Radio New Zealand - Sunday, 3rd March 2013

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This page features: Arts on Sunday, Morning Report, News Stories, One In Five, Sounds Historical, Spectrum, Spiritual Outlook, Sunday Morning, Te Ahi Kaa

Arts on Sunday

Touring Australia
Australia is about to be invaded by touring New Zealand shows, handpicked by an Australian, Ian Scobie. It's a pilot programme that's got our artists hopes up, though there are no guarantees they'll find a producer willing to take them on. What did it take to make Ian's shortlist for the Touring Australia initiative? Taki Rua knows - the Maori theatre company won two of the eight slots. [more]

New Zealand Orchestral Sector Review
After months of speculation, the results of the much anticipated New Zealand Orchestral Sector Review is now out... there were some 1800 submissions, so what's changing? Many say, not nearly enough, and that includes funding for them. The Minister for Arts, Culture and Heritage Chris Finlayson and Dame Roseanne Meo from the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, the first in the country to be given the title of Metropolitan Orchestra. [more]

Actor Jed Brophy at the Armageddon Expo
More than 10 years on the pulp culture festival circuit with long time Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit actor, Jed Brophy. How does he deal with fervent fans - that's if they recognise him from The Hobbit where he's in heavy prosthetics as Nori the dwarf! Get an insight into how conventions work and how Kiwis make them a lot more interesting than just signing autographs. [more]

World Art Games
Meet two members of the New Zealand team who're in intense preparation for the first World Art Games where artists from more than 50 countries are competing for attention rather than medals. Two members of the New Zealand team, Carrie Burke and Jules Hunt, explain how it's going to work at this inaugural event in Croatia in June. [more]

CEO of UK publishing house Little, Brown Ursula Mackenzie
Writers with the international pulling power of JK Rowling are few and far between, so UK publishing house Little, Brown had a lot to celebrate last year when it took over her contract. Helming the firm and the UK Publishing Association is Ursula Mackenzie, who's been named as one of the Top 100 Women in Britain. BBC's Woman's Hour have just compiled a list of the Top 100 Women in Britain which she features on. [more]

German-based New Zealand choreographer Lisa Densen
Lisa Densem, who is home at the moment creating a new work for the Footnote Dance Company. We find out what she's exploring in this new dance and get an update on the Berlin art scene, it's now home to many Kiwi artists. [more]

Poet John Newton
John Newton's latest collection is called 'Family Songbook', published by VUP. [more]

Tongan Morris Men
A new play by Auckland theatre group the Tongan Creatives Collective is causing a stir - before it has even opened. Justin Gregory reports on the wonderfully unlikely idea of Tongan Morris Men. [more]

Morning Report

Len Lye gallery gets the final go-ahead in New Plymouth
A New Plymouth gallery devoted to the works of the artist Len Lye has got the final go-ahead after a decade-long debate. [more]

One In Five

One In Five for 3 March 2013
This week One in Five looks the experience of disability within Christchurch's Pacific Island community. [more]

Sounds Historical

Sounds Historical for 3 March 2013 (Part 1)
Due to copyright restrictions, all music has been removed. [more]

Sounds Historical for 3 March 2013 (Part 2)
Due to copyright restrictions, all music has been removed. [more]


Spectrum for 3 March 2013
Residents of Christchurch's historic riverside community The Avon Loop, gather to walk their streets for the last time. [more]

Spiritual Outlook

Spiritual Outlook for 3 March 2013 - Sacred Art
Somewhat improbably, Auckland's North Shore is home to a small studio that's keeping alive the ancient tradition of icons, or sacred art. Michael Pervan is the director of the 'Studio of St John the Baptist'. He and manager Jenny Trolove have committed their skills - and their faith - to producing what they call "images of the unseen God in the icon of Christ". And as Michael tells producer Justin Gregory, they do it in an appropriate location. [more]

Sunday Morning

Insight for 3 March 2013 - Cricket in Crisis
Is New Zealand cricket in crisis or is it suffering just another dip on the performance rollercoaster? After a woeful test series against South Africa and what's widely regarded as the mis-management of Ross Taylor's sacking as captain, the Black Caps hope to regain some international respect when they host England in a three-test series in March. Radio New Zealand sports reporter, Stephen Hewson considers if there is a way back for a side which has slumped so far down the test world rankings that the tour's being labelled a waste of time in some quarters. [more]

Rupert Howes - Environmental Credentials
Over the last three years the Marine Stewardship Council has been working with fishing industry companies in New Zealand to certify three major fisheries - hoki, tuna and whiting - and Rupert Howes was here recently to launch the new regime. [more]

Mediawatch for 3 March 2013
How the race to be the first with the news can mean being wrong with the news; How the Hobbit came back into the headlines; how a TV News show handled the victim of an online viral video; and why a deadly conflict nearby gets more coverage in Europe's media than it does in ours. [more]

Mediawatch for 3 March 2013
Being fast - but wrong; The Hobbit hits the headlines again; reform of the Official Information Act; reporting the victim of a viral video; why a deadly conflict nearby is scarcely mentioned in our media. [more]

Matthew Jockers - Austen and Eve
Matthew Jockers created Godot, a computer programme that has analysed themes, styles and grammar of 3500 novels published between 1780 and 1900 and found that Jane Austen was the 'Eve' of 19th Century writing - her techniques can be identified in the works of thousands of writers who came after her. [more]

Ideas for 3 March 2013
Arguments for intensifying the density of housing tend to fall into two categories: affordability and putting a halt to urban sprawl. Ideas talks to two architects who advocate higher density housing not just for those reasons but because they believe, if done right, it will result in more livable houses and communities. Discussions with Robert Dalziel, the co-author of A House in the City: Home Truths in Urban Architecture, and Ian Athfield, one of New Zealand's most celebrated architects. [more]

Chris Prowse - Songs about The Shiner
Chris Prowse has followed up his Tui Award-winning 2009 album Trouble on the Waterfront with a new 'alt history' CD which takes its inspiration from John A. Lee's writings about the notorious colonial swagman Shiner Slattery. The songs and the music tell stories from those times around a century ago, about the swagmen, the gold seekers, the tricksters and the remittance men. [more]

Down the List for 3 March 2013
Two impressionable young ACT Party workers try to stay upbeat about the future of the Party and to think of ways to increase its support base from 0.1% to 0.3%. The sky's the limit! [more]

Wayne Brittenden's Counterpoint
When it comes to work, the political right has generally championed hard work, while the left calls for more jobs. The old dream of fewer work days, with increased mechanisation and technology, is almost forgotten. Wayne looks at little-reported but very encouraging steps towards three-day weekends. Chris follows up with the man largely responsible for implementing such a scheme in the State of Utah - Associate Professor Rex Facer, and discusses its potential for New Zealand with Lincoln University's Economics Professor Paul Dalziel. [more]

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

Te Ahi Kaa

Te Ahi Kaa mo 3 Poututerangi (March) 2013
Te Ahi Kaa mo 03 Poututerangi (March) 2013. [more]

News stories:

New Golden Shears champion crowned
Hastings-based shearer Rowland Smith has been crowned Golden Shears champion, the first time he won the title. [more]

Nadal beats Almagro to reach Mexican Open final vs Ferrer
Rafael Nadal has advanced to the final of the Mexican Open, beating fellow Spaniard Nicolas Almagro 7-5 6-4 in a clay-court slugfest. Second seed Nadal, who is on the comeback... [more]

Hawks climb above Tigers
The Wollongong Hawks have taken a big step towards the Australian basketball league playoffs with an 88-82 defeat of the visiting Melbourne Tigers. The win sees the Hawks move up... [more]

Local firm takes over Rena clean-up work
The insurer of the container ship Rena says the contract to manage debris from the wreck has changed hands from a British company to a locally based one. [more]

Djokovic wins in Dubai
Novak Djokovic has beaten the Czech Tomas Berdych in straight sets to win the Dubai tennis Open. It's Djokovic's fifth title in six tournaments and his 36th altogether, and extended... [more]

Healthy half-year profit for energy explorer
New Zealand Oil and Gas has more than quadrupled its half-year profit to $7.7 million in the six months to December. [more]

Ramos nods late winner as Real beat Barca again
Real Madrid inflicted a second painful defeat on stuttering Barcelona in five days when Sergio Ramos nodded a late winner in a 2-1 home success in Spanish football's La Liga... [more]

No joy for Kiwis as Lowndes equals V8 win record
The first race of the Australian V8 Supercars in Adelaide was one to forget for the best-known New Zealand drivers, though the rookie Christchurch-born driver Scott McLaughlin managed a sixth... [more]

Paraglider first to cross Cook Strait
A Christchurch man has become the first person to paraglide across Cook Strait. [more]

Mayor says flyover needs better design elements
Wellington mayor Celia Wade-Brown says if the flyover option to relieve traffic jams around the Basin Reserve is to go ahead more design elements must be included. [more]

Economy fears over US spending cuts
The New Zealand United States Council says it's too early to tell exactly how steep US spending cuts will affect this country. [more]

Police seek man in connection to Christchurch assault
Police in Christchurch say a 59-year-old man has vital information about a serious assault on an elderly couple and are appealing for information on his whereabouts. [more]

Push for change by former Black Caps
After a dismal tour of South Africa the Black Caps are hoping to regain some international respect in the upcoming test series against England. [more]

Released murderer at 'medium risk' of offending
A man who acted out his fantasy of executing a victim has been released from jail despite being considered to be at medium risk of further offending. [more]

Canterbury rescuers in 24-hour training exercise
Search and rescue teams, first responders and emergency service personnel have been taking part in a gruelling a 24-hour training exercise in Canterbury. [more]

Chinese lanterns light up Hagley Park
About 60,000 people are expected to celebrate the Year of the Snake at the Chinese Lantern Festival in Christchurch on Saturday and Sunday. [more]

Beetle tested as bio-control for tradescantia
A biological control for the pest plant tradescantia is being tested in Bay of Plenty. [more]

Defending champion Chiefs rout Cheetahs
The Chiefs have thrashed the Cheetahs 45-3 in their Super Rugby match in Hamilton. The champions ran in six tries to none and led 10-3 at half-time through a try... [more]

NZ soldiers compete in US military 'paralympics'
Three New Zealand soldiers injured and disabled on active service in Afganistan and Solomon Islands are competing in a military equivalent of the paralympics being held in the United States. [more]

Exporters hope US will maintain trade talk momentum
A lobby group for exporters hopes the United States will maintain its momentum towards a Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal with New Zealand and nine other nations. [more]

Judge cuts damages awarded to Apple
A judge in the United States has ordered damages awarded to Apple against Samsung be cut by 40% and a new trial held to assess the level of damages. [more]

Buffet said 2012 below par for Berkshire Hathaway
US investor Warren Buffett has told shareholders in his annual letter that last year was below standards for the investment guru's funds. [more]

Skywest airline upbeat on second half
Virgin Australia takeover target Skywest predicts an improved financial performance in the second half due to new charter contracts with mining heavyweights BHP and Rio. [more]

Hawke's Bay council gets tough on boaties
The Hawke's Bay Regional Council says it will no longer let boat owners off with a warning if they pass too close to ships in Napier. [more]

CDHB worried people still in quake damaged homes
The Canterbury District Health Board is worried about the impact the coming winter will have on people's health, in houses still in disrepair following the Canterbury earthquakes. [more]

Tributes paid to shark victim at Ocean Swim
Organisers of an Ocean Swim in the Waitemata Harbour on Sunday say only one person pulled out of the race because of concerns over a fatal shark attack. [more]

Godley Head coastal track reopens
Christchurch's Godley Head coastal track has been formally reopened after extensive repairs to earthquake damage. [more]

Scarfie Army to be started in Dunedin
Otago Polytechnic has agreed to fund a Scarfie Army so Dunedin students can volunteer in the community while they are at university. [more]

Black Sox beat Colombia at World Championships
The New Zealand men's softball team has scored a second straight victory in the World Championships in Auckland. The Black Sox beat Colombia 4-0, after opening their campaign with a... [more]

United extend lead to 15 points in EPL
The English Premier League football leaders Manchester United thrashed Norwich City 4-0 at Old Trafford to go 15 points above champions Manchester City, who play on Tuesday. Japanese midfielder Shinji... [more]

Nix fall further behind
The Wellington Phoenix's struggles to avoid the A-League wooden spoon got a bit harder as fellow strugglers Perth Glory beat visitors Sydney FC 2-1. The Phoenix are now four points... [more]

Phoenix win!
The Wellington Phoenix football club has recorded its first win in the A-league since December. Days after coach Ricki Herbert resigned, the Phoenix has beaten the Melbourne Heart 1-nil at... [more]

Australia in trouble in second test
Australia has crumbled to 9-237 declared on day one of the second Test against India in Hyderabad. And not surprisingly it was skipper Michael Clarke who stood tall among the... [more]

Simmons smashes Windies to T20 win over Zimbabwe
Lendl Simmons blasted six sixes as his unbeaten 63 led the West Indies to a comfortable eight-wicket victory over Zimbabwe in the first of two Twenty20 internationals in Antigua. Batting... [more]

Hendry wins back to back NZ PGA titles
The Auckland golfer Michael Hendry has won the New Zealand PGA championship for the second year in a row at the Hills course in Queenstown. Hendry started today's final round... [more]

Phoenix win first A-league game since December
The Wellington Phoenix football club has recorded its first win in the A-league since December. [more]

Man dies after stabbing in Nelson
A man died in Nelson Hospital after being stabbed in a domestic incident on Sunday. [more]

Fatal fall from ropes obstacle course
A 57-year-old man has died after falling in a tree top adventure park north-west of Auckland. [more]

McCully off to Egypt ahead of talks with Arab league
Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully will travel to Egypt on Sunday to attend the League of Arab States Executive Council meeting. [more]