Saturday Morning for Saturday 6 February 2016
8:12 Margaret Wilson
Margaret Wilson is Professor of Law at Waikato Law Faculty, and a former speaker of the New Zealand House of Representatives, president of the Labour Party and Minister of the Crown. She is the author of The Struggle for Sovereignty: New Zealand and Twenty-First Century Statehood (BWB Text).
8:30 Hirini Kaa
Reverend Dr Hirini Kaa (Ngati Porou, Ngati Kahungunu, Rongowhakaata) lectures in history and religious studies at the School of Humanities, University of Auckland. He researched, co-wrote and presented the historical documentary series The Prophets for Māori Television, and recently wrote an article for The Spinoff, commenting on Mike Hosking’s video post, No Point Celebrating Waitangi Day.
9:05 Vikram Kumar
Vikram Kumar is the former CEO of MEGA, and former CEO of the Internet Mana Party. He is the founder of Internet of Things startup company Kotahi.Net, which plans to build and roll-out a national wireless network allowing data to be sent to and from sensors and other connected objects.
9:35 Tom Rennie
Tom Rennie has been a publisher at Bridget Williams Books (BWB) since returning from five years at Cengage Learning in London, in late 2010. He has been developing BWB’s digital publishing programme, and last week announced the launch of The Treaty of Waitangi Collection, the first in the new series of online BWB Collections, which combine key New Zealand non-fiction narratives to provide a new platform for reading, research and education.
10:05 Stefan Grand-Meyer and Olga Suvorova
Stefan Grand-Meyer is External Relations Advisor at the Translation Service, NZ Department of Internal Affairs, and a member of the National Council of the New Zealand Society of Translators and Interpreters (NZSTI). Dr Olga Suvorova is the director of Russian Keys Ltd, a privately owned company specialising in Russian language and culture courses, certified translation and interpreting, and the president of the Wellington branch of the NZSTI. Both are administrators for the NZSTI’s Treaty Times Thirty project, which involves over 90 translators celebrating the society’s thirtieth anniversary by collaborating to translate the English and Māori versions of the Treaty of Waitangi into 30 languages, for gifting to the nation on International Translation Day, 30 September 2016.
10:35 Rebecca Ryan
Soprano singer Rebecca Ryan was born in Bluff, and pursued a successful opera career in the UK before returning to live in Invercargill in 2009. She sings the role of Poppea in the Handel opera Agrippina at the annual Opera in a Days Bay Garden, on 12, 14, 18 and 20 February.
11:05 Claudia Orange
Dame Claudia Orange retires from her position as Head of Research at Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand at the end of February, but will continue her work there as a research fellow. An expert on the Treaty of Waitangi, she has published a number of books, and toured the Treaty 2U exhibition around Auckland schools. She has been advising on Te Kōngahu, the new museum at Waitangi, which opens to the public on 7 February.
11:45 Children’s Books with Kate De Goldi
Kate De Goldi’s most recent novel is From the Cutting Room of Barney Kettle (Longacre), and the stage adaptation of her 2012 book, The ACB with Honora Lee, will debut at Circa Theatre (27 February to 26 March) as part of the New Zealand Festival. She will discuss six board books for babies and toddlers:
The Pencil by Paula Bossio (Gecko Press);
The Noisy Book by Soledad Bravi (Gecko Press);
What's your Favourite Animal? by Eric Carle and Friends (Walker Books);
My New Zealand ABC Book by James Brown (Te Papa Press);
My New Zealand 123 Book by James Brown (Te Papa Press); and
My New Zealand Colours Book by James Brown (Te Papa Press).
This Saturday’s team:
Producer: Mark Cubey
Wellington engineer: Lianne Smith
Auckland engineer: Brian Mahoney
Research by Infofind
Music played in this show
Artist: Moana and the Tribe
Label: Ode, 2008
Artist: Rebecca Ryan (soprano) with the Royal Academy Consort, conducted by Jeremy Summerly
Album: Handel - Coronation Anthems
Label: Naxos, 2002
Artist: Donna Brown (soprano) with the English Baroque Soloists, conducted by John Eliot Gardiner
Song: Bel piacer
Album: Agrippina by Handel
Label: Philips, 1997
Artist: Bob Marley and the Wailers
Album: 12” mix from the compilation Songs of Freedom