Radio New Zealand - Sunday, 29th November 2009

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This page features: Arts on Sunday, Janet Frame Memorial Lectures, News Stories, Nine To Noon, One In Five, Sounds Historical, Spectrum, Spiritual Outlook, Sunday Morning, Te Ahi Kaa

Arts on Sunday

The director of the playwriting agency Playwarket, Mark Amery, responds to criticism by Silo Theatre's Oliver Driver, who suggested theatres are better placed to develop scripts. [more]

The Mercury Theatre
Auckland's theatre community is upping its efforts to save the old Mercury Theatre, which is up for sale. The deadline being the 6th of December. [more]

Film Archives
Lucy Orbell explores the cool stores at the Film Archives, which is now officially bulging at the seams. [more]

Warriors of Brazil
Find out how a Brazilian dance show has rescued many of its stars from a life of crime in the ghettos. [more]

Gaylene Preston
Filmmaker Gaylene Preston talks about her ongoing and upcoming projects, and appearing in Deborah Shephard's book of conversations with New Zealand women. [more]

Chapter and Verse - Jenny Haworth
Novelist Jenny Haworth has set her new novel in Paris just after the Armistice. [more]

Chapter and Verse - Vanda Symon
Crime writer Vanda Symon continues her detective series starring Sam Shephard and unleashes another lot of murders on Dunedin. [more]

Chinese Art - Gerda Leenards
After a trip to China last year, Dutch-New Zealand artist Gerda Leenards has tried to recreate the feeling of gliding along a river, in her art. She explains what drew her to China. [more]

Janet Frame Memorial Lectures

Janet Frame Memorial Lecture - Part 1
The 2009 Janet Frame Memorial Lecture features the acclaimed author William Taylor, reflecting on a forty-year career of writing for children and young people. [more]

Janet Frame Memorial Lecture - Part 2
The 2009 Janet Frame Memorial Lecture features the acclaimed author William Taylor, reflecting on a forty-year career of writing for children and young people. [more]

Janet Frame Memorial Lecture - Part 3
The 2009 Janet Frame Memorial Lecture features the acclaimed author William Taylor, reflecting on a forty-year career of writing for children and young people. [more]

Nine To Noon

Off The Beaten Track with Kennedy Warne
Photography tips and tricks. [more]

One In Five

One in Five for Sunday 29 November 2009
Australian mental health consumer advocate, Leonie Manns talks about her own journey and that of mental health services across the Tasman. [more]

Sounds Historical

Sounds Historical Hour One - 29 November 2009
8pm to 9pm. Due to copyright restrictions, all music has been removed. [more]

Sounds Historical Hour Two - 29 November 2009
9pm to 10pm. Due to copyright restrictions, all music has been removed. [more]


Spectrum for 29 November 2009
Craig Shepherd's rolling acres west of Wellington provide both haven and hospital for ducks and a range of other birds in need. [more]

Spiritual Outlook

Spiritual Outlook for 29 November 2009
Maureen Garng talks with Dr Beth Johnson-Taylor, research director at Mary Potter Hospice in Wellington, about spirituality and terminal illness. [more]

Sunday Morning

Gareth Morgan - counting the cost of the health system
Economist Dr Gareth Morgan has turned his sights on the health system for his latest book, 'Health Cheque', written with Geoff Simmons. [more]

Mediawatch for 29 November 2009
A view on the future of NZ newspapers from a man who knows their past; reporting Rotorua's airport controversey; 'newsmercials' and naming names in the news. [more]

Paul Aitken - change leadership
Dr Paul Aitken has a background in organisational psychology and he talks to Chris about what leaders ought to be doing to make change happen and reduce pain and suffering along the way. [more]

Copenhagen calling
Tim Groser, Associate Minister for Climate Change Issues, gives his take on where New Zealand is at, then Green MP Kennedy Graham and chief climate scientist David Wratt - who's also a member of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change - join Chris to thrash out the issues. [more]

Ideas for 29 Novenber 2009: Can wines actually be good for you?
Should you take your healthy wine with a dose of healthy scepticism? [more]

A little of what you've had to say about what's been on the show today. [more]

Te Ahi Kaa

Te Ahi Kaa mo 29 o Whiringa-a- rangi (November) 2009
Te Ahi Kaa talks with Dr Maria Bargh about how Maori stack up compared to other indigenous nations when it comes to alternative energy solutions. [more]

News stories:

Maori lawyers doubt Treaty legal aid rort
The Maori Law Society says it doubts claims that lawyers could be double- or triple-dipping into money available for Treaty of Waitangi claims. [more]

Meridian to appeal against Otago wind-farm ruling
State-owned power company Meridian Energy plans to appeal against an Environment Court decision that blocked its resource consent for building a wind farm in Central Otago. [more]

Reserve Bank reports first fall in farm loans in 9 years
The Reserve Bank says there was a fall in agricultural loans in October, representing the first time in nearly nine years that bank lending to farmers has declined. [more]

ACC accused of jeopardising rural healthcare
Rural Women New Zealand is accusing ACC of jeopardising the healthcare of up to 600 rural beneficiaries by slashing the travel expenses their carers receive. [more]

Workers told more LWR jobs will be gone by Christmas
More than 50 employees at Lane Walker Rudkin in Christchurch have been told they will be made redundant by Christmas. [more]

Fight against Christchurch music school goes to court
Legal action is being mounted by opponents of a plan to build a $24 million university music school at the Christchurch Arts Centre in the central city. [more]

NZ 21st after third round of World Cup in China
New Zealand's Danny Lee and David Smail have shot a poor third round of 70 in the fourballs at the World Cup of Golf in China. It means they're 11 ... [more]

Ireland end year unbeaten with South Africa win
South Africa's nightmare northern rugby tour has ended with a 15-10 loss to Ireland at Croke Park. Irish first five eighth Jonathan Sexton, who only made his debut against Fiji ... [more]

Davydenko beats Federer at 13th attempt
Russia's Nikolay Davydenko has beaten the world tennis number one Roger Federer 6-2 4-6 7-5 to reach the final of the ATP World Tour Finals for a second successive year. ... [more]

Vettori hails the crowd
The New Zealand cricket captain Dan Vettori is crediting the crowd at Dunedin's University Oval as well as his seam bowlers for their dramatic 32-run win over Pakistan in the ... [more]

Giggs clocks up his century as United beat Portsmouth
The English football champions Manchester United have won 4-1 at Portsmouth with veteran midfielder Ryan Giggs completing his century of Premier League goals. Manchester City's posted a seventh straight draw ... [more]

Fire fighters keep eye on site of rural blaze
Fire fighters are continuing to monitor the site of a destructive blaze south west of Nelson. [more]

Myanmar humanitarian worker granted refugee status
A woman who co-ordinated disaster relief work in Myanmar and helped monks flee Government crackdowns there has won refugee status in New Zealand. [more]

Hutt Valley DHB looking for another $10m
The Hutt Valley District Health Board says it needs to find at least $10 million next year to meet its budget commitments. [more]

Black Caps steal famous victory over Pakistan
The return of pace bowler Shane Bond proved pivotal as the New Zealand cricketers completed a thrilling 32-run victory over Pakistan in the first Test at the University Oval in ... [more]

New health centre for Lower Hutt to meet demand
A general practice is to open in Lower Hutt early next year to accommodate a growing number of residents who are unable to see a local family doctor. [more]

Finance Minister's car illegally parked for haircut
Finance Minister Bill English says he will discuss with those involved on Monday how his ministerial car ended up parked on double yellow lines and blocking a disabled parking spot. [more]

Inquiry follows girl's death at rugby tournament
An investigation involving police and the Department of Labour has begun to find out how a six-year-old girl was crushed by sports equipment at a sporting event. [more]

Erakovic wins doubles in Japan
New Zealand's Marina Erakovic has won a title on her comeback to professional tennis, with her Thai partner Tamarine Tanasugarn taking out the doubles at the WTA event on carpet ... [more]

Defendants, lawyers 'colluding' over court process
Defendants are colluding with their lawyers or engineering their dismissal to try to delay the court process, the author of a critical review of New Zealand's legal aid system says. [more]

Police seek information on missing 15-year-old
Police in Wellington are appealing for information on the whereabouts of a 15-year-old girl who has not been seen in the past week. [more]

Convincing win for All Blacks against France
New Zealand have beaten France 39-12 in their rugby Test at Marseille to regain the Dave Gallagher Trophy. [more]

Transport Agency cracking down on toll dodgers
The Transport Agency is collecting tens of thousands of dollars in unpaid tolls from Auckland's Northern Gateway. [more]

Namibia to appear at Rugby World Cup 2011
Namibia has won the battle for the Africa 1 qualification spot for Rugby World Cup 2011 in New Zealand, after defeating Tunisia over a two-match series with an aggregate score ... [more]

All Blacks beat France
After beating France 39-12 in their rugby Test at Marseille to regain the Dave Gallaher trophy, the All Blacks captain Richie McCaw has been named the International Rugby Board player of ... [more]

Govt push for more Pacific children in early education
A revised education plan for Pacific Island students includes getting more under five-year-olds into early education and boosting secondary school qualification rates. [more]

Erebus group on Antarctic excursion
Family members of Erebus disaster victims are taking part in an excursion in Antarctica on Sunday as part of the commemorations of New Zealand's worst air disaster. [more]

McCaw named IRB player of year for second time
New Zealand captain Richie McCaw has been named the International Rugby Board player of the year, making the All Blacks' flanker the first two-time winner of the award. [more]

Discussion paper on boosting victims' rights due soon
A discussion paper on enhancing the rights of victims of crime should be made public in the next few weeks, according to Justice Minister Simon Power. [more]

Flood of complaints to Privacy Commissioner
The Privacy Commissioner has dealt with the highest number of inquiries in six years. [more]

Police name woman found dead in Kaingaroa
Police have released the name of woman who was found dead at a house near Rotorua. [more]

Wellington Phoenix face tough challenge in Brisbane
The Wellington Phoenix are not expecting tonight's football match against the Brisbane Roar in Australia to be an easy one. Brisbane have lost five of their last seven matches while ... [more]

Smith says victory never tasted so sweet
The All Blacks have outclassed France 39-12 in Marseille to wrap up their test programme for the year and centre Conrad Smith says the victory was the most satisfying of ... [more]

Gilmore claims third consecutive world surfing title
The Gold Coast surfer Stephanie Gilmore has clinched a third straight women's world surfing title after her closest rivals crashed out of the Gidget Pro event at Sunset Beach in ... [more]

Del Potro to meet Davydenko in World Tennis Tour Final
Argentine Juan Martin Del Potro will meet Nikolay Davydenko in the final of the ATP World Tennis Tour Finals after overcoming Swedish eighth seed Robin Soderling 6-7 (1-7) 6-3 7-6 ... [more]

McCaw wins IRB player of the year award
The New Zealand captain Richie McCaw has been named the International Rugby Board player of the year, making the All Blacks star the first two-time winner of the award. Outstanding ... [more]

Jetskier rescued off Wairarapa coast
A 25-year-old Auckland man had to be winched out of Palliser Bay on the Wairarapa coast on Sunday afternoon after he fell from a jet ski and was dragged out to sea. [more]

Council hopes lower cost road link will go ahead
The Rodney District Council says it hopes a road link north of Auckland will be approved, now that construction costs have been reduced by tens of millions of dollars. [more]

Pensioners going overseas can claim full entitlement
Retired New Zealanders who decide to head overseas will soon be able to claim their full superannuation as they leave. [more]