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12.15 Hutt Modernism

Lower Hutt could be sitting on a goldmine.  Not literally - but a potential bonanza to draw in visitors with an interest in a very specific style of architecture. Wellington's neighbour is home to a treasure trove of post-World War Two modernist buildings.  Some have been lost, and others are in need of a lot of work. But many of the buildings have already got a new lease on life, restored to their former glory and in daily use. Alison Dangerfield from Heritage New Zealand and architect Ian Bowman give Lynn Freeman a tour.


12:40 Senior Pacific Artists Oscar Kightley & David Fane

Oscar Kightley

Oscar Kightley Photo: Supplied

Dave Fane

Dave Fane Photo: Supplied


Once they were young rebels on stage and screen - now Oscar Kightly and David Fane are Senior Pacific Artists. David and Oscar have worked together for Pacific Underground, the edgy Naked Samoans, and its TV spinoff, the wildly successful Bro Town.  David's acted in several of Oscars plays, including Fresh off the Boat and Dawn Raids and of course, the smash-hit Sione's Wedding films. They're chuffed at receiving the Creative New Zealand Arts Pasifika Awards for 2016, recognising the 20 plus years they've both spent creating and performing shows.


1.10  At The Movies

This week - Jack Reacher Never Go Back, Cafe Society and Keeping Up With The Joneses


1.34 TV writer Anthony Horowitz

Anthony Horowitz

Anthony Horowitz Photo: Jack Lawson

British writer Anthony Horowitz is nothing if not versatile. He's a wildly successful Young Adult novelist - his Alex Ryder series has sold 19 million copies world-wide. He's written official sequels to both Sherlock Holmes and James Bond - his book was called Trigger Mortis, by the way! And he's created, not one but two hugely popular TV series - Midsomer Murders and Foyle's War. His latest - New Blood - brings together a cop and an investigator from the Serious Fraud Office. They're both young, one's half-Iranian and the other half-Polish.


2.04 Laugh Track - actor/manager Sam Snedden

Sam Sneddon

Sam Sneddon Photo: Supplied

Sam's picks include Billy Connolly, Louis CK, Rodney Dangerfield and Eddie Izzard











2.35 Nick Holmes and A Reverence For Wood

Wood salvaged from once-protected trees has found a new home in an art exhibition to highlight how much wood is being wasted.  Nick Holmes is an aborist who uses off cuts to make beehives. Nick and about a dozen others have used unwanted wood, including from a 160-year-old Norfolk Pine that was cut down last year, for a show called A Reverence for Wood.


2.38 Katherine Dewar's novel Ruby and the Blue Sky

Katherine Dewar

Katherine Dewar Photo: Supplied

In her political thriller Ruby and the Blue Sky, Katherine Dewar blends the environment with rock n roll.  In the near future, an international pop star goes viral when she calls for young people to rally and save the planet.  But when eco-groupies start pursuing her, she has to decide if she's willing to lead the movement. Katherine Dewar tells Lynn Freeman how she's worked on campaigns for environmental change for more than 20 years.


2.48 Photographer Meli Berends

A triptych of photographs portraying her successful battle with breast cancer has secured Meli Berends the Student of the Year title at the 2016 Epson/NZIPP Iris Professional Photography Awards. Meli's studying for a Bachelor of Applied Visual Imaging at UCOL in Palmerston North. She has done two series -  one on children growing up too fast and the other on breast cancer.  Meli explains how she got into photography after her diagnosis of breast cancer at 33 years old.


3.04  Drama Hour - Tumanbay and When Famous People Come To Town


Music played in this show

Artist: The Everly Brothers
Song: Wake Up Little Suzie
Composer: Bryant
Album: Cadence Classics
Label: EMI
Played at: 12.12

Artist: Bing Crosby and Louis Armstrong
Song: Gone Fishin'
Composer:  Kenny-Kenny
Album:  Duets With Friends
Label: Pegasus
Played at: 12.39

Artist: Crowded House
Song: Chocolate Cake
Composer: Finn-Finn
Album:  Woodface
Label: Capitol
Played at: 12.58

Artist: Patience & Prudence
Song: Tonight You Belong To Me
Composer:  N/A
Album: The Sisters Anthology
Label: Fantastic
Played at:  1.10

Artist: The Righteous Brothers
Song: Soul And Inspiration
Composer: Mann-Weil
Album: Unchained Melody
Label:  Polygram
Played at: 1.32

Artist: Simon & Garfunkel
Song: America
Composer: Simon
Album:  Bookends
Label:  Columbia
Played at: 1.58

Artist: Milli Vanilli
Song: Baby Don't Forget My Number
Composer: N/A
Album: Hit Blitz
Label: Possum
Played at: 2.04

Artist: The Chicks
Song: The Hucklebuck
Composer:  Loudermilk
Album:  The Sound Of The Chicks
Label:  Viking
Played at: 2.36

Artist: The White Stripes
Song: Icky Thump
Composer: White
Album: Icky Thump
Label:  XL
Played at:  2.58

Artist: Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers
Song: Islands In The Stream
Composer: Gibb-Gibb-Gibb
Album:  Greatest Hits
Label:  RCA
Played at:  3.04

Artist: Hayley Mills
Song: Let's Get Together
Composer: Sherman-Sherman
Album:  The Sherman Brothers Songbook
Label: Walt Disney
Played at:  3.49

Artist: k d lang & Jane Siberry
Song: Calling All Angels
Composer: Siberry
Album: Recollection
Label: Nonesuch
Played at:  3.58