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Sunday for 18 April 2010

8:12 Insight: Inshore Fishing

Insight explores the plight of the inshore fishing fleet where rising costs are threatening the local industry. The Quota Management System is credited with preserving fish stocks, but is it pushing the small inshore fisherman to the point of extinction?
Written and presented by Nick Butcher
Produced by Sue Ingram

Janet Bayly8:40 Janet Bayly - Discovering Frances Hodgkins

It's more than 60 years since the death of the Dunedin-born painter, Frances Hodgkins, but Janet Bayly says we are still getting the measure of her output and her work. Hodgkins headed to Europe as a young woman, as her art had developed beyond the confines of this country. She gained a reputation as a foremost modernist artist and upon her death was claimed as a major British painter.

Frances Hodgkins
Left: Frances Hodgkins in London in 1920
Right: Painting Class on the Beach 1920
, Watercolour, 265 x 330mm, Collection of Gillian and Roderick Deane, Copyright Paddy Riley Photography.

The Frances Hodgkins Kapiti Treasures exhibition is on at Mahara Gallery in Waikanae until May 2. The gallery will celebrate the artist's birthday on April 28.

9:06 Mediawatch

Mediawatch looks at this week's news that directors of some failed finance companies may now face prosecution, and the programme talks to journalist John McCrystal who picked over one of the biggest collapses for a recent in-depth article - and picked up some lessons for the media while he was at it. Mediawatch also looks at heavy new proposals for curbing the media in Fiji; and an unexpected surge of sympathy for the poster boy of 'dirty dairying'.
Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose.

Aminiasi Kefu9:45 Aminiasi Kefu - Constitutional Change in Tonga

Tonga's solicitor-general (right) tells Chris about power shifts between the King, the parliament and the people which he hopes will usher in a new era in Tongan democracy.

10:06 Megan Hutching - Women Winning the Vote

In 1893 New Zealand became the first country in the world to give women the vote. Historian Megan Hutching (left) talks about the huge social upheaval, the battle and the sacrifices made by those who fought for women's suffrage, and the stories of those who opposed them every step of the way.

Leading the Way - How New Zealand Women Won the Vote, is published by Harper Collins.

10.40 Notes from the South with Dougal Stevenson

Dougal recalls the glory days at Dunedin's Garrison Hall - home to TV gems like Beauty and the Beast and Play School - and where a certain young newsreader first faced the cameras.

10:45 Hidden Treasures

Each week Trevor Reekie presents Hidden Treasures, uncovering musical gems that are often buried under tons of other stuff from here, there and over that a-way!! This week Trevor features an old gem re-shined for a new life from the late Jimi Hendrix, and the extraordinary banjo virtuoso Bela Fleck reinterpreting a classical revamp from French composer Camille Saint-Saëns.
Produced by Trevor Reekie

11.05 Ideas: The Economics of Well-Being

Helen Clark's Labour Government came to power promising to drag New Zealand into the top half of the OECD - and we're not there yet. And John Key's National Government has set the target of catching up with Australia in terms of GDP per capita by 2020. But economists as prominent as Nobel Prize winners Joseph Stiglitz and Amartya Sen are promoting the adoption of alternative measurements to GDP to gauge the economic well-being of a society. Ideas speaks to Mark Anielski - the author of The Economics of Happiness: Building Genuine Wealth; Mukesh Eswara, professor of economics at the University of British Columbia, and the co-author of a paper which argues that greater affluence can actually damage a society's well-being and happiness; and Dave Breuer the director of Anew NZ - a charitable trust working on developing new measures of economic well-being for New Zealand.
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.