29 Mar 2013

Best Of The Week - 29 March 2013

From Best Of The Week, 12:00 pm on 29 March 2013

Highlights from Radio New Zealand National's programmes for the week ending Friday 29 March. This week - the saga of the 2008 break in at the Waihopai surveillance base near Blenheim; The Barrister daughter of the late Sir Paul Callaghan talks to Kim Hill about a new short-form digital imprint of her fathers collective writing and speeches; The approval of four new salmon farms in the Marlborough Sounds has re-ignited passionate debate amongst residents and business owners in the region; The success of the Waikato-based Kapahaka Group Teh Iti Kahurangi at the National Competitions; Why could taking medicine and grapefruit together be seriously bad for your health? Our This Way Up team talks to a Canadian Clinical Pharmacologist about this; In the UK and Australia the parliaments of both countries have been debating their recommendations for beefing-up their media watchdogs - in order to rein in the worst excesses of the press; On Our Changing World We find out more about Naturewatch NZ; And American claw-hammer banjo player Abigail Washburn surprised audiences in more ways than one at WOMAD 2013.