Radio New Zealand - Sunday, 16th May 2010

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

Arts on Sunday

17th Sydney Biennale - Josie McNaught
Josie McNaught looks at two major art exhibitions involving kiwis. The 17th Sydney Biennale and the Unnerved exhibition of New Zealand art on show at Brisbane. [more]

Pacific Island Arts
The country's Pacific Arts capital, Manukau, is celebrating what's been achieved so far in the arts, and what is still holding Pacific Island artists back. [more]

Fat Freddys Drop
Fat Freddys Drop are about to release a CD of a live gig in London. They explain why their music is in demand around the world. [more]

Contemporary Dance: Paula Steeds-Huston
Lynn chats with the new head of Contemporary Dance at the New Zealand school of dance, Paula Steed-Huston. [more]

Canadian Artists
Lynn chats to two visiting Canadian artists who make sure people don't forget what life is really like on Indian reserves. [more]

Opera Review: The Marriage Of Figaro
Dave Armstrong reviews Opera New Zealand's latest version of Mozart's The Marriage Of Figaro. [more]

Sculptor: Andrea du Chatenier
Lucy Orbell meets a sculptor whose take on femininity challenges the norm, with her exhibition, Golden Age. [more]

Adaptation: Novels to Movies
In our books section, why is it that when a great novel ends up on the big screen, something often gets lost in translation? We investigate the challenges of adaptation. [more]

Play: Pear Shaped
Lynn speaks to writer and director Andy Saker, whos first play, Pear Shaped, premieres Wednesday at the Pumphouse Theatre Company in Auckland. [more]


Ideas for 16 May 2010
This week we look at the future of Australasia's fastest growing city, Auckland. [more]


Mediawatch for 16 May 2010
Reporting two stories which traumatised high school students, a Sunday paper's South African scoop, a NZ star of intelligent reality TV, rugby swearing, female cricketers forced to follow on and survey sex gets the media's attention. [more]

Nine To Noon

Off the beaten track
World Environment Day and biodiversity. [more]

One In Five

One In Five for Sunday 16 May 2010
Teaching integrated dance; and two takes on what it takes to make schools a good place for disabled students. [more]

Sounds Historical

Sounds Historical Hour One - 16 May 2010
8pm to 9pm. Due to copyright restrictions, all music has been removed. [more]

Sounds Historical Hour Two - 16 May 2010
9pm to 10pm. Due to copyright restrictions,all music has been removed. [more]


Spectrum for 16 May 2010
Deborah Nation joins legendary singer John Hore Grenell at his family farm at Whitecliffs in the Canterbury Foothills. [more]

Sunday Morning

Jim Mather
Maori Television's chief executive on the network's evolution and its ambitions. [more]

Reverend Ron Givens
Gives us a first-hand look at how California's three-strike law works. [more]

Listeners have their say on the ideas and issues that have appeared in the programme. [more]

Te Ahi Kaa

Te Ahi Kaa mo 16 o Haratua (May) 2010
Horouta Waka Hoe club in Gisborne has trained some fierce paddlers, as Maraea found out. [more]

Writers and Readers Festivals

Simon Schama and Margo Lanagan
Simon Schama and Margo Lanagan reflect on their different approaches to narrative and history, in a session chaired by Lydia Wevers. [more]

News stories:

Big cuts in red tape ahead for Auckland
The new Auckland Council will cut red tape and the fees charged for many services from the day it comes into being on 1 November. [more]

Picnic area may have to close
DoC says vandals may force it to get rid of the Pourakino picnic area in Southland. In the latest incident: 4WD vehicles turned the ground into a muddy bog. [more]

Cyanide ban in gold processing wanted by lobby group
An environmental group wants the mining industry in New Zealand to observe a call by the European Parliament to ban cyanide use in gold processing. [more]

Crusaders tame Brumbies to seal semi-final place
The Crusaders are the only New Zealand rugby side to make the Super 14 semi-finals after they beat the ACT Brumbies 40-22 in Christchurch. The Hurricanes bowed out of contention after ... [more]

Australia's Evans wins Giro stage
Cadel Evans won the gruelling seventh stage of Giro d'Italia, the Tour of Italy cycle race. The Australian's victory over 222 kilometres from Carrara to Montalcino came as Alexandre Vinokourov regained ... [more]

Webber on pole for Monaco Grand Prix
Australian driver Mark Webber has won Red Bull's sixth straight pole position in Formula One after qualifying quickest at the Monaco Grand Prix. Poland's Robert Kubica split the two Red Bulls ... [more]

Chelsea claim double with FA Cup victory over Portsmouth
Chelsea has won English football's FA Cup, beating Portsmouth 1-0 in the final at London's Wembley Stadium thanks to a long-range Didier Drogba free-kick just before the hour. Chelsea are the ... [more]

Crusaders off to Soweto, Waratahs also heading east
As expected, the Stormers have thrashed a second-string Bulls side to ensure both South African teams will host next weekend's Super 14 rugby semi-finals. The 38-10 result at Cape Town seals ... [more]

At least $500 million more needed for health - CTU
The Council of Trade Unions estimates an extra $500 million at least is needed in the Budget on 20 May to keep the health system at its current level. [more]

TrustPower profit up
Despite a fall in revenue, TrustPower has reported a 14% rise in full year profit to just over $119 million for the March year. [more]

Restructuring plan proposed by finance company
Dorchester Pacific is waiting for its trustee to approve a restructuring plan that would see it come out of a moratorium by July. [more]

Further loss for online software company
Online accounting software company, Xero, has slipped further into the red despite tripling its revenue. [more]

Profit down at Wakefield Health
Wakefield Health's profit fell 39% to $6.2 million in the year to March, compared with the previous year. Revenue fell 11% to $77 million due to fewer patients. [more]

Japanese banks cancel merger
Two banks in Japan have cancelled a merger that would have created the country's sixth-largest bank after one of them revealed heavy annual losses. [more]

NAB repaying overcharges
National Australia Bank has begun repaying fees to customers who were overcharged between 2002 - 2009. [more]

$US23 billion refinery deal by Nigeria and China
The state-run oil firm NNPC in Nigeria and China State Construction Engineering Corporation have signed a deal worth $US23 billion (18 billion euros). [more]

Pruning season underway
Tree pruning for next season and weed spraying are underway in apple and pear orchards in the Nelson/Motueka region. [more]

Super 14 vs the NRL
It was the Super 14 vs the NRL in Auckland on Saturday night. In the last Super 14 match at Eden Park, which is under construction, a capacity 17,500 watched the ... [more]

Federer to meet Nadal in Madrid Open final
World tennis number one Roger Federer will face arch rival Rafa Nadal in the Madrid Open final after the Swiss great qualifited by dispatching David Ferrer 7-5 3-6 6-3. Federer will ... [more]

Lighting dims first US T20 internationals
Sub-standard lights have forced organisers to cut one of the upcoming Twenty20 cricket matches between New Zealand and Sri Lanka in Florida. The first full internationals to take place in the ... [more]

Pistons stay top
Waikato remain atop the National Basketball League ladder after a 95-62 road win over the Otago Nuggets in Dunedin. In Nelson, the Giants toppled Taranaki 81-61. ... [more]

Driver sought after vehicle incident
Police in Blenheim want information on a maroon coloured vehicle involved in a serious crash just south of Blenheim. [more]

Ryanair fined over assistance to ash passengers
Italy has fined Ryanair 3 million euros for failing to help passengers after cancelling their flights during the volcanic ash crisis. Ryanair denies the accusation. [more]

Series of small quakes in Bay of Plenty
Earth tremors continue to be recorded in the Bay of Plenty. [more]

Leonardo to leave Milan
AC Milan coach Leonardo has announced he's leaving the club after just one season in charge - confirming one of the worst kept secrets in Italian football. The Brazillian took the ... [more]

Lam tips Blues to win Super 15
Coach Pat Lam's predicting his Blues will win the Super 15 next year, after they beat the Chiefs 30-20 at Eden Park to finish seventh in the final Super 14. Lam's ... [more]

Whincup on front row with Courtney sixth fastest
Holden's Jamie Whincup has responded to James Courtney's challenge to his championship lead, putting his car on the front row of the grid for Sunday's V8 Supercar race at Winton. Courtney, ... [more]

Junior Football Ferns lose second match to USA
The New Zealand under-20 women's football team has succumbed to a late flurry of goals to go down to a 4-nil defeat by world champions USA in the second of two ... [more]

Bayern Munich on track for a treble
Bayern Munich are on track for a historic football treble after the Bundesliga champions won the German Cup, demolishing Werder Bremen 4-0 in the final in Berlin. Bayern keeper Hans-Joerg Butt ... [more]

Homework character traits supported by PPTA
The Post Primary Teachers Association says the character traits developed by a novel form of homework are just what is needed for success at secondary school. [more]

Asian families advised to do homework before emigrating
Families planning to emigrate to New Zealand are being advised to investigate what life is like in this country, before they arrive. [more]

Law Society wants victim statements in Youth Court
The Law Society wants victim impact statements introduced to the Youth Court. [more]

Eden Park RWC ticket applications oversubscribed
Rugby World Cup organisers are warning people that ticket applications are oversubscribed for matches at Eden Park and those involving the All Blacks. The first round of ticketing closes on Friday. [more]

Woman in hospital after motorway crash
A woman is in Wellington hospital in a serious condition after a crash that closed two lanes on State Highway One between Johnsonville and Porirua. [more]

Blacksticks forced to settle for draw
The New Zealand women's hockey team are lamenting some crucial lapses in concentration after a late goal cost them victory in the second test against India in Palmerston North this afternoon. ... [more]

Courtney surges to top of V8 Supercar standings
Ford driver James Courtney has taken the V8 Supercar championship lead after winning Sunday's race at Winton while defending champion Jamie Whincup crashed out. Courtney beat home Holden's Craig Lowndes to ... [more]

Jones warms bench in WNBA debut
Disgraced former American Olympic sprinter Marion Jones failed to score and spent most of the game watching her teammates from the bench in her professional basketball debut on Sunday. Jones ... [more]

Principal says he tried to stop illegal after-ball party
The principal of Pakuranga College in East Auckland is rejecting claims the school was complicit in an under-age after-ball party shut down by authorities. [more]

Mountain biker rescued by helicopter
A mountain-biker with suspected spinal injuries has been airlifted by helicopter to Wellington Hospital after an accident in Upper Hutt, north of Wellington. [more]

Rampant Rabbitohs smash Tigers
South Sydney have wound back the clock for the NRL's heritage round, returning to the scene of some of their most famous victories to smash a woeful Wests Tigers 50-10 ... [more]

Andrew Hore likely to miss All Blacks June Tests
Hurricane's captain Andrew Hore's dislocated shoulder could keep him out of rugby for up to six months. Hore suffered the injury in last night's Super 14 loss to the Waratahs in ... [more]

Penrose fire declared arson
A fire at an abandoned freezing works in Penrose, Auckland, which destroyed several buildings has been officially declared as arson. [more]

Inmate charged after prison officer's death
A prison inmate has been charged with assaulting the Waikato prison officer whose life support was turned off in Middlemore Hospital on Sunday. [more]

Woman dies in Waiheke retirement home fire
An elderly woman has been found dead after a small fire broke out in her retirement home on Waiheke Island in the Hauraki Gulf. [more]

Missing man's family travelling to London
The siblings of a missing New Zealander flew out from Auckland Airport on Sunday night so they can join the search for him in London. [more]

Most flood evacuees able to return home
Some of the houses damaged in flooding in the Tapawera Valley, at the top of the South Island, were uninhabitable on Sunday night. [more]

Bay of Plenty farmers welcome downpour
Bay of Plenty farmers are welcoming the heavy downpour in their region over the weekend, after a very dry year so far. [more]

Hunter shot dead near Te Puke
A hunter has been shot dead in Paengaroa, near Te Puke. [more]