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8:12 Insight: Maori & Water Rights

The government says no-one owns water.  But it reserves the right, through local government, to control it and decide who may use it, and profit from it.  In their freshwater claims, Maori are challenging the Crown’s assumption of that right. Over the years, hapu have been reduced to the role of spectators, as irrigators, councils, and business people divvy up resources once set aside for Maori use. Much of the publicity over the water claims has focused on the plans for share sales in state-owned power companies. Lois Williams examines the issue of ownership – which underpins the claims – and which Maori say the crown has consistently refused to address.
Produced by Philippa Tolley.

8:40 Benny Wenda – Self-determination for West Papua

Benny Wenda is a West Papua independence leader, Secretary General of Demmak (The Koteka Tribal Assembly), and founder of the Free West Papua Campaign. He lives in exile in the UK. In 2003 he was granted political asylum by the British Government following his escape from custody while on trial in West Papua. Benny visited New Zealand this week as part of his first official overseas tour to build support and awareness of the campaign for self-determination for the people of West Papua.

9:06 Mediawatch

This weekend Mediawatch asks why rival broadcasters are banding together to create a new watchdog to hold them all accountable; and if media coverage of the weather is misleading. Mediawatch also looks at why the plug’s been pulled on the awards for New Zealand television; and how those controversial comments about Muslims and air travel revived an old journalists’ joke.
Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose.

9.40 Jean Clottes – Rock Relations

French archeologist and cave art authority Professor Jean Clottes is touring New Zealand and meeting with local rock art experts – working with the Timaru Maori Rock Art Trust on field trips and at the Te Ana Ngai Tahu Rock Art Centre. He is also exploring Maori rock art sites around Rotorua with New Zealand archeologists. The purpose of his visit is to establish an exchange of scientific knowledge between French and New Zealand experts.
Professor Clottes is also giving public seminars, followed by the screening of Werner Herzog’s ‘Cave of Forgotten Dreams’, in which he features as an expert on the Chauvet cave in France.
Wellington: Sunday 17 February 2pm at Te Papa Soundings Theatre
Auckland: Sunday 24 February 6pm at the Auckland War Memorial Museum Auditorium

10:06 Ideas: Melissa Clark-Reynolds

In the latest in our occasional series of interviews with influential New Zealanders about the individuals, writers and thinkers who have influenced them, we hear from serial entrepreneur Melissa Clark-Reynolds. Melissa tells Chris Laidlaw about her most recent start-up, – a website that aims to harness the power of social media to raise a generation of eco-conscious, activist citizens of the world – and reflects on her life and influences.
Produced by Jeremy Rose.

10.55 Today’s Track

I Dreamed a Dream, from the movie soundtrack of the musical Les Miserables, sung by Anne Hathaway, who plays Fantine. (Universal)

11.05 Down the List

Where does the real power in New Zealand lie? That’s right, with a bunch of bureaucrats, underlings, officials, and lowly-ranked list MPs that you and I have never heard of.  Whether it’s in sport, politics, commerce, education or the arts, the only way to find out what’s really going on in this country is by going ... Down the List. Written by Dave Armstrong and produced by Radio New Zealand’s Drama department.  Today New Zealand First is in serious damage control after Richard Prosser suggests banning ‘Wogistanis’ from flying on Western airlines.

11.12 Sandra Janoff – Change Strategy

Sandra Janoff, consultant and psychologist, works with Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, communities and not-for-profit organisations.  She is co-director, along with Marvin Weisbord, of Future Search Network, an international non-profit group which helps people collaborate despite differences of culture, class, gender, age, race, ethnicity, language, and education. She is in New Zealand for the Fish In Future Search national meeting in Nelson.

11.40 Wayne Brittenden’s Counterpoint

Wayne Brittenden has been Radio New Zealand’s correspondent in several capital cities over the years. Each week he gives fresh insights into a wide variety of topics of national and international concern, followed by Chris Laidlaw’s discussion of the issue with guests. Today, can character be taught? The UK Parliamentary Committee on Social Mobility is certain that it can be. Its new report proposes that character-building should be part of every school’s curriculum. Wayne’s far from convinced, and Chris follows up with a prominent New Zealand educationist, Dr Stuart Middleton.