09:05 Alarm bells sounded over gaps in disaster resilience

Edgecomb flood 2017

Edgecomb flood 2017 Photo: RNZ/ Brad White

The former director of the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction is highlighting gaps in New Zealand's approach to risk governance. Kathryn Ryan speaks to Elizabeth Longworth who says she is concerned at the country's lack of focus on avoiding, reducing and managing risk, rather than just emergency readiness and response. Unlike many other countries, New Zealand does not have an integrated database to measure the scale of loss and damage from natural disasters. She warns that without these crucial indicators New Zealand will continue to struggle to efficiently plan for major events like earthquakes, floods, droughts, and climate change related dangers.

09:20 "Nothing's changed": anti-mesh campaigners


Surgery Photo: 123RF

Three years after parliament's health select committee began inquiring into the use of surgical mesh, and a year since it made seven recommendations, anti-mesh campaigners say nothing has changed. In particular, they say surgeons are still using mesh without informing patients fully as to the risks, and no government agency has any idea how many surgeries are done using mesh, or what the outcomes are. Latest figures show ACC has received 780 claims for mesh injuries since 2005, at a cost of $12 million to the taxpayer, and in the last three years treatment injury claims have doubled.
Kathryn talks with Charlotte Korte of the advocacy group Mesh Down Under, which is conducting a survey of mesh patients, to determine how many are suffering from complications; and the chair of the New Zealand branch of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, Dr Ian Page.

09:45 Africa correspondent Debora Patta

Deborah Patta reports in on a terror attack in Mali, email leaks from a wealthy family in South Africa who've been accused of acting as a criminal syndicate, and instability between Djibouti and Eritrea.

10:05 Campaigner and organiser Pilgrim Tucker on the litany of failures that preceded the Grenfell Tower fire

The remains of Grenfell Tower, a residential tower block in west London.

The remains of Grenfell Tower, a residential tower block in west London. Photo: AFP

The Mayor of London has described the Grenfell Tower fire as a "preventable accident" caused by years of neglect by the local council and successive governments. Sadiq Khan was speaking to residents in North Kensington where the fire killed at least 58 people last week. Several more people are still unaccounted for. Since the fire, several residents have alleged they repeatedly raised safety concerns with authorities but were rebuffed. Kathryn speaks with Pilgrim Tucker who worked with Grenfell residents for several months as an organiser and campaigner.10:05

10:15 Actor Ben Mendelsohn on playing the villain

Australian actor Ben Mendelsohn talks to Kathryn Ryan about his upcoming film Una, in which he plays a middle-aged man attempting to rebuild his life after running away 15 years earlier with a 12-year-old girl – a crime for which he was arrested and imprisoned. He also talks about his role as bad boy brother Danny Rayburn in the Netflix series Bloodline.

10:35 Book review

10:45 The Reading

11:05 Political commentators Matthew Hooton and Mike Williams

11:30 Award winning Taranaki gelato

How to make gelato with Jo Eliason from Taranaki's Lush Cafe. Three flavours of her frozen treat recently won gold at the New Zealand Ice Cream Awards.

Homemade Gelato

Vanilla Bean Gelato
Makes 1kg Gelato
650g Milk
120g Cream
145g Sugar
45g Skim Milk Powder
35g Dextrose
5g Guar Gum
2 tsp Vanilla Bean Paste

Place milk and cream in a double boiler over a medium heat.

Place all powders in a bowl and mix until combined. When milk and cream hit 40o C whisk in the powders and bring mixture up to 65oC for 30 minutes, whisking every 5 minutes.

Transfer the mix to a stainless steel bowl, add vanilla bean paste and place in a ice bath; chill to 40oC. Cover and place in freezer, stirring every 10 mins until the mixture drops to 4oC, then place in fridge and let it age for 4 hours.

Turn on your ice cream maker so it begins to chill down.

Using a stick blender, blend your gelato mix for 1 minute, then pour into the ice cream maker.

Once then mix reaches -4oC, scoop out the gelato and place in an air tight container and immediately place in the freezer.

Homemade gelato should be consumed on the same day as making.

Milk Chocolate Gelato

As per above recipe except remove the cream and vanilla bean paste, reduce sugar to 80g, Skim milk powder to 25g and Dextrose to 30g.
Add 10g of Cocoa powder to rest of powders.
After placing milk mix in ice bath add 200g of chopped milk chocolate to mix.
Continue recipe as per above.

Honey Gelato
As per Vanilla bean gelato. Replace sugar and vanilla bean paste with 145g Manuka honey. Add honey at ice bath stage.

11:45 Off the beaten track with Kennedy Warne

Kennedy Warne takes us on climb up Editor Hill and a walk through Alice's Restaurant.