Radio New Zealand - Sunday, 9th May 2010

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This page features: Arts on Sunday, Ideas, Mediawatch, Morning Report, News Stories, One In Five, Sounds Historical, Spectrum, Sunday Morning, Te Ahi Kaa, Writers and Readers Festivals

Arts on Sunday

Andy Leleisi'uao
New Zealand born Samoan artist Andy Leleisi'uao spent his first years as a painter critiquing Pacific Island stereotypes. [more]

Wade Kernot and Emma Pearson
The NBR New Zealand Opera's latest version of Mozart's Marriage of Figaro will feature two high flyers on the Australasian and now European opera circuit. [more]

James Acheson
Award-winning costume designer James Acheson talks to Simon Morris. [more]

Paul Millar
Uncovering the intensely private life of one of New Zealand's foremost essayist, Bill Pearson. [more]

Monte Cassino tribute
Sofia Elise is one of 41 New Zealand artists whose work will be exhibited at Cassino in Italy to mark the 66th anniversary of th Battle of Monte Cassino. [more]

Railway Collection
Special Collections Librarian at Otago University, Donald Kerr, Tells us more about the great collector and character, Ernie Webber. [more]


Ideas for 9 May 2010
New Zealand's upper house, the Legislative Council, was abolished in 1951 and there are those who believe the country is the weaker for it. So is there a place for bicameralism in New Zealand? [more]


Mediawatch for 9 May 2010
Left out of the loop for the PM's 'secret' trip to Afghanistan, a broken embargo offshore, the partisan British press pick winners prematurely, reporters testing service at service stations. [more]

Morning Report

Begging on rise in Auckland and Wellington
City councils and retailers in both Auckland and Wellington say beggars now have more of a presence on their city streets. In Auckland, begging is the most common form of anti-social behavior reported by the council. [more]

One In Five

One in Five for Sunday 9 May 2010
Blurb Special Olympics goes global with Athletes Leadership; and a case of laughter the best medicine: a dose of Like Minds' campaigner Taimi Allan. [more]

Sounds Historical

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

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


Spectrum for 9 May 2010
A Catholic youth group and a variety of interested adults visit a Hindu Temple and a Mosque to find out more about faiths other than Christianity. [more]

Sunday Morning

Owen Marshall
Owen Marshall has produced a new collection of poems in a book called 'Sleepwalking in Antartica'. [more]

Jeffrey Paparoa Holma - Tuhoe Tales
Jeffrey Paparoa Holman's new book 'Best of Both Worlds - The story of Elsdon Best and Tutakangahau' examines the relationship of two well known New Zealands. [more]

Morgan Williams - Environment Matters
Former Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Morgan Williams, discusses the question - are we winning or losing the fight for genuine sustainability? [more]

Notes from the South with Dougal Stevenson
Today Dougal comments on public art in Dunedin. [more]

Te Ahi Kaa

Te Ahi kaa mo 09 o Haratua (May) 2010
Shared experiences of colonisation brought Maori and Pacifika activists together with a London-based black theatre group creating Keskidee Aroha. Maraea Rakuraku finds out more. [more]

Writers and Readers Festivals

Richard Dawkins
This outspoken atheist and evolutionary biologist sets out his criticism of creationism and intelligent design. Bernard Beckett chairs. [more]

News stories:

No sign of Waikato River jumper
The police dive squad in Cambridge has found no sign of a man who dived into the Waikato River following a police chase. [more]

Suspected Israeli passport fraudster now murder suspect
New Zealand police say they still have a warrant to arrest an Israeli man who is now reportedly a suspect in a killing in Dubai. [more]

Ady Gil crash report fails to determine fault
An Australian investigation has failed to determine who caused a collision between an anti-whaling speedboat and a Japanese whaling ship in the Southern Ocean earlier this year. [more]

Seaweed to be farmed commercially
The Government has agreed to allow undaria seaweed (Japanese kelp) to be farmed commercially on coasts where it is out of control. Specific areas are still to be decided. [more]

South African coach praises World Cup preparations by NZ
South African rugby coach Peter de Villiers is praising New Zealand's preparations for the 2011 Rugby World Cup. [more]

Weather afflicts oyster catch
Oyster boat operators near Bluff say they have worked very little over the past two months due to some of the worst stormy seas and heavy winds in decades. [more]

Dannevirke girl abducted, sexually assaulted
Dannevirke police are appealing for public help following the sexual assault of a teenage girl who was abducted from a street in the town at about 7pm on Friday night. [more]

Protest group gives up on collision inquiry
The Sea Shepherd anti-whaling group says it has given up hope that an inquiry into a collision between one of its boats and a Japanese whaling ship, will lead to the truth. [more]

Nokia sues Apple over technology
Nokia has filed a lawsuit against Apple claiming the iPad 3G and iPhone infringe five of its patents. [more]

Magic beat Pulse
The Waikato-Bay of Plenty Magic have beaten the Central Pulse 56-44 in their trans-Tasman netball clash in Rotorua. The Magic were up by just three goals at half-time, but then outscored ... [more]

No favours but all to play for in final round
Neither the Chiefs nor the Highlanders have been able to do any favours for the remaining New Zealand rugby sides still in contention for the Super 14 semi-finals. The Chiefs lost ... [more]

Still no home winners in NBL
North Harbour have lost their unbeaten home record to Waikato in the National Basketball League, going down 78 to 71 on the North Shore. Southland also lost at home to the ... [more]

Blues hammer Lions
The Blues have thrashed the winless Lions 56-14 in Johannesburg to hand the South Africans an unwanted record - they're now the first Super 14 rugby team to lose 12 consecutive ... [more]

Sea Eagles back up with big win over Dragons
Manly have beaten the National Rugby League leaders St George Illawarra 24-6 at Brookvale Oval - just the second defeat of the Dragons' season. Manly secured the win despite having eight ... [more]

Webber takes pole in Barcelona
The Australian Formula One driver Mark Webber's claimed pole position for tomorrow morning's Spanish Grand Prix ahead of Red Bull team mate Sebastian Vettel and McLaren's Lewis Hamilton. Hamilton shares the ... [more]

Greens urge NZ Govt to help investigate Dubai killing
The Green Party says the New Zealand Government should be helping Dubai investigate an assassination, in which Israeli agents are suspected of using stolen passports. [more]

Quake north of White Island
An earthquake measuring 5.0 on the Richter scale has occurred 100km north of White Island. [more]

White Ferns match Black Caps at T20 World Cup
The New Zealand women's cricket team have posted a 47-run win over Sri Lanka at the Twenty20 World Cup in the West Indies. The White Ferns made 154 for seven in ... [more]

La Liga goes to wire, Bayern win Bundesliga
The battle for the Spanish football league title will go down to the final day of the season with champions Barcelona holding a one-point lead over Real Madrid, while Bayern Munich ... [more]

Pietersen stars against his native South Africa at T20 Cup
South Africa has beaten England by 39 runs to all but seal a semi-final place in the Twenty20 cricket World Cup. Kevin Pietersen laid the platform for a commanding victory over ... [more]

Strong showing from Walker, Willers in BMX Supercross
New Zealand's world champion BMX racer Sarah Walker has finished second in a star-studded UCI World Cup Supercross event in Copenhagen. Olympic silver medallist Laetitia le Corguille won after the pair ... [more]

Fed Express derailed in Portugal by Spanish champ
The world tennis number one Roger Federer has been beaten by the defending champion Alberto Montanes in the semi-finals of the Portugal Open. The Swiss, who was the Estoril champion in ... [more]

Shot fired at car in Westport
The Armed Offenders Squad was called out on the West Coast at 12.30am on Sunday after a shot was fired at a car in Westport. [more]

Harrods sold to Qatar Holdings
Harrods department store has been sold to Qatar Holdings for about 1.5 billion pounds. The store was established in 1849: 15 million people shop there each year. [more]

Good start for Henderson and new team on Giro d'Italia
Britain's three-time Olympic cycling champion Bradley Wiggins has won the first stage of the Tour of Italy while his New Zealand team-mate, the sprinter Greg Henderson, finished fifth - only five ... [more]

Brown slips down
The Wellington golfer Mark Brown's dropped further down the leaderboard after a one over par third round of 73 at the Italian Open in Turin. Brown's now in a share of ... [more]

Big Phil in contention going into final day
Phil Mickelson's keeping his hopes of replacing Tiger Woods as world number one alive by spectacularly charging into contention at the Players Championship in Florida. From a distant nine strokes off ... [more]

Mining super tax worries Queensland Premier
Queensland Premier Anna Bligh has expressed concern about the federal government's proposed super tax on mining companies, saying she wants changes to protect the liquefied natural gas sector. [more]

Leeds win promotion
The fallen giants Leeds United have clinched automatic promotion to the second tier of English football, the Championship, after a 2-1 win over Bristol Rovers on a dramatic final day in ... [more]

Latvala takes Rally NZ at the finish line
The final day of Rally New Zealand's gone down to the wire with the Ford driver Jari-Matti Latvala taking first place overall on an exciting last stage. Latvala didn't win a ... [more]

Science sector to be at heart of Budget - Key
Prime Minister John Key has signalled gains for the science sector in the Budget. He says it will be at the heart of the Budget. [more]

EU to act by Monday to prevent spread of Greek crisis
Europe's leaders hope a new crisis fund for debt-ridden euro countries will send a reassuring message before world sharemarkets reopen for business on Monday. [more]

Black Caps get crucial win at T20 World Cup
The New Zealand cricket team's beaten Pakistan by one run in their second Super Eight match at the Twenty20 World Cup in Barbados. Batting first, the Black Caps set a very ... [more]

Premier League title to be decided
In English football, all eyes will be on Stamford Bridge overnight with Chelsea 90 minutes away from securing their first Premier League crown since 2006. The West-London club go into their ... [more]

Sweeney cited for dangerous tackle
Chiefs winger Dwayne Sweeney has been cited for a dangerous tackle during the Waikato side's 49-19 loss against New South Wales in Hamilton on Saturday. Citing Commissioner Steve Hinds cited Sweeney ... [more]

NZ minister defends China's climate change image
The New Zealand Government is defending China, over criticism of its environmental record at last year's climate change conference in Copenhagen. [more]