Best Of The Week

A web-only programme featuring highlights from from the Radio New Zealand schedule.

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  • Best of the Week - 29 August 2014 ( 1h 31′ 33″ )

    12:00 Highlights from Radio New Zealand National's programmes for the week ending Friday 29th August. This week..... is dirty politics the new normal, the use of human guinea pigs at British nuclear test sites in central Australia in the 1950s and 60s, the newly relaunched monthly Maori magazine Mana, we hear from Mandela's personal assistant - a white Afrikaaner who grew up in a home that supported apartheid, scientific investigations to unravel the mysteries of allergies and develop an 'off' switch for allergic responses, the party drug known as Mexican tripping weed might be used in new anti-addiction treatments, the use of industrial hemp to build houses, and a documentary on the global success of Pauly Fuemana and OMC.

  • Best of the Week - 22 August 2014 ( 1h 28′ 38″ )

    12:00 Highlights from Radio New Zealand National's programmes for the week ending Friday 22 August. This week......Nicky Hager explains Dirty Politics; the speculation around the death of Robin Williams; video games to improve stroke recovery; how age affects fertility in men as well as women; coping with a marriage breakup - Single Father Better Dad; the history of paper; New Zealand's poetry of patriotism; memories of woodchopping from an axeman working 100 years ago and controlling robots with your mind.

  • Best of the Week - 15 August 2014 ( 1h 29′ 46″ )

    15:30 Highlights from Radio New Zealand National's programmes for the week ending Friday 15 August. This week......the battle for the education dollar; decriminilisation of marijuana - the States have done it, should we follow; visiting Mount Doom to study volcanoes; the Kiwi-Japanese drink Shochu made from kumara; The Naked Scientists and life on Mars; the mysterious and little known world seen by underwater photographer David Doubilet; the "Ten Pound Poms" experiencing a hardship in NZ they were supposedly leaving behind; Shihad reunites with an old producer for a new album; painter, sculptor and multimedia artist Michel Tuffery and being married but not being able to live together - Love in Limbo.

  • Best of the Week - 8 August 2014 ( 1h 26′ 56″ )

    12:00 Highlights from Radio New Zealand National's programmes for the week ending Friday 8 August. This week......Insight explores what's being done to ensure food security for the planet; the media's response on the situation in Gaza; the Chief of the New Zealand Defence Force on the futility of war; new insect accomodation in Canterbury; the toll of Huntington's disease on generations of one Wellington family; organising your funeral and being content to die; comedian Bill Bailey, pets and family support; knitting breasts for women with breast cancer; superconducting secrets snapped; and Wellington busking band Drax Project.

  • Best of the Week - 1 August 2014 ( 1h 33′ 25″ )

    12:00 Highlights from Radio New Zealand National's programmes for the week ending Friday 1 August. This week......another deserving young winner of the Lexus Song Quest; the nerves of steel that made Neil Armstrong the only choice to be first to land on the moon; are we teaching history for the next generation; "Ukraine is Not a Brothel" - feminism on film; meeting a kilt maker and learning not all tartans are created equal; more research details on great white sharks; from doctor to author, South African born NZ based Fiona Sussman; Kiwi actor Rawiri Paratene on his passion for Shakespeare and the former lead singer with Midnight Youth goes solo.

  • Best of the Week for 1 August 2014 ( 1h 33′ 25″ )

    12:00 Highlights from Radio New Zealand National's programmes for the week ending Friday 1 August. This week......another deserving young winner of the Lexus Song Quest; the nerves of steel that made Neil Armstrong the only choice to be first to land on the moon; are we teaching history for the next generation; "Ukraine is Not a Brothel" - feminism on film; meeting a kilt maker and learning not all tartans are created equal; more research details on great white sharks; from doctor to author, South African born NZ based Fiona Sussman; Kiwi actor Rawiri Paratene on his passion for Shakespeare and the former lead singer with Midnight Youth goes solo.

  • Best of the Week - 25 July 2014 ( 1h 25′ 17″ )

    12:00 Highlights from Radio New Zealand National's programmes for the week ending Friday 25 July. This week......from mining to tourism - the West Coast attracting visitors; will Sky TV maintain its dominance in Pay TV?; taking the story of a mentally ill speed chess champion and turning it into a movie "The Dark Horse"; Lance Armstrong and his lies; using the Flora Finder app for botanic answers; welcoming an adopted dog to your family; the box set release of Crosy, Stills, Nash & Young's 1974 stadium tour; pottery collector Jeff on what makes a collection unique; amateur sleuths doing DIY CSI and making hospital visits easier for non-English speaking patients.

  • Best Of The Week for week ending July 18 2014 ( 1h 38′ 45″ )

    12:30 The Best Of The Week, including... from Mediawatch - does media bias show in what appears in the media? the host of the cult podcast Hardcore History and highland dancing from Nine To Noon, we hear about two movies screening as part of the New Zealand International Film Festival and from Sounds Historical we have an interview with film maker Ramai Hayward who died in early July at the age of 98, Country life spends time with three generations of Clarks who operate a vegetable growing business that was set up by father and son 35 years ago, what is Ramen and why is it being hailed as the new cupcake? - This Way Up investigates, how rising ocean temperatures could be a threat to the heart health of fish from Our Changing World, Music 101 features rapper Kate Tempest and Simon Mercep talks with the creator of the Loosehead Len charactor who has just released his memoir - Phil Gifford on Afternoons.

  • Best of the Week - 11 July 2014 ( 1h 33′ 24″ )

    12:00 Highlights from Radio New Zealand National's programmes for the week ending Friday 11 July. This week......how changes at Radio New Zealand may affect the listeners; Felicity Drumm speaks about the TV series on her former husband Malcolm Webster who killed his first wife then tried to kill her; crowd funding with Pledgeme; understanding gravity waves and their influence on weather; surveys and sins; Magician and entertainer Nigel Kennedy making the trip across Cook Strait more fun for kids; Gary Oliver on being a billiards champ; going to extremes - adventures in unkown NZ; Up the punks - the punk scene in China and bringing back the Maori show bands with a new quartet.

  • Best of the Week - 4 July 2014 ( 1h 25′ 47″ )

    16:00 Highlights from Radio New Zealand National's programmes for the week ending Friday 4 July. This week......Japan's post earthquake reconstruction strikes problems; the Irish journalist abused by Rolf Harris; Gaylene Preston on making Hope and Wire; learning about spiders that share our homes; recalling Lorraine Downes' reign as Miss Universe; pure spring water in Petone; Mrs D is going without - Lotta Dann on giving up drinking; growing luxury truffles in NZ; the impacts of the "Asianisation" of Auckland; and the band Pulp's collaboration with NZ film maker Florian Harbicht. .