Radio New Zealand - Sunday, 16th November 2008

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This page features: Arts on Sunday, EarthWorks, News Stories, One In Five, Sounds Historical, Spectrum, Spiritual Outlook, Sunday Morning, Te Ahi Kaa

Arts on Sunday

AK09 Festival
Festival director David Malacari discusses the programme for next year. [more]

Carl Gottlieb
The man who penned the screenplay for the movie Jaws. [more]

New Zealand Fashion
Authors Douglas Lloyd Jenkins and Lucy Hammonds talk about a history of New Zealand fashion designers [more]

Janet Dunn
Lucy Orbell meets clothing recycler Janet Dunn. [more]

Cartoon Conference
Sean McKenna paid a visit to the exhibition and spoke to a number of international cartoonists. [more]

Theatre Review
Gilbert Wong reviews Kafka's The Trial at the Aotea Centre in Auckland. [more]

Lisa Marr
Reintroduces us to Arthur J Rees and his acting troupe of Merry Marauders. [more]

Writer's Block
Mark and Rowan Sommerset, writer and illustrators of the Cork in the Ocean series for children. [more]

The Frangipani is Dead
Karen Stevenson takes a fresh look at contemporary Pacific art in New Zealand. [more]

Lighted Windows
Mary Edmond-Paul offers new insights into Robin Hyde's life and work. [more]


Part 1 - Sol Invictus
On a good day, you just can't beat living here on earth. And what looms larger in our lives than the sun? It's the basis of our calendar, the centre of our solar system and makes it what it is - a place where the third planet can support life complicated enough to ask how it is that the third planet can support life! In this first episode we start right at the beginning - the beginning of the universe, and we'll understand how our sun came to be, how it works, how it's put together and how it warms, sustains - and threatens - the planet earth. [more]

Part 2 - The Air That We Breathe
We take a deep breath and freefall through the different layers of our atmosphere, to find out what they're made of, how they were formed, and how they work together to keep us comfortable, cozy and alive - at least for now... [more]

Part 3 - Cool, Clear Water
What could be more essential to us than water? It quenches our thirst, supports our agriculture, transports our products and as ice, it cools our gin and tonics. And as much as humans are stardust, we are also very much water babies, with up to a third of our bodies made up of water alone. Water is a mighty agent for physical change. Water can dissolve mountains, carve out canyons and wash away cities. And the absence of water means death for all creatures. In this episode, we'll follow a water molecule (called Tinkle) as it travels through the freshwater cycle. We'll discuss droughts and floods, life on other planets, and we'll journey across frozen lakes and up huge glaciers. But most of all, we'll find out why water is simple, crucial - and beautiful. [more]

Part 4 - They that go down to the sea
This week, we get a little deep. Around 40% of the world's population lives within 100km of the sea. Humankind's history is profoundly connected to the world's oceans. We fished, traveled, sailed and explored them, pretty much as soon as we could. And we've never really stopped. Our planet's oceans are perhaps the greatest potential natural resource we have, and yet we literally know more about the far side of the moon or the surface of Mars than we do our own ocean floor. In this episode we're going to go down, deep, deep down, all the way through the most alien place on Earth, full of strange creatures, extreme conditions and remarkable facts - the ocean!. [more]

Part 5 - In The Belly Of The Beast
Lake Taupo lies in the heart of the Taupo Volcanic zone, a large and highly active area extending from Mount Ruapehu, south of the lake to beyond White Island, off the eastern coast of New Zealand. Lake Taupo itself is giant flooded volcanic bowl called a caldera, more than 150 kilometres around. Every year hundreds of thousands of visitors flock here to enjoy the clean water, and the terrific fishing. But what some of them don't realise is that the lake actually sits in a huge supervolcano with the potential to change the shape of half the country, and the weather all around the world! In this episode, we'll tread carefully across one of the most dangerous places on earth, to talk about the forces that made and continue to shape the planet, how they threaten us, and how they CAN also provide us with extraordinary riches. [more]

Part 6 - Bringing It All Back Home
As the old joke goes, if it moves, its biology, if it smells, its chemistry, and if it doesn''t work, its physics. But it's fair to say that science has changed greatly in recent times, and the traditional disciplines seem to be giving way to a more interdisciplinary, problem-based approach to specific questions. For example, is climate science physics, chemistry, biology or geology? The answer is yes. And it's just as well that our approaches are changing, because the questions are sure getting more complex. Climate change, GMO's, space exploration, stem cell research...What does the future hold for life on this planet? Are we in a mess? Did science land us here? And if it did, is science the only way out? [more]

One In Five

One in Five for 16 Nov 2008
Profiling Celebrate Diversity Week in Dunedin, and Touch Compass inclusive dance troupe rehearse their new show. [more]

Sounds Historical

Sounds Historical Hour One-16 Nov
8pm to 9pm.Due to copyright restrictions,all music has been removed. [more]

Sounds Historical Hour Two-16 Nov
9pm to 10pm. Due to copyright restrictions,all music has been removed. [more]


Spectrum for 16 November 2008
Childrens author Gavin Bishop returns to Kingston, the scene of his 1950's boyhood. [more]

Spiritual Outlook

Spiritual Outlook: Clouds
Maureen Garing talks with the Right Reverend Dr Graham Redding about the image of God in the clouds. [more]

Sunday Morning

Richard Vokes
Richard Vokes discusses the current conflict in the Congo [more]

Mediawatch for 16 November 2008
A possible ownership shake-up; cartoonists at the cutting edge; John Key's honeymoon. [more]

Sidney Jones
Sidney Jones discusses the impact of the Bali bombers' execution on Indonesia. [more]

Notes from the South
Dougal Stevenson takes time to think about the importance of capturing our personal history. [more]

Sunday Group for 16 November
The group discusses a vision for New Zealand's economic future. [more]

Te Ahi Kaa

Te Ahi Kaa 16 Whiringa-a-rangi (November) 2008
A distinct feature of Awarua - Te Rau Aroha marae is its eightsided whare tupuna - Dean Whaanga explains the design. [more]

News stories:

National leader meets with key interest groups
Incoming Prime Minister John Key has spent two days meeting interest groups. [more]

Is it the luck of the Irish tonight?
Ireland is quietly determined ahead of Sunday morning's match against the All Blacks at Croke Park in Dublin. [more]

Maori Party gains wide support for deal with National
The Maori Party said it has been surprised at the level of support across the country for a formal deal with the National Party. [more]

Teen charged over Wairarapa shooting
The police have charged one teenager with the fatal shooting of another on a South Wairarapa farm on Saturday. [more]

Contentious try sets All Blacks on way to win in Dublin
The All Blacks kept on course for a Grand Slam in their tour of the British Isles after beating Ireland 22-3 in Dublin on Sunday morning. [more]

Stepfather follows son into hospital
Two members of the same family have been taken to hospital after separate accidents in Wairarapa. [more]

Australia win, South Africa struggle in rugby internationals
Australia have given error-strewn England a lesson in rugby basics with Matt Giteau kicked 20 points to help them to a 28-14 victory at Twickenham. The flyhalf landed six penalties ... [more]

Chelsea and Liverpool win in English football
Chelsea and Liverpool continued setting a hot pace at the top of the Premier League with emphatic away victories. Liverpool briefly went top courtesy of a 2-0 victory at Bolton Wanderers ... [more]

Chelsea defender promoted and Beckham dropped
England manager Fabio Capello has given a surprise call-up to Chelsea defender Michael Mancienne for Wednesday's friendly in Germany and left out former captain David Beckham. As well as Mancienne, who ... [more]

All Blacks beat Ireland
New Zealand kept their grand slam tour ambitions on track with a 22-3 win over Ireland in a scrappy and ill-disciplined game at Croke Park on Saturday. The All Blacks, who ... [more]

Djokovic to play Davydenko in Masters final
Novak Djokovic says if he wins the Master's Cup final in Shanghai it will be like winning a grand slam title. The Australian Open champion plays Nikolay Davydenko in the ... [more]

Kiwis in league World Cup final
The Kiwis are through to rugby league's World Cup final after beating England 32-22 in Brisbane. The Kiwis ran out six tries to four winners with centre Jerome Ropati bagging ... [more]

Breakers win third game in a row in Australia
The New Zealand Breakers have continued their good form in Australia, beating the Townsville Crocodiles 119-108. It was the Breakers third win in a row on in Australia and the ... [more]

Black Caps batting woes continue
New Zealand's poor batting form in the game against New South Wales has continued. At stumps on day three of teh four day game New Zealand are 157-5 in their ... [more]

Germans finish third at football world cup
Germany have finished third at the inaugural Fifa under 17 womens football world cup. In this afternoon's play-off in Albany, Germany beat England 3-nil. The final is between North Korea ... [more]

NZ cricketers dismissed in Sydney
The New Zealand cricketers have been dismissed for 256 in their second innings on the last day of their 4-day tour match against New South Wales in Sydney. The homeside ... [more]

National forms government in record time
The National Party has formed a government in the shortest period after an election under the current electoral system. [more]

Unemployment could be higher than predicted - English
The incoming finance minister Bill English says unemployment could exceed current Treasury predictions. [more]

Teacher struck off in England worked at NZ school
Education authorities are investigating a disgraced British teacher who has been working in New Zealand. [more]

McCullum hit by another injury
Further fitness issues for the New Zealand wicketkeeper Brendan McCullum in the 4-day cricket match against New South Wales in Sydney. McCullum has been taken to hospital for x-rays after ... [more]

Gaunt to drive for TKR
Twenty-three year old Daniel Gaunt from Auckland will make his Australian V8 Supercar debut in Tasmania next weekend. The two-time Lady Wigram Trophy winner will pilot the Team Kiwi Racing ... [more]

Record for setting up MMP government
The National Party has formed a government in the shortest period after an election under the current electoral system. [more]

McCullum gets good news about his toes
Good news for the New Zealand wicketkeeper Brendan McCullum who has suffered 2 injuries in the tour match against New South Wales in Sydney. McCullum had to go to hospital ... [more]

North Korea wins under 17 football world cup
North Korea have won the inaugural Fifa under 17 women's football World Cup. In the final in Albany the Asian champions scored an extra time 2-1 victory over the United ... [more]

Raumati South fire being treated as suspicious
A fire that caused the evacuation of houses in Raumati South on the Kapiti Coast north of Wellington is being treated as suspicious. [more]

MetService issues severe weather warning
Heavy rain forecast for much of the West Coast on Sunday has prompted a severe weather warning from MetService. [more]

Key sticks to plans to cap public servant numbers
Incoming Prime Minister John Key says a report just out on public servants will not alter the National Party's plans to cap the core bureaucracy. [more]

New rules on teacher breaks worry principals
The Secondary Schools Principals Association hopes a suitable agreement over teacher breaks can be reached with the teachers' union. [more]

European downturn may not affect NZ exporters
The Manufacturers and Exporters Association says an economic downturn in Europe is not necessarily bad news for its members. [more]

Farmers dispute report by lobby groups on Clean Streams Accord
A peer review carried out by Federated Farmers describes a report on the progress of the Clean Streams Accord as poorly constructed and written as a campaign tool. [more]

New chief executive at Allied Farmers
Allied Farmers has appointed Paul Macfie as its chief executive, replacing David Bale. He has had over 30 years in the rural sector. [more]

Fonterra to tackle capital issues again
Fonterra has indicated that resolving its capital structure is on the agenda for the year ahead. It previously parked the issue. [more]

Dairy workers' strike threat on hold
The threat of more than 4,000 dairy workers going on strike over pay is on hold. [more]

Sale ordered for large CBD site
Three hectares of undeveloped land in the Auckland central business district is to be sold by mortgagee auction. Westpac has instructed the site bordering Cook Street and Nelson Street be sold. [more]

Mushroom company fined $32,000 over stench
A mushroom company has been fined $32,000 over a stench from its composting operation. [more]

NZ Institute calls for economic summit
The head of a business think tank is urging the new government to look at a wide-ranging summit over the challenges facing the country. [more]