Radio New Zealand - Sunday, 4th December 2011

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This page features: Arts on Sunday, CEISMIC, News Stories, Nine To Noon, Sounds Historical, Spectrum, Sunday Morning, Talking Heads, Te Ahi Kaa, You Me... Now!

Arts on Sunday

Arts Foundation laureates and award winners
We hear from most of the 10 Arts Foundation laureates and award winners honoured this year. Between them they have received $360,000 as an acknowledgement of their excellent, creativity and potential. [more]

Pixar's Enrico Casarosa
Simon Morris talks to one of Pixar's crack storyboard artists and directors, Enrico Casarosa. [more]

Make My Movie
Ant Timpson talks about his Make My Movie project which is entering its final stages. At stake, $100,000 to help the winner make a feature film. [more]

The Questions in the Middle of the Night
An hour-long discussion between writers Kate de Goldi and Glenn Colquohoun, recorded at the 2011 Festival of Colour in Wanaka. [more]


One In Five for 4 December 2011
As the feature length documentary When A City Falls about the Christchurch earthquakes goes on general release in New Zealand, One in Five recalls a programme from earlier in the year when Mike Gourley sneaks inside the Christchurch cordon to meet up with red zone resident, Frank Film's Gerard Smyth. [more]

Nine To Noon

Off the Beaten Track with Kennedy Warne
Miami based environmental artist Xavier Cortada and Mangroves. [more]

Sounds Historical

Sounds Historical for 4 December 2011 (Part 1)
Due to copyright restrictions, most music has been removed. [more]

Sounds Historical for 4 December 2011 (Part 2)
Due to copyright restrictions, most music has been removed. [more]


Spectrum for 4 December 2011
Meg Daly says the sudden death of Green Party co-leader Rod Donald in 2005 was a wakeup call for her. So after years working as an occupational therapist, Irish born Meg now spends her days baking Irish soda bread, Scottish tattie scones and Welsh Bara Brith (tea bread). She sells them at farmers' markets around the Waikato. [more]

Sunday Morning

Tanya Buchdahl Tintner Life with Georg
Conductor/composer Georg Tintner lived and breathed music. His long career began at the age of eight, when he was the first Jew to join the Vienna Boys Choir. He left Vienna in 1938 and arrived in Auckland in 1940. [more]

Mediawatch for 4 December 2011
Political punch-ups, why we could get more details of court cases in the media than juries hear in courtrooms and a international TV star who doesn't watch TV. [more]

Laurie Bauer Killer Languages
In our regular language slot on the first Sunday of each month, Professor Laurie Bauer talks about 'killer languages'. It's a label attached to the big colonising languages in the world - languages blamed for the demise of indigenous languages. But is that fair? Laurie thinks the responsibility should be shared. [more]

Robert Ayson Ruling the Pacific Waves
December 7 marks the 70th anniversary of Japan's attack on the US naval base at Pearl Harbour in Hawaii. The event was a huge turning point in the Second World War - and the US has been engaged militarily in the Asia-Pacific region ever since. [more]

Ideas for 4 December 2011
Colin Scrimgeour or Uncle Scrim, as he was better known was a broadcaster like none other before or after him. A Methodist minister so feared by the government of the day that it jammed his broadcast before the 1935 election. Chris Whitta explores the life of Uncle Scrim with Bill Renwick, the author of the recently released Scrim, The Man with a Mike, and historian Tony Simpson. [more]

Talking Heads

Part 1 - Inside Out: The Chemistry of Food, Sex and Ageing
Kim Hill talks to best-selling author and TV personality, Professor Joe Schwarcz from McGill University, Canada. [more]

Te Ahi Kaa

Te Ahi Kaa for 4 o Hakihea (December) 2011
Cross-communication can occur at all levels where ta moko is involved whether it's price negotiation at an event created to 'market" Maori art or drinking establishments who see no difference with gang insignia. Justine Murray is with ta moko artist Mark Kopua who provides insight on both. Ngati Mutunga history is a painful one yet one that is about survival and resilience as Maraea Rakuraku finds when she attends the opening of their exhibition at Puke Ariki; Mutunga Our legacy, Our challenge, Our future. [more]

You Me... Now!

Episode 71: Helping Hands
Joel impresses the sceptical Magnus, and Terry arrives at Eden's Way. [more]

News stories:

5.7 quake gives centre of country the shakes
A widely felt 5.7 earthquake in Cook Strait on Saturday night frightened thousands of residents throughout the top of the South Island and the lower North Island. [more]

Motorcyclist killed failing to take corner
A man was killed when the high-powered motorcycle he was riding crashed at Dairy Flat, north of Auckland, early on Sunday morning. [more]

Geraldine scrub fire put out
A scrub fire that broke out in Geraldine on Saturday has been put out. [more]

Fatality at Auckland industrial site
A man has died after falling into machinery at an industrial site in Silverdale, just north of Auckland, on Friday afternoon. [more]

Fewer pessimists in latest business confidence survey
Exporters and manufacturers are feeling less gloomy about their prospects but are weighed down by a high exchange rate and Europe's financial crisis. [more]

Allied Farmers confirms livestock joint venture
Rural servicing company Allied Farmers has confirmed its new livestock business is up and running after finalising arrangements with livestock agents who have become joint owners. [more]

Pharmacies fined for price hike claims
A Christchurch pharmacist has been disciplined and fined $7000 for publicly accusing other pharmacies of hiking their prices. [more]

New Canterbury Chancellor named
The University of Canterbury has appointed a former top diplomat as its next chancellor. [more]

Man accused of setting car on fire refused bail
A man accused of setting his car on fire in Wellington's Cuba Mall was refused bail when he appeared in Wellington District Court. [more]

Synlait seeks new investment
The Canterbury dairy company Synlait is seeking $70 million from a new investor to develop the dairy farms side of the business. [more]

Manawatu Gorge slip clearance far from finished
New Zealand Transport Agency says it will look at working around the clock to clear a massive slip in the Manawatu Gorge. [more]

Taupo meeting house negotiations continue
Webbs Auction House in Auckland expects negotiations over the purchase of New Zealand's only privately owned Maori meeting house to continue well into next week. [more]

Haka performers pepper-sprayed in Utah
The police force in a small American city is to undergo cultural training after an officer pepper-sprayed a crowd of Polynesians performing a haka. [more]

Police find man's body after Tokoroa shooting
Police in the Bay of Plenty say they have found the body of a man near a vehicle linked to a shooting in Tokoroa on Saturday. [more]

Expressions of interest invited for rugby franchises
The New Zealand Rugby Union is inviting expressions of interest in licences to manage and operate four of its five Super Rugby teams from 2013. [more]

No job losses with court closures, says ministry
The Ministry of Justice says there have been no job losses as a result of the closure of six district court buildings considered to be at risk from earthquakes. [more]

Bad weather halts container salvage work
Bad weather has again temporarily halted the recovery of containers from the cargo ship Rena. [more]

Mayor calls for prompt release of grounding details
The mayor of Tauranga says investigators know what caused the grounding of the container ship Rena and he wants them to release their findings as soon as possible. [more]

Not enough trade enrolments for rebuild
The construction industry is warning that too few people are enrolling in trade training courses to meet the needs of the rebuild of Christchurch. [more]

No joy in Dubai for NZ sevens side
The champion New Zealand rugby sevens side is third equal after the second leg of the IRB World Series in Dubai, following an unprecedented 10-7 exit to eventual winners England... [more]

Australia beat Wales but Williams scores on his way out
Wales winger Shane Williams scored with his final touch in international rugby but he bowed out on a losing note after Australia overcame a sluggish start to win 24-18 in... [more]

Sunderland name O'Neill as manager
English Premier League football club Sunderland have appointed Martin O'Neill as manager after sacking Steve Bruce earlier this week. The 59-year-old Northern Irishman, who has signed a three-year contract, had... [more]

Good start for NZ women at Perth worlds
The New Zealand women's match racing team has had a great start to the ISAF Sailing World Championships with three wins from four races off Perth. Stephanie Hazard, Jenna Hansen... [more]

Jets soar over star-studded Victory, Glory all Perth's
Newcastle Jets rewarded their biggest home A-League crowd in four seasons with a 3-1 win over a star-studded Melbourne Victory on Saturday night. As 17,245 fans turned up to see... [more]

Lee five off the pace in Hong Kong
New Zealand golf number one Danny Lee is five shots off the leader, Spain's Alvaro Quiros, heading into the final round of the Hong Kong Open. Lee's in a five-way... [more]

Crocs come back to edge Hawks
The Townsville Crocodiles staged a remarkable comeback beat the Wollongong Hawks 82-81 in their National Basketball League clash at home on Saturday night. Michael Cedar nailed a clutch late free-throw... [more]

Argentina cling on in Davis Cup with doubles win
David Nalbandian and Eduardo Schwank trounced Spain's Feliciano Lopez and Fernando Verdasco 6-4 6-2 6-3 to secure Argentina's first point of the Davis Cup tennis final and keep the best-of-five... [more]

Maori Party considering future leadership
The Maori Party will be making a decision in coming weeks about who will take over its leadership as the current co-leaders consider retirement. [more]

New Parliament to sit before Christmas
The new Parliament will meet for the first time on 20 December for the swearing-in of MPs and the election of the Speaker. [more]

Rotary gives St John $70,000 for emergency kit
The St John Ambulance service in Christchurch has been given $70,000 to buy an emergency hospital kit so it can better respond to disasters. [more]

Maritime NZ apologises to Bay of Plenty people
The director of Maritime New Zealand has apologised for not communicating earlier with Bay of Plenty people after the container ship Rena ran aground. [more]

Helicopter wreckage brought to Kerikeri wharf
The wreckage of a helicopter recovered from the sea after a fatal crash off Karikari Peninsula in the Far North is expected be lifted ashore on Sunday morning. [more]

Police recruits save burning house
Police recruits in Wellington got some unexpected on-the-job training when they found a house fire while on a cross-country run. [more]

NZ into semis at bowls champs
All of the New Zealand bowls teams have made next week's semi-finals at the Asia Pacific bowls championship in Adelaide The Black Jacks men's singles and fours and the women's... [more]

All viaduct lanes reopened earlier than expected
Drivers in Auckland have a clear route on State Highway 1 at Newmarket: all the southbound lanes were reopened earlier than planned on Sunday morning. [more]

Bulldozers, watertankers join firefighting efforts
Firefighters in the Far North called in bulldozers and water tankers to the Karikari Peninsula on Saturday, to keep a scrub fire contained. [more]

Auckland City win Club World Cup warm-up match
Auckland City's preparations for the football Club World Cup remain on track after they beat professional outfit Ryutsu Keizai University 2-1 at Saitama Stadium in Tokyo. The 2-1 win is... [more]

Blackburn win, as do top five in EPL
Still no return for the injured Ryan Nelsen but some good news for the All Whites captain - his Blackburn Rovers have scored a rare win in English football's Premier... [more]

Labour leadership candidates focused on meetings
Labour's two-horse race for the leadership is now focused on a series of meetings with the party membership around the country next week. [more]

Should voters' details be published? Greens ask
The Green Party says the question of the publication of voters' details on electoral rolls need to be addressed before the next election. [more]

England hooker Thompson retires for second time
England's 2003 Rugby World Cup-winning hooker Steve Thompson has announced his retirement for the second time due to a new neck injury, four years after he first quit rugby. The... [more]

Phoenix looking for rare away win at Melbourne Heart
The Wellington Phoenix face the Melbourne Heart away this evening in another crucial A-League football match. A win in Morwell could see the Phoenix climb to fifth on the table... [more]

Grounding leaves seasonal business struggling
The chair of Bay of Plenty Tourism says the grounding of the Rena leaves many businesses and accommodation providers struggling this festive season. [more]

New Zealanders eating too much salt
An Otago University study has found nearly two-thirds of adults are eating more salt than is recommended. [more]

Audit of Tongan aid money finds no fraud
An audit of how the Tongan Government used money from New Zealand and Australia to move towards democracy has found no evidence of fraud. [more]

UK supermarket chain weighs into NZ dispute
The Council of Trade Unions says a major supermarket chain in the United Kingdom is weighing into a pay dispute at a Rangitikei meat processing plant. It's urging the plant's owner to talk to the workers. [more]

Spearfishing diver drowns
A man who drowned near Wellington's Pukerua Bay on Saturday was spearfishing in an area known to have strong currents. [more]

Rain comes to aid of Far North firefighters
Rain is helping firefighters dealing with the smouldering remains of the Far North scrub fire that destroyed three houses and led indirectly to the death of two men in a helicopter crash. [more]

New 'but small' Rena oil leak
Maritime New Zealand says there has been a new but small leak of oil from the stranded container ship Rena stuck on a reef in the Bay of Plenty. [more]

Arrests after drugs bust in Bay of Plenty
Two people have been arrested after a drugs bust in Maketu, in Bay of Plenty. [more]

News website makes "Pansy Wong" error
Australia's Sunday Telegraph website has admitted posting a headline mistaking a former New Zealand MP for one of its senators. [more]

Black Caps butchered by Australia on day four at the Gabba
The Black Caps have suffered a humiliating 9-wicket defeat in the first cricket test against Australia with the match failing to last the scheduled five days at the Gabba. The... [more]

Taylor blames top order for heavy defeat
The New Zealand batsmen capitulated in embarrassing fashion as Australia marched to victory in the first cricket test at the Gabba with a day to spare. The Black Caps entered... [more]

Thousands flock to Christchurch Santa parade
More than 100,000 people attended Christchurch's Santa parade on Sunday. [more]

Parry heading for victory at Clearwater
The New Zealand Open is heading towards a dramatic two-way playoff after Australians Brad Kennedy and Craig Parry were tied on 7 under par at the conclusion of the final... [more]

Disqualified driver in fatal truck smash - police
Police have revealed that one of the trucks involved in a double fatality crash on the outskirts of Hamilton on Saturday morning was driven by a disqualified driver. [more]

No timeline for recovery of plants and animals after oil spill
A marine scientist says it is not known how long it will take for marine plants and animals to recover after the grounding of the container ship Rena and subsequent oil spills. [more]

Watersiders blame port company for lost business
The Maritime Union says it could have been unloading cargo during the weekend, had waterside workers not been locked out by Ports of Auckland. [more]