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Summer Times 2020/2021 for Friday 29 December 2017

08:10 The Best of from RNZ 2017 Kim Hill with Joan Withers

08:30 The Best of from RNZ 2017 Jesse Mulligan with Dion Leonard

09:10 Feature Interview  - Andrea Thompson

09:45 Sport Correspondent - Matt Chatterton

10:10 Feature Interview - George Lockyer

10:30 The Reading - Episode 4 - Half Men of O' by Maurice Gee, read by Lloyd Scott

10:45 Science of Life - Food with Michelle Dickinson

11:10 Road Trip Music with Bron Thomson

11:40 Entertainment: Music with Alex Behan

11:50 AUT Student Documentary: The world of E Sport with Max Griffin

 

 

08:10 The Best of from RNZ 2017 Kim Hill interviews Joan Withers

Joan Withers

Joan Withers Photo: supplied

Joan Withers is a New Zealand businessperson and professional director.She is deputy chair on the board of TVNZ and is the Chairwoman of Mercury Energy, and a member of the NZ Government's Treasury Advisory Board. In her new book 'A Woman's Place', Joan Withers weighs in on the question of how to get more women into the top tiers of management - she was Kim Hill's guest on Saturday morning in July.

 

08:30 The Best of from RNZ 2017 Jesse Mulligan interviews Dion Leonard

Dion and Gobi

Dion and Gobi Photo: @findinggobi

Afternoons host Jesse Mulligan spoke to Dion Leonard in June this year about his heartwarming tale of adopting a stray dog while completing an ultra marathon in the Gobi Desert. Running the marathon was the easy part of the story as he tells Jesse about the battle he faced to bring the little dog back home with him to Scotland.

09:10 Feature Interview author Andrea Thompson - Leaders Like You

Andrea Thompson

Andrea Thompson Photo: supplied

Andrea Thompson and Nick Sceats have had a close look at what a successful leader looks like in New Zealand. They have gone beyond the sporting stereo types to look at who are the best leaders in the country and what makes them stand out. The book, Leaders Like You, features some of our lesser known but incredibly effective leaders who challenge the myths about what it takes to lead in New Zealand. The book also looks into the attributes New Zealanders most want in their leaders too.

09:45 Sport Correspondent - Matt Chatterton

Sport

Sport Photo: 123rf

Radio New Zealand sports reporter Matt Chatterton has the latest on what's coming up over the weekend for sports fans.

10:10 Feature Interview author George Lockyer - The Long and Winding Aotearoa

Motorcycling enthusiast and writer George Lockyer's book The Long and Winding Aotearoa could be the ideal read if you are not getting away from home this summer. He's travelled the length of New Zealand on his Triumph Bonneville stopping along the way to interview some of the more colourful characters who are not found on the well trodden tourist tracks. The book also includes stunning images of the scenery he enjoyed while making the book.

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

10:45 Science of Life - Food with Michelle Dickinson

Nanogirl Michelle Dickinson is helping to get everyone enthusiastic about science by bringing it into the kitchen. She's crowdfunded a new self published book called The Kitchen Science Cookbook which talks includes recipes and experiments using everyday ingredients. You can buy a copy of the book by clicking here. Michelle  is on Summer Times each week to share an experiment and talk about the science of food and cooking. Today she talks about the science of cream and the fun edible experiments you can do at home.

Michelle Dickinson AKA Nanogirl

Michelle Dickinson AKA Nanogirl Photo: RNZ

11:10 Road Trip Music with Bron Thomson - founder and CEO of Springload 

Bron Thomson

Bron Thomson Photo: supplied

Bron Thomson is the founder and CEO of Wellington based tech company Springload. She began as a sole contractor when she left university and has now built up to be one of the country's leading digital businesses. She talks to Summer Times about what she thinks makes a good road trip playlist and how she will be spending her summer.

11:40 Entertainment: Music with Alex Behan

Music 101 host Alex Behan joins Megan to talk about the year of music and what we can expect in 2018.

11:50 AUT Student Documentary

Here's the first in our series of documentaries made by radio students from Auckland's University of Technology  -  featuring a kind of sport where mouth guards and shin pads are replaced with a keyboard and mouse.  AUT student Max Griffin explores the world of Esport and how it's stretched into New Zealand schools.