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 - 6 December 2013 ( 1h 30′ 51″)
12:00 Highlights from Radio New Zealand National's programmes for the week ending Friday 6th December. This week.... the switchover to digital television is now completed over the entire country- but its come in for some criticism, the challenging vocation of cartoonist Tom Scott, how the communities of Seddon and Ward have been affected by the Cook Strait quakes this year and how they are rebuilding for the future, the complex workings of the brain and nueroscience is entering the courtroom, the story behind the letters of the alphabet, the relationship New Zealanders have with their companion animals, and travels through Britain in search of Dr Who.
Best Of The Week November 29 2013 ( 1h 29′ 48″)
12:00 Highlights from Radio New Zealand National's programmes for the week ending Friday 29 November. This week... we hear about the The Rerewhakaaitu Project from the Country Life, a focus on DOC from the Insight team, saving heritage food plants and seeds from Sunday Morning, a belly laugh from This Way Up, Our NZ Society feature gets in to the cockpit with two of our country's top aviators, Our Changing World joins Massey University's Michael Anderson on Hauturu-Little Barrier Island in an attempt to catch a long-tailed cuckoo and attach a satellite transmitter, a White Ribbon rider talks about taking the Stop Violence message to communities across Aotearoa from Te Ahi Kaa, One In Five sets sail on a tall ship purpose-built for an all-abilities crew, Mediawatch looks at how the media reacted to a snub from New Zealand's football squad when it returned from being mauled in Mexico recently, the role of animals in wartime from Afternoons, a former Prime Minister's memoir from Saturday Morning and Spectrum relives the days when Stratford hospital served the people of central Taranaki.
Best of the Week - 22 November 2013 ( 1h 14′ 59″)
12:00 Highlights from Radio New Zealand National's programmes for the week ending Friday 22 November. This week.... dealing with rogue announcers in the world of talkback radio; shaking up our teaching of sex education in schools and dealing with cyber-bullying and weapons in schools; teaching physics to girls and Maori and Pacific students; how NZ developed laser technology can keep hunters safe; recycling phosphorus with algae; living with gout; From Earth's End: The Best of New Zealand Comics, the first major book dedicated to the subject and the film industry's Moa Awards
Best of the Week - 15 November 2013 ( 1h 31′ 09″)
12:00 Highlights from Radio New Zealand National's programmes for the week ending Friday 15th November. This week ........... the media's handling of the story about a group of young men in Auckland , who have over a period of two years been boasting online about sex with intoxicated underage girls, the difficulties of making a complaint of sexual assault and getting a conviction are highlighted in an interview with a young woman who was fifteen when she was sexually assaulted, four influential figures in rugby on how leadership in sport can have an impact on social change , to mark Armistice day on Monday a book on the history of the First World War from a New Zealand point of view, the winners of this year's Prime Minister's science prize, and celebrations to mark twenty-five years of bungy jumping.
Best of the Week - 8 November 2013 ( 1h 21′ 56″)
12:00 Highlights from Radio New Zealand National's programmes for the week ending Friday 8 November. This week ........... Air NZ and Fonterra share tactics for crisis management; documentary maker Costa Botes angry about online pirating; RNZ launches its online youth website The Wireless; Kiwi rapper David Dallas talks about his new album; the different materials behind works of art; photographer Marti Friedlander on coming to NZ; realtime feedback for sports management from NZ made sensors; turning students of all ages into scientists and 100 years on since the Great Strike of 1913.
Best of the Week - 1 November 2013 ( 1h 32′ 52″)
12:00 Highlights from Radio New Zealand National's programmes for the week ending Friday 1 November. This week ......Maori TV investigating public Maori institutions; getting a qualification but can you get a job; a day in the life of Wellington's Broadcasting House; author Tim Winton and seeing your book on the big screen; recalling steam in 150 years of train journeys in NZ; we hear and learn about the endangered songbird the Kokako; being put at ease by the Queen; the abundance of jellyfish and what that means for us and the planet; stargazing and finding an asteroid; doing autopsies on dead birds to find answers into why they died and do you know if you're a sensitive person?
Best of the Week - 25 October 2013 ( 1h 12′ 07″)
12:00 Highlights from Radio New Zealand National's programmes for the week ending Friday 25th October. This week ........ the media furore that followed a right wing blog breaking the news of the re-elected Mayor of Aucklands extra - marital affair , the issue of earthquake prone buildings, a new book on the experiences of partners of women who develop breast cancer, the launch of the Gaia space observatory which will catalogue a billion stars in 3D, the fun of science with a magic show for young students, a book on the interactions between dolphins and humans, and singer songwriter Shona Laing is awarded the New Zealand Music Awards Legacy Award. .
Best of the Week - 18 October 2013 ( 1h 34′ 26″)
12:00 Highlights from Radio New Zealand National's programmes for the week ending Friday 18 October. This week ..... we celebrate the win of Man Booker Prize recipient Eleanor Catton; can Mark Lundy get a fair trial; getting a pollen forecast for hayfever sufferers; what's in a surname; four Maori wahine singers collaborate for a new album; making cycling more acceptable and safer in cities; behind the scenes and sequins at the Royal NZ Ballet; dressing for success; memories of the freezing works - we tour around the Longburn plant; feeding the people of NZ - a lifetimes work for a couple in their 80s and Dave Dobbyn on songwriting
Best of the Week - 11 October 2013 ( 1h 26′ 18″)
12:00 Highlights from Radio New Zealand National's programmes for the week ending Friday 11 October. This week ..... 16 year old Pakastani gunshot victim Malala Yousafzai in recovery; studying the links between global population and consumption; new methods to help quit smoking; America and Conspiracy Theories; the glamorous and mysterious life of aviator Jean Batten; Nick Bollinger reviews Lorde's debut album Pure Heroine; negotiating being young in a wheelchair; life in the deep South and faceting garnets and preparing traditional pork, sauerkraut and dumplings for delicious Czech cuisine.
Best of the Week - 4 October 2013 ( 1h 27′ 52″)
12:00 Highlights from Radio New Zealand National's programmes for the week ending Friday 4 October. This week ..... the new plans for our snapper fisheries; Dunedin's historic Globe Theatre in need of repair; the country's media coverage of Team NZ choking and the skipper Dean Barker on the future of his fellow sailors; we learn more about Nga Manu Korero, the National Secondary Schools Speech competition; the science or otherwise of astrology; Clarence B Jones and his role in Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech 50 years ago; we find out about the Punakaiki Coastal Restoration Project; and Kiwi pop sensation Lorde.