09:05 Push to end 'harmful' volunteering in orphanages

A young girl looks at visitors inside a state-run orphanage on the outskirts of Hanoi, Vietnam in September 2014.

A young girl looks at visitors inside a state-run orphanage on the outskirts of Hanoi, Vietnam in September 2014. Photo: AFP

New research shows volunteering in orphanages does more harm than good, so why are so many young New Zealanders still taking part? Advocacy agency, ReThink Orphanages, says a revolving door of volunteers was making abandonment and attachment issues even worse. And it's making volunteer orgsanisations think twice about how they run their businesses. Kathryn Ryan speaks with a coordinator at ReThink Orphanages, Leigh Mathews, along with the founder and chief executive of Orphans Aid International, Sue van Schreven.

Professor Cather Simpspn and Dr Jenny Malmstrom.

Professor Cather Simpspn and Dr Jenny Malmstrom. Photo: Supplied / VUW

09:20 The big things women are doing in nanoscience

It's widely known that physics, chemistry and engineering are fields largely dominated by men, but a group of the country's top female scientists are hoping to highlight the successes of women in a series of talks around New Zealand. This year's MacDiarmid Regional Lecture Series kicked off in Tauranga in August – with a focus on women in nanoscience. Kathryn Ryan speaks with Auckland University's Jenny Malmstrom and Cather Simpson.

09:45 Europe correspondent Seamus Kearney

A showdown looms in Catalonia, Spain, as mayors defy threats of jail over a planned independence referendum and is 'the wind back in Europe's sails' ? 

10:05 Saving rare seabirds from the brink of extinction 

Dr Andre Raine is an American conservationist who's been honoured as a bird saviour for his work with three critically endangered seabirds in Hawaii: the Newell's shearwater, the Hawaiian petrel, and the band-rumped storm petrel. He's been in New Zealand for the Hauraki Gulf Marine Forum's annual public seminar, 'Taking Flight' to highlight the value of our own sea birds, 90 per cent of which are at risk of extinction. 




10:35 Book review

Jenna Todd reviews "Baby" by Annaleese Jochems

10:45 The Reading

The Changeover by Margaret Mahy, read by Miranda Harcourt.

The feature film adaptation of The Changeover opens in cinemas around the country on 28th September 2017.

It is directed by Miranda Harcourt and Stuart McKenzie and stars Timothy Spall, Melanie Lynskey, Lucy Lawless, Nick Galitzine, Dame Kate Harcourt — and introduces young NZ actor Erana James (Ngati Whatua Orakei, Waikato Tainui) as Laura Chant.

Listen to more about the movie and the book by clicking on these links:

Miranda Harcourt and Bridget Mahy talk about The Changeover

Hannah August reviews the original book

11:05 Political commentators Stephen Mills & Matthew Hooton

The state of play less than a week out from election 2017.

11:30 Hand made real food: paleo muesli

Paleo muesli

Photo: James Te Puni

Based in Titahi Bay near Wellington, Anna Te Puni runs Bay Drive Food with Freedom, where she makes gluten free paleo mueslis, and mint avocado, Gisborne naval orange and peanut butter bon-bons.  Anna shares her secret for the best way to serve paleo muesli with Kathryn Ryan.

11:45 Urban issues with Bill McKay:​ Plans vs Visions

All our cities have long term plans but we need more visions; the future is going to be a radically different place and will arrive faster than we think. Bill McKay is a senior lecturer in the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of Auckland.