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Sunday with Chris Laidlaw for 30 March 2008

8:12 Insight:

Hydropower: Amid continuing concern about whether New Zealand can generate enough power in an environmentally friendly way, Steve Wilde asks why hydropower has fallen out of favour.
Produced by Sue Ingram

8:40 Feature interview: Kyrgyzstan

Derek Kirke is a farmer from Wanaka who has been helping the impoverished farmers of Kyrgyzstan improve their agricultural practices. He and Krygyzstani national Umit, talk to Chris Laidlaw about this little known area of the former Russian Federation
Produced by Chris Whitta

9:05 Mediawatch

Mediawatch this weekend looks at TVNZ 7, the brand new channel from Television New Zealand which gets under way this Sunday. Also on the programme, a look at mixed messages from the media on the end of our golden weather; and a couple of embarrassing cases of mistaken identity.
Produced and presented by Colin Peacock

9:30 Feature interview: NITV

Patricia Turner is the Chief Executive of Australia's National Indigenous TV channel…she talks about the current output of this fledgling service and her vision for the future.
Produced by Chris Whitta

10:06 The Sunday Group

The Irish/Scottish Diaspora

Chris Laidlaw chairs a panel that includes: Professors Cairns Craig from the University of Aberdeen, and Don Akenson from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, Rosalind McLean - University of Waikato and Tanja Bueltmann from Victoria University, Wellington.
Produced by Chris Whitta

10:30 Hidden Treasures

Trevor Reekie presents an eclectic cross section of music that takes in live performances from a Russian Quartet who played Womad recently as well as an improvised solo oboe performance especially for Radio NZ National
Produced by Trevor Reekie

10:50 High Performance Athletics

Kevin Ankrom is the High Performance manager for Athletics New Zealand..he talks about preparing our athletes for Olympic and International performance.

11:05 Ideas

This week an examination of the convergence of art and science and the surprising ability of science fiction to discuss ethical and moral issues:
Produced by Justin Gregory

Ideas is repeated just after the 1am news on Friday morning.