Radio New Zealand - Sunday, 25th March 2012

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

Arts on Sunday

Dawn Cheong
We meet the winner of the 2012 Adam New Zealand Play Award. [more]

Suzanne Porter
We try to establish how the new look local councils will deal with the arts communities under the government's plan to scale back their 'cultural' responsibilities. We hear from a concerned festival organiser and the head of Local Government New Zealand. [more]

Listener's Pick
Jo Murphy's best loved poem, 'As I Walked Out One Evening', by W H Auden. [more]

Port Workers
Artist Fiona Jack gets political and public with her new work, a large series of photographic portraits of Auckland port workers involved in the current industrial dispute. [more]

Te Hono ki Aotearoa
Jan Beiringer talks about her documentary Te Hono ki Aotearoa, which follows a Dutch museum's commissioning of a genuine Maori war canoe. It's a journey from Old Zealand to New Zealand and back again. [more]

Artspace 25th Anniversary
It's happy 25th Anniversary to Artspace in Auckland, we talk to two of its founders, Wystan Curnow and Mary-Louise Brown about why it broke new ground when it was opened and how it's moved with the times. [more]

The history of the book
Professor Leslie Howsham is an authority on the history of the book, which goes back much further than you might think. [more]

Printmaker Katy Buess on volunteering in Vanuatu
Invercargill-based print maker Katy Buess had always dreamt of volunteering abroad but felt she didn't have any practical skills to offer. But an opportunity eventually came her way. She chats with Sonia Sly about how an experience as part of a VSA programme in Vanuatu has informed her work, along with the rewards and challenges of conducting an art-based rehabilitation programme in a local men's prison. [more]

Morning Report

60 tuatara relocated to Motuihe Island
Sixty tuatara, have become the new inhabitants of a small island in Auckland's Hauraki Gulf. Motuihe Island was cleared of all rats and pests in preparation for the arrival. [more]

Nine To Noon

Off The Beaten Track with Kennedy Warne
Kennedy marks the autumn equinox, and discusses the report into the Rena. [more]

Sounds Historical

Sounds Historical for 25 March 2012 (Part 1)
Due to copyright restrictions, all music has been removed. [more]

Sounds Historical for 25 March 2012 (Part 2)
Due to copyright restrictions, all music has been removed. [more]


Spectrum for 25 March 2012
Every year, curlers from throughout the south gather for the Dunedin Masters Games. Spectrum meets veteran curlers as they compete on indoor ice rinks and enjoy the warmth and comfort of a bar and facilities which are a far cry from the frozen lakes of Central Otago where curling competitions, or Bonspiels, are normally held. [more]

Spiritual Outlook

Spiritual Outlook for 25 March 2012 - Religion for Atheists
Author and Philosopher Alain de Botton discusses his new book, 'Religion for Atheists'. [more]

Sunday Morning

David Robinson - universities
Senior Consultant to Education International, the global federation of teachers unions, David Robinson is very unhappy at the way universities are being refocused for the purposes of commercial enterprise rather than academia and scholarship. [more]

Mediawatch for 25 March 2012
The writing on the wall for evening papers; blogging broadcasters - and broadcasting bloggers; a controversial new law; Marmageddon: the end of the world - or just the media gone mad? [more]

Mark Kruse - creation of the universe
New Zealanders in their self imposed diaspora are often very successful in their global endeavours. Mark Kruse is no exception; he's a Professor of Physics at Duke University, North Carolina, and is involved in the re-creation of the creation of the universe being replicated in Switzerland at the Large Hadron Collider. [more]

New Flags Flying - Niue and Tonga
We look at the journey to post-colonial status in the South Pacific as the various island groups examine concepts of self-determination and nationhood. This week the Chief Executive of New Zealand's Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs, Colin Tukuitonga, joins Ian Johnstone, Michael Powles and Chris Laidlaw to put Niue and Tonga's voyages into perspective. [more]

Ideas for 25 March 2012 - Taxation
This week the Ideas team look at taxation - a way to a utopian society? Oxfam New Zealand senior policy advisor Sarah Meads and CTU economist Bill Rosenberg make the case for a tobin - or Robin Hood - tax; Susan Guthrie, co-author of the 'Big Kahuna', discusses the tax implications of a universal basic income or UBI and; economic historian Brian Easton takes us through the history of tax in New Zealand. [more]

Te Ahi Kaa

Te Ahi Kaa mo 25 o Poutu te Rangi (March) 2012
Music promoter and producer Vicky Gordon feels it's about time the patriarchy got a shakeup in the music industry as she explains to Maraea Rakuraku. Justine Murray profiles Maraeroa Marae and what does a suburb in New Plymouth have to do with Tiger Woods? [more]

You Me... Now!

Episode 90: Shhhhh!
Max stands his ground at the school. Rhys and Anya form an alliance. [more]

News stories:

NZ woman convicted of drug smuggling in Argentina
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs says an Argentinian court has sentenced a New Zealand woman to nearly five years in prison for drug smuggling. [more]

Crusaders win first game at new Christchurch Stadium
The Canterbury Crusaders won their inaugural game in Christchurch's new stadium, beating the South African Cheetahs side 28-21 on Saturday. [more]

Protest group apology over 'out of control' element
The Occupy Christchurch group is apologising for problems caused by some people living at its South Hagley Park camp site. [more]

Waioeka Gorge route closer to opening
The Transport Agency says a temporary diversion route through the Waioeka Gorge may be open to traffic this week - depending on the stability of the slip face. [more]

Councillor urges direct control of wildlife sanctuary
A Wellington City councillor opposes a proposal to merge the Zealandia wildlife sanctuary with the city's botanic gardens and zoo because she says they have different aims. [more]

Wigan stun Liverpool, Stoke draw with Manchester City
Relegation-threatened Wigan has shocked English football giants Liverpool 2-1 at Anfield, while Manchester City are back on top of the Premier League - for now - after a 1-1 draw... [more]

Smail loses lead at Indonesia Open
The New Zealand golfer David Smail's slipped down the leaderboard into a share of fourth after a two over par 74 third round at the $US1 million Jakarta Indonesia Open. [more]

McLaren one-two for second straight Formula One race
The English racing driver Lewis Hamilton has won pole position at the Malaysian Grand Prix ahead of his McLaren team-mate and compatriot Jenson Button. In the second straight McLaren one-two... [more]

Smeltz bags four as Glory thrash Victory
The All Whites striker Shane Smeltz became the highest goalscorer in A-League football history with a bag of four goals in Perth Glory's 4-2 home triumph over Melbourne Victory at... [more]

Warriors go two from two, Dragons grind out win over Manly
The Warriors thrashed the Gold Coast Titans 26-6 in Auckland on Saturday to go two from four and move up the National Rugby League ladder to sixth for now. The... [more]

Jets win third straight, Heat win again
The Manawatu Jets sealed their third straight win in the National Basketball League with a 94-75 road victory over the Otago Nuggets in Dunedin on Saturday night. The Harbour Heat... [more]

Kaino says it's a great opportunity to prolong his career
The All Black loose forward Jerome Kaino says it was the toughest decision of his life, but he's excited about playing in Japan for the next two years. The 28-year-old,... [more]

Oly Whites advance to OFC Olympic qualifying final
The New Zealand under-23 men's football will face Fiji in Sunday's final of the Oceania Olympic qualifying tournament after the Oly Whites beat Vanuatu 3-2 in the second semi-final in... [more]

Federer vs Roddick at Miami Masters
Third seed Roger Federer has set up another showdown with American Andy Roddick at the Miami Masters tennis tournament, after the Swiss ace beat another local, Ryan Harrison, 6-2 7-6. [more]

Southampton on course for promotion
Southampton are one step closer to English football's Premier League as striker Billy Sharp's double secured a 2-0 win over his former club Doncaster at St Mary's. Saints are now... [more]

Crusaders christen new home with win
The Crusaders beat the Cheetahs 28-21 in their inaugural home Super Rugby game at the new Christchurch Stadium on Saturday night. Israel Dagg, Robert Fruean and Sean Maitland scored the... [more]

Ireland beat Afghanistan in T20 qualifer
Ireland defeated Afghanistan by five wickets in the final of the World Twenty20 qualifying, in a battle between two sides who had already booked their places at the global showpiece... [more]

South Africa lose a wicket on a sunny morning at the Basin
For the first time, blue skies have greeted the New Zealand and South African cricketers on day three of the final test against New Zealand in Wellington. It's a clear,... [more]

Slade broken again as Highlanders lose
The ACT Brumbies snapped the Highlanders' winning Super Rugby run in Canberra, the hosts winning 33-26 in a game that also saw the visitors lose first five eighth Colin Slade... [more]

Hundreds mourn Tongan king in Auckland
Hundreds of people have attended a memorial held in South Auckland for the late Tongan King George Tupou V, before Tuesday's state funeral in Tonga. [more]

NZ woman to appeal drug smuggling verdict
A New Zealand woman sentenced by an Argentinian court to almost five years in jail for drug smuggling will appeal against the verdict. [more]

Businesses to start Rena class action soon
Bay of Plenty businesses which lost money after the grounding of the container ship Rena will begin court action against the ship's owners, Costamare, next month. [more]

Noted former league coach dies
Former rugby league coach and union leader Anthony "Tank" Gordon has died in Rotorua, aged 63. [more]

Julian Dean could leave hospital tomorrow
The New Zealand cyclist Julian Dean is expected to leave a Spanish hospital tomorrow after having surgery on a leg he broke in a crash while riding the Tour of... [more]

Mexico beat Jamaica in Rugby World Cup qualifying opener
Mexico have beaten Jamaica 68-14 in Mexico City the opening qualifying match for the 2015 Rugby World Cup. The Caribbean zone also includes Cayman Islands, Barbados, St Vincent, Trinidad &... [more]

Snyders goes under Olympic qualifying time
The North Shore swimmer Glenn Snyders is the first to go under the Olympic Games qualifying time on the opening morning of heats at the New Zealand Swimming Championships in... [more]

Clarke set for first test
The Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke says he has come through an intense couple of weeks of physio in great shape and will be ready for the first Test against... [more]

Perry beats Ko for national title
The Waikato golfer Emily Perry has won the New Zealand stroke play title after beating world number one Lydia Ko in a play-off in Hastings. 21-year-old Perry sank a 2... [more]

Governor-General to lead Tonga funeral delegation
The Governor-General, Lieutenant-General Sir Jerry Mateparae, will lead a delegation to Tonga on Tuesday for the state funeral of King George Tupou V. [more]

4 athletes named for Olympic Games
Shotputter Valerie Adams, middle distance runner Nick Willis, marathon runner Kimberly Smith and javelin thrower Stuart Farquhar have been named as part of an initial athletics team to represent New... [more]

CAA investigates balloon landing
The Civil Aviation Authority is to investigate a balloon incident near Christchurch involving 18 people, though the company denies an emergency landing took place. [more]

Three men stabbed in Huntly
Police in Huntly say three men suffered stab wounds after an incident in the town early on Sunday. [more]

Second dinghy from Easy Rider found
The second dinghy off the boat Easy Rider has been discovered at Masons Bay on the west coast of Stewart Island. [more]

New give way road rules in force
Motorists are being urged to exercise extra patience and caution at intersections after the new give way rules were introduced on Sunday. [more]

Study finds relationship breakup after childbirth
A University of Auckland study of families has found that more than 7% of relationships broke up shortly after the birth of a baby. [more]