09:05 Preventing rural suicide 

The Rural Health Alliance says it's succeeding in raising awareness of mental health issues among farmers, but getting them access to help is still a big problem. Dr Jo Scott-Jones has been a GP in Opotiki for the last 24 years - he's chairman of the Rural Health Alliance.

09:30 Poi for your health

PhD student Kate Riegle-Van West on her Auckland University research study to measure the effects of International Poi on physical and cognitive function in healthy older adults.

09:45 International correspondent Carsten von Nahmen

Carsten von Nahmen on the IOC decision on Russian athletes and the gun rampage in Munich.

10:05 What is it like to live on Mars?

Sheyna Gifford from the Hi-Seas programme  has the unusual claim of being the first doctor ever to work on simulated "Mars." The NASA funded simulated space mission is on Mauna Loa, a volcano in Hawaii. Since last August she and six other scientists have been living, working, eating and conducting experiments  in a 100 square metre solar powered dome, which they only leave to conduct experiments The project is treated as a real mission to Mars so the crew have all the supplies for their year long stay. Sheyna talks to Kathryn about life on Mars.

10:35 Book review - My Last Continent by Midge Raymond   

reviewed by Naomi Arnold, published by Text Publishing

10:45 The Reading

When We Wake by Karen Healy read by Francesca Emms (Part 11 of 12)

11:05 Political commentators Matthew Hooton and Mike Williams

Mike and Matthew discuss the Auckland Unitary plan and a victory for New Zealand in the dispute over nuclear armed warships

11:30 Cake creations with Niuafe Malupo

Niuafe Malupo's baking business, Niu Cakery, has taken off. The young West Aucklander has no formal baking training, but after posting his colourful creations on instagram, orders are pouring in. The 22 year old says his success has taken him by surprise, and his mother is proud.

11:45 Urbanist Tommy Honey

The New Zealand Institute of Architects announced the nominees for its awards.. and  the Carbuncle Cup, which is awarded to the ugliest building constructed in the last 12 months in the UK.


2016 New Zealand Architecture Awards shortlist, Architecture Now:


Carbuncle Cup 2015: Walkie Talkie skyscraper named as Britain's ugliest building, Evening Standard: http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/carbuncle-cup-walkie-talkie-skyscraper-named-as-britains-ugliest-building-a2925326.html

Why people call this London skyscraper the 'death ray', Fortune: http://fortune.com/2015/07/31/london-skyscraper-death-ray/