Radio New Zealand - Thursday, 21st December 2017

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This page features: Dateline Pacific, Five O'clock Report, Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, Late Edition, Mediawatch, News in Pacific Languages, Nights, Our Changing World, The Panel, The Wireless, World & Pacific News

Dateline Pacific

PNG's Paraka to launch 'biggest' lawsuit over fraud case
Papua New Guinea lawyer Paul Paraka insists that fraud charges against him are baseless. Mr Paraka is at the centre of a fraud case regarding alleged illegal state payments of US$30 million to his law firm which has engulfed the highest levels of government. [more]

Incoming Tongan govt expects challenges from across the floor
A senior government minister in Tonga's Democratic Party government is expecting many challenges in the upcoming term. [more]

Pacific to benefit from global climate finance summit in Paris
The One Planet Summit, which took place in Paris last week, has released its 12 financial commitments, some of which will benefit the Pacific. [more]

Dateline Pacific evening edition for 21 December 2017
Pacific to benefit from global climate finance summit in Paris; Incoming Tongan govt expects challenges from across the floor; PNG's Paraka to launch lawsuit over alleged fraud case; Media freedom at risk in Samoa; University of PNG compulsory student fees to nearly double. [more]

Pacific sporting highlight all about the Tongans - Fauono
A prominent broadcaster in the region says the exploits of Tongans around the world is the sporting highlight of the year. [more]

Incoming Tongan govt expects challenges from across the floor
A senior government minister in Tonga's Democratic Party government is expecting many challenges in the upcoming term. [more]

Australian submarine missing for 103 years found
An Australian submarine missing since the early days of World War One has been found this week. [more]

Dateline Pacific morning edition for 22 December 2017
An Australian submarine missing since the early days of World War One has been found this week; a senior government minister in Tonga's Democratic Party government is expecting many challenges in the upcoming term; the One Planet Summit, which took place in Paris last week, has released its 12 financial commitments, some of which will benefit the Pacific; a prominent broadcaster in the region says the exploits of Tongans around the world is the sporting highlight of the year; Papua New Guinea lawyer Paul Paraka insists that fraud charges against him are baseless. Mr Paraka is at the centre of a fraud case regarding alleged illegal state payments of US$30 million to his law firm which has engulfed the highest levels of government. [more]

Five O'clock Report

Woman hopes to use dead partner's sperm
Can a woman take the sperm of her dead partner so she can one day have his baby? A New Zealand judge has ruled yes. [more]

Ardern says NZ stands firm on Jerusalem
The Prime Minister says she won't be bullied by the United States over recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. [more]

Little to consider whether accused refugee should stay in NZ
The new Justice Minister Andrew Little has a new case to consider - should an Iraqi refugee - accused of people-smuggling - be deported to Australia? [more]

Uber riders caught in massive hack
Roughly 100-thousand New Zealanders have been caught up in a massive hack on the ride-sharing company Uber. [more]

Pt Chev family homeless after chimney collapse
A family of four in Point Chevelieir will spend Christmas homeless, after the side of their house was destroyed by a falling chimney. [more]

Pilots win airport extension case
A Supreme Court ruling released in the last hour could threaten Wellington International Airport's multi-million dollar plan to extend its runway by nearly 400 metres to attract more long-haul flights. [more]

Evening business for 21 December 2017
News from the business sector, including a market report. [more]

Goff denies trying to keep port report secret
Auckland's mayor Phil Goff denies trying to keep secret a report that reveals the potential one billion dollar cost of moving Auckland's port. [more]

Mumps epidemic prompts calls for vaccination campaign
Health authorities are urging the Government to launch a mass vaccination campaign against mumps, as the number of cases in Auckland reaches epidemic levels. [more]

Pilots respond to airport decision
The Supreme Court has put a roadblock in the way of a plan to extend Wellington Airport's runway. [more]

Best books of 2017
We talk with RNZ journalist Charlotte Graham about 2017 in literature. [more]

Websites rapped for ads that looked like news
The Press Council today rapped the country two largest news websites over the knuckles for publishing ads that looked like news stories. [more]

British Minister resigns over porn on computer
United Kingdom de facto deputy prime minister Damian Green has been sacked after a pornography scandal. [more]

Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm

First song: Cricket Farm performs LIVE
The 3 piece Auckland band Cricket Farm join Jesse in our Auckland studio to perform one of the songs from their debut album, Bending Spoons, which is out tomorrow [more]

Forest schools
It's hard enough getting kids off the ipad and outside, but some schools in New Zealand have taken the idea of outdoor play to a new level - teaching in nature.  [more]

Kawhia's own Santa
If you're in Kawhia or Huntly you probably know the name of our next guest: Sid Patel. To the local school children, the businessman is their very own Santa. [more]

How to teach a kid to ride a bike
Cycling advocate Patrick Morgan recalls how he first learned to ride a bike, and shares tips and tricks to get kids onto two wheels [more]

Opera singer James Ioelu
He's been described as New Zealand's next Dame Kiri. James Ioelu is based in the UK but is home for Christmas and has popped in for a visit to our Auckland studio to discuss what it's like making a living as a Bass-Baritone singer. [more]

Great album
Bing Crosby's Merry Christmas. [more]

The best concerts of 2017
Russell Baillie looks back on the best concerts and live shows of the year. [more]

Shamubeel Eaqub: Are we doing Christmas right?
It's a time of big spending and economist Shamubeel Eaqub asks if we are making the right financial decisions over this period. [more]

The history of Star Wars in New Zealand
The eighth instalment of Star Wars has just been released in cinemas. While it may be set in a 'galaxy far, far away', the Star Wars saga has had a profound effect upon New Zealand society, especially the oft-forgotten 'Generation X'.  [more]

Short Story Club
Our final short story club story for 2017 is Can't Beat It by Emily Perkins. We will discuss this today 3.10pm with Claire Mabey. Email us your thoughts and the best one gets a copy of Emily's book of short stories. [more]

Tell me about your thesis
Our last thesis chat for the year is with Dr Katie Weastell who has been looking at the caregivers of children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. [more]

Late Edition

Late Edition 21 December 2017
On tonight's show... when real news is fake news going bush - to learn maths and in dateline pacific...island nations set to benefit from global climate finance summit in Paris; [more]

Mediawatch

Publishers' paid content 'deliberately designed to deceive' - watchdog
The press watchdog says some sponsored stories from overseas carried by New Zealand’s two biggest news websites were “deliberately designed to deceive” and have breached professional standards. The publishers say they will now do more to distinguish this content from genuine news. [more]

News in Pacific Languages

News in Cook Islands Maori for 22 December 2017
The latest news in Cook Island Maori language. [more]

News in Niuean for 22 December 2017
The latest news in Niuean language (Vagahau Niue) - brought to you by our partner - Pacific Media Network. [more]

News in Samoan for 22 December 2017
The latest news in Samoan language (Gagana Samoa). [more]

News in Tongan for 22 December 2017
The latest news in Tongan language (Lea Faka-Tonga). [more]

Nights

Literacy Graduation
Earlier today, the Howard League held a literacy and driver's licence graduation for prisoners at Mt Eden Corrections Facility in Auckland. Among the graduates, is a 64-year-old prisoner who is learning to read and write properly for the with the help of a Howard League volunteer. [more]

South Auckland Scope
Photographer Raymond Sagapolutele is our South Auckland cultural ambassador tonight. [more]

Our Changing World

Our Changing World for 21 December 2017
Good news about Hutton's shearwaters in the wake of the 2017 Kaikoura earthquake, and a special feature on how New Zealand agriculture could respond to the challenge of synthetic foods. [more]

Good news for Kaikōura's Hutton shearwaters
The first ground visit to the Hutton's shearwater breeding colony since the November 2017 Kaikōura earthquake shows damage not as bad as feared. [more]

What do we do? Agriculture in the age of synthetic food
If technologies like meat grown from stem cells and milk grown in vats take off, how will the New Zealand agricultural sector respond? [more]

The Panel

One Quick Question for 21 December 2017
We find the answers to any queries you can think up. [more]

The Panel pre-show for 21 December 2017
Your feedback, and a preview of the guests and topics on The Panel. [more]

The Panel with Nadine Higgins and Raybon Kan (Part 1)
School's out for MPs and this means a few weeks of neing politician-free. Police Association President Chris Cahill is optimistic that 600 new Police officers can be trained every year. But he says it won't be easy. The government's going to be sifter on getting students to repay their loans. Will they just not bother? Christmas is one of the most accident-prone times of the year. Wine cork injuries, Christmas tree trauma, Christmas lights incidents and run-ins with roast dinners. The Press Council's rebuked Stuff and the nzherald over paid content that masquerades as news. [more]

The Panel with Nadine Higgins and Raybon Kan (Part 2)
How giving and giving are you at Christmas? What the Panelists Nadine Higgins and Raybon Kan want to talk about. Garry Andersen has retired after 35 years at the Terrace Primary School in Central Otago. Garry is known for his encouragement of positive relationships, respect and politeness. DoC workers are facing increasing dangers in the field. From shots being fired at them to vehicle tampering. Kate Patterson explains how no amount of calling house owners, WorkSafe or the Auckland Council prevented a dodgy demolition damaging her Point Chevalier home. [more]

Parliament recess
School's out for MPs and this means a few weeks of being politician-free. [more]

More cops on the beat
Police Association President Chris Cahill is optimistic that 600 new Police officers can be trained every year. But he says it won't be easy. [more]

No more arrests for student debtors
The government's going to be softer on getting students to repay their loans. Will they just not bother? [more]

An accidental Christmas
Christmas is one of the most accident-prone times of the year. Wine cork injuries, Christmas tree trauma, Christmas lights incidents and run-ins with roast dinners. [more]

Major websites news inaccurate
The Press Council's rebuked Stuff and the nzherald over paid content that masquerades as news. [more]

'Tis the season
How giving and giving are you at Christmas? [more]

Panel Says
What the Panelists Nadine Higgins and Raybon Kan want to talk about. [more]

Loved Alexandra principal retires
Garry Andersen has retired after 35 years at the Terrace Primary School in Central Otago. Garry is known for his encouragement of positive relationships, respect and politeness. [more]

Danger in the field
DoC workers are facing increasing dangers in the field. From shots being fired at them to vehicle tampering. [more]

Demolition damages neighbour
Kate Patterson explains how no amount of calling house owners, WorkSafe or the Auckland Council prevented a dodgy demolition damaging her Point Chevalier home. [more]

The Wireless

Fan fiction and fever dreams with Mallory Ortberg
The prolific satirist shares what’s in store for subscribers to her new paid newsletter, The Shatner Chatner. [more]

New drama series Ahikāroa aims to flex your te reo Māori
Tihei mauri ora! [more]

World & Pacific News

1pm Pacific Regional News for 21 December 2017
The latest Pacific regional news. [more]

3pm Pacific Regional News for 21 December 2017
The latest Pacific regional news. [more]

7pm Pacific Regional News for 21 December 2017
The latest Pacific regional news. [more]