Radio New Zealand - Sunday, 19th 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, Sunday Morning, Te Ahi Kaa, Writers and Readers Festivals

Arts on Sunday

Carol Bean
Carol and the rest of the Mt Misery Band are one act headlining at next weekends Wellington Folk Festival. [more]

Classical Sparks
Records the highs and lows of the Chch Symphony Orchestra over the last 50 years. Written by Tom Rogers and Simon Tipping. [more]

Elizabeth O'Connor reviews the biennal public art project in Christchurch. [more]

Bats Theatre Stab Season
Lucy Orbell talks to the programme manager Steph Walker about the upcoming season. [more]

The Our Soldiers Project
Two Belgium artists explore the role of New Zealanders in Belgium during WWI. [more]

Michael Hurst reviews One Man by Steven Berkoff. [more]

In Search of Paradise
Graeme Lays new book is about artists and writers in the colonial South Pacific. [more]

Chch writer Helen Lowe has had her novel published in one of the toughest markets - the USA. [more]

Reconstruction China
Ceramicist John Parker has a new exhibition on at the Avid Gallery in Wellington. [more]

At The Movies

At the Movies for 15 October 2008
Simon Morris welcomes two big-budget films that aren't based on comic-books - The Duchess, starring Keira Knightley, and Body Of Lies, with Leonardo diCaprio and Russell Crowe. Plus an interview with the director of the low budget New Zealand feature Jinx Sister. [more]

Election 2008 Audio

John Key supports extension of bank guarantee scheme
National leader says Government's bank guarantee scheme should cover wholesale funds as well as retail deposits. [more]

Helen Clark on financial crisis, spending
Labour leader says the focus is on the party's economic stimulus package, not big spending initiatives. [more]

Michael Cullen, Bill English on bank guarantee scheme
Finance Minister and National's finance spokeperson on possibility of guaranteeing wholesale bank funds (excerpt from Radio New Zealand economy debate). [more]

One In Five

One in Five for Sunday 19 October 2008
An Election 08 special - the parties front up to put their views on disability issues [more]

Sounds Historical

Sounds Historical Hour One - 19 October 2008
8pm to 9pm. Due to copyright restrictions, all music has been removed. [more]

Sounds Historical Hour Two - 19 October 2008
9pm tp 10pm. Due to copyright restrictions, all music has been removed [more]

Sunday Morning

Helen Zille
Mayor of Cape Town and opposition leader Hellen Zille talking with Chris in Cape Town. [more]

Mediawatch for 19 October 2008
The global financial crisis; the TV One leaders' debate; a feuding pundit and politician. [more]

Stevan Eldred - Grigg's, 'Diggers, Hatters and Whores'
'Diggers, Hatters and Whores' is about the NZ gold rushes of the 19th century. Author Stevan Eldered-Grigg tells us more. [more]

Sunday Group - Minor Parties
Representatives from the minor parties, Richard Lewis, Bernard Darnton and Andrew McKenzie. [more]

Ideas - Obsessing over the Future
On Ideas today we discuss the future and ways we predict it. [more]

Ideas - Obsessing over the Future
On Ideas today, we discuss the future and ways we predict it. [more]

Te Ahi Kaa

Te Ahi Kaa mo 19 Whiringa-a-nuku (October) 2008
Henare Walmsley and Rendell Hape of Tawhiri Architects explain how they incorporate tikanga Maori into their business practice. [more]

Writers and Readers Festivals

I Must Go Down to the Sea Again
In this second of a series of panel discussions recorded in May, Joan Druett, Mary McCallum, and Barbara Else talk with Graham Beattie about how the ocean around New Zealand connects some very different historical books. Joan Druett is one of our most widely published authors, as novelist and maritime historian. Joan's most recent book Island of the Lost is an account of an 1864 shipwreck on the bleak Auckland Islands. Newcomer Mary McCallum's atmospheric novel The Blue is set in 1938 in Tory Channel and centres on Lilian, a whaler's wife, whose life is both threatened and sustained by the sea. Novelist Barbara Else completes the panel. Her castaway adventure Wild Latitudes rollicks through the brave new world of 19th-century New Zealand. Graham Beattie is in the chair. [more]

News stories:

Black Ferns win series against Australia
The New Zealand women's rugby team has taken their series against Australia after winning the second test 22-16 in Canberra. The Australians led 10-8 early in the second half , ... [more]

Hamilton on pole for Chinese GP
Britain's Lewis Hamilton drove a flawless final lap to snatch pole position for the Chinese Grand Prix, where he is aiming to become Formula One's youngest ever champion. The 23-year-old ... [more]

Murray beats Federer
The British tennis player Andy Murray has gained quick revenge for a US Open finals loss to Roger Federer six weeks ago with a 3-set comeback win over the world ... [more]

Charity urged to drop 'gang colour' headscarves
A school principal is urging a charity to change its annual bandana appeal for young cancer sufferers due to a potential clash with gang colours. [more]

Two tries in two minutes and Canterbury are in final
Canterbury have won through to a meeting with Wellington in the final of the Air New Zealand Cup after beating Hawke's Bay 31-21 in their rugby semi-final in Christchurch on Saturday. [more]

$30 million Lotto jackpot split five ways
There was no winner of Saturday night's jackpot Lotto $30 million Powerball first division prize. [more]

2010 Champions Trophy cancelled
Cricket's international chief Haroon Lorgat says the 2010 Champions Trophy will be cancelled in favour of a Twenty20 World Championship, further underlining the rise of the game's most abbreviated format. ... [more]

Pedrosa takes pole in Malaysia
Honda's Dani Pedrosa has pole position from Yamaha's newly-crowned MotoGP champion Valentino Rossi for today's Malaysian motorcycle Grand Prix in Kuala Lumpur. Rossi's Spanish team mate Jorge Lorenzo joined them ... [more]

Govt should help Far North flood victims, says council
A Far North District council officer says Kaeo flood victims are in limbo through no fault of their own and deserve government help. [more]

Fewer drunk-drivers on South Auckland's roads say police
The police in South Auckland say there's been a reduction in the number of drink-drivers on the roads. [more]

Govt gives green light for offshore marine farm
About 500 jobs are expected to be created after the Government approved the country's largest offshore marine farm. [more]

Renowned Dunedin educator dies three weeks shy of 100th birthday
Dame Daphne Purves, a Dunedin woman with a long list of educational achievements has died, aged 99. [more]

Wilkinson just makes the cut
The New Zealand golfer Tim Wilkinson fired a second round seven under par 65 to just avoid the cut at the Las Vegas Open on the US PGA Tour. After ... [more]

Finalists found in lower grade provincial rugby
The finalists have been found in the Heartland Rugby Championship. In the Meads Cup, Mid Canterbury will play Wanganui after the Cantabrians beat North Otago 38-24 and top qualifiers Wanganui ... [more]

Kiwis beat Tonga in World Cup warm-up match
The Kiwi rugby league team has beaten Tonga 56-8 in a World Cup warm-up match in Auckland. The Kiwis started strongly, scoring four first-half tries to lead 22-0 at the ... [more]

Wozniacki joins ASB Classic
One of the rising stars of world tennis and the youngest player in the top-20 has been confirmed for this summer's ASB Classic in Auckland. Danish teenager Caroline Wozniacki ranked at ... [more]

Golf for NZ tennis players
New Zealand tennis players have won two gold medals at the Commonwealth Youth Games in Pune, India. Logan Mackenzie and Finn Tearney won the gold medal in doubles with victory ... [more]

Williams into Zurich Open final
Venus Williams battled to a thrilling three-set win over second seed Ana Ivanovic at the Zurich Open to reach her first final since winning Wimbledon in July. The third seed ... [more]

Top two tennis players beaten
The world's top two men's tennis players have both been beaten in the semi-finals of the Madrid Masters. France's Gilles Simon beat world number one Rafael Nadal in a thrilling ... [more]

Canterbury into Air NZ Cup final
Canterbury have won through to a meeting with Wellington in the final of the Air New Zealand Cup rugby championship after beating Hawke's Bay 31-21 in their semifinal in Christchurch. ... [more]

Citizenship queries politically motivated, says Samuels
Labour MP Dover Samuels believes questions over Auckland businessman Yang Liu's citizenship application, which is now the subject of a fraud investigation, are politically motivated. [more]

Celtic still on top
Celtic have extended their lead at the top of the Scottish Premier football League after a hard-fought 2-1 victory away to Inverness Caledonian Thistle. The Hoops' lead is now three ... [more]

Chelsea win big
Chelsea made light of their injury crisis to cruise to a 5-0 win at Middlesbrough as Liverpool were forced to produce another fightback to beat Wigan and keep pace with ... [more]

Silver Ferns win third Test to take England series
The New Zealand netballers have taken the series against England after turning in a powerful performance to win the third Test in Palmerston North by 61 goals to 22. After ... [more]

More norovirus cases at Auckland retirement village
More people have been infected with norovirus at an Auckland retirement village. Two St Andrews Village residents died on Friday. [more]

Public to be consulted on ambulance services
People's views are being sought on a plan to change the way ambulance services are run. [more]

Top lawyers to be known as Senior Counsel
The first of the new tier of lawyers, replacing the Queen's Counsel, will on Friday be given the coveted title of Senior Counsel. [more]

Korean fishing boats fined for false catch reports
The captains of two Korean fishing vessels and their on-shore manager are to be fined $360,000 for filing false catch reports. [more]

Two quakes jolt the Bay of Plenty
Two earthquakes jolted the Bay of Plenty within two hours on Sunday afternoon, one with a magnitude of 5.6 and the other was a 4.3 magnitude quake. [more]

Red Sox looking ominous as they force game seven
It's all tied up at three games apiece in Major League Baseball's American League Championship Series, after the Boston Red Sox beat Tampa Bay 4-2 in the sixth game in Florida. ... [more]

All Blacks assemble in Auckland, minus Cup finalists
Waikato captain Liam Messam has got his chance to press for a place in the All Blacks. Along with four other potential new caps, the flanker has been named in ... [more]

Early wickets help NZ claw their way back
Bangladesh's cricketers are 49 for four at lunch, after 21 overs in their second innings on day three of the opening Test against New Zealand in Chittagong. Junaid Siddique was out ... [more]

NZ slips down at World Golf Champs
New Zealand's chances have blown away in the winds in the final round of the Eisenhower Trophy world amateur team golf championships in Adelaide. After an exciting start, when New Zealand ... [more]

India on top in second Test
The Australian cricketers are in danger of following on early on the third day of the second Test in Mohali. They trail by 302 runs and are on 167 for ... [more]

Phoenix score a rare away win
The Wellington Phoenix football team have beaten the Central Coast Mariners for the first time in the A-League, 1-0 in Gosford. Defender Karl Dodd's debut goal from a header was enough ... [more]

Call for national farm forecasting system
A Marlborough Agricultural and Climate Consultant is calling for the development of a national production monitoring and forecasting system, so that the country is better prepared to deal with events such as this year's drought. [more]

Govt seeks submissions on free trade talks with US
The Government is calling for submissions on New Zealand's upcoming Free Trade Agreement negotiations with the United States. [more]

National would support extension of bank scheme
The National Party is calling on the Government to fast-track plans to extend the bank deposit guarantee scheme, to cover money borrowed from other banks and financial institutions. [more]

South Korea guarantees foreign loans
South Korea has announced a financial package that includes government guarantees to banks, to safeguard their foreign-exchange borrowings for the next three years. [more]