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with Richard Langston
8:10 am Eight till Noon with Richard Langston
A morning of reflection, conversation and entertainment.
8:14 Keith Rankin - Political Economist talks about his proposal to change the Statutory holidays to include Matariki and exclude Queens Birthday weekend
8:35 Lewis J. Holden - Chair of the New Zealand Republican Movement
8:50 Dr Sean Palmer - Chair of Monarchist New Zealand
9:10 Mike Joy - Ecologist on why he had to speak up about the state of our lakes and rivers
11:10 Ceri Wells - Patent Lawyer: Protect your invention
11:40 Simon Peacock - Head chef at Government house. Recipe: Government House Coronation Chicken Sandwiches
11:10 Simon Reynolds (Writer) Why popular music is creatively dead
11:40 Gustav Temple - The Chaps who staged the siege of Saville Row
12:00 pm The World at Noon
A roundup of news and sport.
Phil and Simon present a right royal afternoon music and entertainment (with the help of Kelle Howson)
5:00 pm The World at Five
A roundup of today's news and sport, including Global Business from the BBC.
A quirky, dark comedy recorded as part of the audio drama training course at Toi Whakaari, the Drama School (RNZ).,
6:06 pm Melon Cauliflower, by Tom McCrory
By telling us his story, an ageing man, Prospero, gains our indulgence and is freed of his past grief over the death of his wife (RNZ)
7:06 pm The Art of Monarchy
BBC Arts Editor Will Gompertz explores the long history of the Monarchy through the monarchs who have ruled these islands and the works of art they have acquired (BBC)
7:30 pm Insight
In-depth analysis of a topical issue (RNZ)
Nick Atkinson follows a day in the busy life of Chip Matthews' whose redoubtable bass playing can be heard on many New Zealand recordings from Che Fu to Anika Moa and Opensouls (RNZ)
8:35 pm Windows on the World
International public radio features and documentaries.
10:00 pm News and Late Edition
Radio New Zealand news, and the day's best interviews from Radio New Zealand National.
10:15 pm What's The Word
America's literary discussion show, hosted by Sally Placksin (MLA)
Not all audio is available due to copyright restrictions.
Political economist and economic historian Keith Rankin wants change. He is one of a growing number of New Zealanders who say it's time to rethink and overhaul our holidays. (15′20″)
Elizabeth Windsor was only 27 at her coronation but preparation for the role she was born to, took place very early on. Here's a recording of Princess Elizabeth made in 1940, when she was just 14 years old. (4′41″)
Lewis Holden is a 27-year-old law and commerce graduate. He's also the chair of the Republican Movement in New Zealand. He became aligned to the movement when he was just 17 - after reading a book on New Zealand and republicanism. (13′24″)
The popularity of Royalty may have waned in this country, but the Chair of Monarchy New Zealand Sean Palmer says that's no reason to do away with the monarchy, and the poltical stablity it offers. (10′27″)
A recording of Princess Elizabeth - than aged 20, speaking at Empire Day celebrations in London in 1946. (6′02″)
Seventeen years ago Mike Joy went down to his local river to take his niece and nephew for a swim. What he discovered that day changed his life, and continues to dominate it - the health, or otherwise of our fresh waterways. Mike's discovered for himself that speaking can win supporters, as well as detractors - you can even get offside with Prime Ministers. (24′40″)
Ceri Wells is a patent lawyer who specilises in helping people to protect the product of their brainwave. (24′33″)
In 1951 Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip visited North America. (3′37″)
Richard Langston speaks to Simon Peacock the chef at Government House about Prime Ministers, VIPs, and Royalty. (14′18″)
In Simon Reynolds' book 'Retromania' he argues the music today is too enthralled to the past. (21′11″)
A group of Chaps recently staged what's been called the most well-dressed protest in recent times. Immaculately attired in suit and ties - and the odd pith helmet - they held up signs declaring: "Give three piece a chance". (10′23″)
Richard Langston reads his own poem 'What The Birds Said'. (47″)
Special programming for Queen's Birthday.
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