Nights for Thursday 24 November 2011
7:10 Science: Everyday Physics
Physicist and deputy director of the MacDiarmid Institute for Advanced Materials & Nanotechnology, Dr Shaun Hendy, is taking it back to basics to explain how stuff works... how do USB sticks and MP3 players store information?
People, places and events in New Zealand.
8 pm News & Weather
8:50 You Choose: MMP Or What Else? - SM
A pocket guide to the electoral referendum with RNZ political reporter Julian Robins - Supplementary Member (SM) is what is known as a parallel voting system, having a mix of electorate MPs and party list MPs elected by separate votes. It is not a fully proportional system and usually results in single party governments, although coalitions or agreements between parties may sometimes be needed.
8:15 Nine to Noon party leader interview
Labour's Phil Goff.
8:50 You Choose: MMP Or What Else? - MMP
A pocket guide to the electoral referendum with RNZ political reporter Julian Robins - Mixed Member Proportional (MMP) is the present system and has been in place since the 1996 election. It is a system of proportional representation. Under MMP it is unusual for a single party to win a majority of seats in Parliament and coalitions or support deals between parties are usually needed to form a government.
9 pm News & Weather
9:06 Our Changing World
Science and environment news from New Zealand and the world.
10 pm News & Weather
10:17 Late Edition
11 pm News & Weather
11:06 The Music Mix
Nick Atkinson presents a contemporary music magazine with interviews and music from New Zealand and overseas artists, coverage of new releases, tours, live sessions, music festivals and events.