Sunday Morning for Sunday 6 August 2017
Alex Coogan-Reeves breaks down the Super Rugby final played in Johannesburg overnight between the Lions and the Crusaders.
A film by two Auckland Unitec students has been named the best short film at the NZ International Film Festival. "Waiting" was written by Samuel Kamu and directed by Amberley-Jo Aumua. The Inspiration for their film came from Samuel's West Auckland childhood and days spent outside the dairy - and the film-makers says it's a story of the importance of brotherhood, friendship and family. The film is also heading to Toronto, the first short film by New Zealand students to make the cut at the prestigious festival. Amberley-Jo talks to Wallace.
It's been a big week for Auckland transport announcements and it's a key election issue. Simon Wilson, Auckland editor for The Spinoff, talks about what Labour might be set to announce as its policy - and has an opinion on what's needed and what isn't.
A weekly digest of the events in Parliament. Produced and presented by Daniela Maoate-Cox and Phil Smith. This week - what does Cook Islands Language Week mean for our Cook Island MPs and should the language be spoken in the House?
The largest peace-keeping intervention ever undertaken in the Pacific has just departed Solomon Islands, having spent 14 years and billions of Australian and New Zealand taxpayer dollars. During its time in the island nation, the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI) restored law and order, built-up government institutions and rebuilt the country's police force. But what now for Solomon Islands? Can it build on the gains made under the RAMSI and lay claim to a brighter future? Or is it doomed to repeat the mistakes of its past?
On average, New Zealanders each consume 37 teaspoons of added sugar a day - six times the World Health Organisation recommendations. This week a UMR Research poll showed 67 percent of us back a tax on sugary drinks. But is tax the best tool to change people's love of sugar? Professor Mike Berridge, a founding scientist at the Malaghan Institute of Medical Research and Lisa Marriott, associate professor of Taxation at Victoria University in Wellington, explain the benefits and alternatives to a sugar tax. They've also written a book together outlining the options, Sugar Rum and Tobacco: Taxes and Public Health in New Zealand
Did the media make a drama out of Labour's leadership crisis this week? Also: the 'Jacinda effect' in full effect in the media; calling time on political pundits; reporting the Mooch's career-ending rant. Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose.
If you've been on holiday to Thailand, India or Cambodia, chances are you've visited a park where you are allowed to ride, feed or wash an elephant. Animal welfare organisation World Animal Protection has recently released a report that says three quarters of those Asian elephants are living in unacceptable conditions. Dr Jan Schmidt-Burbach explains the study and what we as tourists can do to make sure we aren't adding to the problem.
It's obvious that immigration has changed New Zealand in the past. But it's difficult to foresee how it will change us in the future. Where will the debate go and can we move past racism? What role will the media play? How will the questions we ask now shape immigration policy in the future? In the final episode of Slice of Heaven, Noelle McCarthy asks; where do we go from here?
Slice of Heaven was produced for RNZ by Noelle McCarthy and John Daniell in association with Massey University. Next Sunday after the news at 4pm, in an event recorded at Auckland Museum, Noelle talks to writer Ali Ikram, Migrants and Refugee Rights Campaigner Dr Arama Rata, filmmaker Roseanne Liang and Massey University’s Professor Paul Spoonley about immigration, diversity, and a changing New Zealand.
In the 19th and early 20th Century thousands of Melanesians were shipped to Samoa to work as indentured labourers. The story of blackbirding - as it was known - of Melanesians to the sugar plantations of northern Australia has been extensively told and in essence it's the story of South Pacific slavery. But the story of the Solomon Islanders shipped to Samoa is little known. Oscar Kightley - comedian, actor, playwright and newspaper columnist - was born in Samoa and whakapapas to Melanesia. He's made a documentary, Tama Uli, about the Samoan descendants of those indentured labourers and the discrimination they're facing.
Historian Redmer Yska is the author of A Strange, Beautiful, Excitement: Katherine Mansfield's Wellington 1888-1903. While researching the book, Yska discovered Katherine Mansfield's first published story - 'His Little Friend'. Written at age 11 by the then Kathleen M. Beauchamp, the story was published in The New Zealand Graphic in October 1900. In a world exclusive, Miranda Harcourt reads 'His Little Friend' following the interview with Redmer Yska.
Singer songwriter Justin Hayward has one of the most distinctive voices in rock. Known principally as the vocalist, lead guitarist and composer in the Moody Blues, his songs include Nights in White Satin and Tuesday Afternoon. The Moody Blues have sold 70 million albums and 18 platinum gold discs, but beyond that Justin Hayward has carved out a successful solo career. He comes to New Zealand for a three concert tour in October.
Music played during this episode:
Artist: Neil Finn
Song: There's more than one of you
Composer: Neil Finn
Album: Out of Silence (to be released on September 1)
Played at: 10.57am
Artist: Strangely Arousing
Composer: Lukas Wharekura
Album: Strangely Arousing
Played at: 9.37am
Artist: Foo Fighters
Song: Learn to Fly
Composer: Dave Grohl, Nate Mendel and Taylor Hawkins
Album: There is Nothing Left to Lose
Played at: 10.36am
Artist: Moody Blues
Song: Forever Autumn
Composer: Jeff Wayne, Richard Burton and Justin Hayward
Album: Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of War of the Worlds
Played at: 11.45am
Artist: Moody Blues
Song: Nights in White Satin
Composer: Justin Hayward
Album: Days of Future Passed
Played at: 11.57am
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