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Summer Times 2020/2021 for Tuesday 31 December 2019


8:20 Dame Anna Crighton: history in the present 

Dr Anna Crighton has been a fierce campaigner for the preservation of historic buildings in Aotearoa for most of her professional career, and today her services have been recognised with a damehood. Dr Crichton was instrumental in establishing the Christchurch Heritage Trust in 1996, she has been the Chair of the New Zealand Historic Places Trust, and is a former president of Historic Places Aotearoa. 

Anna Crichton and Jim Anderton.

Anna Crichton and Jim Anderton. Photo: RNZ / Nicola Grigg

8:45 Roger Moses: services to education

Wellington College principal Roger Moses

Wellington College principal Roger Moses Photo: Supplied

Roger Moses was headmaster of Wellington College for 23 years before stepping down in April of last year as the second longest-serving headmaster in the school's history. He's been a fundamental part of the education and development of thousands of young men in New Zealand over the years.

9:05 Ranui Ngarimu: weaving a life

The New year's Honours list released today includes people from all corners of Aotearoa's cultural life. Ranui Ngarimu is an expert weaver and a past Chairperson of Te Roopu Rarangi Whatu o Aotearoa-Māori Weavers New Zealand. She's worked to weave and promote weaving all around Aotearoa, and even in Antarctica! 

9:20 Sergeant Lehi Hohaia

Lehi Hohia

Lehi Hohia Photo: New Zealand Police

Sergeant Hohaia has worked for the New Zealand Police for 40 years, providing an important link between the Police and the Māori community in Rotorua.  Among his achivements, Sergeant Hohaia helped to develop and run a alcohol education programme in Rotorua, which has been been attended by more than 500 recidivist drink drivers, and has resulted in a 96 percent success rate of non-reoffending.

Sergeant Hohaia has been recognised for his work with the Queen's Service Medal for service to Maori and the police. 

9:35 Bob Norling - a life on the rails

Bob Norling has been awarded the Queen's Service Medal for services to railway heritage and the community. He's been involved in the railways for his entire adult life. He's a founder and chair of the Main Trunk Rail Organisation since 2001, an organisation established with the aim of preserving railway history. He also led the effort to erect a memorial site for the victims of the 1953 Tangiwai Disaster and has helped to restore the Ohakune Coach Road as a popular walking and cycling trail. 

Bob Norling is the recipient of a Queens Service Medal for services to railway heritage and the community.

Bob Norling is the recipient of a Queens Service Medal for services to railway heritage and the community. Photo: Supplied / Bob Norling

9:45 Regional cross - Cook Islands 

In our daily series covering the regions and the pacific we're today going to the Cook Islands. Our correspondent Glenda Tuaine fills us in on a big year of news in the islands including same sex relationships law reform and an ongoing debate about Chlorination. 

The va’a moana Fa’afaite i te Ao Mā’ohi.

The va’a moana Fa’afaite i te Ao Mā’ohi. Photo: Tahiti Voyaging Society

10:05 Y2K 20 years on 

It's 20 years since there was widespread panic that the Y2K bug might obliterate the world as we know it and plunge us all back into a dystopian Cormack-McCarthy-style bronze age. It didn't, and it has sometimes been referred to as a bit of a joke. But is that the case? Or was the absence of a crash a consequence of the tireless efforts of a largely anonymous army of very clever people? Peter Griffin was a freshly minted tech journalist at the time and he joins us to look back at the end of the world that wasn't.

Computer technician Colin Jones puts the finishing touches to his "2000-Live" website in Gisborne 30 November 1999 which will broadcast on-line ( the dawn of the new millennium via five remote-controlled video cameras.

Computer technician Colin Jones puts the finishing touches to his "2000-Live" website, ready to broadcast the dawn of the new millennium from Gisborne. Photo: AFP

10:55 A Māori Phrase a Day - Taihoa, kāore e roa!

Three times a week, we'll check in with Hēmi Kelly, to learn some useful te reo Māori phrases you can use in your day-to-day life. Hemi's a lecturer in Te Ara Poutama - the Faculty of Māori & Indigenous Development at Auckland University of Technology, and his book A Māori Phrase a Day: 365 Phrases to Kickstart Your Reo will be released on January 7.

Hēmi Kelly

Hēmi Kelly Photo: Supplied/Hēmi Kelly

11:05 On the road - Corin Dann 

It's time to take another road trip and today RNZ's Corin Dann is taking us out in an old Holden Kingswood from Christchurch to Bank's Peninsula and picking the tunes along the way. 

Corin Dann

Corin Dann Photo: Supplied

Music Played: 

Ether by Mogwai
The Truth by The Handsome Boy Modelling School f/ Roison & J-Live
1999 by Prince 
Ysbryd Y Gael by Mairi Mac-Innes and the Cor Melbion llangym Male Voice Choir  
Fluff by Black Sabbath 
Raupatu by Alien Weaponry 
Taumaranui by Peter Cape 
Over the Rainbow by Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
Nau Mai Ra (Welcome Home) by Dave Dobbyn