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Thursday 30 November 2023
1:15 First wahine waka master builder
Ngāti Kurī iwi in the Far North is celebrating its first wahine master waka builder, Hine Waitai-Dye.
Waitai-Dye is well known throughout the waka-building world, having been taught by famed master builder Tā Hekenukumai Busby and has spent years honing her skills all around the world.
She speaks to Jesse.
1:25 Te Horo Kilns opening to artists and the public
The Te Horo Kilns are set to open in December, and expected to be a destination spot for artists and visitors alike, on the Kapiti Coast.
The historic kilns were formerly known as the Mirek Smíšek kilns, named after their builder the prominent ceramic artist who played a massive role in New Zealands art scene over his lifetime.
Jane Manthel is the co-chair of 'The Mirek Smíšek Arts Trust', she speaks to Jesse.
1:35 'Uber Nan' spreading joy in Hamilton
Hamilton uber driver Shelley Winiana doesn't just get people where they want to go, she drops them off with a side of homemade cookies too.
The seventy year old took up uber driving five years ago, as a retiree after a career as an office manager for an engineering company.
Hamiltons Uber nan, Shelley Winiana, speaks to Jesse.
1:45 Great album: Harry's House by Harry Styles
Today's link 3 winner will get a vinyl copy of Harry's House by Harry Styles - perhaps a lovely gift for a family member this Christmas if it's not your cup of tea and you're the lucky winner today.
2:10 Music Critic: Colin Morris
Today Colin talks to Jesse about music from Jesse Colter and Steely Dan.
2:25 NZ Sporting History: Julia Ratcliffe
For NZ Sporting history today we look back on the career of Julia Ratcliffe.
With the hammer throw as her chosen event she won three Commonwealth Games medals including gold in 2018.
In January she announced her retirement from the sport. She speaks to Jesse about her sport and what's next for her.
3:10 Link 3
3:15 Solving the World's Problems with Simon Wilson
Today NZ Herald senior writer Simon Wilson looks at the suggestion to build a gondola network to help ease traffic woes around Aotearoa.
3:20 History with Dr Grant Morris: Is this really the "most right-wing government" in recent NZ history?
Some commentators have described the new coalition government as the "most right-wing" in NZ for a long time. Is this true? What does "left-wing" and "right-wing" even mean? Today historian Dr Grant Morris looks at these claims and terms in historical context.
3:35 Spoken Feature BBC Witness
In 2000, the pioneering underwater archaeologist Franck Goddio made one of the greatest ever submerged discoveries.
He found evidence that the remains he had found off the coast of Egypt were from Thonis-Heracleion, an ancient Egyptian port lost without trace.