Sunday Morning for Sunday 5 November 2017
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Tongan and Samoans have been involved in violent clashes in South Auckland this week and questions have been raised over whether the people involved were regular trouble-makers hijacking this situation or if there is really out-and-out rivalry among young Samoans and Tongans living here. Manukau Ward Councillor Efeso Collins, a New Zealand born Samoan, talks about the game, the issues and the media coverage.
RNZ Sports Reporter Joe Porter talks about the Black Caps vs India second T20 and the All Blacks vs the Barbarians.
A University of Auckland researcher has won $300,000 in funding to study young children's perceptions of the health food marketed to them. 16 children from two schools will wear small portable cameras as part of a new Faculty of Education and Social Work study that will investigate how the marketing of healthy products and lifestyles affects kids. Dr Darren Powell who will lead the study, says the children will wear cameras with which they take photos or videos of foods advertised or marketed to them all day.
7.34 The House: swearing in the swearers
This week the 52nd Parliament will be officially opened so Daniela Maoate-Cox spoke to some of those involved with the official ceremonies.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern was winging her way to Australia on Sunday morning, where she was to meet with Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull.
The wet winter has just passed here and the devastation of cyclones that have ripped through the Caribbean are a pressing reminder of the impact of changing climate. But what can be done to help our towns and cities cope with huge deluges that flood cities and flush contaminants and sediments into our waterways? Teresa Cowie investigates how cities here are planning to become more resilient and looks overseas to see what lessons are being learned.
New Zealand may have been the first in the world to give women the vote but for the most part the stories of their active role in the Great War have been neglected. More than 1000 Kiwi women worked in the war effort overseas but historian and writer Jane Tolerton says you wouldn't know it from the number of books and media produced for the centenary. In an attempt to rectify that, she’s written Make Her Praises Heard Afar - NZ Women Overseas in World War One (published by Booklovers Books). It profiles the likes of Kiwi women doctors, ambulance drivers and munitions workers involved in WWI.
* Jane Tolerton will also give a talk about her book on Thursday November 9 at the National Library at 5.30pm.
This week producer/presenter Colin Peacock asks what does the rise of on-demand viewing mean for TV as we know it? And why are our daily papers being downsized?
Para Paheer was one of thousands of Tamils targeted during the 26-year civil war in Sri Lanka from 1983 to 2009. The book The Power of Good People gives a riveting first-hand account of the events that shaped Para's life in war-torn Sri Lanka, his risky voyage to Christmas Island as an asylum seeker and the horrific treatment he received from the police. And then he became a penfriend with Australian Alison Corke - and his life changed.
Rosamund Young has has spent her life on farms and says cows are far smarter and more emotionally connected to one another than most people give them credit for. She wrote The Secret Life of Cows 15 years ago and actor and playwright Alan Bennett sang its praises, catapulting it to huge success. It has been translated into 19 languages and has just been reprinted.
Long before the hashtag #MeToo began and the dark underbelly of abuse of women in Hollywood came to light, two New Zealand women were exploring, for a theatre piece, women's sexuality in both negative and positive lights. Julia Croft and Eleanor Bishop star in a Bats-commissioned performance, co-written by Karin McCracken called Body Double. The production runs through nine vignettes - exploring female desire though dating, dancing, orgasms and desire. Body Double runs from 10-25 November in Wellington and will also play at the Auckland Arts Festival next year. Wallace talks to Julia and Karin.
11:05 The Lost: Kirsa Jensen
In part one of a five-part series on missing people, Paloma Migone talks to Robyn Jensen who last saw her daughter, Kirsa, 34 years ago. The 14-year-old went missing while riding her horse along a Napier beach. Despite the time, Robyn is still determined to find her daughter. What happened to Kirsa?
While climate change is a hot topic globally, it seems leading international finance journals are mostly silent on the subject. Despite the economic and business impacts of climate change, there's very little being written about sectors affected by it - for example, listed companies at risk. An article by Professor Ivan Diaz-Rainey from the accountancy and finance department at the University of Otago, called Stranded Research, has attracted international attention for its revelation that finance journals have published so little climate-change research.