Radio New Zealand - Sunday, 5th October 2008

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This page features: Arts on Sunday, At The Movies, Election 2008 Audio, News Stories, One In Five, Sounds Historical, Spectrum, Sunday Morning, Te Ahi Kaa, Upbeat

Arts on Sunday

Daniel Belton - Good Company
A magical jukebox has a starring role in the latest dance film, Jukebox, from the multi award winning New Zealander. [more]

Nine Artists In Fiordland
In 2007, nine artists and a film maker set sail for Fiordland to find inspriration from the remote and wild places visited.. [more]

Southern Opera's Il Trovatore
Elizabeth O'Connor reviews the production on at the Isaac Theatre Royal in Christchurch and the Regent in Dunedin. [more]

Peppermints and Incense
Jim Cooper's ceramic exhibition has just opened at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery. [more]

The Flood, My Chanteing
Artist Amy Howden-Chapman has created a One Day Sculpture project - 17 sites around Wellington will be ringing out with sound. [more]

Lyne Pringle reviews 'Tent'
Choreographer and dancer Michael Parmenter has just revealed his new work, Tent. [more]

Tama Ma
Taiaroa Royal and Taane Mete have collaborated to bring to life a new work called Tama Ma. [more]

Burns Fellowship 50th Anniversary (Part 1)
Interview with current Burns Fellow Sue Wootten and Cilla McQueen who held the Fellowship in the mid 1980s. [more]

Burns Fellowship 50th Anniversary (Part 2)
Christine Johnston, Burns Fellow in 1994; Phillip Temple, Fellow in 1980; Lawrence Jones, author of Nurse to the Imagination. [more]

At The Movies

At the Movies for 1 October 2008
Simon Morris reviews 4 Months 3 Weeks 2 Days, Mongol, and Eagle Eye. [more]

Election 2008 Audio

Maori Party seeks influence after election
Co-leaders Tariana Turia and Pita Sharples speaking to reporters at the campaign launch on the party's election aims. [more]

Jeanette Fitzsimons on post-election choices
Greens co-leader says the party will let voters know in the coming weeks which parties it will be willing to work with. [more]

One In Five

One In Five Sun 5 October
As NZ ratifies the UN Disability rights Convention, we get an international take on its likely impact on the world's disabled. [more]

Sounds Historical

Sounds Historical Hour One-5 October 2008
8pm to 9pm. Due to copyright restrictions,all music has been removed. [more]

Sounds Historical Hour Two - 5 October 2008
9pm to 10pm. Due to copyright restrictions,all music has been removed. [more]


Spectrum for 5 October 2008
The posh side of Riverside caravan park near Christchurch. [more]

Sunday Morning

Jane Mayer
Jane Mayer's book "The Dark Side" is published by Scribe. [more]

Mediawatch for 5 October 2008
Election debate row; problems with political polls; nudity news misses the point. [more]

Jenny Carlyon and Diana Morrow on Ponsonby
Two local residents of Ponsonby decide to chart its evolution. [more]

Notes from the South
Notes from the South: A story of the stage debut of Saint Clair sand. [more]

The Sunday Group
The Sunday Group discusses how responsibly the media deals with election campaigns. [more]

Ideas for 5 October 2008: Samoa
The second part of the series on Samoa, looking more deeply at issues of land ownership and exploitation. [more]

Te Ahi Kaa

Te Ahi Kaa mo 05 Whiringa-a-nuku (October) 2008
Iritana Tawhiwhirangi adds another award to her honour board and Michael Franti is back in town. [more]


Roger Lloyd
Adam Chamber Music Festival manager talks about 2009 programme. [more]

News stories:

More frontline police officers needed says association
The Police Association says a recent spate of attacks on retailers in Auckland demonstrates the need for more frontline police officers. [more]

E-Day collects at least 873 tonnes of waste
A nationwide drive to recycle electronic waste saw 873 tonnes of old computer parts and mobile phones collected on Saturday, known as e-Day. [more]

Otago beats Wellington at Carisbrook
The Wellington rugby side has suffered its first loss of the national provincial competition beaten in the final round by Otago 36-21 at Carisbrook on Saturday. [more]

Wellington rugby side defeated in final round
The Wellington rugby side has suffered its first loss of the national provincial competition beaten in the final round by Otago 36-21 at Carisbrook. The win has promoted Otago to tenth ... [more]

Campbell tumbles at Alfred Dunhill
The New Zealand golfer Michael Campbell has tumbled down the leader board after a five over par 77 on the third day of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in Scotland. Campbell's ... [more]

New Zealand A relinguish solid start in Chennai
The New Zealand A cricket side leads its Indian counterpart by 153 runs heading into the third day of their four match in Chennai. New Zealand A started the second day ... [more]

Australia plunge before avoiding follow on
The Australian cricket side came within a wicket of following-on in their four day match against the Indian Board President's XI in Hyderabad. A fearful collapse of 5-19 in 64 balls ... [more]

Australian netballers win by three
The Australian netball side has won the first test against England, 42-39, at the Newcastle Entertainment Centre. The Diamonds held off a tenacious England outfit to maintain their 28-year unbeaten run ... [more]

Loeb wins four more stages to extend lead
Citroen's world champion Sebastien Loeb has tightened his grip on the Rally of Catalonia with the Frenchmann capturing four of the second day's six special stages. Loeb has extended his lead ... [more]

Stoner seals pole for home race
Australia's Ducati rider, Casey Stoner, has shrugged off a fall in final practice to claim pole position for the Australian MotoGP at Phillip Island. Yahama's Valentino Rossi, who won his fifth ... [more]

Maori Party unlikely to pledge support till post-election
The Maori Party says its members are unlikely to decide which major party it should support until after the election. [more]

NZ defence personnel leave for Afghanistan
129 New Zealand defence force personnel will depart on Sunday morning for a six month stint in Afghanistan. [more]

Kaikoura festival attracts added security
Security guards joined the police in Kaikoura on Saturday night, to prevent any flare-ups after the town's major wine and food festival. [more]

Call for major NZ convention facility
The tourism industry says New Zealand needs a high end convention facility that could host up to 3,000 people. [more]

Record Lotto prize still up for grabs
Despite a $21 million prize being on offer, there was no winner in Saturday night's big Lotto draw. [more]

Brian McLennan guides Leeds to Super league title
The former Kiwis coach, Brian McLennan, has guided Leeds to an upset victory against St Helens 24-16 in the English rugby league grand final at Old Trafford. For St Helen's, who ... [more]

Manchester United maintain pressure
Manchester United has maintained the pressure on English Premier League football leaders Chelsea and Liverpool as Arsenal avoided another embarrassing defeat. United has beaten Blackburn Rovers 2-0 while Spain midfielder Cesc ... [more]

Jankovic puts out Williams in Stuttgart
The Serbian tennis player Jelena Jankovic has defeated Venus Williams 6-7 7-5 6-2 to set up a Stuttgart Grand Prix final against Nadia Petrova Jankovic, seeded second but already assured of ... [more]

Rangers win NHL season opener in Prague
The New York Rangers have defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 on a late power play goal to get the American National Hockey League season underway in Prague. The Rangers and ... [more]

SH2 at Clive closed after accident
State Highway 2 at Clive south of Napier is closed on Sunday morning after a person was hit by a car. [more]

Consumers likely to meet costs of new law
Consumers are being warned they are likely to bear the cost of a new law to reduce waste going to landfills. [more]

New Zealand on front row for start of new A1GP season
The New Zealand motor racing driver, Earl Bamber, has qualified on the front row for the season opening round of the A1GP in the Netherlands. The host nation has won pole ... [more]

Michelin pull out of MotoGP
French tyre manufacturer Michelin is to pull out of MotoGP after motorcycling's world governing body decided to use a single tyre supplier for the championship from 2009. The International Motorcycle Federation ... [more]

New Zealander extradited to Australia over alleged assault
A New Zealander has been extradited to Brisbane over an alleged sexual assault. [more]

Liquor store owner charged with assault
A South Auckland liquor store owner stabbed during a brawl has been charged with assault. Four people were hospitalised as a result of the fracas. [more]

Pressure mounts on Tana Umaga as Toulon slump to fourth loss
The pressure continues to mount on Toulon rugby coach, former All Black captain Tana Umaga. Despite big name signings his French club side has slumped to its fourth loss in the ... [more]

Wilkinson well back, Lee misses cut in New York state
The New Zealand golfer Tim Wilkinson is well back ahead of the final round of the US PGA's Touring Stone Championship in Verona. Wilkinson's third round two over par 74 has ... [more]

Union says ANZ should consult customers over review
The bankers' union, Finsec, says the ANZ bank should have consulted with its customers over a major review of its branch network. [more]

Armstrong fires back at Tour de France organisers
The seven times Tour de France winner, American cyclist Lance Armstrong, has hit out at the event organisers who said his return to cycling was embarrassing. Armstrong says he was never ... [more]

Auckland beats Canterbury in women's NPC
Auckland has beaten canterbury 13-12 in the final of the women's National Provincial rugby Championship. It's the ninth time in 10 years Auckland has won the competition. ... [more]

Marina Erakovic wins Japan doubles
Marina Erakovic and her USA partner Jill Craybas have won the women's doubles at the AIG Japan Open in Tokyo. Facing the home-town favourites Ayumi Morita and Aiko Nakamura, they prevailed ... [more]

Council wants pedestrian bridge over Auckland motorway
A pedestrian bridge may be built over an Auckland motorway after cameras captured about 30 people running across its lanes every day. [more]

Heavy rain warning for parts of North Island
Heavy rain warnings are in place for parts of the North Island. [more]

Court process working faster
The Chief District Court Judge says a major efficiency drive this year has had a dramatic effect on the speed of the court process. [more]

Minimum wage of $15 per hour is achievable says CTU
The Council of Trade Unions says an economic recession is no barrier to a lift in the minimum wage. [more]

Teachers' union says large classes lead to teen pregnancy
The union for secondary school teachers has launched its election campaign by calling for smaller class sizes. [more]

Flanker first All Black to sign for Australian Super 14 team
All Blacks flanker Daniel Braid has become the first overseas international signed by an Australian Super Rugby team. [more]