Radio New Zealand - Sunday, 15th February 2009

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

Arts on Sunday

Monet and the Impressionists
Karl Maughan reviews the new Monet exhibition at Te Papa [more]

Street Art
Lucy Orbell asks if street art has evolved into 'real art' yet [more]

Adam Page at the Fringe Festival
Australian Adam Page talks about his upcoming show for the New Zealand Fringe Festival [more]

Medieval Manuscripts
Chri Howe explains how DNA technology cam help solve manuscript mysteries [more]

Face Value
Photography and film installation by Serena Stevenson featuring the work of moko artist Shane Jones. [more]

Four Seasons,Wanganui's professional theatre
Hazel Menehira takes up the story of how Wanganui got its professional theatre [more]

Chapter and Verse
Michael Thorp on his self published book and new work from essayist and poet Michael Harlow. [more]

One In Five

One in Five for Sunday 15 Febuary 2009
The benefits of adaptive physical activity for disabled people. [more]

Sounds Historical

Sounds Historical Hour One - 15 February 2009
8pm to9pm. Due to copyright restrictions, all music has been removed. [more]

Sounds Historical Hour Two - 15 February 1009
9pm to 10pm. Due to copyright restrictions, all music has been removed. [more]


Spectrum for 15 February 2009
A firm of funeral directors may be black-suited but they're certainly not po-faced. [more]

Sunday Morning

Alexander McCall Smith
Author of the very successful series, the No 1 Ladies Detective Agency. [more]

Mediawatch for 15 February 2009
Reporting Victoria's bushfires; an overseas success; should journalists reveal how they work? [more]

Professor David Karoly
The Victorian government's chief climate change adviser talks about the role of climate change in last weeks bushfires. [more]

The Sunday Group: Should creation be taught in schools?
With former Royal Society Teacher Bernard Beckett; Prof of Botany Bill Martin and Prof of Computational Biology Allen Rodrigo. [more]

Your views on some of the issues raised in our programme. [more]

Ideas for 15 February 2009
Co-operatives banks - the solution to the slump? [more]

Te Ahi Kaa

Te Ahi Kaa 15 Hui Tanguru (February) 2009
It's Countdown time until the Matatini. [more]

News stories:

Picton residents oppose toxic chemical
A group of Picton environmentalists have staged a small demonstration to oppose plans to fumigate a shipment of export logs with the toxic chemical, methyl bromide. [more]

Team NZ beats Alinghi
Team New Zealand has won the Louis Vuitton Pacific Regatta yachting final, beating Alinghi 3-1 on the Waitemata Harbour. [more]

Boy still missing in Manurewa
Police in Manurewa are still appealing for sightings of a missing boy. [more]

Man beaten with baseball bat
A man was beaten with a baseball bat by three men who invaded his home in Brooklyn on Saturday night. He was taken to Wellington hospital with moderate injuries. [more]

NZ firefighters in Aust ready to work
New Zealand firefighters sent to Victoria to help against the bushfires there could start work as early as Sunday. [more]

Godwits disturbed by kite surfers
Kite surfers are being blamed for disturbing godwits at a wildlife refuge at Ruakaka, Northland. [more]

GM considering forming new company - report
General Motors is reportedly considering filing for bankruptcy create a new company under Chapter 11. [more]

Walkers wins Coast to Coast
Gordon Walker has won the 2009 Coast to Coast longest day race in the South Island. [more]

Medals for service in East Timor to be presented
Six New Zealanders will be presented with peacekeeping medals by the President of East Timor on Monday. Another 800 personnel will receive medals later in the year. [more]

130 drink drivers stopped
Police in Counties Manukau stopped 130 drivers with excess breath alcohol on Friday and Saturday nights. [more]

Woman assaulted in street
A Wanganui woman has serious facial injuries after being attacked in her street early on Sunday. She also has a possible neck injury and is now in Wellington Hospital. [more]

Breakers snap losing streak
The New Zealand Breakers have snapped their five-game losing streak and cemented a maiden home play-off match next week after a 103-69 win over the Cairns Taipans in their Australian national ... [more]

Willis has another indoor outing this weekend
The New Zealand athlete Nick Willis is looking to continue his early momentum on the 2009 Indoor circuit at the Tyson Invitational at the University of Arkansas. Willis is coming ... [more]

Leo Bertos named Phoenix player of the year
The Phoenix striker Leo Bertos has capped a strong season in Australian football's A-League by being named the club's Player of the Year in Wellington while Shane Smeltz won the Golden ... [more]

England - Windies Test abandoned
A new Test between the West Indies and England will get underway on Sunday at the Antigua Recreation Ground according to ICC match referee Alan Hurst. The opening day of ... [more]

Botham condemns Antigua 'joke'
The legendary England cricket all-rounder Sir Ian Botham has denounced the Antigua Test as a 'joke' after the first day's play was abandoned because of a dangerous outfield. Only 10 balls ... [more]

Champions Leeds make it two wins out of two
Leeds made it two wins out of two in defence of their English Super League title following an emphatic 18-4 victory over Wakefield. Wakefield's squad had been decimated through injury and ... [more]

Manawatu move to third in NZFC
Manawatu has beaten Waikato 1-0 in Palmerston North to move ahead of Hawkes Bay into third in the New Zealand Football Championship. Gustavo Saralegui's winner in the 56th minute takes ... [more]

Team NZ turns tables on Alinghi
Team New Zealand has won the Louis Vuitton Pacific regatta final, beating Alinghi 3-1 on Auckland's Waitemata Harbour. Alinghi won the first race on Friday but Dean Barker's crew came back ... [more]

Miazga and Walker win Coast to Coast
The Canadian Emily Miazga has held off a fast finish from the 44-year-old four-time champion Jill Westenra to claim her second consecutive Coast to Coast longest day title. Finland's Elina Ussher ... [more]

France edge out Scotland
France has beaten Scotland 22-13 in Paris in their Six Nations rugby match in Paris. Flanker Fulgence Ouedraogo's second-half try and five penalties by first five Lionel Beauxis gave the ... [more]

Loeb extends lead over Hirvonen in Norwegian Rally
Five-time world champion Sebastien Loeb stretched his lead over Finn Mikko Hirvonen to 15 seconds after the second leg of the Norwegian Rally. The Frenchman began the day with a ... [more]

Dundee frustrate relegation battlers Caley
Inverness Caledonian Thistle missed the chance to close the gap at the bottom of the Scottish Premier League football championship with a 1-1 draw against Dundee United. Falkirk's 2-2 draw with ... [more]

Dave Currie moves on to the Black Caps
New Zealand Cricket has announced the appointment of Dave Currie as team manager of the national side. Currie, who was Chef de Mission with the New Zealand Olympic team in Beijing, ... [more]

Peters continues as leader, Brown resigns
Winston Peters looks set to stay on as the leader of New Zealand First until an AGM in September, but deputy leader Peter Brown has resigned. [more]

Bank of Canada Governor pins hopes on US bank plan
The head of the Bank of Canada says success or failure of a bank rescue plan in the United States will determine whether Canada can pull out of a recession later this year. [more]

Live wire incident over for family
A family evacuated after a live high voltage power line fell on their house in Manukau is now back home. [more]

Streets closed for annual fun run
Some streets in Wellington are closed on Sunday morning for the annual "Round the Bays" event. [more]

Longterm operating agreement announced
Carter Holt Harvey and Port of Tauranga have forged a longterm [more]

Four new faces in Black Caps squad for Twenty20 in Australia
New Zealand have included four new faces in their squad for Sunday's Twenty20 clash with Australia at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Off-spinning allrounder Nathan McCullum, brother of Brendon, along with ... [more]

Lawson heads strong NZ line-up for Australian Open Bowls
The defending pairs champion Gary Lawson heads a strong New Zealand contingent to the Australian Open Bowls Champs in Shepparton, Victoria next week. Lawson currently holds the Australian title along ... [more]

Armstrong abandons independent drug testing programme
The Seven-times Tour de France cycling champion Lance Armstrong has abandoned his much-trumpeted proposal for an independent drug-testing programme because of logistical problems and high costs. The American rider, who ... [more]

Yates in top 10 in Malaysia
The New Zealand cyclist Jeremy Yates is up to ninth after four stages of the Tour of Langkawi in Malaysia. Yates is 37 seconds behind the leader Mattia Gavazzi of ... [more]

Lancashire sign up Peter Moores
The Lancashire Cricket Club has appointed Peter Moores as head coach - five weeks after he was sacked from the same role with the England team. Moores was axed by the ... [more]

ICL cancels World Series tournament
The rebel Indian Cricket League is struggling in the current recession with next month's scheduled World Series Twenty20 tournament cancelled and payments to players put on hold until the management ... [more]

Bad first day for NZ women golfers in Melbourne
It was a forgettable opening day for the New Zealand contingent at the Australian Women's Golf Open. Stacey Tate posted a 10-over par 83, Liz McKinnon 86 and Sarah Nicholson ... [more]

Butler says Twenty20 ideal format for him
Four years after last playing international cricket pace bowler Ian Butler is back in the New Zealand setup but it's not Test cricket that holds the appeal now - it's ... [more]

Warriors win trial match against Storm
Two tries in each half carried the New Zealand Warriors to a 24-12 win over Melbourne in their opening National Rugby League trial in Hamilton. After just four minutes, veteran ... [more]

Indians expect a tough NZ tour
Indian cricket's superstar batsman Sachin Tendulkar says it'll be a challenge for an inexperienced Indian side to cope with the conditions during the upcoming tour of New Zealand. The team ... [more]

A-Rod could face suspension
Disgraced baseball star Alex Rodriguez could face suspension after his admission that he used performance-enhancing drugs from 2001 to 2003. Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig is reported to be ... [more]

Hiddink meets Chelsea players
New manager Guus Hiddink has met Chelsea's players for the first time after taking over from the sacked Luiz Felipe Scolari. The Dutchman, who has agreed a deal until the ... [more]

Schumacher okay after crash
Seven-time Formula One champion Michael Schumacher says he's fine despite nursing cuts and bruises at home after escaping serious injury during a motorcycle accident while testing in Spain. Schumacher was ... [more]

Newcastle's Kinnear to have heart surgery
The Newcastle United football manager Joe Kinnear has undergone heart bypass surgery which will sideline him for at least eight weeks. The 62-year-old, who had a heart attack 10 years ... [more]

Chicago frontrunner to get 2016 Olympics
Chicago appears to be the frontrunner to secure the 2016 Olympics as the four candidate cities submit bid details to the International Olympic Committee. Madrid, Tokyo and Rio de Janeiro are ... [more]

Sir Bob to play NZ Open next month
Sir Bob Charles will play the New Zealand Open in Arrowtown next month. Having been assured he wasn't taking the place of a young professional, Sir Bob has agreed to ... [more]

Crusaders start with a win
The Crusaders have started their Super 14 rugby season with a 19-13 win over the Chiefs in Christchurch. The defending champions dominated the first half and led 14-5 at half-time with ... [more]

Dalton says Louis Vuitton series helped Team NZ culture
The head of Team New Zealand says his team's 3 - 1 finals victory over arch rival Alinghi in the Louis Vuitton Pacific sailing series in Auckland is important for ... [more]

Dan the man, still, in ICC ODI rankings
New Zealand skipper Daniel Vettori remains the No.1-ranked one day international bowler in the latest International Cricket Council ratings. Australian paceman Mitchell Johnson improved four places to be the equal ... [more]

Victory puts Adelaide's chances on backburner
Melbourne Victory have powered into the Australian A-League football grand final with a 4-0 major semi-final second leg victory over Adelaide United. The Victory won the two-legged tie 6-0 on aggregate ... [more]

Kiwis star Eastwood denied visa to join Leeds
New Zealand rugby league star Greg Eastwood faces an uncertain future after his failure to secure the visa that would have cleared him to join Super League champions Leeds. The ... [more]

Penrith lose twice in a day in NRL trials
Former Penrith fullback Rhys Wesser returned to haunt his old team with a starring role in South Sydney's emphatic 38-4 National Rugby League trial win over the Panthers in Coffs ... [more]

Breakers snap away losing streak in Sydney
The New Zealand Breakers are back to winning ways on the road, beating the Spirit 107 - 97 in Sydney in their final Australian National Basketball League regular season game. ... [more]

Wales stay on course after win over battling England
Wales remain on course to retain their Six Nations rugby title after a 23-15 victory over England in Cardiff. But they had to work desperately hard for it in a ... [more]

Reds fumbles cost them dearly
The Queensland Reds Super 14 rugby side were made to pay dearly for their mistakes as the Bulls scored a 33-20 opening round victory at Loftus Versfeld in Pretoria. The ... [more]

Lloyds - HBOS merger seen as a "disaster"
British shadow business secretary Kenneth Clarke says the merger of HBOS and Lloyds TSB has been a "disaster". [more]

Beckham to stay with Galaxy after Milan fail to up bid
David Beckham's request for a permanent move from the Los Angeles Galaxy to AC Milan appears to have fizzled out with the Italian club failing to raise their bid for the ... [more]

Pompey take points at home against City
In the day's only Premier League match Portsmouth has beaten the visiting Manchester City 2-0. The Portsmouth defenders Glen Johnson and Hermann Hreidarsson scored the two goals after halftime on 70 ... [more]

Sharks storm home at Newlands
The Sharks have come from behind to beat the Stormers 20 - 15 in a Super 14 rugby game in Cape Town. The Stormers led 10-0 at the break but the ... [more]

Canes too sloppy as Tahs prove calibre
The Hurricanes have lost to the Waratahs 26-22 in their opening Super 14 rugby game in Wellington. A stirring defensive display and some deadly finishing from their outside backs earned ... [more]

Crime and safety survey
More than 5000 people are to be interviewed in a triennial survey on crime and safety. The last survey in 2006 showed that only one third of offences were reported to police. [more]

Ecuador to freeze oil company assets
Ecuador is to freeze the assets of two foreign oil companies over demands for taxes. [more]

Missing boy now back home
A missing boy in Manurewa is now home safe and well. [more]

Sanlu assets to be auctioned
The assets of the Sanlu Group which was involved in a tainted milk scandal that killed six children in China will be sold at auction early next month. [more]

Study shows Taranaki homes could be made safer
A study of homes in Taranaki shows many contain hazards which have led to preventable injuries and Accident Compensation Corporation claims. [more]

Many homeless people "safer" on the streets
Auckland City Missioner Diane Robertson says many young homeless people are on the streets because it's safer than living with their family. [more]

New Zealand lose to Kenya in Sevens for first time
New Zealand's beaten 24-7 by Kenya in their final pool game in the latest round of the International Rugby Board's Seven Series at San Diego. Kenya led 14-7 at half-time and ... [more]

New venue for rearranged Antigua test
The hastily re-arrnged third cricket test between West Indies and England will begin at the Antigua Recreation Ground early tomorrow. The second test was abandoned yesterday after the nearby Sir Vivian ... [more]

Giants give Brown dream Super League start
The Australian rugby league coach Nathan Brown has enjoyed a winning start to his Super League career when his Huddersfield side clinched a 30-8 win at Catalans Dragons in France. The ... [more]

Palu off, So'oialo still to face the judiciary
The Waratahs rugby player Wycliff Palu has been cleared by the SANZAR judiciary on charges of stamping or trampling on the Hurricanes player Jeremy Thrush in the Waratahs' 26-22 victory in ... [more]

Fonterra stockpiles milk powder
Fonterra is leasing 43,000 square metres of warehouse space to stockpile milk solids in the economic downturn. The company says it's "business as usual." [more]

Simon Mannering re-signs
The Warriors backrower Simon Mannering has signed a new three-year contract to stay at the club until the end of the 2012 National Rugby league season. The 22-year-old was off-contract at ... [more]

Man struck by taxi in critical condition
A man is in a critical condition in hospital after being struck by a taxi in Napier, and police want to speak to three other men about the incident. [more]

Changes after review into Queenstown fire
The Queenstown Lakes District Council says it has implemented a number of recommendations from a review into a major fire in the area. [more]

Otago and Auckland top Twenty20 ladder
Otago and Auckland top the State Twenty20 cricket competition after fifth round wins over Northerrn Districts and Wellington while Canterbury are third after beating Central Districts. Auckland and Otago's four ... [more]

Back to back minor premierships for Waitakere
Waitakere United have won back to back New Zealand Football Championship Minor Premierships with a 1-0 victory over Hawkes Bay in Napier. The Fijian international Roy Krishna.scored in the 88th minute ... [more]

Hyden Roulston makes good start in Tour of California
The double Olympic cycling medalist Hayden Roulston has finished the opening 3.9 kilometre prologue in Sacramento at the start of the Tour of California 7.5 seconds behind the leader Fabian Cancellara. ... [more]

TAB staff under investigation
The Department of Internal Affairs is investigating allegations TAB staff have tried to induce local pubs with gaming machines to switch allegiance to racing friendly gambling trusts. [more]

Charges laid over toxic honey
The Food Safety Authority says the charges laid against a beekeeper whose toxic honey allegedly poisoned 22 people are not serious enough and it wants stronger penalties. [more]

NZ wheat growers get less than half the imported price
Grain growers want an explanation from merchants after being paid less than half the imported price for their wheat. [more]

NZ meets Taiwanese organic standard
New Zealand organic exports to one of its growing overseas markets will continue, as a result of Taiwan accepting this country's organics standards as equivalent to its own. [more]