Radio New Zealand - Sunday, 1st February 2009

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This page features: Arts on Sunday, News Stories, One In Five, Smart Talk at the Auckland Museum, Sounds Historical, Spectrum, Sunday Morning, Te Ahi Kaa, The Treaty Debates

Arts on Sunday

Pacific Arts festival
Lynn Freeman speaks to Maria Ifopo about her exhibition that is part of The Pacific Arts Festival. [more]

Nicholas Rowe
Dance educator and film maker Nicholas Rowe recently premiered a film he made with a group of Palestinian children in Romallah. [more]

The Strength of Water
Armagan Ballantyne, director the NZ feature film 'The Strength of Water', currently playing Rotterdam and Berlin Film Festival's. [more]

Elva Bett
Next week is the 50th anniversary of an exhibition that opened at a Wellington art gallery run by Elva Betts and Catherine Duncan. [more]

The Compleate Workes Festival
The Compleate Workes Festival celebrates Shakespeare's 250th birthday by performing all of his works throughout 2009. [more]

Ted Dutch
Kate Orgias speaks with Artist Ted Dutch's wife Cheryl Dutch about his 'Life and Work' exhibition. [more]

For Auld Lang Syne: 250 years of Robert Burns
Lynn Freeman speaks with President of the Dunedin Burns' Club, Margaret Smith and Otago Settlers Museum curator Sean Brosnahan. [more]

Chapter and Verse - Lindy Kelly
'Bold Blood' is a new novel by author and former professional event rider Lindy Kelly. [more]

Alan Preston
'Between Tides: Jewellery by Alan Preston' is a new book by Damien Skinner. [more]

One In Five

One in Five for 1 February 2009
Marking the 200th anniversary of Louis Braille's birth: putting the case for Braille and accessible website technology. [more]

Smart Talk at the Auckland Museum

Smart Talk at the Auckland Museum: how we should go global
The environment and the economy. [more]

Smart Talk at the Auckland Museum: 1000 years of migration here
How 1000 years of human migration has influenced our cultural identity. [more]

Smart Talk at the Auckland Museum: the voyage of our ancestors
How voyages to New Zealand took place, and what happened when we arrived here. [more]

Smart Talk at the Auckland Museum: the creation of the New Zealand landmass
Tens of millions of years ago the New Zealand landmass separated from Gondwanaland with its cargo of plants and animals. But is there another theory? [more]

Sounds Historical

Sounds Historical Hour One-1st Feburary 2009
8pm to 9pm.Due to copyright restrictions,all music has been removed [more]

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

Sounds Historical Hour Two-1st Feburary 2009
9pm to 10pm.Due to copyright restrictions,all music has been removed [more]

Sounds Historical Hour 2 for 1 February 2009
9pm to 10 pm. Due to copyright restrictions, all music has been removed. [more]


Spectrum for 1 February 2009
Rod Capper was just seventeen when he built his first guitar. Now heÂ's up to number 68. [more]

Sunday Morning

Feature Interview: Geoff Sewell
Singer and the creator of Amici Forever. [more]

Mediawatch for 1 February 2009
Economic armageddon or media beat up? How silly was the silly season? [more]

Neville Peat interview
Author of 'High Country Lark - An Invitation to Paradise'. [more]

The Sunday Group: NZ Before the Treaty
A discussion with Dr Peter Adams, Dr Claudia Orange and Dr Manuka Henare. [more]

Te Ahi Kaa

Te Ahi Kaa
How will the appointment of the first African American president affect Maori and a choir debuts at the Parihaka Peace festival [more]

The Treaty Debates

Treaty Debate 1 (2009)
The first debate features Roger Kerr and Robert McLeod from the New Zealand Business Roundtable, exploring historical and contemporary perspectives on Maori, business, and the economy. [more]

News stories:

Stop paying rates - Stadium opponents
The opponents of a proposed new Dunedin stadium have called on residents to stage a rates revolt if the project isn't abandoned by Dunedin City Council. [more]

Boy racers attack police officer
Police in Christchurch are investigating an ambush by a gang of 300 youths against a police sergeant late on Friday night. [more]

Minister admits she should've told PM of letters
The Minister for Social Development and Employment has admitted she made a mistake in not telling her party leader about two letters she wrote on behalf of a convicted gang member. [more]

More arrests likely in Masterton shooting
Police say they're likely to make more arrests over a neighbourhood dispute in Masterton, which resulted in the shooting of a teenager on Saturday morning. [more]

Missing boy found
A boy reported missing in Taupo is back with his family. [more]

Pre-school cost cuts stopped
A cost cutting exercise to reduce class sizes for pre-schoolers has been stopped by the Government. [more]

"Home alone" toddler found outside
A toddler is now with Child, Youth & Family after being found outside in Kaikoura at 2.45am on Sunday. Police say the child was "home alone" for about four hours while the mother was "socialising". [more]

Second fire in two weeks at same villa
The Fire Service in Auckland is investigating a fire at 2.40am on Sunday at a villa in Mt Eden - the second suspicious fire at the premises in two weeks. [more]

Russian Dinara Safina blasted off the court at the Australian Open
The Russian Dinara Safina cursed a bad service performance after she was blasted off court by a rampant Serena Williams in the final of the Australian Tennis Open last night. ... [more]

American brothers win Australian Tennis Open mens doubles
The American brothers Bob and Mike Bryan won their third Australian Open doubles title with a 2-6 7-5 6-0 victory over India's Mahesh Bhupathi and Mark Knowles of the Bahamas. ... [more]

Tennis history beckons Roger Federer
Tennis history beckons world number two Roger Federer who takes on world number one Rafael Nadal in tonights mens singles final at the Australian Open in Melbourne. A fourth title ... [more]

Manchester United five points clear at the top of the English Premier ladder
The English premier football leaders Manchester United enjoyed a hugely satisfying match as they beat Everton 1-0 to go five points clear in the Premier League after challengers Arsenal and ... [more]

Manchester United goal keeper sets record
The Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar set an English record for time without conceding a goal during their 1-0 Premier League win against Everton at Old Trafford this ... [more]

Manchester City signs off on a miserable month
The Manchester City English premier football league signed off on a miserable month when their expensively assembled team were beaten 1-0 away by a Stoke City team who played more ... [more]

Arsenal and West Ham end with one all draw
The hopes of Arsenal challenging for the English football premier league title took a dive today as their match against West Ham United ended in a goalles home nil all ... [more]

Northern Districts wins the State Shield
The Northern Districts cricket side has won the State Shield beating Otago by 49 runs in Hamilton yesterday. Joseph Yovich's 78 not out off 76 balls for ND proved the ... [more]

White Ferns confident of making history against the Australians
The New Zealand women's cricket team is in a run-scoring mood as they look to wrest the Rosebowl from Australia's grasp for the first time in nearly a decade. The ... [more]

Australian mens cricketers down and out
The Australian batsman Michael Hussey admits the team's confidence is down but says the group is due for a reversal in form, starting with Sunday's first one-dayer against New Zealand ... [more]

Zimbabwe remains out of Test cricket
The International Cricket Council (ICC) says Zimbabwe's return to Test cricket could be at least six months to two years away. A team headed by West Indies Cricket Board president ... [more]

Australian woman golfer leads the Open in Christchurch
The Australian golfer Sarah Oh heads into the third and final round of the inaugural 150-thousand dollar New Zealand Women's Open at the Clearwater course in Christchurch today with a ... [more]

Team New Zealand has a day off today and a chance to reflect on a symbolic victory at the Louis Vuitton sailing regatta underway in Auckland. Dean Barker's crew yesterday ... [more]

Wales rugby union side calls in replacement for Six Nations
The Welsh halfback Dwayne Peel has been called up to the Wales Six Nations squad as cover for the injured Gareth Cooper. Peel, a former captain and three-times a British Lion ... [more]

Five times world champion leads World Rally
The Spanish driver Sebastien Loeb leads at the end of the second day of Rally Ireland, the opening round of this year's World Rally Championship. The 5-times World Champion is ... [more]

Australian National Basketball league results
The fourth placed Townsville Crocodiles has beaten Cairns Taipan 103 - 92 in their Australian National Basketball League. The bottom placed Gold Coast upset seventh placed Sydney Spirit 113-119, while ... [more]

Boy racers in ambush of police sergeant
A gang of about 300 boy racers ambushed and tried to kill a police sergeant in Wigram on Friday night. He was forced to flee to safety. The home of the Mayor of Christchurch was targetted last weekend. [more]

Man in custody after driving wrong way on harbour bridge
A man is in custody after driving the wrong way on the Auckland harbour bridge on Sunday morning. [more]

Daniel Vettori returns to the number one spot on the ICC bowlers rankings
Daniel Vettori has reclaimed top spot in the International Cricket Council's latest one day international bowling rankings. The New Zealand captain moves above Australia's Nathan Bracken, who drops to number three. ... [more]

England draw with West Indies A
England has drawn with West Indies A in the second warm up match of its West Indies cricket tour. But the match did allow the English batsmen to get some much ... [more]

India hold off Sri Lanka
India has held off Sri Lanka in the second cricket one-day international in Sri Lanka, to win by 15 runs. The home side were bowled out for 241 in 49.2 overs ... [more]

South African cricketers return home to heroes welcome
The South African triumphant cricket squad returned home to a terrific reception today, but coach Mickey Arthur says the pressure will be on his players when Australia visit for a ... [more]

Steelers quarterback and wide receiver fit to play in Superbowl
The Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and wide receiver Hines Ward have overcome their injuries and are fit to play in the Super Bowl against the Arizona Cardinals tomorrow. Roethlisberger ... [more]

The Western Force signs former Chiefs Ben Castle
The Western Force coach John Mitchell has confirmed the signing of former Chiefs and Toulon Ben Castle as their international player for the Super 14 rugby union 2009 season. Castle ... [more]

Crackdown on boyracers after police officer ambushed
A crackdown on boyracers was held in Christchurch on Saturday night after a lone police sergeant was ambushed by a gang in Wigram on Friday night. [more]

Afghanistan book place at cricket world cup qualifiers
Afghanistan have booked their place in April's qualifying event for the 2011 World Cup after crushing the Cayman Islands by 82 runs to finish top of the World Cricket League Division ... [more]

Three times America's Cup winner Russell Coutts has conceded his team made mistakes in their defeat at the hands of Team New Zealand on the second day of the Louis ... [more]

New Zealand womens hockey team lose to India
The New Zealand men's hockey team have been beaten by hosts India 2-nil in their opening game of the Punjab Gold Cup in front of 12-thousand spectators. The game was ... [more]

American Serena Williams wins womens Australian Open singles
The American Serena Williams thrashed Russia's Dinara Safina 6-0 6-3 on Saturday night to win the women's Australian Open singles tennis title and reclaim the world number one ranking. Williams ... [more]

Perry takes lead at Phoenix Open
The American golfer Kenny Perry rolled in a dramatic 32-foot birdie putt at the 18th hole to grab a one-shot lead after three rounds of the Phoenix Open. Two off the ... [more]

N'Zogbia could move to Wigan
Newcastle United's unsettled French midfielder Charles N'Zogbia could be on his way to Wigan Athletic after the Premier League clubs agreed a fee. The 22-year-old said he would never play for ... [more]

Four rescued after jetboat swamped
A helicopter has rescued four men from the middle of Lake Wairarapa after a jetboat was swamped in choppy conditions while they were taking part in an annual cull of geese. [more]

Trade ministers to work for global deal this year
Trade ministers have agreed to step up efforts to reach a new global trade deal by the end of 2009 and guard against protectionism to help pull the world out of economic crisis. [more]

Killer pulled weapon on his lawyer in prison
The Corrections Department has confirmed samurai swordsman Antonie Dixon pulled a makeshift weapon on his lawyer during a prison visit in mid-January. Dixon is a convicted killer. [more]

Three injured in motocross event
Three people taking part in a motocross were airlifted to hospital on Sunday after falls from their bikes in Hawke's Bay. [more]

Flintoff could be fit for first test
The England cricket captain Andrew Strauss says he's cautiously optimistic all-rounder Andrew Flintoff will be fit for the first test against the West Indies starting this week. He says Flintoff is ... [more]

Bullet Bob Hayes thanks NFL Hall of Fame from beyond the grave
The man nicknamed "The World's Fastest Human" after winning 100 metres gold at the 1964 Olympics, has given thanks for being elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame despite being ... [more]

Juve suffer second successive Serie A defeat
The Juventus football side's chances of catching Serie A leaders Inter Milan have been dented, following a 3-2 home defeat to Cagliari. Alessandro Matri's strike 12 minutes from time sank second-placed ... [more]

Racing called off early on day three of in LVPS
Strong winds have led to an early end to day three of the Louis Vuitton Pacific Series sailing regatta in Auckland. The premature conclusion meant the fourth race of the day ... [more]

Dead man found beside road identified
A man found dead on the side of the road in Counties Manukau has been identified. [more]

Short power cut for thousands of Wellington households
Electricity was cut to more than 5,500 households in the Wellington suburb of Wadestown for a short time on Sunday afternoon. [more]

Nocera takes NZ Women's Open
The French golfer Gwladys Nocera has won the inaugural New Zealand Women's Open at the Clearwater Course in Christchurch by six shots. The European number one fired a final round three ... [more]

Australia bidding to become world cup host
Football Federation Australia have formally lodged their bid to host the 2018 or 2022 FIFA World Cup. Initial expressions of interest to FIFA, the world governing body for the sport, are ... [more]

Jones aims to qualify for US $50,000 event
The New Zealand tennis player GD Jones is one win away from qualifying for the main draw of the US $50,000 Challenger event in Burnie, Australia. Jones, the third seed in ... [more]

Rugby League Awards honour Jeremy Smith
The loose forward Jeremy Smith received the major honour from the New Zealand Rugby League Awards in Auckland on Sunday. [more]

Smith named International Player of the Year
The loose forward Jeremy Smith has taken home the major honour from the New Zealand Rugby League Awards in Auckland today. Smith has been named the international player of the year, ... [more]

Waitakere United maintain points buffer in NZFC
Waitakere United has continued its winning ways in the New Zealand Football Championship. The Auckland side has moved to 23 points after nine games after beating Canterbury United 2-0 on Sunday. ... [more]

West Auckland road closed after serious accident
Police in West Auckland closed off a part of a main road on Sunday, following a serious crash there. [more]

Light plane comes off runway at Auckland airfield
The scene where a light plane crashed off the runway at North Shore Airfield in Auckland on Sunday has been cleared. [more]

French Polynesian political deal set to unseat Tong Sang government
French Polynesia's opposition Tahoeraa Huiraatira Party will meet mid-week to decide whether to approve a deal for a no confidence motion to oust the government of Gaston Tong Sang. This... [more]

Manukau Heads fire out
A fire on the banks of the Manukau Heads in Auckland has been put out. [more]

Scrub fire near Rotorua now under control
Firefighters gained the upper hand in a fire in the Waikite Valley, south of Rotorua on Sunday evening. [more]

Three dead after accident on SH1 Kapiti Coast
Three people died after a head on collision on the Kapiti Coast on Sunday with the accident blocking traffic for several hours. [more]