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Oral historians and authors Ruth Greenaway and Megan Hutching, talk about the history of this Auckland organisation which began with an orphan home in the central city in 1858 and now works with its community in south Auckland. While society has changed since the mid-nineteenth-century, the problems of today’s clients bear a marked resemblance to t…
Tim Barnett from Auckland Libraries joins us to talk us through Kura - their online heritage collection of manuscripts, photos, rare books and oral history. Anyone can access it and it's free.
Our overseas correspondent in Japan, Motoko Kakubayashi joins us from Tokyo.
Our Techie Teen, Charlie Cuff joins us once again. Tonight he looks at AI companions and their possible uses in the aged care industry.
Fergus Grady joins us from the Cannes Film Festival - we find out how that's going after 2 years of virtual screenings and we'll also look ahead to this year's French Film Festival Aotearoa: 21 thoughtfully curated, fabulous French flicks coming to a cinema near you soon.
Ahead of the upcoming Blue Dragon Book Fair in Wellington, we Speak to Australian, Michael Brosowski who in 2002 founded the Blue Dragon Children's Foundation based in Hanoi Vietnam with the aim of ending child trafficking in the area through education, advocacy and even football.
Our Military Historian, Damien Fenton is back - he'll be taking a look at Finland and the Winter War of 1939-40 where the Finns amazed the world with their brave - and highly effective - resistance against the invasion by Stalin's Red Army.
Helene Elliot from the LA times is chasing the Los Angeles hockey team, The LA Kings in the ice hockey playoffs, and they are likely to move on to the next round of the playoffs.
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Raymond Sagapolutely joins us once again with an update from South Auckland.
Our Overseas Correspondent from Canada, Peggy Revell joins us from Medicine Hat Alberta.
David Bremner, Music Director of the National Band of New Zealand joins us ahead of their concerts next week in in Upper Hutt, Wellington, Palmerston North and New Plymouth, as well as recording works with the NZSO for later streaming.
Our forest correspondent, Dean Baigent-Mercer joins us for a discussion on permanent carbon sinks in the Emissions Trading Scheme which the Govt is about to announce. This discussion has often been framed as pines vs natives, but Dean thinks there is a way reshape this binary thinking with four categories of carbon sinks.…
We talk to Rhianna Rees, from the Seaweed Academy at the Scottish Association for Marine Science. The Seaweed Academy is the UK's first dedicated seaweed industry facility, using the research knowledge generated at SAMS to offer advice to start-ups, train workers and share the latest research to help businesses develop.…
Sound historian Sarah Johnston discusses her research into the wartime recordings of the mobile broadcasting unit that travelled with the New Zealand Division during World War II.
Nights Philosopher Ann Kerwin looks at a book by former Google strategist turned Oxford-trained philosopher, James William called Stand Out of Our Light: Freedom and Resistance in the Attention Economy.
music industry. To jazz things up, we discuss three must-read music novels and a kiwi classic. Books mentioned in the show: The conductor/ Sarah Quigley https://bit.ly/3FvLSIm An equal music/ Vikram Seth https://bit.ly/3kUPt9j Run, Rose, Run/ Dolly Parton and James Patterson https://bit.ly/3vW0mOz Hellzapoppin'!: the art of Flying Nun / editor, Dav…
Freelance sports broadcaster Rikki Swannell is our sportscaster tonight.
Dr Kieran Davis is the new dean for the Australasian Faculty of Pain Medicine. He is a pain medicine physician and anaesthetist at Auckland City Hospital and he wants to see a more equitable service for the one in five Kiwis who suffer from chronic pain.
Our Overseas correspondent in India, Shoba Naryan joins us from Bengaluru where it's Mango season.
Podiatrist Emma Worthington joins us once again. She'll be looking at heel pain in active children. And how to prepare for the up coming winter sport season to prevent injury.
Every year in New Zealand, 2.2 million tonnes of waste is generated via food manufacture – much of which ends up in landfills. This organic biowaste could be used to improve our soils instead of damaging our environment, says environmental scientist Brett Robinson.
Lisa Kane joins us from her apartment in Shangai where she's been in lockdown with her partner and daughter for 35 days now - and she's pretty stoic about it.
Dillon Mayhew, Associate Professor from the School of Mathematics and Statistics at Te Heranga Waka/Victoria University of Wellington joins us once again. Tonight he's looking at how AI and reinforcement learning may be able to help us to understand some mathematical problems.
Alison talks to super librarian Anne about her number one go-to comfort read The Little White Horse by Elizabeth Goudge, a post-war children’s classic about love, goodness, animals and beauty. Hot Tip: don’t read this book when you are hungry because the descriptions of food are beyond belief! The Little White Horse can be requested via the Aucklan…
It's a rugby-themed chat with our sportscaster Peter Lampp tonight.
University of Canterbury medieval historian Dr Chris Jones introduces us to Aotearoa's "Wicked" Bible.