Radio New Zealand - Sunday, 7th December 2008

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

Arts on Sunday

Peter Lange
On display at the Waikato Museum is Peter Lange's caravan - made from Huntly brick. [more]

The future of book editing
Invisible, hard working and crucial to the success of a writer. What is the state of the NZ editing industry. [more]

Visual Arts - the year in review
Mark Amery, Elizabeth O'Connor and Andrew Clifford discuss with Lynn Freeman the state of the visual arts in 2008. [more]

New Zealand Landscapes
Rhian and Grant Sheehan talk about their collaboration - a book of landscapes you can read - to music. [more]

Terry Stringer
A new documentary by Bruce Morrison looks at the intricate process Terry Stringer takes in sculpting large scale works. [more]

Sonja Yelich - Get Some
This new collection of poems imagines an unfliching portrait of a young mans tour of duty in Iraq. [more]

Stephanie Johnson - Swimmers Rope
Stephanie discusses her new novel - a tale of a man who spends a lifetime covering up his true self. [more]

Christopher Johnstone
The Painted Garden in New Zealand Art looks at almost 200 years of artworks featuiring gardens. [more]

The Reindeer Monologues
Penny Ashton reviews The Reindeer Monologues which is playing at Auckland's Basement Theatre. [more]

At The Movies

At The Movies for 3 December 2008
Simon Morris reviews the latest James Bond movie, Quantum of Solace and two little independent movies - from Sweden the drama Suddenly, and from America, the high school documentary American Teen. [more]

One In Five

One in Five for Sunday 7 December 2008
The Japanese compare notes on disability rights progress. Mental health consumer advocates protest against the global handcuff. [more]

One in Five for Sunday 7 December 2008
The Japanese compare notes on disability rights progress. Mental health consumer advocates protest against the global handcuff. [more]

Sounds Historical

Sounds Historical Hour One-7 Dec 2008
8pm to 9pm.Due to copyright restrictions,all music has been removed [more]

Sounds Historical Hour Two 7 Dec 2008
9pm to 10pm.Due to copyright restrictions,all music has been removed [more]


Spectrum for 7 December 2008
Former members of Volunteer Service Abroad reminisce. [more]

Spiritual Outlook

Spiritual Outlook: Cartoon
Maureen Garing talks with a religious cartoonist about his image of God. [more]

Sunday Morning

Sir Howard Morrison
Reflects on 50 years in the entertainment industry. [more]

Mediawatch for 7 December
Going ga-ga over Google, totalitarian talkback and plans for Pacific TV. [more]

Professor Jan Pronk
Discusses global sustainable economic developement. [more]

Dougal Stevenson
With his own version of a comic opera in Dunedin. [more]

The Sunday Group
This week investigates human genome research. [more]

Mediawatch for 7 December
Going ga-ga over Google; totalitarian talkback; plans for Pacific TV [more]

Te Ahi Kaa

Te Ahi Kaa 7 Hakihea (December) 2008
Maraea talks to Kuia Lexie Starkey (no Maungamaunu Pa) who recalls her childhood memories back in the 1930's and 1940's. [more]


Elric Hooper
Theatre Director airs his concerns about the possibility of Shakespeare being dropped from the NZ school curriculum. [more]

News stories:

Missing Auckland boy found
A boy missing in south Auckland overnight on Friday has been found safe and well. [more]

More speed cameras on roads soon
An extra 12 speed cameras will be deployed on New Zealand roads in coming months, as part of an estimated $3.5 million upgrade. [more]

Second fire at police building
Police in Christchurch are looking for an arsonist after a second fire in a week at a new police station which is under construction. [more]

New Zealand sevens side pipped in final in George
The New Zealand sevens team has been defeated 12-7 by host South Africa in the Cup final of the second leg of the IRB World Series in George. New Zealand led ... [more]

Wilkinson three shots off pace at Australian PGA
The New Zealand golfer Tim Wilkinson is three shots off the pace heading into the final round of the Australian PGA championship at Coolum. A third round three under par 69 ... [more]

West Indies make assured response at Eden park
The West Indies cricket side will resume at 82 without loss on the final morning of the three day game against Auckland at Eden Park. Just prior to tea on the ... [more]

England cricket coach says players keen to return to India
The England cricket coach Peter Moores says his side is keen to return to India for a two-test series after their tour was suspended following last week's attacks in Mumbai. Moores ... [more]

Whincup wraps up V8 Supercar championship
The Ford driver Jamie Whincup has clinched the V8 Supercar championship with a comfortable victory in race one of the final round of this year's series at Sydney's Oran Park. Whincup ... [more]

LA Galaxy too strong for Oceania
The American Major League soccer side, the LA Galaxy, has beaten the Oceania All Stars 3-nil at Auckland's Mount Smart Stadium. That was the half time score. Galaxy star David Beckham ... [more]

Substandard timber may affect 1500 Auckland houses
The Mayor of Waitakere says homeowners should be alarmed at the prospect that their homes may have been built with substandard timber. [more]

LA Galaxy beat Oceania Allstars
David Beckham's LA Galaxy football team beat the Oceania Allstars 3-0 at Mount Smart Stadium in Auckland on Saturday evening. [more]

Probe into use of substandard timber in houses
The Minister Of Building and Construction has called for an investigation into reports surrounding the use of substandard timber in Auckland buildings. [more]

School swimming pool closure numbers mount
Water Safety New Zealand says hundreds of school swimming pools have closed in the past five years, because schools have no room in their operational grants to maintain them. [more]

Parade in Christchurch
Central Christchurch will be closed to traffic on Sunday afternoon for the city's 61st Santa Parade. [more]

Waitakere United win warm up game in China
The Waitakere United football side has beaten Zhejiang Greentown FC 3-1in China in a warm up game for next Thursday's FIFA World Club Cup clash with Adelaide United in Tokyo. United ... [more]

Manufacturers call for further interest rate cut
Banks are being urged by a manufacturers group to pass on the full extent of recent falls in official interest rates. [more]

Hard to stop senseless acts of violence - Mayor
The Mayor of Christchurch says steps are being taken to make the city safer, but it is hard to stop senseless, random acts of violence such as the killing of a taxi driver. [more]

Liverpool stay top of Premier League
Liverpool remained on top of the English Premier League after a 3-1 win against Blackburn Rovers. Liverpool is a point ahead of Chelsea who beat Bolton Wanderers 2-0. Reigning champions Manchester ... [more]

Latvala on course for victory in Wales
Finland's Ford rally driver Jari-Matti Latvala has opened up a seven second lead over world champion Sebastien Loeb to close in on victory in the Rally of Great Britain, the final ... [more]

Otago Health Board fraudsters 'deprived sick and elderly'
The head of the Otago District Health Board says he has nothing but contempt for two men found guilty of defrauding it of more than $17 million, depriving sick and elderly people of care. [more]

Vauxhall future 'depends on help' for General Motors
Britain's largest car manufacturer, Vauxhall, admits its future depends on a bail-out of its parent company General Motors, in the US. Vauxhall employs more than 5,000 people. It was bought by GM in 1925. [more]

Missing boy found safe
A missing Auckland boy has been found safe and well. [more]

Te Matau a Maui sculpture for Wellington motorway
The Wellington City Council has unveiled its latest public sculpture - a giant fish hook on the city's northern motorway. [more]

Job cuts to be made in New Zealand by ANZ Bank
ANZ Banking Group is to cut up to 200 management jobs in New Zealand. The Finsec union says the cuts exceed what it was expecting. [more]

New Zealand women's squash team finish fourth
The New Zealand womens squash team has lost the third-fourth playoff at the world champs, defeated 2-1 by Malaysia. Menahile Egypt has upset defending champ and top seed England 2-1 in ... [more]

Wallaby props face surgery
The Australian rugby props Matt Dunning and Sekope Kepu will have surgery and are expected to miss much of next year's Super 14 competition after being injured in the Wallabies' match ... [more]

Hull signs up for NZ Open
The Australian golfer Katherine Hull, ranked 30th in the world, is the first big name signing confirmed for the inaugural New Zealand Women's Open in Christchurch next month. Hull made ... [more]

Genesis power prices up despite record profit
Electricity user groups are questioning why State-owned electricity company Genesis Energy is increasing power prices for Wellington customers, despite posting a $99 million record profit. [more]

Tufte beats Drysdale again on Whanganui River
An Olympic race in which NZ rower Mahe Drysdale collapsed after winning bronze in Beijing, has been re-run on the Whanganui River. Olaf Tufte of Norway led from the start and won again. [more]

No clear cut result in referendum
Wanganui Mayor Michael Laws says the results of a referendum to prioritise spending proposals are not clear cut: an events centre was the most popular project, but overall turnout was 46.3%. [more]

Thousands turn out to view new toll road
More than 8000 people turned out to take a look at a 7.5km toll road, north of Auckland, before it opens to motorists next year. [more]

Windies tour match ends in a draw
The West Indies batsman spent a slow day at the crease as their 3-day cricket tour match against Auckland at Eden Park ended in a draw. Starting the day at ... [more]

Campbell out of Australian Open with injury
The New Zealand golfer Michael Campbell has withdrawn from next week's Australian Open at Royal Sydney due to injury. The 2005 US Open Champion withdrew from last month's Hong Kong ... [more]

Top of table football team beaten in NZFC
Auckland have gone top of the table in the New Zealand Football Championship after beating Hawkes Bay 3-1 in Auckland. Previous leaders Manawatu were beaten 2-nil by Waikato in Ngaruawahia, ... [more]

Drysdale not in best shape as beaten by Tufte
The New Zealand sculler Mahe Drysdale admits he wasn't in the best shape as he came runnerup again to the man who beat him at the Olympics, in today's Billy ... [more]

Criminologist calls for more research on hate crime
Leading criminologist associate professor Michael Rowe says New Zealand needs to do more research on the amount of hate crime committed here. [more]

Parole Board revokes fewer decisions in past year
The New Zealand Parole Board has revoked 18 decisions in the past year, one fewer than in the previous 12 months. [more]

Consumer Affairs Minister defends product recall system
The Minister of Consumer Affairs is rejecting a Green MP's claim the country's product recall system needs an overhaul. [more]