09:05 Drought's impact on urban centres

Nigel Wilson, chair of the Greater Wellington Regional Council's water supply committee.

09:20 Drought's impact on urban centres

Tim Harty, Hamilton City Council city waters manager.

Hutt River taken from Bridge Road in Akatarawa with very little water
Hutt River taken from Bridge Road in Akatarawa - with very little water. Photograph by Katrina Batten,

09:30 The new government science body, Callaghan Innovation

Callaghan Innovation is facing criticism from some scientists over the withdrawal from hands-on research.

New Zealand-born scientist, Michael J Kelly, the Prince Philip Professor of Technology, at Cambridge University's Centre for Advanced Photonics and Electronics; and Sue Suckling, chair of the board of Callaghan Innovation.

09:45 Australia correspondent Karen Middleton

10:05 Mitch Tawhi Thomas - playwright and high school teacher

Mitch is a multiple award-winning playwright whose show Hui is in the Auckland Arts Festival. It's a story of four estranged brothers reuniting after the death of their father. It has its international premiere this weekend. In 2011 Mitch trained as a teacher and is now teaching drama at Tikipunga High School in Whangarei.

10:35 Book Review with Sonja de Freiz

The Accursed by Joyce Carol Oates
Published by Fourth Estate

10:45 The Reading: The Kindness of Your Nature by Linda Olsson

Read by Denise O'Connell

An expatriate Swedish woman reflects on a past that brought her to live in isolation near Kawhia on the north island's west coast – half a world away from the land of her childhood. (Part 3 of 10)

11:05 Marty Duda's Artist of the Week - Jimi Hendrix

The estate of Jimi Hendrix. has just released a new collection of previously unreleased studio tracks called People, Hell And Angels. Most music fans can agree that Jimi Hendrix was the greatest electric guitar player ever, so a new collection of never-before heard studio tracks is big news.

1. The Wind Cries Mary (3:20) - Jimi Hendrix Experience taken from 1967 album "Are You Experienced?" (Reprise)
2. If 6 Was 9 (5:32) - Jimi Hendrix Experience taken from 1967 album "Axis: Bold As Love" (Reprise)
3. Crosstown Traffic (2:25) - Jimi Hendrix Experience taken from 1968 album "Electric Ladyland" (Reprise)
4. Hear My Train A Comin' (5:42) - Jimi Hendrix taken from 2013 album "'People, Hell And Angels" (Sony/Legacy)

11:30 Media law commentator Ursula Cheer

Disaster reporting.

11:45 Science commentator Siouxsie Wiles

The world's most popular psychoactive substance – coffee.

Wikimedia - caffeinated spiderweb
Science Magazine: Caffeine in Floral Nectar Enhances a Pollinator's Memory of Reward
Sciblogs: Sniffer bees

Music played in this show


Mel Parsons: 'Far Fetched Idea'
from her 2009 album "Over My Shoulder"

The Adults: 'A New Beginning'
from the 2011 self-titled album

Alice Russell: 'Travelling Song'
from the 2012 album "Look Around The Corner"

Los Lobos: 'Yo Canto'
from their 2010 album "Tin Can Trust"