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Sunday, 8am - Midday

Sunday for 6 April 2008

8:12Insight: China/NZ Free Trade Deal

New Zealand is poised to become the first western country to sign a free trade agreement with China. The Government believes the deal will open up the Chinese market to New Zealand exporters and add up to an extra 400 million dollars a year to the economy over the next 20 years. Advocates of the deal believe it will be worth much more.
Produced by Brent Edwards.

8:40 Feature interview: Literature

Best-selling Australian author Michael Robotham talks to Chris Laidlaw about writing, and his new psychological thriller, 'Shatter'.
Produced by Christine Cessford

9:05 Mediawatch

Mediawatch looks into suggestions that Singapore's state-controlled press could be a model for the media in Fiji under military rule.
The programme also reviews coverage of last weekend's worldwide environmental initiative Earth Hour - and reports on how the tables have been turned on the media these days when it comes to looking foolish on April Fool's day.
Produced and presented by Colin Peacock.

9:30 Feature interview: Zimbabwe politics

Movement for Democratic Change MP David Coltart talks to Chris Laidlaw about the volatile situation in Zimbabwe following this week's general election.
Produced by Christine Cessford

10:06 The Sunday Group: Blowing the doors off the Porsche
- the electric car.

Chris Laidlaw chairs a panel that includes: Chelsea Sexton, famous for her story in the film 'Who killed the electric car?'; Edward Kjaer, who leads Southern California Edison's extensive electric vehicle programme; and Mike Undershill, the chief executive of the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority.
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 Trevor samples a piece of kiwi psychedelia, celebrates the month of April and explores new music from Mali.
Produced by Trevor Reekie

10:45 NZ History

Paul Maunder talks to Chris Laidlaw about the centenary of the miners' strike in Blackball.

11:05 Ideas: New Zealand in Asia.

As New Zealand works hard to increase our economic and cultural dealings with Asia, what are our chances and how do they see us over there?
Presented by Chris Laidlaw
Produced by Justin Gregory
Ideas is repeated just after the 1am news on Friday morning.