Radio New Zealand - Sunday, 14th September 2008

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

Arts on Sunday

Open Eyes Open Minds
Lucy Orbell talks to organisers and participants about the upcoming exhibition of elderly artists. [more]

Walters Art Prize Review
John Hurrell reviews the Walters Art Prize exhibition, just opened at the Auckland Art Gallery. [more]

Tim Page, Serie Barford, Selina Marsh and Doug Poole - all part of Polynation, on at the Going West Literary Festival. [more]

Anne Sophie Duprels in Jenufa
Anne Sophie Duprels stars as the soprano heroine in the NBR NZ Opera of Jenufa. [more]

Laurie Foon and Dorthe Hendrickson
Starfish designer and founder and goldsmith-artist Dorthe Hendrickson have created a collection for Air NZ Fashion Week. [more]

Ian Wedde's Chinese Opera novel.
Ian Wedde discusses his latest book Chinese Opera. [more]

Prime Ministers Literary Achievement Awards
Elizabeth Smither is the winner of the 2008 Prime Minister's Award for Literary Achievement in Poetry. [more]

The Devils Architect
The play is premiering this Friday at Soundings Theatre. Dolly Reisman is the playwright and Ken Keyes the director. [more]

At The Movies

At The Movies for 10 September 2008
Simon Morris reviews Forbidden Kingdom, Taken, and Son of Rambow. [more]

One In Five

One in Five for Sunday 14 September 2008
The first review of the New Zealand Disability Strategy. And the pros and cons of inclusive education [more]

Sounds Historical

Sounds Historical Hour One 14 Sept 2008
8pm to 9pm.Due to copyright restrictions,all music has been removed [more]

Sounds Historical Hour Two 14 Sept 2008
9pm to 10pm.Due to copyright restrictions,all music has been removed [more]


Spectrum for 14 Sepember 2008
Residents in a Caravan Park on the edge of the Waimakariri river talk about garden gnomes, cacti, and life. [more]

Sunday Morning

The US Presidential Election - the Palin Factor
Dr Jon Johansson is back to go over the latest developments. [more]

Mediawatch for 14 September 2008
Sensationalising the saga of Winston Peters; Supplementing the weekend papers. [more]

On the Road Again
Dean Starnes has been travelling for 15 years through 75 countries. He's written a book about his adventures called 'Roam'. [more]

The Sunday Group: Kereru Pie
This week we look at whether the 'hands off' approach to our native plants and animals is working. [more]

Ideas for 14 September 2008
Spiritualist minister Kathy Weldon, and psychologist Dr Marc Wilson, author of a recent online survey into national beliefs. [more]

Te Ahi Kaa

Te Ahi Kaa mo 14 Mahuru (September) 2008
Is teaching at your old school all its cracked up to be? We ask Colin Maihi of New Plymouth Boys Highschool. [more]

The Darwin Lectures

Lecture 4 - The fossil record
Professor Alan Cooper, Director, Australian Centre for Ancient DNA, The University of Adelaide. How should we interpret what the fossil record tells us about evolution - both in general, and with regard to how New Zealand has ended up as it is today? Recorded 18 August in Gisborne. [more]

News stories:

Retail sales drop as shoppers spend less at the till
Consumers cracking down on their grocery spending as food prices soar, led to a drop in the volume of total retail sales in July. [more]

US Air Force makes successful Antarctic night flight
The United States' Antarctic programme made history on Friday when a US Air Force plane successfully completed the first night-vision landing at McMurdo Base, paving the way for year-round flights. [more]

Party leaders begin campaigning in earnest
The National and Labour party leaders campaigned in Auckland on Saturday, a day after Helen Clark announced the election would be held on 8 November. [more]

New Zealand retains Tri-Nations title and Bledisloe Cup
The All Blacks have claimed their ninth Tri-Nations title and their fourth in a row after defeating Australia 28-24 in Brisbane. Trailing 7-10 at halftime, the All Blacks scored three converted ... [more]

Manly head for preliminary final
The Manly rugby league side has earned a NRL preliminary final and ended the season of St George Illawarra with a 38-6 qualifying final victory at Brookvale Oval. Meanwhile Cronulla has ... [more]

Fishing industry fights dolphin protection measures
The fishing industry is fighting Government restrictions aimed at protecting Hector's dolphins and Maui's dolphins. [more]

Liverpool knock over champ
The English Premier League football side Liverpool has ended a seven-year wait for a home win over Manchester United with a 2-1 victory over the champions. Liverpool's victory puts it on ... [more]

Tesoriero adds another bronze to medal haul
New Zealand's Paula Tesoriero has won a third medal at the Paralympic Games in Beijing. [more]

Four in hospital after crash
Four people have been taken to hospital after a crash that temporarily closed the Coatesville-Riverhead Highway north west of Auckland. [more]

More considering legal action against state, says Trust
A victim's rights group says it has been approached by a number of lawyers offering their services to people considering legal action against the state. [more]

More resources needed to fight methamphetamine, says church
The Anglican Church has added its voice to calls to put more resources into fighting the use of methamphetamine, also known as P. [more]

Man arrested after armed police callout
Christchurch police have arrested a man after an Armed Offenders Squad callout early Sunday morning. [more]

Meninga given three year extension
The Queensland Rugby League Board has handed coach Mal Meninga a three-year coaching extension, keeping him in control of the Maroons until the end of 2011. In an unprecedented three-year State ... [more]

Relief for Pakistan cricket
Pakistan's cricket-starved side has finally got some good news with it confirmed a four-nation Twenty20 tournament will be played in Canada next month. The tournament will feature Sri Lanka, Zimbabwe and ... [more]

Aquifers full but water storage needed, says industry group
Aquifers across the country are full after months of heavy rain but it is still likely to be at least five years before storage lakes are constructed for excess water, says Irrigation New Zealand chairman Graeme Sutton. [more]

Cut flower trade with US suspended
Biosecurity New Zealand hopes a ban on exports of greenhouse-grown flowers to the United States will be lifted within days, but says trade in outdoor flowers will be suspended for longer. [more]

Manufacturing in decline for fourth consecutive month
Manufacturing activity has shrunk again, and low numbers of new orders means there is unlikely to be a recovery for some months. The economic squeeze has hit the sector for four consecutive months [more]

Work starts on slip blocking Kawakawa road
Preparations have begun to remove 2000 cubic metres of earth from the Kawakawa Bay landslip site so the main road into the Auckland township can be re-opened. [more]

Duncan Laing dies aged 77
Swimming coach Duncan Laing has died in Dunedin, aged 77. Laing coached 11 Olympic swimmers, but his most famous protege was double Olympic gold medallist Danyon Loader at the Atlanta Olympics ... [more]

Surfers upset at Dunedin beach closures
Dunedin surfers are annoyed at local beaches being frequently closed because of a sewage problem. [more]

Police interviewing man after woman stabbed
Police are speaking to a 36-year old man following the stabbing of a woman in Avondale early on Sunday morning. [more]

Reports say Bangaldeshi cricketers heading to ICL
Reports say at least 14 leading Bangladesh cricketers, including former captain Habibul Bashar, are set to join the rebel Indian Cricket League. Bashar, Mohammad Rafique, Alok Kapali, Shahriar Nafees, Aftab ... [more]

Hawke's Bay beats Counties-Manukau - rugby
Hawke's Bay have beaten Counties-Manukau 45 points to 14 in their Air New Zealand Cup rugby match in Pukekohe. [more]

Canterbury children's hospital moves a step closer
A proposed children's hospital in Canterbury appears to be a step closer. [more]

Stoush over Wanganui church presbytery demolition
The Catholic Church in Wanganui says it's unhappy with the way it has been treated by the Historic Places Trust. [more]

Historic win for Warriors
The New Zealand Warriors made history, with a 18-15 win against the Melbourne Storm in the National Rugby League play-offs in Melbourne on Sunday. [more]

Time for a fresh perspective, says Key
National Party leader John Key says the election is about the future of New Zealand and New Zealand families. [more]

National increases lead over Labour in latest poll
National has slightly increased its lead over Labour in the latest One News political poll and there is now an 18% gap between the two major parties. [more]