Radio New Zealand - Thursday, 3rd November 2016

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Business News

Evening business for 3 November 2016
News from the business sector, including a market report. [more]

Early Business News for 4 Novemeber 2016
A brief update of movements in the financial sector. [more]

ANZ Bank is signalling a tight grip on costs
The ANZ Bank is signalling a tight grip on costs and an end to ultra low interest rates as it looks to stop further erosion of its profits. [more]

Xero expects to have a million customers this financial year
The power company, Mercury, says it's doing better-than-average at retaining customers in a highly competitive retail market. [more]

Mercury working to keep customers in highly competitive market
The power company, Mercury, says it's doing better-than-average at retaining customers in a highly competitive retail market. [more]

Morning Markets for 4 November 2016
A brief update of movements in the financial sector. [more]

Markets Update for 4 Novemeber 2016
A brief update of movements in the financial sector. [more]

Spark reaffirms earnings guidance for FY17
The telecommunications company, Spark, says the company is in better shape and returning to long-term sustainable growth. [more]

NZX sells controversial grain trading business
The stock exchange operator NZX is cutting its agricultural businesses. [more]

NZ family businesses struggle with staff shortages
Short staffing issues could stunt the long-term success of more than half of New Zealand's family businesses, which haven't got a succession plan. [more]

Wealth management presence in doubt
Australian banks' continued presence in wealth management is in question after the ANZ flagged a possible sale of its life insurance, advice and superannuation businesses. [more]

Midday Markets for 4 November 2016
For the latest from the markets we're joined by Don Lewthwaite at FNZC. [more]

Checkpoint

Checkpoint with John Campbell, Thursday 3rd November 2016
Watch Thursday's full programme here. [more]

Daughter of Kāwhia Harbour couple killed by Ross Bremner forgives their killer
The daughter of the couple killed in their Waikato home last month by Ross Bremner forgives him, but wants to know why he wasn't under better supervision. Jo Kukutai speaks exclusively to Checkpoint. [more]

Parents of autistic child say Education Minister knew about seclusion rooms
The parents of an autistic child say the Education Minister knew about the use of seclusion rooms last year, but the Minister is denying the claim. [more]

Hekia Parata maintains she only knew about seclusion rooms from July
Education Minister Hekia Parata is adamant she only knew about seclusion rooms from July. She joins Checkpoint. [more]

Child killer seeks sentence discount for mental health issues
The lawyer for one of the killers of three year old Moko Rangitoheriri says their client's sentence should be reduced due to their mental problems, a court has heard. [more]

Prisoner advocate says precedent there for terminally ill
Terminally ill prisoner Vicky Letele should be released on compassionate grounds, according to a man who helped free another sick prisoner in 2005. [more]

Tauranga principal discusses Novopay privacy breach
The controversial Novopay school payroll system is causing problems again, and this time it appears to involve a major privacy breach. [more]

PM says public should be more worried about Google than spy age
The Prime Minister says the public should be more worried about companies like Google or Facebook than anything New Zealand's spy agencies are doing. [more]

Could the America's Cup be held in Queenstown
Sir Russell Coutts' suggestion that the America's Cup could take place on Lake Wakatipu is exciting Queenstown locals. [more]

Light at end of tunnels gets penguins through underpass
A few weeks ago we brought you the story of New Zealand's first penguin underpass in Oamaru. [more]

Bremner family friend on Jo Kukutai's forgiveness to her parent
Geoff Benefield has known Ross Bremner's father Keith for a long time ...even before he married Clare. [more]

Mother angry at Parata's claims
The mother of an autistic child says she has been trying to get the Education Minister to ban seclusion rooms for years - and is furious she claims to have only known about their existence since the middle of this year. [more]

NZ drug importer in prison in Indonesia found with drugs in cell
Drugs have been found in the cell of New Zealander Antony De Malmanche, who is serving 15 years for smuggling drugs. His lawyer speaks to Checkpoint. [more]

Te Puea chair pledges to fight for truth as he pleads not guilt
The senior police officer and chair of Te Puea Marae, Hurimoana Dennis, has pleaded not guilty to kidnapping charges. [more]

Māori couple create first Te Reo speaking dolls
Disappointed by the lack of a Māori speaking doll on the market to gift their daughter, a Rotorua couple created their own. [more]

Dateline Pacific

Pasifika urged to see business ownership as an option
A new business mentoring initiative hopes to bring about a change in Pasifika mindsets when it comes to entrepreneurship. [more]

Climate change link to West Papua resource exploitation probed
Climate change and pernicious resource extraction in West Papua have a deep connection. A conference underway in Sydney is seeking common solutions to these two major areas of concern to people in the Pacific region. [more]

Nauru and Manus refugees could be resettled in North America
Refugees detained on Nauru and Manus Island could be resettled in North America, according to The Australian Newspaper. [more]

Dateline Pacific evening edition for 3 November 2016
A new reports says refugees on Nauru and Manus could be resettled in North America; Links between climate change and resource exploitation in West Papua are probed at Australian conference; Pasifika urged to see business ownership as an option; A Fiji internet cafe owner awaits justice one year on; A taste of Pasific culture in New Zealand's Bay of Plenty could aid student learning; And in sport, Fiji 7s coach Gareth Baber ready to embrace pressure of new role. [more]

No safety concerns over Cooks runway incident
An investigation shows the cause of a runway incident in the Cook Islands was inefficient air traffic control. [more]

PBT say awards show thriving nature of business in NZ
Award winner says the depth and breadth of Pacific businesses in New Zealand is amazing. [more]

PNG budget makes cuts in key areas
Papua New Guinea's 2017 Budget has made significant cuts to key priority areas as the government tries to rein in spending. [more]

Dateline Pacific morning edition for 4 November 2016
PNG's government budget makes cuts in key areas;The Pacific Business Trust says awards show thriving nature of business in NZ; There are no safety concerns over a Cook Islands runway incident; A new reports says refugees on Nauru and Manus could be resettled in North America; Links between climate change and resource exploitation in West Papua are probed; And Pasifika people are urged to see business ownership as an option. [more]

Extra Time

Extra Time for 4 November 2016
A massive payday for basketball star Steven Adams, but what does his NBA success mean for the sport in New Zealand? New Zealand driver Shane van Gisbergen is staring down the prospect of winning his maiden Supercars Championship title. The New Zealand cricket coach Mike Hesson looks back on the Black Caps tour of India and ahead to Pakistan's tour here. All Black Nehe Milner-Skudder is raring to go after eight months on the injury sidelines. The new Black Ferns Sevens coach is revealed, and Ernie Merrick tries to look on the bright side of the Wellington Phoenix' dismal start to the season. [more]

In Parliament

Today In Parliament for 3 November 2016
Legislation designed to ratify the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement passes its second reading - with the TPPA also the subject of Opposition questions to the trade minister. [more]

The Day In Parliament for 4 Novemeber 2016 - morning edition
Parliament's adjourned until 2pm on Tuesday when it will resume with Question Time before tackling government bills as outlined in the Thursday business statement from the Leader of the House, Gerry Brownlee, who confirms that next Wednesday will be a members' day. Two members' bills that won't be going anywhere except into the bin were knocked off the order paper by amendments to the Government's Statutes Amendment Bill, one of four measures debated in extra time on Thursday morning. From National backbenchers, Nuk Korako and Matt Doocey, the two bills attracted widespread ridicule when they were drawn from the members' bill ballot in August. One enabled airports to extend advertising for their sales of lost luggage outside the newspaper public notices columns and the other removed the need for companies to notify shareholders in writing when publishing annual reports. Legislation designed to ratify the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement passes second reading - and is also the subject of Opposition questions to the trade minister. [more]

The Day In Parliament for 4 November 2016 - morning edition
Parliament's adjourned until 2pm on Tuesday when it will resume with Question Time before tackling government bills as outlined in the Thursday business statement from the Leader of the House, Gerry Brownlee, who confirms that next Wednesday will be a members' day. Two members' bills that won't be going anywhere except into the bin were knocked off the order paper by amendments to the Government's Statutes Amendment Bill, one of four measures debated in extra time on Thursday morning. From National backbenchers, Nuk Korako and Matt Doocey, the two bills attracted widespread ridicule when they were drawn from the members' bill ballot in August. One enabled airports to extend advertising for their sales of lost luggage outside the newspaper public notices columns and the other removed the need for companies to notify shareholders in writing when publishing annual reports. Legislation designed to ratify the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement passes second reading - and is also the subject of Opposition questions to the trade minister. [more]

Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm

Our forests could be significant Carbon Sinks
Scientists from NIWA are looking at the potential for our forests to act as carbon sinks, and they say they could play an even bigger role than we thought. NIWA researcher, Dr Sara Mikaloff-Fletcher, explains. [more]

New free weekly magazine for Auckland
A new free weekly magazine for Auckland has just been launched. [more]

Lani's Space
A pair of Auckland filmmakers have have made it to the final of CineSpace. It's a short-film competition run by NASA and the Houston Cinema Arts Festival. And, Harriett Maire and Ferris Bradley's film, is one of 15 to be picked, out of a whopping 900 entries. Lani's Space follows a solo father, Manu, and his journey to understand his daughters love of space. Director, Harriett Marie, explains. [more]

We found the train impersonator!
Yesterday, during our regular appointment with Sarah Johnston from Nga Taonga sound and vision (our national sound archive), she played us a piece of audio from 1964 featuring a then 17 year old, who was able to mimick the sound of railway trains. We've tracked down the man responsible for that sound, possibly an early form of Beat Boxing, Owen Schmelz, he's now living in Picton. [more]

Favourite album: Nina Hagen, Return of the Mother
Chosen by Nicholas Farra. [more]

Theatre Critic - Alistair Browning
An award winning Actor and Director is our theatre critic today.  [more]

Geoffonomics: Could forestry could overtake dairy in NZ?
The Government is looking at more incentives to plant trees so that New Zealand doesn't need to purchase as many foreign units to meet international obligations over climate change. But can forestry really compete with other land uses like dairy or sheep & beef? Geoff Simmons, Economist with the Morgan Foundation discusses the issue. [more]

Guy Fawkes an 'anti-Catholic' celebration
Every year in New Zealand we celebrate the foiling of a 17th Century Catholic terrorist plot. [more]

Masterpieces: Scott Forrest on trees
The aptly named tree climbing champ, Scott Forrest tells us about his favourite New Zealand tree, ahead of the tree climbing competition in Albert Park, Auckland this weekend. [more]

The Expats: LA based Philosopher, Stephen Finlay
Stephen Finlay has lived in the US since 1997, and teaches philosophy at the University of Southern California. [more]

A hospital for dolls
Keith Martin used to fix aircraft then found out he could put his engineering skills to another use, repairing and restoring people's broken dolls. This Way Up's Richard Scott went to his Doll Hospital in Palmerston North. [more]

Late Edition

Late Edition with Dateline Pacific for Thursday 3 November
this is Late Edition - with highlights from the day on RNZ National and RNZ International. In the programme tonight how much carbon can we sink into our forests? an america's cup regatta inland And in Dateline Pacific north american nations may take in manus and nauru asylum seekers [more]

Midday Report

Midday News for 4 November 2016
An emoji for shrugs and face-palms, the survey which shows about 6 in 10 Americans are exhausted by the US election coverage, and how two aussie blokes pulled off an elaborate golf prank. [more]

Midday Sports News for 4 November 2016
The All Blacks coach Steve Hansen says it would have been asking too much to throw Scott Barrett straight into a start against Ireland in Chicago on Sunday morning. [more]

Morning Report

Top Stories for Friday 4 November 2016
Councillor insists cultural training for staff after racism, NZ judge blames 'relentless' media for undermining her, Novopay operator apologises for latest payroll error, Ambulance workers on strike today, and US election tightens; just five days to go. [more]

Sports News for 4 Novemeber 2016
An update from the team at RNZ Sport. [more]

Paris Agreement on climate change comes into force
The Paris AgreementParis Agreement to combat climate change comes into force today, 11 months after the historic deal got over the line. There's concern though, that signatory countries' domestic policies aren't keeping pace with their rhetoric. [more]

Education Minister still under pressure about seclusion rooms
Seclusion rooms and semantics. The political argument over who knew what, and when, about the controversial education practice. [more]

New report slams local councils for "political interference"
Some local councils have been accused of political interference, in a new Ministry for the Environment report slamming how local bodies monitor and enforce the Resource Management Act. [more]

Sports News for 4 November 2016
An update from the team at RNZ Sport. [more]

Councillor insists cultural training for staff after racism
Auckland councillor Efeso Collins says racist treatment of his family when they attended his swearing-in was not a one-off. He insists council staff need cultural training to avoid humiliating people. [more]

NZ judge blames 'relentless' media for undermining her
Dame Lowell Goddard has for the first time given details of why she abruptly left her job as the head of a major child sex abuse inquiry in Britain. She blames "relentless" media pressure for undermining confidence in her. [more]

Novopay apologises for latest payroll error
Teachers are outraged at yet another embarrassing mistake with the school payroll system, Novopay. The private pay details of up to 530 employees at ten schools have been shared with other schools. [more]

Ambulance workers on strike today
St John ambulance workers begin industrial action today -- they're not stopping work but they are refusing to wear their uniforms. [more]

Ombudsman: Outcry should not be needed for Govt to act
The Chief Ombudsman Peter Boshier is welcoming a ban on the use of seclusion rooms in New Zealand schools but says it shouldn't take a public outcry for the government to act. [more]

US election tightens: just five days to go
The latest New York Times polling showing the radce for the White House is tightening, with a narrowing lead for Hillary Clinton - just 5 days from the election. [more]

Government turns 'children's future' hikoi away
After a 400km walk from Christchurch to Wellington the Our Children's Future hikoi reached Parliament yesterday - but they were denied entry. The Speaker said the rules bar demonstrators from entering the public gallery. [more]

Details on domestic terror threat to NZ remain murky
The National Security System handbook, published by the Prime Minister's department yesterday, records that there was a domestic terrorist threat - but it gives no further details. [more]

NZ driver on cusp of win at V8 Supercars
Shane van Gisbergen returns to Pukekohe this weekend as he seeks to become the first New Zealander to win the Australian V8 Supercars Championship since Jim Richards 25 years ago. [more]

Sports News for 4 Novemeber 2016
An update from the team at RNZ Sport. [more]

No bail outs for homeowners affected by climate change
Home owners hoping for a government bail out in places threatened by the impacts of climate change like Whanganui and Dunedin may have to think again. [more]

England's High Court sends Brexit back to parliament
Queenstown people are finally seeing work begin on a 27-million dollar road that means they can bypass the town's notorious spot for traffic jams. [more]

Students prepare for NCEA exams
NCEA and Scholarship exams start next week. John Gerritsen talks to students and educators about the best way to study for these important exams. [more]

"This has been a horrifying US election"
RNZ's former White House correspondent Connie Lawn gives us her view on the US election race. [more]

Labour's holds its annual conference this weekend in Auckland
Labour is turning its sights to next year's election, as party members and MPs gather in Auckland tonight for its annual conference. [more]

Officials in the dark over key figure at IANZ
The Qualifications Authority did not know a man with a history of mistreating migrants was a key figure at at failed private international academy despite a two year investigation. [more]

South Auckland stream wins 'most improved'
A South Auckland waterway riddled with rubbish just six months ago has beaten the odds to win the title of the country's most improved stream. [more]

Queenstown's mayor says it's urgent to address town's growth
Queenstown people are finally seeing work begin on a 27-million dollar road that means they can bypass the town's notorious spot for traffic jams. [more]

West Coast's Charleston celebrates 150 years
It's happy birthday to the The West Coast town of Charleston which is turning 150. And to mark that milestone the town, now home to just 340, is celebrating its gold rush past. [more]

Phil Kafcaloudes with news from Australia
All the latest from Australia - we talk to our Melbourne correspondent Phil Kafcaloudes. [more]

Music 101

M101 Pocket Edition 110
In the Music 101 Pocket Edition tonight Yadana Saw brings us the team’s coverage of the Volume: Making Music in Aotearoa exhibition which has just opened at Auckland Museum and The Critics’ Choice Awards from last night. Plus performances from Rodney Fisher of Goodshirt and The Maori Volcanics [more]

News in Pacific Languages

News in Samoan for 4 November 2016
The latest news in Samoan language. [more]

News in Niuean for 4 November 2016
The latest news in Niuean language. [more]

News in Tongan for 4 November 2016
The latest news in Tongan language. [more]

Nights

Foraging for Food in New Zealand
Seaweed, mushrooms, wild parsnips and watercress. A bounty awaits those who forage for food. We talk to environmental researcher and forager Peter Langlands. [more]

Nights' Culture - Comics & Graphic Novels
Cartoonist, writer, illustrator Adrian Kinnaird looks at Sarah Laing's new graphic novel, Mansfield and Me, plus Annual, a new NZ children's title based on the old English children's annual tradition. [more]

Nine To Noon

1 in 9 can't afford to visit doctor
Kathryn Ryan talks with Dr Tim Malloy, President of the College of GPs about access to primary health care. Ministry of Health figures show 1 in 9 cannot afford to go to the doctor. Dr Malloy says the very people who need health care the most, are missing out, with long-term consequences for the country. [more]

Supercharger highway is on the way
Kathryn Ryan talks to Ashley Horvat, the former Chief Electric Vehicle Officer for the US state of Oregon about the "electric highway" she helped establish and how to push EV uptake in New Zealand. [more]

Throwing away life-saving drugs an 'awful crime'
Medicines that could save lives abroad are being thrown away or incinerated, says a retired pharmacist. [more]

Asia correspondent Charlotte Glennie
Charlotte explains choatic scenes in Hong Kong's legislative chamber, and backgrounds the so-called Rasputin of South Korea. [more]

Bolshoi Confidential: Secrets of the Russian Ballet
Kathryn Ryan talks with music historian Simon Morrison on his history of the Bolshoi Ballet, one of Russia's most illustrious institutions, known often for scandals and drama off-stage, as much as for performances on-stage, since its establishment in 1780. [more]

Unity Books Review
"When We Are No More: How Digital Memory is Shaping our Future" by Abby Smith Rumsey. Reviewed by Tilly Lloyd, published by Bloomsbury Press. [more]

New music with Grant Smithies
Grant Smithies belatedly discovers the debut solo EP from Auckland psych-folk hero Dave Weir, then dips a toe in the murky waters of Aussie psych-rock with Sydney band, The Laurels. To finish: a stone-cold classic from upcoming WOMAD 2017 headliners, The Specials. [more]

Sports commentator Brendon Telfer
The Joseph Parker /Andy Ruiz boxing match which has apparently been confirmed for Auckland in December and Steve Adams' eye-popping 142 million dollar contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder. [more]

Gareth Morgan's new political party
Kathryn Ryan talks to businessman Gareth Morgan about his new political party he's named the Opportunities Party. [more]

The week that was with Te Radar and Irene Pink
An emoji for shrugs and face-palms, the survey which shows about 6 in 10 Americans are exhausted by the US election coverage, and how two aussie blokes pulled off an elaborate golf prank. [more]

Our Changing World

Tour de Science
David Klein is taking his award-winning one-man science show on tour, by bicycle, around small town community halls. [more]

Written in stone - the first Māori gardens
The Otuataua Stonefields Historic Reserve, in South Auckland, is home to New Zealand's earliest gardens and is a significant archaeological site. [more]

Pacific Correspondent

Pacific Correspondent for 3 November 2016
Today we hear from our correspondent in the CNMI, Mark Rabago. [more]

Parliament - Question Time

Question Time for 3 November 2016
NUK KORAKO to the Minister of Finance: What progress is the Government making in its programme to get better results from public services? JAMES SHAW to the Minister of Foreign Affairs: Did he ask for, or receive, any advice or assessment from officials about the stated legal threat of up to $30 million from the Al-Khalaf group; if so, what was the nature of that advice? GRANT ROBERTSON to the Minister of Finance: Is he concerned that the New Zealand economy is unbalanced towards speculation in housing given that the value of New Zealand’s housing stock is now $998 billion, eight times the total value of the New Zealand stock market, and is that valuation of the housing market a risk to financial stability? BRETT HUDSON to the Minister for Communications: What recent announcements has she made regarding improving rural broadband and mobile black spot coverage? DARROCH BALL to the Minister for Social Development: Does she stand by all her statements? PHIL TWYFORD to the Minister of Transport: Does he agree with the Auckland Transport Alignment Project that bus improvements can only address capacity constraints in central Auckland for up to 10 years and a higher capacity mode like light rail will be required? BARRY COATES to the Minister of Trade: Why is he advancing the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, when it is widely reported that the agreement will not get through the US Congress this year and countries like Canada, Australia, and Vietnam have delayed their ratification processes? DAVID SHEARER to the Minister of Foreign Affairs: Was the Auditor-General mistaken when she said in her report on the Saudi Arabia Food Security Partnership that “We were told that Ministry legal advisers were not asked for input or made aware of this Cabinet paper or earlier related Cabinet papers”; if not, why did he claim on 27 June 2015 that Ministry legal advisers did provide legal advice for the Cabinet paper? BARBARA KURIGER to the Minister for Primary Industries: What reports has he received on Government initiatives to help attract more young people into careers in the primary industries? JENNY SALESA to the Minister for Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment: What is the total number of 15 to 24-year-olds not in employment, education, or training according to the Household Labour Force Survey released yesterday, and is this an increase or a decrease on the last quarter? ALFRED NGARO to the Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs: What announcements has he made to support the ongoing regulation of the business environment in New Zealand? BARBARA STEWART to the Minister for ACC: Is he satisfied that clients are receiving a good standard of care from ACC providers? Questions to Members Hon DAVID PARKER to the Chairperson of the Local Government and Environment Committee: How many submitters were heard on the Resource Legislation Amendment Bill, referred to the Local Government and Environment Committee on 3 December 2015, and when were those submissions heard? Hon DAVID PARKER to the Chairperson of the Local Government and Environment Committee: Has he, as Chair, put on the agenda the giving of complete drafting instructions to the Parliamentary Counsel Office on the Resource Legislation Amendment Bill; if not, why not? [more]

Radio New Zealand YouTube

Nicola Dally-Paki and lawyer Arama Ngapo-Lipscomb
Arama Ngapo-Lipscomb speaks to media outside the Court of Appeal in Wellington. Nicola Dally-Paki only spoke a few words "No sentence is long enough". [more]

The Oldest Profession - New Zealand Prostitutes' Collective
The Oldest Profession presented by RNZ is a multi-media project looking into the New Zealand's sex industry. Here we talk to Catherine Healy, National Coordinator and Channel, Outreach Worker about the New Zealand Model and what life was like before the reform. Interview by Philippa Tolley Filming and video by Rebekah Parsons-King [more]

Daughter of Kawhia couple killed by Ross Bremner forgives their killer: RNZ Checkpoint
The daughter of the couple killed in their Waikato home last month by Ross Bremner forgives him, but wants to know why he wasn't under better supervision. Jo Kukutai speaks exclusively to Checkpoint. [more]

Hekia Parata maintains she only knew about seclusion rooms from July: RNZ Checkpoint
Education Minister Hekia Parata is adamant she only knew about seclusion rooms from July. She joins Checkpoint. [more]

Evening business for 3 November 2016: RNZ Checkpoint
News from the business sector, including a market report. [more]

Prisoner advocate says precedent already there for terminally ill prisoner release: RNZ Checkpoint
Terminally ill prisoner Vicky Letele should be released on compassionate grounds, according to a man who helped free another sick prisoner in 2005. [more]

Light at end of tunnels gets penguins through underpass: RNZ Checkpoint
A few weeks ago we brought you the story of New Zealand's first penguin underpass in Oamaru. [more]

Bremner family friend on Jo Kukutai's forgiveness to her parents' killer:RNZ Checkpoint
Jo Kukutai doesn't hold any grudges against the mentally ill man who killed his mother and nearly his father as well, before he fatally attacked her parents in Kawhia Harbour in the Waikato last month. [more]

NZ drug importer in prison in Indonesia found with drugs in cell: RNZ Checkpoint
Drugs have been found in the cell of New Zealander Antony De Malmanche, who is serving 15 years for smuggling drugs. His lawyer speaks to Checkpoint. [more]

Maori couple creates first Te Reo speaking dolls: RNZ Checkpoint
Disappointed by the lack of a Maori speaking doll on the market to gift their daughter, a Rotorua couple created their own. [more]

RNZ Checkpoint with John Campbell, Thursday 3rd November 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]

Remembering Marti Friedlander

Marti Friedlander with Brian Edwards (1996)
Respected photographer Marti Friedlander's portraits have captured the essence of ordinary New Zealanders and New Zealand life for half a century. She talks to Brian Edwards about seeing the country through a newcomers' eyes, about how her photographic career began and developed, about her family and childhood in an orphanage, about belonging, culture and the importance of her Jewish heritage. [more]

Rural News

Morning Rural News for 4 Novemeber 2016
News from the rural and farming sector. [more]

Midday Rural News for 4 November 2016
News from the rural and farming sectors. [more]

The Panel

One Quick Question for 3 November 2016
We find the answers to any queries you can think up. [more]

The Panel pre-show for 3 November 2016
Your feedback, and a preview of the guests and topics on The Panel. [more]

The Panel with John Barnett and Jane Young (Part 1)
Marc Wilson of Victoria University talks about what seclusion rooms do to children's psyche. A prisoner's wish to be released on home detention to die has been ceclined. The family of Efeso Collins were denied VIP seats at the Auckland Town Hall for his swearing in as the usher didn't believe they were Council guests. Russell Coutts is suggesting Queenstown stages the Americas Cup. Which way will US voters go? [more]

The Panel with John Barnett and Jane Young (Part 2)
The youth market for coffee is behind an impending global shortage. What the Panelists John Barnett and Jane Young want to talk about. Flight instructor Roy Crane discusses the intricacies of flying a chopper. The Christchurch Council is the latest to issue a total ban on freedom camping. :A new study has found we like to think the worst of people. [more]

Auckland to host title fight
The venue for the Joseph Parker v Andy Ruiz Jr heavyweight title fight has been confirmed - and it's going to be held in Parker's home town of Auckland. [more]

Banning seclusions rooms
Marc Wilson of Victoria University talks about what seclusion rooms do to children's psyche. [more]

Dying inmate wants to die at home
A prisoner's wish to be released on home detention to die has been declined. [more]

Family of councillor discriminated against
The family of Efeso Collins were denied VIP seats at the Auckland Town Hall for his swearing in as the usher didn't believe they were Council guests. [more]

Americas Cup in Queenstown
The family of Efeso Collins were denied VIP seats at the Auckland Town Hall for his swearing in as the usher didn't believe they were Council guests. [more]

Americas Cup in Queenstown
Russell Coutts is suggesting Queenstown stages the Americas Cup. [more]

US election
Which way will US voters go? [more]

Coffee in short supply
The youth market for coffee is behind an impending global shortage. [more]

Panel Says
What the Panelists John Barnett and Jane Young want to talk about. [more]

Robinson helicopters
Flight instructor Roy Crane discusses the intricacies of flying a chopper. [more]

No more freedom camping in CHCH
The Christchurch Council is the latest to issue a total ban on freedom camping. [more]

We like thinking the worst
A new study has found we like to think the worst of people. [more]

The Wireless

The Singles Life: Are Brooke Fraser’s greatest hits behind her?
Brooke Fraser’s transition from piano chanteuse to pop princess is going at a glacial pace. [more]

Scuba Diva is the Critics' Choice
This year’s New Zealand Music Awards Critics’ Choice winner might be seen as an up-and-comer, but he’s no newbie. [more]

Upbeat

50 years of the Frances Hodgkins Fellowship
An exhibition to mark 50 years of the Frances Hodgkins Fellowship opens at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery this weekend, featuring works from 49 fellows including the likes of Michael Illingworth, Graham Sydney, Fiona Pardington and Miranda Parks. Curator Priscilla Pitt explains how the eclectic mix of 90 works is a reflection of New Zealand life and culture. [more]

Amitai made Adler Fellow
New Zealand Tenor Amitai Pati, who won the 2012 Lexus Song Quest and is one third of Sol3 Mio, is one of four new Adler Fellows joining San Francisco Opera in 2017. He explains the road to the fellowship, what he’s learnt in 2016 during the Merola Program and looks ahead to Christmas and New Year. [more]

Survival of sculpture
The 200kg Ferns - an iconic Wellington sculpture - has been missing from the heart of Civic Square since June. It was removed because of metalwork fatigue. Wellington Sculpture Trust’s Sue Elliott explains what’s going on with the iconic artwork.   [more]

Admiring absurdity
Actor and comedian Kura Forrester is part of the new play Perplex, which has its New Zealand debut next week at Silo Theatre. Written by German playwright Marius von Mayenburg, it features an elk, Nietzsche and a Nazi, a character who morphs into a volcano and nude discussions of Darwin. Kura chats about comedy, creating characters and clown school. [more]

World & Pacific News

2pm Pacific Regional News for 3 November 2016
The latest regional Pacific news. [more]

4pm Pacific Regional News for 3 November 2016
The latest regional Pacific news. [more]

8pm Pacific Regional News for 3 November 2016
The latest regional Pacific news. [more]

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8am World, Pacific and Sports News for 4 November 2016
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News stories:

'Racial discrimination' mars councillor's swearing in
The refusal to allow a newly-elected Auckland councillor's Samoan family into VIP seating for his swearing-in was racial discrimination, he says. [more]

All Blacks boost NZ Maori side
Four members of the 36-man All Blacks touring squad will pull on the New Zealand Maori jersey in Chicago after being selected to play the United States. [more]

Electricity cut as car crashes into power pole
A car has crashed into power pole in the Auckland suburb of Takanini cutting electricity to about 1400 homes. [more]

Winner takes all in game 7 of World Series
The Chicago Cubs set up a winner-take-all game seven of the World Series by crushing the Cleveland Indians 9-3 to level Major League Baseball's best-of-seven championship. [more]

SA confident ahead of first Australia Test
Stand-in South African captain Faf du Plessis says his team is full of confidence heading into their first Test on their tour of Australia in Perth today. [more]

Greens call for McCully to resign over Saudi deal
The Green Party is calling for the Foreign Minister to resign over the Saudi sheep deal, despite the Auditor General clearing the government of any criminal liability over it. [more]

Ellis to captain Baabaas
The former Crusaders and All Black halfback Andy Ellis will captain the Barbarians for Sunday's clash with the Springboks at Wembley. [more]

Second woman claims unfair rejection from police
A second Whakatane woman has come forward saying her application to join the police force has been unfairly rejected. [more]

Big income drop predicted for beef and lamb farmers
Beef and Lamb New Zealand is predicting farmers' income will drop 13 percent to an average of $67,000 this season. [more]

New DNA tests could prove Steven Avery's innocence - lawyers
Lawyers from the documentary Making a Murderer are excited about new forensic DNA testing methods that could finally prove their client Steven Avery was framed. [more]

VW to quit WRC
Volkswagen will pull out of the World Rally Championship at the end of the season as part of a strategic shift to help overcome its emissions scandal. [more]

Kangaroo Mansour injured in training
Australia winger Josh Mansour is almost certain to miss Sunday's Four Nations rugby league clash against New Zealand with knee injury. [more]

Manager of failed college told us to lie - migrant
The marketing manager at a failed Auckland private college was accused of telling a witness in the country's first human trafficking trial to lie to authorities, court documents show. [more]

Zuma report finds possible corruption
An investigation has found evidence of possible corruption at a high level in South African leader Jacob Zuma's government. [more]

Test win in sight for Windies
The West Indies cricketers are just 39 runs from a Test victory against Pakistan after a tense fourth day, which would break an 18 month winless drought. [more]

Gawker settles Hulk Hogan privacy case for $US31m
The defunct US news website Gawker has settled a lawsuit won by retired US professional wrestler Hulk Hogan for $US31m. [more]

Bioenergy sector concedes heat still left in coal industry
Bioenergy industry players have conceded that a revived coal industry will continue to provide energy for industry for years to come. [more]

Northland women waiting 4 months for cancer treatment
Nearly two-thirds of Northland gynaecological cancer patients are not being treated within the recommended time, a new report has found. [more]

Police car rammed, teens hurt in Hamilton police chase
Police had to use road spikes to stop a car involved in a multi-vehicle chase that left two teenagers injured and a police car damaged. [more]

'Afghan Girl' denied bail after ID card arrest
The green-eyed Afghan woman whose photo appeared on the cover of National Geographic magazine has been denied bail after being arrested on fraud charges. [more]

Police petition accuses Samoa Commissioner of unlawful behaviour
A no-confidence petition against the suspended Samoa Police Commissioner accuses Fuiavailili Egon Keil of breaching the law . [more]

Meeting hopes to spur creation of Pacific planning association
Commonwealth planners are hoping to establish a Pacific planning network that would provide support to leaders and policy makers in the region. [more]

Fiji businessman continues wait for justice, a year on
A human rights lawyer in Fiji says a year after the Lautoka businessman Rajneel Singh was attacked, allegedly by police, no progress has been made in getting him justice. [more]

Facebook-based insurance discount plan dropped
Facebook has abandoned plans for a British car insurer to be able to access young peoples' profiles, their posts and likes, to judge their safety as a driver. [more]

Markets shaken by tightening White House race
Financial markets have been rattled by polls showing a tightening race between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton for the White House. [more]

Haka in solidarity for Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
Hundreds of Māori have taken to Facebook to show their solidarity for Native Americans protesting against the Dakota Access Pipeline. [more]

Haka in solidarity for Standing Rock Sioux Tribe
Hundreds of Māori have taken to Facebook to show their solidarity for Native Americans protesting against the Dakota Access Pipeline. [more]

Family escapes large New Lynn house fire
A family has escaped a major fire at a New Lynn house this morning, though a child suffered smoke inhalation. [more]

West Papua resources fray discussed alongside climate
A conference underway in Sydney looks to address two major areas of concern for the Pacific region in the same sitting. [more]

Cosby argues for charges to be thrown out
Bill Cosby has renewed his attempt to have sexual assault charges against him thrown out, with his lawyers arguing the delay in accusing him violated his rights. [more]

Joseph Parker to fight in Auckland - reports
The promoters for Joseph Parker say they can neither confirm nor deny reports from US media that his world heavyweight title fight will be held in Auckland. [more]

More than a hobby - pursuing the arts
Pacific people often feel the pressure to let their artistic talent fall by the wayside in pursuit of other career paths but artists in New Zealand hope their success can buck the trend. [more]

Trump would be 'horrible' for NZ economy - NZIER
The Institute of Economic Research says it will be horrible for the New Zealand economy if Donald Trump wins the United States presidential election. [more]

Sport: Niue complete series sweep vs SA Rhinos
The Niue rugby league team thrashed South Africa 44-0 to complete a series clean sweep in Pretoria. [more]

French minister condemns New Caledonia violence
The French interior minister has condemned last weekend's unrest in New Caledonia in which five policemen suffered injuries from gunfire. [more]

Economist says PNG budget figures deceptive
The Papua New Guinea Government's 2017 budget will bring in new taxes and make major cuts in spending including for health. [more]

Leicester stumble, Tottenham lose
Leicester's winning run in football's Champions League came to an end while Tottenham suffered another defeat at Wembley to hamper their hopes of qualification. [more]

Sport: Tiki Toa seal semis spot in Dubai
Tahiti have sealed a semi-final berth at the Beach Soccer Intercontinental Cup in Dubai. [more]

Life sentence for Fiji murder
The High Court in Suva has sentenced Usaia Kilaiverata to life imprisonment for last year's murder of his partner Losana McGowan. [more]

Bunting named Black Fern Sevens coach
The New Zealand rugby sevens assistant coach Allan Bunting has been promoted to the head coaching role for the Black Fern Sevens. [more]

No 'material concerns' over SIS warrentless surveillance authorisation
An urgent authorisation for warrantless surveillance by the SIS has been reviewed by the Inspector-General of Security and Intelligence and has been found to have no 'material concerns'. [more]

Scientists reject claim Waikato river is clean
A stoush between leading scientists has bubbled to the surface over the state of the Waikato river. [more]

Seclusion rooms in schools to be banned
Seclusion rooms will be banned in schools under new laws proposed by the government. [more]

Nurses union emails targeted in phishing scam
Thousands of email addresses of nurses' union members have been leaked after the organisation was targeted by a scam. [more]

Lawyer makes appeal in court to save Fiji police reputation
A court has been urged not to let eight policemen and a military officer on trial for rape do any more damage to the Fiji Police Force's reputation. [more]

DOC criticised for 'knee-jerk reaction' over Robinson helicopters
The aviation industry is criticising DOC's decision to stop using Robinson helicopters, saying it is a knee-jerk reaction. [more]

Pacific Business Trust notes thriving business sector in NZ
The chair of the Pacific Business Trust says the success of its first awards in six years shows the business sector in New Zealand is thriving. [more]

Red zoning shows property rights need more protection - report
The red zoning of earthquake-damaged land in Christchurch shows that property rights need better protection, a report by the Human Rights Commission says. [more]

New stolen stock mystery ruins wedding plans
A farming couple's wedding savings are gone after the theft of 55 Friesian bull calves worth $24,000 from a North Canterbury property. [more]

Fiji and Indonesia eye defence collaboration
Fiji's Minister for Defence and National Security, Ratu Inoke Kubuabola, wants Indonesia to sign a military collaboration agreement with the Fiji military forces. [more]

PNG Govt to hike election nomination fee tenfold
The Papua New Guinea Government is planning a national election nomination fee for next year of K10,000 or US$3,150. [more]

Magnitude 5.0 quake hits central Italy
A magnitude 5.0 earthquake has struck central Italy in the same region hit by recent strong quakes. [more]

Rock shelter find rewrites Aboriginal history
A toilet stop has led to the discovery of one of the most important prehistoric sites in Australia. [more]

Protest in Auckland against precarious work
Nine people have been arrested for trespassing following a protest at a recruitment agency in Auckland. [more]

Winston Reid ruled out of New Caledonia series
All Whites captain Winston Reid has been ruled out of this month's Oceania World Cup qualifiers against New Caledonia. [more]

Raval named to open for NZ A against Pakistan
Jeet Raval and Dean Brownlie have been named to open the innings for the New Zealand A cricket side to play Pakistan in their tour game next week. [more]

Kearney impressed by Foran
Warriors coach Stephen Kearney reckons superstar signing Kieran Foran is looking like a new man. [more]

Locke hopes to revive his career at Manly
Former New Zealand rugby league international Kevin Locke will attempt to revive his NRL career with Manly. [more]

Two Chch hotels sell for $43m
Two of Christchurch's largest hotels have been sold as their American owners have quit the country. [more]

Auckland Uni theatre demolition 'cost-effective'
Auckland University's earthquake-prone Maidment Theatre could be demolished to make way for a new facility. [more]

Tahiti talks to settle gravel dispute
The French Polynesian public works minister has received a delegation from an anti-nuclear group over a shipment of gravel which the groups says is irradiated. [more]

Jakarta diplomacy odd and backwards, ULMWP
A warning by Indonesia's Defence Minister for Pacific countries not to speak out about West Papua has been described as an odd and backward form of diplomacy. [more]

Minister backtracks on meth eviction review comment
Housing New Zealand Minister Bill English is backtracking on his announcement of a review into meth evictions. [more]

US election: Obama warns 'fate of the world' at stake
President Barack Obama has warned that the fate of the US republic - and the world - is at stake in the election. [more]

Vink takes the lead on Tour of Southland
The Christchurch cyclist Michael Vink has taken the overall lead in the Tour of Southland after winning stage four. [more]

Google more of a worry than spy agencies - PM
The public should be more worried about Google and Facebook than New Zealand's spy agencies, Prime Minister John Key says. [more]

Te Puea Marae chairman vows to 'fight for the truth'
Police inspector Hurimoana Dennis says he will fight for the truth as he defends charges of kidnapping a teenager. [more]

Mental illness of Moko's killer 'not given enough weight'
The jailing of a woman for 17 years for the manslaughter of a three-year-old failed to take into account her mental illness, the Court of Appeal has been told. [more]

Rojas puts form down to tough times in Europe
Melbourne Victory flyer Marco Rojas has put his scintillating form down to his tough time in Europe, saying it had matured him as a player and a person. [more]

Baseball: Chicago Cubs win first World Series in 108 years
The Chicago Cubs have beaten the Cleveland Indians in extra time to win their first baseball World Series since 1908 and end one of the longest title droughts in professional sports. [more]

Pasifika mindset change needed for business success
A new business mentoring initiative hopes to bring about a change in Pasifika mindsets when it comes to entrepreneurship. [more]

Australian submarine surfaces in Auckland Harbour
An Australian submarine has surfaced in Auckland Harbour in preparation for the NZ Navy's 75th anniversary. [more]

Tahiti tax fraud case in court in September
The appeal court in French Polynesia says it will hear a major tax fraud case involving the finance company Sofipac next September. [more]

Minister stands by seclusion room timeline
The Minister of Education is adamant she first heard about the use of seclusion rooms in July, despite a family saying they complained to her a year earlier. [more]

Tonga passport forgery sentencing next week
Four Tongan nationals, including two former civil servants, will be sentenced on Friday next week after pleading guilty to charges in a passport forgery trial in September. [more]

Warning against fake recruitment agents in Solomons
Solomon Islanders are being warned about fake agents pretending to recruit seasonal workers to go Australia and New Zealand. [more]

Contract for controversial new stretch of motorway awarded
Work will start before Christmas on a controversial new stretch of motorway north of Auckland. [more]

Māori health caucus celebrates 20th anniversary
A network of Māori health workers committed to public health are celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Māori caucus of the Public Health Association. [more]

Could the America's Cup ever be raced on Lake Wakatipu?
Queenstown has been set abuzz by Sir Russell Coutts suggesting the America's Cup could be hosted on Lake Wakatipu. [more]

Goddard blames rivals for 'defamatory comment'
The New Zealand judge who formerly headed a major child sex abuse inquiry in Britain says false media articles were placed by her political opponents. [more]

Refugees could be resettled in North America
An Iranian refugee says his family has no future on Nauru and he'd happily go to North America under an Australian plan. [more]

Hundreds affected by Novopay privacy breach
A error with the school payroll system involved the details of 530 staff at 10 schools, the company behind it says. [more]