Radio New Zealand - Sunday, 4th October 2009

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

Arts on Sunday

Collectors : To Have And To Hold
Find out what drives people to collect stuff,from hankies and garden tools to encyclopaedias. [more]

Collateral : Dane Mitchell
Artist Dane Mitchell responds to criticism over his award winning pile of artistic rubbish. [more]

Footnote Dance Company : Forte Solo Series
Lynn talks to two of the choreographers about the kiwi icons that inspired their works. [more]

Kenyan playwright : Wakanyote Njuguna
Kenyan theatre director,Wakanyote Njuguna looks at why theatre has been seen as a threat in parts of Africa. [more]

Opera Review : The Magic Flute
Elizabeth O Connor casts a critical eye,and ear over the latest production from Southern Opera,Mozart's Magic Flute. [more]

The Robot Show
Lucy Orbell chats to, The Robot Show, exhibition organiser and robot print maker Sam Broad [more]

Chapter and Verse : Owen Marshall
Novelist and short story writer Owen Marshall on his new collection. [more]

Chapter and Verse : Kelly Joseph
Writer Kelly Joseph chats about her eight weeks recently spent on Kapiti Island. [more]

Southern Lights
The country's newest dance company,Southern Lights,is premiering at the Body Festival of Dance in Christchurch. [more]

At The Movies

At The Movies for 4 October 2009
Simon Morris reviews Disgrace, based on a award-winning South African novel, and The Year One, based largely on the Book of Genesis. He also casts an eye on the German mountaineering drama, North Face. [more]

One In Five

One in Five for Sunday 4 October 2009
Disabled kids who're making it through our education system - in the mainstream, along side their non-disabled peers. [more]

Sounds Historical

Sounds Historical Hour One - 04 October 2009
8pm to 9pm. Due to copyright restrictions, all music has been removed. [more]

Sounds Historical Hour Two - 04 October 2009
9pm to 10pm. Due to copyright restrictions, all music has been removed. [more]


Spectrum for 4 October 2009
Invercargill prison's open day offers a glimpse of life on the inside. [more]

Sunday Morning

Poverty and Ethics
Lesley - Anne Knight, Secretary General of Caritas Internationalis, discusses climate change and the financial meltdown [more]

Mediawatch for 4 October 2009
Tsunami strikes Samoa and Tonga - and mixed messages in the media about danger here; Mike King on confronting depression and addiction on the radio; the challenge of reporting climate change comprehensively. [more]

Gone Fishing
Doug Stevens has been fishing for 50 years, so he knows the best places to go [more]

Aphrodite's Island
Dame Anne Salmond has just published this account of the Eurpean discovery of Tahiti. [more]

Ideas for 4 October 2009: Tonga in Focus: Land Reform
Part two of three on Tonga in Focus: Land Reform. Tonga's land tenure system is unique in the Pacific and probably the world. In 1862 Tonga's first king, George Tupou I, abolished a system of semi-serfdom and declared all land to be the property of the Crown. Thirty three nobles were granted estates and commoner males were guaranteed a garden and town plot. It's a system that remains virtually unchanged to this day. Early in 2009 the recently crowned King George Tupou V announced the establishment of a Royal Land Commission would spend the next two years reviewing the laws surrounding land tenure. Ideas hears that some people fear the changes will see Tongan land falling into the hands of foreigners for the first time in history. [more]

The Galileo Lectures

Lecture 4 - Comets and asteroids: clues to our origin and threats to our survival
Professor Jack Baggaley FRAS FRSNZ, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Canterbury Comets and asteroids provide us with vital clues as to how the solar system was born. Small sized asteroids may reach the ground as meteorites, sometimes producing impact craters or exploding dramatically. Impacts by large comets and asteroids are a very real threat to the survival of mankind. There are international programmes with networks of dedicated telescopes to map the positions of these objects and forecast their future trajectories and approaches to the Earth. Recorded in Christchurch [more]

News stories:

Final payment made by National Finance receivers
The receivers of National Finance 2000 have distributed a final repayment of principal to secured investors. About $10.7 million has now been returned. More than $25 million was owed. [more]

Night classes now at only 50 schools
Only 50 schools are to get Government funding for night classes following a cut in a community education budget by 80%. [more]

Tua surprised at speed of victory
Boxer David Tua says he didn't expect Saturday night's heavyweight bout against Shane Cameron to end so quickly. He knocked Cameron out at the start of round two. [more]

Tough year for NZ Super Fund
The New Zealand Superannuation Fund says it's had a tough ride but does not plan to sell underperforming assets. Returns were negative 22% for the year to the end of June. [more]

Title contenders handed five-place grid penalty
The battle for the 2009 Formula One world championship was thrown up in the air after six drivers were each handed a five-place grid penalty after qualifying for the Japanese ... [more]

Melbourne coach still embarrassed over last grand final
The Melbourne coach Craig Bellamy says nothing his side produces in today's National Rugby League grand final against Parramatta will ever replace the feeling of last year's embarrassing grand final ... [more]

Review considers land tax in NZ
A group reviewing the tax system in New Zealand is considering a land tax. Papers issued on Friday show such a tax could raise as much as $1.5 billion per year. [more]

Offshore petroleum exploration permits issued
The Australian federal government has awarded two offshore petroleum-exploration permits for areas off the North Australian coast. [more]

Business confidence declines
An export-led recovery is slipping further away as business confidence declines. Manufacturing sales are down 26%. Exports led the decline. [more]

Loeb leads after second day in Spain
Sebastian Loeb leads at the end of day two of the Rally of Spain, the penultimate round of this year's World Rally Championship. The defending world champion leads his Citroen ... [more]

Breakers lose second game on the road
The Adelaide 36ers have inflicted a second straight road loss on the New Zealand Breakers in the Australian basketball league, winning 80 - 76. Kirk Penney and Rick Rickert top-scored ... [more]

Wins to Auckland, Wellington and Taranaki
Auckland have moved up to sixth on the provincial rugby table after beating Southland 27 - 13 at Eden Park. Auckland bounced back from their surprise loss to Tasman last ... [more]

Man arrested after firearm incident on K Rd
A man has been arrested after a sawn off firearm was pulled out at a bar on Karanagahape Road in Auckland City at about 4am on Sunday. [more]

Meli double steers Saints into grand final
The former New Zealand Warriors wing Francis Meli scored twice as St Helens booked their place in the Super League grand final at Old Trafford with a 14-10 win over ... [more]

Property portfolio value falls
The value of Kiwi Income Property Trust's office and retail assets portfolio dropped $66 million in the six months to September. The value of the total portfolio is $1.83 billion. [more]

Call for hard work in wake of Olympic success
Brazilians are being warned they'll have to sleep less and work more by their president if they're to fulfill their responsibility as the first South American country to host the ... [more]

Time to change the script and make a final says Vettori
The New Zealand cricket captain Dan Vettori say it's time for he and his charges to change the script and reach the final of a major tournament. They have that ... [more]

Black Caps make Champions Trophy final
The New Zealand cricketers have won their Champions Trophy semi-final against Pakistan by five wickets at The Wanderers in Johannesburg. Set 234 for victory, the Black Caps were steered home ... [more]

Farm training programme courses extended
The Taratahi agricultural training centre, based in Wairarapa, is extending its farm training programme courses into Hawke's Bay. [more]

Grafton Bridge re-opens
Grafton Bridge in Auckland City was re-opened in a festive ceremony on Sunday. It's 99 years since it was built. [more]

Talks over future of NBC
US cable TV company Comcast is reported to be in talks to buy a majority stake in the NBC Universal television and film company. [more]

Wiki back to help raise funds for tsunami relief
Ruben Wiki will spearhead a New Zealand Rugby League benefit match to raise funds for the Samoan tsunami disaster relief effort. The former Kiwis captain is coming out of retirement ... [more]

Loe on a high with Westlake
Westlake Boys' High School centre Rob Loe has capped a memorable year with an outstanding display at the national secondary school basketball championships at Palmerston North. A star for the ... [more]

Squash team still climbing in finals shootout
The New Zealand squash team is through to the play-off for ninth place at the world men's team championships in the city of Odense in Denmark. The 10th-seeded team of Kashif ... [more]

Makeover maybe at Lyall Bay
A fire at a popular Wellington cafe in August could lead to a makeover along the beach front at Lyall Bay. A replacement building could cost $750,000. [more]

Auckland women do their sports proud
Auckland has two new national champion teams after the women's rugby side beat Canterbury 24-20 in the final in Christchurch and the Auckland-Waitakere netball team defeated Southland 47 - 33 in ... [more]

Tua makes big statement with second round knockout win
The "Fight of the Century" barely made it to the second round at Mystery Creek in Hamilton. In a remarkable comeback in the main heavyweight fight, David Tua knocked out ... [more]

Seeka to pay $13.2 million for Huka Pak
Seeka Kiwifruit Industries intends to purchase the fruit packing and coolstore business Te Awanui Huka Pak for $13.2 million. [more]

Canterbury wins provincial rugby league title
Canterbury has won the final of the New Zealand provincial rugby league competition, with a try 20 seconds from time sealing a 26-20 win over Auckland in Christchurch. ... [more]

Melbourne wins Under 20s league title
The Melbourne Storm Under 20s side has won the Toyota Cup, after defeating the Wests Tigers 24-22 in Sunday's grand final in Sydney. The Melbourne first grade team play the ... [more]

Lost tramper located near Levin
A tramper has been found in the foothills behind the North Island town of Levin, after being reported missing on Saturday. [more]

Sunday prayers offered at Samoan services
Churchgoers around New Zealand gathered at Samoan services on Sunday to give comfort to those who lost loved ones in the earthquake and tsunami. [more]

Army rescues motorists trapped by snow
The army worked to free people trapped in their cars by heavy snow on central North Island roads on Sunday evening. [more]

Disease outbreak feared after Samoa tsunami
Health officials have met in Apia to coordinate a health strategy with epidemic disease becoming a growing concern in the wake of last week's earthquake and tsunami. [more]