Radio New Zealand - Sunday, 29th March 2009

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

Arts on Sunday

Blind Boys of Alabama
Blind Boys drummer Eric Mckinnie, ahead of the popular gospel band's NZ show in Christchurch for the city's Jazz Festival. [more]

Peter Davidson
The fifth Dr Who, Peter Davidson, is in New Zealand as a guest of the Armageddon Pulp Culture event. [more]

Cultural capitals
A panel discussion on the recent "Is Auckland or Wellington the cultural capital" debate. [more]

Arts philanthropy
Lucy Orbell looks as what drives our arts philanthropists and how important they are to the arts in New Zealand. [more]

Adam Cello Festival and competition
Wolfgang Schmidt reports from the Adam Cello Festival and competition. [more]

Jai Hall
Jai Hall explains why she's typing out Alice in Wonderland on an old typewriter for her Dunedin Fringe Festival show. [more]

Nine To Noon

Auckland supercity
David Wilson peer reviewed the economic development section of the super city report. [more]

One In Five

One in Five for 29 March 2009
Different takes on choosing disability. And being a disabled black woman in South Africa.- past and present. [more]

One in Five for Sunday 29 March 2009
Momentum 09's disability arts festival and Lynne Pillay takes the Government to task over the Select Committee Inquiry. [more]

Sounds Historical

Sounds Historical Hour One - 29 March 2009
8pm to 9pm. Due to copyright restrictions, all music has been removed. [more]

Sounds Historical Hour Two - 29 March 2009
9pm to 10pm. Due to copyright restrictions, all music has been removed. [more]


Spectrum for 29 March 2009
A tragic riding accident has failed to extinguish Anthea Gunner's passion for horses. [more]

Spiritual Outlook

Spiritual Outlook 29 March 2009
In the light of recent articles in a Vatican newspaper Father John O'Connor talks about heaven, hell and the seven deadly sins. [more]

Sunday Morning

Paul Collier
Professor of economics at Oxford University discusses ways of restoring democracy in the world's poorest countries. [more]

Mediawatch for 29 March 2009
Economic pressure on the world's media, fake photo embarrassment and the truth about flying fish. [more]

Hugh Templeton
Talks about Carl Berendsen who had a profound effect on the shaping of New Zealand's foreign policy. [more]

The Sunday Group
This week discusses our very own 'turbulent priest', Bishop Selwyn. [more]

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

Ideas for 29 March 2009
looks at the 100th anniversary of the signing of the first international agreement on the prohibition of drugs. [more]

Te Ahi Kaa

Te Ahi Kaa mo 29 Poutu-te-rangi (March) 2009
By using Rock Art imagery in a clothing range, Ngai Tahu Iwi is trying to manage cultural integrity with commercial gain. [more]

News stories:

Highlanders attract 10,000 as they beat the Bulls
The Highlanders have ended the Bulls' unbeaten run in rugby's Super 14 competition. The Dunedin-based Highlanders, playing in Palmerston North, beat the Bulls 36-12 before a crowd of more than ... [more]

Chiefs and Crusaders win in Super 14
The Chiefs have scored another big win in rugby's Super 14 competition, beating the Reds 50-26. After scoring nine tries against the Blues last week, the Chiefs scored six tries ... [more]

Cap on state jobs 'absurd' - Labour
The Labour Party says the Government's cap on the core bureaucracy is absurd and meaningless. [more]

Elderly woman stops man from plunging into river
An elderly woman is being commended for preventing a man from plunging into the Waikato River in Hamilton on Saturday morning. [more]

Lock-out ends after company agrees to pay rise
A lock-out of nearly 60 call centre staff on Auckland's North Shore has ended, with the company agreeing to give its employees a pay rise. [more]

Position of enrolled nurse may be reinstated
The Nurses Organisation is welcoming a decision to consider reinstating the position of enrolled nurse more than a decade after the job description was disestablished. [more]

NZ cricketers on top after three days of second Test
The New Zealand cricketers are on top after three days of the second Test against India in Napier. The tourists are 47 for one in their second innings after they ... [more]

Warriors well beaten and lose Tate for the season
The Warriors have had a disastrous night at Mt Smart Stadium, going down to the Brisbane Broncos 26-10 and also losing star back Brent Tate for the rest of the ... [more]

New Zealand star plays through heartache
The defending champions New Zealand will play Kenya in the Cup quarter finals at the Hong Kong sevens rugby tournament following second-day wins over Zimbabwe and Australia. And one of ... [more]

Rugby league board ready for reforms
The New Zealand Rugby League is taking on board recommendations that could bring radical changes to the sport. [more]

Church donations under scrutiny as recession bites
A former member of the Cook Islands parliament says Pacific Islanders must put family before church as the recession threatens jobs. [more]

Group to work to lift blue cod ban
A group has been formed to work towards lifting a ban earlier than planned on blue cod fishing in the Marlborough Sounds. [more]

Ex-Bioethics Council member seeks to restart group
A former member of the disbanded Bioethics Council is hoping to set up a lobby group of council supporters to oppose the Government's decision to abolish it. [more]

State highways to get $10.6m of rumble strips
The New Zealand Transport Agency will spend $10.6 million installing 750 kilometres of rumble strips on the country's state highways. [more]

Canes win in Jo'burg
The Hurricanes have beaten South Africa's Lions 38 - 32 in their Super 14 rugby game in Johannesburg. All Black centre Conrad Smith scored the opening try for the visitors ... [more]

Giants and Pistons Get Home Wins
The Nelson Giants chalked up their second win of the National Basketball League season with a 97 to 74 home victory over Hawkes Bay. In Hamilton, Waikato maintained their unbeaten ... [more]

Koloale through to O-League final
Whoever prevails in next Sunday's deciding O-League pool match between Auckland City FC and Waitakere United will face Koloale FC in the final. While the New Zealand Football Championship final ... [more]

All Whites wilt after Bright start in Thailand
Thailand have beaten the All Whites 3 - 1 in a football friendly in sapping Bangkok temperatures. New Zealand got the taste of Asian conditions they wanted ahead of the ... [more]

Commission warning on texting subscription services
Consumers are being warned to scrutinise the fine print on texting subscription services after a string of complaints to the Commerce Commission. [more]

Mental health hospital goes smokefree early
Waikato Hospital's mental health facility is to go smokefree two years ahead of schedule. [more]

India bat well on 4th day in Napier
The Indian cricketers have moved onto 114 for 1 in their second innings coming up to lunch on the 4th day of the second test against New Zealand in Napier. ... [more]

Spain impress in World Cup qualifying
European football champions Spain continued to set the standard when they along with Italy, Germany and the Netherlands took a significant stride towards next year's World Cup finals. Spain, FIFA's ... [more]

Gloucester and Cardiff win to reach EDF Energy Cup final
The English rugby club Gloucester has beaten the EDF Energy Cup holders Ospreys 17-0 in Coventry to set up a Twickenham final against another Welsh club, Cardiff Blues. Ospreys, who ... [more]

Japan, N Korea go top in World Cup qualifying
Japan and North Korea have snatched the lead in their respective groups with home wins in Asian qualifiers for the 2010 football World Cup. Japan edged a point ahead in ... [more]

Last medal hopes rest with defending omnium champ
World champion omnium rider Hayden Godfrey holds the major hopes for New Zealand in tomorrow's final day of the world track cycling championships in Poland. Godfrey will defend the five-event ... [more]

Businesses, not taxpayers, must pay for emissions - survey
Most New Zealanders believe businesses, not taxpayers, should pay for their excess greenhouse gas emissions, a survey has found. [more]

Super-city plan sparks concerns over local democracy
Fears have been expressed that the proposed super-council to govern Auckland could be too removed from its residents. [more]

Teenager charged with arson
A 14-year-old Hastings boy has been charged with arson after police say they found him at the scene of the fire in the Mayfair area on Saturday morning. [more]

Bridgewater helps out Oxford in Boat race
With New Zealand's Olympic bronze medalist George Bridgewater helping out, Oxford are favourites for tonight's University Boat Race against Cambridge on the Thames. Last year's winners boast the heaviest crew in ... [more]

One wicket so far for NZ cricketers
The Indian cricketers have gone to tea on day 4 of the second test in Napier on 180 for 2 in their second innings. India still trail New Zealand by ... [more]

Armstrong gets back on a bike
Seven-time Tour de France cycling champion Lance Armstrong has climbed back onto a bicycle for the first time since suffering a broken collarbone. Three days after an operation to repair ... [more]

Williams and Nadal win in Florida
World tennis number ones Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal have comfortably booked their places in the third round of the latest Masters tournament with victories at Key Biscayne in Florida. ... [more]

Rogge arrives in NZ
The President of the International Olympic Committee Jacques Rogge has arrived in New Zealand for meetings in Wellington and the Oceania Olympic Committee General Assembly in Queenstown this week. Tommorrow ... [more]

Gayle upset with Pietersen comments
The West Indies cricket captain Chris Gayle has hit out at England batsman Kevin Pietersen for comments in a newspaper interview about team-mate Shivnarine Chanderpaul. Pietersen was quoted as saying that ... [more]

Williams completes treble-treble
The Auckland sprinter Monique Williams has completed the sweep of the sprint events at the National Athletics Championships in Wellington, with victory in the 200 metres. Williams broke her own ... [more]

Woods felt he played well despite a one over par round
Tiger Woods feels he played a lot better than his score reflected after shooting a one-over-par 71 in the third round of the Arnold Palmer golf Invitational in Orlando. The ... [more]

Good day for Indian batsmen
The Indian cricketers have done a good job in trying to save the second test against New Zealand in Napier. The tourists have finished the 4th day on 252 for ... [more]

King turner wins Futures title
The New Zealand tennis number 2 Dan King-Turner has won the Wellington Futures tournament beating Young-Jun Kim of South Korea in the final. King-Turner won 6-4, 6-2. It is the ... [more]

Auckland wins NZFC
Auckland City have won the New Zealand Football Championship after beating Waitakere 2-1 in the final in Auckland. Waitakere scored through Allan Pearce after 15 minutes and looked set for ... [more]

Good day for Indian batsmen
The Indian cricketers have done a good job in trying to save the second Test against New Zealand in Napier. [more]

Police hit-and-run suspect arrested
The second of three people wanted after a police officer was injured during a pursuit has been arrested in Wellington. [more]

Far North may need extra power transmission line
Transpower says it could be time for a second line to be installed in the Far North after an all day outage on Sunday. [more]

Northland in 'long, flat economic slowdown'
The Northland Chamber of Commerce says Northland is not in recession, but is rather having a long, flat economic slowdown. [more]