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Sunday for 13 March 2011

8:12 Insight: Early Childcare Changes

Insight looks at changes to early childhood services just as the Welfare Working Group suggests reforms that could increase demand for these services.
Written and presented by John Gerritsen
Produced by Philippa Tolley

8:40 Gertrude Fester - Feminist Activist

Marking International Women's Day earlier this week, Chris talks to Doctor Gertrude Fester, a black feminist activist from Cape Town, South Africa. She is a writer, academic and former MP for the ANC. Dr Fester discusses her torture and imprisonment under the apartheid regime, race relations today, and her hopes and fears for her country.

9:06 Mediawatch

TVNZ has scrapped its non-commercial public service channel for families, and now there's doubt about the future of its remaining non-commercial channel for news and information. Why is this happening? And is the writing now on the wall for public broadcasting on New Zealand television? Also on Mediawatch: The grassroots effort to get news-you-can-use to people in the stricken suburbs of Christchurch.
Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose.

9:40 Bruce Stirling - Wairarapa Moana

Chris discusses the rich and turbulent history of Lake Wairarapa, the largest lake and wetland area in the lower North Island with historian Bruce Stirling. Maori gifted Wairarapa Moana to the Crown in 1896 and were badly ripped off with the barren wasteland they eventually got in return. Their goodwill exploited, southern Wairarapa Maori, according to the Waitangi Tribunal, suffered a century of loss.
'WAIRARAPA MOANA: He pātaka kai, He pātaka kōrero - Stories about a lake and its people,' is on at Aratoi, Wairarapa Museum of Art and History in Masterton, until 7 May 2011

10:06 Richard Boast - More Treaties than Waitangi

Legal historian Professor Richard Boast says that New Zealand's constitutional framework is much more complex than a focus on the Treaty of Waitangi has led us to believe. He tells Chris that that there were many more 'treaties' in colonial New Zealand than just the 1840 document, and that an examination and debate about their significance is needed.

10:45 Hidden Treasures

This week on Hidden treasures Trevor Reekie digs up new music from Portugal, surf music from Slovenia and an obscure little gem from the only white chanteuse to grace the Motown label.
Produced by Trevor Reekie

11.05 Ideas: Community-owned power

The Government recently announced its plan to partially privatise the country's electricity generation - partly it says to give so-called mum and dad investors a chance to take a stake in the nation's energy sector. But it seems some "mum and dad" investors are more interested in setting up their own energy companies than buying a stake in an existing SOE. The town of Otaki north of Wellington has floated the idea of going off the grid; Wellington regional councillor, Paul Bruce, is spearheading a plan to set up a cooperatively owned wind farm; a Banks Peninsula group hopes to eventually power the whole peninsula from renewable energy; and earlier this week Otago's Blueskin Bay Community announced it planned to have a wind farm up and running within two years. Ideas talks to some of those involved in those projects and to Simon Boxer who helped set up Britain's first cooperatively owned wind farm in the 1990s.
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.