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Sunday for 28 March 2010

8:12 Insight: Mining on Conservation Land

Insight explores the Government's proposal to open up protected conservation land to mining. The Prime Minister has vowed any new mines in national parks will be clean and green. Is this the reality of 21st-century mining, or political spin?
Written and presented by Ian Telfer
Produced by Sue Ingram

8:40 David Hopkins - Quake-proof Buildings

Earthquake specialist Doctor David Hopkins has been in Indonesia helping to assess the safety of public buildings damaged in last year's quake that hit the city of Padang. He discusses the ability of buildings to withstand earthquakes, both in New Zealand and overseas.

9:06 Mediawatch

Mediawatch looks at the mushrooming of opinion in newspapers. In days gone by, most carried just one or two personal commentaries, but now many publish plenty in their pages - and offer a seemingly endless supply on their websites as well. Mediawatch talks to New Zealand journalist Toby Manhire who arranges all this for one of Britain's biggest daily papers, The Guardian. Mediawatch also looks at TV3's dogged pursuit of Destiny Church's top man lately, and asks why Telecom gave a helping hand to a current affairs show investigating its recent failures.
Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose.

9:45 Jake Adelstein - Crime in Japan

American reporter Jake Adelstein talks about life on the police beat in Japan, and how he took on the Japanese mafia - and survived to tell the tale.

10:06 Peter Williams QC - Defence and Rehabilitation

Veteran defence lawyer Peter Williams QC retired last month after around 50 years in the business, during which time he defended many high-profile murder accused - including Arthur Allan Thomas. He is president of the Howard League for Penal Reform, trying to improve conditions for prisoners, and he talks to Chris about his career, and his concerns.

10:45 Hidden Treasures

Each week Trevor Reekie presents Hidden Treasures, uncovering musical gems that are often buried under tons of other stuff from here, there and over that a-way!! This week Trevor explores music from the Backa Pygmies from the South-east Cameroon rainforests, as well as a stunning slice of indigenous psychedelic 60's guitar.
Produced by Trevor Reekie

11.05 Ideas: Sir Robert Jones - The people, writers and philosophers who influenced him

Sir Robert Jones has been a prolific writer of columns and books - both fiction and non fiction - since the 1970s. A self-made property magnate who grew up in a state house in the Hutt Valley, Sir Robert played an active role in promoting the election of Sir Robert Muldoon in 1975. Then in 1983 he founded the New Zealand Party which, despite not making it into parliament in the snap election of 1984, is credited by many for not only the defeat of the Muldoon government but for setting the agenda for many of the so-called new right policies introduced by the fourth Labour Government. Today in Ideas Sir Robert Jones about his ideas and the people, writers and philosophers who influenced him.
Presented by Chris Laidlaw
Produced by Jeremy Rose

11.55 Feedback

What you, the listeners, say on the ideas and issues that have appeared in the programme.