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RNZ: Queen's Birthday

RNZ New Zealand

Special programming for Queen's Birthday.

Special programming for Queen's Birthday.
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Wellington, New Zealand

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Special programming for Queen's Birthday.

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English

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Radio New Zealand House 155 The Terrace P O Box 123 Wellington 04 474 1999


Episodes

Sir Michael Jones, knighted for his work with Pacific youth

6/4/2017
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"Very honoured, very privileged, very humble" says Sir Michael Jones on his Queen's Birthday honour.

Duration: 00:06:17


Allyson Gofton: queen of cuisine

6/4/2017
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Kiwi cook Allyson Gofton is currently living in France. She talks to Megan about slow cooking - the subject of her latest book - and what she has learned during her French adventure.

Duration: 00:23:56


Annie Crummer, Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit

6/4/2017
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Singer and songwriter Annie Crummer has been made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours. Crummer says she wants to share her Queen's Birthday honour with all Pasifika people.

Duration: 00:12:55


Chloe Oldfield, Sean Palmer & Simon O'Connor, Monarchy

6/4/2017
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Monarchy New Zealand is dedicated to keeping the monarchy in position as New Zealand's head of state as well as educating the public about the royals play in our democracy. The organisation believes now is a time to use the connection to our advantage as Britain seeks new partnerships away from the EU. To talk about this and the relevance of the royals to New Zealand Monarchy New Zealand members, Chloe Oldfield and Sean Palmer are with Megan. MP for Tamaki Simon O'Connor is also in on the...

Duration: 00:19:24


Lorna Piatti Farnell, History Professor busting Monarchs myths

6/4/2017
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AUT's Pop Culture and Cultural History Professor Lorna-Paitti Farnell joins Megan to clear up a few misconceptions about royal behaviour throughout history and around the world.

Duration: 00:20:10


The Right Honourable Sir John Key

6/4/2017
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New Zealand's 38th prime minister, John Key, has been given the highest honour in this year's Queen's Birthday Honour's list. He's been made a Knight Grand Companion of The New Zealand Order of Merit. That means from now on his official title is The Right Honourable Sir John Key. He speaks to Megan about what the honour means to him and shares his thoughts on the ongoing debate about New Zealand becoming a republic.

Duration: 00:13:39


Philip Holdway-Davis, Triumph on the Western Front

6/4/2017
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Philip Holdway-Davis is from the UK but now calls New Zealand home. His family is linked to New Zealand through the trenches of World War One when his great uncle Oswald Harcourt-Davis was attached to ANZAC troops in Europe as a Despatch Rider. Oswald, a talented writer, meticulously kept a diary observing life on the front line alongside the New Zealand and Australian troops. Philip Holdway-Davis has compiled the diary into a book which includes a battlefield guide for people wanting to...

Duration: 00:11:14


Jessica Morgan & Heather Cocks, Fashion Queens, royal watchers

6/4/2017
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While it might be Queen's birthday weekend it's younger royals who are a constant source of fascination and fashion inspiration. Just recently the world watched as Pippa Middleton married, but not so much because of her nuptials but because they could see the youngest in line to the throne be part of the wedding party. Jessica Morgan and Heather Cocks run the website gofugyourself and are big royal watchers, they've even written a book based on Kate Middleton marrying Prince William -...

Duration: 00:22:42


Tami Neilson, Singing Queen of Country and Soul

6/4/2017
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Country and soul singer Tami Neilson is currently making her way around the country, performing live at 11 venues.The Songs of Sinners tour sees her visiting the usual big centres, but she's also singled out some smaller off the track places to perform.The next concert she's doing will be in St Peters Hall in Paekakariki on Wednesday night and then in Wellington at Meow Edward Street the following evening. She talks to Megan Whelan about the tour and her work so far which has amassed a...

Duration: 00:23:01


Tze Ming Mok, New Zealander in London

6/4/2017
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Tze Ming Mok is a New Zealander who has lived in London for nine years - close to where the attack happened.

Duration: 00:04:48


Lynda Hallinan, Gardening Queen

6/4/2017
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Lynda Hallinan is a gardening guru who's happy to help people get into the garden and grow their own produce. She's also got some great ideas on what to do with the produce that is grown. As we head to the shortest day of the year, Lynda joins Megan to talk about what we should be doing with our gardens and planning ahead for the warmer months which follow. She's also has some great tips on dressing for winter gardening.

Duration: 00:13:22


Savage, Founder and Chair of New Zealand Republic

6/4/2017
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The co-founder and chair of New Zealand Republic, Savage, talks to Megan about their ongoing campaign to replace the Queen as our head of state. His lobby group is calling for a referendum on the issue and want to see a local and independent head of state appointed to oversee our government. He speaks to Megan about their campaign and the momentum it has gained since being founded in 1994.

Duration: 00:18:49


Katie Nicholl, Royal Correspondent

6/4/2017
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Katie Nicholl is a royal correspondent, expert and best selling author. She is particularly close to the younger royals of the family but knows the protocols and ceremony which apply to the wider family. She joins Megan Whelan live from London to talk about the role of the monarchy in modern society and what it means with the patriarch, Prince Phillip withdrawing from public life.

Duration: 00:07:16


Catherine Drew, London Correspondent

6/4/2017
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Our correspondent Catherine Drew joins us from London, where yesterday's terror attacks have left seven people dead and 40 people injured, just days before the British election.

Duration: 00:07:21


Queen's Birthday Honours: Andy Barber

6/5/2016
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Andy Barber has received a Queen's Service Medal for services to karate and the community. Also a JP, Andy has spent most of his life involved with Seido Karate. He also used his involvement with the martial art to help people in need in his home community of Nelson. His work ranges from developing programmes with unemployed people, to raising money for families in need. He's also a an 8th Dan black belt in World Seido Karate. He is currently in New York giving seminars as part of the 40...

Duration: 00:10:20


Tackling the big issues: Irish author Louise O'Neill

6/5/2016
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Young adult fiction writer Louise O'Neill won an Irish Book Award for her first novel in 2014, and an Irish Times Award for her second, in 2015. Both have struck a chord with the issues facing young people, especially young women, around the world. Only Ever Yours is a dystopian fiction about young women bred for their beauty in a world where their worth is defined in terms of their value to men. Asking For It tackles rape culture in a world where a young woman's worst nightmare becomes...

Duration: 00:31:13


Books in mosques start a reading revolution: Dr. Rana Dajani

6/5/2016
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Jordanian molecular biologist Dr. Rana Dajani wanted Jordanian children to read for pleasure; while the average person in the United States reads 11 books for pleasure a year, Jordanians read just half a page, despite being highly educated. She started the We Love Reading initiative to change her community, then the Middle East, and the world. She also runs the Three Circles of Alemat mentoring programme for Muslim women scientists, regularly writes for Nature Journal, and teaches...

Duration: 00:20:46


How to fall in love: Dr. Arthur Aron

6/5/2016
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Stony Brook University Psychology Professor Arthur Aron has been a scientist of love for almost 50 years. He specialises in human closeness, the overlap between other and self, and relationship quality, and friendship. In 1997, he created an experiment to bring strangers closer together, in which two people ask each other 36 strategically constructed questions. The so-called "36 questions" experiment went viral last year, after a New York Times essay reported using it with her partner as...

Duration: 00:26:38


Queen's Birthday Honours: Dame Karen Sewell

6/5/2016
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Karen Sewell's contribution to the education sector has been recognised in this year's Honours list. She's been made a Dame Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit. She spent 50 years working in the sector in a large number of roles, including Chief Executive of the Ministry of Education and Secretary for Education. She has also been the Chief Executive and Chief Review Officer for the Education Review Office. Dame Karen remains active in education as the chair of the Te Aho o Te Kura...

Duration: 00:12:29


How to fix the digital economy: Douglas Rushkoff

6/5/2016
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Media theorist, professor, and graphic novelist Douglas Rushkoff's been in love with the internet since its cyberpunk beginnings. But in his latest book, Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus: How Growth Became the Enemy of Prosperity, he explains how the digital economy failed to live up to its promise - and how we could still fix it. MIT named him the world's sixth most influential thinker, and he has written more than a dozen bestselling books - and made several documentaries - about media,...

Duration: 00:35:18

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