Clarissa Dunn : settling the score11/22/14
For the past 15 years Radio New Zealand Concert has been running a popular competition. What do NZers think are the greatest classical pieces of all time.The results are revealed in a concert this coming Friday at the Auckland Town Hall, with the...
Victoria Vox : ukulele
Victoria Vox is a singer/songwriter and ukulele player from Baltimore in the US. With nine albums under her belt, Vox has taken the unmistakeable sound of the ukulele into new and eclectic directions, often singing in French, and incorporating her...
Wine : Peter Yealands
Yealands Family Wines have been named the overall winner in the NZI national sustainable business awards for 2014.
Etta James music
Etta James, six-time Grammy award winner, was one of the world's most influential soul singers - in the great depression, a 14 year African American girl gave birth to Jamesetta Hawkins - who the world would come to know as Etta James.
These days going to buy a used Japanese import car is par for the course, if you're looking to buy a car. But there was a time that you would have to put your name on a waiting list to get a new car, and you could wait years before one became...
Mexico Protests : Luz Savinon
Tens of thousands of Mexicans took to the streets earlier this week in anti-Government protests sparked by the disappearance of 43 students.Luz Savinon is a Mexican documentary maker who spent a number years living in Wellington. She's been following...
Wayne Brittenden's Counterpoint
Wayne Brittenden looks at the increasing problem of plagiarism on the campus, particularly prevalent among foreign students.
Mediawatch for 23 November 2014
A lack of facts in the scandal over sexism at CERA; scientist caught in a sexism 'shirtstorm'; the political song that was scuppered before the election; revealing research about the nation's advertising executives.
Polls shows sexism in Australia affecting girls' ambitions
Girls and young women are turning their back on a life of politics and other leadership roles - due to an overwhelming perception of sexism in Australia.
Insight for 23 November 2014 - Cyberwarfare and NZ
William Ray explores what threats from cyberwarfare NZ faces in the virtual world
Cooperative model proposed for business, public services
Peter Hunt is the founder and chief executive of Mutuo an NGO that promotes cooperative and mutual businesses in the UK. He was a keynote speaker at a Cooperative Research Conference taking place in Wellington this weekend.
Skid Row Housing Trust marks 25 years with new development
The Skid Row Housing Trust provides permanent supportive housing in Downtown LA for those in extreme poverty, poor health, disabilities, mental illness and addiction. The Executive Director is Mike Alvidrez - and he says the trust is dealing with a...
Election results for Solomon Islands
To Solomon Islands where most of the final election results are in.
EPMU boss discusses Labour leadership vote
looking at the role the unions played in Andrew Little getting the Labour Party leadership. The EPMU bloc vote played a pivotal role in securing Little's win. He is a former national secretary of the EPMU, but to what extent should the unions have...
New Labour leader promises to reconnect with New Zealanders
Andrew Little just pipped Grant Robertson for the top job. This week Mr Little will unveil his new front bench line up and the caucus will vote for a deputy.
Wystan Curnow - Life and Influences
In the latest of our occasional series, Influential Kiwis talk about their Influences, Wystan Curnow reflects on 50 years of writing about art. He discusses his abiding love for Herman Melville and why he chose Moby Dick as the subject for his PhD...
Jimmy Cliff - King of Reggae
Reggae legend Jimmy Cliff is heading back to New Zealand in March for a couple of gigs - in Auckland and Mt Maunganui. Jimmy talks to Wallace about his family's revolutionary roots, getting famous - and getting high. He also reckons that he hasn't yet...
Richard Falk - Lessons from the Middle East
Richard Falk is a Professor Emeritus of International Law at Princeton University. The New York-born Jewish academic is a recognised world expert on the laws of war, human rights and international issues. He recently completed a six-year term as...
Wayne Brittenden’s Counterpoint
This year marks the 150th anniversary of a key event in Danish history that had significant, though little known, implications for NZ. Wayne looks at the circumstances and Wallace follows up with Bill Gundersen of Dannevirke, and great-grandson of...
Mediawatch for 16 November 2014
Media make a meal of munted punters at the races; reaction to new restrictions aimed at curbing IS extremism in New Zealand; Maori TV's chief executive on where he's taking the channel in its second decade on air; politicians and reporters' cosy...
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