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A morning of current affairs and conversation.

A morning of current affairs and conversation.
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Auckland, New Zealand

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World News

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A morning of current affairs and conversation.

Language:

English


Episodes

Paris Peace Conference 100 years on

4/24/2019
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For six months Paris in 1919 was the capital of the world,” said Professor Margaret Macmillan in her book The Peacemakers.

Duration:00:26:04

For King and Other Countries

4/24/2019
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Military historian Professor Glyn Harper has a new book out as well - it's called For King and Other Countries and focuses on the New Zealanders who served outside the New Zealand forces in the first world war.

Duration:00:36:42

The Pioneer Battalion in WW1

4/24/2019
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At the beginning of the First World War maori involvement in the NZ military forces was limited and there was robust debate about whether maori should serve in the New Zealand Expeditionary Force.

Duration:00:42:21

With Them Through Hell

4/24/2019
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The First World War caused the largest global mobilisation of people the world had ever seen and for New Zealanders the distance traveled was especially significant. But it wasn't just soldiers that crossed several oceans to serve.

Duration:00:16:57

The iron harvest of Passchendaele

4/24/2019
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While the First World War can feel like a long way away from our current lives - the physical legacy of the Western Front remains very present. Charlotte Descamps lived in the Ypres Salient - the former site of the Battle of Passchendaele.

Duration:00:15:29

Teaching difficult histories

4/24/2019
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Associate Professor Joanna Kidman is a sociologist at Victoria University and she's teamed up with New Zealand historian Dr Vincent O'Malley for a new special project to explore selective memory in how we remember violence and difficult moments in Aotearoa's colonial past.

Duration:00:38:45

ANZAC Dawn Service 2019

4/24/2019
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Phillipa Tolley commentates the ANZAC Day Dawn service live from Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in Wellington.

Duration:00:39:43

Sarah Johnston

4/24/2018
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Sarah Johnston from Nga Taonga Sound & Vision discusses archival audio clips heard throughout the programme, and her work over the past four years accessing First World War related material. Thank you to Nga Taonga Sound & Vision and Jane Tolerton for archive audio.

Duration:00:10:39

Alex Calder

4/24/2018
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Alex Calder, an associate professor of English at the University of Auckland, edited for re-publication the classic 1963 memoir by Alexander Aitken,Gallipoli to the Somme: Recollections of a New Zealand Infantryman (AUP, 2018). Aitken was Dunedin mathematics student when he enlisted in 1915; his skill at mental arithmetic saved his life at the Somme. Throughout his service overseas he smuggled a violin in his kitbag, performing at Gallipoli and on the Western Front. After the war, he...

Duration:00:14:59

Christopher Pugsley

4/24/2018
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The author of many books on New Zealand's military history, Christopher Pugsley also has a deep interest in the country's early film heritage. How the moving camera captured the experience of the NZEF during the First World War is a central part of his book The Camera in the Crowd: Filming New Zealand in Peace and War, 1895-1920 (Oratia Press, 2017).

Duration:00:32:00

Megan Hutching

4/24/2018
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Megan Hutching is an Auckland-based freelance historian. Oral history is central to her work: in the early 2000s for the Ministry of Culture & Heritage she interviewed Second World War veterans for a series of books about their experiences. Among them were Against the Rising Sun: New Zealanders Remember the Pacific War (HarperCollins/MCH, 2006), The Desert Road: New Zealanders Remember the North African Campaign (2005), A Fair Sort of Battering: New Zealanders Remember the Italian Campaign...

Duration:00:15:16

'The Raw Men' by Rore Hapipi (Rowley Habib)

4/24/2018
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The poem at 9.30am was 'The Raw Men' by Rore Hapipi (Rowley Habib), recorded at Te Tira Hou Marae in Panmure, Auckland, on 4 April 1975 at a reunion of ex-servicemen of 'B' Company, of the 28 Maori Battalion. Audio from Nga Taonga Sound and Vision, reference # 41353

Duration:00:04:37

Jane Tolerton

4/24/2018
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Jane Tolerton is a Wellington historian who has often written about the First World War. Her latest book is Make Her Praises Heard Afar: the Hidden History of New Zealand in World War One (Booklovers Press, 2017). She set up the World War One Oral History Archive, with Nicholas Boyack, and interviewed 85 veterans, co-edited In the Shadow of War with Boyack (Penguin, 1990), and wrote An Awfully Big Adventure: New Zealand World War One veterans tell their stories from the interviews...

Duration:00:30:44

Adam Claasen

4/24/2018
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Adam Claasen is a senior lecturer in history at Massey University's Albany campus. His book Fearless: the extraordinary untold story of New Zealand's Great War airmen is a history of the 850 New Zealanders who were pioneers in military aviation (Massey University Press, 2017).

Duration:00:25:27

Kate Hunter

4/24/2018
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Kate Hunter is an associate professor at Victoria University of Wellington, where she is also the director of the Stout Research for New Zealand Studies. Among the courses she teaches is a social history of the First World War. With Kirstie Ross she co-authored Holding on to Home: New Zealand Stories and Objects of the First World War (Te Papa Press, 2014).

Duration:00:21:05

Chris Bourke

4/24/2018
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Music historian and author Chris Bourke discusses New Zealand music in times of conflict.

Duration:00:51:53

Anzac Day 2017 National Commemoration Service

4/24/2017
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From the Pukeahu National War Memorial Park in central Wellington presented by Philippa Tolley.

Duration:00:54:00

Branigan Kā

4/24/2017
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Branigan Kā is a Māori musician and a radio host for Te Upoko o te Ika in Wellington. He shares his stories and sing a waiata to conclude the studio-based segment of Anzac Day Morning on RNZ National.

Duration:00:06:56

Ron Mark - Repatriating the fallen

4/24/2017
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There has been some news recently about 33 New Zealanders who died in the Malayan, Korea, and Vietnam wars. After a long campaign, members of the fallen soldier's families will finally have their bodies repatriated to New Zealand. Last year Australia repatriated 24 of their fallen in an emotional ceremony and many of the families had hoped New Zealand would agree to move on the issue at the same time. That plea initially fell on deaf ears but last month the government promised to bring...

Duration:00:13:28

Kingi Taurua - The Cold War

4/24/2017
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Between the late 1950s and early 1970s New Zealanders fought in Korea, Malaya, Borneo and Vietnam. These wars were part of the Cold War, a long drawn out conflict between Western nations and Communist countries. It was led by the US, and New Zealand participated alongside the Western forces until the early 1970s. Around that time, New Zealand's involvement began to stir public and political debate. An anti-war movement grew and later merged with the Women's Rights and Anti-Apartheid...

Duration:00:16:18