09:05  Judge claims cost cutting threatens to undermine justice system

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Photo: RNZ / Rebekah Parsons-King

One of New Zealand's longest-serving judges, has delivered a stinging critique of the criminal justice system. Sir Ron Young, has spoken out about reduced legal aid for defence lawyers, reduced money for expert witnesses and forensic testing; reduced and changed funding for Crown solicitors and Crown Law, as well as recent legislative changes & the effect of lobby groups.

The Dean of Otago University's Law faculty, is Professor Mark Henaghan

09:20 Kim Ledger speaks frankly about son's death

Kim Ledger

Kim Ledger Photo: supplied

Heath Ledger died from a lethal combination of several different prescription medications at age 28. Eight years on his father Kim is warning others not to make the same mistake.

He is in New Zealand attending The Cutting Edge Addictions Conference in Rotorua.

09:45 UK correspondent Jon Dennis

Teresa May dodges questions about Brexit negotiations, hate preachers jailed and Fabric, one of London's best known nightclubs, is shut down by the council.

10:05 Shadi Hamid on Islam Exceptionalism

Shadi Hamid

Kathryn Ryan speaks to political scientist and author Shadi Hamid about his new book "Islamic Exceptionalism: How the Struggle Over Islam is Reshaping the World" which explores why religion and politics cannot be easily separated for Muslims.

Shadi Hamid is a senior fellow in the Project on US Relations with the Islamic World at the Brookings Institute.

10:35 Book review - Billy Bird by Emma Neale

Reviewed by Holly Walker, Published by Penguin Random House

10:45 The Reading

Love as a Stranger by Owen Marshall read by Katherine Mc Rae (Part 9 of 10)

11:05 New technology with Sarah Putt

Sarah Putt on Apple's new iPhone 7 with improved camera functions and minus a headphone socket, open data and government and emoji voting.

11:25 What is your parenting style?


What influence does parenting style have on child well-being and outcomes? Kathryn Ryan talks to clinical psychologist Sarb Johal about parenting styles, which roughly fall into four categories: authoritarian, authoritative, permissive, and uninvolved. 

11:45 Viewing with Tamar Munch

Tamar Munch

Tamar Munch reviews Amy Street, a new web series about  community-based assisted living program in Thames, Coromandel for adults with intellectual disabilities, Norwegian crime series Acquitted on Lightbox and Baz Luhrman's The Get Down on Netflix about the 1970s New York music scene.