8:15 Hörður Torfason

Hörður Torfason is a democracy advocate who initiated the total change of Iceland’s political and economic system. He is currently speaking around the world on the changes to modern democracy in Europe, and is visiting New Zealand for engagements in Auckland, Wellington, Clive, Takaka, Nelson, Christchurch and Dunedin (15-28 March).


9:05 Sheryl Sandberg

Sheryl Sandberg is the Chief Operating Officer of Facebook, and the author of Lean In: Women, Work and the Will to Lead (WH Allen, ISBN: 9780753541630).


9:35 Stephen Jones

British milliner Stephen Jones has been designing hats for some of the world’s top celebrities since the late 1970s. He is visiting New Zealand iD Dunedin Fashion Week (10-17 March) to show a retrospective collection at Dunedin’s Railway Station (15-16 March) and join the judging panel in iD’s International Emerging Designer Awards.


10:05 Kate Cherry

Kate Cherry has been the Artistic Director of Black Swan State Theatre Company in Perth since 2008, coming to that position from a distinguished directing career in Australia and the United States. She has created a new production of Puccini’s Madame Butterfly for the NZ Opera, with performances upcoming in Auckland (18, 20, 24, 26 and 28 April) and Wellington (11, 14, 16 and 18 May).


10:35 Rodriguez

Mexican American singer-songwriter Sixto Diaz Rodriguez produced two folk rock albums in the early 1970s, but low sales of these in the United States led to him quitting the music business. His albums became big sellers in New Zealand, Australia and South Africa later in the 1970s and the path to his rediscovery is told in the Oscar-winning documentary Searching for Sugar Man. Rodriguez is visiting New Zealand for two shows, in Wellington (16 March) and Auckland (17 March).


11:05 Scott Tinker

Dr Scott Tinker is Director of the Bureau of Economic Geology and the State Geologist of Texas, who spent 17 years in the oil and gas industry. In the documentary Switch, he interviews over 50 international leaders of government, industry, NGOs and academia about consumption habits and energy efficiency. Dr Tinker is visiting New Zealand as a guest of the Petroleum Exploration and Production Association of New Zealand, in partnership with the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority, to present to government officials, the energy sector, and other interested business people.


11:50 Children’s Books with Kate De Goldi

New Zealand writer Kate De Goldi is the author of a number of books, including the multi-award winning novel The 10pm Question and last year’s The ACB with Honora Lee. She will discuss three new New Zealand books:
The Queen and the Nobody Boy (A Tale of Fontainia), by Barbara Else (Gecko, ISBN: 978-1-877579-23-3);
The New Zealand Art Activity Book: 100+ Ideas for Creative Kids, by Helen Lloyd (Te Papa Press, ISBN: 978-0-9876688-0-6); and
A Winter's Day In 1939, by Melinda Szymanik (Scholastic; ISBN: 978-1-77543-030-8).


Music played during the programme

Details can be found in the Playlist section on this page.


Studio operators

Wellington engineer: Dominic Godfrey
Auckland engineer: Ian Gordon

Music played in this show


Culture Club: Church of the Poison Mind
From the 1983 album: Colour By Numbers
Played at around 9:35

Malcolm McLaren: Madame Butterfly
From the 1984 album: Fans
Played at around 10:10

Brittany Howard and Roby Amanfu: I Wonder
The 2013 single
(Third Man)
Played at around 10:45