Radio New Zealand - Sunday, 6th March 2011

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This page features: Arts on Sunday, CEISMIC, Ideas, Mediawatch, Morning Report, News Stories, Nine To Noon, One In Five, Spectrum, Sunday Morning, Te Ahi Kaa

Arts on Sunday

Heath Lees reviews the first professional production New Zealand has seen of Handel's Xerxes. [more]

Niki Hastings-McFall
Faith, resurrection, redemption, life, death, love, loss and reincarnation are all themes examined in a new series of light works by Auckland artist Niki Hastings-McFall. [more]

Ann Hunt gives us her impressions of Hullapolloi, the latest touring show from the dance company Footnote. [more]

The Rugby World Cup opening ceremony
We report on a symposium held in Auckland with the Australian company managing the Rugby World Cup opening ceremony. [more]

Dave Atkins
Dave Atkins Enterprises has won the contract for the Rugby World Cup opening ceremony. [more]

Stan Wolfgramm - Style Pasifika
Stan Wolfgramm talks about taking the fashion extravaganza Style Pasifika to the next level. [more]

Chapter and Verse - Charlotte Randall
We talk to Christchurch novelist Charlotte Randall about her new work, Hokitika Town. [more]

Massive Theatre Company
Stage and TV director Sam Scott started the Massive theatre company 21 years ago. It's one of the big winners in the changes to CNZ's long-term funding scheme. [more]

How to look at a painting - Justin Paton
Christchurch writer, art curator and now TV host Justin Paton turns his award-winning book How to Look at a Painting into a TV series. [more]


People being allowed into cordoned-off city this morning
As we go to air, Christchurch property and business owners people are being allowed into the cordoned-off central city for the first time since the earthquake twelve days ago. [more]

Heritage sector warns against rushed decisions
The heritage sector says the earthquake recovery minister shouldn't be hasty when it comes to heritage buildings in Christchurch. [more]

Defence Force's earthquake response largest seen in NZ
The Defence Force's deployment in the wake of the Christchurch earthquake is the military's biggest ever domestic operation. [more]

Earthquake Symphony
A short symphony written by eight-year-old Bob Gaudin in response to the Christchurch earthquake. [more]

Special News Bulletin
An extended news bulletin featuring coverage of the Christchurch earthquake. [more]

Special news bulletin
An extended news bulletin with the latest news on the Christchurch earthquake. [more]


Ideas: Fathers and (Disabled) Sons
Jeremy Rose reflects on his relationship with his youngest son, Tai, and talks to two other fathers of disabled sons. [more]


Mediawatch for 6 March 2011
The fierce reaction to a rebuttal of controversial quake claims, Australian coverage prompts a call for change, a rash rehashing of the scary news and how Lyttleton's local radio has coped. [more]

Morning Report

Christchurch rain causes flooding
Heavy rain overnight has caused light flooding in several suburbs in Christchurch where some streets are now impassable. [more]

Congregations gather, sometimes in makeshift churches
Congregations gather, sometimes in makeshift churches [more]

Glasgow's 'twin' cathedral offers prayers for Christchurch
Special prayers are being offered at the Christchurch Cathedral's so-called twin church in Scotland. [more]

Huge queues for free laundry service in Christchurch
Now to something more mundane but very important some Christchurch residents are queuing for up to an hour and a half to make use of a free laundry service. [more]

Residents, business owners allowed back inside cordon
Back now to our reporter Demelza Leslie who is at the cordon outside ZONE ONE on the corner of Montreal Street and Moorhouse Road. [more]

Hundreds seek help at new quake assistance centres
Six recovery assistance centres have now opened in Christchurch's hardest-hit suburbs. [more]

Hundreds flock to recovery assistance centres
Joining us now is Christchurch city council worker, Ken Howat who is co-ordinating work at the centre in Linwood. [more]

Australian medical team heads home today
TThe Australian Medical Assistance Team heads home today, after seeing nearly 650 patients at its temporary hospital at Cowles Stadium. [more]

Christchurch farmers' market lifeline for vendors, victims
A weekend activity for many is a day out at the various markets around the city. Yesterday the city's farmers market was open and busy. [more]

Nine To Noon

Off The Beaten Track with Kennedy Warne
Bizarre, epic and unusual journeys, including The Degree Confluence Project, where people pick a whole-number degree of latitude and longitude and try to go there. [more]

One In Five

One-in-Five for Sunday 6 March 2011
Sport and disability in New Zealand - the first of three documentaries looking at how we're doing in the aftermath of the No Exceptions Strategy. [more]


Spectrum for 6 March 2011
Every year Eddie travels the length and breadth of New Zealand's rail network checking for rail fatigue, cracks and fissures. Spectrum's Lisa Thompson rides the rails around the Auckland region with Eddie Dargaville and his team. [more]

Sunday Morning

Professor of linguistics at Victoria University, Janet Holmes
The world of cursing, swearing and expletives. [more]

Dr Raja Mohan
Current Howard Kippenberger fellow on the rise of India as a global power and what this means for its relations with China. [more]

Dougal Stevenson
This week Dougal considers the future of Dunedin's heritage buildings. [more]

Te Ahi Kaa

Te Ahi Kaa mo 06 o Poutu te Rangi (March) 2011
Natalie Friend describes wool felting and Piri Sciascia talks about the role of Te Mangai Paho. [more]

News stories:

Searchers find no bodies in Christchurch Cathedral
Recovery teams have completed searching the Christchurch Cathedral and have found no bodies there. It had been thought that the earthquake had trapped 22 people in the cathedral. [more]

Brown wins 10th Ironman title, Warriner takes women's race
The New Zealand veteran multisport athlete Cameron Brown has become the first person to ever win the same Ironman event 10 times, after taking out Saturday's national Ironman event in... [more]

No joy for NZ in Davis Cup tie
Uzbekistan have sealed victory in their Davis Cup Asia-Oceania tie against New Zealand after a straight sets win in the doubles rubber in Namangan. The higher ranked Uzbekistan pairing of... [more]

Baker on track for London
New Zealand swimmer Cara Baker has finished runner-up in the Australian Open Water Championships near Sydney. The Queensland-based Baker produced a strong performance but was beaten by nearly five minutes... [more]

Police release the names of six more quake victims
Police have released the names of six more victims of the Christchurch quake. [more]

Cabinet to discuss extending quake support measures
Prime Minister John Key says Cabinet is likely to hold further discussions on Monday about the Government's financial assistance package for companies and workers affected by the Christchurch earthquake. [more]

Gunners fire a blank in title race
Arsenal have missed the chance to close to within a point of Manchester United at the top of the English football Premiership, the Gunners drawing nil-all with visitors Sunderland in... [more]

Large aftershock hits Christchurch
A 4.8 magnitude aftershock jolted Christchurch on Saturday evening. [more]

Port of Lyttelton operations begin to return to normal
There are further signs that operations are returning to normal at the Port of Lyttelton, a week and a half after the earthquake. [more]

Ironman record set as Brown wins 10th title
New Zealand veteran Cameron Brown has won his 10th national Ironman title in Taupo, becoming the first person to ever win the same Ironman event 10 times. [more]

Samoa's ruling party retains power with reduced majority
Samoa's Human Rights Protection Party has been returned to power in the country's general election, but with a smaller majority. Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi was re-elected as Prime Minister unopposed. The... [more]

Chiefs break home losing streak at Waikato Stadium
The Chiefs have got their Super Rugby campaign back on track with a first win in three games, beating newcomers the Melbourne Rebels 38-10 in Hamilton. Chiefs winger Lelia Masaga... [more]

Lotto draw raises $8m for quake relief
The Lotto draw on Saturday raised more than $8.2 million for Christchurch earthquake relief funds. [more]

Samoa's ruling party retains power with reduced majority
Samoa's Human Rights Protection Party has been returned to power in the country's general election, but with a smaller majority. Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi was re-elected as Prime Minister unopposed. The... [more]

Trans-Tasman competition for tradespeople predicted
The Australian Government says the rebuilding of both Christchurch and parts of Queensland destroyed by floods could create competition for tradespeople. [more]

Auckland prepares for quake refugee housing needs
Auckland Council is looking for accommodation to house thousands of people who have left Christchurch following the earthquake. [more]

Central Coast into A-league final
Central Coast will face Brisbane in the A-League football grand final after a late Adam Kwasnik goal earned the Mariners a 1-nil win over Gold Coast in Saturday night's preliminary... [more]

Celtic eight clear after win at Hamilton
Two stunning strikes from Kris Commons helped the Celtic football club to a 2-nil win over Hamilton that extends their lead at the top of the Scottish Premier League to... [more]

Police ask for patience over victim identification
Police are once again asking for patience over the identification of victims of the Christchurch earthquake, and say it may be months before all those killed have been identified. [more]

Heritage sector warns against rushed demolition decisions
The International Council on Monuments and Sites says talk of razing heritage buildings in Christchurch is highly premature. [more]

Hundreds use quake assistance centres
New centres offering support services in Christchurch were used by 750 people on their first day of operation. [more]

Christchurch university students to study in Adelaide
At least 200 Christchurch students are arriving in Adelaide on Sunday afternoon to start university courses interrupted by the earthquake. [more]

Tuilaepa says he looks forward to working with Tautua Samoa party
The leader of Samoa's newly re-elected Human Rights Protection party says he is looking forward to working with a strong opposition. The HRPP won 36 seats last night, including 7... [more]

Quake job assistance tops $50m
More than $50 million has now been given out in the Government's financial assistance package for companies and workers affected by the Christchurch earthquake. [more]

Police find 'items of interest' in homicide inquiry
Police in Wellington, investigating a death in the suburb of Johnsonville, say they have found what they call items of interest. [more]

Historic Places Trust hopes to rebuild Timeball Station
The Historic Places Trust says it hopes the Timeball Station in Lyttelton, which is to be demolished for safety reasons, can be rebuilt. [more]

Highlanders go three from three
The Highlanders prop Chris King says a rise in tempo after the halftime break propelled the men from the deep south to their upset 35-28 win over the Bulls in... [more]

Steel melt in Brisbane against Firebirds
The Queensland Firebirds kept their perfect record in the Trans-tasman netball championship intact with a 51-36 thrashing of the Southern Steel in Brisbane. The Steel had no answer for the... [more]

Twenty families in Heathcote Valley evacuated
Homes in Avoca Valley Road in Heathcote Valley near Christchurch have been evacuated due to the risk of rockfalls in any further aftershocks. [more]

Salvaged cross focus for Sunday worship
A cross recovered from the ruins of Christchurch Cathedral will be a symbol of hope as worshippers gather for services on Sunday morning. [more]