Radio New Zealand - Sunday, 13th June 2010

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This page features: Arts on Sunday, Ideas, Mediawatch, Morning Report, News Stories, One In Five, Sounds Historical, Spectrum, Spiritual Outlook, Sunday Morning, Te Ahi Kaa

Arts on Sunday

Stepping Out : Raewyn White
Raewyn White reviews the Auckland Theatre Company's production of Stepping Out, featuring former infomercial queen Suzanne Paul. [more]

Maori Playwrights
A panel of Maori playwrights and actors consider the current state of play of Maori theatre, Rawiri Paratene remembers the old days before there was much around. [more]

Escalator : Bootcamp
Escalator is a New Zealand Film Commission project to encourage, and ultimately develop new low-budget feature films. Lucy Orbell joins some young film makers at Boot Camp. [more]

Play : On The Rocks
A play that reunites the tempestuous literary neighbours Katherine Mansfield and John Middleton Murry, and D H Lawrence and his feisty wife Freida. [more]

Review : Te Kaupoi
Paul Diamond reviews Whiti Hereaka's new play, Te Kaupoi. [more]

Prison Art
Inside Out is an exhibition of art by prisoners who want to be judged solely on their artistic merit. We hear from curator Ellie Drummond and to former prisoner"Jason" [more]

Writer : Pip Adam
Today's feature writer is Pip Adam, who's continuing New Zealand's fine tradition of disconcerting short story writing. [more]

Dance : Charles Koroneho
Lynn talks to Charles Koroneho, a dancer, choreographer, Elam School of Fine Arts graduate and lecturer in Performing and Screen Arts. [more]

Conductor : Alexander Lazarev
Music censorship in Russia and why Stalin forced Sergei Prokoviev to rewrite the finale to his 7th Symphony. [more]


Ideas for 13 June 2010: Tony Simpson
Historian Tony Simpson is the author of 14 books including probably his best known work The Sugarbag Years - a collection of oral histories documenting the depression. A former trade unionist and radio producer, Tony Simpson's interests are wide-ranging. His books include works on everything from folk culture to New Zealand cuisine and he's helped shape the way many of us think about our history. Chris Laidlaw talks to Historian Tony Simpson about his influences, including author and economist W B Sutch; broadcaster Jim Henderson; George Orwell; novelist John Mulgan, and historians Studs Terkell, Eric Hobsbawm, Barbara Tuchman and John Pocock. From the Ideas collection: Influential Kiwis talk about their Influences [more]


Mediawatch for 13 June 2010
Media frenzy over ministers' spending; a TV show hoaxing the news media; more views on TV's 50th anniversary; the end of the Independent. [more]

Morning Report

Matariki has no connection to its traditional meaning
Despite the growing recognition of Matariki or Maori New Year, experts in Maori astronomy say the annual event has no connection to its traditional meaning. [more]

One In Five

One In Five for 13 June 2010
More 'Tales from the Trail'; tracking the government's record on disability issues; and why many disabled people couldn't vote in the British election. [more]

Sounds Historical

Sounds Historical Hour One - 13 June 2010
8pm to 9pm. Due to copyright restrictions all music has been removed. [more]

Sounds Historical Hour Two - 13 June 2010
9pm to 10pm. Due to copyright restrictions, all music has been removed. [more]


Spectrum for 13 June 2010
Almost forty years ago Judy Gilbert bought a little piece of what she thought was paradise on Great Barrier Island. But Judy discovered that she was sharing her land with thousands of rats. So she set about killing them off. [more]

Spiritual Outlook

Spiritual Outlook 13 June 2010
Maureen Garing talks with Professor Elaine Wainwright of the Univeristy if Auckland about their recent research into spirit possession. [more]

Sunday Morning

Robert Patman - the road to 9 - 11
Robert Patman is a Professor of International Relations at the Department of Politics, University of Otago. His book, 'Strategic Shortfall: The Somali Syndrome and the March to 9/11' is published by Praeger. [more]

Janet Stephenson - landscape and identity
'Beyond the Scene: Landscape and Identity in Aotearoa New Zealand' is edited by Janet Stephenson, Jacinta Ruru and Mick Abbott, and is published by Otago University Press. [more]

Ken Crispin - looking for justice
Ken Crispin is a former judge of the Australian Supreme Court. He talks to Chris Laidlaw about the strengths and weaknesses of the legal system, mandatory sentences, loss of rights due to the fear of terrorism, the 'war on drugs', the effect of 'tough on crime' rhetoric of police and politicians, and other issues which threaten justice in Western societies. [more]

Notes from the South with Dougal Stevenson
Dougal reflects on the damage caused by cannabis-dealing gangs. [more]

What you, the listeners, say on the ideas and issues that have appeared in the programme. [more]

Te Ahi Kaa

Te Ahi Kaa mo 13 o Pipiri (June) 2010
Health consultant Brenda Close explains a new health initiative to increase Maori nurses and midwives [more]

News stories:

NZ diplomat to take leading role in climate talks
A New Zealand diplomat with a top role in climate change talks says he will work hard to bring them to a conclusion later this year. Adrian Macey has been appointed vice-chair of the Kyoto Protocol negotiations. [more]

Federer to meet Hewitt in Halle Open final
The World number two Roger Federer closed in on his sixth Halle Open tennis title with a 7-6 6-4 win over local favourite Philipp Petzschner in the semi-finals in Germany. Federer, ... [more]

Contador wins penultimate stage of Dauphine Criterium
Cyclist Alberto Contador of Astana won the sixth and penultimate stage of the Dauphine Criterium as Janez Brajkovic tightened his grip on the race lead. The Slovenian Brajkovic started the day ... [more]

Messi shines as Argentina beat Nigeria
The World footballer of the year Lionel Messi lived up to his billing with a wonderful performance in Argentina's 1-nil win over Nigeria which confirmed the South Americans' status as one ... [more]

World Champions South Africa crush Six Nations Champions France
Winger Gio Aplon scored two tries and first five Morne Steyn kicked 15 points as world champions South Africa crushed France 42-17 at Newlands last night. The diminutive Aplon celebrated his ... [more]

McCaw gives All Blacks pass mark for first test win of the year
The All Blacks have opened their international rugby season with a 66-28 demolition of Ireland in New Plymouth but captain Richie McCaw wasn't entirely happy with the performance. Ireland played most ... [more]

All-American final at Wimbleson warm ip event
Mardy Fish set up an all-American final an the Queen's Club grass-court tennis event with a 6-3 6-4 straight sets win over Spain's Feliciano Lopez. Fish, serving powerfully, defeated Lopez easily ... [more]

England winger cited for dangerous tackle
The England rugby winger Mark Cueto will front a disciplinary hearing in Sydney on Monday, having been cited over a first-half incident in England's 27-17 loss to Australia in Perth last ... [more]

India crush Zimbabwe in Twenty20 clash
The Indian cricket team needed just 15 overs to inflict a crushing six-wicket defeat on Zimbabwe at the Queens Sports Club in the first of two Twenty-20 matches over the weekend. ... [more]

Bowen shines in stars absence to lead Cowboys to win over Canberra
An inspired performance from Matt Bowen has led the Cowboys rugby league team to a drought-breaking 16-8 NRL win over Canberra at Dairy Farmers Stadium. With the North Queenslanders missing skipper ... [more]

Records fall as All Blacks crush Ireland in Taranaki
The All Blacks punished Ireland for moments of ill-discipline with a commanding 66-28 victory in New Plymouth last night as the tourists played most of the high-paced Test with 14 men. ... [more]

Carter becomes first All Black to score 1000 test points
Dan Carter became the first All Black rugby player to surpass 1,000 test points in the 66-28 thrashing of 14-man Ireland in New Plymouth last night. Carter slotted 17 points on ... [more]

Ireland number eight to front judiciary
The Ireland rugby Number 8 Jamie Heaslip will appear at a judicial hearing after being red-carded during the All Blacks 66-28 victory over the Shamrock in New Plymouth last night. Heaslip ... [more]

Cyanide trail found in forest
A trail of cyanide found in the Tangowahine area could have put lives at risk, the Northland Regional Council says. [more]

Plans for new men's prison alongside women's
The Department of Corrections is proposing to build a new men's prison at Wiri, South Auckland, in order to meet a projected increase in the number of inmates in the upper North Island. [more]

Partial lunar eclipse on 26 June
A partial lunar eclipse will be visible from New Zealand later this month when the Earth's shadow obscures part of the moon. [more]

Independent honours body would see little change - PM
Prime Minister John Key says establishing an independent body, free of politicians, to determine who should receive honours would make little difference to the selections that are made. [more]

Rookie error from goalkeeper costs England at World Cup
A shocking schoolboy error from the England goalkeeper Robert Green gifted the United States a goal as the two sides tipped to qualify from Group C battled to a 1-all draw ... [more]

Hamilton ends Red Bull dominance to claim pole for Canadian Gran Prix
The McLaren driver Lewis Hamilton timed his final run to perfection to snatch pole position for the Canadian Formula One Grand Prix and halt Red Bull's domination of qualifying this season. ... [more]

Johns stands down from coaching role amid racism allegations
The NSW assistant coach Andrew Johns has stood down form hjis role amid allegations he made racist and offensive comments about Queensland Origin star Greg Inglis during a Blues bonding session. ... [more]

Dagg given A pass in debut for All Blacks
The All Blacks coaching team have given debutant Israel Dagg a glowing review after the 22 year old helped New Zealand to a 66-28 victory over Ireland in the first rugby ... [more]

South Korea claim slick win over Greece at World Cup
South Korea chalked up their first win of the football World Cup finals with a fluent 2-nil victory over a Greece side that paid a heavy price for defensive frailties in ... [more]

'Circuit breaker' to stop big share swings
New trading restrictions are being imposed on some US stocks to try to avoid a repeat of the plunge in share values on Wall Street last month. [more]

North Shore drink drive blitz nets 41 drivers
The police say a drink driving blitz on Auckland's North Shore has caught 41 drivers over the breath alcohol limit. [more]

Henry happy with first up win despite leaky defence
The New Zealand rugby coach Graham Henry says he's pleased with the All Blacks first performance of the year despite conceding 28 points to a 14 man Ireland in the 66-28 ... [more]

NZ's aid programme reviewed
New Zealand's aid programme has been under scrutiny from an international review team. [more]

No merger for wool co-operatives
Primary Wool and Wool Grower Holdings have decided not to join forces. The two farmer co-operatives have been in talks about forming a single co-operative since last year. [more]

Maori Fisheries Trust opposes anti-whaling legal action
The Maori Fisheries Trust says New Zealand should not join Australia's legal action against Japanese whaling. Its chairman says it is unrealistic for anti-whaling countries to expect an immediate and complete stop to whaling. [more]

Muslim school passes first hurdle in joining state system
The country's only private Muslim school for girls has passed one of the main hurdles to joining New Zealand's state school system. [more]

Heaslip hit with five week ban after Irish rugby loss
Irish loose forward Jamie Heaslip has been suspended for five weeks for foul play during the rugby test loss to the All Blacks in New Plymouth on Saturday night. [more]

Ban tail docking for dogs says Vets Association
The Veterinary Association is advising vets against docking dogs' tails for cosmetic reasons. [more]

Heaslip hit with five week ban
The Irish loose forward Jamie Heaslip has been suspended for five weeks for foul play during the rugby test loss to the All Blacks in New Plymouth last night. Heaslip was ... [more]

Hamilton fined but on pole in Montreal
McLaren's Lewis Hamilton has pole position for tomorrow morning's Canadian Grand Prix but he's also nearly 15 thousand dollars out of pocket. The former world champion's been fined and reprimanded for ... [more]

Steyn puts Proteas in command
South Africa's in command of the opening Test in Trindad after dismissing West Indies for 102, giving the tourists a first innings lead of 250. Dale Steyn took five wickets and ... [more]

Tautarangi crashes at St Jude Classic
The New Zealand golfer Phil Tautarangi has plummeted to the bottom of the leaderboard with one round to go at the PGA Tour's St Jude Classic in Tennessee. Tautarangi's 12 over ... [more]

Mansell crashes at Le Mans
The 1992 Formula One world champion Nigel Mansell has crashed on his Le Mans 24 Hours debut. Mansell, 56, competing in a Ginetta Zytek with sons Greg and Leo, spun and ... [more]

Vili wins in New York
New Zealand's world and olympic champion Valerie Vili has won the women's shot put at the IAAF Diamond League meeting in New York . Vili threw 19.93 metres, 13 centimetres further ... [more]

'World first' chimpanzee operation at Wellington Zoo
A team made up of veterinary specialists and an ear, nose and throat surgeon have successfully carried out an operation on a chimpanzee at Wellington Zoo thought to be a world-first. [more]

Skrtel back to Slovak training, Stoch suffers scare
The Slovakia defender Martin Skrtel's returned to training with his team mates after recovering from an ankle problem as the Europeans prepare for their opening football World Cup clash with New ... [more]

Cooper shines as Australia beat England in Perth
The Australian first -five Quade Cooper slotted a late penalty to give his side a 10-point lead with three minutes remaining as they sneaked to a 27-17 victory over the England ... [more]

Warriors defeat Knights in Newcastle
The Warriors have beaten the Knights 32-24 in Newcastle to pick up two valuable points in round 14 of the National Rugby League competition. The Knights scored first but the Warriors ... [more]

Villumsen second in Canada
The Commonwealth Games hopeful Linda Villumsen has finished second in the time trial at the new Chrono Gatineau cycling race in Canada. Villumsen, third in the world championship time trial last ... [more]

Silver medal for Melissa Ingram in France
The North Shore swimmer Melissa Ingram has produced a strong performance to claim a silver medal on the first day of the final meet in the Mare Nostrum series in France. ... [more]

Carter joins elite group to have scored more than 1000 points
The All Blacks first five Dan Carter says he's proud to have become the first New Zealander to score more than 1000 test points in the 66-28 thrashing of Ireland in ... [more]

Fatal accident on SH1 in Canterbury
One woman is dead and four people are injured following a crash on State Highway 1 on Sunday. [more]