Sunday Morning

Sunday 21 September 2014, with Wallace Chapman

Show notes

Andrew Geddis Don Brash and Jeanette Fitzsimons7:08 Sunday Morning Election Special

Wallace Chapman and Mary Wilson look at the results of the general election – the surprises, the winners and losers, and the issues that shaped the result. They are joined by a panel of commentators – Professor Andrew Geddis, former leader of the National Party and ACT, Dr Don Brash; and former co-leader of the Green Party, Jeanette Fitzsimons.

9:06 Mediawatch Election Special

Mediawatch’s Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose join Wallace Chapman to pick through the good, the bad and the ugly from the media coverage of election night – and the coverage of the extraordinary campaign which lead up to it.

Wayne Brittenden

Wayne Brittenden

Photo: Wayne Brittenden

9:40 Wayne Brittenden’s Counterpoint

In the light of the controversial Five Eyes international surveillance operation, Wayne looks at the implications and related surveillance issues. Wallace follows up with Dr Binoy Kampmark of Melbourne’s RMIT University.

10:06 Lesley Riddoch – Vote in Scotland

Lesley Riddoch is a broadcaster and journalist who writes for The Scotsman and The Guardian – and has been a high-profile supporter of the Yes vote for Scottish independence.

10:20 Sally Round – Vote in Fiji

Radio NZ International’s Sally Round is in Fiji, where a united opposition claims it has evidence of election fraud, while international observers say that the poll result looked to be in line with what people wanted.

Franz Berkhout10:30 Franz Berkhout – Living with Climate Change

Last month Auckland hosted World Science Week and a number of visiting experts spoke about the challenges of climate change. But Professor Franz Berkhout from Kings College in London, was more focused on the solutions to living with the problem.

11:05 Nick Mortimer and Hamish Campbell – Searching for Zealandia

We all know that New Zealand is a tiny slip of a nation, dwarfed by other countries … but underneath our sliver-sized landmass is a vast continent, with mountain ranges, volcanoes, undulating plains and valleys. This continent is called Zealandia and it’s all underwater. We speak to authors Nick Mortimer (right) and Hamish Campbell about the story of our sunken continent.
Zealandia, our Continent revealed, by Nick Mortimer & Hamish Campbell, is published by Penguin.

Nick Mortimer and Hamish Campbell

11:35 Stuart Robertson – Hands for Peace

PeaceNew Zealand photographer Stuart Robertson’s 10,000 Hands for Peace is a global art project on a massive scale. Stuart has photographed people such as Ricky Gervais, Jamie Lee Curtis and a host of Hollywood stars holding a simple white rose – a symbol of peace – in their hands. He's photographed Indian sadhus, tattooed gangsters and Maori kuia. It's an extraordinary collection of faces and hands and it's designed to re-invigorate the conversation about the need for peace. We speak to him about his installation at the Auckland War Memorial Museum for International Peace Day.
Link to a gallery of images from the 10,000 Hands for Peace project

11:45 Lorelei Vashti – Saved by the Frock

It’s not overstating things to say that Lorelei Vashti is very fond of her dresses. In fact, she has enough to fill six wardrobes. Given her strong attachment, it’s no surprise to find she’s written a book about her favourite dresses – all of which have a memory attached to them. Lorelei Vashti joins Wallace on Sunday Morning to talk about her book Dress Memory and why frocks have helped her overcome many of life’s challenges.

Lorelei Vashti


Sunday Morning is produced by Christine Cessford, Zara Potts and Jeremy Rose
Music: Zen Yates-Fill
Wellington operator: Dominic Godfrey/Shaun Wilson
Auckland operator: Andre Upston


Audio from Sunday 21 September 2014

Not all audio is available due to copyright restrictions.

  • National wins another three years in unprecedented victory ( 3′ 51″ )

    07:12 National swept to a third term with the numbers to govern alone for the first time under MMP, though John Key says he will be talking to other parties.

  • David Cunliffe responds to Labour's electoral loss ( 6′ 16″ )

    07:17 Labour leader David Cunliffe talks about what Labour needs to do next.

  • Electoral results analysis ( 3′ 22″ )

    07:23 Political Editor Brent Edwards talks about the electoral fallout.

  • Kelvin Davis defeats Hone Harawira ( 3′ 32″ )

    07:26 The election has been a disaster for Internet Mana. Hone Harawira's defeat in Te Tai Tokerau shuts the Kim Dotcom-funded alliance out of Parliament altogether. Mr Harawira, a three term MP, is refusing to concede defeat.

  • Sunday Morning Post-Election Panel (Part 1) ( 4′ 49″ )

    07:33 Andrew Geddis, Don Brash, and Jeanette Fitzsimmons discuss the shift to the centre-right.

  • National's Steven Joyce ( 6′ 47″ )

    07:38 The National party MP and campaign strategy chair, Steven Joyce talks about coalition deals, and the lifeline that ACT was given.

  • Conservative Party's Colin Craig ( 5′ 20″ )

    07:44 The Conservative Party failed to make the essential five percent.

  • National's political mandate ( 1′ 47″ )

    07:50 Political Editor Brent Edwards discusses what the National Party will do with its electoral mandate.

  • Maori Party's Te Ururoa Flavell ( 2′ 57″ )

    07:52 The Maori Party suffered the loss of two seats, but did pick up one new MP; Marama Fox. The Maori party leader Te Ururoa Flavell talks to Wallace Chapman.

  • The election online ( 2′ 4″ )

    07:54 Megan Whelan from The Wireless has been watching Twitter and Facebook for election updates.

  • Sunday Morning Post-Election Panel (Part 2) ( 3′ 10″ )

    07:58 What happened to the Maori Party vote?

  • National wins election ( 5′ 16″ )

    08:10 The National Party has swept to power for a third term with a commanding victory in last night's election, and the possibility of governing alone. Labour's vote collapsed - and it won just twenty-seven seats, seven fewer than in the 2011 election and it's worst result since 1922.

  • Labour MP Grant Robertson ( 4′ 11″ )

    08:15 Labour's Grant Robertson on what went wrong for Labour and what they need to do.

  • The Green's Metiria Turei ( 4′ 24″ )

    08:20 The Green Party is licking its wounds. It aimed for 15% of the party vote, but got just 10% - a percentage point less than at the last election and enough for 13 seats in Parliament, down one.

  • Dotcom brand poisoned campaign ( 1′ 45″ )

    08:23 The Mana leader Hone Hanawira, is out. His loss in Te Tai Tokerau blocks the way for Internet Mana to get into Parliament. The party's founder Kim Dotcom has taken responsibility for the defeat, saying his brand had poisoned their campaign.

  • The Mana Party's Annette Sykes ( 4′ 42″ )

    08:26 The Mana Party co-vice president, Annette Sykes comments on whether it was a mistake to team up with the Internet Party.

  • Sunday Morning Post-Election Panel (Part 3) ( 3′ 34″ )

    08:27 Is this the end of the road for Internet Mana?

  • The Internet Party's Laila Harre ( 5′ 44″ )

    08:37 Kim Dotcom said last night that his brand was "poison" for the Internet Mana alliance, and Hone Harawira lost his seat to Labour's Kelvin Davis after holding that seat for 9 years

  • RNZ's parliamentary chief reporter followed National ( 3′ 53″ )

    08:43 Jane Patterson was at the National Party celebrations at the Viaduct Events Centre in Auckland.

  • RNZ political reporter followed Labour ( 1′ 31″ )

    08:47 Political Reporter Chris Bramwell was at the Labour headquarters in New Lynn as the count came in last night. The party suffered its worst election result since 1922.

  • Labour goes backwards even in Christchurch ( 2′ 32″ )

    08:48 The extent of Labour's defeat is underscored by its fate in Christchurch where it had hoped dissatisfaction with the quake rebuild would bring votes its way. Instead, incumbent Clayton Cosgrove has been rolled by 2000 votes by National's Matt Doocey in Waimakariri, though Mr Cosgrove gets in as a list MP. National has easily won the party vote even in the hardest hit Christchurch East and its MP Nicky Wagner, who scraped in by just 47 votes in Christchurch Central at the last election, has been returned this time with a majority of 2000.

  • Sunday Morning Post-Election Panel (Part 4) ( 3′ 19″ )

    08:50 Andrew Geddis, Don Brash, and Jeanette Fitzsimmons discuss Christchurch going blue.

  • The election online ( 1′ 14″ )

    08:54 Megan Whelan from The Wireless has been watching Twitter and Facebook for election updates.

  • Sunday Morning Post-Election Panel (Part 5) ( 4′ 40″ )

    08:55 A post-election summary from Brent Edwards, Andrew Geddis, Don Brash, and Jeanette Fitzsimmons.

  • Mediawatch live post-election analysis ( 36′ 25″ )

    09:10 A live Mediawatch post-election special.

  • Wayne Brittenden's Counterpoint ( 4′ 34″ )

    09:50 This week, Wayne looks at the implications and related issues resulting from New Zealand's membership of the 5-eyes surveillance partnership.

  • Scotland the brave? ( 7′ 13″ )

    10:08 Scottish journalist, author, commentator and 'Yes' voter Lesley Riddoch on how the 'No' vote prevailed.

  • Frans Berkhout, Future Earth ( 25′ 37″ )

    10:20 Interim Director of Future Earth on his participation in New Zealand's Big Science conferences as part of World Science Week, which is backed by the UN and the International Council for Science (ICSU).

  • Sally Round in Fiji ( 3′ 17″ )

    10:55 Radio New Zealand International's Sally Round is in Fiji observing the first general election in eight years.

  • Continental Zealandia ( 29′ 56″ )

    11:08 Renowned GNS scientists and authors of the new book 'Zealandia, our Continent revealed', Nick Mortimer and Hamish Campbell on the recognition of New Zealand's true geotectonic nature.

  • Stuart Robertson, Hands for Peace ( 12′ 9″ )

    11:40 The simple white rose, a symbol for peace, and one that's been photographed in the hands of 10,000 people from around the world.

  • Lorelei Vashti, Dress Memory ( 10′ 19″ )

    11:50 Lorelei Vashti chronicles her 20's in the book Dress Memory through the frocks that featured in her formative adult years.

  • Mediawatch for 21 September 2014 - Election Special ( 40′ 30″ )

    12:08 Mediawatch looks at the media on election night with Wallace Chapman - and the coverage of the extraordinary election campaign. Also: how an award winning American reporter and a world-famous whistleblower swung the spotlight onto surveillance.


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