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8:12 Insight: China’s Ageing Population

Insight considers if China's rapidly ageing population could prove a stumbling block on the road to economic prosperity.
China’s Ageing Population is a BBC progamme, by reporter Mukul Devichand.   

8:40 Carolyn and Simon Mark – VSA

Thousands of New Zealanders have shared their skills and experience with our neighbours in the wider Pacific since Volunteer Service Abroad started 50 years ago. Chris talks to VSA Volunteer Recruitment Manager Carolyn Mark, who is also its longest-serving staff member, having been there since 1984; and her brother, VSA council member Simon Mark, about that history and the organisation’s role in establishing New Zealand’s place in the world.
VSA is marking its 50th anniversary with a photo exhibition that’s on in Wellington, Auckland, Nelson and Dunedin.

9:06 Mediawatch

Mediawatch talks to the Telecommunications Commissioner about the future shape of our media – and why his own future’s now being questioned. Mediawatch also hears how a former bad boy of broadcasting is faring across the ditch; and why the media might need a more adult attitude to alcohol - specifically, women and beer.
Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose.

9:40 Paul Warren – Like, Whatever

Paul Warren says he was asked by a colleague from another university department the other day “What, like, is all this like, like?” and he thought it would be, like, good to like, talk about it with Chris Laidlaw – who many apparently like, though there are few like him.
Associate Professor Paul Warren from the School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies at Victoria University.

10:06 Jan Wright – Wild Rivers

Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Dr Jan Wright is calling for greater protection for New Zealand’s wild and scenic rivers. She says that while many of our rivers are extremely beautiful they have little protection, especially from hydroelectric development. Dr Wright wants a strategic approach to identifying wild rivers and applying real protections to them.
Dr Wright’s latest report out this week: Hydroelectricity or wild river? Climate change versus natural heritage

10:45 Hidden Treasures

This week on Hidden Treasures Trevor Reekie features music from American newcomers Alabama Shakes – being touted by taste makers and music bloggers as a band on the rise.
Produced by Trevor Reekie

11.05 Ideas: Twenty five years of being nuclear free

Next Friday is the 25th anniversary of the passing New Zealand’s nuclear free legislation. Kate Dewes, a long-time peace campaigner and the first New Zealander to serve on the UN Secretary General’s Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters, and Kennedy Graham, the Green Party’s spokesperson on disarmament whose PhD was on nuclear free zones, reflect on the impact of the legislation and whether New Zealand could do more to rid the world of nuclear weapons. And former New Zealand diplomat Terence O’Brien recalls how the world reacted to New Zealand’s anti-nuclear stance.
Presented by Chris Laidlaw
Produced by Jeremy Rose

11.55 Feedback

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