Nights for Friday 8 July 2011
Live from the Auckland Art Gallery: Sounds Like Us 2011
To commemorate 100 years of radio transmission in New Zealand, Radio New Zealand presents Sounds Like Us, an exhibition of radio designs including the recently crafted Radios of the Century at the Auckland Art Gallery. Nights is broadcasting live from the exhibition opening.
7:08 'Radio Of The Century' Design Winners
Matt Purcell, student at Whitecliffe School of Art Auckland, with Splitting the Atom, and EIT Hawkes Bay student Amelia Haliday, with Gumboot, and what it's like to see their freshly made models as part of the Radio New Zealand exhibition.
7:10 Fifteen NZ Made Radio Models On Display
Bryan Crump wanders about the Sounds like Us exhibition at the gallery and chats with guests including Nights regulars: philosopher Ann Kerwin, sociologist Tracey McIntosh and visual arts commentator Vera Mey.
7:20 Community Radio In Auckland
Robert Kahn, general manager of Auckland's Radio Tarana, which caters to Auckland's Indian community.
7:33 NZ Radio: Now And Then
Historian and broadcaster Gordon McLauchlan reflects on how radio has changed in his lifetime.
7:45 Community Radio In Auckland
Yolande Ah Chong is Radio 531PI's breakfast host and broadcasts news and culture to Auckland's diverse Pacific community.
8:07 Community Radio In Auckland
NZART council vice-president Vaughan Henderson (Callsign ZL1TGC) about amateur radio, also affectionately known as "ham radio", the hobby of constructing, experimenting and communicating. In New Zealand hams are licensed by the Ministry of Economic Development (MED), Radio Spectrum Management (RSM).
8:20 Auckland Art Gallery Tour
A quick look around the nearly renovated gallery with director Chris Saines which will be re-opened to the public on Saturday 3 September.
8:33 Listening To The Fauna Of New Zealand
Bird sounds with Karen Baird from Forest the Bird, her husband Chris Gaskin (who records sea birds) and Karen's father John Kendrick, a fit and healthy 89-year-old who recorded many of the native birds that are heard on Radio New Zealand.
8:53 Announcement of the favourite 'Sound Of New Zealand' as voted by you