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John Pilger - A looming Pacific war

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Wallace speaks to award-winning journalist and filmmaker, John Pilger, about his latest film, The Coming War On China, which examines the increasing focus of the United States on the Asia-Pacific region. Audio

Sunday 26 March 2017

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7:10 The future of libraries: a panel discussion

Professor Anne Goulding

Professor Anne Goulding Photo: supplied

Laurinda Thomas

Laurinda Thomas Photo: twitter

 Victoria University professor of library and information management Anne Goulding and Laurinda Thomas, a past president of LIANZA and a team leader at Wellington Libraries, join Wallace to discuss the future of public lending libraries.

7:30 News Headlines

7:32 The House

A weekly digest of the events in Parliament.
Produced and presented by Daniela Maoate-Cox and Phil Smith

7:45 Rebecca Swan -The Exquisite Wound

Wallace talks to artist, Rebecca Swan, about her exhibition, The Exquisite Wound which transforms dead animals into works of art.

8:12 Insight: Importing an Overseas Workforce - 10 Years of Seasonal Workers

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Photo: RNZ/Peter Fowler

Seasonal workers from abroad are now an essential part of getting crops ready for sale. A decade on from the introduction of the seasonal workers scheme, Philippa Tolley looks at how overseas workers are treated and what importing labour means for local workers.

8:40 Jon Stephenson - Hit and Run

Co-author of the book, Hit and Run, Jon Stephenson, joins Wallace to talk about what he and Nicky Hager uncovered in their book and why there needs to be an official inquiry into what happened in Afghanistan.

9:06 Mediawatch

A new book swings the spotlight onto our involvement in Afghanistan, prompting calls for an inquiry and a backlash against the authors. Also - a TV funnyman gets serious about suicide; TVNZ announces fresh cuts; unanswered questions about John Key and the bloggers.
Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose.

9:40 Dr Verena Seufert - Organic food myths

Dr Verena Seufert explains why she thinks buying organic food may not always be a better choice for your health or for the environment.

10:06 John Pilger - A looming Pacific war

John Pilger: The Coming War on China

John Pilger: The Coming War on China Photo: screen shot

Wallace speaks to award-winning journalist and filmmaker John Pilger about his latest film, The Coming War On China, which examines the increasing focus of the United States on the Asia-Pacific region.

10:30 Robbie Love - The changing English language

British researcher Robbie Love joins Wallace to talk about how the English language is evolving and why some words are falling out of favour while other words are enjoying a renaissance of sorts.

11:05 Roy Vaughan and Bernard Tairea - Pasifika at 25

Bernard Tairea

Bernard Tairea Photo: Supplied

Roy Vaughan

Roy Vaughan Photo: Supplied

Auckland's Pasifika Festival, held annually at Western Springs, attracts around 200,000 visitors every year. Welshman Roy Vaughan co-founded the festival and Bernard Tairea is the festival's Cook Island Village co-ordinator.

The crowd at Pasifika Festival in Auckland, 2015.

The crowd at Pasifika Festival in Auckland, 2015. Photo: ATEED

11:25 Samantha Owens and Michael Brown - Beautiful band rotundas

Samantha Owens and Michael Brown

Samantha Owens and Michael Brown Photo: Photographer: Mark Beatty. Supplied by National Library

The story of band rotundas is being told at an exhibition An Ornament to the Town-The Band Rotunda in New Zealand, at the Turnbull Gallery at the National Library of New Zealand. The exhibition is the result of years of avidly seeking out rotundas around Aotearoa by co-curators Victoria University associate professor of musicology Samantha Owens and Alexander Turnbull Library music curator Michael Brown.

11:50 Sonia Sly - iD Dunedin Fashion Week

Sonia Sly is a RNZ producer, runs her own fashion website and presents RNZ's fashion podcast My Heels are Killing Me. She's been attending iD Dunedin Fashion Week.