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 - 7th March 2014 ( 1h 29′ 44″ )
12:00 Highlights from Radio New Zealand National's programmes for the week ending Friday 7th of March. This week......the escalating crisis in Ukraine and the standoff over the Crimea peninsula, archaeologists uncover the history of Christchurch as quake damaged buildings are demolished, an in-depth look at the legacy of Prime Minister Norman Kirk who died forty years ago, the hoaxes and pranks carried out by broadcasters for entertainment, how marine reserves protect our coastlines, a mobile app which can help you learn te reo, and behind the scenes with ushers - the unsung heroes of live events.
Best of the Week - 28 February 2014 ( 1h 35′ 30″ )
12:00 Highlights from Radio New Zealand National's programmes for the week ending Friday 28th February. This week.... a new book reveals more about NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and how the Guardian newspaper broke the story, is there a a left-leaning bias among the nations journalists , an international expert on stroke prevention and care, the country's flu pandemic of 1918 that killed over 8 thousand people, studies using cameras to find out where domestic cats wander and what they're hunting, whats involved in setting up the annual Chinese Lantern Festival in auckland, and the art of making the sweet French treat canele.
Best of the Week - 21 February 2014 ( 1h 30′ 30″ )
12:00 Highlights from Radio New Zealand National's programmes for the week ending Friday 21 February. This week....Brendon McCullum becomes the first New Zealand cricketer to score a triple century; Radio New Zealand's new boss explains on air changes; Belgium extends euthanasia rights to children; combining Maori and Pacific dance moves in a fitness class - Hula Active; the science behind fireworks; we recall the Mazengarb Report on the sexual delinquency of Lower Hutt school children in 1954; Cixi, the concubine who launched modern China; steel becoming art at the Iron Ridge Quarry Sculpture Park; aviation history - safety comes from tragedy and still protesting - Billy Bragg's heading back to NZ.
Best of the Week - 14 February 2014 ( 1h 22′ 55″ )
12:00 Highlights from Radio New Zealand National's programmes for the week ending Friday 14 February. This week.... inequality in New Zealand business; big brands spinning the media; the personal investigation by a dedicated sister into her brother's murder; our poor treatment of sharks; the 94 year old Canadian track and field athlete who's motto is giving up is never okay; stroke survivors go fishing; your rights when donating valuables to museums; the vision of jumping spiders; Peter Davison on being the fifth Doctor Who; at the beach for our first ever beach polo competition and the New Zealand connection for Shirley Temple fans and wannabes.
Best of the Week - 7 February 2014 ( 1h 32′ 29″ )
12:00 Highlights from Radio New Zealand National's programmes for the week ending Friday 7 February. This week.... oil exploration may bring fracking to the East Coast; we assess the return of daily TV current affairs shows; the myths around sleep - how much and what type is best; keeping fit and active through Maori Tennis; the composers going Inside to make a difference to prisoners; the sanctuary here for Cambodian buddhists; exploring our subantarctic islands; we meet a man with a passion for miniature bottles; floating in a tin can - Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield; 40 years of NZ birds on Radio New Zealand; and the world's longest echo - echo echo echo..
Best of the Week - 31 January 2014 ( 1h 34′ 43″ )
12:00 Highlights from Radio New Zealand National's programmes for the week ending Friday 31 January. This week.... Lorde comes home with 2 Grammy's; boosting our economic growth by encouraging more mothers back to work; annoyance by the media's coverage of David Bain's wedding; the amazing tiny world of Willard Wigan; paying tribute to musician and social activist Pete Seeger; Dave Dobbyn to compose a tribute to Pike River's 29 miners; the spitfire trap and new searches for predator control; why men want to be a part of the Big Buddy programme; and the open source collaboration seeking a cure for malaria.
Best of the Week - 24 January 2014 ( 1h 3′ 22″ )
12:00 Highlights from Radio New Zealand National's programmes for the week ending Friday 24 January. This week.... exploring the artist's craft or Gift; trapping stoats to benefit wildlife; a Titanic mystery revealed; the multi-talented and funny Sandi Toksvig; life on and the future of Pitt Island and rewiring happiness.
Best of the Week - 20 December 2013 ( 1h 35′ 19″ )
12:00 Highlights from Radio New Zealand National's programmes for the week ending Friday 20 December. This week.... the next 3 Avatar movies to be made in New Zealand; are new laws in store for our incoming Privacy Commissioner? investigating poisonous toxic blooms in the Hutt River; understanding bitcoins - the virtual currency; Baroness Caroline Cox - bringing awareness to slavery; travelling to European galleries, a lifelong dream for autistic artist Daniel Phillips; socialising dogs safely; the geothermal attractions of Te Puia; helping the Parkinson's "freeze" with a metronome; bridging the divide - NZ Chinese WW2 pilot Willie McWong and our internet searches for 2013.
Best of the Week - 13 December 2013 ( 1h 36′ 41″ )
12:00 Highlights from Radio New Zealand National's programmes for the week ending Friday 13th December. This week.... the passing of Nelson Mandela - we hear from Mac Maharaj who was in jail on Robben Island with him, and former Prime Minister Helen Clark who says Mandela has been an inspiration throughout her adult life, One of the biggest publishing companies in New Zealand admits running stories with fabircated details, the relationship between women and alcohol, what the future holds for our America's Cup skipper Dean Barker, we go to the World Alpaca Expo in Hamilton, and the Maori mens and womens basketball teams make a big impression at this years FIBA Oceania Pacifica Basketball Championship.
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.