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Happiness

Reflections on the philosophy, science, economics and psychology of happiness.

A century since Chunuk Bair

Marking the 100th anniversary of the battle at Chunuk Bair.

Concert Hall

Concert recordings from New Zealand's fine music ensembles.

The Funky Chicken Farm

Simon Morton sets up a backyard chicken coop.

Cheesy goodness

DIY cheese, history, cheesy questions, halloumi, paneer, and more, on This Way Up.

Curtain Raiser

Illustrated introductions to major pieces from the classical repertoire.

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A century since Chunuk Bair

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Marking the 100th anniversary of the battle at Chunuk Bair.

Antarctica on Our Changing World

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A collection of Our Changing World stories about Antarctica.

Audiostorium

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A collection of book readings, major dramas, drama series, children’s stories and other stuff available to listen to any time you want.

Bardfest: The Shakespeare Monologues

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New Zealand actors give their own interpretations of Shakespearean Monologues.

Beginners guide to Parliament

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Chris Bramwell takes us behind the scenes at Parliament.

Birds - Ngā Manu

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From our mountain parrot, the kea, to the bush-dwelling pipipi, to the urban house sparrow, a collection of bird stories and songs.

Birds on Our Changing World

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A collection of Our Changing World stories featuring New Zealand birds.

Birdwatching with This Way Up

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Finding out about New Zealand's birds with birdwatcher Hugh Robertson.

Celebrating 60 Years of the Royal New Zealand Ballet

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Clarissa Dunn and Hannah Sassman head behind the scenes at the Royal New Zealand Ballet, in celebration of their 60th birthday.

Celia Lashlie (1953-2015)

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Author and social commentator Celia Lashlie spoke to Radio New Zealand numerous times over recent years about parenting and social justice issues.

Cheesy goodness

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DIY cheese, history, cheesy questions, halloumi, paneer, and more, on This Way Up.

Children's Books with Kate De Goldi

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A selection of Kate De Goldi's reviews of children's books from the Saturday Morning archives.

Christchurch Memorial Service

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The official memorial service for victims of the February 22 Christchurch earthquake held in Hagley Park on Friday 18 March 2011.

Concert Hall

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Concert recordings from New Zealand's fine music ensembles.

Countries in Focus

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An occasional series focusing on the history, politics and culture of a country or nationality.

Crime Writing

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Interviews with Neil Cross, Ian Rankin, Kate Atkinson, Peter Temple, Paddy Richardson, Paul Cleave and other writers of crime fiction.

Curtain Raiser

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Illustrated introductions to major pieces from the classical repertoire.

Cycling

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It’s the simplest of machines that connects us all.

Defying Convention: Joyce Fleming

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Skinny dipper, former national vice-president of Free Beaches NZ and stalwart of the nudist community in New Zealand.

Ears and Hearing

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Ear health and issues related to hearing: ear wax, hearing tests, the otolaryngologist, cochlear implants, hearing aid technology and more.

Farewell Zealandia

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Forgotten Kiwi songs of World War 1, recorded for the first time.

Film Festival

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A collection of interviews and ephemera about movies.

Friendly Foraging on This Way Up

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Forager Johanna Knox takes us into the wild spaces of urban New Zealand on the hunt for tasty, nutritious, fun, free and fresh food.

From the Vaults: Live Music

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A selection of live performances recorded by Radio New Zealand over the years.

Geoff Robinson

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A selection of highlights from Geoff Robinson's 44-year career with Radio New Zealand

Greetings in te reo Māori used on Radio NZ

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Listen to the Māori greetings used on Radio New Zealand and read the English translations.

Grimm's Fairy Tales

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The Grimm versions of some of the fairytales, which are kind, cruel, occasionally shocking and often just absurd...

Happiness

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Reflections on the philosophy, science, economics and psychology of happiness.

He Ara Pūoro

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A Pathway of Song: Richard Nunns plays many traditional Māori instruments in his collection.

Historian and natural science writer Sheila Natusch

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New Zealand historian and natural science writer who has authored more than 30 books.

Home Brewing

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Stu McKinlay teaches us how to make our own beer.

Ian 'Flash' Gordon 1949-2014

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We honour and pay tribute to a much loved father, grandfather, colleague, friend and movie star.

In conversation with Eleanor Catton

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New Zealand author Eleanor Catton's novel The Luminaries has won the Man Booker prize for English language literature.

Influential Kiwis talk about their Influences

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Prominent New Zealanders talk about the individuals, writers and thinkers who have shaped their outlook on the world.

John Kendrick (1922-2013)

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John Kendrick, the conservationist, filmmaker and sound recordist who initiated and recorded the Morning Report bird calls.

Kaimoana

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Rachel Taulelei of Yellow Brick Road shows us how to select our fish, and the best ways to prepare shellfish and other kaimoana.

Kate's Klassics

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Conversations on classic literature with poet Kate Camp and Kim Hill.

Leading Questions

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Discussions with party leaders, portfolio holders and potential politicians prior to the 2014 Election.

Live Music & Sessions

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From intimate acoustic sessions to epic, sold-out shows at Aotearoa’s best music venues, a collection of live music of all kinds.

MHIVC Commissions

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Each Michael Hill International Violin Competition features a new work by a New Zealand composer. Explore the works written so far.

Making Documentaries for Radio

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A series of tutorials is for anyone interested in making audio documentaries.

Margaret Mahy (1936–2012)

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Remembering children's author Margaret Mahy.

Music Festivals & Events

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Radio New Zealand music reporters and sound engineers throw themselves into the fray, microphones at hand, to report back from mosh pits, lawns and terraced seating across the land.

Musical Dynasties

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Uniting families that have demonstrated musicality across the generations.

Musings on marriage

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Interviews and stories exploring human union.

Naming Aotearoa

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The history of New Zealand place names with Peter Dowling.

New Flags Flying

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Pacific leaders talk about the times of change as they remember their journeys to independence and self government.

New Zealand Festival

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Festival related news, reviews & interviews.

New Zealand and the Vietnam War

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Listen to a collection of interviews exploring our role in the controversial war.

Not For Children

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Audio adaptations of New Zealand novels for young adults and young-at-heart adults.

Off the Beaten Track

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The great outdoors with outdoorsman, adventurer, travel journalist, photographer Kennedy Warne.

On Song with Simon Sweetman

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Simon Sweetman tells the stories behind classic Kiwi pop anthems.

Pests

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Out and about with pest controller Paul Chapman dealing with some real life pest problems.

Pixie Williams (1928 - 2013)

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The singer of one of New Zealand's best known songs, Blue Smoke.

Poetry with Cliff Fell

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Poetry with Night's arts ambassador Cliff Fell.

Poets and Poetry

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A collection of conversations with poets, about poems, including poetry.

Puanga Matariki

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Matariki re-appears, Whānui starts its flight. Being the sign of the new year!

Rainbow Warrior

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The bombing of the ship Rainbow Warrior changed our view of New Zealand's place in the world.

Recipes

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Recipes on Radio New Zealand National.

Reflections on Gallipoli

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A collection of interviews exploring the Gallipoli story from a variety of perspectives.

Remembering Jack Body

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A respected composer, ethnomusicologist and teacher of over 30 years, Jack Body was an institution in New Zealand music.

Remembering Sir Paul Callaghan

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An archive of lectures, interviews and discussions with this eminent scientist.

Robots

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Robots, androids, automata, cyborgs artificial intelligence...

Royal Tours

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An audio-visual collection of Royal Tours past.

Sheep Heaven

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A small holder's guide to raising sheep.

Sir Edmund Hillary: A Tribute

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Documentaries about the life of Sir Edmund Hillary and audio from the state funeral.

Sir Peter Williams QC (1934-2015)

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Interviews with the colourful and sometimes controversial legal defender and tireless campaigner for prisoners' rights and penal reform.

Sounds Like Us - Kiwiana Radios

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A touring exhibition of iconic Kiwi images presented as model radios.

Sourdough 101

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Neville Chun teaches Simon how to make sourdough from home.

Spectrum at War

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First World War treasures from deep in the archives of Spectrum.

Spices

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Spices on This Way Up with Alison Sandle.

Spirit of Mawson

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Veronika Meduna joins scientists for the Spirit of Mawson expedition as they explore the subantarctic islands

Stories from the shearing sheds

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A core farming activity which carries with it a rich history, ritual, characters, hard work and competition.

Storytime Treasure Chest

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A collection of children's stories available to listen to online

Stranger Things

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A co-production with My Accomplice for the Wellington Fringe Festival 2015.

Stravinsky - The Rite of Spring

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Still provocative and disturbing a century after its première caused one of the most sensational scandals in artistic history.

Surfing Aotearoa

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A salty sport enjoyed by thousands in this country due to the long island coastlines and consistent sea swells.

Talking Books

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A monthly podcast by the New Zealand Book Council, dissecting both the latest releases and enduring classics from New Zealand.

Tami Neilson

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Stories featuring Canadian/kiwi country/rockabilly musician Tami Neilson.

Te Wiki o te Reo Māori

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Māori Language Week.

Television in New Zealand

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The history of TV in Aotearoa.

The 1981 Springbok rugby tour

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Coverage of the game and the protest actions in and around Eden Park.

The Backyard Bee Team

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Expanding the This Way Up Suburban Home Food Production Initiative (or TWUSHFPI for short).

The Best of Radio New Zealand 2014

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A collection of some of the highlights from various Radio New Zealand programmes in 2014

The Funky Chicken Farm

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Simon Morton sets up a backyard chicken coop.

The Immortal Beethoven

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Introducing Ludwig van Beethoven.

The Kiwi accent

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Exploring the peculiarities of New Zealand pronunciation.

The Maori Show Bands

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The Maori Showbands borrowed from many musical forms to create their own genre of live entertainment.

The New Zealand National Anthem

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The words and music to New Zealand's national anthem.

The Sinking of the Wahine

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On 10 April 1968 the Lyttelton-Wellington ferry Wahine sank at the entrance to Wellington harbour.

The Torchlight List

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Around the World in 200 Books by Jim Flynn.

The Ukulele

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We focus on the the toddler of stringed instruments, the humble ukulele

The Veggie iPlot

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Transforming a grassy clay bank in Simon's back garden into a productive veggie patch.

The War To End All Wars

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Stories and interviews about World War One.

The Year of Our Lorde...

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A brief overview of singer/songwriter Lorde's career-to-date.

These are a few of our favourite things

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In which Music 101 indulge their love of lists....

Toy Love

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One of the most influential and genuinely scary bands to come out of New Zealand.

Tracing Katherine Mansfield

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Remembering one of our most celebrated writers.

Treaty of Waitangi

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A collection of audio which explores the history of the Treaty of Waitangi.

Undead Aotearoa

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Bloodsucking nightwalkers and cannibal corpses... the undead on Radio New Zealand.

Under The Influence

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Significant overseas musicians and their influence on New Zealand music.

WW1 - the conscientious objectors

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Opposition to compulsory military training and conscription in New Zealand history.

When the Siren Goes

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A series exploring a range of themes about disaster awareness through an examination of the different natural disasters which have occurred in New Zealand’s history.

Women, The Vote and Equality

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A brief history of women in New Zealand society, focusing on women’s rights, the battle for suffrage, and gender equality.

World War One: Up Close and Personal

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Events of 100 years ago are brought to vivid life by sound.

World Wide Web

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A selection of interviews about the World Wide Web, its inception and influence on our lives and society.

You Call This Art?

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Filmmakers, performance artists, musicians, actors, sculptors and writers explore their approach to creating art.