Navigation for Sunday Morning

8:12 Insight: Super City

Insight this morning/tonight explores the practical detail for Aucklanders of the change to a Super City. Everything from rates to dog control laws could change, so how's the planning going and what differences are in store?
Written and presented by Rowan Quinn
Produced by Sue Ingram

8:40 Alex Fergusson MSP on the Scottish Parliament

On a recent visit to NZ, Alex Fergusson MSP spoke to Chris Laidlaw about the 10th anniversary of the Scottish Parliament and the structure of the political system there.

9:06 Mediawatch

Do the news media exaggerate the offence caused by controversies, because it makes their stories sexier? Or are people these days more easily outraged by news they don't like? TV3 journalist Ali Ikram, whose satirical take on sensitive issues has even annoyed some of his own colleagues, give us his view.

Also on the programme - that TVNZ promo starring Bill English and prompted claims of political meddling; and the local paper in Taranaki that's boldly gone three-dimensional. But why?
Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose.

9:45 Joe Van Belleghem - sustainable building

Joe Van Belleghem talks to Chris Laidlaw about sustainable building, his innovative project Dockside Green ( in Victoria, British Columbia and the economic benefits to green approaches for business.

10:06 Professor Robert Wade - global economy

Professor Robert Wade talks to Chris Laidlaw about the current state of the global economy. Robert Wade is Professor of Political Economy and Development Development Studies Institute (DESTIN), part of the London School of Economics.

10:45 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 features the new album from local songwriter Miriam Clancy, as well as the enigmatic slide guitar work of Ry Cooder who is soon to visit these shores, and a track from an album curiously called 'Business class refugees'
Produced by Trevor Reekie

11:05 Ideas: The Eagles Have Landed - Americans Who Settle In NZ for Political Reasons

The stories of three Americans who came to the conclusion that America was no longer the country of their dreams, who each spent time in the armed forces and decided to make their lives in New Zealand. A poet, a blueberry farmer and the founder of a community newspaper tell us about their experience both here and in America.
Presented by Chris Laidlaw
Produced by Jeremy Rose

11:55 Feedback

What you, the listeners, say on the ideas and issues that have appeared in the programme.