Radio New Zealand - Sunday, 26th July 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

New Poet Laureate
After 10 collections of poetry and a CD, Bluff poet Cilla McQueen has been appointed Poet Laureate. [more]

Patron of the year
Arts patron Adrienne, Lady Stewart and young conductor Holly Mathieson on the importance of patronage in the arts. [more]

Test Screenings
Lucy Orbell goes to the test screening of a NZ film, where the audience is invited to grade the film. [more]

Christchurch Art
Elizabeth O'Connor reviews an et al installation at the City Gallery and subversisve textile art at COCA. [more]

Geoff Murphy talks with Simon Morris about his film based on the work of Poe: Tales of Mystery and Imagination. [more]

Lunch Theatre
One Sharp! Lunch Theatre brings a short play and a hot soup to the people at a Wellington city pub. [more]

Joanna Preston
The Summer King is the new poetry collection from Joanna Preston. [more]

Bernadette Hall
The Lustre Jug sees Bernadette Hall exploring her links with North Queensland and Ireland. [more]

Lincoln Gould from Booksellers ponders the future of selling books in NZ. [more]

Shakespeare in schools
Sarah Nunn from Shakespeare's Globe in London on the continuing relevance of The Bard in schools. [more]

At The Movies

At The Movies for 22 July 2009
Simon Morris joins the queues to see Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince, and wonders if My Life In Ruins might be a little too feelgood. He also has a look at the graduation films of the Class of 2009 at the New Zealand Film School. [more]

One In Five

One in Five for 26 July
Meeting the needs of refugees who experience disability; and talking music therapy at the Raukatauri centre. [more]

Sounds Historical

Sounds Historical hour one - 26 July 2009
8pm to 9pm. Due to copyright restrictions, all music has been removed. [more]

Sounds Historical hour two - 26 July 2009
9pm to 10pm. Due to copyright restrictions, all music has been removed. [more]


Spectrum 26 July 2009
Nothing escapes the the Beagles which sniff incoming baggage at Wellington airport. [more]

Sunday Morning

Van Dieman Land
One of the films at the NZ film festival is about cannabilism. It's about Van Diemansland, Tasmania, where in 1828, a bunch of convicts absconded from a penal colony. [more]

Mediawatch for 26 July 2009
Too much information from the Weatherston trial; paying for the news online. [more]

Linwood Barclay crime writer
Linwood Barclay used to be a columnist for the Toronto Star until his novels became best sellers. [more]

Ideas for 26 July 2009
Almost exactly two years ago Britain's Guardian newspaper ran a thousand-word article, prominently, on a decision by the New Zealand Government to stop charging the public for access to statistics. [more]

Ideas for 26 July 2009
Almost exactly two years ago Britain's Guardian newspaper ran a thousand-word article, prominently, on a decision by the New Zealand Government to stop charging the public for access to statistics. [more]

Te Ahi Kaa

Te Ahi Kaa mo 26 o Hongongoi
E nga mana, E nga reo! Me tahuri ki tenei wahanga o Te Ahi Kaa i roto i te reo maori anake! [more]

Te Ahi Kaa mo 26 o Hongongoi - English Version
Te Ahi Kaa features people who have been heavily involved in the revitalisation of te reo Maori. [more]

News stories:

Concern expressed over pace of Auckland reforms
Local Government New Zealand is concerned about the pace with which the Auckland governance reforms is being carried out. [more]

Woman missing from rest home
Police are concerned for a woman with a medical condition, who is missing from a rest home in Papakura. Bonnie Manaia, 69, was last seen at about 6.30pm on Saturday. [more]

New risks identified with semen and embryo imports
Biosecurity New Zealand has identified new risks associated with importing horse semen and embryos from some countries. [more]

Gun used in domestic dispute
A man is under arrest after a gun was used in a domestic dispute in Papakura. Police say no one was shot, though one person was cut by glass. [more]

Over-extended property investors being forced to sell
Investors who over-extended themselves during the property boom are being hit by mortgagee sales. Terralink says there were 247 forced sales in May, compared to 88 in the same month last year. [more]

Fatal boating accident
A person is dead after a boating accident in Port Waikato. Three others were taken to hospital. [more]

Matfield says All Blacks will be tougher than Lions
The Springbok vice-captain Victor Matfield says the Tri-Nations matches against New Zealand and Australia will require a significant lift in performance levels in comparison to the series against the British and ... [more]

Avalanche survivors to return home
A Melbourne real estate agent and his son will return home from New Zealand on Sunday after they survived being buried in a fatal avalanche. [more]

Ericsson buys Nortel division in Nth America
Ericsson is buying part of Nortel Networks for $US1.13 billion. The Swedish telecoms manufacturer says it will take over Nortel's carrier networks division in North America. [more]

Black Sox lose in Canada
The Black Sox face a must-win play-off game against Japan at the softball world championships in Saskatoon in Canada today, after yesterday's shock 7-0 loss to Australia. That game ended ... [more]

Walker wins at BMX world champs
New Zealand has a new world champion after Sarah Walker won the elite women's title at the BMX world championships in Adelaide. The 21-year-old from Kawerau won the final by ... [more]

Boks begin Tri-Nations campaign with win over NZ
The Springboks have beaten the All Blacks by 28 points to 19 in their Tri-Nations Test in Bloemfontein. Down 14-3 at half-time to a Ruan Pienaar try and three penalties, the ... [more]

Tall Blacks post first win on European tour
The New Zealand men's basketballers have beaten Portugal 98-91 in their opening game of the Trentino Cup in Italy. Kirk Penney again top-scored for the Tall Blacks with 35 points ... [more]

Slow start costs ABs
Another slow start cost the All Blacks as they lost their Tri-Nations Test to the Springboks, 28-19 in Bloemfontein. Camped in their own half for much of the first 40 ... [more]

Eels upset Bulldogs to keep finals dream alive
Parramatta have continued their late season surge with an upset win in the National Rugby League over the Bulldogs in Sydney. The Eels, despite making far more tackles than the ... [more]

Not as many feeling happy these days
Fewer New Zealanders report feeling happier than last year. [more]

Driver dead after car overflies stream
A man is dead in Whangarei after a car flew across a stream and embedded itself in the opposite bank. Three others were taken to hospital. [more]

40% cut in emissions would cost NZ $15 billion p/a - research
New research shows it could cost $15 billion per year to meet a target of cutting New Zealand's greenhouse emissions by 40% by the year 2020. [more]

Split over epilepsy funds
Epilepsy New Zealand has severed its ties with a fundraising organisation because of a spat over where donations end up. [more]

Ferrari driver taken to hospital after Hungary crash
A horror crash in qualifying at the Hungarian Grand Prix has put Ferrari driver Felipe Massa out of tomorrow's Formula One race. The Brazilian has had surgery on a head ... [more]

Black Sox beat Japan to stay alive at world champs
New Zealand remain alive at the softball world championships in Canada after beating Japan 10-6 in an eighth innings tiebreaker. The Black Sox face another must-win play-off game this afternoon ... [more]

Society against proposed irrigation scheme
The Royal Forest & Bird Society of New Zealand is against a proposed irrigation scheme in the MacKenzie Basin and the upper Waitaki valley. [more]

Power off in Te Puke
Some 140 households in Te Puke were without power from 8am - 1pm on Sunday while Powerco replaced a pole that was hit by a car overnight. [more]

Fires at Hastings BHS
Two fires were lit at Hastings Boys High School overnight: one was in the canteen area and another in a rubbish skip. The extent of the damage is not yet known. [more]

Man in stream lucky to be alive
Police say a man with Alzheimers is lucky to be alive after falling into a cold muddy stream adjacent to the Waipa river on Saturday night. He has been taken to Waikato hospital and treated for hypothermia. [more]

Carbon market problems expected to be solved - minister
Climate Change Minister Nick Smith says the emissions trading scheme should solve the problems of carbon marketing. [more]

Teenager killed by police car named
Police have named a teenager who was killed after being hit by a patrol car on State Highway One at Ohaeawai, about 70km north-west of Whangarei. He was 16-year-old Rawire Wilson from Kaeo. [more]

Man dies in Waikato River boating accident
A 21-year-old man has died after the boat he was a passenger in collided with a tree on the Waikato River near Waiuku. [more]

Kaeo flood protection plan could be years away - council
People hoping for some funds to lift or move their homes in Kaeo in the Far North because of the risk of flooding say they have had their hopes dashed again. [more]

Call to introduce water metering nationwide
The failure to introduce water metering nationally is leading to widespread wastage, a parliamentary select committee has heard. [more]

Warriors suffer big loss to St George Illawara
St George Illawarra have coasted to a 29-4 win over the Warriors in their national rugby league match at Mt Smart stadium. [more]

Henry says All Blacks mistakes not the tough schedule to blame for loss
The All Blacks coach Graham Henry says their mistakes and not the tough schedule is to blame for thei 28-19 loss to South Africa in Bloemfontein. Heny ... [more]

Massa in intensive care after being hit by bouncing debris in F1 qualifying
Ferrari driver Felipe Massa is in intensive care in a Budapest hospital after being hit by bouncing debris and crashing at 200kph in Hungarian Grand Prix qualifying. A fist sized ... [more]

Contador set for second Tour de France title
Only a harsh twist of fate can prevent Alberto Contador from playing the leading role in the Champs-Elysees parade marking the end of the 96th Tour de France ... [more]

Black Sox one win away from world championship finals berth
New Zealand will play Canada for a place in the final of men's softball world champs in Saskatoon in Canada, after beating the United States 7-3, in the quarterfinal. Australia, ... [more]

Warriors prove easybeats for St George Illawarra
St George Illawarra have coasted to a 29-4 win over the Warriors in their national rugby league match at Mt Smart stadium. The loss ends any remote hope the Warriors ... [more]

Smith finishes third at London Grand Prix meet
The New Zealand runner Kimberley Smith has finished 3rd in the 5,000m at the London Grand Prix meet. Smith ran 14m 52.49s, just six and a half seconds outside her ... [more]

NZ pair finish runners-up at Australian Badminton Open
The New Zealand badminton mixed doubles pair of Donna Haliday and Henry Tam have fallen in the final of the Australian Open in Melbourne. It was the best result by ... [more]

Vettori says players may opt to play in IPL rather than Black Caps in future
New Zealand cricketers may opt to play in the Indian Premier League rather than for their country if the Twenty20 competition continues to clash with international commitments says ... [more]

Wairarapa - Wellington train services to resume
Train services are resuming between Wairarapa and Wellington, after a three-day shut-down caused by a derailment at Maymorn, near Upper Hutt, on Thursday night. [more]

Icey conditions likely on central North Island roads
The New Zealand Transport Agency is alerting motorists to icy conditions on central North Island roads on Sunday night. [more]

Raurimu gunman released from psychiatric care
A man responsible for a massacre at Raurimu 12 years ago has been released from secure psychiatric care. Six people were shot dead and four others wounded in 1997. [more]