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8:12 Insight: Protecting the Ross Sea

The annual hunt for Antarctic toothfish is now underway in the Southern Ocean. But how many seasons are left before its home, the Ross Sea, gets protected? The failure to turn the sea into the world's largest marine reserve for the third time has some asking whether the ruling organisation needs an overhaul. New Zealand and the United States have been making their case to the Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources. Olivia Wix investigates what is needed to get consensus and asks whether CCAMLR is the right organisation to be creating a reserve.
Produced by Philippa Tolley.

8:40 Richard Randerson – Signposts to God

A few years ago Chris interviewed evolutionary biologist and popular atheist Richard Dawkins, who talked about what he describes as the myth of religion in the face of the certainty of science. Bishop Richard Randerson, who was Dean of Holy Trinity Cathedral, Auckland from 2000 to 2007, has recently spoken publicly in response to Dawkin’s arguments, and he talks to Chris about religion as a human construct that points to the reality of God.

9:06 Mediawatch

Mediawatch takes a look back at some of the most startling stuff the media had to offer in 2013, and gives out an award or two for stuff that was truly outstanding – but not in a good way. And Mediawatch also looks at how politician Colin Craig appears to have entranced the media lately – and even made them eat their words.
Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose.

9:40 Verbon Cheung – Nostalgia

We’ll listen to some audio from Chris Laidlaw’s first programme on June 10, 2001, then Chris talks to Dr VerBon Cheung, a Research Fellow at the Centre for Research on Self and Identity at the University of Southampton. She is involved in a major study on nostalgia and she discusses the complex emotions involved in nostalgia – which is often triggered by a familiar smell, sound, or keepsake, by talking to someone, or by feeling lonely.
And a book on New Zealand nostalgia has recently been published by The Redcurrent Press. Faded Glamour: Nostalgia Revisited, is by Rebecca Kain.

10:06 Ideas: The Highs and Lows of 2013

Chris is joined by three guests to review 2013 and take a look at what’s on the horizon for next year. They are: Wellingtonian of the Year Suzanne Snively, a community and business leader who is director of several organisations, including the Health Research Council, Transparency International and the New Zealand Opera; regular Sunday Morning political commentator Dr Jon Johansson, who is a senior lecturer in politics at Victoria University; and Paul Diamond (Ngati Haua, Te Rarawa, and Ngāpuhi) writer, journalist, historian and broadcaster, who currently holds the position of  Curator, Māori, at the Turnbull Library.

11:05 Chris Laidlaw Says Goodbye

In the last hour of Chris Laidlaw’s last programme on Radio NZ, Chris - with a special guest - becomes the latest subject in our occasional series where prominent New Zealanders talk about the individuals, writers and thinkers who have shaped their outlook on the world.