Radio New Zealand - Sunday, 28th June 2009

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

Arts on Sunday

Tim Walker - The Arts and the World Cup
Consultant Tim Walker has been talking to arts groups about the 2011 Rugby World Cup. [more]

Tim Finn - Poor Boy
Elder statesman of the Finn musical dynasty, Tim Finn, has added another string to his guitar. [more]

National Youth Orchestra clebrates 50 Years
For 50 years our young classical musicians have refined their skills by playing with the NZSO's National Youth Orchestra. [more]

China in Four Seasons: Jin Jiangbo
Govett Brewster Gallery director Rhana Devonport talks to Lynn about the exhibition. [more]

Station to Station - Michael Galvin
Cameron Rhodes, director of Station to Station which premieres this Wednesday at the Herald Theatre in Auckland. [more]

Censorship Panel Discussion
A panel discussion on the issues of censorship with Chief Censor Bill Hastings, Vic Uni's Prof Mark Williams and John McIntyre from the Children's Bookshop in Wellington. [more]

As the earth turns to silver - Alison Wong
Alison Wong's novel, As the Earth Turns to Silver, is published by penguin. [more]

Poet Laureate - Michelle Leggatt
Michelle Leggatt, the first official New Zealand Poet Laureate is about to hand her laurels over to someone else. [more]

At The Movies

At The Movies for 24 June 2009
Simon Morris begs to differ over two movies - the much-maligned Proposal, starring Sandra Bullock, and the politely-received A Bunch of Amateurs, featuring Burt Reynolds playing King Lear. He also looks at a Dutch-New Zealand drama Bride Flight. [more]

One In Five

One in Five for Sunday 28 June 2009
We meet up with Workbridge's first disabled chief executive - a fitting appointment to the government agency responsible for getting disabled people into jobs. [more]

Sounds Historical

Sounds Historical Hour One - 28 June 2009
8pm to 9pm. Due to copyright restrictions, all music has been removed. [more]

Sounds Historical Hour Two - 28 June 2009
9pm to 10pm. Due to copyright restrictions, all music has been removed. [more]


Spectrum for Sunday 28 June
Kids from Thames learning the traditional art of paint making using natural clays, water and oils. [more]

Sunday Morning

Clean Farming
Professor Jules Pretty, from the University of Essex, is a leading authority on the sustainability of agricultural production and the environmental impact of agricultural intensification. Professor Pretty is in New Zealand attending the Otago University Foreign Policy School. [more]

Mediawatch for 28 June 2009
Iranians defy censorship to feed the media; Lotto fever; ready-made news and comment. [more]

Changing the Course of Global Warming
Robert Watson is Chief Scientific Advisor in the UK Department of Environmental, Food and Rural Affairs. HeÂ's also the chairman of the UNÂ's assessment of global agriculture. He talks to Chris Laidlaw about the need for a global carbon market - and how small states can make a difference. [more]

The Sunday Group: Rugby Blues
Former All Black Captain Sir Brian Lochore; Herald on Sunday sports editor Paul Lewis; and the Chairman of the Otago Rugby Union, former sports journalist and author, Ron Palenski. [more]

What you, the listeners, say on the ideas and issues that have appeared in the programme. [more]

Ideas: Putting Your Life on the Line for Your Beliefs
This week in Ideas we explore what it is that makes people like the brigadistas risk their lives for their beliefs. First we hear from historian and writer Mark Derby who edited the recently-releasedÂ'Kiwi Companeros: New Zealand and the Spanish Civil WarÂ'. Then later in the programme Christchurch playwright Sam Fisher tells us what motivated him to travel to Sri Lanka to work as a human-shield in the 1990s. [more]

Te Ahi Kaa

Te Ahi Kaa 28 Pipiri (June) 2009
The learnings of their old people serve a ta moko practitioner and a scholar well in their fight against colonisation. [more]

News stories:

Delegates debate global food crisis at Otago university
The global food crisis debate is the focus of delegates gathered in Dunedin for this weekend's Otago University Foreign Policy School. [more]

Two boats located, one still missing
Police have located two of the three overdue boats in the Auckland area and say they have no concern for the third vessel. [more]

All Blacks' win fails to impress coach
All Blacks coach Graham Henry says his team has plenty of work to do before the Tri-Nations, following an unconvincing 27-6 defeat of Italy in a one-off test match in Christchurch on Saturday night. [more]

Hundreds gather for battalion anniversary
About 500 people gathered in central Christchurch on Saturday afternoon to celebrate the 150th anniversary of one of the country's oldest army battalions. [more]

Parole Board head questions 'over-use of imprisonment'
The chairman of the Parole Board says there are terrible, unintended consequences resulting from the over-use of imprisonment for offenders. [more]

Campaign pushes messages smokers find hard to believe
Campaigners urging people to stop smoking are focussing on two messages they say are often misunderstood or not believed. [more]

Constructon work underway at Dunedin stadium site
Early construction works have begun at the site of Dunedin's new stadium, a month after demolition works started. [more]

Meat exports to ASEAN countries too low - Fed Farmers
Federated Farmers is worried that the meat industry will not reap the benefits of the ASEAN free trade agreement. It says Australian exporters are doing better in the region than New Zealand. [more]

Mystics beaten by Firebirds
The Northern Mystics blew a seven-goal lead in the final quarter to lose 59-57 to the Queensland Firebirds in Auckland in the penultimate round of the trans-tasman netball competition. The ... [more]

All Blacks win fails to impress coach
It was a grumpy All Blacks coaching staff after the scratchy and unconvincing win over Italy last night in Christchurch. The 27-6 result was the All Blacks' lowest ever score ... [more]

JTBs fall to Lithuania
The Junior Tall Blacks continued their build-up to next week's FIBA U19 basketball World Championship with a 77-71 loss to European runners-up Lithuania. Against the taller Lithuanians, who arrived in ... [more]

India, New Zealand for Sri Lanka ODI series
New Zealand and India will play a triangular one-day international cricket tournament in Sri Lanka in September. The teams will play each other once with the top two advancing to ... [more]

Lee out, Perry still leads
The New Zealand golfer Danny Lee's missed the cut at the Travelers Championship in Cromwell, Connecticut, his second straight round of 74 not good enough. The American Kenny Perry had ... [more]

Titans unbeatable at home
The Warriors' National Rugby League play-off hopes took another hit when they lost 28-12 on the Gold Coast to the Titans. The Gold Coast maintained their unbeaten home record and ... [more]

Tardy Windies fined for slow over-rate
West Indies have been fined for a slow over-rate in the 20-run defeat to India in the first one-day international in Jamaica. Skipper Chris Gayle was fined 20 percent of ... [more]

Hirvonen set to pip Loeb
The BP Ford Abu Dhabi team have another maximum points win in their sights after ending day two of Rally Poland still in first and second place. Mikko Hirvonen produced ... [more]

Australia draw with Sussex on fourth and final day
The Australian cricketers have drawn with Sussex in their tour match at Hove. Chasing 418 to win, the home side was 373 for seven when play was called to an ... [more]

Rossi wins Dutch MotoGP
Italian rider Valentino Rossi won the Dutch MotoGP to record his 100th career win and take the overall lead in the world championship standings. Rossi finished five seconds clear of ... [more]

Giteau and Smith guide Wallabies to victory over France
Australia five-eighth Matt Giteau scored all the points as the Wallabies beat France 22-6 in Sydney. Giteau bagged Australia's only try and nailed a conversion and five penalties in another ... [more]

Steyn wins series for Springboks with last minute kick
South Africa has sealed a series win over the British and Irish Lions with a narrow 28 to 25 victory in the second rugby Test in Pretoria, thanks to a ... [more]

All Blacks win fails to impress coach
The All Blacks coach Graham Henry says his team has plenty of work to do before the Tri Nations, following an unconvincing 27-6 defeat of Italy in Christchurch. Joe Rococoko ... [more]

North Shore interested in contributing to wharf site
North Shore mayor Andrew Williams says his city wants some assistance should it contribute toward turning an Auckland wharf into "party central" for the 2011 Rugby World Cup. [more]

Workers killed in house collapse named
Police have released the names of two people killed when the house they were trying to secure to foundations collapsed at a South Auckland marae. They were Marsh Terahi Wiri Peihopa, 24, and Waepeke Ruihana Tupaea, 61. [more]

Swarm of earthquakes in central North Island
Eight earthquakes shook the central North Island over a 12-hour period on Saturday. [more]

Police appeal for information on Titahi Bay deaths
Police say they still need information from the public in their investigation into the deaths of two young women killed in Titahi Bay, near Wellington, on Friday. A man appeared in court on Saturday charged with murder. [more]

Qantas cancels 15 orders for 787 Dreamliner
Qantas Airways Ltd has cancelled and deferred orders for 30 new Boeing 787 Dreamliner planes in a move that will save it billions of dollars amid a slump in demand for air travel. [more]

Smiths City's operating profit falls
Christchurch-based retailer Smiths City Group says its operating profit fell 71% to just over $1 million for the April year. [more]

Rate rises for coastal Horowhenua residents
Large rate rises for some ratepayers in Horowhenua have been approved by the district's council. [more]

Prisoner's suicide was preventable, says coroner
A coroner has recommended that prisoners identified as being at risk should be assessed immediately, in the wake of a preventable suicide at Wanganui Prison. [more]

Murray outclasses Troicki to reach last 16
The Scottish tennis star Andy Murray has moved into the fourth round at Wimbledon with a straight sets win over Viktor Troicki of Serbia. Venus Williams was just as imperious, ... [more]

Gemmell close in Iowa
Palmerston North's Kris Gemmell has finished in fourth place, an agonising two metres from victory at the rich Des Moines World Cup Triathlon in Iowa. In yet another stunning sprint ... [more]

Pumas World Cup captain Pichot plays final game
Argentina's World Cup rugby captain Agustin Pichot has retired, bringing the curtain down on his playing career in emotional style in a testimonial match at Club Atlético San Isidro in ... [more]

Olympians head NZ team to BMX World Championships
Olympians Sarah Walker and Marc Willers will lead a record New Zealand team to compete in next month's UCI BMX World Championships in Adelaide. Two hundred and twenty riders will ... [more]

400 and 100m freestyle swim records broken
The Italian swimmer Federica Pellegrini reclaimed the women's 400 metres freestyle world record when she took gold in the final at the Mediterranean Games in Pescara. Pellegrini swam four minutes ... [more]

Luke not feeling so lucky
All Blacks first five eighth Luke McAlister doesn't think he's done enough to force his way past Stephen Donald to start at 10 in the Tri Nations. Donald's likely to return ... [more]

Magic needed to seal home play-off
A win in Perth looms as the biggest hurdle between the Waikato/Bay of Plenty Magic and a home semi-final with two rounds remaining in the trans-Tasman netball championship. The Magic ... [more]

Union office building damaged by fire
Police are investigating a suspicious blaze in a building that houses the National Distribution Union office in Auckland. [more]

Smacking referendum waste of tax dollars - survey
A survey indicates most New Zealanders do not support the spending of millions of dollars on a referendum on smacking. The referendum is to be held in August at a cost of $8.9 million. [more]

Two women found dead in car in Northland creek
Two women have been found dead in a car that landed in a creek in Northland. [more]

Police seek information on Wellington aggravated robbery
Police in Wellington are appealing for witnesses to an aggravated robbery that occurred early on Sunday morning in central Wellington. [more]

Former Bain lawyer calls for legal system overhaul
A former defence lawyer for David Bain, Colin Withnall QC, is calling for the legal system to be overhauled. [more]

School's special needs unit under threat after budget cut
Parents and teachers of children at a special needs unit of a Christchurch school say they will fight to keep it open, despite the government pulling its funding. [more]

Rescue operation for tramper in Kaweka Ranges
A team of police officers are escorting medical staff by foot to rescue a female tramper in the Kaweka Ranges in Hastings. [more]

Blue cod revival in the Marlborough Sounds
Surveys in the Marlborough Sounds show a growing number of blue cod are getting bigger since cod fishing was banned in the inner Sounds last October. [more]

Elderly man survives night in Southland bush
An elderly Invercargill man has survived a night in the open in Southland, after becoming disoriented during a bush walk. [more]

Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic break hoodo in Australia
Competition leaders the Waikato Bay of Plenty have become the first New Zealand team to score a win in Australia, in netball's trans Tasman competition beating the West Coast Fever ... [more]

Dixon's latest Indy win equals all time record
New Zealand's Indy Car driver Scott Dixon has won his third race of the season, taking out the Indy Challenge in Richmond Virginia. The defending champion's win is his 19th ... [more]

Italian captain suspended for eight weeks for eye gouging
The Italian number eight and captain Sergio Parisse has been suspended for eight weeks, for eye gouging All Blacks lock Isaac Ross in last night's test loss in Christchurch. Parisse ... [more]

France adamant Wallabies are better than the All Blacks in 2009
France are adamant the Wallabies are a better side than the All Blacks. In a confidence boost for Australia's hopes of a first Tri-Nations title since 2001, French coach ... [more]

Bolt sees off Asafa Powell to run fastest 100m of the year
The Beijing Olympic double sprint champion Usain Bolt has won the 100 metres at the Jamaican Athletics Championships in 9.86 seconds, the fastest wind-legal time in the world ... [more]