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1:17 Women in Rugby Aotearoa call for action 

A very direct and honest open letter has been penned by Women in Rugby Aotearoa to the two men who are vying for the top job as chair of NZ Rugby. The group is asking the candidates what they intend to do by way of resourcing and supporting women's rugby at all levels, including paying women as professional athletes in the sport. Jesse is joined by the Chair of Women in Rugby Aotearoa Traci Houpapa.  

Chiefs prop Tanya Kalounivale on the charge

Chiefs prop Tanya Kalounivale on the charge Photo: Photosport

1:27 Whānau toy company carving a new path 

A whānau based toy company has just received a grant of ten thousand dollars to expand their operation. They're excited and geared up to make more handcrafted wooden toys! The Woodlands is run by husband and wife co-founders Will and Terri Wara. Terri joins Jesse to explain what they're making and why. 

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Photo: The Woodland Toys

1:35 Dave Lowe: The Alarmist 

Dave Lowe has been warning about the impact of rapid climate change for over 40 years. Both a scientist and a surfer he began to see changes the environment of the southern hemisphere in the 1970s and has been calling for awareness and action ever since. He's written about his career as a scientist and an environmentalist in a new memoir The Alarmist: Fifty Years Measuring Climate Change published by Victoria University Press. 

Dave Lowe taking an air flask sample at the edge of the Baring Head cliff in 1972.

Dave Lowe taking an air flask sample at the edge of the Baring Head cliff in 1972. Photo: Dave Lowe

1:45 Great album: Kenny Rogers, 21 Number Ones

21 Number Ones is celebrating it’s 15th Anniversary in 2021 and it will be available on vinyl for the first time! The album features 21 of GRAMMY Award-winning superstar Kenny Rogers’ number one hits including “The Gambler”, “Through The Years”, “Lady” and many more! Rogers sold over 120 million albums worldwide, making him one of the best-selling male artists of all-time according to the RIAA, with one Diamond album, 20 Platinum albums and 11 Gold. He recorded 24 No. 1 hits, 12 No. 1 albums and 25 Top 10 country albums. Miraculously, he charted a song within each of the last seven decades.

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Photo: supplied

2:10 Music Critic: Tony Stamp

Tony Stamp reviews Destiny by The Chills and Bad Meditation by Mara TK.

2:25 NZ Screen History: Hudson and Halls

Today we're looking back at cookery show 'Hudson and Halls,' which screened in New Zealand from 1976 to 1986.

Biographer Joanne Drayton wrote about Peter Hudson and David Halls' life together and their TV show in the book 'Hudson & Halls: The Food of Love'.

Joanne joins Jesse to reminisce about the show as part of our NZ Screen series.

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3:15 Solving the World's Problems with Dave Armstrong

3.25 The role of the Speaker of the House 

Over the past few months the National Party and the Speaker of the House have engaged in a fierce ongoing feud.  There have been calls for Trevor Mallard to resign. Dr Grant Morris looks back at the history of the Speaker of the House and does the position actually matter that much? 

Mr Speaker Maurice O'Rourke

Mr Speaker Maurice O'Rourke Photo: supplied

3:35 Spoken Feature BBC Witness

In the spring of 2011, Anthony Robles won a national college wrestling title in the United States despite being born with only one leg. Relying on upper-body strength and a unique sense of balance, Robles went undefeated throughout the entire season and was voted the outstanding wrestler of the NCAA finals. He also holds the world record for the most pull-ups in one minute. Anthony Robles talks to Ian Williams.

Anthony Robles

Anthony Robles Photo: supplied

3:45 The Panel with Emma Espiner and Raybon Kan