Radio New Zealand - Sunday, 12th 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, Writers and Readers Festivals

Arts on Sunday

Simon talks with Jeremy Bishop about his new anthology of NZ comics 'New Ground'. [more]

Dr. Ruth Harley
Outgoing CEO of the NZ Film Commision Dr. Ruth Harley, who'll be taking up a new job as head of Screen Australia. [more]

Phillipa Campbell
Phillipa Campbell, new literary manger for the Auckland Theatre Company. [more]

Sound Sketch
Lucy Orbell goes to the Govett-Brewster in New Plymouth to see Peter Robinsons polystyrene links. [more]

Bouncy Marae
Lynn talks to Inez Crawford who's Bouncy Marae is on show at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery. [more]

Writers Block
Writers Block with Lynn Freeman. [more]

Joanna Tokona
Joanna Tokona's exhibition Coversations Within is on show at Dunedin's Moray Gallery. [more]

Wait Until Dark - Review
Alexander Bisley reviewing Wait Until Dark which is on at Wellington's Circa Theatre. [more]

At The Movies

At The Movies for 8 October 2008
Simon Morris discovers that big-name film stars are no longer as important as big-name films. He also reviews the first film portrayal of notorious Welsh poet Dylan Thomas - The Edge of Love, and France gets into the comic-book blockbuster business with Babylon AD. [more]

Election 2008 Audio

Rodney Hide launches ACT's election campaign
ACT leader warns global crunch means major adjustment for NZers [more]

Michael Cullen on the bank deposit guarantee scheme
The Finance Minister talks to reporters after the scheme was announced at Labour's campaign launch [more]

Helen Clark launches Labour's election campaign
Labour's leader focuses on the economy in her campaign speech in Auckland [more]

John Key launches National's election campaign
National's leader guarantees 11 key policies in his campaign speech in Auckland [more]

One In Five

One in Five for Sunday 12 October 2008
A small victory for accessible tourism, increased safeguards for property and welfare protection, and voting made easy. [more]

Sounds Historical

Sounds Historical Hour One 12th October 2008
8pm to 9pm.Due to copyright restrictions,all music has been removed [more]

Sounds Historical Hour Two 12 October 2008
9pm to 10pm.Due to copyright restrictions,all music has been removed [more]


Spectrum for 12 October 2008
Indian couple Hemanth and Heena Anand run a cafe in downtown Auckland selling Indian coffee. [more]

Sunday Morning

Frederick de Klerk
Interview with Nobel Prize recipient and former president of South Africa, F W de Klerk. [more]

Major General Howard Kippenberger
Interview with Denis McLean, former Secretary of Defence and author of a new book on the war hero, Kippenberger. [more]

The Sunday Group - Global Financial Crisis
Radio NZ Business Editor Patrick O'Maera;former Reseve Bank Govenor Don Brash; Chief Executive of the NZSX Mark Weldon. [more]

Mediawatch for 12 October 2008
How broadcasters cater for today's multimedia youth, some statistical sloppiness and mistaken identity. [more]

Ideas for 12th October 2008
The third part of our series on Samoa, examining the challenges of preserving Fa'asamoa. [more]

Te Ahi Kaa

Te Ahi Kaa mo 12 Whiringa-a-nuku (October) 2008
The impact of the 2007 October15 Police raids a year on. [more]

Writers and Readers Festivals

Auckland as a location and an imaginative idea is explored by writers Stephanie Johnson, Derek Hansen and Paula Morris, with Paula Green in the chair. Stephanie Johnson's work explores the city of her birth, from 19th-century Parnell in Belief to 1960s Manukau in Music from a Distant Room. Derek Hansen brings to life the landscape of 1950s Ponsonby in Remember Me. Paula Morris explores contemporary Maori, Polynesian, and Asian Auckland in Queen of Beauty and Hibiscus Coast. Paula Green is in the chair. [more]

News stories:

Canterbury earns home semi final with emphatic win
The Canterbury rugby side has earned a national provincial competition home semi final with a 48-10 win against Tasman on Friday night in Christchurch. Canterbury scored seven tries to one and ... [more]

TKR to pull another allnighter
Team Kiwi Racing's owner says they'll work through to near dawn to try to get their badly damaged car ready for the Bathurst One Thousand. David John says despite working through ... [more]

England score 14 tries against Wales
England has warmed up for the rugby league World Cup with a record 14-try, 74-0 rout of Wales at Doncaster. England had too much pace and power for a youthful Wales, ... [more]

Radisich injured in Bathurst crash
There's been a second serious accident at the Bathurst 1000, this time involving the veteran New Zealand driver Paul Radisich. The 46-year-old has broken his ankle but medical staff believe he ... [more]

UCI slammed for Armstrong 'favours'
The International Cycling Union has come in for some harsh criticism after bending its own rules to allow the American star Lance Armstrong to return to professional cycling at the Tour ... [more]

Kubica tops final practice in Japan
BMW Sauber's Robert Kubica has topped the timesheets in the third and final practice session for today's Japanese Grand Prix. The Pole edged Toyota's Timo Glock, the surprise leader after Friday's ... [more]

NZ golfers finish 21st in Adelaide
All three New Zealand golfers fired the same score as New Zealand finished in a share of 21st place in the Women's World Team Championship in Adelaide . Cathryn Bristow, Dana ... [more]

Southland easily account for Bay of Plenty
Southland has beaten Bay of Plenty 45-11 in Mt Maunganui to join Canterbury and Wellington in the semi-finals of rugby's provincial championship. The Steamers scored first but the Stags hit back ... [more]

Oram guides NZ to win over Bangladesh
The New Zealand cricketers have levelled the three-match one-day series against Bangladesh, winning by 75 runs in Dhaka. The all-rounder Jacob Oram hit an undefeated 62-ball 75, to lift New Zealand ... [more]

Tander and Skaife on Bathurst pole
The reigning V8 Supercar champion and championship leader, Holden's Garth Tander, and his five-time Bathurst winning team-mate Mark Skaife will start on pole for today's Bathurst 1,000. Tander set a ... [more]

Loeb poised for Corsica win
Citroen's Sebastien Loeb won five of Saturday's six stages of the Rally of France to extend his lead over the Finn Mikko Hirvonen to 52.4 seconds. The French driver, who also ... [more]

Landmark dismissal over employee's internet use
An Employment Court ruling that supports the dismissal of a woman for flouting her employers' internet policy is being hailed as a landmark decision. [more]

Waikato comeback stuns Auckland
Waikato staged a great comeback over the closing holes to score a dramatic win against Auckland in the final of the New Zealand women's inter-provincial golf tournament in Nelson. With four ... [more]

Wellington into semi-finals
The Wellington rugby captain Piri Weepu admits there were some patchy moments during their provincial championship quarter-final win over Taranaki. The Lions secured a home semi-final after scoring seven tries ... [more]

Schwartzel holds off Gonzalez in Madrid
New Zealand golfer Steve Alker's in a share of 24th after three rounds of the Madrid Masters tournament in Spain. Alker's par 71 left him three under overall, 11 shots ... [more]

Lotto jackpot to go up to $30 million
For the second successive weekend, no-one has scooped Lotto's biggest-ever cash prize. [more]

Group calls for rethink of abortion laws
A campaign group is welcoming an Australian state's decision to decriminalise abortion. The Abortion Law Reform Association says politicians should now rethink New Zealand's abortion laws. [more]

Schwartzel holds off Gonzalez in Madrid
New Zealand golfer Steve Alker's in a share of 24th after three rounds of the Madrid Masters tournament in Spain. Alker's par 71 left him three under overall, 11 shots ... [more]

Boston beats Tampa Bay 2-0 to take first game in series
Boston's beaten Tampa Bay 2-0 in Florida to win the first game of major league baseball's American League Championship Series. The Red Sox pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka held the Rays hitless for ... [more]

Ballesteros moved out of intensive care
The retired Spanish golfer Seve Ballesteros has been moved out of intensive care in Madrid's La Paz hospital after undergoing tests. Medical staff say the 51-year-old is in a stable ... [more]

Brown in contention with a round to go in India
The New Zealand golfer Mark Brown, the Asian Tour Order of Merit leader, has carded a three under par 69 to be tied in fifth place after three rounds of the ... [more]

Survey has Maori Party leading in two electorates
The latest Marae-Digipoll surveys suggest the Maori Party is ahead in both the Tamaki Makaurau and Te Tai Tokerau seats. [more]

Maori Party ahead in two northern electorates
The latest Marae-Digipoll surveys suggest the Maori Party is ahead in both the Tamaki Makaurau and Te Tai Tokerau seats. [more]

England, Germany top their groups as France struggle
Three goals in the last 14 minutes gave England a 5-1 win over Kazakhstan in their football World Cup qualifier at Wembley stadium. It took til the 52nd minute before ... [more]

No quarter given in All Golds vs Maori
The All Golds rugby league side take on New Zealand Maori in New Plymouth this afternoon, in a warm-up for most of both teams ahead of big games at the World ... [more]

Tim Wilkinson fires 63 in Texas Open
The New Zealand golfer Tim Wilkinson is in a share of third heading into the final round of the PGA Tour's Texas Open in San Antonio after a seven under ... [more]

Hamilton on pole with Massa fifth in Fuji
McLaren's Lewis Hamilton has boosted his Formula One world title chances by taking pole position for tonight'ssJapanese Grand Prix while his Ferrari rival Felipe Massa could qualify only fifth. The Briton, ... [more]

Cameron Brown sixth in Hawaii
New Zealand's Cameron Brown has finished sixth at the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii. Brown completed the 8 kilometre swim, 180 kilometre cycle and 42.2 kilometre run in 8 hours 26 ... [more]

Small quake near Wellington
An earthquake measuring 3.3 on the Richter scale struck near Wellington on Sunday morning. [more]

Four parties launch election campaigns
The Labour, National, United Future and ACT parties all kicked off their official election campaigns in Auckland on Sunday afternoon. [more]

Hawkes Bay hold out Waikato
Hawkes Bay has held out a stirring second half recovery from Waikato to win 31-28 in Napier and complete the semi-final lineup in the provincial rugby championship. The Magpies swooped early ... [more]

Lochore and Meads Cup semi-finalists decided
The semi-finalists have been confirmed in rugby's Heartland Championship. In the Meads Cup Mid-Canterbury will play North Otago in Ashburton on Saturday at 1.35pm then Wanganui will host West Coast, that ... [more]

Wellington and Southland into Cup semi-finals
Four semi-final berths in the Air New Zealand rugby cup have been decided after Hawke's Bay beat Waikato to complete the line-up. [more]

Many worse off under National's tax plan - Labour
Labour Party finance spokesperson Michael Cullen says many low income earners will be worse off under National's tax cuts than under Labour's tax cut programme. [more]

Businesses warn slashed R and D funding will cost jobs
Technology companies say the National Party's tax plan to abolish research and development tax incentives will drive research and development offshore. [more]

Labour pledges laid off workers will get compensation
The Labour Party is promising to ensure workers who are laid off would receive compensation from their employers. [more]

Employers say Labour's redundancy policy hurtful
An association representing the interests of businesses fears plans to introduce more redundancy rights would hurt, not help, small employers. [more]

Key defends R and D policy
National Party leader John Key is defending his party's policy to scrap business tax credits for research and development, saying money would still be spent in that area. [more]

Peters won't get portfolios back, despite SFO finding
New Zealand First leader Winston Peters will not get his portfolios back, despite the Serious Fraud Office clearing his party of allegations of fraud. [more]

Top-10 finishes for Brown and Ferguson in Hawaii
The New Zealand triathletes Cameron Brown and Gina Ferguson have bagged top-10 finishes at the Ironman World Championships in Hawaii. Brown has been moved up a place to fifth while Ferguson ... [more]

Australia to guarantee all bank deposits, says Rudd
Australia's Prime Minister Kevin Rudd has announced that the Government will guarantee all deposits in all Australian banks and other financial institutions for the next three years. [more]

Greg Murphy second at Bathurst
There'e been a spectacular finish to the Bathurst One thousand with Craig Lowndes in a Ford holding off fast finishing Greg Murphy in a Holden after 161 laps around the ... [more]

All Golds beat Maori
The All Golds have beaten New Zealand Maori 38-10 in New Plymouth in a match that's doubled as a warm up for the Kiwis rugby league World Cup campaign and a ... [more]

Good progress on missing woman case say police
Police investigating the disappearance of a Christchurch woman believe they have made good progress on the case this weekend. [more]

Alonso wins Japanese Grand Prix
The two-time Formula One world champion Fernando Alonso has claimed his second victory of the season when he drove to a comfortable triumph in an drama-packed Japanese Grand Prix. Alonso took ... [more]

Roads re-open after crashes
The Coatesville-Riverhead Highway north of Auckland has re-opened at the intersection of Screen Road following a crash on Sunday afternoon. [more]

Rays level series after win over Red Sox
Tampa Bay has beaten Boston 9-8 in Florida to level their major league baseball American League Championship series at one game apiece. The Rays ended a five and a half hour ... [more]

Train service back to normal after track repaired
Train services on the main North Island trunkline north of Levin resumed on Saturday following a derailment of a freight train. [more]

Fire damages Feilding business
A fire has badly damaged an automotive parts business in central Feilding in Manawatu, with the Fire Service taking several hours to bring the blaze under control. [more]