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Sunday, 8am - Midday

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16 March 2008

8:12 Insight: Maori politics

Insight talks to potential Maori voters about their feelings in election year. Has the Maori Party made any difference to how they feel about being part of the political process?
Produced by Natalie Mankelow.

8:40 Feature Interview: In the Shadow of the Moon

Director David Sington talks to Chris Laidlaw about his fascinating film that tells the stories of the astronauts who have journeyed to the moon.
Produced by Christine Cessford

9:05 Mediawatch

On Mediawatch this week, we look at the challenge of getting 'dull-but-worthy' humanitarian issues into the global headlines - and a foreign PR professional tells us how fickle news editors can be persuaded to pay attention. We also get another "Aussie eye-view" on life in the media here; and we look at how the news media's focus on a 70,000 dollar bill for MP's travel overshadowed a government project involving ten thousand times as much public money. Produced and presented by Colin Peacock.

9:30 Feature interview: International Whaling

Sir Geoffrey Palmer talks to Chris Laidlaw after the latest sparring match at the International Whaling Commission meeting.
Produced by Christine Cessford

10:06 The Sunday Group: Culture and identity of Pacific Islanders in New Zealand.

As the big Celebrate Pasifika festival rolls out in Auckland, we ask what life is like for New Zealanders of Pacific Island origin.
Chris Laidlaw chairs a panel that includes: Ulu Aiono, Sailau Su'ali'i, Vasi Siohane, and Richard Pamatatau.
Produced by Christine Cessford

10:30 Hidden Treasures

Each week Trevor Reekie takes you on a trip that seeks out musical gems from niche markets around the globe, the latest re-releases and interesting sounds from the shallow end of the bit stream. This week features new music from an ex-pat Kiwi, Ben Kemp, and his Japanese band Uminari, as well as a vibrant splash of colour from a Brazilian band who are playing Womad this weekend.
Produced by Trevor Reekie

10:45 Sports talk.

11:05 Ideas : Asia in New Zealand.

After more than 150 years of involvement, how has Asia helped to create our national identity? And after all this time, how accepted are they as New Zealanders?
Presented by Chris Laidlaw
Produced by Justin Gregory
Ideas plays until midday and is repeated just after the 1am news on Friday morning.