Radio New Zealand - Saturday, 26th December 2015

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This page features: Christmas Day, Jack Perkins Retrospective, Music 101, News Stories, Radio New Zealand YouTube, Radio NZ National Music, RNZ Music, Spectrum, The Week In Review, The Weekend

Christmas Day

Clive Rule's Routeburn Track Christmas
Clive Rule's Routeburn Track Christmas. [more]

Roger Hall and Rachael Le Mesurier
Roger Hall and Rachael Le Mesurier on Christmas at Te Parenga. [more]

Santa's Naughty Helper
A burlesque Christmas. [more]

Jack Perkins Retrospective

The Homefront War (1986)
Ena Ryan talks to Jack Perkins about wartime Wellington of the 1940s. As battles raged and casualties mounted, those left behind to keep the home fires burning waged their own war against uncertainty, grief and wartime conditions. [more]

Music 101

Pod Save The Theme: Music and Commerce
Irregular M101 guest and contributor Sam Scott returns for summer with all sorts of fun facts and musical artefacts. This week, Melody Thomas and he explore music and commerce, and the nature of music publishing with Jan Hellriegel. [more]

Radio New Zealand YouTube

The Grand International Race Commentary
A little racing/classical music commentary. In 1964, the Cambridge Circus, including John Cleese, Jonathan Lynn, Humphrey Barclay, Graeme Chapman, Jo Kendall, Tim Brooke-Taylor and Bill Oddie, recorded several shows in New Zealand. At the time, they were fresh out of Cambridge University, but most of them would go on to become household names in British comedy. [more]

I'm in love with a lion
In 1964, the Cambridge Circus, including (L-R)John Cleese, Jonothan Lynn, Humphrey Barclay, Graeme Chapman, Jo Kendall, Tim Brooke-Taylor and Bill Oddie, recorded several shows in New Zealand. At the time, they were fresh out of Cambridge University, but most of them would go on to become household names in British comedy. [more]

Bringing a Mammoth Through Customs
"If it's alive, it can't be extinct. Oh yes it can sir." In 1964, the Cambridge Circus, including John Cleese, Jonathan Lynn, Humphrey Barclay, Graeme Chapman, Jo Kendall, Tim Brooke-Taylor and Bill Oddie, recorded several shows in New Zealand. At the time, they were fresh out of Cambridge University, but most of them would go on to become household names in British comedy. [more]

Sport Review : Wine Tasting
In 1964, the Cambridge Circus, including (L-R)John Cleese, Jonothan Lynn, Humphrey Barclay, Graeme Chapman, Jo Kendall, Tim Brooke-Taylor and Bill Oddie, recorded several shows in New Zealand. At the time, they were fresh out of Cambridge University, but most of them would go on to become household names in British comedy. [more]

Biblical Newscast
In 1964, the Cambridge Circus, including (L-R)John Cleese, Jonothan Lynn, Humphrey Barclay, Graeme Chapman, Jo Kendall, Tim Brooke-Taylor and Bill Oddie, recorded several shows in New Zealand. At the time, they were fresh out of Cambridge University, but most of them would go on to become household names in British comedy. [more]

Asiavision Song Contest
“Come for a ride in my rickshaw baby” This satirical take on Cliff Richard and Eurovision might be less acceptable now – in 1964, it was probably OK. In 1964, the Cambridge Circus, including (L-R)John Cleese, Jonathan Lynn, Humphrey Barclay, Graeme Chapman, Jo Kendall, Tim Brooke-Taylor and Bill Oddie, recorded several shows in New Zealand. At the time, they were fresh out of Cambridge University, but most of them would go on to become household names in British comedy. [more]

Scrapheap for Nineteen Thirty foot
“The commentator, a western man, died just after the final whistle.” The year in review: “Women in string and plastic bonnets and knee-length football shorts. The latest Paris fashions.” In 1964, the Cambridge Circus, including (L-R)John Cleese, Jonathan Lynn, Humphrey Barclay, Graeme Chapman, Jo Kendall, Tim Brooke-Taylor and Bill Oddie, recorded several shows in New Zealand. At the time, they were fresh out of Cambridge University, but most of them would go on to become household names in British comedy. [more]

Radio NZ National Music

Pop of the Shops
Yadana Saw looks into the science behind in store music and the people who are responsible for what we hear in shops, cafes and gyms around the country. [more]

Russell Brown - Media and Technology
Media commentator, music lover and enthusiastic early adopter Russell Brown talks to Melody Thomas about developments in the landscape of music consumption [more]

The Pips 2015
For the last M101 show for 2015 we thought it fitting to hand out some awards to some very deserving musicians. Anika Moa presents the inaugural RNZ Pips Awards. [more]

Stomping Grounds: Mel Parsons
In the first of a new series, Stomping Grounds, West Coaster Mel Parsons offers us a guided tour of her hometown of Westport. [more]

The Mixtape: Sol3Mio
In the first of Summer Music 101's Mixtape season, SOL3 MIO's Pene and Amitai Pati and Moses Mackay introduce a playlist that runs the gamut from Luciano Pavarotti to Boyz II Men. [more]

RNZ Music

Six60's Matiu Walters Live in Session
Ahead of a summer tour that starts in Taranaki tonight, Six60 frontman Matiu Walters joins Sam Wicks in studio for the re-up. [more]

Spectrum

Spectrum for 27 December 2015
Spectrum for 27 December 2015 (The Homefront War) Ena Ryan talks to Jack Perkins about wartime Wellington of the 1940s. As battles raged and casualties mounted, those left behind to keep the home fires burning waged their own war against uncertainty, grief and wartime conditions. [more]

The Week In Review

The Week In Review for week ending Friday 25 December 2015
A review of the week's news including... Hollywood's powerbrokers welcome a court decision Kim Dotcom and his associates can be extradited to the United States to face movie piracy and racketeering charges, the Government leaves the door open to the possibility of taxpayers money being spent reinstating Christchurch's cathedral, illegal practices uncovered by Labour Department inspectors have found widespread worker abuse and exploitation, Blackcaps captain Brendon McCullum is pulling stumps on his illustrious international career, the tourism industry is scrambling to ensure there are enough hotel beds and tourist buses a record numbers of visitors expected this summer, New Zealand is set to get a new Maori science academy, we meet the first person attempting to cross the Antarctic continent alone, two veteran RNZ presenters hung up the headphones this week and what word made the grade in this year's word of the year poll? [more]

The Weekend

The World in 2016
Last year on the Weekend, futurist Daniel Franklin from The Economist shared his predictions for 2015. Since 2003 he's edited The Economist's annual publication The World In... he was spot on with many of his calls, including New Zealand winning the Rugby World Cup… though we'd like to think that was a dead cert. But we also talked about the rise of ISIS and terrorism more generally, and falling commodity prices on the world market. [more]

Legal issues for refugees
With hundreds of Syrian Refugees set to arrive in New Zealand over the next few years, Nelson based solicitor Trevor Irwin looks at the labyrinth of legal issues facing people who've fled their home country. [more]

Regional Panel - Ruatoria
Ken Eruera is Radio Ngati Porou's current affairs and sports presenter. He brings us up to date with the big issues facing Ruatoria and the East Coast. [more]

Media: Photographer Jane Ussher
Jane Ussher photographs New Zealand's newsmakers, personalities, politicians and quiet achievers - she also enjoys taking photos of buildings and coastlines. She's best known for her many years photographing people for The Listener; capturing their personalities in one image. Now Jane's a freelance photographer with a book out called Worship: A History of New Zealand Church Design. [more]

Citizen Science: Marine Metre Squared
Sally Carson from the Portobello Marine Laboratory in Dunedin talks about her Marine Meter Squared project. [more]

Musical Siblings - Athuzela Brown/Womb/A Hum Of Voices
Charlotte and Haz Forrester used to be a dreamy folk group called Athuzela Brown. In the last couple of years the twins have split apart musically, pursuing solo projects Womb, and A Hum Of Voices. Shaun D Wilson spoke to the Forresters about growing, and making music, together and apart. [more]

Eating Insects
What did you have for Christmas Dinner? Two billion people around the world eat insects, but most of us in New Zealand are yet to get an appetite for them. Head of Nutrition and Dietetics at the University of Auckland Dr Clare Wall, and Elliot Olsen - whose Critter Farms idea is to produce a powdered cricket flour - digest why insects are a good solution for a sustainable source of protein. Crickets on a plate [more]

Young Scientist: Jessica Russell
There are international concerns about the world's dwindling bee population. Here in New Zealand the varoa mite has decimated numbers in parts of the country, and that's far from the only threat to them. Over the holidays Victory University summer scholarship student Jessica Russell will be working with laboratory-reared honey bees as part of an experiment she hopes will provide information to help them in the wild. [more]

Buskers - Coral Pitcher
Coral Pitcher is a singer/songwriter who along with her mother Emmeline Pitcher has toured throughout New Zealand, and been a busker on many of its streets as well. She's performed at rugby games, on reality television, and late last year won an online poll to receive funding for the music video for her single Shooting You Up. [more]

Buskers - Coral Pitcher
Coral Pitcher is a singer/songwriter who along with her mother Emmeline Pitcher has toured throughout New Zealand, and been a busker on many of its streets as well. She's performed at rugby games, on reality television, and late last year won an online poll to receive funding for the music video for her single Shooting You Up. [more]

Travel - Venice
Venice is one of the world's most popular tourist destination - no surprise there. But increasing numbers of vast cruise ships now tower over the low lying historic city, and there are concerns Venice just can't cope with the number of tourists flooding in. While there Lynn Freeman interviewed proud Venetian Flavio Andreis who works in the tourist industry; the main occupation for locals. [more]

Italian food with Giulio Ricatti
Italian cuisine is not only delissimo, it's also a healthy option without sacrificing flavour. Giulio Ricatti moved to New Zealand from Italy six years ago to set up his restaurant Cicio Cacio Osteria in Wellington. He enjoys experimenting with Kiwi produce while still producing food true to his Italian mother's recipes and philosophy. [more]

Voices From The Surf
Over its 80 year history, surf lifesavers patrolling Karekare beach have saved over 2000 lives. The beach near the Waitakere ranges is beautiful but like so many others in New Zealand is potentially dangerous. Long-time surf lifesaver,and former Mayor of Waitakere City Sir Bob Harvey has explored the Karekare Surf Lifesaving Club archives and interviewed current and former lifeguards for a book to mark the anniversary: Voices From The Surf. One of those is Matt Wade who joined back in 1996. He's been a patrol captain, on the management committee, edited the club magazine and been part of the surf canoe squad. [more]

News stories:

Working Christmas Day - it's not all bad
Christmas Day is already off to a cracking start. Either betrayed by an alarm clock or my own sense of self-assurance, I'm an hour early for work. [more]

Third of missing don't want to be found - Sallies
A nationwide service that tracks down missing persons, estimates about a third of those it traces do not want to be found. [more]

Indian PM makes surprise visit to Pakistan
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has met his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif during a surprise visit to the Pakistani city of Lahore. [more]

NZ's year of extreme weather
It may be hard to believe - especially for the thousands who have had their homes and businesses flooded this year - but 2015 was actually drier than normal. [more]

Company can't tell workers where to sleep
A New Plymouth oil and gas drilling company has been told it can not force workers to live in a nearby camp between shifts. [more]

Driver six times over limit with three kids in car
An Australian woman has recorded a blood alcohol reading six times over the legal limit while driving with three children in the back seat. The 47-year-old woman has been charged... [more]

Phoenix players get back on the road
The Wellington Phoenix players only had half of Christmas Day at home with their family, with the team flying out to Australia for their next game on Boxing Day. [more]

Marsh dropped for Boxing Day Test
Shaun Marsh has been dropped from Australia's side for their second Test against the West Indies, despite scoring 182 in the comprehensive first test victory in Hobart. [more]

Santner, Nicholls to start for Black Caps
Mitchell Santner's rise on the international cricket scene continues, with the left-arm all-rounder playing his first one day international on home soil. [more]

Aaron Smith chilling in Feilding for Xmas
The majority of New Zealand's top rugby players got the opportunity to enjoy Christmas Day. [more]

Bryant fan favourite for NBA All-Star game
Kobe Bryant, in his swansong season for the Los Angeles Lakers, is the early leader in voting for the 2016 NBA All-Star game. [more]

Woman injured in bull attack
A dairy farm worker has been seriously injured after she was attacked by a bull this morning. [more]

Turkish president talks man out of jumping off bridge
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan talked a man out of jumping off a bridge in Istanbul, his office says. The man had climbed over a railing on the Bosphorus bridge... [more]

Thousands of unwanted presents go on TradeMe
More than 4000 New Zealanders have taken less than a day to list their unwanted Christmas presents on TradeMe. [more]

Perera faces potential four-year ban
Sri Lanka's Kusal Perera faces a four-year ban after the wicketkeeper-batsman's 'B' sample also tested positive for a prohibited substance. [more]

Black Caps thrash Sri Lanka
The Black Caps have cruised to a comprehensive seven-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in the first one day match at a sold-out Hagley Oval in Christchurch. [more]

Whanganui house burns to the ground
A house has burnt down in Whanganui this afternoon and the fire service were still at the scene dampening it down a short time ago. Four fire trucks were called... [more]

Man suffers serious chest injury in quad bike crash on beach
A man has suffered a serious chest injury in a quad bike accident. Emergency services said the accident happened early today at an isolated beach bach near Te Maika, south... [more]

Victorian bushfire destroys more than 100 homes
The total number of properties destroyed in the Christmas Day bushfire along Australia's Great Ocean Road in Victoria has risen to 103. [more]

Drivers 'need to be patient' - police
With more than 200 crashes and three fatalities in the Christmas holiday period, police say drivers need to be more cautious and patient. [more]

Four Sydney to Hobart yachts retire from race
Four yachts have retired from this year's Sydney to Hobart race, just five hours after it started. More than 100 yachts lined up for the start of Australia's premier blue... [more]

Radiohead reveal rejected theme for new Bond film
Radiohead have released the song they recorded to be the theme for the latest James Bond movie Spectre. [more]

Adze heads handed in to Otago Museum
The Ministry of Culture and Heritage says it is pleased with the actions of people who found adze heads and notified their local museum. The two blades were found at... [more]

Holiday drowning toll rises to four
Rescue teams have called off the search for a 17-year-old swimmer missing near Whanganui since yesterday afternoon, as the holiday drowning toll rises to four. [more]