Radio New Zealand - Sunday, 9th November 2008

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This page features: Arts on Sunday, At The Movies, Election 2008 Audio, Morning Report, News Stories, Nine To Noon, One In Five, Sounds Historical, Spectrum, Spiritual Outlook, Sunday Morning, Te Ahi Kaa

Arts on Sunday

The Spelling Bee
Penny Ashton reviews 'The Spelling Bee' which is playing at Skycity. [more]

Gary Day - A Kid From Texas
Christchurch artist Gary Day explains his enduring enthusiasm for war hero turned actor Audie Murphy. [more]

Downstage Theatre
Stephen Wainwright from Creative NZ on the proposed funding for Downstage. [more]

Shane Cotton
Shane Cotton on his work and becoming one of the new Arts Foundation Laureates. [more]

Helen Pollock
Sculptor Helen Pollock has fashioned a work from 40kg of clay from Passchendale. [more]

Un Ballo
Arlette Van Boven and the NZ School of Ballet is to present a rare staging of Ravel's 'Un Bello' choreographed by Jiri Kylian. [more]

Oliver Stead
'Art Icons of New Zealand - Lines in the Sand' is an examination of 40 iconic NZ artworks by Oliver Stead. [more]

Gender reassignment meets small-town New Zealand in Michelle Holman's new novel 'Divine'. [more]

Ann Robinson
'Divar-icate' is the new exhibition by Ann Robinson. She talks about this and the tricky art of casting glass. [more]

At The Movies

At The Movies for 5 November 2008
Simon Morris reviews Pineapple Express, Nights In Rodanthe, and Choke. [more]

Election 2008 Audio

John Key's acceptance speech as Prime Minister-elect
Jubilant National leader speaks to supporters. [more]

Rodney Hide says National has good mandate
ACT leader tells Result 08 programme the country has voted for a clear change. [more]

John Key says National Government will face challenges
Prime Minister-elect tells Result 08 programme the international financial crisis will have an impact and his Government must protect as many jobs as possible. [more]

Peter Brown comments on plans for NZ First
Deputy leader talks to Election Special after party ousted from Parliament. [more]

Green Party now third largest party
Green Party co-leader Russel Norman discusses results on Election Special. [more]

Peter Dunne back, but as a party of one
United Future leader talks about the outcome to Election Special. [more]

Jim Anderton is the other party of one in Parliament
Progressives leader talks to Election Special. [more]

Morning Report

Morning Report Post -Election Special
Featuring political editor Brent Edwards and the head of political studies at Auckland University, Raymond Miller. [more]

National's sweep to victory - report
New Zealand has voted for a new Government, with the National Party's decisive win. Cherie McQuilkin reports on the dramatic election night. [more]

Celebratory night for the National Party - report
Thousands of party faithful downed glasses of champagne and energetically cheered the incoming Prime Minister, reports Joy Reid. [more]

National's campaign director Steven Joyce
Mr Joyce, who is also a new MP, tells Mary Wilson that National will run a centrist Government; comments on ACT party's role. [more]

Helen Clark's Shock Resignation
Defeat turned to shock at Labour's election night headquarters. [more]

Labour's Annette King on Helen Clark's decision to step down
Outgoing Police Minister tells Geoff Robinson she is not interested in the leadership of the Labour Party. [more]

Comments From Our Panel
Comments now from our political editor Brent Edwards and Auckland University political scientist Raymond Miller. [more]

Jane Patterson on Winston Peters' defeat in Tauranga
NZ First leader, Winston Peters was defeated in Tauranga and the party did not reach the five percent threshold. Reporter Jane Patterson was with Mr Peters and party supporters. [more]

NZ First Deputy Leader Peter Brown
Comments on the plans for the party. [more]

Rodney Hide Wins Epsom Seat
Rodney Hide comments on how they may work with National. [more]

Green Party Now Third Largest Party
The Green party co-leader Russel Norman discusses the results. [more]

Wellington Central Seat
Wellington Central provided its usual election night drama last night. [more]

Comments from the Panel (Part 2)
Auckland University's head of political studies Raymond Miller - and our political editor Brent Edwards. [more]

National End Nine Years of Labour Rule
Reporter Julian Robins was at the Labour party HQ last night. [more]

Maori Party co-leader Pita Sharples on party's next step
Maori Party picks up five of the seven Maori seats, co-leader Pita Sharples tells Mary Wilson the MPs will meet to discuss the party's options. [more]

United Future Leader Peter Dunne
United Future leader Peter Dunne comments on his seat. [more]

National Party Member - Nikki Kaye
The new member for the formerly safe Labour seat of Auckland Central. [more]

Panel Discussion (Part 3)
Auckland University's head of political studies Raymond Miller - and our political editor Brent Edwards. [more]

Media Coverage of Election
Mediawatch's Colin Peacock looks at the media's coverage of the election. [more]

The Progressive Party Leader - Jim Anderton
Jim Anderton comfortably won the Christchurch seat of Wigram. [more]

ACT's finance spokesperson Sir Roger Douglas
As ACT positions itself as a pivotal member of the future government, Sir Roger tells Mary Wilson the party's policies are not right-wing and ACT can play a significant role. [more]

The Otaki Electorate
Darren Hughes, who won the seat in 2002, lost last night to National MP Nathan Guy. [more]

The Former National Prime Minister - Jim Bolger
Jim Bolger talks about Helen Clark's decision to stand down as the Labour Party leader. [more]

New Labour MP Brendan Burns
He took Tim Barnett's old seat of Christchurch Central, beating National's Nicky Wagner. [more]

Media Coverage of Election
Colin Peacock and Adelia Hallett of Mediawatch looks at the media's coverage of the election. [more]

Panel Discussion (Part 4)
Auckland University's head of political studies Raymond Miller - and our political editor Brent Edwards. [more]

Election Special - Hour One
The complete first hour of the Election Special. [more]

Election Special - Hour Two
The complete second hour of the Election Special. [more]

New government faces major expectation from business
Business leaders want swift decisions on big issues, such as the Resource Management Act, and the Emissions Trading Scheme. [more]

Nine To Noon

Ceramic artist
Katherine Smyth is considered to be at the forefront of NZ domestic and high-art ceramics. [more]

One In Five

One in Five for 9 November 2008
It's Graduation day for Partners in Policymaking students; and the Hamilton Disability Pride film festival gets previewed. [more]

Sounds Historical

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

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


Spectrum for 9 November 2008
Final audition weekend for young actors at the New Zealand Drama school. [more]

Spiritual Outlook

Spiritual Outlook: Creator
In this programme Maureen Garing talks with Dr Jim Veitch about the image of God as the creator. [more]

Sunday Morning

The Sunday Group
Today's Sunday group looks both the US and NZ elections. [more]

Ideas for 9 November 2008 - Humanitarianism (Part1)
Jean Baptiste Richardier talks about his work with disabled refugees. [more]

Ideas for 9 November 2008 - Humanitarianism (Part 2)
Sister Catherine Hannan reflects on the wider question of humanitarian action: its motivation and results. [more]

Mediawatch for 9 November 2008
An extended look at the media coverage of the election campaign - and election night. [more]

Te Ahi Kaa

Te Ahi Kaa 09 Whiringa-a-rangi (November) 2008
Rawinia Paku overcame many challenges to rise to the top of her game as a bodybuilder as Justine Murray finds out. [more]

News stories:

Backbencher debate aired without Labour candidate
A televised debate involving the four main candidates in the Wellington Central electorate on election night was marred by the last-minute refusal of the Labour candidate to turn up. [more]

Winston Peters concedes defeat
A defeated New Zealand First Leader Winston Peters has congratulated his opponent in the Tauranga electorate, Simon Bridges. [more]

Hide to seek post for Douglas
ACT Party leader Rodney Hide says he will talk to National about a Cabinet position for Sir Roger Douglas. [more]

Waikato quake widely felt in North Island
GNS Science says a 5.4 earthquake in Waikato was widely felt in the North Island. [more]

Tens of thousands failed to enrol to vote
Some 12,000 people enrolled to vote during the three days leading up to the election, but tens of thousands more had yet to register by Friday afternoon. [more]

Partying throughout election day
Party lovers prepared for election night festivities, with a nationwide organisation co-ordinating celebrations to encourage young people to vote. [more]

Party leaders cast their votes
The two people who wanted to be the next Prime Minister joined hundreds of thousands of people in casting their votes. [more]

Labour Cabinet ministers lose seats
A clutch of Labour Cabinet ministers have lost their electorate seats. [more]

Council drops plan to cull capital's pigeons
Wellington City Council has dropped a controversial plan to cull the pigeon population in the capital. [more]

Kakapo the nation's favourite feathered friend
New Zealanders have voted the kakapo as their favourite bird, according to a survey released on Friday. The country's national bird, the kiwi, didn't make the top 10. [more]

Auckland house sales slump in October
An Auckland real-esate agency is reporting its slowest October for at least 10 years in the retail property market. [more]

New Zealanders dominate adventure racing champs
An New Zealand adventure racing squad has has won the World Championships in Brazil after four days of non-stop racing covering 520 kilometres. Two hundred and forty athletes from 15 nations ... [more]

Iverson's Pistons debut upstaged
The Detroit Pistons have been unable to capitalise on new acquisition Allen Iverson's team-leading 24 points and dropped their first game of the American basketball season, a 103-96 loss in New ... [more]

First semi-finalists found for FIFA under-17 World Cup
Germany and North Korea are into the semi-finals at the under-17 women's football World Cup. North Korea beat Denmark 4-0 in Wellington, then Germany defeated Canada 3-1. Germany will play the ... [more]

India in charge
India are firmly in control on the third day of the fourth and final cricket Test in Nagpur, after bowling Australia out for 355. India were nought for no loss at ... [more]

Hardened Springbok locks re unite for Wales game
Australia has beaten Italy 30-20 in Padua with debutant Quade Cooper's late try helping the unimpressive Wallabies to the face-saving victory. It was 14-14 at half time and the visitors were ... [more]

Matai out as Kiwis win meaningless England game
The Kiwis came back from a 10-point deficit at half time in their dead rubber rugby league World Cup pool game against England in Newcastle to win by the same ... [more]

Celtic made to battle to see off 10-man Motherwell
Celtic were forced to work hard for a 2-0 victory over 10-man Motherwell at Parkhead in Scottish football's Premier League. Dundee United held on to third place in the SPL after ... [more]

Breakers win a tight one in Melbourne
The New Zealand Breakers have moved to second place on the Australian National Basketball League ladder after beating the Tigers 86-84. Kirk Penney top scored with 25 points. Meanwhile Australian ... [more]

Arsenal beat Manchester United at the Emirates
Liverpool are back on top of English football's Premier League after beating West Bromwich Albion 3-0. Man of the match Robbie Keane scored the first two goals, on 34 and 43 ... [more]

Hide to seek post for Douglas
ACT Party leader Rodney Hide says he will talk to National about a Cabinet position for Sir Roger Douglas. [more]

ABC Learning says NZ daycare centres safe
The childcare company, ABC Learning Centres, says the Australian Government has agreed to continue funding its work there but won't say for how long. [more]

Zvonareva vs Williams in season-ender
The Russian tennis player Vera Zvonareva will face the American Venus Williams in the final of the season-ending WTA Championship in Doha after both progressed in three-set victories in their ... [more]

Wolves bare teeth as rivals stumble
Wolverhampton's extended their lead at the top of the English Championship to six points with a 2-0 win over Burnley as they hunt for a place in English football's Premier ... [more]

John Kirwan says Asia's the logical 2015 World Cup choice
Japan's coach John Kirwan says rugby's power-brokers would be foolish not to hold the 2015 World Cup in Asia. Japan lost out to New Zealand for the 2011 tournament but former ... [more]

Bozzone wins at American half Ironman
Terrenzo Bozzone has won the World Half Ironman Championships in Clearwater, USA. Raced over 70.3 miles, Bozzone won the event in 3 hours 40 minutes and 10 seconds, 32 seconds ... [more]

Labour keeps three Sth Auckland seats
The Labour Party has retained three of its traditionally safe South Auckland seats of Mangere, Manukau East and Manurewa, but lost Maungakiekie to National's new Samoan candidate. [more]

Jones to return to NZ Warriors
One of New Zealand's greatest ever rugby league players, Stacey Jones, is coming out of retirement to play for the Warriors in the National Rugby League next year. Three years ... [more]

Serena Williams and Ivanovic withdraw from WTA champs
The US Open tennis champion Serena Williams and French Open champion Ana Ivanovic have withdrawn from the WTA Championships in Doha. Williams blames a sore stomach muscle while Ivanovic is suffering ... [more]

Heavy rain washes out day two in Shanghai
Heavy rain has washed out play on the second day of the Champions tournament at the Sheshan International Golf Club, raising the prospect of the rich event spilling into next week. ... [more]

England coach angry, Matai not in good shape
England's rugby league coach Tony Smith is furious after his side fell apart against New Zealand in Newcastle, saying some players will face the axe if they survive to face the ... [more]

Whincup extends lead in Bahrain
The Ford motor racing driver Jamie Whincup again proved he had overcome his fear of a poor finish by seizing a commanding lead in the V8 Supercar Championship Series. Whincup ... [more]

Kitchen through, Hawkes out in New York
The New Zealand squash players Shelley Kitchen is into the semi-finals of the latest WISPA women's tour event in New York. The fourth seed beat the Englishwoman Dominique Lloyd-Walter 11-4,11-9, 11-4 ... [more]

Nine minnows on election day
Nine parties have gathered fewer than 8,000 votes each in the general election. [more]

Swing away from Labour in North Island seats
There have been significant swings away from Labour candidates in several seats. [more]

Rate cuts by Bank of England and ECB
The Bank of England reduced interest rates on Thursday by 1.5 percentage points to 3%. The European Central Bank also cut interest rates to 3.25%. [more]

Public help sought over old graves
The Transport Agency is asking people in Hawke's Bay to help solve the mystery of old graves on the route of a proposed extension of the Napier-Hastings expressway. [more]

Warehouse sales down
Sales at The Warehouse fell by more than 2% in the first quarter due to subdued consumer spending. [more]

Telecom profit down
Profit at Telecom is down by 34% for the three months to September, due to lower mobile and broadband prices and higher regulatory costs. Costs also rose 5%. [more]

Tim Wilkinson drops back in Florida
The New Zealand golfer Tim Wilkinson has dropped to a share of 30th after a third round 72 at the Disney Classic in Florida. Wilkinson was tied for 13th going into ... [more]

Research at early grave site
An archeological research project is underway at the Wairau Bar near Blenheim, where remains taken from 14th century graves are to be re-interred. [more]

Ingram wins again
New Zealand swimmer Melissa Ingram has won the final of the 200-metre backstroke at the FINA World Cup series in Moscow. Ingram was second at 50 metres but took control at ... [more]

All Blacks win in Edinburgh
The All Blacks have kicked off their quest for another Grand Slam in style by beating Scotland 32 - 6 at Murrayfield, scoring two tries in each half. Winger Anthony Tuitavake ... [more]

Profit down at retailer
Upmarket Wellington retailer Kirkcaldie & Stains has seen profits fall 21% to $1.3 million in the year to the end of August. Sales fell 1%. [more]

Bank warns of major economic slowdown in NZ
A major international investment bank says next year the New Zealand economy will face its biggest slowdown since the 1991 recession. [more]

World War I services held
A number of commemorative services have been held on Sunday to mark the forthcoming 90th anniversary of the end of World War I. [more]

Labour loses Maungakiekie and Auckland Central in shakeup
The Labour Party has retained three of its traditionally safe South Auckland seats of Mangere, Manukau East and Manurewa, but lost Maungakiekie to National's new Samoan candidate. [more]

Jim Anderton vows to be a 'guerrilla fighter'
Progressive Party leader Jim Anderton says he'll be a guerrilla fighter as an MP on the opposition benches. [more]

Cullen follows Clark in standing down from leadership
Outgoing Finance Minister Michael Cullen has announced he is standing down as the deputy leader of the Labour Party. [more]

Key sweeps to victory, Clark and Cullen stand down
National Party leader John Key has won a decisive victory in the 2008 general election, with 59 seats in Parliament and Labour's top two leaders are standing down. [more]

Greens win eight seats and hopes to gain one more
The Green Party is the third largest party in Parliament, and is hopeful of adding another MP. [more]

Official vote recount underway
The Chief Electoral Office has begun recounting the 2.3 million votes cast on election day, as well as special votes. [more]

Hundreds mourn Kerikeri teenager
More than 1,000 people have farewelled Liberty Templeman, whose body was found near the Northland town of Kerikeri on Sunday. [more]

Two car financiers pull out of NZ market
Some car dealers are expected to suffer after the withdrawal of two prominent car financiers from the New Zealand market. [more]

USA beats South Korea to make Under 17 World Cup semi-finals
The United States has beaten South Korea 4-2 in Hamilton to complete the semi-final lineup at the under-17 women's football World Cup. The USA led 1-0 at half-time and will play ... [more]

Heartland XV win final tour game
The New Zealand Heartland 15 has beaten a USA Selection 19-14 in the final game of their tour. They trailed 6-14 at halftime but a tactical substitution and some improved forward ... [more]

All Blacks prepare to up level after sweeping past Scots
The All Blacks are set to return to something closer to a first-choice line-up for next weekend's clash with Ireland in Dublin after sweeping Scotland aside in the opening leg of ... [more]

Bozzone crowned World Champion
New Zealand triathlete Terenzo Bozzone has made up for the disappointment of missing out on the Beijing Olympics by winning the World Half Ironman Championship in Florida in a new world ... [more]

ACT willing to work with other parties
ACT's leader Rodney Hide is confident his party will be able to work with any coalition partner in a National Party-led Government. [more]

Defending NZFC champions win in Wellington
The defending champions Waitakere United have come from two goals down to beat Wellington 4-2 in the opening round of the New Zealand Football championship in the capital Auckland won 2-0 ... [more]

O'Connor loses West Coast-Tasman
South Island electorates have undergone little change as the result of the election, although in the swing against Labour the party has lost the West Coast-Tasman seat. [more]

Swing away from Labour in North Island seats
The swing to National in party votes has been reflected in the electorates. [more]

Dunne will oppose swing to the right
United Future leader Peter Dunne says he plans to use his power in Parliament to moderate potential extremism in the new Government. [more]

We are not finished, says New Zealand First deputy leader
New Zealand First insists it will bounce back after its big defeat in Saturday's election, in which it failed to return anyone to Parliament. [more]

Maori Party gains extra MP
The Maori Party will have one extra MP in the new Parliament, although National does not need the Maori Party to form a government. [more]

Maori Party MPs ponder role in new Government
The five Maori Party MPs have met in Auckland to discuss what role the party could play in the new Government. [more]

Tributes for Clark, Cullen's leadership
The Greens, Progressives and Maori Party have paid tribute to the Labour Party's outgoing leaders. [more]

Turia to go just before next election
Maori Party co-leader Tariana Turia says she will retire from politics just before the next election in 2011. [more]

Fatal boating accident
A person has died in a boating accident after a run-about capsized near Opua in the Bay of Islands. [more]

Pilot in serious condition after crash near Pahiatua
A pilot has been flown to Palmerston North hospital in a serious condition, after his light aircraft crashed into farmland near Pahiatua. [more]

Wool prices continue to weaken
Wool prices have continued to weaken, under pressure from the economic climate and a fluctuating exchange rate. [more]

Man still missing on Grey River
A joint search involving a police dive squad, rescue helicopter and coastguard has failed to turn up any sign of a missing canoeist in the Grey River. [more]