09:05 Stroke prevention strategy "is failing"

A specialist says New Zealand's stroke and heart attack prevention strategies are failing. Professor Valery Feigin of Auckland University of Technology was presented with the MacDiarmid Medal by the Royal Society of New Zealand this month for his outstanding research in the field of stroke epidemiology. He says New Zealand's current stroke prevention strategy ignores the 90 percent of New Zealanders in the low - moderate risk category, yet 80 percent of all strokes strike this group.

09:30 New Zealander helping Syrian refugees in Lebanon

Millions of Syrians have poured into Lebanon in the past four years, many then try to board boats for Turkey, and from there attempt the treacherous journey to Europe, often on unseaworthy vessels. For the past five months, Hanna Taylor has been working in Lebanon for the Norwegian Refugee Council and Save the Children - trying to provide water, sanitation and hygiene.

09:45 Africa Correspondent Debora Patta

10:05 Kim Chambers on her record breaking shark-dodging swim

New Zealander, Kim Chambers charts her improbable path to becoming one of the world's most accomplished open water swimmers. After an injury to her leg, medical experts told her she had a one per cent chance of walking unassisted again. She she out set to prove them wrong.

This year (August 2015) she became the first woman to finish what is known as the world's most difficult swim, from the Farallon Islands to San Francisco, through shark-infested waters. The swim, took  17 hours and 12 minutes and has been completed by four men, but never a woman. Kim was just just nominated for the 2105 World Open Water Swimming Association Performance of the Year and  a documentary is being made about her :

10:30 Book Review: The Stories of Bill Manhire by Bill Manhire

Reviewed by Sonja de Friez, published by Victoria University Press                         

10:45 The Reading: An Awfully Big Adventure by Jane Tolerton

New Zealand World War One veterans tell their stories (Part 11 of 15)

11:05 Political commentators: Matthew Hooton and Stephen Mills

11:30 Cooking with Herbs 

Don Grant founded Tasman Bay Herbs in 1996 with Yoka De Houwer, to grow fresh herbs for the local restaurant trade. He talks about their health benefits as well as how to get the best out of cooking, and growing them.

Herb and Parmesan Crusted Chicken

Herb and Parmesan Crusted Chicken Photo: supplied

11:45 Urbanist Tommy Honey

As apartments get smaller and smaller, how can we make them more livable and even attractive?  We look to a New York example for guidance.


Leasing Begins for New York’s First Micro-Apartments, NY Times:

An all inclusive living experience, Ollie: http://www.ollie.co/

Resource Furniture: http://resourcefurniture.com/

Hello Alfred: https://www.helloalfred.com/

Micro-Apartments, CityLab: http://www.citylab.com/topics/micro-apartments/

A Proposal to Make the Micro Apartment a Little More Livable, CityLab: http://www.citylab.com/commute/2013/05/plan-make-micro-apartments-little-more-livable/5559/

The Health Risks of Small Apartments, CityLab: http://www.citylab.com/housing/2013/12/health-risks-small-apartments/7929/

Music played in this show

Artist: Tami Neilson
Song: So Far Away
Composer: Davidson
Album: Don't Be Afraid
Label: Neilson
Time: 09.26

Artist: Al Green
Song: Let's Stay Together
Composer: Al Green, Willie Mitchell, Al Jackson jnr
Label: Hi
Time: 10.35

Artist: Aaradhna
Song: Keep My Cool
Composer: Aaradhna
Album: Treble and Reverb
Label: Dawn Raid
Time: 10.45am

Artist: SJD
Song: Beatiful Haze
Composer: Sean James Donnelly
Album: Songs from a Dictaphone
Label: Round Trip Mars
Time: 11.30