Radio New Zealand - Monday, 9th January 2017

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This page features: Business News, Late Edition, Nashville Babylon, News Stories, Our Changing World, Outspoken, Summer Days with Jesse Mulligan, Summer Report, The Reading, The Wireless, World & Pacific News

Business News

Business news for 10 January 2017
House prices, sales and new listings have all fallen in the country's biggest city. [more]

Late Edition

Late Edition for Monday 9 January 2016
In Late Edition tonight... Too many guns in the wrong hands leads to police shootings The enforcement of speed restrictions makes driving more difficult And The West Coast needs infrastructure investment to cope with increased tourist numbers [more]

Nashville Babylon

Nashville Babylon for Monday 9 January 2017
On this week's show Mark plays hidden gems from Lowell George, Shelby Lynn and Booker T Jones among others and pays tribute to Leonard Cohen and David Bowie… [more]

Our Changing World

Hedgehogs – good or bad?
Hedgehogs are cute - but they're also deadly killers. Science communication student Harriet Ampt is investigating. [more]


Outspoken: Economy
Business editor, Gyles Beckford and our economics correspondent, Patrick O'Meara take a look at the state of the economy and what's on the cards in 2017, particularly in the light of this year's general election. [more]

Summer Days with Jesse Mulligan

Breast cancer study out of Auckland University
Breast cancer is the most common cancer for women, affecting one in every nine New Zealand women over their lifetime. As time has gone on, and research on the disease grows, it's emerged that the outcome of having breast cancer depends on many things, including catching it on time, and having access to the proper treatment. Jesse talks to Professor Mark Elwood. [more]

Women on boards
The ratio of women on NZ boards has not budged in several years, despite efforts to boost their numbers. It's emerged from the NZX that in 2016, only 17 per cent of directors on NZ boards were women, the same ratio as the year before. What are these efforts to boost female participation and why aren't they working? Jess talks to Linda Noble, chief executive of Governance NZ and Women on Boards. [more]

Employee of the Month
Today's employee is celebrant Robyn McLeod. [more]

Should we teach children to drink the French way?
Is parents supplying their children with alcohol the best way to teach healthy drinking habits? [more]

The Senses
The senses are amazing systems which help us find our way in and experience the world. But some people have the misfortune of losing one or more of their senses. A new event is taking place next month at the Center for Smell and Taste at the University of Florida. Called SmellTaste2017, it aims to provide an opportunity for those affected by smell or taste disorders to learn more and to find better ways of coping with them. Dr Steven Munger from the University of Florida explains how debilitating losing one's sense of taste or smell can be. [more]

Seeking unusual vege varieties
Tim Martin is an ecologist who in his spare time cultivates a magnificent fruit and vege garden at his Mt Wellington home in Auckland. [more]

Summer Report

Police Commissioner calls for gun amnesty
The police commissioner Mike Bush is calling for an amnesty on unwanted guns as a way of reducing the number of illegal firearms in New Zealand. [more]

Firefighters blacklist entire fleet
Firefighters in Auckland have blacklisted their entire fleet of 11 Fraser-MAN fire trucks over safety concerns. [more]

The Maori Party slams Prime Minster's comments
The Maori Party says it's disappointed by the Prime Minister's view that a lot of New Zealanders find Waitangi Day ceremonies cringe-worthy. [more]

Te Tii kaumatua speaks out
One of the kaumatua of Te Tii Marae has hit out at the decision, saying Mr English should be allowed to speak. [more]

Saudi Arabia's most wanted bomb maker studied in NZ
One of the most dangerous bomb makers in Saudi Arabia lived and studied in New Zealand for five years - something which has shocked his former classmates. [more]

Auckland's housing boom leaves builders scrambling
Auckland's housing boom is making it harder for builders to source quality materials with many using dodgy products to keep up with demand. [more]

New Zealander is refusing to leave Gaza despite govt warning
A New Zealand woman who lives in the Gaza Strip is adamantly refusing to leave, despite strongly worded advice from the Government to do so. [more]

Retirement Commissioner would like more benefits and training
The Retirement Commissioner says raising the superannuation age must be accompanied by additional benefits and more training. [more]

Summer is coming... eventually
It may not feel like summer yet, but apparently it's coming. [more]

Iwi health status project
The country's most southern iwi, Ngai Tahu has a membership of 55 thousand, 60 percent of which live outside of the South Island. A new research project is seeking to paint a unique blueprint of the iwi's health status and target the specific areas affecting its people. [more]

New exhibition casts light on an old story
An exhibition that traces the journey of Ngati Rarua, Te Ati-awa and allied tribes from the North Island to Tasman Bay in the 1830s, has just opened in Motueka. [more]

Trump calls Streep over-rated
Donald Trump has called Meryl Streep "overrated" after the three-time Oscar winner launched a blistering attack on the U.S. president-elect at last night's Golden Globes awards. [more]

The Reading

Part 12 - Bound for Chittagong
The adventurers head for Bangadesh's second largest city. [more]

The Wireless

Tastes Like it Sounds - Fazerdaze

World & Pacific News

2pm Pacific Regional News
The latest Pacific Regional News [more]

4pm Pacific Regional News
The latest Pacific Regional News [more]

8pm Pacific Regional News for 9 January 2017
The ;latest Pacific regional news. [more]

6am Pacific Regional and Sports News for 10 January 2017
The latest Pacific regional news. [more]

7am World, Pacific and Sports News for 10 January 2017
The latest world, Pacific and sports news. [more]

8am World, Pacific and Sports News for 10 January 2017
The latest world, Pacific and sports news. [more]

9am World, Pacific and Sports News for 10 January 2017
The latest world, Pacific and sports news. [more]

10am World, Pacific and Sports News for 10 January 2017
The latest world, Pacific and sports news. [more]

11am World, Pacific and Sports News for 10 January 2017
The latest world, Pacific and sports news. [more]

News stories:

12 cruise ships due in American Samoa this year
American Samoa is scheduled for have 12 cruise ship visits this year, carrying around 28,000 passengers. [more]

Marshalls expects top tuna return in 2017
The Marshall Islands says it has sold almost all of its allocated fishing days for 2017, and is anticipating it will make a record $US23.9 million. [more]

Samoa PM touts NZ seasonal jobs
Samoa's prime minister has touted New Zealand's seasonal employers programme as an option for citizens who lost their jobs when an American Samoa cannery closed. [more]

Low speeding tolerance could increase crashes - study
Strict holiday speed limits could be making the roads more dangerous by reducing drivers' ability to spot hazards, new research suggests. [more]

White House not a family business, Obama warns Trump
US President Barack Obama has advised his successor Donald Trump not to attempt to run the White House "the way you would manage a family business". [more]

Fight over dog leads to stabbing
Two people accused three others of running over a dog and at least one person was stabbed. [more]

Plymouth hold Liverpool, Chelsea and Spurs win
Fourth-tier Plymouth Argyle earned a 0-0 draw away against Liverpool's youngest ever starting XI in their FA Cup third round tie at Anfield while Chelsea and Tottenham both won. [more]

Two charged in Fiji after bullets found on yacht
Fiji police say two people have been charged following the discovery of bullets on board a yacht at Vuda Marina. [more]

BREAKING NEWS - PM Bill English will not attend Waitangi Day celebrations at Waitangi
BREAKING NEWS - PM Bill English will not attend Waitangi Day celebrations at Waitangi [more]

Three kiwis in Classic singles as Tearney qualifies
New Zealand tennis player Finn Tearney has qualified for the men's singles draw at Auckland's ASB Classic. [more]

Teen in court over New Year campground attack
A 24-year-old woman was asleep when she was attacked in her tent shortly after midnight. [more]

Tonga promotes fish in health drive
The Tongan government is providing access to discounted fish to the public in an effort to promote healthier lifestyles. [more]

Samoa PM warns students to behave
Students in Samoa who have received scholarships to study in Australia, New Zealand and Fiji have been warned to not stray from their studies. [more]

Four killed in Jerusalem truck attack
Four Israelis have been killed in Jerusalem by a Palestinian man who rammed a lorry into them, in what police say was a terrorist attack. [more]

Tongan teacher killed by bus crash to be flown home
The body of Leotisia Malakai, the third person to die from a Christmas Eve bus crash near Gisborne, will be taken home to Tonga today. [more]

Hundreds of police deployed to end lawlessness in PNG's Hela
More than 300 police and military personnel have been deployed to Papua New Guinea's Hela province as an operation to end a spate of lawlessness gets underway. [more]

Huawei contracted to install Solomon's internet cable
The Chinese multinational, Huawei, has been contracted by the Solomon Islands government to install an undersea internet cable from Sydney to Honiara. [more]

Queen makes first appearance of 2017
Queen Elizabeth II has not been seen in public since late December because of a heavy cold. [more]

New regulations for sale of Vanuatu citizenship
New regulations for the sale of Vanuatu citizenship have come into effect this month. [more]

Power restored after Mahanga scrub fire
A large scrub fire in Hawkes Bay destroyed a house and cut power to dozens. [more]

Saudi attack planner studied in NZ
One of the men linked to an attack on one of Islam's holiest sites spent five years in New Zealand as a student. [more]

Australia alerted over missing dad, daughter
Interpol has contacted Australian authorities about missing man Alan Langdon and his 6-year-old daughter, Que - but police there will not say if they will search. [more]

Call to restore AM radio in French Polynesia
The French Polynesian government has asked the public radio broadcaster to reconsider its decision to end transmissions on its AM frequency. [more]

Ratu Isoa trial begins in Fiji today
The suspended Fiji MP Ratu Isoa Tikoca goes on trial today over alleged breaches of Fiji's electoral rules. [more]

PM: Te Tii actions disrespect Waitangi Day
Prime Minister Bill English says the Te Tii marae committee is "disorganised" and has failed to respect Waitangi Day. [more]

Trump accepts Russia role in US election hack
President-elect Donald Trump previously rebuffed allegations Russia was behind the hacks. Now he may take action, his incoming chief of staff says. [more]

Fruean declines American Samoa cabinet job
American Samoa's governor's first choice for Commissioner of Public Safety Senator Tuaolo Fruean is not taking up the cabinet appointment. [more]

Arthur's Pass fire being brought under control
Helicopters are working steadily to bring a scrub fire near Arthur's Pass under control, before forecast strong winds this afternoon. [more]

Indonesia urges action over West Papua flag raiser
Indonesia's foreign minister has urged Australian authorities to act against a protestor who scaled the roof of the country's consulate in Melbourne and displayed a West Papua flag. [more]

NZ waterways an 'embarrassment'
Environmental groups say freshwater is going to be one of the critical issues in this year's election. [more]

Killed motorcyclist named
Swiss national Manfred Brand, 47, died in a crash with a car last Friday. [more]

Samoa PM hopes American Samoa joins Forum
Samoa's Prime Minister has invited American Samoa to join the Pacific Islands Forum like the French territories of New Caledonia and French Polynesia. [more]

Man critically injured in Whangarei attack
A man is fighting for his life in Auckland City Hospital after being hit over the head with a piece of wood. [more]

Dairy NZ to appeal decision on Greenpeace ad
An advertising watchdog dismissed complaints the advert about water pollution was false and misleading, but one group plans to appeal. [more]

Lyttelton Port workers to continue strike action
Union members have gone on strike for the past two weekends over changes to work rosters, and say they will continue for the next two as well. [more]

Summer lull drives down Auckland house prices
Auckland's property market has eased further in what is usually a quiet period for real estate. [more]

Former Iranian president dies
Ali Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani was one of the main voices in Iran calling for an outreach to the West and the United States. [more]

2016 the hottest year on record
Warmer ocean temperatures, anomalies in air pressure and climate change meant last year was New Zealand's warmest on record, NIWA says. [more]

Hollywood director backs Marianas Trench sanctuary
The film director James Cameron is backing a move to make the Mariana Trench a national marine sanctuary. [more]

Australian minister stands down over flights
Australian Health Minister Sussan Ley took several taxpayer-funded flights to the Gold Coast, where she and her partner own property. [more]

Australian aid under fresh scrutiny
Australia's foreign aid programmes are facing fresh scrutiny after an independent audit revealed transparency reporting has dropped significantly under the Coalition Government. [more]

PM turned down Waitangi speaking compromise
Correspondence shows the Prime Minister's office flatly rejected an offer to speak at Te Tii Marae after the pōwhiri. [more]

Live: Black Caps vs Bangladesh
The Black Caps take on Bangladesh on the final day of the first Cricket Test at the Basin Reserve in Wellington. Follow live commentary of the match here. [more]

Bangladesh 66 for three at stumps
Bangladesh were 66 for three in their second innings when stumps were drawn on day four of the first cricket Test against New Zealand in Wellington. [more]

RECAP: Black Caps trail Bangladesh by 303
The Black Caps trail Bangladesh by 303 runs after reaching 292 for three at stumps on day three of the first cricket Test at the Basin Reserve in Wellington. Look back at commentary here. [more]

Canterbury DHB to review unexpected patient death
The Canterbury DHB is carrying out a serious incident review following what it describes as a sad outcome. [more]

Man 'in dire need' rescued from burning car
Shortland Street actor Pua Magasiva is among those being praised for saving a man's life in Orewa. [more]

Marshall could lose full-time Brisbane spot to Kahu
Kiwis rugby league player Jordan Kahu could block Benji Marshall's path to a full-time NRL return at Brisbane. [more]

Calls for leaders' summit to tackle inequality
Outspoken - NZ's economy is one of the best-performing among developed countries but there are nagging problems under the headlines. [more]

Hope for rare bird in Marlborough Sounds
The endangered sparrow-sized mohua appears to be gaining a foothold on Blumine Island. [more]

Investigation into Feilding woman's killing closed
Police in Palmerston North have closed their homicide investigation into the death of a Feilding woman who died in 2014. [more]

Police not trigger-happy, officers' union says
The police union says four fatal shootings in 18 months are due to firearms getting into the wrong hands, but the IPCA is worried. [more]

Solomons vet charged over dolphin breeding facility
A Solomon Islands veterinarian has been arrested and charged by local police for operating a captive breeding facility for dolphins. [more]

Solomons bank closed after weekend break in
Police in Solomon Islands are investigating a break in at a provincial bank which occurred over the weekend. [more]

US congressman says Trump will halt refugee deal with Australia
A hardline congressman says United States president-elect Donald Trump will do everything in his power to halt a refugee deal with Australia. [more]

Strike averted at Port Vila markets
A planned week-long strike by market vendors in the Vanuatu capital Port Vila has been averted. [more]

Arrests in Paris over Kardashian robbery
At least 16 people have been arrested over the armed robbery of Kim Kardashian West in Paris in October. [more]

One dead, one badly hurt in car-truck crash
A person died and another person was critically injured when a car collided with a truck on SH3 south of Feilding. [more]

Syrian govt ready to negotiate on 'everything', Assad says
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad says his government is ready for proposed peace talks in Kazakhstan but no date has yet been set. [more]