Sunday Morning for Sunday 1 December 2013
8:12 Insight Recovery from the Seddon Shakes
After two major earthquakes rocked central New Zealand this year, how has the small Marlborough town of Seddon and its surrounds, which were closest to the epicentre, coped in the aftermath? Every single home in the small township, and many in the outlying rural areas, was damaged by the quakes. As the rebuild begins, concerns are being raised about depression and domestic violence as some rural men struggle to cope.
Written and presented by Alison Hossain.
Produced by Philippa Tolley.
8:40 Dr Tilman Ruff – Strike Against Nuclear Weapons
Dr Tilman Ruff is Co-President of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War and is an Australian board member of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN). He is a public health and infectious diseases physician; Associate Professor in the Nossal Institute for Global Health, University of Melbourne; and international medical advisor for Australian Red Cross. He’s in New Zealand next week to deliver an address in Wellington – “Humanitarian Consequences of Nuclear Weapons from Oslo to Mexico and Beyond.”
This week on Mediawatch: The switchover of TV transmission winds up this weekend when the upper North Island goes digital. Why are critics claiming this means non-commercial TV could be switched off for good? Also – Gareth Morgan fires up the media by putting the boot into football’s top brass, and Geoff Robinson’s surprise announcement. Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose.
9:40 Dr Biu Sikivou – Diabetic Retinopathy
Over 30 per cent of the Fijian population has diabetes, and the disease is a growing problem throughout the Pacific. Dr Biu Sikivou is Associate Director of the Pacific Eye Institute in Fiji & Lead Ophthalmologist of the Fred Hollows Foundation's Diabetes Eye Programme.
Dr Biu was in New Zealand this week for a meeting of regional representatives of the Fred Hollows Foundation. She will be presenting a paper at the World Diabetes Congress in Melbourne next week.
10:06 Ideas Tom Scott
In the latest of our occasional series where prominent New Zealanders talk about the individuals, writers and thinkers who have shaped their outlook on the world, Chris talks to cartoonist and writer Tom Scott. Earlier interviews in this series can be found here.
Produced by Zoe George
11:05 Down the List
Is New Zealand Football run like a suburban tennis club?
Down the List is written by Dave Armstrong and produced by Adam Macaulay and Duncan Smith from the RNZ Drama Department.
11:12 Barry Coates – Fighting Global Poverty
Barry Coates, Oxfam’s New Zealand Executive Director since September 2003, announced this week that he will leave the organisation in March next year. Barry talks to Chris about his decade working with Oxfam to tackle global poverty.
11:40 Wayne Brittenden’s Counterpoint
Hitler, who assumed power early in 1933, passed a law on December 1 of that year safeguarding the unity of the party and the state. Eighty years on, Wayne looks at the internationally unheralded anti-Nazi resistance movement within Germany, and at enduring stereotypes. Chris follows up with German psychotherapist Martin Kaiser.