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Insight: The Maori Political Landscape

In 2008 Insight looked at the Maori political landscape. Now in 2011 a new party has entered the scene. Natalie Mankelow speaks again to the main players and ask Maori how they are feeling about their options now.
Produced by Philippa Tolley

8:40 Peter Cooke and John Crawford - The Territorials

Peter and John talk to Chris about citizen soldiering, which they say has been part of our history since the first years of colonial settlement. They have charted the story of volunteer soldiers since the early militias set up in the 1830s, and explored what makes everyday men and women sign up.

The Territorials: The History of the Territorial and Volunteer Forces of New Zealand, by Peter Cooke and John Crawford, is published by Random House.

9:06 Mediawatch

The so-called Teapot Tape surged to the top of the news media’s election agenda this week. Mediawatch asks if the public interest been served in this sideshow, and asks broadcaster Mike Hosking why he backs the PM’s stance. And one year on from the Pike River tragedy, Mediawatch talks to an Australian journalist who was called a tosspot at the time for asking tough questions.
Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose.

9:40 Dave Moore – Autos in LA

Fairfax Motoring Editor Dave Moore is in petrol-head heaven at the Los Angeles Auto Show. He talks to Chris about what's hot and what's not, and about the rise and rise of 'green' cars.

10:06 Hal Vaughan – Coco Chanel

In what he says is the first book to uncover the true story of Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel in occupied Paris during the Second World War, Hal Vaughan reveals her life as a secret agent; her long love affair with a Nazi master spy; her missions on behalf of German military intelligence; and her astonishing escape from retribution through the intervention of Winston Churchill.
Sleeping With the Enemy: Coco Chanel, Nazi Agent, by Hal Vaughan, is published by Chatto & Windus

10.40 Notes from the South with Dougal Stevenson

Dougal has been thinking about the Occupy Dunedin protesters and the moral high ground.

10:45 Hidden Treasures

This week on Hidden Treasures Trevor Reekie takes in some fresh music from Brazil and Japan; and showcases a track from the Rhinestone Cowboy’s final studio album.
Produced by Trevor Reekie

11.05 Ideas: Theosophy

Ideas takes a look at the philosophy and practice of theosophy, an unusual hybrid of Western and Eastern thought, which has had adherents in New Zealand – including a former prime minister and an attorney general – since the earliest years of the movement’s history. Chris Laidlaw and Jeremy Rose talk to Sushma and Simon Webber of the Wellington branch of the Theosophical Society; professor Peter Lineham; and June Vallyon, a theosophical society member from Tauranga with a keen interest in the movement’s history.

11.55 Feedback

What you, the listeners, say on the ideas and issues that have appeared in the programme.