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Monday to Friday, 9am - Midday
09:05 Collapse of Mainzeal
What are the ramifications of the collapse of Mainzeal, and how did it happen? Pieter Burghout, spokesperson for the NZ Construction Industry Council & Chief Executive, BRANZ Ltd; and Graham Burke, President New Zealand Specialist Trade Contractors' Federation.
09:25 Race against the machine - the impact of technology on jobs
Why technological advances mean even white-collar workers should worry about their jobs. Andrew McAfee, principal research scientist at the Center for Digital Business at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
09:45 UK correspondent Matthew Parris
10:05 Sir Alan Mark - leading NZ botanist and conservationist
NZ botanist, plant ecologist and conservationist Emeritus Professor Sir Alan Mark specialises in ecology, conservation and environmental management of indigenous vegetation, especially of tussock grassland, forest, lakeshore, wetland and alpine ecosystems. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of NZ, receiving their Hutton Medal in 1997 and Charles Fleming Environmental Award in 2010. He is a former president of the Forest & Bird Protection Society and was knighted in 2010 for his conservation work. His new book is called Above The Treeline: A Nature Guide to Alpine New Zealand, published by Craig Potton Publishing.
Images provided by Craig Potton Publishing
10:35 Book review with Rae McGregor
Forgive Me by Lesley Pearse
Published by Michael Joseph
10:45 Reading: The Open Accounts of an Honesty Box by Julie Helean (Part 1 of 5)
Jinx is devastated when she is made redundant from her much loved job teaching young men building construction at Unitec. Her girlfriends come round for a commiseration party and next day she returns to her office for a spot of revenge.
11:05 New technology with Donald Clark
The end of MiniDisc; one government web platform to rule them all; and Graphene being investigated by Nokia.
11:20 Archaeology correspondent Brigid Gallagher
11:45 TV review with Nick Grant
New NZ shows starring former Outrageous Fortune stars: Agent Anna and The Blue Rose.
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Why did it happen, and what are the ramifications? With Pieter Burghout - spokesperson for the NZ Construction Industry Council & Chief Executive, BRANZ Ltd. Graham Burke - President New Zealand Specialist Trade Contractors' Federation. (21′32″)
Race against the machine - the impact of technology Principal With Andrew McAfee - research scientist at the Center for Digital Business at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and co-author of the e-book Race Against the Machine. (19′00″)
The NHS is reeling from a negative report. UK has vote on gay marriage. (8′02″)
NZ botanist, plant ecologist and conservationist Emeritus Professor Sir Alan Mark specialises in ecology, conservation and environmental management of indigenous vegetation, especially of tussock grassland, forest, lakeshore, wetland and alpine ecosystems. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of NZ, receiving their Hutton Medal in 1997 and Charles Fleming Environmental Award in 2010. He is a former president of the Forest & Bird Protection Society and was knighted in 2010 for his conservation work. (34′44″)
Written by Lesley Pearse, reviewed by Rae McGregor and published by Michael Joseph. (3′53″)
Another format bites the dust - the end of MiniDisc, one government web platform to rule them all and Graphene being investigated by Nokia. (15′10″)
Vice President of the NZ Conservators of Cultural Materials Association. (14′02″)
New NZ shows starring former Outrageous Fortune stars: Agent Anna and The Blue Rose. (12′29″)
Artist: Bic Runga
Title: Tiny Little Piece of My Heart
Artist: Ben Folds Five
Title: Richard III
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John Green is the best-selling author of young adult novels – his latest book The Fault in our Stars, about a teenage couple who meet at a cancer support group – has sold more than 270,000 copies and is being made into a movie. All together his books have sold more than 1.3 million copies worldwide. He and his brother Hank have had 200 million YouTube views of their Vlogbrothers channel weekly video exchanges to each other. The Green brothers have also launched 'CrashCourse'- an educational YouTube channel featuring teaching videos they've made on the sciences and humanities. John Green will tell Kathryn about his life as a “Professional Person of the Internet”.
Author Jeffrey Paparoa Holman delves into his father's wartime past and comes to terms with his own troubled relationship with him as told in his book The Lost Pilot: A Memoir. Later in life he began to ask questions that lead him into the heart of a troubled relationship with his father; into his past and his wartime marriage and to the names and faces of the six kamikaze who died that day.
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