Rachael Eaton is a Dunedin-based urban designerwho has worked with the Dunedin City Council on a number of projects in the central city including the Dunedin Warehouse Precinct. On Saturday 22 September at 1pm as part of the Festival of Architecture she'll be one of those taking people on a walk through the historic precinct.
Jeremy Hansen is curating the Festival of Architecture that started on 14 September. One of the events will see dozens of design studios taking over Auckland and Hamilton public street car park spaces to create something beautiful from them. It's part of the global World Park(ing) Day. Jeremy talks about that and other events around the country.
NZ is lagging well behind even poor nations when it comes to funding advanced cancer drugs. Australian researcher Professor John Zalcberg and Richard Vines from Rare Cancers Australia founder are part of the lobby group The Cancer Drugs Alliance in Austrlalia and say our government should invest in more treatments.
Joel Tobeck has acted in some of New Zealand's best loved films, theatre and TV shows. But for the first time in 15 years he's on stage again, starring in 'Mr Burns: a Post Electric Play', at Silo Theatre. Tobeck also stars in the new TVNZ On Demand crime drama Alibi.
Te wiki o te reo Maori - the good, the Brash and the butcher; broadcaster doubles down on Pacific Islands "leeches" claim; channelling Kiwi content to the Pacific; media's ministerial pile-on prompts reflection
A new book Women Now - the Legacy of Female Suffrage looks at what has been achieved, 125 years since New Zealand women won the right to vote - and incorporates objects from Te Papa's collection. Twelve essays make up the book including one by Sandra Coney. Women Now is edited by Dr Bronwyn Labrum, head of NZ and Pacific cultures at Te Papa Tongarewa. Sandra and Bronwyn talk about the book and suffrage.
When you talk Toto, star guitarist Steve Lukather is front of mind. As a session musician, the roll call of artists Lukather has played with is incredible: Aretha Franklin, George Benson, Joni Mitchell, Paul McCartney, Michael Jackson and Ringo Starr to name a few. Toto will play four concerts in New Zealand in January with favourite Kiwi rockers Dragon, kicking off in Mount Maunganui on January 9.
A visiting animal behaviour expert says keeping a horse in a stable is the equivalent to making a person live in a broom cupboard. Debbie Busby is a UK expert on animal and human behaviour whose job involves helping humans understand how their actions affect animals and how many traditional ways of keeping animals can lead to problems. She's speaking at the Companion Animal Conference in Auckland this week.
Technology is now doing the jobs that were traditionally the work of lawyers to the point where the profession is facing major disruption. University of Canterbury law professor John Hopkins says many of the complex tasks undertaken by lawyers will be done by computer programmes, meaning we may not need fully trained lawyers as we know them.
New Zealand has a number of riders competing at the World Equestrian Games in the town of Tryon North Carolina. Among the competitors are Tim and Jonelle Price, Sir Mark Todd, Blyth Tait and Dan Jocelyn. On Saturday, Hurricane Florence forced a few changes to the schedule at the Tryon International Equestrian Centre. General Manager of Equestrian Sports New Zealand Dana Kirkpatrick has an update on the weather and the Kiwi team's performance.
A disaster has been declared in eight counties in North Carolina - some towns have already had more than 60cm of rain, and forecasters warn that totals could hit a metre thanks to tropical cyclone Florence. Nearly a million households have no electricity in the Carolinas. Giles Gibson is in North Carolina.