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 - 27 March 2015 ( 1h 33′ 18″ )

    12:00 Highlights from Radio New Zealand National's programmes for the week ending Friday 27 March. This week.....an historic win for the Black Caps in the Cricket World Cup; media reaction to the sacking of X Factor judges; the Panel discuss the St Bede's rowing story; the realities behind the War on Drugs; the current thinking on taking your full prescription of antibiotics; working to combat systemic rascism in the US; searching for one of our most at-risk seabirds - the Black Petrel; The Sound of Thunder - a gathering of BEARS pay homage to motorbike inventor John Britten and what's good eating at WOMAD.

  • Best of the Week - 20 March 2015 ( 1h 31′ 52″ )

    12:00 Highlights from Radio New Zealand National's programmes for the week ending Friday 20 March. This week.....how the media coped with the announcement of a potential poisoning threat to infant milk powder; food spies - protecting us all; exploring the impacts of digital weapons; central government's new Auckland management; understanding and rewriting our past through modern science; revisiting the chase to find moa on the West Coast; 48 hours of mind-altering drugs in Ireland; the deadly mating rituals of spiders; actor Alan Rickman - Causing Chaos; and highlights from WOMAD Taranaki.

  • Best of the Week - 13 March 2015 ( 1h 34′ 59″ )

    12:00 Highlights from Radio New Zealand National's programmes for the week ending Friday 13 March. This week.....the media reaction to Teina Pora's Privy Council decision to quash his convictions; the factual errors around the movie about mathematician Alan Turing; the women who worked at Bletchley Park during the second world war alongside Alan Turing; Marilyn Waring on celebrating women's achievements or lack of them on International Women's Day; African immigrants searching for traditional foods in NZ; canine hydrotherapy - getting dogs back up to speed; hooves pounding black sand at the Karekare Beach races; the art of reed boat building Maori-style and the thrills of building and flying model planes.

  • Best of the Week - 6 March 2015 ( 1h 23′ 19″ )

    12:00 Highlights from Radio New Zealand National's programmes for the week ending Friday 6 March. This week.....a dying woman lobbies for reforms on assisted dying; Stephen Hawking's first wife on why she allowed a film verison of her life with her famous ex-husband; the popularity of cricket in Afghanistan - the only sport allowed by the Taleban; consumer testing apps for the blind; music to help new Kiwis make friends and help their English; the eagle rays lurking in Wellington's waterfront lagoon; the bicycling storyteller collecting tales of water and climate change around the world; the magic of Chinese shadow puppets and rock guitarist Slash answers questions.

  • Best of the Week for 27 February 2015 ( 1h 33′ 57″ )

    12:00 This week.....a Syrian analyst and expert on ISIS says a decision to send New Zealand troops to Iraq to help in the fight against Islamic State will not go un-noticed, A radical new theory suggests that our heartbeat could be responsible for Alzheimer's disease, New figures show police are making little progress in their battle to prevent domestic violence, the furore in the media over the movie Fifty Shades of Grey, A new study finds that two thirds of smokers will die from a smoking-related illness, we go to Mead Stream Gorge - is one of New Zealand's geological wonderlands, the sublime talent of singer songwriter Marlon Williams, and a size diversity activist who believes the pursuit of happiness is not size dependent.

  • Best Of The Week - 20 February 2015 ( 1h 27′ 21″ )

    18:00 Highlights from Radio New Zealand National's programmes for the week ending Friday 20 February. This week..... we hear from a journalist who six years ago this month raised questions about the case against Mark Lundy, what happens when a big American studio insists on doing some major tampering with your movie?, standup veteran and QI panelist Alan Davies with Wallace Chapman on comedy and performing ahead a series of gigs in July, Nights tries to find out if Marx is still relevant, Country Life takes us to a commercial produce market in Chennai India where New Zealand apples are on sale, a 140 year old family hat business that's still going strong from This Way Up, a war reporter who was shot at point blank range in Afghanistan - her story from Nine to Noon, Our Changing World takes us to bare, remote, wind-swept rocks that are seabird heaven, Music 101 asks 'why are good love songs so difficult to write'? and more.

  • Best of the Week - 13 February 2015 ( 1h 26′ 53″ )

    12:00 Highlights from Radio New Zealand National's programmes for the week ending Friday 13 February. This week.....should we be leaving coal in the hole to save the planet; we travel to Japan to compare their quake recovery with Christchurch; using comedy to battle with two fights of cancer; working with the criminally insane behind the gates of Gomorrah; the employer promoting equality in the workplace; Shakti Ethnic Women's Refuge opens in Wellington; the long history behind the annual Pirongia Boxing Day Races; a history of vaccinations and the reasons why some people choose not to; and we're at the first NZ Wanderlust festival - a mix of yoga and music.

  • Best of the Week - 13 February 2015 ( 1h 26′ 53″ )

    12:00 Highlights from Radio New Zealand National's programmes for the week ending Friday 13 February. This week.....should we be leaving coal in the hole to save the planet; we travel to Japan to compare their quake recovery with Christchurch; using comedy to battle with two fights of cancer; working with the criminally insane behind the gates of Gomorrah; the employer promoting equality in the workplace; Shakti Ethnic Women's Refuge opens in Wellington; the long history behind the annual Pirongia Boxing Day Races; a history of vaccinations and the reasons why some people choose not to; and we're at the first NZ Wanderlust festival - a mix of yoga and music.

  • Best of the Week- 6 February 2015 ( 1h 30′ 28″ )

    12:00 Highlights from Radio New Zealand National's programmes for the week ending Friday 6th February. This week.....the strong reaction in the media to recent comments made by Booker prize-winning author Eleanor Catton, the pleasures and perils of ageing, film director Anthony McCarten on the film about physicist Stephen Hawking, tourists loading up on duty free liquor cause problems in Queenstown, a project to create a bi-lingual, bi-national, Hebrew-Arabic tribute to Lorde's music, a six-week voyage to Antarctica to study the top predators in the Southern Ocean, a landmark ruling in Germany to protect mens rights to urinate standing up, whats involved in photographing crime scenes, and the Lauder Ukelele Festival.

  • Best of the Week - 30 January 2015 ( 1h 31′ 03″ )

    12:00 Highlights from Radio New Zealand National's programmes for the week ending Friday 23 January. This week...a survivor remembers the horrors of Auschwitz; the media, the summer and what makes news; should we be paying for organ donations; a US Army Ranger tells of leaving service as a conscientious objector; learning from nature's use of insulin; penguin state housing on Matiu Somes Island; Spectrum tours what's left of the Featherston WW1 training camp; a new exercise craze perhaps - yoga on water and the art of selling NZ.