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Sharon McLennan

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7:10 Sharon McLennan - Voluntourism

Demand from wealthy countries is fuelling a thriving market in volunteer tourism or 'voluntourism', aimed at travellers who want to express an altruistic streak while they take a break. It seems like a positive thing, but Dr Sharon McLennan from Massey University says that unscrupulous operators, orphanage tourism and short-term volunteer programmes can do more harm than good.




Chris Yorke

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7:23 Chris Yorke - Global Gathering for Sauvignon Blanc

There’s a big week coming up for New Zealand wine. Early February sees more than 300 guests arriving in Marlborough to take part in the first ever International Sauvignon Blanc Celebration, followed by New Zealand’s first Chardonnay and Sparkling wine symposium in Gisborne. Chris Yorke is Global Marketing Director for New Zealand Winegrowers.

7:32 The Week in Parliament

7:47 Susanne Becken - The Price of Oil and the Environment

Professor Susanne Becken is the author of Oil and Tourism: Preparing for the Challenge, and heads up the Griffith Institute for Tourism in Brisbane. Professor Becken says governments around the world should take advantage of the historically low price of oil to speed up the transition to sustainable energy.

8:12 Insight: Preserving Access to the Great Outdoors

After the ructions when legislation was suggested a decade ago that would have given greater freedom to roam, the subsequent  introduction of a Walking Commission has settled a heated environment. But, as Philippa Tolley has been finding out, those who are passionate about outdoor recreations are now flagging new fears about threats to future access.
Produced by Philippa Tolley.

Sarah Knight

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8:40 Sarah Knight - How Not to Give a F***

Sarah Knight is a successful book editor, who gave it all away to write a book on the important things in life. The book is called The Life Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*** -  and in it she talks about her decision to start saying ‘no.’

9:06 Mediawatch

Some of the scary stories bulking up the bulletins this summer - killer trees, deadly phones, victimised vegans and an alarming outbreak of anthropomorphism. Also the new 'sound and vision' Checkpoint, an offender unmasked by mistake, and one special salute to Bowie.
Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose.

Jamie Blaine

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9:40 Jamie Blaine - The Midnight Jesus Guy

Jamie Blaine is a preacher in America’s deep South. He’s also a psychotherapist who specialises in emergency therapy following traumatic events  - and he’s seen it all. His book, Midnight Jesus: Where Struggle, Faith, and Grace Collide explores the lessons he’s learnt along the way. And the part-time heavy metal journalist discusses his liking for Black Sabbath and Motorhead.

10:06 Paula Penfold and Eugene Bingham - The Past, Present and Future of Journalism

Investigative journalists Paula Penfold and Eugene Bingham both worked on TV3’s 3D until it was canned at the end of last year. Paula and Eugene join Wallace to talk candidly about their careers in journalism so far - how the medium has changed, why journalism matters, and what really happened at TV3.

10:30 Chris Green and Greg Fleming - Predicting 2016’s Global Economy

So far, 2016 has been volatile for many of the world’s leading economies - and the markets have reacted with typical instability. But how bad will 2016 really be? What will happen with China? How low will oil prices go? And what about the Auckland housing market? First NZ Capital economists Chris Green and Greg Fleming join Wallace to discuss what’s going on.

11:05 Dave Luddy - Australian Open

Our tennis correspondent, Dave Luddy, live from the Australian Open in Melbourne.

11.23 Gerhard Weinberg - Mein Kamp To Publish or Not to Publish?

Seventy years after the end of World War Two - Adolf Hitler’s notorious autobiography Mein Kampf is being re-published. The decision to re-publish it has drawn criticism from many quarters but Professor Gerhard Weinberg, a German-born, Jewish historian who discovered Hitler’s second book - believes Mein Kampf should be available for all to read.