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Sunday for 6 February 2011

8:12 Insight: Preserving Maori Sacred Sites

Insight this morning looks into Maori concerns that the oil and gas industry in Taranaki is damaging waahi tapu, or sacred sites.
Written and presented by Craig Ashworth
Produced by Philippa Tolley

8:40 Laurie Bauer - Losing Te Reo

Professor Laurie Bauer from Victoria University's School of Linguistics tells Chris he believes the Maori language has gone so far downhill that it's likely to be lost.

9:06 Mediawatch

Mediawatch looks at how the media were bowled over by Cyclone Yasi - and how two New Zealanders in the media were caught up in this week's upheaval in Egypt. The programme explores a new entertainment channel launched by the owners of TV3; and asks an author to answer the question in the title of his new book: Can journalism survive the internet?
Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose.

9:40 Stephen Levine - NZ: "What if"

A few years ago, a book, 'New Zealand as it Might Have Been' explored a new way of looking at our history as its authors considered what might have been - rather than what was. Now Professor Stephen Levine has edited a second volume of 'what if' scenarios in which modest changes could have meant entirely different outcomes.
'New Zealand as it Might have Been 2', edited by Stephen Levine, is published by Victoria University Press.

10:06 Caroline Fitzgerald - Henry Williams and the Treaty

The Reverend Henry Williams translated the Treaty of Waitangi into Maori in 1840 and bought himself a load of controversy. In her book, 'Te Wiremu, Henry Williams: Early Years in the North', his great-great-grand-daughter tells Williams' story through his private letters and journals. Caroline joins the programme from the Treaty grounds at Waitangi.
'Te Wiremu, Henry Williams: Early Years in the North', edited by Caroline Fitzgerald, is published by Huia.

10:45 Hidden Treasures

This week on Hidden Treasures Trevor Reekie digs into a stack of records and celebrates Bob Marley's birthday, and pays a tribute to the troubled times in Egypt.
Produced by Trevor Reekie

11.05 Ideas: Indigenous stories

Four decades after the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi the Government of Chile signed a treaty with the people of Rapanui or Easter Island. The treaty was drafted in Spanish and translated into the Rapanui language. But the two versions were very different. So, just how similar are the stories of the indigenous peoples of the settler societies around the Pacific?
Ideas talks to Rapanui activist Santi Hitorangi; Hawaiian sovereignty movement leader Mililani Trask; and Irene Watson, an associate professor of Aboriginal studies and a member of the Tanganekald and Meintangk peoples of South Australia.
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.