Nights for Tuesday 11 July 2017
7:12 The NZ connection to the Bulford Kiwi
Our guest is Colleen Brown she is going to be talking about The Bulford Kiwi. The Kiwi was constructed on Beacon Hill overlooking Sling Camp (now gone), part of Bulford Camp, during the occupation of the Camp by New Zealand troops which began in June 1916.
After the war was over the troops were eager to return home, but no troop ships were available. In the wake of riots by disaffected New Zealanders, officers decided that the troops should be kept busy carving an enormous kiwi into the chalk of the hill. This was done in February and March 1919.
7:30 The Sampler
In The Sampler this week Nick Bollinger discusses an intimate yet international set of power pop from Dunedin’s Kane Strang; a sonic meeting between Berlin-based electronicist Fis and taonga puoro practioner Rob Thorne; and a tribute to heroes and roots from well-travelled Auckland duo The Bads.
8:12 Walking the Line
Stephanie Creed's reading of 'Walking the Line ' a short story by Sarndra Smith.
8:30 Window on the World
They post-1997 generation are young and have only known Hong Kong as part of China. But under 'one country, two systems' these millennial Hong Kongers stand apart from their mainland equivalent. So how do they see themselves and the unique territory where they live? Back in 1997, Helier Cheung was a schoolgirl in the choir which sang at the ceremony, as Hong Kong's sovereignty reverted from Britain to China. Now, as a BBC journalist, she returns to Hong Kong to discover how her generation see themselves.
9:07 Tuesday Feature
In this year's BBC Reith lectures, the award-winning novelist Dame Hilary Mantel discusses the role that history plays in our lives. And in today's first lecture, Hilary asks what history and the past is for? Whilst we cannot hear or see the past, she says, "we can listen and look". She discusses her own relationship with history, describing how her imagination was fired towards historical fiction
10:17 Late Edition
A roundup of today's RNZ News and feature interviews as well as Dateline Pacific from RNZ International.
11:07 Worlds of Music
Trevor Reekie hosts a weekly music programme celebrating an eclectic mix of 'world' music, fusion and folk roots. Tonight,