09:05 Time for a teacher training shake up ?

Long time educationalist Ann Milne says there needs to be a radical shake up of New Zealand teaching training to better cater to the needs of marginalised students, and to ensure that Maori and Pasifika children get a fair go in mainstream education. She is the former principal of Kia Aroha College in Otara and now runs consultancy, Ann Milne Education

09:30 Re-building healthy rivers

Catherine Febria & Elizabeth Graham

Catherine Febria & Elizabeth Graham Photo: Angus McIntosh

Freshwater ecologist Dr Catherine Febria, talks to Kathryn Ryan about boosting healthy resilience in polluted rivers. 

09:45 UK Correspondent Gerri Peev​

10:05 One in a Million 'art'venture

Painter & mental health nurse Francis Salole talks to Kathryn Ryan about his 'insane' idea to make 1 million artworks for mental health. He is also a member of the Wellington International Ukulele Orchestra. 

10:35 Book review - Best of 2016 - Laura Caygill   

  • The Wish Child by Catherine Chidgey,published by VUP   
  • The Dry by Jane Harper, published by Pan Macmillan     
  • Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld, published by HarperCollins
  • Help me Jacques Cousteau by Gil Adamson, published by Bloomsbury   

10:45 The Reading

Blessed Are by Sara-Kate Lynch, read by Ginette McDonald (Part 4 of 10)

11:05 New technology with Sarah Putt

The new Android phone from Chinese company Oppo, supposedly the “iphone killer” is on its way to AU, and then NZ.

11:25 Words: "brain food for children"

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Kathryn Ryan talks with Alison Sutton , director of the "Talking Matters" campaign, which promotes the importance of talking with babies in their first 1000 days.

11:45 TV Review with Lara Strongman 

Binge box-set-ish watches: The Americans, and Designated Survivor.