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A magazine programme hosted by Kim Hill, with long-form, in-depth feature interviews on current affairs, science, modern life, history, the arts and more.

Latest Episodes

Victor Steffensen: How burning could heal Australia

Last year's Australian fire season was the worst on record, with 34 deaths, more than 3500 homes lost and billions of animals harmed. It also wasn't a surprise to Victor Steffensen, a specialist in indigenous fire management. He correctly saw the amount of vegetation on the land combined with the drying effects of climate change as a bomb waiting to go off. Victor believes the practice of cultural burning should be utilised more widely to reduce the threat of more catastrophic bushfires. The idea that fire can be used to prevent fire is challenging - but is based on generations of indigenous knowledge of "reading" and responding to land. Victor has written a memoir called Fire Country - How Indigenous Fire Management Could Help Save Australia.

28 min5 d ago
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Victor Steffensen: How burning could heal Australia

Life inside the NBA Bubble: Ben Golliver

A fascinating social and sporting experiment's been going on in Florida for the past 2 months. The National Basketball Association's spent an estimated US$180 million on creating an isolation zone- aka the 2020 NBA Bubble- in Walt Disney World near Orlando. Since July, players and support staff have been staying in the resort as they complete the regular season and the playoffs. There's daily testing, temperature checks, wrist bands that alarm when you get too close to someone for more than a few seconds - all so the remaining teams can play for the title in deserted gymnasiums with no spectators. Ben Golliver is the Washington Post's NBA correspondent who's been staying in the Bubble since Day 1 and is now writing a book called Bubbleball about the experience. We speak to him from his hotel room at Disney World.

28 min5 d ago
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Life inside the NBA Bubble: Ben Golliver

Craig Silvey: "Jasper Jones" author on his new book "Honeybee"

Australian author and screenwriter Craig Silvey's second novel Jasper Jones, released in 2009 sold more than 600,000 copies and was adapted for screen and stage. 11 years on he's just released a new book Honeybee. Described as a "heart-breaking, life-affirming coming-of-age novel" it's set in contemporary Western Australia and at its heart is a life-changing chance encounter between two characters on a quiet overpass one night.

15 min5 d ago
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Craig Silvey: "Jasper Jones" author on his new book "Honeybee"

NZ-born officer Matiu Ratana fatally shot in England

New Zealand-born Sergeant Matiu Ratana, known as Matt, was two months from retiring when he was fatally shot in the chest in Croydon, England. Ratana was shot while a suspect, still in handcuffs, was about to be searched at a custody centre. Labour Maori MP for Te Tai Hauāuru Adrian Rurawhe is Matiu's first cousin. He joined Julian Wilcox.

4 min5 d ago
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NZ-born officer Matiu Ratana fatally shot in England

Arts Laureate Ariana Tikao: the power of pūoro

Ariana Tikao is a composer and performer of Kāi Tahu descent whose waiata bring to life ancestral stories. She is a passionate exponent of the indigenous musical instruments of Aotearoa and is committed to the ongoing project of celebrating and playing taonga pūoro. She has just been announced as one of seven 2020 Arts Foundation Laureates for 2020.

25 min5 d ago
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Arts Laureate Ariana Tikao: the power of pūoro

Priming the primary sector: Rachel Taulelei

Rachel Taulelei (Ngāti Raukawa ki te Tonga, Ngāti Rarua, Ngāti Koata) is the CEO of Kono, a family-owned Maori food and beverage producer and exporter. A seafood aficionado, her business Yellow Brick Road supplies seafood to restaurants throughout the country. She is a former US Trade Commissioner, who sits on the Prime Minister's Business Advisory Council, and chairs New Zealand's APEC Business Advisory Council. You might have caught her Zoom chat with the PM over lockdown too.

25 min5 d ago
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Priming the primary sector: Rachel Taulelei

Whakapapa through portraiture: Taaniko Nordstrom

Former Air New Zealand cabin attendant Taaniko Nordstrom, and her sister-in-law Vienna Nordstrom, are the creative duo behind Soldiers Rd Portraits, a photography-based business they set up together in 2011. Based in Cambridge, they dress their customers in Māori, Pasifika, Native American and First Nations' clothing and then photograph them to create a vintage-style portrait. Soldiers Rd have taken this idea overseas to Australia, the US, Europe and India, and in 2016 started a project called Behind the Wire- Rangatahi ki Rangatira. This social enterprise involves them taking portraits of inmates at the Te Ao Mārama Māori Focus Unit at Waikeria Prison in the Waikato as a means of re-connecting them with their cultural identity and whakapapa through portraiture.

21 min5 d ago
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Whakapapa through portraiture: Taaniko Nordstrom

First Nations' taxman Manny Jules

C.T. (Manny) Jules is the Chief Commissioner of the First Nations Tax Commission based in Kamloops, British Columbia. He is a leading figure in getting Canada's First Nations people independence over their tax affairs, and says tax autonomy forms a a vital part in self determination and entrepreneurship. He was responsible for recovering 45,000 acres of his tribe's reserve lands, and he's also driven legislative reform in the country. His enthusiasms extend beyond the business world too. He's an artist and keen vinyl collector, including a Christmas music library of 5,000 records assembled over the past 20 years!

24 min5 d ago
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First Nations' taxman Manny Jules

A volatile week in the US: April Ryan

It's been another big news week in the U.S. Black Lives Matter protests reignited after a decision not to charge police officers involved in the killing of Breonna Taylor in Louisville in March. Following the death of Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Republicans are now pushing for a new Supreme Court judge to be appointed before the election. And the country has reached the tragic tally of 200,000 deaths from COVID-19. Joining us to discuss is April Ryan, the White House Correspondent and Washington DC Bureau Chief for American Urban Radio Networks. She is also a political analyst for CNN, and the author of three books.

21 min5 d ago
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A volatile week in the US: April Ryan

Revitalising te reo a three-generation process: Prof Rawinia Higgins

Hundreds of thousands of New Zealanders joined together to speak, sing and celebrate te reo at midday on Monday. This "Maori Language Moment", part of Te Wiki o te reo Maori, was the single largest celebration of the Maori language in Aotearoa's history, So how can events like these contribute to the goal of getting 1 million Maori language speakers by 2040? Joining us to discuss is Professor Rawinia Higgins, the Chair of Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Maori chair/The Maori Language Commission. As well as being an eminent Maori studies scholar, she's also a member of the Waitangi Tribunal, and a passionate advocate for all things te ao Maori.

21 min1 w ago
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Revitalising te reo a three-generation process: Prof Rawinia Higgins

Latest Episodes

Victor Steffensen: How burning could heal Australia

Last year's Australian fire season was the worst on record, with 34 deaths, more than 3500 homes lost and billions of animals harmed. It also wasn't a surprise to Victor Steffensen, a specialist in indigenous fire management. He correctly saw the amount of vegetation on the land combined with the drying effects of climate change as a bomb waiting to go off. Victor believes the practice of cultural burning should be utilised more widely to reduce the threat of more catastrophic bushfires. The idea that fire can be used to prevent fire is challenging - but is based on generations of indigenous knowledge of "reading" and responding to land. Victor has written a memoir called Fire Country - How Indigenous Fire Management Could Help Save Australia.

28 min5 d ago
Comments
Victor Steffensen: How burning could heal Australia

Life inside the NBA Bubble: Ben Golliver

A fascinating social and sporting experiment's been going on in Florida for the past 2 months. The National Basketball Association's spent an estimated US$180 million on creating an isolation zone- aka the 2020 NBA Bubble- in Walt Disney World near Orlando. Since July, players and support staff have been staying in the resort as they complete the regular season and the playoffs. There's daily testing, temperature checks, wrist bands that alarm when you get too close to someone for more than a few seconds - all so the remaining teams can play for the title in deserted gymnasiums with no spectators. Ben Golliver is the Washington Post's NBA correspondent who's been staying in the Bubble since Day 1 and is now writing a book called Bubbleball about the experience. We speak to him from his hotel room at Disney World.

28 min5 d ago
Comments
Life inside the NBA Bubble: Ben Golliver

Craig Silvey: "Jasper Jones" author on his new book "Honeybee"

Australian author and screenwriter Craig Silvey's second novel Jasper Jones, released in 2009 sold more than 600,000 copies and was adapted for screen and stage. 11 years on he's just released a new book Honeybee. Described as a "heart-breaking, life-affirming coming-of-age novel" it's set in contemporary Western Australia and at its heart is a life-changing chance encounter between two characters on a quiet overpass one night.

15 min5 d ago
Comments
Craig Silvey: "Jasper Jones" author on his new book "Honeybee"

NZ-born officer Matiu Ratana fatally shot in England

New Zealand-born Sergeant Matiu Ratana, known as Matt, was two months from retiring when he was fatally shot in the chest in Croydon, England. Ratana was shot while a suspect, still in handcuffs, was about to be searched at a custody centre. Labour Maori MP for Te Tai Hauāuru Adrian Rurawhe is Matiu's first cousin. He joined Julian Wilcox.

4 min5 d ago
Comments
NZ-born officer Matiu Ratana fatally shot in England

Arts Laureate Ariana Tikao: the power of pūoro

Ariana Tikao is a composer and performer of Kāi Tahu descent whose waiata bring to life ancestral stories. She is a passionate exponent of the indigenous musical instruments of Aotearoa and is committed to the ongoing project of celebrating and playing taonga pūoro. She has just been announced as one of seven 2020 Arts Foundation Laureates for 2020.

25 min5 d ago
Comments
Arts Laureate Ariana Tikao: the power of pūoro

Priming the primary sector: Rachel Taulelei

Rachel Taulelei (Ngāti Raukawa ki te Tonga, Ngāti Rarua, Ngāti Koata) is the CEO of Kono, a family-owned Maori food and beverage producer and exporter. A seafood aficionado, her business Yellow Brick Road supplies seafood to restaurants throughout the country. She is a former US Trade Commissioner, who sits on the Prime Minister's Business Advisory Council, and chairs New Zealand's APEC Business Advisory Council. You might have caught her Zoom chat with the PM over lockdown too.

25 min5 d ago
Comments
Priming the primary sector: Rachel Taulelei

Whakapapa through portraiture: Taaniko Nordstrom

Former Air New Zealand cabin attendant Taaniko Nordstrom, and her sister-in-law Vienna Nordstrom, are the creative duo behind Soldiers Rd Portraits, a photography-based business they set up together in 2011. Based in Cambridge, they dress their customers in Māori, Pasifika, Native American and First Nations' clothing and then photograph them to create a vintage-style portrait. Soldiers Rd have taken this idea overseas to Australia, the US, Europe and India, and in 2016 started a project called Behind the Wire- Rangatahi ki Rangatira. This social enterprise involves them taking portraits of inmates at the Te Ao Mārama Māori Focus Unit at Waikeria Prison in the Waikato as a means of re-connecting them with their cultural identity and whakapapa through portraiture.

21 min5 d ago
Comments
Whakapapa through portraiture: Taaniko Nordstrom

First Nations' taxman Manny Jules

C.T. (Manny) Jules is the Chief Commissioner of the First Nations Tax Commission based in Kamloops, British Columbia. He is a leading figure in getting Canada's First Nations people independence over their tax affairs, and says tax autonomy forms a a vital part in self determination and entrepreneurship. He was responsible for recovering 45,000 acres of his tribe's reserve lands, and he's also driven legislative reform in the country. His enthusiasms extend beyond the business world too. He's an artist and keen vinyl collector, including a Christmas music library of 5,000 records assembled over the past 20 years!

24 min5 d ago
Comments
First Nations' taxman Manny Jules

A volatile week in the US: April Ryan

It's been another big news week in the U.S. Black Lives Matter protests reignited after a decision not to charge police officers involved in the killing of Breonna Taylor in Louisville in March. Following the death of Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Republicans are now pushing for a new Supreme Court judge to be appointed before the election. And the country has reached the tragic tally of 200,000 deaths from COVID-19. Joining us to discuss is April Ryan, the White House Correspondent and Washington DC Bureau Chief for American Urban Radio Networks. She is also a political analyst for CNN, and the author of three books.

21 min5 d ago
Comments
A volatile week in the US: April Ryan

Revitalising te reo a three-generation process: Prof Rawinia Higgins

Hundreds of thousands of New Zealanders joined together to speak, sing and celebrate te reo at midday on Monday. This "Maori Language Moment", part of Te Wiki o te reo Maori, was the single largest celebration of the Maori language in Aotearoa's history, So how can events like these contribute to the goal of getting 1 million Maori language speakers by 2040? Joining us to discuss is Professor Rawinia Higgins, the Chair of Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Maori chair/The Maori Language Commission. As well as being an eminent Maori studies scholar, she's also a member of the Waitangi Tribunal, and a passionate advocate for all things te ao Maori.

21 min1 w ago
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Revitalising te reo a three-generation process: Prof Rawinia Higgins
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