Science & Factual
A series of five public panel discussions from the PCE20 Environmental Sustainability Conference.
A series of programmes arising from a collaboration between eminent New Zealand writers and physicists.
A retrospective look at the famous children's temperance movement of the 1890s.
A discussion series chaired by Kim Hill exploring the nature and implications of big data and how it may serve as a tool in facing the challenges of the current era.
Justin Gregory accompanied the winners of the 2009 Royal Society of New Zealand's Big Science Adventure competition on their trip to visit astronomers and other scientists in the UK and Italy.
Kim Hill talks with some of Britain's top scientists.
Kim Hill and a panel of experts explore the issues around alternative medicine.
Lectures by Dr Philip Ball, a freelance science writer, broadcaster and lecturer who's particularly interested in the interactions of the sciences, the arts, and the wider culture.
A reconstruction from contemporary accounts and eyewitnesses, made in February 1981 by Jack Perkins, to mark the 50th anniversary of the Hawkes Bay earthquake.
A six-part series that explores, reveals and celebrates the many factors that support life on this planet.
Hosted by Nigel Roberts, this forum explores issues and questions about the 2011 referendum on New Zealand’s voting system, recorded in front of an audience at Te Papa.
Professor Lloyd Geering outlines the way modern scientists have been revealing the story of how we humans came to be here on planet earth.
A feature about the residents of Canterbury, beginning at the moment when they were jolted awake at 4.35am on Saturday 4 September, and exploring what happened in the days and weeks which followed.
Flavour comprises taste, aroma, odour, pungency and mouthfeel. Amelia Nurse takes Justin to chef Ryan Tattersal’s restaurant Cobar in Days Bay to discuss these elements of taste and conduct related experiments on the unsuspecting Carol Davidson.
It’s just a matter of time until we decipher the whole human genome and let the genie out of the bottle. BBC 4 science presenter and geneticist Dr Adam Rutherford looks at the implications for sex, paternity, medicine, weight control, food, species restoration and perhaps even human survival.
A weekly programme exploring a range of philosophical, social, historical and environmental ideas.
A six-part series about climate, life, extinction, the great migrations, the rise of civilization, human diseases, and asks the Big Question: what happens now?
A public forum at Parliament’s Grand Hall organised by Diplosphere on the rise of the self-styled Islamic State and whether New Zealand’s decision this week to send troops to Iraq can help to address their extremism.
A series celebrating the work of New Zealand’s premier radio documentary producer.
Mediawatch looks critically at the New Zealand media - television, radio, newspapers and magazines as well as the 'new' electronic media.
Missing Something looks at abilities and senses that some people don't have, and how it affects them.
Justin Gregory explores our nation’s fascination with monuments, memorials, plaques and statues.
Radio New Zealand National, and BBC Radio 5 Live’s ‘Naked Scientists’, in conjunction with The Science Media Centre, are producing two lively one hour shows in Auckland and Wellington to be broadcast around the world.
A six-part series paralleling the 1995 book: Ngā Uruora - The Groves of Life Ecology and History in a New Zealand Landscape by Geoff Park.
Unfurling fresh ideas and sounds along with the best radio documentaries and features from here and overseas.
In early December 2011 Nine to Noon's presenter Kathryn Ryan and producer, Caitlin Cherry were invited by Antarctica New Zealand to visit Scott Base on Ross Island in Antarctica.
Our Changing World covers topics across all scientific disciplines, natural history and environmental issues, and developments in health as well as exploring the human side of science and the personalities behind it.
This three-part documentary series marks the International Polar Year 2007-2008 by exploring some of the world’s most remote and vulnerable regions.
A magazine programme with feature interviews on current affairs, science, literature, music and more.
A series of panel discussions recorded before an audience at the Auckland Museum, as part of the popular LATE at the Museum evenings.
There were two botanists on the Endeavour when it arrived in New Zealand in 1769. But only one - Joseph Banks - got all the press coverage. Justin Gregory asks who was the other botanist?
Discussion, features and ideas until midday.
The Royal Society Science Lecture Series, hosted by Kim Hill.
Public panel discussions around the theme of climate change and society, chaired by Kim Hill.
Eminent New Zealand scientists explore the ideas of Darwin and their impact on society over the last 150 years.
A series of lectures from the Royal Society in association with Radio New Zealand to mark the centenary of Albert Einstein's Special Theory of Relativity in 2005.
A lecture series marking 400 years since Galileo used a telescope to view the solar system and transformed our understanding of Earth’s place in the Universe.
The Rutherford Lecture is one of the Royal Society of New Zealand's premier annual lecture, delivered in honour of New Zealander Ernest Rutherford, nobel prize winner and president of the Royal Society of London.
The letters of Beatrice Hill Tinsley (1941-1981)
A series of lectures from 2004 covering the broad themes related to the Transit of Venus.
Music, sport, media, travel, and the people and places around us.
This Way Up - slices of life for curious minds
British Nobel Laureate Sir Paul Nurse looks at two views of creation.
When NASA realized that the Voyager space probes being launched in 1977 would eventually travel beyond the edge of our solar system, they decided to include some kind of message to any intelligent aliens who might one day find them
Justin Gregory visits Tonga for an ocean field trip with scientist Kirsty Russell from the South Pacific Whale Research Consortium.
International public radio features and documentaries.
A collection of Our Changing World stories about Antarctica.
From our mountain parrot, the kea, to the bush-dwelling pipipi, to the urban house sparrow, a collection of bird stories and songs.
A collection of Our Changing World stories featuring New Zealand birds.
Finding out about New Zealand's birds with birdwatcher Hugh Robertson.
A collection of book-based Our Changing World stories.
Reflections on the philosophy, science, economics and psychology of happiness.
John Ashton takes a closer look at some of New Zealand's most commonly prescribed medicines.
The great outdoors with outdoorsman, adventurer, travel journalist, photographer Kennedy Warne.
Out and about with pest controller Paul Chapman dealing with some real life pest problems.
A seven part series by Lynn Freeman about Stewart Island's conservation efforts, its kiwi and the tourism levy.
An archive of lectures, interviews and discussions with this eminent scientist.
Robots, androids, automata, cyborgs artificial intelligence...
Neville Chun teaches Simon how to make sourdough from home.
Spineless Wonders on Our Changing World.
Veronika Meduna joins scientists for the Spirit of Mawson expedition as they explore the subantarctic islands
The Best of Country Life 2014
A series exploring the symptoms, treatment and the science of menopause.
A selection of interviews about the World Wide Web, its inception and influence on our lives and society.