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WW1 - the conscientious objectors

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WW1 - the conscientious objectors

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

Birds on Our Changing World

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Birds on Our Changing World

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

Cheesy goodness

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Cheesy goodness

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

Bardfest: The Shakespeare Monologue Project

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Bardfest: The Shakespeare Monologue Project

New Zealand actors give their own interpretations of Shakespearean Monologues.

World War One: Up Close and Personal

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World War One: Up Close and Personal

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

Te Kupu o te Wiki

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Te Kupu o te Wiki

Introducing 50 new Māori words over 50 weeks.

Alphabetical

Antarctica on Our Changing World

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Antarctica on Our Changing World

A collection of Our Changing World stories about Antarctica.

Audiostorium

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Audiostorium

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 Monologue Project

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Bardfest: The Shakespeare Monologue Project

New Zealand actors give their own interpretations of Shakespearean Monologues.

Beginners guide to Parliament

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Beginners guide to Parliament

Chris Bramwell takes us behind the scenes at Parliament.

Birds - Ngā Manu

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Birds - Ngā Manu

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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Birds on Our Changing World

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

Celebrating 60 Years of the Royal New Zealand Ballet

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Celebrating 60 Years of the Royal New Zealand Ballet

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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Celia Lashlie (1953-2015)

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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Cheesy goodness

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

Children's Books with Kate De Goldi

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Children's Books with Kate De Goldi

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

Christchurch Memorial Service

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Christchurch Memorial Service

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 Hall

Live recordings from New Zealand performers including the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

Countries in Focus

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Countries in Focus

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

Crime Writing

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Crime Writing

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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Curtain Raiser

Illustrated introductions to major pieces from the classical repertoire.

Cycling

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Cycling

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

Defying Convention: Joyce Fleming

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Defying Convention: Joyce Fleming

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

Film Festival

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Film Festival

A collection of interviews and ephemera about movies.

Friendly Foraging on This Way Up

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Friendly Foraging on This Way Up

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

Geoff Robinson

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Geoff Robinson

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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Greetings in te reo Māori used on Radio NZ

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

Grimm's Fairy Tales

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Grimm's Fairy Tales

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

Happiness

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Happiness

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

He Ara Pūoro

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He Ara Pūoro

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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Historian and natural science writer Sheila Natusch

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

Home Brewing

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Home Brewing

Stu McKinlay teaches us how to make our own beer.

Ian 'Flash' Gordon 1949-2014

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Ian 'Flash' Gordon 1949-2014

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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In conversation with Eleanor Catton

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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Influential Kiwis talk about their Influences

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 (1922-2013)

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

Kaimoana

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Kaimoana

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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Kate's Klassics

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

Leading Questions

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Leading Questions

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

Live Music & Sessions

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Live Music & Sessions

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

Making Documentaries for Radio

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Making Documentaries for Radio

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

Margaret Mahy (1936–2012)

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Margaret Mahy (1936–2012)

Remembering children's author Margaret Mahy.

Music Festivals & Events

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Music Festivals & Events

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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Musical Dynasties

Uniting families that have demonstrated musicality across the generations.

Naming Aotearoa

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Naming Aotearoa

The history of New Zealand place names with Peter Dowling.

New Flags Flying

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New Flags Flying

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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New Zealand Festival

Festival related news, reviews & interviews.

Not For Children

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Not For Children

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

Off the Beaten Track

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Off the Beaten Track

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

On Song with Simon Sweetman

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On Song with Simon Sweetman

Simon Sweetman tells the stories behind classic Kiwi pop anthems.

Pests

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Pests

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

Pixie Williams (1928 - 2013)

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Pixie Williams (1928 - 2013)

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

Poetry with Cliff Fell

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Poetry with Cliff Fell

Poetry with Night's arts ambassador Cliff Fell.

Poets and Poetry

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Poets and Poetry

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

Puanga Matariki

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Puanga Matariki

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

Recipes

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Recipes

Recipes on Radio New Zealand National.

Remembering Sir Paul Callaghan

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Remembering Sir Paul Callaghan

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

Robots

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Robots

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

Royal Tours

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Royal Tours

An audio-visual collection of Royal Tours past.

Sheep Heaven

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Sheep Heaven

A small holder's guide to raising sheep.

Sir Edmund Hillary: A Tribute

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Sir Edmund Hillary: A Tribute

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

Sounds Like Us - Kiwiana Radios

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Sounds Like Us - Kiwiana Radios

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

Sourdough 101

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Sourdough 101

Neville Chun teaches Simon how to make sourdough from home.

Spectrum at War

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Spectrum at War

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

Spices

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Spices

Spices on This Way Up with Alison Sandle.

Spirit of Mawson

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Spirit of Mawson

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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Stories from the shearing sheds

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

Storytime Treasure Chest

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Storytime Treasure Chest

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

Stranger Things

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Stranger Things

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

Stravinsky - The Rite of Spring

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Stravinsky - The Rite of Spring

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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Surfing Aotearoa

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

Te Kupu o te Wiki

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Te Kupu o te Wiki

Introducing 50 new Māori words over 50 weeks.

The 1981 Springbok rugby tour

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The 1981 Springbok rugby tour

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

The Backyard Bee Team

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The Backyard Bee Team

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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The Best of Radio New Zealand 2014

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

The Immortal Beethoven

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The Immortal Beethoven

Introducing Ludwig van Beethoven.

The Kiwi accent

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The Kiwi accent

Exploring the peculiarities of New Zealand pronunciation.

The New Zealand National Anthem

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The New Zealand National Anthem

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

The Sinking of the Wahine

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The Sinking of the Wahine

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

The Torchlight List

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The Torchlight List

Around the World in 200 Books by Jim Flynn.

The Ukulele

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The Ukulele

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

The Veggie iPlot

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The Veggie iPlot

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

The Year of Our Lorde...

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The Year of Our Lorde...

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

These are a few of our favourite things

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These are a few of our favourite things

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

Toy Love

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Toy Love

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

Tracing Katherine Mansfield

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Tracing Katherine Mansfield

Remembering one of our most celebrated writers.

Treaty of Waitangi

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Treaty of Waitangi

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

Undead Aotearoa

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Undead Aotearoa

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

Under The Influence

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Under The Influence

Significant overseas musicians and their influence on New Zealand music.

WW1 - the conscientious objectors

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WW1 - the conscientious objectors

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

When the Siren Goes

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When the Siren Goes

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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Women, The Vote and Equality

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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World War One: Up Close and Personal

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

World Wide Web

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World Wide Web

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

Writing for audio drama

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Writing for audio drama

Information about submitting audio drama scripts, proposals or ideas, including tips about duration, format and style.