09:05 Petrol Pipeline: reports warned of risk

The site of the pipeline leak.

The site of the pipeline leak. Photo: Refining NZ

As the jet fuel crisis, now in its fifth day, continues to disrupt thousands of air travellers - questions are being asked about the country's resilience in the event of fuel shortages. Energy Consultant Ian Twomey has written two contingency reports for two different governments that looked at major, but rare, events. Kathryn Ryan also speaks with Andrew McNaught from Mobil on behalf of the fuel industry.

09:25 Binning the bags

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It's less than a week since New World announced a vote on whether customers should pay for single-use plastic bags, and already over 120, 000 people have joined in. Customers have three choices to pick from: to keep plastic bags free, or bring in a five or 10 cent charge for each plastic bag they use at the checkout. A person uses a plastic carrier bag on average for only 12 minutes. Kiwis use 1.6 billion single use plastic bags each year. Kathryn Ryan talks to Steve Bayliss the New Zealand Group General Manager of Marketing for Foodstuffs which owns New World as well as Pak N'Save.

09:45 USA correspondent Steve Almond

Steve Almond with the latest from the US including Hillary Clinton’s campaign memoir, “What Happened” and President Donald Trump's reaction to it.

10:05 A Waka Odyssey:  journey, home and belonging

The culture and history of Pacific voyaging is set to take centre stage at the forthcoming New Zealand Arts Festival, this February. Starting with a spectacular opening event featuring a mass assembly of waka; on land actors, choirs and kapa haka groups - A Waka Odyssey will go on to foster community participation with the hope of resonating throughout Aotearoa, and beyond. Kathryn Ryan talks to Anna Marbrook and Hoturoa Barclay-Kerr from the Waka Odyssey Creative Team.

The next New Zealand Festival is 23rd February - 18th March 2018.  The full programme for the 2018 Festival will be released on 17th October.

10:35 Book review

Jane Westaway has been reading A Legacy of Spies by John le Carre

10:45 The Reading

11:05 Business commentator Rod Oram

What National and Labour are promising for the economy ahead of Saturday's election.

11:30 From VR, to VO, the Virtual Orchestra!

The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra has produced a 360-degree virtual reality experience which teleports users up on stage.  Each of five vantage points offers a different view as well as a different sound perspective. In revolutionising how we experience the orchestra, NZSO Marketing Manager Thomas Drent, and Head of VR at production company Wrestler, Kat Lintott, tell Kathryn Ryan how the orchestra is hoping to entice a younger audience.

11:45 Media commentator Gavin Ellis

Media matters with commentator Gavin Ellis including Australia's media reforms and the effects on New Zealand, changes at the top of NZ's biggest magazine publisher, Bauer plus he ponders the effects of giving streakers exposure in the media when they run riot at major sporting events.

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:   Yumi Zouma
Song: Alena
Composer: Yumi Zouma
Album: 2015 Double EP I and II
Label: Spunk
Time: 09:35

Artist:   54-46 That's My Number
Song: Toots & the Maytals
Composer: Hibbert
Label: Jet set
Time: 10:36