Radio New Zealand - Sunday, 30th June 2013

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This page features: Arts on Sunday, Go Solo, News Stories, Nine To Noon, One In Five, Outspoken, Sounds Historical, Spectrum, Spiritual Outlook, Sunday Morning, Te Ahi Kaa

Arts on Sunday

Theatre director John McGrath
John McGrath who's the artistic director of the highly regarded and innovative National Theatre of Wales, on the benefits to a country of having a national theatre company. [more]

The Wallace National Piano Competition
We hear from one of the finalists in the country's newest elite piano event for young Kiwi players; the Wallace National Piano Competition. Somi Kim explains what this opportunity means for her. We also hear from John Eady, on of principal sponsors of the inaugural event. [more]

Comedy writer Jonathan Lynn
We're in conversation with one of Britain's great comedy writers, Jonathan Lynn (below), who with writing partner Antony Jay, has brought back Prime Minister Jim Hacker and his puppet master, Sir Humphrey in an updated stage version of Yes Prime Minister. [more]

Corrugations: the art of Jeff Thomson
Over a thirty year career there's not much that sculptor Jeff Thomson hasn't done with corrugated iron. He's bent it, braided it, cut it, curled it, woven it, welded it, painted it, printed on it, twisted it, built animals and abstract objects and covered entire cars in the stuff. Justin Gregory catches up with him at the Tauranga Art Gallery ahead of a major retrospective of his work, and finds him musing on the possibilities of other materials. [more]

Paolo Bertolin
Paolo Bertolin selects movies for the oldest film festival in the world – not Cannes, but Venice. We talk to him about what he's looking for when choosing films from this part of the world, and the role of film festivals. [more]

Early New Zealand portrait artist William Beetham
Before Goldie, before Lindauer, William Beetham was being commissioned to paint the portraits of Maori, as well as Pakeha settlers. So why have most of us have never heard of him? The curator of an exhibition of his works, Jane Vial, champions his place in our art history. [more]

Writer Judith White
Judith White is an award-winning short story writer who's published her first novel about a woman and the duck who helped her through tough times. [more]

Puppets in Prague
Leigh Anderton-Hall talks about the magic and mystery of puppets. [more]

Go Solo

High Rise by Cameron Jones
A short drama written and performed as part of the Toi Whakaari NZ Drama School, Go Solo project in 2012. Through the life of a character named Henry Lewis, student Cameron Jones explores themes of excess and ambition. Set in 1980s New Zealand, Henry starts out as a nobody wanting to become a somebody. He's advised to get into property and eventually makes his fortune as a property developer. Still not satisfied Henry is next advised to get into the stock market. [more]

Nine To Noon

Off the beaten track with Kennedy Warne
The annual ornithological survey, and the case of the blinking eyespot. [more]

One In Five

One In Five for 30 June 2013 - BLENNZ
One in Five is picking up shakers at the BLENNZ campus as pre-schoolers and students take part in music lessons and music therapy sessions. BLENNZ is the Blind and Low vision Education Network New Zealand and is based at the old Homai campus in Auckland. Nation-wide it has a roll of 1500 students aged from birth to 21 years old. One in Five spends time with two BLENNZ staff members who believe music can enrich the lives of blind and low vision young people. [more]


Outspoken for 30 June 2013
Parliamentary chief reporter Jane Patterson takes a look at the push from the National-led government for more mining in New Zealand, and the tensions between creating jobs and revenue, the environment and public opinion. To discuss New Zealand's reliance on fossil fuels, and the quest for more renewables, how much New Zealand should be relying on mining revenues into the future and how that fits into the current government's economic plan, Jane is joined by the Conservation Minister, Nick Smith, Labour's MP for West Coast Tasman, Damien O'Connor, and the mining spokesman for the Green Party, Gareth Hughes. [more]

Sounds Historical

Sounds Historical Hour One - 30 June 2013
8pm to 9pm. Due to copyright restrictions, all music has been removed. [more]

Sounds Historical for 30 June 2013 ( Part 1 )
Not all audio is available due to copyright restrictions. [more]

Sounds Historical for 30 June 2013 ( Part 2 )
Due to copyright restrictions, all music has been removed. [more]

Sounds Historical Hour Two - 30 June 2013
9pm to 10pm. Due to copyright restrictions, all music has been removed. [more]


Spectrum for 30 June 2013
Now semi-retired, Geoffrey Higgs tuned his first piano in 1948. His ear has lasted and he can still coax instruments to the right pitch. He can also persuade his stiffening fingers to pick out the old standards on his 107 year-old German piano while his wife Alison sings along. In his garage-cum-workshop, Geoff demonstrates his tuning tools to Spectrum's Jack Perkins but his pride and joy is a restored pianola, or pneumatic piano, dating from the 1920s and dozens of paper rolls containing hits of the day. [more]

Spectrum for 30 June 2013
Now semi-retired, Geoffrey Higgs tuned his first piano in 1948. His ear has lasted and he can still coax instruments to the right pitch. He can also persuade his stiffening fingers to pick out the old standards on his 107 year-old German piano while his wife Alison sings along. In his garage-cum-workshop, Geoff demonstrates his tuning tools to Spectrum's Jack Perkins but his pride and joy is a restored pianola, or pneumatic piano, dating from the 1920s and dozens of paper roles containing hits of the day. [more]

Spiritual Outlook

Spiritual Outlook for 30 June 2013
Trish McBride has experience as a spiritual guide, chaplain in a mental health context, counsellor an educator and writer who's lived in several different religious traditions. She talks to Mike Gourley about the role of spiritual directors. [more]

Sunday Morning

Erica Crawford - Back in Business
Erica Crawford tells Chris about selling Kim Crawford wines, the passion she and her husband hold for wine-making, and their new venture in organic wine-growing, Loveblock Wines. [more]

Mediawatch for 30 June 2013
The media focus on Nelson Mandela; a new free-to-air TV sports channel and new competitors for Sky TV - but do they really change the game for sport on TV?; political kingmaking in the media at a time of anxiety about espionage. [more]

Mahamane Toure - Peace in Mali
Ambassador Mahamane Toure of Mali talks to Chris about his country's fascinating history, dealing with the rise of militants and the imminent arrival of UN peacekeepers. [more]

Ideas for 30 June 2013
In the latest of our occasional Lived Philosophies series we take a look at the organics movement. Former Catholic priest and co-owner of Wellington's Commonsense Organics, Jim Kebbell, tells us about his road to organics experience; and Wairarapa farmers Jeremy Howden of Te Manaia Organics and Frank van Steensil of Wairarapa Eco Farms tell us about the challenges of growing food organically. [more]

Down the List for 30 June 2013
The Nationals are courting Peter Dunne and Winston Peters as they try to get the GCSB bill over the line. Meanwhile they have done a U-turn on the Auckland rail loop. [more]

Sitiveni Rabuka - Reflecting on Fiji
Major-General Sitiveni Rabuka discusses Fiji's shaky political history following the coups he lead in 1987 which he admits effectively destroyed democracy in the Pacific state. He reflects on his actions, his regrets, and his hope for a restoration of democratic rule in his home country. [more]

Wayne Brittenden's Counterpoint
As the world reflects on the ailling Nelson Mandela's achievements, Wayne looks at the present state of the ruling ANC, hurt by persistent allegations of cronyism and corruption. Chris also talks to Patrick Bond, professor of development studies at the University of Kwazulu-Natal and director of the Centre for Civil Society. [more]

Te Ahi Kaa

Whakatāuki: Matariki ahunga nui
Matariki ahunga nui. Matariki has many admirers. Explained by Jamie McCaskill nō Ngāti Tamatera. [more]

Jack Thatcher
There's nothing quite like walking in the footsteps of your ancestors or in the case of Jack Thatcher, sailing - to marvel at their fortitude, skill, and ability in navigating the largest ocean in the world, Te Moananui-a-kiwa (The Pacific Ocean). He's with Justine Murray weeks after stepping ashore from a round trip voyage of 10,000 nautical miles from Aotearoa to Rapanui to Tahiti. [more]

Ranginui Walker
What's becoming glaringly apparent to Constitutional Advisory Panel member Ranginui Walker, is that New Zealand's education system is in need of a solid civics and history revamp. He discusses that and more with Maraea Rakuraku. [more]

News stories:

Halfpenny miss hands Wallabies win over Lions
The British and Irish Lions fullback, Leigh Halfpenny, missed a last-minute penalty to hand Australia a 16-15 victory over the in the second test in Melbourne, to send the series... [more]

Late try sends Blues down in Durban
The Blues' Super Rugby playoff hopes have suffered a huge blow in Durban as the Sharks scored a last-gasp try to steal a 22-20 win. The Sharks dominated possession and... [more]

Crashes and bus farce mar Tour de France opening stage
The double champion, Alberto Contador, took a spectacular tumble as the Tour de France got off to a chaotic start with the German, Marcel Kittel, winning a crash-marred opening stage. [more]

NZ Women open sevens World Cup with win
The New Zealand Women's Sevens team easily advanced to the Quarter Finals of the Rugby World Cup Sevens in Moscow with three decisive victories in pool play. The team raked... [more]

Commissioner says electricity sector leadership lacking
The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment says there is a continued lack of leadership in the electricity sector and consumers and the environment are losing out. [more]

Gold mining firm 'not giving up' on West Coast
OceanaGold says it is not leaving the Buller district despite closing its big open cast gold mine in Reefton earlier than expected. [more]

Mayor seeks compromise over Dunedin hotel
The mayor of Dunedin wants to reach a compromise with a developer hoping to build a 27-storey hotel on the city's waterfront. [more]

New speakers' corner opens in Christchurch
A new speakers' corner has opened in Christchurch, and the first session has dealt with the aftermath of the earthquakes, and recovery of the city. [more]

Christchurch councillor says he's received death threats
A Christchurch City Councillor has revealed he's received death threats from across the country for his stance on the future of the city's earthquake damaged cathedral. [more]

Botanic garden turns 150
New Zealand's oldest botanic garden, renowned for its rhododendron and geographical plant collections, is celebrating its 150th anniversary. [more]

Erakovic collapses to Wimbledon defeat
The New Zealand tennis number one, Marina Erakovic, has blown a chance to earn her best Grand Slam singles result, losing 1-6 7-5 6-3 to the British hope, Laura Robson,... [more]

Djokovic eases into last 16 at Wimbledon
World number one Novak Djokovic stormed into the Wimbledon last 16 with a 6-3 6-2 6-2 win over the Frenchman, Jeremy Chardy. Djokovic took less than 90 minutes to earn... [more]

Tigers upset Storm at Leichardt Oval
The Wests Tigers' have upset defending National Rugby League premiers Melbourne 22-4 at a rain-sodden Leichhardt Oval. Young wingers Tim Simona and David Nofoaluma were outstanding in the treacherous conditions... [more]

Anti-fluoridation campaign moves to Auckland
Some of the people behind a successful campaign to stop water fluoridation in Hamilton have set their sights on Auckland. [more]

Law to combat money laundering comes into effect
The Government says a new law to combat money laundering will make the crime easier to detect and deter drug dealing, tax evasion and fraud. [more]

Nonu sanctioned for dangerous Carter tackle
The Highlanders midfielder, Ma'a Nonu, has found himself in further trouble following his side's 40-12 Super Rugby loss to the Crusaders. Nonu has been issued with an off-field yellow card... [more]

NZ survives scare to advance to RWC Sevens quarters
The New Zealand sevens team survived a spirited challenge from USA to make it through pool play unbeaten and advance to the quarter-finals unbeaten at the Rugby World Cup Sevens... [more]

Mitch Evans robbed of GP2 victory
The New Zealand teenager Mitch Evans was cruelly denied victory in the GP2 Feature race at Silverstone overnight after a technical failure caused him to exceed the speed limit during... [more]

Carter shines in Crusaders win
A Dan Carter master class has secured the Crusaders a 40-12 victory over the Highlanders in Dunedin. Carter kicked eight from eight, scored a try and set up another as... [more]

Howie Tamati new Rugby League president
The New Zealand Rugby League has confirmed the appointment of a new President following its Annual General Meeting at Rugby League House in Auckland. Howie Tamati MBE was welcomed into... [more]

Test Cricket World Cup planned for 2017
England and Wales will stage the inaugural World Test Cricket Championship in June and July of 2017. The International Cricket Council made the announcement on Saturday following the conclusion of... [more]

Young West Coasters warned of road dangers
Schools on the West Coast are taking action after it was revealed the number of children and young people dying in road accidents there is twice the national average. [more]

New special agriculture trade envoy appointed
The Government has appointed a new special agriculture trade envoy. Beef + Lamb New Zealand chairman Mike Petersen will take over next week from Alistair Polson, who's done the job since 2005. [more]

Wool prices boosted by weather and dollar
Bad weather which is affecting wool supply, and a lower New Zealand dollar in relation to the United States currency, gave wool prices another boost at this week's wool sale. [more]

NZ thinking about new labelling system for food
New Zealand may follow Australia's lead and look to introduce a health star rating system on the front of food packaging. [more]

Storm damage could push up Wellington power prices
A member of a Wellington residents' group says electricity customers should not be the only ones to bear the cost of repairs resulting from recent severe weather. [more]

Owners have chance to hand in unwanted dogs
Hastings District Council is to begin a two-month amnesty for people to hand in unregistered or unwanted dogs. [more]

Robbie Fruean to undergo more heart surgery
The Crusaders centre Robbie Fruean has withdrawn from the remainder of the Super Rugby Season as he has to undergo heart surgery. The 24-year-old requires another valve replacement as a... [more]

SkyCity deal deadline extended again
The timeframe for negotiations between the Government and casino operator SkyCity over their convention centre deal has been extended again. [more]

Thunderbirds reach netball grand final
Adelaide Thunderbirds have secured a home grand final in the trans-Tasman Netball Championship after beating the Melbourne Vixens 49-39 in this afternoon's major semi final. Meanwhile in tonight's minor semi... [more]

Twenty die in 'avoidable' house fires
The Fire Service says 20 people have died in avoidable house fires in the past year. [more]

Waterway plans ignore kayakers says watersports group
A watersports group is concerned potential new plans for Canterbury waterways will ignore recreational river users. [more]

Warriors edge Broncos at Mt Smart
The Warriors have defeated the Brisbane Broncos 18-16 in their National Rugby League clash in Auckland. Bolstered by the return of their State of Origin stars, the Broncos scored twice... [more]

Labour holds Ikaroa-Rawhiti
The Mana candidate who relegated the Maori Party to third in the Ikaroa-Rawhiti by-election says Maori shouldn't have to split their votes and need one strong party. The Labour Party's Meka Whaitiri (right) won the seat. [more]

Ko out of contention at US Open
The World Number one amateur Lydia Ko has fallen off the pace in the third round of the United States Open in New York. The 16-year-old from the Gulf Harbour... [more]

Search fails to find yacht or lifeboat
The Rescue Coordination Centre is deciding its next move, after a search by a maritime surveillance aircraft on Sunday found no trace of a missing yacht's lifeboat. [more]

Items missing from house damaged in fire
Police say items may have been taken from a Canterbury house, which was severely damaged in a fire. [more]

Photos lead Internal Affairs staff to paedophile
The Department of Internal Affairs says the long prison sentence handed out to an Australian man for sexually abusing a young boy was the direct result of one of its staff noticing something suspicious about a series of photos. [more]

Man and two children rescued after car flipped
A man, two children and five dogs have been rescued after the van and trailer they were travelling in flipped upside down and landed in a water-filled culvert. [more]

Glenn inquiry head confident abuse claim baseless
The chair of the Glenn Inquiry into family violence says he is confident there is no truth to an abuse allegation against Sir Owen Glenn, the millionaire businessman behind the inquiry. [more]

Call for legality of ban on same-sex ball dates to be tested
A youth lawyer says the legality of schools banning students from taking same sex partners to their balls has yet to be tested by the courts. [more]