Radio New Zealand - Saturday, 6th October 2012

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This page features: Curtain Raiser, Introducing, News Stories, Our Changing World, Saturday Morning, This Way Up

Curtain Raiser

Curtain Raiser: Brahms, Beethoven & Monumentalising Music
Brahms’s first symphony reflects the traditions of monumentalisation that formed around Beethoven. Presented by Inge van Rij. [more]


Introducing: Phoebe Hurst
Phoebe Hurst with the song Honey, Who Knew. October 6 2012. [more]

Our Changing World

Antarctic Yarn: Women in Antarctica
Antarctic Yarn - women have been travelling to Antarctica for decades but remain a minority [more]

UC Celebrate: Antarctic Science
UC Celebrate - Antarctic researchers demonstrate why science on ice matters [more]

Saturday Morning

Pasi Sahlberg - improving education
Director General of CIMO (Centre for International Mobility and Cooperation) in Helsinki, Finland, and expert in educational reforms, training teachers, coaching schools and advising policy-makers, who is visiting New Zealand to speak at the annual meetings of the NZEI and PPTA. [more]

Ian Martin - the art of swearing
Writer and swearing consultant for the British television series The Thick of It, and columnist for The Guardian. [more]

Ian Martin - the art of swearing
Writer and swearing consultant for the British television series The Thick of It, and columnist for The Guardian. [more]

John Carnochan - reducing violence
Detective Chief Superintendent and co-director of the Scottish Violence Reduction Unit who is visiting New Zealand for the Safety 2012 World Conference in Wellington. [more]

Max Rashbrooke - social inequality and boarding houses
Journalist and author who writes about politics, finance and social issues. Max is working on a major book focussing on the increasing divide between rich and poor in New Zealand. [more]

Playing Favourites with Bernie Griffen
Musician who runs his own record label, Flaming Pearl Records, plays regularly with his band The Grifters and presents Border Radio on bFM, who is touring as part of The Gunslingers Ball shows. [more]

Peter Bush - Mesopotamia
"Bushy" is best known as a rugby photographer and provides the pictorial content for the new book about the high-country station Mesopotamia, written by Bruce Ansley, A Fabled Land. [more]

Stephen Merchant - tall tales
Writer, director, radio presenter, comedian, and actor, best known in New Zealand for his television collaborations with Ricky Gervais, returns to his stand-up comedy roots with upcoming shows around this country. [more]

Listener Feedback
Kim Hill reads emails and text messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme on 6 October 2012. [more]

This Way Up

Walmart in India
Anu Anand reports from India, where foreign supermarkets Walmart and Tesco get the all clear to open for business. Plus people cash in bangles, rings and necklaces from India's huge gold reserves. [more]

Social jetlag
Till Roenneberg's a German sleep scientist who reckons blackout curtains, computer screens, and artificial lighting are all shifting us away from the natural lighting cycle of sunrise and sunset. [more]

Naked Science
Dr Chris Smith beams in with the latest sciencey stuff; this week, using snake venom to relieve pain and making healthy eggs out of stem cells. [more]

Tech news
Peter Griffin's here with bits and bytes from the hi tech world. Two Trade Me competitors score an epic fail this week, plus Facebook's rolls out its 'promote your post' service. [more]

What makes people sing along to certain songs? Music buff Alisun Pawley studies sing-along-ability. [more]

'Tis the season to be sniffly, sneezy and red-eyed! Dr Lynn McBain explores what hayfever is, and what you can do about it. [more]

Open source living
Sam Muirhead is an expat Kiwi based in Berlin, living a year of open source. It's getting challenging as Sam hunts for an open source video camera and soap to keep his clothes clean and smelling fresh! [more]

News stories:

EPMU says aircraft engineers likely to head overseas
The Engineering, Printing & Manufacturing Union says a recent proposal by an aircraft engine overhaul and repair company will result in more skilled workers leaving New Zealand. [more]

Hotel plans opposed
A record number of submissions have been made to Dunedin City Council on plans for a 27-storey luxury hotel. Almost 90% oppose a resource consent application for the hotel. [more]

Union's port workers want certainty
Ports of Auckland workers caught in a long running industrial dispute there say they want some certainty for their future. [more]

Vanuatu President sacks police commissioner Bong
Vanuatu's President Iolou Johnson Abbil has sacked the police commissioner, Joshua Bong, in the latest phase of a row at the top of the police. Mr Bong's termination letter was... [more]

CD recommendation rejected
The Ministry of Civil Defence has rejected one of the major recommendations in a report on the response to the February 2011 earthquake in Christchurch. [more]

Driving at night in NZ more dangerous than elsewhere
Driving at night in New Zealand is three times more dangerous than in other developed countries and low levels of street lighting could be to blame. [more]

Cantabs looking in ominous form
Canterbury has gone top of the provincial rugby Premiership, thrashing Championship side Northland 56-11 in Whangarei. Canterbury led 22-6 at half-time and scored seven tries to Northland's one. [more]

All Blacks set themselves fresh challenge
The All Blacks have set themselves a fresh challenge in Sunday morning's match against South Africa in Soweto, after last week adding the inaugural Rugby Championship title to the World... [more]

Sri Lanka reach Twenty20 final
Hosts Sri Lanka have beaten Pakistan by 16 runs to qualify for the final of the Twenty20 World Cup. In their semi-final in Colombo, Sri Lanka scored a modest 139... [more]

Blair in after Smith ruled out
Adam Blair has been recalled to the Kiwis rugby league squad for next Saturday's Test against the Kangaroos in Townsville, following the late injury withdrawal of fellow forward Jeremy Smith. [more]

FA dismisses Terry's evidence, Cole tweets abuse
John Terry's defence for his racial slur towards Anton Ferdinand was "improbable, implausible and contrived", says the independent Football Association commission that banned him for four matches. The 31-year-old Chelsea... [more]

Heart trump Victory in pulsating opener
The A-League football season has kicked off with an upset in the Melbourne derby, after Melbourne Heart beat Melbourne Victory 2-1 at Etihad Stadium. First half goals to David Williams... [more]

PNG asylum seeker centre to be open within weeks
The Australian government says asylum seeker processing on Papua New Guinea's Manus Island will start within weeks. The Sydney Morning Herald reports legislation is expected to be introduced into parliament... [more]

Fiji employers say labour conditions better than ever
An employers' group in Fiji says the Essential Industries Decree has improved conditions for companies and workers in Fiji. The President of the Fiji Commerce and Employers Federation Mark Matthews... [more]

Sport: Totori given licence to thrill
Wellington Phoenix striker Benjamin Totori says he's been given a licence to play his natural game in tonight's A-League season opener against Sydney FC. The Solomon Islands international is set... [more]

Sport: Winning is everything for Cook Islands rugby league team
Nothing less than a win will be good enough for the Cook Islands in tomorrow's rugby league international against Lebanon in Sydney. It's the first time in three years the... [more]

French delegation says New Caledonia prison unacceptable
The conditions at the prison in New Caledonia have been deemed unacceptable by members of the mission sent by the French Minister of Justice Christiane Taubira. The prison, Camp Est,... [more]

Whale salami seized at the border
Border officials have confiscated whalemeat salami from two people returning to New Zealand. [more]

Singapore PM to visit
Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong arrives in New Zealand on Sunday for a three day visit. [more]

Record profits tipped by Samsung
Samsung Electronics expects record profits in the three months to September, led by strong sales of its Galaxy smartphones. [more]

100 teachers not paid in payroll glitch
The Ministry of Education says only 100 teachers did not receive their full pay in the latest glitch with the new Novopay system. [more]

Slater wins but Parkinson man to catch
Surfing legend Kelly Slater boosted his hopes of a 12th world title after claiming victory at the Quiksilver Pro in France. The American prevailed in the final over countryman Dane... [more]

Death threat for Roger Federer
The organisers of the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament have increased security after an online threat to decapitate world number one Roger Federer. On a Federer fan website, the user posted... [more]

Woolworths to form property company for holdings
Woolworths is to form a separate company that will hold its retail properties. SCA Property Group will be listed on the ASX. [more]

Breakers flop at home as Wildcats take revenge
The Perth Wildcats have gained revenge in their grand final rematch with the New Zealand Breakers, winning the season opener by 21 points - 93-72 in Auckland. Perth dominated the... [more]

Australian banks cut interest rates
Three retail banks in Australia lowered their interest rates on Friday after the latest cut in interest rates by the RBA to 3.25% on Tuesday. [more]

Master blaster Gayle guides Windies into T20 world final
The West Indies have thrashed Australia by 74 runs in their World Twenty20 cricket semi-final to reach the final against hosts Sri Lanka. Chasing 206 for victory, Australia were all... [more]

Loeb powers ahead in Rally France
The French rally star Sebastien Loeb is on course for a record ninth consecutive world title after dominating the opening day of the Rally of France. Loeb has a commanding... [more]

US markets down despite jobs report
Stocks in the United States fell in late trade on Friday, after early gains due to a strong jobs report for September and later data showing a pickup in consumer credit-based spending. European markets were up. [more]

Another tough day for Team New Zealand
Team New Zealand had another tough day of fleet racing in the latest America's Cup World Series regatta in San Francisco. Dean Barker's crew finished 5th and 6th in today's... [more]

Lee misses cut in Las Vegas
Sweden's Jonas Blixt and Zimbabwe's Brendon de Jonge shared the lead after the second round of the US PGA Justin Timberlake Shriners Hospitals for Children Open in Las Vegas. [more]

V8s announce Texas date
V8 Supercars will race in the newly-built Circuit of the Americas in Texas next May. The United States round will take part from May 17th to 19th, joining New Zealand... [more]

Angry Braves fans throw debris
Angry baseball fans in Atlanta showered Turner Field with debris in disgust at a contentious umpire decision during the St Louis Cardinals' 6-3 defeat of the Atlanta Braves in... [more]

Job exodus partly blamed on Govt
The Engineering, Printing and Manufacturing Union says the Government needs to take some responsibility for skilled workers leaving the country. [more]

Police want more mental health nurses working with them
Assistant Police Commissioner Nick Perry is urging the expansion of a pilot scheme in which psychiatric nurses work alongside the police. [more]

Dead soldier named
A soldier who died in a house at Linton Military Camp on Friday has been named by police. [more]

Bus drivers reject pay offer
Drivers for the largest bus company in Auckland have voted against a revised pay offer of $20 per hour. [more]

Manawatu beat Hawke's Bay
Hawke's Bay remain in the relegation spot in the ITM Cup Premiership after a 20 points to 7 loss to Manawatu in Palmerston North. Hawke's Bay led 7-3 at half... [more]

Wgtn Scottish and Hamilton win road relay races
Wellington Scottish and Hamilton City Hawks took out the major titles at the New Zealand Road Relays championships at Upper Moutere near Nelson. Scottish broke a drought of eight years... [more]

Superstar Italian's team beaten by on-fire Phoenix
World Cup winner Alessandro Del Piero endured a tough A-League debut at Westpac Stadium in Wellington on Saturday, as Sydney Football Club lost 2-0 to the Phoenix. [more]