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 - 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. .

  • Best of the Week for 27 June 2014 ( 1h 34′ 13″ )

    12:00 Highlights from Radio New Zealand National's programmes for the week ending Friday 27th June. This week......the plight of three Al Jazeera Journalists sentenced to seven years in prison in Egypt, coverage in the media over funding for another tilt at the America's Cup, the controversial topic of child poverty in this country, big changes to consumer law, its 50 years since The Beatles first and only visit to New Zealand, the world-renowned primatologist and conservationist Dame Jane Goodall, and we catch up with pop idol Mr Lee Grant.

  • Best of the Week - 27 June 2014 ( 1h 34′ 13″ )

    12:00 Highlights from Radio New Zealand National's programmes for the week ending Friday 27th June. This week... the plight of three Al Jazeera Journalists sentenced to seven years in prison in Egypt, coverage in the media over funding for another tilt at the America's Cup, the controversial topic of child poverty in this country, big changes to consumer law, it's 50 years since The Beatles first and only visit to New Zealand, the world-renowned primatologist and conservationist Dame Jane Goodall, and we catch up with pop idol Mr Lee Grant.

  • Best of the Week - 20 June 2014 ( 1h 34′ 4″ )

    12:00 Highlights from Radio New Zealand National's programmes for the week ending Friday 20 June. This week......the media's reaction to the resignation of John Banks; new innovations at Fieldays; Peter Williams QC reveals his passion for the law and those outside it; the app to teach you to sight-read music; the benefits of participating in the "Failure Lab"; recreating Richard Pearce's first aircraft to prove or disprove his claim for first flight; why fasting is good for you; rebooting an abandoned satellite; assistance dogs transforming the lives of the disabled; the outrage at the French towards protestors at Mururoa in 1973 and being a Kiwi female golf caddie in Japan.

  • Best of the Week - 6 June 2014 ( 1h 27′ 42″ )

    12:00 Highlights from Radio New Zealand National's programmes for the week ending Friday 6 June. This week......TV3 apologising again after using TV footage and breaking the rules; the Zodiac serial killer identified - maybe; making cities more bicycle friendly; getting fat people to come out and exercise proudly; the role of St Peter's Anglican Church in Wellington history; something broke - take it to the Repair Cafe; getting to the heart of the bacteria and interactions in sourdough bread; building art with white lego and taking advice from Ask Amy.