Radio New Zealand - Sunday, 7th July 2013

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

Arts on Sunday

Apparatus : Nadine Smith
Nadine Smith is a nurse and an artist, who uses discarded medical equipment to create artworks that are beautiful and meaningful. Her exhibition at Quoil Gallery in Wellington is called Apparatus. [more]

Scape : Blair French
Blair French is the curator behind an ambitious line up at this year's SCAPE outdoor art exhibition in Christchurch. We discuss among other things the delicacy of putting up art works on spaces once occupied by buildings which have special meaning to the city's people. [more]

Richard Campion (1924-2013)
Pioneer is one of those overused words, but its true of theatre director Richard Campion who died on Tuesday. Ten years ago Lynn interviewed Richard about his time heading the New Zealand Players, working with Bruce Mason, and his views on contemporary theatre. We play excerpts from that interview in his memory. [more]

Q Theatre
With new theatres being built in Auckland, classical musicians have started asking where their special performance space is. The surprising answer seems to be Q Theatre. Built as a live theatre venue, its upstairs loft space has nevertheless become home to classical and contemporary art musicians. So why do they want to leave behind the concert chambers, churches and lecture halls they played in before? The answer is easy. [more]

Karl Chitham on James Turkington
A conversation with curator Karl Chitham about James Turkington, one of New Zealand's top and most prolific muralists who died in 1979. He's being remembered in a retrospective of his life and work hosted by Rotorua Museum. [more]

Writers Amy Head and Paddy Richardson
Short story writer Amy Head, who's set her historic and contemporary tales on the South Island's rugged West Coast. She's called the collection Tough (VUP). Meanwhile crime writer Paddy Richardson puts her journalist-heroine Rebecca Thorne in several thorny situations in Cross Fingers (Hachette NZ). [more]

Expat cartoonist Brent Harpur
Brent Harpur is hoping to 'up' the profile of New Zealand artists taking part in a show he's curating in the heart of Melbourne. [more]

Nine To Noon

Quinn Norton
The US-based tech journalist and blogger is best known for her work covering the hacker collective Anonymous. [more]

One In Five

One In Five for 7 July 2013 - Tribes
Katy Gosset checks out an acclaimed and provocative play that explores being deaf within a hearing family. [more]

One In Five for 7 July 2013
A dramatic take on being deaf within a hearing family. The contemporary play, Tribes, currently being staged at Dunedin's Fortune Theatre, centres on an argumentative, academic family in which the youngest son, Billy is deaf but has been raised to lipread. Family dynamics are fractured when Billy's new girlfriend, who is losing her hearing, teaches him sign language and he begins to find his independence. The acclaimed and, sometimes, provocative, play, by Nina Raine, explores family relationships and the ways people communicate, whether they are able to hear or not. Katy Gosset talks to the actors who have learnt sign language for the production as well as both deaf and hearing crew members about making the play authentic. [more]


Outspoken for 7 July 2013
Radio New Zealand's Economics Correspondent, Patrick O'Meara, considers the future of manufacturing in New Zealand and the challenges it faces from a high New Zealand dollar - is it in crisis as some claim? To discuss the sector's prospects, its importance to the country, and whether it needs more help from the government , Patrick is joined by the chief executive of the New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association, John Walley; Dr Oliver Hartwich, executive director of the business group, New Zealand Initiative; and Stephen Newman, founder and chief executive of the transport technology company 'Eroad' . [more]

Sounds Historical

Sounds Historical for 7 July 2013 ( Part 1 )
Due to copyright restrictions, all music has been removed. [more]

Sounds Historical for 7 July 2013 ( Part 2 )
Due to copyright restrictions, all music has been removed. [more]

Sounds Historical Hour One - 7 July 2013
Not all audio is available due to copyright restrictions. [more]

Sounds Historical Hour Two - 7 July 2013
Not all audio is available due to copyright restrictions. [more]


Spectrum for 7 July 2013
HMS Orpheus was a Royal Navy corvette that served as flagship of the Australian squadron. Orpheus sank off the west coast of Auckland on 7 February 1863. 189 crew out of the ship's complement of 259 died in the disaster. This programme marks the 150th anniversary of the worst maritime tragedy to occur in New Zealand waters. Written by Wade Doak and produced by Alwyn Owen, it was first broadcast in 1972. [more]

Spectrum for 7 July 2013
HMS Orpheus was a Royal Navy corvette that served as flagship of the Australian squadron. Orpheus sank off the west coast of Auckland on 7 February 1863. 189 crew out of the ship's complement of 259 died in the disaster. This programme marks the 150th anniversary of the worst maritime tragedy to occur in New Zealand waters. Written by Wade Doak and produced by Alwyn Owen, it was first broadcast in 1972. [more]

Spiritual Outlook

Spiritual Outlook for 7 July 2013 - Spiritual Direction-2
In the second of a 2-part programme exploring the practice and benefits of what's become known formally as Spiritual Direction, Mike Gourley talks with Wellington woman , Anne Hadfield, a past executive member of the Association of Christian Spiritual Directors [more]

Sunday Morning

Bob Rigg - Chemical Weapons Claim Under Fire
Bob Rigg, formerly of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, says Obama's claim that the Syrian army used chemical weapons is fatally flawed. He fears stepped-up US military involvement could intensify and prolong the civil war, increasing human misery and the toll on civilian lives - and says humanitarian considerations are being subordinated to US military and strategic self-interest. [more]

Mediawatch for 7 July 2013
Mediawatch looks at how there's lots in the media about exotic destinations, air travel and flash cars because travel agents, airlines and car-makers cover the costs. But do the pipers paying the bills also call the tune? Also on Mediawatch: Fact and fiction in the ongoing GCSB saga; and startling stats that overstated our appetite for takeaways. [more]

Tony Simpson - Wartime Mystery Revealed
When historian Tony Simpson found out that the last New Zealand soldier killed in action in Europe in the Second World War died in Trieste during a skirmish with Yugoslav partisans - who were, only days earlier, our allies - he was determined to find out what happened. [more]

Ideas for 7 July 2013: Bridget Williams
Bridget Williams has published everything from The Oxford History of New Zealand and The Dictionary of New Zealand Biography to Judith Binney's Encircled Lands and the just-published Inequality: A New Zealand Crisis. It's a list of books that will have informed and influenced virtually everyone with an interest in New Zealand history and politics. Chris Laidlaw talks to Bridget Williams about the business of publishing, and the people and ideas that have informed her life. From the Ideas collection: Influential Kiwis talk about their Influences [more]

Down the List for 7 July 2013
In this, the 50th episode and first birthday edition of Down the List, Mana and the Maori Party attempt to join forces for next year's election. [more]

David Scheffer - Long Fight for Justice
David Scheffer is the UN Secretary-General's Special Expert on United Nations Assistance to the Khmer Rouge Trials. He visited New Zealand recently and talked to Chris about issues affecting international justice. [more]

Wayne Brittenden's Counterpoint
Edward Snowden's latest revelations concerning US surveillance of EU countries have resulted in expressions of outrage from a number of governments, although no grateful offer of asylum for the now stateless whistleblower. Wayne looks at some of the implications, and Chris follows up with Professor Sergei Plekhanov of Toronto's York University. [more]

Te Ahi Kaa

Whakatauki for 7 July 2013
Kia kaha ki te korero Maori . [more]

Kapoi Mathieson
What does The Film Archive do when it comes to filing and cataloguing Maori film? [more]

Anton Blank
Mana Ririki is an organisation focussed on Maori-led solutions to Maori child abuse. [more]

Joe Mcleod
As a native speaker of Te Reo Maori, Joe Mcleod gives examples of mispronounced Kupu Maori (Maori words). [more]

News stories:

Christchurch mayor spells out reasons for quitting
Hitting back at his critics, Christchurch mayor Bob Parker has spelled out the reasons he is quitting. [more]

Disabled NZers reach Everest base camp
Sixty years after Sir Edmund Hillary reached the top of Mount Everest, three New Zealand tetraplegics have succeeded in reaching Everest base camp in the Himalayas. [more]

Govt confident convention centre will get go ahead
The Government says it's confident the controversial SkyCity convention centre project will go ahead, after signing the deal in Auckland on Friday night. [more]

Call for change to lithium batteries after child's death
A child injury prevention service says at least 20 children end up in hospital each year after swallowing button-shaped batteries and it wants manufacturers to change battery design. [more]

Rest home smoking ban 'wrong'
An aged care group says a smoking ban planned for Manawatu rest homes would take away one of the few comforts some residents have. [more]

Greens want faster action on transgender inmate policy
The Green Party says a review of prison policy for transgender inmates is taking too long and the delay is putting those prisoners' lives at risk. [more]

Bartoli becomes Wimbledon Champion
The French 15th seed Marion Bartoli has romped to an emotional first grand slam victory on thrashing an overwhelmed Sabine Lisicki 6-1 6-4 in the Wimbledon final. Bartoli, 28, became... [more]

Lions win Australian series
The Lions coach Warren Gatland says vitriolic criticism of his selection has taken the gloss off his side's 41-16 win over Australia, and the Lions first series victory since 1997. [more]

Diamond League win for Adams in Paris
New Zealand's Olympic champion Valerie Adams has won the shotput at the latest Diamond League Athletics competition in Paris. Adams best throw of 20.62 metres was more than a metre... [more]

Bolt wins Diamond League 200
The Jamaican sprint sensation Usain Bolt has raced to a world-leading time of 19.73 seconds in the 200 metres at the Diamond League meet in Paris on Saturday. It was... [more]

Blues out of finals contention
The Blues Coach Sir John Kirwan is lamenting his side's 34-13 loss to the Cheetahs in Blomfontein, which put the Blues out of finals contention. Sir John says his young... [more]

Froome wearing yellow jersey
The race favourite Chris Froome is wearing the Tour de France yellow jersey after a stunning win on the first day in the mountains. The British Sky team leader launched... [more]

Highlanders pip Hurricanes in thriller
The Highlanders almost squandered leads of more than 20 points, but hung on to pip the Hurricanes 49-44 in their Super Rugby clash in Wellington. The Highlanders led 27-6 and... [more]

Bulls take top spot
The Bulls have gone to the top of the Super Rugby table followng their 20-19 win over the Sharks in Pretoria. BULLS 20 (Bjorn Basson, Jano Vermaak tries Morne Steyn... [more]

More sporting events sought for Christchurch
Christchurch Stadium Trust is trying to secure NRL games and a match in next year's Four Nations rugby league tournament. [more]

Scheme praised for helping victims' stay safe at home
A crime prevention programme has been hailed for keeping victims of serious domestic violence safe from further abuse. [more]

Root to open in Ashes
England cricket selectors have dropped opener Nick Compton from a 13-man squad to face Australia in the first Test beginning on Wednesday at Trent Bridge. The selectors, have named Graham... [more]

Mayor fights hospital food service centralisation
The mayor of Dunedin says the possible centralisation of hospital kitchen services in the South Island would put the entire region at risk. [more]

Minister doubts unsafe buildings given consent
Building and Housing Minister Maurice Williamson says he's reasonably confident no building consents have been issued in Christchurch for unsafe buildings. [more]

NZ works on export rule memorandum with China
Food Safety Minister Nikki Kaye says the Government is working with Chinese officials to make the rules on meat exports clearer, after learning of regulation changes only when a shipment was delayed. [more]

Orion continues to restore power to Canterbury properties
Fewer than 50 homes in Canterbury are now without electricity after high winds brought down power lines overnight on Friday and Saturday. [more]

Quake advocacy group told to pay $24,000 for OIA
A Christchurch earthquake advocacy group has been told it will have to pay $24,000 if it wants information from the Earthquake Commission requested under the Official Information Act. [more]

NZ BMX rider enjoys breakthrough victory in the USA
The New Zealand Olympian Kurt Pickard enjoyed a breakthrough victory on the first day of the USA BMX Nationals series in Pittsburgh today. The 22 year old from Tauranga scored... [more]

Firebirds meet T'birds in netball decider
The Queensland Firebirds will face the Adelaide Thunderbirds in next week's trans-Tasman netball championship grand final after defeating the Melbourne Vixens 50-46 in a thrilling preliminary final. The Firebirds,... [more]

First restored building in Arts Centre opens
The first restored building at Christchurch's quake-damaged Arts Centre has reopened on Sunday and is already fully tenanted. [more]

NZ military police to investigate YouTube footage
New Zealand military police are investigating how unedited footage of a fatal firefight in Afghanistan came to be posted on YouTube. [more]