Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:53:00 +1300Your feedback, and a preview of the guests and topics on The Panel.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:46:00 +1300We find the answers to any queries you can think up
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:32:00 +1300Alex notes the passing of Ray Columbus and touches on the ukulele festival.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:20:00 +1300Wellington's coffee baron Geoff Marsland has just released his book, The Havana Coffee Story, written with Tom Scott. He founded Midnight Espresso in Cuba Street in 1989, back when most Wellington cafes still sold asparagus rolls and egg sandwiches. He then encouraged others to follow suit, and Wellington's cafe culture began to bloom.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 15:07:00 +1300Kirsten Day talks pickling, and has some natural methods for pickling fruit and veges. And she shares a recipe for Indian Lemon or Lime Pickle
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 14:09:00 +1300What do To Have and Have Not (1944), Cleopatra (1963) and Mr and Mrs Smith (2005) have in common? In each case the romantic leads had an affair, breaking up the pre-existing marriage of one or both parties.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 13:44:00 +1300Green Party co-leader, James Shaw, has picked Purple Rain by Prince.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 13:31:00 +1300We're focusing on fungi, in today's look at Critter Of The Week. Entoloma hochstetteri, or werewere-kokako, has the highest profile, featuring on the 50 dollar New Zealand bank note. And we take a look at one of our most threatened fungi, claustula fischeri.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 13:22:00 +1300One of the most ambitious chapters in New Zealand's manufacturing history opened 50 years ago today - the roll-out of the country's first and only mass-produced motor vehicle. The Trekka resembled an under-nourished Land Rover, and its creation was an unlikely blend of Kiwi can-do, with mechanicals from then-communist Czechoslovakia. Only 2,500 were produced, but there were hopes at one point of a flourishing export trade to Australia and Indonesia. Our very own, Todd Niall, has recounted the vehicle's short but compelling history in a book.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 13:14:00 +1300Political shock waves may hit on Saturday if Labour loses its traditionally safe seat of Mt Roskill. Vacated by Phil Goff when he took up the mayoral chains, it's widely tipped to continue to be a red electorate. But as we've just seen in the U.S anything can happen in politics. If Labour does lose, it's likely that there will be big ramifications for party leader Andrew Little. Political scientist, Bryce Edwards, goes over the possible scenarios.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 13:08:00 +1300Hawaiian ukulele-playing teen sensations, Honoka and Azita perform live in studio. They're part of the The 10th Annual Ukulele Festival, which includes a performance by 2,500 children from all over New Zealand, known as the Kiwileles.
Fri, 02 Dec 2016 09:00:00 +1300Ken Oath on the real problem with P and how it affects real people. Winston accidentally calls the emergency number but manages to turn his mistake into a soapbox. Features Cohen Holloway and Paul Casserly
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 21:06:00 +1300Spider orchids that smell like mushrooms are fooling fungus gnats into pollinating them, and Carlos Lehnebach wants to find out more about this botanical deception.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 15:52:00 +1300Your feedback, and a preview of the guests and topics on The Panel.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 15:48:00 +1300We find the answers to any queries you can think up.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 15:33:00 +1300Monica and Paul Mallinson grow real Christmas trees in rural Wairarapa. Every year they sell nearly 1,000 different firs, spruces and pines all grown on their 4 and a half acre section...along with some more obscure varieties too. They are just heading into their busiest time of year when people come to buy the tree they want to decorate in about 24 days' time, a few weeks when they make pretty much all their money. This Way Up's Simon Morton went to visit them.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 15:22:00 +1300Gill South lives in Berkeley, California with her family and blogs about life in the US as the mother of teenage boys, including skyrocketing house prices and how to get ahead in your career when you are over 40.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 15:08:00 +1300Renowned fabric artist Susan Holmes is holding a blast-from-the-past exhibition showcasing designs from the 70s to now for Objectspace's Masters of Craft exhibition series. She talks art and craft and her love for the work of Colin McCahon.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 14:35:00 +1300Most New Zealanders aged between 30 and 87 who were educated in this country sat School Certificate or 'School C'. It was scrapped 15 years ago but its influence remains and many New Zealanders over 30 still compare the current assessment system, NCEA, to what they experienced before 2001. Historian Grant Morris looks back on School C
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 14:22:00 +1300New Zealand is ill-prepared for the pressures an aging population will bring, according to a recent Treasury report.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 14:08:00 +1300John is the Managing Editor and senior theatre critic with theatreview, The New Zealand Performing Arts Review & Directory operated as a trust to review professional performing arts throughout New Zealand. Today he reviews Lorae Parry's play about the 1912 Waihi Miners Strike "Scarlet & Gold.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 13:44:00 +1300Chosen by Malcolm Rees-Francis.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 13:35:00 +1300Music reviewer Russell Baillie talks about The Monkees concert and the new Rolling Stones album.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 13:29:00 +1300It's estimated that about one billion people have followed the battle for the World Chess Championship title today. The show-down was between Crimean Sergey Karjakin, and Norwegian Magnus Carlsen. It was the first time in 20 years that New York City got to play host. Paul Spiller is the president of the Oceania Chess Confederation.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 13:19:00 +1300An award-winning book is offering help for teachers caring for distressed autistic children in the classroom.
Thu, 01 Dec 2016 13:08:00 +1300Barnaby Weir, Rob Joass, Al Norman & Kim Bonnington are all performing tonight at a fundraiser Christmas Concert for the Downtown Community Ministry.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 15:53:00 +1300Your feedback, and a preview of the guests and topics on The Panel.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 15:47:00 +1300We find the answers to any queries you can think up.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 15:06:00 +1300Patient H.M. lived his life in 30 second increments. After a lobotomy in 1953 to try and treat seizures, he was unable to hold memories any longer than half a minute. He became one of the most studied medical subjects in history.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 14:29:00 +1300Today's bookmarks guest was awarded Best Newcomer at last year's New Zealand International Comedy Festival, but performance was something he seems to have been born to. He left his home in Christchurch to study at the New Zealand Drama school, Toi Whakaari in Wellington. After graduating he moved to Auckland where he joined the cast of the weekly improv show SNORT. He's also been writing and performing regularly for TV3's Jono and Ben and Funny Girls and is now back in Wellington playing 80's TV icon David Halls in the show Hudson and Halls live.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 14:08:00 +1300Former Wellington record retailer, now On-line music dealer, Colin Morris has music from country musician Wayne"the Train" Hancock and folk inspired Suzanne Vega.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 13:52:00 +1300'Indianola Mississippi Seeds' by B.B. King. Chosen by Simon Aimer.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 13:42:00 +1300The hilly territory around Kaikōura hit by the recent earthquakes has long had a reputation for being difficult country to traverse.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 13:30:00 +1300A long-forgotten antiseptic, used in World War I could help make people more resistant to disease spread during a pandemic.
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 13:20:00 +1300"Take what you need, leave what you don't"
Wed, 30 Nov 2016 13:08:00 +1300Today our first song is performed live by 19 year old Mahaani Maiava - who has just taken part in a music mentoring programme called Rock It, at Auckland Museum as part of the Volume exhibition. The song is his own, titled, 'Give Thanks'.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 15:46:00 +1300Your feedback, and a preview of the guests and topics on The Panel.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 15:45:00 +1300We find the answers to any queries you can think up.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 15:09:00 +1300Twenty two minutes - that's how long Stig Severinsen, a four-time world free diving champion, once held his breath underwater.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 14:25:00 +1300Great Divide by The Narcs, who formed in Christchurch in 1980, is the focus of this edition of Great New Zealand Albums.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 14:18:00 +1300Steph Soper discusses the work of kiwi author, Steff Green, who is a best selling paranomal romance writer.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 14:09:00 +1300Kui Hikatangata of the Manukau Institute of Technology has just completed research on Puha as a superfood. She is hoping to raise awareness of this indigenous plant, which she says could be a source of nutritious, cost-effective food if it wasn't treated as a weed.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 13:46:00 +1300Colfax by The Delines. Chosen by Celia Dasler
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 13:36:00 +1300After bemoaning the demise of the neighbourhood video store, Dan Slevin from RNZ‘s Widescreen has tips for accessing the good stuff streaming sites just don’t have.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 13:23:00 +1300A new exhibition called 'Precarious Nature' has opened at the the Centre of Contemporary Art (CoCA), in Christchurch. It explores the fragility of our relationship with nature. We speak to one of the artists, Gaby Montejo from Christchurch whose work, "The Honeymoon Latte Spa" explores milk production in New Zealand and the excessive over farming which is having a major impact on the land and environment.
Tue, 29 Nov 2016 13:13:00 +1300Precious treaures from the Ward Flaxbourne area could be left homeless, after the massive quake earlier this month. The area's small museum is red-stickered and waiting on an engineer to stabilise it, and its uncertain where the history-rich relics will go.
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 15:45:00 +1300Your feedback, and a preview of the guests and topics on The Panel.
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 15:44:00 +1300We find the answers to any queries you can think up.
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 15:30:00 +1300The Kapiti Coast District has just voted in its first ethnic mayor, Malaysian-Indian K. Gurunathan. Lynda Chanwai-Earle travels up the shaken post-quake, tsunami-alert region to meet the new "Guru of Paraparaumu".
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 15:10:00 +1300Trevor Noah – host of The Daily Show – is the child of a black mother and white father who grew up during Apartheid in South Africa when his mere existence as a mixed-race child was evidence of a crime. He talks with Jesse Mulligan.
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 14:20:00 +1300Environmental toxicologist Louis Tremblay of Nelson's Cawthron Institute wants us to think about what we put down our plugholes and flush down our toilets. What are the chemicals in our shampoos, medications and cleaning products doing to the environment?
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 13:44:00 +1300Ragwort Touch by A.J. Bell, released in 1997.
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 13:36:00 +1300It's called GENESIS: The Global Energetics and Environmental Simulation Suite, which is an airtight room which can recreate some of the world's most inhospitable climates.
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 13:24:00 +1300Courtrooms are intimidating places for anybody but what if you were on trial and had no idea what was going on. International research started here in New Zealand shows 60% of youth offenders have language difficulties, meaning their participation in and understanding of what happens to them in the justice system is significantly reduced.
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 13:16:00 +1300The Right Honourable David Carter has announced two new buildings will be erected on Parliament grounds to house Members of Parliament and their staff who currently work in leased accommodation in Bowen House.
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 13:10:00 +1300Blogger and freelance TV Critic Melenie Parkes is in the studio for this weeks look at what's worth viewing, and what's not.
Mon, 28 Nov 2016 09:00:00 +1300The shady, controversial and sometimes downright villainous characters of New Zealand history
Fri, 25 Nov 2016 15:46:00 +1300Your feedback, and a preview of the guests and topics on The Panel.
Fri, 25 Nov 2016 15:45:00 +1300We find the answers to any queries you can think up.
Fri, 25 Nov 2016 15:30:00 +1300Kathryn Flemming from The Flower Project talks about being a florist, the flower industry and shares some tips and tricks for flower displays.
Fri, 25 Nov 2016 15:30:00 +1300Bishop Brian, Colin Craig's poetry and getting the best honey. Produced by Paul Casserly for RNZ Features Lee Baker, Paul Casserly, Graeme Hill
Fri, 25 Nov 2016 15:20:00 +1300Michael Cooper has just released the 25th anniversary edition of his wine buyer's guide.
Fri, 25 Nov 2016 15:10:00 +1300Megan May of Little Bird Organics has a new love for quinoa, she shares her tips for cooking it perfectly, and has a recipe for Green Quinoa Tabbouleh
Fri, 25 Nov 2016 15:05:00 +1300A team of divers has been studying the source of the mystery bubbles off Kaikoura
Fri, 25 Nov 2016 14:20:00 +1300Today on New Zealand Live, one of the hardest working bands in land. The Eastern!
Fri, 25 Nov 2016 14:10:00 +1300Richard reviews The Light Between Oceans and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
Fri, 25 Nov 2016 13:45:00 +1300Once in a Very Blue Moon by Nanci Griffith and has been chosen by RNZ movie reviewer, Dan Slevin.
Fri, 25 Nov 2016 13:35:00 +1300DoC's threatened species ambassador, Nicola Toki talks about the Nudibranch - which means naked gill.
Fri, 25 Nov 2016 13:25:00 +1300It's taller than a two-story house, weighs 3.5 tonnes, took more than 1200 hours to build.. and its made of lego.
Fri, 25 Nov 2016 13:15:00 +1300For the first time in nearly two weeks, Civil Defence in Kaikoura has agreed to allow people to drive themselves out of the quake-hit town. About 100 drivers have confirmed to Civil Defence they want to leave by road. But the plan depends on the weather and on the road being safe.
Fri, 25 Nov 2016 13:10:00 +1300Tickets for Adele's three Mt Smart concerts in Auckland sold out in a record time for New Zealand. More than 100,000 tickets got snapped up. Music reviewer Russell Baillie talks about that and other upcoming summer concerts.
Thu, 24 Nov 2016 21:15:00 +1300Alastair Judkins is a penguin hunter - and his secret weapon is a 'super nose', a dog called Mena. Alison Ballance joins them on a little penguin search in Wellington.
Thu, 24 Nov 2016 15:54:00 +1300Your feedback, and a preview of the guests and topics on The Panel.
Thu, 24 Nov 2016 15:47:00 +1300We find the answers to any queries you can think up.
Thu, 24 Nov 2016 15:36:00 +1300This Way Up's Simon Morton met Andrew Cowie of GNS Science to find how the data moves from a quake in the South Island to the phone in your pocket.
Thu, 24 Nov 2016 15:23:00 +1300Kiwi expat Jonathan Clark has photographed the Burning Man festival for years, where people go to ‘party like it’s the end of the world’.
Thu, 24 Nov 2016 15:09:00 +1300Our guest today is the aptly named tanner, Beau Tanner who creates artisan leather products at his design company Southern Anchor. He talks about working with different types of leather, and what he considers to be a masterpiece in leather.
Thu, 24 Nov 2016 14:20:00 +1300Mary Holm discusses New Zealanders' susceptibility to fraud.
Thu, 24 Nov 2016 14:10:00 +1300Our Theatre review today, takes us back to 1986: That was the year the Mikhail Lermontov sunk in the Marlborough Sounds, Parliament passed the Homosexual Law Reform Bill, GST was introduced, Pope John Paul II visited, The Royal Commission on the Electoral System recommended the adoption MMP and our TV screens were graced with flamboyant celebrity chef duo Hudson and Halls. John Smythe from Theatreview.org takes a look at the stage play created around Hudson & Halls TV Christmas special that year - Hudson and Halls live
Thu, 24 Nov 2016 13:47:00 +1300Chosen by David Badham.
Thu, 24 Nov 2016 13:35:00 +1300Professor Mark Sagar of Auckland University's Laboratory for Animate Technologies is starting a new project called 'Soul Machines' which will be expanding on similar technology - their goal is to create human like avatars.
Thu, 24 Nov 2016 13:27:00 +1300What are we doing to teach the next generation of voters - especially given as this generation gets much of their information and news via social media?
Thu, 24 Nov 2016 13:15:00 +1300Mysterious bubbles off the Kaikōura peninsula are a ‘magical silver lining’ – and a potential tourism boon – from last Monday's quake.
Wed, 23 Nov 2016 15:45:00 +1300We find the answers to any queries you can think up.
Wed, 23 Nov 2016 15:10:00 +1300When Amanda Nguyen was sexually assaulted at university in the US, she thought that was the worst thing that could ever happen to her. But she says facing a justice system stacked against survivors is also soul destroying.
Wed, 23 Nov 2016 14:46:00 +1300Your feedback, and a preview of the guests and topics on The Panel.
Wed, 23 Nov 2016 14:35:00 +1300Today's bookmarks guest has been a figure skater, a dancer, a gypsy, a grape picker, a backpacking gem fossicker, mother of two and children's author.
Wed, 23 Nov 2016 14:20:00 +1300On the Mike Nock Trio and Stevie Nicks.
Wed, 23 Nov 2016 14:10:00 +1300The 7.8 magnitude quake has changed Kaikoura's coastline significantly. Do we know what the future of New Zealand's coastline will look like?
Wed, 23 Nov 2016 13:45:00 +1300Asleep At The Wheel - A Tribute to the Music of Bob Wills & the Texas Playboys.
Wed, 23 Nov 2016 13:38:00 +1300The US Navy has been back in New Zealand waters over the past week, for the first time in more than 30 years. The U.S.S. Sampson is here to take part in the Royal New Zealand Navy's 75th birthday celebrations, but also became involved in the Kaikoura earthquake relief effort.
Wed, 23 Nov 2016 13:25:00 +1300A congestion-free Auckland would be a dream for some. But what can be done to ease the pain, and are we planning enough of the right initiatives? Richard de Cani is the former director of strategy and planning at Transport for London, that manages the city's Tube, buses, trams, cycle networks, roads, rivers and cable cars. And he is now part of Arup UK, that's an independent firm of designers, planners, engineers, consultants and technical specialists.
Wed, 23 Nov 2016 13:10:00 +1300New statistics out, show that more than a fifth of people turning up injured at emergency departments, are affected by alcohol.
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 15:46:00 +1300Your feedback, and a preview of the guests and topics on The Panel.
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 15:46:00 +1300We find the answers to any queries you can think up.
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 15:07:00 +1300Shared stress, hard times and living at close quarters satisfy an ancient necessity for human community, says war-reporter Sebastian Junger.
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 14:06:00 +1300The world's best cover songs, as suggested by RNZ listeners and curated by Afternoons along with musicologist Nick Braae.
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 13:43:00 +1300Chosen by Paul Donovan.
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 13:30:00 +1300Children are increasingly doing long hours of sport training from a young age, across multiple sports, but is it causing more harm than good?
Tue, 22 Nov 2016 13:22:00 +1300Since the 7.8 magnitude earthquake jolted North Canterbury on Monday, the HMNZS Canterbury has evacuated about 640 people, 9.3 tonnes of baggage, a cat, 17 dogs. And, about 30,000 bees. But South Island beekeepers will face ongoing challenges. John Hartnell, is a Canterbury-based board member of Apiculture New Zealand.