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 - 18 April 2014 ( 1h 33′ 38″ )

    12:00 Highlights from Radio New Zealand National's programmes for the week ending Friday 18 April. This week......upping our cultural knowledge of China to improve trade; politicians and the media heading into elections; challenging our knowledge of the Gallipoli campaign; Don Brash on his memoir; Australian cartoonist Michael Leunig; moving 3D printing into the mainstream; chemicals that mimic estrogen in the body; a former Disney animator now living in NZ; the sports playing ballet brothers now performing for the Royal NZ Ballet Company; saving bees from pesticides and G.Wiz - making science and chemistry fun for students.

  • Best of the Week - 11 April 2014 ( 1h 31′ 42″ )

    12:00 Highlights from Radio New Zealand National's programmes for the week ending Friday 11 April. This week......how the media behaved on April Fool's Day; social media and the drinking culture of young adults; the true sound experiment - can the experts tell the difference between old and new violins; marking the closing of a Wellington cultural landmark, Parsons Books and Music; assurance for parents who worry about the social lives of networked teens; the treasures unearthed for an Antiques Roadshow expert; what your genes tell you about where you came from; what you're told and not told when pregnant; getting to the bottom of bums; wandering underground in hidden man-made structures and 15 years of Dawn Raid Entertainment and breaking into America.

  • Best of the Week - 4 April 2014 ( 1h 36′ 55″ )

    12:00 Highlights from Radio New Zealand National's programmes for the week ending Friday 4 April. This week......what's going on in Auckland's housing market; the media reporting of polls; Morning Report farewells Geoff Robinson; could UV light be the new secret ingredient for growing better crops; our new Sunday morning host Wallace Chapman speaks with Mao's Last Dancer; the musical attraction of Barrytown; what is culinary diplomacy; Canadian-born Kiwi singer Tami Neilson plays favourites; digging up fossils and we find out about a new DJ and MC training course.

  • Best of the Week - 28 March 2014 ( 1h 23′ 34″ )

    12:00 Highlights from Radio New Zealand National's programmes for the week ending Friday 28 March. This week......media coverage of the missing Malaysian airliner; our suicide rate is falling but it's still higher than the road toll; the ACT party leader explains his and his party's philosophy; understanding cow urine deposits to better the environment; a background on the troubles in Ukraine; how Spotify uses your broadband data; we visit the farm of Federated Farmers president Bruce Wills; research into electrical brain stimulation as a treatment for depression; Irish music Damien Dempsey on popularity and his working class accent and a Spike Milligan interview from 1980.

  • Best of the Week - 21 March 2014 ( 1h 28′ 4″ )

    12:00 Highlights from Radio New Zealand National's programmes for the week ending Friday 21 March. This week......e-health - getting access online to your own health records; is competition good for us; more support needed for those with incurable eye disorders; creating smartphone apps for the visually impaired; taming wild horses; furthering education for teenage mums; the hard work of running a South Westland eco-tourism business; the artistic director and a performer speak about Womad; identifying voices from Gallipoli; ketamine as a treatment for depression and finding dark matter underground.

  • Best of the Week - 14 March 2014 ( 1h 30′ 7″ )

    12:00 Highlights from Radio New Zealand National's programmes for the week ending Friday 14 March. This week......the winter paralympics free broadcast on the internet; being prepared for trips to Antarctica; the Irish Antartic hero Tom Crean is brought to life on stage; the near death experience - can you control when you die and seeing visions; bringing nature back into concrete streams in Wellington; the rich history of Tatua - NZ's smallest and oldest dairy co-operative; what scientists are discovering by testing our waste; America's role in troubled Ukraine; empowering women in the workplace, marketplace and community; and frontman of the Hothouse Flowers bringing world music and dance together.

  • Best of the Week for 14 March 2014 ( 1h 30′ 7″ )

    12:00 Highlights from Radio New Zealand National's programmes for the week ending Friday 14 March. This week, the winter paralympics free broadcast on the internet; being prepared for trips to Antarctica; the Irish Antartic hero Tom Crean is brought to life on stage; the near death experience - can you control when you die and seeing visions; bringing nature back into concrete streams in Wellington; the rich history of Tatua - NZ's smallest and oldest dairy co-operative; what scientists are discovering by testing our waste; America's role in troubled Ukraine; empowering women in the workplace, marketplace and community; and frontman of the Hothouse Flowers bringing world music and dance together.

  • 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.