Radio New Zealand - Sunday, 11th January 2009

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This page features: Arts on Sunday, News Stories, Sounds Historical, Spectrum, The Golden Tide

Arts on Sunday

The Best of The Arts on Sunday
Lynn Freeman with more of her picks from 2008. [more]

Sounds Historical

Sounds Historical Hour 1 for 11 January 2009
8pm to 9pm. Due to copyright restrictions, all music has been removed. [more]

Sounds Historical Hour 2 for 11 January 2008
9pm to 10 pm. Due to copyright restrictions, all music has been removed. [more]


Spectrum for 11 January 2009
NZ natural history film-makers hope their recording of orphaned orangutans might help save the species from extinction. [more]

The Golden Tide

Part 3 - The Golden Tide: Cultural Identity & Confusion
Young Chinese in New Zealand talk about the complexities of identity. [more]

News stories:

Dementieva takes ASB Classic tennis title
Beijing Olympic tennis champion Elena Dementieva defeated fellow Russian and doubles partner Elena Vesnina 6-4 6-1 in the ASB Classic final on Saturday. [more]

Guptill scores debut century in West Indies one-dayer
The fourth one-day international between New Zealand and the West Indies was abandoned because of rain, after a sparkling debut from Martin Guptill who scored a debut century. [more]

Breakers lose three in a row
The New Zealand Breakers basketball side has suffered its third straight loss in the Australian National League, defeated in last night's top of the table clash 115 -112 in overtime to ... [more]

Holt scores double at National road cycling champs
The Cambridge rider Melissa Holt has followed up her time trail success with victory in the women's road race over 120kms at the national road cycling champs in Te Awamutu. The ... [more]

Asia stretches lead in Royal Trophy
The Asian golf team has moved a step closer to a maiden Royal Trophy victory, dominating the fourballs matches to open up a five-point lead over twice winners Europe in Thailand. ... [more]

Boston Celtics slump to another loss
The American basketballer LeBron James has scored 38 points to lead the Cleveland Cavaliers to a 98-83 home victory over the NBA champion Boston Celtics. Cleveland now have 29 wins and ... [more]

GD Jones into second round of qualifying at Heineken Open
The New Zealand tennis player GD Jones is through to the second round of qualifying for this week's Heineken Open in Auckland. Jones, who has a current world ranking of 623, ... [more]

Defending fours champs take a hit
Defending champion skips, Ryan Bester and Jo Babich, both dropped a game on the first day of section play of the fours at the National Open Bowls Championships. But they remain ... [more]

Beckham named as a sub for first Milan game
On-loan AC Milan midfielder David Beckham will be a substitute for his first Serie A football game at AS Roma tomorrow. The Los Angeles Galaxy midfielder, who is spending two months ... [more]

Azarenka wins Brisbane International
The Belarussian tennis player Victoria Azarenka has defeated Marion Bartoli 6-3 6-1 in the women's final at the Brisbane International to capture her first WTA singles title. Bartoli, a former Wimbledon ... [more]

Lloyds TSB pays $350 million to settle case
British bank Lloyds TSB has agreed to forfeit $US350 million over charges it faked records so clients from Iran and Sudan could do business with the US banking system, in violation of sanctions. [more]

Thieves steal mobile dental clinic
Dental services for children in parts of Hawke's Bay will be affected after thieves stole a mobile clinic. [more]

Four detained after suspected crime spree
A police car chase in Wellington early on Saturday has led to the detention of four people in relation to several violent incidents. [more]

Divers warned to take care while catching scallops
The Underwater Association is urging divers to take extra care while catching scallops this summer. [more]

Call for Govt to accept Guantanamo detainees
Amnesty International says the New Zealand Government should remain open to accepting detainees from the Guantanamo Bay detention centre as refugees. [more]

Football Ferns crushed in China
The New Zealand women's football side has suffered a a six nil defeat to host China in their Four Nations Tournament opener. China led two nil at halftime before doubling the ... [more]

Heineken draw could see top names eliminated early
The main draw for this week's Heineken Open tennis tournament could see several big names spending limited time in Auckland. In the first round defending champ Philipp Kohschreiber, the fifth seed ... [more]

Caughey quickest in Superboats
Cantabrian Peter Caughey has finished fastest in qualifying action in the final round of theWorld Superboat Championships at Featherston. Caughey steered the technical circuit in 45.91 seconds ahead of Richard Burt ... [more]

Liverpool held to a draw
The English football Premier League leader Liverpool has ground out a nil all draw at struggling Stoke City, missing the chance to open a six-point gap at the top. Aston Villa ... [more]

Ryder included in final one-dayer against West Indies
New Zealand cricketer Jesse Ryder will be included in the team's final one-day international against the West Indies in Napier on Tuesday. [more]

Auckland Harbour Bridge flag policy 'should stay'
Transport Minister Steven Joyce says there is no need to change the policy that allows only the New Zealand flag to be flown on Auckland Harbour Bridge. [more]

Board defers naming feature after Hillary
New Zealanders have at least another year to submit a proposal on what geographic feature should be named after adventurer Sir Edmund Hillary. [more]

Dementieva wins ASB Classic
The Russian tennis player Elena Dementieva has won the ASB Classic in Auckland in straight sets. The top seed and world number four beat unseeded compatriat Elena Vesnina 6-4 6-1. The ... [more]

Wellington Phoenix believe they have wood on Sydney FC
The Wellington Phoenix midfielder Troy Hearfield says his side has the ability to make the A-league football playoffs for the first time in the club's history. They must win against Sydney ... [more]

Hrbaty focused on Heineken Open
The Slovakian tennis player Dominic Hrbaty says his focus lies with the Heineken Open, and not the first grand slam of the year. The former number 12 in the world saw ... [more]

Erakovic drawn to face Chinese player in Hobart
The New Zealand tennis number one Marina Erakovic has been drawn to play a tough Chinese opponent at the Hobart International, which starts today. The world number 69 is to face ... [more]

New SA cricket captain considered mentally strong
South African cricket officials believe new captain Johan Botha can provide a different sort of inspiration now that Graeme Smith has left Australia. Botha is leading the Proteas through the limited-overs ... [more]

Four rescued from stricken boats
Four people had lucky escapes on Sunday morning after being rescued from two broken-down boats. [more]

Moles confident Ryder's return will bolster NZ cricket side
The New Zealand cricket coach says he had no hesitation in restoring the original batting order picked for yesterday's washed out one dayer for Tuesday's series decider against the West Indies. ... [more]

Pietersen says he will be England cricket captain again
Kevin Pietersen has added another twist to English cricket's chaotic week by insisting he will be back as captain despite his controversial resignation. The South African-born batsman quit as England captain ... [more]

Another candidate for England cricket coach emerges
The former Australia all-rounder Darren Lehmann has joined the list of potential candidates to take over as England cricket coach. The role made vacant following the sacking of Peter Moores, who ... [more]

McCauley wins national road title
The Counties Manukau rider Gordon McCauley has claimed a record fifth victory in the national road cycling champs in Te Awamutu. McCauley won the 180 kilometre race from team mates Joseph ... [more]

Williams full of confidence ahead of first slam
The American world tennis number six Venus Williams is full of confidence ahead of the first grand slam of the year. Williams has beaten Russia's world number seven Vera Zvonareva 6-2 ... [more]

Beckham won't be in AC Milan's starting line up
David Beckham will not be in AC Milan's starting line-up for its match against Roma tomorrow. Beckham, who is due to return to LA Galaxy in March, made his Milan debut ... [more]

Sevilla climb to second in the Primera Liga
Ten-man Sevilla have climbed to second in Spain's Primera Liga with a 3-1 comeback win at Deportivo Coruna . The football side move above Valencia, who were held to a 3-3 ... [more]

Inter Milan held to draw
The defending Serie A champions Inter Milan have endured a disappointing start to 2009, after drawing 1-1 with with Cagliari at the San Siro. The result gave Jose Mourinho's side a ... [more]

Schuettler in doubt for the Australian Open
German world tennis number 33 Rainer Schuettler is in doubt for the Australian Open, after he withdrew from the semi-finals of the Chennai Open with a wrist injury. Schuettler says he ... [more]

Vancouver struggling to build athletes village
Taxpayers in Vancouver may have to pay for building the 2010 Winter Olympics' main athletes' village, after private funding dried up amid rising costs and a slowing economy. Vancouver city officials ... [more]

Marinelli given chance to redeem himself
The NFL team the Chicago Bears have hired former Detroit Lions head coach Rod Marinelli. The 59-year-old Marinelli will serve as the Bears' line coach/assistant head coach. He was the defensive ... [more]

Ravens one win away from Super Bowl
The Baltimore Ravens have beaten the Tennessee Titans in the NFL to progress to the AFC Championship. They will face either San Diego or Pittsburgh, who play each other tomorrow, for ... [more]

Red Sox sign Japanese reliever
The Boston Red Sox have signed Japanese reliever Takashi Saito from the Los Angeles Dodgers on a one-year deal. The 38-year-old had been with last season's National League West champions for ... [more]

Cubs sign temperamental Bradley to three-year deal
The Chicago Cubs have signed switch-hitting outfielder Milton Bradley to a three-year deal worth $30 million. Bradley hit .321 with 22 home runs for the Texas Rangers last season. He bolsters ... [more]

Increased demand for addiction services
The Salvation Army says it has seen an increase in demand for its addiction services over the past few months. [more]

GD Jones loses in Heineken Open
The New Zealand tennis player GD Jones has been beaten in the second round of qualifying for this week's Heineken Open, in Auckland. Jones, who has a world ranking of 623, ... [more]

Katich backs Strauss to unify England cricket team
The Australian Test opening batsman Simon Katich doubts the turmoil surrounding the England will impact on this year's Ashes series. English cricket has undergone a turbulent week with previous skipper Kevin ... [more]

Waitakere go top
Waitakere United have moved to the top of the New Zealand Football Championship following a 2-0 win over Team Wellington, at Douglas Field in Auckland. Both side struggled to find their ... [more]

Ogilvy on fire in Hawaii
The Australian golfer Geoff Ogilvy has tightened his grip on the PGA Tour's season-opening Mercedes-Benz Championship, by surging six strokes clear of the field after the third round. One ahead at ... [more]

Hewitt feeling the pressure
The Australian tennis player Lleyton Hewitt admits he's feeling the same old pressure that comes with being Australia's leading tennis player at this time of the year. That despite injury seeing ... [more]

Five injured in Ohope jet ski accident
Four children have been injured after a jet skier collided with them at Ohope Beach on Sunday afternoon. [more]

First anniversary of Sir Edmund Hillary's death
Sunday marks the first anniversary of the death of New Zealand adventurer Sir Edmund Hillary, the first man to conquer Mt Everest. [more]