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Summer Times 2021/2022 for Thursday 31 December 2020


0905 Arise Sir Ian Taylor!

The man who brought the America's Cup to life for TV viewers is New Zealand's newest knight in the New Year Honours list. 

High-tech digital pioneer, Sir Ian Taylor, who established Animation Research Limited in 1990 has received the honour for services to broadcasting, business and the community. 

His graphics are credited by sailing commentators with helping the casual fan follow the event, showing real-time animations of racing.

ARL's Ian Taylor in Bermuda with a simulator produced by the Dunedin firm

ARL's Ian Taylor in Bermuda with a simulator produced by the Dunedin firm Photo: RNZ/Todd Niall

0920 Debbie Munroe's waka of care

Debbie Munroe is a former youth worker who is now the driving force behind the Waka of Caring - a centre for the homeless in Manurewa.

She's better known as Whaea Debs and is at the centre 12 hours a day, helping provide things like food, books, clothes and linen to those in need.

Debbie recently was recently named a Kiwibank Local Hero for her work

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Photo: Te Ao Maori

0930  A dam good idea: the Kiwi Water Park at Lake Dunstan

Lake Dunstan has always been a man-made lake, formed on the Clutha River in Central Otago by the Clyde dam. Now it's home to the South Island's only water park.

Ten thousand square metres of inflatable equipment to slide down and jump off, is moored to the lake bed.

It's been set up by Queenstown business woman, Emily Rutherford, who returned from London during lockdown, and had a brilliant idea.

10.00  Glennon Doyle - Untamed 

Glennon Doyle is a writer and activist who for years felt confined in a life society told her she should be grateful for having ... a husband, three kids and a successful writing career.

After years denying unhappiness, she took a walk on the wild side.

Finally listening to her own voice, she left her unfaithful husband and married US Olympic soccer star Abby Wambach.

Glennon's book - Untamed - explores how she got there. 

Glennon Doyle

Glennon Doyle Photo: AFP / FILE

10.30 Podcast: Black Sheep - Count Felix Von Luckner 

In today's episode of Black Sheep, William Ray continues the story of Count Felix Von Luckner  a famous German Navy captain from World War One, who led a jailbreak from a New Zealand prisoner of war camp.

He picks up the story with Von Luckner and his crew shipwrecked on the island of Maupelia

Portrait of Count Felix Von Luckner

Portrait of Count Felix Von Luckner Photo: Public Domain

11.00 Summer Bookmarks: Guyon Espiner

This summer we're taking the Bookmarks format, where we talk to people about their favourite books, music, and other cultural things - and using it to get to know some of your favourite RNZ reporters, hosts, and contributors.

RNZ investigative journalist Guyon Espiner talks to Jesse about his career, and some of his favourite things outside of journalism.

Guyon Espiner

Guyon Espiner Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly

11.30 Māori headwear through the ages 

Māori Party co-leader Rawiri Waititi got attention for the hat he wore to Parliament following his win in the election in October. 

And, as Charlotte Muru-Lanning wrote recently for the Spinoff - he and was following a long-held Māori tradition of wearing hats and headdresses.

Chanel Clarke is curator Māori at Auckland Museum - and looks specifically at the social and cultural significance of clothing. 

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Photo: Awhina Kerr

11.45 Regional Round-up 

Today we're going to another special town - tune in to see if you can guess where our guest Sarah Bason is. 

Music Played on the show today: 

No More I Love You's - Annie Lennox 10:05am

Summer Madness - Khruangbin  10.34am 

Me and Julio Down by the School Yard 10.57am