Radio New Zealand - Sunday, 2nd September 2012

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This page features: Arts on Sunday, CEISMIC, Down The List, News Stories, Nine To Noon, One In Five, Sounds Historical, Spectrum, Sunday Morning, Te Ahi Kaa, The Sunday Feature

Arts on Sunday

The winner of the career-making Lexus Song Quest Amitai Pati
The contest has had name changes ove rthe many years it's been going. But winning the title is still important to yesterdays and todays top singers. [more]

The Evolution of Samoan Tattoo
For two weeks the art of Samoan traditional and contemporary tattoo is being performed live at the Wellington City Gallery for all to see as part of an exhibition 'Sui faiga ae tumau fa'avae'. [more]

Expat Kiwi ballet star Kase Craig
Kase Craig talks about dancing with a Bordeaux-based professional French company. He now dances in many of the most gorgeous performance venues in Europe. [more]

Dog Park
Another post-quake Christchurch art initiative, Dog Park. It's a new Waltham-based gallery presenting challenging works by both local and international artists. [more]

Filmmaker Sue Healey has interviewed a selection of top New Zealand dancers who're now based overseas, for her documentary Virtuosi. It will premier at the upcoming Christchurch Body Festival. [more]

Chapter and Verse
Riemke Ensing, who's one of the contenders for the Lauris Edmond poetry prize being announced on Sunday at the Christchurch Writers Festival. [more]

Chapter and Verse
Christchurch poet Karen Zelas, whose first collection, Night's Glass Table, won an Australian Publishing Prize. [more]

Oliver Sewell
The Godley Scholar in ChristChurch Cathedral Choir talks about life for the choir without their much loved Cathedral and their preparations for the upcoming festival of cathedral choirs. [more]


Public art installations on in Christchurch
A couple of the most intriguing public art installations on in Christchurch. Dr Jessica Halliday discusses COCA gallery's window space project and Riki Manuel describes his art installations made from the ruins of earthquake hit buildings. [more]

Down The List

Down The List for 2 September 2012
National List MP Simon Rogers-Flaccid struggles to get his head around child poverty. [more]

Nine To Noon

Off the Beaten Track with Kennedy Warne
An update on Kennedy's search for the Haast tokoeka kiwi, tramping in the Haast range and Arawata Bill - William O'Leary. [more]

One In Five

One In Five for 2 September 2012
Providing employment for people with disabilites and a project archiving the evolution of New Zealand Sign Language. [more]

Sounds Historical

Sounds Historical Hour One - 2 September 2012
8pm to 9pm. Due to copyright restrictions, all music has been removed. [more]

Sounds Historical Hour Two - 2 September 2012
9pm to 10pm. Due to copyright restrictions, all music has been removed. [more]


Spectrum for 2 September 2012
An affectionate look back to the 47 year-old tradition of Broadcasts to Schools, and particularly its singing lessons, which all ended in the final school term of 1979. [more]

Sunday Morning

Steve Gurney – Risky Business
For adventurer Steve Gurney, life is about taking risks and he fears that New Zealand society has become over-regulated, risk-averse, and wrapped in cotton wool. His challenge is to let children make mistakes, climb trees and play bullrush - to help them learn how to find their limits in later life. Eating Dirt, by Steve Gurney, is published by Random House. [more]

Mediawatch for 2 September 2012
An outsider's view of the media response to disaster and recovery in Canterbury and Pike River; one year on from the death of the UK's top-selling tabloid, is the world better off without The News of the World? [more]

Mediawatch for 2 September 2012
An outsider's view of the media response to disaster and recovery in Canterbury and Pike River; one year on from the death of the UK's top-selling tabloid, is the world better off without The News of the World? [more]

Emma Rogan – 100 Days
Emma talks to Chris about the trials and triumphs of her 100 days of design project. [more]

Ideas for 2 September 2012
Epuni Primary School's Common Unity Project aims to produce enough fruit and vegetables to feed not only the school's 110 pupils but their families as well. It's a classic example of what's been called Asset Based Community Development - or ABC Development. [more]

Zhu Feng – Balance of Power
Professor Zhu Feng, from Peking University in Beijing, is one of the world's leading authorities on China's foreign policy and North Asian security issues. He's now based at Victoria University where he holds the Sir Howard Kippenberger Visiting Chair for 2012. He will deliver the annual Kippenberger Lecture on 3 September on the topic: 'China's Response to America's Asia-Pacific Rebalancing: Implications for Regional Order'. [more]

Rob Strathdee – Learning for the Labour Market
Rob Strathdee says more can be done to reduce the influence of social background on educational achievement. Professor Strathdee, Head of the School of Education Policy and Implementation at Victoria University, talks to Chris about the connection between education and the labour market, and what needs to change to allow education to help deliver the promise of social mobility. He delivers his inaugural lecture, 'Social Class, economic change and the competition for advancement through education', on 4 September and it is open to the public. [more]

Te Ahi Kaa

Te Ahi Kaa 2 September 2012
Maraea Rakuraku is at the Poroporoaki for the whanau who began their six month Journey on-board two traditional waka bound for Rapanui, Hawai'i and then back home again. Ngapuhi, Kawiti Waetford credits his Kapahaka background in preparing him what is turning into a burgeoning opera career. This year he was one of six finalists at the Lexus Song Quest. He chats with Justine Murray. Levin based, Kawiu Marae features as part of our continuing series, Nga Marae o te motu. [more]

The Sunday Feature

Forgetting Ida Rubinstein Part 2
Forgetting Ida Rubinstein - Part 2 - Death of the Myth. Presented by Elric Hooper & Des Wilson. [more]

News stories:

More medals for NZ swimmers
Sophie Pascoe has won a silver medal at the Paralympics, her second medal of the London games, while fellow swimmer Mary Fisher took out silver in the freestyle. [more]

Earthquake near capital
A magnitude 4.0 earthquake shook Wellington at 4.10am on Sunday. [more]

Man found on beach named
Police in Auckland have named man whose body was found in the sea off Takapuna beach on Saturday evening. [more]

Trees being tested for disease
Waikato Regional Council is warning people to stay away from two kauri trees being tested for kauri dieback, a fungal disease. [more]

Red and black machine starting to purr
Canterbury has posted a bonus point 36-3 thrashing of North Harbour in their interdivisional provincial rugby clash in Christchurch. It's Canterbury's third game in nine days and their second win. [more]

Taranaki get home in a high-scoring Shield thriller
The Taranaki rugby team has defended the Ranfurly Shield, beating a determined Tasman 49-40 in a high-scoring, fast paced interdivisional game in New Plymouth. Taranaki scored the first try within... [more]

Storm end Tigers' NRL hopes
Wests Tigers' National Rugby League season is over, after a 26-6 home loss to the Melbourne Storm. The victory at Leichhardt Oval wasn't enough for the Storm to clinch top... [more]

Clean slate for Christchurch hailed
The head of a TV graphics company in Dunedin says the Christchurch earthquakes have left the city with a clean slate and an opportunity to do things no other city has tried. [more]

FMA still considering new finance company prosecutions
The Financial Markets Authority says it still has work to do on a number of cases of finance companies it is considering prosecuting over the next 12 months. [more]

EZ unemployment now 19 million
Unemployment across the Eurozone reached a record 18 million in July when 88,000 more people were added to the total. The highest rate is in Spain. [more]

Highest sentence yet 'sends warning' over fraud
The Serious Fraud Office says heavy jail sentences for three directors of a failed finance company should send a strong warning. [more]

Trial trial review on hold
The Law Commission says a review aimed at making trials less traumatic for victims of sexual offending is on hold. [more]

Landcorp profit down
Full year profit at Landcorp has dropped more than a third following falls in the price of milk and timber. [more]

Paralympian Fisher wins another medal in the pool
Wellington's Mary Fisher has added a bronze to the silver medal she already won at the London Paralympics. Fisher won bronze in the 50 metre freestyle final for the country's... [more]

More research wanted into ways to reduce smoking
A Parliamentary select committee wants more research on potential tobacco control measures. [more]

Final gold kiwifruit shipments en route to Japan
The last of the gold kiwifruit shipments for the season left the Port of Tauranga this week for Japan. Both original Hort 16A gold and the new G3 were on board. [more]

Bad bank to be set up in Spain
Spain is setting up a "bad bank" to take over toxic assets held by banks since the property crash three years ago. [more]

Lego profits up
Profits at Lego rose in the first half of the year helped by sales of twice as many its Lego Friends sets as expected. [more]

Broncos book playoffs place
The Brisbane Broncos have secured a place in the National Rugby League finals with a 19-12 win over the Penrith Panthers. But the their lacklustre nature of the victory will... [more]

West Ham thump Fulham as Reid scores
The All Whites defender Winston Reid scored as his English Premier League side West Ham United beat London rivals Fulham 3-0. Reid headed home a corner in the 29th minute... [more]

Rodriguez strengthens lead with third stage win
Spanish cyclist Joaquim Rodriguez strengthened his overall lead in the Tour of Spain with a mountain-top victory in the 14th stage from Palas de Rei to Puerto de Ancares. Compatriot... [more]

Button puts McLaren on pole in Belgium
The British motor racing driver Jenson Button celebrated his 50th Formula One race for McLaren by taking pole position in qualifying at the Belgian Grand Prix. The pole was Button's... [more]

Pascoe claims second gold in the pool, Fisher takes bronze
The Christchurch swimmer Sophie Pascoe has won the gold medal in the 100 metres butterfly at the London Paralympics, her second gold and third medal of the Games. Pascoe set... [more]

Nicholson second after Burghley cross country
New Zealanders fill four of the top nine spots at the Burghley International Horse Trials after the cross country phase, with Andrew Nicholson second. Nicholson's sitting in second on Avebury,... [more]

No TPP trade deal at APEC - NZ PM
New Zealand Prime Minister John Key does not think a trade deal with other nations will be signed at APEC in Russia in the coming days, but more progress towards an end result could be made. [more]

$A510,000 fine for oil spill
The company responsible for a major oil spill in the Timor Sea in 2009 was fined $A510,000 in Darwin Magistrates Court on Friday. [more]

Bank rate lowered in Brazil
The Central Bank of Brazil cut its interest rate to a record low of 7.5% this week in an attempt to reignite a stalled economic recovery. The previous level was 8%. [more]

Pistorius smashes 200m world record in London opener
South African star Oscar Pistorius began his London Paralympic campaign by smashing the 200 metres T44 world record in his heat. Pistorius ran the 200 in 21.30, shaving more than... [more]

Cummins, Shipperley into Wallabies squad
Uncapped wingers Nick Cummins and Dom Shipperley are in line to battle for a Wallabies debut after being named in a 31-man squad ahead of their Rugby Championship clash against... [more]

Fed Express rolls on as Murray struggles through
Roger Federer has eased into the fourth round of the US tennis Open with a straight sets, 6-3 6-4 6-4 win over Spain's Fernando Verdasco. It's Federer's fifth win in... [more]

Comments by Cardinal don't apply here - Church
The Catholic Church in Auckland says criticisms of the church by an Italian Cardinal do not apply in New Zealand. [more]

Industrial output in Japan down
Industrial output in Japan unexpectedly dropped in July as a slowdown in global demand hurt exports. [more]

Fisher's success hailed by coach
New Zealand Paralympic team high performance coach Mal Humm says the success of swimmer Mary Fisher has been a highlight of the Games in London and her best event - is yet to come. [more]

Another gold medal for Pascoe
Sophie Pascoe of New Zealand won her second gold medal in world record time at the Paralympics in the women's 100m butterfly on Saturday. [more]

NZ film industry seen as robust
A new study by PricewaterhouseCoopers says the New Zealand film industry is in robust shape and contributes 1.4% of Gross Domestic Product. [more]

Helensville voters said to be disgusted with PM
The Conservative Party claims Helensville people are disgusted with their electorate MP, John Key, for supporting the same-sex marriage bill, but Mr Key says the bill has only attracted three calls to his electorate office. [more]

Phoenix lose first game in Indian pre-season
The Wellington Phoenix footballers suffered a surprise 3-2 loss to Shillong Lajong in the North-East Super Series final at the Nehru Stadium in India. The Phoenix started well and took... [more]

Auckald and Wellington dish out thrashings
In the ITM cup today, Auckland and Wellington were in try scoring mood as they both dished out thrashings to Manawatu and Southland respectively. Playing in front of their... [more]

Raiders blow Warriors away in second half to win final NRL game
The Canberra Raiders turned around a 22-6 half time deficit to trump the New Zealand Warriors in the final National Rugby League game of the season at Mt Smart stadium... [more]

South Africa expect tough test from Wallabies
South Africa coach Heyneke Meyer says the Springboks will have to put up an impenetrable defensive wall against Australia when they meet in their Rugby Championship match in Perth next... [more]

Williams ready to rumble in Japan
Boxing All Black Sonny Bill Williams promised on Saturday he would put in the hard yards to repay his big money transfer to Japan's Panasonic Wild Knights. The 27-year-centre,... [more]

Clijsters career over after second round doubles defeat
The professional tennis career of Kim Clijsters officially ended on Saturday when the Belgian lost in the second round of the mixed doubles event at the U.S. Open. The... [more]

Favourites in good form at U.S Open
Men's world tennis number one Roger Federer continued his dynamic U.S. Open form in near-tropical condition on Saturday while fourth seed Serena Williams also qualified for the next round. [more]

Will Power wins pole position at Baltimore Grand Prix
Will Power's chances of securing his maiden IndyCar championship have been boosted after the Australian snatched pole position for the Grand Prix of Baltimore. Power broke the qualifying lap record... [more]

Rory McIlroy leads US PGA Tour playoffs
The US PGA Tour playoffs lived up to their hype on Saturday as world number one Rory McIlroy stormed to the lead while Tiger Woods and Louis Oosthuizen were poised... [more]

Pazzini starts AC Milan career with hattrick
Italian footballer Giampaolo Pazzini started his AC Milan career in style, scoring a hat-trick in a 3-1 win away to Bologna. Pazzini was part of the exchange that took AC... [more]

Del Piero to Sydney deal not confirmed
The brother and agent of former Juventus footballer Alessandro Del Piero says the Italian great has not yet committed to Sydney FC. Sydney FC, Scottish champions Celtic, Southampton, Sporting Braga... [more]

Oscar Pistorius breaks world record at Paralympics
South Africa's Oscar Pistorius began his London Paralympic campaign by beating the 200 metres T44 world record in his heat on Saturday. Pistorius ran 21.30, shaving more than half... [more]

Compulsory Maori wanted in all Auckland schools
A recommendation that te reo Maori be compulsory in all schools in Auckland is contained in a 30 year plan issued by the Independent Maori Statutory Board on Sunday. [more]

Chinese baby formula promoted as made in NZ
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade is expressing worry at Chinese counterfeiting of New Zealand milk products. [more]

Aircraft back in service following emergency alert
An Air New Zealand plane that transmitted an emergency code during a flight on Saturday is now back in normal service. [more]

Rating system for new buildings
The World Green Building Council says a star rating system will be used to ensure many of the new residential and commercial buildings going up in Christchurch are constructed with the environment in mind. [more]

East Coast rugby player hospitalised after attack
Police in Timaru are investigating an attack outside a nightclub on Saturday night involving a rugby player from the East Coast. [more]