Radio New Zealand - Sunday, 20th April 2014

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This page features: New Horizons, News Stories, One In Five, Sounds Historical, Spectrum, Spiritual Outlook, Standing Room Only, Te Ahi Kaa, Te Manu Korihi, TED Radio Hour, The Critic's Chair

New Horizons

New Horizons - 20 April 2014
William Dart reviews new discs by Nathaniel Rateliff and Benmont Tench [more]

One In Five

One In Five for 20 April 2014 - audio describers
Audio describers are employed to describe almost anything you can imagine for blind and visually impaired people - from parades to live opera, art exhibitions, weddings and funerals. American audio describer Joel Snyder was in New Zealand recently and One in Five caught up with him and one of New Zealand's audio describers, Nicola Owen, to hear about their craft. [more]

Sounds Historical

Sounds Historical Hour Two - 20 April 2014
Sounds Historical with Jim Sullivan gives listeners the chance to learn about the colourful,dramatic, and often remarkable events and people of New Zealand's past. 9pm to 10pm. [more]

Sounds Historical Hour One - 20 April 2014
Sounds Historical with Jim Sullivan gives listeners the chance to learn about the colourful,dramatic, and often remarkable events and people of New Zealand's past. 8pm to 9pm. [more]


Spectrum for 20 April 2014
This week on Spectrum, 'The V Team'. Katy Gosset is behind the scenes at a lively Christchurch veterinary practice where staff bring their dogs to work and spaying a lioness is just another day at the office. [more]

Our Glorious Heritage: New Zealand Verse
Spectrum's Alwyn Owen pays tribute to some of our worst - and funniest - New Zealand verse. [more]

Spiritual Outlook

Spiritual Outlook for 20 April 2014 - Lutheran traditions (part one)
Mike Gourley profiles the Lutheran tradition, its founding principles and practice. [more]

Standing Room Only

Watch out Scotland
We meet members of the biggest ever Kiwi contingent to be invited to take part in the Edinburgh Festivals - the Fringe, the International Festival and the Tattoo. [more]

Ralph Fiennes
The multi-faceted Ralph Fiennes chats to Simon about the new film he's directed and stars in as Charles Dickens, it's called The Invisible Woman. [more]

Laugh Until It Doesn't Hurt
It's a cliché that every comic has a dark heart but this year's NZ International Comedy Festival might just prove it once and for all. Death, divorce and life changing illness, it's all in there. Justin Gregory talks to three different comedians whose shows take a walk on the not so sunny side of the street. First up is Brit Carey Marx whose show Intensive Carey is all about coming back from what doctors thought was a series of heart attacks. [more]

Jamie Bowen - web extra
Jamie Bowen talks to Justin Gregory about his new show, 'Heart Goes Boom', written about the death of his father from cancer. [more]

Writers and Readers Week
Highlights from a panel recorded during Writers and Readers Week in Wellington in March, talking about turning New Zealand history into theatre productions. The playwrights are Michelanne Forster, Stuart Hoar, Briar Grace Smith and chair, Dave Armstrong. [more]

Te Ahi Kaa

Gravedigging wananga with Chas Paki
Assumptions can no longer be made that everyone understands tikanga Māori when it comes to Tangihanga, let alone the physical expectations when it comes to digging graves for whānau members. Chas Paki explains the background behind Taupiri Maunga Committees latest wananga, Gravedigging. [more]

Whakatāuki mo 20 o Paenga whāwhā (April) 2014
Hokia ki o maunga kia purea e koe i nga hau o Tawhirimatea Return to your ancestral mountains to be cleansed by the winds of Tawhirimatea [more]

Manawa Honey in Ruatāhuna
Te Taiwhenua Trust in Ruatāhuna is determined to build the capacity of its community and its seems harvesting honey through Manawa Honey just maybe one of the ways to do it. Maraea Rakuraku visits with Brenda Tahi of Te Taiwhenua Trust. [more]

Te Manu Korihi

Te Waonui for Sunday 20 April
Te Waonui a Te Manu Korihi brings you highlights of the week's Maori news. On the programme this week: a new law to shield the haka ka mate from misuse; the number of Maori who've managed to become Australian citizens; and, museums unite to bring home a Ngapuhi treasure. [more]

TED Radio Hour

TED Radio Hour: Making Mistakes
We try so hard to be perfect, to never make mistakes, and to avoid failure at all costs. But mistakes happen - and when they do - how do we deal with being wrong? In this episode TED speakers look at those difficult moments in our lives and consider why sometimes we need to make mistakes and face them head-on. Featuring Four TED Talks: Brian Goldman: What Can Doctors Learn By Admitting Their Mistakes? Brené Brown: Can We Gain Strength From Shame? Stefon Harris: Are There Mistakes In Jazz? and Margaret Heffernan: Is Conflict Good For Progress? [more]

The Critic's Chair

The Critic's Chair for 20 April 2014
Dianne James explores three recent recordings this week. The Bartolozzi Trio have released their fourth volume of Haydn Piano Trios, and harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani has grouped together CPE Bach's six keyboard sonatas dedicated to the Duke of Württemberg. Also, The Sixteen under the direction of Harry Christophers have issued their first volume of Bach's Lutheran Mass cycle. [more]

News stories:

Marine protection education needed
The Environmental Defence Society wants more education on marine protection to be included in the school curriculum. Fisheries reporter Alison Hossain looks at the issue for Insight. [more]

Homeless Court doing much better than expected
The Government says Te Kooti o Timatanga Hou (The New Beginnings Court), which caters for homeless people, is doing better than was ever expected. [more]

Nightmare schedule sours Mariners' A-League win
A nightmare schedule threatens to derail Central Coast's dream of defending their A-League football title, with coach Phil Moss slamming the timing of their semi-final fixture. A 1-0 win over... [more]

Watmough in doubt for Anzac Test
The Manly forward Anthony Watmough is in doubt for next month's Anzac rugby league Test against the Kiwis after badly injuring his elbow in the Sea Eagles' controversial win over... [more]

Broncos beat Knights in Newcastle
The Brisbane Broncos have produced their best defensive effort of the season to claim a 32-6 win over the Knights in Newcastle. The visitors withstood a barrage of attacking pressure... [more]

McCullum knock not enough for Chennai
New Zealand cricket captain Brendon McCullum smashed a quickfire 67 off 45 balls, but it wasn't enough as his Chennai Super Kings lost the third match of the Indian Premier... [more]

Poverty committee not fully supported - Turia
Maori Party co-leader Tariana Turia is critical of Government ministers for failing to fully support a parliamentary group set up to tackle poverty. [more]

No medals for Kiwis at BMX World Cup
It's been a disappointing end to the first BMX Supercross World Cup in Manchester for the New Zealand team with no riders finishing on the podium. It was the first... [more]

Coach describes performance as Crusaders of old
The Crusaders coach Todd Blackadder has hailed his side's dogged defence following their nail-biting 18-17 Super Rugby win over the defending champion Chiefs in Hamilton. Trailing 17-9 at half-time the... [more]

Toulouse eye French rugby play-offs
Toulouse will have to wait until the last game of the French rugby season to make sure of a Top 14 play-off spot while Perpignan slipped closer to a first... [more]

Fewer early childhood centres with waiting lists
Ministry of Education figures show the percentage of early childhood services with waiting lists is the lowest on record. [more]

Easter work pressure expected by union
The FIRST Union says shop assistants will be pressured by employers to work at Easter if the Easter holidays are done away with. [more]

Land slip at gold mine
A land slip on Saturday shut down production at Macraes gold mine in Otago. No one was hurt. There was a similar incident a year ago. [more]

Buses set alight at Karori depot again
Three buses at a Wellington depot have been destroyed in an act of arson. It is the second such incident in Karori in five months. [more]

Joyce pours scorn on bubble prediction
Associate Finance Minister Steven Joyce is scornful of suggestions by an American commentator in Forbes magazine that New Zealand is experiencing an economic bubble that might burst. [more]

Ko 32nd in Hawaii
The world golf number four Lydia Ko has finished in a tie for 32nd at a tournament in Hawaii. Ko produced rounds of 72, 71, 74 and 72 to be... [more]

Expedition devastated by Everest deaths
The New Zealand leader of an expedition on Mt Everest which lost three of its Sherpas in an avalanche on Friday, says the deaths are devastating. Up to 16 Nepalese guides perished. [more]

Two attacks appear connected - police
Police in Wellington are looking for a man whom they believe has committed two separate attacks on women. [more]

Adams' Thunder starts playoffs with victory
The Oklahoma City Thunder have beaten the Memphis Grizzlies 100-86 in the first game of a seven match Western Conference quarter final playoff series in America's NBA. The New Zealander... [more]

Vettori's Bangalore defeats Wright's Mumbai
The Daniel Vettori coached Royal Challengers Bangalore have posted a seven wicket victory over the Mumbai Indians. Coached by John Wright, Mumbai only scored 115 runs, 18 of which were... [more]

Grape crops may be lost to storm
Grape growers in Marlborough may lose a large part of their crops due to the storm. [more]

Man arrested after shooting
A 39-year-old man shot in the head in Gisborne early on Sunday morning remains in a critical condition in hospital. A man has been arrested in connection with the incident. [more]

Prisoners cooking for canteen backed
The Criminal Bar Association says the idea of women prisoners cooking for staff at the Auckland District Court should be encouraged. [more]

Man critically injured after fall
A man in his 60s who fell several metres down a bank in the Colville area of Coromandel is in a critical condition. [more]

Labour criticises power price hikes
Labour is accusing the electricity industry of putting up power prices just as winter hits. [more]

Disabled care pay policy 'unworkable'
A caregivers umbrella group says a policy to pay carers of disabled family members is unworkable and its implementation is an unmitigated disaster. [more]

No hot water yet in parts of Auckland
There are still a few pockets of Auckland with no hot water, three days after a storm that lashed most of the country. [more]