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Jacinda Ardern: how the PM winds down

12/23/2017
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Christmas came early this year for Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern when she took up the reins as Prime Minister. It's been full-on since then with precious little downtime, but she made time to talk to Wallace for Christmas Eve: about books and movies she likes, and how it was growing up plus she gets to select some of her favourite tunes.

Duration: 00:35:23


Andrew Knight: think about the turkey

12/23/2017
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New Zealand's leading animal advocacy organisation SAFE wants people thinking about tasty alternatives to turkey, lamb and other kinds of meat this festive season. Well known for its advocacy for the safe treatment of animals Safe pushes to improve conditions in which the animals we eat are kept, through campaigns involving bobby calves, pigs and free-range chickens. Its new Director of Research and Education Andrew Knight is a veterinary professor of animal welfare.

Duration: 00:16:37


Connan Mockasin: chilling out in Te Awanga

12/23/2017
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Connan Mockasin's psychedelic music is trippy, dream pop with an ethereal feel, but he describes it as leaning more towards rhythm and blue. Mockasin lives in LA where he's just supported James Blake on six shows in San Francisco and LA. He was also handpicked by John Cale to play at the 50th anniversary of 'The Velvet Underground & Nico' in concert in New York and John Cale's 75th Birthday 'future-spective'. He's played with Liam Finn, toured with Charlotte Gainsbourg, opened for...

Duration: 00:22:57


Andy Serkis: Making Breathe

12/23/2017
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Breathe is the story of British advocate for the disabled Robin Cavendish, who contracted polio in 1958, which left him paralysed from the neck down at 28, facing his final few months in hospital attached to a breathing machine. With the help of friends, including a brilliant inventor, Robin and his wife Diana changed the course of their lives. Their story has been made into a movie, Breathe, out on Boxing Day. It's directed by honorary New Zealander, Andy Serkis, the voice of Gollum in...

Duration: 00:19:33


Dennis Jett: what's stopping Trump from pressing the button?

12/23/2017
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What are the checks and balances with regard to US president Donald Trump and the enormous US nuclear arsenal? Dennis Jett is a founding member of the School of International affairs at Penn State, and a former career diplomat serving 28 years in the State Department. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and American Academy of Diplomacy. He explains the processes that need to occur before any button gets pushed.

Duration: 00:20:21


Mediawatch for 24 December 2017

12/23/2017
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The media's achievements in 2017. Also: under the influence of online marketing and ads in disguise - and taking on the trolls.

Duration: 00:36:09


Mary Hobbs: An extraordinary life at Tekapo

12/23/2017
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Mary Hobbs is a writer, photographer, publisher, former nurse and current business owner who lives with her husband Charlie at Aoraki Mt Cook. The pair own a guiding company, and The Old Mountaineer's Cafe and divide their time between those businesses and alpine trekking, skiing, organic farming, photography, and writing. Mary Hobbs has a new coffee-table book "The High Country Stations of Lake Tekapo" featuring the stories and stunning photos of people living in stations in the area.

Duration: 00:22:15


Last calls

12/23/2017
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Parliament's last call is the Adjournment Debate, a yule-tide send-off of one-liners and politics.

Duration: 00:13:18


Time for the final question

12/20/2017
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MPs take one last swipe at the other side of the House and remind the public to be safe in the final question time for the year.

Duration: 00:09:51


Call for public's views on honey

12/19/2017
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A Parliament select committee is calling for submissions on its inquiry into honey including the definition of manuka and branding in international markets.

Duration: 00:08:16


Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson

12/16/2017
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Iron Maiden's frontman Bruce Dickinson is an absolute enigma. As well as a singer, he's been a commercial pilot, businessman, novelist, international fencer, public speaker, broadcaster and craft brewer. Dickinson told Rolling Stone that despite being asked to write his memoir for the past decade, he refused because he wasn't done with music. And he's admitted he doesn't even read them himself. But now the singer, whose band's hits include "Two Minutes to Midnight", "Run to the Hills" and...

Duration: 00:45:50


Sondra Bacharach: Lego is more than child's play

12/16/2017
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There's a Lego exhibition running in Wellington at the moment at Te Papa until mid February. Despite all the digital gadgets around, Lego is a toy children still love. As well as being exhibited at museums, it pops up in artworks and also robots. Sondra Bacharach is an associate professor in philosophy at Victoria University in Wellington and wrote an interesting article on The Conversation that said Lego isn't simply child's play, it's shaping the way people think.

Duration: 00:14:38


Bronwyn Coate: why Da Vinci's 'Salvator Mundi' broke records

12/16/2017
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Is art really worth the value it reaches at auction? Take Leonardo Da Vinci's Salvator Mundi - that fetched $US450m at a Christie's auction recently. Or in NZ, a Colin McCahon work recently broke the $1 million barrier ... the same work sold for $500 in 1969. Bronwyn Coate recently wrote about what she calls "the economics of ridiculously expensive art". She's a researcher in cultural economics at RMIT university in Melbourne - her research explores different aspects of art and culture...

Duration: 00:17:07


Jimmy Carr: 'I don't draw the line, audiences draw it'

12/16/2017
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Award-winning British stand-up comedian Jimmy Carr is known for jokes that sail close to the wind. He says people don't choose what they laugh at - it's a reflex - but when he hears an 'ooooh' after they laugh, he knows their conscience may have kicked in. Despite some of the controversy around his humour, he's massively popular. Around 1.2 million copies of his live DVDs have been sold, he was the first Brit comedian to have a live show picked up by Netflix and he's made a fortune being...

Duration: 00:15:19


Rowan Simpson: how to make a startup business last

12/16/2017
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How do New Zealand companies such as Xero, Animation Research Limited and Weta Workshop compare on a global scale? Someone who's been building the innovative tech sector here for the past two decades is Rowan Simpson who helped build TradeMe and went on to help build other tech companies, including Vend, Timely and Xero. He says more NZ companies should take time to better understand what world class really means.

Duration: 00:23:12


Mediawatch for 17 December 2017

12/16/2017
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Manus Island and media manipulation; prime time presenters call it quits; how the media work out what we want next.

Duration: 00:32:50


Bo Rothstein: how refugees are helping Sweden's economy

12/16/2017
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Swedish political scientist Professor Bo Rothstein says Sweden's economy is booming and it could be because of the number of refugees the country takes, more than any other per capita. This is despite the fact that many are out of work - Rothstein explains why that is. He also talks about the controversy surrounding his recent resignation as the Blavatnik chair of government and public policy at Oxford University. He quit his post on principle after discovering that Ukrainian-born...

Duration: 00:21:37


Insight: Rebuilding Timor-Leste

12/16/2017
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Fifteen years since Timor-Leste proclaimed independence, a new generation tries to move on from its traumatic past. Sally Round investigates how the country's faring.

Duration: 00:28:02


May Boeve: 'The world is changing in front of us'

12/16/2017
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The Climate Change Adaptation Technical Working Group's stocktake report, released on Friday, said the country lacks a "nationally co-ordinated plan" to adapt to climate change and that means hundreds of billions of dollars of property and infrastructure is at risk. May Boeve knows the issues better than most - she's a co-founder and executive director of 350.org, a grassroots global climate movement she co-founded in 2008 with author and environmentalist Bill McKibben. Its focus is getting...

Duration: 00:13:55


A noes by any other name

12/16/2017
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Parliament's language is sometimes archaic and often confusing. Can you tell your assent from your noes? Try our quiz.

Duration: 00:14:10

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