Radio New Zealand - Tuesday, 10th January 2017

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This page features: Business News, Late Edition, News Stories, Our Changing World, Outspoken, Radio NZ National Music, Rancho Notorious, RNZ Music, Summer Days with Jesse Mulligan, Summer Report, The Reading, The Sampler, World & Pacific News

Business News

Business News for 11 January 2017
Business news update with Jonathan Mitchell. [more]

Late Edition

Late Edition for Tuesday 10 January
In Late Edition tonight... Auckland fire fighters abandon an entire vehicle fleet due to engine faults, Waitangi kaumatua unaware of decision to deny the prime minister speaking rights at Te Tii marae and no progress in the last year getting more women on company boards. [more]

Our Changing World

Did early Polynesians sail to the Americas?
Science communications student Ellen Rykers ponders the Polynesians and their journeys around the Pacific, wondering where they might have got to. [more]


Outspoken: Aging Workforce
Outspoken explores the growing numbers of over 65-year-olds still working and the growing calls to raise the eligibility age for superannuation. [more]

Radio NZ National Music

Music 101 Pocket Edition 118
We talk to Dinosaur Jr's long-suffering drummer Murph, catch up with Nick Murphy (formerly known as Chet Faker), Polyester Introduce themselves, plus new music from the Avalanches, Dirty Projectors, and Weezer. [more]

Rancho Notorious

RN 5/01: "I am a passenger, and I ride and I ride..."
Dan and Kailey debate the new sci-fi blockbuster Passengers (starring Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt) and provide the hottest of hot takes on the just announced Golden Globes. The summer box office winners and losers are also discussed. [more]

RNZ Music

The Mixtape: Thomas Oliver
Singer-songwriter Thomas Oliver shares a Mixtape of songs that introduced him to artists or a genre he consequently grew to love. [more]

Summer Days with Jesse Mulligan

Sally Pairman on the worldstage on midwifery
Sally Pairman has been working in and around the midwifery sector for over 30 years as a midwife, lecturer, author and advocate and now she's been chosen from a list of international cadidates to head the International Confederation of Midwives, an organisation representing some 400,00 midwives in 113 countries. [more]

Some spots to swim this summer
If summer ever actually arrives, here are some suggestions for New Zealand’s best swimming spots. [more]

Employee of the Month Edwina Clarke
Today's Employee of the month is Edwina Clarke - formerly of Okarito on the West Coast - these days she can be found in Central Otago. [more]

Music lovers seek authenticity in plastic
From urban gardeners to bin-diving vinyl nuts, Professor Karen Fernandez discusses the resurgence of retro in our digital age. [more]

Everybody has rats
John Innes is a scientist at Landcare Research and an expert on rats among other things. He was the man who helped bring tui back to Hamilton. [more]

What are you reading? - Gareth Morgan
Philanthropist and businessman Gareth Morgan is reading Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis. [more]

'Tis the season for atonement
It’s the season of atonement for many of us, when the dues are paid for the holiday bacchanal. But is this a wrong-headed mindset? [more]

Vintage Weekend - Auckland Aotea Square
It's Vintage Weekend - taking you back in time with music, dance, fashion and a vintage market. Jesse Mulligan talks to organiser Rose Jackson. [more]

Summer Report

Fire cuts off Otago town
About 50 firefighters from around the Queenstown district are tackling a major scrub fire which has cut off Glenorchy and left its residents without power. [more]

Cold weather freezes Europe
Up to 50 people have died as cold weather freezes parts of Europe. [more]

Hope for first home buyers with latest house price figures
It's election year and housing looks set to be a big issue. [more]

Wellington Airport trespasses convicted plane hijacker
Wellington Airport has banned the country's only convicted plane hijacker, whose prison sentence ends next month. [more]

Actor Sam Neill remembers Michael Chamberlain
The father of the baby taken by a dingo in the Australian outback 37 years ago has died aged 72. [more]

Firearms council says amnesty won't stop black market
The Council of Licenced Firearms Owners says an amnesty on illegal guns will not keep them out of the hands of criminals. [more]

NZ youth vulnerable to porn addiction
A sex therapist says young New Zealanders are vulnerable to developing addictions to pornography because they're not taught how to deal with online porn. [more]

Obama gives farewell speech today
Barack Obama is set to give his farewell speech later this afternoon. [more]

State house sell off shaping as election issue
In November,The Government announced it wanted to sell two-and-a-half-thousand homes in Christchurch to a private provider with the aim of speeding up the building of new homes for those in need. [more]

Changes needed to improve school performance
Education experts say changes to teacher training and the way subjects are taught to low-achievers could help New Zealand children do better in high profile international tests. [more]

NZ’s history of ‘relentlessly Pākehā’ newsrooms
There are still too few Māori in NZ’s newsrooms, a media researcher says. [more]

The Reading

Part 14 - Losing Ones Rag
As every traveller knows, life is not one long bed of roses. [more]

Part 13 - East Pakistan
With the poorest of the poor. [more]

The Sampler

The Sampler 10 January 2017
In The Sampler this week Nick Bollinger revisits 2016 releases from Hayes Carll and Angel Olsen. [more]

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
The latest Pacific Regional News [more]

6am Pacific Regional and Sports News for 11 January 2017
The latest Pacific regional and sports news. [more]

7am World, Pacific and Sports News for 11 January 2017
The latest world, Pacific and sports news. [more]

8am World, Pacific and Sports News for 11 January 2017
The latest world, Pacific and sports news. [more]

9am World, Pacific and Sports News for 11 January 2017
The latestr world, Pacific and sports news. [more]

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

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

News stories:

Imperial Pacific postpones opening of Saipan casino
The opening of a multi-million dollar casino resort on Saipan has been postponed until the end of March. [more]

Police commissioner wants amnesty on illegal guns
The police commissioner is calling for an amnesty on illegal guns as a way of reducing the number of unlawful firearms in New Zealand. [more]

Warm summer predicted, despite cool start
The coming spell of warmer, drier weather may suit beach-goers, but the forecast is not ideal for farmers and fire fighters. [more]

Trump calls Streep 'overrated' after Golden Globes speech
US President-elect Donald Trump has hit back at Meryl Streep's criticism of him as she received a lifetime achievement award at the Golden Globes. [more]

Cooks opposition party supports tax amnesty
An opposition party in the Cook Islands says it supports the government's proposal for an amnesty on penalties for not paying tax. [more]

Michael Chamberlain, father of Azaria, dies aged 72
Michael Chamberlain, whose nine-week-old daughter Azaria was snatched by a dingo in Uluru in 1980, has died aged 72. [more]

100 applicants for Fiji opposition 2018 candidacy
Fiji's largest opposition party has so far received 100 applications from people wishing to stand as its candidates in the 2018 elections. [more]

Man goes through plate glass window during fight at McDonald's
A man went through a plate glass window during a fight at a McDonald's restaurant in Napier last night. [more]

Williamson climbs into top five T20 rankings
New Zealand cricket captain Kane Williamson has broken into the top five of the ICC world rankings for T20 batsmen, meaning he's now in the top five batsmen across all formats. [more]

One NZer left in ASB Classic singles
There's just one New Zealander left in Auckland's ASB Tennis Classic men's singles after two players were dumped out on the opening day. [more]

Health board bosses accused of pay double-standards
Senior doctors are calling out their bosses for getting bigger pay rises than staff. [more]

Seismic survey company refutes blame for whale death
A company surveying the sea floor near Cook Strait says its work is not linked to recent whale strandings. [more]

Ronaldo wins FIFA player of the year
Real Madrid and Portugal star Cristiano Ronaldo won FIFA's rebranded player of the year award, beating Barcelona and Argentina striker Lionel Messi into second. [more]

Big leap in dengue cases in Vanuatu
The number of people with suspected dengue fever in Vanuatu has leapt up with a near doubling in confirmed cases since the end of last month. [more]

Fire near Auckland chemical factory not suspicious
A fire at a warehouse in the west Auckland suburb of Avondale - which required 18 crews to put out - is not being treated as suspicious. [more]

Palau president sworn in for $US200,000
Palau's returning president Tommy Remengesau Jr will be sworn in on January 19 in an elaborate ceremony budgeted at $US200,000. [more]

PM's Waitangi Day remarks 'disappointing' - Māori Party
The Prime Minister's view that New Zealanders find Waitangi Day ceremonies "cringe-worthy" is disappointing, the Māori Party has said. [more]

Bomber who studied in NZ 'was just a normal person'
The former classmates of a Saudi Arabia bomber who studied in New Zealand were shocked to learn he planned an attack on the Medina mosque. [more]

Trump to appoint son-in-law as senior adviser
Jared Kushner, a major New York-based real estate developer, is married to Donald Trump's daughter, Ivanka. [more]

Indonesia's Widodo reproaches military chief over Australia suspension
Indonesia's President Joko Widodo has reportedly warned his military chief about his behaviour after he suspended military ties with Australia over material involving West Papua province. [more]

London tube strike creates commuter chaos
Crowds packed pavements, a railway station was evacuated because of overcrowding - and the delays will get "worse before they get better". [more]

Two men remanded in custody over Fiji ammo find
Two men have been remanded in custody in Fiji after being charged in relation to the discovery of a cache of bullets nine days ago. [more]

Kiwi teacher won't quit Gaza
A New Zealand woman who lives in the Gaza Strip refuses to leave, despite strongly-worded advice from the government to do so. [more]

Burning car rescue: 'I didn't want this poor guy to die'
Holidaymakers, an off-duty policeman and a Shortland Street actor are being hailed as heroes for pulling an injured man out of a burning car. [more]

Russia 'tired' of hacking 'witch-hunt'
Russia has again dismissed accusations that it ran a programme of cyber hacking to influence the US presidential elections. [more]

30-hour scrub fire battle in Arthur's Pass
Firefighters with chainsaws are felling burning trees, while four helicopters douse hotspots from above as the scrub fire battle continues. [more]

PNG police broker peace deal in Enga
Police in Papua New Guinea's Enga province have brokered a peace deal between two tribes following the killing of three men and a woman over a compensation payment. [more]

Doping saga lingers for former All Black stars
Former All Blacks Dan Carter and Joe Rocokoko will reportedly be called before an independent French anti-doping tribunal. [more]

Man's body found on footpath in Auckland suburb
A man whose body was found on a footpath near a bus stop in the west Auckland suburb of Te Atatu this morning has been indentified. [more]

Skipping meals 'not beneficial' for exercising women - study
Women who exercise and limit their food intake could be harming their health, according to a study from the University of Otago. [more]

Golden Globes: La La Land sweeps seven awards
Musical La La Land has won a record seven awards, and Moana lost Best Animated Feature to fellow Disney blockbuster Zootopia. [more]

'Relentless bias' keeps women off boards
With only 17 percent of company directors being women, a governance boss says it's time quotas stopped being a "dirty word". [more]

New Caledonia shooting victim France-bound
A 15-year-old boy who was shot in the face during a confrontation in New Caledonia last month will be flown to France in a bid to save his eyesight. [more]

Major renovations for the big red sheds
A major restructure of The Warehouse Group will see the chief executive roles for the Red Sheds and Warehouse Stationery merged. [more]

Sawmill workers' advocate Joe Harawira dies
A man who battled for 30 years on behalf of former sawmill workers exposed to dangerous chemicals has died. [more]

Fears in Fiji ammo find could be linked to terrorism
The opposition in Fiji wants a military counter terrorism unit reactivated after the discovery of a cache of ammunition earlier this month. [more]

Global arms control award for Marshalls and de Brum
The Marshall Islands government and its former foreign minister Tony de Brum have received an international award for their efforts on arms control. [more]

Australian tennis players punished for corruption
Australian tennis players Nick Lindahl, Brandon Walkin and Isaac Frost have been punished after being found guilty of corruption. [more]

Azerbaijan blacklists four Pacific offshore centres
Four Pacific Island countries have been identified by Azerbaijan as financial offshore centres from where no company can operate in the country's securities market. [more]

New Caledonia aims to deter poachers
French forces have released four Vietnamese fishing vessels after seizing a record seven tons of beche de mer caught illegally. [more]

Warning over toxic air pollution in Sydney
Health authorities have issued a warning for people with respiratory conditions as excess ozone lingers in Sydney. [more]

13 dead in PNG bus crash
Thirteen people are reported to have died in a bus crash in Papua New Guinea's Oro province. [more]

Woman critical after Auckland swimming pool incident
A woman is in a critical condition after being found unresponsive in a swimming pool at a house on Auckland's North Shore. [more]

Palau tourism aims for five-star resorts only
New legislation aimed at turning Palau into a luxury destination is to be put before the incoming congress which comes into power next week. [more]

CNMI judge orders cargo ship sale
The U.S. District Court for the Northern Marianas has ordered the sale of controversial cargo ship M/V Luta, citing its expensive upkeep and the delay in securing its release. [more]

Sport: History-making coach left out of Fiji Rugby awards
Fiji's Olympic and World Series winning sevens coach Ben Ryan has not been nominated as coach of the year at this month's Fiji Rugby Awards. [more]

Power cut to PNG government
Power has been cut to the Central Government Building in Papua New Guinea's capital because of overdue electricity bills. [more]

Fiji govt urged to include women in disaster risk reduction
A women's rights advocate in Fiji is urging the government to make sure its proposed disaster policies are in line with the country's national gender policy. [more]

New exhibition casts light on an old story
The first exhibition to trace the journey of Ngāti Rārua, Te Ātiawa and allied tribes to Tasman Bay in the 1830s has opened in Motueka. [more]

Taylor confident in eye ahead of first Test
New Zealand batsman Ross Taylor is confident his eye is in good enough shape to take on the Bangladesh bowlers in their first cricket Test in Wellington. [more]

West Coast sets sights on tourism boom
Tourist numbers to the South Island's West Coast will soon hit one million. Could it become the lifeblood of the region's economy? [more]

Bapcor a step closer to getting its hands on Hellaby
Australian automotive company Bapcor is a step closer to getting its hands on investment firm Hellaby Holdings. [more]

Kiwis fifth highest viewers of international porn site
New Zealanders are the fifth highest users of pornography website Pornhub, according to the site's annual report. [more]

Farmer offers amnesty over milk shed theft
A Nelson dairy farmer whose milk vending machine was robbed is giving those responsible a chance to work off the cost. [more]

Critical report highlights plight of NZ detainee in Australia
A New Zealand detainee's mentally ill wife was left to look after their children while he was held in Australia. [more]

'Firefighters were not in a burning building'
The Fire Service is disputing claims of an engine failure during an Auckland house fire. [more]

Colombia bridge collapse kills at least 11
A pedestrian suspension bridge in Colombia has collapsed, sending at least 11 people to their deaths. [more]

'Cowardly' attack on Southland family
A man was assaulted by three people who turned up on his family's doorstep with a gun, police say. [more]

Pension age debate: 'Big pants' needed
Outspoken - The solution to the ageing workforce is more complicated than just pension pay-outs, says Retirement Commissioner Diane Maxwell. [more]

One dead, five injured in Waikato crashes
One person is dead and several others have been badly injured after two crashes in 15 minutes near Thames. [more]

South Island's two-year drought ends
New Zealand's longest recorded drought is officially over, but North Canterbury is still suffering. [more]

Human jawbone found in Nelson estuary
A jawbone found near Nelson Airport is not linked to any open investigation, police say. [more]

DHB CEOs getting bigger pay rises than staff - union
The senior doctors' union is accusing district health board chief executives of double standards over pay. [more]

Democrats protest Trump son-in-law job
Donald Trump's naming of his son-in-law as a top adviser could breach nepotism laws, a group of lawmakers says. [more]

Deadly cold snap grips Poland, Czech Republic, Slovakia
Severe frosts and snow storms killed at least 25 people in central and eastern Europe over the weekend. [more]

Survey company would pay for whale necropsies
A company doing seismic surveys near Cook Strait says it would fund a necropsy on any whale stranded near active operations. [more]

Mother warned for letting nine-year-old behind wheel
An Auckland woman who let her nine-year-old daughter drive has been let off with a warning. [more]

Southern Response failing to pay refunds, Labour says
Earthquake insurer Southern Response is being accused of leaving homeowners out of pocket by withholding refunds - which it says is not its policy. [more]