Sunday Morning for Sunday 10 March 2013
8:12 Insight: Is Manufacturing in Crisis?
The high profile closures of historic manufacturing sites such as the Hillside workshops in Dunedin and Oamaru's Summit Wool Spinners are fuelling debate about the state of NZ manufacturing. Is it in crisis? As a small trading nation is there anything NZ can be doing about it? Can it really all be reduced to arguments about a high NZ dollar? Ian Telfer investigates.
Produced by Philippa Tolley.
8:40 Ian Gawler – Surviving Cancer
Dr Ian Gawler is a cancer survivor and a pioneer in 'mind-body' medicine. He is passionate about the need to integrate self-help techniques such as good nutrition, meditation and positive thinking with conventional medical treatments, to reduce the side effects of cancer treatments, make conventional treatments more effective and improve the quality of life of people affected by cancer. He is concerned at the bias against innovative and complementary therapies by some in the medical profession.
You Can Conquer Cancer, by Ian Gawler, is published by Michelle Anderson Publishing.
Dr Gawler is in New Zealand for the Holistic Cancer Congress being held on 16 and 17 March, in Auckland.
This weekend Mediawatch asks the boss of Maori TV if it’s shutting out other media from major national events – and why. Mediawatch also looks at a new push for more local TV programmes for children, and how a new TV current affairs show roped in Anna Guy as a contributor. Is it a bold break with past? Or a sad stunt to suck in more viewers?
Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose.
9.40 Andrew Thorburn and Rae Julian – Principles of Empowerment
The BNZ and its CEO Andrew Thorburn are among five global recipients of the UN Women’s Empowerment Principles Award, for promoting gender equality and the empowerment of women. Andrew joins Chris and Rae Julian, president of UN Women Aotearoa NZ, about the seven principles, why they are needed in 2013 and how they may change life at work for women – and men.
10:06 Ideas: Beyond the Pavlova Paradise
In the second part of our look at the case for higher density housing, Ideas talks to: Jane Quigley one of the people behind the Viva Housing project that has just been shortlisted in Christchurch's Breathe - Urban Village Competition; Jukka Noponen a Finnish planner behind an energy-efficient housing project; Brady Nixon who is developing Auckland’s Vinegar Lane project; and the Auckland Council’s urban design specialist Ludo Campbell-Reid.
Produced by Jeremy Rose.
10.55 Today’s Track
Can’t Get Back – a track from a 1989 album ‘We’re In the Same Boat Brother’ recorded by Kiwi artists Bill Lake and Rick Bryant. The song was written by Bill Lake and Arthur Baysting. The album was only ever released on cassette, and rumour has it that it may get a CD release soon.
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, Bastard Insurance is doing all it can to avoid paying out for damaged properties in Christchurch – after all, insurance is not some kind of safety net!
11.12 John Berry – Across Cultures
Professor John Berry is an eminent cross-cultural psychologist from Queens University in Canada. His main research interests are in the areas of acculturation (changes arising from intercultural contact) and cross-cultural relations. He focuses on applying his research findings to immigration, educational and health policy areas.
John Berry is a visiting researcher at Victoria University’s Centre for Applied Cross-Cultural Research.
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, while India is now seen as belonging to the middle economic bracket countries, new Oxford University research reveals what critics within India have known all along – that the last 20 years of unfettered market forces haven’t reduced the vast number of those living in dire poverty. Wayne looks at today’s neo-liberal consumerist India, and Chris follows up with Dharmendra Kumar, the Director of the Indian Campaign Group, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Watch.