Sunday 4 'til 8

Audio from Sunday 29 March 2015

Not all audio is available due to copyright restrictions.

  • Women with Disabilities - Women in Crisis ( 13′ 48″ )

    19:06 Women with disabilities are significantly more likely to be abused than women in the general population. In fact figures gathered around the world show up to 90 per cent of women with an intellectual disability report being abused at some time in their life. In Australia, programmes have been developed for women with disabilities to ease their escape from violent or abusive living arrangements. Funding is available for them to take support workers with them and to buy the equipment they need for a new living environment. Refuges have been audited for their accessibility, refuge staff have been given training on how best to support women with disabilities and even taxi drivers have been trained in how to help a woman with a disability in a crisis.

  • Tusiata Avia - Samoan Palagi Poet ( 37′ 28″ )

    18:08 From Australia's ABC Radio National programme, Earshot Tusiata Avia provides a narrative about her poetry from two of her poetry collection books, Wild Dogs Under My Skirt and Bloodclot. Tusiata grew up in Christchurch and visited Samoa when she was fourteen years old. In her early twenties she left Christchurch and spent a year or so there teaching. Her experiences in Samoa and her dual heritage as Samoan Palagi would form part of the inspiration of her poetry, which is described as raw and lyrical . Avia spent over a decade travelling overseas teaching, and seriously took to writing in 2001, a year later she completed the MA Creative Writing Programme at the International Institute of Modern Letters at Victoria University, Wellington. In 2002, the children's books, Mele and the Fofo and The Song were published. Her work was adapted for broadcast on Radio New Zealand, and her first collection of poetry Wild Dogs Under My Skirt was published in 2004. In 2009 the book Bloodclot was published, in 2013 she was a recipient of the Janet Frame Literary Trust Awards.

  • Whakatāuki mo 29 o Poutū te Rangi (March) 2015 ( 26″ )

    18:06 Ōkea Ururoatia. To Die like a Shark.

  • Spiritual Outlook for 29 March 2015 ( 24′ 43″ )

    17:00 Two young pastors-husband and wife team Joshua and Jasmine Robbins, bring their creative backgrounds and contemporary perspectives to the fore in creating an atmosphere that is relevant to the community and has helped to foster the growth of Elim Church in Rotorua. Sonia Sly with this story.

4:07 The Sunday Feature: Luke Harding with Toby Manhire

The Guardian journalist talks about the extraordinary story of whistleblower Edward Snowden at the WORD Christchurch Writers and Readers Festival (2 of 5, RNZ)

5:00 The 5 O'Clock Report

A roundup of today's news and sport.

5:12 Spiritual Outlook

Exploring different spiritual, moral and ethical issues and topics (RNZ)

5:40 Te Waonui a Te Manu Korihi

Maori news and interviews from throughout the motu (RNZ)

6:06 Te Ahi Kaa

Exploring issues and events from a tangata whenua perspective (RNZ)

7:06 One In Five

The issues and experience of disability (RNZ)

7:35 Voices

A weekly programme that highlights Asians, Africans, indigenous Americans and more in New Zealand, aimed at promoting a greater understanding of our ethnic minority communities (RNZ)