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Audio, Radio New Zealand

Highlights from Radio New Zealand National's programmes for the week ending Friday 8 October. This week.....Canterbury marks a month since its earthquake, a co-producer of The Hobbit speaks out about union activity threatening the film's production in New Zealand, can the Commonwealth Games media stomach Delhi, Michael Caine talks about his new autobiography and we get the lowdown on whitebait.

Audio, Radio New Zealand

One of New Zealand's most celebrated authors, Kate De Goldi's short fiction, novels and picture books engage children, teenagers and adults alike. Novel The 10pm Question was published to critical acclaim, quickly becoming an iconic piece of New Zealand literature. Her latest, Eddy, Eddy is being met with similar excitement.

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Radio New Zealand archivist reports on the earthquake recovery operation taking place in Christchurch to preserve this country's broadcasting history.

Audio, Radio New Zealand

A selection of the week's news including a former New Zealand cricketer demanding answers over how his name has been linked an investigation into match-fixing, the Act Party leader announces he is quitting as party leader and will leave parliament next year, the biggest drug haul in New Zealand history, the Auditor General apologises to Mangawhai locals for Audit New Zealand's failure to identify a 60 million-plus waste-water debacle, the Labour Party says its victory in the Christchurch East by-election is an indictment of the Government's response to the earthquakes, we hear from the author of a book about the building blocks of our words and literature and the national champion who will proudly represent New Zealand at an international competition in Perth.

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The many arts organisations left homeless by the Christchurch earthquake, including the Christchurch Arts Festival and the Symphony Orchestra, have received good news this week from Creative New Zealand. We hear from CEO of Creative New Zealand Stephen Wainwright, manager of the Christchurch Arts Festival Steph Walker, and James Caygill from the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra.

Audio, Radio New Zealand

A review of the week's news including the latest on the Canterbury earthquake as aftershocks continue to hit the region, ACT MP David Garrett quits the party amid shocking revelations, a report into the Air New Zealand crash off the French coast in 2008 blames poor maintenance and pilot error, first steps are taken to repeal the Foreshore and Seabed Act, the New Zealand Airforce evacuates an ill man from Antarctica, New Zealand's athletes could pull out of the Commonwealth Games and immigrant birds that mimic the native species.

Audio, Radio New Zealand

Nat's been working on Earthquake relief in Christchurch with the development of the Christchurch Recovery Map and when not doing that, he's been looking at the iPad II, 3D Printers for schools, anti-lasers and other cutting edge tech.

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A villa built on the Sumner Esplanade in Christchurch early last century has been saved from demolition and given a new lease of life. A Queenstown couple couldn't bear to see the beautiful home demolished after the earthquakes, so they bought it, had it cut into two pieces and trucked the 500-kilometres south to the Gibbston Valley near Queenstown.