Radio New Zealand - Sunday, 3rd April 2011

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This page features: Arts on Sunday, New Shorts, News Stories, Nine To Noon, One In Five, Sounds Historical, Spectrum, Sunday Morning, Te Ahi Kaa

Arts on Sunday

The Spy Who Wouldn't Die Again - Review
Uther Dean reviews the latest play from the stable of Wellington Theatre Company, The Spy Who Wouldn't Die Again. [more]

Auckland's Q Theatre
Fifteen years and $21 Million later the Q Theatre has opened for public tours of it's nearly completed auditorium. [more]

Lenny Feinberg
Lenny Feinberg, the producer of Docomentary The Art Of The Steal. Showing as part of the World Cinema Showcase, playing in Auckland, Wellington and Dunedin this month. [more]

Octavia Cook
Auckland Jeweller Octavia Cook's show Shangri-la is on at the Anna Miles Gallery in Auckland. [more]

Charles Browne
Charles Browne, patron and best friend of the romantic poet John Keats is buried in Taranaki and that friendship is being marked this weekend in New Plymouth. [more]

New Shorts

Land Grab NZ by Maya Hammarsal
We follow the fortunes of a piece of the New Zealand landscape as people fight for ownership. [more]

NZ2020 by Rebecca Barnes
A futuristic thriller set in the time when we have surgically implanted computer chips allowing us direct and immediate access to the world wide web. [more]

Nine To Noon

Off the Beaten Track with Kennedy Warne
Kennedy is reveling in his first trip to London. [more]

One In Five

One in Five for 3 April 2011
Disabled mothers recall the attitudes they encountered in the early days and the Canterbury musician who refuses to be boxed in. [more]

Sounds Historical

Sounds Historical Hour One - 03 April 2011
8pm to 9pm. Due to copyright restrictions, all music has been removed. [more]

Sounds Historical Hour Two - 03 April 2011
9pm to 10pm. Due to copyright restrictions, all music has been removed. [more]


Spectrum for 3 April 2011
British cars by the hundred gather at Trentham Memorial Park, north of Wellington. Proud owners show off their sleek Daimlers and elegant Rolls-Royces. A few yards away an exuberant mob of Morris Minors cock a snook at their classy counterparts. Spectrum's Jack Perkins explores the attraction of British-made motors. [more]

Sunday Morning

Robin Clark - Science Meets Art
Professor Robin Clark is a scientist based at University College, London, and is an expert on Raman microscopy in forensic archaeology. Professor Clark tells Chris that he has used pigment analysis to reveal the secrets of some of Europe's best known artwork, including the Lindisfarne Gospels, and Greek icons. [more]

Mediawatch for 3 April 2011
Reporting the downfall of Darren Hughes - and the political fallout; school bullies hit the headlines; and the BBC's Stephen Sackur on coverage of ongoing upheavals in the Arab world. [more]

Paul Warren - Slip Of The Ear
Speech perception is the combination of responses a person has when listening to someone else speaking, and the processing of those sounds. How does it all work? Chris talked to Associate Professor Paul Warren, Head of the School of Linguistics and Applied Language at Victoria University. [more]

Fred Pearce - Political Climate
Fred Pearce is a British author and a leading science journalist who specialises in global environmental issues including water use and climate change. Technological advances away from the use of fossil fuels are giving him hope, but he's not confident about the political ability to get things done. Fred Pearce is in New Zealand to attend the Climate Futures Conference, organised by Victoria University's Climate Change Research Institute. [more]

Ideas for 3 April 2011 - Minimum Wage
More than 40,000 New Zealanders got a pay rise on Friday, but with the 25-cent increase to the hourly minimum wage working out to just $10 a week, before tax, it will barely cover the cost of a celebratory drink come next payday. So could the minimum wage have been raised by more without lengthening the dole queue? Ideas talks to former minimum wage worker Miriama Francis; the owner of Auckland's Cherry Cleaning Company, Sid Day; US economist William Lester; Auckland University professor Tim Hazledine; and AUT senior lecturer in economics Gail Pacheco. [more]

Te Ahi Kaa

Te Ahi Kaa mo 03 Paengawhawha (April)
Description: Te Tai Tonga MP Rahui Katene talks about the Marine and Coastal Takutai Moana Act 2011. [more]

News stories:

Port says it has complied with order not to dump rubble
Port Lyttelton says it has complied with a Civil Defence order to stop dumping rubble from the February earthquake into Lyttelton Harbour. [more]

Lotto Powerball jackpots to $32 million
Lotto Powerball has jackpotted to $32 million, after there was no winner for Saturday's Powerball First Division prize of $28 million. [more]

Goff supported by Labour council
The Labour Party's ruling council has put its support firmly behind Labour leader Phil Goff in the wake of the Darren Hughes affair. [more]

Hughes case not handled well - party president
The new president of the Labour Party has acknowledged the Darren Hughes case was not handled well. [more]

UK retailer to return to France
Marks Spencer is to re-enter the French retail market, 10 years after shutting all its European stores. It also plans to launch an international online service. [more]

Social disaster looming in Christchurch - unions
Unions say the situation in Christchurch is moving from a natural disaster to a social disaster as the rate of job losses among their members accelerates there. [more]

Casino staff looking to move elsewhere
Christchurch Casino says 27 employees have indicated they would like to relocate to other parts of the country. [more]

India win the World Cup
India has won its second cricket World Cup, beating Sri Lanka by six wickets in the final in Mumbai to claim their second one-day world title. Sri Lanka won the... [more]

Nadal vs Djokovic after Federer wilts in Miami
Rafa Nadal's easily beaten arch-rival Roger Federer in straight sets to make the final of the Miami tennis Masters, where the Spanish world number one will face the in-form Serb... [more]

Erakovic into semi-finals in US
New Zealand's Marina Erakovic is into the semi-finals of a US$25,000 Challenger tennis tournament in the United States. Erakovic, who's now ranked 229th, will play Frenchwoman Caroline Garcia for a... [more]

Auckland win O-League first leg final
Favourites Auckland City will take a narrow advantage into the second leg of the 2011 Oceania Champions League football final on Saturday afternoon at Kiwitea Street. The two-time champions were... [more]

Man United's Ferdinand returns to training
The Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand has returned to training but the former England football captain was forced to sit out their win over West Ham United in the Premier... [more]

Highlanders triumph in Invercargill
The Highlanders stunned the ACT Brumbies with two first-half tries in as many minutes then weathered a spirited fightback with 14 men to grind out a scrappy 26-20 victory in... [more]

NZ v Argentina in Adelaide quarters
The New Zealand rugby sevens side will face Argentina in the quarter-finals at the Adelaide IRB tournament after wrapping up pool play with a 34-14 win over Kenya. Samoa play... [more]

Raging Bulls sink boot into Hurricanes
The Bulls put their Super Rugby title defence firmly back on track and put the playoff hopes of the Hurricanes in jeopardy with a hard-fought 26-14 win in Napier. The... [more]

Rooney hat-trick inspires Man United comeback
Manchester United appear on track for English football's Premier League title after coming from two goals down to beat West Ham United 4-2, thanks to a quickfire Wayne Rooney hat-trick... [more]

Breakers end regular season with a win
The New Zealand Breakers have finished their best regular season in the Australian National Basketball League with an 87-74 win over the Tigers in Melbourne. The final game of the... [more]

Azarenka beats Sharapova to win Miami title
Belarussian Victoria Azarenka has won the Miami WTA title, defeating Russian Maria Sharapova 6-1 6-4 in the final. Azarenka's victory is her second at Miami following her triumph in 2009... [more]

Golden point win for Gold Coast
Greg Bird kicked a golden-point field goal to pilot Gold Coast to an extraordinary 23-22 NRL rugby league win the Raiders in Canberra. The Raiders led 22-16 with 40 seconds... [more]

Sirens being tested in Napier
Civil Defence and the Fire Service in Napier are testing 16 sirens in the city at midday on Sunday. [more]

Tap water drinkable soon
People in Christchurch may finally be able to drink water straight from the tap next week. But Civil Defence says they should still keep treating it in some way. [more]

Caution issued against early culls of Canada geese
Fish & Game says there is confusion as to the current status of Canada geese and is warning against hunting of them until the beginning of the game bird season on 7 May. [more]

King beaten in Montreal
New Zealand squash number one Joelle King's been beaten by Australian former world number two Natalie Grinham in the final of the Atwater Cup WISPA tournament in Montreal. The third... [more]

Sumner boulders being removed
Work is underway to make the Sumner area of Christchurch safe from rockfalls. Dangerous boulders are being secured or removed. [more]

Quake in Hawke's Bay
A magnitude 4.4 earthquake occurred in Hawke's Bay at 8.28am on Sunday. There are no reports of damage. [more]

Seismic survey to be monitored by protesters
Groups opposed to deep-sea drilling off the coast of the North Island say they will be monitoring a marine seismic survey of the drilling area in the Raukumara basin. [more]

Audit of fishing industry wanted by union
The Maritime Union is calling for an audit of the fishing industry, following a newspaper report of sweatshop conditions for foreign fishermen. [more]

GM myth should be laid to rest: researcher
A study by the University of Otago has found it would be highly unlikely that the introduction of genetically modified pasture would damage New Zealand's 'clean green' image overseas. It says this myth should be laid to rest. [more]

Fire Service wants to improve emergency communcations
The Fire Service in Christchurch wants to improve emergency communications after learning lessons from the February earthquake. [more]

Reds prop to face the music
The Queensland Reds prop James Slipper will appear in front of a SANZAR Judicial Hearing in Cape Town on Monday after being yellow-carded for a dangerous tackle on Lions hooker... [more]

Erakovic into final
The New Zealand tennis player Marina Erakovic is into the singles final of the US$25,000 (NZ$32,590) Challenger event in Pelham, Alabama. Erakovic, ranked at 229 in the world beat Frenchwoman,... [more]

Union advises Chch casino staff not to act hastily
The union representing employees at the Christchurch Casino is advising its members not to accept the offer of redundancy. [more]

Harawira takes another step to forming a new party
Former Maori Party MP Hone Harawira has taken another step towards forming a new political party. [more]

Scammers move from emails to phone calls
The Ministry of Consumer Affairs says scammers are moving from the internet to phonelines to try to trick people out of money. [more]

Warriors take first win of the NRL rugby league season
The New Zealand Warriors have recorded their first win of the NRL rugby league season holding off the Cronulla Sharks 26-18 in their round four clash in Taupo. [more]

Tizard feels bullied out of taking seat in Parliament
Judith Tizard, has accused former Labour Party president Andrew Little of bullying her, over her possible return to Parliament. [more]

Wall to be incoming MP for Labour
Labour leader Phil Goff thinks it's very likely that former MP Louisa Wall will fill Labour's vacant seat in Parliament. [more]

NZ Open shearing result
Rowland Smith of Hawke's Bay has won the New Zealand Open shearing title in Te Kuiti. World champion Cam Ferguson was second. [more]