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Our First Foreign War

21 Apr 2021

We're joined by author Nigel Robsonn who, his new book, Our First Foreign War, looks at the social impacts of the often overlooked South African war, particularly on NZ's blossoming national identity. He even makes the assertion that it was here, rather than the battlefields of World War I that the Anzac spirit had its… Audio

Wednesday 21 April 2021

 

7:12 Our First Foreign War

We're joined by author Nigel Robsonn who, his new book, Our First Foreign War, looks at the social impacts of the often overlooked South African war, particularly on NZ's blossoming national identity. He even makes the assertion that it was here, rather than the battlefields of World War I that the Anzac spirit had its genesis. 

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Photo: Massey University Press

7:30  At The Movies

On At The Movies,  Simon Morris looks at the would-be blockbuster Tom and Jerry The Movie, as well as two smaller Oscar-hopefuls currently on Netflix: The White Tiger (up for Best Adapted Screenplay) and Love and Monsters (Visual Effects).

8:10 The Hump

The Hump is our Wednesday night Quiz Night where we take a dive into the archives of Nga Taonga Sound and Vision for some audio gems and we want to see if you can identify them.

Tonight's prize is a book from exhibition H.O.G (or House of Goth) the name of a villa in Palmerston North that became the home base for many members of that city's counter culture in the 1990s and 2000s.

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Photo: House of Goth

8:15 Dateline Pacific

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Photo: RNZ

RNZ Pacific's daily current affairs programme covering the major Pacific stories of the week, with background and reaction from the people making the news.

8:30 Window on The World 

Soldiers returning from the line of duty with injuries affecting sexual performance are universal to all militaries around the world, but Israeli psychologist Dr Ronit Aloni set about making hers the only nation that offers a unique therapeutic approach to restoring the sexuality of their troops as a matter of course. 

Mature man sitting alone on bed, looking out window (Photo by Eric Audras / AltoPress / PhotoAlto via AFP)

Photo: Eric Audras / Altopress

9:07 Black Sheep

We kick off a four part documentary on Sir George Grey from RNZ's Black Sheep podcast.  

George Grey served twice as Governor of Aotearoa in the mid-19th Century. He's most famous for launching the Waikato War, by far the largest conflict of the New Zealand Wars.  In this first episode, our host William Ray looks at Grey's early life and career. How he rose through the ranks of the British Army to become Governor of South Australia when he was still in his 20s - the youngest Governor in the entire British Empire. 

 Governor George Grey

Governor George Grey Photo: National Library

9:30 Quiz Answer

We find out who is tonight's quiz whiz

9:40 Champions of the Pacific

Koro Vaka'uta and Vinnie Wyle are here with Champions of the Pacific. A ni-Vanuatu beach volleyball champion on juggling life as a mother, athlete and, hopefully later this year, an Olympian, America's Pacific community are dancing their way to fitness and well-being and a Fijian rugby league fanatic is trying to revive the sport in Austria.

Vanuatu beach volleyball star Miller Pata.

Vanuatu beach volleyball star Miller Pata. Photo: Supplied/Marius Metois

10:17 Lately

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Lately with Karyn Hay is a late night radio show on RNZ National, with an eye on live events, an ear for music, a great sense of humour and a genuine interest in people and their stories.

11:07 Inside Out

After 11, on Inside out, Nick Tipping features Hard Bop greats Horace Silver, Cannonball Adderley and Kenny Burrell - plus tunes from German hard bop pianist Jutta Hipp.

Horace Silver

Horace Silver Photo: supplied