Guest details for Saturday Morning 15 September 2012

Kim Hill is on leave


8:15 Aeron Davis

Dr Aeron Davis is Professor of Political Communication at Goldsmiths College, University of London. He has investigated communication at Westminster and the London Stock Exchange, and amongst the major political parties and across the trade union movement, interviewing close to 300 high-profile individuals employed in journalism, public relations, politics, business, finance, NGOs and the civil service. Dr Davis is the author of Public Relations Democracy (MUP, 2002), The Mediation of Politics (Routledge, 2007), and Political Communication and Social Theory (Routledge, 2010). He is currently working on a book on the rise of promotional culture.


8:40 Steve Mullinjer

Steve Mullinjer is head of the Asian and Middle-East business for leadership advisory firm Heidrick & Struggles. Based in Shanghai, he also runs the firm's Asian private equity business.


9:05 Martin Snedden

Martin Snedden is CEO of the Tourism Industry Association of New Zealand. He was CEO of New Zealand Cricket for nearly six years, after representing New Zealand at cricket in 25 tests and 93 one-day internationals. From 2007 to 2011 he headed Rugby New Zealand 2011 Ltd, which organised the Rugby World Cup. He tells that story in his new book, A Stadium of 4 Million (Hodder Moa, ISBN: 978-1-86971-280-8).


9:35 Wayne Macauley

Melbourne writer Wayne Macauley has received widespread acclaim for his 2011 novel, The Cook (Text Publishing, ISBN: 978-1-921758-69-0). His earlier books, 2004’s Blueprints for a Barbed-Wire Canoe (Text Publishing, ISBN: 978-1-92207-911-4) and 2007’s Caravan Story (Text Publishing, ISBN: 978-1-92207-912-1), have recently been republished.


10:05 Playing Favourites with Robert and Duncan Sarkies

Robert Sarkies directed the 1999 feature film Scarfies, and 2006’s Out of the Blue, both New Zealand Best Picture winners. He has also directed the 2010 television series, This Is Not My Life, and many television commercials. His brother Duncan is a screenwriter, playwright, stand-up comic, short story writer and novelist, who-co-wrote Scarfies and adapted his 2008 novel, Two Little Boys (Penguin, ISBN: 978-0-143-56788-2), into a film directed by Robert which will open nationwide on 20 September.


11:05 Anna Leese

Anna Leese is a New Zealand lyric soprano who has been singing professionally here and overseas for over a decade. She will sing the role of Marenka in the Opera North production of political comedy The Bartered Bride, by Smetana, restaged by The NBR New Zealand Opera, with performances in Auckland (ASB Theatre, 22, 25, 27, 29 September) and Wellington (St James Theatre, 13, 16, 18, 20 October).


11:40 Xanthe White

Landscape designer Xanthe White writes columns for the New Zealand Listener and New Zealand Garden magazines. Her new book is The Natural Garden: Landscape Ideas for New Zealand Gardeners (Godwit, ISBN: 978-1-86979-849-9).


Music played during the programme

Playing Favourites with Robert and Duncan Sarkies

Bread: Everything I Own
From the 1972 album: Baby, I’m a Want You
Played at around 10:05

XTC: Making Plans for Nigel
From the 1979 album: Drums and Wires
(Virgin Records)
Played at around 10:20

Tunng: Bullets
From the 2007 album: Good Arrows
(Fulltime Hobby)
Played at around 10:35

Lisa Tomlins: If You Love Somebody Set them Free
From the 2012 film Two Little Boys
Played at around 10:50

Anna Leese: In stiller Nacht (Johannes Brahms)
From the 2008 album: Debut Recital
Played at around 11:05

Gabriela Benackova: That Dream of Love, How Fair It Was
From the 2005 album: Arias
Played at around 11:30

David Byrne & St Vincent: The One Who Broke Your Heart (featuring The Dap-Kings and Antibalas)
From the 2012 album: Love This Giant
Played at around 11:45

Studio operators

Associate producer: Sean McKenna
Wellington engineer: Jeremy Veal
Auckland engineer: Ian Gordon