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08:15 Women in science - The Wireless

The place of women in STEM – science, technology, engineering and mathematics – has received a lot of media coverage in the past couple of years.

A 2011 report by the New Zealand Association of Women in the Sciences found that women with a BSc or PhD earned $30,000 less on average than men with the same qualification level. Women were also under-represented at higher levels of University employment, in funding allocation, and were awarded fewer the top prizes in New Zealand science.

Megan Whelan from The Wireless spoke to engineer Dr Michelle Dickinson; microbiologist Dr Siouxsie Wiles and chemist Dr Nicola Gaston; and computer science student Hayley van Waas.

08:40 Regional Panel - Tauranga

Priority One CEO Andrew CokerTauranga is one of the fastest growing areas in the country, with big pressure on housing. This is just one of many issues facing the region this year and beyond. Radio New Zealand’s Tauranga reporter Natalie Mankelow and host Lynn Freeman chat to three local people who have big dreams for the place they call home: Dave Burnett from the Tauranga Chamber of Commerce; Sheldon Nesdale who runs a marketing company and started TedxTauranga; and Andrew Coker (right) from Priority One an economic development organisation covering Tauranga and the Western Bay of Plenty

09:07 Media: documentary makers

Previously on The Weekend we looked at the future for the New Zealand film Industry. This time it’s the turn of New Zealand documentary makers. We talk to two of the best in this difficult business - Leanne Pooley and Pietra Brettkelly.

Pietra Brettkelly with cinematographer Jake Bryant in Afghanistan
Producer/Director of A Flickering Truth, Pietra Brettkelly with Cinematographer Jake Bryant in Afghanistan

Umpire Sophie Handford09:32 Sport: Umpires and referees

Who are sports officials, why do they do it, what makes a good one and how can they stand all that flack? Lynn Freeman talks to Rugby Union referee and former Black Fern Nicky Ewins, Netball New Zealand's Umpire Development Manager Dianne McTigue; Blackstick turned international cricket umpire Rodger McHarg, and 14-year-old college umpire Sophie Handford (right).

10:07 Home ownership – Building Consents

Professional Building Consultants Brent GoldschmidtGetting Council consents for renovations or a new building can be one of the most harrowing and frustrating parts of the project. We talk to two people with cautionary tales before finding out how consents work and why they’re important with Pete Laurenson from the Queenstown Lakes District Council and Brent Goldschmid (right) from private company Professional Building Consultants.

10:30 Musical Dynasties - Sam & Myele Manzanza

Sam Manzanza is a Congolese musician who has been playing gigs in New Zealand since the eighties, and fronts Sam Manzanza's Afrobeat Band. His jazz trained son Myele has played with many, many groups, most notably Electric Wire Hustle, and is also a solo act.

Myele Sam Manzanza
Myele & Sam Manzanza (Credit: Alan Wright)

10:52 New Year’s Honours

New Knights and Dames tend to get most of the media coverage when the New Year’s Honours list is published. But we’ve gone to the pages nearer the end of the release to find someone who has contributed to their community for many years, with no recognition - until now.

Oscar and Miriam Batucan received Queen s Service Medals for services to the Filipino community

Oscar and Miriam Batucan received Queen's Service Medals for their services to the Filipino community

Animal behaviourist Elsa Flint11:06 Animal Behaviour – separation anxiety

Animal Behaviourist Dr Elsa Flint (right) explains why dogs become so anxious when their owners are away, especially at this time of year when they can be separated for some time. Elsa runs Animals with Attitude behaviour clinics in Auckland. She is co-author of five books on animal care and behaviour and sole author of the publication Understanding Your Dog.

11:30 Ecuador: Cloud Forest 

Richard Parsons is considered to be one of the pioneers of eco-tourism in Ecuador. Back in 1991 he and his wife Gloria set up the Bellavista Lodge Cloud Forest Reserve & Lodge, two hours north of the capital of Quito. It’s also the only known home of the Olinguito, the first new species of mammal, Bassaricyon neblina in the raccoon family Procyonidae to be discovered and named in the Americas in the past 35 years!

Gallery: Bellavista Cloud Forest

Cloud Forest
Amethyst Throated Sunangel. Photo: Lynn Freeman.

11:50 Pecha Kucha - Regan Stokes

Pecha Kucha events involve short, power point presentations by speakers with all kinds of stories to share. You don't need to be famous, just interesting and succinct. Christchurch teacher Regan Stokes was a recent Pecha Kucha speaker who caught our eye, and he delivers a modified version of his talk, about his relationship with te reo.

Regan Stokes
Regan Stokes

Music played in this show

ARTIST: Jurassic 5 ft. Nelly Furtado
TITLE: Thin Line
COMPOSER: C. "DJ Smooth" Henderson,  C. Stewart
ALBUM: Power In Numbers
LABEL: INTERSCOPE  PLAYED AT: 08:53

ARTIST: Rufus Wainwright
TITLE: Oh What a World
COMPOSER: Wainwright
ALBUM: Want One
LABEL: DREAMWORKS  PLAYED AT: 09:27

ARTIST: Sam Manzanza
TITLE: We Love The Music (Epayina Yuta)
COMPOSER: S. Manzanza
ALBUM:  Jamena: Half of My Face
LABEL: MANZANZA MUSIC

ARTIST: Myele Manzanza
TITLE: Big Space
COMPOSER: M. Manzanza, De Clive-Lowe
ALBUM: One
LABEL: EVERY WAKING HOUR

ARTIST: Sam Manzanza
TITLE: Half Of My Face (Jemena)
COMPOSER: S. Manzanza
ALBUM:  Jamena: Half of My Face
LABEL: MANZANZA MUSIC

ARTIST: Electric Wire Hustle ft. Billy Tk
TITLE: Burn
COMPOSER: Mara TK, Taay Ninh, Billy TK, Myele Manzanza
ALBUM: Every Waking Hour
LABEL: EVERY WAKING HOUR

ARTIST: Myele Manzanza ft. Sam Manzanza & Amenta
TITLE: Me I Know Him
COMPOSER: M. Manzanza, Laylor, S. Manzanza
ALBUM: One
LABEL: EVERY WAKING HOUR

ARTIST: Myele Manzanza
TITLE: Elvin’s Brew
COMPOSER: M. Manzanza, De Clive-Lowe
ALBUM: One
LABEL: EVERY WAKING HOUR

ARTIST: Myele Manzanza
TITLE: Everybody Isn’t
COMPOSER: M. Manzanza, Wright
ALBUM: One
LABEL: EVERY WAKING HOUR

ARTIST: Myele Manzanza ft. Rachel Fraser
TITLE: On The Move
COMPOSER: M. Manzanza, Fraser, Wylie
ALBUM: One
LABEL: EVERY WAKING HOUR

ARTIST: The Five Stairsteps
TITLE: O-o-h Child
COMPOSER: Stan Vincent
ALBUM:  Guardians Of The Galaxy: Awesome Mix, Vol. 1
LABEL: ROADRUNNER  PLAYED AT: 11:25

ARTIST: Belle & Sebastian
TITLE: Party Line
ALBUM: Girls In Peace Time Want to Dance
LABEL: MATADOR PLAYED AT: 11:45