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12:40 Audio Culture - The Loxene Golden Disc

The Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards have just been held - a tribute to the range and multiplicity of NZ music. But it was not always like this - Simon Morris with Simon Grigg from AudioCulture looks back on when a British shampoo brought New Zealand the Loxene Golden Disc.

Poster for The Loxanne Golden Disc 1971

Poster for The Loxanne Golden Disc 1971 Photo: EMI

Renee Maurice - The Writer of Seacliff: Demise of Ward 5

Renee Maurice - The Writer of Seacliff: Demise of Ward 5 Photo: Supplied

12:50 Seacliff Mental Hospital: The Musical

In 1942, 37 women died in a fire at Seacliff Mental Hospital just north of Dunedin. Until the Ballantynes fire in Christchurch a few years later, it was New Zealand's worst fire disaster. Playwright (and New Zealand’s Got Talent winner) Renee Maurice came across the story when she was 15, and after doing a lot of research, including talking to the victim's families, has turned the story into a musical: Seacliff: Demise of Ward 5.

1:10 At The Movies

On At The Movies, Simon Morris discovers whether the final Hunger Games is worth the wait, and reviews an American cover version of the Oscar-winning, Argentinean thriller Secret In Their Eyes. Also 5 To 7 is a French/New York gem.

1:33 Elam marks 125 years of teaching New Zealand's artists

The Elam School of Fine Arts is marking 125 years of producing artists who've gone to to great things here and overseas, as well as unleashing its graduates of 2015.


Nelsonian Sean Garwood will be getting cold as part of Antarctica New Zealand's artist programme

Nelsonian Sean Garwood will be getting cold as part of Antarctica New Zealand's artist programme Photo: Supplied

1:48 From Nelson to Antartica

A treasure trove of personal items belonging to early Antarctic explorers - from equipment and food, to clothing and even toothbrushes are to be committed to canvas by Nelson artist Sean Garwood. He will sketch and photograph the items that are preserved in the historic Scott and Shackleton huts. While he'd love to paint the objects in oil in situ, the cold makes that impossible.






Virginia Kennard (Producer of Wellington's 2016 The Performance Arcade).

Virginia Kennard (Producer of Wellington's 2016 The Performance Arcade). Photo: Virginia Kennard

2:06 The Laugh Track - Virginia Kennard

Virginia Kennard is a performance artist, choreographer, director, curator and producer of The Performance Arcade 2016. She chooses comedy picks from The Katering Show, Portlandia, and Adrienne Truscott.






Photographer Conor Clarke

Photographer Conor Clarke Photo: Conor Clarke

Gorse by Conor Clarke

Gorse by Conor Clarke Photo: Conor Clarke

2:25 Conor Clarke: Artist in Residence at Waitawa Regional Park

Artist Conor Clarke likes to find the beauty in the unspectacular. This former Auckland photographer has been based in Berlin for the last six years where her dramatic and ominous urban landscapes are starting to get some serious attention. Recently she took up an artist’s residency at Waitawa Regional Park outside of Auckland. But can an artist who thrives on ugliness find inspiration in a beautiful environment? Justin Gregory caught up with Conor Clarke to find out.




Editors of Tell You What 2016 Susanna Andrew and Jolisa Gracewood.

Editors of Tell You What 2016 Susanna Andrew and Jolisa Gracewood. Photo: Supplied

2:40 Tell You What 2016

Gaybys, grumpy bus drivers, ANZAC day hype and assisted dying are all amongst blogs, memoirs and travelogues included in a new anthology: Tell You What 2016: Great New Zealand Nonfiction. Editors Susanna Andrew and Jolisa Gracewood have scoured websites and blog sites to gather two dozen short nonfiction works that cover not only current topics but much of the globe.






The Gentlemen's Club by Jen Shieff

The Gentlemen's Club by Jen Shieff Photo: Mary Egan Publishing

2:49 The Gentlemen's Club

Jen Shieff has moved from writing reports for ministers of the Crown to writing a psychological thriller set in the underbelly of 1950s Auckland. In The Gentlemen's Club, Jen introduces us to the menacing Pitchaithly who's using an orphanage as a front for the uncharitable plans he has for the young girls in it.

There is also a host of strong minded women, from hairdresser and brothel owner Rita, based loosely on real life brothel owner Flora McKenzie, to a 16 year old who's come to Auckland for an abortion.


3:06 The Drama Hour

Part one of Photograph 51, a play about Rosalind Franklin “the dark lady” of DNA. In this award winning production from LA Theatre Works Franklin is played by Miriam Margolyes in a stunning performance.

RNZ Drama has just put Kate and Miranda Harcourt's play Flowers from My Mother’s Garden online to celebrate Dame Kate’s Equity Lifetime Achievement Award.

Music played in this show

Artist: Culture Club
Song: The War Song
Composer: Culture Club
Album: The Best of Culture Club
Label: EMI 117828
Played at: 12:12

Artist: Falling In Reverse
Song: Bad Girl’s Club ft. Rusty Cooley
Composer: Ronnie Radke
Album: Fashionably Late
Label: Epitaph
Played at: 12:38

Artist: The Flaming Lips ft. My Morning Jacket, Fever The Ghost, and J. Mascis
Song: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
Composer: Lennon, McCartney
Album: With A Little Help From My Fwends
Label: Warner 100169
Played at: 12:58

Artist: S Club 7
Song: S Club Party
Composer: Mikkel S.E., H. Rustan, T.E. Hermansen, H. Atkins
Album: The Greatest Hits of S Club 7
Label: Polydor 980737
Played at: 1:10

Artist: Lorde
Song: The Love Club
Composer: Ella Yelich O’Conner, Joel Little
Album: The Love Club EP
Label: Universal
Played at: 1:46

Artist: Ghost Club
Song: Ghost Club Theme Song
Composer: Ghost Club
Album: Ghostclubbing
Label: Flying Nun FNCD 416
Played at: 1:58

Artist: 50 Cent
Song: In Da Club
Composer: Jackson, Young, Elizondo
Album: Now That’s What I Call Music 12
Label: EMI 590124
Played at: 2:04

Artist: Marina and The Diamonds
Song: Lonely Hearts Club
Composer: Marina, Diamandis, Ryan Rabin, Ryan McMahon
Album: Electra Heart
Label: Atlantic 500129
Played at: 2:33

Artist: The Dust Brothers
Song: Who Is Tyler Durden?
Composer: The Dust Brothers
Album: Fight Club
Label: Restless 171643
Played at: 2:58

Artist: Buena Vista Social Club
Song: Como Fue
Composer: Ernesto Duarte
Album: Lost and Found
Label: World Circuit
Played at: 3:57