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with Paul Diamond
Sunday, 8am - Midday
8:12 Insight: Housing Affordability
Houses in NZ remain unaffordable compared with other, similar countries. Despite the boom in the housing market reaching a peak three years ago, many people are struggling to buy their own homes. Ahead of a report from the Productivity Commission, Eric Frykberg considers what needs to change.
Produced by Philippa Tolley.
8:40 Paul Millar – Ceismic Thinking
Paul Millar, associate professor at Canterbury University, is concerned that future generations have access to the full picture of the Canterbury earthquakes, so he got the Ceismic Project under way. The project is an archive of earthquake-related digital material and includes resources from the National Library, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage, the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority, Christchurch City Libraries, Te Papa, NZ On Screen, the Canterbury Museum and the Ngai Tahu Research Centre. Paul says the aim is to document the impact of the disaster and the process of recovery, and make all that material available for free.
On Mediawatch this weekend: Five years ago, TVNZ embarked on a plan to “inspire on every screen” and drive the digital TV transformation for the good of all New Zealanders. But now, TVNZ’s teamed up with Sky TV to make money from pay television. Why? And what does it mean for viewers? Mediawatch also look at two major media freedom surveys; and the parts of the Pacific where journalists are in jeopardy just for doing their jobs.
Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose.
9:40 Julie Hill – Broke But Sexy in Berlin
Kiwi film-maker Julie Hill talks to Paul about New Zealand’s vibrant artistic community in Berlin. She says the traditional OE to London has suddenly become an anachronism – and New Zealanders are looking for adventure further afield. While unemployment in Berlin is high, the combination of cheap rent and rich culture has become irresistible for our musicians, artists and writers.
‘Broke but Sexy’, a film by Julie Hill and her German co-director Gaby Lingke, screens in March during the New Zealand International Arts Festival.
10:06 Rawiri Paratene – The Maori Troilus and Cressida
Few New Zealand families celebrate Shakespeare’s birthday, but it’s a special day in the home of actor Rawiri Paratene and he tells Paul that the bard has had a big influence on his life and career. Rawiri plays Pandarus in the te reo version of this tragedy, which is headed for London’s Globe theatre next year. As part of the city’s Cultural Olympiad, the theatre is presenting Globe to Globe – a programme of 37 multi-lingual Shakespeare productions from around the world.
The Maori Troilus and Cressida is on the 9th and 10th of March at Te Papa Amphitheatre as part of the New Zealand International Arts Festival. Admission is free. Rawiri also performs in Hohepa, a New Zealand opera, which premieres at the festival.
10.40 Notes from the South with Dougal Stevenson
Dougal’s been pondering a fabulous-but-modest slogan for Dunedin.
10:45 Hidden Treasures
Trevor Reekie showcases a long-shelved musical event that took place on this day in 1968; and a summer-bound slice of colourful Columbian dub.
Produced by Trevor Reekie
11.05 Ideas: Post Treaty Settlement Aotearoa
Earlier this year Victoria University’s Institute of Policy Studies and Te Awa a Maui – the School of Maori Studies – launched the Post Treaty Settlements website. Paul Diamond talks to four of the extraordinarily diverse range of thinkers who have contributed essays to the site: demographer Tahu Kukutai; editor of the Chinese in New Zealand website, Steven Young; lawyer Toko Kapea; and historian Ewan Morris.
Produced by Jeremy Rose
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Paul Millar, associate professor at Canterbury University, is concerned that future generations won't have access to the full picture of the Canterbury earthquakes, so he got the CEISMIC Project under way. The project is an archive of earthquake-related digital material and includes resources from the National Library, the Ministry for Culture and Heritage, the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority, Christchurch City Libraries, Te Papa, NZ On Screen, the Canterbury Museum and the Ngai Tahu Research Centre. Paul says the aim is to document the impact of the disaster and the process of recovery, and make all that material available for free. (20′12″)
TVNZ in business with Sky, and what it means for viewers; major freedom surveys back NZ - but not other Pacific countries; and a sensitive interview bungled. (35′19″)
Kiwi film-maker Julie Hill talks to Paul about New Zealand's vibrant artistic community in Berlin. She says the traditional OE to London has suddenly become an anachronism - and New Zealanders are looking for adventure further afield. While unemployment in Berlin is high, the combination of cheap rent and rich culture has become irresistible for our musicians, artists, and writers. (17′56″)
Rawiri Paratene is a well-known actor, writer, director and tutor of theatre, film, and broadcasting. Shakespeare has played a major role in Rawiri's performing arts career, and that continues with his co-producing of, and acting in, a Maori language production of Troilus and Cressida, which will debut at the 2012 NZ International Arts Festival. (31′08″)
Dougal has been pondering a fabulous, but modest, slogan for Dunedin. (5′32″)
Earlier this year, Victoria University's Institute of Policy Studies and Kawa a Maui (School of Maori Studies) launched the Post Treaty Settlements website. One of those behind the site, associate professor Paul Callister, believes that the idea that the signalled 2014 end of the historical settlements process will usher in new Crown-Maori relations and end grievances is unfounded. Ideas talks to some of the thinkers who've contributed essays to the site - lawyer Toko Kapea, historian Ewan Morris, and Wellington engineer Steven Young. (55′10″)
Discussion, features and ideas until midday.
Chris Laidlaw presents a thought provoking range of interviews, documentaries and music over four entertaining hours each Sunday Morning.
Highlights include Insight at 8:12am and Mediawatch at 9.06. Ideas plays at 10:06, and there are interviews at 8:40 and 9:45, plus a feature interview at 11:12am. There's music in Today's Track at 10.55. Hear the satirical comedy Down the List after the news at 11, and Wayne Brittenden's Counterpoint at 11:40. Listener feedback rounds off the show up to midday.
Dark Star, written and performed by Barry Saunders from his 2008 album, Zodiac (Ode Records and Mana Music)
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