Radio New Zealand - Thursday, 6th July 2017

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This page features: Business News, Caucus, Checkpoint, Dateline Pacific, Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, Late Edition, Midday Report, Morning Report, News in Pacific Languages, News Stories, Nights, Nine To Noon, Our Changing World, Pacific Correspondent, Parliament - Question Time, Radio New Zealand YouTube, RNZ Music, Rural News, Tagata o te Moana, The House, The House On Demand, The Panel, The Wireless, Upbeat, World & Pacific News

Business News

Meridian appoints insider as new chief executive
The power company, Meridian Energy, has appointed an insider as its new chief executive. [more]

Job seekers warned to take care when negotiating wages
Wages are on the rise in some industries, but job seekers need to be careful not to seem greedy when negotiating a pay packet with potential employers. [more]

Report highlights options for Landcorp farms
The government's raising the prospect that the state farmer, Landcorp, might end up being owned by the Super Fund and ACC. [more]

Midday Markets for 6 July 2017
For the latest from the markets we're joined by Angus Marks at FNZC. [more]

Business briefs
The country's biggest glass manufacturer, Metro Performance Glass, says it's strongly positioned for growth, as it continues to develop markets for its products in New Zealand and Australia. [more]

Evening business for Thurs 6 July
News from the business sector, including a market report. [more]

Early Business News for 7 July 2017
A brief update of movements in the financial sector. [more]

Business News for 7 July 2017
News from the business sector, including a market report. [more]

Business News for 7 July 2017
News from the business sector, including a market report. [more]

Markets Update for 7 July 2017
A brief update of movements in the financial sector. [more]

Caucus

Coalition building and bashing
In the first episode of Caucus, the team discuss who's making nice with whom, the return of Shane Jones, a Greens apology, Todd Barclay implications and Māori Party-Labour fisticuffs. [more]

Checkpoint

Checkpoint with John Campbell, Thursday 6th July 2017
Checkpoint with John Campbell, Thursday 6th July 2017. [more]

Adoring fans welcome America's Cup and Team NZ home
Thousands gathered in central Auckland to welcome Team New Zealand home after their triumph at the America's Cup in Bermuda. Checkpoint reporter Zac Fleming joined the crowd. [more]

Environment commissioner tells Govt to act faster, act now
The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment says the Government is not doing enough to fight the issues arising from coastal erosion. Jan Wright says it's time for action, not talk, and now. [more]

Govt to look at changing law after Ruataniwha Dam decision
There are fears the Government may try to change the law to get around a Supreme Court ruling against turning protected land in Ruahine Forest Park into a dam. [more]

Parliament apologises to gay men convicted for consensual sex
Men convicted for consensual homosexual activity under old laws have finally received a formal apology from Parliament. Political reporter Chris Bramwell was there when the historic apology was delivered. [more]

Elderly waiting on floor 'not good enough' - PSA
Elderly patients waiting for eye appointments at Dunedin Hospital were forced to sit on the floor, whilst one waited seven hours without being seen at all. [more]

Barrett brothers to the fore as All Blacks look to neuter Lions
Rookie backs Nganu Laumape and Jordie Barrett will make their first test starts in just their second ever test when the All Blacks take on the British and Irish Lions in Auckland this weekend. [more]

Former wards of state demand inquiry into abuse
More than 100 former wards of the state gathered at Parliament today calling for a full Government inquiry into the abuse they suffered whilst in state care. Mihingarangi Forbes was there. [more]

Psychiatrists still waiting for response to crisis letter
Senior psychiatrists warning about a crisis in hospital secure units say they've still had no proper response from authorities after writing to the Health Ministry two months ago. [more]

Ruling most likely the end for Ruataniwha dam - Minister
A Supreme Court ruling that protected conservation land cannot be destroyed for the Ruataniwha Dam in Hawke's Bay probably spells the end of the controversial project, Maggie Barry says. [more]

Emotional plea from Christchurch resident to stop quarry dust
Anna Youngman has pleaded with Christchurch City Council to stop the Winstones Quarry which she says is coating locals in harmful dust. [more]

145 social houses re-announced for Wellington
More than 300 new social housing units will be built in Lower Hutt, but critics say it's too little, too late and the city is still nearly 4000 homes short. [more]

Dateline Pacific

NZ govt seeks industry input on seasonal work needs
The New Zealand government says industry input is crucial to the success of its plans to extend the Pacific seasonal labour scheme into sectors beyond horticulture. [more]

Vanuatu's new president welcomed by the people
There was applause and a sense of relief in Vanuatu's parliament today as Tallis Obed Moses was voted in as Vanuatu's new President after a fourth round of voting. [more]

Dateline Pacific evening edition for 6 July 2017
New Zealand government seeks industry input on seasonal work needs; Comics are being used as teaching aids in South Auckland; Pasifika obesity and diabetes in South Auckland and the government; Solomon's police chief says the departure of RAMSI will have minimal impact, and; Pacific communities in NZ respond to new drug distribution strategy. [more]

Comics used as teaching aids in south Auckland
Comic convention teaches health narratives while engaging students struggling with literacy at a South Auckland school. [more]

Bougainville landowner group wants compromise with government
A Bougainville landowner group wants to reach a compromise with the autonomous government over re-opening the Panguna mine. [more]

South Auckland student leaders turn to theatre to be heard
A south Auckland based theatre troupe called The Black Friars has made the first ever production led by Pacific student leaders from ten high schools. The show called 'Southside Rise' highlights true stories of struggles Pacific youth face in New Zealand. [more]

Dateline Pacific morning edition for 7 July 2017
Compromise is sought over re-opening the Panguna mine; Pacific students use art to change perceptions of South Auckland; Tallis Obed Moses is Vanuatu's new President; comics are being used as teaching aids in South Auckland and the New Zealand government plans to extend the Pacific seasonal employment scheme. [more]

Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm

Ruataniwha Dam dead in the water?
The Supreme Court has ruled conservation land cannot be destroyed for the controversial Ruataniwha Dam. [more]

America's Cup Parade
We cross to RNZ's America's Cup reporter, Todd Niall at the parade through downtown Auckland. [more]

Sam Judd: educating people about sustainability
The Sustainable Coastlines Flagship is a public education exhibit and training centre in a $2.8m building, built for just $240,000. It was constructed mostly out of reclaimed materials. Sam Judd is the man behind the project and he's been working with prison inmates from Paremoremo prison on its construction. [more]

The Parking meter unlocking Christchurch's best kept secrets
It's not everyday a parking meter gives you something back. But in Christchurch there's one unlocking the city's best kept secrets and this one celebrates sweet free things to do around town. Open City has just launched and Coralie Winn, the Gap Filler Co-Founder, explains what the project is about. [more]

Great Live Album: The Last Waltz, The Band
Today we feature the last hurrah by one of the most influential post Beatle bands. They'd been around in various forms since the early 60s but 16 years of almost constant touring, and living the Rock 'n' Roll dream had taken it's toll on the various members and so they conceived a massive "farewell concert" to be held at San Francisco's Winterland Ballroom on November 25th 1976 (Thanksgiving Day in North American). The concert featured numerous guest artists; Joni Mitchell, Neil Young, Ronnie Hawkins, Bob Dylan, Muddy Waters, Van Morrison, Ringo Starr, Eric Clapton, Neil Diamond, among them and the whole thing was recorded and made into a film by Martin Scorsese, named "The Last Waltz." [more]

Podcasts with Katy Atkin
Katy critiques a couple of Kiwi podcasts today: "Healthy or Hoax" - with RNZ's Carol Hirschfeld and food writer Niki Bezzant & "Boners of the Heart" a weekly living room chat between comedians Rose Matafeo and Alice Sneddon. Katy also has a word or two about "Ear Hustle" made by inmates at San Quentin prison in the United States. She says it's raw and desperate but worth a listen. [more]

Economics with Shamubeel Eaqub
Economist Shamubeel Eaqub talks growth vs prosperity [more]

The history of NZ sporting disasters
Following that tackle from Sonny Bill Williams, historian Grant Morris looks at New Zealand's worst sporting disasters. [more]

Short Story Club Thurs 6 July
Ashleigh Young's Te Kuiti Underground.  [more]

Tell me about your thesis
Mary Redmayne tells us about her thesis, Wireless Phone use by Young New Zealanders: Health and Policy Implications. She studied nearly 400 intermediate students in the Wellington region to assess how their mobile phone use affected their health and wellbeing. [more]

Late Edition

Late Edition for 6 July 2017
Tens of thousands of fans braved the rain to give Team New Zealand a rapturous homecoming in Auckland. Drilling to diagnose slow slip earthquakes on our largest plate boundary fault line. In Dateline Pacific with Dominic Godfrey, Vanuwatu welcomes its new head of state. [more]

Midday Report

Midday News for 6 July 2017
The Supreme Court deals another blow for the Ruataniwha Dam proposal. Calls for a full inquiry into state care abuse. [more]

Midday Sports News for 6 July 2017
Illness rather than form is the reason behind Reiko Ioane being left out of the All Blacks test side for the series decider against the British and Irish Lions in Auckland on Saturday night. [more]

Morning Report

Top Stories for Friday 7 July 2017
Vast majority of NZ's multi-storey buildings have weak points, Unannounced visit from ombudsman reveals unsafe prison, Conservation Minister considering law change after Supreme Court ruling, Lions roar louder than ever ahead of series decider, AB legend Sean Fitzpatrick predicts gritty grudge match, G20 leaders gearing up for summit in Hamburg [more]

Sports News for 7 July 2017
A update from the team at RNZ sport. [more]

Pacific takes fight against climate change to world stage.
The pacific's fight against climate change is being taken to the world stage - with a coalition of Pacific leaders in the region pressuring the international shipping industry to reverse global warming. [more]

Thousands march on Istanbul in anti-Govt protest
Thousands of anti Erdogan protestors are nearing ever closer on their march to Istanbul. Laura Pitel has been following the protest and says it's 'snowballed' in size over the past few weeks. [more]

Former Lions great warns of All Blacks backlash
The British and Irish Lions have the chance to make history tomorrow night when they meet the All Blacks in the series decider at Eden Park. The former Lions winger JJ Williams told RNZ's rugby reporter, Joe Porter, that if the Lions win, it would be bigger than Ben Hur. [more]

Fire protection failures surprise migrant engineer
Fire safety experts say only good luck has prevented a major tragedy in high-rise buildings. Alan Page is a passive fire engineer who moved to Christchurch from Britain 18 months ago, and he spoke to our reporter Phil Pennington. [more]

Government called arrogant for wanting to change the law
The Government says it will consider a law change following an unfavourable Supreme Court decision ruling an attempt at a land swap for Ruataniwha Dam is not legal. But opposition parties say the Government's simply arrogant and out of touch. [more]

EU signs most important bilateral trade agreement with Japan
The European Union says it's the most important bilateral trade agreement it's ever done. Japan and the EU have signed a wide-ranging free trade deal that will see tariffs on exports and imports removed. [more]

Sports News for 7 July 2017
An update from the team at RNZ Sport. [more]

Vast majority of NZ's multi-storey buildings have weak points
Since the devastating Grenfell Tower fire in London last month, the government here has been insisting that the country's high rises are safer than in the UK, but actually there's widespread industry agreement that the vast majority of multi-storey buildings have substandard fire protection. [more]

Unannounced visit from Ombudsman reveals unsafe prison
Corrections' Chief Custodial Officer Neil Bates says Hawke's Bay Prison is a big, complex prison with major gang issues which become magnified in that setting. But he says the prison does not need a total overhaul. [more]

Conservation Minister considering law change
The Supreme Court has ruled the Ruataniwha dam project unlawful. The Minister of Conservation, Maggie Barry, says it's a very complex issue. She says she hasn't had any lobbying for this project to go forward. [more]

Lions roar louder than ever ahead of series decider
The roar of the British and Irish Lions has reached fever pitch ahead of what could be an historic win tomorrow night at Eden Park for the tourists....but of course the history of the tour and of Eden Park are on the side of the All Blacks. [more]

AB legend Sean Fitzpatrick predicts gritty grudge match
Former All Black captain and longtime UK resident Sean Fitzpatrick says the Lions have the potential to win because Warren Gatland has done a phenomenal job. Despite their win last week, he says the Lions will still be worried about the All Blacks. [more]

G20 leaders gearing up for summit in Hamburg
Our correspondent Natalie Carney is in Hamburg for the G20 and says the protestors aren't going to make the summit easy at all. [more]

Lack of funding for those in secure care unfair
Civil liberties lawyer, Michael Bott, is echoing the concerns of psychiatrists that the health system is failing patients with an intellectual disability who need secure care. [more]

Victims of abuse in state care continue to call for an inquiry.
Sonja Cooper is a lawyer for a number of people abused while in State Care. She says she felt 'disheartened' after listening to Paula Bennett yesterday in parliament. Ms Cooper says there's still a long way to go. [more]

Ruataniwha: council doesn't have a lot of options left
Our reporter Peter Fowler has been covering dam developments for the past four years and says the regional council doesn't have a lot of options left. [more]

Sports News for 7 July 2017
An update from the team at RNZ Sport. [more]

Substandard fire protection a major issue for buildings
Fire protection specialist Ron Green says so far we've been fortunate we haven't had a disaster, but there's a widespread issue of non-compliance. [more]

Man shot by police in Nelson
Our reporter Tracy Neal is at the scene of a police shooting in Nelson. She says the man told police he was carrying a firearm. She says charges have yet to be laid. [more]

MPs apologise, quash historical convictions for gay sex
"It's unimagineable today that we would criminalise consensual, sexual activity between adults." And with those words, the Government righted a historical wrong and formally apologised to men who received convictions for having consensual gay sex. At the same time, the government has introduced a Bill that could quash many of the convictions received between 1965 and 1986. [more]

More New Zealanders stepping up to tackle biodiversity loss
As part of RNZ's election year series 'Is this the Brighter Future" we look at the need to help save NZ's native wildlife. And it seems, more and more New Zealanders are feeling the need to step up and help tackle the country's legacy of loss when it comes to our native wildlife. [more]

Can the Lions do it?
Are the British and Irish Lions on the brink of something special? The Telegraph's rugby correspondent Gavin Mairs and Lions legend Fergus Slattery discuss. [more]

North Korea's missile testing likely to be on G20 agenda
The threat posed by North Korea will be among the key issues for world leaders at this weekend's G20 summit in Germany. Melissa Hanham is a senior research associate with the Middlebury Institute of International Studies and says Trump's comments are aimed at China, who he wants to take action. [more]

Fed Farmers says Ruataniwha Dam still a possibility
Farmers have been left disappointed by a Supreme Court ruling halting the proposed Ruataniwha Dam but Hawke's Bay President of Federated Farmers, Will Foley says the dam could still be built once land swap law change gets through parliament. [more]

The intergenerational transmission of te reo Maori
Te Reo is on the rise, with more families speaking it in the home. According to a new study has found the Maori language being passed on to a new generation has increased since it was last measured in the 1970s. [more]

Did Amelia Earhart die in custody?
The aviation world has been left puzzled by a newly discovered picture suggesting pilot Amelia Earhart may've died in Japanese custody - not in a plane crash. [more]

Wimbledon under way
Today's play at Wimbledon has just wrapped up with a surprise upset in the womans competition, while heavyweights Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic among those going through to the third round in the mens. Our correspondent Dave Luddy is at Centre Court. [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 7 July 2017
The latest news in Samoan language (Gagana Samoa). [more]

News in Niuean for 7 July 2017
The latest news in Niuean language (Vagahau Niue) - brought to you by our partner - Pacific Media Network. [more]

News in Tongan for 7 July 2017
The latest news in Tongan language (Lea Faka-Tonga). [more]

Nights

Dominic Hoey AKA Tourettes
Dominic Hoey has just released a book called 'Iceland' and he's about to open a one man show called "Your Heart Looks Like A Vagina" [more]

Nights' Culture - Hip Hop
University of Auckland ethnomusicologist Dr Kirsten Zemke is on the show to share some tunes, this time from KRS One. [more]

Nine To Noon

2020: The Climate Turning Point
Kathryn Ryan talks to Christiana Figueres - the former UN climate chief and a key architect of the 2015 Paris Agreement. Ms Figueres and a team of top climate scientists recently published a report outlining six critical milestones that they say must be met within the next three years. If they're not met, they say there will not be enough time to decarbonise the economy before overshooting tipping points, which could lead to permanent changes in the global climate. [more]

New Zealander's photo a finalist in top prize
New Zealander Lance Van Der Vyer's photo of a lion playing with a pangolin is part of this year's Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition, which is currently on in Auckland. [more]

Asia correspondent Anna Fifield
Anna reports on the rising tensions over North Korea, and why very little is likely to actually after the latest missile test. [more]

Exploring the words of 'Earth's diary'
Fossils are the words and strata are the pages of our planet's diary, says palaeontologist James Crampton. He's joining local iwi Ngai Tuhoe on a hunt for evidence of dinosaur fossils in Te Urewera. [more]

Book review - Dragon Defenders by James Russell
Rachel Eadie reviews 'Dragon Defenders' by James Russell. Published by Dragon Brothers books. [more]

New music with Jeremy Taylor
Jeremy Taylor savours new releases from locals Grawlixes and Reb Fountain, together with a new set from American singer-songwriter Kevin Morby, and a 30th anniversary re-issue from his favourite band, The Smiths. [more]

Sports commentator Brendan Telfer
The home-coming of the America's Cup and the final showdown between the All Blacks and the British & Irish Lions, possibly the best two teams on the planet. [more]

The week that was
With James Nokise & Pinky Agnew. [more]

Our Changing World

The science of a water aquifer
What is the Waiwhetu aquifer, where does its water come from, and what does it mean for the Wellington region - Alison Ballance investigates. [more]

Pacific Correspondent

Pacific Correspondent for 6 July 2017
We hear from our Correspondent in the Northern Marianas. [more]

Parliament - Question Time

Question Time for 6 July 2017
METIRIA TUREI to the Associate Minister of Health: Tokohia ngā tāngata i inu wai nā te e coli i paihana, i ngā rā atu i te tahi o Hōngongoi, tau rua mano tekau mā rima, ki te toru tekau o Pipiri, tau rua mano tekau mā ono? Translation: How many people’s drinking water was contaminated with e coli between 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016? MELISSA LEE to the Minister of Finance: What reports has he received on the Crown’s financial performance? JACINDA ARDERN to the Prime Minister: Why has he as Prime Minister rejected calls from the Human Rights Commission, victims, and members of the public to conduct a full inquiry into historic abuse in State care? BRETT HUDSON to the Minister for Social Housing: What recent announcements has she made regarding social housing in Wellington? RON MARK to the Prime Minister: In so far as there is prime ministerial responsibility, with all the statements he has made on the Clutha-Southland electorate office issue, has he checked all the facts? Dr DAVID CLARK to the Associate Minister of Health: Has she received a letter dated 5 May from five district health boards to the Ministry of Health entitled “Critical under-resourcing in Regional Intellectual Disability Secure Care”; if not, would she be surprised to find it contains a warning that the Ministry of Health’s “failure to ensure adequate capacity within the sector is such that there is now a serious and in some areas imminent risk of harm to those individuals unable to access the appropriate care, as well as to service providers and their staff”? TODD MULLER to the Minister of Foreign Affairs: How is the Government supporting Pacific labour mobility? JULIE ANNE GENTER to the Prime Minister: Why did he say that prisons are a “moral and fiscal failure”? PHIL TWYFORD to the Minister for Building and Construction: Does he agree with the Auckland Council chief economist that an Auckland housing shortfall of almost 50,000 by 2023 is a conservative estimate? ALASTAIR SCOTT to the Minister for Primary Industries: How is the Government supporting red-meat farmers to extract better value out of their produce? GRANT ROBERTSON to the Associate Minister of Finance: Does she have confidence in the trustees of the Community Trust of Southland? Dr PARMJEET PARMAR to the Associate Minister of Education: What recent announcements has he made following Budget 2017 in regards to increasing capacity at Auckland schools? [more]

Radio New Zealand YouTube

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Piper Brendon Eade on performing with the NZSO
Champion piper Brendon Eade talks to concert presenter David Morriss after his NZSO appearance in Wellington’s Michael Fowler Centre. [more]

Adoring fans welcome America's Cup home
WEB: Thousands gathered in central Auckland to welcome Team New Zealand home after their triumph at the America's Cup in Bermuda. Checkpoint reporter Zac Fleming joined the crowd. [more]

Environment commissioner tells Govt to act faster, act now
The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment says the Government is not doing enough to fight the issues arising from coastal erosion. Jan Wright says it's time for action, not talk, and now. [more]

Govt to look at changing law following Ruataniwha Dam decision
There are fears the Government may try to change the law to get around a Supreme Court ruling against turning protected land in Ruahine Forest Park into a dam. [more]

Parliament apologises to gay men convicted for consensual sex
Men convicted for consensual homosexual activity under old laws have finally received a formal apology from Parliament. Political reporter Chris Bramwell was there when the historic apology was delivered. [more]

Evening business for Thurs 6 July
News from the business sector, including a market report. [more]

Elderly waiting on floor 'not good enough' PSA
Elderly patients waiting for eye appointments at Dunedin Hospital were forced to sit on the floor, whilst one waited seven hours without being seen at all. [more]

Barrett brothers to the fore as All Blacks look to neuter Lions
Rookie backs Nganu Laumape and Jordie Barrett will make their first test starts in just their second ever test when the All Blacks take on the British and Irish Lions in Auckland this weekend. [more]

Former wards of state demand inquiry into state abuse
More than 100 former wards of the state gathered at Parliament today calling for a full Government inquiry into the abuse they suffered whilst in state care. Mihingarangi Forbes was there. [more]

Ruling most likely the end for Ruataniwha dam Minister
A Supreme Court ruling that protected conservation land cannot be destroyed for the Ruataniwha Dam in Hawke's Bay probably spells the end of the controversial project, Maggie Barry says. [more]

Emotional plea from Christchurch resident to stop quarry dust
Anna Youngman has pleaded with Christchurch City Council to stop the Winstones Quarry which she says is coating locals in harmful dust. [more]

145 social houses re announced for Wellington
More than 300 new social housing units will be built in Lower Hutt, but critics say it's too little, too late and the city is still nearly 4000 homes short. [more]

RNZ Checkpoint with John Campbell, Thursday 6th July, 2017
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]

CAUCUS ep.1: Coalition building and bashing
Caucus is a free-flowing politics podcast where three old hacks debate politics the way they would in a newsroom, except with you listening in. So what's on the Caucus agenda this week? The team discuss who's making nice with whom, the return of Shane Jones, a Greens apology, Todd Barclay implications and Māori Party-Labout fisticuffs. [more]

RNZ Music

Music 101 Pocket Edition 143: ASMR, Montell2099, Blaek
In this week's Music 101 pocket Edition, we learn about the mysterious phenomenon called ASMR, talk to young Kiwi producer Montell2099 about his first collaboration with an American rap star, and Wellington musician Blaek introduces herself. [more]

Rural News

Midday Rural News for 6 July 2017
News from the rural and farming sectors. [more]

Morning Rural News for 7 July 2017
News from the rural and farming sector. [more]

Tagata o te Moana

Tagata o Te Moana for 1 July 2017
Controversy mars first half of polling in PNG election; Understanding the success of the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands holds the key to the country's future; A childrens rights advocate in Vanuatu says an abuse case that has outraged the nation also highlights glaring deficiencies in the country's child welfare system; A number of events have been held to mark the 75th anniversary of the sinking of the Montevideo Maru in 1942, but an Australian historian says far too little is known about Australia's worst maritime disaster; Four Nepalese refugees who'd been detained on a ramshackle boat in Pohnpei for months have been moved to a house as they wait to be resettled; Pacific people in New Zealand sign up to be Maori Party election candidates; As Tokelau's last village is connected to the country's power grid, the goal of a 100 percent sustainable energy supply, 100 percent of the time gets closer. [more]

The House

Righting an historic wrong
Hundreds of homosexual New Zealanders who were convicted for consensual adult activity have received an apology from the House and could have their convictions quashed if a bill passes. [more]

The House On Demand

The House for 655pm Thurs 6 July
The latest from the House [more]

The Panel

One Quick Question for 6 July 2017
We find the answers to any queries you can think up. [more]

The Panel pre-show for 6 July 2017
Your feedback, and a preview of the guests and topics on The Panel. [more]

The Panel with Jo McCarroll and Bernard Hickey (Part 1)
The victorious Team New Zealand sailors have been greeted by an enthusiastic crowd in Auckland today who turned out to see the America's Cup. Claire Matthews of Massey University discusses how much money you need to have a decent retirement. The Justice Minister Amy Adams is to apologise to 1000 men who were convicted of homosexual crimes 30 years ago. [more]

The Panel with Jo McCarroll and Bernard Hickey (Part 2)
People in powerful positions can develop brain conditions akin to a traumatic brain injury. What the Panelists Jo McCarroll and Bernard Hickey want to talk about. Despite a loss in the Supreme Court the government will look at changing the law to enable it to seize the conservation land for the Ruataniwha dam. Findings from the Havelock North water investigation includes urging Councils nationwide to treat drinking water.The company that produces Weetbix says the UK product Weetabix is a global brand menacing it's New Zealand market. [more]

Enthusiastic welcome for Team NZ
The victorious Team New Zealand sailors have been greeted by an enthusiastic crowd in Auckland today who turned out to see the America's Cup. [more]

Who can afford to retire?
Claire Matthews of Massey University discusses how much money you need to have a decent retirement. [more]

Govt apology for gay men.
The Justice Minister Amy Adams is to apologise to 1000 men who were convicted of homosexual crimes 30 years ago. [more]

Power goes to your head - literally
People in powerful positions can develop brain conditions akin to a traumatic brain injury. [more]

Panel Says
What the Panelists Jo McCarroll and Bernard Hickey want to talk about. [more]

Ruataniwha project not over yet
Despite a loss in the Supreme Court the government will look at changing the law to enable it to seize the conservation land for the Ruataniwha dam. [more]

Investigation encourages blanket water treatment
Findings from the Havelock North water investigation includes urging Councils nationwide to treat drinking water. [more]

300 boxes of Weetabix threatens Sanitarium
The company that produces Weetbix says the UK product Weetabix is a global brand menacing it's New Zealand market. [more]

The Wireless

'We don't yet know the full scale of what happened'
Thousands of New Zealanders want an inquiry into historic abuse of children in state care. [more]

Reading Iceland with Dominic Hoey & Drew Blood
Coffee, but no cigarettes… [more]

'I am ok, and thanks for asking!'
Former Greens MP Holly Walker on her memoir, The Whole Intimate Mess. [more]

The Singles Life: The soul singing teacher who will steal your heart
With an incredible voice and some pretty nice hair, Teeks has seemingly all he needs to succeed. But where is this soul sensation headed? [more]

Upbeat

DSO’s vibrant guest conductor
Richard Davis is bringing his vibrant conducting style to Dunedin this week. According to Bachtrack he virtually dances on the podium, and it’s all quite new for Richard. He’s only recently swapped his flute for a baton and relocated from Manchester to Melbourne. He conducts the Dunedin Symphony Orchestra’s Italian Inspirations concerts this weekend with soloist Luca Manghi in a programme that features two flute concertos, and Mendelssohn’s Italian Symphony . [more]

NYC musical comes to South Auckland
Lin-Manuel Miranda has become a household name for those who love musical theatre. He’s the award winning composer behind the Broadway smash hit Hamilton. But before Hamilton fame he wrote hip-hop musical In The Heights which centres on the Hispanic-American neighbourhood Washington Heights in New York. It touches on issues of racism, poverty, education and relationships. It’s come to South Auckland under the guidance of Musical director Josh Clark and director Adam Spedding. [more]

World & Pacific News

1pm Pacific Regional News for 6 July 2017
The latest regional Pacific news. [more]

3pm Pacific Regional News for 6 July 2017
The latest regional Pacific news. [more]

7pm Pacific Regional News for 6 July 2017
The latest regional Pacific news. [more]

5am Pacific Regional and Sports News for 7 July 2017
The latest Pacific Regional and Sports News [more]

6am World, Pacific Regional and Sports News for 7 July 2017
The latest World, Pacific Regional and Sports News [more]

7am World, Pacific Regional and Sports News for 7 July 2017
The latest World, Pacific Regional and Sports News [more]

8am World, Pacific Regional and Sports News for 7 July 2017
The latest World, Pacific Regional and Sports News [more]

9am World, Pacific Regional and Sports News for 7 July 2017
The latest World, Pacific Regional and Sports News [more]

10am World, Pacific Regional and Sports News for 7 July 2017
The latest World, Pacific Regional and Sports News [more]

News stories:

France reconsiders compensation bids by nuclear test veterans
French Polynesia's nuclear test veterans have been given fresh hope that France will at last compensate them for the poor health caused by the weapons tests. [more]

Good day at Wimbeldon for NZ players
New Zealand tennis players Michael Venus and Artem Sitak both won their first round double matches at Wimbeldon. [more]

Sagan disqualified from Tour de France
Peter Sagan failed in his appeal to be reinstated to the Tour de France a day after he was disqualified for causing a crash. [more]

Gatland sticking with winning formula
The British and Irish Lions have named an unchanged starting line-up and bench for the third and final test against the All Blacks on Saturday. [more]

Pacquiao backs call for review of Horn decision
Manny Pacquiao has backed a call asking the World Boxing Organisation to review the controversial points decision that saw Australia's Jeff Horn capture his welterweight world title. [more]

NZ seeks industry input on Pacific seasonal work needs
The New Zealand government says industry input is crucial to the success of its plans to extend the Pacific seasonal labour scheme into sectors beyond horticulture. [more]

High number of retirements in American Samoa
An unusually large number of government workers are resigning and filing retirement requests with the American Samoa Government Retirement Fund. [more]

Samoa arts and culture advocate's death 'a huge loss'
Tributes are continuing to flow in for Seiuli Tuilagi Allan Alo Vaai who was known throughout the Pacific as an advocate for Samoan arts and culture. [more]

Pacific states pressure G20 on climate change
Pacific Small Island Developing States have urged G20 countries to reaffirm their commitment to the Paris climate agreement. [more]

Fears Auckland fast-track housing set back
There are fears thousands of cheap homes may not now be built because more than half of Auckland's Special Housing Areas have been disestablished. [more]

Team NZ to brave swell of fans
Thousands of fans are expected to line Auckland's streets for today's America's Cup victory parade. [more]

Doctors reveal secure units for intellectually disabled in crisis
Insufficient beds and violence are common in secure units for intellectually disabled people who have committed crimes, senior psychiatrists say. [more]

State abuse survivors demand full inquiry
Former state wards who were victims of abuse will deliver a petition and an open letter to Parliament today, calling for a public apology and a full inquiry. [more]

All NZ councils urged to treat drinking water
Leaving Christchurch's water untreated is a "high-risk strategy" that could lead to tens of thousands of people quickly becoming sick, an inquiry has been told. [more]

Fiji's Education Minister resigns over bribery charges
Fiji's Minister for Education, Heritage and Arts, Mahendra Reddy has resigned. [more]

Vanuatu leaders to elect new president today
Vanuatu is to elect its new president today after an electoral college was unable to settle on a final choice yesterday. [more]

Manly suspected of salary cap breaches
An investigation into alleged salary cap breaches at Manly could reportedly just be the tip of the iceberg for the NRL. [more]

Woman wins $24,000 power bill dispute
A woman whose company was landed with a huge electricity bill after months of under-charging has won a 50 percent reduction in her debt. [more]

'Frost over just about the entire South Island'
The Transport Agency is warning motorists to continue to take care after what is likely the most widespread frost for the South Island this year. [more]

Pasifika obesity fight up against the odds
An open Zumba class emerges as one of the avenues for change available to Pasifika fighting obesity in South Auckland. [more]

King Salmon censured over bacteria in fish
King Salmon has been censured for lax biosecurity controls after two previously unknown bacteria were found in its fish. [more]

BREAKING - Supreme Court rules conservation land cannot be destroyed for Ruataniwha Dam
BREAKING - Supreme Court rules conservation land cannot be destroyed for Ruataniwha Dam [more]

Tokelau eyes biogas as part of renewable energy plan
Tokelau's director of energy says the addition of bio-gas generation would likely provide an energy surplus for the country. [more]

French Polynesia marae in World Heritage bid
A delegation from French Polynesia is travelling to Poland in the hope of securing its first World Heritage site. [more]

Govt surplus beats expectations
A higher tax take and lower spending has helped boost the government's coffers. [more]

Foreign trusts 'fled' from the sunlight - Labour
Opposition parties are claiming a major win over the government after a sharp fall in the number of foreign trusts. [more]

Family separated for 22 months reunites at last
A Wairarapa couple who won a two-year fight to get their children back weren't told for weeks because the court lost the judge's ruling. [more]

Tributes flow for Samoan pioneer of the arts
The passing away of Seiuli Tuilagi Allan Alo Vaai is bringing together many people from different walks of life to pay tribute to a life lived to the fullest. [more]

Hansen clarifies Ioane and Naholo absence
Illness rather than form is the reason behind Reiko Ioane and Waisake Naholo being left out of the All Blacks test side for the series decider against the British and Irish Lions in Auckland on Saturday night. [more]

Govt renews call for Landcorp dividends
The government wants better performance from Landcorp but is not looking at selling the state-owned enterprise, despite a review's recommendation. [more]

Schools with poorer kids 'unfairly stigmatised' by rankings
Schools and teachers should be assessed in a way that accounts for students' backgrounds, a think thank says. [more]

Sport: Tonga make two changes for Flying Fijians clash
Tonga have made two changes to their starting side for Saturday's crucial Rugby World Cup qualifying match against Fiji in Nuku'alofa. [more]

Officer who fatally shot man with slasher was justified - report
Police were justified in fatally shooting a Rotorua man armed with a slasher, the IPCA has found. [more]

Can the White Ferns bounce back after their loss to Australia?
White Ferns cricketer Katie Perkins is confident her side can still make the world cup semi finals in England despite coming off a loss. [more]

Sport: Fiji U21s 'excited' by World Youth Cup opportunity
Fiji are putting their faith in fresh talent at the Netball World Youth Cup in Botswana. [more]

US threatens North Korea with military action
The US will use its "considerable military forces" to stop the rogue state's missile tests "if we must", its UN ambassador warns. [more]

Sport: Vanuatu Rowing building for the future
If Andrew MacKenzie has his way he will soon be out of a job. Usurped. Not needed. [more]

America's Cup makes waves at victory parade
Thousands of people braved the rain in Auckland today to line the central city streets and cheer on Team NZ and the Auld Mug. [more]

PNG election flaws a domestic issue, says Australia
The Australian government says it has no role in decisions on Papua New Guinea election issues such as updating the electoral roll. [more]

Lions tour: Tempestuous final Test puts ABs on the line
A high pressure system has formed over the All Blacks after the Lions took a Test match off them on Saturday, writes Jamie Wall. [more]

France confirms rethink on nuke compensation
The French overseas minister Annick Girardin has admitted that France has been slow in recognising the aftermath of its nuclear weapons tests in French Polynesia. [more]

Retirees encouraged to save $500k for 'metro' lifestyle
Couples in urban centres wanting an event-filled retirement will need to have saved $486,023 by the time they stop working, according to a new study. [more]

All new Volvo cars to be electric-powered from 2019
Volvo Cars has announced all new car models will be electric or hybrid cars from 2019. [more]

Gulf row: No new sanctions despite Qatar denial
Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt have voiced disappointment at Qatar's rejection of their ultimatum, but are so far refraining from further sanctions on the state. [more]

Meridian Energy appoints new boss
Power company Meridian Energy has appointed insider Neal Barclay as its new chief executive. [more]

Pacific states urge shipping industry to reduce emissions
A coalition of Pacific Island ministers has launched a joint call for the global shipping industry to cut greenhouse gas emissions. [more]

Inland port set to expand size of Hamilton
Work to turn farm land on the outskirts of Hamilton into Ruakura Inland Port - a freight hub taking advantage of the Waikato Expressway a nearby main rail line - has started. [more]

RSE merits praised by NZ Immigration Minister
New Zealand's Minister of Immigration Michael Woodhouse has told a conference on the Recognised Seasonal Employer scheme of the highs and lows of the now ten-year-old scheme. [more]

Healthy eating stressed at Tonga Royal Show
Tonga's annual Royal Agriculture Show is emphasising nutrition due to the ongoing health issues in the country. [more]

EU 'turned their backs on' migrants - Amnesty
Amnesty International has blamed "failing EU policies" for the soaring death toll among refugees and migrants in the central Mediterranean. [more]

Conservation land can't be destroyed for dam - Supreme Court
The ruling, released today, is a blow for the prospects of the $900 million Hawke's Bay irrigation scheme. [more]

Heavy rain forces 400,000 from homes in Japan
Ten people are missing and 400,000 were forced to evacuate from their homes after record rains battered southwestern Japan, a government official and media said. [more]

Marshall Islands teen faces charges over double murder
Criminal charges could be filed soon by Marshall Islands government prosecutors against a teenage suspect in a double murder of a businessman and his three-year-old daughter. [more]

Apology for gay sex convictions long overdue
Opinion - Growing up gay in New Zealand before the Homosexual Law Reform Act in 1986 was to grow up with fear, writes David Herkt. [more]

PNG praised for efforts against human trafficking
Papua New Guinea is being commended for its efforts to crack down on PNG praised for efforts against human trafficking. [more]

NZ calls on Nauru to lift media restrictions
New Zealand's minister of foreign affairs Gerry Brownlee has called on Nauru to lift restrictions on journalists ahead of its hosting of the Pacific Islands Forum next year. [more]

Men convicted for homosexual activity receive apology from govt
The Justice Minister has formally apologised to New Zealand men who were convicted in the past for consensual homosexual activity. [more]

BREAKING: All flights from Auckland Airport suspended due to lightning warning
BREAKING: All flights from Auckland Airport suspended due to lightning warning [more]

Govt-built social housing planned for Wellington
The government will build 145 new social housing units in Wellington by the end of next year, the Social Housing Minister says. [more]

Count underway in PNG's Hela despite unrest
Vote counting is underway in Papua New Guinea's Hela province despite outbreaks of election-related violence there in recent days. [more]

Tallis Obed Moses named as new Vanuatu president
There was applause and a sense of relief in Vanuatu's parliament today as Tallis Obed Moses was voted in as Vanuatu's new President. [more]

French PM's position on New Caledonia decolonisation welcomed
New Caledonia's main anti-independence party has welcomed the announcement by the French prime minister to personally engage himself in the decolonisation process. [more]

Tonga govt gives money to rugby stars and other sports
The Tonga government is to give each member of the national rugby side, 'Ikale Tahi, $US2,672 dollars. [more]

Hawaii's Muslim community slams Trump travel ban
Hawaii's Muslim community is calling travel ban measures being applied by the administration of US President Donald Trump discriminatory and a breach of constitutional rights. [more]

Cup parade: Burling 'blown away' as supporters line streets
Thousands of Aucklanders have turned out to welcome home Team New Zealand and the America's Cup. [more]

Govt eyes law change after dam decision
The government is to look at changing the law so it can swap protected conservation land for commercial developments such as the Ruataniwha Dam. [more]

Gatland leaves it to fate as Lions prepare for 'career game'
British and Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland was not keen to undermine the magnitude of what his side can achieve in the series-deciding third test against the All Blacks on Saturday, but as far as he was concerned, it had no effect on his future. [more]

NZ resettlement possible for Manus, Nauru refugees
Canberra has not rejected outright New Zealand's offer to take refugees from Nauru and Manus Island, according to an Australian ambassador. [more]

Four kayakers reported missing found safe and well
Four kayakers who sparked a search in the Hauraki Gulf off Waiheke have been found safe and well. [more]

Eye patients forced to sit on floor at overcrowded clinic
Patients waiting at Dunedin Hospital's crowded eye clinic regularly have sit on the floor, despite the hospital saying it only happened once, says the union for hospital workers. [more]

Auckland drenched by thunderstorms
Flooded houses, surface flooding on properties, roof leaks and blocked drains kept the Auckland fire service busy when stormy weather hit this evening. [more]

Port Hills fire bill reaches $7.9m
The Port Hills fires will cost $7.9 million, but the total bill is expected to increase. [more]

Sheep breeding pioneer wins award
An 87-year-old retired sheep breeder has won an award for his contribution to the sheep industry. [more]

'It's like sandpaper in my eyes' - Quarry dust coats residents
A Christchurch resident has pleaded with a full meeting of the city council to stop a quarry she says is coating her and her neighbours in harmful dust. [more]

State care abuse survivors: 'We need to see action taken'
More than 100 former wards of the state gathered at Parliament today to call for a full government inquiry into the abuse they suffered while in state care. [more]

Two dead after car crash near Feilding
Two people have died following a car crash in Manawatu. [more]

Image of man sought over 2013 disappearance released
Police have released an image of a man they want to talk to as part of ongoing inquiries into the disappearance of a Waikato man in 2013. [more]