Nine to Noon
Media commentator, Gavin Ellis07/06/15
Gavin Ellis discusses the implications of the Harmful Digital Communications Act - and whether the legislation will be used in attempts to stifle free speech; and whether gossip columnists have too much leeway, this in the light of the recent actions...
Māori Methods of Learning and Teaching
Dame Joan Metge is a social scientist, anthropologist and author. She has spent several decades endeavouring to improve communication and cultural understanding between Maori and Pakeha. At 85, she has a new book 'Tauira - Maori methods of learning...
Business commentator Rod Oram
Rod Oram discusses the FMA's (Financial Market Authority's) 18 million dollar settlement with Hanover Finance directors, also the latest on the Chinese Stock Market and the financial turmoil in Greece.
Book review: 'Wildboy' by Brando Yelavich
Published by Penguin, RRP$35.00. Reviewed by David Hill.
Anna Broinowski: inside the North Korean film industry
Anna Broinowski is an award-winning Australian documentary filmmaker whose latest work is an anti-fracking propaganda film made in North Korea with the help of its top directors, composers and movie stars. She was lobbying against a proposed coal seam...
Teacher aides - who benefits most, teacher or student?
Has a rise in the number of teacher aides in classrooms around the country been matched by a rise in achievement among those students? A startling UK study suggests that teacher aides can have the opposite effect. The Education Ministry here is...
Questions over $500m Haiti aid money donated to Haiti
Questions are being asked about what has happened to almost half a billion dollars of aid money donated to the Red Cross to help Haiti after its catastrophic 2010 earthquake. Politicians in the US and Haiti - including the former Prime Minister of...
Off the Beaten Track with Kennedy Warne
Outdoors man and adventurer Kennedy Warne discusses cycleways, the proposed Eden Project in Christchurch and community conservation.
Fungi Seekers! NZ's first celebration of all things truffle
New Zealand's first ever truffle festival is to be held in Canterbury over 11-18th July giving local growers, top chefs, restaurants and wineries the chance to show case Canterbury's 'black gold'. Organiser and North Canterbury truffle grower Gareth...
Politics with Mike Williams and Matthew Hooton
Political commentators Mike Williams and Matthew Hooton discuss clouds on the economic horizon and the government's social housing policy - can it work?
Book Review: Starlight Peninsula by Charlotte Grimshaw
Starlight Peninsula by Charlotte Grimshaw, Published by Vintage, RRP $38.00
UK chemist light ups the stage and RNZ's studio!
Dr Peter Wothers is bringing chemistry to life in a series of demonstration lectures and public talks across New Zealand. Audiences are getting the chance to learn about the chemistry of two items they use daily: lighting, including the glow from...
Africa correspondent Debora Patta
Sudan's leader Omar al-Bashir - facing war crimes - and with a warrant issued for his arrest - has managed to attend a conference in South Africa, and then leave the country again. Our correspondent Debora Patta has the latest.
How will electricity prices be affected by new...
The rules for how much lines companies can charge consumers for their use of local electricity grids are being reviewed, with the focus on how emerging technologies such as photovoltaic and battery systems might affect people's production and use of...
NO vote to prevail in crucial Greek referendum
Greece, is on course to vote NO to accepting the latest terms for an international bailout. The government has urged a "No" vote, but the "Yes" side has warned this could see Greece ejected from the eurozone. Thorsten Beck is Professor of Banking and...
The week that was
With Pinky Agnew and James Nokise.
Sports commentator Brendan Telfer
Brendan Telfer discusses the amazing hype around this weekend's all Kiwi Super Rugby final and the Samoa versus All Blacks test in Apia; and the line up for the Silver Ferns' world cup squad.
Music review with Grant Smithies
Chicago jazz-folk, dinner-party rave tunes from London, Auckland scuzz-punk: Grant Smithies travels far and wide this week in search of sonic thrills.
Book review: Children's Books
John McIntyre from The Children's Bookshop in Wellington reviews: 'Zombie McCrombie from an Overturned Kombi' by Michael Wood. Published by Hardie Grant.'Where The Wild Mum's Are' by Katie Blackburn, illustrated by Sholto Walker. Published by Faber...
Portraits of Trees - Photographer, Beth Moon
Photographer, Beth Moon is passionate about capturing the beauty and uniqueness of trees. Specimens of the unusual, the gnarly and the majestic has seen her spend 14 years travelling the world on a quest to capture the beauty of ancient trees. In...
- Wellington, New Zealand