Sunday Morning for Sunday 8 June 2014
7:06 News and current affairs
8:12 Insight Tourism’s Lofty Goals
The tourism industry has set itself an ambitious goal of almost doubling visitor value in this country, to 41 billion dollars a year by 2025. Last year the Government increased Tourism New Zealand's budget by $158 million, and the Minister of Tourism, the Prime Minister John Key, wants the sector to help drive his economic agenda and ultimately be the country's number one earner of foreign exchange. But how easy will it be to reach that goal? And are tourism operators and key stakeholders all on board with the plan? Our tourism reporter Steve Wilde takes a look at the industry today and asks how realistic the 2025 vision really is.
Produced by Philippa Tolley.
8:40 Tracey Barnett – Quiet War on Asylum
Journalist and author Tracey Barnett talks to Wallace Chapman about her new book The Quiet War on Asylum. Barnett argues that by following Australia’s lead in the treatment of refugees and asylum seekers New Zealand is turning its back on international conventions and letting down some of the world’s most vulnerable people.
Mediawatch looks at John Campbell’s crusade to get the All Blacks to play in Samoa and asks – do media campaigns create real pressure, or just noise? Also on Mediawatch: Political gaffes go global on social media; a string of strange stories served up by Kiwis in London; and what links Stephen Hawking and a footballer’s underpants.
Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose.
9:40 Wayne Brittenden’s Counterpoint
With the recent closed-door meeting in Copenhagen of the Bilderberg Group of the world’s richest and most powerful people, Wayne asks if this is where the real power now lies. Wallace follows up with Hilary Wainwright, a research fellow at the Transnational Institute and editor of the UK’s Red Pepper.
10:06 Michael Lewis – Flash Boys
Best-selling author Michael Lewis joins us to talk about his book Flash Boys, which looks at the dubious practice of high frequency trading on Wall Street. The day after Lewis’s book was published, the FBI announced an investigation into the sector. Michael Lewis is no stranger to the secrets of Wall Street, having worked for Saloman Brothers, before turning his hand to writing. Many of his books have been turned into movies, including The Blind Side and Moneyball.
10:40 Max Lambert – Kiwi Fliers and the fall of Germany
Max Lambert’s fascination with the European war began when he was just a small boy – he went on to write a number of articles about airmen before writing the best-selling books, Night After Night: New Zealanders in Bomber and Command and Day After Day: New Zealanders in Fighter Command. Max Lambert spent most of his working life as a journalist with the NZPA and during his time there he was posted to Sydney and Washington DC. His latest book is called Victory: New Zealand Airmen and the Fall of Germany and describes New Zealand’s role in the dramatic invasion of Europe in 1944 to the fall of Berlin in 1945. Max joins us to talk about just some of the stories of these young kiwi fliers.
11:05 Jock Phillips
Historian Jock Phillips is the latest guest in our occasional series Influential Kiwis talk about their Influences. Jock is probably best known for his book Man’s Country: The image of the Pakeha male in history. But it’s as editor of the on-line encyclopedia Te Ara that Jock is likely to have the most lasting influence on how New Zealanders view themselves. Wallace Chapman talks to Jock Phillips about the individuals, books, and events that have helped shape his own ideas. A list that includes his father, historian Neville Phillips, writers Robin Hyde, Michael King, Henry David Thoreau and John Dewey.