Radio New Zealand - Sunday, 12th April 2009

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

Arts on Sunday

How New Zealanders feel about the arts?
Lucy Orbell analyses the latest report into how New Zealanders feel about the arts. [more]

Dreamgirls of Bollywood
Simon previews a post-Slumdog Millionaire Bollywood dance/music spectacular coming to New Zealand. [more]

Te Papa's art collection
Lynn goes on a tour of Te Papa's art collection with William McAloon. [more]

Jazz Aotearoa
Richard Hardie and Allan Thomas, editors of a history of New Zealand JazzÂ-Jazz Aotearoa published by Steele Roberts. [more]

Leanna Brodie
Visiting Canadian librettist, writer, translator and actor. [more]

Chapter and Verse
Barbara Ewing on her latest historical novel The Fraud, and Sarah Laing, author of Dead People's Music. [more]

The Winter's Tale
Kate Ward-Smythe reviews The Winter's Tale, by the touring UK-US Bridge Project company directed by Sam Mendes. [more]

At The Movies

At The Movies for 8 April 2008
Simon Morris puts on his 3D glasses to see Monsters Versus Aliens. In contrast, he looks at four films in the current World Cinema Showcase - Gomorrah, Trans-Siberian, Trumbo and JCVD - Jean-Claude Van Damme as you've never seen him before. [more]

Easter Monday

Don McGlashan
This year has seen the release of Don McGlashan's outstanding album Marvellous Year. [more]

One In Five

One in Five for 12 April 2009
Reverend Imoa Setefano's story of how he came to be part of the 'Like Minds Like Mine' campaign. [more]

Sounds Historical

Sounds Historical hour one - 12 April 2009
8pm to 9pm. Due to copyright restrictions, all music has been removed. [more]

Sounds Historical hour two - 12 April 2009
9pm to 10pm. Due to copyright restrictions all music has been removed. [more]


Spectrum for 12 April 2009
Amelia Nurse visits instrument collector Leon Clements in Pukerua Bay. [more]

Sunday Morning

Mark Cabaj
A Canadian expert on the role of philanthropy in fostering social innovation. [more]

Mediawatch for 12 April 2009
TV One's new politics programme, claiming the credit for Clark's job and are papers popular enough to survive tough times? [more]

Professor Richard Gunderman
From Indiana University, talks about how we can improve our own lives by helping others. [more]

The Sunday Group
This week takes a wide-ranging look at the motoring industry. [more]

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

Ideas for 12 April 2009
This week UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. [more]

Te Ahi Kaa

Te Ahi Kaa 12 Paenga-whawha (April) 2009
As a Chinese Maori, Larry Thompson believes he benefits from the best parts of his dual whakapapa. [more]

News stories:

'Only so much we can do to stop boy racers' - police
Police investigating an illegal street race on Auckland's North Shore say there's only so much they can do to stop boy racers. A teenage girl had a leg amputated after she was hit during an illegal street race on the Shore on Thursday night. [more]

NZRL seeks new directors
After a review by a Government agency, New Zealand Rugby League is advertising for new directors to help run the game. Four directors with experience in commerce, finance and marketing are sought. [more]

Cheetahs stun the Sharks in Bloemfontein
The Cheetahs produced a huge upset beating the table-topping Sharks 31-6 in an all-South African Super 14 match in Bloemfontein. The Cheetahs, who had lost their first seven matches, put ... [more]

Nine-day fortnight being negotiated for textile company
A nine-day fortnight with an employer wage top-up is being negotiated for a textile company at Oamaru. [more]

Mayors urged to stop squabbling
Local Government Minister Rodney Hide says the mayors of the Auckland region need to stop squabbling and focus on what's best for the city. [more]

Skype founders looking to buy back company: report
The founders of Skype are reportedly seeking to buy back the internet telephone service that they sold to eBay in 2005 for $US2.6 billion. [more]

NZ carbon offset travel numbers "higher than industry average"
About 20 New Zealanders per month are paying to offset their carbon emissions when travelling. The Carbon Zero website says New Zealand's figure is higher than the industry average. [more]

Manchester United stay top after Liverpool win big
Federico Macheda saved Manchester United for the second week running on Saturday when the 17-year-old Italian got the decider in a 2-1 win at Sunderland with his first touch seconds ... [more]

Strike threatened over pay claim
Catering staff at the Ohakea air base are threatening further strike action over a pay claim. [more]

Auckland sailor picks up silver in big Spanish regatta
Auckland Laser sailor Mike Bullot, 25, has won a silver medal at the prestigious Princesa Sofia Mapfre Trophy in Palma, Spain. The regatta is considered one of the most significant ... [more]

NZ Davis Cup pair continue winning form
New Zealand Davis Cup tennis duo Dan King-Turner and GD Jones have won their third consecutive tennis Futures title in a row, taking away the doubles final at US$15,000 Daegu ... [more]

Meninga warns he wants no nonsense from league players
Sick of rugby league's off-field controversies, Queensland league coach Mal Meninga has warned Maroons hopefuls they won't be picked if their "attitude" isn't right - no matter who they are. ... [more]

Magic beat the Steel in netball's trans-Tasman championship
The Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic have beaten the Southern Steel 54 -47 in Tauranga in the trans-Tasman netball competition. Magic captain Irene Van Dyk for the third game in ... [more]

Highlanders beat the Reds in Invercargill
The Highlanders have kept their Super 14 top four chances alive with a 24-19 win over the Queensland Reds at Invercargill. It was the Highlanders' fourth win in their last ... [more]

Waratahs' first loss in Sydney since 2007
The Waratahs rugby team have suffered their first loss at the Sydney Football Stadium since 2007, going down to the Bulls 20-6 in their Super 14 round nine game. The ... [more]

Brumbies dedicate win to dead teammate
Tearful Brumbies rugby players have dedicated their 17-10 win over the Stormers to dead team-mate Shawn Mackay. The 26-year-old died in a Durban hospital on Monday as a result of ... [more]

Black Sticks miss final in Malaysia
The New Zealand men's hockey team has missed out on a place in the final of Azlan Shah Cup in Malaysia. The Black Sticks drew one-all with Malaysia in their ... [more]

Shawn Mackay's body returns to Australia today
The body of ACT Brumbies rugby lock Shawn Mackay has been flown back to Australia ahead of his funeral in Sydney next Wednesday. 26-year-old Mackay died on Monday, eight days ... [more]

Serena wins world number one ranking
The American tennis player Serena Williams has lost her first claycourt outing of the season and the world number one ranking in the process at the WTA tournament in Marbella, ... [more]

Vili and Willis head world championship team
Valerie Vili and Nick Willis head a strong team of nine athletes selected to represent New Zealand at the world track and field championships in Berlin in August - but ... [more]

Police won't be laying charges against former Chelsea boss
The Inter Milan football manager and former Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho won't face charges after allegations he punched a supporter outside Old Trafford. A Manchester United fan claims he was ... [more]

Black Sticks draw with India at Azlan Shah tournament
The New Zealand men's hockey team has turned in an improved performance in drawing two-all with India at the Azlan Shah Tournament in Malaysia. The start of the match was ... [more]

Gerrard in doubt for Chelsea Champions League rematch
Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard's in doubt for this week's Champions League quarter-final return leg against Chelsea, after undergoing a scan on a troublesome groin injury. Gerrard was sent for the ... [more]

Arsenal defender Gallas out for rest of the season
Arsenal defender William Gallas will be out for the rest of the season after being injured against Villarreal in last week's Champions League quarter-final second leg. Manager Arsene Wenger confirmed to ... [more]

Auckland win State Championship cricket final
Auckland has won the State Championship cricket final, beating Central Districts by five wickets at Lincoln, near Christchurch. Chasing 188 to win, the Aces struggled early and at one stage ... [more]

Cougars top, Dynamos dead last
The Christchurch Cougars remain top of the National Basketball League ladder while Taranaki are rooted to the bottom. Taranaki couldn't break their losing streak against Hawkes Bay at home on ... [more]

Fire under control at scrap metal yard
Fire crews in Auckland have got a blaze at CMA recycling in Onehunga under control. [more]

Beer ad cleared
A television advertisement for Tui beer has been ruled as acceptable despite accusations that it aligns drinking with driving. [more]

Storm chase Finch after win over Panthers, Titans beat Cowboys
Gold Coast, Melbourne and Cronulla all had wins in the National Rugby League on Saturday. The Titans took the honours in the Queensland NRL derby against North Queensland with a scrappy ... [more]

Toyota set to suffer second consecutive loss: report
Toyota is expected to record a second consecutive annual loss because of the global economic slump and a stronger yen. [more]

Stoner grabs pole, aims for Qatar hat-trick
Australia's Casey Stoner is confidently eyeing a third successive Qatar MotoGP victory after taking pole position in a dominant qualifying performance under the Losail desert floodlights. The world champion Valentino ... [more]

Rangers close gap with Celtic
Two goals from Kris Boyd helped Rangers move to within one point of the Scottish football Premiership leaders Celtic with a 3-1 win over Motherwell at Ibrox. Buoyed by the ... [more]

Inter draw as Juve lose at Genoa
The Serie A leaders Inter Milan have dropped two home points but still increased their lead over Juventus at the top of the Italian football table ahead of the pair's ... [more]

Blair boots Cardiff to win in Heineken Cup quarter final
Former All Black Ben Blair has kicked the Cardiff Blues to a 9-6 victory over Toulouse in a Heineken Cup quarter-final at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff. The win secures ... [more]

Woman assaulted during robbery
A woman was assaulted during a robbery at a Shell petrol station in Ngaruawahia on Saturday night. [more]

New Zealand freediver beats own world record
A New Zealander has broken his own world record for unassisted free-diving at the Vertical Blue event being held in the Bahamas. [more]

Hui to discuss Maori seats on new Auckland council
Ngati Whatua's chairman has called a hui so Maori in Auckland can decide how to react to the Government's refusal to guarantee them seats on the new regionwide council. [more]

Easter trading likely to bring more than 30 prosecutions
The Department of Labour is considering further action against 16 retailers throughout the country who opened on Easter Sunday. [more]

Oamaru textile company moves towards nine day fortnight
Two trade unions are negotiating a nine-day fortnight with an employer wage top-up for a struggling Oamaru-based textile company. [more]

Hareb third in Australia, Christie has good result in France
Taranaki surfer Paige Hareb has placed fifth at the Association of Surfing Professionals World Tour event at Bells Beach in Victoria. Hareb was eliminated by two-time defending world champion Stephanie Gilmore, ... [more]

Botha cited for striking
The South Africa and Bulls lock Bakkies Botha will appear before a SANZAR judicial officer over an incident in Saturday night's Super 14 rugby win over the Waratahs at the Sydney ... [more]

Girl beats women for North Island golf title
An 11-year-old girl has won the women's section of the North Island Stroke Play Championships at Muriwai Golf Club. Lydia Ko of the Pupuke club had some nerves to keep ... [more]

Thunderbirds are go with Swift victory
The Adelaide Thunderbirds have beaten last year's trans-Tasman netball champions the New South Wales Swifts. Last year's third-placegetters were spurred on by their home advantage in Adelaide, winning by just a ... [more]

Sharks shocker opens up Super 14 playoff chase
The previously winless Cheetahs threw the Super 14 play-offs race wide open on Saturday by thrashing fellow South African side the Sharks 31-6. The Sharks remain top of the table ... [more]

Police seek more information on retirement home attack
Police investigating an attack on an Auckland man in his retirement home say they're looking for a suspicious person seen fleeing the scene. [more]

Police investigate rape of a teenage girl
Police in Auckland are investigating the abduction and rape of a 13-year-old girl on Sunday morning. [more]

British shearer shortage due to new immigration rules
Britain is suffering a shortage of sheep shearers because tough new immigration laws have made it harder for Australians and New Zealanders to work in the UK. [more]

Arrest after fire at Te Puke High School
Police in the Bay of Plenty have arrested a 15-year-old boy following a fire at Te Puke High School. [more]