Radio New Zealand - Sunday, 27th July 2008

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This page features: Arts on Sunday, At The Movies, News Stories, Sounds Historical, Spectrum, Sunday Morning, Te Ahi Kaa

Arts on Sunday

Ira Sachs
American film director talks to Simon Morris about his movie 'Married Life'. [more]

Black Tuesday
Rachel Lenart and Felix Prevel on their play depicting the death of Fred Evans during the 1912 Waihi miners strike. [more]

The Casting Couch
CEO of TVI Actors' Studios, Alan Nusbaum has a few tips for actors wanting to make it big in Hollywood. [more]

Te Mata: The Ethnological Portrait
Roger Blackley has curated an exhibition that includes a remarkable series of busts sculpted by Nelson Illingworth. [more]

Land Without Sundays
Josie McNaught reviews the second in a trilogy of plays that reflect the Dalmatian immigrant experience in NZ. [more]

Book Award Winners
Montana Book Award winners Aaron Beehre and Greg O'Brien discuss, birds and book design with Lucy Orbell. [more]

O E Middleton
Fifty years of short story writing is celebrated in a new retrospective, 'Beyond the Breakwater'. [more]

Bob Orr is a boatman on the Waitemata Harbour and his fourth collection of poetry reflects that love of the sea. [more]

Art, Information and Tuataras
Peter Belton talks about upcoming events at the Southland Art Gallery and Museum. [more]

At The Movies

At the Movies for 23 July 2008
Simon Morris talks to three independent New Zealand film-makers - Kerry Robins, producer of the phenomenally successful Second Hand Wedding, documentary maker Alister Barry, and digital film director Andrea Bosshard. [more]

Sounds Historical

Sounds Historical Hour One 27 July 2008
8pm to 9 pm. Due to copyright restrictions, all music has been removed. [more]

Sounds Historical Hour Two 27 July 2008
9pm to 10pm. Due to copyright restrictions, all music has been removed. [more]


Spectrum for 27 July 2008
The clanking, puffing engine, the soot, the grit and the romance of travel by steam train. [more]

Sunday Morning

Anton Oliver
An interesting revolution in sport a decade ago was the adoption of professionalism by rugby. [more]

Mediawatch for 27 July 2008
Crime and violence; the Aucklander gives the mailbox a miss; a soggy snapper's sad story. [more]

Paul Clark
Paul Clark is professor of Chinese at the University of Auckland. [more]

Sunday Group
An international conference on cybercitizens starts in Queenstown next week. [more]

Ideas for 27 July 2008
How much say should a nation's citizens have in the shaping of their country's foreign policy? [more]

Te Ahi Kaa

Te Ahi Kaa mo 27 Hongongoi (July) 2008
What compels someone to learn Te Reo Maori? [more]

News stories:

Family's attempt to move body stopped
The Ministry of Health is defending its practices after granting permission to move the remains of a man, without the full consent of the dead person's family. [more]

Quake strikes off Taranaki
An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.3 on the Richter scale has struck off Taranaki. [more]

Henry says his side needs to restore structure and balance
The New Zealand rugby coach Graham Henry says his side has to re establish its structure ahead of the return Bledilsoe cup test against Australia. The All Blacks started badly in ... [more]

New Zealand win Emerging Players cricket tournament
New Zealand has defeated Australia by three wickets in the final to win the 2008 Emerging Players cricket tournament in Brisbane. The New Zealanders have won the tournament for the first ... [more]

England make big start against NZ U19 cricketers
England is 350 for three at stumps on the first day of the first youth test against the New Zealand under 19 cricket side in Taunton. The home side won the ... [more]

India crash to worst defeat against Sri Lanka
Spinners Muttiah Muralitharan and Ajantha Mendis have bowled the Sri Lankan cricket side to an innings and 239-run victory in the first test against India in Colombo. It is India's worst ... [more]

Spainard Sastre poised to win Tour de France
The Spaniard cyclist Carlos Sastre is poised to win the Tour de France after his chief rival, Australia's Cadel Evans, didn't make the in roads expected in the penultimate stage. The ... [more]

Willis finishes sixth in 800 metres in London
The New Zealand athlete Nick Willis has placed sixth in the 800 metres at the London grand prix athletics meet. Willis has finished nearly two seconds behind winner Abraham Chepkirwok of ... [more]

Rowing world champs at Karapiro set back a month
The 2010 Rowing World Championships at Lake Karapiro have been moved from the proposed September date and will now run from late October. The change, requested by Karapiro World Championship organisers, ... [more]

Raiders move into NRL top eight
The Canberra rugby league side has beaten Gold Coast 46-4 to move into the NRL top eight. Meanwhile Penrith has earned some breathing space at the bottom of the top eight ... [more]

McClennan's Leeds side tumbles in Challenge Cup semi final
Defending champions St Helens has overcome a spirited Leeds recovery to win the first semi-final of English rugby league's Challenge Cup 26-16. Leeds,coached by former Kiwis mentor Brian McClennan, trailed 18-2 ... [more]

Paddison just outside top 20 in Russia
The Wellington golfer, Gareth Paddison, is tied for 21st place at eight under at the Russian Open. A third round three under par 69 has Paddison eight shots off the pace. ... [more]

Research finds fewer SUV crashes than expected
Sports utility vehicles are not as dangerous as had been thought, according to a Wellington School of Medicine researcher. [more]

Low-skilled wages falling, according to study
A survey of pay rates suggests wages for low-skilled jobs are falling, while the fastest increase in salaries is for data entry workers, counsellors, solicitors and primary teachers. [more]

Rotorua hoteliers warn against rates hike
Hoteliers in Rotorua are warning a proposed rates increase could lead to job losses and deter new tourism operators from investing in the area. [more]

McCaw rated 50/50 chance to start in Auckland
The All Blacks captain, Richie McCaw, is rated a 50/50 chance to play in this weekend's return Bledisloe Cup rugby game in Auckland. Still overcoming an ankle injury McCaw watched in ... [more]

Pakistan unconcerned by Trophy boycott threat
Pakistan's cricket chief has defiantly claimed he is not worried about the prospect of top players pulling out of September's Champions Trophy. Pakistan Cricket Board chairman Nasim Ashraf says if some ... [more]

World 100 metres record holder sounds warning
Jamaica's world 100 metres record holder Usain Bolt has sounded another warning to his Olympic rivals with an impressive winning time of 19.76 in the 200 metres at the London Grand ... [more]

Stranded dolphin rescued
A young dolphin stranded on a beach on Auckland's North Shore by heavy seas was successfully refloated on Saturday. [more]

Bulldogs to take out injunction to stop Williams
The Bulldogs rugby league chief executive Todd Greenberg says his club will look to take out an injunction to stop its New Zealand star Sonny Bill Williams playing rugby. Williams has ... [more]

Dixon takes chequered flag for fifth time
The New Zealand motor racing driver Scott Dixon has won his fifth race in this year's IndyCar Series with success in Edmonton. His first win on a road course this season ... [more]

Inquiries begin into three deaths at sea over weekend
Investigations are under way into the deaths of three people in stormy seas off the Bay of Plenty at the weekend. [more]

Police praised for saving woman
Hamilton police are praising two constables for rescuing a young woman from an attack. [more]

Dixon wins another Indy race
The New Zealand driver Scott Dixon has won his fifth race of the Indy-car season, holding off Brazil's Helio Castroneves in the final laps to take the Edmonton race and ... [more]

More banks lower mortgage rates
Four major banks have lowered mortgage interest rates following the Reserve Bank's decision on Thursday to lower the Official Cash Rate to 8%. [more]

Nadal to meet Kiefer in Toronto final
Wimbledon champion Rafael Nadal will face Nicolas Kiefer for the third time in four months in the Toronto Masters final as the unstoppable Spaniard aims for a third Masters tennis ... [more]

Olympic village opens
The Olympic village, which will house 16,000 athletes and officials during next month's Beijing Games, has been officially opened by its mayor Chen Zhili. Chen, a senior Communist Party official, ... [more]

Milk tanker rolls on SH2
State Highway 2 north of Wairoa in Hawke's Bay is restricted to one lane after a milk tanker rolled and spilled its contents. [more]

League: Warriors beat Melbourne Storm
The New Zealand Warriors have beaten the second placed Melbourne Storm 8-6 in their National Rugby League match at Mt Smart in Auckland. [more]

Body of missing canoeist found
The body of a canoeist missing off Mount Maunganui was found washed up on Matakana Island on Sunday. [more]

Levin residents can stop boiling drinking water
The Horowhenua District Council says Levin residents can now stop boiling their drinking water. [more]

Wellington church spouting stolen in storm
Thieves appear to have taken advantage of Saturday night's storm to steal the copper spouting from a church north of Wellington. [more]

Australia beat All Blacks 34-19
Australia maintained their unbeaten run under new coach Robbie Deans with a 34-19 victory over New Zealand in the Bledisloe Cup test on Saturday. [more]