Labour Day for Monday 27 October 2008
9:06 Tribute to Sir Edmund Hillary
9:10 Jock Phillips
Historian and Editor of Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand. Jock is also the author of A man's country? and other published works in New Zealand history. Jock talks about his view of significant New Zealanders beginning with the advent of the Maori.
9:30 Dame Cath Tizard
Former Governor-General and Mayor of Auckland brings her selections of New Zealanders she admires and who have made a difference.
9:40 Jessie Casson
Author of Champions - ordinary New Zealanders doing extra-ordinary things.
9:45 Hamish Keith
Arts consultant, media writer, broadcaster and author of a number of art and social history publications with his perspective on the New Zealanders who have played a significant role in shaping our art.
10:06 Significant Writers
Noel Murphy the NZ Book Council CEO, author and former Book Council President Chris Else and distinguished author Owen Marshall along with novelist and critic Paula Morris offer their views on our most notable writers.
10:30 Film Makers
Film Producer Kerry Robins and Radio New Zealand Film Critic Simon Morris herald their heroes and bring us their selections of the films and actors they believe have most influenced our industry.
10:40 Matt Truman
The President of Canteen talks about his own experiences in dealing with cancer and offers his own particular views on the people that have most influenced him
11:06 Keith Stewart
Historian, wine connoisseur and raconteur explains his choice of heroes.
11:18 Keith Quinn
The Grand Old Man of Sports Commentary argues for his three greatest icons….choices that may well surprise you!
11:28 Barry Maister
NZ Olympic Committee Secretary-General tackles the subject of our sporting heroes over the years…
11:38 Sophie Pascoe
NZ Paralympic superstar talks about being a role model, her Beijing experience and the challenges she overcame on her very individual path to the top.
11:45 Sir Murray Halberg
The man who succeeded Sir Edmund Hillary as a member of the Order of New Zealand talks about Sir Ed. and about how we can encourage emerging heroes.