To celebrate all things Aotearoa native fauna and flora we have a new Critter of the Week t-shirt back for 2023.

The super talented Giselle Clarkson has designed a new image for the shirts and tote bags.

There is a cut off date for pre-orders so they arrive in time for Christmas deliveries to friends and loved ones.

Follow this link and place your order. Five dollars for each t-shirt and tote bag sold goes back to environmental volunteer groups around Aotearoa which are working hard to keep our unique critters safe from extinction.

Order your COTW 2023 t-shirts and or totes by clicking here.

Critter of the Week t-shirts collage

Photo: supplied

1:15 New pump developed to help people living with diabetes

Good news for New Zealanders living with type 1 diabetes,  a new, low-cost insulin pump is being developed by a team at the University of Canterbury as part of their PhD research in the field of Mechanical Engineering.

Dr Jake Campbell is a postdoctoral fellow at The University of Canterbury and he is part of the group working on this new design which looks set to bring the price of these vital devices right down.

He speaks to Susie about the impact the pump can have for people living with diabetes.

Low cost insulin pump

Low cost insulin pump Photo: University of Canterbury

1:25 New burger crowned in the capital!

Wellington on a plate last night celebrated a new burger winner - this year's Burger Wellington 2023 award went to One80 Restaurant's Goan Chicken Ros Pao burger.

Judges described it as a 'real flavour journey' inspired by Goan street food packed with a richly spiced chicken curry and a Ros omelette inside a unique Poee-style bread bun.

One80 Restaurant's Goan Chicken Ros Pao.

One80 Restaurant's Goan Chicken Ros Pao. Photo: Wellington On a Plate / Supplied

1:35 Farm Without Harm campaign launched to reduce farm work deaths

Last year alone, 13 Kiwi farmers lost their lives while more than 2000 were seriously injured on the job.

Health and safety action group Safer Farms say that's not good enough, and so they've recently launched a bold campaign titled 'Half Arsed Stops Here'.

It comes as part of their 'Farm Without Harm' strategy, which encourages a change to our approach to worker safety on farms.

To tell us more about it I'm joined by Safer Farms chair Lindy Nelson.

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Preparing for an agricultural chemical spraying. Photo: 123rf

1:45 Relationships with Hannah Korrel

Today Hannah talks to Susie about a spring clean of relationships and how to give any a bit of a spruce up as we head into the summer months.

2:10 Book Critic: Catherine Robertson

Today Catherine talks to Susie about Did I Ever Tell You This, by Sam Neill. The Hero of This Book by Elizabeth McCracken and The Deck by NZ author Fiona Farrell.

2:20 Update on Oz with Brad Foster

Brad Foster reports on Qantas in more hot water, the Prime Minister announces a date in voting for the Indigenous Voice to Parliament referendum, and a new coin collection released celebrating Australia's Big Things.

08 November 2021, Saxony, Dresden: A Qantas Airways Airbus A380 takes off from Dresden Airport. The aircraft will make the long-haul flight to Sydney following maintenance work at Elbe Flugzeugwerke (EFW). Photo: Sebastian Kahnert/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa (Photo by Sebastian Kahnert / dpa-Zentralbild / dpa Picture-Alliance via AFP)

Photo: Sebastian Kahnert/dpa-Zentralbild/dpa via AFP

2:30 Music feature: Songs from Songs from The Front Lawn

Before Harry Sinclair moved onto a successful film career and Don McGlashan formed The Mutton Birds, the two founded the iconic Kiwi band The Front Lawn.

In 1989 they released their debut album 'Songs from the Front Lawn' and over the years it has gained "classic" status.

So much so that musician and writer Matthew Bannister has authored a book about the record as part of the popular 33 1/3 book series.

Matthew's in for this weeks' music feature.

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Photo: wikipedia

3:10 Why drug trial data can be inaccurate

Every new drug that promises a breakthrough treatment for cancer or indigestion first has to undergo clinical trials. But mistakes in the data, bias and even out right fraud have infected medical research says Richard Van Noorden.  He's an editor for the journal Nature.  For more than 10 years, he's been reporting on paper mills that churn out manufactured study results on an industrial scale. His latest story about this in Nature Magazine is called Medicine is plagued by untrustworthy clinical trials. How many studies are faked or flawed? Van Noorden joins us to talk about the problem and what can be done about it.

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Photo: Freepik

3:30 Spoken Feature: BBC Witness

In June 2000, a historic meeting took place between South and North Korea's leaders. This was the first inter-Korean summit since the Korean War almost 50 years earlier. Professor Chung-in Moon from South Korea was a special delegate at the summit. He told Gill Kearsley about his experience in North Korea.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Il and South Korean President Kim Dae-jung

North Korean leader Kim Jong Il and South Korean President Kim Dae-jung Photo: Newsmakers

3:45 The Panel with Janet Wilson and Anton Matthews