Former leading New Zealand publisher and bookseller, and widely experienced judge of both the Commonwealth Writers Prize and the Montana New Zealand Book Awards, talks about what he is currently reading, what impresses him and what doesn't, along with chat about the international English language book scene, and links to sites of interest to booklovers.
Fijian Kiwi family lawyer and writer Gina Cole writes about the impact on Fijians of military dictatorship, life for child sweatshop workers and a man lost on a glacier, in her debut short story collection Black Ice Matter. She reads for us and explains the story behind the story. Oct 23, 2016 02:50 pm
For generations ropemakers used to walk for kilometres, up and down a long, low, narrow factory in Dunedin, overseeing machines producing long ropes for tugs and other boats. The Donneghies rope factory opened in 1876. Karen Elliot is on the show to discuss the history and heritage of ropemaking. Oct 23, 2016 02:40 pm
For 50 years, the University of Otago has offered artists a chance to concentrate on their work for a year, by offering a stipend, gallery and accommodation. Former Frances fellows Marte Szirmay, Denis O'Connor and Seraphine Pick join Lynn Freeman. Oct 23, 2016 01:33 pm
Rob Sarkies directed Into the Blue about the Aramoana tragedy, the telemovie The Louise Nicholas Story about a woman fighting for justice, and most recently Jean - a biopic about the aviatrix Jean Batten. Oct 23, 2016 12:50 pm
No broadcaster dared to screen it and the police tried to confiscate it, which is why Merita Mita's landmark documentary about the Bastion Point conflict was rare to see in the 1970s. But nowadays attitudes are changing and it's about to be publicly screened for the first time. Sarah Davy and Honiana Love talk about what they've been able to achieve and filmmaker Leon Narby, who was filming that day, takes us back. Oct 23, 2016 12:30 pm
Leslie Lewis worked on both the Bastion Point documentary and the restoration of the second oldest surviving film in New Zealand The First Lady Mayor, which was filmed in 1900. She had to do a lot of detective work on The First Lady Mayor, as well as working with a very fragile master copy. Oct 23, 2016 12:30 pm