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 2015

12:00 PM. This week.....The Serco run Mt Eden prison is much in the news - an investigative journalist looks at how Serco operates in other parts of the world, it seems just losing your rag in front of the cameras can turn into a news lead, the Lawson quins turn fifty and reveal the dark side of their life story, the rising use of the drug Ketamine, latest global efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the opening of the new Len Lye centre in New Plymouth, playing mathematical games, warnings of black magic witch doctors in south Auckland, we meet 103 year old Bill Tuckey, and his royal badness Prince mentors a young Melbourne artist.

Best of the Week - 24 July 2015

12:00 PM. Highlights from Radio New Zealand National's programmes for the week ending Friday 24 July. This week.....media reaction to who's buying Auckland houses; the new scheme dividing the education sector; Pluto the dwarf planet up close; sending love emails to your favourite Melbourne tree; we visit the first creche established in New Zealand; remembering a girl guide troop set up in a Japanese POW camp; the insider's guide to breeding salmon; in conversation with style icon 93 year old Iris Apfel; From Scotland with Love and changing the lives of girl prostitues in India.

Best of the Week - 17 July 2015

12:00 PM. Highlights from Radio New Zealand National's programmes for the week ending Friday 17 July. This week.....an ethical failure at the country's biggest selling newspaper; walking the line between free speech and racism; Some Kind of Fantasy - tales from a top dominatrix; finding new chemical compounds to fight antibiotic resistance; the author of Foreskin's Lament's new story The Antipodeans; a night at the museum; a pilot's unexplained UFO encounter; the art of voice acting and a documentary on the short remarkable life of Amy Winehouse.

Best of the Week - 10 July 2015

12:00 PM. Highlights from Radio New Zealand National's programmes for the week ending Friday 10th July. This week.....possible changes to tenancy laws to support 'forever renters'; how will the new Harmful Digital Communications Act affect the news media ; the philosophy of Dr Lance O'Sullivan - who's been awarded accolades such as Maori of the Year and New Zealander of the Year ; does Apple Music - the new streaming and curated content service live up to the hype ; bright lights, loud bangs, even breaking stuff in the studio .... all in the name of science; the stories of women who served overseas in the Great War; how to make the fermented drink Kombucha; the 175th anniversary of the ocean liner ; and a production of Romeo and Juliet in Te Reo.

Best of the Week - 3 July 2015

12:00 PM. Highlights from Radio New Zealand National's programmes for the week ending Friday 3 July. This week.....water rights and democracy in Canterbury; speaking out about government inaction on climate change; the technology that allowed a generation to commit the same crime; the art of dental technology; we travel back to 1958 for the opening of the new Hermitage; studying the well to do in Manhattan; what finding salt on Mars tell us; the future of the Christchurch Arts Centre; Flaxmere hip hop artist Tipene Harmer and Spectrum meets the Friday Girls who are taught stitching and quilting skills inside prison.

Best of the Week - 26 June 2015

12:00 PM. Highlights from Radio New Zealand National's programmes for the week ending Friday 26 June. This week..... does current affairs have a place on commercial TV; From Africa to Aotearoa - collecting DNA to find where we come from; the young Aussie devoting her life to the protection of sharks; visiting Taihape's new mosque; refighting the Battle of Waterloo; wooden pallets being recycled; celebrating the QE II National Trust; boxing and Cuba and Dave Dobbyn heads to Wellington for Phoenix Foundation production.

Best of the Week - 19 June 2015

12:00 PM. Highlights from Radio New Zealand National's programmes for the week ending Friday 19 June. This week..... the TV cop shows taking over our screens; brain training to slow the progression of neuro-degenerative conditions; the award winning Kiwi producer on making good television in Britain; learning how mitochondria could fight disease; the female publican recalling 50 years of pulling pints; how the Christchurch rebuild turned a barista into a builder; protein post exersize may help your diabetes; Sunday Morning debates euthanasia; South Auckland's Groovehouse Records' secrets to success and Don McGlashan performs his latest song.

Best of the Week - 12 June 2015

12:00 PM. Highlights from Radio New Zealand National's programmes for the week ending Friday 12 June. This week..... can NZ afford the increasing cost of superannuation; should people convicted of serious crimes be free to talk to the media; the impacts of climate change for the marine environment; the Daughterhood - exploring mother-daughter relationships; betablockers - what they do and how they're prescribed; the history of contraceptives in NZ; visiting the Radio Reading Service in Levin; should we become renters with houses prices out of reach for a generation of Kiwis; getting colour film of domestic life here for a TV series; why men wore codpieces and Music 101 talks to balladeer Bill Morris.

Best of the Week - 5 June 2015

12:00 PM. Highlights from Radio New Zealand National's programmes for the week ending Friday 5 June. This week..... calls for a regional growth plan; media reaction to the demise of Campbell Live; what it means to be a New Zealander when you're abroad; searching for our ground crawling native short-tailed bat; as the wall came down in 1989 a Kiwi finds himself being an accidental Berliner; the social advantages of riding a bike - visiting a school with funding for the Bikes in Schools programme; a corrupted life in Russia; viewing Einstein's brain; the Irish surfing champ teaching Iranian women to surf and the Hawai'i high school with its very own haka.

Best of The Week 29 May 2015

12:00 PM. We hear from This way Up how to beat iron deficiency with a simple ingenious device, from Saturday Morning Kim Hill interviews Clive James following the release of his latest poetry collection, Mediawatch asks why Prince Harry's female fans preoccupied many in our media during his recent visit, Master Waka Carver, Maori leader and an authority on Polynesian and Maori celestial navigation Hec Busby from Nine to Noon, explaining the art of duck calling as heard on Afternoons and more.

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