Kim Hill is on leave.

Max Harris

Max Harris. Photo: supplied

8:12 Max Harris

Max Harris is a Rhodes Scholar, and became a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford in 2014. Before leaving New Zealand, he helped set up criminal justice group JustSpeak and Law For Change. He was clerk to Chief Justice Sian Elias at the New Zealand Supreme Court, and has worked as a consultant in Helen Clark's office at the United Nations Development Programme. His essay, The Politics of Love, is included in the recent collection The Interregnum: Rethinking New Zealand (BWB Texts), and he returns here for Aspiring Conversations 2016 in Wanaka (22-24 April) to speak with Bill English and David Farrar on a panel, The New Zealand Project, which is also the title of his book, to be published early next year.

Petina Gappah

Petina Gappah. Photo: supplied



8:30 Petina Gappah

Petina Gappah is a Zimbabwean lawyer and writer whose short fiction collection An Elegy for Easterly (Faber & Faber) won the Guardian Best First Book Award in 2009. She now lives in Geneva, where she provides legal aid on international trade law to developing countries. Her debut novel, The Book of Memory (Faber & Faber), was published last year, and she will speak at three events at the Auckland Writers Festival (10-15 May).


James Rhodes

James Rhodes. Photo: Dave Brown




9:05 James Rhodes

James Rhodes is an acclaimed British concert pianist, writer and television presenter who tells his story in the 2015 book Instrumental: a Memoir of Madness, Medication and Music (Canongate). The book features an accompanying music soundtrack, available on Spotify, and you can see James Rhodes on Youtube playing J S Bach arr. F Busoni Chaconne in D minor.



Juliette Burton

Juliette Burton. Photo: supplied


10:05 Juliette Burton

Juliette Burton is an award-winning writer and performer who is a supporter of the mental health charity Mind, an ambassador for eating disorder charity B-eat, and has worked with the facial disfigurement charity Changing Faces and body dysmorphic disorder charity BODY. Her standup comedy show show Look At Me received five-star reviews in the UK press in 2014, was an official sold out show at Edinburgh Fringe 2015, and is coming to the 2016 NZ International Comedy Festival in Auckland (3-7 May) and Wellington  (10-14 May).



Esther Juon

Esther Juon. Photo: Mark Cubey


10:35 Esther Juon

Swiss-born New Zealand resident Esther Juon is a former ballet dancer and teacher. For the past 30 years, she has been working to prevent unnecessary damage to young dancers’ feet, working with health professionals to develop her Pointe Shoe Fitting System. She is a member of the Education Committee of the International Association for Dance Medicine and Science, who are working provide the latest information on dance training to teachers.

11:05 Freddy Declerck

Freddy Declerck is an expert on the New Zealand Division's involvement on the battlefields of Flanders. He was Chairman of the Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 from 2004 to 2014, was President of the Passchendaele Society of Belgium until last year, and has assisted New Zealanders in locating family members who died in Flanders Fields. He brought a touring exhibition of World War One memorabilia, The Belgians Have Not Forgotten, to New Zealand in 2009, and played a major role in the twinning of the Zonnebeke Municipality in Belgium with the Waimakariri District Council in 2007.

Belinda Tuki

Belinda Tuki. Photo: supplied


11:35 Belinda Tuki

Belinda Tuki is the founder of Auckland-based business The Honest Food Company, which produces handcrafted and raw paleo protein foods. She is also the creator of #AVIDGIRLBOSS, a women empowering transformational movement which has its inaugural event, Don't Tell Me to SHHHH, on 27 April in Greenlane.


This Saturday’s team:

Producer: Mark Cubey
Wellington engineer: Lianne Smith
Auckland engineer: Tony Stamp
Research by Infofind

Music played in this show

Artist: James Rhodes
Song: Prelude No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 28
Composer: F. Chopin
Album: Now Would All Freudians Please Stand Aside
Label: Signum, 2010
Broadcast: 9:05

Artist: James Rhodes
Song: Piano Sonatha No. 30 in E Major, Opus 109
Composer: L. V. Beethoven
Album: Now Would All Freudians Please Stand Aside
Label: Signum, 2010
Broadcast: 9:50

Artist: Prince
Song:  Nothing Compares to U
Composer: Prince
Album: The 1992 live recording from the compilation The Hits / The B-Sides
Label: Paisley Park
Broadcast: 9:55

Artist: 50Hz, featuring Miss La
Song:  Smooth Rhodes
Composer: Jeremy Geor
Album: Carbon
Label: LOOP, 2002
Broadcast: 11:35