Sunday Morning for Sunday 19 August 2018
From Monday Justice Minister Andrew Little will bring together hundreds of minds for a Criminal Justice Summit being held in Porirua, north of Wellington. Over three days around 550 people will take part in the Summit, including judges, lawyers, police, victims and their advocates.
The public's being asked to help fund-raise $1.5 million, to buy 8.5 hectares of land on Te Mata Peak in Havelock North. Te Mata Peak is Hawke's Bay's most visited tourist attraction and is managed by the Te Mata Park Trust Board. The problem with its popularity is that its tracks are getting busier but there is one piece of privately owned land land that a new track could be built on to ease the load. Mike Devonshire, Te Mata Park Trust Board chairman, talks about the Give-a-Little campaign to buy that land.
It was a big night for NZ's black jersey wearers on the rugby field. RNZ Sport reporter Clay Wilson reports on Saturday Night's matches.
7.30 The House
Where did Parliament's Maori seats come from and what are they for?
A Nelson supermarket didn't wait for a proposed ban on plastic shopping bags - it's done it for two months already. FreshChoice Nelson's co-owner Mark A'Court explains the customer response.
It's day two of the Green Party's annual conference, its 28th AGM but the first it's held since becoming part of the government. Gia Garrick looks at the issues raised on day one and previews day two.
8:10 Insight: foetal alcohol - damaging baby brains
It's thought there could be several thousand New Zealand babies born every year with brains damaged by alcohol. Experts have described the situation as a tsunami of unmet need. Philippa Tolley investigates what, if anything, is being done for those coping with foetal alcohol spectrum disorder.
There’s a big difference in how men and women experience job satisfaction. Research from Rachel Morrison, senior lecturer at AUT’s Business School, reveals what makes people love their jobs and found a big difference depending on gender. She explains how workplace fulfilment is achieved in completely different ways for men and women.
With Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose. TVNZ pulls two documentaries claiming the real story of New Zealand settlement has been buried. Also: Simon Bridges’ spending scoop highlights the pros and cons of political leaks - and Act struggles for support, but not the attention of the media.
Stephanie Coontz is a professor of history and family studies at Evergreen State College in Washington, the director of public education at the Council on Contemporary Families, and the author of “Marriage, a History: How Love Conquered Marriage”. A recent headline in the Atlantic Monthly asked What Is the 'Success Sequence' and Why Do So Many Conservatives Like It? Coontz is an authority on changing families in the US and discusses the so-called success sequence.
The formidable ‘Governess’ from The Chase is in New Zealand to talk about her life before the quiz show and how she’s managed to make a living from the quiz circuit. Anne Hegerty is on a whistle-stop trip to promote the popular show after taking part in the Australian version of The Chase. She shares her thoughts on her fellow Chasers and tips for wannabe quizzers.
Glenn Shorrock was a founding member of the Little River Band and is still a household name. He was also in The Twilights and Axiom and it’s from all those bands that his autobiography derives its name. “Now Where Was I? My Career with the Twilights, Axiom and Little River Band” tells you a lot you didn't know about the 74-year-old English-born Australian singer-songwriter. Including his wow moments involving Elvis Presley and later, The Beatles.
Silicon Valley writer and feminist Lauren Shields has written a book called “The Beauty Suit: How My Year of Religious Modesty Made Me a Better Feminist”. It chronicles a nine-month experiment in modesty by a woman under wraps and saw Shields ditch make-up and dress down, which she says became a liberating experience.
World War I is familiar territory to Paul Turner, a senior education tutor at Massey University in Palmerston North, and founder of the music collective Ceol Manawatu. He talks about the history of one of the band’s songs - the Maunganui Duff, from its creation during the Great War.
Julie Biuso explains what a duff is as mentioned by Paul Turner in the song “Maunganui Duff”.