7:12 Four Forests for Cimate

Our forest correspondent, Dean Baigent-Mercer joins us for a discussion on permanent carbon sinks in the Emissions Trading Scheme which the Govt is about to announce. This discussion has often been framed as pines vs natives, but Dean thinks there is a way reshape this binary thinking with four categories of carbon sinks.

Forestry section in Port Underwood, South Island, New Zealand

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Firstly though he takes a look at the incredible destruction and vigorous regeneration 8 years after Cyclone Ita on Paparoa National Park.

7:35 Virtuoso Brass

David Bremner, Music Director of the National Band of New Zealand joins us ahead of their concerts next week in in Upper Hutt, Wellington, Palmerston North and New Plymouth, as well as recording works with the NZSO for later streaming.

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8:15 Pacific Waves

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Koroi Hawkins presents a daily current affairs programme that delves deeper into the major stories of the week, through a Pacific lens, and shines a light on issues affecting Pacific people wherever they are in the world.

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8:30 Window on The World 

Lotteries aren't just about winning money. They're also being used to nudge people to change their behaviour.

In the UK we try out a mobile app that enters users in to a £25,000 lottery every time they pick up a piece of litter.

We see how heart patients in the US can win smaller prizes for taking their pills… and if they don't take their medicine, are told what they could have won.

And we look at receipt lotteries, where customers are encouraged to get receipts as each one is an entry to a big monthly draw. The scheme started in Taiwan but has been replicated in a number of countries, helping governments find the businesses avoiding tax.

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9:07 Our Changing World

One of the main causes for the life expectancy gap between Māori and non-Māori is heart disease. A new Centre of Research Excellence aims to close this gap by trying different approaches to heart research. 

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9:30 Overseas Correspondent - Canada

Our Overseas Correspondent from Canada, Peggy Revell joins us from Medicine Hat Alberta.

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky (R) and Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (L) addresses a joint press conference in Kyiv on May 8, 2022 amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine

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10:17 Lately

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Lately with Karyn Hay is a late night radio show on RNZ National, with an eye on live events, an ear for music, a great sense of humour and a genuine interest in people and their stories.

11:07 Music 101 pocket edition

In this week's Pocket Edition, Charlotte Ryan speaks to Sharon Van Etten about her  new album 'We've been going about all wrong' and Warren Ellis of The Dirty Three and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds talks about writing the soundtrack to The Velvet Queen doco. 

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