Guest details for Saturday Morning 17 March 2012


8:15 Will Haughey

New Zealand-born entrepreneur Will Haughey left his job at Goldman Sachs in 2008 to work full time with his brother Chris (formerly with The Boston Consulting Group) on a startup company, Tegu, a toy business founded to address unemployment, neglected natural and human resources, and the need for entrepreneurship in Honduras.


8:40 Catherine Syms

Catherine Syms is Director for Philosophy, Religion and Ethics at Diocesan School for Girls in Auckland. She helped establish New Zealand’s first school-based Centre for Ethics, which was launched by Dame Sian Elias on 9 March.


9:05 Richard Davenport-Hines

Richard Davenport-Hines is a historian and biographer, and a fellow of the Royal Historical Society and the Royal Society for Literature. His new book, published to coincide with the centenary of the sinking of the “floating microcosm of Edwardian society”, is Titanic Lives: Migrants and Millionaires, Conmen and Crew (Harper Press, ISBN: 978-0-00-743122-9).


10:05 Playing Favourites with David Mitchell

New Zealand architect David Mitchell has designed buildings for universities, schools and community projects, art galleries, public housing, apartments, and numerous private houses. He has taught design at the Auckland schools of architecture, written two books and presented a six-part television series on New Zealand architecture. In 2005, he was awarded the NZIA Gold Medal, the highest honour bestowed by the New Zealand Institute of Architects. He will be speaking at Futuna Chapel Open Day in Wellington on Sunday 18 March.


11.05 Maramena Roderick and Julian Arahanga

New Zealand filmmakers Maramena Roderick and Julian Arahanga are, respectively, the producer and director of a new thirteen-part documentary series, Songs from the Inside, which follows four New Zealand musicians as they mentor prison inmates to write and perform their own songs. The series begins screening on Maori Television on Sunday 18 March at 8pm.


11:45 Gardening with Kath Irvine

Kath Irvine has spent years teaching permaculture and gardening to schools and community groups. Her Edible Backyard workshops, run from her garden in Ohau, teach how to grow food and create edible backyards. She will talk about fruit.


Music played during the programme

Neko Case: Nothing to Remember
From the soundtrack to the 2012 film: The Hunger Games
(Universal Republic)
Played at around 8:40

Emeli Sandé: Heaven
From the 2012 album: Our Version of Events
Played at around 8:55

Warren Maxwell: My Gift
Theme music for the television series: Songs from the Inside
Played at around 11:05

Johnny Cash: Folsom Prison Blues
From the 1968 album: At Folsom Prison
Played at around 11:35

Gretchen Peters: Hello Cruel World
From the 2012 album: Hello Cruel World
Played at around 11:40

Playing Favourites with David Mitchell

Yehudi Menuhin: ‘Allemande’, first movement of JS Bach’s Partita no 2 in D minor for solo violin
The 1935 recording from the 1988 album: J.S. Bach Cocertos pour violin
Played at around 10:20

Jerry Lee Lewis: Great Balls of Fire
The 1957 recording from the compilation album: Best of Sun Records
Played at around 10:30

Split Enz: Six Months in a Leaky Boat
From the 1982 album: Time and Tide
Played at around 10:45

Studio operators

Wellington engineer: Katrina Batten
Auckland engineer: Ian Gordon