Sunday Morning for Sunday 12 November 2017
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7.11 Patrick O'Meara: a new TPP model
The TPP looks like it's still alive. Full-on talks brought agreement on most parts of the newly named Comprehensive and Progressive Trans Pacific Partnership but that's come about by ditching 20 provisions of the original TPP some of which related to protecting labour rights and the environment, although most were surrounding intellectual property. RNZ economics correspondent Patrick O'Meara is in Vietnam at APEC and explains.
Professor Al Gillespie looks at what the new Comprehensive Progressive Trans Pacific Partnership might be trying to achieve and why ISDS is a stumbling block.
7:30 The House
The House recaps some of the pomp and ceremony of the first week of Parliament, the changes to how things work and the lessons learned by experienced MPs struggling to get it right in the first week.
The new minister of broadcasting, communications and digital media has done nine years of what she describes as her digital apprenticeship. This week in Clare Curran's speech at NetHui, she outlined some of her plans and hasd also said one of those is the need to appoint a Chief Technology Officer.
Tourism has become the country's top export earner, surpassing dairy and employing seven-point-five percent of the New Zealand workforce. While tourism is booming, research into employment paints a less than rosy picture, with questions about whether the industry is developing a workforce for its future as a high value and highly skilled industry. Belinda McCammon investigates what impact government plans to tighten the rules around migrant working visas will have on businesses, and how or if the local workforce will fill the void.
Andrew Patterson is lauded for pushing the boundaries in New Zealand architecture. He has designed some of the most innovative and visually striking buildings in the country - the A.J Hackett Bungy Centre near Queenstown, the Mai Mai house in Auckland's Ponsonby, the Hills Clubhouse at Michael Hill's golf course, the Lodge at Kinloch near Taupo.
His Auckland-based firm Patterson Associates Architecture has won a number international accolades - it designed the Len Lye Contemporary Art Museum in New Plymouth and the new visitor centre in the Christchurch Botanic Gardens.
Patterson received his first National Award for Architecture at just 28 and on Friday at 57 he became the recipient of the Gold Medal for Lifetime achievement at the NZ Architecture Awards as well as the Sir Miles Warren Award for Commercial Architecture for The Lodge at Kinloch.
9:06 Mediawatch: Paddles and more
The long-awaited review of the law on copyright - and how a football fan turned his passion for his team into a mini media empire. And how one dead cat hit the headlines here and around the world.
Lake Hayes at night with the sky bejewelled with stars, a breathtaking view of Ratana Church, an Aurora Australis across the rising Milky Way. Award-winning photographer Grant Sheehan has put many of his finest photos into a large-form book The Night Watchers - New Zealand Nightscapes documenting night vistas in all their starry glory. Sheehan has published more than 20 books, work has been featured in Conde Nast Traveller, Daily Telegraph and the New York Times and he has twice won NZ travel photographer of the year.
The Greek gods and goddesses have influenced everyone from Homer to Shakespeare to Michelangelo - and acclaimed British actor, comedian and writer Stephen Fry. His book Mythos - the Greek Myths Retold reimagines some of the greatest stories in history. Fry fell in love with Greek mythology as a young boy and says they bring out the best and worst in us. He also recommends a New Zealand website called Theoi Greek Mythology.
Sophie Henderson, one of the stars of Nic Gorman's debut feature Human Traces, talks about the psychological thriller shot in the Catlins, on the coast near Owaka. Sophie plays an environmental scientist working with her husband Glenn (played by Mark Mitchinson), in a remote outpost that is the fictional subantarctic Perseverance Island. Glenn and Sarah live on the island where they are trying to rid all human traces and restore its ecological purity.
Human Traces debuted at the NZ International Film Festival this year and opens in cinemas on November 16.
11:05 The Lost: Judith Yorke
It’s been 25 years since mother-of-two Judith Yorke was last seen in the Bay of Plenty town of Matapihi. Her daughter, Shannel, who was only three years old when her mother went missing tells The Lost she struggles to remember her.
Our expressions are valuable emotional data, but although many companies use our emotional reaction to find out what we think, what are we getting back from technology? Research Professor Leon Sterling is Victoria University's inaugural Paul Callaghan Visiting Professorial Fellow. He says software developers need to start taking into account our emotional reactions when we use technology - but they seem reluctant to. Professor Sterling says if developers thought more about users’ emotional responses, using technology online would be a far more enjoyable experience.
Professor Sterling will be giving a public talk at Victoria University on 16 November at 5.30pm.
Music from this episode
Song: Waking Up
Artist: Headless Chickens
Composer: M Tierney, P Casserly & F McDonald
Label: Flying Nun
Artist: Bobby Womack
Song: Across 110th Street
Composer: Bobby Womack, J.J. Johnson
Album: Across 110th Street
Label: United Artists