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Nicola Toki and Jesse Mulligan with some of the Knit a Critter entries

Nicola Toki and Jesse Mulligan with some of the Knit a Critter entries Photo: RNZ

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1:10 First song: SOJØURN This Place

Self described as a psychedelic, rock reggae band SOJØURN released their latest musical offering last Friday and are in studio for First Song to play live for us This Place.

Sojourn Music

Sojourn Music Photo: Sojourn Music


1:17 Pacific Climate Warriors recognised by Amnesty International

Local Ambassador of Conscience Awards are being handed out here to replicate the international award being bestowed on youth Climate Change advocate Greta Thunberg in New York. One of the three recipients here is the Pacific Climate Warriors group. We speak to warrior, Brianna Freuan about their work and the recognition they're getting.

Brianna Freuan

Brianna Freuan Photo: supplied


1.27 The Flora and Fauna of Little Barrier Island

The incredible work done to make Hauturu (Little Barrier Island) predator free and an internationally recognised conservation success has been laid out in a book. Hauturu: the history of, flora and fauna of Te Hauturu-o-Toi is a collection of accounts from over 30 scientists, researchers and photographers. Co-editor of the book, Lyn Wade explains the rich background to what is considered New Zealand's "ark".


1.34 Stories from around New Zealand and the World


1:45 Great NZ Album


2:10 Television Critic: Tony Stamp

T.V critic Tony Stamp today looks at Patrick Gower's series on weed, which has been the highest rating show on TV3 this year. He also reviews Jim Henson's The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance and Netflix second season of Mindhunter.

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Photo: Mediaworks

2:20 Te Papa's collection highlighting climate change

In the lead up to the Global Week of Climate Change we are speaking each day to people who are dealing with the issues facing many communities because of climate change. Today Rachel Yates, senior curator of Pacific Cultures at Te Papa talks about their Tokelau collection related to the impact climate change for the tiny island nation.

Nukunonu, Tokelau

Nukunonu, Tokelau Photo: RNZ PACIFIC / MACKENZIE SMITH

2:30 Expert Dr Tanya Harris on brain injuries  

Friends of INXS singer Michael Hutchence said he was never the same following an accident in which he received a brain injury. In today's expert feature we look at whether a brain injury can impact someone's personality.

Today we talk to Dr Tanya Harris who specialises in brain injury rehabilitation including concussion to the most severe brain injuries. 

Doctor and surgeon examining x-ray film of patient's head for brain, skull or eye injury.

Photo: 123RF


3:10 Our early achiever obsession is misplaced

Anna Paquin won an Oscar when she was just 11 years old. Climate change activist Greta Thunberg is nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize at age 16. Our culture is obsessed with early achievers. But we forget they are outliers, says Forbes magazine publisher Rich Karlgaard.

He explains why lifelong success is about finding the intersection between our talents and our passions and that can take time. His new books is called Late Bloomers: The Power of Patience in a World Obsessed with Early Achievement

Greta Thunberg at a rally in Hamburg, Germany.

Photo: AFP


3:35 Voices

We hear from a Chinese mother and her son about the sorts of things that get lost in translation when they get here. 


3:45 The Pre-Panel Story of the Day and One Quick Question

4:05 The Panel with Karlo Mila and Simon Wilson