Radio New Zealand - Sunday, 26th October 2008

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

Arts on Sunday

Doug Jones
Doug Jones specializes in putting life into dgi characters through movement and is a guest at the Armageddon expo in Auckland. [more]

Dunedin Photographer Chris Gable
Chris Gable has snapped dozens of shopowners over two years, and is exhibiting his research at the Otago Settlers Museum. [more]

Young at Heart
Simon talks to some of those behind the popular documentary Young at Heart. [more]

NZ On Screen
NZ On Screen is a new website with free video clips and documentaries about NZ's big and small screen history. [more]

Pao Pao Pao
Pao Pao Pao Celebrates Contemporary Maori Music, we talk to one of the stars of the concert, Ariana Tikao. [more]

Writer's Block - The Mock Funeral
The Mock Funeral is a novel set on the West Coast in the 1860s and based on real events. [more]

Psychic Artist
The Blue Room is a book about clairvoyants -13 artists have used this as the basis for a show at the Blue Oyster Gallery. [more]

Ronald Hugh Morrison
Lucy Orbell looks back at the work of Ronald Hugh Morrison and a festival in his honour today in Hawera. [more]

Theatre Review
The Little Dog Laughed. [more]

At The Movies

At the Movies for 22 October 2008
Simon Morris reviews a mixed bag - the Coen Brothers' new comedy Burn After Reading, Max Payne, based on a well-known video game, and Rise of the Footsoldier, based on a tell-all gangster autobiography. [more]

Election 2008 Audio

Peter Dunne rules out supporting Labour-led government
United Future's leader, and National leader John Key, announce parties would work together in a National-led government. [more]

One In Five

One in Five for Sunday 26 October 2008
Updating Melanie Trevethick's ACC human rights case; and the parliamentary candidates who live with disability. [more]

Our Changing World

Carnivorous Plants
Amelia Nurse finds out what's on the menu for carnivorous plants. [more]

Carnivorous Plants
Amelia Nurse finds out what's on the menu for carnivorous plants. [more]

Sounds Historical

Sounds Historical Hour One - 26 October 2008
8pm to 9pm. Due to copyright restrictions, all music has been removed [more]

Sounds Historical Hour Two - 26 October 2008
9pm to 10pm. Due to copyright restrictions, all music has been removed [more]


Spectrum for 26 October 2008
Geoff Harrow ventures into the Kaikoura Ranges to visit a rare seabird, Hutton's Shearwater. [more]

Sunday Morning

Mediawatch for 26 October 2008
Fairfax wins in court; Consumer for sale; pundits miss the point. [more]

Modern Architecture
Dr. Julia Gatley and Ross Brown on architecture. [more]

Joseph Romanos: 'No Ordinary Man'
The biography of Arthur Porritt by Joseph Romanos and Dr. Graeme Woodfield. [more]

Sunday Group
Sustainable architecture and building. [more]

Dougal Stevenson
Notes from the South. [more]

Ideas - Intelligence
A look at how intelligence is defined. [more]

Te Ahi Kaa

Te Ahi Kaa 26 mo Whiringa-a-nuku (October) 2008
The legendary contribution of the 28th Maori Battalion is revisited in a book celebrating Company C written by Monty Soutar. [more]

News stories:

Road into Wellington re-opens after crash kills two
State Highway One between Ngauranga Gorge and Wellington was re-opened on Sunday morning following a fatal crash that killed two people on Saturday night. [more]

Rain costs a day of final Bangladesh Test
The first day's play in the second and final cricket Test between Bangladesh and New Zealand has been washed out by steady rain in Dhaka. Play is now scheduled to ... [more]

Papua New Guinea push England hard
England have opened the rugby league World Cup with a 32-22 win over Papua New Guinea in Townsville. England were headed towards an embarrassing first-up defeat to the Kumuls when ... [more]

Wellington's finals hoodoo continues
Canterbury have won their first provincial rugby title since 2004, beating Wellington 7-6 in a gritty, rainy final in the capital. Hayden Hopgood scored the only try from a pick and ... [more]

Breakers post first away win on Gold Coast
The New Zealand Breakers basketball team are back to winning ways on the road, beating the Gold Coast Blaze by just three points. It was the luckless - and winless ... [more]

Whincup takes first blood
Jamie Whincup narrowly pipped defending series champion Garth Tander by just .26 of a second to win the opening V8 Supercars race at Surfers Paradise. Mark Winterbottom was third, close ... [more]

Wanganui win Meads Cup, Poverty Bay score a hat-trick
In the second of three New Zealand provincial rugby finals on Saturday, Wanganui have beaten Mid-Canterbury 27-12 to claim the Meads Cup. It's the first finals triumph in three straight ... [more]

Erakovic makes doubles final, Murray faces qualifier in final
Marina Erakovic and tennis partner Sorana Cirstea of Romania have reached the finals of a WTA tournament in Luxembourg, beating the top-seeded Spanish pair in three sets. Anabel Medina Garigues ... [more]

Kieran Read one of seven new All Black caps
There are seven new caps in the All Blacks squad for the November tour to Hong Kong, UK and Ireland. The newcomers in the 35-strong squad are Tasman loosehead prop... [more]

Ingram grabs win, record in Sydney World Cup swims
North Shore swimmer Melissa Ingram has won the women's 200-metre backstroke at the FINA World Cup in Sydney. Ingram also set a New Zealand record with her second place in ... [more]

Hull level at top, United held at Everton
English Premier League football newcomers Hull City are third on goal difference and top equal on points, for now, after winning 3-0 at West Bromwich Albion. Chelsea host second-placed Liverpool ... [more]

Growing number of stressed-out employees lodging complaints
Anecdotal evidence suggests there's been a marked increase in the number of employers being sued for damages as a result of workplace stress. [more]

Sheridan wins road race, Roulston pulls out
Nelson cyclist Serena Sheridan has won the women's road race at the club nationals in Wanganui. Sheridan had to hold off the challenges from young prospects Emma Crum and Lauren ... [more]

Sharks win Currie Cup, no overseas-based Springboks
The Kwazulu-Natal Sharks have won South Africa's Currie Cup provincial rugby final, beating the Blue Bulls 14 - 9 in Durban. Ruan Pienaar and Francois Steyn scored the tries for ... [more]

Read and Gear gain All Blacks call-ups
There are seven new caps in the All Blacks squad for the November tour to Hong Kong, UK and Ireland. [more]

Labour, Maori Party candidates even in Hauraki-Waikato
The latest Marae Digipoll has the Maori Party and Labour candidates neck in neck in the seat of Hauraki-Waikato. [more]

Heartland XV squad named
Wairarapa Bush hooker Joe Harwood will captain the New Zealand Heartland XV rugby squad to tour the United States. The side will be coached by former Manawatu and Horowhenua-Kapiti coach ... [more]

Markets tumble around the world
US stocks tumbled on Friday amid a panic-driven global market rout, on rising fears of a worldwide recession that will slam a wide range of industries. [more]

Oil prices fall despite OPEC cut
Oil prices have plunged, despite OPEC cutting production by 1.5 million barrels a day. [more]

Big changes to financial system ahead, world leaders pledge
World leaders vowed to overhaul the global financial system and China urged tighter regulation after a week in which recession fears plunged stock markets into freefall. [more]

Clark says National's lack of understanding of MMP will cost it
Labour leader Helen Clark says the National Party still does not understand the MMP electoral system, and this will cost it. [more]

Headaches for Silver Ferns and Australians in guaging where NZ are at
Guaging just where the Silver Ferns are ahead of their two tests against Australia is no doubt causing a few headaches for not only New Zealand netball coach Ruth Aitken, but ... [more]

Man United deny succession rumours
The English football giant Manchester United denies it has opened discussions about who'll succeed Sir Alex Ferguson at the club. Speculation has been rife Inter Milan coach Jose Mourinho could eventually ... [more]

Barcelona grab the lead in the Primera Liga
Barcelona has climbed to the top of Spain's Primera Liga after tearing apart rivals Almeria 5-nil at the Nou Camp. Cameroon striker Samuel Eto'o bagged a hat-trick, while Thierry Henry and ... [more]

French rugby champions beat high flyers Stade Francais
The French rugby champions Toulouse have defeated the previously unbeaten Stade Francais side 26-13 at the Stade de France. Two tries in five minutes of the first-half effectively settled the clash, ... [more]

Hall of fame basketballer in hospital after overdose
The Hall of Fame basketball player and sacked NBA coach Isiah Thomas has been taken to a hospital after overdosing on sleeping pills at his New York home. ... [more]

Claim most strokes can be avoided if early symptoms treated
The Stroke Foundation says it's possible to prevent 80% of strokes if doctors and the public follow a new set of guidelines to treat early symptoms. [more]

Key confident National can fund relief for recession jobless
National Party leader John Key is confident of being able to fund a promise to help out people hit by the credit crisis. [more]

Govt considers offering energy aid to North Korea
The Government is considering offering energy aid to North Korea as a contribution to the denuclearization process. [more]

Two men in court in connection with theft of army medals
Two men have reappeared in court charged in connection with the theft of 90 war medals from the Waiouru Army Museum. [more]

Northland pub fire being treated as arson
Police are trying to confirm whether a fire which destroyed a small Northland town's only hotel was lit deliberately. [more]

Rain delay in second test between NZ and Bangladesh
Rain is continuing to cause delays in the second cricket test between New Zealand and Bangladesh in Dhaka. Play has been unable to get underway on day two as a result ... [more]

Tuqiri cleared for Wallabies Spring tour
The Australian rugby star Lote Tuqiri has been cleared to go on the Wallabies Spring tour. But coach Robbie Deans has warned the powerful winger would be sent home if he ... [more]

Juventus break drought
The pressure has eased on under-fire Juventus coach Claudio Ranieri in the Italian Serie A, after a 1-0 win at home over Torino. The Brazilian striker Amauri was the match winner ... [more]

Labour says employment relations policy will help in tough times
The Labour Party has released its employment relations policy, saying it will help workers facing tough economic times. [more]

Key wants to be Tourism Minister if National wins
National Party leader John Key says he would also take on the role of Tourism Minister, if he is elected to lead the next Government. [more]

Ferns trail Australia at half-time in Melbourne
A spirited fight back has seen the Silver Ferns claw their way back into the first test against Australia in Melbourne. While the Ferns trail 21-20 at the half-time break, the ... [more]

Body discovered in Auckland apartment
A central city apartment in Auckland has been sealed off, after the discovery of a man's body. [more]

Labour down, Greens up in latest poll
A 3 News opinion poll suggests that with just over two weeks to the election, the result is not a foregone conclusion. [more]

Big holiday sales entice shoppers into stores
Despite tougher economic times, retailers are reporting a surprising influx of shoppers making the most of larger-than-normal Labour Weekend sales. [more]

Two boys hospitalised after fire
Two boys are in hospital with minor burns after a fire in a garage and two houses in Wanganui. [more]