Radio New Zealand - Sunday, 12th May 2013

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This page features: Arts on Sunday, Constitutional Review, News Stories, Nine To Noon, One In Five, Sounds Historical, Spectrum, Sunday Morning, Te Ahi Kaa

Arts on Sunday

Filmmakers Alyx Duncan and Annie Goldsen
In an era of dramatised documentaries and "based on real life" dramas, filmmakers Alyx Duncan and Annie Goldson discuss the pressures of getting it right. The Red House features Alyx Duncan's non-acting parents playing themselves in a drama presented as a documentary. [more]

Venice Biennale
It costs around a million dollars for New Zealand to take part in the Venice Biennale, and while it can open up opportunities for the selected artists, we ask Deputy Commissioner Heather Galbraith - what's in it for us? [more]

Novelist Sarah Dunant
In her new novel Blood and Beauty, British novelist Sarah Dunant takes on one of the most powerful families in history, Italy's Borgias. How can she make us care about the most famous and ruthless of them all, Pope Alexander the 6th? And is her novel more accurate than the TV series about the Borgias? [more]

Dance in Schools
Barbara Snook shares the results of her research into the way dance is taught in schools, what's working well and how it could be improved. [more]

Music Managers - Andy Murnane
Andy Murnane started out in the music industry working with the chart topping OMC of 'How Bizarre' fame. The Frequency Media Group now manage a successful record label and acts including Aaradhna and Home Brew. [more]

Two Girls in a Boat
'Two Girls in a Boat' is the first collection of stories by Commonwealth Short Story Award winner Emma Martin. [more]

Former Chef Tza Drake
Tza Drake channels his 15 years spent in restaurant kitchens into a murder mystery called My Kitchen Kills. [more]

Constitutional Review

Debating the Constitution 5: Time to be a republic?
In the final of a series of debates inspired by the current Constitutional Review Professor Janet McLean, Lewis Holden and Michael Mabbitt consider whether we should become a republic with moderator Steven Price. [more]

Nine To Noon

Off the Beaten Track with Kennedy Warne
Kennedy Warne says his most significant nature experiences happen in his own backyard. [more]

One In Five

One In Five for 12 May 2013
These days, you name it, the Internet has got it, but some people living with disabilities may only be enjoying a fraction of what's available. Katy Gosset gets on line with the Royal New Zealand Foundation of the Blind and Deaf Aoteoroa to find out what works, what doesn't and what web designers can do to bridge the gap. [more]

Sounds Historical

Sounds Historical for 12 May 2013 ( Part 1 )
Due to copyright restrictions, all music has been removed. [more]

Sounds Historical for 12 May 2013 ( Part 2 )
Due to copyright restrictions, all music has been removed. [more]


Spectrum for 12 May 2013
She left home in the 1800's, and returned only fifteen years ago. After a multi-million dollar restoration, Mataatua Wharenui is back on Whakatane's foreshore. The 24-metre long meeting house was sent abroad in 1879 by the New Zealand government and displayed in Australia and London before being erected at the Otago Museum for seventy years. Spectrum's David Steemson traces her story. [more]

Sunday Morning

Pankaj Mishra
Pankaj Mishra is the author of a very unusual book about the way that Asian societies have dealt, psychologically and politically, with European colonialism. [more]

Mediawatch for 12 May 2013
The media feeding frenzy on Aaron Gilmore trumps important issues; a veteran's view of print media prospects; media freedom in the age of the internet and social media; a startling story from the sporting sidelines. [more]

Tatiana Lacerda Prazeres
Tatiana Lacerdes Prazeres, Brazil's Secretary for Foreign Trade of the Ministry of Development, Industry and Foreign Trade has been appointed the new Director General of the World Trade Organisation. [more]

Ideas for 12 May 2013
Today Ideas looks at the case for a state-funded school lunch and breakfast programme. [more]

Down the List for 12 May 2013
An inebriated low-ranked National List MP makes a fool of himself and trouble for John Key by throwing his inconsiderable weight around in a restaurant and threatening the waiter. [more]

Teresa Doherty
Teresa Doherty is a judge from Northern Ireland, who was appointed a judge on the international war crimes tribunal for Sierra Leone, after that horrific civil war had ended in 2003. [more]

Wayne Brittenden's Counterpoint
On Counterpoint this week more on the ideological boundaries between mainstream political parties. [more]

Te Ahi Kaa

Piripi Walker - A 2010 interview with Dale Husband
Nga Kaiwhakapumau I te reo Maori treasurer Piripi Walker provides an historical account of maori interests in spectrum that stems from the Wai 11 claim lodged in the early 1980s. [more]

Karaitiana Taiuru
IT expert and Chair of the New Zealand Maori Internet Society and Te Huarahi Tika Trustee Karaitiana Taiuru discusses the reasons why the government proposed 30 million ICT fund in lieu of 4G spectrum allocation would not be as beneficial for Maori. [more]

Mavis Mullins - Hautaki Trust
As chair of Hautaki Trust, Mavis Mullins discusses the success story of 2degrees mobile to which hautaki have a ten percent stake in, and the importance of 4G allocation for Maori. [more]

Professor Whatarangi Winiata - 1989 interview
From an archival recording of Radio New Zealand National's Morning Report 1989, Professor Whatarangi Winiata describes why spectrum is a considered a taonga. [more]

News stories:

One dies in house fire
One person has died in a house fire in a central North Island settlement near Taihape. [more]

Coast to Coast event sold
The Speight's Coast to Coast event has been sold by founder Robin Judkins to Trojan Holdings of Queenstown. [more]

Mixed reaction to Auckland Housing Accord
The construction sector says the plan to build more houses in Auckland could be good for the economy. But a property developer said the accord is a limp-wristed disappointment. [more]

Minister agrees cost of building houses too high
Housing Minister Nick Smith says the cost of building homes is too high and is affecting the level of the country's affordable housing. [more]

Council approves funding for 'risky' facility
An Auckland Council-owned company will sell land to help fund a whitewater recreation centre, despite some councillors being concerned the venture is risky. [more]

Kings claim first New Zealand scalp with Highlanders win
The Highlanders became the Southern Kings' first New Zealand victims when they lost 34-27 in Port Elizabeth this morning. The South African side bounced back from a humiliating home defeat... [more]

Williams admits Blues win "ugly"
A poor second half meant the Blues had to cling on for a 36-32 Super Rugby victory over the Melbourne Rebels at Eden Park last night. Frank Halai scored a... [more]

Wigan Athletic claim FA Cup in major upset
Wigan Athletic claimed one of the biggest upsets in English football when they sensationally beat Manchester City 1-nil at Wembley Stadium to claim the FA Cup this morning. It was... [more]

Poor finish hurts Warriors again
An inability to finish games off strongly continues to plague the New Zealand Warriors as they lost 24-16 to the Canterbury Bulldogs in Wellington last night. The Warriors started fast... [more]

Driver seriously hurt in crash
A man is in a critical condition following a crash near Morrinsville. [more]

Nadal through to Madrid Open final
Rafa Nadal is one win away from a fifth title since returning from injury after the Spanish world number five thumped compatriot Pablo Andujar 6-0 6-4 to reach the Madrid... [more]

Late Folau try gives Waratahs win over Stormers
Israel Folau crashed over the try line three minutes from time to help New South Wales Waratahs to a 21-15 victory over South Africa's Stormers in a bruising Super... [more]

Injury worry for Tim Southee
The New Zealand pace bowler Tim Southee has been rested for the remainder of the four-day match against the England A side in Leicester due to a foot injury. Southee... [more]

Minister tells judges to use full force of law against child porn
Justice Minister Judith Collins has told a gathering of women judges from the Asia Pacific region they must do everything they can to help stamp out child pornography. [more]

Banks says charter schools will be big success
Associate Education Minister John Banks says charter schools will be a big success, changing the way education is run in New Zealand. [more]

England cricketers told to perform
Bowlers Graeme Swann and Tim Bresnan were both recalled by England cricket selectors in a 12-man squad for the first Test against New Zealand following their respective recoveries from... [more]

Rosberg cautious despite Spanish GP pole
Nico Rosberg secured his third career pole position as Mercedes completed a hat-trick of qualifying successes but then warned that he is worried his tyres will let him down... [more]

Domingo to replace Kirsten as South Africa coach
Russell Domingo has been handed the huge task of taking over from World Cup winner Gary Kirsten as the new coach of South Africa's cricket team. Domingo was promoted from... [more]

Lampard reinforces his value with new Chelsea record
Frank Lampard became Chelsea's all-time leading goalscorer this morning with two trademark strikes against Aston Villa, providing another demonstration of his value with his future at the European champions... [more]

Tomic to miss Rome Masters
The Australian tennis player Bernard Tomic has pulled out of next week's Rome Masters as his father fights an assault charge in a Spanish court. Tomic, the ATP's number 53,... [more]

Italian Nibali takes overall lead in Giro d'Italia
The former Tour de France winner Cadel Evans rose to second in the overall standings of the Giro d'Italia with a solid performance in the individual time trial. Evans managed... [more]

Bayern lift Bundesliga trophy
Champions Bayern Munich lifted their 22nd Bundesliga trophy this morning after a comfortable 3-nil over Augsburg as they prepare for the all-German Champions League final against Borussia Dortmund in... [more]

Celtic celebrate SPL title triumph
Celtic celebrated lifting the Scottish Premier League trophy in style as they eased to a 4-nil win over St Johnstone at Parkhead this morning. St Johnstone hadn't previously tasted... [more]

Rally driver in fatal crash named
The driver killed at a car rally in Hanmer Springs on Saturday has been named. [more]

PhD student numbers at Canterbury a record
A record number of PhD students are enrolled at the University of Canterbury. [more]

Barcelona win 22nd Spanish title
Barcelona's fourth La Liga title in five seasons, and the 22nd of their history, was confirmed this morning after Real Madrid could only manage a 1-1 draw with Espanyol. Espanyol... [more]

Unknown Swede top of leaderboard at Players Championship
Two Swedes are atop the leaderboard at the Players Championship in Florida as play in the third round has been suspended due to an earlier rain delay. David Lingmerth is... [more]

Carrington in K1 200 final tonight
New Zealand Olympic golden girl Lisa Carrington stamped her mark on her favoured kayaking event the K1 200m at the first of the ICF Canoe Sprint World Cup Events being... [more]

Scholes announces retirement 'for good'
Long-serving Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes announced his retirement for a second time, just days after veteran manager Alex Ferguson said he would be standing down at the end of... [more]

Erakovic and Black beaten in Madrid doubles final
The New Zealand tennis number one Marina Erakovic and her partner Cara Black from Zimbabwe have lost the grand final of the women's doubles at the Madrid Masters. The pair... [more]

Singles finalists line up at Madrid Open
Maria Sharapova believes she is ready to end her hoodoo against world number one Serena Williams when they meet in the Madrid Open final. Sharapova, who surged into her first... [more]

Luna Rossa considers quitting America's Cup
The future of the America's Cup has been plunged into uncertainty after the owner of the Luna Rossa syndicate said he was considering pulling his team out following the death... [more]

Second energy firm partial sale likely in October - minister
A second share offering in a Government-owned power company should be available in October. [more]

3D gun design links removed from Mega, says Dotcom
Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom says he has removed all public links to the blueprints for a 3D printed gun from his new file-sharing website. [more]

John Banks to stand again in Epsom
Act Party leader John Banks says he will be standing again at the next election in his Epsom electorate. [more]

FA cup managers' future under speculation
Wigan Athletic's shock 1-0 win over Manchester City in the FA Cup final not only caused one of the biggest upsets in the competition's history but could dictate the immediate... [more]

Cadel Evans into 2nd on Giro
The Former Tour de France winner Cadel Evans rose to second in the overall standings of the Giro d'Italia with a solid performance in Saturday's individual time trial. Evans managed... [more]

Anti-doping authority won't interview Sharks players
Cronulla's general manager of football operations Steve Noyce has confirmed the Australian Sports Anti Doping Authority has terminated plans to interview Sharks players. The authority has been probing the National... [more]

Cronulla's Bukuya signs with Warriors
The Cronulla back rower Jayson Bukuya will play for the Warriors next season after signing a two-year contract. Brisbane-born of Fijian descent, Bukuya had the most impressive season of his... [more]

New Zealand Sevens team through to quarters
Sevens World Series champions New Zealand have proceeded to the quarter-finals after winning all three of their matches on day one of the London Sevens. They had wins over Wales,... [more]

Rolleston residents told to boil water
Residents in the Canterbury town of Rolleston are being advised to boil water after high E. coli levels were found in the water supply. [more]

Waitakere to meet Auckland in champions league final
The Oceania football Champions League final will be contested by two teams from the same country for the first time after Waitakere United beat Vanuatu's Amicale 2-1 in the second... [more]

Ko 10th in latest pro event
The World Number one amateur Lydia Ko continues to impress around the world, this time on her debut on the Japan Ladies Professional Golf Tour. The 16-year-old from the Gulf... [more]

Fire at Timaru port
A large fire has broken out at a fishing company cold store at the port of Timaru. [more]

Fourth man dies after crash and police chase
The fourth man who was in a car that crashed after a police pursuit in Auckland has died. [more]

Asset sales protest takes to the river
Two waka ama crews took to the Waikato River in a protest organised by the Mana Party against asset sales. [more]

Police investigate claim of student cheating service
Police and the Qualifications Authority are investigating claims a commercial cheating service for tertiary students is operating in Auckland. [more]

Beleaguered MP Aaron Gilmore to resign
Beleaguered National list MP, Aaron Gilmore, has announced he is resigning from Parliament. [more]

Two dead in Northland crash
Two people were killed and six injured in a four-car crash in Northland on Sunday. [more]

New plan for Mackenzie Basin unveiled
A new plan has been put forward to safeguard the future of South Canterbury's Mackenzie Basin, but it is dependent on Government funding and new legislation. [more]