Radio New Zealand - Sunday, 30th 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, Spiritual Outlook, Sunday Morning, Te Ahi Kaa, Writers and Readers Festivals

Arts on Sunday

Photographers and climate change
Australian Rodney Dekker and Auckland's Peter Evens are among the photographers taking part in the Auckland Festival of Photography. [more]

Music School building in limbo
Plans for Wellington's new school of music are in limbo after the government withdrew a promised contribution of $11 million. Composer Robin Maconie and the head of the Wellington School of Music, Elizabeth Hudson comment. [more]

Andrew Bovell - When the rain stops falling
The acclaimed scriptwriter for Strictly Ballrom and Lantana talks about his new play set largely in a future where fish fall from the sky and snow falls in the desert. [more]

Dame Pat Evison
Dame Pat Evison, who died yesterday, talks in 2002 about her early years in television. [more]

Ross Girven
Actor Ross Girven talks about his new role as the notorious demon barber, Sweeny Todd. [more]

John Pule
Poet, novelist and painter John Pule,"possibly the most important living contemporary Pacific artist"on his new retrospective at Wellington's City Gallery. [more]

Lee Gutkind
The author and editor of several books talks about the rise of the creative nonfiction genre. [more]

Matariki and Maori Modernisim
Bishop Muru Walters and Selwyn Muru discuss the contemporary Maori art movement that began in Northland in the 1950s. [more]


Ideas for 30 May 2010: The Business of Imprisonment
New Zealand is embarking on its second experiment with the privatisation of prisons. Guests include economist Phil Barry, Maori Party MP Hone Harawira, Israeli academic Amir Paz-Puchs, Chief Human Rights Commissioner Rosslyn Noonan, the CEO of the Waipareira Trust John Tamihere, and Robert Perkinson, the author of Texas Tough: The Rise of America's Prison Empire. [more]


Mediawatch for 30 May 2010
The debate about prisons, and a rare glimpse of what life's like behind bars; Iceland's initiative for media freedom; how a tragedy in 1975 changed attitudes to journalists' safety. [more]

Nine To Noon

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

One In Five

One in Five for Sunday 30 May 2010
Some super sized disability advice for the oncoming Super City; and the woman who wants to publish the stories of others like herself, living with bi-polar. [more]

Sounds Historical

Sounds Historical Hour One - 30 May 2010
8pm to 9pm. Due to copyright restrictions, all music has been removed. [more]

Sounds Historical Hour Two - 30 May 2010
9pm to 10pm. Due to copyright restrictions, all music has been removed. [more]


Spectrum for 30 May 2010
Otaki hospital opened in 1899 and now it's a women's health centre. For much of last century it was a maternity hospital. At an open day, former nurses, midwives, and mothers, celebrate the hospital's history and the part they played in it. [more]

Spiritual Outlook

Spiritual Outlook for 30 May 2010
Maureen Garing talks to Murray Short, a member of Wellington's Quaker meeting about the beliefs and practices of Quakers. [more]

Sunday Morning

Don Rothwell - Saving the Whales
Professor Don Rothwell from the Australian National University has been in New Zealand to talk about the legal implications of the reforms and the legal options open to New Zealand to challenge Japanese whaling. [more]

Jennifer Walsh - Three Strikes
Professor Jennifer Walsh has studied how the Three Strikes law works across the US, and made a submission in favour of the legislation in New Zealand. She talks to Chris about how Three Strikes is implemented, the impact it has had and why it can work to keep the most dangerous offenders away from the public. [more]

George Fergusson - Heading Home
The out-going British High Commissioner to New Zealand, George Fergusson, has long links with this country. He talks with Chris Laidlaw about the relationship between the two countries, and how much the new UK coalition government has learned from the NZ Cabinet manual. [more]

Te Ahi Kaa

Te Ahi Kaa mo 30 o Haratua (May) 2010
Maraea Rakuraku investigates Marae Justice and it's role in the past and present. [more]

Writers and Readers Festivals

Collecting Worlds
Kamila Shamsie and Ilija Trojanow explore from their positions on the margins of their adopted cultures what it means to write for, and about, a globalised world. John Newton is in the chair. [more]

News stories:

All Whites beat Serbia world cup warm up match
The All Whites have beaten 15th ranked Serbia, one-nil in a football world cup warm-up match in Klagenfurt, in Austria. Striker Shane Smeltz scored the only goal of the match for ... [more]

Bangladesh slump on day three of first cricket test against England
Bangladesh is 237 for seven in reply to England's first innings of 505, at stumps on the third day of the first cricket test at Lord's in London. Starting the day ... [more]

Bulls win Super 14 rugby title
The Bulls have won their third Super 14 rugby title in four years, beating fellow South African side the Stormers 25-17 in Soweto. First-five Morne Steyn kicked 20 points, with the ... [more]

Mortgagee sales hurt home owners more than investors
More householders than property investors were forced into mortgagee sales in March, compared with the same time last year, figures reveal. [more]

Djokovic advances to fourth round at French Open
The world number three Novak Djokovic survived a second-set lapse before advancing to the fourth round of the French Tennis Open, in Paris. Djokovic beat Romania's Victor Hanescu in four sets, ... [more]

All Whites surprise football world with win over Serbia
The All Whites goal scorer Shane Smeltz says the Serbians appeared stunned by their 1-0 loss to New Zealand in Sunday morning's football world cup warm-up match in Austria. The Serbs ... [more]

Defending champs suffer third straight loss in NBL
The defending national basketball champions Waikato have suffered their third straight NBL loss, losing to the Wellington Saints 103 to 84. North Harbour ended a five game losing streak in beating ... [more]

Police say 2010 road toll could exceed 400
Police fear the road toll could reach 400 or more this year, because more people are dying on weekends. [more]

Latest poll shows fall in support for National
Support for the National Party has dropped five points since the last survey in April, according to the latest One News Colmar Brunton Poll. [more]

Gunpoint robbery of more than 50 icecreams
A group of five young people have robbed a West Auckland takeaway shop at gunpoint, making off with more than 50 icecreams. [more]

Tinwald cyclist gets third place finish in Ireland tour
The mid-Canterbury cyclist Shane Archbold outsprinted the peloton to finish third in Saturday's sixth stage of The Ras cycle tour in Ireland. Some excellent work from teammate MarcRyan put Archbold in ... [more]

Brumbies first-five joins Mooloos as lock O'Neill departs
Brumbies first-five eighth Christian Lealiifano has signed on with Waikato for this year's national provincial rugby competition. The 22-year-old, who was born in Auckland, joins the squad early next month for ... [more]

Klitschko defends WBC heavyweight title
Vitali Klitschko has beaten challenger Albert Sosnowski by technical knockout, ending the Pole's bid to become his country's first heavyweight champion. Towering over his lighter opponent, Klitschko sucesfully defended his WBC ... [more]

Serbia fans invade pitch during All Whites win
The Serbian captain Nemanja Vidic had to appeal for calm over the public address system as his country's fans rioted during the All Whites' 1-0 win, in a football World Cup ... [more]