Sunday Morning for Sunday 15 October 2017
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The political hiatus is almost over with Winston Peters due to meet his board on Monday. Otago Law Professor Andrew Geddis and Associate Professor Jennifer Curtin from the School of Politics and International Relations at the University of Auckland discuss the limbo and why it's not such a bad thing.
Today marks 10 years since police swooped on the people of Tūhoe on a Monday morning in the Urewera raids. None of the 17 people arrested ended up facing charges under the Terrorism Suppression act although four were found guilty in 2012 of illegally possessing firearms. Two of those spent time in prison including activist Tame Iti who was inside for 9 months. His son Wairere Iti reflects on that time.
A New Zealand doctor is celebrating his initiative to change the oath sworn by doctors around the world - the Physician's Oath first adopted by the World Medical Association at Geneva in 1948. The oath, the Declaration of Geneva, is a modern version of the ancient Hippocratic Oath and is the vow read out by doctors when they qualify. Dr Sam Hazledine from Queenstown heard that his suggested amendment to what's known as the Declaration of Geneva, has been accepted by the World Medical Association at its conference in Chicago on Sunday. His amendment now gives doctors permission to focus and prioritise their own health and wellbeing, alongside that of their patients. Until now, no such provision pertaining to doctor self-care has existed.
Masterton has been named the most beautiful town in New Zealand as decided by the Keep New Zealand Beautiful charitable trust. The "Beautiful Awards" look at the efforts made by communities to protect and enhance their local environments and the judges were hugely impressed by Masterton's entry, which feature many environmental and heritage conservation projects. Heather Saunderson, CEO of Keep New Zealand Beautiful, talks about the awards and the other winners.
8:10 Insight: the rub between WINZ and beneficiaries
The vision of the Ministry of Social Development is to help New Zealanders to help themselves to be safe, strong and independent. But many beneficiaries are taking to social media to talk about what they see as poor treatment from its agency, Work and Income. Is this a sign of real problems or the opinions of a disgruntled few?
Sir Richard Evans, Regius Professor of Modern History, Emeritus, University of Cambridge, is a historian of 20th century Europe with a focus on Germany and World War II. The author of 18 books, Sir Richard is also known for his role as an expert witness in a high-profile court case in which controversial anti-semite David Irving sued American historian Deborah Lipstadt for libel after she wrote that Irving falsified German history and was a "Holocaust denier". In London's High Court in 2000, Sir Richard produced evidence that Irving was guilty of deliberate distortion, discrediting the claims which helped to successfully defeat the libel case. Deborah Lipstadt wrote about this legal battle in History on Trial: My Day in Court with a Holocaust Denier, and the book became the movie, Denial. Sir Richard's visit to New Zealand is being hosted by the University of Otago and he delivered the Michael King Memorial Lecture in Dunedin about how the Nazis conceived war.
Sir Richard will give a public lecture, 'The Holocaust on Trial: Reflections on the Irving-Lipstadt Trial (2000) and the film 'Denial' (2016)' on Sunday 15 October, 2-3.30pm, in the Nordmeyer lecture theatre at Otago University's Wellington Campus, 23A Mein Street, Newtown
The fallout from the notorious anti-terror raids that took place 10 years ago; and sports stars making political points on the pitch; and how Twitter got too toxic for one big name broadcaster this week.
Presented and produced by Colin Peacock.
The former proprietor of the New Zealand Herald, Michael Horton, collaborated with Professor Russell Stone, emeritus professor of history at the University of Auckland, to tell the full story of Sir John Logan Campbell, in Sir John's own words. Horton spent two years transcribing Campbell's letters and journals from their various states of legibility and repair. Campbell was one of the first European settlers to arrive in Auckland, was known as the "Father of Auckland" and gifted Cornwall Park to the people of New Zealand in 1901. Reminiscences of a Long Life: John Logan Campbell (David Ling Publishing), is the story from the day Sir John arrived in Auckland in a waka, to the day of his death in 1912. The book has been published to commemorate the 200th anniversary of his birth and contains more than 300 paintings, engravings and photographs following Sir John's life from his childhood in Scotland, his trips in Australia, Aotearoa and Europe, and his final return to Auckland.
Massey University historian Adam Claasen has written an extraordinary book telling the previously untold story of New Zealand’s Great War airmen. While much has been written about our Kiwi soldiers at Gallipoli and on the Western Front, Fearless tells the story of more than 800 airmen and a few women flying in open-cockpit wood-and-wire biplanes.
Kiwi rock pioneer Sharon O’Neill was massive in the late 70s and early 80s, with hits such as Luck’s on Your Table, Maxine, Words, Asian Paradise and the autobiographical Danced in the Fire reflecting her time locked out of the music industry for four years after a bitter dispute with her Australian record label. She’s one of many Kiwi musicians to be part of the musical brain drain to Australia in the 1980s and has lived in Sydney since 1981, although still calls herself a Kiwi. She’s still songwriting with her husband Alan Mansfield, and likes nothing better than to pop home to Nelson for the occasional gig. She’s being honoured by the NZ music industry by being inducted into the New Zealand Music Hall of Fame and will be presented with the Legacy Award at the Vodafone New Zealand Music Awards on November 16, a week out from her 65th birthday.
Niall Ferguson is perhaps the most famous historian in the world because he's a populist as well through his columns, and known for his contrarian views on a range of topics. He argues that Britain should have stayed neutral in World War I, and allowed the Germans to win a limited continental fracas. He's suggested the US should foster imperialist ambitions in order to realise its global potential. His new book, The Square and the Tower, and it examines how social networks dominate our thinking about the modern world. Niall Ferguson is a Professor of History at Harvard, and also has senior fellow positions at Oxford, the Hoover Institution and Stanford University.
11:39 Jaron Lubin: architect aiming high
American architect Jaron Lubin has been involved with some of the most impressive new design projects around the world. He's on the team that has designed a vertical suburb in Singapore, the Sky Habitat, and a big revamp to Changi airport called Project Jewel, which includes a tropical habitat under a dome, and the Jewel Changi airport shopping centre. He was in New Zealand for a series of seminars for architects and builders and says this country has the opportunity to think differently about its buildings.