7:12 Te Reo or Mandarin...or both??

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Learning another foreign language, does not have to come at the expense of learning Te Reo Māori according to our first guests this evening.Will Flavell teaches Te Reo Maori and Japanese at Rutherford High School in West Auckland - Lisa Olsen-Brown is doing something similar at Waikirikiri School in Gisbourne - with Reo and Mandarin.


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7:35 New Horizons

William Dart has started this year listening to a number of brotherly musical partnerships. Opening with a track from Tim and Neil Finn, he looks in particular at new releases from Brian and Michael D'Addario, AKA The Lemon Twigs, and Russell and Ron Mael, AKA Sparks.

The Lemon Twigs

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8:12 Incoming Tide

Rising tide and swell at Ruby Bay in the Tasman District.

Rising tide and swell at Ruby Bay in the Tasman District. Photo: RNZ / Tracy Neal

With king tides causing problems around the country, Glen Rowe from the New Zealand Hydrographic Authority joins us to share his tidal knowledge.

Flooding high tide at Westport.

Flooding high tide at Westport. Photo: Chris Cooper

8:30 Window on the World

Taste disorders are rare, but they can have devastating impacts on people's lives. They can also tell us a lot about our food. Emily Thomas meets a cookery writer who says she wanted to die after a car accident robbed her of taste. But as the sense slowly returned she became a more experimental cook. And a man who has not been able to taste anything for five years, explains how it has changed his social life, and how he has found innovative ways to enjoy his food.

9:07 Our Changing World

This week on Our Changing World - Alison Ballance is in the Mackenzie Basin hearing about nesting shorebirds on braided rivers and how a new ide called 'chemical camouflage' might help save them from being eaten by ferrets and feral cats. And some sexy breaking news about stick insects.

An almost invisible wrybill sitting amongst grey rocks on a river bed.

Spot the nesting wrybill! Can you see the wrybill sitting on a nest? Hint - she's halfway between the two large rocks at the left, and the small pile of rocks to the centre-right. Photo: RNZ / Alison Ballance

9:30 This Way Up

In India's overcrowded market, a well-paying job in a call centre is something thousands of people dream of...even if it turns out that you're working for scammers.

It's hard to find any accurate data on the total money lost to these phone scams, but according to Journalist Snigdha Poonam, Americans alone lose around $1.5bn to tech-support scams every year with 86% of them originating in India. Simon Morton talked to Snigdha about her book Dreamers: How Young Indians Are Changing the World where she goes inside the tech scam industry

10:17 Late Edition

A round up of today's RNZ News and feature interviews as well as Dateline Pacific from RNZ International.

11:07 Music 101 pocket edition

In this week's Pocket Tony Stamp speaks Rnb smooth dude Craig David, Jana Whitta gives us a tour of the inaugural Girls' Rock Camp Aotearoa and composer Gareth Farr shares his summer jam.

Gareth Farr

Gareth Farr Photo: supplied