Radio New Zealand - Sunday, 25th November 2012

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This page features: Arts on Sunday, News Stories, Saturday Morning, Sounds Historical, Spectrum, Sunday Morning, Te Ahi Kaa, This Way Up, You Me... Now!

Arts on Sunday

The 100th issue of New Zealand Books
Why its editors, Harry Ricketts and Jane Westaway, believe it's still important even with all the on line reviews being written these days. New Zealand Books [more]

The Basement theatre
Ambitious profit-share and renovation plans for one of Auckland's smaller theatres, The Basement, are explained by General Manager Charlie McDermott and Venue Manager Sam Snedden. [more]

Los Angeles lawyer Mark Litwak
What movie studios are in the market for these days and how the movie making scene has changed, from the move away from film to illegal downloading. [more]

Why Are You Still Here?
Two young movers and shakers in the arts scene, songwriter Anthonie Tonnon who's with Tono and the Finance company and clothing designer Emily Miller-Sharma, explain what keeps them in New Zealand, for now at least, when so many other creatives are seeking fame and fortune overseas. This is ahead of a public forum they're involved in called Why Are You Still Here? [more]

Big band leader and trombone player Rodger Fox
Rodger Fox puts his case for government money to set up a national big band, along the lines of a tried and tested model. [more]

Sculptor Terry Stringer
David Steemson joins sculptor Terry Stringer as he works on one of his most ambitious projects yet. [more]

Novelist David McGill
Novelist David McGill (below) joins us live from the launch of his latest work, The Promised Land. [more]

Creative Mornings
Held in Auckland once a month, Creative Mornings provide the opportunity for an audience to watch presentations given by those involved in the Creative Industries; from street art to film, digital fx to web development. Sonia Sly speaks to Co-ordinator Jade Tang about the origins of Creative Mornings in the States and the benefit for New Zealand talent to be placed in a context alongside innovative and creative international talent. [more]

Saturday Morning

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

Sounds Historical

Sounds Historical for 25 November 2012 (Part 1)
The first broadcast hour. [more]

Sounds Historical for 25 November 2012 (Part 2)
Due to copyright restriction, all music has been removed. [more]


Spectrum for 25 November 2012
Wellington Kindergartens developed The YMen project with help from government. It addresses the chronic shortage of men working in childhood education and also the high rates of unemployment among young men. Spectrum's Jack Perkins looks in on Ymen at Katoa kindergarten in Wellington's Porirua basin. [more]

Sunday Morning

Richard Falk - Palestinian Territories
Unites Nations Special Rapporteur on human rights in the Palestinian territories. [more]

Mediawatch for 25 November 2012
Rumblings in the news ahead of The Hobbit's big day; making a media meal of Labour's leadership; community broadcasters covering post-quake Christchurch on a shoestring; yet more marketing that uses sex to sell - with help from the media. [more]

Barrie Houlihan - Politics and Sport
Professor of Sport Policy at Loughborough University, in the UK, is in this country for a conference on the future of sport in small nations. [more]

Ideas for 25 November 2012
Democracy beyond the ballot box. New technology and its role in the provision of people's say. [more]

New Flags Flying - the colonisers
This week, in the final installation of New Flags Flying for the year, Ian Johnstone, Michael Powles and Chris laidlaw look at the Pacific from the perspective of the former colonisers, taking a look at the legacy that contact with Micronesia, Melanesia and Polynesia has left. [more]

Down the List for 25 November 2012
Robin Snitcher, Labour List MP, has a stoush with his executive assistant because he believes she is trying to undermine his leadership by changing biscuits. [more]

Counterpoint for 25 November 2012 - Iran
This week, Counterpoint looks at the gaps in public knowledge of Iran's history, and the political expediency with which that history may have been presented to the West. [more]

Mediawatch for 25 November 2012
Rumblings in the news ahead of the Hobbit's big day; making a media meal of Labour's leadership; community broadcasters covering post-quake Canterbury on a shoestring; yet more marketing that uses sex to sell - with help from the media. [more]

Te Ahi Kaa

Te Ahi Kaa mo 25 o Whiringa a Rangi (November) 2012
Justine Murray revisits the Otaki Maori Racing Club on Melbourne Cup Day where she chats with siblings Terese Fulford and Reg Winiata about their father Jim Winiata (1926 - 2012) whose 50 year old stewardship of the club ended when he died this year. One day Marama Davidson had a gutsful with what she saw was the ongoing victimisation of Maori so she did something about it. She wrote an open letter to the Prime Minister. Maraea Rakuraku questions Marama about the effectiveness of the action and the outcome. [more]

This Way Up

Naked Science
The latest science news from around the planet with Dr Chris Smith. [more]

You Me... Now!

Episode 156: What's Happening to Us?
Sam confronts Chris and complicates the issue. Joel and Alice are not doing well. [more]

News stories:

Emily Longley's father speaks about daughter's death
The father of Emily Longley says it's been emotionally tough, but satisfying, to speak out about his daughter's death for the White Ribbon Campaign to stop violence towards women. [more]

$20m Lotto ticket won
A Lotto Powerball ticket bought at a stationery shop in Invercargill has won its owner more than $20 million - the biggest ever Lotto win in the South Island. [more]

Carrington takes top honours at Maori sports awards
Olympian Lisa Carrington has been named the supreme winner at the Maori sports awards on Saturday. [more]

Review finds uneven distribution of Whanau Ora funding
Documents show people in the electorate of Whanau Ora Minister Tariana Turia are receiving the most money from a Whanau Ora fund. [more]

Irish thrash Pumas
Ireland scored seven tries in a 46-24 record demolition of Argentina in Dublin to ensure they will be seeded when the draw is made next month for the next Rugby... [more]

Redknapp replaces Hughes as QPR manager
Harry Redknapp has been named manager of the English Premier League football side Queens Park Rangers, following Saturday's sacking of Mark Hughes. Redknapp, who was fired by fellow London club... [more]

US boxer Hector 'Macho' Camacho dies
The three-time world boxing champion Hector "Macho" Camacho has died, four days after he was shot in the face in a drive-by shooting. He was 50. Camacho was pronounced dead... [more]

Windies back in charge after Shakib gifts wicket
Bangladesh cricketer Shakib Al Hasan gifted his wicket on 97 to West Indies in a disappointing end to an otherwise remarkable day for the all-rounder in the second test at... [more]

McIlroy and Donald line up classic duel in desert
World golf number one Rory McIlroy and second-ranked Luke Donald gave the organisers and fans what they wanted when the pair set up a classic duel in the desert after... [more]

Brown seeking to end nine-year drought at New Zealand Open
Mark Brown will be seeking to become the first home champion of the New Zealand golf open in nine years today. The 37-year-old Wellington professional carded a six under par... [more]

Baggy Greens take control
The Australian cricketers are in charge of the second test in Adelaide, reaching 111 for five at stumps on day three, a lead of 273 runs over South Africa. Australia... [more]

Wildcats claw their way to a point behind the Breakers
The Perth Wildcats have climbed up to third on the Australian basketball league ladder following their 68-63 road win over the hapless Townsville Crocodiles. Gary Ervin top-scored with 17 points... [more]

Phoenix snatch 1-1 draw with Glory
Perth Glory striker Shane Smeltz scored his first goal of the A-League football season but the Wellington Phoenix still managed to grab a share of the spoils in a 1-1... [more]

Bolt, Felix win 2012 athlete of the year awards
The Olympic champions Usain Bolt and Allyson Felix have been named male and female athlete of the year respectively by the International Association of Athletics Federation at a ceremony in... [more]

Carrington takes top honours at Maori sports awards
Lisa Carrington has won the titles of supreme winner and senior sportswoman at the Maori sports awards in Auckland. The 23-year-old, who won an Olympic gold medal in sprint canoeing,... [more]

Springboks sneak home over England
South Africa have completed an unbeaten rugby tour of Europe with a 16-15 victory over England at Twickenham that did more damage to the hosts' hopes of a top-four seeding... [more]

West Brom up to third after win at Sunderland
West Bromwich Albion moved up to third in English football's Premier League, at least until Chelsea play on Monday, when they won 4-2 at Sunderland in the early match. A... [more]

Wallabies escape Florence with three-point win
Australia has narrowly beaten Italy 22-19 in their international rugby clash in Florence, but the Wallabies were held scoreless in the second half at Stadio Artemio Franchi as Italy nearly... [more]

Hamilton on pole for McLaren in Brazil
Lewis Hamilton will start Monday's season-ending Brazilian Formula One Grand Prix on pole position in his farewell to McLaren, with team-mate Jenson Button alongside. Red Bull's championship leader Sebastian... [more]

Warriors to get early look at Sonny Bill Williams back in NRL
The Warriors will get an early opportunity to see how former All Black Sonny Bill Williams is readjusting to rugby league, with the Auckland-based side hosting the Sydney Roosters in... [more]

Tonga score historic win over Scotland
Tonga has won its first-ever full rugby international in Europe and put Scotland coach Andy Robinson's job on the line, the Pacific Islanders triumphing 21-15 in Aberdeen. Having been hammered... [more]

Mt Eden prison inmate attempted suicide
Private prison operator Serco has confirmed an inmate at Mt Eden prison attempted suicide and was taken to hospital early on Saturday morning. [more]

Auckland Council decides region-wide policy on dog laws
Auckland Council has come up with a new policy on dog laws after considering more than 10,000 submissions. [more]

Wood scores eighth goal for the Lions
The All Whites striker Chris Wood's top form in the English football Championship continues with another goal in Milwall's 2-0 win at Blackburn Rovers. It's Wood's eighth goal for Milwall... [more]

Report examines high debt among Pacific families
A report looking at the causes of high debt levels in the Pacific community says families often do not seek help before hitting a severe financial crisis. [more]

Auckland to face J-League champs Hiroshima
Auckland City's opponents at football's Club World Cup in Japan have been determined after Sanfrecce Hiroshima captured their first J-League title. Hiroshima's 4-1 home win over Cerezo Osaka not only... [more]

Celtic manager threatens to quit after fan heckling
The Scottish football champions Celtic have suffered a shock 1-0 home defeat to Inverness Caledonian Thistle. Celtic manager Neil Lennon threatened to quit after he was involved in an angry... [more]

Cyprus bailout deal makes progress
The European Union and International Monetary Fund say they have made good progress with Cyprus on a bailout deal to help prop up its banks and pay its debts. [more]

All Blacks overwhelm Wales but naughty hooker set to suffer
The All Blacks have beaten Wales 33-10 in their penultimate test of the season at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium - but a high tackle from New Zealand hooker Andrew Hore could... [more]

NZers moving to Australia need to be realistic, says PM
Prime Minister John Key says New Zealanders moving to Australia should go with their eyes open regarding welfare entitlements. [more]

Stress faced by quake workers 'ignored'
University researchers say frontline workers who responded to the Canterbury earthquakes may leave their occupations if the sacrifices they made are continually ignored. [more]

Andrew Hore clash overshadows All Blacks' win
The All Blacks' 33 -10 victory over Wales at Cardiff has been overshadowed by a high hit by Andrew Hore that felled Welsh forward Bradley Davies. [more]

Snell says NZ didn't take advantage of his talents
One of New Zealand's most famous Olympians says this country has failed to take advantage of his expertise. [more]

More ancestral remains being brought back
More ancestral remains are being brought back to Aotearoa from the United States and Canada. [more]

Call for new funding formula for home care travel
The umbrella group for home help businesses says the sector desperately needs fair and consistent funding for the travel costs of its workers. [more]

Taylor and Elliot called into All Blacks
The Canterbury first five eighth Tom Taylor has been called into the All Blacks as cover for the injured Dan Carter who sat out New Zealand's 33-10 victory over Wales... [more]

Promising newcomer to play in Auckland
A rising star on the men's tennis tour has been confirmed to play in January's Heineken Open in Auckland. The Slovakian Martin Klizan, who earlier this month reached a career... [more]

France undefeated after win over Samoa
Therejuvenated five-eighth Freddie Michalak scored 19 points as France twice came from behind to defeat Samoa 22-14 in their one-off Test at the Stade de France in Paris. The win... [more]

Scientists monitor Mt Tongariro from ground level
Scientists investigating Mount Tongariro have driven around the area measuring sulphur emissions to help them determine how active the volcano is. [more]

Amateur wins New Zealand golf Open
The 19 year old Australian amateur golfer Jake Higginbottom has won the New Zealand golf Open at Clearwater in Christchurch. Higginbottom becomes the first amateur to win the New Zealand... [more]

Australian amateur wins NZ Golf Open
Australian amateur golfer Jake Higginbottom has won the New Zealand Golf Open at Clearwater in Christchurch. [more]

No sign of missing fishermen
The search for three fishermen missing off the coast of Kiribati has failed to find any sign of the group. [more]

Body confirmed as missing Rotorua woman
A body discovered in a Bay of Plenty forest is that of a missing Rotorua woman, police have confirmed. [more]