Sunday 29 March 2015, with Wallace Chapman
07:11 Winston Peters has won the Northland by-election with a resounding vistory, celebrating at the Duke of Marlborough Hotel in Russell.
The Week In Parliament for 29 March 2015 ( 13′ 42″ )
07:30 Week dominated by talk of cricket and the Northland by-election. 34 Bill passed in under an hour on Tuesday. Foreign Affairs Committee briefed on South Korean FTA and nuclear disarmament.
Norfolk Island reform plans ( 4′ 36″ )
07:47 While Canberra says its Norfolk Island reform plans have majority support and had to happen there is still significant opposition on the island.
Former Black Cap previews CWC final ( 5′ 50″ )
07:53 After six weeks - it all comes down to this - the Black Caps take on Australia for the Cricket World Cup final at the MGC, starting at 4.30 NZ time today. Ian O'Brien with his thoughts.
Insight for 29 March 2015 - China in the Pacific ( 30′ 55″ )
08:12 Johnny Blades travels to Samoa to listen to and analyse talks about China's interest in the Pacific
Gillian Mellsop : Barefoot Social Workers ( 16′ 49″ )
08:43 The last 30 years has seen huge transformation to China. Millions are lifted out of poverty, with huge investment in infrastructure. But also millions of children are deeply affected by internal migration due to the social impact of rapid urbanization.
Mediawatch for 29 March 2015 ( 32′ 35″ )
09:09 Black Caps bowl over the media - and what it might mean for the All Blacks on TV; Northland by-election campaign coverage; a change of direction at Fairfax Media; a fake breakdown that yielded a sweet treat.
Erin Smith : Growable Gown ( 14′ 59″ )
09:44 Erin Smith is an artist and researcher whose work focuses on the issue of waste and the future of fabrication. She makes wedding dresses that are grown, not made, and then easily composted when they're finished with.
10:07 One academic once said that there were only two superpowers left in the world. The United States and Public Opinion. In the wake of the recent spying allegations just what do the general public think about the issue?
10:17 The last few weeks have seen revelation after revelation about the GCSB gathering intelligence on officials in friendly countries.The Government has been prepared to say very little about the allegations other than to say its confident no laws have been broken. But is this sort of behaviour ethical? And what are the geo political implications of being caught out spying on our friends and neighbourts?
James Cox : A Canadian Perspective ( 15′ 59″ )
10:43 Earlier this week Brazil demanded an explanation from New Zealand after it was revealed the GCSB had spied on Brazilian diplomat Roberto Azevedo during his successful bid to become the Secretary General of the World Trade Organisation in 2013.
Sir Tipene O’Regan : Life and Influences ( 40′ 33″ )
11:05 Straddling both the Pakeha and Māori worlds it's fair to say his influence on Māoridom has been profound. Sir Tipene O'Regan has been described as the architect of the Maori economic model, who negotiated his guts out, in the words of The Press, to secure an historic 170 million dollar settlement for South Island tribe Ngāi Tahu.
Herbie Hancock - Jazz legend ( 13′ 04″ )
11:45 He is a jazz icon - Herbie Hancock. A 14 time award Grammy winner, Herbie Hancock has made 32 albums since 1978 and he's coming to NZ with another jazz trailblazer Chick Corea.
7:08 Current affairs
We hear from the winner of the Northland by-election, then RNZ political editor Brent Edwards joins us to analyse the result. Plus: The Week in Parliament, the Cricket World Cup final game, and Norfolk Islanders are gearing up to fight Australia to keep their independence.
This week Insight investigates China’s interest and involvement in the Pacific
Produced by Philippa Tolley.
8:40 Gillian Mellsop – Barefoot Social Workers
Unicef’s 'Make the Invisible Visible' campaign is pioneering the use of ‘barefoot social workers” – echoing Communist China’s famous barefoot doctors - to deal with the growing problem of violence against children. Gillian Mellsop, a Kiwi, has worked for 40 years in International aid, the last five as Unicef's China representative.
Mediawatch looks at what’s behind a change of direction at New Zealand’s biggest publisher of news, and what the success of TV coverage of the Black Caps might mean for rugby’s World Cup later this year. Also: the Northland by-election campaign – and a fake breakdown that gave the media a sweet treat.
Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose.
9:44 Erin Smith – Growable Gown
Erin Smith, a US based researcher and designer, believes any object made from materials that will outlive the object’s intended use is a part of the global waste problem. So, she decided to work on sustainable fashion and started by growing her own wedding dress out of fungus.
10:06 Rebecca Emery – Amnesty International’s Unfollow Me Campaign
Amnesty International recently launched the #Unfollow Me Campaign to highlight its concerns about mass surveillance. And a survey commissioned by Amnesty has revealed its concern is shared by many people around the world. Rebecca Emery is Amnesty New Zealand’s campaign director.
10:16 The ethics of Spying on Your Friends and Neighbours
New revelations about New Zealand’s alleged spying on our friends and neighbours have been appearing in the media every week of late. New Zealand’s former ambassador to the United Nation’s Terence O’Brien, Professor Steven Ratuva, who heads up the Macmillan Brown Centre for Pacific Studies; and former US intelligence operative and commentator Paul Buchanan join Wallace to discuss the ethics and geo-political implications of spying on your friends and neighbours.
10:43 James Cox – A Canadian Perspective
General James Cox is vice president (academic) of the Canadian Military Intelligence Association and professor of Canadian foreign policy at the University of Ottawa. General Cox speaks to Jeremy Rose about the fallout from the 2013 revelation that Canada had been spying on Brazil for commercial advantage and the role of intelligence agencies in general.
11:05 Sir Tipene O’Regan – Life and Influences
Straddling both the Pakeha and Maori worlds Sir Tipene O’Regan’s influence on New Zealand/Aotearoa has been profound. He was instrumental in securing Ngai Tahu’s historic $170 million dollar settlement and has played a key role in growing that settlement to an asset base of more than one billion dollars. He talks to Wallace about the people, books, thinkers and events that have shaped his life.
Influential Kiwis talk about their Influences collection
11:45 Herbie Hancock - Jazz legend
Herbie Hancock is a jazz legend. His illustrious career spans five decades and his influence on acoustic and electronic jazz is undeniable. He speaks to Wallace ahead of his upcoming New Zealand tour and tells us why Snoop Dogg believes he invented Hip Hop.