Radio New Zealand - Sunday, 10th March 2013

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This page features: Arts on Sunday, Big Data, News Stories, Nine To Noon, One In Five, Sounds Historical, Spectrum, Spiritual Outlook, Sunday Morning, Te Ahi Kaa, The Drama Hour

Arts on Sunday

Remembering Ralph Hotere
We remember artist Ralph Hotere who now rests in his home marae in Northland, through the memories of one of his long time friends and artists Chris Booth. [more]

Scott Eady
Dunedin sculptor and lecturer Scott Eady is cutting it fine to make a series of sculptures for the Venice Biennale - he's only just got the news and it starts in June! [more]

The Yellow Buoy
C K Stead has published his 15th poetry collection, and the first in five years. [more]

Behind the Brush
After a lot of detective work, Maori TV tracked down the descendants of some of the many Maori who were painted in great detail but with some artistic license, by artist Gottfried Lindauer who started painting portraits of Maori in the 1870's. [more]

Dominion Road
It's been called the street of a thousand stories, and next weekend Auckland's Dominion Road gets to tell some. [more]

The Man Who Planted Trees
Richard Medrington's show 'The Man Who Planted Trees' will be performed in Wellington as part of the Capital E National Arts Festival for Children. [more]

Coffee with Mr Bach
James Tibbles' 'Coffee with Mr Bach' is on next Sunday at Auckland Town Hall's Concert Chamber as part of the Auckland Arts Festival. [more]

Gary Schofield
Gary Schofield has been painting for the US military for the past 20 years. [more]

Big Data

Big Data: From Space to Place
The first discussion panel of the Big Data series considers the questions: what makes a place? How is place imbued with personal and communal meaning? How do urbanisation and globalisation affect place and what might future places look and feel like? Kim Hill is joined by: Kevin Sweeney, formerly New Zealand Geospatial Custodian; Bill Macnaught, National Librarian of New Zealand; Stephen McDougall, director, Studio Pacific Architecture. [more]

Nine To Noon

Off the Beaten Track with Kennedy Warne
In praise of tramping huts. [more]

One In Five

One In Five for 10 March 2013
There are around 20 supported living providers in New Zealand that support people with disabilities to live in the community. Today One in Five hears about one that aims to do itself out of a job with its clients. The Renaissance Group is one of just three, private, supported living providers in the country. It started in a garage 11 years ago and is now supports 240 people in the Auckland area. [more]

Sounds Historical

Sounds Historical (part one) for 10 March 2013
8pm to 9pm. Due to copyright restrictions, all music has been removed. [more]

Sounds Historical (part two) for 10 March 2013
9pm to 10pm. Due to copyright restrictions, all music has been removed. [more]


Spectrum for 10 March for 2013
It's art. Tiffany Singh uses rice and lentils in her work, she's dusted her bees-wax effigies with spice, and hung thousands of tiny bells and bamboo wind chimes in parks and art galleries. And for this year's Auckland Arts festival she's got help from three thousand local school children to paint their hopes or dreams on rainbow coloured Tibetan-style prayer flags which'll fly over Aotea Square during March. [more]

Spiritual Outlook

Spiritual Outlook for 10 March 2013
Amelia Nurse talks to Belgian neurosurgeon and brain researcher Dirk De Ridder about what goes on in the brain when you have a spiritual experience; whether repeated spiritual experience can change the brain; the Geschwind syndrome; if there’s a “God Spot”  in the brain - and what’s involved in the study of all this. Dirk De Ridder was recently appointed as the inaugural Neurological Foundation Professor of Neurosurgery at the University of Otago. [more]

Sunday Morning

Ian Gawler - Surviving Cancer
Dr Ian Gawler is a cancer survivor and a pioneer in 'mind-body' medicine. He is passionate about the need to integrate self-help techniques such as good nutrition, meditation and positive thinking with conventional medical treatments, to reduce the side effects of cancer treatments, make conventional treatments more effective and improve the quality of life of people affected by cancer. [more]

Mediawatch for 10 March 2013
Is Maori TV trying to monopolise major events?; TV3's new current afffairs show - and Anna Guy's starring role; a fresh push for more local programmes for children. [more]

Andrew Thorburn and Rae Julian - Principles of Empowerment
The BNZ and its CEO Andrew Thorburn are among five global recipients of the UN Women's Empowerment Principles Award, for promoting gender equality and the empowerment of women. Andrew joins Chris and Rae Julian, president of UN Women Aotearoa NZ, about the seven principles, why they are needed in 2013 and how they may change life at work for women - and men. [more]

Ideas for 10 March 2013
In the second part of our look at the case for higher density housing, Ideas talks to Jane Quigley one of the people behind the Viva Housing project that has just been shortlisted in Christchurch's Breathe - Urban Village Competition; Jukka Noponen a Finnish planner behind an energy-efficient housing project; Brady Nixon who is developing Auckland’s Vinegar Lane project; and the Auckland Council’s urban design specialist Ludo Campbell-Reid. [more]

John Berry - Across Cultures
Professor John Berry is an eminent cross-cultural psychologist from Queens University in Canada. His main research interests are in the areas of acculturation (changes arising from intercultural contact) and cross-cultural relations. He focuses on applying his research findings to immigration, educational and health policy areas. [more]

Down the List for 10 March 2013
Bastard Insurance is doing all it can to avoid paying out on claims. After all, insurance is a business not some kind of safety net or welfare scheme! It's about the investors and shareholders. [more]

Wayne Brittenden's Counterpoint
While India is now seen as belonging to the middle economic bracket countries, new Oxford University research reveals what critics within India have known all along – that the last 20 years of unfettered market forces haven’t reduced the vast number of those living in dire poverty. Wayne looks at today’s neo-liberal consumerist India, and Chris follows up with Dharmendra Kumar, the Director of the Indian Campaign Group, Foreign Direct Investment Watch. [more]

Te Ahi Kaa

Te Ahi Kaa for 10 March 2013
In Te Ahi Kaa, Winiata Hotere and Charlotte Courtenay, the brother and sister of Ralph Hotere chat with Northland regional reporter Lois Williams about their brothers rise to fame in the art world and how despite living away from Mitimiti for thirty years, he always gave back to his community and whanau. Artist Neke Moa travelled to Munich, Germany last week as part of her involvement in the mentoring programme, Handshake Jewellery, she has a chat about art, inspiration and why the kumara is symbolic in her work. The main reason why Brenda Hokianga loves her job as a Wairarapa Maori Warden is to look after the Rangatahi (young people), Justine has a chat with Brenda at this year's Golden Shears, Masterton. [more]

The Drama Hour

Drama Hour for 10 March 2013
Murray Lynch, director of Playmarket script development agency talks about Playmarket and about writer, Dean Parker; 'Pure in Body' by Dean Parker (Part 1), a dark and disturbing horror fiction about a trip down the Whanganui River to a settlement where paganism and conventional religion mix. But is Matthew's account trustworthy? And why is he now a monk? [more]

News stories:

Scrub fire near Wanganui Airport extinguished
Firefighters have extinguished a blaze that burned through scrub close to Wanganui Airport. [more]

Report proposes single council for Wellington region
A report by a local government working party is proposing a single, super-city council for the Wellington region. [more]

Man arrested after series of crimes in Nelson
Police in Nelson have arrested a 24-year-old man following a series of crimes that started in the early hours of Saturday morning. [more]

Helicopter wreckage found near Turangi
The wreckage of a helicopter has been found in deep terrain near Turangi. [more]

Essential manufacturing skills 'being lost'
A manufacturing expert is warning New Zealand could be losing essential industry skills for good. [more]

Pasifika Festival attracts record crowd
The Pasifika Festival in Auckland has attracted record crowds with about 100,000 people attending this year's extended event. [more]

Adams and Willis win in Sydney
New Zealand's Olympic medallists Nick Willis and Valerie Adams headlined the Sydney Track Classic with commanding performances, winning their events in style. But there were three other New Zealand winners... [more]

Devices to help prevent accidential shooting trialled
Devices aimed at reducing deaths caused by hunters not identifying their targets properly will be trialled this weekend. [more]

Eels thump Warriors in season opener
The 2012 NRL wooden spooners Parramatta began life under Ricky Stuart by thumping the New Zealand Warriors 40-10 in their National Rugby League opener. Three unanswered tries in the first... [more]

Crash teens 'lucky' to escape serious injury
The police say three teenage boys are lucky to be alive after a drunken joy ride in Bay of Plenty ended in a crash. [more]

Black Sticks lose opener at Sultan Azlan Shah
Despite a valiant second half comeback the New Zealand men's hockey team have been defeated 4-3 by Pakistan in their opening game of the Sultan Azlan Shah tournament in Malaysia. [more]

Highlanders go down to Cheetahs
The Highlanders had their first ever loss to the Cheetahs in Super Rugby when they were walloped 36-19 at Rugby Park Stadium in Invercargil. The Highlanders leaked two intercept tries... [more]

Chiefs edged by Stormers
The defending Super Rugby champions the Chiefs have suffered their first loss of the season, going down 36-34 to the Stormers in Cape Town . The Chiefs outscored the Stormers... [more]

Stock feed being moved to drought regions
Trucks have begun moving feed from the South Island to drought-affected farmers in the North Island in need of straw to feed livestock. [more]

Policeman injured by thrown bottle after fracas
A police officer has received head injuries after being hit by a bottle while trying to break up a fight in east Auckland. [more]

New York Yankees Mariano Rivera to retire
The New York Yankees reliever Mariano Rivera has announced that he is retiring after this season, and will leave baseball as the game's greatest closer of all-time. A likely first-ballot... [more]

Federer cruises, Ferrer exits Indian Wells
While Roger Federer breezed through his opening match at the BNP Paribas tennis Open, world number four David Ferrer became the first top seed to make an early exit from... [more]

Habana injury mars Stormers' rugby win
The South African winger Bryan Habana could be sidelined for up to 10 weeks after suffering a serious knee injury before the Stormers hung on to beat 2012 Super Rugby... [more]

Black Sox win sixth world softball champs title
The New Zealand men's softball team has picked up its sixth world title by beating Venezuela 4-1 in the final of the World Championship in Auckland. [more]