Tyler Brule has a media brand that encompasses shops, online radio, cafes, and a 300 page printed magazine about politics, travel, global affairs, fashion, culture and luxury. He will be in New Zealand to open the first Monocle shop in NZ in the Crane...
Chef Al Brown
Many in Wellington will know him as co-founder of Logan Brown, included in a list of Trip advisor world best restaurants at number 10. His new book is Depot: The Biography of a restaurant - which has every recipe ever served at Depot.
The cost of Economic Crime
A draft government report obtained by Radio New Zealand estimates the cost of economic crime to the New Zealand economy is between $6.1 billion and $9.4 billion each year. Guests this hour to discuss the issue - criminologist Professor Michael Levi ,...
Wayne Brittenden's Counterpoint
This week Wayne Brittenden takes up the issue of academic freedom.
Mediawatch for 19 October 2014
The ISIS crisis and tightening of anti-terrorism laws; PR people review their reputation and a mysterious new media name.
Rodger writes abrasive plays that have changed the face of Pasifika Theatre.
Insight for 19 October 2014 - Culturally Motivated Crime
Lynda Chanwai-Earle explores what more needs to be done to counter culturally sanctioned crime in NZ.
Professor Jane C Ginsburg teaches copyright law and trademark law at The Columbia University Law School, and holds several fellowships including from Emmanuel College University of Cambridge, and the British Academy.
Niue celebrates 40 years of independence in free association with New Zealand this week.
It's been a big few weeks in politics for Maori with a number of interesting developments, including the return of Kelvin Davis, the demise of Hone Harawira, the resurgence of Labour among Maori voters and of course the Maori Party surviving the...
Ian Henderson and Kane Strang - Fishrider Records
Dunedin-based Ian Henderson's record label, Fishrider Records, has recently released Kane Strang's album, Temporary. Ian has been making music with his brother George and others for around 30 years in one of New Zealand's longest running cult bands,...
Tamsin Cooper - The Art of Accessories
If you've ever admired a colourful, fabric brooch on someone's blouse - it might just be a Tamsin Cooper creation. Tamsin Cooper celebrates 10 years of design this year, and in that time her business has grown from a small collection to a nationally...
Aaron Hawkins - Cheese roll councilor
Dunedin City councilor, broadcaster, writer, and actor Aaron Hawkins responds to Wallace Chapman's cheese roll demands.
Michael Browning - AC/DC
In the world of Australian pub rock, Michael Browning is king. He was running Melbourne's Hard Rock Cafe when he first encountered a struggling AC/DC in 1974, and when he and the band parted ways five years later, they were on the brink of global...
Dunedin historian Gregor Campbell
Wallace gets some tidbits from local historian Gregor Campbell.
Modern Maori Quartet
Maaka Pohatu, Matariki Whatarau, James Tito and Frances Kora make up the Modern Maori Quartet, which has its roots in the popular Maori show bands of the 50s and 60s. They perform modern and classic tunes in te reo Māori and English. The group chats...
Renee Lyons and Nicola Kolb - Locked-in Living
Renee Lyons talks to Walllace about her one-woman show based on the story of Dunedin man Nick Chisholm who, at the age of 27, had a rugby accident, suffered a stroke and was left with a medical condition known as 'locked in syndrome'. Renee and...
Jessica Latton and Sanja Krsmanovic - Sisters in Arms
Sisters in Arms tells the stories of Sofija Jovanovic, who posed as a man to join the Serbian army and fight in the First World War, and Dr Jessie Scott, among New Zealand's first women surgeons, who refused to leave wounded men when the Serbian...
Wayne Brittenden's Counterpoint - Calvinism
Wayne looks at Dunedin's Calvinist past and the lampooning it received from one of the country's best known poets. Wallace follows up with the decidedly uncalvinistic theologian, Sir Lloyd Geering.
Mediawatch for 12 October 2014
Auckland's electricity outage sparks strange responses; journalists and authors striving to keep their sources secret; new Australian anti-terror law worries the media; no such thing as a free lunch?
- Wellington, New Zealand