Radio New Zealand - Sunday, 10th August 2008

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

Arts on Sunday

Apron Strings
Producer Rachel Gardner discusses her new feature film Apron Strings. [more]

Tim Walker - Auckland Museum
Tim Walker explains why he's leaving the stunning NewDowse for Auckland Museum. [more]

Composer Ross Harris
Kiwi composer Ross Harris discusses his 3rd symphony. [more]

Holly Melancholy - Night That Saved The Day
Lucy Orbell meets a couple who put the Goth back into gothic fairy tales. [more]

Painter - Peter Ireland
Wanganui based artist Peter Ireland brings Waka to Wanganui. [more]

Author - Sue Orr
A debut short story collection from former journalist Sue Orr. [more]

Poet - David Beach
The End Of Atlantic City,new poetry from David Beach. [more]

Lynn has a chat about the past,present and future for Auckland's Artspace gallery. [more]

At The Movies

At The Movies for 6 August 2008
Simon reviews Batman: The Dark Knight, X Files: I want to Believe, and Smart People. [more]

One In Five

One in Five for Sunday 10 August 2008
The media grants that are out to combat mental health stigma. And a tribute to a noted bioethicist and disability activist. [more]

Sounds Historical

Sounds Historical Hour One 10 August 2008
8pm to 9pm. Due to copyright restrictions, all music has been removed. [more]

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

Sunday Morning

Brian Turner
Ruminations about life and fishing and fighting for the virtue of Central Otago with poet Brian Turner. [more]

Mediawatch for 10 August 2008
Media messages from Beijing; cut-off current affairs; politicians' loose language caught on tape. [more]

Bob Jones
Bob Jones chats about money, management, and political machinations. [more]

The Sunday Group
The Sunday Group takes a look at how the Olympics have changed over the years. [more]

Ideas for 10 August 2008
Resistance to law changes on the right to physically punish children has been remarkably strong. [more]

Te Ahi Kaa

Te Ahi Kaa mo 10 Hereturikoka (August) 2008
Ruia Aperahama has battled addictions and come out the other side philosophical and upbeat. [more]

News stories:

Forestry damage assessed after storms
Forest owners say the damage done by the recent storms will cost the industry up to $5 million. [more]

Oldest army unit marks 150 years
New Zealand's oldest army unit marked 150 years this weekend with celebrations in New Plymouth. [more]

NZ cricketer Bob Cunis dies
Bob Cunis, the former New Zealand medium-pace bowler, has died at his home in Northland, at the age of 67. [more]

Aucklanders voice opinion on protection of pre-1940 homes
Auckland City Council says it has received 700 submissions about demolition controls for character homes, and many of them support keeping the restrictions. [more]

Ultimatum issued over pets in pensioner flats
A Wanganui pensioner who knows she has broken the rules by keeping a dog in her council flat, says she she hasn't the heart to turn her pet away. [more]

Dollar dips briefly below US70c
The New Zealand dollar fell below 70 US cents on Friday, for the first time in nearly a year, hit by the stronger American currency. [more]

Oil removed from wrecked boat
Fuel oil has been removed from a fishing boat that ran aground near Opotiki almost two weeks ago, killing two crewmen. [more]

Police name UK woman killed in quad bike accident
Police have named the British tourist killed in a quad bike crash in Waikato on Saturday morning. She was Sarah Katie Bond, from Essex. [more]

Warriors beat Broncos 16-12
The Warriors beat the Brisbane Broncos 16-12 in their NRL clash in Auckland on Saturday, temporarily claiming a place in the top eight and putting their finals aspirations back on track. [more]

Wins for Canterbury, Bay of Plenty
It was a relieved Canterbury rugby team which beat Otago 20-13 in the Air New Zealand Cup rugby match at Carisbrook on Saturday. [more]

Rugby relegation 'would hurt Whangarei economy'
A Northland civic leader says if the province's rugby team was ousted from the Air New Zealand Cup competition, millions of dollars would be lost from the Whangarei economy. [more]

Midwife found guilty of professional misconduct
A registered midwife in Auckland has been found guilty of professional misconduct over the care of a patient whose baby was stillborn. [more]

Weakening outlook for growth in top economies
The world's seven biggest economies face weakening growth, according to OECD indicators. [more]

Doctor forged signature on medical certificate
The Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal has found a doctor guilty of professional misconduct for forging another doctor's signature on a medical certificate. [more]

Sir Robert Jones talks to SFO investigators
Investigators from the Serious Fraud Office have visited businessman Sir Robert Jones to discuss allegations about donations made to New Zealand First. [more]

Snow day in Christchurch
About 35 tonnes of snow was trucked into central Christchurch for a freestyle snowboarding and skiing event on a section of Oxford Terrace on Saturday. [more]

Council wants Hamilton to Auckland commuter rail link
The Hamilton City Council is keen for a commuter train service between the city and Auckland to be tried again. [more]

Auckland retains Ranfurly Shield
Auckland has retained the Ranfurly Shield after a 22-6 win over Taranaki at Eden Park on Sunday afternoon. [more]

Failed company investors offered free legal appraisals
Investors in the failed Blue Chip company have been offered free legal appraisals, in an effort to help recoup their losses. [more]

Warning about some impotence drugs
Medsafe is warning that impotence drugs sold via the internet and in sex shops could be fatal to people with heart conditions. [more]

Erosion causes Muriwai patrol tower to be shifted again
Surf lifesavers at Muriwai Beach near Auckland have moved a patrol tower for the third time in 12 years because of beach erosion caused by last month's storms. [more]

Auckland retain Ranfurly Shield
Auckland has retained the Ranfurly Shield after a 22-6 win over Taranaki at Eden Park this afternoon. Auckland scored three tries and led 10-6 at halftime. ... [more]

NZ women's hockey team beaten by Japan
The New Zealand women's hockey coach Kevin Towns says they only have themselves to blame following their 2-1 loss to Japan in their opening match at the Beijing Olympics. Against the ... [more]

New Zealand sixth after dressage round
The New Zealand equestrian team is sixth after the dressage round of the eventing competition at the Olympics in Hong Kong. Australia lead the competition, with Germany second and the United ... [more]

Correction to Michael Phelps story
American swimmer Michael Phelps has set a world record to win the gold medal in the men's 400 metres Individual Medley at the Olympic Games in Beijing. Phelps who is ... [more]

More luck hopefully for Slater
The New Zealand Finn sailor Dan Slater will be hoping for a bit more luck today at the Olympic regatta. Slater found it tough going in light conditions in Qingdao ... [more]

Bay of Plenty win rugby match
Bay of Plenty has thrashed Counties Manukau 45-3 in this evening's national provincial rugby championship match in Rotorua. Bay of Plenty led 23-3 at halftime. ... [more]

Ede improves in shooting at Olympics
The Christchurch shooter Graeme Ede has finished 20th in the trap-shooting at the Olympics. Ede, the Commonwealth Games champion, started today's final 2 rounds in 32nd place, and shot a perfect ... [more]

Police seek information on missing Upper Hutt man
Police are concerned for the safety of missing Upper Hutt man John Gerraty. [more]

Canberra thrash Penrith in NRL
Canberra has thrashed Penrith 74-12 in NRL rugby league action this afternoon. Five-eighth Terry Campese missed a chance to equal Mal Meninga's club record of 38 points in a match when ... [more]

Poll shows Peters trailing in Tauranga elecorate race
A snap poll of the Tauranga electorate has put National's Simon Bridges 20% clear of the New Zealand First leader, Winston Peters. [more]

Electoral Finance Act gags organisations - lobby group
A lobby group says organisations wanting to promote their policies in this year's election are being gagged by the Electoral Finance Act. [more]

SH35 closed
State Highway 35 remains closed intermittently north of Ruatoria following last week's storm. [more]

Road south of Auckland reopens after double fatality
The Clevedon-Kawakawa Road south of Auckland reopened on Sunday after a double fatality involving a car and a motorcycle. [more]

Overcrowding increases TB risk - study
People living in overcrowded houses are at a 70% higher risk of contracting tuberculosis than those living in less crowded homes, according to a new study. [more]

Man in hospital after serious assault
A 22-year-old Hastings man is in Hawke's Bay hospital after a serious assault. [more]