Saturday Morning for Saturday 27 February 2016
8:12 Jamie Joseph
Jamie Joseph is a writer and environmental activist who grew up between South Africa and Zimbabwe, and moved to New Zealand in 2009. She is currently reporting from the frontline of Africa's poaching crisis at savingthewild.com, and in January published a story about Dumisani Gwala, allegedly one of the biggest kingpins identified in the rhino wars, and the allegedly corrupt magistrate linked to his syndicate. Jamie is in Auckland for an intimate dinner fundraiser on 28 February, before returning to South Africa for Gwala's trial.
9:05 Lee Tamahori
Lee Tamahori is a filmmaker (Once Were Warriors, Die Another Day), whose first New Zealand movie in 20 years, Mahana, tells the story of two Maori sheep-shearing families on the East Coast in the 1960s. Adapted from the novel Bulibasha by Witi Ihimaera, Mahana opens in cinemas nationwide on 3 March. (From Monday 29 February to Friday 18 March, the RNZ Reading at 9:45 on Nine to Noon, is Bulibasha, read by George Henare.)
9:45 Art with Mary Kisler: the Christchurch Art Gallery
Mary Kisler is the Senior Curator, Mackelvie Collection, International Art, at the Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki. She will discuss the recently reopened Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu.
10:05 Michela Magas and Andrew Dubber
Michela Magas works across the intersections of science and art, design and technology, and academic research and industry. She consults on innovation and the Internet of Things to the European Commission, incubates new technology startups through her #MusicBricks project and is the founder of Stromatolite and spinoff companies Sonaris and T-Jay. Andrew Dubber is the founder of digital music consultancy group New Music Strategies, a former UK professor of Music Industry Innovation, and an advisor to Stromatolite, Sonaris, and Bandcamp. They live near Umeå in Sweden, and are in New Zealand in advance of the creative technology and music festival that they run together: Music Tech Fest, which has its tenth event in four years coming up in Berlin (27-30 May 2016).
10:35 Rebecca Priestley
Dr Rebecca Priestley is a Senior Lecturer in the Science in Society Group, Victoria University of Wellington. She is the author of a number of books, including The Awa Book of New Zealand Science, for which she won the 2009 Royal Society of New Zealand Science Book Prize. She is the editor of Dispatches from Continent Seven: an Anthology of Antarctic Science (Awa Press), a new collection of writings by Antarctic explorers and scientists that includes her own experiences on the ice.
11:05 Sandra Coney
Sandra Coney is a journalist, feminist, and chair of the Waitākere Ranges Local Board. She is the driving force behind the inaugural open day (28 February) at New Zealand’s largest cemetery, Waikumete Cemetery, the first event of its kind in New Zealand.
11:30 Eb & Sparrow
Wellington band Eb & Sparrow – singer/songwriter Ebony Lamb, Bryn Heveldt (lapsteel, guitar, vocals), Nick Brown (drums, vocals), Jason Johnson (bass, guitar, vocals), Chris Winter (brass, bass, guitar, vocals) – released their second full-length album, Sun/Son, last year to wide acclaim. The band are touring New Zealand in March and April in association with Arts on Tour, playing at Golden Bay (2 March), Amberley (4 March), Ashburton (5 March), Lincoln (7 March), Hokitika (8 March), Okarito (9 March), Cromwell (10 March), Gore (11 March), Invercargill (12 March), Stewart Island (14 March), Dunedin (16 March), Twizel 17 March), Fairlie (18 March), Christchurch (19 March), Hamilton 23 March), Kauaeranga (24 March), Coromandel (26 March, Onewhero (31 March) Opotiki (1 April), and Rangiwahia (2 April).
This Saturday’s team:
Producer: Mark Cubey
Wellington engineer: Dominic Godfrey
Music engineer: William Saunders
Auckland engineer: Jeremy Ansell
Research by Infofind
Music played in this show
Artist: Toya Delazy (featuring Cassper Nyoves)
Song: My City
Label: SME, 2014
Artist: Toumani Diabaté with Ballaké Sissoko
Song: Bi Lambam
Album: New Ancient Strings
Label: Hannibal, 1999