Radio New Zealand - Sunday, 2nd June 2013

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This page features: Arts on Sunday, News Stories, One In Five, Sounds Historical, Spectrum, Sunday Morning, Te Ahi Kaa, The Drama Hour

Arts on Sunday

The Michael Hill International Violin Competition
One of the judges of the Michael Hill International Violin Competition, Ida Kavafian, talks about what it will take to get her vote, and how important competitions are for aspiring young musicians. [more]

Warhol: Immortal
Pop artist Andy Warhol's work comes to New Zealand in the form of a comprehensive exhibition at Te Papa - but does it tell us anything new about the high profile artist and filmmaker? We ask Joshua Jeffery, manager of Digital Engagement at Pittsburgh's Andy Warhol Museum. [more]

Words Of War
Peter Arnett is New Zealand's most famous war reporter. The former Southland boy has covered some of the most dangerous conflicts of the last fifty years, and has gotten right up the nose of many a government while relentlessly pursuing what he sees as the truth behind the propaganda. Now a documentary team in Auckland wants to tell the truth about him, but they don't yet have the money to do it. Justin Gregory sat down with them to talk bombs, bullets - and big bucks. [more]

Writer Carl Nixon
Christchurch writer Carl Nixon on writing a play starring New Zealand's first official army war artist, Gerald Butler, and based on one of his drawings from the First World War. The Court Theatre's Mid-winter reading of Carl's play The War Artist is on 9 June. [more]

Poet Paula Green
Paula Green has just released her sixth poetry collection for adults, The Baker's Thumbprint, published by Seraph Press. [more]

Poet Courtney Sina Meredith
Courtney Sina Meredith has quickly made her mark on the New Zealand poetry scene - look out for her first collection, Brown Girls in Bright Red Lipstick. [more]

One In Five

One In Five for 2 June 2013 - Sailability
Each week between 45 and 50 sailors take to the water on the Waitemata Harbour through the Sailability programme. It's a programme that operates worldwide, supporting people with disabilities to learn to sail. Many of Auckland's disabled sailors have their first taste of sailing on a simulator. One in Five's Carol Stiles takes her turn on the simulator and meets novice sailors and paralympians who are all on the water because of Sailability. [more]

Sounds Historical

Sounds Historical Hour One - 2 June 2013
8pm to 9pm. Due to copyright restrictions, all music has been removed. [more]

Sounds Historical Hour Two - 2 June 2013
9pm to 10pm. Due to copyright restrictions, all music has been removed. [more]


Spectrum for 2 June 2013
For twenty five years Merv Smith was a house-hold name as he fronted the breakfast show on Auckland's 1ZB, New Zealand's first commercial radio station. Thousands tuned in to the Early Bird show to hear Merv, his Scottish spider friend McHairy, and his ubiquitous train whistle. David Steemson drops in on Merv who has turned 80 this year. [more]

Sunday Morning

Harriet Tuckey : Unsung Hero of Everest
Harriet Tuckey didn't get on with her father, Griffith Pugh, and didn't know that the first ascent of Everest would not have been possible without his contributions. Pugh designed the oxygen and fluid-intake regimes, the acclimatisation programme, the diet, the high-altitude boots, the tents, the down clothing, the mountain stoves and the airbeds. Realising the extent of his involvement, Tuckey has written the account of the forgotten team member who has been left out of the stories told about the 1953 expedition. Harriet Tuckey's book, Everest - the First Ascent is published by Random House. [more]

Mediawatch for 2 June 2013
The media and politicians: are the media now calling the shots? And if so, why are so many media people in Parliament, or trying to get in?; a paper publishing handy hints for hackers; little people in the ring; and a birdcall bungle. [more]

Kate Mosse : Touching History
Kate Mosse is author of bestsellers, Labyrinth, Sepulchre and Citadel, (published by Hachette) as well as Co-Founder and Chair of the Board for The Women's Prize for Fiction 2013 (previously the Orange Prize). She talks to Chris about inspiration, history, intrepid women, and the power of the zeitgeist. [more]

Ideas for 2 June 2013: Myanmar / Burma in Focus
Jeremy Rose talks to Phil Robertson a co-author of the Human Rights Watch report All You Can Do Is Pray which implicated Burmese authorities in crimes against humanity and ethnic cleansing, and Maung Zarni a long-time democracy activist and a research fellow of the London School of Economics. Chris Laidlaw speaks to Victoria University lecturer in international relations David Capie about Myanmar. [more]

Down the List for 2 June 2013
Two executives, one from Fonterra and one from Sanitarium, meet at a low decile school as the milk and Weetbix arrive for 'the kiddies'. [more]

Christopher Hill : Dancing with North Korea
Ambassador Christopher Hill is the Dean of the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at The University of Denver and former US career diplomat. He talks to Chris about the niceties of negotiating with North Korea, NZ's anti-nuclear stance, and getting along with China. [more]

Wayne Brittenden's Counterpoint
Recently a French consumer magazine tested 47 popular brands of bottled water and found that 10 of them contained residues from drugs or pesticides. This raises questions about supposedly healthier bottled water and also why many seem to constantly need it. Wayne looks at the issue, and Chris follows up with American science and nature writer Elizabeth Royte. [more]

Te Ahi Kaa

Whakatauki for 2 June 2013
Ka pono Ka rere au. I believe I can fly. Explained by Caii-Michelle Gordon no Ngati Porou, Rongawhakaata. [more]

Ian Taylor - Maori Business Leader 2013
Ian Taylor chats with Maraea Rakuraku about his career that eventually lead to the establishment of his ground breaking graphics and animation company. [more]

Caii-Michelle Gordon
Ngati Porou and Rongowhakaata singer Caii-Michelle Gordon (formerly Kaye Gordon) talks about her career. [more]

The Drama Hour

The Drama Hour for 2 June 2013
'Four Flat Whites in Italy' by Roger Hall (part 1)An adaptation of the hit stage play about two mismatched couples who end up travelling together to Italy on a holiday of a lifetime. [more]

News stories:

Agreement reached in Beijing on NZ meat exports
New Zealand meat exports to China can start again on a normal basis after an agreement was reached with officials in Beijing. [more]

NZ Navy to help destroy wartime munitions
Two New Zealand Navy ships will join an international mission to destroy the last remaining explosives from World War II in Solomon Islands and Kiribati. [more]

Key compared to Muldoon by Green co-leader
Green Party co-leader Russel Norman on Saturday compared Prime Minister John Key to the late Sir Robert Muldoon, saying he is divisive and corrosive. [more]

Cr critical of payrise for Christchurch chief executive
Christchurch City Council chief executive Tony Marryatt is being criticised over a proposed pay rise. [more]

Marathon numbers recovering from quake
About 5000 runners are expected to take part in the annual Christchurch Marathon on Sunday. Only 3000 took part in 2011. [more]

Erakovic knocked out of singles at French Open
The New Zealand tennis number one Marina Erakovic has been knocked out of the singles at the French Open after losing to the 17th seed Sloane Stephens of America in... [more]

Freakish Highlanders beat Blues
The Highlanders have finally produced a performance worthy of their star studded roster by beating the Blues 38-28 last night in Dunedin. In just their second win of the season,... [more]

Lions win messy tour opener in Hong Kong
The British and Irish Lions have struggled to cope with Hong Kong's heat and humidity in a mistake-riddled and unconvincing start to their rugby tour. But the Lions still managed... [more]

Samoa thrashed in quadrangular warm up
Samoa has been devoured 74-14 by the Golden Lions in a warm up for a quadrangular rugby series in South Africa. After trailing 27-14 at half-time, the Pacific islanders conceded... [more]

Henare appointed Breakers assistant coach
The Breakers new Head Coach Dean Vickerman has appointed former player Paul Henare as his Assistant Coach. Vickerman knew even before he was appointed that the man known as 'Pauli'... [more]

Saints into 2nd with win over Hawks
The Wellington Saints have won three straight, easily defeating the struggling Hawkes Bay Hawks 102-67 at Pettigrew Green Arena. The visitors got off to a quick start leading by 16... [more]

Cull of black swans in Tauranga harbour
An organised cull of black swans in Tauranga harbour is scheduled to take place on Sunday afternoon. [more]

Samuels 15th at Madrid triathlon
Nicky Samuels from Wanaka was the best of the New Zealanders at the latest World Triathlon Series race in Madrid taking 15th place. Christchurch's Andrea Hewitt struggled with allergies throughout... [more]

Castres win Top 14 final
Castres captain Remi Tales knocked over two late drop goals to guide Castres to a stunning 19-14 upset of European champions Toulon in the French Top 14 final at the... [more]

Dawkins wins cycle sprint in Valencia
Southland's Eddie Dawkins has won the sprint final at the Grand Prix track cycling meet in Valencia, Spain. All four riders of the BikeNZ sprint team qualifying for the elimination... [more]

Cat skin sold online
The Society for the Protection of Animals is investigating the sale of a domestic cat skin on Trade Me. [more]

High winds in Central Otago
High winds are causing problems for motorists in Central Otago and police say people should consider delaying their journey until conditions improve. [more]

60 years since Queen crowned
It is 60 years since Queen Elizabeth II was crowned in Westminster Abbey on 2 June, 1953. [more]

Trio rescued from launch on rocks
A boy, his father and grandfather were rescued unharmed from a launch after it ran onto rocks in Breaksea Sound in Fiordland on Saturday night. [more]

Huge slip in Wellington leaves two houses on the edge
It could take up to two weeks for geo-technical engineers in Wellington to decide if at least two houses in the suburb of Berhampore need to be condemned, after a huge landslide on Saturday. [more]

Wallabies suffer injury woes ahead of Lions series
The Australia rugby side have suffered several major injury setbacks with three leading players out of the squad to play British and Irish Lions. Number eight Scott Higginbotham, lock Sitaleki... [more]

Website puts marae on the map
One of the creators of a website profiling hundreds of marae across the country hopes it will help Maori reconnect with their roots. [more]

Bomber Command veterans get belated recognition
The president of New Zealand's Bomber Command Association says veterans who have been presented with awards are grateful for the very belated recognition. [more]

Defence Force Chief denies soldiers shot unarmed prisoners
Chief of the Defence Force, Lieutenant-General Rhys Jones, is denying a media report that New Zealand soldiers shot unarmed Afghan prisoners in a battle on 4 August last year. [more]

One day series win on offer for Black Caps
The New Zealand cricketers can gain a much needed confidence boost if they win the second one dayer against England tonight in Southampton. A win will give the Black Caps... [more]

Erakovic has already earnt over $100,000 at French Open
The New Zealand tennis number one Marina Erakovic is already guaranteed of walking away from the French Tennis Open with more than one hundred thousand dollars but can increase that... [more]

Inappropriate lift comments lead to Swimming Australia president resigning
Inappropriate comments in a lift have led to the president of Swimming Australia Barclay Nettlefold stepping down from the role. Nettlefold was accused of making an inappropriate remark towards a... [more]

Indiana Pacers force deciding match in NBA Eastern Conference
The Indiana Pacers have beaten the defending champions the Miami Heat 91-77 to force a deciding game seven in basketball's NBA Eastern Conference final. The series decider will be held... [more]

Adelaide Thunderbirds stretch lead in trans-Tasman netball competition
The Adelaide Thunderbirds have edged out the New South Wales Swifts by three goals in their trans-Tasman netball championship match. The 46-43 win means Adelaide go six points clear at... [more]

Three slip homes too dangerous to enter - mayor
The Wellington City Council says some of the 35 Berhampore residents in temporary accommodation as a result of the landslide may be able to return to their homes by the middle of the week. [more]

Man charged after stabbing
A man has been charged after a woman was stabbed at a home in Tahunanui on Saturday night. [more]

Teenager in critical condition after fight in Nelson
A 19-year-old man is in a critical condition after a fight at the rear of Nelson's Shark Club in the early hours of Sunday morning. [more]

Two-year-old injured in quad bike accident
A two-year-old girl is being assessed for minor injuries at Hawke's Bay hospital following a quad bike accident. [more]

Rioting prisoners used poles as weapons - Corrections
The Corrections Department says the 29 prisoners who rioted at Spring Hill Prison in North Waikato on Saturday used poles from volleyball nets as weapons. [more]

Police investigate fatal warehouse fire
Police are still investigating whether a warehouse fire which killed a teenager early on Sunday morning in Rotorua is suspicious. [more]

Fire at Harvey Norman in Porirua
About 50 firefighters attended a blaze which badly damaged a Porirua electronics store on Sunday. [more]

Snow expected throughout the South Island overnight
MetService has issued a severe weather warning for much of the South Island overnight on Sunday, with snow expected in some parts and heavy rain and strong winds in others. [more]

Green Party wants more nurses in schools
The Green Party says more schools should have access to a public health nurse. [more]