09:05 New national network for sexual assault services

A new national network for sexual assault services has just been launched, aimed at improving access and care for victims, and training and support for clinicians. The Sexual Assault Assessment and Treatment Service network, known as Saatslink, has come out of a two-year review of the sector, and is being funded by police, ACC and the Health Ministry. Kathryn Ryan speaks with clinical advisor to Saatslink, Dr Cathy Stephenson, who's Deputy Chairperson of professional training organisation MEDSAC.

To find out more about the services provided, head to the Saatslink website.

09:20 Overseas slavery laws stamping out NZ labour abuses

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Photo: RNZ/Johnny Blades

A fear of losing overseas customers is driving the horticulture industry to clean up its act on labour exploitation, often of migrant workers. The Labour Inspectorate in the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment says supermarkets in the UK, Europe and the West Coast of America are increasingly cancelling contracts with  suppliers which cannot prove they are exploitation free. This is being underpinned by domestic law such as the British Modern Slavery Act that requires strict labour standards as part of product quality. Kathryn Ryan talks to Gary Jones from Pipfruit New Zealand, and George Mason who is a General manager of Employment services at MBIE.

09:45 South America correspondent Emiliana Duarte

Emiliana Duarte has the latest on the ongoing unrest in Venezuela.

10:05 From hating school as a child, to award winning teacher

Award-winning teacher, Gail Harrison, is the Manager and Lead Educator of Whanganui Learning Centre, and recently received a national Tertiary Teaching Excellence Award for sustained excellence. The former primary and intermediate school teacher has been with the not-for-profit charitable trust for more than a decade, and is dedicated to adult literacy and community learning. She tells Kathryn Ryan that school was not a happy place for her as a child.

10:35 Book review

David Hill reviews Thirty Days: A Journey to the End of Love by Mark Baker.

10:45 The Reading:

Shingle Beach by Carl Nixon, told by Grant Tilly.

A portrait of a family at their bach, told from five different points of view. RNZ does not have web rights for this reading.

11:05 Political commentators Matthew Hooton and Stephen Mills

Matthew and Stephen assess where the parties stand after an tumultuous and extraordinary three weeks in politics,  just a little over a month out from the general election.

11:30 Handmade Sheep Cheese

Wild Bush Cheese

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Kirsty Silvester and her husband, Dave Chapman, hand-make pecorino, feta, halloumi and ricotta sheep cheese. Their small family business Wild Bush Cheese is based in Woodville in the Manawatu. Kirsty sells their sheep cheese at farmers markets and shops as far afield as the Hawkes Bay and runs cheese making workshops. She joins Kathryn Ryan with a recipe for a sheep feta and chicken salad.

11:45 Off the beaten track with Kennedy Warne

Outdoorsman Kennedy Warne discusses environmental tipping points.

Music played in this show

Artist: Aaradhna
Song: Under the Blue Moon
Comp: Patel / Scott
Album: Brown Girl
Label: Aaradhna
Broadcast Time: 9:26am

Artist: Mavis Staples
Song: Don’t Knock
Comp: Staples
Album: You Are Not Alone
Label: Anti
Broadcast Time: 10:06am

Artist: Marvin Gaye
Song: Got to Give It Up
Comp: Gaye
Album: Live at the London Palladium
Label: Hip O
Broadcast Time: 10:34am

Artist: Jeb Loy Nichols
Song: Don’t Drop Me
Comp: Nichols
Album: Country Hustle
Label: City Country CI
Broadcast Time: 11:29am