Sunday Morning for Sunday 31 July 2011
8:12 Insight: Poverty in Fiji
Insight travels to Fiji to explore what is being done to halt rising rates of poverty.
Written and presented by Philippa Tolley.
8:40 Jennifer Curtin – Women and Rugby
Dr Curtin, a senior lecturer in political studies, talks about the major part women have played in growing and sustaining rugby as New Zealand’s national game.
Dr Curtin is speaking on the topic “More than a man’s game: Women and rugby in New Zealand” as part of the University of Auckland’s winter lecture series..
Mediawatch talks to Television New Zealand’s head of news and current affairs about the future of its news service, ethical questions hanging over one of his programmes – and why the police are investigating another one. Mediawatch also asks if the findings of political polls really match up to the dramatic headlines, and looks at the story of the so-called "cannibal goldfish" in Christchurch.
Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose.
9:40 Michael Cooper – Wine Tasting
Renowned wine writer Michael Cooper has a new book out – and he’s talking to Chris about what’s hot in wine.
100 Must-try New Zealand Wines by Michael Cooper is published by Hodder Moa.
10:06 Tevita Mara – Runaway Colonel
Former Fiji Army Lieutenant-Colonel Tevita Mara talks to Chris about fleeing his homeland after being charged with sedition and treason, his life in the army, and his controversial visit to New Zealand.
10:45 Hidden Treasures
This week on Hidden Treasures Trevor Reekie pulls out a selection of Afro-based rhythms as well as a lost soul gem that had been left on the shelf for 30 years before it finally saw the light of day.
Produced by Trevor Reekie
11.05 Ideas: Professor Robert Winston
Robert Winston is Professor of Science and Society and Emeritus Professor of Fertility Studies at the Imperial College London; a member of the House of Lords; the chairman of the Royal College of Music; author of more than 300 peer reviewed scientific papers; and the presenter of award winning BBC science programmes. Lord Winston talks to Chris Laidlaw about his life, his work and his major influences.
Presented by Chris Laidlaw
Produced by Jeremy Rose
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