Radio New Zealand - Sunday, 14th 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

Arts on Sunday

Wellington's Cuba Street Carnival
The carnival started 10 years and has come along way. Lucy Orbell looks at Wellingtons favourite street party. [more]

Heather Morrison
Heather and Ivan Morrison are in Wellington creating a spectacular one day sculpture. [more]

Theatre in the spotlight
How have the arts fared in 2008. [more]

Marty Welch
Celebrity portrait painter and his new show 'The Sitting'. [more]

Gary Schofield
Expat artist and environmentalist. [more]

Writers Block
Stu Bagby does a mash up of poems included in his new anthology of poems about Auckland. [more]

Shaun Tan
His new novel, The Arrival: A husband and father leaves his homeland in search of a new life with his family. [more]

At The Movies

At the Movies for 10 December 2008
Simon Morris confirms the usual holiday season trio: one musical - High School Musical 3; one dysfunctional family comedy - Four Holidays; and one cheap horror film - Quarantine. [more]

One In Five

One in Five for 14 December 2008
A report from Dunedin's 3rd festival of disability culture and sport; the New Zealander who helped bring about this century's first human rights treaty. [more]

Sounds Historical

Sounds Historical Hour One - 14 Dec 2008
8pm to 9pm.Due to copyright restrictions,all music has been removed. [more]

Sounds Historical Hour Two - 14 Dec 2008
9pm to 10 pm.Due to copyright restrictions,all music has been removed. [more]


Spectrum for 14 December 2008
Iraqi Dr Maha Haddad, specializes in 'baby turning'. [more]

Spiritual Outlook

Spiritual Outlook for 14 December 2008
The final episode of Imagining God, the realist versus the non-realist, with Professor Jim Veitch. [more]

Spiritual Outlook: Realist
Dr Jim Veitch sums up the ways in which we imagine God, talking about the realist and the non-realist God. [more]

Sunday Morning

Richard Quinn
Talks about his challenging new biography of Samuel Marsden. [more]

Mediawatch for 14 December
A good news day for the government, the end of 'Agenda' and freelance journalism. [more]

Jane Hunter
Tells us about life in the wine industry. [more]

The Sunday Group
This week discusses the state of cricket in this country. [more]

Te Ahi Kaa

Te Ahi Kaa 4 Hakihea (December) 2008
Minister of Maori Affairs Dr Pita Sharples speaks candidly about the education system and its failure towards Maori. [more]

News stories:

Giant squid exhibition draws crowd
About 2000 people saw a colossal squid exhibition on its opening day at Te Papa in Wellington on Saturday. [more]

Liverpool open door for Chelsea
English football premier league leaders Liverpool have come back from two nil down to draw two all with Hull and opened the door for Chelsea to go top of the ... [more]

SH1 open again
State Highway One is open again after a fatal collision between a truck and a car in Waikato. [more]

Beach speed restrictions
New speed restrictions on vehicles are being enforced on some of Auckland's busiest beaches to protect beachgoers. [more]

Records fall at national swim champs
Records continued to tumble on the final night of the national summer swim championships in Christchurch on Saturday night. Overall, 10 national records were set. [more]

Search continues for missing man at Bethells Beach
A search will continue on Sunday for a man who was swept from rocks at Bethells Beach, west of Auckland. [more]

Santander to shed 1,900 jobs in UK
Spanish bank Santander is to cut 1,900 jobs in its three businesses in Britain - Abbey, Alliance & Leicester and Bradford & Bingley. [more]

Toulon may be interested in George Smith
The bottomless pockets of Toulon owner Mourad Boujellal could be about to be tested again as he looks to turn his rugby club into the best in France. The latest name ... [more]

Argentina to play "home" rugby Test in England
Argentina's rugby union is looking to raise money by playing one of its "home" Tests against England next year in England. Argentina was set down to play England in a two-Test ... [more]

No joy at Hong Kong pairs tournament
The New Zealand's men's and women's combinations have both been elimated in the quarter-finals of the Hong Kong Classic Pairs bowling champs. The women's combination of Val Smith and Jo ... [more]

Mickelson spills the beans on Woods rival
Tiger Woods' caddie, New Zealander Steve Williams, has revealed the world number one and the game's number two Phil Mickelson don't get along. In a Guardian newspaper article Williams is quoted ... [more]

Phoenix secure draw against Perth
The Wellington Phoenix have drawn one all in their A league football match against Perth in Wellington. The draw gives them some momentum after their three-match winning run was abruptly ... [more]

Records fall at national swim champs in Christchurch
The records continued to tumble on the final night of the national summer swim champs in Christchurch on Saturday night. Glenn Snyders took nearly four seconds off his previous best ... [more]

Former All Blacks prop John Drake dies suddenly
The World Cup-winning former All Blacks prop John Drake has died suddenly at his home in Mount Manganui, after collapsing beside the swimming pool. Drake, who was 49 and also ... [more]

New Zealanders eliminated from Hong Kong pairs tournament
The New Zealand's men's and women's combinations have both been elimated in the quarter-finals of the Hong Kong Classic Pairs bowls champs. The women's combination of Val Smith and Jo ... [more]

Flynn had nothing to argue about
The New Zealand batsman Daniel Flynn admits he had little to argue about after becoming the first New Zealand cricketer to be given out using the umpire review system. Flynn was ... [more]

Corey Pavin named US Ryder Cup captain
The former US Open golf champion Corey Pavin is the new captain of the United States Ryder Cup team. The 49-year-old Pavin says the appointment is a dream come true ... [more]

Drysdale and Erakovic share top Auckland award
Two notable athletes could not be separated for the main prize at the 2008 Auckland Sporting Excellence awards held at Alexandra Park. Rower Mahe Drysdale and tennis player Marina Erakovic ... [more]

Fears for subcontinent cricket after postponement
The postponement of a lucrative Twenty20 Champions League in India has added to fears regional security concerns and the financial slowdown could strike into the heart of the global cricket hub. ... [more]

Woman claims information on activist groups passed to police
The former partner of a man accused of spying on activist groups says he was passing personal information about her and her friends to the police. [more]

Life rings to be available at west coast beaches
Life rings are to be installed at various beaches west of Auckland, after two men were swept off rocks at Bethells Beach while fishing on Saturday. They were not wearing life jackets. [more]

West Indies wobbling
The West Indies have now lost four wickets in the first session of the fourth day of the first cricket Test in Dunedin. Xavier Marshall was the latest wicket to ... [more]

Bullying in schools among worst in world: report
Bullying in New Zealand and Australian primary schools is among the worst in the world, according to a survey of schools in 36 countries. Kuwait, Qatar and Taiwan are also bad. [more]

Basin Reserve flyover backed by Mayor
Wellington Mayor Kerry Prendergast says it's clear a flyover at the Basin Reserve is the best option to streamline cross-town traffic in the capital. [more]

Food-borne illnesses hitting NZ economy and health hard
The New Zealand Food Safety Authority says food-borne illness is costing the country more than $85 million. [more]

Auckland hot but happy after win in Vanuatu
Auckland City have scored a vital 2-0 away win over Port Vila in Vanuatu in the Oceania Champions football league. Battling 35 degree heat, they were helped early on when ... [more]

Smail still leading Australian Open
The Hamilton golfer David Smail is a shot clear at the top of the Australian Open leaderboard, early on the last round. Smail is on 12-under par, one stroke ahead of ... [more]

Many businesses freezing or reducing staff levels - survey
Nearly half of businesses in New Zealand and Australia are axing employees or freezing staffing levels - three times more than eight months ago - on expectations that business conditions will worsen. [more]

Prison poaching can't be stopped - minister
The Minister of Corrections says she can't stop poaching of prison officers by Australia, but she wants to improve the working environment so New Zealand personnel are less likely to leave. [more]

OPEC set to slash output to lift crude prices
OPEC, the cartel pumping 40% of world oil, is this week set to announce plans to slash output in the hope of lifting crude prices. [more]

Lifeline gets traditional increase in calls
The telephone counselling service, Lifeline, says the number of calls it's receiving is going through its usual summer spike. [more]

Meteorite possible cause of major fire
Fire safety investigators are including a meteorite as the possible cause of a major fire in a commercial drycleaners in the Auckland suburb of Ponsonby on Saturday night. [more]

Police name pilot in fatal Taranaki plane crash
Police have released the name of the pilot who died in a top-dressing accident in Taranaki on Sunday. [more]

Oxford beat Cambridge in varsity rugby match
The former All Black hooker Anton Oliver has helped Oxford to a 33-29 victory over Cambridge in the annual varsity rugby match at Twickenham. It is Oxford's first win since 2004 ... [more]

All to play for on last day, though draw looks most likely
New Zealand are 44 for two at stumps on the fourth day of the rain-affected first cricket Test against the West Indies in Dunedin. Daniel Flynn's on four and Tim ... [more]

Smail blows it, Clark wins via playoff
The Waikato golfer David Smail has finished in a share of third place at the Australian Open in Sydney, after blowing the lead in the final round. Smail, the overnight ... [more]

Canterbury's task looking difficult in State Championship
Northern Districts lead Canterbury by 210 runs with eight wickets in hand after three days of their domestic cricket championship match in Hamilton. After scoring 430 in their first innings, Northern ... [more]

Canterbury off bottom spot after away win in Napier
Canterbury United have beaten Hawke's Bay United 2-1 at Napier in the New Zealand Football Championship. The win moves Canterbury off the foot of the table, ahead of Otago, who ... [more]

Bogut reaping rewards of generous outlay
The basketball gods are smiling on Australia's Andrew Bogut. One day after Bogut committed over $30,000 of his own money to help prop up ailing Australian club the Sydney Spirit, ... [more]

Strauss gets second century against India
Opener Andrew Strauss became only the second England batsman to score a century in each innings of a test against India as he put the tourists in control in the first ... [more]

NZ and West Indies cricketers to play final day on Monday
New Zealand are 44 for two at stumps on the fourth day of the rain-affected first cricket Test against the West Indies in Dunedin. [more]

Changes to Sentencing Act seen as good start
The social agency, Barnados, is renewing calls for a cross-parliamentary approach to child abuse. [more]

Change to bail laws unlikely to lead to new prisons - Minister
The Minister of Corrections says there are no immediate plans to build prisons as a result of changes making it harder for defendants to get bail. [more]

MP wants inquiry into police special investigation group
The Green Party says police have gone beyond the limit of their powers, and have likely broken the law themselves by receiving information from an apparent spy. [more]

Skycity taps into Auckland's Asian market
New Zealand's largest cinema chain is tapping into Auckland's Asian market with a trial of nine foreign films next Thursday. [more]

Warning to farmers with high debt levels
A dairy farmer representative has warned that a 20% drop in Fonterra's share price is going to put some of its farmer shareholders under serious financial pressure. [more]

Latest stats show fewer farm sales but prices holding
The latest rural property sale figures show that just over 100 farms sold last month - about two thirds fewer than a year ago, but that prices are holding up. [more]

Govt to overhaul aquaculture rules
The Government has announced it will overhaul the rules governing aquaculture when it reviews the Resource Management Act. [more]

Surviving Australian climber speaks of ordeal
The Australian mountain climber who survived for two nights after his brother died on Aoraki-Mount Cook has spoken of his ordeal. [more]