Navigation for Sunday Morning

8:12 Insight

Insight considers the implications of planned changes to procedures at the Family Court Written and presented by Anne-Marie May.

8:40 Graham Hoyland – Last Hours on Everest

Graham Hoyland talks to Chris Laidlaw about his book recounting his perspective on the demise of George Mallory and Sandy Irvine near the summit of Everest in 1924.

9:06 Mediawatch

An extraordinary court case which pitted a freelance journalist against our armed forces – and what it revealed about the way our media report military matters and a story from the archives that shows snooping on private phone calls is nothing new. 

 Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose.

9:40 Kesang Tseten

Tibetan filmmaker whose documentary Who will be a Gurkha vividly portrays the trials and tribulations of young Nepalese men volunteering to join this elite British army unit.

10:06 Ideas: In Search of Utopia

A map of the world that does not include Utopia,” Oscar Wilde once said, “is not worth even glancing at, for it leaves out the one country at which Humanity is always landing. This morning Ideas talks to three explorers in the search for that mythical ideal. Produced by Jeremy Rose.

10:55 Today’s Track

The album The Arch is regarded as one of the most outstanding recordings and biggest projects in the history of World Music featuring more than 50 musicians from 14 different countries. Today we feature the Eva Quartet off the album with Pladne Doyde.

11:05 Down the List

Down the List is written by Dave Armstrong and produced by Adam Macaulay and Duncan Smith from the RNZ Drama Department.

11:12 Nick Cater

Nick Cater is a senior editor at The Australian. Born in Britain, he fell in love with the idea of Australia at an early age. He made the decision to migrate while on assignment for the BBC to covering the Australian bicentenary in 1988. Nick talks about his controversial publication The Lucky Culture.

11:40 Wayne Brittenden’s Counterpoint

With a number of commercial interests receiving gold mining exploration or prospecting permits on Coromandel’s Scehule 4 land where gold mining’s prohibited, Wayne looks at the industry at home and abroad. Chris follows up with Mercury Bay Watchdog Chairperson Augusta Macassey-Pickard and natural resource economist, Professor Tom Power of Montana.