09:05 Wellington airport extension 'fundamentally flawed' 

A fresh report into Wellington's controversial 300 million dollar runway extension says the airport's business case is `fundamentally flawed'.  Kathryn Ryan speaks to Oliver Lamb of Sydney based Ailevon Pacific Aviation Consulting. His new report, on behalf of the Airline industry's lobby group Barnz, says previous pro-extension reports have been fundamentally flawed, inaccurate and overly optimistic. 

09:20  How should primary schools deal with suicide?

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09:45 Europe correspondent Seamus Kearney

Seamus Kearney on foreign policy headaches as it prepares to Brexit, new Russia-Ukraine tensions,Turkey in turmoil and what to do about the on-going threat of terrorism after latest attacks?

10:05 Writer Helene Wong on growing up Chinese in New Zealand.

Helene Wong - writer and film critic with The Listener magazine  grew up in suburban Lower Hutt, the daughter of Chinese New Zealanders. Her new book Being Chinese traces her early life as part of a distinctive community - and one targeted with racist jibes in this country for a very long time. Her story also highlights how she became more aware of the importance of her Chinese identity and how it came to matter to her a lot more.

10:45 The Reading

Soon by Charlotte Grimshaw read by Michael Hurst. (Part 11 of 12)

11:05 Political commentators Mike Williams and Matthew Hooton

Matthew Hooton & Mike Williams

Mike Williams & Matthew Hooton Photo: RNZ/Dru Faulkner

Politics from the left and right, with Mike Williams and Matthew Hooton: the latest polls, lost luggage legislation, local body elections -  Auckland messes and Wellington scraps and Cannabis reform.

11:30 Wellington chef off to world Paella competition

John Allred making Paella, City Art Gallery, Wellington

John Allred making Paella, City Art Gallery, Wellington Photo: Supplied

Wellington chef John Allred has no mediterranean background whatsoever but that hasn't stopped him making the finalists in a world Paella (pron: pie -ee-ya) competition dominated by Spaniards. Clasically trained in French cuisine, John's passion for Paella has resulted in him being the only New Zealander to take part in the Valencia International Paella Competition this September. Paella - for the uninitiated - is a rice dish with common traditional ingredients being chicken or rabbit, beans, seafood, stock and saffron. It's cooked in a wide pan and a key part of a good Paella is the soccarot - the caramelised crunchy bottom.

11:45 Off the beaten track with Kennedy Warne

Kennedy Warne

Kennedy Warne Photo: supplied

Kennedy Warne on "What future for wild places?" Reactions, comments and videos on the Environmental Defence Society's annual conference, held in Auckland last week.


Music played in this show

Artist: The Pointer Sisters
Song: Yes We Can Can
Composer: Toussaint
Album: Maid In Manhattan
Label: Sony
Time: 11.30