

Dateline Pacific morning edition for 22 July 2016
Protests against PNG's prime minister are set to continue if he survives a vote of no confidence; And this comes amidst reports government MP's are being paid to stay in government; Australia and New Zealand have been told to adopt a more equal approach with Fiji militarily; Coconuts trees across the Pacific are under threat from climate change; And a Vanuatu community is revelling in its first internet connection with sharks, apples and football among the most popular searches. [more]

Extra Time

Extra Time for 22 July 2016
In Extra Time we discuss the Super Rugby quarter-finals, with a chance all four New Zealand teams involved could make the semi-finals. The first members of the New Zealand Olympic team have arrived in Rio, is everything as it should be? One member of the New Zealand Olympic team talks about his late inclusion after an opponent failed a drugs test. Laura Langman talks about playing her netball in Australia and Shane Archbold explains his spectacular crash on the Tour de France. [more]

Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm

APRA Silver Scroll 20 Finalists Announced
For the past 50 years the APRA Silver Scroll Award has commended the efforts of Aotearoa's best songwriters. Zac Arnold from RNZ Music has the list of 20 finalists for 2016  [more]

US To Send Ship To NZ's Navy Anniversary
US Vice President, Joe Biden, has just announced his country will send a navy ship to New Zealand later this year. Joe Biden confirmed the move a short time ago as he emerged from a two hour meeting with New Zealand Prime Minister, John Key, at Government House in Auckland. It will end a 33-year stand-off, and comes after an invite from the New Zealand navy, to take part in its 75th birthday celebrations in November. RNZ's political reporter, Demelza Leslie, has been at the press conference in Auckland. [more]

Auckland's Unitary Plan
A collection of reports will be handed to the Auckland Council tomorrow, and they will shape Auckland for decades. The reports contain details of the long-debated Unitary Plan and how that will change the city's landscape. Editor at large of Metro Magazine, Simon Wilson, has been thinking about what it all means [more]

Chronesthesia: A love letter to Wellington
Hayden J Weal directed, edited and stars in his own first feature film, Chronesthesia, which was filmed over his weekends around Wellington over four months, with a budget of zero! [more]

Favourite album
"Actor" by St Vincent, chosen by Thom Watts. [more]

Theatre Critic - John Smythe
John Smythe discusses youth theatre - the annual Young and Hungry festival in Wellington, and The Next Big Thing in Auckland. [more]

Money with Mary Holm
Personal finance expert, Mary Holm answers more listener questions about Kiwisaver performance, and first home help. [more]

Harbour Bridge SkyPath Gets Unanimous Green Light
The Auckland Council Finance Committee has given the controversial Harbour Bridge SkyPath cycle and pedestrian crossing the go-ahead. [more]

Masterpieces with Joseph Romanos
Sports writer Joseph Romanos picks his sporting masterpieces - the moments that stopped the nation. [more]

Designing NYC's rooftops
Our expat is former Wellingtonian, Phillip Roche - who spends quite a bit of time on New York's rooftops. [more]

Late Edition

Late Edition for 21 July 2016
William Trubridge breaks world free diving record. An Auckland mother has been awarded over $200,000 in compensation for the years spent caring for her disabled son and the geopoltical implications of the failed coup in Turkey. [more]

Midday Report

Midday News for 21 July 2016
The Reserve Bank signals further interest rate cuts are on the way and there's speculation that US Vice President Joe Biden will soon announce the first US warship visit in over 30 years. [more]

Midday Sports News for 21 July 2016
The All Blacks winger Julian Savea has been dropped for the Hurricanes Super Rugby quarter-final against the Sharks. [more]

Morning Report

Top Stories for Friday 22 July 2016
Group lost in Te Urewera recovering in hospital; Peters: Government needs to front up to housing realities; Finance Minister dismisses Winston Peters complaints; Why did MSD help families move into garages? Architect of anti-nuclear law welcomes US ship visit. [more]

Sport's top court upholds Russia athletes Rio ban
Sport's top court has upheld a ban on Russia's track and field athletes at the Rio Olympics. Russia is furious. [more]

Sports News for 22 July 2016
An update from the team at RNZ Sport. [more]

McCully confident US ship will comply with NZ nuclear policy
American vice-president Joe Biden's announcement the US Navy will send a ship to help celebrate the New Zealand navy's 75th anniversary ends a standoff that began when the Lange government passed anti-nuclear law in 1987. Murray McCully says it should be fairly straight forward to establish that the ship the US sends will comply with that law. [more]

Rescue pilot says lost Urewera group lucky to be alive
A woman and four children lost in Te Urewera have been found and winched to safety by a rescue helicopter. The pilot says he doubts they would have survived another night in the cold. [more]

Appeal over 'shockingly lenient' Oscar Pistorius sentence
Another twist in the Oscar Pistorius court case. Prosecutors in South Africa are appealing what they say is a "shockingly lenient" sentence for the Olympic athlete. [more]

Fish and Game calls for waterways focus at local elections
Fish and Game has a new approach to cleaning up New Zealand's waterways - it's urging people to stand for their local authority in October's elections, on a promise to improve water quality. [more]

Sports News for 22 July 2016
An update from the team at RNZ Sport. [more]

Group lost in Te Urewera recovering in hospital
A woman and four children lost in rugged Te Urewera bush are recovering in hospital, with rescue crew saying they probably wouldn't have survived another night in the open. RNZ reporter Edward Gay has the latest. [more]

Peters: Government needs to front up to housing realities
Winston Peters says Finance Minister Bill English should resign because Mr Peters says he hasn't dealt with the housing crisis. [more]

Finance Minister dismisses Winston Peters complaints
The Finance Minister Bill English dismissed Winston Peters's criticism. [more]

Why did MSD help families move into garages?
The Ministry of Social Development's National Commissioner Penny Rounthwaite says the South Auckland social worker didn't recall directing beneficiaries to slum landlord. [more]

Architect of anti-nuclear law welcomes US ship visit
One of its architects of New Zealand's anti-nuclear law, Sir Geoffrey Palmer, says New Zealand's legislation was trying to stop the nuclear proliferation but now progress in nuclear disarmament has slowed. [more]

Moko's mum devastated at news his killer is appealing sentence
Moko Rangitohe-riri's mother Nicola is said to be devastated at the news the three year old's co-killer Tania Shailer is appealing her 17 year prison sentence. No word yet on whether David Haerewa will also appeal. We talk to Nicola's lawyer [more]

Brazil authorities foil terror plot ahead of Rio
Authorities in Brazil have arrested a terror cell looking to carry out an attack during the Rio Olympics in just over two weeks. Authorities have described them as rank amateurs. We talk to Laura McQuillan is in Brazil. [more]

RNZ's Spectrum ends afer 44 years on air
After 44 years, Spectrum ends this weekend after 1,945 programmes - and a huge range of stories of ordinary and not so ordinary New Zealanders. RNZ's Justin Gregory talks about what will be in the final programme this Sunday. [more]

Sports News for 22 July 2016
An update from the team at RNZ Sport. [more]

Foreign Minister says he won't be asking US about ship
America is sending a naval ship to the New Zealand navy's 75th anniversary celebrations. Our Foreign Affairs Minister says he will not be asking the United States to confirm or deny whether the ship is carrying nuclear weapons. RNZ's Demelza Lesley has more. [more]

Economists welcome Reserve Bank announcement
Economists are optimistic the Reserve Bank might achieve its goal of actually raising inflation. And they hope the New Zealand dollar will drop putting exporters in a better position. But as Eric Frykberg reports it may not help home buyers much. [more]

Trump says US won't commit to defending NATO allies
Republican failed presidential candidate, Ted Cruz, is refusing to back down on his refusal to endorse Donald Trump. We cross to Cleveland for the latest from our US correspondent, Simon Marks. [more]

Parker wins in Christchurch in fourth round
A sell-out crowd of five-and-a-half-thousand watched Joseph Parker's fourth round demolition of Solomon Haumono in Christchurch last night. Our reporter Conan Young was there. [more]

Cheaper public transport coming for many Aucklanders
Catching a bus or train will be cheaper for many Aucklanders from the middle of next month with a new fare system that provides big savings on longer trips involving transfers. [more]

First 'straw poll' to whittle down contenders for UN job today
A secret ballot that will knock out some of the 12 contenders - which include Helen Clark - for the UN Secretary General job has taken place in New York. We cross to New York to find out more about the rather arcane process. [more]

High above NZ on board world's largest airborne observatory
For the past eight weeks, the world's largest airborne observatory has been cruising high above New Zealand and the Southern Ocean. RNZ's Veronika Meduna joined NASA astronomers on board. [more]

Sports editor outlines RNZ plans for Olympics coverage
Media companies Fairfax and NZME have decided to pull out of going to Rio to cover the Olympics next month, saying Sky Television is using its broadcasting rights to unfairly curtail news coverage. RNZ reporters will be at the Games as our sports editor, Stephen Hewson, explains. [more]

PNG prime minister faces no confidence vote today
Papua New Guinea's prime minister faces a vote of no-confidence in parliament today amid mounting pressure for his removal. And as RNZ International's Johnny Blades reports although he claims to have a majority support in parliament, public sentiment appears to be turning against him. [more]

NZ musicians band together for Black Lives Matter cause
Auckland musicians unite to raise money and awareness for the Black Lives Matter movement as it protests against police violence in the US. [more]

Who will be crowned Miss Pole Queen New Zealand?
The first ever Miss Pole Queen New Zealand contest is being held in Nelson tomorrow. We talk to Trina Duffield is the founder of Miss Pole Queen New Zealand. [more]

News in Pacific Languages

News in Samoan for 22 July 2016
The latest news in Samoan language. [more]

News in Niuean for 22 July 2016
The latest news in Niuean language. [more]

Nights

Life, the Universe and Stephen Hawking
Theoretical cosmologist Professor David Wiltshire talks about his time working with Stephen Hawkins and answers questions about the universe. [more]

Nights' Culture - Jazz
Editor and publisher, Fergus Barrowman is in to talk Jazz and spin some tracks. [more]

Nine To Noon

Athletics Federation confirms ban on Russia
Top Russian track and field athletes are furious after the International Association of Athletics Federations confirmed a ban on their participation in the Rio Olympics due to doping allegations. The ruling comes as the International Olympic Committee is due to make a decision on Russia's participation in the games this weekend. A string of reports from the World Anti-Doping Agency and an IAAF taskforce showing systemic doping in Russian sport and implicating top figures in the government in an orchestrated cover-up. Nine to Noon speaks to Ian Herbert - Chief Sportswriter at The Independent newspaper in the UK [more]

Mind over Manner
Sue Haldane is the founder of a charity that uses the power of theater to help people get inside the minds of people with autistic spectrum and attention deficit disorders. Her latest workshop is focusing on helping police and other first responders deal with the neuro-diverse community. [more]

Way Wiser
Brittany Jordt is CEO of new website Waywiser, connecting people with similar interests, skill levels and schedules to get out in the great outdoors. It's a one stop shop if you want company to go tramping, mountain biking or rock climbing, and aims to help overseas visitors from getting lost in the bush. [more]

Pacific correspondent Mike Field
Mike Field joins Kathryn to discuss the latest news from the Pacific. [more]

Lynne Kelly: The Memory Code
How did ancient cultures record and retain vast amounts of information about animals and plants to pass down to future generations? Australian science writer Lynne Kelly's latest book explores the memory techniques of traditional indigenous cultures around the world. She argues that neolithic monuments, such as Stonehenge were part of that memory system. [more]

Children's book review with John McIntyre
Tu Meke Tui by Malcolm Clarke, illustrated by Flox, published by Mary Egan Publishing Are You An Art Sleuth by Brooke DiGiovanni Evans, published by Rockport Pattern Treasure Hunt by Hvass and Hanibal, published by Wide Eyed Editions Technicolour Treasure Hunt by Hvass and Hanibal, published by Wide Eyed Editions [more]

New music with Jeremy Taylor
Jeremy Taylor seeks solace in this deeply troubled world in the soulful sounds of Michael Kiwanuka's sophomore album, the floating, airy guitar stylings of William Tyler, and the defiant majesty of Aaradhna's fourth album". [more]

Sports commentator Brendan Telfer
Brendan Telfer joins Kathryn to discuss the latest news from the Rio Olympics. [more]

The week that was with Te Radar and Alice Brine
Te Radar and Alice Brine look back at the news highlights of the week. [more]

Our Changing World

Hunted to extinction - the Chatham Island sea lion
Within 200 years of settling the Chatham Islands, Moriori had hunted the local sea lion to extinction. What lessons can we learn from that? [more]

3D printing a bionic arm
As part of the 2016 International Science Festival in Dunedin, teenager Corey Symon was gifted a 3D-printed bionic arm by Limbitless Solutions. [more]

Pacific Correspondent

Pacific Correspondent for 21 July 2016
Today we hear from our correspondent in the Marshall Islands, Giff Johnson. [more]

Radio New Zealand YouTube

Vice President Biden formally welcomed onto Government House
Vice President Biden formally welcomed onto Government House. 21 July 2016. [more]

US to end 30 year stalemate: RNZ Checkpoint
After a 30 year stalemate, the United States says it will send a naval ship to New Zealand to take part in the Navy's 75th anniversary celebrations in November. [more]

Mother of disabled son awarded $207k compensation: RNZ Checkpoint
Auckland mother Margaret Spencer, who has repeatedly won the right to be paid for the years spent caring for her disabled son, has finally been awarded over $200,000 in compensation. [more]

Parker fights Haumono tonight in Chch: RNZ Checkpoint
New Zealand boxer Joseph Parker and his camp refuse to admit tonight's fight against former Australian rugby league player Solomon Haumono is a step in the wrong direction. [more]

RNZ Checkpoint with John Campbell, Thursday 21st 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]

Radio NZ National Music

Music 101 Pocket Edition 95: Suicide/Aaradhna
In this week's Pocket Edition Suicide's Martin Rev on the bands singular career and Aaradhna gives an exclusive insight to her latest album 'Brown Girl'. [more]

Rural News

Midday Rural News for 21 July 2016
News from the rural and farming sectors. [more]

Morning Rural News for 22 July 2016
News from the rural and farming sector. [more]

The Panel

The Panel pre-show for 21 July 2016
Your feedback, and a preview of the guests and topics on The Panel. [more]

The Panel with Tony Doe and Damon Salesa Part 1)
What the Panelists Tony Doe and Damon Salesa have been up to. Sky TV is being accused of curtailing other media's coverage of the Olympics. The Chinese aren't happy with the US vice-president Joe Biden's visit to Australia. We ask Stephen Noakes of the University of Auckland how New Zealand should handle relations with these two powers. Banking reform, embracing legal immigrants and Melania Trump's speech. [more]

The Panel with Tony Doe and Damon Salesa Part 2)
Japan will be making its last VCR this month. We mull over the rapid macrh of technology. What the Panelists Tony Doe and Damon Salesa have been thinking about. What do long commutes to and from work do to you? Banking expert David Tripe discusses if the ANZ CEOs idea of the country being better off without property investors makes sense. Does a first class degree make a first class employee? [more]

NZ reporters pulled from Rio trip
Sky TV is being accused of curtailing other media's coverage of the Olympics. [more]

Panel Intro
What the Panelists Tony Doe and Damon Salesa have been up to. [more]

NZs trading friends
The Chinese aren't happy with the US vice-president Joe Biden's visit to Australia. We ask Stephen Noakes of the University of Auckland how New Zealand should handle relations with these two powers. [more]

Republican National Convention day 3
Banking reform, embracing legal immigrants and Melania Trump's speech. [more]

From telegrams to texts
Japan will be making its last VCR this month. We mull over the rapid macrh of technology. [more]

Panel Says
What the Panelists Tony Doe and Damon Salesa have been thinking about. [more]

Long commutes
What do long commutes to and from work do to you? [more]

Property investors
Banking expert David Tripe discusses if the ANZ CEOs idea of the country being better off without property investors makes sense. [more]

The creme de la creme of qualifications
Does a first class degree make a first class employee? [more]

The Wireless

'Sympathy, flowers, cards and baking. Then silence'
Notes on losing a sibling to suicide. [more]

What it's like to be a Shortland Street lookalike
'I had teenage girls following me around Westfield St Lukes' [more]

A housing deal that's almost too good to be true
A charitable trust is offering first home buyers apartments with a price tag at least $150,000 below market value. [more]

APRA Silver Scrolls: the top 20 finalists are here
What’s the best New Zealand song of the year? It’s down to these 20 finalists. [more]

Upbeat

Let me entertain you
Self confessed Wellington based entertainer Michael Nicholas Williams is busy juggling three projects - Upstage a film he wrote, directed and acted in based on what happens behind the scenes in a musical theatre production; Legendary Divas with Ali Harper, and is musical directing the next generation in Sister Act. He explains gaining inspiration from travel, what role The Sound of Music has in his life, and what he really thinks of those big budget musical theatre shows like Wicked. [more]

Telling a true story
Australian mezzo soprano Fiona Campbell is in New Zealand to perform alongside the Auckland Philharmonia in the world premiere of Ross Harris' Symphony No 6 Last Letter. Harris' work tells the true story of a young Iranian woman writing to her mother before she is hung for murdering the man who raped her. [more]

The fab four continued
The Lexus Song Quest final is this Saturday night in Auckland. Today, finalists soprano Madison Nonoa and tenor Filipe Manu, both from Hamilton tell Eva about dealing with nerves, what they enjoy singing, and what they learned from working with judge Yvonne Kenny. [more]

World & Pacific News

1pm Pacific Regional News for 21 July 2016
The latest Pacific regional news. [more]

3pm Pacific Regional News for 21 July 2016
The latest Pacific regional news. [more]

7pm Pacific Regional News for 21 July 2016
The latest Pacific regional news. [more]

7pm Pacific Regional News for 21 July 2016
The latest Pacific regional news. [more]

5am Pacific Regional and Sports News for 22 July 2016
The latest Pacific regional and sports news. [more]

6am World, Pacific and Sports News for 22 July 2016
The latest world, Pacific and sports news. [more]

7am World, Pacific and Sports News for 22 July 2016
The latest world, Pacxific and sports news. [more]

News in Tongan for 22 July 2016
the latest news in Tongan language. [more]

8am World Pacific and Sports News for 22 July 2016
The latest world, Pacific and sports news. [more]

9am World, Pacific and Sports News for 22 July 2016
The latest world, Pacific and sports news. [more]

10am World, Pacific and Sports News for 22 July 2016
The latest world, Pacific and sports news. [more]

News stories:

Pocock back for Brumbies quarter-final
The Wallabies and ACT Brumbies loose forward David Pocock will return from six weeks on the sidelines in tomorrow's Super Rugby quarter-final against the reigning champion Highlanders. [more]

Hayne heading to Waratahs?
Code-hopper Jarryd Hayne has reportedly met the Australian Rugby Union about a possible switch to the NSW Waratahs in a move that could ruin the Parramatta Eels' chances of getting their elite star back into the NRL. [more]

Gubb banned for rest of NRL season
The Warriors prop Charlie Gubb will miss the rest of the NRL regular season after being hit with a seven-week suspension for his his shoulder charge on Manly's Darcy Lussick. [more]

Russia won't boycott Olympics
The head of Russia's Olympic Committee is insisting Russia has no intention of boycotting the Rio Games to protest against the way the doping scandal was being handled. [more]

Tight security ahead of Unitary Plan's release
Auckland Council is mounting a big security operation around the USB stick it will receive containing the rulebook for Auckland's future development. [more]

Winter calves dropping earlier than expected
Some winter calves are dropping earlier than expected - and it might be down to the sperm, Federated Farmers dairy chairman Andrew Hoggard says. [more]

NZ better off without housing investors - ANZ
It would be a "good thing" if there were no investors in the housing market, the head of New Zealand's biggest bank says. But not everyone agrees. [more]

High-speed pursuit ends with four in custody
Four people are in custody after a high speed pursuit in Auckland. [more]

Writer takes blame for Melania Trump speech mess
A speechwriter has taken responsibility for parts of a speech given by Melania Trump that drew accusations of plagiarism. [more]

Pressure on Joseph Parker to win
Unbeaten heavyweight Joseph Parker might not show it, but trainer Kevin Barry says his charge is under more pressure than at any other time in his professional boxing career. [more]

Hone will 'tear them apart' - Labour
Potential co-operation between Mana and the Māori Party is being welcomed by Labour's Kelvin Davis, who believes it will be the last move the Māori Party will make. [more]

Fiji village relocated following disasters
A Fiji village that was battered by a landslide in 2012, slammed by that year's Cyclone Evan and then again by Cyclone Winston, is being relocated. [more]

Allardyce set to be named England manager
Sunderland football boss Sam Allardyce is reportedly set to be appointed England's next manager in the next 24 hours. [more]

Only Tonga woman MP outlines focus
Building the quality of life of her constituents is the aim of the newest MP in Tonga. [more]

Charity offers Auckland apartments on the cheap
In a unique bid to tackle Auckland's housing woes, a private school charitable trust is offering first-home buyers the chance to buy an apartment in a proposed west Auckland complex for $550,000. [more]

Archbold breaks pelvis, out of Tour
New Zealand cyclist Shane Archbold is out of the Tour de France after fracturing his pelvis in a heavy crash. [more]

BREAKING NEWS - Woman and four children missing for two days in Te Urewera National Park
BREAKING NEWS - Woman and four children missing for two days in Te Urewera National Park [more]

Tobacco industry pushes for crackdown on home-growers
The tobacco industry wants the government to crack down on what it says is a burgeoning black market in homegrown tobacco. [more]

Mosquito eradication noted by NZ Olympic team
The New Zealand chef de mission Rob Waddell says the control of mosquitos in the Olympic city of Rio de Janeiro is obvious but so far there have been no issues. [more]

BREAKING NEWS - Reserve Bank hints at further interest rate cuts, dollar falls
BREAKING NEWS - Reserve Bank hints at further interest rate cuts, dollar falls [more]

Gold for NZ track cyclists
New Zealand has won the opening event at the World Junior Track Cycling Championships in Switzerland. [more]

Teachers' national standards judgements 'lack dependability'
Teachers' judgements of national standards cannot be relied on and some children's results might be wrong, a government-funded report says. [more]

Vanuatu church leaders commit to ending violence in their homes
Nearly 100 chiefs and church ministers in Vanuatu have committed to ending violence within their own families. [more]

Turkey declares state of emergency
A three-month state of emergency has been declared by Turkey's President, following the weekend coup attempt. [more]

UK won't start Brexit negotiations this year - May
The UK will not start official negotiations on leaving the European Union this year, British Prime Minister Theresa May says. [more]

Sport: PNG Lewas to address batting concerns
The Papua New Guinea women's cricket plan to shake up their batting line-up to address concerns at the top of the order. [more]

Agriculture could be included in Emissions Trading Scheme
The Treasury has raised the possibility of agriculture being included in the Emissions Trading Scheme after years of being exempt from charges. [more]

Biden visit to assert US role in Pacific
A renewed focus on the Asia-Pacific region is behind the American Vice President's brief visit to New Zealand. [more]

Antarctica gets brief chill amid warming world temperatures
The Antarctic Peninsula, among the fastest warming places on Earth last century, has cooled - but scientists say the respite is likely to be brief. [more]

Parker's camp insist risk is worth reward
Joseph Parker and his camp refuse to admit his upcoming fight against former Australian rugby league player, Solomon Haumono, is a step in the wrong direction. [more]

New 1080 drop to cover 720,000ha
More 1080 poison drops are scheduled for 720,000 hectares of land as part of the largest pest control operation in New Zealand's history. [more]

Sport: Rugby League World Cup organisers back PNG to deliver
Rugby League World Cup organisers are confident Papua New Guinea will be an excellent host during next year's tournament. [more]

Fault closes 1.4km historic tunnel again
A heritage tunnel south of Nelson which was re-opened this year as part of a cycle trail in the Tasman District, has been closed temporarily for structural improvements. [more]

Mother wins years-long court battle for carer's compensation
A woman who battled for years to be paid for looking after her adult son who has Down syndrome has been awarded $207,000 in compensation. [more]

20 years jail for soldier over deaths in West Papua
An Indonesian military tribunal in Jayapura, Papua, has sentenced a soldier to 20 years jail for killing three people, including two toddlers, in Bintuni, West Papua. [more]

Man who attacked ex-wife with sword gets seven years jail
A man has been jailed for seven years for attacking his ex-wife with a sword, but will serve at least some of the sentence as a mental health patient. [more]

Mobil case could affect agreements - Councillor
A court decision that Mobil shouldn't have to clean up a section of contaminated waterfront sets an unfortunate precedent, an Auckland councillor says. [more]

Julian Savea dropped for Canes' quarter-final
The All Blacks winger Julian Savea has been dropped for the Hurricanes Super Rugby quarter-final against the Sharks. [more]

NZ 'won' on nukes - Hager
Investigative journalist Nicky Hager says the New Zealand public has won the anti-nuclear debate with America. [more]

Eight years jail not enough for baby killer - aunt
Michael Kereopa has been sentenced to eight years in prison for the manslaughter of six-month-old Gracie McSorley. [more]

$157,000 to study cannabinoids' effect on brain cancer
A team of researchers has been given a $157,000 grant to study whether cannabinoids can help treat brain cancer. [more]

CNMI police hope to make arrest soon in latest Chinese farmer murder
The Northern Marianas Police say they hope to make an arrest soon in relation to the latest murder of a Chinese farmer. [more]

Reunification of missing in Bougainville a step closer
A Red Cross spokesperson says progress is being made in returning the remains of Bougainvilleans who died during the civil war to their families. [more]

Record migration for 23rd month in a row
Migration is continuing to break records, with more than 69,000 people in the year to June, but some economists expect it to fall in the next few years. [more]

Huge asteroid helped shape 'Man in the Moon'
One of the Moon's biggest craters was created by an asteroid more than 250km across, a study suggests. [more]

Hunt calls for UFC fighter's union
Mark Hunt has called for a UFC fighters' union as he steps up his attack on the sport's management following Brock Lesnar's failed doping tests. Mark Hunt has called for... [more]

Police search for woman missing near Wellington
A 62-year-old woman has been missing from north of Wellington since Tuesday. [more]

Australia, UK, US were complicit in Indonesian massacres - report
An international tribunal has found Australia, the UK and the US were complicit in facilitating the 1965 mass killings in Indonesia. [more]

Reserve Bank hints at rate cuts, dollar falls
The Reserve Bank is set to cut its cash rate next month to a record low and may deliver further cuts later in the year. [more]

Cooks MP Teina Bishop found guilty of corruption
Cook Islands MP Teina Bishop has been found guilty of corruption as a minister of the Crown in the High Court today. [more]

Pest possums' plight prompts protest
Three protesters have stripped off in Christchurch to protest use of possum fur, arguing rights for pest animals are overlooked. [more]

Honey hotline set to sweeten PNG farmers' income
A honey hotline for beekeepers could help revive the industry in Papua New Guinea. [more]

BREAKING NEWS - Mother and four children missing in Te Urewera found safe and well
BREAKING NEWS - Mother and four children missing in Te Urewera found safe and well [more]

Woman convicted of Moko's killing to appeal
The woman convicted with her partner of the manslaughter of three-year-old Moko Rangitoheriri is to appeal against her sentence. [more]

Northland DHB to continue to fund pepi pods
Wahakura, or pepi pods, for young babies will continue to be funded in Northland, despite Ministry of Health uncertainty over their effectiveness. [more]

Father confessed during undercover operation
An elaborate undercover operation was used by police to gain a confession in the case of a baby girl fatally shaken by her father. [more]

Beetles threaten Solomons' coconuts
An Australian company which works with coconut farmers in Solomon Islands says climate change is affecting crops, but right now they are faced with bigger problems. [more]

Bougainville wants international pressure on Rio Tinto
A special meeting of the parliament on Bougainville has strongly condemned the way Rio Tinto walked away from its obligations to the province. [more]

Auckland Council gives nod to SkyPath
Councillors have voted to build a walking and cycling path across the Harbour Bridge through a public-private partnership. [more]

Most of Nauru parliament given ministerial posts
More than two thirds of the MPs in the newly elected Nauru parliament are to hold minister or assistant minister posts. [more]

Safety push for tourists in Samoa
Samoa police will hold awareness programmes in villages throughout the country on how best to provide support and better protection for tourists. [more]

Woman and four children rescued in Te Urewera
There's been a happy end to a 24-hour search for a woman and four young children missing in Te Urewera for two days. [more]

First US naval visit in three decades
The US will have to comply with New Zealand law when it sends a naval ship here in November, Prime Minister John Key says. [more]

Mother awarded $207k for caring for disabled son
Margaret Spencer, who has been awarded compensation for years spent caring for her disabled son, hopes it will set a precedent. [more]

Hundreds of submissions on West Coast amalgamation
Close to 700 submissions on proposed council reorganisation on the West Coast have been submitted to the Local Government Commission. [more]

Midwives want fewer people at births
Midwives at Waikato Hospital say some family members attending births abuse them, steal property and cause general havoc while their loved ones are in labour. [more]

Surprise in quest for lost Lindauer portraits
A quest to find lost portraits by 19th-century artist Gottfried Lindauer has uncovered 12 paintings, including one that art experts didn't know existed. [more]

Call for WINZ to vet property managers
Work and Income directed people to a property manager despite being told she was placing tenants in garages, a social worker says. [more]

Former transport official investigated for fraud
A top former official at the Ministry of Transport is being investigated for serious fraud. [more]

District cheque payouts on eve of PNG no-confidence vote
A Papua New Guinea Treasury source has revealed that the government has ordered a payment of US$900,000 to each government MP at the so-called 'Alotau retreat'. [more]

Media stoush over rights to Rio
Sky Television has expressed surprise Fairfax and NZME have decided not to go to Brazil to cover the Olympic Games. [more]

Whitelock, Ellis return for Crusaders
Lock Sam Whitelock and halfback Andy Ellis return to the Crusaders 15 for their Super Rugby quarterfinal showdown with the Lions in Johannesburg on Sunday morning. [more]

Samoa govt cops flak over cigarette factory licence
There has been heavy criticism in Samoa of a government decision to issue a second cigarette manufacturing licence to a foreign owned company in Apia. [more]

Bougainvillean in possession of PNG police gun
Bougainvillean, Scott Dylan, has been convicted this week by the Papua New Guinea National Court of the illegal possession of a high powered police issue firearm. [more]

Market protection possible for Vanuatu fishermen
The Vanuatu Fisheries Department is to make moves to protect local fishermen when a major fishing plant starts operating later this year. [more]

Japanese case out wind power scheme in Tonga
A preparatory survey by the Japan International Cooperation Agency has found the building of a 1.3 megawatt wind power system is feasible in Tonga. A preparatory survey by the Japan... [more]

Labour is panicking farmers, says KPMG
Labour is being irresponsible by pointing farmers to OECD figures that show they won't break even for another three years, a farm enterprise specialist says. [more]

1MDB: Malaysia 'will co-operate' with US fraud investigation
Prime Minister Najib Razak's office has said Malaysia will "fully co-operate" with any investigation into state fund 1MDB after the US said it "defrauded" Malaysians. [more]

Student activist convicted over Hong Kong rallies
A court in Hong Kong has convicted a 19-year-old student who helped trigger pro-democracy rallies of taking part in an unlawful assembly. [more]

Russia's Olympic track and field ban upheld
The Court of Arbitration for Sport has rejected Russia's appeal against the exclusion of its track and field athletes from the Rio Games. [more]