Sunday Morning for Sunday 24 June 2018
Professor Tim Naish explains more about the research that came out last week in Nature magazine that raised the issue of Antarctic ice melting - he says we have a decade to change things.
7.30 The House
This week: Comparing the Speaker to superman, a visit to a select committee briefing and the tactics of filibustering.
A bill aimed at reducing child poverty is before the house. New Zealand Initiative policy analyst Jenesa Jeram is interested in looking at how the bill will reduce child poverty and how that poverty itself is measured. She’s part of the “Improving Child Well-Being” speaker series presented by Presbyterian Support Northern and is speaking on 28 June in Auckland and then the following day in Wellington.
Nearly every aspect of the school system is under review. RNZ's education correspondent, John Gerritsen, examines the hard questions being asked about deciles, zones and school boards.
The question of housing family elders is high on the list of society's concerns. Pasifika family tradition dictates where older people - or matua - live and that's with the younger generation. A new Massey University study will investigate how living arrangements, with extended family living under one roof, can put both emotional and financial stress on families but at the same time be rich in rewards. Dr Siautu Alefaio, from Massey University's School of Psychology, will head the study.
With Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose. This week: the failure in Australia that calls into question the online streaming of sport - and anguish on the air over cycling. Plus how the birth of the PM's baby became a modern media moment.
New York Times journalist and photographer Bill Cunningham is now seen as one of the late 20th century's most influential trend spotters and style authorities - he turned his camera to the everyday person on the street as well as the likes of fashion doyenne Anna Wintour. In 2010, he was the subject of a feature documentary called Bill Cunningham New York that reignited interest in his work. He died almost exactly two years ago, on 25 June 2016, and now his photographs are being honoured in an exhibition "Celebrating Bill Cunningham" at the New York Historical Society Museum and library. Debra Schmidt Bach is the curator of of the exhibition.
On July 1, one of the country's top academics becomes president of the Royal Society Te Apārangi. Wendy Larner, who is Provost at Victoria University of Wellington, is just the second woman in the society's 150-year history to hold the role. She is an internationally respected social scientist whose research has been recognised with many scholarships and awards over the years and this year Professor Larner was the first New Zealand woman, and just the second New Zealander, to be awarded a medal by the British Royal Geographical Society. It was presented to her in London in June, recognition of her leading research on globalisation and political economy.
South Auckland hip-hop dance crew the Rewa All Stars have grabbed the attention of mega star Will Smith with their Fresh Prince of Bel-Air routine. The Manurewa High School dancers came second in a national competition but won hearts online with the video of their routine going viral and Will Smith sharing it with his 16 million Instagram followers. Two of the dancers, Iavana Seuala and Nese Godinet, talk about their social media success and how they hope to change perceptions about South Auckland.
The Prime Minister and her partner Clarke Gayford left Auckland City Hospital today with baby Neve Te Aroha Ardern-Gayford. They held a press conference. Read more here.
A new true crime podcast series starting on 25 June, Gone Fishing, revolves around the story of 51-year-old Gail Maney, who served 15 years for the murder of Dean Fuller Sandys. She was arrested in 1997 and at her trial two years later the court heard she ordered a hit on Fuller Sandys because he stole some of her drugs. To this day, Gail says she is innocent. Gone Fishing unfolds over eight episodes, talking with witnesses, perpetrators and the police and attempts to find a way through the lies to establish what is truth. Gone Fishing is the hard work of two top journalists, Adam Dudding and Amy Maas, and is a joint media production between RNZ and Stuff.
When you think of prisons and stimulants chances are the first thing that comes mind is prison brewed hooch or smuggled illicit drugs. But a Wellington trust is hoping to change all that with a barista training programme it's been running for the past three years at Wellington's Arohata women's prison. Now in an attempt to help smooth the transition for course graduates from life on the inside to work on the outside, Trade School Industries has launched a PledgeMe campaign to raise $30,000 towards the cost of a new café in Naenae in the Hutt Valley. Lauren Tennent is the school's training and reintegration manager.