Saturday Morning for Saturday 25 April 2015
This Saturday Morning, we bring you a special Anzac Day broadcast from 7:00 to 11:00am, presented by Kim Hill, live from Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, Wellington
Air Vice Marshal Kevin Short is the Vice Chief of the New Zealand Defence Force, representing the Defence Forces at the Wellington services. He will discuss the airforce flypast during Service of Commemoration.
Susie Ferguson is a presenter on Morning Report on Radio New Zealand. She will report from Gallipoli in advance of the Dawn Service. Colette Muir is part of a balloted family group at Gallipoli.
Olivia Allison is a reporter for Radio New Zealand. She is attending the Dawn Service in Auckland.
Dr Maria Armoudian is a lecturer in Politics and International Relations at the University of Auckland, the host and producer of the syndicated radio program, The Scholars’ Circle, and the author of Kill the Messenger: The Media’s Role in the Fate of the World.
Dave Rowe is a builder currently working on the Hilary Field Centre refurbishment at Scott Base.for Antarctica New Zealand.
Dick Martin is the son of WW1 sapper Bertram Martin, one of the New Zealand Tunnellers.
Group Captain Francis Grigson is the Wellington contingent commander for the Royal Australian Air Force.
Eugene L. Rogan is Associate Professor of the Modern History of the Middle East and Fellow of St Antony's College at the University of Oxford. He is the author of the acclaimed 2009 book The Arabs: a History, and the new title The Fall of the Ottomans: the Great War in the Middle East (Basic Books, ISBN: 978-0-465-02307-3).
Steve Wilde is a regional correspondent for Radio New Zealand. He will report on Anzac commemorations in Queenstown.
Michael Cropp is a reporter for Radio New Zealand, and is at the wreath laying ceremony at the Cenotaph in Wellington.
Lieutenant General Richard Rhys Jones, CNZM, was the Chief of the New Zealand Defence Force from 2011 to 2014.
Henry Thompson is the Wellington regional president of UN Youth New Zealand.
Marjorie Lee, 93, is a former shorthand typist. Audrey Harper is a former radar plotter. Both were members of the Women’s Royal Naval Service during World War Two, in New Zealand and the United Kingdom respectively.
Dilys Grant is the Project Manager of the First World War Centenary Programme for the Wellington City Council.
Peter FitzSimons is a journalist with The Sydney Morning Herald and Sun-Herald, a regular TV commentator, and former radio presenter and national representative rugby union player. He is the author of over twenty books, and is Australia's biggest-selling non-fiction author of the last ten years. His new book is Gallipoli (Random House, ISBN: 978-1-74166-659-5), and he will be speaking about that in a solo event on 15 May at the Auckland Writers Festival, and appearing in two group events (14 and 16 May).
This Saturday’s team:
Producer: Mark Cubey
Producer: Zoe George
Pukeahu outside broadcast engineers: Marc Chesterman, Colin Pearce, Steve Burridge
Wellington studio engineer: Shaun D. Wilson
Research by Infofind
Music played in this show
Artist: The Gomidas Ensemble
Song: Chanakkale Ichinde (In the Dardanelles)