09:05 Cats strategy criticised for avoiding hard questions

feral cat

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The National Cat Management Strategy Group final document proposes curfews, restrictions on the number of cats allowed to be kept on a property,  and nationwide mandatory microchipping and desexing of cats. Kathryn Ryan speaks to Associate Professor Brett Gartrell, who is the co-director of New Zealand's only dedicated wildlife hospital, Wildbase at Massey University, who says the strategy won't reduce the impact of cats and Shalsee Vigeant, head veterinary manager for the Auckland SPCA.

09:20 Uber faces legal action

The so-called ride sharing company, Uber, is facing legal action over it's decision to cut drivers pay.Back in April Uber cut the rate it pays drivers from $1.80 to $1.35. The Uber Drivers' Association says one of its members is taking a case to the disputes tribunal arguing that Uber had no right to cut the rate without alerting or consulting drivers.

09:25 Fa'alavelave, financial burden or family imperative?

Robyn Lesatele

Robyn Lesatele Photo: supplied

Fa'alavelave, is the Samoan cultural practice of contributing money to large occasions, including funerals, weddings and special birthdays.In an online survey,  University of Auckland Pacific Studies student Robyn Lesatale has canvassed the attitudes of Samoans to the custom, and looked at what it costs.

09:45 UK Correspondent Dame Ann Leslie

Dame Ann Leslie on the Labour Party leadership and Jeremy Corbyn's "biscuit strife" and the London city airport protest that brought travel to a standstill.

10:05 Social surveys: a history of resistance, scandal & negotiation

For more than a hundred years, social surveys have been a major tool of social investigation.

Dr Charlotte Greenhalgh talks to Kathryn Ryan about their history in Australia and New Zealand, including the people who went door-to-door, the details they exposed, and how local populations responded to questions about their everyday lives.

10:35 Book review - You'll Grow Out of It by Jessi Klein    

Reviewed by Leah McFall, published by Penguin Random House    

10:45 The Reading

Going Up is Easy by Lydia Bradey with Laurence Fearnley (Part 9 of 10)

11:05 New technology with Andy Linton

Andy Linton on changes to the oversight of the internet domain name system - and he'll be getting on his e-bike.





11:25 What’s going on in the minds of children with neurological disorders?

Kathryn Ryan speaks to Susan Haldane, the head of Mind Over Manner - an organisation which uses the power of theatre to help people understand neurological disorders like ADHD and Autism.

We invited some of her actors into RNZ’s studio to demonstrate what goes on in the minds of people with neurological conditions and how parents and caregivers can respond.

The internal thought process of people with different neurological conditions:

A demonstration of the build up to a meltdown:

How to positively recover from a meltdown:

11:45 Viewing with Tamar Munch

Tamar Munch reviews how successful the transition is of internet sensation High Maintenance to a HBO series, Auckward Love and Friday Night Bites and American crime drama Quarry.