Radio New Zealand - Sunday, 30th January 2011

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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, The Treaty Debates

Arts on Sunday

Perry So
We ask why Asia continues to produce so many of the world's most highly regarded classical musicians, when we chat to the highly in demand Perry So who is currently working with the NZO. [more]

The Mercury is Rising
The battle to keep the Auckland's old Mercury Theatre as a theatre venue is intensifying - we talk to Richard Howard from the Mercury is Rising Campaign. [more]

Dan Slevin reviews summer movies
Film critic Dan Slevin's take on the summer movie highlights and lowlights. [more]

Hair as Art
Jennie Hasler-Jacob's 'hair art' sets her apart from the pack. She uses a range of techniques from melting and crocheting hair to create her fantastical, award winning, avant-garde designs. Sonia Yee met up with this talented Balclutha local. [more]

New York fashion designer Diana Eng combines new technology and fashion to create garments that look fabulous but have a way to go until they can be mass produced. [more]

Dave Dobbyn in Antartica
On a visit to Scott Base, Our Changing World producer Alison Ballance found musician Dave Dobbyn who in turn found inspiration - in silence. [more]

Sculpture on the Gulf
Ruth Watson and Paul Radford are two of the sculptors who've created site specific work for Headland: Sculpture on the Gulf. [more]

Austen Deans biography writer Nathalie Brown
Nathalie Brown has written a biography of painter and prisoner of war Austen Deans. [more]

Greg O'Brien on the work of Graham Percy
Taranaki born Graham Percy spent much his life in Britain but now New Zealanders have the chance to experience the work of this illustrator, designer, and typographer. [more]

Wrestling with the Spirits
The Hastings City Art Gallery starts the year by showing the work of a group of Maori artists who're in big demand in Canada. [more]


Ideas for 30 January 2011
This week the Ideas team looks at how human ingenuity and inventiveness can help overcome, arguably, one of our planet's most pressing concerns - one that has been largely attributed to us humans as well - climate change. The philosophy of cornucopianism is also investigated. [more]


Mediawatch for 30 January 2011
Suspicion and speculation in a tragic tale in the news; the online revolution and its impact on journalists and; advertisers spoonfeeding the media. [more]

Morning Report

More gluten-free food on shelves as demand rises
The number of New Zealanders suffering from Coeliac Disease is increasing, with an estimated 1% of the population being forced to remove food containing gluten from their diet. [more]

One In Five

One in Five for 30 January 2010
As a senior ranking NZ diplomat, Don MacKay led the negotiations at a critical time in the development of the UN Disability Convention. Now retired, Don MacKay looks back the highpoint of his career. [more]

Sounds Historical

Sounds Historical Hour One - 30 Janurary 2011
8pm to 9pm. Due to copyright restrictions, all music has been removed. [more]

Sounds Historical Hour Two - 30 Janurary 2011
9pm to 10pm. Due to copyright restrictions, all music has been removed. [more]


Spectrum for 30 January 2011
Gillian Jackson was 17 when she climbed her first peak. That was in 1948 and it set the pattern for a lifetime love affair with the mountains. She's still climbing and tramping at the age of 80. [more]

Spiritual Outlook

Spiritual Outlook for 30 January 2011 - Bahai Community in New Zealand (part 1)
The Bahai faith was founded in the mid 19th century in the Persian and Ottoman empires. With around 5-6 million Bahai's around the world, it's one of the fastest growing religions next to Christianity. In the first of a two-part series Sonia Yee meets a Christchurch-based singer-songwriter whose music travels throughout the Bahai world, and explores the situation of Bahai's from Iran. [more]

Sunday Morning

Richard Wolfe - It's in the Post
Richard and Chris talk the history of philatelly in New Zealand and Richard's new book on the subject 'It's in the Post'. [more]

Garry Egger - Planet Obesity
Garry Egger and his co-writer of the book 'Planet Obesity', Rob Swinburn, see the increasing incidence of obesity in assertively consumer driven societies as symptomatic of the greater ills facing the planet with climate change. Garry and Chris discuss this hypothesis. [more]

Te Ahi Kaa

Te Ahi Kaa mo 30 o Kohitatea (January) 2011
Maraea Rakuraku is at the Norm Edwards Memorial Maori TaeKwon Do tournament [more]

John Rangihau - Brown Power and the Pākeha Problem (extended)
John Rangihau - Brown Power and the P?keha Problem [more]

The Treaty Debates

Treaty Debate 1 (2011)
Chaired by historian Dr Claudia Orange, the first debate features Tom Bennion from the Maori Law Review exploring the issue of the ownership and use of the foreshore and seabed with fellow lawyer Matanuku Mahuika. [more]

News stories:

Student job listings rising
Student Job Search says the amount of work available for students is on the rise. Listings with the agency are now back to 2008 levels. [more]

New marine reserves not enough - WWFNZ
An announcement by the Government of three new marine reserves in the Sub-Antarctic Islands is seen as not going far enough by World Wildlife Fund New Zealand. [more]

Taco Bell fights food slurs
The Taco Bell fast food chain is fighting back against a law suit in the United States that claims its "seasoned beef" filling is mostly non-beef products. [more]

Ballack makes first start in four months
Bayer Leverkusen, with Germany football captain Michael Ballack making his first start since September, beat Hanover 96 2-0 to tighten their hold on second place in the Bundesliga. The 34-year-old... [more]

36ers squeak past Wildcats
The Adelaide 36ers narrowly pipped the Perth Wildcats 66-65 at Challenge Stadium to improve their Australian basketball league record to eight wins and 10 losses. Adelaide are sixth. The New... [more]

Japan land record fourth Asian Cup title
Japan has beaten Australia with an extra time goal to win a record fourth Asian football Cup title in Doha. Substitute Tadanari Lee struck a stunning left-foot volley in the... [more]

Big prices for Superbowl tickets
Tickets to next weekend's American Football Superbowl are hot items. One fan has spent almost $100,000 for a suite inside Cowboys Stadium which will host the NFL match between Pittsburgh... [more]

Ferrari unveil new car
Ferrari drivers Fernando Alonso and Felipe Massa have taken the wraps off the first Formula One car of 2011. The team hope the car will be good enough to make... [more]

McFadden adds a fourth gold medal
The American athlete Tatyana McFadden has won her fourth gold medal at the IPC Athletics World Championships in Christchurch. McFadden has added the 400 metre T54 title to the 200,... [more]

Waitakere still on top of football standings
Waitakere stay well clear at the top of the New Zealand football Premiership after beating Manawatu 6-1 in Auckland. Waitakere led 2-1 at half-time. Wellington are now second after coming... [more]

Pakistan record crushing win to level the series
Pakistan have levelled the one-day cricket series against New Zealand at 1-1 with a crushing 43-run victory in Christchurch. Man of the match Shahid Afridi delivered a real captain's knock,... [more]

Roar beat Heart, do Phoenix a favour
Brisbane Roar have broken the record for the longest unbeaten streak in Australian domestic football and done the Wellington Phoenix a favour, beating Melbourne Heart 2-1 at Skilled Park. The... [more]

Govt blamed for deaths due to air pollution
The Asthma and Respiratory Foundation says "hundreds" of people will die prematurely because of a decision by the Government to postpone tougher air pollution targets. [more]

Alcohol suspected in motorcycle crash
Police in Porirua believe alcohol was a factor in a crash involving a car and four gang members riding motorcycles just north of Wellington. [more]

United come back, Chelsea earn a replay at Everton
Mexican footballer Javier Hernandez saved Manchester United's blushes as the Premier League leaders came from behind to defeat League One Southampton 2-1 to advance to the last 16 of the... [more]

Spiro takes out Wgtn Cup
The $30 outsider Spiro has won the Wellington Cup at a wet Trentham. 6 O'clock News was second and Loose Change third. Earlier Booming won the Thordon Mile. [more]

Queensland floods stop 5% of coal exports
The Queensland government says the recent flooding stopped about 5% of the state's coking coal exports from getting to the global market. An estimated 15 million tonnes of exports will be delayed or lost. [more]

Man killed in crash
A man was killed in a car crash in Napier shortly after midnight. He was the only occupant in the vehicle. [more]

WiFi network along waterfront in Wellington
A WiFi network will available along part of the Wellington waterfront on Monday or Tuesday. It was originally intended to be operating by December. [more]

SBW fares better than Crusaders in Queensland hitouts
While the Queensland Reds were thrashing the Crusaders 42-15 in their Super Rugby pre-season trial match at Cairns, up the road at nearby Gold Coast, Crusaders midfielder Sonny Bill Williams... [more]

Amateur Ona makes the final group, Brooky seven back
Australian amateur golfer Ashley Ona eagled her final hole to join compatriot Frances Bondad atop the leaderboard after the second round of the Royal Canberra Ladies Classic. The pair are... [more]

Li crumbles as Clijsters wins fourth grand slam title
Belgian tennis star Kim Clijsters shrugged off a listless start to reel in China's Li Na 3-6 6-3 6-3 to win the Australian Open and her fourth grand slam title... [more]

Park retires after Korea finish Asian Cup third
Manchester United midfielder Park Ji-Sung was rested from the South Korea football team for their Asian Cup third-place playoff, but the move backfired as the 29-year-old retired from international duty... [more]

No way Fiji regime leader will be at World Cup - NZ
The New Zealand Government says members of Fiji's military regime will not be allowed to attend this year's Rugby World Cup. [more]

AC Milan still on top
Mark van Bommel was sent off on his AC Milan league debut but the Serie A football leaders still claimed the three points in a 2-nil win at Catania. Despite... [more]

Barca win 15th straight match
Lionel Messi struck twice as Barcelona beat Hercules 3-nil to clinch a record-equalling 15th consecutive Spanish league win as the champions moved seven points clear of Real Madrid. The Barcelona... [more]

IPC Championships finishes with more records
Spain's Alberto Suarez Laso has completed a memorable 10-day long event by setting a new world record in the men's T12 marathon on the final day of the IPC Athletics... [more]

Wellington train services resume after fatal accident
Wellington train services are running again following delays after a man was struck and killed by a train. [more]

Wellington Phoenix beat Newcastle Jets
The Wellington Phoenix have moved into a play-off position in football's A-League after beating the Newcastle Jets 1-0 in Wellington. [more]

Hundreds expected to take part in alcohol free challenge
Hundreds of people throughout the country are taking a challenge to go alcohol free for a month in the name of health and charity. [more]

NZ embassy in Cairo suffers minor damage in unrest
The New Zealand embassy building in Cairo has suffered some minor damage from the civil unrest but will open on Monday. [more]

Men escape jail over advertising scam
Two men who conned a range of businesses and other organisations out of about $129,000, by billing them for advertising in a non-existent publication, have escaped jail sentences. [more]