Saturday Morning

Saturday 25 July 2015, with Kim Hill

Thomas Burstyn: Some Kind of Love

8:12 AM. Thomas Burstyn's documentary about a Ruahine family, This Way of Life, made the 2011 documentary long list for the Academy Awards. His new film, Some Kind of Love, is screening at the New Zealand International Film Festival.

Rachel Barrowman: Maurice Gee

9:08 AM. Biographer and historian Rachel Barrowman received the Creative New Zealand Michael King Writers' Fellowship in 2006 to research and write her latest biography: Maurice Gee: Life and Work.

Paul Brobbel on Len Lye

9:40 AM. Paul Brobbel is Len Lye Curator at the Govett Brewster Art Gallery, supporting the development and delivery of Len Lye exhibitions and looking after the Len Lye Collection.

Playing Favourites with Laura Greenfield

10:08 AM. Former chef at Sotheby's Laura Greenfield is head chef at Wellington's European soul food eatery Field & Green.

Arapata Hakiwai

11:06 AM. Arapata Hakiwai is the Kaihautu at Te Papa Tongarewa leading Matauranga Maori and the museum's engagement with iwi. He manages the Repatriation Programme, responsible for the recent return of human remains from Vienna.

Pronouncing Māori words

11:32 AM. Finnian Galbraith is a 15-year-old Kapiti College student whose Year 10 school speech 'The importance of correctly pronouncing Maori words' has attracted over two hundred thousand of views on YouTube.

Children's Books with Kate De Goldi

11:45 AM. Kate De Goldi with 'Goodbye Stranger' by Rebecca Stead; 'Alpha' by Isabelle Arsenault; 'Jane the Fox & Me' by Fanny Britt & Isabelle Arsenault and 'How the Sun Got to Coco's House' by Bob Graham

Listener Feedback to Saturday 25 July 2015

11:55 AM. Kim Hill reads messages from listeners to the Saturday Morning programme of 24 July 2015.

8:15 Thomas Burstyn: Some Kind of Love                    

Thomas Burstyn is a Canadian filmmaker whose documentary about a Ruahine family, This Way of Life, made the 2011 Documentary long list for the Academy Awards His new film, Some Kind of Love, is screening at the New Zealand International Film Festivals in Auckland (20, 24, 29 and 30 July) and Wellington (3 and 4 August). His partner and producer, Sumner Burstyn, is a festival guest in Auckland from 24 July to 3 August and Wellington from 3 to 4 August.

Thomas Burstyn

9:05 Rachel Barrowman: Maurice Gee                           

Rachel Barrowman is a biographer and historian. She is the author of Mason: The Life of R.A.K. Mason, which won the 2004 Montana New Zealand Book Award for Biography and Memoir, A Popular Vision: The Arts and the Left in New Zealand, 1930-1950, The Turnbull: A Library and Its World and Victoria University of Wellington 1899-1999, A History. In 2006 she received New Zealand's biggest literary award, the Creative New Zealand Michael King Writers' Fellowship, to research and write her latest biography, about one of New Zealand's greatest fiction writers: Maurice Gee: Life and Work (VUP, ISBN: 978-0-86473-992-6). Rachel will speak about her book at the Going West Books and Writers Festival.

Rachel Barrowman and book cover

9.40 Paul Brobbel: Len Lye                                             

Paul Brobbel is Len Lye Curator at the Govett Brewster Art Gallery, Len Lye Centre which opens this weekend in New Plymouth. His role is to support the development and delivery of Len Lye exhibitions along with caring for the Len Lye Collection.

The Len Lye Centre in New Plymouth. Image: Patrick Reynolds

The Len Lye Centre in New Plymouth. Image: Patrick Reynolds

The Len Lye Centre in New Plymouth. Image: Patrick Reynolds

The Len Lye Centre in New Plymouth. Image: Patrick Reynolds

The Len Lye Centre in New Plymouth. Image: Patrick Reynolds

The Len Lye Centre in New Plymouth. Image: Patrick Reynolds

The Len Lye Centre in New Plymouth. Image: Patrick Reynolds

The Len Lye Centre in New Plymouth. Image: Patrick Reynolds

The Len Lye Centre in New Plymouth. Image: Patrick Reynolds

The Len Lye Centre in New Plymouth. Image: Patrick Reynolds

Simon Rees and Len Lyes Four Fountains. Photo by Glenn Jeffrey.

Lye's Four Fountains in the centre's Large Works Gallery. Photo Robin Martin.

Len Lye's Universe. Photo Robin Martin.

Len Lye's Grass. Photo Robin Martin.

Len Lye Centre curator Paul Brobble. Photo Robin Martin.

Mirror image - the $12m Len Lye Centre in New Plymouth. Photo Glenn Jeffrey

Blank canvas - the $12m Len Lye Centre in New Plymouth before its stainless steel facade was fitted. Photo Glenn Jeffrey

Clock tower view - the $12m Len Lye Centre in New Plymouth. Photo Glenn Jeffrey

Mirror Mirror - the $12m Len Lye Centre in New Plymouth. Photo Glenn Jeffrey

Staggering - the Stag on the White Hart Hotel checks out the $12m Len Lye Centre across the street in New Plymouth. Photo Glenn Jeffrey

The Len Lye Centre in New Plymouth. Photo Robin Martin.

The Len Lye Centre in New Plymouth. Image: Patrick Reynolds

Len Lye - Rainbow Dance - 1936. Courtesy the British Post Office, Len Lye Foundation, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery and New Zealand Film Archive.

Len Lye - Rainbow Dance - 1936. Courtesy the British Post Office, Len Lye Foundation, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery and New Zealand Film Archive.

Len Lye, Colour Flight, 1938. Courtesy of the Len Lye Foundation and Nga Taonga Sound and Vision.

Laura Greenfield10:05 Playing Favourites with Laura Greenfield            

Laura Greenfield was the chef at London auction house Sothebys before coming to New Zealand to set up the European soul food daytime eatery Field & Green in Wellington.

11:05 Arapata Hakiwai: Viennese repatriation               

Arapata Tamati Hakiwai, of Rongowhakaata, Ngati Kahungunu, Ngāti Porou and Ngāi Tahu descent, is the Kaihautū at Te Papa Tongarewa, leading Mātauranga Māori and the museum's engagement with iwi. He manages the Repatriation Programme, responsible for the return of Maori and Moriori ancestral remains, and will continue his discussion from Saturday 11 April, focusing on the repatriation of remains from Vienna.

Arapata Hakiwai

Arapata Hakiwai

Photo: Supplied.

11:30 Finnian Galbraith: Te Reo pronunciation 

Finnian Galbraith is a 15-year-old Kapiti College student whose Year 10 school speech 'The importance of correctly pronouncing Māori words' has had over 230,000 views on YouTube. With Te Wiki o Te Reo Maori starting on Monday July 27th, he is calling for compulsory te reo classes in primary schools in New Zealand.

Finnian Galbraith.

Finnian Galbraith.

Photo: Supplied.

11:45 Children's Books with Kate de Goldi                     

New Zealand writer Kate De Goldi is the author of many books. Her new novel will be published later this year. She will discuss a fiction title, and three picture books:

Goodbye Stranger by Rebecca Stead (Text, ISBN: 9781925240320); Alpha by Isabelle Arsenault (Walker Books, ISBN: 9781406361834); Jane the Fox and Me by Fanny Britt and Isabelle Arsenault (Walker Books, ISBN: 97814063 53044) How the Sun Got to Coco's House by Bob Graham (Walker Books, ISBN: 9781406359008).

This Saturday's team:

Producer: Mark Cubey
Producer: Melanie Phipps
Wellington engineer: Brad Warrington
Auckland engineer: Jeremy Ansell
Research by Infofind

 

Playlist

Artist: Scott Joplin
Song: The Entertainer/Maple Leaf Rag
Composer: Jopllin
Time: 8.55

Artist: Elvis Presley
Song: I Need Your Love Tonight
Composer: Reichner, Wayne
Album: The Top Ten Hits
Label: RCA
Time: 10:17

Artist: Arranged by Karl Aloritias
Song: Nkosi Sikele' i Afrika (South African National Anthem)
Time: 10:30

Artist:  Rita Moreno
Song: America
Composer:Berstein/Sondheim
Album:West Side Story
Label: Columbia
Time: 10:44

Artist:  ABBA
Song: Dancing Queen
Composer: Andersson/Ulvaeus
Album: ABBA Gold
Label:Polydor
Time: 11:56