Radio New Zealand - Sunday, 17th May 2009

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

Arts on Sunday

Manos Nathan combines his Maori and Greek heritage in a new series of work based on the Battle of Crete. [more]

Metal Birds
Lucy Orbell heads to Hawkes Bay to hear about the popularity of metal birds. [more]

Jesse Wikiriwhi
Dancer Jesse Wikiriwhi translates his mother's harrowing experiences in a Christchurch orphanage into a dance work. [more]

A panel discussion on the New Zealand Book Awards. [more]

Caro Llewellyn
Director of the PEN World Voices Festival of International Literature. [more]

Kevin Berkhan
Haute couture designer. [more]

Jay Hutchinson
Dunedin artist who creates art gallery grade tapestries from graffiti. [more]

Chapter and Verse
Commonwealth Writers Prize Award winner Mohammed Hanif [more]

Nine To Noon

Off the beaten track - Hokianga
Outdoorsman and adventurer Kennedy Warne - today he talks about the Hokianga. [more]

One In Five

One in Five for 17 May 2009
Funny man Philip Patston; and long serving wheelchair user Allan Pullar [more]

Sounds Historical

Sounds Historical Hour One - 17 May
8pm to 9pm.Due to copyright restrictions all music has been removed. [more]

Sounds Historical Hour Two - 17 May
9pm to 10pm.Due to copyright restrictions all music has been removed. [more]


Spectrum for 17 May 2009
Ludo Campbell-Reid, urban design planner for Auckland City, with Sapna Samant. [more]

Sunday Morning

Philippe Legrain
Philippe Legrain is someone who believes passionately in the benefits of ethnic and cultural diversity. [more]

Mediawatch for 17 May 2009
Coverage of the crisis in Napier; an award-winning radio veteran; headlines based on shaky stats. [more]

George Friedman
George Friedman's book 'The Next Hundred Years' sets out a geopolitical analysis of what lies ahead for the world this century. [more]

The Sunday Group
The Sunday Group looks at Pakistan, its war with the Taliban and the danger of its political meltdown. [more]

A selection of Sunday Morning emails. [more]

Ideas for 17 May 2009: Crime and Punishment
This week, Ideas looks at crime, punishment and rehabilitation. [more]

Te Ahi Kaa

Te Ahi Kaa 17 Haratua (May) 2009
Moana Jackson and Claire Charters explain why the Foreshore and Seabed Act continues to create debate here and internationally. [more]

News stories:

Plea for iwi to support Sealord workers
Sealord workers in Nelson are urging iwi to step in over working conditions at the company's seafood processing plant. [more]

Rebuke for Auckland agency over super-city lobbying
Auckland Regional Council has publicly rebuked its own transport agency for lobbying the Government over its role in Auckland's new local body structure. [more]

Residents complain capital not ready for major disaster
Some people attending a heated public debate on the state of Wellington's civil defence say it highlighted just how unprepared the city is for a major disaster. [more]

Pacific nations discuss tuna fisheries
The Fisheries Minister was due to fly to Niue on Sunday for multi-country meetings on better management of Pacific Island tuna fisheries. The talks aim to find a more consistent management method. [more]

Theatre to stay open after funding cut
Wellington's Downstage theatre says it is confident it has enough public support to stay open after nearly closing in December. The theatre's Creative New Zealand funding was pulled last year. [more]

Christchurch river death 'not suspicious'
Christchurch police are no longer treating the death of a man whose body was found in the Heathcote river as suspicious. They say the man, aged about 20, drowned some time after walking home from a party. [more]

Vili in action this weekend in Brazil
The presence of five Beijing Olympic champions, including New Zealander Valerie Vili, highlight the latest IAAF Grand Priz athletics meeting in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil this weekend. Vili is the ... [more]

Steel beat tactix in netball
The Southern Steel have beaten the Canterbury Tactix 48-47 in their trans-tasman netball clash in Christchurch. The Tactix led for the majority of the match, although the Steel did draw ... [more]

Manchester United are champions
Manchester United have captured their 18th English league football title when they secured the point they needed in a nervy nil-all draw at home to Arsenal. It was a cautious ... [more]

Sharks beaten again
Things continue to go from bad to worse for the Cronulla Sharks rugby league club. The embattled wooden spoon favourites slumped to an eighth straight NRL loss, 26-22 to Penrith ... [more]

Nelson grab last gasp win over Auckland
Nelson Giants have secured a win on the final buzzer over the Auckland Stars in their round ten National Basketball league match. Phil Jones sank the vital three pointer to give ... [more]

Pedrosa takes pole at le Mans
Honda's Dani Pedrosa has grabbed his first pole position of the MotoGP season when he set the fastest time in the French Grand Prix qualifying session at Le Mans. As ... [more]

Lola pressing ahead with entry into F1
Lola is pressing ahead with its plans to enter a team in Formula 1 next season although it is dependent on the introduction of cost-cutting measures. The racing car constructor, ... [more]

England declare on day three of second test
England reached 569 for six declared at tea on the third day of the second test against West Indies. In reply, the Windies have struggled to 94 for 3 at stumps, ... [more]

Leicester claim English rugby title
Leicester have secured their eighth English club rugby title when they used all their experience to overcome London Irish 10-9 in a tense Premiership final at Twickenham. England's most successful ... [more]

Tana scores a try in final match of the season
The former All Black captain tana Umaga has finished off a testing French club season by scoring a try in Toulon's 23-3 win over Montpellier. The player-coach was under a ... [more]

Safina into another final
The world tennis number one Dinara Safina overcame erratic form to beat unseeded Swiss Patty Schnyder in straight sets in the semi-finals of the Madrid Open. After her success in ... [more]

Belarussian takes latest Giro stage
The Belarussian Kanstantsin Siutsou streaked to victory in the eighth stage of the Giro d'Italia but celebrations were low key after Spain's Pedro Horrillo Munoz suffered a bad fall. The ... [more]

Reminder to drivers after death of Matamata student
Drivers are being reminded to go no faster than 20km per hour when passing school buses that are dropping off students. [more]

Man still missing in Thames coast area
Eastern Waikato Police are appealing for information on sightings of a man missing in the Thames coast area. [more]

No relaxation of swine flu efforts
The Ministry of Health says its efforts to contain swine flu will continue, as the number of cofnirmed cases around the world rises to almost 6,500 in 33 countries. [more]

Strong quake felt in Wellington and Gisborne
A strong earthquake centered about 760km north-east of White Island was felt in Wellington and Gisborne on Saturday. [more]

Unions want action on redundancy payouts
The Council of Trade Unions is calling on the Government to act on a year-old report on redundancy entitlements. Many of the 400 workers made redundant on Friday are unlikely to receive payouts. [more]

Three NZ teams make Super 14 semi-finals
The Chiefs, the Hurricanes and the Crusaders have all won their way into rugby's Super 14 semi-finals. The Bulls of South Africa complete the final four. [more]

Trustpower profit up, customer numbers also rise
Trustpower says its profit rose 7% to $105 million in the year to the end of March, compared with the previous year. The company gained 5000 new customers, more than half of whom switched from Contact Energy. [more]

Final payouts from failed finance company
The receivers for failed Christchurch finance company Provincial Finance have made final payouts to debenture holders. [more]

Three dead in Te Puke crash
Three people died and two others were injured in a car crash near Te Puke on Saturday night. [more]

Fiat workers march over job loss fears
Thousands of workers from Italy's auto group Fiat marched through the streets of Turin on Saturday shouting for job guarantees. They fear a deal to create a global auto giant could lead to plant closures. [more]

NZ may endorse UN indigenous rights declaration
Prime Minister John Key says New Zealand could eventually endorse the United Nations Declaration on Indigenous Rights. New Zealand was one of only four countries to vote against it in 2007. [more]

Award-winning writer upset at airport detention
A Commonwealth Writers' Prize winner from Pakistan says he's dedicating his award to customs officers who detained him for two hours in Auckland. Mohammed Hanif says he was made to feel like a terrorist. [more]

Super-city law passed after marathon session
Legislation paving the way for the new Auckland super-city has passed in Parliament after four days of almost non-stop debate. The Labour Party failed in its attempt to delay the passage of the bill until next week. [more]

Rangers back on top for now
Rangers have moved top of the Scottish Premier football League with a 2-1 victory over Aberdeen in a controversial encounter at Ibrox. Both teams were reduced to 10 men in a ... [more]

Nadal and Federer to meet in Madrid Open final
World tennis number one Rafael Nadal took four hours and three minutes to subdue Novak Djokovic in three sets and gain a place in the Madrid Open final. The Spaniard had ... [more]

Amateur still in with a chance at Irish Open
The Irish amateur golfer Shane Lowry kept up his hopes of a shock Irish Open victory when he ended the third round in a tie for the lead with Englishman ... [more]

England well in control after third day of Windies test
The England cricketers have closed in on a series victory over the West Indies, taking complete control on the third day of the second test in Durham. England declared their first ... [more]

Phelps in the hunt for more titles at the Charlotte UltraSwim
The Olympic champion swimmer Michael Phelps has tested the waters in two new events in his first return to the pool since Beijing. He qualified for tonight's final of the 100 ... [more]

Spanish cyclist in coma
The Spanish cyclist Pedro Horrillo has been placed in an induced coma and described as being in a serious condition after crashing badly during the eighth stage of the Tour ... [more]

General Motors drops US dealers
General Motors is to drop about 1,600 US dealers as it struggles to save billions of dollars ahead of an anticipated bankruptcy filing. A day earlier, Chrysler announced it was cutting almost 800 dealerships. [more]

Multi-million dollar contract stalled by super-city
At least one multi-million dollar Auckland City Council contract has been put on hold as legislation forming a super-city transition agency is passed. The agency must authorise all contracts over $20,000. [more]

Positive results from drink driving blitz
Police in Auckland have tested almost 10,000 drivers in a drink driving blitz over the weekend, with 52 found to be over the limit - fewer than in a similar operation earlier this year. [more]

Three New Zealand teams into the Super 14 semi-finals
A hard-fought night of final round matches has put South Africa's Bulls leading three New Zealand teams into the semi-finals of rugby's Super 14. The first semi-final will be in Hamilton ... [more]

Man U capture another title
Manchester United captured their 18th English premier league title this morning with a nil-all draw at home to Arsenal. Fourth-placed Arsenal came agonisingly close to victory at Old Trafford when captain ... [more]

Three major European football titles decided
The top English, Italian and Spanish league titles have all been decided this morning. As expected, Manchester United have won the English Premiership, a second hat-trick of titles for them, with ... [more]

Top U.S. filly takes out second leg of Triple Crown in Baltimore
Rachel Alexandra, ridden by Calvin Borel, has won the Preakness Stakes, the second leg of United States horse racing's Triple Crown. The champion filly held off by a length a late ... [more]

Inter win Serie A
Inter Milan have won a fourth straight Serie A Italian football title despite not playing when nearest challengers AC Milan lost 2-1 at Udinese. Second-placed Milan trail Inter, who host ... [more]

Warriors lose to Cowboys
The Warriors league team have been beaten 34-12 by the North Queensland Cowboys in Auckland. The six tries to two loss means means the Warriors have had just one win and ... [more]

Police name victims of accident near Te Puke
Police have released the names of three people killed in a crash near Te Puke on Saturday. [more]

Leonard out with hamstring
Chiefs halfback Brendon Leonard is out of the Super 14 play-offs and also contention for the early season All Blacks tests Leonard tore a hamstring in Friday night's win over ... [more]

Crusaders trio back from injury
Colin Slade, Ben Franks and Brad Thorn are among the 24-man Crusaders squad to play the Bulls in their Sport Super 14 semi-final in Pretoria on Sunday morning (NZ time). ... [more]

Umaga wants to play on
Former All Black captain Tana Umaga is looking to play another season. Umaga, who turns 36 next week, says he is looking forward to remaining in the playing ranks with ... [more]

Hendry grabs play-off win at Tauranga
North Harbour golf professional Michael Hendry, 29, made a clutch birdie on the first sudden death hole to claim his victory at the Carrus Tauranga Open. Hendry and overnight leader ... [more]

Manly score big win over the Eels
Manly claimed their biggest win of the NRL season with a 34-10 victory over traditional rivals Parramatta at Brookvale Oval on Sunday. The Sea Eagles dominated the first half to ... [more]

Harbour Heat win in New Plymouth
The Harbour Heat have made it two from two in three days with a comfortable 84-76 win over Dynamos Taranaki in New Plymouth. The win moves the Heat to 6 ... [more]

Rough weather moves north
Metservice says a weather front which has caused problems over much of the country will hit Auckland on Sunday afternoon. The front is maintaining its intensity as it moves north. [more]