Radio New Zealand - Sunday, 31st March 2013

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This page features: Arts on Sunday, Big Data, CEISMIC, News Stories, Sounds Historical, Spectrum, Spiritual Outlook, Sunday Morning, Te Ahi Kaa, The Face of Fear

Arts on Sunday

Dr Richard Grant
We introduce you to the new head of Creative New Zealand - former diplomat Dr Richard Grant. He's only been on the board since last year, so what are his plans for the funding body as its Chair? [more]

Te Papa's art collection
We find out how Te Papa plans to deliver on its commitment to show off more of the nation's extensive art collection. CEO Mike Houlihan is leading the charge. [more]

Bill Gosden extended interview
An extended interview with International Film Festival Director Bill Gosden, in which he previews some of the highlights of this year's Autumn Events. [more]

The voice of the Daleks
We discover what it takes to be the voice of the Daleks and Cybermen with Nicholas Briggs. He's heading to New Zealand in the Tardis with several previous Dr Who's to make the series' 50th anniversary. [more]

Photographer : Fraser Munro
Fraser Munro had just released a new book of photographs called graf/AK, dedicated to the graffiti artists of Auckland. For three years Fraser trekked across the city by day and by night to capture the illegal and temporary works of these underground artists. [more]

Monet's gardens
Curator Sophie Matthiesson from the National Gallery of Victoria discusses an exhibition of Monet's garden paintings, coming to Australasia for the first time. [more]

Writer : Carl Shuker
Our featured writer is recently returned expat Carl Shuker, whose latest novel is set in the Middle East during the Arab Spring. As part of his research he spent time there. [more]

Writer and researcher : Sydney Kaplan
Sydney Kaplan has a lot more sympathy than most for Katherine Mansfield's husband John Middleton Murray. [more]

Big Data

Big Data: Growing Up Digital
Kim Hill and her panel ask whether the advent of the digital age changes the accepted ways in which we connect and behave? Do those born into the digital world have different attitudes to intellectual property, to social connection, to future planning? Kim Hill chats about these and other questions with Digital natives Guy Ryan, Erika Pearson and Bronwyn Holloway-Smith. [more]


One In Five for 31 March 2013
One in Five is in Christchurch to meet elderly residents in some of the areas worst hit by the earthquakes. In these suburbs, a series of exercise classes is providing a lifeline for locals who are increasingly confined to their immediate areas. The classes, which are run by Therapy Professionals for Arthritis New Zealand, offer improved mobility to those living with the condition but also companionship and support in a stressful time. Those taking part talked to Katy Gosset about aging with a disability and coping with life after the earthquakes. [more]

Sounds Historical

Sounds Historical for 31 March 2013 ( Part 1 )
Due to copyright restrictions, all music has been removed. [more]

Sounds Historical for 31 March 2013 ( Part 2 )
Due to copyright restrictions, all music has been removed. [more]


Spectrum for 31 March 2013
It's a museum of dreams and memories. A bit tongue-in-cheek really, but its founder was inspired by a friend with Alzheimers. The tiny Jonesonian Institute - think Smithsonian Institution - is hidden away in Auckland's Waitakere Ranges. There, you'll find bottling jars, full of preserved memories, marbles (in case of loss), pliers (in memory of being pliable) and photo art depicting dementia and nightmares of genetic engineering! [more]

Spiritual Outlook

Spiritual Outlook for 31 March 2013
One of New Zealand's most senior Anglican ministers is taking on a high profile international role. Archbishop David Moxon is heading to Rome as the Anglican Communion’s chief representative to the Roman Catholic Church. He will step down in April as the Archbishop of the New Zealand dioceses, and thus as one of the three leaders of the Anglican Church in New Zealand. He will also relinquish the role of Bishop of Waikato, a position he has held for two decades. In Spiritual Outlook this week, Archbishop Moxon sits down with Lisa Thompson to discuss what his new role will entail. [more]

Sunday Morning

Elaine Wainwright - Hope in the New Pope
Professor Elaine Wainwright is head of the School of Theology at the University of Auckland, and she talks to Richard about the challenges facing Pope Francis within the Catholic church and the hope that, in leading by example, he will be a champion of social justice and caring for the environment. [more]

Mediawatch for 31 March 2013
Why are the media here welcoming a one-stop shop to hold them all accountable, while overseas attempts to impose beefed-up watchdogs have caused a huge fuss? Mediawatch also look at how the media marked 10 years since the start of war in Iraq, why BBC TV news is vanishing for free-to-air viewers, and some recent stories which mixed fact and fiction. Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose. [more]

Ideas for 31 March 2013 - Invented Languages
Esperanto is undoubtedly the best known and most successful invented language but it's far from the only one. Richard Langston talks to Arika Okrent who lists 500 of them in her book 'In the Land of Invented Langauges'; and Jeremy Rose speaks to John Quijada the American inventor of Ithkuil, a language that has developed a devoted following in Russia, and David Ryan, a member of the New Zealand Esperanto Association. [more]

Down The List for 31 March 2013
The public service continues to suffer cutbacks and this time it's the Department of Conservation. How can staff cutbacks be managed without compromising the care of our environment? [more]

Alain de Botton - Religion for Non-Believers
UK-based writer and philosopher Alain de Botton, is author of Religion for Atheists. He says that atheists can use the experience and insights of religion to build better communities and become better people. [more]

Wayne Brittenden's Counterpoint
Today, artery-clogging trans-fats are known killers and make a massive contribution to heart disease, yet in New Zealand we often have no way of knowing which products contain them. Wayne looks at the inadequacies of labelling in this country, and how some others are doing much better by virtually banning industrialised trans-fats altogether. Richard follows up with Simon Capewell, a Professor of Public Health at Liverpool University. [more]

Te Ahi Kaa

Te Ahi Kaa for 31 March 2013
South Taranaki Kaumatua Henare Ngaia reflects upon the history of Te Hui Aranga, the annual Maori Catholic gathering held since 1946. This year Hawera will host up to two thousand Maori. Henare Ngaia chats with Justine Murray about the expectations of the event given the recent appointment of the new pope, Pope Francis. The Ministry of Justice seems to be following the likes of m,obile phone providers in implementing software to add macrons to te reo Maori. David Hudson and Liz Fletcher demonstrates how it works with Maraea Rakuraku. In an archival recording from 1972 Takapuwahia Marae, Wellington hosted the Maori Catholic gathering Te Hui Aranga. Coverage of the official Powhiri features. [more]

The Face of Fear

Modern Day Threats and Fears
Jeff Sluka, Craig Bryan, Craig Hoyle and Joseph Le Doux talk to Sonia Sly about modern day threats and fears and how servicemen in combat deal with their fear in the face of war. [more]

News stories:

Chiefs post fourth straight win over Blues
The Chiefs have beaten the Blues 23-16 in their Super Rugby clash at Mount Maunganui. Prop Ben Tameifuna scored the opening try for the Chiefs just after half-time, when the... [more]

Police continue to investigate mauling
Police can't yet say if anyone will be charged in relation to the death of a woman fatally mauled by two large dogs at a property in Auckland. [more]

Jesse Ryder out of induced coma
Cricketer Jesse Ryder is out of his medically-induced coma and off the ventilator machine he has been using to breathe. [more]

Govt to water down changes to Family Court
The Government is to water down proposed changes to the Family Court system which would have banned lawyers from acting in the early stages of disputes about the care of children. [more]

Dragons upset the Sharks to put Warriors bottom
St George Illawarra have climbed off the bottom of the National Rugby League ladder, and above the New Zealand Warriors, with their first win of the season - a 25-12... [more]

Crusaders kick to victory despite missing star power
The Crusaders have unexpectedly beaten the Stormers 19-14 in Cape Town, with gritty defence earning their third victory of the Super Rugby season. Missing the likes of Dan Carter, Kieran... [more]

Foxes lose again and drop out of playoffs zone
The winless streak continues for the All Whites striker Chris Wood's Leicester City in England's Football League Championship, with a 1-0 home defeat to London side Millwall putting the Foxes'... [more]

First season kiwifruit bound for Japan
The first shipment of this season's kiwifruit harvest leaves for Japan on Sunday. [more]

Call for rethink on Antarctic strategy
A former Antarctic boss at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs says New Zealand needs to overhaul its polar strategy if it wants to remain a key player on the ice. [more]

Police boss gives assurance over stations
The Police Commissioner has assured the public that no stations are being closed around the country for financial reasons. [more]

Williams wins record sixth Miami title
Serena Williams fought back from a set down to beat Maria Sharapova 4-6 6-3 6-love and win the prestigious Miami WTA tennis tournament for a record sixth time. The world... [more]

City win, Waitakere draw a blank in O-League openers
Auckland City joined Fiji's Ba and Amicale of Vanuatu in posting opening wins in their Oceania Champions League football campaigns, while Waitakere United and Dragon fought out a scoreless stalemate... [more]

Fresh look needed at Family Court changes - lawyer
An Auckland barrister says the Government needs to go even further in its backdown from some of its proposed changes to the Family Court system. [more]

Grey Power says Teletext important for many elderly
Grey Power says the closure of the Teletext magazine service on Tuesday will be a sad day for people who rely on it for news and other information. [more]

Matiu-Somes Island set to reopen
Wellington's Matiu-Somes Island is to reopen to visitors on Tuesday after being partially closed due to extreme fire risk and depleted water levels. [more]

Rangers wrap up third division title
Rangers have clinched the Third Division title to complete the first part of their long journey back to the top of Scottish football. The fallen Glasgow giants were held to... [more]

Spurs up to third as Chelsea falter, O'Neill sacked by Sunderland
Tottenham Hotspur have leapfrogged Chelsea back up to third place in the English Premier League, while Manchester United moved a step closer to a 20th English football league title with... [more]

Three killed on roads over Easter
The Easter road toll has risen to three after a woman died following a collision between two vehicles near Thames. [more]

Wellington water use at record low
Wellington has had the lowest one-day water usage rate since records began in 1997. [more]

MPs right to be upset at Speaker's rulings - Peters
New Zealand First leader Winston Peters says Parliament's new Speaker may have to be replaced if his performance does not improve. [more]

Concerns for missing man
Police are concerned for the health and welfare of an Auckland man who has been missing since Friday night. [more]

76-year-old escapes via window after burglar threat
Bay of Plenty police are hunting for a burglar who threatened to kill an elderly woman after breaking into her home. [more]

Tributes for 2degrees chief executive
Communications Minister Amy Adams says 2degrees chief executive Eric Hertz was instrumental in shaking up New Zealand's telecommunications industry. [more]

Man killed by tractor
Police say a man has been killed by a tractor while harvesting broccoli in South Auckland. [more]

Ryder improving and thanks public for support
Cricketer Jesse Ryder has thanked the public for their support and says he's improving and has been moved out of intensive care. [more]

NZ Foreign Minister urges North Korea to stop threats
New Zealand Foreign Minister, Murray McCully, is urging North Korea to stop its threats against South Korea. [more]

Hokitika family terrified by tornado
A family was left terrified and their hotel damaged after a tornado swept through their street in Hokitika on the West Coast on Sunday. [more]

More than 18,000 rabbits shot in annual hunt
More than 18,000 rabbits have been killed in the annual 'Great Bunny Hunt' near Luggate in Central Otago. [more]

Govt plans hefty fines for offshore mining protests
Energy Minister Simon Bridges is proposing hefty fines and strict penalties for anti-mining protesters who interfere with offshore mining operations. [more]

Forecast rain won't break drought
Minister for Primary Industries Nathan Guy says the rain forecast for the week ahead won't be enough to break the drought. [more]

Christchurch fires not connected
The Fire Service says four fires in Christchurch over Easter are not connected. [more]