Dr Philip Nitschke

Dr Philip Nitschke Photo: AAP / Joe Castro

09:05 Lethal drugs supplied to depressed New Zealander

The family of a depressed New Zealand man who committed suicide in Sydney are raising the alarm over the ease with which he was able to order and import lethal drugs using information from the pro-voluntary euthanasia group Exit International. The man's daughter tells Kathryn Ryan she was shocked at how easily and quickly he was able to obtain and import to the drug.

Where to get help:

Lifeline: 0800 543 354

Suicide Crisis Helpline: 0508 828 865 / 0508 TAUTOKO (24/7). This is a service for people who may be thinking about suicide, or those who are concerned about family or friends.

Depression Helpline: 0800 111 757 (24/7)

Samaritans: 0800 726 666 (24/7)

Youthline: 0800 376 633 (24/7) or free text 234 (8am-12am), or email talk@youthline.co.nz

What's Up: online chat (7pm-10pm) or 0800 WHATSUP / 0800 9428 787 children's helpline (1pm-10pm weekdays, 3pm-10pm weekends)

Kidsline (ages 5-18): 0800 543 754 (24/7)

Rural Support Trust Helpline: 0800 787 254

Healthline: 0800 611 116

Rainbow Youth: (09) 376 4155

If it is an emergency and you feel like you or someone else is at risk, call 111.

09:25 Hacking, MPS, police & the press

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Five years on from the Fleet street phone hacking scandal, new press restrictions in the UK have been labelled a 'threat to democracy and accuracy'.

Kathryn Ryan discusses the relationship between the police and the press, with leading criminologist Dr Marianne Colbran and the important lessons to be learned.

09:45 Europe correspondent Seamus Kearney

The ongoing row over Brexit turns ugly after a surprise high court ruling making it clear that parliament's say is paramount,  the view of the US elections from Europe, and Sting to reopen the Bataclan, the site of the Paris terrorist attacks.       

10:05 Former league bad boy Sione Faumunia's cautionary tale

Sione Faumuina

Sione Faumuina Photo: supplied

Kathryn Ryan talks with former rugby league player Sione Faumuina about his chequered past, and his desire to help the current generation of players avoid the same pitfalls

10:35 Book review - "An Almond for a Parrot" by Wray Delaney   

Reviewed by Lisa Finucane, published by HarperCollins.

10:45 The Reading

Passing Through by Coral Atkinson read by Amanda Billing(Part 10 of 14).

11:05 Political commentators Mike Williams and Matthew Hooton

Kathryn Ryan talks to Mike and Matthew about the Labour Party Conference, the Saudi sheep deal report and  Gareth Morgan's new party.

11:30 Award winning kiwi Sake

Kathryn Ryan talks to Dave Joll, the Queenstown based brewer behind the New Zealand made sake that has taken out the best of Japan in international awards. 

Sake recipe


11:45 Off the beaten track with Kennedy Warne

Kennedy talks to Kathryn Ryan about potential presidential place names, "manscapes", the UN's honorary ambassador for the empowerment of women and girls, and New Zealand's newest commemorative day (and another that may be gaining traction).


Rebecca Solnit on imagining a city of women

Kennedy on Parihaka and Parihaka Day

Kennedy on the Declaration of Independence