For This Way Up's last shows, presenter Simon Morton and longtime producer Richard Scott have trawled through the archives of 600 shows recorded over the past (nearly) 13 years. This week, they mark the major seismic events that occurred during their time on the airwaves; the Christchurch and Kaikoura earthquakes.
With This Way Up's last show on Saturday 7 July, presenter Simon Morton and longtime producer Richard Scott have trawled through the archives of 600 shows recorded over the past (nearly) 13 years. This week, some highlights of all the DIY stuff we've done along the way...the sourdough, the bees, and of course those chickens! Next week, recording some of the major seismic events that have punctuated some of This Way Up's time on the airwaves. Please note from Saturday 14 July This Way Up...
This Way Up is finishing up on 7 July. This week, presenter Simon Morton and producer Richard Scott look back at some of the fascinating people they've met, including a scam-baiter, a roadkill-counter and a high-altitude garbologist.
The battle between the makers of 'natural' wines (which are ethically produced and preservative-free) and the $250 billion-dollar global wine industry is the "biggest conflict in the world of wine for a generation" says a Guardian journalist.
Critics worry a big reform of European privacy laws could have a chilling effect on free speech on the internet; the new technology we'll see in this year's FIFA World Cup; and a review of YouTube Music.
This week, The New York Times reported Facebook has allowed dozens of phone handset makers (including Nokia, Sony Ericsson and Apple) to access personal information about its users. Peter Griffin has the latest tech news.
When you next go for a walk or a tramp, it might pay to pick up the pace a bit! A study of just over 50,000 walkers living in Britain has shown the health benefits of walking at a higher speed. Professor Emmanuel Stamatakis from the Charles Perkins Centre and the School of Public Health at the University of Sydney has just published the results in the British Journal of Sports Medicine and we ask him to explain the key findings.
Cash-strapped people all around the world are doing online jobs that pay well under the minimum wage. Alana Semuels gives us the lowdown on the flourishing – and largely unregulated – digital employment market.
Polystyrene is the protective packaging material that encases many parts of our consumer lives. Packed safely and soundly within it, everything from TVs, ovens, computers and even meat arrive safely at our doors protected for our use. But it's a problematic byproduct of modern life: in many places around New Zealand you can't recycle it, so it has to be dumped at the tip, or broken into smaller pieces and smuggled into rubbish bags destined for landfill. Well perhaps no longer! We meet a man...