Navigation for Sunday Morning

7:06 News and current affairs

8:12 Insight: Maori Women Speak Up

Should women have speaking rights during powhiri? In most tribes, it's the man's job to speak on the marae during a formal Maori powhiri, while the women lead the karanga or welcome call and support song.  But does that old tradition fit in today's modern society? Are these entrenched gender roles examples of sexism or are they upholding the teachings of Maori ancestors? Te Manu Korihi reporter, Leigh McLachlan, speaks to iwi representatives, politicians and young Maori wahine about their rights on the marae today.
Produced by Philippa Tolley.

8:40 Ross Bell – Drug Debate

A fortnight since synthetic cannabis was taken from the shelves, we speak to the executive director of the Drug Foundation, Ross Bell, about what effect this is having on society and why the time is right to have a public debate on whether cannabis should be decriminalised.

9:06 Mediawatch

Mediawatch talks to award-winning reporter Andrea Vance about the threat of surveillance; and if TVNZ’s tightening up on political participation is really necessary. Also: how political personalities clashing on camera lead the TV news bulletins, and a murderous movie on Mothers Day.
Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose.

9:40 Wayne Brittenden’s Counterpoint

Instant gratification is almost a cliché, but it aptly describes a number of aspects of contemporary life. Wayne takes a look at some of the less obvious examples, and Wallace follows up with Professor Harold Schweizer of Bucknells College, Pennsylvania, and author of the book On Waiting.

10:06 Neill Duncan – Still Making Music

A week before Christmas in 2012, jazz musician Neill Duncan lost an arm to cancer. It would have been tough for anyone but for a man who made his living from playing the saxophone it was potentially career ending. However, a year and a half later Neill Duncan is back playing a one-handed saxophone.  The former member of the Spines, Six Volts, current saxophonist in the Jews Brothers, and member of Darth Vegas, talks to Wallace about music, cancer and how the musical community in his adopted home of New South Wales rallied around to help him re-establish himself as a professional musician.

10:30 Mary Wareham – Killer Robots

New Zealander Mary Wareham is the coordinator of the Human Rights Watch campaign to stop killer robots – lethal autonomous weapons which a number of countries are developing. She talks to Wallace from Geneva where she is attending a UN meeting on the use of the technology.

10:40 Ben Howe and Brotha D – 15 years in the business

Ben Howe from Arch Hill Recordings and Danny "Brotha D" Leaosavai'i of Dawn Raid Entertainment talk about how their respective brands are celebrating 15 years in the industry; how their musical journeys began; and what are the challenges to come on the New Zealand music scene.

11:05 Down the List

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

11:12 Louise Laxley - Budget, Aussie-style

The ABC’s political correspondent Louise Laxley joins us from Canberra with a wrap of this week’s Australian budget. The winners and losers, the public and political reaction and what happens now with the Abbot government’s first budget?

11:20 Camilla Läckberg – Crime Queen

We talk to Camilla Läckberg who has been described as Europe’s Queen of Crime. Originally an economist, she changed careers and began writing her immensely successful thrillers. She has also written cookbooks and children’s books. Her books have been published in over 50 countries. Camilla Lackberg is in New Zealand as part of the Auckland Writers Festival.

11:45 Miriam O’Connor and Martine Harding – Capital Culture

Capital Culture is a web series which takes a satirical look at the lives of a group of aspiring young women in Wellington. It was created by four childhood friends and the first series was broadcast on YouTube this year. Now the Gibson Group is backing a bid for funding for a second series. Wallace talks to Miriam O’Connor, who plays Lennon, a fashionista and self proclaimed style setter running her own blog; and to Martine Harding, who plays Willoughby a singer/song writer and aspiring DJ who works in a cafe to pay the bills.