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Sunday for 12 September 2010

8:12 Insight: Warming Up for the Rugby World Cup

Insight looks at how preparations are going for the Rugby World Cup - one year out from the event. Will all the stadiums be ready, and will Auckland's transport system cope with the influx of visitors?
Written and presented by Clint Owens
Produced by Sue Ingram

8:40 William Taylor - A Writer's Life

William Taylor's writing career spans 40 years, during which time he's written more than 40 books. He's best known for his humorous books for young adults but he's also written for adults, and for television. He talks to Chris about life and writing, and the surprise revealed at the unveiling of the Ohakune Carrot. He talks to us from his home in Raurimu, near Mt Ruapehu.
William Taylor's autobiography, 'Telling Tales', is published by Harper Collins.

9:06 Mediawatch

Mediawatch this weekend looks at the mixed response to the media's coverage of the big quake in Canterbury, and what's happened there since. We'll hear how some politicians praised them, though not the minister bemoaning the "vultures" who trampled on Christchurch's dignity - and how some criticisms came from within the media. So what do the reporters, presenters and editors involved make of all that?
Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose.

9:40 Harry Ricketts - Poems and Poets

Harry Ricketts is a poet, teacher, editor and reviewer. He has edited collections of verse, essays, and other works of non-fiction and his biography of Rudyard Kipling was released in 1999. His latest book, due to be released next week, is about how to read and write poems and features a number of New Zealand poets and their work.
'99 Ways into New Zealand Poetry' by Harry Ricketts and Paula Green is published by Random House.

10:06 Alan Bollard - Life in the Meltdown

Allan Bollard has been governor of the Reserve Bank since 2002. He talks to Chris about his new book - a memoir of his experiences during the global financial meltdown.
Alan Bollard's book 'Crisis: One Central Bank Governor and the Global Financial Collapse' is written with Sarah Gaitanos and published by Auckland University Press.

10.40 Notes from the South with Dougal Stevenson

Dougal recalls dodging bayonets at boarding school.

10:45 Hidden Treasures

Trevor Reekie digs up an obscure version of a song that's sold in the millions, plus an obscure American-born jazz artist who, late in life, is having a taste of fame.
Produced by Trevor Reekie

11.05 Ideas: Social Entrepreneurs

Earlier this week the New Zealand Social Entrepreneur Fellowship held one of its twice annual retreats in Auckland. Ideas talks to NZSEF chief executive vivian Hutchinson; Emelina Afeaki-Mafile'o of social agency Affirming Works; Darren Fraser of fair trade clothing company Micah clothing; Alexandra Lee of Architecture for Humanity; and Ngahau Davis of Northland's He Iwi Kotahi Tatou Trust.
Presented by Chris Laidlaw
Produced by Jeremy Rose

11.55 Feedback

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