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 - 28 August 2015

12:00 PM. Highlights from Radio New Zealand National's programmes for the week ending Friday 28th August. This week........ Former Prime Minister Helen Clark on global efforts to eradicate extreme poverty, the rise in abuse of phoenix company law, is too much exposure to digital technology bad for young people, concerns about the safety of female viagra, publication of the complete prose of James K Baxter, blackcurrants could be the new wonder food for the brain, the political satire of John Clarke, redevelopment of Auckland's heritage toilet facilities, what it takes to complete the longest and toughest horse race in the world, and "How Bizarre" - the story behind one of our most successful recordings.

Best of the Week - 21 August 2015

12:00 PM. ........A second Australian community housing organisation wants to buy or lease state housing in this country, the response to claims of a wealthy white male monopoly on primetime broadcasting, a new hi-tech system to combat invasive pests, writer Bill Bryson on Robert Redford portraying him in a movie, the Wellington Community Choir celebrates a decade of performance, what it means to be a Christian in the 21st century, a documentary on the history of student radio, the "people's diva" Amercian soprano Renee Fleming, hunting the reclusive trapdoor spiders, the work of photographer Fiona Pardington, and wearable art from farm materials.

Best of the Week - 14 August 2015

12:00 PM. This week........John Campbell reveals what his multimedia programme will bring to Radio New Zealand, Judge "Billy" Murphy, Jr. on the law and policing in Baltimore , gay and transgender people still face discrimination nearly two years on from the first same-sex weddings, the uncoventional life of a lesbian Yorkshire landowner in the early nineteenth century, a young Indian New Zealand entrepreneur's award winning technology saves lives around the globe, actor Alan Alda on helping scientists communicate, tracking the Lapita people - ancestors of modern Polynesians across the Pacific, Australian rugby great Michael Lynagh on recovery from a major stroke, the talents of poet and musician Roger Lusby, and 92 year old musician Bill Sevesi is to be inducted into the NZ Music Hall of Fame.

Best of the Week - 7 August 2015

12:00 PM. Highlights from Radio New Zealand National's programmes for the week ending Friday 7 August. This week.....how the media dealt with the secretive TPP negotiations; Dame Siliva Cartwright on the Khmer Rouge trials; the frustrations of passing lanes and those slow drivers who always speed up; ballistics testing, volcanic eruptions and silly-putty filled condoms - geologists at work; making films on low budgets; calving season in full swing; saving eels from dams; taking chamber music to the people; playing bullrush at school and bringing rap back to basics.

Best of the Week- 1 August 2015

12:00 PM. This week.....The Serco run Mt Eden prison is much in the news - an investigative journalist looks at how Serco operates in other parts of the world, it seems just losing your rag in front of the cameras can turn into a news lead, the Lawson quins turn fifty and reveal the dark side of their life story, the rising use of the drug Ketamine, latest global efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the opening of the new Len Lye centre in New Plymouth, playing mathematical games, warnings of black magic witch doctors in south Auckland, we meet 103 year old Bill Tuckey, and his royal badness Prince mentors a young Melbourne artist.

Best of the Week - 24 July 2015

12:00 PM. Highlights from Radio New Zealand National's programmes for the week ending Friday 24 July. This week.....media reaction to who's buying Auckland houses; the new scheme dividing the education sector; Pluto the dwarf planet up close; sending love emails to your favourite Melbourne tree; we visit the first creche established in New Zealand; remembering a girl guide troop set up in a Japanese POW camp; the insider's guide to breeding salmon; in conversation with style icon 93 year old Iris Apfel; From Scotland with Love and changing the lives of girl prostitues in India.

Best of the Week - 17 July 2015

12:00 PM. Highlights from Radio New Zealand National's programmes for the week ending Friday 17 July. This week.....an ethical failure at the country's biggest selling newspaper; walking the line between free speech and racism; Some Kind of Fantasy - tales from a top dominatrix; finding new chemical compounds to fight antibiotic resistance; the author of Foreskin's Lament's new story The Antipodeans; a night at the museum; a pilot's unexplained UFO encounter; the art of voice acting and a documentary on the short remarkable life of Amy Winehouse.

Best of the Week - 10 July 2015

12:00 PM. Highlights from Radio New Zealand National's programmes for the week ending Friday 10th July. This week.....possible changes to tenancy laws to support 'forever renters'; how will the new Harmful Digital Communications Act affect the news media ; the philosophy of Dr Lance O'Sullivan - who's been awarded accolades such as Maori of the Year and New Zealander of the Year ; does Apple Music - the new streaming and curated content service live up to the hype ; bright lights, loud bangs, even breaking stuff in the studio .... all in the name of science; the stories of women who served overseas in the Great War; how to make the fermented drink Kombucha; the 175th anniversary of the ocean liner ; and a production of Romeo and Juliet in Te Reo.

Best of the Week - 3 July 2015

12:00 PM. Highlights from Radio New Zealand National's programmes for the week ending Friday 3 July. This week.....water rights and democracy in Canterbury; speaking out about government inaction on climate change; the technology that allowed a generation to commit the same crime; the art of dental technology; we travel back to 1958 for the opening of the new Hermitage; studying the well to do in Manhattan; what finding salt on Mars tell us; the future of the Christchurch Arts Centre; Flaxmere hip hop artist Tipene Harmer and Spectrum meets the Friday Girls who are taught stitching and quilting skills inside prison.

Best of the Week - 26 June 2015

12:00 PM. Highlights from Radio New Zealand National's programmes for the week ending Friday 26 June. This week..... does current affairs have a place on commercial TV; From Africa to Aotearoa - collecting DNA to find where we come from; the young Aussie devoting her life to the protection of sharks; visiting Taihape's new mosque; refighting the Battle of Waterloo; wooden pallets being recycled; celebrating the QE II National Trust; boxing and Cuba and Dave Dobbyn heads to Wellington for Phoenix Foundation production.

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