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The Sampler Summit: Leonard Cohen

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 19:30:00 +1300

Nick Bollinger convenes a Sampler Summit to discuss Leonard Cohen's You Want It Darker with Hollie Fullbrook, Steve Abel and Kim Hill.

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Fonterra launches internal review over milk seller rules

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 07:10:00 +1300

Fonterra has launched an internal review after people in China were arrested for on-selling milk powder that was past its Best By date and should have been destroyed.

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Sports News for 25 October 2016

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 07:06:00 +1300

An update from the team at RNZ Sport.

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Morning Markets for 25 October 2016

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 06:58:00 +1300

A brief update of movements in the financial sector.

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NZ Post investing in innovative R&D for long-term profits

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 06:50:00 +1300

New Zealand Post has launched a national trial using a mobile workforce app, developed by GeoOp, as part of a stepped up effort to innovate and give customers what they really want.

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Angel fund investment bounces back 17 percent

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 06:49:00 +1300

Angel fund investment has rebounded 17 percent in the first half this year, after a dip from the highs of 2013 and 2014.

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Australian online gaming companies seek merger

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 06:48:00 +1300

Australia's online gambling companies are consolidating in a bid to stave off the competition.

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Sky City confident revenue will rise after first quarter fall

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 06:47:00 +1300

The casino operator, Sky City Entertaiment, is expecting revenue to pick up over the rest of the year, despite ongoing weakness in the high roller business.

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Is the 8-hour working day redundant?

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 06:44:00 +1300

To many, Labour Day means just a long weekend rather than its original intent of marking the right to work just 8 hours a day. But with recent struggles to secure minimum working hours for fast-food workers, and junior doctors striking over long working weeks, Eva Corlett asks: Is the 8-hour working day redundant?

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First three-way kidney exchange a huge success - Coleman

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 06:41:00 +1300

Minister of Health Jonathan Coleman says the country's first three way kidney exchange is a huge success. He spoke to our health correspondent Karen Brown.

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Expired NZ milk powder repackaged for sale in China

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 06:38:00 +1300

Fonterra is working to trace how almost three hundred tonnes of expired milk powder that was repackaged and sold illegally in China. Police in China arrested 19 people over the weekend in relation to the scam by the company Jiang Di International Trade.

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Early Business News for 25 October 2016

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 06:20:00 +1300

A brief update of movements in the financial sector.

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'Deeply ashamed' by treatment of asylum seekers

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 06:18:00 +1300

The Australian Senate Inquiry into allegations of abuse, self-harm and neglect of asylum seekers has heard that many Australians are deeply ashamed of how their government treats asylum seekers.

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Fonterra's premium status makes it vulnerable, says expert

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 06:08:00 +1300

Fonterra is reviewing its rules for milk powder resellers in China, after 19 people were arrested for on-selling milk powder that should have been thrown out. David Mahon, the chief executive at Mahon China, says Fonterra's whole milk powder is the gold standard in China, where it's the best quality and price, which makes it vulnerable to counterfeit.

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Sports News for 25 October 2016

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 06:06:00 +1300

An update from the team at RNZ Sport.

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Dateline Pacific morning edition for 25 October 2016

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 06:05:00 +1300

A social agency says Australians are deeply ashamed of the govts treatment of asylum seekers; There is a push against phosphate mining in French Polynesia; Questions are being raised about the legality of the Fiji National Fire Authority's in-house union; There are calls for an investigation into the leadership of the resigned head of Fiji Sugar; And a Tokelauan leaders says survival of a language starts in the home.

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Australians ashamed of asylum seeker policy

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 06:04:00 +1300

Many Australians are deeply ashamed of how their government treats asylum seekers, according to a social agency.

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Push against phosphate mining in French Polynesia

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 06:03:00 +1300

A petition has been launched to stop an Australian company from restarting phosphate mining on French Polynesia's Makatea atoll.

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Survival of a language starts in the home - Tokelauan leader

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 06:00:00 +1300

The home and church are being promoted as places to help the endangered Tokelauan language survive.

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Nashville Babylon 24 October 2016

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 23:00:00 +1300

This week on Nashville Babylon Mark features tracks from Bob Dylan, birthday boy Chuck Berry, The Hanging Stars, Patsy Cline and Peter Bruntnell. Plus he drops classics from Muddy Waters and Little Walter to mark the passing of Chess Records founder Phil Chess.

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Equal pay? Not for women of colour

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 21:00:00 +1300

According to Statistics NZ, women from our Pacifika communities will earn the least in our country, on average only 67% of what a Pakeha male might earn. Gender inequity is a global issue but how does inequity specifically affect our M & M's (Minorities within the Minorities) - women from our ethnic communities in New Zealand? At the National Gender Equality Conference in Wellington Lynda Chanwai-Earle hears from outspoken community leaders on issues ranging from pay inequity to domestic violence and pornography.

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Dateline Pacific evening edition for 24 October 2016

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 16:05:00 +1300

A refugee advocate says a secrecy exemption should extend to Nauru teachers; Questions over the Fiji National Fire Authority's in-house union; Call for Fiji Sugar head to face investigation; A 'Youth Bulge' described as a threat to stability in the Pacfic; And the Cook Islands tries to entice workers to fill a labour shortage.

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Questions over Fiji National Fire Authority's in-house union

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 16:03:00 +1300

The Fiji Public Service Association says firefighters have been coerced into joining an "in-house" union by the National Fire Authority; and that the Registrar of Trade Unions has been hampering their attempts to hold the NFA to account on the matter.

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Call for Fiji Sugar head to face investigation

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 16:02:00 +1300

An opposition politician in Fiji wants the resigning head of the sugar corporation to face an investigation into his management practices.

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Scenes from Childhood - Scene 4

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 13:45:00 +1300

Is a love of music passed down through the family?

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Scenes from Childhood - Scene 3

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 13:30:00 +1300

Figaro, Figaro, Figaro - introducing children to opera

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Scenes from Childhood - Scene 1

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 13:01:00 +1300

What makes a child persevere with an instrument?

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Scenes from Childhood - 1 to 4

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 13:00:00 +1300

Cynthia Morahan and Clarissa Dunn look at some of the ways children experience classical music in Aotearoa.

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Dateline Pacific morning edition for 24 October 2016

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 06:05:00 +1300

A refugee advocate says a secrecy exemption should extend to Nauru teachers; Calls to address a 'youth bulge' to avoid future unrest; The Cook Islands tries to entice workers to fill a labour shortage; A new restaurant hopes to change negative stereotypes about Pacific cuisine; And, two organisations combine resources to help coconut farmers.

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Secrecy exemption should extend to Nauru teachers

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 06:04:00 +1300

Doctors are now exempt from prosecution should they speak publicly about Nauru and Manus but teachers are still under threat.

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Calls to address 'youth bulge' to avoid unrest

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 06:03:00 +1300

Civil unrest could grip the Pacific unrest unless more is done to occupy the region's growing youth population.

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Cooks hopes NZ labourers will be attracted to the country

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 06:02:00 +1300

The Cook Islands Government brings in permits to entice New Zealand building labourers to consider six months of work there.

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Pacific cuisine fine dining to change negative stereotypes

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 06:01:00 +1300

A new pacific business venture hopes to change negative stereotypes around traditional pacific dishes often seen as unhealthy.

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EU and SPC helping Pacific small coconut growers

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 06:00:00 +1300

Efforts are being made to improve the productivity of small coconut producers around the Pacific.

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Jock McEwen – pākeha kaumatua

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 18:06:00 +1300

"There’s got to be something special about that person that they can find that space amongst our people” - Te Ururoa Flavell on historian, linguist and master carver Jock McEwen, who died in 2010.

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Sun, 23 Oct 2016 17:00:00 +1300

William Dart surveys the recording career of Freakwater, the alt-country band from Louisville, Kentucky fronted by Janet Bean and Catherine Irwin, including their recent release Scheherazade.

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Irene Gardiner

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 14:55:00 +1300

Irene Gradiner is along for another selection of Screen Gems, today her theme is "Miscarriages of Justice"

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Gina Cole

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 14:50:00 +1300

Fijian Kiwi family lawyer and writer Gina Cole writes about the impact on Fijians of military dictatorship, life for child sweatshop workers and a man lost on a glacier, in her debut short story collection Black Ice Matter. She reads for us and explains the story behind the story.

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Elliot: Ropemakers

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 14:40:00 +1300

For generations ropemakers used to walk for kilometres, up and down a long, low, narrow factory in Dunedin, overseeing machines producing long ropes for tugs and other boats. The Donneghies rope factory opened in 1876. Karen Elliot is on the show to discuss the history and heritage of ropemaking.

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Interrupted Cadences - JC Bach

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 14:00:00 +1300

John Drummond explores critical moments in the history of Western music when things might well have turned out differently. When Mozart arrived in London at the age of eight he needed someone to teach him composition. How did JC Bach happen to be there, ready to provide exactly what was needed?

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Sleep Concert

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 13:50:00 +1300

We catch up with Jeremy Myall after playing nine hours of concert music with Kent Macpherson and Yotam Levy. 'To Sleep' is the second longest piece of music in history.

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Frances Fellows

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 13:33:00 +1300

For 50 years, the University of Otago has offered artists a chance to concentrate on their work for a year, by offering a stipend, gallery and accommodation. Former Frances fellows Marte Szirmay, Denis O'Connor and Seraphine Pick join Lynn Freeman.  

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Filmmaker Rob Sarkies

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 12:50:00 +1300

Rob Sarkies directed Into the Blue about the Aramoana tragedy, the telemovie The Louise Nicholas Story about a woman fighting for justice, and most recently Jean - a biopic about the aviatrix Jean Batten.

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First Lady Mayor

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 12:30:00 +1300

Leslie Lewis worked on both the Bastion Point documentary and the restoration of the second oldest surviving film in New Zealand The First Lady Mayor, which was filmed in 1900. She had to do a lot of detective work on The First Lady Mayor, as well as working with a very fragile master copy.

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Bastion Point revisited

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 12:30:00 +1300

The 1980 documentary no broadcaster dared to screen and the police once tried to confiscate is about to be screened publicly for the first time.

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Kingi Snelgar - Standing tall at Standing Rock

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 11:32:00 +1300

Kingi Snelgar is a world champion bison chip (that's poo to you and me) thrower. He's also a lawyer and Harvard University graduate. He's just back from Standing Rock, North Dakota, in the US where Native Americans have gathered in their thousands to try and stop an oil pipeline being built.

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Moana Jackson - a new constitution for Aotearoa

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 11:06:00 +1300

On Waitangi Day this year Matiki Mai Aotearoa - the independent working group on constitutional transformation - launched its report: He Whakaaro Here Whakaumu Mo Aotearoa. It is the culmination of years of work and more than 250 hui involving literally thousands of people. Its recommendations are far reaching and radical. Moana Jackson is the report's convenor.

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Andrew Fagan - Mockers reuniting

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 10:42:00 +1300

Kiwi group The Mockers are set to reunite for a 30 year anniversary tour next year. Frontman Andrew Fagan joins Wallace to talk about the band's success in the '80s and what we can expect next year - three decades on from its heyday.

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From school halls to beer barns: Australian rock

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 10:07:00 +1300

Lucy Desoto, a self-described rock chick, has put together a colourful and detailed book on the history of Australian rock music - Australia Rocks! She goes back to the origins of rock in music halls of the 1950s through to the massive beer hall extravaganzas of recent times.

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Murdoch, Munro and media

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 09:40:00 +1300

Sharon Murdoch is the first woman to have a regular cartooning spot in a New Zealand newspaper and this year became Cartoonist of the Year at the 2016 media awards. You can see her work in the Sunday Star Times and The Press and you also might be familiar with Munro the crossword cat who runs in the Fairfax daily papers. Sharon has just released a book of her work with commentary from art historian Melinda Johnston – Murdoch.

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Huk justice backed by hacks without facts

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 09:11:00 +1300

The Tribal Huk gang's promise to drive the drug P out of Ngaruawahia caught the imagination of the media and won praise from pundits. But did they know what they were actually applauding?

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Mediawatch for 23 October 2016

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 09:10:00 +1300

Huk justice backed by hacks without facts; local papers asks for directions; doing business on the BBC in the digital age; need for speed trumps environment

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Local paper asks for directions

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 09:09:00 +1300

The Marlborough Express has warned that it can’t go on as a daily paper forever and it is considering new ideas, including reporting sponsored by readers and printing on fewer days of the week. Could other local papers with sagging sales go the same way?

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Doing the business in the digital age

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 09:08:00 +1300

Shows devoted to business news vanished from our TV screens years ago - because people can get it online anytime and because it's often boring. Mediawatch asks BBC business frontman Ben Thompson if business broadcasting has a future.  

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Need for speed trumps the true cost of raising the limit

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 09:07:00 +1300

Reports of a "surge in support" for a higher speed limit cropped up in the news this week, backed by a big name broadcaster. But the environmental impact and the cost to the public went unmentioned.

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The Oldest Profession: Trailer

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 09:00:00 +1300

The Oldest Profession: A 3 part podcast series peeking inside the sex industry.

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The New Torchlight List: Africa

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 08:40:00 +1300

Jim agrees with Wallace's love for Disgrace, by South African writer J.M. Coetzee - though Jim says Coetzee's "not brilliant". He describes the Cairo trilogy by Egyptian Nobel Prize winner Naguib Mahfouz as "a landmark work". Jim recommends Somalian writer Ayaan Hirsi Ali "for an unparalleled insight into what Islam means for those who interpret the Koran literally". She was subjected to female circumcision at the age of five and over the years turned away from Islam. Jim tells Wallace about the value of entering another culture in a novel: "You only know what human nature is capable of if you read what's happened to it in a variety of societies."

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Insight: Wildlife vs Humans in India

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 08:12:00 +1300

Lynn Freeman returns from India and looks at efforts to quell conflict between people and wildlife.

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Plastic bags: Free or fee?

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 07:47:00 +1300

Green MP Denise Roche has drafted a bill to introduce a levy on single use plastic bags in a bid to reduce the number of bags which are discarded each year. It's part of her war on waste. But ACT Party leader David Seymour says her bill, though well intended, is actually going to cause more harm than good.

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The Week In Parliament for 23 October 2016

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 07:30:00 +1300

House marks the deaths of trade union leader Helen Kelly and King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand; Winston Peters fields questions on his Land Transfer (Foreign Ownership of Land Register) Amendment Bill; Chris Bishop's Financial Assistance for Live Organ Donors Bill passes its second reading reading unopposed; Papawai and Kaikokirikiri Trusts Amendment Bill - a private bill in the name of National's Alastair Scott - completes its committee stage; Debate on Chris Hipkins' Education (Charter Schools Abolition) Amendment Bill interrupted - but not before ACT's David Seymour voices his opposition to it; Outer Space and High-Altitude Activities Bill passes first reading and is sent off to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee; Steven Joyce fields questions about the economy on the Finance Minister's behalf; Winston Peters tries to find out why the Government shunned two pro-democracy movement leaders from Hong Kong; Annette King continues her battle with Health Minister Jonathan Coleman, who runs into trouble with the Speaker; ACT leader David Seymour meanwhile runs into trouble with the Assistant Speaker, Trevor Mallard; Health Select Committee is briefed on developments in monitoring and treating prostate cancer; Primary Production Committee hears submissions on the Food Safety Law Reform Bill - including one from the Soil & Health Association; Labour's Grant Robertson congratulates his party colleague Chris Hipkins on the birth of his first child.

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Professor Ian Reid - The fracture tsunami

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 07:10:00 +1300

Auckland University's Professor Ian Reid was one of those behind ground-breaking studies that revealed vitamin supplements are largely ineffective when it comes to restoring bone density. Now he's warning of an upcoming "fracture tsunami" as New Zealand's population ages.

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The Mixtape: Mel Parsons

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 17:00:00 +1300

Singer-songwriter Mel Parsons makes a mixtape of favourites, and talks about her roots in the shearing sheds of Westport.

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Sat, 22 Oct 2016 15:05:00 +1300

Lesiure, the once mysterious Auckland five-piece that didn't aim to be a band, are now a live band. Yadana Saw speaks with Jaden Parkes and Josh Fountain about the release of the debut, self-titled album.

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Introducing: Hugo Jay

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 14:30:00 +1300

Hugo Jay introduces his track 'Spent'.

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Making babies (in the lab)

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 12:55:00 +1300

Naked Science news with Dr Chris Smith. This week Japanese researchers produce eggs capable of being fertilised and able to produce healthy baby mice in a culture dish using stem cells for the very first time. Also patients with knee injuries get treated using cartilage grown from their own noses.

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Breath-testing for emotions

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 12:45:00 +1300

Researchers in Germany studied nearly 10,000 cinema goers have detected changes in the chemical composition of the movie theatre air which mirrored the audience's reactions to particular scenes.

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The best lawnmower ever?

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 12:35:00 +1300

A buyer's guide to lawnmowers with George Block of And for the first time in 55 years an electric rechargeable mower tops the list, but it will cost you an arm and a leg!

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Faster, faster, faster: broadband changes

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 12:25:00 +1300

Tech correspondent Peter Griffin with an update on local broadband services, with changes and offers announced this week that could affect you.

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Solid shampoo: taking the water out of toiletries

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 12:15:00 +1300

Brianne West of Ethique is trying to take some of the water out of your bathroom, by dehydrating cosmetics, toiletries and beauty products.

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This Way Up for Saturday 22 October 2016

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 12:01:00 +1300

Taking the water out of beauty products, broadband update and latest offers, the best lawnmowers, breath testing for emotion and science news (eggs from stem cells and knee cartilage repair).

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Listener Feedback to Saturday 22 October 2016

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 11:55:00 +1300

Kim Hill reads messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme of 22 October 2016.

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Kate De Goldi and Susan Paris: creating an Annual

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 11:40:00 +1300

Kim Hill talks to Wellington writer Kate De Goldi, whose most recent novel, From the Cutting Room of Barney Kettle won the junior fiction category at the 2016 Book Awards for Children and Young Adults, and Susan Paris, who has written more than forty chapter books for the educational market, and has edited the School Journal for ten years. Together, they are editors of Annual, a miscellany of commissioned New Zealand writing for children aged nine to twelve.

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Anna Coddington: motherhood and music

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 11:05:00 +1300

Kim Hill talks to Auckland singer and songwriter Anna Coddington, who has been nominated for the APRA Silver Scroll four times since 2010, and is a regular collaborator on the Fly My Pretties projects. Her just-released third album, Luck/Time, took her four years to complete, and she is going on tour with her four-piece band to play shows in Auckland, Mount Maunganui, Christchurch and Wellington.

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Art with Mary Kisler: art travel serendipity

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 10:40:00 +1300

Kim Hill talks to Mary Kisler, Senior Curator, Mackelvie Collection, International Art, at the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki. She discusses the role of serendipity when travelling, discussing a selection of chance encounters with buildings and artworks, old and new, while researching in Europe recently.

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Bill Bailey: travel and entertainment

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 10:06:00 +1300

Kim Hill talks to British comedian and musician Bill Bailey, whose new show, Larks in Transit, is a compendium of tales from his twenty years as a travelling entertainer. He is visiting New Zealand for shows in Christchurch, Invercargill, Dunedin, Wellington, and Auckland.

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Alison McCulloch: post-natal depression

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 09:10:00 +1300

Research indicates about 15% of mothers suffer from this serious health issue, but it often go undetected and untreated, says investigative journalist Alison McCulloch. She's just published a large multimedia investigation into post-natal depression In collaboration with and

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Nicky Dunne: free books for life

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 08:44:00 +1300

Kim Hill talks to Nicky Dunne, manager of Heywood Hill, an independent bookstore in London that is marking its 80th anniversary with the world's first lifetime literary prize. The Library of a Lifetime Prize Raffle closes at midnight on Monday 31 October 2016, with the winner receiving a new hardback book every month for the rest of their life.

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Ian Gawler: Treating cancer with nutrition and meditation

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 08:11:00 +1300

Kim Hill talks to Dr Ian Gawler, one of Australia's most experienced authorities on mind-body medicine and meditation. He and his wife, Dr Ruth Gawler, are visiting New Zealand to run a meditation course in the Coromandel and a residential programme in Wanaka for people affected by cancer.

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Tagata o te Moana for 22 October 2016

Sat, 22 Oct 2016 08:10:00 +1300

A survey backs calls for New Zealand to speak up over Nauru human rights concerns; Fiji's DPP says no charges for prominent people arrested and detained; The Cook Islands are rocked by a multiple shooting; Pacific people lead the push for Papuan decolonisation; The EU and the Cooks formalise a controversial fishing deal; PNG struggles to change a sorcery mindset; PNG struggles to change sorcery mindset; Norfolk Islands finds a champion in Pauline Hanson; Niueans work to revive dying language.

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