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Checkpoint FOR TUESDAY 27 SEPTEMBER 2011
1700 to 1707 NEWS
A deal has been struck to give free tickets to hundreds of people who missed all or part of the Rugby World Cup's opening ceremony and first match because Auckland's trains couldn't cope with the huge demand. Those who missed part or all of the match will be offered tickets to the first semi final on October the 15th - which is expected to be the All Blacks against South Africa or Australia. Seats at the bronze final on October 21 are to be offered to people who missed part or all of the opening ceremony. Here's Auckland's mayor, Len Brown. PRE REC
Listening to that is Shirley Afoa, whose All Black son John Afoa bought her a ticket to the opening match. She gave herself two hours to get to Eden Park, but arrived at half time as the train she was on broke down. She joins us now. LIVE
The deadly flesh-eating disease, necrotising faciitis, is on the rise in New Zealand with a seven-fold increase in the number of cases. necro-tizing fassy-itis The first ever nation-wide assessment of the disease shows there were fewer than ten cases in 1990 but more than 70 in 2006. Otago University associate professor of epidemeology Michael Baker says that's comparable to meningitis with four times the risk of death. Dr Baker joins us now. LIVE
The Prime Minister is still promising to deliver continued growth here in the face of new forecasts showing the world economy is slowing. But the Labour leader accuses the Government of having no plan to deal with growing international economic uncertainty. Here's our political editor Brent Edwards. PKG
1720 TRAILS AND BUSINESS WITH Amy Williams
Parliament is about to go into urgency (expected about 1930) to debate the Government's Bill to allow the police to resume covert video surveillance. The legislation effectively sets aside a Supreme Court ruling that found the use of hidden cameras was illegal. The Labour Party is questioning the scope of the legislation, but its alternative proposal was blocked by Government MPs in the House this afternoon. Our political reporter, Julian Robins, explains. PKG
About two thousand Warriors rugby league fans have taken their last chance to see their team in action before they try to win the NRL grand final. The team held its final New Zealand training at Mount Smart stadium before the players fly to Australia tomorrow. Rowan Quinn checked out the fans. PKG
Plans for more and better state housing in Auckland have been revealed. Housing New Zealand wants to build 1400 new houses over the next five years, and upgrade another 14 thousand 500 or almost half its entire stock in the city, to meet demand. It's also detailed its first major mixed ownership development though this will result in fewer state houses, on valuable land in Glen Innes. The Minister of Housing Phil Heatley joins us now. LIVE
New figures show Auckland has pollution levels nearly double that of Sydney, and the worst among New Zealand's major cities. The World Health Organisation has used national reports and websites to measure the amount of fine particles of pollution in the air in more than one-thousand cities across 91 countries. Cushla Norman reports: PKG
Farmers in isolated parts of coastal Waikato are being warned not to take the law into their own hands after a spate of sheep rustling near Raglan. Last night armed police chased a vehicle after shots were heard on a farm near Te Akau. A four wheel drive was discovered abandoned at a camp ground. The police found two sheep carcasses in the vehicle and a rifle nearby but the offenders escaped. Andrew McRae reports. PKG
17.45 MANU KORIHI
Tēnā koutou katoa, good evening,
The descendants of a Te Whakatōhea chief, who was wrongfully accused and executed in the 1860s are to receive another government pardon - but this time it'll be acknowledged in law. Mokomoko and three others from Ngāti Awa had been wrongfully tried for the murder of the Reverend Carl Völkner. A pardon was granted by the state in 1992, but it wasn't legislated. However, the family of Mokomoko sought for the pardon to be legally acknowledged because those from Ngāti Awa had their pardons recognised as part of the tribe's rūnanga ACT. The Māori Affairs Minister, Dr Pita Sharples, says the Government will sign an agreement with the relatives of Mokomoko tomorrow, which will be held at Waiaua marae near Ōpotiki.
IN THEY'VE BEEN CARRYING AROUND...
OUT ...IMPORTANT IT IS TO THEM.
Dr Pita Sharples.
The man chosen by the Mana Party to contest Te Tai Tonga says he's standing for the movement because it's open to people of all ethnicities.
Clinton Dearlove of Waitaha descent, launches his campaign to contest the Southern Māori seat tomorrow.
The science graduate-turned-schoolteacher says he's been approached by National and Labour - but was immediately attracted to Mana by the very meaning of the word.
Mr Dearlove, a 38-year-old bi-lingual speaker, says he joined Mana because the party appeals to people of different heritage and culture.
IN MY EXPERIENCES IN...
OUT ...REALLY ATTRACTED ME.
Clinton Dearlove of the Mana Party.
The Corrections Department says Māori inmates at Whanganui prison, will benefit from a new drug treatment unit which opened today. It's the first in a New Zealand prison to be located in a Māori Focus unit, which aims to reduce the risk of re-offending by helping inmates understand and value their Māori culture. Corrections Rehabilitation and Re-Integration Manager, Alison Thom, says it's an innovative move, which is all about giving prisoners easy access to the right rehabilitation at the appropriate time. She says having a combined drug treatment and Māori focus unit will allow prisoners to address their addictions, while strengthening their cultural identity.
The London-based Association of MBAs has named a business management programme for Māori leaders, as one of four finalists in its inaugural world wide innovation awards. The organisation accredits post-graduate business education qualifications in over 70 countries. The programme is a partnership between the Waikato-Tainui College for Research and Development, and the University of Waikato's Management School. The College's Academic Director, Sarah-Jane Tiakiwai, says the MBA was developed to foster indigenous ways of doing business, with a collaborative ethos.
That's Te Manu Korihi news, Rosemary Rangitauira will have a further bulletin in an hour.
President Obama is urging European leaders to confront the deepening sovereign debt crisis, warning their inaction is scaring the world. The blunt message follows an earlier warning from his Treasury Secretary that a fresh economic shock could cause cascading defaults and a run on banks. European leaders appear to be listening and say they're inching towards a multi-trillion dollar bailout mechanism to firewall Italy and Spain from the debt contagion. The ABC's Business Editor Peter Ryan reports: PKG
A deal's been struck to give free tickets to hundreds of people who missed all or part of the Rugby World Cup's opening ceremony and first match because Auckland's trains couldn't cope with the huge demand. Those who missed part or all of the match will be offered tickets to the first semi final on October the 15th - which is expected to be the All Blacks against South Africa or Australia. Seats at the bronze final on October 21 are to be offered to people who missed part or all of the opening ceremony. Robert Paul was one of those who missed the opening ceremony and to tell us what he thinks of today's offer he joins us now. LIVE
Forces loyal to the new Libyan authorities have entered the city of Sirte supported by NATO jets. It's Colonel Gaddafi's birthplace and one of the last remaining strongholds of his supporters. Opposition forces approached the city centre under fire as Alistair Leithead reports: PKG
A British cargo ship that was sunk by a German U-boat during the Second World War while carrying a fortune in silver has been found about five-hundred kilometres off the coast of Ireland. The silver is worth 230-million U.S. dollars and those is charge of the recovery are keeping the exact location secret. Andrew Craig is from Odyssey Marine, he told the BBC how they managed to find the ship: CUT But why did it take seventy years to discover the wreck? Andrew Craig again: CUT
Reference number 159660
Media type AUDIO
Collection Sound Collection
Radio news programs
Nonfiction radio programs
Wilson, Mary, Host
Baker, Michael, Broadcaster
Edwards, Brent, Political editor
Robins, Julian, Reporter
Quinn, Rowan, Reporter
Heatley, Phil, Interviewee
Norman, Cushla, Reporter
McRae, Andrew, Reporter
Sharples, Pita, 1941-, Interviewee
Dearlove, Clinton, Interviewee
Thom, Alison, Interviewee
Tiakiwai, Sarah Jane, Interviewee
PAUL, Robert, Interviewee
Brown, Len, 1956-, Interviewee
Williams, Amy, Reporter
Radio New Zealand (estab. 1989), Broadcaster
Date 27 Sep 2011