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 April 2016

12:30 PM.Highlights from RNZ National's programmes for the week ending Friday 29 April. This week..... we remembered those who served in world wars on ANAZC day morning and RNZ National also reflected on the battles which shaped history here in Aotearoa, the biggest name in newspapers and online news is now doing twice-daily TV-style news bulletins, but are they eating TV's lunch? how is Fiji coping two months after Cyclone Winston? the founder of local music mag 'Rip It Up' reflects on the career and musical output of Prince, we hear from a Hillsborough stadium survivor and chairman of the Hillsborough Justice Campaign following an inquest concluding this wek that the victims were unlawfully killed, a profile of Rotorua fashion designer and boutique fashion seller Adrienne Whitewood, why we sleep badly when we travel, we meet British concert pianist, writer and television presenter James Rhodes and poetry while you wait.

Best of the Week - 22 April 2016

12:00 PM.Highlights from RNZ National's programmes for the week ending Friday 22 April. This week..... media coverage on the issue of banning beggars from our city streets , an expose on poverty and housing in the United States, what's working and what's not in educating children with special needs, the work of a rural adult literacy trust, the use of anti-depressants is skyrocketing in New Zealand, the thrill of poring over maps, we have some laughs with comedian Rhys Darby, a live performance by Dave Dobbyn and his band for world record day , a documentary on the life of a New York heiress who was a true renaissance woman, and a tribute to Sir Noel Coward.

Best of the Week - 15 April 2016

12:00 PM.Highlights from RNZ National's programmes for the week ending Friday 15 April. This week.....it was the biggest ever leak of newsworthy information and the biggest collaboration between media organisations - but the New Zealand media were out of the loop on the publication of the Panama Papers, a former Waikato dairy farmer who operates the biggest legal cannabis operation in the US, is surgery the ultimate placebo? A young Muslim black woman is representing New Zealand at a commonwealth leaders programme, walking better could stave off knee surgery, a book on the history of New Zealand women, playwright Roger Hall on his life and influences, chart topping musician Tiki Taane recreates his one man show live , bull semen for hair care products, and celebrating mangrove forests.

Best of the Week - 8 April 2016

12:00 PM.Highlights from RNZ National's programmes for the week ending Friday 8 March. This week....New Zealand's role in helping the rich and powerful hide their wealth, how do journalism and public relations co-exist, Apple vs the FBI - and the war over encryption, broadcaster Niva Retimanu on her transformation from an overweight, drinking, smoking and junk food consumer to a marathon runner, we go out on Akaroa Harbour to research Hector's Dolphins - the world's smallest and rarest, musician Paul McLaney puts Shakespeare's Soliloquies to song , and charting New Zealand's social history through three decades of home movies.

Best Of The Week - 1 April 2016

12:30 PM.Highlights from RNZ National's programmes for the week ending Friday 1 April, this week.. the war on drugs is deemed a failure, how can media respond in ways that doesn't give the perpetrators of terrorist acts the publicity they want? a vet who's pretty quick with the snip, portraying aviatrix Jean Batten on stage, a man described as a Pakeha priest among Maori who is about to celebrate 50 years in the priesthood, what is adblocking all about? a book about women of the Catlins, celebrated cartoonist Tom Scott shares a few of his favourite things, how have misguided theories of finance led to an unhealthy relationship between debt and the modern economy? we hear about a marae-based geology workshop and the 13 year old star of the new Taika Waititi film, Hunt for the Wilderpeople.

Best of the Week - 25 March

12:00 PM.Highlights from RNZ National's programmes for the week ending Friday 25 March. This week.... An RNZ Insight Investigation uncovers evidence the Transport Accident Investigation Commission has been underfunded for more than a decade, the fight for justice for convicted murderer Teina Pora by a former policeman turned private investigator, the fuss over our 5 dollar note finding favour overseas wasn't quite what it seemed in the media, a highly acclaimed book by a doctor confronting his own death, whats involved in saving the Kakapo, the creation of a nature sanctuary in Nelson, a plagiarism scandal rocks the crossword puzzle world, research into how being a southpaw or a rightpaw affects everything - including the way you vote, a survey on the health of marine life on the Waitara reef, what it takes to create a good TV soap opera, and we go to the 24th Pasifika festival in Auckland.

Best Of The Week - 18 March 2016

12:30 PM.Highlights from RNZ National's programmes for the week ending Friday 18th March, this week... playwright and screen writer Anthony McCarten, a chat about Tiny Ruins' latest EP 'Hurtling Through', how do our brain cells send signals to each other and can they talk back? a Nobel Peace Prize winner who ultimately saw his country become an independent nation, the management type 2 diabetes through diet and not drugs, should Iwi have to be consulted about where the ashes of the dead are scattered, mammoth bones may reveal how human beings have lived and hunted in the Arctic Siberia region, the effects on the farm of a demoralising dairy payout and a slide in dairy farm land in the past year, a former dedicated business broadcast radio show is relaunched on-line and arranged marriages in the online era.

Best of the Week - 11 March 2016

12:00 PM.Highlights from RNZ National's programmes for the week ending Friday 11th March. This week.... the minimum wage - how high is too high, critics of the TPP want more transparency when free trade talks start with the European Union, how the principal of Naenae College transformed the troubled school and its pupils, the debate over electric cars, the business practices of successful drug lords, the implications of a new scientific technique to edit DNA, why certain types of fungi are being sought by molecular botanists and geneticists, the hacking of Queen Nefertiti revives the issue of cultural theft, the training of a wild Kaimanawa horse who took out a top prize in the Horse of the Year show, we meet the talented former Paris street busker who won last year's prestigious Mercury music prize.

Best of the Week - 4 March 2016

12:00 PM.Highlights from RNZ National's programmes for the week ending Friday 4th March. This week....criticism of the level of Maori content on RNZ National, tributes for cricketing great Martin Crowe who died this week, using conscious movement to bypass Parkinson's tremors, exposing poaching kingpins in Africa, a project to educate young people about human trafficking/slavery , a six month swim to become the first person to swim across the Pacific, the Lake Ohau Climate History project, Bibliotherapy - solving your problems with literature, a New Zealand-Samoan movie Three Wise Cousins is an unexpected hit in the cinemas.

Best Of The Week - 26 February 2016

12:00 PM.Highlights from RNZ National's programmes for the week ending Friday 26 February. This week..... the war on drugs, we hear from the chair of a West Yorkshire voluntary gardening initiative called Incredible Edible, in the online era does putting the word 'naked' or 'nude' in a headline prompt people to click on an online story and are those stories actually newsworthy? the politics of US Senator and presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders, what are robopets? we'll heqar about a show described as 'the funniest show you'll ever see about depression', we are at the opening launch of Puhoro, the Maori Science Academy, two of our finest songwriters Don McGlashan and Shayne Carter talk about playing their favourite songs from each others back catalogue at an upcoming performance at the Auckland Arts Festival, how hot rocks used to cook kai capture a record of the direction and intensity of the Earth's magnetic field as they cool and we drop in on 'The Forage North Canterbury' event.

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