Sunday Morning

Sunday 9 May 2010, with Chris Laidlaw

Show notes

Sunday for 9 May 2010

8:12 Insight: Samoan Tsunami

Insight this morning gives you the chance to hear the programme that has just won "Best Documentary" at the New Zealand Radio Awards.
Written and presented by Leilani Momoisea and Clint Owens
Produced by Sue Ingram

8:40 Owen Marshall - Poems from Antarctica

Owen Marshall has just published his second collection of poetry. 'Sleepwalking in Antarctica' features a number of works written after his visit to the ice in January as an Antarctic Arts Fellow.
'Sleepwalking in Antarctica' is published by Canterbury University Press.

9:06 Mediawatch

Mediawatch this week looks at John Key's "secret trip" to Afghanistan, which featured heavily in the news because four reporters went along for the ride. But others left out of the loop say the government may be hand-picking reporters to try and get the kind of coverage it wants - and it's not the first time. Mediawatch asks if that's true, and if so, does it really matter? Also on the programme: how pre-election polls in Britain panicked the papers which picked winners prematurely - and why the lack of service at service stations suddenly stormed into the news this week.
Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose.

9:45 Jeffrey Paparoa Holman - Tuhoe Tales

Jeffrey Paparoa Holman has examined the historically significant relationship that began in the Urewera ranges in 1895 between Elsdon Best, a self-taught anthropologist and quartermaster on the road past Lake Waikaremoana, and the Tuhoe chief, Tutakangahau.
'Best of Both Worlds: The story of Elsdon Best and Tutakangahau' is published by Penguin.

10:06 Morgan Williams - Environment Matters

Former Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Morgan Williams talks to Chris about the state of our physical environment, the pressures and the politics.

10.40 Notes from the South with Dougal Stevenson

Dougal objects to the visual molarstation caused by a sculpture of giant teeth on Dunedin's waterfront. Note: This item was scheduled to play last week but was not broadcast.

10:45 Hidden Treasures

Each week Trevor Reekie presents Hidden Treasures, uncovering musical gems that are often buried under tons of other stuff from here, there and over that a-way!! This week Trevor takes us on a trip that touches down on 60's American jazz, a retro kiwi classic and a Moroccan master oud musician.
Produced by Trevor Reekie

11.05 Ideas: Do We Need an Upper House?

New Zealand's upper house, the Legislative Council, was abolished in 1951 and there are those who believe the country is the weaker for it. So is there a place for bicameralism in New Zealand? Ideas explores the pro and cons of having an upper house of parliament with Harshan Kumarasingham, a political scientist who argues an upper house provides important checks and balances, Professor Whata Winiata, president of the Maori Party, and long-time advocate of constitutional change including the introduction of what he calls a treaty house, and Lord Professor Robert Winston, who is not only a celebrated scientist and writer but a Labour member of Britain's House of Lords.
Presented by Chris Laidlaw
Produced by Jeremy Rose

11.55 Feedback

What you, the listeners, say on the ideas and issues that have appeared in the programme.

Audio

Audio from Sunday 9 May 2010

Not all audio is available due to copyright restrictions.

  • Insight, Sunday 9 May: Samoan Tsunami ( 28′ 24″ )

    08:12 Listen to the Insight programme awareded"Best Documentary"at the 2010 NZ Radio Awards.

  • Owen Marshall ( 17′ 41″ )

    08:45 Owen Marshall has produced a new collection of poems in a book called 'Sleepwalking in Antartica'.

  • Mediawatch for 9 May 2010 ( 34′ 55″ )

    09:15 Left out of the loop for the PM's 'secret' trip to Afghanistan, a broken embargo offshore, the partisan British press pick winners prematurely, reporters testing service at service stations.

  • Jeffrey Paparoa Holma - Tuhoe Tales ( 17′ 6″ )

    09:45 Jeffrey Paparoa Holman's new book 'Best of Both Worlds - The story of Elsdon Best and Tutakangahau' examines the relationship of two well known New Zealands.

  • Morgan Williams - Environment Matters ( 34′ 41″ )

    10:10 Former Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Morgan Williams, discusses the question - are we winning or losing the fight for genuine sustainability?

  • Notes from the South with Dougal Stevenson ( 5′ 15″ )

    10:40 Today Dougal comments on public art in Dunedin.

  • Ideas for 9 May 2010 ( 51′ 9″ )

    11:10 New Zealand's upper house, the Legislative Council, was abolished in 1951 and there are those who believe the country is the weaker for it. So is there a place for bicameralism in New Zealand?