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Summer Times 2020/2021 for Wednesday 27 December 2017

08:10 The Best Of from RNZ 2017 Kim Hill - Lorde interview

08:30 The Best Of from RNZ 2017 Wallace Chapman - Mavis Staples interview

09:10 Feature Interview with Dr Peter-Marc Fortune

09:45 International Correspondent - Rebekah Holt in Australia

10:10 Feature Interview with author Hannah Jewell

10:30 The Reading - Half Men of O' by Maurice Gee, read by Lloyd Scott

10:45 Science of Life - Travelling the Universe with Richard Easther

11:10 Road Trip Music with Kaikoura Mayor Winston Grey

11:40 Entertainment: Games with Haydn Green

11:50 AUT Student Documentary

 

 

 

Jim Boult Queenstown Mayor

Jim Boult Queenstown Mayor Photo: supplied

A liquor ban comes into force in Queenstown today - police and the Queenstown Lakes District Council say they're hoping it'll improve behaviour leading up to what is traditionally a very big - and messy night on New Years' Eve. About a thousand people partied on the lakefront on Christmas Day, leaving piles of bottles and rubbish for council workers to clean up. The police say no one was arrested but several people were removed from the party and they're hoping for more responsible behaviour for the rest of the week. The ban starts at two o'clock today and applies until January the 6th. Megan talks the Queenstown mayor, Jim Boult.

08:10 The Best of from RNZ 2017 

Summer times looks back at 2017 and the work done by the amazing teams on RNZ. To start the Best Of series we listen again to the interview Kim Hill did with one of New Zealand's most successful singers right now, Ella Yelich-O'Connor - Lorde.

Mavis Staples

Mavis Staples Photo: supplied

08:30The Best Of from RNZ 2017

In April this year civil rights campaigner and singing legend Mavis Staples was in New Zealand for a concert. Sunday Morning host Wallace Chapman spoke to her ahead of her travelling downunder.

09:10 Feature Interview with Dr Peter-Marc Fortune 

Dr Peter-Marc Fortune

Dr Peter-Marc Fortune Photo: supplied

As the year wraps up we look back at the horrific attack on children and youngsters at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester in May this year. While people were coming to terms with children being the target of a terror attack, in Royal Manchester Children's hospital, the largest children's hospital in Europe, medical staff were working tirelessly to save lives and reunite injured youngsters with their families. Dr Peter-Marc Fortune consultant on the child intensive care team and also associate head of the hospital talks to Megan about the team who dealt first hand with the aftermath of the bombing. 

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09:45 International Correspondent - Rebekah Holt in Australia

Rebekah Holt

Rebekah Holt Photo: supplied

Expat Rebekah Holt is based in Melbourne. She talks to Megan about the big issues of the year across the Tasman, including same sex marriage finally being legalised, the fate of the Manus Island refugees and the relationship between our newly elected Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern and her Australian counterpart Malcolm Turnbull. She also has some picks about what will be on the agenda for 2018.

10:10 Feature Interview with author Hannah Jewell

Hannah Jewell

Hannah Jewell Photo: supplied

100 Nasty women of History is a book complied by Hannah Jewell to  pay tribute to the brave pioneering women around the world who might not have received the recognition they deserve.Hannah Jewell, is American, and used the phrase by Donald Trump as the saying has since become a badge of honour rather than the insult Trump intended. She's gone back through time to single out the woman who changed the world and could still teach us all a thing or do about being a so-called nasty woman. New Zealand has quite a role to play in producing nasty women. You can read about one of them featured in the book above.

10:30 The Reading - Half Men of O' by Maurice Gee, read by Lloyd Scott. Episode 2

10:45 Science of Life - Travelling the Universe with Richard Easther

Mars

Mars Photo: 123RF

Auckland University Professor of Physics Richard Easther talks about what we would find if we could travel around the universe. He'll be talking to Megan each week about exploring different planets and events around the expanse beyond our solar system. This week he talks about traveling to Mars and the dangers of staying there for any length of time.He also explains why it's a one way trip.

11:10 Road Trip Music with Kaikoura Mayor Winston Grey

2017 has been a year of rebuilding and looking forward to the summer tourist influx in Kaikoura. The road which was destroyed in the November magnitude 7.8 earthquake has reopened bringing hopefully more people back through the town. Mayor Winston Grey talks to Megan about the year that was, the year he hopes is in store and his favourite tunes to play when he's on the road.

The seawall along a section of State Highway 1 north of Kaikōura.

The seawall along a section of State Highway 1 north of Kaikōura. Photo: RNZ / Logan Church

Winston Grey's playlist:

Everybody Hurts - REM
Through Your Arms - Hunters and Collectors
Empathy - Alanis Morrisette
I Wish it would Rain Down - Phil Collins
Heart of the Matter - Don Henley
Winter Winds - Mumford and Sons

11:40 Entertainment: Games with Hadyn Green

Hadyn Green joins Megan each week to talk about games and gaming. He has tips for what is the most fun for the holidays if you don't have wifi and the best games to go online with if you are connected.

In this first chat they look at multi player vs single player games, local multi player vs online, loot crates, mobile games and the external struggle between it being sunny outside and wanting to sit in front of a tv

11:50 AUT Student Documentary