09:05 Christchurch Fire

First, the massive fire in Christchurch, which more than 200 firefighters are struggling to contain before strong winds expected later this morning, further fan the blaze. Marlborough Civil Defence Emergency Management Richard McNamara.

09:20 Environmentalism isn't anti-growth - it's anti-waste!

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Photo: Cool Earth

UK climate adviser, Lord Deben talks to Kathryn Ryan about why being a pro-business conservative isn't at odds with protecting the environment. He has also warned that Brexit could be a major setback to climate action, hampering both Britain and the European Union's ability to decarbonize.

09:40 New fathers get depression too

Pre and post-natal depression is commonly associated with Mums, which means Dads tend to occupy a more invisable space. New research from Auckland University's Centre for Longitudinal Research on more than 3,500 New Zealand men shows fathers-to-be are also at an increased risk of suffering from depression. Kathryn Ryan talks to the study director, Dr Susan Morton.

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09:45 UK correspondent Matt Dathan

Matt Dathan reports in from the UK on the fallout over the impending visit by Donald Trump to Britain, potential delays on Brexit and Jeremy Corbyn prepares for two tough by-elections, that Labour is set to lose in.

10:05 Christchurch Fire - Selwyn Mayor

Selwyn District Council Mayor Sam Broughton with an update on the fire, evacuations and needs for district.

10:15 Should we laugh at authoritarians?

Charlie Chapman in The Great Dictator

Charlie Chapman in The Great Dictator Photo: Public Domain

Kathryn Ryan talks to Rudolph Herzog, author of Dead Funny: Telling Jokes in Hitler's Germany. Rudolph argues that jokes at the expense of the Nazi leadership actually helped more than hindered the Third Reich - and he says that has important ramifications for how comedians respond to President Donald Trump. 

10:38 RNZ reporter Ian Telfer with Port Hills Fire update

RNZ's  Ian Telfer reports with the latest information about the Port Hills complex fire

Port Hills Fire map

Port Hills Fire map Photo: Christchurch CDEM

10:35 Book review

10:45 The Reading

11:05 New technology with Andy Linton

Andy Linton discusses the impact of technology on jobs and the prospect of a universal basic income - and driverless cars

Future of work:




Helping bring community organisations and volunteers together:
Four young women are working on a mobile app that matches young people with volunteer opportunities that are relevant to their skill set and interests. They have been selected as one of 6 finalists for the BNZ start up alley at webstock.


11:25 Parenting: How to - and how not to - get a baby to sleep

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With a plethora of advice available to desperate parents on how to get babies to sleep, Baby Sleep consultants Elspeth Witton and Amy Sherpa from The Baby Sleep Practitioners want to see the sector regulated.

11:45 Viewing with Sarah McMullan

Sarah McMullan with her views on movies Fifty Shades Darker, Split, the remake of  Kiwi classic Goodbye Pork Pie and Netflix series Santa Clarita Diet