Radio New Zealand - Sunday, 11th October 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, Sunday Morning, Te Ahi Kaa, The Galileo Lectures

Arts on Sunday

Maori Art Market
The third Maori Art Market is being held at two venues in Porirua, Pataka and Te Rauparaha arena. [more]

What counts as a great New Zealand films?
Hamish McDouall is the author of 100 Essential New Zealand Films. [more]

Auckland Architecture Week
Today is the first day of Auckland Architecture Week, we speak with Christina van Bohemen. [more]

2009 Forte - Solo Series
Lyne Pringle reviews Footnote Dance Company's new series. [more]

Stop-motion animation
Antony Elworthy is a kiwi animator and he talks about his animation work. [more]

Review - Biography of My Skin
Mark Westerby reviews Miranda Harcourt and Stuart McKenzie's latest play. [more]

Atarangi Whenua
Auckland painter Penny Howard and poet Doug Poole have combined their artistic endeavours to create Atarangi Whenua. [more]

Alice Miller
Wellingtonian Alice Miller has won the 2009 Katherine Mansfield short story competition. [more]

Banquo's Son - Tania Roxborogh
Tania Roxborogh, author of Banquo's Son, discribed as a kind of fictional sequel to Macbeth. [more]

The Undrawn - Paul Hartigan
New Zealand neon artist Paul Hartigan has recycled rare glass from the 1930s to create whirling neon tubes of light that the publicity describes as looking like alien artifacts. [more]

At The Movies

At The Movies for 7 October 2009
Simon Morris is favourably disposed towards three films - political satire, In The Loop, award-winning Australian art-film Samson and Delilah, and a new American break-up comedy-drama, 500 Days of Summer. [more]

Nine To Noon

Off The Beaten Track with Kennedy Warne
Whangarei Heads and Marsden Heads. [more]

One In Five

One in Five for Sunday 11 October 2009
Adaptive single sculler Robin Tinga sets the pace; and marking twenty years of supported employment in New Zealand. [more]

Sounds Historical

Sounds Historical Hour One - 11 October 2009
8pm to 9pm. Due to copyright restrictions, all music has been removed [more]

Sounds Historical Hour Two - 11 October 2009
9pm to 10pm.Due to copyright restrictions,all music has been removed. [more]


Spectrum for 11 October 2009
Aucklander Ben Smith is a tour guide in Berlin, but he feels at home in both cities. [more]

Sunday Morning

Professor Gregory Claeys
Talks about the global financial crisis and what this means for the modern theory of the state. [more]

Mediawatch for 11 October 2009
Authentic voices reporting from Samoa, the future of free-to-air sport on television and Maori TV's bid for the World Cup gets political and satirical. [more]

Stephen Harris
Tells the story of his great-uncle's experiences as an airman during the Second World War. [more]

Ideas for 11 October 2009 Tonga in Focus: The Economy
In the final of this three part series focusing on Tonga, Ideas asks whether the transition to a truly democratic system has implications for the economic future of the country. [more]

Te Ahi Kaa

Te Ahi Kaa mo 11 o Whiringa-a-nuku (October) 2009
Professor Te Wharehuia Milroy has notched up another award recognising his contribution to te reo Maori. [more]

The Galileo Lectures

Lecture 5 - Neutrinos: Ghosts of the Universe
Dr Jenni Adams, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Canterbury. More than 50 trillion solar neutrinos pass through your body every second! Abundant but elusive, these particles have truly amazing properties and provide a new way to look out at objects in our galaxy and beyond. [more]

News stories:

Lucky escape for 12 in Marlborough crash
Twelve people are lucky to have escaped with minor to moderate injuries following a two van crash in Marlborough on Saturday evening, police say. [more]

Otago cricketers beaten by Cape Cobras
The Otago cricketers have been beaten by the Cape Cobras by 54 runs in their opening match at the Champions League Twenty20 match in Hyderabad. Otago chose to field first ... [more]

Nadal upset in China
The world men's tennis number two Rafa Nadal's comeback has come to a shuddering halt when he was crushed 6-1 6-3 by Croatian Marin Cilic in the semi-finals of the ... [more]

Alex Freguson apologises
The Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has apologised for criticising the fitness of referee Alan Wiley following United's 2-all draw with Sunderland in the English football premiership earlier this month. ... [more]

Ivory Coast qualify for world cup finals
The Ivory Coast have secured a place at the Fifa World Cup finals in South Africa next year after Didier Drogba struck within two minutes of coming on as a ... [more]

North Harbour beat Bay of Plenty
Bay of Plenty's chances of reaching the semi-finals of the Air New Zealand Cup rugby competition have been dented after a 28-7 loss to North Harbour in Albany. The homeside ... [more]

Murphy penalised for slow start
Sentimental favourites Mark Skaife and Greg Murphy have been hit with a stewards' penalty which has shunted them down the grid for today's Bathurst 1000 motor race in Australia. The ... [more]

All Whites draw with Bahrain
The All Whites have drawn nil-all with Bahrain in their first-leg World Cup football qualifier in Manama. It was an even first half with not too many scoring opportunities, and ... [more]

Fundraising concert in Auckland for Pacific and Asia quakes
A fundraising performance is being held on Saturday afternoon in Auckland for the victims of the Pacific tsunami and South-East Asia earthquake. [more]

Light quake rocks Wellington
The centre of the country was rocked by an earthquake measuring 4.8 on the Richter scale on Saturday evening. [more]

Slips, power cuts as spring storm covers country
Rain, snow and gales in the North Island toppled trees and power lines, cut electricity supplies and caused slips on Saturday. [more]

Dairy industry not aware of other animal neglect cases
Agriculture Minister David Carter says the dairy industry has assured him it is not hiding other animal neglect cases after more cases were discovered on Crafar-owned farms [more]

NZ to announce more aid to Samoa
New Zealand's Deputy High Commissioner in Samoa says an announcement of more Government assistance for the tsunami recovery in Samoa is imminent. [more]

Bus company turns down school route offer
NZ Bus has rejected an offer by drivers to run school bus services at the start of the new term on Monday, as the pay dispute continues. [more]

MPs owning offices benefits public, says Speaker
Parliament's Speaker Lockwood Smith says MPs who own their electorate offices often provide a better service to the public. Six National MPs and one Labour MP have a financial interest in the office buildings they use. [more]

Fire damages Albany school
A fire at a school in Auckland has severely damaged two classrooms. The fire broke out at Kristin School in Albany at just after 4am on Sunday. [more]

Manuka honey war continues
The acrimony over measuring anti-bacterial activity in manuka honey has flared up again. The industry body that controls the use of the unique manuka factor (UMF) trademark has criticised a new standard. [more]

Hawke's Bay council releases contaminated site list
Hawke's Bay Regional Council has released a list of about 1500 potentially contaminated sites, some in residential areas. [more]

Video of Aisling released by police
Police have released video footage of missing Auckland toddler Aisling Symes in an effort to jog people's memories of possible sightings. [more]

Youthline sounds alarm on bogus fundraising calls
Youthline is warning people to be wary of bogus fundraising phone calls. [more]

South Island health boards consider merger
Otago and Southland District Health Boards are considering whether to merge, saying the move could reduce bureaucracy and save money. [more]

Suspicious blaze at Christchurch house
Another attempt has been made to burn down the Christchurch house where the bodies of two women were found a month ago. [more]

Selwyn council puts $1.3m more into irrigation proposal
Selwyn District Council has invested another $1.3 million in an irrigation scheme proposal without consultation, but says most of its ratepayers will accept the decision. [more]

Turia backs Maori TV rugby funding bid
Maori Party co-leader Tariana Turia says plans to spend $3 million of development funding supporting Maori Television's Rugby World Cup coverage is drawing fire from some Maori. However she says it is the right thing to do. [more]

McGowan in control at Madrid Masters
England's Ross McGowan stormed into a seven-shot lead at the Madrid Masters after a super third round of 60. The 27-year-old began the penultimate day one shot behind co-leaders Sergio ... [more]

Four debutants in Kiwis side
Four of the New Zealand league side's seven newcomers will make their international debuts in Wednesday night's one-off Test against Tonga at the Rotorua International Stadium. Coach Stephen Kearney today ... [more]

South American football wrap-up
Mexico defeated El Salvador 4-1 to qualify for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, becoming the first football team from the North American (CONCACAF) region to book a spot. ... [more]

Bees invade pitch in World Cup qualifier
The football World Cup qualifier between Mexico and El Salvador was halted after three minutes due to a swarm of bees inside the visitors' goal. The match was stopped for ... [more]

Dixon loses Indy Car title by narrowest of margins
Dario Franchitti has won the IndyCar Series season title for the second time in three years after capturing the Indy 300, using a fuel strategy to win the first caution-free ... [more]

Dixon pipped for Indy Car Series championship
The New Zealand motor racing driver Scott Dixon has been pipped for the Indy Car Series Championship after finishing third in the season finale in Miami. His Chip Gannasi team-mate ... [more]

Leeds win Super League grand final
Leeds have won their third straight English SuperLeague title with an 18-10 victory over St Helens in the Grand Final in Manchester. Lee Smith signed off his Leeds Rhinos career in ... [more]

Woman charged with murder
A woman has been charged with murder after a man was found dead at a West Auckland home. [more]

Greenpeace ship protesters arrested
Seven Greenpeace activists were arrested after painting a large slogan on the side of a ship in the Port of Taranaki on Sunday. [more]

Police investigate possible hit and run
Police aren't ruling out the possibility a second vehicle was involved, after the death of a pedestrian in rural Northland. [more]

NZ and Australia announce joint Samoa aid package
New Zealand and Australia have announced a joint tsunami aid package for Samoa worth more than $NZ12 million. [more]

Search for kayakers reassessed
The search for a group of kayakers who may have got into trouble off Kaka Point near Balclutha has been stood down overnight. [more]

Police chief makes personal plea for Aisling
The officer in charge of the investigation into the disappearance of Auckland toddler Aisling Symes has made a personal appeal to whoever has her, or knows where she is, to contact him directly. [more]

Industrial action will again stop Auckland buses
Aucklanders are being warned to be prepared for major congestion on the roads on Monday as an industrial dispute halts many bus services on the first day of the school term. [more]

Computer glitch delays 10,000 Air NZ passengers
Air New Zealand says about 10,000 passengers were affected by Sunday's widespread meltdown of a major computer system. [more]