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 - 19 September 2014 ( 1h 25′ 49″ )

    12:00 Highlights from Radio New Zealand National's programmes for the week ending Friday 19 September. This week..... Glenn Greenwald reveals information of the mass surveillance of New Zealanders; exploring the preservation needed now of the Pacific's tuna fishery; what we know and don't know about Alzheimer's Disease and dementia; director and writer of Kiwi comedy horror Housebound on making a film on a tight budget; revealing the dirty hacking by the Murdoch media in Britain; recalling the former leader of our symphony orchestra, violinist Vincent Aspey; training in the Lancaster Bombers that would be part of the 1943 Dambusters raid and we meet the Wallaby Lady of Waimate.

  • Best of the Week 11 September 2014 ( 1h 36′ 47″ )

    12:00 The Best Of The Week... this week Country Life are in an area where many of the farmers have had to alter their farming practices to fit into strict environmental rules, from Saturday Morning New Zealand evolutionary biologist Alan Cooper who's starting out on a five-year project using ancient micro biomes and genomes to study human origins, disease and Aboriginal genetics joins Kim Hill, from Mediawatch how Music radio stations seized on stolen nude celebrity shots, Spectrum has the story of the hard work done by Tiritiri Supporters Group, from Sunday Morning - The Young And The Restless Political Candidates Debate with Wallace Chapman, featuring a group of young candidates all well under the age of 30, Te Ahi Kaa visits a school in Uawa Tolega Bay, from Nights 'Our Own Odysseys' where Guy Benfield recently took the time to visit the Auschwitz concentration camp complex in Poland, we hear his impressions, from Nine to Noon one of Britain's leading neurosurgeons Henry Marsh has released a new memoir which draws aside the curtain to the inner workings of the mind of the surgeon himself, from Our Changing World - could a simple eye test determine an earlier diagnosis of Alzheimers disease?, the end of an era in our skies from Afternoons and from this week's music 101 Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings.

  • Best of the Week - 5 September 2014 ( 1h 21′ 15″ )

    12:00 Highlights from Radio New Zealand National's programmes for the week ending Friday 5 September. This week..... what are the impacts of Dirty Politics on the media; a Soldier of Change questions the US military's reinstatement of the Don't Ask Don't Tell sexuality policy; our passion for crime fiction; the need to get real about climate change; the dying art of oriental rug and carpet repair; helping cancer patients to look good and feel better; from wine waste to wound dressings; riding reindeer in Mongolia and The Clean in New York.

  • Best of the Week - 29 August 2014 ( 1h 31′ 33″ )

    12:00 Highlights from Radio New Zealand National's programmes for the week ending Friday 29th August. This week..... is dirty politics the new normal, the use of human guinea pigs at British nuclear test sites in central Australia in the 1950s and 60s, the newly relaunched monthly Maori magazine Mana, we hear from Mandela's personal assistant - a white Afrikaaner who grew up in a home that supported apartheid, scientific investigations to unravel the mysteries of allergies and develop an 'off' switch for allergic responses, the party drug known as Mexican tripping weed might be used in new anti-addiction treatments, the use of industrial hemp to build houses, and a documentary on the global success of Pauly Fuemana and OMC.

  • Best of the Week - 22 August 2014 ( 1h 28′ 38″ )

    12:00 Highlights from Radio New Zealand National's programmes for the week ending Friday 22 August. This week......Nicky Hager explains Dirty Politics; the speculation around the death of Robin Williams; video games to improve stroke recovery; how age affects fertility in men as well as women; coping with a marriage breakup - Single Father Better Dad; the history of paper; New Zealand's poetry of patriotism; memories of woodchopping from an axeman working 100 years ago and controlling robots with your mind.

  • Best of the Week - 15 August 2014 ( 1h 29′ 46″ )

    15:30 Highlights from Radio New Zealand National's programmes for the week ending Friday 15 August. This week......the battle for the education dollar; decriminilisation of marijuana - the States have done it, should we follow; visiting Mount Doom to study volcanoes; the Kiwi-Japanese drink Shochu made from kumara; The Naked Scientists and life on Mars; the mysterious and little known world seen by underwater photographer David Doubilet; the "Ten Pound Poms" experiencing a hardship in NZ they were supposedly leaving behind; Shihad reunites with an old producer for a new album; painter, sculptor and multimedia artist Michel Tuffery and being married but not being able to live together - Love in Limbo.

  • Best of the Week - 8 August 2014 ( 1h 26′ 56″ )

    12:00 Highlights from Radio New Zealand National's programmes for the week ending Friday 8 August. This week......Insight explores what's being done to ensure food security for the planet; the media's response on the situation in Gaza; the Chief of the New Zealand Defence Force on the futility of war; new insect accomodation in Canterbury; the toll of Huntington's disease on generations of one Wellington family; organising your funeral and being content to die; comedian Bill Bailey, pets and family support; knitting breasts for women with breast cancer; superconducting secrets snapped; and Wellington busking band Drax Project.

  • Best of the Week - 1 August 2014 ( 1h 33′ 25″ )

    12:00 Highlights from Radio New Zealand National's programmes for the week ending Friday 1 August. This week......another deserving young winner of the Lexus Song Quest; the nerves of steel that made Neil Armstrong the only choice to be first to land on the moon; are we teaching history for the next generation; "Ukraine is Not a Brothel" - feminism on film; meeting a kilt maker and learning not all tartans are created equal; more research details on great white sharks; from doctor to author, South African born NZ based Fiona Sussman; Kiwi actor Rawiri Paratene on his passion for Shakespeare and the former lead singer with Midnight Youth goes solo.

  • Best of the Week for 1 August 2014 ( 1h 33′ 25″ )

    12:00 Highlights from Radio New Zealand National's programmes for the week ending Friday 1 August. This week......another deserving young winner of the Lexus Song Quest; the nerves of steel that made Neil Armstrong the only choice to be first to land on the moon; are we teaching history for the next generation; "Ukraine is Not a Brothel" - feminism on film; meeting a kilt maker and learning not all tartans are created equal; more research details on great white sharks; from doctor to author, South African born NZ based Fiona Sussman; Kiwi actor Rawiri Paratene on his passion for Shakespeare and the former lead singer with Midnight Youth goes solo.

  • Best of the Week - 25 July 2014 ( 1h 25′ 17″ )

    12:00 Highlights from Radio New Zealand National's programmes for the week ending Friday 25 July. This week......from mining to tourism - the West Coast attracting visitors; will Sky TV maintain its dominance in Pay TV?; taking the story of a mentally ill speed chess champion and turning it into a movie "The Dark Horse"; Lance Armstrong and his lies; using the Flora Finder app for botanic answers; welcoming an adopted dog to your family; the box set release of Crosy, Stills, Nash & Young's 1974 stadium tour; pottery collector Jeff on what makes a collection unique; amateur sleuths doing DIY CSI and making hospital visits easier for non-English speaking patients.