Sunday Morning for Sunday 7 April 2013
8:12 Insight: Trading with South America
After traveling with the Prime Minister on his trip around parts of South America, Radio New Zealand political reporter Chris Bramwell looks at New Zealand’s trade links with these nations, and the challenge to break into the market in Brazil, the world’s 7th largest economy.
Produced by Philippa Tolley.
8:40 Suzanne Snively – Public Service and Integrity
The New Zealand public sector has long enjoyed a reputation as one of the least corrupt in the world. Suzanne Snively, from anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International NZ, talks to Chris about the 100th anniversary of this country’s Public Service Act – its importance to our democracy and how it affects the lives of all New Zealanders.
Mediawatch looks at coverage of New Zealand's troops pulling out of Afghanistan after 10 years – and the passing of 10 years since the invasion of Iraq. Also on Mediawatch: How the national security agency ended up in the media spotlight this past week; how the minister of broadcasting got a rough ride on the radio; a startling slot on a new TV show for young people; and we hear from the founder of an unusual global news service.
Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose.
9.40 Tony Wheeler – Still Traveling
Tony Wheeler is the co-founder, with wife Maureen Wheeler, of the Lonely Planet guidebook company. The couple has also established PlanetWheeler which is based in Melbourne and funds more than 50 projects in developing countries.
Tony Wheeler was in New Zealand this week to speak at TEDxQueenstown.
10:06 Ideas: Prison Break
New Zealand has one of the highest imprisonment rates in the developed world and more than half of those released from our prisons find themselves back behind bars within five years. Ideas takes a look at imprisonment and rehabilitation, and asks what works and what doesn’t. Chris Laidlaw talks to Anne Opie the author of ‘From Outlaw to Citizen: Making the transition from Prison in New Zealand’; and Eugene Ryder, a community advocate and Black Power member, reflects on what convinced him to change his lifestyle to ensure he never sees the inside of a prison again.
Produced by Jeremy Rose.
10.55 Today’s Track
Former led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant is in New Zealand next week. These days his sound is a bit mellower than his 70’s heavy blues rock. He’s still using American roots music as an inspiration but, as today’s track shows, he’s more into a country-influenced sound these days. The track is from his 2010 album Band of Joy. It’s called Central Two-O-Nine.
11.05 Down the List
Where does the real power in New Zealand lie? That’s right, with a bunch of bureaucrats, underlings, officials, and lowly-ranked list MPs that you and I have never heard of. Whether it’s in sport, politics, commerce, education or the arts, the only way to find out what’s really going on in this country is by going ... Down the List. Written by Dave Armstrong and produced by Radio New Zealand’s Drama department. Today, it’s a game of bluff and double bluff in Bluff. With the Tiwai Point aluminium smelter facing an uncertain future, delicate negotiations are taking place between the government and Rio Tinto.
11.12 Stephen Tindall – Philanthropy for Social Change
Sir Stephen Tindall, along with wife Lady Margaret, founded one of the country’s biggest family foundations. The Tindall Foundation has given away $107 million in the last 17 years. He talks to Chris about philanthropy as a catalyst for social change, and urges caution.
Sir Stephen is giving the opening address at the Philanthropy New Zealand conference in Wellington next week.
11.40 Wayne Brittenden’s Counterpoint
Wayne Brittenden has been Radio New Zealand’s correspondent in several capital cities over the years. Each week he gives fresh insights into a wide variety of topics of national and international concern, followed by Chris Laidlaw’s discussion of the issue with guests. Today, Pope Francis’ Easter denunciation of uncaring capitalism – a theme also taken up by his predecessor – reflects historic cultural differences between Catholic and Protestant attitudes towards work and money. Wayne looks at this fascinating but little-discussed aspect of religion, and Chris follows up with Auckland University’s Professor of Social Anthropology, Cris Shore.