Best Of The Week
A web-only programme featuring highlights from from the Radio New Zealand schedule.
12:00 PM. Highlights from RNZ National's programmes for the week ending Friday 27 November. This week.....RNZ's chief executive explains it's multimedia strategy; how well are we doing for all NZ children; what we do about ISIS; frightening cats with cucumbers; poet Sam Hunt turns 70; young ethnic leaders planning to make a difference to our future; the history of the Polynesian Panthers; the Indian Ink new play on the plight of elephants; the beauty of bats and fighting fish in seas in Bali.
12:00 PM. Highlights from RNZ National's programmes for the week ending Friday 20 October. This week...This week...... shaming people in the media; the adrenalin rush of big wave surfing; what should we believe about food fads and what are myths; when you can't imagine visually in your mind; everything you wanted to know about every species of fish in NZ; what overseas agricultural journalists think about our rural sector; our critter of the week; choosing from thousands of New Zealand photos for a book and exhibition; the Coromandel's Barry Brickell on dismissing birthdays - all 80 of them and Peter Garrett on the formation of Midnight Oil.
12:00 PM. Highlights from RNZ National's programmes for the week ending Friday 13 October. This week...Insight explores the real issues in West Papua; Radio New Zealand changes its name to RNZ which has puzzled listeners; busting myths around treatments for osteoporosis and the award winning scientists who changed its clinical management; Kiwi caddie Steve Williams and his relationship with Tiger Woods; the artistry and mental fortitude to high-wire walk New York's Twins Towers 40 years ago; the power of Hedda Hopper's Hollywood gossip; using clydesdales to work Erewhon Station; what influenced activist, turned MP Sue Bradford; exploring bioidenticals for menopause and The Dead Daisies on performing in Cuba.
12:00 PM. Highlights from RNZ National's programmes for the week ending Friday 6th October. This week; how the media butchered the story about the cancer risks of red meat, and the science of processed meats, the Police say it may be time to look at the age someone can get a firearms licence, the dying forests in Northland, a court reporters perspective on grisly crimes in New Zealand, what its like to be a child genius, the "sweet science" of boxing, the creative force behind groundbreaking Scandinavian TV dramas, and creating the wow visual effects in movies.
12:00 PM. Highlights from Radio New Zealand National's programmes for the week ending Friday 30 October. This week........advertising products to children and obesity; DIY funerals; the blind comic book writer and illustrator Richard Fairgray; state housing for native fish; celebrating 20 years of the Black Grace dance company; singing Julie Andrews' Mary Poppins on The Simpson; the impact of begging on Auckland streets for our drama producer; probiotic bacteria which may benefit stress and memory and hanging at the Bays with Fat Freddy's Drop.
12:00 PM. Highlights from Radio New Zealand National's programmes for the week ending Friday 23 October. This week........sponsored content in our news; going begging - Nights and our features team explore the increase of begging in NZ; the energy of Northland farmer and conservationist Kevin Prime; how and why do we smell; why did the Maori dog or kuri go extinct; a final walk around Centennial Street Auckland 1866; the new boost to the NZ Film industry; experiments to control wilding pines; the Topp Twins on the lure of the live audience after 35 years entertaining and remembering the work of composer Jack Body and his connection with Asia.
12:00 PM. Highlights from Radio New Zealand National's programmes for the week ending Friday 16 October. This week........the secret trip by the Prime Minister to troops in Iraq; CTU president Helen Kelly and the fight to use cannabis oil legally to manage her cancer pain; delivering books to children in refugee camps in Lebanon; Madge Snow recalls her high-country life; learning from the dead; ultrafast lasers; Spectrum hangs with some Christchurch jazz pioneers; news gathering Kiwi drones being tested by CNN; the Coromandel knife maker - remember it's sharp and amateur dancers audition for a NZ Festival spectacular.
12:00 PM. This week........Julian Assange, the founder of the international whistle-blowing website, Wikileaks speaks to nine to noon in his only New Zealand interview, the government is facing an expensive avalanche of problems with school buildings, the social development minister's controversial comments about contraception, the value of heritage seeds for a healthy future for food, the wildly popular books by children's author Andy Griffiths, Shakespeare's Globe Theatre in Auckland city, pianist Michael Houstoun demonstrates his digital page turner, the remains of an enormous stone monument found near Stonehenge, and the trans Tasman TV sensation 800 Words.
12:00 PM. This week........does the country have the systems in place to successfully turn out enough reasonably priced homes, why Donald Trump's style is so popular among some Americans in his bid to become President, mediawatch looks at coverage of the story involving British PM David Cameron and a pig, controversial claims that addiction is not a disease, are health tests a good idea, the search for Extraterrestrial life, how to reduce salt in your diet, we meet some cheeky residents in a bird rescue centre, one of the stars of Australian show Kath and Kim on her journey of self-discovery, and a book on New Zealand's most shocking and most reported murders in the late 19th century.
12:00 PM. This week........is it possible to tax online purchases effectively, does a new online project serving up gossip and showiz news live up to its hype, how propoganda works, buying fake followers online, by 2030 cars may be solar powered and drive themselves, the British music writer, who launched Help is Coming for the Save the Children refugee appeal, comedian Ruby Wax on mental health, we visit Wildbase the country's only dedicated wildlife hospital, a controversial drama based on a Norwegian shooting rampage, and we hear some of Tami Neilson's new album.