Radio New Zealand - Sunday, 12th June 2011

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This page features: Arts on Sunday, CEISMIC, News Stories, One In Five, Sounds Historical, Spectrum, Spiritual Outlook, Sunday Morning, Te Ahi Kaa

Arts on Sunday

New Zealand at the Venice Biennale
We assess New Zealand's contribution to the Venice Biennale, now the dust has settled and critics are starting to write up their impressions. Jenny Gibbs explains why more patrons than ever lent their support to this year's New Zealand contribution by Michael Parakowhai, and reviewer Josie McNaught tries to start a debate on New Zealand's future involvement in the world's biggest visuals arts event. [more]

The Michael Hill International Violin Competition
The competition had its glittering finale this weekend, we find out who won it and why. [more]

Vaeggen - The Wall
How New Zealand company The Gibson Group scooped an international award for a wall of giant interactive screens they created to help the Copenhagen museum take its collection to the people. [more]

The Arts and e-Learning
Improvisation, vocal warm-ups, reading and writing scripts - just some of the skills one would expect to learn in a drama class. But developing a video game? This is part of a concept which teaches drama and voice by using e-Learning. Drama specialist Delia Baskerville and dance teacher Jan Bolwell chat to Sonia Sly about the value of exposing students to the arts and an alternative approach to bringing specialist knowledge into the classroom. [more]

Pioneer City
An art project that will offer people the chance to buy property on Mars and be part of a human colony there - creator Bronwyn Holloway-Smith explains. [more]

An all-Christchurch Chapter & Verse (pt 2)
Canterbury novelist Joanna Orwin has a new, futurist story of a New Zealand changed by cataclysmic volcanoes and tsunami, Sacrifice. [more]

Meet the Churchills
Winston Churchill is one of the most written-about historical figures, so what new will we learn in a new play penned by the principal of Waitaki Boys High, Paul Baker? [more]

Remembering Jim Viveaere
Artist Michael Tuffery remembers the late artist, curator and mentor Jim Viveaere. [more]


An all-Christchurch Chapter and Verse
Canterbury novelist Joanna Orwin has a new, futurist story of a New Zealand changed by cataclysmic volcanoes and tsunami, Sacrifice. And we hear about some of the stories in a post-earthquake Christchurch anthology, Tales for Canterbury. [more]

One In Five

One In Five for 12 June 2011
Controversy and concern over welfare reform now that it's firmly in the court of National's election year policy platform. [more]

One In Five for 12 June 2011
Controversy and concern over welfare reform now that it's firmly in the court of National's election year policy platform. [more]

Sounds Historical

Sounds Historical for 12 June 2011 (Part 1)
Due to copyright restrictions, some music has been removed. [more]

Sounds Historical for 12 June 2011 (Part 2)
Due to copyright restrictions, all music has been removed. [more]


Spectrum for 12 June 2011
Deborah Nation visits the site of a once forgotten Chinese camp near Lawrence in Central Otago. Established during the gold rush of the 1860s, the camp is now being given the respect its due thanks to the passion of Dunedin amateur historian Dr. Jim Ng. [more]

Spiritual Outlook

Spiritual Outlook for 12 June 2011
TVNZ correspondent and novellist Tim Wilson speculates on what The Rapture might look like in Auckland. He talks to Noelle McCarthy as part of a series of interviews with interesting kiwis who've found something to believe in, and are making it work. [more]

Sunday Morning

Owen Marshall - Larnach Love Triangle
Owen Marshall likens the story of the once-grand Dunedin family, the Larnachs, to a Shakespearian tragedy - involving high ambition, grand achievement, and a stunning fall. Marshall's new book is based on the real-life love triangle of William Larnach MP, his third wife Constance, and his son from a previous marriage Douglas. [more]

Mediawatch for 12 June 2011
Did Darren Hughes get fair treatment in the media?; former Australian finance minister Lindsay Tanner on the news media's sideshow syndrome; the fallout from Murray Deaker's 'N-bomb'. [more]

Rachael King - Tribute to Michael
Michael King was one of New Zealand's most popular and respected historians. 'The Silence Beyond' is a personal collection of King's writings. His daughter Rachael has written an introduction to the book, talks about her father and the essays, talks and eulogies in the book - many in print for the first time. [more]

Raewyn Peart - Governing the Oceans
Environment Minister Nick Smith recently announced new laws to manage the environmental effects of activities like petroleum exploration and mining within New Zealand's Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ). Raewyn Peart, senior policy analyst from the Environmental Defence Society, talks about the case for a makeover of the institutional and legal frameworks for managing our coastal resources. [more]

Te Ahi Kaa

Te Ahi Kaa mo 12 o Pipiri 2011
This year on June 10th marks the 125th anniversary of the eruption of Mount Tarawera. [more]

News stories:

More fraud found at benefit society
The Hibernian Catholic Benefit Society says more money than previously thought has been taken from one of its bank accounts, taking the amount known to have been removed to more than $1 million. [more]

New Zealand close to decision on Mara visa
The New Zealand Government says it expects to make a decision on Sunday or Monday whether or not a former Fiji military officer, Lieutenant Colonel Tevita Mara should be allowed into New Zealand. [more]

New resource management plans in place
Changes to three of Canterbury Regional Council's resource management plans came into effect on Saturday. The most significant plan sets rules for water and air quality, water quantity, lake and river beds and wetlands and soil. [more]

Commissioner to investigate commercial use of DOC land
The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment says she will investigate commercial use of the conservation estate so that Government revenue from it can be directed towards pest control. [more]

Medals for New Zealand sailors
The New Zealand crew of Jo Aleh and Olivia Powrie have won the gold medal in the women's 470 class at the Weymouth sailing regatta in England. Boardsailor Jon-Paul Tobin... [more]

Murray into Queen's final
Britain's Andy Murray will face Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the final at the Queen's Club tennis tournament after an imperious 6-3 6-1 victory over four-time champion Andy Roddick in the semi-finals. [more]

Manly beat Cowboys
Manly enhanced their credentials as genuine National Rugby League premiership contenders, easing past North Queensland 24-4. The victory moved Des Hasler's side into second spot on the ladder as they... [more]

Contador to race Tour de France
Spain's three-time Tour de France champion Alberto Contador has confirmed that he will defend his title in cycling's showpiece event next month despite ongoing doping allegations. The rider will thus... [more]

Wozniacki into Copenhagen final
Hometown favourite Caroline Wozniacki is into the final of the WTA tennis event in Copenhagen with a 6-1 6-2 win over German qualifier Mona Barthel. The world number 1 will... [more]

Copper purchase confirmed
Xstrata has cleared the final hurdle in purchasing $A175 million worth of copper deposits in north-west Queensland. [more]

Lower profits forecast by Toyota
Toyota expects its profits for this financial year to be sharply lower than last year, due in large part to the earthquake in Japan in March. [more]

Korean interest rate raised
In a surprise move, the Bank of Korea raised its main interest rate on Friday from 3% to 3.25%. [more]

Prison phones urged at Mt Eden
Serco, the only private prison operator in New Zealand, is being encouraged to put telephones in the cells at Mt Eden prison. [more]

Appliance company veteran to stay on board
Fisher & Paykel Appliance veteran Gary Paykel will defer his retirement as a company director for another year while the company seeks to fill two board vacancies. [more]

Zimbabwe cricket tour OK - NZ Govt
The Government will not oppose a tour of New Zealand by the Zimbabwe cricket team next year. Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully says such contacts encourage the return of democracy and the rule of law. [more]

IMF target of cyber attack
The International Monetary Fund says it was targeted by a sophisticated cyber attack for several months earlier this year. [more]

SH1 now clear at Porirua
Police say State Highway 1 has now been cleared of debris after a two-car crash at Porirua, north of Wellington, caused delays for Saturday evening traffic. [more]

Wool comes to town, with shearing and pet lambs
An international campaign promoting wool has been launched with public demonstrations of shearing and sheep in the centre of Wellington. [more]

NZ role in wool campaign acknowledged by Prince
The Prince of Wales has acknowledged New Zealand's role in a new international promotion campaign designed to rebuild demand for wool. [more]

Quake strikes Fiordland
A magnitude 4.8 earthquake has struck in Fiordland. [more]

Red hot Stoner sets fastest pace
The in-form Australian Casey Stoner will start from pole for the fourth time this season after recording the fastest time in qualifying for Monday's British MotoGP on his Honda. The... [more]

Craig wins title in Malaysia
The New Zealand junior squash player Megan Craig has won her second successive title in as many weeks in Malaysia. The 18-year-old from Marlborough beat Malaysia's Tan Yan Xin who... [more]

Vettel claims another pole for Red Bull
The defending world champion Sebastian Vettel claimed his sixth pole position in seven races this year when he topped the times in qualifying for Monday morning's Canadian Grand Prix. The... [more]

NZ missing out because GE research difficult say farmers
Federated Farmers says New Zealand agriculture is missing out on opportunities because it is difficult to carry out genetic engineering research in this country. [more]

NZ to allow Mara to visit
The Government intends to allow dissident former Fiji military officer, Lieutenant-Colonel Tevita Mara, to visit New Zealand for two days. [more]

Whangarei people urged to use White Cross clinic
Northland Health is urging people in Whangarei who have had minor accidents to go to a White Cross clinic rather than the hospital. [more]

Slip on SH3 in Taranaki
Police say one lane has been reopened at the site of a large slip on State Highway Three in Taranaki. [more]

Crusaders top in NZ Super rugby standings
The Crusaders have gone top of the New Zealand standings in Super Rugby after a 23-16 victory over the Blues in Timaru. The Crusaders now have 57 points, while the... [more]

Sharks fight back but draw not ideal
The Sharks fought back from a 21-point deficit to steal a 30-30 draw with the lowly Lions in a South African derby in their Super Rugby clash. First five Patrick... [more]

O'Connor's Super season over
The Western Force fullback James O'Connor has been suspended for one week after being found guilty of dangerous play by a SANZAR judicial hearing held in Perth on Sunday. O'... [more]

Broncos home over Raiders in NRL thriller
A 40-metre field goal by Peter Wallace sealed a remarkable 25-24 golden point National Rugby League win for Brisbane over Canberra at Suncorp Stadium on Sunday. The Broncos looked home... [more]

Diamonds to make changes for second Test
The Silver Ferns get their chance to level the two-Test series against Australia in Auckland tonight but to do so they'll need a much improved performance from Thursday night's loss... [more]

Rose Bowl ODI washed out
Consistent showers and a sodden outfield have given the umpires no choice but to abandon play without a ball being bowled in the Rose Bowl one day cricket international between... [more]

Finalists found in Halle
Crowd-favourite Philipp Petzschner set up an all-German final at the Halle ATP tennis tournament after a hard-fought semi-final win over second-seed Tomas Berdych. Having beaten eighth-seed Milos Raonic in the... [more]

Nelson and Southland score wins in NBL
The Nelson Giants have beaten Taranaki 87-83 and Southland have beaten Otago 100-58 in the latest matches in the National Basketball League. Nelson and Southland now have five wins and... [more]

Williams to caddie for Adam Scott next week
Steve Williams, the New Zealand caddie who has worked for Tiger Woods for 13 of his 14 major championships, will be carrying the bag for Australian Adam Scott at next... [more]

India beat Windies again
A superb unbeaten 86 from Rohit Sharma led India to a three wicket victory over the West Indies in Antigua to secure the five-match one day series for the tourists... [more]

Willis second in New York
The New Zealand runner Nick Willis has run a season best time in finishing second in a 1500 metre race at an athletics meeting in New York. Willis, who is... [more]

Batchelor third in Monaco
The Christchurch swimmer Sophia Batchelor has finished third in the 200 metres backstroke at the final meet of the prestigious Mare Nostrum swim series in Monaco. The 16-year-old is using... [more]

Man seriously burnt after LPG bottle explosion
A man has suffered serious burns to his body when an LPG bottle exploded in the West Coast town of Hokitika. [more]

Thousands disrupted after flights grounded by ash
At least 16,000 passengers on both sides of the Tasman have now been effected by flight cancellations because of ash from a volcanic eruption in Chile. [more]

Sky City chosen to build convention centre
Casino operator Sky City has been chosen to build the country's first international-scale convention centre in downtown Auckland. [more]