Radio New Zealand - Sunday, 27th September 2009

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

Arts on Sunday

Wellington's City Gallery's reopening
Wellington City Gallery reopens after a multi-million dollar upgrade [more]

Peter Bromhead talks about his life's work [more]

Gong Crazy
Composer Jack Body is about to retire after 30 years at Victoria University's New Zealand School of Music. He talks to Lynne Freeman about the difference between sound and music, upcoming gamelan concerts and his approach to his work. [more]

Wanganui's Sarjeant Gallery
Lucy Orbell meets Patrick Cush who's been exhibiting work in the Review for the last 11 years [more]

Harlequin: Servant of Two Masters
Lynn Freeman spoke to company member Stefano Guizzi about Italy's commedia dell'arte, still very much alive after 500 years [more]

Dance Photographer
Writer,artist and photographer Keith Money talks about his career [more]

Chapter and Verse
Features the talents of poet Geoff Cochrane and Book Council Executive, Noel Murphy on encouraging young people to read more [more]

From macrocarpa to bronze
Auckland sculpter Tanya Blong on her move from macrocarpa to bronze [more]

At The Movies

At the Movies for 23 September 2009
Simon Morris reviews the acclaimed English science fiction film Moon. He also looks at the latest Adam Sandler comedy, Funny People and a documentary about American Vogue magazine, The September Issue. [more]

Nine To Noon

Off the beaten track
A chat with outdoorsman and adventurer Kennedy Warne about Tasmania. [more]

One In Five

One in Five Sunday 27 September 2009
When They Leave School - transition services for disabled students confronted by the question"what next"? [more]

Sounds Historical

Sounds Historical Hour One - 27 September 2009
8pm to 9pm. Due to copyright restrictions, all music has been removed. [more]

Sounds Historical Hour Two - 27 September 2009
9pm to 10pm. Due to copyright restrictions, all music has been removed. [more]


Spectrum for 27 September 2009
Volunteer fire brigades demonstrate their skills rescuing people from crashed vehicles. [more]

Spiritual Outlook

Spiritual Outlook for 27 September 2009
Maureen Garing talks with members of the New Zealand Hymnbook Trust about the new collection of New Zealand hymns being launched at Labour Weekend. [more]

Sunday Morning

Feature Interview: Sir Howard Morrison
A repeat of the December 2008 interview, when Sir Howard Morrison celebrated fifty years in the entertainment business. [more]

Mediawatch for 27 September 2009
Do farmers get a fair go in the media?; the challenge to fine photojournalism; twittering politicians and their imposters; overexposed and all over the news. [more]

Julian Robins live in New York
Political reporter Julian Robins live from the UN headquarters. [more]

Hazel Genn
Dame Hazel Genn is the 2009 NZ Law Foundation Distinguished Visiting Fellow. [more]

Ideas for 27 September 2009: Tonga in Focus
Part one of a three part series on Tonga in Focus. November 2009 will see the release of the final report of Tonga's Constitutional and Electoral Commission. The Commission - established in 2008 - will make recommendations on what will be the most far reaching political reforms in Tonga since the country's constitution came into effect in 1875. This week Ideas hears from a wide range of Tongans - from the Prime Minister to Mrs Lumsden at Nuku'alofa's market - about their hopes and fears for a new democratic Tonga. [more]

Listener Feedback
Listener feedback to the Sunday Morning show. [more]

Te Ahi Kaa

Te Ahi Kaa mo 27 o Mahuru (September) 2009
Hirini Melbourne (posthumously) and Richard Nunns are inducted into the Music hall of fame at the recent APRA Silver Scrolls. [more]

The Galileo Lectures

Lecture 3 - The search for other planets, other life
Alan Gilmore, Mt John Observatory, University of Canterbury The realisation that stars are just distant suns, like our own, led to speculation about the existence of other planets, and other life forms. The first extra-solar planet orbiting a 'normal' star was detected in 1996. More than 300 planets have now been identified, and many have been discovered by New Zealand astronomers. But the chances of finding one which has the pre-requisites for life are slim, and even if we do find another in "The Goldilocks Zone", the possibility of travelling to it is as yet out of the question. Earth is a very special place indeed. Recorded in Tekapo Alan Gilmore has been resident superintendent of the Mt John Observatory at Lake Tekapo since 1996. An amateur astronomer since his school days, he began professional astronomy at the Carter Observatory, Wellington, in 1970. He is involved in many observing programmes at Mt John, including, with wife Pam Kilmartin, a long running programme to track near Earth asteroids [more]

The Vault

The Vault - Peter McIntyre
Turning his back on journalism, Peter McIntyre became New Zealand's first official war artist after the Second World War. In this recording, he lends his two cents on wine, women and Wellington... [more]

News stories:

NZ not pushing hard on military ties with US
The Government is not pushing hard for America to normalise military relations with New Zealand, despite President Barack Obama's push for nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament at the United Nations. [more]

Iodised salt now required as bread ingredient
Bakers in New Zealand are now required to add iodised salt to bread, in an effort to counter a growing problem of iodine deficiency. [more]

Labour endorses NZ bid for Security Council seat
Labour endorses New Zealand's campaign for a temporary seat on the United Nations Security Council in 2015 - 2016. [more]

Shift work problems for parents when both need to work
An Ashburton pastor says babies are being handed between parents in freezing work car parks as both parents juggle shift work to make ends meet. And he says, the problems are the same for other new residents across New Zealand. [more]

HSBC boss switches base to Asia
HSBC chief executive Michael Geoghegen will move to Hong Kong from London as the group seeks to focus on Asia. The bank was founded in Hong Kong and Shanghai in 1865. However, it will remain based in Britain. [more]

Otago upset BoP in NPC, Hawkes Bay score bonus point
In Air New Zealand Cup rugby Otago upset competition highflyers Bay of Plenty 26-17 while Hawkes Bay beat Manawatu 35-30. For Otago full back Benn Smith dotted down twice as ... [more]

Melbourne thrash Brisbane to make NRL final
The Melbourne Storm are through to their fourth successive NRL grand final after a comprehensive 40-10 win over the Brisbane Broncos in Melbourne last night. The Storm scored seven ... [more]

Australia beat West Indies and Champions League tournament
Half-centuries from Ricky Ponting and Mitchell Johnson helped Australia to secure a 50-run win over West Indies in a Champions Trophy tournament game in South Africa. Johnson smashed his way ... [more]

Hamilton has pole for Singapore GP
McLaren's Lewis Hamilton stormed to pole position for the Singapore Grand Prix as Jenson Button and Rubens Barrichello suffered setbacks to Brawn GP's championship hopes. It was a crucial drive ... [more]

Grandstand destroyed by fire
The grandstand at Massey Park in Papakura was destroyed by fire overnight. The Fire Service says the building was well ablaze when the first appliances arrived at about midnight. [more]

Beach care warnings still apply
Health officials in Auckland are still warning people to be cautious at Narrow Neck and Cheltenham beaches where some dogs have died from poisoning. [more]

Earthquake in Fiordland
An earthquake measuring 4.4 on the Richter scale, occurred in Fiordland on Sunday morning. It was centred 30km northeast of Milford Sound. [more]

Pakistan announce "New Zealand tour" dates
Pakistan have announced the itinerary for their one-day series against New Zealand in Abu Dhabi and Dubai scheduled for November. The teams will play three one-day internationals and two Twenty20 ... [more]

Chelsea beaten and lose premiership lead
Chelsea's perfect start to the season under new manager Carlo Ancelotti came to a surprise end when the Premier League leaders lost 3-1 at Wigan Athletic and had goalkeeper ... [more]

Mortgagee sales of investment properties rise
Investment property is driving record levels of mortgagee sales. The number of forced property sales in July was 321 - the highest monthly figure since records began 15 years ago. [more]

Bradford comments on Auckland musings
Departing Green MP Sue Bradford says a position on the Auckland super-city council is of interest, but it's too early to make any firm commitments. Mayoral contender Len Brown thinks she would make a good councillor. [more]

Fire deliberately lit in apartment building
The police are seeking witnesses to a deliberately lit fire in an apartment building in Hastings on Sunday morning. [more]

Recession hits jobs for prisoners
The Corrections Department has acknowledged the economic downturn has made it harder to find jobs for prisoners. [more]

Daylight saving = UV warning
The beginning of daylight saving, which took effect 2am Sunday, also marks the start of early UV sun warnings. [more]

Perry leapfrogs Woods to take third round lead at PGA Tour Championship
Kenny Perry has overtaken fellow American Tiger Woods, to earn a two-stroke lead after the third round of the PGA Tour Championship in Atlanta. Perry enjoyed a dream start with ... [more]

Jones wins Darwin Challenger tournament
New Zealand's Sacha Jones has won her first challenger tennis title, after taking out the US twenty five thousand dollar ITF Darwin Challenger tournament on Sunday. 18-year-old Jones, who entered ... [more]

Labour narrows gap, but National still way ahead
The latest opinion poll shows the gap closing slightly between the two major political parties, with National on 54% and Labour 33%. [more]