Drive Newsrun: Monday 20 February 2012

Newsrun: Monday 20 February 2012

Fourth Dimention For Movie Watchers
A new movie technology using synchronized motion effects is the cinema industry’s latest tactic to attract and retain the next generation of moviegoers.

It’s like a motion master you expect to see at theme parks, but the chair you sit on at the flicks will move to give your entire body a sensory experience.

The seats have been described as giving subtle and refined movements, perfectly synchronized with all onscreen action, creating an unmatched realistic, immersive experience.

The technology was created in Canada, took off in the gaming industry, and has been introduced in theatres, as well as being unscripted into the Blue Ray discs for home theatre use.

For the first time in Australasia Kiwi’s will be able to experience D-box at Hoyts cinema’s at the Base in Hamilton.

To hear the whole story listen below. 



Maori Prisoners’ Children Let Down
Associate Education Minister Pita Sharples has announced he will launch a review of the way the children of Maori Prisoners are treated.

The review comes on the wake of a Te Puni Kokiri report based on research carried out by Pillars, the Christchurch-based charity which cares for the children of prisoners.

The research was led by Liz Gordon from Pillars.



Nurses Job Cuts 
There are fresh concerns that district health boards aren't coping with the funding they're being given.

The Nurses Organisation is worried about staffing cuts following a leaked memo from Hawke's Bay District Health Board suggesting 35 nursing jobs are to go.

At the same time, Bay of Plenty officials are forecasting a deficit of up to 12 million dollars.

Nurses Organisation Chief Executive, Geoff Annals, discusses more below.



Julia Gillard Encouraged To Take Action 
Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard is being urged to sack her Foreign Minister, Kevin Rudd.

A video's been leaked showing Mr Rudd losing his cool, while struggling to deliver a recorded speech in Chinese during his time as Prime Minister.

It’s a sign of deeper troubles with the Australian Labor Party.

For the whole story listen below.







Dan Wooding
Dan interviews Kay Warren, wife of Rick Warren, who wrote the best-selling book, "The Purpose Driven Life", and she discusses her attitude to battling breast cancer and melanoma. In fact, her latest book is called "Choose Joy Because Happiness Isn't Enough".

For the whole story, listen below.


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Chris Clarke-World Vision

Chris talks about a young man who had a new take on the 40 Hour Famine, going an entire year without his cell phone. 



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