Radio New Zealand - Sunday, 15th 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

Thomas Hirschhorn
Paris based-Swiss artist creating art using a modified car in Sumner as part of the 24 hour sculpture project. [more]

Trevor Schmidt
Artistic Director of Canada's Northern Light Theatre getting Kiwi plays seen abroad. [more]

Bill Gosden
World Cinema Showcase director talking with Simon Morris. [more]

Toxic White Elephant Shock
Experimental choreographer and film maker Alexa Wilson explains this dance piece. [more]

Opera Review
Elizabeth O'Connor reviews Southern Opera's latest offering, Puccini's 'Gianni Schicchi'. [more]

Jeffry Feegar
Lynn talks to Papua New Guinean artist Jeffry Feegar about traditional art and contemporary art in the pacific. [more]

Charles Brasch
Lucy Orbell speaks with friends and family of Charles Brasch about his diaries and how he is being celebrated. [more]

Kirsten Haydon: Ice Terraine
Lynn talks to Kirsten about her Jewellery exhibition and how it is inspired by Antarctica. [more]

Eroica Trio review
Andrew Buchanan-Smart reviews the Eroica Trio. [more]

At The Movies

At the Movies for 11 March 2009
Simon Morris reviews Watchmen, Secret Life of Bees, and The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas. [more]

One In Five

One in Five for 15 March 2009
The Australian Way: with the new government looking to adopt the Western Australian system of local area coordination. [more]

Sounds Historical

Sounds Historical hour one - 15 March 2009
8pm to 9pm. Due to copyright restrictions all music has been removed. [more]

Sounds Historical hour two - 15 March 2009
9pm to 10pm. Due to copyright restrictions all music has been removed. [more]


Spectrum for 15 March 2009
A day at the market with ink artist Marcus Winter. [more]

Spiritual Outlook

Spiritual Outlook 15 March
National manager of the Churches Education Commission, talks about Christian education in our state primary schools. [more]

Sunday Morning

Rob Ryan
Sheds some new light on captain Robert Falcon Scott's doomed expedition to the South Pole. [more]

Mediawatch for 15 March 2009
Journalists meet judges, lawyers and police face to face, the ACC 'blowout' and reports of a rescue which didn't add up. [more]

David Coltart
Tells us about the tortuous business of sharing power in a devastated nation. [more]

The Sunday Group
This week investigates how the recession is putting the financial squeeze on some private schools. [more]

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

Ideas for 15 March 2009
This week looks at marine conservation. [more]

Te Ahi Kaa

Te Ahi Kaa 15 Poutu-te-rangi (March) 2009
Takataapui Stanley Waipouri was the victim of a vicious hate crime in 2006. How is it for gay Maori three years later? [more]

News stories:

Guptill keen to repay faith after Test selection
The New Zealand cricketer Martin Guptill is hoping he can justify his inclusion in the team for the first Test against India next week. Guptill has been called into the Test ... [more]

Luis Leon Sanchez wins stage to take Paris-Nice lead
The Spanish rider Luis Leon Sanchez of the Caisse d'Epargne team has taken the overall lead in the Paris-Nice race with victory in the seventh stage. Sanchez won the 191-kilometre ... [more]

Mickelson surges two shots clear as Woods toils
The world number three Phil Mickelson is two shots clear after firing a six-under-par 66 in the second round of the WGC-CA Championship at Doral in Florida. He leads by ... [more]

Bevan Docherty and Debbie Tanner win Wellington
The Beijing Olympic triathlon bronze medalist Bevan Docherty and world number eight Debbie Tanner have won the final round of the Contact Tri Series in Wellington. Docherty ran away from ... [more]

White Ferns wilt at World Cup
The New Zealand women have lost their first Super Six match at the World Cup in Sydney by 30 runs after England won the toss and made 201 for five. ... [more]

Loeb looking good for another win
The Citroen driver Sebastien Loeb leads going into the final day of the Cyprus Rally despite winning only one of the day's five stages. The Frenchman, chasing a record 50th ... [more]

Advantage Waitakere in NZFC semi
Waitakere will take a slender lead - and an all-important away goal - back to Auckland after edging Team Wellington 1-0 in a tense first leg New Zealand Football Championship ... [more]

Black Caps beat India in cricket one dayer
The Black Caps have beaten India by eight wickets in the final one day cricket international in Auckland. India were bowled out for just 149 in 36 overs and New ... [more]

Reds get title race back on track with historic win
Liverpool have handed the English Premier League football champions Manchester United their biggest home defeat since 1992. The Reds won 4 - 1 at Old Trafford to move to within ... [more]

Air New Zealand checks its 777s
Air New Zealand is taking action to prevent an engine malfunction similar to the one that forced a British Airways Boeing 777 to crash land at Heathrow last year. [more]

Casinos 'high-risk targets' for organised crime
The Department of Internal Affairs says casinos are high-risk targets for organised crime. [more]

Large tourism operators suffer more
Larger tourism businesses are struggling far more than their smaller competitors to ride out the economic downturn. [more]

El Masri enters record books as Manly implode
The Bulldogs winger Hazem El Masri has become the National Rugby League's greatest ever point-scorer. The Dogs, who took the wooden spoon last season, completed a horror week for the ... [more]

Croatia calls off NZ visit
The Croatian President Stipe Mesic has called off official visits to New Zealand, Australia and Brazil because his country cannot afford it. [more]

Auckland police fire Taser
The police fired a Taser stun gun at a man in West Auckland on Saturday. Officers say the gun was deployed when they were threatened with a screwdriver. [more]

New Zealand A cricketers win
New Zealand A has beaten England Lions by 35 runs in a one day cricket match at Palmerston North. The home side made 373 for six, Peter Ingram top-scoring with ... [more]

Woods trails going into last day
Tiger Woods regained some of his pre-injury swagger with a four-under-par 68 at the latest World Golf Championship event on Doral's Blue Monster Course in Florida. But he's nine shots ... [more]

Warriors win opening game
The New Zealand Warriors have beaten the Parramatta Eels 26-18 in their first National Rugby League match of the season. The win helped Warriors captain Steve Price celebrate his 300th NRL ... [more]

Bad night for South Island in Super 14
South Island teams the Highlanders and the Crusaders have had a bad night in Super 14 rugby The semi final hopes of the defending Super 14 rugby champions took a ... [more]

Ireland victory keeps grand slam dreams alive
The Irish rugby team's beaten Scotland 22-15 in a bruising Six Nations clash to close in on a first championship in 24 years. Ireland's also edged to within one victory ... [more]

NZ Open leader has simple plan
Three New Zealand golfers are well in contention going into the final round of the 1.2million dollar New Zealand Open championship at The Hills course in Arrowtown. Grant Waite and ... [more]

Old beacon left to fade away
An old emergency locator beacon sending out signals from deep inside a rubbish tip will be left to run out of battery power.An old emergency locator beacon sending out signals from deep inside a rubbish tip will be left to run out of battery power. [more]

Board heads summoned to Beehive meeting
The heads of boards of all state-owned enterprises have been summoned to the Beehive to discuss concerns about their performance and the implications for their futures. [more]

Stronger penalties mooted for jockey drug use
The thoroughbred racing industry is looking to introduce stronger penalties for drug use by jockeys. [more]

Billboard not intended to offend - DB
Dominion Breweries says it has only just become aware of concern about one of its advertising billboards and that it will take it down as soon as possible. [more]

Tui reintroduced to Chatham Island
Fourteen tui were released into a reserve on Chatham Island on Saturday, having been last seen there in the 1980s. [more]

Congress letter backs free trade with NZ
A letter urging that the United States to resume free trade talks with countries including New Zealand has been sent to US President Barack Obama. [more]

More layoffs inevitable - timber industry
Timber industry representatives say every mill in the country is having to cut staff hours or jobs to cope with a sharp drop in demand for domestic and exported timber, and further layoffs are inevitable. [more]

Police car arson 'an attack on the state'
The Police Association says setting unmarked police cars on fire must be treated as an attack on the institutions of the state. Two cars parked outside officers' homes were torched in Wellington on Thursday. [more]

Compensation for families of Air NZ Airbus victims
Air New Zealand says the families of victims of last year's Airbus crash off the coast of France will receive compensation for their loss. [more]

Franks cited for dangerous tackle
The Crusaders prop Owen Franks will appear before a SANZAR judicial officer on Monday afternoon after being cited for a dangerous tackle in Saturday's Super 14 rugby match against the Western ... [more]

Powe leads Celtics past Grizzlies
Leon Powe scored 30 points to help guide the Boston Celtics basketball side to a much-needed 102-92 victory over NBA cellar swellers the Memphis Grizzlies. Powe, who started in place of ... [more]

Alonso rates F1 chances
The Spanish Formula One driver Fernando Alonso is exuding more confidence about his chances of winning a third World Championship for Renault this season. The 2005 and 2006 champion says he's ... [more]

Murray advacnes at Indian Wells
Andy Murray showed no lingering ill effects of the virus that sidelined him last month as he reached the third round of the Indian Wells Masters. The Briton, ranked fourth in ... [more]

Safina through to third round at Indian Wells
Top seed Dinara Safina has survived a tough test of her title credentials before beating Tsvetana Pironkova of Bulgaria 7-6 6-2 in the second round of the WTA tennis event in ... [more]

Toilouse top while Toulon battle relegation
Toulouse has defeated Castres 26-11 to return to the summit of the French Top 14 rugby competition. Toulouse lead Perpignan by a point in the standings while Stade Francais are third, ... [more]

DoC to freeze hut fees
The Department of Conservation says it will not raise its charges for huts and camp grounds because of the recession. [more]

Police identify body in Ngaruawahia
Detectives have identified a body found on a street in Ngaruawahia on Sunday morning as a 16-year-old local boy. [more]

Key, Goff work huge crowds at Pasifika
At the Pasifika Festival in Auckland on Saturday, Prime Minister John Key repeatedly told the crowd - estimated by organisers at 180,000 - that the National-led government is working hard to help people hold on to their jobs. [more]

Two moderate earthquakes felt overnight
Two moderate earthquakes struck New Zealand overnight on Saturday - one off the southern coast of the South Island and the other in the Bay of Plenty. [more]

Auckland-Coromandel Peninsula ferry to be scrapped
A ferry service between Auckland and the Coromandel Peninsula is being scrapped from April 14. [more]

Wellington's Eastern Hutt Road reopens
Wellington's Eastern Hutt Road, which was was closed because of a scrub fire, is now open to traffic from both directions. [more]

One dead, two seriously injured in crash near Taupo
One person died after a crash on State Highway 1 at Wairakei near Taupo. [more]

New leader at NZ Open
The third round leader has fallen off the pace early on the final day of the New Zealand Open Golf Championship, at The Hills in Arrowtown. The 23 year old Texan ... [more]

Vettori taking positives from series
The New Zealand cricket team is turning its focus to the first test against India beginning on Wednesday. The Blackcaps are coming off a 3-1 one-day series loss to the visitors, ... [more]

Mickelson shares lead in Florida
Americans Phil Mickelson and Nick Watney share the lead on 16-under-par after the third round of the latest World Golf Championship event in Florida. India's Jeev Milkha Singh (68) and Colombian ... [more]

Wilkinson may join Toulon
The England rugby first-five eighth Jonny Wilkinson might be set for a move to France next season. The former World Cup winner has met with Toulon's chairman Mourad Boudjellal, who is ... [more]

Gatland learns from narrow win
Wales have held off Italy at Stadio Flaminio 20-15 in rugby's Six Nations Championship The visitors, with only six of the players who started in last month's 21-16 defeat by France ... [more]

Bolt starts season in winning fashion
The Triple world record holder Usain Bolt was pushed all the way before winning his first 100 metres race of the year at in Jamaica today. The 22-year-old returned a wind-assisted ... [more]

Hoiles out of Brumbies squad for SA trip
The Brumbies have picked a 26-man touring squad for their three-game tour of South Africa without injured skipper Stephen Hoiles. Hoiles suffered a medial ligament tear in his left knee during ... [more]

Kahn takes care of Barrera in Manchester
Britain's Amir Khan has beaten Mexico's Marco Antonio Barrera in Manchester to move a step closer to a shot at the lightweight world title. Veteran Barrera, the former seven-times world champion ... [more]

Juventus bounce back
Juventus have showed no hangover from their midweel Champions League exit, as they closed the gap on leaders Inter Milan to four points with a 4-1 home win over Bologna. Claudio ... [more]

Pierse sets new 200m breaststroke world record
Annamay Pierse has broken the women's 200m breaststroke short course world record at the 2009 Canadian spring nationals meeting. The Beijing Olympic finalist clocked a time of 2min 17.50sec to eclipse ... [more]

Valencia's on field woes continue
Valencia's hopes of a lucrative place in European football competition next season have been dealt a further blow, after being held to a 1-1 draw by fellow Spanish Primera Liga side ... [more]

Ellerslie Flower Show "phenomenal success"
Organisers are calling the Ellerslie International Flower Show a "phenomenal success", after more than 75,000 people attended the event, being held in Christchurch for the first time. [more]

NZ Open title goes to Washington state
The 24 year old American golfer Alex Prugh has scored his maiden win as a professional, running away with the New Zealand Open title by three strokes at The Hills Course ... [more]

Sri Lankans demand better security for future tours
Sri Lanka's new cricket captain Kumar Sangakkara and star spinner Muttiah Muralitharan say they want security guarantees on future tours after their team survived an attack in Pakistan. The Sri Lankan ... [more]

Benitez challenges players
The Liverpool football club manager Rafael Benitez has challenged his squad to test Manchester United's nerve by winning all nine of their remaining matches in the English Premier League. Despite Liverpool's ... [more]

Guidelines for swim suits passed
Swimming's governing body has adopted for new rules that will limit the role of high-tech suits, which helped produce more than 100 world records since their introduction just over a year ... [more]

Federer retuns to the court
Roger Federer has eased into the third round of the Indian Wells Masters Series with a straight-sets win over Marc Gicquel. The match was the world number 2's first since his ... [more]

Tahs lose Freier for the season
The New South Wales Waratahs have suffered a major blow by losing hooker Adam Freier for the rest of the Super 14 rugby season with a badly torn bicep. Freier sustained ... [more]

Pistons' owner dies
The owner of the Detroit Pistons basketball franchise, Bill Davidson, has died at the age of 86. Davidson owned the Pistons since 1974 and won NBA championships in 1989, 1990 and ... [more]

Tapper gets help from Rally NZ
Rally New Zealand has announced it will support Kiwi rally driver Mark Tapper in his bid to put together a full Production World Rally Championship (PWRC) campaign in 2009. Last year ... [more]

Burling wins Longboard event
Gisborne surfer Michael Burling has won the fifth event of the Hyundai Pro Longboard Tour completed at Whangamata on Sunday to become a major tour-title threat with only one event remaining. ... [more]

Real assert championship credentials
Real Madrid has cut Barcelona's lead at the top of Spainish football's Primera Liga to three points after a 5-2 win at 10-man Athletic Bilbao. Real move on to 60 points ... [more]

Work done on colossal squid exhibit
Remedial work is currently underway on Te Papa's popular colossal squid exhibit. [more]