Sunday Morning

Sunday 23 November 2014, with Wallace Chapman

  • New Labour leader promises to reconnect with New Zealanders ( 1′ 45″ )

    07:10 Andrew Little just pipped Grant Robertson for the top job. This week Mr Little will unveil his new front bench line up and the caucus will vote for a deputy.

  • EPMU boss discusses Labour leadership vote ( 15′ 32″ )

    07:13 looking at the role the unions played in Andrew Little getting the Labour Party leadership. The EPMU bloc vote played a pivotal role in securing Little's win. He is a former national secretary of the EPMU, but to what extent should the unions have such sway over both the selection, and the Labour Party movement. The EPMU is the largest union affiliated to the Labour Party.

  • Election results for Solomon Islands ( 4′ 15″ )

    07:25 To Solomon Islands where most of the final election results are in.

  • Skid Row Housing Trust marks 25 years with new development ( 15′ 28″ )

    07:32 The Skid Row Housing Trust provides permanent supportive housing in Downtown LA for those in extreme poverty, poor health, disabilities, mental illness and addiction. The Executive Director is Mike Alvidrez - and he says the trust is dealing with a chronic situation in Skid Row.

  • Cooperative model proposed for business, public services ( 11′ 15″ )

    07:48 Peter Hunt is the founder and chief executive of Mutuo an NGO that promotes cooperative and mutual businesses in the UK. He was a keynote speaker at a Cooperative Research Conference taking place in Wellington this weekend.

  • Insight for 23 November 2014 - Cyberwarfare and NZ ( 26′ 20″ )

    08:12 William Ray explores what threats from cyberwarfare NZ faces in the virtual world

  • Polls shows sexism in Australia affecting girls' ambitions ( 16′ 40″ )

    08:42 Girls and young women are turning their back on a life of politics and other leadership roles - due to an overwhelming perception of sexism in Australia.

  • Mediawatch for 23 November 2014 ( 30′ 34″ )

    09:06 A lack of facts in the scandal over sexism at CERA; scientist caught in a sexism 'shirtstorm'; the political song that was scuppered before the election; revealing research about the nation's advertising executives.

  • Wayne Brittenden's Counterpoint ( 15′ 51″ )

    09:40 Wayne Brittenden looks at the increasing problem of plagiarism on the campus, particularly prevalent among foreign students.

  • Mexico Protests : Luz Savinon ( 11′ 45″ )

    10:07 Tens of thousands of Mexicans took to the streets earlier this week in anti-Government protests sparked by the disappearance of 43 students.Luz Savinon is a Mexican documentary maker who spent a number years living in Wellington. She's been following the protests closely and she is in Mexico City.

  • Imported cars ( 20′ 56″ )

    10:19 These days going to buy a used Japanese import car is par for the course, if you're looking to buy a car. But there was a time that you would have to put your name on a waiting list to get a new car, and you could wait years before one became available. A new book shows just how much industry politics surrounding cars shaped society - the way we bought our most common, prized purchase - the car.

  • Etta James music ( 16′ 48″ )

    10:40 Etta James, six-time Grammy award winner, was one of the world's most influential soul singers - in the great depression, a 14 year African American girl gave birth to Jamesetta Hawkins - who the world would come to know as Etta James.

  • Wine : Peter Yealands ( 14′ 27″ )

    11:06 Yealands Family Wines have been named the overall winner in the NZI national sustainable business awards for 2014.

  • Victoria Vox : ukulele ( 26′ 42″ )

    11:22 Victoria Vox is a singer/songwriter and ukulele player from Baltimore in the US. With nine albums under her belt, Vox has taken the unmistakeable sound of the ukulele into new and eclectic directions, often singing in French, and incorporating her signature 'mouth trumpet'.

  • Clarissa Dunn : settling the score ( 11′ 22″ )

    11:48 For the past 15 years Radio New Zealand Concert has been running a popular competition. What do NZers think are the greatest classical pieces of all time.The results are revealed in a concert this coming Friday at the Auckland Town Hall, with the Auckland Philarmonia.

7:08 Current affairs

EPMU boss Bill Newson on the Labour leadership, election in Solomon Islands, housing development on Skid Row, co-operative businesses.

Skidrow housing
Skidrow housing

8:12 Insight Cyberwarfare and New Zealand

This is the age of cyberwarfare. Nations are striking one another with digital weapons, corporations hack competitors for secrets while criminals steal data and hold it for ransom. The GCSB says the number of reported cyber attacks is rising by 60 percent each year as technology makes it easier and cheaper to launch attacks – while the cost of defence keeps growing. Authorities say New Zealand is well defended with the likes of Project CORTEX screening critical computer systems. But security experts say a lack of funding and lax attitudes towards IT security have left government networks vulnerable to attack. Radio New Zealand journalist William Ray examines global trends in cyberwarfare and what they mean for the people and government of New Zealand.
Produced by Philippa Tolley.

Ian Wishart and Zoe Condliffe8:40 Ian Wishart and Zoe Condliffe – Sexism in Australia

A recent survey in Australia found that girls and young women are turning their back on a life of politics and other leadership roles, due to an overwhelming perception of sexism in their country. The survey was conducted by Plan International Australia, and Wallace talks to CEO Ian Wishart and delegate Zoe Condliffe about the findings. 

Zoe Condliffe in Canberra photo Plan International Australia

9:06 Mediawatch

Mediawatch looks at the satirical song that was suppressed before the election, and why the bluesman who wrote it reckons artistic freedom is at stake. Also: Research revealing what people in advertising are really like, and how a lack of facts didn’t stop the comment coming in the scandal over sexism at CERA.
Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose.

Wayne Brittenden

Wayne Brittenden

Photo: Wayne Brittenden

9:40 Wayne Brittenden’s Counterpoint

In the light of revelations about widespread plagiarism in Australian universities, Wayne takes another look at the problem and suggests some solutions – if only the universities were willing. Wallace follows up with Professor Margaret Thornton of the Australian National University.

10.06 Luz Savinon – Mexican Protests

Tens of thousands of Mexicans took to the streets earlier this week in anti-Government protests sparked by the disappearance of 43 students. Mexican authorities claim local police handed the students to a drug gang which then murdered them. But some families question that explanation and hold out hope the students are still alive. Analysts are claiming the current wave of protests is the most significant challenge President Enrique Pena Nieto has experienced in his two years in office. Documentary filmmaker Luz Savinon joins us from Mexico City to talk about the ongoing protests.

10:20 Jackie Russell and Rod Milner – Used Cars

Not just for petrol-heads – Jackie Russell and Rod Milner have great stories from New Zealand’s colourful history of car imports. From the days when buyers had to go on a waiting list for a new car, to customers scrambling over carriers laden with imported vehicles to lay their claim, Jackie and Rod talk about the politics and personalities that shaped the trade.
From the Rising Sun to the Long White Cloud – the history of used car imports and how they reflect society by Jackie Russell and Rod Milner is available from Proceeds from books sales will go to charity.

Jackie Russell book cover

10:40 Vika Bull and Dion Hirini – Etta James

Etta James, six-time Grammy award winner, was one of the world's most influential soul singers. Her life and music are celebrated in At Last - the Etta James Story. The show stars Tongan/Australian singer Vika Bull and she's joined on stage by The Essential R&B Band and an Auckland Tongan choir. Vika Bull and Dion Hirini chat with Wallace Chapman – and sing a couple of songs, on Sunday Morning.
At Last - the Etta James Story, in on Friday, 28 November, at the Aotea Centre, Auckland.

Vika Bull Dion Hitini

Peter Yealands11:05 Peter Yealands – Leading the World

Yealands Family Wines has been named the overall winner in the NZI National Sustainable Business Network Awards. Founder Peter Yealands is well on the way to fulfilling his goal of leading the world in sustainable wine production.


Victoria Vox11:20 Victoria Vox – Ukulele Love

US ukulele star Victoria Vox learned a song a week for a year, then spent the next year writing a song a week. She's coming for the New Zealand Ukulele Festival and she talks to Wallace about writing songs and her love for the uke. She also gives us a demo of her marvelous mouth trumpet – prompting Wallace to give it a try. He’s decided to stick to talking.
The New Zealand Ukulele Festival is on Saturday, 29 November, at the Trusts Arena, Auckland.

11:45 Clarissa Dunn – Settling the Score

The votes are in, and the results of Settling the Score – Radio New Zealand Concert's annual poll of listeners' favourite orchestral music – is soon to be revealed. Concert presenter Clarissa Dunn joins Wallace Chapman to talk about what's rocking in the classical music scene.
Wallace Chapman hosts the Settling the Score concert, performed by the Auckland Philharmonia in the Auckland Town Hall on Friday, 28 November.

Music details

Artist: Etta James
Song: A Sunday Kinda Love
Composer: Prima
Album: Etta James: Her Best
Label: Chess
Broadcast Time: 08:30

Artist: Etta James
Song: The Blues is my business
Composer: Bowe
Album: Let's Roll
Label: n/a
Broadcast Time: 9:40

Artist: Vika Bull
Song: At Last
Composer: Warren
Album: Live
Label: Live
Broadcast Time: 10:46

Artist: Vika Bull
Song: Good Rockin' Daddy
Composer: Berry, Bihari
Album: Live
Label: Live
Broadcast Time: 10:55

Artist: Victoria Vox
Song: Crazy Love
Composer: Vox
Album: Key
Label: Obus
Broadcast Time: 11:20

Artist: Nigel Kennedy
Song: The Lark Ascending
Composer: Williams
Album: Nigel Kennedy
Label: EMI
Broadcast Time: 11:48

Sunday Morning is produced by Christine Cessford, Zara Potts, Jeremy Rose and Zoe Ferguson
Music: Zen Yates-Fill
Research: Anne Buchanan
Wellington operator: Damon Taylor
Auckland operator: Andre Upston