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Port Hills fire: RNZ update from the scene

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 11:49:00 +1300

RNZ senior reporter Saron Brettkelly has been out and about with Port Hills residents today and joins us for an update.

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Val McDermid - A life of crime

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 11:20:00 +1300

Celebrated crime writer Val McDermid joins Wallace to talk about what it takes to be a successful crime writer and how being part of the LGBTQI community is an integral part of the process.

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Stephen Sinclair - In fame’s shadows

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 11:05:00 +1300

He co-wrote the hit play Ladies Night; worked on the screenplay for the Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers; has a critically acclaimed novel and a feature film to his name; Metro described him as "New Zealand's finest comic writer"; and, he founded a pioneering Polynesian theatre company more than 30 years ago but Stephen Sinclair is far from a household name. He joins Wallace to talk about his latest play, Remain in the Light, which open at the Pumphouse Theatre in Auckland on Saturday 25 February.

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Nattali Rize - Raising consciousness

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 10:40:00 +1300

Australian reggae artist Nattali Rize is best known as front woman for roots band Blue King Brown. Fresh from Jamaica, she is bringing her brand of soulful and political harmonies to WOMAD Taranaki next month.

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Public Enemy - Episode 4

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 10:00:00 +1300

How do you fight a president who is hostile to your culture?

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Peter Bray - Bethlehem University

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 09:40:00 +1300

Brother Peter Bray is a New Zealander and Vice Chancellor of Bethlehem University - the first university established in the Palestinian territories and the only Catholic University in Israel/Palestine. He is visiting Aotearoa, and this week spoke at a public meeting in Wellington on the topic of how Bethlehem University should respond to the situation in Palestine and in the Middle East.

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The future of independent radio: a panel discussion

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 08:40:00 +1300

Last week news broke that the company that runs Wellington's pioneering independent radio station Radio Active has gone into liquidation. A panel of independent radio champions talk about the challenges and future of their industry.

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Mediawatch for 19 February 2017

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 08:30:00 +1300

Big bank bankrolls big new Latta money show; closing down Cadbury's bad news; ten years of Freeview - and its future; knocking out the streamers Aussie-style

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First time candidates: Jan Tinetti

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 07:47:00 +1300

In the second of our series of interviews with first time candidates in this year's general election we speak to Jan Tinetti - Labour's candidate in the Tauranga electorate.

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We have a government, still

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 07:35:00 +1300

After 13 hours of debate on the Prime Minister's Statement the House voted 'aye' on a motion of confidence in the Government.

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Port Hills fire: Fire Incident Commander Richard McNamara

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 07:21:00 +1300

Fire incident commander Richard McNamara discusses what's expected to happen today in the Port Hills area as a high risk of flare-ups continues.  

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Port Hills fire: Evacuated resident Rory Creach

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 07:15:00 +1300

Rory Creach's home is up the top of Kennedy's Bush and he was forced to evacuate from there on Wednesday.

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Port Hills fire: still a huge risk of flare-ups

Sun, 19 Feb 2017 07:10:00 +1300

RNZ reporter Sharon Brettkelly on the latest developments on the fire that wreaked havoc on much of the Port Hills in Christchurch.

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Parliament united as Port Hills fires burn

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 14:25:00 +1300

The House has put its support behind Cantabrians affected by a scrub fire which has destroyed homes and scorched 2000 hectares on the Port Hills.

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The House of empathy and angst

Thu, 16 Feb 2017 22:35:00 +1300

A committee ruckus over Pike River Mine, the Christchurch fires, a confidence vote, and RNZ brings the begging bowl to its annual review.

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Parliament's work-horse

Wed, 15 Feb 2017 22:35:00 +1300

Inside Parliament's work-horse - the select committee - where Kiwi Rail and the Police front up for their annual reviews.

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Bike shed challenges

Tue, 14 Feb 2017 22:35:00 +1300

Andrew Little calls out Bill English on housing, Annette King challenges Jonathan Coleman on mental health and Jan Logie questions the Government on domestic violence.

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Barbara Bestor - Strange beauty

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 11:30:00 +1300

Barbara Bestor is the founder and head of Bestor Architecture in Los Angeles. She has been listed among the six women who changed the face of LA architecture. Her work is dedicated to the idea that 'everyone should experience strange beauty everyday' and her designs include Beats By Dre headquarters in Culver City - dubbed as one of the coolest offices in the world. She is author of Bohemian Modern: Living in Silver Lake. Barbara Bestor is in Aotearoa for 'in:situ 2017' - the national conference of the New Zealand Institute of Architects.

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Emma Hall - Political theatre

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 11:05:00 +1300

Australian Emma Hall is the writer and performer of the political one-woman comedy We May Have to Choose heading to Auckland Fringe from 21-25 Feb before Wellington Fringe from 2-11 March. We May Have to Choose is a monologue involving a list of declarations about the universe. It has toured Edinburgh, Perth, Brisbane, Adelaide and Melbourne fringe festivals, scooping up eight nominations and three awards.

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Growing up gaysian in Australia

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 10:40:00 +1300

Australian writer Ben Law has explored the problems of growing up gay and Asian in Queensland in the ‘90s in a new TV show. He talks with Wallace Chapman.

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Gene Stone - Surviving Trump

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 10:07:00 +1300

For those who were stunned (or shocked) by the election of Donald J. Trump as President of the USA, author Gene Stone has written a survival guide. It's called The Trump survival guide - everything you need to know about living through what you hoped would never happen. He joins Wallace to talk about why he needed to write this book.

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Andy Ellis - Recording the Dunedin sound

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 09:40:00 +1300

Andy Ellis has been a long time archivist of music in his hometown in Dunedin. During the 80s Andy would take a Sony Walkman to the gigs he went to, and record them. He talks to Wallace about his enormous collection of live recordings from one of the most influential eras in Dunedin music.

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Mediawatch for 12 February 2017

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 09:06:00 +1300

Waitangi: more than just 'media vs marae; political play to get state out of broadcasting; Discount doco breaks ground online; Star presenter's flying visit and fawning fans.

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Enrique Morones - Border Angels

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 08:40:00 +1300

After all the talk of building a wall between Mexico and the USA - Wallace speaks to Enrique Morones who is part of Border Angels - a group that provides water to those crossing the border in temperatures of up to 49 degrees celsius.

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Insight: Rescuing NZ's fresh water

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 08:12:00 +1300

Philippa Tolley checks out if enough is being done to clean-up the country’s lakes and rivers.

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First time candidates: Tim van de Molen

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 07:47:00 +1300

In the first of a regular series of profiles of first-time candidates in the upcoming general election Wallace speaks to Tim van de Molen - the National Party candidate in the Waikato electorate.

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A harbinger for the election

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 07:35:00 +1300

Parties were painted as serial moaners and ‘stuck in the stone-age’ as insults flew thick and fast in the first week back at Parliament.

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Still fighting for equal pay

Sun, 12 Feb 2017 07:10:00 +1300

Despite years of campaigning the pay gap between men and women remains 12 percent. Prue Hyman is a feminist economist who has spent decades researching gender inequality and advocating solutions.

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'We are not going to let the populists run amok' - United Future

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 13:02:00 +1300

United Future leader Peter Dunne promotes globalism and tackles immigration in the debate on the Prime Minister's Statement.

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'It is extraordinary what we have achieved' - ACT

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 13:01:00 +1300

The ACT Party's David Seymour reminds the House of his accomplishments as the sole MP for ACT and predicts the end of Winston Peter's political career during the debate on the Prime Minister's Statement.

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'Paddles up, get ready to roll!' - Maori Party

Fri, 10 Feb 2017 13:00:00 +1300

The Maori Party's Te Ururoa Flavell hits back at criticism from New Zealand First leader Winston Peters during the debate of the Prime Minister's Statement.

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Aroha and Attacks: The House of Two Halves

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 22:35:00 +1300

Aroha from NZ’s newest MP, improved powers for wildlife officers, and more talk on housing.

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'Help is on its way' - NZ First

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 22:19:00 +1300

The National Party and its coalition partner the Maori Partner come under fire as New Zealand First leader Winston Peters debates the Prime Minister's Statement.

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'We've got the vibe and they've got the shivers' - Greens

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 19:55:00 +1300

The Green Party co-leader James Shaw challenges the Prime Minister's Statement and pushes a Labour-Greens government as the best option.

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'Never afraid of hard decisions' - Labour

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 19:54:00 +1300

Labour leader Andrew Little rejects the Prime Minister's Statement of confidence and makes a pitch for a new government.

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'Confident, stable, and focused' - PM

Thu, 09 Feb 2017 19:53:00 +1300

Prime Minister Bill English delivers his Statement presenting the current government as the best electoral option and asks for the continued support of the House.  

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The Minor Parties First Election Stoush

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 22:35:00 +1300

In Parliament the minor party leaders marked out their election position during the first debate.

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'Deep aroha' and 'practical, real world change'

Wed, 08 Feb 2017 19:49:00 +1300

Newly elected MP for Mt Roskill, Michael Wood speaks on housing, demagogues, and aroha for all in his maiden speech to Parliament.

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A Head to Head to Start the Year

Tue, 07 Feb 2017 22:35:00 +1300

The Prime Minister kicks off a fierce election-year debate by asking the House for its support.

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Producing Prince in the heady '80s

Sun, 05 Feb 2017 11:10:00 +1300

Susan Rogers looks back at working with Prince for five extraordinarily productive years in the '80s.

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"The golden age of ignorance"

Sun, 05 Feb 2017 10:32:00 +1300

Stanford science historian Professor Robert Proctor is an expert in ignorance, in fact he believes we’re living in a “golden age of ignorance”

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Carla Houkamau and Heather Came - Waitangi

Sun, 05 Feb 2017 10:10:00 +1300

Dr Carla Houkamau and Dr Heather Came discuss some of the issues surrounding Waitangi Day.

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Simone Hunter - Crowdfunding

Sun, 05 Feb 2017 09:37:00 +1300

Crowd-funding sites are fast becoming the way that people with a project fundraise. The arts crowdfunding platform Boosted reached a milestone recently raising over 3 million dollars - Wallace speaks to Boosted manager Simone Hunter and two artists the crowdfunding venture has helped, Jess Holley Bates and Dominic Hoey.

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Greg Fleming - E is for economics

Sun, 05 Feb 2017 08:37:00 +1300

AMP Capital's Head of Investment Strategy, Greg Fleming, outlines the eight E's of investing in 2017. How will elections, the elderly and electronic commerce affect your money?

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Insight: Rodeo - A Dusty Feud

Sun, 05 Feb 2017 08:12:00 +1300

A cruel form of entertainment, or a community event showcasing farming skills? Reporter Paloma Migone visits some of the country's rodeos to find out how they tick. 

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Kingi Kiriona - Hip hop haka

Sun, 05 Feb 2017 07:46:00 +1300

Kingi Kiriona is co-founder of Hamilton-based kapa haka group Te Iti Kahurangi. He speaks with Wallace about the release of their new album which blends hip hop and techo with kapa haka.

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David Geary - a Kiwi north of the border

Sun, 05 Feb 2017 07:35:00 +1300

David Geary is a Kiwi playwright based in Vancouver. He joins Wallace to discuss Canada's response to Donald Trump, this week's mass shooting in Quebec, the passing of a respected Native Canadian leader, and the politics of the Super Bowl.

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The Trump presidency and its international implications

Sun, 05 Feb 2017 07:10:00 +1300

President Donald Trump's travel ban on the citizens of seven muslim-majority countries has dominated headlines around the globe this week. Canadian-born economist Eric Crampton, Negar Partow - a senior lecturer at Massey University's Centre for Defence and Security Studies, and Paul Buchanan - a former intelligence analyst for the US government and regular commentator on international affairs join Wallace to discuss the likely international implications of the Trump presidency.

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Dave Eringa and Guy Massey - The Producers

Sun, 29 Jan 2017 11:12:00 +1300

World-class music producers Guy Massey and Dave Eringa have been in NZ to teach a masterclass. They talk about working with Oasis, re-mastering The Beatles and how they started out.

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Joe Porter - Wellington Sevens

Sun, 29 Jan 2017 11:07:00 +1300

RNZ sports reporter, Joe Porter, gives us an update on all the action from the Wellington Sevens tournament.

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Jack Hooker - World Music

Sun, 29 Jan 2017 10:35:00 +1300

Wellington musician Jack Hooker joins Wallace in studio to talk about his latest projects - compositions that span a diverse range from wall-of-sound electronic music, to instrumental acoustic guitar music, to Indonesian Gamelan.

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Devorah Heitner - keeping digital natives safe

Sun, 29 Jan 2017 10:10:00 +1300

Apps like Instagram and Snapchat can be both a positive place and a daunting and unsafe place for young people. What role should parents play in their kids' social media worlds?

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Saroo Brierley - The Real-Life 'Lion'

Sun, 29 Jan 2017 09:40:00 +1300

The film 'Lion,' starring Dev Patel and Nicole Kidman, has garnered six Oscar nominations and is proving popular at the box office. The man behind the real-life story, Saroo Brierley, joins Wallace to talk about his epic journey to find his family.

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Julian McCurdy - Urban Beehives

Sun, 29 Jan 2017 08:40:00 +1300

Beehives in the suburbs are becoming more and more popular. Julian McCurdy joins Wallace to talk about the explosion in backyard apiary and how demand for beehives is far outweighing supply.

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Julie Hill - a Kiwi south of the border

Sun, 29 Jan 2017 07:43:00 +1300

Journalist and writer Julie Hill joins Wallace from Mexico to discuss how the election of Donald Trump is being viewed on the south side of the border.

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The political year ahead - a panel discussion

Sun, 29 Jan 2017 07:10:00 +1300

Fran O'Sullivan, New Zealand Herald columnist and Head of Business for NZME, Business Desk's Pattrick Smellie, and writer and trade unionist Morgan Godfery join Wallace to discuss the political year ahead.

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