Radio New Zealand - Sunday, 22nd April 2012

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This page features: Arts on Sunday, News Stories, Nine To Noon, One In Five, Sounds Historical, Spectrum, Sunday Morning, Te Ahi Kaa, The Drama Hour, You Me... Now!

Arts on Sunday

Palmerston North's cultural precinct
Palmerston North is one of the latest regions wanting to boost its image as a creative hub. [more]

The Juniper Passion
This ANZAC Day, a New Zealand classical CD inspired by the World War Two Battle of Monte Cassino, will make history of its own. [more]

Listener Pick - Gordon Walters
Today's Listener's Pick is a New Zealand painting which changed things for designer and writer Michael Smythe of Auckland. [more]

Peter Hayden
Peter Hayden is an actor, writer, producer and the voice of many natural history documentaries. [more]

Angels and Aristocrats
Five New Zealand galleries have joined forces to tour an exhibition of Early European Art which have made their way into our public collections. [more]

Political Theatre
John Smythe reviews Other Peoples' Wars which is on at Bats Theatre in Wellington. [more]

Writers: Paula Green
Poet and editor Paula Green immersed herself in the language of love to bring together an anthology of 150 New Zealand love poems. [more]

Writers: Gigi Fenster
Gigi Fenster was a construction lawyer in South Africa before migrating to New Zealand and starting a new Life. [more]

Deadly Ponies
Twenty Seven Names, Stolen Girlfriends Club, and Salasai New Zealand fashion labels are starting to catch the eye of international buyers and fashion editors. [more]

Nine To Noon

Off the Beaten Track with Kennedy Warne
Kennedy joins us from the Denniston Plateau near the top of the South Island's West Coast. Home to various native species of flora and fauna, and unfortunately for them a goodly supply of coal. [more]

One In Five

One In Five for 22 April 2012
True Colours is a child health service organisation set up eight years ago by Cynthia Ward to provide a service for seriously ill children, young people and their families. [more]

Sounds Historical

Sounds Historical Hour One - 22 April 2012
8pm to 9pm. Due to copyright restrictions, all music has been removed. [more]

Sounds Historical Hour Two - 22 April 2012
9pm to 10pm. Due to copyright restrictions, all music has been removed. [more]


Spectrum for 22 April 2012
Archie Clapham trained as an engineer and for years ran the small power station that powered the Wellington tram system. He also collected clocks. By the time he was in his late 70's he had four hundred of them crammed into his house. After moving to Whangarei he sold his collection to the local Council and today Claphams National Clock Museum has over fourteen hundred time pieces. [more]

Sunday Morning

Alison Parr - Memories of J Force
Alison Parr talks to Chris about her interviews with soldiers, airmen, nurses and members of the NZ Women's Auxiliary Corps about life in the enemy territory between 1946 and 1948 - and how wartime hostility and distrust gave way to understanding of the Japanese people. The Occupiers, by Alison Parr, is published by Penguin. [more]

Mediawatch for 22 April 2012
Critics cry foul over ultra-fast broadband - and claim consumers could lose out; loose reporting of a sensitive story in the US; more on compromised coverage of the controversial convention centre deal. [more]

Richard Grant - Priorities and Prospects in Asia
The retiring executive director of Asia NZ, Dr Richard Grant, talks to Chris about Asia-NZ relations, the effect of the current reorganisation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and whether resources should be pulled out of Europe and the Americas to give us more muscle in Asia. [more]

Peter Whiteford - John Mulgan's Life and Letters
On 25 April 1945 New Zealand writer and soldier John Mulgan, 33, took his own life. Born 100 years ago, Mulgan is remembered for his 1939 novel Man Alone, and a war memoir, Report on Experience. Associate Professor Peter Whiteford from Victoria University has painstakingly reviewed Mulgan's letters to publish the first collection of his correspondence. [more]

Ideas for 22 April 2012
Chris talks to New Zealand's inaugural Poet Laureate, Bill Manhire. In this extended interview he talks to Chris about the creative writing course and his life with words; and he'll read some of his poetry. [more]

Te Ahi Kaa

Te Ahi Kaa mo 22 o Paengawhawha (April) 2012
In Te Ahi Kaa: Justine Murray gets the lowdown with Makere Nepe Apatu Thorstensen from Waipukurau Central Health about Pepi pods and how they make it safe to co-sleep with baby; Rotorua born Merenia Gilles had a record deal at age 16 and she's been rocking music ever since both locally and internationally, Maraea Rakuraku catches up with her; Ani Pahuru-Huriwai talks about He Konae Ako: E Nati, an online resource that reconnects Ngati Porou with their traditions and; In an archival recording from 1983, Henare te Ua discusses a range of topics with Peter Tapsell (1930 - 2012) including the use of te reo Maori in schools and in broadcasting. [more]

The Drama Hour

The Drama Hour for Sunday 22 April 2012
'News Bomb' by Gary Henderson (Part 1), a play about trends in TV news programmes; 'I Love You… toru, wha!' written and performed by Moana Ete; and the third part of 'Skin Writing: Digital Wairua' by Albert Belz. [more]

You Me... Now!

Episode 99: Murder Mystery #2
Gavin's murder mystery fails under the influence of random and mysterious events. [more]

News stories:

ACT calls on Government to raise age of pension eligibility
ACT leader John Banks has called on the Government to reconsider raising the age of eligibility of New Zealand superannuation. [more]

Quake east of Taupo
A magnitude 4.3 earthquake was recorded 20km east of Taupo on Sunday morning. It was at a depth of 80km. [more]

Drop in book prices noted
Changing tastes in literature may be the reason behind a recent 14% drop in the retail price of books in the March 2012 quarter. [more]

Japan to write off Myanmar debt
Japan is to write off more than $US3.7 billion of debt owed by Myanmar (Burma) and to resume development aid. [more]

Nelson mayor promises new merger proposal
Nelson Mayor Aldo Miccio intends to form a group to produce a new proposal to merge Nelson City with Tasman District Council. [more]

Cruden dominates scoring as Chiefs go top again
Chiefs All Black Aaron Cruden has scored 13 points as the visitors beat the Sharks 18-12 in Durban to return to the top of the super rugby competition. Cruden scored... [more]

Crusaders cruise past hapless Hurricanes
The Crusaders have crushed the Hurricanes 42-14 in their round 9 super rugby match in Wellington New Zealand's record points scorer Dan Carter marked his 100th appearance by running in... [more]

Vettel wins his first pole position of the F1 season
Red Bull's Formula One world champion Sebastian Vettel has secured his first pole position of the season at the Bahrain Grand Prix. Vettel will have McLaren's championship leader Lewis Hamilton... [more]

Waratahs win comes at a cost
The Waratahs have finally put some wind into their Super Rugby finals ambitions, but their 30-21 win over the Rebels on Saturday night was marred by injury and suspension worries. [more]

Warrior Michael Luck says this is his last season
Warriors rugby league veteran Michael Luck has decided to retire at the end of the NRL season The Warriors had offered the off-contract Luck a new one year term for... [more]

World's top two players to meet in Monte Carlo final
World tennis number one Novak Djokovic will try to deal Rafael Nadal another blow when the world's two top players clash in the Monte Carlo Mastersl, where the Spaniard is... [more]

Czech Republic lead Italy in Fed Cup semi final
Straight-sets wins by Petra Kvitova and Lucie Safarova have put the defending champions Czech Republic 2-0 up against Italy in their Fed Cup tennis semi-final. Playing in front of a... [more]

West Coast Fever beat Southern Steel
The West Coast Fever have beaten the Southern Steel 56-53 in their ANZ Championship netball clash in Dunedin. The Australians led by as many as 6 in the first half,... [more]

Charges against Megaupload may never go to trial
Criminal charges against Megaupload may never go to trial because the company has not been formally served with a summons on United States soil. [more]

ACT has to remain united - Banks
ACT leader John Banks says the party has to remain united if it is to do well at the next election. [more]

Brumbies claim third place despite loss to Bulls
The Brumbies climbed to third on the super rugby table despite going down to the Bulls 36-34 in Pretoria. Two bonus points in the defeat have enabled the Brumbies to... [more]

Stephen Hendry rolls back the year at the Crucible
Stephen Hendry rolled back the years to make the 10th maximum break in the history of the world snooker championships on the opening day of this year's tournament in Sheffield. [more]

Camper secures another podium finish in the Volvo ocean inshore races
Team New Zealand yacht Camper has finished second to Groupama in the latest in - shore race of the Volvo ocean race in Brazil Its Camper's fifth win in six... [more]

Farmers OK with sale process
Federated Farmers says it has confidence in the process that established the New Zealand economy would benefit more from the sale of the Crafar farms to a Chinese conglomerate rather than a domestic buyer. [more]

Dutch budget talks over
Budget talks between the main parties in the Netherlands collapsed on Saturday. [more]

Police against drink driving blood tests
Official documents show the police tried to get evidential blood tests for motorists who fail an alcohol breath test, scrapped to save time and money. [more]

Additional funds pledged to IMF
The International Monetary Fund says it has received firm commitments of $US430 billion to help economies in trouble. The eurozone as a whole is contributing $US200 billion. [more]

24 Battalion disbanded
The New Zealand 24 Battalion, formed seven decades ago, has been officially disbanded in Auckland. [more]

Tuhoe relationship with police non-existent
Tuhoe's chief negotiator says the tribe's relationship with the police is non-existent following the raids in 2007 in which 17 people were arrested. [more]

Woman rescued after three days trapped in car
A Whitianga man says he was thrilled to find his 74-year-old neighbour alive after her car crashed over a cliff and she spent three days trapped there. [more]

Newcastle United eye Champions League qualification
Newcastle United's seized control of the battle for fourth place in English football's Premier League as Tottenham and Chelsea stumbled in the race for a Champions League qualifying berth. Newcastle... [more]

Winterbottom wins final Hamilton V8 race
Ford's Mark Winterbottom has won his V8 Supercar race of the year, beating defending series champion Jamie Whincup's Holden, in the final race of the Hamilton 400 by just two... [more]

Ryder helps Pune Warriors to win in IPL
New Zealands' Jesse Ryder's cracked 86 off 58 balls to help the Pune Warrirors to 192 for three and a twenty run win over the Delhi Daredevils in the Indian... [more]

Magic's miserable run continues in Melbourne
A fourth straight loss for the Waikato Bay of Plenty Magic means they're still winless in this year's trans Tasman netball competition. The Magic have suffered a one goal loss... [more]

Rooney, Giggs and Beckham in line for Olympic team
The Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson is fuming after being told Wayne Rooney is on the shortlist for the Great Britain football squad at the London Olympics, despite the striker... [more]

Curtis extends lead at Texas Open
American golfer Ben Curtis has a three shot lead heading into the final day of the Texas Open in San Antonio. The 2003 British Open champion has posted a one-over-par... [more]

Highway trees felled despite presence of protesters
Contractors have felled all 11 native and exotic trees that protestors were trying to protect in a Whangarei park. [more]

National Party still showing strong support
The National Party and its leader continue to hold commanding leads over Labour in the latest opinion poll. [more]

Work starts on cardboard cathedral
The start of work to build Christchurch's cardboard cathedral has been marked with a sod turning ceremony on Sunday afternoon. [more]

Fishing boat on fire
A fishing boat caught fire off the coast of Greymouth on Sunday morning, but the blaze was brought under control by the people on board. [more]