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Sunday for 1 August 2010

8:12 Insight: Foreign Investment

Insight looks at foreign investment, amid the on-going debate about Chinese companies' interest in buying New Zealand dairy farms. Is overseas investment good for the economy? Or is the country in danger of selling the goose that lays the golden eggs?
Written and presented by Nigel Stirling
Produced by Sue Ingram

Philip Toledano8:40 Phillip Toledano - Capturing Memory

When photographer Phillip Toledano's mother died, the full extent of his elderly father's memory loss was revealed. Phillip decided to make his father's life beautiful for as long as the time he had left. He's published a photographic essay of those last few years and he talks to Chris Whitta about the pain and joy of that time - and what he describes as the "constantly surprising" response to the work.
'Days with My Father' by Phillip Toledano is published by Hachette

9:06 Mediawatch

Mediawatch this weekend looks at two very different topics generating complaints about their coverage in the media lately. We'll hear about the sensitivity surrounding reporting of Middle East affairs - and why many on opposing sides say media treatment isn't fair or balanced. And Mediawatch also looks at the final outcome of Paul Henry's put-down of singing star Susan Boyle. Was it just bad taste? Or something more serious?
Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose.

Prof Laurie Bauer9:40 Laurie Bauer - Word Rules

Laurie Bauer is Professor of Linguistics at Victoria University. He's talking to Chris about his big project - he's looking at word structure and trying to nail down some rules about how we normally speak English.

10:06 Piripi Walker - Loving Te Reo

Piripi Walker is passionate about the preservation and promotion of te reo. He was one of the driving forces behind legislation in the 1980s that established te reo as an official language. Piripi is of Ngati Raukawa descent, and is a fluent Maori speaker. This being the final day of Maori Language Week, he talks to Chris about his love for tikanga maori and the language.

10.40 Notes from the South with Dougal Stevenson

Dougal has been spotting celebrities and showering in the company of Jilly Cooper and Lawrence Olivier.

10:45 Hidden Treasures

This week on Hidden Treasures Trevor Reekie digs up a gem from the fabulous Goldwax label, as well showcasing a soulful slice of jazz from the Souljazz Orchestra.
Produced by Trevor Reekie

A mamachari bike11.05 Ideas: The Recycling of Cycling Culture

Ideas explores the growing trend towards utility cycling - that's cycling which is not primarily for sport or recreation, but simply an everyday mode of transport. We talk to Hastings mayor Lawrence Yule about his plans to turn Hastings into a model cycle-friendly city; Jason Penny of Wellington's Mamachari Bikes which is importing secondhand Japanese bicycles by the container load; and historian Iain Boal, who takes the long view and talks about the rise and fall and rise of utility cycling.
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.