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Jane Tolerton: Kiwi teens on the Western Front

11/10/2018
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Historian Jane Tolerton helped set up the WWI Oral History Archive that recorded the voices of 84 veterans. She's used material from that as the basis to her latest timely work - it's an e-book called Kiwi Teens on the Western Front that focuses on the contributions of three teenage Kiwi soldiers. Sydney Stanfield, Leslie Sargeant and Thomas Eltringham join the World War One effort aged 15, 17 and 18. They fought with the New Zealand Division on the Western Front. She talks about their...

Duration:00:37:26

Peter Jackson on They Shall Not Grow Old

11/10/2018
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Kiwi filmmaker Peter Jackson's World War I documentary They Shall Not Grow Old is out in New Zealand cinemas today. They Shall Not Grow Old was commissioned by the British Imperial War Museums in association with the BBC.It features 90 minutes of restored and colourised archival footage and a soundtrack created with clips from archival interviews with British WWI veterans. Making the film enabled Jackson to connect with his grandfather's William's wartime experience - which he otherwise...

Duration:00:13:52

Peter Jackson on They Shall Not Grow Old: 'WWI soldiers aren't asking for our pity'

11/10/2018
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Kiwi filmmaker Peter Jackson's World War I documentary They Shall Not Grow Old is out in New Zealand cinemas today. They Shall Not Grow Old was commissioned by the British Imperial War Museums in association with the BBC.It features 90 minutes of restored and colourised archival footage and a soundtrack created with clips from archival interviews with British WWI veterans. Making the film enabled Jackson to connect with his grandfather's William's wartime experience – which he otherwise...

Duration:00:13:57

James Nokise: eating fried chicken in the shower, as you do

11/10/2018
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For his new podcast, comedian James Nokise takes refuge in the shower. It's his safe space while eating his comfort food - fried chicken. But he also interviews a range of people about their mental health. These entertaining yet serious interviews create a physically and emotionally intimate space where guests share their stories. James explains why the shower is his safe place - and the somewhat surprising places his guests feel safest.

Duration:00:23:11

Ruth Pointer of The Pointer Sisters - she's pretty excited

11/10/2018
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Some of the biggest names of disco and their descendants will take the stage at Mt Maunganui this summer. One of those groups is The Pointer Sisters whom Billboard have ranked in the top 5 female groups. Now, original sister Ruth, her daughter Issa and granddaughter Sadako are the 2018 incarnation, and along with the Jacksons, Kool and the Gang, Village People, Sister Sledge and the Sounds of the Supremes will play on the 10th of January at "A Summer's Day - Disco". Ruth Pointer talks about...

Duration:00:31:42

Anne Tenney: Pop-Up globe serenity

11/10/2018
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The name Anne Tenney might not ring bells, but when most see the Australian actor they remember her as Sal Kerrigan in The Castle, the cult Aussie movie loved on both sides of the Tasman. Others may recall her role as Molly in A Country Practice, which led to Tenney leaving Australia when her character died, to escape the public outpouring of grief Now she's lending her thespian talents here by taking on two roles in Pop Up Globe productions in Auckland, opening next week: Richard III and...

Duration:00:18:25

Mediawatch for 11 November 2018

11/10/2018
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Curly questions for media in JLR's secret recordings; rank and file missing from party conference coverage; possible push polling polarises Porirua; Stuff tightens squeeze on community papers.

Duration:00:37:33

Steve Miller: protecting premature babies' brains

11/10/2018
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Professor Steven Miller's an expert on brain development in premature babies. He's studied, through MRI, children's neurological issues when they arrive before their due dates. He's in New Zealand collaborating with Professor Jane Harding at the Liggins Institute to find out how nutrition can affect these vulnerable babies' neurological development and long-term prognosis. He's also giving a public lecture on 13 November.

Duration:00:17:48

Learning revolution or pathway to ignorance?

11/10/2018
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Insight - Classrooms have changed radically in the past decade to become future focused. But John Gerritsen investigates if they are equipping children well or leaving them short on essential knowledge.

Duration:00:27:57

Rupert and Chris Powell: descendants' big part in special day

11/10/2018
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Lieutenant Colonel Chris Powell is a member of the Army Reserves, and will attend the Armistice Day service today at Auckland War Memorial Museum with his 14 year old son Rupert, who has a special role.

Duration:00:11:11

Going through the Motions

11/10/2018
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Parliament agreed this week to try out some new rules about when it can announce a budget and how it will review it.

Duration:00:14:45

Other Armistice events

11/10/2018
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Wallace Chapman wraps up other Armistice events around the country.

Duration:00:07:29

Jo Brookbanks: War Memorial Museum Armistice Commemorations

11/10/2018
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Jo Brookbanks from the Auckland War Memorial Museum covers off a big day for the museum open late to reflect the occasion of World War One ending 100 years ago.

Duration:00:11:30

Cloudy with a chance of catastrophe: briefing MPs on climate risks

11/8/2018
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NIWA tells MPs that "increasing risk is the new norm" and says it's time for a paradigm shift on coping with extreme weather events,

Duration:00:03:59

Refusing to answer in the public interest

11/7/2018
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During Question Time Ministers are required to answer questions. mostly. There are tactics to get around it, and some exceptions to the expectation.

Duration:00:03:45

The coming week in the Parliament

11/6/2018
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Did you know Parliament can add a week to the year? Well, they can and they’re doing it on Thursday.

Duration:00:03:45

Feedback for 4 November Sunday Morning

11/3/2018
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Wallace reads feedback from listeners to Sunday Morning.

Duration:00:05:06

Andrew Little and Chris Penk discuss the Criminal Cases Review Commission Bill

11/3/2018
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The government is proposing a new body to investigate potentially dodgy convictions. We sat down with the Minister of Justice and National MP Chris Penk to discuss it, and hear what feedback they want.

Duration:00:14:58

Spin king Shane Warne sets the record straight

11/3/2018
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The headlines generated by cricketing great, Shane Warne, over the years have often had little to do with his incredible cricketing talents. From his weight to his love life, his drinking and smoking, he's been a paparazzi target from the moment he outfoxed Mike Gatting in the 1993 Ashes series. His book, No Spin, addresses the rumours and tabloid lies that have followed his career. He explains how hard he worked to get to the top of his game and how he has coped with the constant criticism...

Duration:00:33:57

Colin Hogg: Sam Hunt's show no longer on the road

11/3/2018
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Journalist and author Colin Hogg is a long-time friend of New Zealand poet Sam Hunt. He's now written a book - his second about Hunt, the first was Angel Gear - that's a tale of friendship between two men who have travelled the same road together for many years. Sam Hunt: Off the Road features many of stories to capture the essence of the 72-year-old NZ poet, who Hogg describes as a national treasure.

Duration:00:17:31