Navigation for Sunday Morning

8:12 Insight: Auckland - Growing Up Fast

The Auckland region is growing faster than expected and its population is predicted to hit two million, 15 years ahead of schedule. Todd Niall looks at whether Auckland can manage its own growth - and the risks of failing to keep up.
Produced by Todd Niall

8:40 Feature interview: Christianity and Politics

Dr James Skillen is the president of the Centre for Public Justice, an independent public policy research unit in Washington DC. He's in New Zealand to talk about the way Christians relate to the political process and discusses with Chris Laidlaw what Christianity can contribute to the debate about public good, humane public policy and human responsibility in caring for the environment.
Produced by Christine Cessford

9:05 Mediawatch

In Mediawatch this week: A judge has claimed that news stories on the internet could jeopardise fair trials - and he's banned online news outlets from reporting some details of a case currently in his court. The media say this is an attack on the public's right to know - but shouldn't they take responsibility for what they put out online? We also hear from a Christchurch blogger digging for damaging details on Barak Obama which have been picked up by mainstream media abroad; and how the work of some of our top cartoonists is going public - but without much publicity.
Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose.

9:30 Feature interview: Brits Abroad - UK Foreign Policy

The head of the UK Foreign Office, Sir Peter Ricketts, talks to Chris Laidlaw about the war on terror and matters closer to our own shores.
Produced by Christine Cessford

9:55 Notes from the South

Dougal Stevenson recalls a dark day when words failed him.
Produced by Christine Cessford

10:06 The Sunday Group: To MMP or Not to MMP

2008 marks 15 years since New Zealand's public referendum which adopted the MMP voting system. With the country facing its fifth election under MMP - and a promise from National to hold a referendum on MMP in 2011 should it be in government - the Sunday Group takes a look at Mixed member Proportional voting, the effect its had and where it's taking us.
Chris Laidlaw chairs a panel that includes: Nigel Roberts, professor of political science at Victoria University; Dr Janine Hayward, a senior lecturer in politics at Otago University; and former MP and Act party leader Richard Prebble.
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 explores the mystery and exotica of Oriental dance from Turkey, as well as blues nights from the Hotshots and a respectful tip of the hat to the late Sonny Day.
Produced by Trevor Reekie

10:45 Feedback.

What the listeners have to say.

11:05 Ideas: All the Long Red Lines

We can tell the time, but we're not so good at telling what time is. Ideas looks at theories of time - this thing that we don't understand and always either have too little or too much of.
Presented by Chris Laidlaw
Produced by Justin Gregory