Fri, 30 Sep 2016 15:53:00 +1300Your feedback, and a preview of the guests and topics on The Panel.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 15:49:00 +1300We find the answers to any queries you can think up.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 15:37:00 +1300A recap of music happenings.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 15:25:00 +1300Making her debut on RNZ is interior designer Kate Alexander. Kate is the creative director of Places and Graces. She has just released her first book, Finishing Touches: How to find grace in your Place, and she provides interior style advice on the new television show, Creative Living.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 15:18:00 +1300Auckland japanese restaurant MASU has brought in some rare sakes from Japan and owner Nic Watt talks about sake etiquette and food matching.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 15:08:00 +1300Chelsea Winter is one of New Zealand's favourite cooks, and she aims at helping people make every day delicious. Her previous book, Homemade Happiness, was the best-selling cookbook in New Zealand for 2015, while cookbooks At My Table and Everyday Delicious have won huge acclaim. And her new book Scrumptious is out today. She's sharing her recipe for Cranberry and White Chocolate Slice with Jesse.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 14:08:00 +1300Dan Slevin, from RNZ Widescreen, reviews the new Magnificent Seven and the documentary The First Monday in May.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:46:00 +1300The Shins - Wincing the night away, chosen by Conor Phelan.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:34:00 +1300Nicola Toki, DoC's endangered species ambassador, brings us her critter of the week. And it's a great one for the arachnophobes! The nelson cave spider has the largest leg span of all spiders in New Zealand, and it was our first protected spider under the Wildlife Act.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:23:00 +1300Jesse Mulligan talks to Professor Bill McKay a university expert on architecture who's conducting a tour with a difference this weekend. He's going to be taking a bus load of people around the city's current and former state houses as part of the Auckland Heritage Festival. The tour's called Auckland's State Houses: From Liberal to Labour and Beyond.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:10:00 +1300A queen of cabaret, Wellington-born Sheba Williams, is taking on the repertoire of her inspiration, Nina Simone. She's performing at the Auckland International Cabaret Season, returning for its third year at Auckland Town Hall.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 21:07:00 +1300Joan Watson was there when takahe were rediscoverd in 1948, and DOC ranger Glen Greaves says the population of the giant flightless bird has just reached 300.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:45:00 +1300Your feedback, and a preview of the guests and topics on The Panel.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:44:00 +1300We find the answers to any queries you can think up.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:30:00 +1300Not too many people go on holiday to Fiji and see a way to change other people's lives for the better. But 17-year-old Finn Ross went fishing there and saw how local people were struggling with old or broken fishing gear and the problems this was causing. So Finn and his mate Max Lichtenstein decided to do something about it. They set up a charity called Let Them Fish that's collecting hundreds of second-hand reels and rods, kilometres of fishing line, and lots of diving stuff here in New Zealand and sends it off to people who need it in Fiji and Tonga. There's currently collection points at nine fishing shops in Auckland, Tauranga and Whangarei, and they have plans to take the idea nationwide. This Way Up's Simon Morton went to see how it works.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:25:00 +1300Virginia Henderson grew up in Waikaka, Southland, and now lives in Yangon, Myanmar. She's been in Yangon for almost four years now first volunteering for the Yangon Heritage Trust. With her partner, Australian photographer Tim Webster she has recently produced a new book called Yangon Echoes: Inside Heritage Homes, an anthology of oral histories from residents of the city's old places.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 15:10:00 +1300Artist and designer, Johnson Witehira, has chosen Unwarranted and Unregistered: Te Ahua O Te Hau Ki Te Papaioea by Terri te Tau. He also has his own exhibition coming up. It's called Half-blood, and it's a playable, video-game style artwork that explores New Zealand's colonisation.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 14:20:00 +1300Mary takes your questions about her favourite type of share investment - index funds and exchange traded funds.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 14:10:00 +1300Maraea Rakuraku reviews VANILLA MIRAKA by Hayley Sproull.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:44:00 +1300The debut self-titled album by Electric Wire Hustle.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:40:00 +1300Tonight is the 51st Silver Scroll Awards. Music 101 host, Alex Behan, and Russell Baillie talk about what to expect. RNZ National will live video stream tonight's awards online and on Freeview Channel 50.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:35:00 +1300Bruce Springsteen's long-awaited autobiography, Born To Run, came out today. Reviewer, Russell Baillie, got a chance to have a sneak peak in advance.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:30:00 +1300Mountain bikers in Timaru are taking more of a risk in a Centennial Park of late with over protective magpies dive bombing the cyclists. The incidents have been happening on a particular track in the park where a magpie mum and dad feel they are getting too close to their nests. It's generally around this time of the year when the magpies get quite feisty and aggressive. Lyn MacDonald from New Zealand Bird rescue has some tips on what to do about the magpie attacks.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:25:00 +1300A Massey University lecturer is calling for the institution to change its name, after research has revealed racist comments, made by the former prime minister its named after. The university is named after, William Ferguson Massey, who was prime minister of New Zealand between 1912 and 1925. Steven Elers is a lecturer from the School of Communication, and he's behind the push for change.
Thu, 29 Sep 2016 13:15:00 +1300A major blow for Helen Clark's bid to become the next secretary general of the UN. A late contender from Bulgaria might be the final nail in the coffin for our former Prime Minister as there's a school of thought that an Eastern European woman would keep a lot of members happy. Mark Leon Goldberg is the Editor of the UN and global affairs blog the UN dispatch also the host of global dispatch's podcast.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 15:53:00 +1300Your feedback, and a preview of the guests and topics on The Panel.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 15:45:00 +1300We find the answers to any queries you can think up.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 15:25:00 +1300When writer Ted Kessler did what writers do when his father turned 80. He started a blog about their loving, but complicated relationship. He invited other sons and daughters to write about their own memories of their fathers too. The stories came flooding in from rock stars like Chris Martin and Rod Stewart and fathers and sons who are not so famous. Kessler says the stories reveal a unique bond between parent and child and a clear view into the soul. He's compiled the essays in a book called My Old Man: Tales of Our Fathers.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:29:00 +1300On Bookmarks today, a woman whose love of art, from a tender age, led her away from a promising career as an architect into the world galleries and exhibitions. Over the last two decades she has carved out a niche at the top level of arts administration in this country. After a start in her home town of Brisbane she spent seven years as director of New Plymouth's Govett-Brewster Art Gallery where she presided over the planning of the Len Lye Centre. For the last three years she's been director of the Auckland Art Gallery.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 14:10:00 +1300Simon Sweetman has brand new tracks from female indie-rockers Warpaint, and southern country rockers The Drive By Truckers.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:48:00 +1300Kate Smith has picked Arc of A Diver by Steve Winwood.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:35:00 +1300If you are one of those people who puts off going to the dentist because you don't like pain, or cost, we have some good news for you.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:28:00 +1300The Rugby Union and judiciary have come under fire in the past 48 hours over the way a young player was dealt with after attacking and seriously injuring four people on a night out in Wellington.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:15:00 +1300A group from the area is wanting to know why the gateway town to the Marlborough Sounds is not on the official Metservice weather map.
Wed, 28 Sep 2016 01:30:00 +1300Visiting Welsh singer-songwriter, Cate Le Bon, performs live in the Auckland studio and speaks to Jesse Mulligan.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:52:00 +1300Your feedback, and a preview of the guests and topics on The Panel.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:47:00 +1300We find the answers to any queries you can think up.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:09:00 +1300Infections from a cut and sleep deprivation can be annoying, for many of us. For soldiers, they can be life threatening. Research aimed at helping soldiers survive everything from desert heat to shark attacks can help civilians too. Science writer, Mary Roach, looks at the battles military scientists and doctors wage everyday to keep soldiers safe in her book Grunt: The Curious Science Of Humans At War.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 14:23:00 +1300Luke Buda revisits The Phoenix Foundation's 2005 album Pegasus.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 14:08:00 +1300Pip Adam talks about journals and journaling.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 13:47:00 +1300Malcolm Lyall has picked Swingshift by Cold Chisel.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 13:38:00 +1300English vocal group The Rutles, were overshadowed by their contemporaries but, according to Dan Slevin from RNZ Widescreen, the group is now due for a renaissance.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 13:24:00 +1300The first ever computer generated music was recorded 65 years ago by Alan Turing and has been restored by a University of Canterbury Professor and one of the university's alumni. Professor Jack Copeland and composer Jason Long have used specific programming techniques to restore the earliest known recording of computer generated music. The original music was generated by a primeval computer in 1951 in Manchester.
Tue, 27 Sep 2016 13:14:00 +1300Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will face off for the first time later today in a presidential debate that is one of the most highly anticipated political showdowns in US history. Our correspondent, Simon Marks, previews the upcoming battle.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 15:52:00 +1300Your feedback, and a preview of the guests and topics on The Panel.
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Mon, 26 Sep 2016 15:30:00 +1300More than 65% of new migrant, ethnic New Zealanders live in Auckland and the race for votes on, but how much thought have mayoral candidates given to the needs of their ethnic communities? Lynda Chanwai-Earle and Tim Watkin meet Auckland's leading mayoral candidates Phil Goff and Vic Crone get some answers.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 15:07:00 +1300Twenty years ago, a six-year-old beauty queen was bashed over the head and strangled in her home in Colorado. A two and a half page note, written in the house, claimed the little girl had been kidnapped and demanded a hefty ransom. But JonBenet's body was found in the basement. Suspicion fell on parents John and Patsy Ramsey and her nine-year-old brother Burke, but the murder has never been solved. Investigative journalist, Paula Woodward, looks at the evidence and talks to investigators about who they think is responsible in her book, We Have Your Daughter: The Unsolved Murder of JonBenet Ramsey, 20 Years Later.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:30:00 +1300Ninety percent of humans are right handed, yet the rest of the universe is generally structured to be left handed. Professor Peter Schwerdtfeger is a Rutherford Medal awardee and world leading quantum chemist and physicist at Massey University. He joins Jesse to delve into the fascinating world of quantum physics and chemistry, to try and shed light on why the world is asymmetrical, and what would happen without that imbalance.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:18:00 +1300Alex Casey, from The Spinoff, reviews Easy, Transparent, Dirty Laundry, Auckward Love and Friday Night Bites.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:09:00 +1300New Zealand television producer, Bailey Mackey, is the man behind Sidewalk Karaoke, The GC, Marae and The Game Chef, and now he's taking Hollywood by storm. But it's not in a way you may think, he hasn't pitched a new television programme, but launched a new cloud-based production tool. And the start-up, KAHA, is taking off.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:48:00 +1300Shannon Phipps has picked Carboot Soul by Nightmares on Wax.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:38:00 +1300Twenty-five years ago, Christchurch ecologist Colin Meurk came up with the idea of a nature trail and walkway encircling Christchurch. It has been a long time coming, but it's almost complete. This Friday Colin Meurk will begin an eight day journey walking the entire 140 km long trail - through restored wetlands, preserved coastal dunes, the Bottle Lake Forest Park, Crater Rim walks high above the city and historic European and Maori village replicas.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:28:00 +1300Librarians thumb their nose at censorship and book banning, and celebrate the freedom to read, during Banned Books Week. Louise LaHatte is regional collections manager at Auckland Libraries.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:20:00 +1300Shoppers are excited this week about the arrival of another global fashion brand in New Zealand. The opening of H&M in Auckland is causing a retail frenzy. RNZ online magazine The Wireless has been looking at the ethical issues behind fast fashion provided by brands like H&M. The story was co-authored by Anusha Bradley and Tess McClure.
Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:13:00 +1300Same sex parents provide better quality parenting and lesbian mothers are providing the highest quality of all. Research published by the Australian Institute of Families says kids with same sex parents are generally better equipped than other children to deal with issues of equality and diversity. It comes at an interesting time, with Australia to hold a referendum to decide on the issue of same-sex marriages. The study also showed that there's a growing number of same sex parented families in Australia in spite of what's happening politcially. One of the researchers who looked at the outcomes for children of same sex parents is Melbourne University's Dr Simon Crouch.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 15:45:00 +1200Your feedback, and a preview of the guests and topics on The Panel.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 15:44:00 +1200We find the answers to any queries you can think up.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 15:32:00 +1200Lynda answers your gardening questions.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 15:20:00 +1200Laura Verner from Auckland restaurant pasture talks about non-alcoholic cocktails and shares a recipe for Cucumber, sorrel & angelica.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 15:10:00 +1200Auckland chef and tv host, Simon Gault has been focussing on making nutritious lunches for his daughter. He shares some tips.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 14:08:00 +1200Richard Swainson reviews The Beatles: Eight Days a Week - The Touring Years and The Secret Life of Pets.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 13:45:00 +1200London Calling by The Clash.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 13:40:00 +1200Our Critter of the Week is the forest ringlet butterfly
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 13:32:00 +1200When photographer, Jenny O'Connor was heading towards the big 6-0 she started reflecting on what it meant to be heading towards old age. She embarked on a project to photograph 60 year old women, 60 of them in fact, which resulted in a book, exhibition and stage show.
Fri, 23 Sep 2016 13:15:00 +1200A new book has labelled cats as unrelenting killers and an invasive species that is contributing to a sixth mass extinction that could affect the whole planet.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 21:06:00 +1200Households in Rangiora are being wired up, inside and out, with small devices that measure wood smoke.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 15:52:00 +1200Your feedback, and a preview of the guests and topics on The Panel.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 15:47:00 +1200We find the answers to any queries you can think up.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 15:35:00 +1200If you've used your eftpos card, caught a bus or taxi, taken a photo on your smartphone or mapped a run or walk then you've probably used GPS - the global positioning system developed by the US military. Christchurch city council is using location technology to keep tabs on the city's rubbish bins. With nearly half a million wheelie bins in circulation, it's hoping to track down 16.000 wheelie bins that are missing following the February 2011 earthquake.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 15:18:00 +1200Stella Duffy grew up in Tokoroa, but has called London home for 3 decades now - where she's doing pretty well for herself as an author and theatre director. And she also runs an organisation called Fun Palaces - which is all about using arts and science events for community engagement.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 15:09:00 +1200Our masterpieces guest today is a fashion model, among other things - but there's something that separates her from other catwalk models.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 14:37:00 +1200New Zealand has very strong historical connections with Australia. Today our history commentator, Dr Grant Morris of Victoria University is looking at how this all came about.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 14:22:00 +1200Jesse's given economist Geoff Simmons the unenviable task of looking at the big name economic experiments of the past, such as Think Big, Rogernomics and The Mother of All Budgets.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 14:15:00 +1200Michael reviews the New Zealand Opera co-production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, currently playing in Auckland with short seasons next month in Wellington and Christchurch
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 14:09:00 +1200New research has identified a group of humans or, Population X, that made migrated from Africa much earlier than thought.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 13:44:00 +1200Flaming lips - Yoshimi battles the pink robot, chosen by Rebecca Wadey.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 13:37:00 +1200Just how lonely are young people in New Zealand?
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 13:25:00 +1200It can be a lonely world for many, and it can become even more lonely, as we spend more and more time interacting online. One man that knows just how lonely people can be, is Chuck McCarthy. So much so, he's started a new business, he is The People Walker.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 13:15:00 +1200Professor Mark Orams - the head of AUT's school of sport & recreation believes paralympic athletes will soon become faster and higher performing than able-bodied athletes - thanks largely to improvements in technology.
Thu, 22 Sep 2016 13:11:00 +1200The Ministry for Primary Industries is on high alert, to try and stop the invasive brown marmorated stink bug, from getting to our shores. It's been bolstering New Zealand's border defences, as the horticultural pest has spread to the United States, Canada and parts of Europe. MPI response adviser, Catherine Duthie, explains.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 15:54:00 +1200Your feedback, and a preview of the guests and topics on The Panel.
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Wed, 21 Sep 2016 15:08:00 +1200Mick West is a science writer and is dedicated to the art of debunking wild theories that circulate online and helping other people do the same, with his website, Metabunk.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 14:25:00 +1200Filmmaker Roseanne Liang first came to notice with Banana in a Nutshell, a documentary based on her own life and cross-cultural romance with a European Kiwi. It won a number of awards, including SPADA New Filmmaker of 2005. Then she turned the doco into a movie My Wedding and Other Secrets, a somewhat autobiographical romantic comedy. Today she speaks to Jesse Mulligan about her latest project and discusses her favourite music, movies, TV shows and books.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 14:08:00 +1200Kate has collaborative new music from Australian musician / producer Ta-ku and Wafia Al-Ribabi, known professionally as Wafia. She is also picking a track to play from the new Carly Rae Jepsen EP "Side B"
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 13:48:00 +1200The West Coast Pop Art Experimental Band, chosen by Paul Kean.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 13:38:00 +1200A Lyttelton restaurateur is aiming to make New Zealand food famous. Giulio Sturla, is the owner of Roots restaurant and his campaign, ConversatioNZ, is aiming to put our kai on the world stage.
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 13:28:00 +1200The Canterbury recovery is heading into its seventh year, but just how well are people in the region feeling?
Wed, 21 Sep 2016 13:12:00 +1200World leaders are holding a summit on the dangers of super bugs at the United Nations this week. But is it already too late?
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 15:51:00 +1200Your feedback, and a preview of the guests and topics on The Panel.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 15:47:00 +1200We find the answers to any queries you can think up.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 15:08:00 +1200Each of us carries an epic poem in our cells. DNA tells the story of our murky origins, shaped by evolution, to our current obsession with tracing our ancestry.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 14:32:00 +1200At the 1980 New Zealand Music Awards, the Song of The Year, Best New Group and Best Album awards were all taken by one band; The Crocodiles, a Wellington-based super group formed from a number of other high profile acts from around the capital.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 14:24:00 +1200Waikato Libraries have launched a unique new programme to encourage kids to practice their reading skills - by reading out loud to dogs in the library.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 14:16:00 +1200A Christchurch taxidermist has created handbags out of dead cats. We ask her why.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 14:08:00 +1200Short Fiction.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 13:45:00 +1200Whole of the Moon - Waterboys, chosen by Tim Watkin.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 13:36:00 +1200Every year RNZ's film guy, Dan Slevin, rewatches Field Of Dreams. And every time he finds something new. Field of Dreams is a 1989 American film directed by Phil Alden Robinson, who also wrote the screenplay, adapting W. P. Kinsella's novel.
Tue, 20 Sep 2016 13:22:00 +1200Dr. Ben Goldacre is a British science communicator, academic, researcher, rationalism advocate, physician and journalist. His mission is to warn people of the dangers implicit in the modern trend of spreading scientific misinformation, and help people recognise whether what we are being told is true.