09:05 Schools furious at charges for using Auckland's public parks

Sandra Aitken and Carolyn Marino

Sandra Aitken and Carolyn Marino Photo: Supplied

Inner city Auckland schools are furious at new charges for using public parks for recreational events. Under the Trading and Events in Public Places Bylaw brought in on 1 July, schools have to apply for an event permit, costing $90-00 to use public parks. The principal of Point Chevalier School, Sandra Aitken was shocked to receive the charge; Carolyn Marino is the President of the Auckland Inner City Schools Association and also the Principal of Westmere School and Christine Fletcher, who is the Chair of the Auckland Council's Parks Committee.

09:20 Plans for Abbeyfield housing on the West Coast fail to find funding 

More and more older people want to live independent lives, but in a communal flatting type situation,  so why are Abbeyfield social housing providers finding it so hard to get funding from the government for new developments on the West Coast? Abbeyfield Houses are part of an international society of which there are eleven in New Zealand, with two more in the pipe-line. The movement began in England in 1956 by ex-Army officer Richard Carr-Gomm who thought it would be a good way for lonely, older people to live together as a family. There are about 900 Abbeyfield houses in 14 countries. Chris Armstrong is the General Secretary of Abbeyfield New Zealand.

09:45 New UK Labour leader

Independent newspaper journalist Matt Dathan on the reaction to the UK Labour leadership vote.

10:05 Dietland author Sarai Walker

Sarai Walker

Sarai Walker Photo: Marion Ettlinger

Author Sarai Walker on her motivations to write her debut novel, Dietland, fat-shaming, and what it's like for women of all shapes and sizes to live in a big, bad sexist society.

10:30 Book Review: Kupapa: The Bitter Legacy of Maori Alliances with the Crown by Ron Crosby

Reviewed by Harry Broad, Published by Penguin

10:45 The Reading: The Phoenix Song by John Sinclair, told by Katlyn Wong (Part 4 of 12)

11:05 Politics with Mike Williams and Matthew Hooton

11:30 The rise of New Zealand craft beer

Jules van Cruysen - Craft beer expert

Jules van Cruysen Photo: Supplied

New Zealand brewed craft beer has become very popular both on the domestic market and for export.
Jules van Cruysen began his career as sommelier in Wellington and writing about wine, then the 30 year old became more interested in beer and all it's varieties and tastes. He has written a comprehensive guide to the amber liquid  Brewed - a guide to the craft beer of New Zealand.
His book profiles individual breweries and their history, the people behind the product and includes some tasting notes.
Jules van Cruysen is a drinks writer, and he is also the co-owner of Hillside Kitchen in Thorndon.

11:45 Outdoorsman and adventurer Kennedy Warne

Kennedy Warne is in Kororareka/Russell next to the flagstaff that was chopped down four times by Hone Heke. Given the virulent reaction to the new flag designs, perhaps the practice of flagstaff-chopping will be revived?


Artist: Beck
Song: Burro
Composer: Beck
Album: Odelay
Time: 09:28

Artist: Ali Farka Toure
Song: Yev Bounda Fara
Composer: Ali Farka Toure
Album: Savane
Time: 10.32

Artist: Marlon Williams
Song: Everyone's Got Something to Say
Composer: Williams
Album: Marlon Williams
Label: Private
Time: 10:43