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Bringing Back Buck: Sir Buck Shelford

7 Jun 2021

He's still known as one toughest men ever to pull on the All Blacks jersey and when the selectors replaced him, the rugby-loving public weren't at all happy. Sir Buck Shelford led 14 consecutive test victories as Captain playing from 1985, and eventually retired in 2001. He is recognised for bringing the mana back to… Audio

Monday 7 June 2021

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8:10 Groundbreaking Court of Appeal decision imminent in Samoa

The leaders of Samoa's two main parties are due to meet again today, in the latest bid to end a political deadlock that's lasted nearly a month.  Fiame Naomi Mata'afa and Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi held a secret meeting last Thursday about the transition to a new government.  To find out more about what it means. RNZPacific correspondent, Autagavaia Tipi Autagavaia joins Karyn Hay to explain what's expected today.

Judges of Samoa Court of Appeal

Judges of Samoa Court of Appeal Photo: RNZ Autagavaia Tipi Autagavaia


8:13 Cricket: Black Caps at Lord's

The first cricket test between the Black Caps and England at Lord's has ended in a draw.  The New Zealand captain Kane Williamson declared their second innings at 169 for 6 at lunch on day five to set England a victory target of 273. However the hosts never looked like they were batting for anything other than a draw, with England finishing the final day on 170 for 3. The second test starts in Birmingham on Thursday. RNZ's Joe Porter is in to chat about how it went.

Tim Southee celebrates another England wicket.

Tim Southee celebrates another England wicket. Photo: Photosport


8:16 Harry, Meghan welcome daughter, Lilibet Diana

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have announced the birth of their second child, a baby girl, born in a hospital in Santa Barbara, in California, weighing 3.5 kilos. Royal correspondent Victoria Arbiter has the latest.

Prince Harry and Meghan, Duke and Duchess of Sussex, attend a reception at Government House in Melbourne on October 18, 2018.

Photo: AFP / Julian Smith


8:30 What constitutes 'processed food'?

If you pride yourself on eating wholefoods, or food that's labelled natural or artisan, the idea of processed food can be anathema. You may even be less than enthusiastic over freeze-dried or rehydrated or even tinned food. Is there an international standard for the definition of processed food and should there be? Professor Monique Raats is Director of the UK's Food, Consumer Behaviour and Health Research Centre and a professor at the University of Surrey. She specialises in public health and behavioural nutrition research and has led many projects in nutrition labelling, maternal and child behavioural nutrition, the behavioural nutrition of older people.

Professor Monique Raats

Professor Monique Raats Photo: University of Surrey


8:45 Sergeant Andy Brooke: A life of Search and Rescue

Sergeant Andy Brooke from Palmerston North has been been a police officer for 40 years and has been involved with Search and Rescue since 2004.
He is Chairman of the Palmerston North Search and Rescue Group and been the Officer in Charge of the Manawatu Police Search and Rescue Squad since 2008 and was a founding member of Outdoor Training New Zealand which co-ordinates volunteers training for the general population including young people preparing for their Duke of Edinburgh's Hillary Award  expeditions. Sergeant Brooke has been awarded the Queen's Service Medal for services to search and rescue.

Sgt Andy Brooke demonstrates a Wandersearch radio and antenna to members of the Horowhenua SAR group.

Sgt Andy Brooke demonstrates a Wandersearch radio and antenna to members of the Horowhenua SAR group. Photo: Supplied


9:07 Bringing Back Buck: Sir Buck Shelford

He's still known as one toughest men ever to pull on the All Blacks jersey and when the selectors replaced him, the rugby-loving public weren't at all happy. Sir Buck Shelford led 14 consecutive test victories as Captain playing from 1985, and eventually retired in 2001.  He is recognised for bringing the mana back to the All Black haka and for that record-setting number of test-victories.  But the honour also comes for his work promoting mens health, especially Maori men, suicide prevention, child cancer, housing for the disabled, the RSA, te Reo Maori and of course rugby.

All Black captain Wayne Shelford leads the haka at the 1st international rugby union test between the All Blacks and Argentina at Carisbrook, Dunedin New Zealand, on Saturday 15 July, 1989.

All Black captain Wayne "Buck" Shelford leads the haka before a match against Argentina in Dunedin in 1989. Photo: PHOTOSPORT


9:29  Moriori and the national history curriculum

From next year New Zealand history will become part of the core curriculum for primary and secondary schools including kura will also be encouraged to teach local histories
The draft content was tested in a small number of schools in term 4 last year, and this year the ministry sought input from all schools and the public. The public consultation closed on May 31st. Moriori from Rekohu/Chatham Islands are worried that their story may be ignored. The Hokotehi Moriori Trust say the historical record needs to be corrected in schools; Moriori are not Māori, they are the indigenous people of Rekohu Chatham Islands with their own language, customs, and traditions, with a 600-year history of peace-keeping that is probably unparalleled anywhere in the world. Kiwa Hammond descends from early Moriori, is an author and former lecturer in Maori studies at Victoria University, and is leading the re-emergence of "ta re Moriori" the Moriori language.


10:08 Sir Grahame Sydney - Knighted for services to art

Many people say Central Otago painter Grahame Sydney is New Zealand's greatest living painter. His works are in all major New Zealand art galleries, Elton John has one, the Government gifted one to Nelson Mandela. Grahame Sydney himself has a folder full of people wanting one of his works.  Grahame Sydney is a founding member of the Central Otago Wildling Conifer Control Group, campaigning to clear the wilding pines, and the successful 'Save Central' campaign. Today, he becomes Sir Grahame Sydney - recognised for his services to art.


10:21 The Little Book of Sleep with Dr Sarb Johal In clinical psychologist Dr Sarb Johal's recently published "Little Book of Sleep" he went through the biggest search engines in the world: Google, You Tube and Amazon and compiled a list of the most popular questions people were asking about sleep in April 2021 and then he answered them. "How important is sleep?" How can I sleep better?" How can I sleep better after drinking alcohol?" and answers them all. It's the first in a series of three books: the next two are expected to be on burnout and selfcare and climate anxiety.

The Little Book of Sleep - Dr Sarb Johal

The Little Book of Sleep - Dr Sarb Johal Photo: Dr Sarb Johal


10:42 Sleep apps reviewed

Te Aorewa Rolleston reviews sleep apps and chats to Karyn about how many different kinds there are, including some of the more intriguing aids people use to get off to the land of nod.

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10:50 Dr Graeme Downes - MNZM for services to music

Graeme is a rock musician who founded the Verlaines in Dunedin in 1981, at the heart of what came to be known as the Dunedin sound - along with Toy Love, The Chills, The Clean, Straitjacket Fits and many others. Graeme has a classical background - his PhD was in the symphonies of Mahler. He went on to an academic career at Otago University teaching band performance, songwriting, analysis, music theory, seminal works and more. A new limited edition Verlaines double-album on vinyl, Dunedin Spleen, was recently released and swiftly sold out. Graeme has become a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in the Queen's Birthday Honours List.

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11:05 Dame Hinewehi Mohi - Services to Māori, music and television

One of those to become a Dame in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours list is being recognised for her massive contribution to Māori, music and television. She has overcome the challenges thrown her way with determination, beauty, selflessness and grace. Dame Hinewehi Mohi who is of Ngāti Kahungunu, and Ngāi Tūhoe descent sang the New Zealand national anthem in te Reo Māori at an international rugby match, sparking an important national conversation around biculturalism and that led to singing the anthem in both English and Te Reo Māori becoming customary practice. Dame Hinewehi co-founded the Raukatauri Music Therapy Centre in 2004, for people with disabilities. She's a television producer, recording artist and advocate for te reo and tikanga Māori and was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit, Queen's Birthday 2008

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Photo: Daniel Boud


11:18 The art and science of a great chicken soup

Kelda Hains from Wellington eaterie Rita talks to Karyn Hay about building the flavours for the perfect stock, the base for her signature chicken soup recipe, a delicious chicken soup with herby ricotta dumplings.

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Photo: Douglas Johns


11:28 Can any good come from spite?

How to recognise a spiteful person, and how spite plays out on a world stage. Simon McCarthy-Jones, psychologist and neuropsychologist from Trinity College Dublin, is the author of a new book  "Spite: The Upside of Your Dark Side" and he joins us from the UK.

Simon McCarthy-Jones

Simon McCarthy-Jones Photo: Supplied