Guest details for Saturday Morning 13 August 2011


8:15 Paul Lewis

Paul Lewis is Special Projects Editor for the Guardian. He was named Reporter of the Year at the British Press Awards 2010 and won the 2009 Bevins Prize for outstanding investigative journalism. He has been reporting this week on the civil unrest in Britain.


8:40 Norman Hammond

Norman Hammond is Professor Emeritus of Archaeology at Boston University, Associate in Maya Archaeology at the Peabody Museum, Harvard University, and a Senior Fellow at Cambridge University. He is a Fellow of the British Academy, and is the archaeology correspondent for The Times newspaper. Professor Hammond is visiting New Zealand to present the 2011 New Zealand Aronui Lecture, The Mysterious Maya: an Ancient American Civilisation, in Auckland, Hamilton, Napier, Wellington, Nelson and Dunedin.


9:05 John Kendrick

John Kendrick has been bird watching for 85 years. He was awarded the Forest & Bird Old Blue award in 2010 for services to conservation, especially his contribution to sound recording, and is still active in conservation in his local area of Waipu. With Geoff Moon, Lynnette Moon and Karen Baird, he is the author of New Zealand Bird Calls (New Holland, ISBN: 978-1-86966-310-0), which includes a CD of bird calls, introduced by George Henare.


10:05 Playing Favourites with Vincent Heeringa

Vincent Heeringa is a director of Tangible Media Ltd, and one of New Zealand’s leading business commentators. He is a co-founder of Idealog, the country’s biggest circulation business magazine, and has won numerous awards including being twice named Editor of the Year by the Magazine Publishers’ Association. As well as Idealog, Tangible Media publishes Inspire (New Zealand’s largest travel magazine) and Good, the country’s first carbon neutral magazine. Vincent is a director of AUT Media, the publishing arm of AUT University, and was recently appointed to the advisory board of the Science Media Centre.


11:05 Justin North

Justin North is chef and proprietor of a number of Sydney restaurants including Becasse, Etch and Quarter 21, was named GQ Chef of 2010, and has made guest appearances on MasterChef Australia and Junior MasterChef. He returns to New Zealand for the French Lessons session at the Fisher & Paykel Master Class series on 19 August, during Wellington on a Plate (5-12 August).


11:30 Gardening with Kath Irvine

Kath Irvine has spent years teaching permaculture and edible gardening to schools and community groups, and now runs Edible Backyard workshops from her garden in Ohau. She will talk about chickens, and discuss questions from listeners.


11:45 Children’s Books with Kate De Goldi

Kate De Goldi will discuss four new books:
Life: an Exploding Diagram, by Mal Peet (Walker Books; ISBN: 978-1-84428-100-8), a young adult story set in Norfolk during the Cuban missile crisis;
Only Ever Always by Penni Russon (Allen and Unwin; ISBN: 978-1-74175-044-7);
The Carbon Diaries, 2015 (Hodder Headline, ISBN: 978-0-340-97015-7) and The Carbon Diaries 2017 (Hodder Headline, ISBN: 978-0-340-97016-4), a semi-comic eco story set in London, both by Saci Lloyd.


Music played during the programme

The Meters : Chicken Strut
The 1970 track from the compilation album The Meters
Played at around 11:45

Playing Favourites with Vincent Heeringa

Yes: Wonderous Stories
From the 1977 album: Going for the One
Played at around 10:20

Led Zeppelin: The Song Remains the Same
From the 1973 album: Houses of the Holy
Played at around 10:30

The Smiths: How Soon is Now
From the 1985 album: Meat is Murder
Played at around 10:45

Pascal Rogé: Debussy Arabesque No.1
From the 1983 compilation album: Your Hundred Best Piano Tunes III
Played at around 10:55

Studio operators

Wellington engineer: Andrew Dalziel