Radio New Zealand - Sunday, 8th March 2009

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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

Documentary Theatre:Hush
Hush is a play that tells the stories of people who've been involved in family violence. [more]

Franky Bostyn: Passchendaele: The Begians Have Not Forgotten
A new exhibition about World War 1 - 90 years on, the nightmare of Passchendaele continues. [more]

Mercury Bay Art Escape
Lynn Freeman looks around the Mercury Bay Art Escape where Coromandel artists strut their stuff. [more]

Feminist Art
Lucy Orbell delves into art, politics and feminism. [more]

Crazy Art
The exhibition"Art Crazy Nation"features modern art masterpieces and artists created using Lego. [more]

Chapter and Verse: Contemporary Poetry
On the selection process for a new nthology of contemporary New Zealand poets. [more]

Chapter and Verse: Cliff Fell
Nelson poet Cliff Fell on his new collection Beauty of the Badlands. [more]

At The Movies

At the Movies for 4 March 2009
Simon Morris reviews Dean Spanley, starring Sam Neill and Peter O'Toole. There's also an award-winning Italian thriller on the show - The Unknown Woman - and a rather less-praised American comedy - Big Stan, from the people who brought us Deuce Bigelow, Male Gigolo. [more]

One In Five

One in Five for 7.06pm Sun 8 Mar
Two young people share their experiences of living with mental illness. [more]

Sounds Historical

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

Sounds Historical Hour Two - 8 Mar
9pm to 10pm. Due to copyright restrictions, all music has been removed. [more]


Spectrum for 8 March 2009
Juliet Williams wants to use her experience of living with a life threatening illness to help others. [more]

Spiritual Outlook

Spiritual Outlook - Tahupōtiki Wiremu Rātana
Maureen Garing talks to Keith Newman about Tahupotiki Wiremu Ratana, prophet, healer and visionary. [more]

Sunday Morning

Feature interview: Stephan Faris
We hear about the social and political impact of climate change, and the new book on the subject, 'Forecast'. [more]

Mediawatch for 08 March 2009
Public service TV under National; the Bain retrial begins; TV that leaves a bad taste in the mouth. [more]

Spotlight on Fiji's judiciary
We look at the validity of the nation's judicial system now that it has legitimised the 2006 coup and its resultant Government. [more]

Notes from the South
A mysterious case of mistaken identity in the butterfly house. [more]

The Sunday Group
Chris speaks with NZ Trade and Enterprise Regional Directors from around the globe. [more]

Ideas for 8 March 2009
This week, we look at the Idea of a post colonial indigenous world view with a focus on Bolivian and NZ constitutional change. [more]

Te Ahi Kaa

Te Ahi Kaa 08 Poutu-te-rangi (March) 2009
How does a traditional Pa site sit alongside modern development? Maraea Rakuraku asks Te Marino Lenihan. [more]

News stories:

Waikato Bay of Plenty win women's team pursuit
Waikato Bay of Plenty are the first New Zealand women's team pursuit champions on the fifth day of the New Zealand Track cycling championships in Invercargill. Sonia Waddell, Rushlee Buchanan ... [more]

Pursuit team seeks new record
The New Zealand men's pursuit team has smashed the national record during a special attempt on the final day of the national track championships in Invercargill. The team's building up mode ... [more]

New Zealand wraps up Davis Cup tie
New Zealand has wrapped up its Davis Cup Asia/Oceania Group II clash against Malaysia with a 3-0 thrashing indoors at the Albany Tennis Park. Dan King-Turner and GD Jones didn't ... [more]

Huricanes tame Cheetahs
The Hurricanes have beaten the Cheetahs 29-12 in New Plymouth for their third win in four rounds of rugby's Super 14. They scored four tries to two and led 17-5 ... [more]

Three New Zealanders well placed at PGA
Three New Zealand golfers are well placed going into the final round the New Zealand PGA Championship at Clearwater near Christchurch. Steve Alker's five-under par 67 has him 10 under for ... [more]

Canterbury plunder CD attack
Canterbury is well placed going into day three of cricket's State Championship after reaching 543 in their first innnings at Rangiora, where Central Districts will resume on 130 for three. ... [more]

England Lions recover after shaky start
The England Lions have recovered after losing five early wickets to reach 331 for nine on the first day of their four-day cricket match at the Bert Sutcliffe Oval at ... [more]

Cameron wins eighth Ironman New Zealand
Saturday was a big day for New Zealand's endurance triathletes in the 25th Ironman New Zealand with Cameron Brown winning his eighth title and Gina Ferguson her first at Taupo. ... [more]

Highlanders upset Crusaders in Super 14
The Highlanders have upset the Crusaders with a 6-0 win at Carisbrook in Super 14 rugby. The Highlanders kicked two penalties to win the lowest scoring Super 14 game ever. ... [more]

Wales and Australia win at Dubai World Cup
Wales have beaten Argentina 19-12 in the final of the men's rugby sevens World Cup in Dubai. Wales knocked New Zealand out in the Cup quarter final by one point, ... [more]

Rowing NZ names 22 strong squad
Rowing New Zealand's 22-strong squad for the international season has some new crews and faces but there are plenty of familiar names despite retirements after the Olympics. Emma Twigg and ... [more]

Carney in trouble again
Sacked Canberra rugby league playmaker Todd Carney is in trouble again, charged by police with malicious damage after an alleged incident in Goulburn last weekend. The former NRL bad boy ... [more]

United win in Port Vila
The Waitakere United football side has dug out a 3-2 win over the Port Vila Sharks in Vanuatu to go top equal with Auckland City in Group A of the ... [more]

Switzerland lead USA in Davis Cup
Switzerland leads United States 1-0 in their round one Davis Cup World Group tennis tie at Birmingham in Alabama after Stanislas Wawrinka beat James Blake 3-6 6-4 6-3 7-6. Argentina ... [more]

Heartland Championship schedule released
The match schedule for the 2009 Heartland Championship has been released with the Meads and Lochore Cups again up for grabs. The Heartland Championship kicks off slightly later than normal ... [more]

Japan pound South Korea 14-2 to advance at WBC
The holders Japan overwhelmed Olympic champions South Korea 14-2 to become the first team to reach the second round of the World Baseball Classic. Ichiro Suzuki broke out of his recent ... [more]

South Africa captain Smith to miss final Test
South Africa are 138 for seven at stumps on the second day of the second cricket Test against Australia in Durban. South Africa captain Graeme Smith will miss the third ... [more]

Man U, Chelsea through while Celtic knocked out in Scotland
Manchester United have beaten Fulham 4-0 in London to move into the semi-finals of English football's FA Cup. Earlier Chelsea became the first team into the FA Cup semi-finals after the ... [more]

White Ferns set to open Cup campaign against champions
The New Zealand women's cricketers are just hours away from their 2009 ICC world cup opening match against defending champions and number one seeds Australia. The match is scheduled to ... [more]

Russia dashes Ferns' final hopes
The New Zealand women's football team has lost to Russia, ending the Football Ferns' hopes of making the final of the Cyprus Cup in Paralimni. Russia won 4-2. Midfielder Ria ... [more]

Jones says job cuts sinking in after Quins loss
The Saracens chief Eddie Jones says the impact of so many players being forced out at the end of the English rugby season caught up with his team during their ... [more]

Tevez double keeps four-goal United on course for five
Manchester United remain on track to win five football trophies this season after a 4-0 win at Fulham in the FA Cup quarter-finals. Carlos Tevez scored twice for United who ... [more]

ICC can't guarantee player safety anywhere
The International Cricket Council says it can't guarantee the safety and security of international cricketers in any part of the world in the wake of the Lahore terrorist attacks on ... [more]

Grainger brings David's marathon run to end
The world women' squash number one Nicol David's marathon 17-month, 56-match winning run has ended in the final of the Kuala Lumpur Open. David lost 11-8 10-12 11-7 5-11 11-6 ... [more]

Vettori out of third ODI
The New Zealand cricket captain Dan Vettori will miss the third One Day International against India in Christchurch. He's returned to Auckland to be with his wife Mary who's expecting ... [more]

Firefighters return from battling Victorian blazes
More New Zealand firefighters have arrived home after three weeks battling bushfires in Victoria. [more]

'Other intentions' behind food miles debate, says WTO boss
World Trade Organisation director-general Pascal Lamy has lent his support to the view that the food miles debate is no more than a protection campaign run by European farmers. [more]

Slaughter chains close as sheep numbers fall
Some sheepmeat slaughter chains are closing earlier than usual due to reduced sheep numbers for processing. [more]

Fonterra to crack down on polluting farmers
Dairy cooperative Fonterra is cracking down on farmers who pollute rivers and streams. [more]

Judge throws out long-running Enron investor case
A judge has dismissed Enron investors' long-running legal claims against three big financial firms over their dealings with the collapsed American energy trader. [more]

IMF acknowledges failings in spotting financial crisis
The International Monetary Fund has given itself a scathing review for its mistakes in spotting the roots of the global crisis. [more]

Late rebound on US sharemarket
US stocks mostly rose on Friday, with the Dow and S&P indices rebounding late in the day as oil prices lifted energy stocks. [more]

Merrill Lynch trader suspended after huge loss - report
Investment bank Merrill Lynch has reportedly suspended a London currency trader after he made a large trading loss. [more]

British govt to increase stake in Lloyds
The British government says it will take a majority stake in Lloyds Banking Group (LBG), increasing its ownership from 43% to at least 65%. [more]

Palmerston North police target intoxication
The police in Palmerston North will focus on finding drunk people on licensed premises in a bid to reduce the harm caused by alcohol. [more]

Sewage warning for Auckland, Far North
Heavy rain has caused sewage spills in Auckland and Whangarei, prompting a health warning for the public. [more]

Technology guides rescuers to trapped driver
Technology has played a major part in allowing rescuers to locate an injured woman trapped in her car near Rotorua. [more]

Flood victims to receive $150,000 from mayoral fund
Far North Mayor Wayne Brown says he will donate the contents of his mayoral fund to help flood victims in his district. [more]

Child dies after being struck by car
A 19-month-old child has died after being struck by a reversing car in Napier. [more]

Police say accident figures down following crackdown
The police in Canterbury say a drop in the number of people being hospitalised after road accidents is no reason to become complacent about safety. [more]

Robber threw petrol over pharmacist
A man threw petrol over a pharmacist and threatened to set him on fire in a robbery in a Christchurch shop on Saturday afternoon. [more]

Grid fault leaves thousands of homes without power
Transpower is to investigate a major power outage in and around Tauranga. [more]

Auckland police seek help after serious assault
Police in Auckland are asking a good samaritan who drove an injured man to hospital to come forward to help find the people responsible for the serious assault. [more]

Possible changes to emissions scheme signalled
The Government is signalling that the Emissions Trading Scheme may be changed to miminise a competitive advantage Australian industries could have. [more]

ACC scheme one of world's most effective, says lawyer
A lawyer who deals in accident compensation cases says the ACC scheme has been shown to be among the most effective in the world. [more]

Labour says Minister axed funding to Pacific aid programme
The Labour Party has accused Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully of personally intervening to cut funding of $1.95 million to a Pacific aid programme. [more]

Government to scrap art royalties legislation
The Government is to ditch legislation proposed by the former Labour-led government to introduce resale royalties to artists. [more]

Minister rejects advice to retain Pacific division
Immigration Minister Jonathan Coleman has rejected an independent report that advocates retaining the Immigration Service's Pacific division, instructing that the division be scrapped. [more]

Bioethics Council to be disbanded
The Bioethics Council is the next target for Cabinet ministers wanting to save money in the public sector. [more]

Review of electronic bail system planned
The Government says public safety has been put at risk by offenders being allowed to carry out their sentence while on electronic bail. [more]

Trust investigated over horse racing grant
The Department of Internal Affairs is investigating a charitable trust for granting more than $900,000 to horse racing. [more]

Public opinion sought on invasion of privacy
The Law Commission is seeking views on the type of protection people should have against invasions of privacy. [more]

Tourist infrastructure criticised in international report
An international report has criticised New Zealand's public transport and ground infrastructure. [more]

Agents fined $1m for mishandling house sale
An Auckland couple has been awarded more than $1 million after the Supreme Court ruled a real estate firm mishandled the sale of their home. [more]

Government cash deficit nearly $6b
The Government's cash deficit has blown out to nearly $6 billion in the first seven months of this financial year. [more]

Thumbs-up for telecoms' response to complaints
Telecommunications companies have won praise for the way they are dealing with complaints. [more]

Steve Alker wins New Zealand PGA
Steve Alker has become the first New Zealand golfer to win the PGA Championship on the Clearwater course near Christchurch since the inaugural professional tournament there seven years ago. And ... [more]

Indian batsmen massacre Black Caps bowlers
India's made 392 for four batting first in Christchurch in the third one day cricket international with Sachin Tendulkar reaching163 before retiring hurt. It's easily the highest ODI score in ... [more]

Richie McCaw may be out for two to six weeks
The All Black coaches' injury worries show little sign of easing with captain Richie McCaw on the Crusaders' injury list after limping off Carisbrook with strained medial ligaments in his ... [more]

Craig Cumming to lead New Zealand A in limited overs series
Craig Cumming will captain the New Zealand A side in three limited overs matches against the England Lions. The Canterbury batsman Shanan Stewart is a newcomer to the current squad ... [more]

U.S. proposes sprint challenge with Jamaica
The United States wants a showdown with Jamaica to determine which country has the best sprinters. USA Track and Field's chief executive Doug Logan says it was obvious at the ... [more]

.USA edges Canada in World Baseball champs
The United States slammed three home runs to edge Canada 6-5 in their World Baseball Classic opener in Toronto, taking a first step towards restoring pride in their national pastime. ... [more]

England Lions in control
England Lions are in control of their four day cricket match at Lincoln's Bert Sutcliuffe Oval after dismissing New Zealand A for 243. England's A side is 56 without loss, ... [more]

Port will splash out to insulate homes from noise
Port Nelson says it will cost it hundreds of thousands of dollars to insulate homes affected by port noise. [more]

Cost of vehicle registration to increase
ACC Minister Nick Smith has confirmed that the cost of motor vehicle registration will increase from 1 July, but will not say by how much. [more]

More than 500 NZ jobs eliminated in a week
Unions say the true number of job losses in New Zealand is far greater than what was announced last week. [more]