Radio New Zealand - Sunday, 8th May 2011

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This page features: Arts on Sunday, CEISMIC, News Stories, Nine To Noon, One In Five, Sir Douglas Robb Lectures 2011, Sounds Historical, Spectrum, Spiritual Outlook, Sunday Morning, Te Ahi Kaa

Arts on Sunday

Actor John Rhys Davies
John Rhys Davies on how the Lord of the Rings, in which he played the dwarf Gimli, has changed the industry and why he wants to make a film about his good mate Precious McKenzie. [more]

Four New Zealand composers
Lyell Cresswell, Ross Harris, Anthony Ritchie and Chris Gendall are about to premiere new works with the NZSO in a showcase called Enchanted Islands. [more]

The Dowse Celebrates 40 years
In its history The Dowse Art Museum has seen periods of change and experienced its fair share of controversy, all of which has helped to shape the state of contemporary art in New Zealand as we now know it. Sonia Sly spoke to those running the gallery today. [more]

Pacific Sisters
Pacific Sisters was an art collective that played a big part in the Pacific renaissance of the 1990s, we reunite three of the original members - Feeona Wall, Rosanna Raymond and Ani O'Neill. [more]

An artist visits the White House
Expat architectural artist Peter Waddell is exhibiting years worth of work imagining how the rooms were decorated over the building's first 100 years. [more]

Dinah Hawken
Wellington poet Dinah Hawken's new collection is called 'The Leaf Ride'. It's published by Victoria University Press. [more]

Looking for Lowry
It's almost a cliche - the genius painter who was unrecognised during his lifetime and is now worth millions. But a new television documentary casts a light on English painter L.S. Lowry, who had rather a different problem. [more]


John Ware - Dealing Out Donations
New Zealanders have been extraordinarily generous in responding to the misery caused by the earthquakes in Christchurch. Contributions have poured in from everywhere as the rest of us express our solidarity the only way we really can, but allocating all this goodwill can be somewhat complicated. John Ware is director general of NZ Red Cross, and explained the complexities for us. [more]

Nine To Noon

Off the Beaten Track with Kennedy Warne
Kennedy has been sailing down the Atlantic coast of Spain and Portugal. [more]

One In Five

One in Five for Sun 8 May 2011
Parents of vision impaired children band together. And Vincents Artspace turns twenty five. [more]

Sir Douglas Robb Lectures 2011

2011 Sir Douglas Robb Lecture 2 - Tariq Ali
Tariq Ali considers how USA power has played out across the world, arguing that although its imperial ambitions have been manifested for centuries, overstretch is beginning to set in. [more]

Sounds Historical

Sounds Historical Hour One - 8 5 2011
8pm to 9pm. Due to copyright restrictions, all music has been removed [more]

Sounds Historical (part one) for 8 May 2011
8pm to 9pm. Due to copyright restrictions, all music has been removed [more]


Spectrum for 8 May 2011
Lisa Thompson spends a day at the races, soapbox style with 13 year-old Henry Dyer. Henry is the 2010 national soapbox derby champion and has spent the last four years careering down hills in West Auckland, cheered on by his father and coach Shawn Dyer. [more]

Spiritual Outlook

Sunday, 8 May 2011: In da bginnin God cre8d da hvns and da earth
Want to know which way is Mecca? Just get the app for your iPhone. Can't make it to church on a Sunday morning? Live streaming means you can watch it from your bed. Turned off by how long and wordy the Bible is? Don't worry; the text message version is much shorter. No room for that Buddhist prayer wheel in your home? Download it to your phone, then just shake and pray. Spiritual Outlook investigates technology and faith and discusses what could be lost and what might be gained by text prayer, by replacing church communities with social media sites, and by keeping the Koran on your iPhone. [more]

Sunday Morning

Mediawatch for 8 May 2011
Over the top on Osama Bin Laden, more on Metro's Afghanistan article; a bold proposal fpr RNZ Concert; CTV returns and broadcasting students step up in post-quake Christchurch. [more]

Nick Officer - Eco-bach
We are constantly reminded of how much creative talent exists in this country. The latest manifestation of that is a remarkable little house designed by a team from Victoria University. It's been backed by Meridian Energy and other sponsors, and is a finalist in the American Department of Energy's Solar Decathlon - a competition intended to stimulate sustainable housing design. One of it's creators, Nick Officer, talks to us about the project. [more]

James Fergusson - Inside The Taliban
The taliban has become a label - a sort of terrorist talisman. But who, really, are the taliban? Why are they regarded with such revulsion outside Afghanistan, and what is their connection to Al Qaeda? British journalist James Fergusson is one of the few people to penetrate the inner sanctum of the Pashtun community, from which the taliban arose, and spoke to Chris about the taliban phenomenon. [more]

Ideas for 8 May 2011: Sir Paul Reeves
In August 2011 Sir Paul Reeves (1932 - 2011) was given a truly memorable send-off at a state funeral in Auckland. His was an extraordinary life by any standards. Ordained a deacon in 1958, Sir Paul went on to become a bishop, Archbishop and then Governor General. In May 2011 Chris Laidlaw spoke to Sir Paul about his life and influences. From the Ideas collection: Influential Kiwis talk about their Influences [more]

Te Ahi Kaa

Te Ahi Kaa mo 08 o Haratua (May) - 2011
How does one cope with sudden celebrity after being on a reality show? - Te Ahi Kaa asks Cameron Petley. [more]

News stories:

Goff says Govt has no long-term plan to sort out the economy
Labour Party leader Phil Goff has told Grey Power members the economy isn't working and there is no long-term plan to fix it. [more]

Anti-MMP team works on referendum campaign
Opponents of the MMP electoral system will launch a new campaign early next month to fight the November referendum. [more]

Anglers want exclusive fishing access halted
Recreational fishers are calling for the Government to step in to end the practice of exclusive fishing access deals. [more]

More stores in damaged mall to reopen
More shops in a tornado-damaged mall in Auckland are reopening. [more]

'Unresolved issues' in power price spike ruling
Power companies say Friday's ruling by the Electricity Authority on a huge spike in electricity prices in March leaves issues unresolved because it is open to submissions and counter submissions. [more]

Seve Ballesteros dies after long battle with cancer
Seve Ballesteros, one of golf's greatest and most charismatic players, has died after a a long battle with cancer. He was 54. The Spaniard, who won five major titles, died... [more]

Highlanders playoff hopes suffer double blow
Despite missing injured All Blacks Richie McCaw and Dan Carter the Crusaders have toppled the South African Super rugby conference leaders, the Stormers, 20-14 in Capetown this morning. Prop Wyatt... [more]

Manchester City miss golden opportunity to secure Champions League berth
Manchester City's missed a great chance to take a firm grip on fourth place and a Champions League qualifying berth, beaten 2-1 by Everton in football's English Premier League. It's... [more]

Nadal comes back from a set down to beat Federer
The world tennis number one Rafa Nadal has come back from a set down to beat great rival Roger Federer in the semi finals of the Madrid Masters. Nadal won... [more]

Red Bull dominate grid for Turkish grand prix
The Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel has claimed his fifth successive pole position of the season, with Red Bull filling the front two spots on the grid for the... [more]

Brisbane's NRL match winning run comes to an end
The Brisbane Bronco's seven game National Rugby League winning streak's come to an end beaten 29-22 by the Melbourne Storm in Brisbane last night. The Storm led 23-22 going into... [more]

Crusaders in 20-14 win over Stormers
Despite missing injured All Blacks Richie McCaw and Dan Carter, the Crusaders have toppled South African Super Rugby conference leaders the Stormers in Capetown on Sunday. [more]

Power supply repairs progress
Residents of earthquake affected eastern suburbs of Christchurch are closer to having a stable power supply as repair work on underground cables nears completion. [more]

Police search property near Scott Guy home
Police have been searching a property near to where Feilding farmer Scott Guy was killed. [more]

Red Cross Christchurch appeal hits $61m
The Red Cross' Canterbury earthquake appeal has so far raised $61 million and paid out $44 million. The organisation has given out 51,000 hardship grants. [more]

Crusaders counting the cost of win over Stormers
The Crusaders win over the leading South African Super rugby side the Stormers has come at a cost, with four players returning home injured. The Crusaders won the match in... [more]

Australian wins IBF middleweight title
Australia's Daniel Geale has won the IBF middleweight boxing world title beating holder Sebastian Sylvester, in a 12-round split decision in Germany. [more]

Animal Kingdom wins Kentucky Derby
Animal Kingdom has won leading United States horse race the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. Ridden by jockey John Velazquez, Animal Kingdom finished the 19-horse race ahead of Nehro in... [more]

AC Milan wins Serie A title with two games to spare
AC Milan has won Italian football's Serie A title, with two games to spare, after drawing nil all with AS Roma. It's Milan's first title since 2004 and ends a... [more]

Lawm enjoys more success in Australia
The seven time Ironman New Zealand champion Jo Lawn has won her second international triathlon in just six days. Lawn followed her win Port Macquarie with a win a similar... [more]

Sharks second half effort destroys Brumbies
The South African side the Sharks have run in four second half tries to seal a 34-16 win over Australia's ACT Brumbies in their Super rugby match in Durban. Trailing... [more]

Missing police officer found safe and well
A police officer reported missing after an overnight tramp was unaware a major search effort was underway to find him. [more]

Maori say road will 'desecrate' sacred land
Maori on the Kapiti Coast say they are appalled at a decision by the Transport Agency to build a new expressway through sacred land. [more]

Police say they are fully responsible for VIP protection
Police have released a statement which appears to reject the Labour Party's claim that the Prime Minister is responsible for a blow-out in the budget for diplomatic protection. [more]

Flooding, slips as rain hits South Island
Heavy rainfall has caused flooding in and around Dunedin and brought down slips onto roads on Otago Peninsula and in Central Otago. [more]

Bar patrons flee after shot gun presented in Gore
A duck-hunter has been arrested after allegedly presenting a double barrelled shotgun during an argument in a bar in Gore on Saturday night, sending patrons fleeing from the bar. [more]

Mystics one win away from grand final
The Northern Mystics have made more sporting history beating the NSW Swifts 49-44 in the minor semi-final of the trans-tasman netball competition in Sydney to move within one game of... [more]

Warriors win on Gold Coast
Just two days after the Kiwis' Anzac test loss to the Kangaroos several of the New Zealand stars have backed up to help lift the Warriors to a 34-14 win... [more]

Boston beat Heat at home
Kevin Garnett scored 28 points and Rajon Rondo played the fourth quarter after suffering a dislocated left elbow, as the Boston Celtics beat the Miami Heat 97-81 in game three... [more]

Randolph stars in win
Zach Randolph scored 21 points and grabbed 21 rebounds to power the Memphis Grizzlies from a 16-point deficit to a 101-93 over-time victory over Oklahoma City in game three of... [more]

Pac-man beats Mosley
The Philippines boxer Manny Pacquiao retained his WBO welterweight title by recording an unanimous points victory over Shane Mosley at the MGM Garden Arena. The 32-year-old southpaw dominated all 12... [more]

Auckland's Harbour Bridge now fully open
Auckland's Harbour Bridge is fully open again after the police resolved what they're calling an incident. [more]

NZ First wants strategic assets bought back
New Zealand First leader Winston Peters wants a $500-million agency created to buy-back foreign-owned strategic assets. [more]

Protest flotilla returns after oil exploration work ends
Greenpeace said the flotillas protesting oil exploration work being carried out off the North Island's east coast would return to shore on Sunday after the work finished earlier than the everyone anticipated. [more]

Air force Orion searches for group missing off Kiribati
A Royal New Zealand Air Force Orion has been helping search for a group of six young people missing off the west of Kiribati, in the Pacific. [more]

Police investigate after woman shot in Otaki
A woman is in a critical condition in Wellington Hospital after being shot at a house in Otaki. [more]

'Huge bang' as plane engine malfunctions mid-flight
An engine on an Air New Zealand plane malfunctioned during a flight from Auckland to Wellington, forcing it to land with one engine shut down. [more]