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8:12 Insight: Housing Affordability

Houses in NZ remain unaffordable compared with other, similar countries. Despite the boom in the housing market reaching a peak three years ago, many people are struggling to buy their own homes. Ahead of a report from the Productivity Commission, Eric Frykberg considers what needs to change.
Produced by Philippa Tolley.

8:40 Paul Millar – Ceismic Thinking

Paul Millar, associate professor at Canterbury University, is concerned that future generations have access to the full picture of the Canterbury earthquakes, so he got the Ceismic Project under way. The project is an archive of earthquake-related digital material and includes resources from the National Library, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage, the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority, Christchurch City Libraries, Te Papa, NZ On Screen, the Canterbury Museum and the Ngai Tahu Research Centre. Paul says the aim is to document the impact of the disaster and the process of recovery, and make all that material available for free.  

9:06 Mediawatch

On Mediawatch this weekend: Five years ago, TVNZ embarked on a plan to “inspire on every screen” and drive the digital TV transformation for the good of all New Zealanders. But now, TVNZ’s teamed up with Sky TV to make money from pay television. Why? And what does it mean for viewers?  Mediawatch also look at two major media freedom surveys; and the parts of the Pacific where journalists are in jeopardy just for doing their jobs.
Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose.

9:40 Julie Hill – Broke But Sexy in Berlin

Kiwi film-maker Julie Hill talks to Paul about New Zealand’s vibrant artistic community in Berlin. She says the traditional OE to London has suddenly become an anachronism – and New Zealanders are looking for adventure further afield. While unemployment in Berlin is high, the combination of cheap rent and rich culture has become irresistible for our musicians, artists and writers.
‘Broke but Sexy’
, a film by Julie Hill and her German co-director Gaby Lingke, screens in March during the New Zealand International Arts Festival.

10:06 Rawiri Paratene – The Maori Troilus and Cressida

Few New Zealand families celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday, but it’s a special day in the home of actor Rawiri Paratene and he tells Paul that the bard has had a big influence on his life and career. Rawiri plays Pandarus in the te reo version of this tragedy, which is headed for London’s Globe theatre next year. As part of the city’s Cultural Olympiad, the theatre is presenting Globe to Globe – a programme of 37 multi-lingual Shakespeare productions from around the world.

The Maori Troilus and Cressida is on the 9th and 10th of March at Te Papa Amphitheatre as part of the New Zealand International Arts Festival. Admission is free. Rawiri also performs in Hohepa, a New Zealand opera, which premieres at the festival.

10.40 Notes from the South with Dougal Stevenson

Dougal’s been pondering a fabulous-but-modest slogan for Dunedin.

10:45 Hidden Treasures

Trevor Reekie showcases a long-shelved musical event that took place on this day in 1968; and a summer-bound slice of colourful Columbian dub.
Produced by Trevor Reekie

11.05 Ideas: Post Treaty Settlement Aotearoa

Earlier this year Victoria University’s Institute of Policy Studies and Te Awa a Maui – the School of Maori Studies – launched the Post Treaty Settlements website. Paul Diamond talks to four of the extraordinarily diverse range of thinkers who have contributed essays to the site: demographer Tahu Kukutai; editor of the Chinese in New Zealand website, Steven Young; lawyer Toko Kapea; and historian Ewan Morris.
Produced by Jeremy Rose

11.55 Feedback

What the listeners have to say on today’s programme.