Radio New Zealand - Sunday, 12th September 2010

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

Arts on Sunday

Sonia Yee goes behind the scenes of the upcoming World of Wearable Arts show, getting up close and personal with the people who are tasked with dressing the models. [more]

Free NZSO Christchurch concert
NZSO cellist Brigid McMeeghan talks about the orchestra's upcoming free concert in her hometown of Christchurch. [more]

Auckland Heritage Week
Linda Tyler from Auckland's Gus Fisher Gallery takes us on a tour of some of Auckland's art gallery buildings ahead of Auckland Heritage Week. [more]

Words Chosen Carefully
Siobhan Harvey, Owen Marshall and John McCrystal speak about Words Chosen Carefully - a book of discussions between New Zealand writers. [more]

The Collector's Dream
Jean Anderson translated French writer Pierre Furlan's tribute to Will Bodmin, an obsessive collector who was the son of Franklin Bodmin the wealthy inventor of the crinkle hairpin. [more]

Shakespeare authority Professor Tiffany Stern is not deterred by the thousands of other scholars who've delved into the Bard's work. She says there are still important questions to be asked. [more]


Impact of Canterbury's earthquake on the cultural sector
We assess how last the earthquake has affected three major arts festivals and Christchurch's historic Repertory Theatre, and the part the arts have to play in helping the city to get back on its feet. [more]


Ideas for 12 September 2010 - Social Entrepreneurs
Earlier this week the New Zealand Social Entrepreneur Fellowship held one of its twice annual retreats in Auckland. Ideas talks to NZSEF chief executive Vivian Hutchinson, and also to some of the participants. [more]


Mediawatch for 12 September 2010
Responses to the coverage of the big quake in Canterbury, and what reporters, presenters and editors involved made of the criticism of it. [more]

Morning Report

Super City Debate - entire debate
Auckland Super City Mayoral candidates Andrew Williams, Len Brown and John Banks answer a wide range of questions on how they will do the job. [more]

Super City Debate - Introduction
Geoff Robinson introduces the candidates and asks the first question - why should someone in Southland care whether you become the Auckland Mayor? [more]

Super City Debate - Individual questions
The candidates answer questions about their backgrounds and vision for the the city. [more]

Super City Debate - The Economy
The candidates explain what policies they have that will create higher value in Auckland. [more]

Super City Debate - Panel question
David Wilson from AUT asks further questions on economic strategy. [more]

Super City Debate - Transport
The candidates outline which transport projects they see as important. [more]

Super City Debate - Bus Patronage
The candidates talk about policies that would lift patronage of regular bus services? [more]

Super City Debate - Rates
The candidates outline their views on rates. [more]

Super City Debate - Social Issues
The candidates outline the policies they have to deal with issues created by Auckland encompassing some of the richest and poorest neighbourhoods in New Zealand. [more]

Super City Debate - Dealing with the Government
The candidates talk about how they will manage the relationship between the Government and Auckland? [more]

One In Five

One in Five for Sunday 12 September 2010
Where's Special Education heading? And veteran of stage and screen, Miranda Harcourt, works her magic with budding Deaf and hearing performers. [more]

Sounds Historical

Sounds Historical Hour One - 12 September 2010
8pm to 9pm. Due to copyright restrictions, all music has been removed. [more]

Sounds Historical Hour Two - 12 September 2010
9pm to 10pm. Due to copyright restrictions, all music has been removed. [more]


Spectrum: The Monde - Coffee and Counterculture
A reunion rekindles memories of Wellington's Monde Marie coffee bar which opened in 1958 and became a haven for lovers of folk music and counterculture. Also featured are recordings of the larger-than-life owner of the cafe, Mary Seddon. [more]

Spiritual Outlook

Spiritual Outlook for 12 September 2010
Maureen Garing talks with Juliet Batten about hew new book, 'Dancing with the Seasons'. [more]

Sunday Morning

William Taylor
He may not be up in the top rows of NZ's literary pantheon, even if he has sold more books and won more awards than arguably any living NZ author. He made his name writing books for young people and his career has been something of a roller coaster. He's just released a memoir, and he spoke to Chris recently. [more]

Harry Ricketts
Harry Ricketts is a man of many literary talents, having written twenty-one books including poetry collections, a biography of Rudyard Kipling and a couple of 'How To...' books. He teaches creative non-fiction and English at Victoria University and is a regular reviewer for Radio New Zealand. This year he's got two new books out, one being '99 Ways Into NZ Poetry' and the other an anthology of New Zealand sports writing. [more]

Allan Bollard - Life in the meltdown
Allan Bollard has been governor of the reserve bank since 2002. He talks to Chris about his new book, a memoir of his experiences during the global financial meltdown. [more]

Notes from the South with Dougal Stevenson
Dougal recalls dodging bayonets at boarding school. [more]

Te Ahi Kaa

Te Ahi Kaa mo 29 o Here turi Koka (August) 2010
Wairukuruku Maere is honoured at this years Te Waka toi awards. [more]

Writers and Readers Festivals

Jill Dawson and Elizabeth Smither
Jill Dawson has published six novels and also writes poetry. Her latest novel, The Great Lover, captures the allure of poet Rupert Brooke and his intriguing relationships, in the euphoric period before the First World War, in Cambridge and later in Tahiti. Elizabeth Smither is an award-winning poet who has just published her fifth novel, Lola. With the wisdom and wry humour of maturity, it explores love and death, music and friendship and is set in Australia and New Zealand. Carole Beu is in the chair. [more]

News stories:

Auckland, Canterbury win, Hawkes Bay, Waikato draw
There've been wins to Auckland and Canterbury in round seven of Rugby's provincial championship. Auckland won 21-15 on a rain-swept Eden Park, after leading Wellington 15-6 at half-time. The home... [more]

English Premier League football wrap up
Manchester United conceded two dramatic stoppage-time goals as Everton staged a remarkable fightback to draw 3-all in a game Wayne Rooney missed to spare him from crowd abuse at his... [more]

Fulham forward breaks leg in win
The Fulham striker Bobby Zamora suffered a broken leg in the club's 2-1 Premier League football victory over Wolverhampton Wanderers. The forward suffered the injury in a challenge with Wolves... [more]

Kaymer leads Dutch Open
The recently crowned PGA champion Martin Kaymer overturned a two-shot overnight deficit to carve out a one-stroke lead after three rounds of the Dutch Open. The German Ryder Cup player... [more]

Alonso claims pole for Italian Grand Prix
Ferrari's Fernando Alonso will start on pole for Monday's Italian Grand Prix, ending Red Bull's dominance this Formula One season. Mark Webber was fourth fastest and Sebastian Vettel sixth for... [more]

All Blacks sweep Tri-nations with narrow win over Wallabies
New Zealand scored two tries in the last 15 minutes to defeat Australia 23-22 in Sydney last night and sweep the Tri-Nations rugby championship with a record 10th consecutive victory... [more]

Solberg retains lead in Rally of Japan
The overnight leader Peter Solberg regained his advantage after briefly losing the lead during the second day of the Rally of Japan. The Citroen driver was fastest in the 16th... [more]

Raiders win ends Warriors season
The Canberra Raiders will live to fight another day in the NRl rugby league finals after recording a nailbiting 24-22 upset over Penrith in the first round of the NRL... [more]

Emergency situation in Christchurch begins to wind down
The emergency situation in Christchurch will begin to wind down from Saturday night with the earthquake emergency base shifting to a much less visible location and one of the welfare centres shutting its doors. [more]

All Blacks complete Tri-Nations sweep
New Zealand scored two tries in the last 15 minutes to defeat Australia 23-22 in Sydney on Saturday night, and sweep the Tri-Nations rugby championship. [more]

Prime Minister makes third visit to Canterbury
Prime Minister John Key has visited two badly affected outlying areas of Christchurch on his third trip to Canterbury since the earthquake. [more]

Businesses reopen in central Christchurch
Shops have reopened in the centre of Christchurch after a week of being cordoned off in the aftermath of the earthquake. [more]

House-buyers having trouble getting insurance - REINZ
Real estate agents say some people buying new properties in Canterbury are having trouble getting insurance cover in the wake of last Saturday's earthquake. [more]

Bexley residents' 'lives on hold'
Residents in some of the most affected areas of Christchurch says their lives are on hold until the insurance assessors visit. [more]

Adelaide stay on top of A-league with another win
Adelaide United assumed outright football A-League leadership with a 2-1 triumph over Newcastle Jets on Saturday night. Reds young gun Matthew Leckie scored first, before Argentinian Marcos Flores produced a... [more]

Phoenix win 2-1 in capital
The Wellington Phoenix have maintained their incredible unbeaten streak at the Westpac Stadium fortress after beating Sydney FC 2-1 in their A-league football clash in the capital last night. New... [more]

Fire in central Christchurch house
A house fire on Worcester Street in central Christchurch has been brought under control. [more]

Electricity almost fully restored in city
Power has been restored to almost every home in Christchurch and most primary health care services have re-opened. [more]

Passengers can't get to ferry after road closed
Train passengers aiming to go on the Interislander ferry over the Cook Strait are unable to get to Picton because of a road closure. [more]

Queen says up to NZers if they want to become a republic - Tizard
Former Governor-General Dame Catherine Tizard says she has spoken with the Queen about New Zealand becoming a republic. [more]

Nadal advances to US Open final after brushing aside Youzhny in straight sets
Spain's Rafael Nadal has charged into his first U.S. Open tennis final after beating Russia's Mikhail Youzhny in straight sets 6-2 6-3 6-4 in the first men's semi-final at Flushing... [more]

US cruise into basketball World Champs final
World championship favourites the United States marched into the final with an 89-74 win over Lithuania thanks to another effervescent performance by their top player Kevin Durant. The 21-year-old forward... [more]

Tigers hoping for Dragons victory after losing to Roosters
The Wests Tigers need minor premiers St George Illawarra to beat Manly to keep their season alive after a double dose of NRL rugby league qualifying finals upsets on Saturday... [more]

Turkey pip Serbia to reach final of basketball world champs
Semih Erden's block on Novica Velickovic's last-second shot handed Turkey a famous 83-82 victory over Serbia and a place in Monday's world basketball championship final where they'll face the USA. [more]

Free weekend accommodation offered to quake victims
Residents of popular holiday spots Wanaka and Queenstown have banded together to offer Canterbury people affected by the earthquake free weekend accommodation. [more]

Super city candidate wants fluoridation poll
A candidate for the Auckland mayoralty says there should be a binding referendum on whether to remove fluoride from the water supply. [more]

McCaw praises self belief in All Blacks tight win over Wallabies
The All Blacks captain Richie McCaw says self belief was the key to the men in blacks 23-22 come from behind victory over the Wallabies in Sydney last night. Fielding... [more]

Djokovic stuns Fed to advance to US Open final against world number one
The Serbian third seed Novak Djokovic has defeated 16-time grand slam tennis champion Roger Federer 5-7 6-1 5-7 6-2 7-5 to reach the US Open final against top-seed Rafael Nadal. [more]

Earthquake fund tops $2.1m
The Canterbury Earthquake Appeal fund had collected more than $2.1 million by Sunday, and at least another $1 million had been pledged. [more]

MP expense details 'should be given under OIA'
The Law Society is calling for details of MPs' expenses to be made available through the Official Information Act. [more]

Homicide inquiry after body found in boarding house
Police say a man found dead in an Auckland boarding house died from a single stab wound in the chest. [more]

Nokia appoints Microsoft executive as new head
Finland's Nokia has appointed Microsoft business manager Stephen Elop as its new chief executive. [more]

Clijsters untested in US Open win againt Zvonereva
The defending womens' US Open tennis champion, Kim Clijsters, has won her second consecutive title at Flushing Meadows, with a commanding 6-2 6-1 win over Russia's Vera Zvonereva in the... [more]

Styris to miss Bangladesh tour
The New Zealand cricketer, Scott Styris, will miss the Black Caps tour of Bangladesh, because he has a partial stress fracture to his spine. The Black Caps medical staff say... [more]

Bennett gets Black Caps call-up, and Ryder is back
The Canterbury fast bowler, Hamish Bennett, is the newest name in the New Zealand cricket team to travel to Bangladesh next month, while batsman Jesse Ryder will make his return... [more]

Quake creates new aquifers in rural Canterbury
The liquefaction that has affected several Christchurch suburbs following last weekend's magnitude-7.1 earthquake has also affected aquifers in rural areas. [more]

McCaw gives Cruden pass mark after tepid debut
The All Blacks captain Richie McCaw has given Dan Carter's heir apparent Aaron Cruden a tentative pass mark after the come from behind 23-22 win over the Wallabies in the... [more]

Otago have scrappy win against Tasman
Otago have had a less-than convincing 13-11 win against Tasman in the National Provincial rugby Championship match at Nelson. The two sides ground out a scoreless first half, and it... [more]

Clijsters wins third US Open title
The defending womens' US Open tennis champion, Kim Clijsters, has won her second consecutive title at Flushing Meadows, with a commanding 6-2 6-1 win over Russia's Vera Zvonereva in the... [more]

Mirimar Rangers win Chatham Cup
Wellington's Mirimar Rangers football team has defeated Auckland club Bay Olympic 3-1 in the Chatham Cup final at North Harbour Stadium. The Mirimar goalkeeper, Paul Imray, had a man of... [more]

Hawke's Bay draw with Waikato in dramatic finish
The Hawke's Bay rugby team has drawn 27-all with Waikato in Napier, after kicking a dramatic last-minute penalty goal. Waikato lead 12-6 at half-time, and extended their lead with another... [more]

Anderton to quit as MP if he wins Christchurch mayoralty
Wigram MP Jim Anderton has announced he will stand down from Parliament if he is elected mayor of Christchurch. [more]

Consent needed to demolish quake buildings
Christchurch mayor Bob Parker has told building owners they face hefty penalties if they demolish character buildings without consent. [more]

Quake closes main Christchurch ambulance station
St John Ambulance has had to close its main ambulance building in Christchurch because of earthquake damage. [more]

Mystery grave contained remains of a dog
Police in Wellington have called off their investigation into an unauthorised burial at one of the city's cemeteries, after determining the corpse is a dog. [more]