Radio New Zealand - Sunday, 22nd February 2009

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

Arts on Sunday

DOCNZ 2009 Documentary Film festival
Co-director of the DOCNZ 2009 Documentary Film Festival Alex Lee talks with Simon Morris. [more]

Maori Heritage Arts
Dr Ngahuia Te Awekotuku discusses why levels of participation in Maori heritage arts are to be studied around the country. [more]

Te Matatini - National Kapa Haka Festival
Justine Murray reports from 2009 Te Matatini National Kapa Haka Festival. [more]

Tutus on Tour
The Royal NZ Ballet is coming to a town near you. Lucy Orbell finds out about Tutus on Tour. [more]

Yinka Shonibare MBE
Rachel Kent is curator of the exhibition Yinka Shonibare MBE which opens at the Auckland Art Gallery this Saturday. [more]

Laurence Shustak Documentary
Stuart Page's documentary 'Shustak' premieres at the DOCNZ 2009 festival this week. [more]

Peace Wall
It's taken 24 years but the Peace Wall on the corner of Ponsonby and Karangahape Road is finally complete. [more]

Chapter and Verse
Kapiti based writers Cathy Smeed and Brent Lewis discuss how they came to specialise in writing sex scenes. [more]

At The Movies

At The Movies for 18 February 2009
Simon Morris previews the upcoming Academy Awards - including favourites Slumdog Millionaire, Frost-Nixon, Milk, Changeling and Doubt. [more]

One In Five

One in Five for Sunday 22 February 2009
Featuring an interview with self confessed 'westie' and new Minister for Disability Issues, Paula Bennett. [more]

Sounds Historical

Sounds Historical Hour One - 22 Feb
8pm to 9pm.Due to copyright restrictions,all music has been removed. [more]

Sounds Historical Hour Two - 22 Feb
9pm to 10pm.Due to copyright restrictions,all music has been removed. [more]


Spectrum for 22 February 2009
'Habitat For Humanity' builds houses for people in need using donated materials and volunteer labour. [more]

Sunday Morning

Gerard Quinn
Irish Human Rights Commissioner talks about the UN Convention on the rights of disabled people. [more]

Mediawatch for 22 February 2009
Sending local journalists overseas, the surprise sale of a rebel radio station and unwanted advice from radio hosts. [more]

Simon Reid-Henry
Tells us about the intriguing relationship between Fidel Castro and Che Guevara. [more]

Dougal Stevenson
Dougal brings us his notes from the south. [more]

The Sunday Group
This week looks at the future of rail in New Zealand. [more]

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

Ideas for 22 February 2009
This week looks at natural health remedies. [more]

Te Ahi Kaa

Te Ahi Kaa 22 Hui Tanguru (February) 2009
What sort of tangihanga insists on everyone being happy, no black clothes and no haka performances. Maraea finds out. [more]

News stories:

Gang life leads to destruction, says Wanganui mayor
The mayor of Wanganui says the murder of Jhia Te Tua is a bloody lesson for gang members that their lifestyles are a one-way street to failure [more]

Huge crowds flock to Capital's centre on party day
Wellington is in party mode, with two major events on Saturday drawing tens of thousands of people to the central city. [more]

Mystery surrounds deaths of up to 100 sparrows
The New Plymouth District Council is mystified at the discovery of hundreds of sodden and dying sparrows. [more]

Melamine report shows NZ testing inadequate - Green MP
The Green Party says another incident involving melamine highlights problems with New Zealand's food testing regimes. [more]

More geothermal power going to national grid
Transpower is to build a higher capacity line at Wairakei to carry more power from new geothermal stations to the national grid. The work is worth $141 million. [more]

SH7 open again
State Highway 7 at Hurunui in North Canterbury is open again after a fatal car crash on Saturday. [more]

Moody's lowers Qantas rating
Moody's Investor Service has downgraded the credit rating for Qantas due to falling profits at the airline amid a decline in demand for travel. [more]

Rocks and bottles thrown at police
A crowd of youths at a party at Mount Maunganui took an hour to be dispersed by police on Saturday night. Rocks and bottles were thrown but no arrests were made. [more]

Orioles sign Roberts
The Baltimore Orioles baseball side have signed twice All-Star Brian Roberts to a four-year contract extension through the 2013 season. The 31-year-old second baseman hit .296 in 155 games for the ... [more]

Australian bowlers belted in SA tour match
The Australian cricket side have been on the receiving end of some excellent batting in their three-day game against the South African President's XI in Potchefstroom. The President's XI have reached ... [more]

Promising water polo player to ply trade in Australia
Leading New Zealand water polo player Joseph Kayes is set to play for the Freemantle Mariners in the Australian Water Polo League. The former Mount Maunganui College student will set sail ... [more]

Fallen League star to play club rugby
The fallen National Rugby League star Greg Bird will play Shute Shield rugby this season after his attempt to play for New South Wales Cup side the Newtown Jets was scuppered ... [more]

Swimsuits under the microscope
The body-clinging, high-tech swimsuits that have produced an avalanche of world records over the last 18 months have been discussed at length at a meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland. Attending the meeting ... [more]

Lepheimer extends lead in California
The American Levi Leipheimer has won the sixth stage of cycling's Tour of California, a 24-kilometre individual time trial that stretched his overall lead in the event. With his victory, by ... [more]

International Wire Story
The Dubai Tennis Championships has been fined a record $586,000 by the governing body of women's tennis after top Israeli player Shahar Peer was barred from taking part in the event. ... [more]

Canes come back while Chiefs lose again
The Highlanders Super 14 rugby side have again come agonisingly close to a victory, this time conceding two late tries to lose to the Hurricanes 22-17 in Wellington. The capital outfit ... [more]

Ito replaces Bennett as Kiwis assistant coach
The former rugby league international Tony Iro has been named as the Kiwis' new assistant coach, after the Australian Wayne Bennett announced his unavailability. Bennett worked alongside Stephen Kearney as a ... [more]

Hewitt and Gemmell win Takapuna triathlon
Andrea Hewitt and Kris Gemmell were victorious at the Takapuna Round of the Contact Tri Series triathlon. Hewitt won from a fast-finishing Sam Warriner and Gemmell out sprinted France's Laurent ... [more]

NZ draw with India in first Hockey test
The New Zealand Hockey team has drawn 1-1 with India in the first Test in Wellington. Phil Burrows put the home side ahead in the third minute of the game at ... [more]

Indians to play in domestic Twenty20 comp
New Zealand Cricket chief executive Justin Vaughan has confirmed that six members of the touring Indian squad will be allowed to play in New Zealand's domestic competition before next month's ... [more]

Williams wins first title of season in Dubai
Venus Williams won her first tennis title of the season as she claimed the WTA Tour's Dubai Open on her fourth attempt in a straight sets victory. Williams defeated Virginie ... [more]

Lee and mum happy to be in the mix on final day
The New Zealand teenage amateur golfer Danny Lee says he thinks he can win the Johnny Walker Classic but he's still just happy he made the cut. Going into the ... [more]

Roddick joins Federer, Nadal and others in skipping Dubai
Defending champion Andy Roddick has become the fifth top 10 player to withdraw from next week's Dubai men's tennis championships. The American, who is playing in the semi-finals of the Memphis ... [more]

Oram and Ryder recalled to face India
All-rounder Jacob Oram will play as a specialist batsman for the New Zealand cricketers' two Twenty20 internationals against India next week while batsman Jesse Ryder has also been recalled from ... [more]

Super 14 table makes sad reading for New Zealand fans
After two rounds of the Super 14 rugby competition there are no New Zealand teams in the top four. South Africa's Bulls are top ahead of the New South Wales ... [more]

Substation upgrade approved
The Electricity Commission has approved a grid upgrade by Transpower at the Maungatapere substation in Northland. The work is worth $4.1 million. [more]

Boy racers targetted again
Boy racers were again targetted by police in Christchurch on Saturday night: 300 tickets were issued, 67 vehicles impounded for unpaid fines and 17 people were arrested for minor offences. [more]

Asphalt con job reports
Rogue traders are reportedly overcharging people for asphalting their driveways in Auckland and Wellington. Police say they're doing a quick job at a high price - up to $20,000 in cash. [more]

Alternative rehabilitation centres wanted for Maori prisoners
Maori party co leader Pita Sharples is pushing for the establishment of alternative rehabilitation centres for Maori prisoners. [more]

Police pleased with crowd behaviour at parade
Police in Wellington say they were pleased with crowd behaviour at the Cuba St Carnival parade on Saturday night. People stood six deep in central city streets to watch the event. [more]

Re-think urged on Pacific church giving
A leader in the Pacific Islands community says churches must expect smaller donations as the recession deepens. [more]

Milan refuse to budge in Beckham talks
AC Milan's chief executive says the Italian football club don't want to increase their offer to sign David Beckham permanently from Los Angeles Galaxy. Adriano Galliani says he doesn't want ... [more]

Wins for United, Chelsea and Bolton
Manchester United are eight points clear at the top of English football's Premier League after beating New Zealand captain Ryan Nelsen's Blackburn Rovers 2 - 1 at Old Trafford. Blackburn ended ... [more]

Dutch fan sent to prison for hitting French policeman
A Twente Enschede fan has been sentenced to 12 months in prison, six of them suspended, after injuring a police officer before the Dutch football club's UEFA Cup game in ... [more]

Controversial pace bowler Nel loses national contract
Controversial pace bowler Andre Nel has been declined a national contract by Cricket South Africa. Nel, who's 31, is currently suspended after two separate swearing incidents. He has played 36 ... [more]

Flintoff out of fourth Test with hip injury
England all-rounder Andrew Flintoff will miss the fourth cricket Test against West Indies in Barbados because of a right hip injury. The England and Wales Cricket Board says a scan's ... [more]

US banks to undergo "stress tests" to show capital needs
US financial regulators will soon begin a series of "stress tests" to determine which of the largest US banks should get bigger capital cushions in the event of a deeper recession. Little is known about the form the tests will take. [more]

Kidnap report being checked
Police are investigating a reported kidnapping of a young woman in Colombo Street in Christchurch at about 10pm on Friday. [more]

Kea numbers may be in decline
The Kea Conservation Trust says the birds may be declining in number. A count was held at 90 sites last month and the results compared to data collected in the 1990s. [more]

NZ High Commissioner at bushfire service in Melbourne
New Zealand's High Commissioner to Australia is attending a memorial service for Australian bush fire victims in Melbourne on Sunday. [more]

Woman due in court after stabbing
A man was stabbed at a house in Mount Maunganui on Saturday night. He is in a stable condition in Tauranga hospital. A woman will appear in the Tauranga District Court on Monday. [more]

Govt to build centre for elective surgery in Auckland
Health Minister Tony Ryall says the Government will build a new centre to provide non-urgent, or elective, surgery in Auckland. It's expected to be open within three years. [more]

Weekend road toll
The weekend road toll is four after a fatal motorcycle crash on State Highway 3 near Waitomo. [more]

Wasp warning for Tongariro and Taupo
Visitors to parks and reserves in the Tongariro and Taupo area are being warned to beware of an unusually high number of wasps. [more]

Prison urged for taggers but criminologist not so sure
The Sensible Sentencing Trust says prison is an appropriate option to punish graffiti vandals. However, a Victoria University criminologist says this may not be as effective as finding the underlying causes. [more]

Hayden Roulston stars in sprint finish
The New Zealand cyclist Hayden Roulston has been pipped for first in a nail-biting sprint finish to the seventh and penultimate stage of the Tour of California Italy's Rinaldo Nocentini ... [more]

Mickelson explodes on back nine to grab Riviera lead
The defending champion Phil Mickelson has shot a nine under 62 to take a four stroke lead lead into the final round of the $12 million Northern Trust Open at the ... [more]

Roddick and Stepanek advance to ATP Memphis final
The top seed Andy Roddick rallied to beat Australian Lleyton Hewitt 2-6 7-6 (7-4) 6-4 in a semi-final showdown of former world tennis number ones at the ATP and WTA hardcourt ... [more]

Three arrests after brawl in Wairoa
Three people have been arrested after a brawl in Wairoa early on Sunday in which police were attacked and a partygoer received head injuries. [more]

Woman found unconscious in Alexandra
A woman, 37, is in Dunedin Hospital with serious head injuries after being found unconscious at a house in rural Alexandra on Sunday. [more]

Waitakere beat Otago in NZFC and Wellingtin move to fourth.
The New Zealand Football Championship minor premiers Waitakere United have beaten Otago United 3-2 in Dunedin. Ir was 1-all at half-time and the home side went ahead 48 minutes into the ... [more]

Bolt maintains improvement over longer sprint
Jamaica's triple Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt has effortlessly won his second 400 metres test in a week, running 45.54 seconds at Kingston's National Stadium. The world 100 and 200 metres ... [more]

Obama talks up tax cut
United States President Barack Obama has said US tax bills will begin to fall from April, hailing a tax cut he called the fastest ever to take effect. [more]

Black Sticks lose to India
The New Zealand's men 's hockey team has been beaten 2-1 in the second test against India in Wellington. It was 1-all at half-time after the Black Sticks repeated yesterday's dream ... [more]

Otago to host Twenty20 final
Otago will host the State Twenty20 cricket final next Sunday thanks to a 42 run win in the top two clash with Auckland at Eden Park. Auckland won the toss ... [more]

Dirty sea container importers to pay more
MAF Biosecurity says importers of dirty sea containers will now have to pay extra for more rigorous inspections. [more]

University sets up South Island dairy research farm
Lincoln University expects to have the South island's first dedicated dairy research farm operating by August. [more]

Winegrowers remain upbeat about exports in recession
The national winegrowers' organisation remains upbeat about the outlook for New Zealand exports, despite the drop in world wine sales as the recession bites. [more]

Traffic delays in Waikato, Coromandel and Bay of Plenty
Motorists faced lengthy delays in Waikato, Coromandel and Bay of Plenty on Sunday evening. [more]

Man due in court after attack on war veteran
A man is due to appear in the Manukau District Court on Monday in connection with the beating of a war veteran at the Papatoetoe RSA. [more]

Four motorbikes in serious crash on Napier-Taupo Road
Four motorbikes have been involved in a serious crash on the Napier-Taupo Road. [more]

Synlait expects to finish season with no unsold stock
The Canterbury dairy company, Synlait, expects to finish the season without any unsold stock, despite the current depressed world demand for dairy products. [more]

Farmers welcome Canterbury rain
Farmers in South Canterbury say there is little threat of another drought this year after a weekend of heavy rain in the region. [more]

Wool exporter's profit down on previous year
The wool exporter Wool Services International, has reported a profit of just over one million dollars for the last half of last year, but that's a $76,000 fall from the same time in 2007. [more]

Police investigate claims of a drunk taxi driver
Police are investigating claims an intoxicated taxi driver abandoned his fare at Auckland Airport on Sunday afternoon. [more]

Poll shows National has twice the support of Labour
The National Party has twice the support of the Labour Party in a poll released on Sunday. [more]