Radio New Zealand - Sunday, 1st July 2012

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This page features: Arts on Sunday, News Stories, One In Five, Podcast Classics, Sounds Historical, Spectrum, Sunday Morning, Te Ahi Kaa, The Drama Hour, Writers and Readers Festivals, You Me... Now!

Arts on Sunday

Fiona Farrell : The Quake Year
Christchurch writer Fiona Farrell offers revealing stories in her book of interviews called The Quake Year. [more]

Philly De Lacey : Seige
Siege was a brilliant drama covering the notorious Jan Molenaar stand-off with the Napier police. Simon Morris spoke to Siege producer Philly De Lacey. [more]

Kyle Mewburn : Frankfurt book fair
After months of gushing talk about New Zealand being the Frankfurt Book Fair's country of honour, there are questions being raised over how we're representing ourselves. [more]

Brinkley Warren : vulnerable art
American Fullbright Fellow Brinkley Warren has started an art project working with Wellington's homeless community. [more]

Kate Ward Smythe : Black Confetti
Kate Ward Smythe reviews the Auckland Theatre Company's new production, Black Confetti, by award winning playwright Eli Kent. [more]

Catherine Bisley : Killer Films
An internship with an American film company helps local director and Wellington film maker Catherine Bisley know what she doesn't want to do. [more]

Mike Nicolaidi : books
Today's featured writer is Mike Nicolaidi, journalist, arts administrator and now novelist. [more]

Joey Vaessen, art
Joey Vaessen - the young contemporary New Zealand art lover who's behind a pop-up art gallery idea to make the most of Auckland's empty spaces. [more]

One In Five

One In Five for 1 July 2012
Katy Gosset reports from an Emergency Preparedness Symposium for People with Disabilities in Christchurch. [more]

Podcast Classics

RAVEL Piano Trio in A minor
The Saguaro Trio. [more]

Sounds Historical

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

Sounds Historical for 1 July 2012 (Part 2)
The second broadcast hour. [more]


Spectrum for 1 July 2012
Since it began in 2008, Wellington's non-profit food rescue service Kaibosh has saved nearly 100,000 meals from ending up in the landfill and distributed them to charities. Spectrum's Jack Perkins joins a team of volunteers as they rescue about 90kgs of fruit and vege left over after a Sunday market and follows the food to the Wellington City Mission. [more]

Sunday Morning

Tim McCormack
A professor at the Melbourne Law School and the special advisor on international humanitarian law to the prosecutor of the International Criminal Court in the Hague. [more]

Mediawatch for 1 July 2012
The end of TVNZ7 and what's left for free-to-air viewers; a New Zealand newspaper editor heads for turbulence in Australia - as a former Kiwi colleague walks away from it and Kim Dotcom turns around his public image. [more]

Down The List for 1 July 2012
Getting people off the ACC benefits list seems like a good idea until case managers Malcolm and Jane realise what could happen if they really succeed. [more]

Ideas for 1 July 2012
This week we spend the hour marking the international year of the cooperative with an exploration of the ideas and ideals behind three very different cooperatives: Fonterra - New Zealand's biggest company; a small software start-up in Wellington called Loomio; and the Evergreen Cooperatives of Cleveland, USA. [more]

Jon Johansson and Stephen Levine
Political scientists from Victoria University, Dr Jon Johansson and Professor Stephen Levine talk about their work on New Zealand's Prime Ministers. [more]

Hugh Peskett
Editor-in-chief of Burke's Peerage and a professional genealogist. He's here to back the call for clemency for Bonny Prince Charlie's supporters found guilty of treason. [more]

Chris Laidlaw reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Sunday Morning programme. [more]

Te Ahi Kaa

Te Ahi Kaa for 1 July 2012
It's fitting that in a fortnight that has seen the death of two 28th Maori Battalion Veterans, 91 year olds, William Bill Pitman (1921-2012) and the last remaining officer of the 28th Maori Battalion, Major Hone John Hikitia Te Rangi Waititi (1921- 2012), Te Ahi Kaa salutes the remaining 27 veterans of the 28th Maori Battalion with an encore recording of a 2010 korero with "the Major" - as he was affectionately known. Maraea Rakuraku travels deep into the Waipoua Forest with brothers Alex and Manos Nathan who describe the very personal connection the area holds for them, and the shifting of a Catholic church from Te Kopuru in 1980 to its current site where it has been re-purposed as the whare of their marae, Matatina. [more]

The Drama Hour

The Drama Hour for Sunday 1 July 2012
Drones by Dan Bain; Who's Going to do the Karanga (Go Solo) by Matariki Whatarau; and The Gullibles by Joe Musaphia Series I Episode 2. [more]

Writers and Readers Festivals

New Zealand Crime
Three of New Zealand's most prominent crime writers - Paul Cleave, Vanda Symon and Paul Thomas - discuss how their stories are affected by their distinctly New Zealand setting. [more]

You Me... Now!

Episode 129: The Rat's Out of the Bag
Terry loses his pet rat, Joel could be out of a job and Celeste tells Lucille her new plans for the cafe. [more]

News stories:

Auckland manufacturer closes, 70 jobs to go
The Engineering, Printing & Manufacturing Union says more than 70 people are being made redundant by a factory closure in South Auckland. [more]

Dotcom backs call for inquiry
Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom is supporting calls from the Green Party for an independent inquiry into the way New Zealand police have handled his case. [more]

Labour Dept taking aircraft company back to court
The Department of Labour is taking Safe Air, an aircraft maintenance company owned by Air New Zealand, back to court over the death of an employee last August. It wants a stiffer penalty. [more]

Labour promises return of TV channel
Labour says it will return a bigger and stronger public service television channel to the airwaves if is elected in 2014. TVNZ 7 has been switched off by TVNZ. [more]

Missing women found
Two women reported missing in Te Awamutu and Christchurch have both been found. Police say they are safe and well. [more]

Free afterhours care for children under six
Two district health boards are now offering free doctor visits for children under the age of six, regardless of the time of day. [more]

Agency confident of many medals at Olympics
Sport New Zealand is confident its targeted funding approach will help deliver one of the nation's biggest Olympic medal hauls at the London Olympics. [more]

Hurricanes edge Crusaders in Christchurch thriller
Conrad Smith scored two tries as the Hurricanes kept their Super Rugby playoff hopes alive with a 23-22 victory over the Crusaders in a Christchurch thriller last night. The... [more]

Laurent Blanc quits job as French coach
Laurent Blanc will leave his post as France's national football coach after asking for his contract to not be renewed. The former Manchester United defender led the country through qualifying... [more]

Knights beat Eels
The Newcastle Knights mid-season revival stretched to back-to-back National Rugby league wins after disposing of a lacklustre Parramatta Eels 20-12 last night. Backing up from Monday night's upset win over... [more]

Vixens wrap up minor premiership
The Melbourne Vixens have beaten the Southern Steel 56 to 38 in Invercargill to wrap up the ANZ trans-Tasman netball minor premiership and ensure a home semi-final. It proved one... [more]

Williams made to work for passage to last 16
The Czech player, Lukas Rosol, who caused a major upset at Wimbledon by knocking out Rafael Nadal, has been beaten. Rosol lost in straight sets, 6-2 6-3 7-6 to German... [more]

School board going to court to stop closure
Kawerau Intermediate School board of trustees is taking the Ministry of Education to the High Court in Rotorua on Monday in a attempt to stop the school's closure. [more]

KiwiSaver withdrawal date arrives
Revenue Minister Peter Dunne says 17,500 people will be eligible to take their money out of KiwiSaver this month, when the scheme marks its fifth year. [more]

New Zealand junior beaten in first round at Wimbledon
New Zealand tennis junior Emily Fanning has been beaten in the first round of the junior singles at Wimbledon this morning 6-1 6-3 by Switzerland's Belinda Bencic. Playing in her... [more]

Banned Kaneria unlikely to play in Pakistan, says PCB
The former test bowler Danish Kaneria is unlikely to be allowed to resume his career in Pakistan after being banned for life by the England and Wales Cricket Board, the... [more]

Stormers, Brumbies, and Bulls victorious
The Stormers strengthened their position atop the South African Super Rugby conference with a 27-17 victory over the Lions in Cape Town. The win gave the Stormers 58 points,... [more]

Govt told to stop factory job losses
The Engineering, Printing & Manufacturing Union is calling on the Government to urgently implement a strategy to prevent more job losses at factories. [more]

Manurewa death not a homicide
Police in Auckland say the death of a man at Manurewa property early on Saturday was from natural causes. [more]

Kerikeri piano competition finalists
The four finalists in the biennial Kerikeri International Piano Competition will play their last recitals for the adjudicator on Sunday afternoon. [more]

Friend to play full 80 for Warriors
The New Zealand Warriors will return to the National Rugby League competition on Sunday when they host the North Queensland Cowboys at Mount Smart Stadium in Auckland. The Warriors currently... [more]

Ross Taylor talks up West Indies
The New Zealand cricket captain Ross Taylor believes the West Indies will be one of the teams to beat at the Twenty/20 world cup in Sri Lanka later this year. [more]

New donut in Springfield
A six-tonne concrete donut will be unveiled in Springfield, South Canterbury, on Sunday afternoon to replace an earlier sculpture which was severely damaged by fire in 2009. [more]

Brownlee to address disaster conference
Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Minister Gerry Brownlee is flying to Japan on Sunday to speak at an international conference about the lessons learnt from natural disasters in New Zealand. [more]

'For Sale' numbers low
The number of houses for sale is at its lowest point since January 2008. [more]

Leap second added to clocks
An extra second was added to the clock at midday on Sunday, the 35th since 1972. [more]

Syrian peace plan seen as doomed
Two Syrians living in New Zealand say a new international peace plan for their homeland is doomed to failure. However, one says many Syrians believe the Assad regime is crumbling from the inside. [more]

Queenstown Winter Festival a success - organiser
Queenstown's annual Winter Festival wraps up on Sunday night with a Mardi Gras street parade. [more]

Police checks on youth justice placements extended
The Green Party is claiming victory following a move by the Social Development Minister to initiate police checks on family group conference placements that pre-date a rule change. [more]

Police now treating serious assault as homicide
Police in Christchurch are treating a recent serious assault in the suburb of Linwood as a homicide, following the death of the victim. [more]

Three men charged with assault in Hamilton
Three men will appear in court on Monday charged with assaulting a man in Hamilton. [more]

Brain injury organisation on brink of closure
A Wellington charity that helps people with brain injuries says it could be forced to close because it has run out of money. [more]

New super ministry launched
The sign at the front of the now defunct Ministry of Economic Development has already changed, before staff in the Government's new super ministry arrive at work on Monday. [more]

TV complaint to be made to Ombudsman
A group opposed to the axing of TVNZ7 is to lodge a complaint against TVNZ with the Ombudsman. [more]

Train and vehicle collide in Morrinsville
A man has been taken to hospital with serious injuries after his car collided with a train in Morrinsville on Sunday night. [more]