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Sunday for 10 April 2011

8:12 Insight: Queenstown Hospital and Private Operators

Insight investigates whether Queenstown will have better healthcare if a private operator starts to deliver some hospital services.
Written and presented by Steve Wilde
Produced by Philippa Tolley

8:40 Denis Avey - Breaking into Auschwitz

As a British POW, Denis Avey heard about the suffering of Jewish prisoners, and was determined to see for himself what was happening. Denis, now in his nineties, swapped places with a Jewish inmate and describes to Chris his experiences at the camp known as Monowitz, or Auschwitz III.
Denis Avey's book, 'The Man Who Broke into Auschwitz', written with Rob Broomby, is published by Hodder & Stoughton.

9:06 Mediawatch

New Zealand's oldest national news organisation, the New Zealand Press Association, is now on death row because one of this country's biggest publishers has decided to pull the plug. This week Mediawatch asks them why, talks to publishers large and small about what it means for them and their readers - and what it might mean for the news media as a whole in the future. And Mediawatch also looks at the reporting of Lotto fever, in a week that a record-breaking jackpot was up for grabs.
Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose.

9:40 Jinty MacTavish - Sustainable Dunedin

Last year, much to her surprise, 25-year-old Jinty MacTavish was elected to the Dunedin City Council. She is a founding member of Sustainable Dunedin City, is a natural history film-maker, and has a background in working with young people on environmental issues.

10:06 Wendy Pye - Digital Education

Wendy Pye has been at the cutting edge of early childhood learning, particularly reading, in New Zealand, Australia, the UK and the US for 20 years. She's more recently a pioneer in developing digital material and she talks to Chris about a breakthrough for her US company Award Reading, which is one of only four providers to make the Texas Education Agency's list of approved digital materials for early childhood.

10.40 Notes from the South with Dougal Stevenson

Dougal forecasts a grim outcome for the English team at the Rugby World Cup - but reckons it's not the end of the world.

10:45 Hidden Treasures

This week on Hidden treasures our host Trevor Reekie digs up some obscure sixties surf guitar music from Angola; selections from a couple of local banjo players; and American indie label sensations the Civil Wars.
Produced by Trevor Reekie

11.05 Ideas: The Maori Economy

The Maori Economy has been described as a sleeping giant. It currently accounts for about five per cent of GDP, but has the potential to be many times that. Ideas talks to: Manuka Henare, the associate dean of Maori and Pacific Development at the University of Auckland; Traci Houpapa, the chair of the Federation of Maori Authorities; Dr Chellie Spiller, whose PhD looked at the nature of Maori and indigenous business; and Joe Doherty the co-owner of Te Urewera Treks.
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.