Radio New Zealand - Sunday, 23rd September 2012

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This page features: Arts on Sunday, News Stories, One In Five, Our Changing World, Sounds Historical, Spectrum, Sunday Morning, Te Ahi Kaa

Arts on Sunday

Opera on New Zealand
Christchurch loses its own opera company but New Zealand gains a truly national opera institution. Aidan Lang (right) from NBR New Zealand Opera explains. [more]

Bret McKenzie
Bret McKenzie talks about his time with movie-making team Rob and Duncan Sarkies, ballet-dancing and cricket. [more]

Lynn Shelton
Lynn Shelton director of Your Sisters sister talks about the film and its stars. [more]

Matiu Somes - The Next Chapter
An exhibition showcasing the works of artists from around New Zealand who took part in a weekend residency on Matiu/Somes Scientific and Historic Reserve earlier this year. Sonia Sly speaks to Christchurch artist Ben Reid, Auckland artist Stanley Palmer and Dunedin-based German artist- Inge Doesburg about aliens, predators and hidden messages. Matiu Somes: The Next Chapter is on at Wellington Solander Gallery and runs from 26 September to 27 October 2012. [more]

Alex Monteith - Rena
Multi-media artist Alex Monteith on her exhibition marking the first anniversary of the Rena grounding disaster, and on making history with an exhibition in Frankfurt. [more]

Houses of Stone
Janet Bateman, the widow of long time publisher David Bateman speaks about the fulfilment of his life long dream, to publish his own novel….but sadly, he left it just too late to see Houses of Stone printed. [more]

Going Solo
Sophie Roberts, a young actor and director who's already won awards for both skills, and has been nominated for a playwriting award as well - and she only left Toi Whakaari five years ago. Now she's helping this year's Toi graduates with their crucial Go Solo performances. [more]

Flashback Tales and Treasures of Taranaki
Curator and author Andrew Moffat reveals some of the hidden treasures from New Plymouth's Puke Ariki museum in his book 'Flashback Tales and Treasures of Taranaki'. [more]

One of the lead dancers at WOW, Alex Leonhartsberger
Alex Leonhartsberger talks about just how tough it is wearing some WOW costumes that can be heavy, awkward and hot! [more]

One of the lead dancers at WOW, Alex Leonhartsberger
Alex Leonhartsberger talks about just how tough it is wearing some WOW costumes that can be heavy, awkward and hot! [more]

One of the lead dancers at WOW, Alex Leonhartsberger
Alex Leonhartsberger talks about just how tough it is wearing some WOW costumes that can be heavy, awkward and hot! [more]

One In Five

One In Five for 23 September 2012
A Christchurch performance group that offers people with a disability a creative voice. [more]

Our Changing World

Antarctic Yarn: Fresh-faced Antarcticans
Antarctic Yarn - young Antarcticans talk about their experience on ice [more]

Sounds Historical

Sounds Historical for 23 September 2012 (Part 1)
Due to copyright restrictions, some music has been removed. [more]

Sounds Historical for 23 September 2012 (Part 2)
Due to copyright restrictions, some music has been removed. [more]


Spectrum for 23 September 2012
Dr Arthur George Harvey practised in the southern Taranaki town of Waverly and its backblocks from 1895 until his death in 1927 at the age of 61. He served the district beyond the call of duty and met difficulties with zeal and ingenuity - his inventiveness was legend. Waverly locals, including Robert Bremer, who is related to Dr Harvey's wife Tilly, recreate the doctor's extraordinary story. [more]

Sunday Morning

Insight for 23 September 2012 - Obesity Surgery
Philippa Tolley asks whether weight loss surgery is worth the cost. [more]

Richard Towle - Mass Arrivals
Richard Towle, UNHCR (the UN Refugee Agency) Regional Representative for Australia, NZ, PNG and the Pacific says some of the measures being considered by Parliament in the Immigration Amendment Bill - also known as the Mass Arrivals Bill - are reasonable. He tells Chris that others are punitive and disproportionate to the risk. [more]

Mediawatch for 23 September 2012
A right royal row over private pictures; shots fired over the blurred boundary between old and new media; The ODT's editor on resisting reinvention; which paper had its eagle eye on the Russia's Tsar? [more]

Mediawatch for 23 September 2012
A right royal row over private pictures; shots fired over the blurred boundary between old and new media; The ODT's editor on resisting reinvention; which paper had its eagle eye on the Russia's Tsar? [more]

Elisabeth McDonald - Real Justice
Dr Elisabeth McDonald this week delivered the 2012 Suffrage Day lecture at the University of Otago. She says that despite law reforms over the last 30 years, there's been little real change in the level of sexual violence, conviction rates for sexual offending, or the distressing impact of prosecution experienced by complainants. She's been investigating the problem and talks to Chris about how things might change so real justice is served. [more]

Ideas for 23 September 2012
Ideas explores the place of children in a democracy with: Jessica Palairet - a member of the Commissioner of Children's Young People's Reference Group; Caleb O'Fee - the president of Feilding High School's student council; Cindy Blackstock of First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada; and Bronwyn Hayward, the author of 'Children, Citizens and the Environment: Nurturing a Democratic Imagination in a Changing World'. [more]

Down the List for 23 September 2012
In an attempt to save money, government departments are cutting staff. But when some of the departing staff turn up as highly-paid consultants, where are the savings? [more]

Adrian Macey - Dealing with Climate Change
Adrian and Chris take a big picture look at the way the international community has dealt with climate change since the 1980s and where it's headed now. [more]

Wayne Brittenden's Counterpoint
Wayne looks at an extraordinary citizens' case against certain provisions in the US National Defense Authorization Act. A law suit by a group of academics, journalists and activists resulted in a New York Federal judge permanently enjoining the controversial Section 1021 with its allegedly Orwellian measures. The Obama administration swiftly appealed. After Wayne's analysis of the NDAA, Chris talks with two of the plaintiffs, Chris Hedges and Tangerine Bolen. [more]

What the listeners have to say on today's programme. [more]

Te Ahi Kaa

Te Ahi Kaa mo 23 o Mahuru (September) 2012
Spearheaded by Tama Huata five years ago, the Waiata Maori music awards celebrate traditional and contemporary Maori music while recognising the achievements of waiata Maori. Justine Murray presents coverage of the kaupapa. Maraea Rakuraku is at the Wai Summit hosted by the kingitanga at Turangawaewae Marae, Ngaruawahia and Esther-Jordan Muriwai is determined to do it all despite suffering from a lung condition. Justine Murray is at Miss Aotearoa 2012 when Muriwai is named, Runner up. [more]

News stories:

Key keen to send navy ship to US as soon as possible
Prime Minister John Key says New Zealand wants to send a navy ship to the United States soon, although he is unsure if it could be before the end of the year. [more]

Principals object to school results release
The president of the Principals' Federation says data collected from national standards should not be made public. [more]

US lifts ban on NZ Navy visiting its ports
The United States has lifted a ban on New Zealand Defence Force vessels visiting American ports, further thawing relations after a 26-year stand-off on nuclear issues. However, New Zealand has no plans to change its anti-nuclear policy. [more]

Minister says school results just part of the story
The Education Minister, Hekia Parata, says national standards results published on Saturday don't tell the full story on individual schools. [more]

Inmates won't miss TV in switchover
Prisoners will be able to carry on watching television when the switch is made to digital. [more]

Wainuiomata supermarket closes, 44 jobs lost
One of two supermarkets in the Lower Hutt suburb of Wainuiomata has been shut down with the loss of 44 jobs because owner Foodstuffs says the location isn't good for business. [more]

Auckland rents hit Wainuiomata store, says MP
Hutt South MP Trevor Mallard says high rents have forced the closure of one of Wainuiomata's two supermarkets, with the loss of 44 jobs. [more]

Bridgecorp director struck off by Institute
A former director of failed finance company Bridgecorp has been struck off the Institute of Chartered Accountants register. [more]

Ben Franks joins Hurricanes for 2013 season
The All Black prop Ben Franks has signed to join the Hurricanes franchise for 2013's Super rugby championship. Franks confirmed the move yesterday before departing with the All Blacks to... [more]

Looks aren't everything - pageant organiser
The organiser of a Maori beauty pageant says the competition proved that intellectual substance is more important than looks. [more]

Wananga's top job up for grabs
Te Wananga o Aotearoa council members will advertise the position of chief executive of the tertiary institution in coming months. [more]

Air Nelson pilots call off strike
Industrial action by pilots in Nelson has been avoided following negotiations on Friday with their employer, Air Nelson. [more]

Large crowd rallies against school closure plan
Up to 2000 people have protested at Hagley Park in Christchurch against proposed education changes. [more]

Man appears in court over crossbow incident
A 25-year-old man police say pointed a loaded crossbow at an officer has appeared in Dunedin District Court. [more]

Douglas praises Banks' leadership of ACT
ACT party founder Sir Roger Douglas has come to the defence of leader John Banks, describing the row over his mayoral campaign donations as a media beat-up. [more]

Richie McCaw to take six months off
All Blacks captain Richie McCaw will take six months off rugby at the end of this year. [more]

Net migration to Australia at record high
The gap between the number of people moving to Australia and those relocating here from across the Tasman is at a record high. [more]

Fees, volunteers underpin preschool sector
Early childhood education services receive three quarters of their income from the Government, but the sector still relies heavily on volunteers, new figures show. [more]

Islamic wing opens at Louvre
The Louvre Museum in Paris has opened a new wing dedicated to Islamic art. [more]

AMP trust spends $90m on waterfront shopping centre
AMP New Zealand Office Trust has bought a shopping centre in Auckland, which it says will lift earnings and its dividend payout. [more]

Profit downgrade erodes Methven share price
Shares in bathroom fittings maker Methven have plunged by a tenth after the tap and showerware designer issued a profit downgrade. [more]

Stiassney wants FMA to stop 'low ball' bids
Vector chairman Michael Stiassney wants financial regulators to be given more power to stop "low ball" offers that prey on unsuspecting investors. [more]

US open to having troops in New Zealand
The United States says it would be open to having troops based in New Zealand if that was acceptable to the New Zealand Government. [more]

Scheme 'fails to deter greenhouse gas polluters'
There is renewed criticism that efforts to combat greenhouse gas emissions in New Zealand are proving ineffective. [more]

Conservatives still to declare intentions on Epsom
The Conservative Party has wrapped up its first annual conference with its plans regarding the strategic Epsom electorate still undecided. [more]

Taita death treated as homicide
Twenty five police officers are investigating the death of a 52-year-old father of two in the Lower Hutt suburb of Pomare. [more]

Farmers hoping for reduced rates
Federated Farmers hopes changes to local government legislation will reduce rural rates, or at least stop them from increasing so quickly. [more]

Silver Ferns fail to claim clean sweep
The Silver Ferns have missed claiming a clean sweep over their Australian rivals, losing the third Constellation Cup test 59 - 53. [more]