Sunday Morning for Sunday 13 November 2011
8:12 Insight: Asset Sales
If the National Party is re-elected, it will proceed with plans to sell stakes in major state assets. RNZ’s economics correspondent, Nigel Stirling, looks at National's Mixed Ownership Model and asks if it can avoid the mistakes of the privatisations of the 1980s and 90s.
Produced by Philippa Tolley.
8:40 Neville Peat – Albatross Story
Neville’s latest book is a biography of Lance Richdale, a shy and obsessed man who became known around the world for founding Dunedin’s albatross colony in 1936. It all began with protecting an albatross chick to fledging on Otago Peninsula, and has evolved into a nature tourism industry worth around $100m a year.
Neville Peat’s book, Seabird Genius, is published by Otago University Press.
Mediawatch is all about the upcoming election, with a look at the various parties' policies for the media – and the answers to key questions Mediawatch has put to them. Mediawatch also looks at how one woman has become the face of poverty on television; and is this election exciting? Or excruciating? That depends which pundits you're paying attention to . . .
Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose.
9:40 Stephen Chan – Calling the Commonwealth
Stephen Chan and Chris talk about how the Commonwealth is handing the issues that vex it, and whether or not it has a future as an effective organisation.
Stephen Chan OBE is Professor of International Relations at the University of London.
10:06 Peter Wells – Colenso’s Hungry Heart
Peter Wells talks to Chris about William Colenso, printer, missionary, explorer, botantist, prolific writer and man of great passion. He was thrown out of the church after fathering a child with a young Maori woman who worked at the mission station; spoke up when he realised Maori did not understand the meaning of the Treaty; and was often a thorn in the side of early colonial powers.
The Hungry Heart, Journeys with William Colenso, by Peter Wells, is published by Vintage.
The Hawkes Bay Museum and Art Gallery’s William Colenso Bicentenary Conference wraps up with a Sunday Service on November 13 at the Waiapu Anglican Cathedral, at 6pm.
10:45 Hidden Treasures
This week on Hidden Treasures Trevor Reekie features music from one of the jazz world’s more eccentric and flamboyant cult heroes; as well as new local music from Fabulous and Arabia.
Produced by Trevor Reekie
11.05 Ideas: The Story of Three Mines
The massive Freeport Mine in Indonesia’s Papua province has been brought to a standstill with 8000 of its workers on strike; a US federal appeals court in San Francisco recently ruled Bouganvillians can proceed with a case alleging the mining company Rio Tinto is complicit in genocide and war crimes at the site of the Panguna copper mine; and the Wixarika tribe of Mexico is in the midst of a battle to stop the mining of a mountain they have considered sacred for thousands of years. Chris Laidlaw and Jeremy Rose speak to three experts about the conflicts: Cultural anthropologist Eben Kirksey; constitutional lawyer and advisor to Bougainville’s autonomous government, Anthony Regan; and Juan Negrin of the Wixarika Research Centre.
Presented by Chris Laidlaw
Produced by Jeremy Rose
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