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 for week ending July 18 2014 ( 1h 38′ 45″ )

    12:30 The Best Of The Week, including... from Mediawatch - does media bias show in what appears in the media? the host of the cult podcast Hardcore History and highland dancing from Nine To Noon, we hear about two movies screening as part of the New Zealand International Film Festival and from Sounds Historical we have an interview with film maker Ramai Hayward who died in early July at the age of 98, Country life spends time with three generations of Clarks who operate a vegetable growing business that was set up by father and son 35 years ago, what is Ramen and why is it being hailed as the new cupcake? - This Way Up investigates, how rising ocean temperatures could be a threat to the heart health of fish from Our Changing World, Music 101 features rapper Kate Tempest and Simon Mercep talks with the creator of the Loosehead Len charactor who has just released his memoir - Phil Gifford on Afternoons.

  • Best of the Week - 11 July 2014 ( 1h 33′ 24″ )

    12:00 Highlights from Radio New Zealand National's programmes for the week ending Friday 11 July. This week......how changes at Radio New Zealand may affect the listeners; Felicity Drumm speaks about the TV series on her former husband Malcolm Webster who killed his first wife then tried to kill her; crowd funding with Pledgeme; understanding gravity waves and their influence on weather; surveys and sins; Magician and entertainer Nigel Kennedy making the trip across Cook Strait more fun for kids; Gary Oliver on being a billiards champ; going to extremes - adventures in unkown NZ; Up the punks - the punk scene in China and bringing back the Maori show bands with a new quartet.

  • Best of the Week - 4 July 2014 ( 1h 25′ 47″ )

    16:00 Highlights from Radio New Zealand National's programmes for the week ending Friday 4 July. This week......Japan's post earthquake reconstruction strikes problems; the Irish journalist abused by Rolf Harris; Gaylene Preston on making Hope and Wire; learning about spiders that share our homes; recalling Lorraine Downes' reign as Miss Universe; pure spring water in Petone; Mrs D is going without - Lotta Dann on giving up drinking; growing luxury truffles in NZ; the impacts of the "Asianisation" of Auckland; and the band Pulp's collaboration with NZ film maker Florian Harbicht. .

  • Best of the Week for 27 June 2014 ( 1h 34′ 13″ )

    12:00 Highlights from Radio New Zealand National's programmes for the week ending Friday 27th June. This week......the plight of three Al Jazeera Journalists sentenced to seven years in prison in Egypt, coverage in the media over funding for another tilt at the America's Cup, the controversial topic of child poverty in this country, big changes to consumer law, its 50 years since The Beatles first and only visit to New Zealand, the world-renowned primatologist and conservationist Dame Jane Goodall, and we catch up with pop idol Mr Lee Grant.

  • Best of the Week - 27 June 2014 ( 1h 34′ 13″ )

    12:00 Highlights from Radio New Zealand National's programmes for the week ending Friday 27th June. This week... the plight of three Al Jazeera Journalists sentenced to seven years in prison in Egypt, coverage in the media over funding for another tilt at the America's Cup, the controversial topic of child poverty in this country, big changes to consumer law, it's 50 years since The Beatles first and only visit to New Zealand, the world-renowned primatologist and conservationist Dame Jane Goodall, and we catch up with pop idol Mr Lee Grant.

  • Best of the Week - 20 June 2014 ( 1h 34′ 4″ )

    12:00 Highlights from Radio New Zealand National's programmes for the week ending Friday 20 June. This week......the media's reaction to the resignation of John Banks; new innovations at Fieldays; Peter Williams QC reveals his passion for the law and those outside it; the app to teach you to sight-read music; the benefits of participating in the "Failure Lab"; recreating Richard Pearce's first aircraft to prove or disprove his claim for first flight; why fasting is good for you; rebooting an abandoned satellite; assistance dogs transforming the lives of the disabled; the outrage at the French towards protestors at Mururoa in 1973 and being a Kiwi female golf caddie in Japan.

  • Best of the Week - 6 June 2014 ( 1h 27′ 42″ )

    12:00 Highlights from Radio New Zealand National's programmes for the week ending Friday 6 June. This week......TV3 apologising again after using TV footage and breaking the rules; the Zodiac serial killer identified - maybe; making cities more bicycle friendly; getting fat people to come out and exercise proudly; the role of St Peter's Anglican Church in Wellington history; something broke - take it to the Repair Cafe; getting to the heart of the bacteria and interactions in sourdough bread; building art with white lego and taking advice from Ask Amy.

  • Best of the Week - 30 May 2014 ( 1h 27′ 36″ )

    12:00 Highlights from Radio New Zealand National's programmes for the week ending Friday 30 May. This week......unveiling Player X in the cricket match-fixing headlines; expunging the Tiananmen Square massacre from Chinese history; discovering Kiwi are not Australian but from Madagscar?; the baby woolly mammoth teaching scientists about the Ice Age; inside the operating theatre for hip revision surgery; what are the social implications of the use of first names in transactions these days; the hard working volunteers at the Wainuiomata Community Centre; digitising our bird calls and can you trigger traffic lights to make your trips quicker?

  • Best of the Week - 23 May 2014 ( 1h 31′ 47″ )

    12:00 Highlights from Radio New Zealand National's programmes for the week ending Friday 23 May. This week...... the wandering mind and what the brain does when we are not looking from Nine to Noon, from Mediawatch award winning jounalist Andrea Vance on whether she is still "mad as hell" after being spied on, a review of gender segregated powhiri at Parliament from this week's Insight documentary, Hello Sailor's Graham Brazier talking about his late friend Dave McArtney's book 'Gutter Black: A Memoir' from Afternoons, an archival interview from 2009 with Maori Battalion scholar and author Dr Monty Soutar from Te Ahi Kaa, from Saturday Mornings English author and theoretician in the field of gerontology Aubrey de Grey on the future of aging, from Standing Room Only Lynne Freeman speaks to one of the creative forces behind two of America's top rating sitcoms - The Big Bang Theory and Two and a Half Men - Lee Aronsohn, a look at where the Kiwifruit industry is at after four years of PSA disease from Country Life, one-handed saxophonist Neill Duncan's story from Sunday Mornings, from Nights was a workers strike in 1889 the start of the modern labour movement? and from Our Changing World a rapidly melting section of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet enters a state of irreversible decline.

  • Best of the Week - 16 May 2014 ( 1h 35′ 25″ )

    12:00 Highlights from Radio New Zealand National's programmes for the week ending Friday 16 May. This week......with two government ministers in trouble recently has the media played fair; the numbers of young people needing treatment for inappropriate sexual behaviour is rising; does a wine with an award affect your purchasing decisions as to quality; revolutionising the live music scene by holding gigs in your front room; understanding the mind of death row inmates; Trainspotting novelist Irvine Welsh; the use of plain words; Janice Galloway, the first University of Otago Scottish Writers Fellow here researching sheep; the myths behind baby teeth and pain and musician Che Fu on the influence of Stevie Wonder.