Radio New Zealand - Sunday, 4th November 2012

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This page features: Arts on Sunday, At The Movies, News Stories, One In Five, Smart Talk at the Auckland Museum, Sounds Historical, Spectrum, Sunday Morning, Te Ahi Kaa, You Me... Now!

Arts on Sunday

A new exhibition at Auckland Museum which matches young people with artistic mentors to explore issues that are important to them. [more]

Video game art
Sonia Sly visits an exhibition at the Dowse Art Museum which poses the question as to whether video games are in fact art. [more]

Publishing Merger
Lynn finds out what the merger of Penguin Books and Random House could mean for staff, authors and other New Zealand publishers. [more]

The Actors Program
The actors behind the country's newest drama school, Auckland based The Actors Program, say they know what the industry needs and they can prove it. [more]

Prima Ballerina : Gillian Murphy
American prima ballerina Gillian Murphy returns to the Royal New Zealand Ballet to dance her first time as Giselle, she chats to Lynn about, among other things, how demands on ballet dancers are changing. [more]

Review : Tigers of Wrath
Uther Dean reviews Dean Parker's latest play, Tigers of Wrath. [more]

Fran Maguire : potter and sculptor
Blenheim based potter and sculptor Fran Maguire has just won a merit award in the country's top ceramics competition. [more]

Into The Uncanny Valley (Part 2) Piecing the Universe Together
Shaun D Wilson continues his quest to find out what it takes to get Into The Uncanny Valley onto the stage, as the new high-tech play tries to communicate the story of physics to the theatre-going public. [more]

At The Movies

At the Movies for 4 November 2012
In a special At The Movies, Simon Morris talks to Western fan, New Zealand director Lee Tamahori about the rise and fall of the cowboy film - from The Great Train Robbery to High Noon, Shane, The Searchers and the Wild Bunch. [more]

One In Five

One In Five for 4 February 2012
Carol Stiles is at the New Zealand Occupational Therapists conference to hear about the breadth of an OT's work and how they promote health and well being by helping people to take part in meaningful activities. [more]

Smart Talk at the Auckland Museum

Smart Talk at the Auckland Museum: Lust, the fifth deadly sin
Russell Brown discusses what’s possibly the best-known of the seven deadly sins with prominent journalist David Farrier, author and blogger Emma Hart and adult shop owner Ema Lyon. [more]

Sounds Historical

Sounds Historical for 4 November 2012 (Part 1)
Due to copyright restrictiions, all music has been removed. [more]

Sounds Historical for 4 November 2012 (Part2)
Due to copyright restrictions, all music has been removed. [more]


Spectrum for 4 November 2012
Spectrum's Jack Perkins records at a self defence course for 11 to 13 year-old girls at Wellington's Holy Cross school. In 2011 alone, 11,463 girls from around the country attended Self Defence Project courses. From as young as 7, they are taught strategies and skills which will keep them safe in the face of threat. [more]

Sunday Morning

Michael Palin
Python, playwright, novelist, essayist, scriptwriter, TV traveller, raconteur - Michael Palin talks about, among a host of other things, his new book Brazil. [more]

Michael Casey
Expat Australian living in the US, Michael Casey is a managing editor and columnist covering global financial markets at Dow Jones and the Wall Street Journal. It's his contention that the global financial crisis was precipitated by a massive savings fund from Chinese workers and its investment strategy worldwide. [more]

Mediawatch for 4 November 2012
Strange connections with 'Superstorm Sandy'; rosy reports of the economic impact of film and television; an expert in the arts says the media fail to cover them properly and; the nation's most notorious blogger takes charge of a national newspaper. [more]

Ideas for 4 November 2012
This week Ideas takes a look at Mexico, speaking to expat Jorge Herrera about his country's indigenous cultures. Also, film-maker Luz Savinon and environmental scientist Ruy Anaya de la Rosa talk, from an expat perspective, about the future for youth given the country's current socio-economic environment. [more]

Ian Thorpe
Australian and world swimming mega-star Ian Thorpe speaks about life outside of the pool and his reasons for the early return to dry land. [more]

Down the List for 4 November 2012
A National List MP is struggling to explain how the Housing Package differs from policies put forward by other parties, including Labour. [more]

Counterpoint for 4 November 2012
Wayne Brittenden explores the little known attempt at a fascist coup pre World War II in the United States. Professor of Journalism at the State University of New York, Karl Grossman, puts some flesh on the bones of the story. [more]

Te Ahi Kaa

Te Ahi Kaa mo 4 o Whiringa a rangi (November) 2012
Moving between both Maori and Pakeha worlds has armed composer Jenny McLeod with a knowledge and respect of rhythm and sound that she has sought to incorporate into her work. In the process it's made her proud of her Pakeha heritage while marvelling at Te Ao Maori. Maraea Rakuraku spends time with McLeod at her home where she discovers a lifetime association with one of the eldest gathering of Maori in the country - Te Hui Aranga. Justine Murray takes a tour of the art exhibition 'The Object of the Portrait' at Rotorua Museum. Reggae band 1814 are gearing up for the busy summer schedule on the back of promoting their third album Relax, Justine has a chat with Patu Colbert. [more]

You Me... Now!

Episode 147: Beginnings and Ends
Lucille's baby is on the way but so is the dreadful truth about the car crash [more]

News stories:

Wanganui Collegiate to become state school
A teachers union says there should be an inquiry into what went wrong at Wanganui Collegiate. [more]

Council says 'years' before insurance is settled
Christchurch City Council says it will be years before the council's insurance negotiations over earthquake damage are completed. [more]

Planned new system 'would limit bank collapse disruption'
The Reserve Bank says its Open Bank Resolution system could save the country $1 billion in the event of a banking collapse. [more]

Ferrer vs Janowicz at Paris Masters
The Auckland Open tennis champion David Ferrer will play the Polish qualifier Jerzy Janowicz in the Paris Masters final. The Spanish fourth seed Ferrer, the biggest surviving seed at the... [more]

The Beast matched up with Eric Murray
The New Zealand rower Eric Murray will fight the Kiwis and Warriors winger Manu Vatuvei in December's Fight for Life charity boxing event. The format is once again rugby union... [more]

Another gold for Snyders
New Zealand swimmer Glenn Snyders has won his second gold medal at the FINA World Cup meet in Beijing. The 24-year-old took out the 100 metres breaststroke, beating home the... [more]

Mariners smash Sydney FC 7-2
The Central Coast Mariners have thrashed Sydney FC 7-2 at home to equal the highest score in A-League football history. The star attraction Alessandro Del Piero was missing for Sydney... [more]

Knicks win rousing season opener over champion Heat
While the New York City Marathon was called off as resentment grew in the wake of the devastation wrought by superstorm Sandy, the NBA basketball didn't stop - with the... [more]

Near drowning incident at Muriwai
A young man slipped off rocks and almost drowned at Auckland's Muriwai beach in the latest of a spate of accidents at the popular fishing spot. [more]

Hamilton on Abu Dhabi pole
McLaren's Lewis Hamilton will start the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix on pole position. Red Bull's championship leader Sebastian Vettel will start from the back of the grid... [more]

McCully to seek clarification on Queensland legal bid
Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully is concerned proposed amendments to the law in the Australian state of Queensland could be seen as directly targeting New Zealanders. [more]

Far North weather sparks fire risk warning
Residents in the Far North are being warned to take extra care because of a very high fire risk in the region. [more]

Call for accessible public transport for elderly
Better alternatives are needed to help elderly people who no longer feel they can drive, the editor of a car review website says. [more]

Danger warning for West Auckland beachgoers
Auckland Council says it is seeking advice on how best to get rid of slippery algae on rocks at west coat beaches that led to a drowning last week and several close calls. [more]

Maori science internships link to iwi business
Otago University has launched an internship programme to link Maori science students with iwi businesses. [more]

Good results for All Whites in England
The New Zealand striker Chris Wood has found the net yet again for his new English Championship football side Millwall. Wood scored Milwall's third goal with a deflected strike in... [more]

Tower eyes $102m cash boost from sale
Insurer and fund manager Tower Group says the company has a viable future after its selling its health insurance arm for $102 million to Australian health insurer, NIB Holdings. [more]

Commission powerless to stop airport 'overcharging'
The Commerce Commission has found Wellington International Airport is overcharging the airlines that use it, but says there is nothing it can do about it. [more]

Average house price rises - property report
The housing market is showing signs of confidence following an increase in the number of properties being put up for sale, in particular in Canterbury. [more]

Fonterra farms boost Chinese milk hub
Fonterra will develop two more large-scale dairy farms in China to help meet growing demand. [more]

Dairy underpins third commodity rise
Higher dairy prices have helped commodity prices record a third consecutive monthly rise, though the gains have been curbed slightly by the high New Zealand dollar. [more]

More homes to get free UFB connection
The Government says a new deal on ultra-fast broadband connections means more residential properties will be able to get connected for free. [more]

Nuplex shareholders approve director fee hike
Nuplex shareholders have approved a contentious hike in directors' fees, but only after proxies had been counted. [more]

NZ plays catch-up on smartphone usage
A survey by global technology analysts IDC shows New Zealanders' smartphone usage has almost tripled in the last year. [more]

Row over Christchurch principal's sacking
An employment law specialist and mother of a student at Christchurch Girls' High school says questions need to be asked about why the school's principal was sacked on Friday. [more]

Taranaki gets speedier Coastguard boat
A new Taranaki Coastguard boat will be able to respond more rapidly to emergencies than its predecessor. [more]

Sex lures may be a fatal attraction
Sex pheromones could be used to catch possums in the future, if a study by the Animal Health Board continues to show positive results. [more]

City and Chelsea held as Van Persie helps Man Utd sink Arsenal
West Ham United has held the English Premier League football champions Manchester City to a 0-0 draw in London, on the day Manchester United went top for the first time... [more]

Wools of NZ aims to raise $10m for marketing
Farmer-owned promotional company Wools of New Zealand has announced its intention to raise $10 million to help market strong wool overseas. [more]

Wasp to fight codling moth 'will reduce need for spray'
Pipfruit New Zealand says a new biological control agent for codling moth could save apple growers millions of dollars a year in spray costs. [more]

Pike report will reveal truth, says family spokesman
The spokesperson for some of the families of Pike River mine victims says he is confident the Royal Commission's report on the tragedy will reveal the truth. [more]

Cocaine seizures at NZ border triple
Cocaine seizures at the New Zealand border this year are almost three times that of last year. [more]

Pacific Fibre founder says Dotcom plan not the answer
The founder of a company that planned to launch a high-speed broadband cable between New Zealand and the United States says Kim Dotcom's offer to revive the project might not be helpful. [more]

Greg King's death huge loss to profession: CBA
The president of the Criminal Bar Association says the death of the high profile lawyer Greg King is a huge loss to the profession. [more]

Respected educator dies
One of New Zealand's most respected feminists and educationalists, Marie Bell, has died at the age of 90. [more]

High rise brothel gets planners' nod ahead of hearing
Auckland Council planners have recommended resource consent be granted for a 15-storey building housing a brothel and nightclubs ahead of a public hearing on the proposed building. [more]

Australia's RBA tipped to cut rates again
The Reserve Bank of Australia is expected to cut the cash rate again after its board meets on Tuesday, as a mining slowdown adds to Australia's economic challenges. [more]

Chevron oil company profits fall
US oil giant Chevron has reported a drop in profits due to lower oil prices and falling production. [more]

Tributes paid to 'brilliant, gifted' defence lawyer
Members of the legal profession are paying tribute to high profile criminal defence lawyer Greg King who died on Saturday. [more]

Guards injured in prison attack, says union
Two prison guards have been hurt in an attack at Christchurch Men's Prison, in one of two attacks on prison officers on Saturday, the Corrections Association says. [more]

Queensland legislation would hit NZers
An advocate for New Zealanders living in Australia believes Queensland's bid to change the law to allow it to discriminate against New Zealanders is in direct response to a court battle it had with a severely disabled New Zealander. [more]

Fishing boat disaster blamed on crew and captain
The sinking of a Korean fishing trawler southeast of New Zealand with the loss of 21 lives has been blamed on the crew and captain. [more]

Huge email backlog affects 20,000 Telecom customers
More than 20,000 Telecom customers have had problems receiving emails, after a huge backlog caused by an email the size of 200,000 normal messages. [more]

IRD team to chase child support payments overseas
The Inland Revenue Department has set up a new team to chase down child support payments from parents who have left the country. [more]

Snedeker just misses 59, Westwood joint leader in China
The American golfer Brandt Snedeker has come within centimetres of becoming the first man to shoot a round of 59 on the European Tour. Snedeker narrowly missed a birdie putt... [more]

Woman ski champion blocked from racing men
The International Ski Federation has ruled that the American Lindsey Vonn will not be allowed to enter the men's downhill competition at Lake Louise in Canada later this month. [more]

Habana named South Africa's best
The Springbok winger Bryan Habana was named South African Rugby Player of the Year as he became only the second star ever to win the award more than twice. The... [more]

Deans prepares for France without "toxic" Cooper
TheWallabies coach Robbie Deans says it's vital his side hits the ground running on the spring tour of the northern hemisphere by claiming the first-up Test against France. The Australian... [more]

Olympic badminton cheats return to competition
The Indonesian Badminton Association has lifted a ban on its star women's doubles pair after a three-month suspension for throwing a match at the London Olympics. Greysia Polii and Meiliana... [more]

SBW recovering from chest surgery
Sonny Bill Williams is recovering from surgery in Sydney and his Japanese rugby club expect the boxing code-hopper back for the last part of the Top League season. The Former... [more]

Melbourne Cup champion draws wide barrier
The French stayer Dunaden will have to overcome a wide barrier to defend his Melbourne Cup crown. Dunaden, to be ridden by Craig Williams, drew barrier 16 in the 24-horse... [more]

New anti doping measures for Australian Olympians
Australia will likely become the first nation to order its Olympians to sign a legal document stating they have no doping history in a landmark move athletes say will flush... [more]

Impressive Inter end Juve's record unbeaten run
Juventus's record Serie A unbeaten run has been ended after 49 football matches by Inter Milan, who upset the Old Lady 3-1 in a pulsating 'Derby of Italy' clash in... [more]

Henry to help Elliott at Warriors
Ricky Henry has been named as one of head coach Matthew Elliott's two assistant coaches at the Warriors rugby league side. Henry, who's just 34, is the current New Zealand... [more]

Mining experts look at Pike River recovery plan
Families of the Pike River disaster victims are hoping a group of international mine safety experts will be able to give its approval to a plan aimed at re-entering the mine. [more]

Changes to ETS threaten public health - NZ doctors
A group of doctors concerned about the effects of climate change says the country's health is being put at risk by Government plans to water down the Emissions Trading Scheme. [more]

Archbishop of Canterbury visits Christchurch
The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, has visited the site of ChristChurch Cathedral on its 131st anniversary on Sunday. [more]

Latest political poll reveals little change
The latest One News-Colmar Brunton poll reveals support for the Government and opposition parties has hardly shifted. [more]

Armed robbery in central Wellington
Police say four armed people robbed a commercial cleaning business in central Wellington on Sunday. [more]

Cloak shows respect between police, Maori
A high ranking Maori police officer says a korowai gifting ceremony last weekend in Queensland demonstrates genuine regard Maori and the police have for each other. [more]

Two men hurt in chemical spill regain consciousness
Two men seriously hurt in a chemical spill have woken from a coma on Sunday and one of them is now back in Whanganui. [more]