09:05 Mounting challenges for resthomes


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The challenges facing resthomes, and why some have an uncertain future. Kathryn Ryan talks to Esther Perriam from Eldernet – which is a leading information provider about services relating to older people, and also to David Hanna from Wesley Community Action in Wellington about by the Wesleyhaven Village in Naenae has just closed.

Former head of news and former deputy director of public affairs at Metropolitan Police, Chris Webb.

Former head of news and former deputy director of public affairs at Metropolitan Police, Chris Webb. Photo: Supplied

09:20 Chris Webb: UK's leading expert in crisis management

Chris Webb has led the media and communication response to almost every major incident to impact on London and the UK in the last 30 years – including the 2005 London bombings, the death of Princess Diana, and the post 9/11 era of constant terror threats.

He spent more than 30 years working at London's Metropolitan Police, eventually becoming the head of news and acting director of media and communication. Chris is in New Zealand as a featured speaker for this year's Emergency Media and Public Affairs conference.

09:45 USA correspondent

Steve Almond with the latest from the US.

10:05 Secret history: Queen Victoria & Abdul

Kathryn Ryan talks to the Indian journalist who uncovered the hidden friendship between Queen Victoria and her Indian servant Abdul. The extraordinary story reveals how the young Muslim clerk became a confidant during some of the most crucial years of Victoria's her reign, soon to be the subject of another major blockbuster with Judi Dench

10:35 Book review

Jane Westaway has been reading Tin Man by Sarah Winman.

10:45 The Reading

In the Air by Henare te Ua.

The late distinguished broadcaster Henare te Ua recalls his childhood days in Puha, near Gisborne, just after the second world war.

11:05 Business commentator Rod Oram

Business Commentator, Rod Oram, takes a look at Fletcher Building’s poor results, and what lies ahead for the company

11:30 Seeking beauty in medieval times

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Botox, collagen, laser treatment, hair removal, porcelain veneers for perfect teeth... we know that cosmetic medicine and 'beauty therapy' is big business. But what of pre-modern women? Dr Kim Phillips, Associate Professor of History at Auckland University, has been researching medieval women's health and cosmetic medicine. She tells Kathryn Ryan there are a surprising number of parallels.

11:45 Media commentator Gavin Ellis

Kathryn Ryan talks to Gavin Ellis about the Fairfax Circuit team's multimedia investigation, The Valley, which has added more pieces to the picture of New Zealand's deployment to Afghanistan but only the NZDF can complete the jigsaw.

Gavin Ellis is a media commentator and former editor of the New Zealand Herald. He can be contacted on gavin.ellis@xtra.co.nz

Music played in this show

Artist:   Dolly Parton
Song: Don't Let It Trouble Your Mind
Composer: Parton
Album: Mine
Label: Souljazz
Time: 09:35

Artist:   Kimbra
Song: Sweet Relief
Composer: Kimbra / Redinho
Album: Single    
Label: Warner
Time: 10:35