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Masseduction by St Vincent

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 19:30:00 +1300

Nick Bollinger takes a listen to St. Vincent's Masseduction and wonders who is the seducer and who is being seduced?

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June Tabor and Quercus - strong as an oak

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 17:00:00 +1300

With a new album on ECM records from the trio Quercus, William Dart takes the opportunity to profile their spellbinding singer, June Tabor.

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Editing Our Genes: Pest Control

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 14:06:00 +1300

Kim Hill is joined by bioethicist Josephine Johnston, Director of Research and Research Scholar at The Hastings Centre (the world's oldest bioethics research institute), and a panel of experts including Dr Andrea Byrom, Kevin Hackwell, and Jan Hania exploring the opportunities and pitfalls gene editing presents to the

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She Will Move You - Estere

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 13:20:00 +1300

In a new series profiling female beat-makers, Melody Thomas talks to Wellington musician Estere.

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The wonderful Womad 2018

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 13:10:00 +1300

Trevor Reekie weeds out the wonders to be found on the Womad 2018 lineup.

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Science news: better faster?

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 12:50:00 +1300

Scientists have discovered memory in skin cells enables faster healing. But what are the dangers?

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What does a new government mean for the tech sector?

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 12:40:00 +1300

Tech correspondent Peter Griffin looks at how the change in government will impact the local tech industry.

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Golden Bugs: mining e-waste for gold

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 12:30:00 +1300

Simon Morton visits Mint Innovation, an Auckland company using bacteria to mine precious metals from your old electronic junk.

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Opioid abuse - US crisis comes down under

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 12:10:00 +1300

Washington Post's Nick Miroff has been writing about the opioid epidemic in the US, and the history of opiate dependency. We also look at the growing addiction problem in Australia and the clampdown of over-the-counter codeine medicines.

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This Way Up for Saturday 21 October 2017

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 12:01:00 +1300

This week, the US opioid epidemic shows no sign of letting up, will this become a local problem? Using bacteria to mine precious metals from e-waste, in Naked Science, skin memory cells that enable faster healing and plants that trick bees with the colour blue. Plus, what does the change of government mean for our local tech sector?

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Big Daddy Wilson - Ich liebe the blues

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 11:20:00 +1300

Big Daddy Wilson, born Wilson Blount, grew up in a tiny town in North Carolina and was raised by his mother and grandmother. After quitting school he joined the US Army and was stationed in Germany, where he eventually married and settled. Growing up on a diet of gospel music, Wilson first heard blues music in his early 30s and started putting his poetry to music. He tours and has recorded 12 albums, the latest of which is called Neckbone Stew. He is touring Aotearoa with his band, which includes New Zealander Stephan Gilberg, and will play the Tauranga Arts Festival on October 28 as well as a host of other dates.

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Andrew Kelly - Keeping the Yarra River

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 11:08:00 +1300

Andrew Kelly is the Yarra Riverkeeper - he patrols and protects the Melbourne waterway and advocates for its well-being. Last month the Yarra Riverkeeper Association celebrated a new law which requires a plan to look after the river for the next 50 years. The Act includes the involvement of the indigenous people of the area and, in a first for Australia, part of it is written in their language, Wurundjeri. The Act will consider the Yarra and its parklands as one single living entity and it will co-ordinate the work of government agencies along the waterway and the riverbanks. Kelly grew up on the banks of the Yarra. He has degrees in geography and archaeology from the University of Melbourne and pursued a career in publishing and communications before becoming Yarra Riverkeeper in 2014.

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Glen Matlock - Never Mind the Bollocks

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 10:33:00 +1300

Glen Matlock was the original bassist for '70's punk band the Sex Pistols. He left in 1977, claiming to be "sick of the bullshit"; others suggest it was because he said he liked The Beatles. He was replaced by Sid Vicious. After leaving, Matlock worked on Iggy Pop's Soldier, collaborated with Blondie's Clem Burke in The International Swingers, recorded an album for the Creation label, had his own group The Philistines, and played bass for one of his favourite groups, The Faces, on reunion shows between 2009 and 2011. Matlock performs two solo shows in New Zealand at the end of November - just over 40 years since the Sex Pistols' Never Mind The Bollocks was released. He says his tour to New Zealand will be fun because he's "not a miserable old po-faced git" and says he still likes The Beatles.

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Shelagh Magadza - Festival Odyssey

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 10:06:00 +1300

The NZ Festival first became part of Shelagh Magadza's life around 20 years ago. Her earlier jobs there involved making tea and ferrying artists around Wellington - but since 2014 she has been its artistic director. The 2018 festival will be her last and she's going out with a bang - a huge line-up of theatre, music, dance and more - from Swan Lake to Star Wars - and A Waka Odyssey which will see a fleet of waka glide onto Wellington Harbour in a spectacular opening event.  Magadza joins Richard to preview next year's festival programme.

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Gordon McLauchlan - A Short History of New Zealand Wars

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 09:30:00 +1300

Continuing on the theme of the New Zealand wars, Richard speaks to well-known journalist, author and social commentator Gordon McLauchlan, whose latest book, A Short History of New Zealand Wars, has also been published in time for October 28. The book gives an overarching, but concise, exploration of the struggle between Maori and the colonial powers over governance issues, and the consequences for Aotearoa. McLauchlan's previous books include Great Tales from Rural New Zealand (2016); Great Tales from New Zealand History which has been in print since 2004; The Passionless People Revisited (2012); and A Short History of New Zealand (2014). He was also editor-in-chief of The New Zealand Encyclopaedia for 10 years.

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Peeni Henare - Stories of Ruapekapeka

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 09:10:00 +1300

To commemorate the New Zealand Wars, and timed in with the New Zealand Government's first ever National Day of Commemoration (October 28), RNZ, in association with Great Southern TV and NZOA, has created an online project called Stories of Ruapekapeka, which captures Maori and Pakeha views of the Northern War - the first serious challenge to the Crown in the years after Te Tiriti o Waitangi. The conflict involved fighting between two factions of Ngapuhi as well as clashes with British forces, and began with the sacking of Kororareka (Russell) and ended with an inconclusive battle at Ruapekapeka in which 30 Maori and 45 British fighters died. Featured in the documentary is Peeni Henare (Ngati Hine), chairman for the Ruapekapeka Trust and great-grandson of Nga Puhi leader and politician Taurekareka Henare. Peeni Henare is currently MP for Tamaki Makaurau and Labour's spokesperson for Urban Maori, Maori Broadcasting, and State Services.

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Maxine Gay - The first lady of First Union

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 08:30:00 +1300

Maxine Gay is Retail, Finance and Commerce Secretary of FIRST Union, and next month steps down from over 30 years at the forefront of New Zealand's union movement. The daughter of a seamstress and a runaway merchant seafarer, Gay's early life prepared her for a career championing the rights of working people - she was a teen mum forced to adopt out her child, a survivor of domestic violence and a solo mum while she forged her career. In her 30s, Gay became an organiser with the Clerical Workers Union and her path was set. During the 90's she became general secretary, then president of the NZ Trade Union Federation, and moved to her FIRST Union role in 2006. During her time there she's overseen the doubling of retail membership to 12,500, more than doubling of the Countdown membership, the organising and first collective agreements for The Warehouse, Bunnings, Pak'nSave and New World supermarkets and now the new chains of Cotton On, Zara and H&M.

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Linda Tyler - RIP Francis Pound

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 08:15:00 +1300

Francis Pound, one of New Zealand's most influential art critics, died last weekend. He was an independent art curator and writer who taught for some years in the art history department of The University of Auckland. His books include Frames on the Land: Early Landscape Painting in New Zealand (1983), The Space Between: Pakeha Use of Maori Motifs in Modernist New Zealand Art (1994), a book to accompany the exhibition Walters en Abyme, which he also curated, and The Invention of New Zealand (2009). An associate professor in art history at Auckland University's history department, Linda Tyler, talks to Richard about her former colleague.

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News in Niuean for 21 October 2017

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 06:52:00 +1300

The latest news in Niuean language (Vagahau Niue) - brought to you by our partner - Pacific Media Network.

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Late Edition for 20 October 2017

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 22:15:00 +1300

We hear from some of our, what some might call elder states people and find out what they think of the developments of the last few days.

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Mangarara Station

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 21:30:00 +1300

The Harts farm a 610 hectare property in Central Hawkes Bay. Holistic farming is their aim, with the catch phrase, earth care, people care, and fair share. They have pigs, sheep, beef cattle and milking cows, and chickens as well as heaps of visitors. A Japanese man and his family live on a corner of the farm and are starting to grow organic vegetables. Teruhito left Japan to get away from the fall out of the Fukushima nuclear disaster. There's also a lodge or cute cabin for people to stay in. Mangarara's the first recipient of money from the Air NZ Environmental Trust set up in 2007.

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The Power of Poo

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 21:16:00 +1300

A prototype methane recovery system is up and running on a 900 cow farm in Southland. Dairy Green agricultural and engineering consultant Quinton Scandrett says it took three years to plan and build the system. He says performance has exceeded forecasts and cow manure now provides 30KW electrical power and 60KW hot water per hour. It can power the majority of the farm's energy needs, including running an electric farm bike.

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Regional Wrap

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 21:11:00 +1300

At last some more stable fine weather is letting North Island farmers get onto cultivating pastures and making silage, while at the top of South Island flower bud thinning is underway in kiwifruit orchards.

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Precision Agriculture

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 21:07:00 +1300

South Australian farmer Mark Branson is in Hamilton for The International Precision Agriculture Conference.

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Full Episode for Friday October 20, 2017

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 21:01:00 +1300

Mangarara Station, The Power of Poo, Precision Agriculture and the Regional Wrap.

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Something for The Weekend

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 20:10:00 +1300

If you want to get your Rainbow on this Labour Weekend, then the village of Paekakariki on the Kapiti Coast warmly welcomes you to their first ever queer pride festival.

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Focus on Politics for 20 October 2017

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 18:50:00 +1300

The wait, at last, is over - after 26 days, the public has finally learned who will lead the next government - the Labour Party's leader Jacinda Ardern. On Thursday evening, Winston Peters announced New Zealand First will go into coalition with Labour. The Greens, meanwhile, will support Labour on confidence and supply.

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Two former US Presidents take swipes at Trump's style

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 18:27:00 +1300

Two former US Presidents have taken veiled swipes at their successor, Donald Trump.

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Wayne Smith ready for farewell to All Blacks

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 18:21:00 +1300

Tomorrow night's Bledisloe Cup test in Brisbane marks the end of an era for the All Blacks as assistant coach Wayne Smith coaches the team for the final time.

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Commerce Commission tells High Court competition must stay

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 18:18:00 +1300

NZME and Stuff argue they need to merge because they are threatened by new media, including social media. But the Commerce Commission says it is not the competition news managers say it is.

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Dunedin musician bomb scare case thrown out

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 18:15:00 +1300

Dene Barnes, 44, who goes by the moniker LSD Fundraiser, has been cleared of wrongdoing over a bomb scare in June.

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New Zealanders tell us what they want from new government

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 18:12:00 +1300

Reporters fanned out across the country to find out what voters want from their new government.

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Only 7 of 21 new ministers are women

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 18:08:00 +1300

Prime Minister designate Jacinda Ardern has revealed who Labour has elected to be ministers in the next government, but says she not happy with the gender imbalance.

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The Week In Review for week ending Fri Oct 20 2017

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 18:00:00 +1300

A review of the week's news including... New Zealand First makes it's choice and New Zealand has it's youngest Prime Minister in over a hundred and fifty years, the Court of Appeal is told the killing of Mark Lundy's wife and daughter was an inside job, hard-nosed banks are being blamed for house sales falling over in Auckland, the lawyer for a military spy who developed a drug habit and stole highly sensitive equipment says it would have been unfair to punish the him, parents with autistic girls say their daughters' lives are at risk, IBM announces a new low cost payment system for digital currencies will be available in New Zealand, the All Whites vs Peru Football World Cup qualifying match in Wellington next month sells two thirds of it's tickets in half an hour, after a 30 year wait motor-racing fans will finally watch a New Zealander race in Formula 1, New Zealander Warren Gatland says he never wants to coach the British and Irish Lions again and the line up for next year's New Zealand Festival is revealed.

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Oratory, anger, laughter and tears at Ngapuhi closings

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 17:55:00 +1300

After nine years of work, and 31 weeks of hearings, there was anger, laughter and tears on the last day of the massive Waitangi Tribunal inquiry into the grievances of northern Maori.

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Hospices deprived of strong painkillers due to 'safety concerns'

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 17:53:00 +1300

Patients don't have access to stronger pain-killing drugs because they aren't fully-funded, top New Zealand hospice and palliative care doctors say.

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Man boarded Air NZ flight with woman's boarding pass

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 17:48:00 +1300

A woman is demanding answers from Air New Zealand on how a man was able to board a plane and book extra baggage yesterday using her boarding pass.

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"Massive" Māori representation in new government

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 17:44:00 +1300

The parties that make up the new Labour-led government have 18 Māori MPs. Te Manu Korihi reporter Shannon Haunui-Thompson looks at what Māori may gain.

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Helen Clark says Jacinda Ardern’s done a ‘phenomenal job’

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 17:35:00 +1300

Helen Clark says despite being Labour's leader for only three months, Prime Minister-elect Jacinda Ardern has proven she is warm but also with "a backbone and some steel".

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Evening business for 20 October 2017

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 17:32:00 +1300

News from the business sector, including a market report.

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Te Waonui for week ending Friday 20 October 2017

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 17:30:00 +1300

We hear from the head Judge from the 9 year long Te Paparahi O Te Raki Waitangi Tribunal hearings for northern Maori and what do Maori want and expect from the new labour led government who describe their Maori representation as massive.

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Overwhelming response to NZ #metoo Tumblr

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 17:23:00 +1300

A New Zealand woman has created a webpage for sexual harassment and abuse victims to anonymously share their experiences.

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What Labour's first 100 days will look like

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 17:19:00 +1300

Labour's long "to-do list" includes cutting immigration, building more homes, re-entering Pike River, and some kind of ban on foreign buyers purchasing existing houses or land is also looking likely.

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Little confidence Labour will deliver on its promises

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 17:15:00 +1300

Seventy percent of Māngere voters chose Labour to run the country. But locals told Checkpoint's Zac Fleming that they have little faith anything will change.

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Portfolio allocation 'like a game of jenga' - Jacinda Ardern

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 17:08:00 +1300

Incoming Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has named her Cabinet, including Labour's senior MPs and former leader Andrew Little. She says she will announce ministerial positions on Wednesday.

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Fashion’s inclusive new mood

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 17:00:00 +1300

Fashion is often a signal of a change in the air, reflecting societal norms and values. On RNZ podcast My Heels Are Killing Me Sonia Sly meets designer Jason Lingard who says being gay and growing up in a small farming town informed his desire to create gender-neutral garments that embody the concept of inclusivity.

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Otherworldly encounters

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 16:57:00 +1300

The panellists share their tales of spiritual, mystical or extraterrestrial experiences.

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The new China

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 16:50:00 +1300

Defence strategy analyst Dr Malcolm Davis weighs in on China's new plan to become the world's biggest superpower, following president Xi Jinping's latest speech.

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Ditching the toothbrush

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 16:44:00 +1300

Otago University's Jonathan Broadbent gives his view on whether a new article claiming diet is more important than brushing is true for our dental health.

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Panel Says

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 16:37:00 +1300

What the Panelists Leonie Freeman and Guy Williams want to talk about.

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Holdens out

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 16:33:00 +1300

The end of Holden's in Australia. The Panelists discuss their favourite rides.

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Will NZ First survive?

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 16:27:00 +1300

The panellists debate whether Wisnton Peters has backed his party into a corner. If the new government fails, will the party die?

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Economic future

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 16:19:00 +1300

Economist Dr Ganesh Nana talks us through whether Winston Peters was right in his warning of dark economic times ahead.

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Our new government

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 16:08:00 +1300

Commentator and writer Morgan Godfery joins The Panel noting that in hindsight Winston Peters decision seems obvious, but how will this play out for the parties involved?

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Dateline Pacific evening edition for 20 October 2017

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 16:06:00 +1300

The UN refugee agency has warned of an imminent humanitarian crisis on Manus Island; a Cook Islander has been appointed chief nursing officer of the World Health Organisation; a ship that provides healthcare in the Pacific will help with the hurricane relief efforts in the Caribbean; New Caledonia's independence refernedum nears and the make-up of the rolls is still unclear; the prime minister of Samoa is due to return home after medical treatment in New Zealand and the US military is being urged to fully disclose the impacts of its live-fire plans for the Northern Marianas.

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The Panel with Leonie Freeman and Guy Williams (Part 2)

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 16:05:00 +1300

The end of Holden's in Australia. The Panelists discuss their favourite rides. What the Panelists Leonie Freeman and Guy Williams want to talk about. Otago University's Jonathan Broadbent gives his view on whether a new article claiming diet is more important than brushing is true for our dental health. Defence strategy analyst Dr Malcolm Davis weighs in on China's new plan to become the world's biggest superpower, following president Xi Jinping's latest speech. The panellists share their tales of spiritual, mystical or extraterrestrial experiences.

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NGO tells Canstruct to steer clear of Nauru camps

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 16:04:00 +1300

The Human Rights Law Centre says the engineering firm Canstruct will be complicit in serious human rights abuses if it takes over the contract to run Australia's immigration detention centre on Nauru.

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The Panel with Leonie Freeman and Guy Williams (Part 1)

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 16:03:00 +1300

Commentator and writer Morgan Godfery joins The Panel noting that in hindsight Winston Peters decision seems obvious, but how will this play out for the parties involved? Economist Dr Ganesh Nana talks us through whether Winston Peters was right in his warning of dark economic times ahead. The panellists debate whether Wisnton Peters has backed his party into a corner. If the new government fails, will the party die?

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Niueans highlight urgent action around language retention

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 16:03:00 +1300

There's a sense of urgency among New Zealand based Niueans to preserve their threatened native tongue and culture. One Pacific language scholar describes Vagahau Niue as being at crisis level.

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Cook Island motorists urged to follow helmet law

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 16:02:00 +1300

Young motorists in the Cook Islands are risking a criminal conviction if they flout the law about wearing helmets when riding motor bikes.

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Extra Time for 20 October 2017

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 16:00:00 +1300

Palmerston North's Brendon Hartley makes New Zealand history in the Formula 1. Lima Sopoaga finally gets his second Test start for the All Blacks. New Zealand fans get behind the All Whites ahead of their world cup qualifier against Peru and Kiwis legend Kevin Tamati weighs in on New Zealand's Rugby League World Cup chances. [image:128700:full]

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News About New Zealand for 20 October 2017

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 16:00:00 +1300

A summary of news around New Zealand over the past week.

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Jacinda Ardern press briefing

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 15:53:00 +1300

Jacinda Ardern has just emerged from her party's caucus meeting where the party has selected its Ministers for the new government

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The Panel pre-show for 20 October 2017

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 15:47:00 +1300

Your feedback, and a preview of the guests and topics on The Panel.

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Critter of the Week: The Centipede!

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 15:24:00 +1300

It's our 100th episode of Critter of the Week ! so to mark that we celebrate the centipede!

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Wine - Joelle Thomson

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 15:17:00 +1300

Wine writer and tutor, Joelle Thomson.

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Food with Delaney Mes

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 15:06:00 +1300

Food writer Delaney Mes has been sampling the fare at restaurants and cafes up and down the country.

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Manawa Ora: Roses In Concrete

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 14:09:00 +1300

Ngā Rangatahi Toa is an alternative education hub at MIT in Auckland - where kids who don't fit into mainstream education are able to explore creative projects. Each year the students put on a multi media performance, this years is called Manawa Ora: Roses in Concrete.

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Fri, 20 Oct 2017 13:45:00 +1300

Prepare yourself for a massive magic show simply titled Magicians. The spectacle is opening its North Island tour in Wellington before heading off to Palmerston North, New Plymouth, and Auckland. The stars of the show come from across the globe and have been brought to New Zealdand by young magician Nopera Whitely. Magicians’ director Nina Nawalowalo takes Eva Radich through what she’s doing to turn five varied acts into one cohesive night of entertainment.

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Great album: Private Dancer

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 13:44:00 +1300

Private Dancer by Tina Turner.

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Rob Zabrecky: actor, musician and magician

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 13:35:00 +1300

American magician Rob Zabrecky is on tour in New Zealand with a group of other performers for the New Zealand Magical Convention, which opens tonight in Wellington.

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Irish folk musician John Leo Carter

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 13:30:00 +1300

Irish folk musician John Leo Carter has jumped off a plane, headed to the Upbeat studio, and is playing the Wellington Folk Festival over Labour Weekend. The Öland, Sweden-based musician’s latest album is No Monsters Only Toys.

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The return of James Rolleston

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 13:28:00 +1300

After powerful performances in Kiwi films Boy and Dark Horse James Rolleston was a star in the making. But then came a serious car accident. A new documentary tells the story of his rehabilitation.

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Where have all the fountains gone?

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 13:21:00 +1300

Of the 47 water fountains owned by the Wellington City Council, almost half are in a state of dereliction.

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What's happening today in politics?

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 13:15:00 +1300

We cross to our parliamentary team for what is happening today, including the announcement of ministerial roles by the new Prime Minister-elect Jacinda Ardern

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Concert to mark coal mine tragedies in Wales & the West Coast

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 13:00:00 +1300

A cantata written to mark the 50th anniversary of a mining disaster in Wales, is about to have its New Zealand premiere.  Sir Karl Jenkins wrote Cantata Memoria - For the Children of Aberfan, to remember the tragedy where a primary school was flattened by mine waste, killing most of the children and many adults. The concert has a New Zealand connection: the Benedictus from The Armed Man also by Karl Jenkins will be sung and dedicated to the families of the victims of the Pike River Mine Disaster. Dr Jonathan Griffith an expert in interpreting the music of Jenkins, is in Wellington to conduct the Labour Day concert.

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Midday Sports News for 20 October 2017

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:26:00 +1300

The New Zealand motor racing driver Brendon Hartley says the Austin track he'll make his Formula One debut at this weekend is one he's comfortable with but admits he's still got a lot to learn.

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Business briefs

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:26:00 +1300

The retirement village and aged care provider, Metlifecare, is buying a waterfront development site in Auckland for an undisclosed price.

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Midday Markets for 20 October 2017

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:23:00 +1300

For the latest from the markets we're joined by Angus Marks @ FNZC.

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Virtual and augmented reality expected to make $320m

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:21:00 +1300

The country's virtual and augmented reality industry is expected to boom within the next two years.

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Still more gas in the tank for the economy - Infometrics

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:20:00 +1300

The country's economy still has more gas in the tank for next year, despite some analysts suggesting it's already at the peak.

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Slowing of immigration to help housing demand

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:18:00 +1300

As you will have heard in the news, immigration is off its peak, with fewer immigrants settling here and more people leaving the country.

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SkyCity commits to turning Darwin Casino around or may sell

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:17:00 +1300

The casino operator, SkyCity, says it will come up with a plan to improve the performance of its underperforming Darwin casino within the year.

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Midday News for 20 October 2017

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:00:00 +1300

Labour makes its ministerial picks this afternoon. A referendum on recreational marijuana will take place under the new government.

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New Gen artist Hera Lindsay Bird

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 12:00:00 +1300

High profile New Zealand poet Hera Lindsay Bird has been named as a 2017 Arts Foundation New Generation Artist, receiving $25,000 along with it.

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The week that was with Te Radar and Michele A'Court

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 11:47:00 +1300

A lighter look at the week including, how 'Donald Trumpkins' are making Halloween great again, and relief that New Zealand's national shortage of potatoes won't affect potato chip supplies.

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Sports commentator Brendan Telfer

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 11:36:00 +1300

Brendan Telfer on the Silver Ferns' Commonwealth Games medal prospects taking a big dive following their 4-0 loss to Australia in the Constellation Cup.

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Music: four of Aussie's best

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 11:13:00 +1300

A few months ago, Grant Smithies mouthed off on air about how crap most recent Australian bands were and RNZ listeners were quick to respond. Today he plays four ripper Australian bands.

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Book review: Democracy and Its Crisis

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 11:07:00 +1300

Tilly Lloyd from Unity Books reviews Democracy and Its Crisis by AC Grayling, published by Oneworld.

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