Radio New Zealand - Sunday, 31st January 2010

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This page features: Arts on Sunday, Morning Report, News Stories, One In Five, Sounds Historical, Spectrum, Sunday Morning, Te Ahi Kaa, The Treaty Debates

Arts on Sunday

Conservatorium - Chris Moore
Chris Moore, the Arts Editor for The Press, discusses the University Of Canterbury's planned Conservatorium, destined for the carpark at the Arts Centre. [more]

James Napier Roberstson
Writer-Director James Napier Robertson discusses his low budget feature film"I'm Not Harry Jensen", currently screening around the country. [more]

Short Film - The Six Dollar Fifty Man
NZ short film, The Six Dollar Fifty Man, had triumphed at the Sundance Film Festival, winning the Jury Prize for International Short Film-making. Lynn Freeman spoke to producers/directors, Louis Sutherland and Mark Albiston. [more]

Take your cast, turn half of them into prisoners and half of them into guards, then lock them away in a hall for a few days. That's the recipe for a new play called Fractur. [more]

Lucy Orbell wanders down Chews Lane for a look at some interesting Wellington architecture. [more]

Model Makers
Meet the genius model makers who are currently creating a robotic moa and recreating the giant Haast Eagle. [more]

Find out why New Zealand doesn't have enough bright young things wanting to be literary editors, and plans to do something about it. [more]

Poetry - Vana Manasiadis
Greek-Kiwi writer Vana Manasiadis, discusses her new poetry collection, Ithaca Island Bay Leaves. [more]

Play - 360
Lynn chats to two of the creatives behind the play 360, which is what you'll be doing in your swivel chair to see all the action in this New Zealand International Arts Festival show. [more]

Morning Report

Family of Pauly Fuemana devastated bysudden death
The family of musician Pauly Fuemana say they are shocked and devastated by his sudden death. [more]

One In Five

One in Five for 31 January 2010
The case for more humane rest-home care. And we're dining in the dark. [more]

Sounds Historical

Sounds Historical hour one - 31 January 2010
8pm to 9pm. Due to copyright restrictions, all music has been removed. [more]

Sounds Historical hour two - 31 January 2010
9pm to 10pm. Due to copyright restrictions, all music has been removed. [more]


Spectrum for 31 January 2010
It's hard to imagine homelessness in Invercargill, but they're there. So are the Salvation Army, taking food and hot drinks to them and many others on a Friday night in the old Bedford Ambo. [more]

Sunday Morning

Paul Spoonley
Paul Spoonley talks about the New Zealander of the 21st century, and the great tussle between biculturism and multiculturism. [more]

Mediawatch for 31 January 2010
TV3's Mike McRoberts and Dr Martin Hirst on the journalists getting involved in the catastrophe that's hit Haiti; stumbling upon suppression orders. [more]

Jon Fraenkel
Jon Fraenkel of the ANU is a multi-disciplinary social scientist with a background in economic history and political science, and a specialist on Fijian politics. [more]

Julian Burnside
Julian Burnside is the author of"Wordwatching: field notes from an amateur philologist". [more]

Notes from the south
Notes from the south. [more]

Ideas looks at the bottled water industry. [more]

Te Ahi Kaa

Te Ahi Kaa mo 31 o Kohitaatea (January) 2010
Dr Nathan Matthews reviews the only New Zealand book published that responds to the 2007 Terror Raids. [more]

The Treaty Debates

Treaty Debate 1 (2010)
Professor Paul Spoonley from Massey University articulates the evolutionary nature of the last 40 years of Maori social and cultural change through a focus on the life and achievement of fellow-panellist Professor Emeritus Ranginui Walker. [more]

News stories:

Scrub fire in the Far North
Three helicopters with monsoon buckets and six fire engines were fighting a scrub fire in the Far North on Saturday. [more]

Flooding delays Overlander train passengers
More than 100 passengers on the Overlander train were delayed after flooding south of Auckland. [more]

Telecom customers push for compensation
More than a dozen groups have set up pages on the social networking site Facebook to vent their anger at Telecom over its XT mobile network crash. Thousands of disgruntled customers have joined the internet groups. [more]

NZ company withdraws from joint oil exploration study
New Zealand Oil and Gas says it still sees potential for oil exploration in Romania, despite withdrawing from a joint study examining possibilities in the area. [more]

Worker safety still not good enough - Wilkinson
Labour Minister Kate Wilkinson says more work is needed by high-risk industries and Government to bring down the number of workplace accidents and deaths. Last year, one workplace death a week was recorded. [more]

Unicyclists plan 500km road trip
Two friends with a passion for the circus plan to unicycle from Auckland to Levin to attend a juggling convention. [more]

Move to protect rare falcons in Marlborough
Some Marlborough vineyard owners say they will pay to protect rare native falcons from being electrocuted on power pole transformers. [more]

School boards 'have misgivings' about standards policy
A survey by the Principals Federation has found nearly half of boards of trustees are worried about plans for national standards for primary school children. The Education Minister says the union is scaremongering. [more]

More lose homes in mortgagee sales
Mortgagee sales made up almost 5% of total property sales in November, figures from property information company Terralink show. [more]

NIWA puts details from climate stations online
Detailed readings from each of the country's seven climate stations are soon to be posted online by the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA). [more]

Dozens of boaties call for help
The Auckland Coast Guard went to the rescue of 37 boats on Saturday, dealing with vessels that had capsized or caught fire and others that had simply run out of fuel. [more]

Arrests at racing carnival down 50% on last year
Police say there were around a dozen arrests at the Wellington Cup race day at Trentham in Upper Hutt, down 50% on last year. [more]

Fifty arrests during big weekend for Wellington
Police arrested 50 people in Wellington on Saturday night as numbers in the city swelled following the AC/DC concert and the Wellington Cup race day. [more]

US researchers use NZ skin cancer database
American researchers will be using an image database of more than 1 million skin lesions from New Zealand and Australian patients to find new ways of detecting melanoma. [more]

Car rolls on SH2, trapping woman
A woman was trapped in her car when it rolled on State Highway 2 in Bay of Plenty. [more]

Ali Williams out of Super 14 after rupturing Achilles
All Blacks lock Ali Williams faces at least six months on the sidelines after rupturing his Achilles tendon in the opening minutes of his rugby comeback match on Friday afternoon. It ... [more]

Montaza delayed in Bangladesh
One of Bangladesh's most experienced players will arrive late in New Zealand after his departure was delayed because of a bout of fever. Bowler Mashrafe Mortaza, who has just returned from ... [more]

Greatbatch appointed NZ cricket coach
The former international Mark Greatbatch has been appointed as the New Zealand cricket coach, and will be in charge for next week's tour by Bangladesh. Greatbatch will join the existing Blackcaps ... [more]

Red Ruler wins Wellington Cup
Hot favourite Red Ruler has won the $250,000 Wellington Cup at Trentham. The Matamata-trained gelding ridden by Mark du Plessis came through to take the lead on the straight to finish ... [more]

Australia win under-19 cricket World Cup
Australia have won the under-19 cricket World Cup beating Pakistan by 25 runs in the final at Lincoln. Australia scored 207 for nine in their 50 overs and then dismissed Pakistan ... [more]

Phoenix still in A-League playoff race after Christchurch win
Wellington Phoenix remain in the A-League playoff race after last night's 1-0 win over Adelaide United in Christchurch moved the Phoenix up to fourth for now. A first half goal from ... [more]

Togo suspended after withdrawal following killings
Togo will be suspended from the next two African Nations Cup football tournaments following their withdrawal from this year's competition after an attack on the Togo team bus killed three people. ... [more]

Casey and Dredge lead in Doha, Brown 28th
Paul Casey shares the lead with fellow Briton Bradley Dredge going into the final round of the Qatar golf Masters in Doha. Welshman Casey started the penultimate day five shots off ... [more]

Murray not afraid of Federer
Scotland's Andy Murray will be looking to end more than seven decades of British heartbreak when he squares off against Roger Federer in the men's final at the Australian tennis Open ... [more]

Williams beats Henin to claim fifth Australian Open final
Serena Williams is once again the Australian Open tennis champion, after she successfully defended her title with a 6-4, 3-6, 6-2 win over Justine Henin in the final in Melbourne. It's ... [more]

Pair rescued off Muriwai Beach
Two people who got caught on rocks off Muriwai Beach in Auckland have been rescued. [more]

Rugby commentator Bob Irvine dies
Rugby commentator and broadcaster Bob Irvine has died at the age of 83. [more]

Animal cruelty bill may get Government backing
Prime Minister John Key has been appalled by recent cases of animal cruelty, his office says, and the Government will consider backing a members' bill seeking stronger penalties. [more]

Economic recovery could be bumpy - NZIER
Interest rate rises later this year could cause a second dip in the economy, the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research warns. [more]

Tauranga residents must still conserve water
Water levels in Tauranga reservoirs affected by a broken mains pipe are improving, but residents still need to conserve water, the city council says. [more]

Musician Pauly Fuemana dies
Pauly Fuemana, the musician best-known for the hit song How Bizarre, has died aged 40. He had been ill for several months. [more]

Two people die after Bay of Plenty crash
Two people died after a ute and a bus collided on State Highway 33 south of Paengaroa in the Bay of Plenty. [more]

American Gates survives to win NZ Golf Open
American golfer Robert Gates survived a late scare to win the New Zealand Open, becoming the Nationwide Tour's thirteenth player to win on debut. [more]

Federer looking to extend British misery
Roger Federer expects to extend his record of grand slam tennis wins to 16 titles tonight when the Swiss great takes on Scotland's Andy Murray in the Australian Open final. It's ... [more]

Torckler wins Tour of Wellington
The New Zealand cyclist Michael Torckler has won the Tour of Wellington after the fourth stage, today's criterium in Wellington, was cancelled due to rain. Torckler was the overnight leader by ... [more]

Gates wins NZ Open despite final round nerves
The 24-year-old American golfer Robert Gates survived a late scare to win the New Zealand Open, becoming the Nationwide Tour's 13th player to win on debut. Gates saw a six-stroke lead ... [more]

CD thrash Auckland to win T20 final
The Central Districts cricket side are headed for the lucrative Twenty20 Champions League in India after thrashing Auckland by 78 runs in the domestic final at New Plymouth's Pukekura Park. Central ... [more]

NZFC going to the wire
Third-placed Otago United have continued their charge towards the New Zealand Football Championship semi-finals with a hard-fought 3-1 win over fourth-placed Wellington in Dunedin. Waikato FC's upset 3-2 win over YoungHeart ... [more]

Taylor proud of his winning CD side
Ross Taylor was the star but he's deflecting the praise onto his Central Districts cricket team-mates after thrashing Auckland by 78 runs in the domestic Twenty20 final in New Plymouth this ... [more]

Flooding closes SH5 and SH2
State Highway Five between Napier and Taupo was closed overnight on Sunday because of flooding and slips. [more]

Around 30 people cut off by flooding near Gisborne
More than 30 people remained cut off on Sunday night by flooding north-west of Gisborne. [more]

Post-mortem reveals taxi driver stabbed
Police are investigating a homicide after a post-mortem revealed that the taxi driver who crashed his car in the Auckland suburb of Mt Eden early on Sunday morning died of stab wounds. [more]