Radio New Zealand - Thursday, 29th September 2016

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Business News

Evening business for 29 Sept 2016
News from the business sector, including a market report. [more]

Early Business News for 30 September 2016
A brief update of movements in the financial sector. [more]

CBL Insurance eyes up to $63 million
The local specialist insurance company, CBL Insurance, is raising 63 million dollars through a sale of new shares to fund growth and bolster its balance sheet. [more]

Pumpkin Patch delivers another disappointing result
Troubled children's clothing retailer Pumpkin Patch has delivered another disappointing result, hit by store closures and currency impacts. [more]

Westland Dairy sets up JV with Chinese company
The country's second biggest dairy company Westland Milk Products is to forma joint venture with a Chinese owned company, Ausnutria, to make and can infant formula. [more]

New digital GST coming into effect on October 1
A new goods and services tax of 15 percent on digital items comes into effect from tomorrow. [more]

Total blackout unlikely in NZ
National grid operator Transpower says there's little chance New Zealand would suffer a power outage on the scale seen in South Australia this week. [more]

Morning Markets for 30 September 2016
A brief update of movements in the financial sector. [more]

Markets Update for 30 September 2016
A brief update of movements in the financial sector. [more]

Building consents fall in August - Stats NZ
The number of building consents has fallen slightly, but the annual rate is at the highest level in more than a decade. [more]

Westland Dairy sets up JV with Chinese company
The country's second biggest dairy company, Westland Milk Products, is looking to a lift in income from a joint venture with a Chinese company, which will make and sell infant formula. [more]

Authorities working out how to implement GST
The goods and services tax will be imposed on electronic products such as music tracks, movies, or software bought online from foreign companies from tomorrow. [more]

Jim Parker from Sydney
Across the Tasman, and the long-running dominance by trade unions of Australia's superannuation system is under threat. [more]

Midday Markets for 30 September 2016
For the latest from the markets we're joined by Andrew Cathie at Craigs Investment Partners. [more]

Business briefs
The dental company, Abano Healthcare Group, is asking shareholders to approve a near 18 percent increase in directors fees so it can give non-executive directors a raise, and add another director to board. rs. [more]

Checkpoint

Checkpoint with John Campbell, Thursday 29th September 2016
Watch Thursday's full programme here. [more]

Lions coach apologises to Losi Filipo's victims
Rugby player Losi Filipo's victims are relieved police are appealing his discharge without conviction. The coach of the Wellington Lions rugby team, Earl Va'a, today apologised to them. [more]

Police to appeal Losi Filipo's discharge without conviction
Losi Filipo was discharged without conviction for his attack on four people in Wellington last year, but police have decided to appeal. Vice President of the Criminal Bar Association Lee Anderson joins Checkpoint. [more]

NZ man sentenced to 5 and a half years for planning to fight in Syria
New Zealand man Amin Mohamed has been sentenced to five-and-a-half years jail in Australia for planning to travel to Syria and fight in the conflict. ABC reporter Emma Younger joins Checkpoint. [more]

The people behind Hobson's Pledge
Don Brash is fronting Hobson's Pledge, which opposes race-based laws and Maori seats in Parliament. But who is backing this crusade? Mihingarangi Forbes reports. [more]

ACT Party leader David Seymour rejects Hobson's Pledge
ACT Party leader David Seymour rejects the ideas put forward by the Hobson's Pledge group - despite it being backed by former ACT leader Don Brash and other ACT party members. [more]

Disabled candidate not fit for job, councillor says
Dunedin councillor and mayoral candidate Lee Vandervis has told council candidate Joshua Perry he is not fit to be mayor because of his disability. [more]

Arthur Taylor wants to name jailhouse snitch
The career criminal Arthur Taylor wants to name a jailhouse snitch who gave evidence against David Tamihere - saying the man committed perjury. Edward Gay joins Checkpoint. [more]

Chch residents furious at Regenerate Chch plans
Christchurch's earthquake rebuild authority, Regenerate Christchurch, has released a new report setting out a timeline for what to do with the land - but angry residents are calling for action. [more]

Calls to change Massey uni's name over racist comments
A Massey University lecturer wants his workplace renamed, after discovering the school's namesake, William Ferguson Massey, made openly racist remarks. [more]

Len Brown regrets not pushing the Government harder on housing
Auckland's outgoing mayor Len Brown says he regrets not pushing the government harder to build more houses. He speaks to Todd Niall about his triumphs and regrets running NZ's biggest city. [more]

What students think of putting interest back on student loans
The Productivity Commission has raised the idea of reintroducing interest on students loans - the third time the idea has come up in two months. [more]

DHBs ask midwives to speak up about lack of support
District Health Boards are urging midwives to tell them of times when they have felt unsupported, in order to ensure babies are delivered safely. [more]

Warplanes knock out two hospitals in Aleppo
Russian or Syrian warplanes have knocked out two hospitals in the besieged rebel sector of Aleppo as ground forces intensified an assault. [more]

Govt challenges land swap decision
The government and Hawkes' Bay Council are challenging a court's decision that a land swap between them was illegal. [more]

Parker could get heavyweight title shot at Eden Park
A potential heavyweight fight featuring New Zealand boxer Joseph Parker could happen this summer. [more]

Dateline Pacific

Sport: Samoan fencers take aim for the first time
Samoa to make its international fencing debut at the Oceania Under 20 Championships. [more]

Fiji Roads advertises new jobs after foreign pull-out
The Fiji Roads Authority is calling for new applicants for jobs after a major pay dispute and deportations prompted a foreign contractor to pull out. [more]

Tributes for former Fiji Vice President Madraiwiwi
Fiji's former Vice President and High Court judge Ratu Joni Madraiwiwi has passed away after a short illness. [more]

Dateline Pacific evening edition for 29 September 2016
Tributes pour in for former Fiji Vice President Madraiwiwi who has passed away after a short illness; The Catholic Church in Guam could face abuse lawsuits as soon as next week under new laws; The Fiji Road Authority is advertising new jobs after deportations prompted a foreign company pull-out.; An OXFAM worker looks back at PNG's severe drought; And in Sport: Samoan fencers take aim for the first time. [more]

Back to school could be way forward for Pacific farmers
Vanuatu and Fiji have expressed interest in a farmer field school programme that's giving farmers in Tonga practical training and techniques to help them grow and sell more food. [more]

Pacific MPs reminded to turn talk on SDGs into action
Pacific MPs reminded of their job to represent and report to their local communities on SDGs. [more]

Third opposition MP suspended from Fiji parliament
The Fiji government has used its numbers in Parliament to suspend a third opposition MP, saying one of his speeches in the house was rascist and inflammatory. [more]

Dateline Pacific morning edition for 30 September 2016
A third opposition MP has been suspended from Fiji's parliament; Pacific MPs are reminded to turn talk on SDGs into action; Tributes pour in for former Fiji Vice President Joni Madraiwiwi; Tongan field school could be rolled out to farmers around the region; The Fiji Road Authority is advertising new jobs after deportations prompted a foreign company pull-out; And in Sport: Samoan fencers take aim for the first time. [more]

Extra Time

Extra Time for 30 September 2016
One of the biggest names in sport is heading to New Zealand with tennis star Serena Williams to headline Auckland's ASB Classic. New Zealand Rugby cops another public flogging. We remember golf's 'King' Arnold Palmer, who died this week. The Parker Brothers prepare for their big fight night. Laura Langman tells us why she's turned her back on the Silver Ferns and we chat to the most capped international rugby referee of all-time Nigel Owens about his remarkable journey out of despair to the top of his profession. [more]

Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm

Major Blow for Clark's UN Bid
A major blow for Helen Clark's bid to become the next secretary general of the UN. A late contender from Bulgaria might be the final nail in the coffin for our former Prime Minister as there's a school of thought that an Eastern European woman would keep a lot of members happy. Mark Leon Goldberg is the Editor of the UN and global affairs blog the UN dispatch also the host of global dispatch's podcast. [more]

Massey racism prompts call for name change
A Massey University lecturer is calling for the institution to change its name, after research has revealed racist comments, made by the former prime minister its named after. The university is named after, William Ferguson Massey, who was prime minister of New Zealand between 1912 and 1925. Steven Elers is a lecturer from the School of Communication, and he's behind the push for change. [more]

Magpies on the attack in a Timaru park
Mountain bikers in Timaru are taking more of a risk in a Centennial Park of late with over protective magpies dive bombing the cyclists. The incidents have been happening on a particular track in the park where a magpie mum and dad feel they are getting too close to their nests. It's generally around this time of the year when the magpies get quite feisty and aggressive. Lyn MacDonald from New Zealand Bird rescue has some tips on what to do about the magpie attacks. [more]

Springsteen Review
Bruce Springsteen's long-awaited autobiography, Born To Run, came out today. Reviewer, Russell Baillie, got a chance to have a sneak peak in advance. [more]

Silver Scroll Awards
Tonight is the 51st Silver Scroll Awards. Music 101 host, Alex Behan, and Russell Baillie talk about what to expect. RNZ National will live video stream tonight's awards online and on Freeview Channel 50. [more]

Favourite album - Electric Wire Hustle
The debut self-titled album by Electric Wire Hustle. [more]

Theatre Critic: Maraea Rakuraku
Maraea Rakuraku reviews VANILLA MIRAKA by Hayley Sproull. [more]

Money with Mary Holm
Mary takes your questions about her favourite type of share investment - index funds and exchange traded funds. [more]

Masterpieces: Johnson Witehira
Artist and designer, Johnson Witehira, has chosen Unwarranted and Unregistered: Te Ahua O Te Hau Ki Te Papaioea by Terri te Tau. He also has his own exhibition coming up. It's called Half-blood, and it's a playable, video-game style artwork that explores New Zealand's colonisation. [more]

The Expats: Virginia Henderson in Myanmar
Virginia Henderson grew up in Waikaka, Southland, and now lives in Yangon, Myanmar. She's been in Yangon for almost four years now first volunteering for the Yangon Heritage Trust. With her partner, Australian photographer Tim Webster she has recently produced a new book called Yangon Echoes: Inside Heritage Homes, an anthology of oral histories from residents of the city's old places. [more]

This Way Up - Let Them Fish
Not too many people go on holiday to Fiji and see a way to change other people's lives for the better. But 17-year-old Finn Ross went fishing there and saw how local people were struggling with old or broken fishing gear and the problems this was causing. So Finn and his mate Max Lichtenstein decided to do something about it. They set up a charity called Let Them Fish that's collecting hundreds of second-hand reels and rods, kilometres of fishing line, and lots of diving stuff here in New Zealand and sends it off to people who need it in Fiji and Tonga. There's currently collection points at nine fishing shops in Auckland, Tauranga and Whangarei, and they have plans to take the idea nationwide. This Way Up's Simon Morton went to see how it works. [more]

Midday Report

Midday News for 30 September 2016
Pilots warn of potential disaster from laser strikes on planes. Crown land in south Auckland will be used for transitional housing. [more]

Midday Sports News for 30 September 2016
The Black Caps off-spinner Jeetan Patel says while he hasn't played a lot of Test cricket, he feels he has the experience to cope. [more]

Morning Report

Top Stories for Friday 30 September 2016
One dead, more than 100 injured after commuter train crash in US, Pilots coming in to land at Wellington blinded by laser pointer, Terrorism expert warns of more foreign fighters returning to NZ, Filipo appeal could set precedent in serious assault cases, Thomas Oliver wins prestigious Silver Scroll, and Disabled appalled at criticisms of Dunedin candidate [more]

Sports News for 30 September 2016
An update from the team at RNZ Sport. [more]

Commuter train slams into New Jersey terminus
A rush-hour train has slammed into a terminus in the American state of New Jersey, killing at least one person and injuring more than 100. [more]

Sri Lanka prime minister visits New Zealand
John Key is being urged to make strong statements about human rights when he meets the Prime Minister of Sri Lanka tomorrow morning. [more]

Would-be foreign fighter bound for Syria likely deported to NZ
The lawyer for a New Zealand man convicted in Melbourne of trying to fight in Syria says her client poses no threat if he's deported home. Amin Mohamed was sentenced to five and a half years in prison yesterday after he was stopped from boarding a plane bound for Turkey at Brisbane airport in 2013. [more]

Len Brown wants legacy to be 'world's more liveable city'
Auckland's first Super City Mayor Len Brown tells Todd Niall he wants to be remembered for delivering the first great vision for Auckland and creating the world's most livable city. [more]

Sports News for 30 September 2016
An update from the team at RNZ Sport. [more]

One dead, dozens injured after commuter train crash in US
One person is dead and more than 100 have been injured after a commuter train slammed into a railway terminus in Hoboken, New Jersey. [more]

Pilots coming in to land at Wellington blinded by laser pointer
Pilots have been blinded by 2 laser pointer strikes in the last 12 hours. A powerful green laser was pointed at the cockpit of an Air New Zealand plane as it prepared to land at Wellington airport last night and this morning a helicopter was targetted in Weymouth in Auckland. [more]

Terrorism expert warns of more foreign fighters returning to NZ
A New Zealand terrorism expert, Alexander Gillespie, warns foreign fighters - and would be foreign fighters - will return to New Zealand. [more]

Filipo appeal could set precedent in serious assault cases
Law professor Andrew Geddis says police challenge to rugby player Losi Filipo's discharge without conviction could set a precedent for future cases involving serious assault. The challenge, if it goes ahead, would test the discretion of the District Court in sentencing. [more]

Thomas Oliver wins prestigious Silver Scroll
In front of a crowd of 400 people in Auckland last night, the most sought-after songwriting award in the country went to Wellington musician Thomas Oliver. [more]

Advocate says time to end right of passage shifts
Junior doctors are voting on whether to strike. The Resident Doctors Association's Deborah Powell says there long hours and tiredness are putting their patients at risk. She says the long hours are considered a rite of passage. [more]

Disabled appalled at criticisms of Dunedin candidate
Advocates for the disabled say they're appalled a Dunedin city councillor told a man running in the local body elections he's not up to the job -- because he has cerebal palsy. Chris Ford, the Otago representative of the Disabled Persons Assembly, says the comments are totally unacceptable. [more]

North Korean defector allowed to stay in New Zealand
A North Korean defector has won a last-ditch appeal to remain in New Zealand as a refugee. The man fled to South Korea when he was young in the early 2000s, but was treated like a spy and ostracised from daily life. [more]

Spark responds to Yahoo hack impacting 130,000 NZers
Spark gives details of what customer information were stolen in a massive hack of Yahoo. Email addresses, names and passwords were stolen. Spark says it's Yahoo that has to up their security. [more]

Sports News for 30 September 2016
An update from the team at RNZ Sport. [more]

Len Brown says farewell to Auckland Council
The retiring Mayor of Auckland Len Brown has said goodbye to the Auckland Council. He highlighted his achievements in an emotional final speech to the council. [more]

Family First welcomes Filipo case appeal
The police challenge to rugby player Losi Filipo's discharge without conviction is being welcomed by the lobby group Family First. [more]

Federation of Islamic Associations pledges to help NZ
Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand,Hazim Arafeh, says level of risk much much less here than in Australia [more]

New LVRs a "speedbump" for rising house prices
Higher loan-to-value ratios for proprty investors officially come into force tomorrow. Will the slow rising house prices, or lock first home buyers out of the market? [more]

Club gets one last 'paint job' to raise profile & money
Wellington's historic Lyall Bay Surf and Lifesaving Club is being given a radical paint job by street artist DSIDE, before it's demolished next week. Parts of the painting will then be auctioned to raise funds for the new club rooms. [more]

Pilots worried not enough being done about laser strikes
Airline pilots says lasers being pointed at planes on landing confuses, temporarily blinds pilots. They want the offence considered as a serious offence. "We need to deal with the issue and we need to deal with it strongly" says the Airline Pilots' Association, Tim Robinson. [more]

100,000 children drink contaminated water in Aleppo
Situation continues to deteriorate in Syria as the siege continues, with air strikes on a hospital in eastern Aleppo and contaminated water affected a hundred thousand children. [more]

Joseph Parker fights Alexander Dimitrenko tomorrow
Boxer Joseph Parker fights Alexander Dimitrenko tomorrow. His trainer Kevin Barry says it will be great preparation for his fight with IBF champion Anthony Joshua later this year. [more]

Third opposition MP suspended from Fiji parliament
The Fiji government has used its numbers in Parliament to suspend a third opposition MP, saying one of his speeches in the house was rascist and inflammatory. [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. [more]

News in Pacific Languages

News in Samoan for 30 September 2016
The latest news in Samoan language. [more]

News in Niuean for 30 September 2016
The latest news in Niuean language. [more]

News in Tongan for 30 September 2016
The latest news in Tongan language. [more]

Nine To Noon

New Zealand's sky-high building costs
Reducing the cost of building materials is one big way to make housing more affordable - but how can it be done? Nine to Noon speaks to Tony Sewell, the chair of Business New Zealand, and Dean Kimpton, the Chief Operating Officer at Auckland Council. [more]

Reducing opening hours reduces violence - study
A systemic review of the effects of trading hours has been published today in the Sax Institute's Public Health Research and Practice. It looked at 21 separate studies on trading hours and alcohol-related harm in 8 different countries - all of which showed a reduction in trading hours was associated with a drop in violence while increasing trading hours seemed to increase violence. Nine to Noon speaks to Claire Wilkinson from Melbourne's Centre for Alcohol Policy Research at La Trobe University. [more]

Crackdown on illegal crayfish trade
Recreational fishers in the upper east coast of the South Island may have to tag crayfish they catch as MPI cracks down on people selling their catch on the black market. MPI is looking at "telson" clipping of the crayfish and limiting the catch to stop the commercial sale of the crayfish. Illegally caught crayfish is often sold at a lower price which encouraging an underground market for them. Kathryn Ryan speaks to John Slaughter, compliance manager from MPI. [more]

Pacific Correspondent Mike Field
Mike Field on the level of organised crime in the Pacific and Indonesia is under pressure after leaders of seven Pacific countries at the UN called for greater action on West Papua. [more]

Tides: Hugh Aldersey-Williams
Kathryn Ryan speaks to British writer, Hugh Aldersey-Williams, about his book Tide: The science and lore of the greatest force on earth. From the earliest musings of what makes tide behave as it does, to the scientific greats who puzzled and theorised over its workings, the book weaves together his own voyage of discovery. [more]

Children's book review with John McIntyre
A Child of Books by Oliver Jeffers and Sam Winston, published by Walker Books. Circle by Jeannie Baker, published by Walker Books. [more]

New music with Jeremy Taylor
Jeremy Taylor plays songs from the third album by Eau Claire, Wisconsin indie-folk group fronted by Justin Vernon, his first since 2011's "Bon Iver, Bon Iver", Warpaint - the third album for LA all female spooky indie rock quartet; the now-elder statesmen of hip hop De La Soul and a previously unreleased track from Bruce Springsteen. [more]

Sports commentator Brendan Telfer
Brendan Telfer on the fallout from Losi Filipi's assault charge, the passing of golf icon Arnold Palmer and the coup of securing Serena Williams for the Women's Tennis Classic this summer. [more]

The week that was with Te Radar and Gemma Gracewood
Te Radar and Gemma Gracewood on the lengths people will go to avoiding paying for plastic bags, the solving of the mysterious missing bus shelter - and why asking police to help you find a lost suitcase of cocaine might not be a good idea. [more]

Our Changing World

Takahē - back from the brink
Joan Watson was there when takahē were rediscoverd in 1948, and DOC ranger Glen Greaves says the population of the giant flightless bird has just reached 300. [more]

Pacific Correspondent

Pacific Correspondent for 29 September 2016
Today we hear from our correspondent in the Cook Islands, Florence Syme-Buchanan. [more]

Radio New Zealand YouTube

The people behind Hobson's Pledge
Don Brash is fronting Hobson's Pledge, which opposes race-based laws and Maori seats in Parliament. But who is backing this crusade? Mihingarangi Forbes reports. [more]

ACT Party leader David Seymour rejects Hobson's Pledge
ACT Party leader David Seymour rejects the ideas put forward by the Hobson's Pledge group - despite it being backed by former ACT leader Don Brash and other ACT party members. [more]

Evening business for 29 Sept 2016
News from the business sector, including a market report. [more]

Disabled candidate not fit for job, councillor says
Dunedin councillor and mayoral candidate Lee Vandervis has told council candidate Joshua Perry he is not fit to be mayor because of his disability. [more]

Arthur Taylor wants to name jailhouse snitch
The career criminal Arthur Taylor wants to name a jailhouse snitch who gave evidence against David Tamihere - saying the man committed perjury. Edward Gay joins Checkpoint. [more]

Len Brown regrets not pushing the Government harder on housing
Auckland's outgoing mayor Len Brown says he regrets not pushing the government harder to build more houses. He speaks to Todd Niall about his triumphs and regrets running NZ's biggest city. [more]

Warplanes knock out two hospitals in Aleppo
Russian or Syrian warplanes have knocked out two hospitals in the besieged rebel sector of Aleppo as ground forces intensified an assault. [more]

Dave Dobbyn
Three time Silver Scroll winer Dave Dobynn joins Yadana Saw at the 2016 APRA Silver Scroll Awards [more]

Luke Buda
Luke Buda of Phoenix Foundation talks to Yadana Saw ahead of the 2016 APRA Silver Scroll Awards. [more]

Moana Maniapoto
Hall of Fame inductee Moana Maniapoto joins Alex Behanat the 2016 APRA Silver Scroll Awards. [more]

Godfrey De Grut
Godfrey De Grut, Former Musical director and Silver Scrolls Winner talks to Alex Behan [more]

Thomas Oliver
First time nominee Thomas Oliver talks to Yadana Saw at the 2016 APRA Silver Scroll Awards [more]

Kirsten Te Rito
Maioha award nominee Kirsten Te Rito talks to Yadana Saw [more]

Lydia Cole
First time nominee Lydia Cole talks to Alex Behan at the 2016 APRA Silver Scroll Awards [more]

Salina Fraser
Sounz Contemporary award nominee Salina Fraser talks to Alex Behan [more]

Karl Steven
Karl Steven of Supergroove, The Drab Doo-Riffs, Heart Attack Alley and NZ Music Hall of Fame member talks to Yadana Saw [more]

Age Pryor
Age Pryor of Fly My Pretties talks to Alex Behan at the 2016 APRA Silver Scroll Awards [more]

Emily Edrosa
First time nominee Emily Edrosa talks to Yadana Saw at the 2016 APRA Silver Scroll Awards [more]

Courtney Hate perform Pedestrian Support League
Courtney Hate perform Pedestrain Support League [more]

Campbell, Chris O'Connor & The Jubilation Choir perform Don't Move
Campbell, Chris O'Connor And The Jubilation Choir perform Don't Move [more]

Moana Maniapoto inductee to the Hall of Fame
Moana Maniapoto inductee to the 2016 Hall of Fame at the Apra Silver Scrolls held at Vector Arena. [more]

Nadia Reid & Sam Taylor perform Dream by Lydia Cole
Nadia Reid & Sam Taylor perform Dream by Lydia Cole [more]

Haka performance at Silver Scrolls for Moana Maniapoto
Attendees of the Apra Silver Scroll awards performed a Haka for Moana Maniapoto after her acceptance speech for the induction to the Hall of Fame. [more]

Best Music In A Series Award
Cliff Curtis presents the 2016 APRA Silver Scroll Award for Best Music In A Series [more]

Best Music In a Film
Cliff Curtis presents the 2016 APRA Silver Scroll Award for Best Music In a Film [more]

Moana Maniapoto is inducted into the NZ Music Hall of Fame
Moana Maniapoto is inducted into the NZ Music Hall of Fame [more]

SOUNZ Contemporary Award
Marc Taddei presents the SOUNZ Contemporary Award at the 2016 APRA Silver Scroll Awards [more]

Jeff Boyle, Julia Deans + Chris O’Connor perform Rainphase by Salina Fisher
Jeff Boyle, Julia Deans + Chris O’Connor performing Rainphase by Salina Fisher [more]

Jocee Tuck performs The First Man by Tami Nelson
Jocee Tuck performs The First Man by Tami Nelson [more]

Soccer Practise performs at the Apra Silver Scrolls
Soccer Practise performs at the Apra Silver Scrolls as a tribute to Moana Maniapoto. [more]

Dr Lou Bennett presents The Maioha Award
Dr Lou Bennett presents The Maioha Award [more]

Oystercater performs Give Up Your Dreams by Phoenix Foundation
Oystercater performs Give Up Your Dreams by Phoenix Foundation [more]

Yoko-Zuna & Bailey Wiley perform If I Move To Mars
Yoko-Zuna & Bailey Wiley perform If I Move To Mars by Thomas Oliver [more]

"Mum, this is John Campbell."
JC [more]

Thomas Oliver wins 2016 Apra Silver Scroll
Thomas Oliver takes out the Silver Scroll at the 2016 Apra Silver Scroll awards held at Vector Arena for his song 'If I Move To Mars'. [more]

APRA Silver Scrolls 2016
Live from the Vector Arena in Auckland [more]

Anna Coddington and SJD perform Kariri
Anna Coddington and SJD perform 'Kariri' at the Apra Silver Scrolls held at Vector Arena in Auckland. [more]

Silver Scroll Award
Godfrey De Grut presents the Silver Scroll Award [more]

Sean James Donnelly
Sean James Donnelly talks to Yadana Saw at the 2016 APRA Silver Scroll Awards. [more]

APRA Silver Scrolls 2016
Live from the Vector Arena in Auckland [more]

Thomas Oliver with his 2016 Silver Scroll award
Thomas Oliver took home the 2016 Apra Silver Scroll. He said its been a long road but to get this sort of recognition is just a dream. [more]

Karl Steven - Best Original Music in a Series - Apra Silver Scrolls
Karl Steven on winning Best Original Music in a Series at the 2016 Apra Silver Scrolls [more]

APRA Silver Scrolls 2016
Live from the Vector Arena in Auckland [more]

Rural News

Morning Rural News for 30 September 2016
News from the rural and farming sector. [more]

Midday Rural News for 30 September 2016
News from the rural and farming sectors. [more]

Sunday Morning

The New Torchlight List: Ireland
Jim Flynn and Wallace Chapman discuss modern Irish literature. Jim rates John Banville's "wonderful style", but is less enamoured with John Boyne's The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas. The sex in Edna O'Brien's The Country Girls (which was banned in Ireland in 1960) he deems "incredibly tame stuff". [more]

The Panel

One Quick Question for 29 September 2016
We find the answers to any queries you can think up. [more]

The Panel pre-show for 29 September 2016
Your feedback, and a preview of the guests and topics on The Panel. [more]

The Panel with Dita de Boni and Vishal Rishi (Part 1)
Topics - The racist sentiment of early 20th century Prime Minister William Ferguson Massey is being used as a reason to rename the tertiary institution which bears his name. Al Gillespie talks about Helen Clark's slow death in her UN Secretary General campaign, the revelaions on who shot down flight MH17 and how the US Congress overturned Obama's veto. Criminal lawyer Tony Bouchier discusses the role of the Police Prosecution Service. [more]

The Panel with Dita de Boni and Vishal Rishi (Part 2)
Topics - Humans are pre-disposed to murder one another and a little gardening may make us more pacific. Entrepreneur Elon Musk has outlined his long-awaited plan to get us to Mars. Norman Dickie has just turned 100 and says the secret to long life is to not smoke or play rugby. [more]

A call to rename Massey University
The racist sentiment of early 20th century Prime Minister William Ferguson Massey is being used as a reason to rename the tertiary institution which bears his name. [more]

Helen Clark, MH17 and Obama's veto overturned
Al Gillespie talks about Helen Clark's slow death in her UN Secretary General campaign, the revelaions on who shot down flight MH17 and how the US Congress overturned Obama's veto. [more]

Losi Filipo
Criminal lawyer Tony Bouchier discusses the role of the Police Prosecution Service. [more]

Gardening may tame the savage beast
Humans are pre-disposed to murder one another and a little gardening may make us more pacific. [more]

Panel Says
What the Panelists dita de Boni and Vishal Rishi want to talk about. [more]

Mars: a home away from home?
Entrepreneur Elon Musk has outlined his long-awaited plan to get us to Mars. [more]

Want a long life? Don't smoke or play rugby
Norman Dickie has just turned 100 and says the secret to long life is to not smoke or play rugby. [more]

The Wireless

Ant Sang: 'Who is your community?'
Ant Sang on being an outsider. [more]

Alone & hopeless: Name UL on the dark reality of NZ's binge drinking culture
Wellington musician Name UL breaks down the themes behind his new album, Choice(s). [more]

The Singles Life: Silver Scrolls emergency edition
The Silver Scrolls are back for another year, so we decided to do some judging of our own. [more]

Upbeat

Anna Leese talks Gallipoli to the Somme, & the effects of MND
As part of Arts Festival Dunedin The Dunedin Symphony Orchestra is performing a brand new oratorio by Anthony Ritchie called Gallipoli to the Somme, marking the centenary of the battle of the Somme. The oratorio is for soprano bass choir and orchestra and Anthony describes it as a quietly anti-war, a humanist statement about ordinary people’s experience of war with the senselessness and the tragedy. It’s based on the experiences of one of the soldiers of the Otago battalion, Alexander Aitken, who survived and went on to write a book of the same name. The soprano is Anna Leese, winner of the Lexus Song Quest back in 2002 and in demand all over the globe. But she has a tragedy of her own, husband Stefano Guidi has been diagnosed with motor neuron disease. Charlotte Wilson talked to Anna about how this has affected their family, and the fundraising which has been set up to help Stefano. [more]

Taking part in the Tattoo
The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo is the famous display of military bands on the esplanade of Edinburgh Castle, that hundreds of thousands of people see come to see every year. In 2016 Charlotte Naden was in the middle of it all. Charlotte’s a student of the University of Auckland, majoring in Classical Bassoon and Geography: but she also plays the Scottish Fiddle. [more]

Tower Of Power’s Emilio Castillo
One of the world’s most popular funk bands Tower of Power, a staple of Californian soul-funk, is about to bring their revue to Auckland. They’ve been 48 years on the road and the ever changing band line-up has seen the group change while staying true to the horn-led, groove focused sound they established in 1968. And they’re busier and more in demand than ever! Eva Radich spoke to Tower Of Power founding member, saxophonist and bandleader Emilio Castillo. [more]

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2pm Pacific Regional News for 29 September 2016
The latest Pacific regional news. [more]

4pm Pacific Regional News for 29 September 2016
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6am Pacific Regional and Sports News for 30 September 2016
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News stories:

MH17 downed by missile from Russia - investigators
Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was downed over eastern Ukraine in 2014 by a Buk missile that had come from Russia, a criminal investigation has concluded. [more]

Taumalolo and Cronk win Dally M
Jason Taumalolo and Cooper Cronk have tied to win the Dally M Medal, each recording 26 points during the National Rugby League season. [more]

Recap: Canterbury win Ranfurly Shield from Waikato
Domestic Rugby: Canterbury have taken the Ranfurly Shield from Waikato in Hamilton in Round 7 of the Mitre 10 Cup. Look back at LIVE scoring of the match here. [more]

Kerber beaten in China
Angelique Kerber has suffered her first defeat as world women's tennis number one with Petra Kvitova beating her in three sets at the Wuhan Open in China. [more]

Neesham not yet fit, will miss second Test
The New Zealand all-rounder Jimmy Neesham will miss the second cricket test against India in Kolkata due to the rib injury that kept him out of the first match in Kanpur. [more]

Return to interest on student loans, draft report says
Scrapping University Entrance and a return to charging interest on student loans are among drastic measures being proposed for the tertiary sector in a new report. [more]

Hawke's Bay DHB gastro bill tops $300k
Havelock North's campylobacter outbreak has so far cost Hawke's Bay District Health Board an estimated $380,000. [more]

Canterbury wins Ranfurly Shield
Canterbury have beaten Waikato 29-23 in Hamilton to lift the Ranfurly Shield for the 15th time. [more]

Power 'gradually' returning after massive Australian blackout
Power is gradually being turned back on across parts of South Australia, but much of the state remains in darkness after a widespread blackout. [more]

National accused of cronyism over 'loopy rules' report
The government is being criticised for paying tens of thousands of dollars to former National MPs and a financial donor to produce its 'loopy rules' report. [more]

Court ban over Pippa Middleton hacked iCloud photos
A British court has banned publication of photographs allegedly stolen from Pippa Middleton's iCloud account. [more]

Allardyce says he made an error of judgement
An emotional and apologetic Sam Allardyce said an error of judgement had led to his shock exit as England manager following a newspaper sting. [more]

Uncertainty over three Grands Prix
The German, Canadian and Brazilian Grands Prix have been listed as subject to confirmation on a record-equalling 21 race provisional Formula One calendar for 2017. [more]

Three Kenyan Olympic officials arrested
Three former officials of Kenya's disbanded Olympic committee have been charged with theft and fraud offences relating to this year's Games in Rio de Janeiro. [more]

Lawsuits loom for Guam church
The Catholic Church in Guam could be facing lawsuits as soon as next week now a bill has passed enabling child sex abuse survivors to sue at any time. [more]

Lawyer defends court system following Filipo case
A defence lawyer has hit out at what he describes as wild and inaccurate attacks on the court system, in the wake of Losi Filipo's case. [more]

Transformer fire knocks out power to 2000 Auckland homes
Power was knocked out to nearly 2000 homes in the Auckland suburb of Remuera this morning following a transformer fire. [more]

Italy pulls out of race for 2023 Rugby World Cup
Italy has withdrawn from the race to host the 2023 Rugby World Cup, one week after Rome's bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games was pulled by the city's new mayor. [more]

Fiji deportations 'harsh' - shadow minister
Fiji's shadow minister for works and transport has asked the government to explain its "high-handed" deportation of expatriate workers. [more]

Legal bid will delay affordable Auckland homes - architect
A High Court appeal to fight the higher-density zones set out in Auckland's Unitary Plan will lead to an even longer wait for affordable homes, says an architect. [more]

New Zealander to help harness Vanuatu craft sector
A New Zealand woman living in Vanuatu is to advise the government on its Handicrafts Industry Action Plan. [more]

Vanuatu could close some diplomatic posts
Vanuatu may shut down some overseas missions to ensure there is sufficient funding for others. [more]

Parker laying low as fight speculation intensifies
New Zealand heavyweight boxer Joseph Parker is staying off social media as speculation surrounding his next fight intensifies. [more]

Child rapist to be monitored for another six years
A child rapist who has been released from jail will be monitored for an extra six years after Corrections won a last-minute appeal. [more]

How do you take your kawhe?
Two Māori broadcasters who made a commitment to speak only Māori during the month of September say even just getting their daily coffee fix was a challenge in a world where te reo is rarely spoken. [more]

Manchester City draw with Celtic
Celtic have put an end to Manchester City's 10-game winning streak and manager Pep Guardiola's perfect record with a 3-3 draw in their Champions League match at Celtic Park. [more]

Wellington Council defends airline payment
Wellington City Council has defended a secret payment made to Singapore Airlines from ratepayer funds, after allegations of corporate welfare. [more]

Lobby group formed to oppose 'Māori favouritism'
A new lobby group aims to pressure politicians into opposing race-based laws and preferential seats in Parliament, it says. [more]

Student loan interest would harm graduates - Students' Union
Students have dismissed the Productivity Commission's call for interest on student loans, saying it would cause further harm in graduates' lives. [more]

We could sell seashells? For sure
Mussel and oyster cast-offs are an untapped industry for New Zealand, the founder of a biological byproduct company says. [more]

Parker could fight for world title in NZ
Heavyweight boxer Joseph Parker could have a world title fight in New Zealand as early as this summer. [more]

Sport: Fiji, Cook Islands netballers qualify for World Youth Cup
Fiji and the Cook Islands netballers are through to next year's World Youth Cup in Botswana after ensuring a top two finish at the Oceania qualifiers. [more]

Children in Tongan hospital inhaling asbestos
Several patients at the paediatric ward of a hospital in Tonga's Vava'u islands are suffering from health issues due to the inhalation of asbestos. [more]

Motel tenant told to leave to make way for homeless
A mother of three struggled to find accommodation after being told to leave an Auckland motel purchased by the government. [more]

US Congress rejects Obama veto for first time
Congress has rejected US President Barack Obama's veto of a bill that would allow families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabian officials - the first veto override of his presidency. [more]

BREAKING NEWS - Paraglider crashes near Queenstown, two injured
BREAKING NEWS - Paraglider crashes near Queenstown, two injured [more]

Sport: Solomon Islands take learnings from Futsal World Cup
Despite failing to win a match, Solomon Islands believe they largely held their own at the Futsal World Cup in Colombia. [more]

Lewis Pass road blocked by overturned truck
Lewis Pass is still blocked in both directions after a truck rolled on a bridge near the Hanmer Springs turn off this morning. [more]

Insurance broker asked to take personal loan to help company
An insurance broker was asked to take out a personal loan to help the struggling company he worked for, then lost his job when he refused. [more]

RMA has failed environment - report
Laws designed to keep New Zealand clean and green have failed, both environmentalists and developers say. [more]

Chch Council company's profit up 6 percent
The Christchurch City Council has welcomed a windfall from its investment group for the 2016 financial year. [more]

Pair injured in Queenstown paraglider crash
Two people have been injured in a paraglider crash near Queenstown this morning. [more]

Sport: Samoa fencers take guard for the first time
Samoa will make its international fencing debut at the Oceania Under 20 Championships in Lower Hutt this week. [more]

Researchers hit back at response to birth-risk report
Researchers have come out fighting at claims made in response to their findings that babies are more at risk during birth if a midwife rather than a doctor is in charge. [more]

Beef+Lamb closes offices in new marketing strategy
Offices in Asia and the UK will close in Beef + Lamb New Zealand's new market development strategy. [more]

Greens co-leader takes finance portfolio in reshuffle
Green Party co-leader James Shaw has taken over the party's finance portfolio in a reshuffle as a result of the arrival of their new MP. [more]

Farming breakthrough for Pacific agriculture
A farmer field school in Tonga is being described as a major breakthrough for agriculture in the Pacific. [more]

Clark's UN chances 'nil' as Bulgaria picks new candidate
Helen Clark's chances of becoming United Nations Secretary-General are now almost nothing after Bulgaria announced a new candidate, an analyst says. [more]

Tatua announces dairy payout of $6.30
The Tatua Co-operative Dairy Company has announced an annual operating profit of $99.7m and confirmed last season's milk price at $6.30 a kilogram of milk solids. [more]

Len Brown: 'We've survived a lot'
Auckland's outgoing mayor Len Brown has made an emotional final speech to his Council. [more]

Most NZers' property equity double their debt
Most New Zealanders in debt have much more equity in their property than what they owe on their mortgage. [more]

BREAKING NEWS - Police to appeal Losi Filipo's discharge without conviction
BREAKING NEWS - Police to appeal Losi Filipo's discharge without conviction [more]

NFP hits back at boycott criticism
The leader of Fiji's opposition National Federation Party has hit back at criticism of his party's boycott of the opening of parliament. [more]

Fiji MP Tikoca suspended until end of term
Fiji's parliament has voted out a third opposition MP, dismissing calls that a suspension until the end of the term is too harsh. [more]

Plan to tackle red zone work unveiled
A plan for tackling work in Christchurch's residential red zone has been laid out by the group tasked with redeveloping the quake-ravaged area. [more]

Air rage takes off on global flights
Air rage reports rose worldwide last year, with cases of verbally abusive airline passengers and travellers who refused to listen to cabin crew up by almost 17 percent. [more]

Housing market remains key concern for Reserve Bank
A surging housing market, low inflation expectations, and a strong exchange rate remain the Reserve Bank's major headaches, according to its annual report. [more]

Exporters show more hedging activity in volatile times
An erratic and stubbornly high New Zealand dollar has forced more exporters to protect themselves from volatile currency movements. [more]

All Blacks ring the changes for Pumas test
The All Blacks have made four changes to their starting XV for Sunday's test against Argentina in Buenos Aires. [more]

Compare Wellington's mayoral candidates
Still not sure who's who in the Wellington mayoral race? Take a look at all the candidates and their plans for the capital here. [more]

Massey Uni named after racist PM, lecturer says
Massey University was named after a prime minister who made racist statements and its name should be changed, one of its lecturers says. [more]

NZer jailed for preparing to fight in Syria
A 26-year-old who attempted to join the conflict in Syria has been sentenced to five-and-a-half years in jail by an Australian court. [more]

New bank in American Samoa assures public
The board of the Territorial Bank of American Samoa has assured the public that the bank will be insured for any failures or crimes. [more]

Crime reports worry Fiji PM
Fiji's Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama has called for an urgent meeting with the Police Commissioner because of reports of crime. [more]

US company to explore Cook Islands seabed for minerals
A US company has been granted rights to prospect and explore the Cook Islands' seabed for minerals. [more]

Candidate with disability not fit for job, councillor says
A Dunedin councillor and mayoral candidate has told another candidate he's not up to the job because he has cerebral palsy. [more]

LATEST - 14-year-old arrested after carjacking of 62-year-old in Auckland, police say
LATEST - 14-year-old arrested after carjacking of 62-year-old in Auckland, police say [more]

Reid to captain All Whites as Durante returns
England based footballers Winston Reid and Chris Wood headline the 23-man All Whites squad for their upcoming international friendlies with Mexico and the United States. [more]

Fiji opens new bridge after 'unprecedented' investment in roads
A new bridge on Fiji's northern Vanua Levu has been opened five months ahead of schedule as part of a nationwide road project. [more]

Ruataniwha Dam: Public Works Act acquisition on table
The Hawke's Bay Regional Council intends to try to acquire conservation land for a controversial water storage scheme even if its court appeal fails. [more]

14-year-old arrested after carjacking
Police have arrested a teenager and a 62-year-old woman has a serious head injury following a carjacking in New Lynn. [more]

Govt rejects 'radical' tertiary report suggestions
The government has ruled out two of the Productivity Commission's most radical recommendations for the future of tertiary education. [more]

Helmet law comes at right time - Cook Islands police
Cook Islands police say 75 percent of road deaths between 2007 and 2016 were motorcycle riders who were not wearing helmets. [more]

Suitcase at centre of scare destroyed
A suitcase, which had been thought to be suspicious, has been destroyed and cordons are being lifted in central Auckland. [more]

Kiribati gets new justice minister
The Kiribati Chief Justice Sir John Muria has sworn in Naatan Teewe as the new justice minister. [more]

Surprise at delay in appeal over rugby player's discharge
It is surprising police did not move earlier to appeal a rugby player's discharge without conviction, the Criminal Bar Association says. [more]

Amnesty wants security for Papuan leader
Amnesty International has urged the Indonesian authorities to ensure the security of Agustinus Aud, who is the spokesperson of the West Papuan National Committee. [more]

China to support Cook Islands fisheries
China has pledged a donation of equipment worth $US82,000 to support marine surveillance in the Cook Islands. [more]

Arthur Taylor wants to name 'Witness C'
Convicted criminal Arthur Taylor wants to name a prison informant, who he says committed perjury when he gave evidence against David Tamihere. [more]

Pumpkin Patch reports $20m loss
Children's clothing retailer Pumpkin Patch has delivered another disappointing result, hit by store closures and high currency impacts. [more]

Colin Craig defamation trial: Jury considers verdicts
The jury in the Colin Craig defamation trial has retired to consider its verdicts, after hearing three weeks worth of evidence. [more]

No preference for Fiji's jobless MWH workers
The Fiji Roads Authority is calling for new applicants for jobs after a major pay dispute and deportations prompted a foreign contractor to pull out. [more]

SILVER SCROLLS: Standing ovation as Moana Maniapoto inducted into NZ Music Hall of Fame
SILVER SCROLLS: Standing ovation as Moana Maniapoto inducted into NZ Music Hall of Fame [more]

Pilots' vision affected by powerful laser
An Air New Zealand plane was the target of a laser over the Hutt Valley near Wellington tonight. [more]

SILVER SCROLLS: Rob Ruha wins 2016 Maioha Award for 'Kariri'
SILVER SCROLLS: Rob Ruha wins 2016 Maioha Award for 'Kariri' [more]

SILVER SCROLLS - Thomas Oliver wins the 2016 Silver Scroll Award for 'If I Move to Mars'
SILVER SCROLLS - Thomas Oliver wins the 2016 Silver Scroll Award for 'If I Move to Mars' [more]