09:05 Political commentators Stephen Mills and Matthew Hooton

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Post election analysis with our regular commentators, as both major parties look to negotiate a deal with Winston Peters and New Zealand First.

09:30 Sensory room for anxious students

Otago Polytechnic has trialled a sensory room aimed at helping students with anxiety. The project was conceived by two third-year Bachelor of Occupational Therapy students. One of them, Natalie Heinz, talks to Kathryn about the project's success.

09:45 German correspondent Ira Spitzer

Ira reports from Berlin where Germany has just gone to the polls.

10:05 Standing up to the tech giants

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Executive Director of the Open Markets Institute, Barry Lynn, talks to Kathryn Ryan about his concerns over Google's growing power as a monopoly. Barry says he lost his job as senior fellow at the Washington think tank the New America Foundation after issuing a statement in support of the EU's €2.42 billion fine of the tech giant. Independent non-profit organization, The Open Markets Institute, aims to expose how the power and structure of the likes of Google, Amazon, and Facebook pose a threat to the economy, and democracy.

10:35 Book review

A Column of Fire by Ken Follett.

10:45 The Reading

Embracing The Dragon by Polly Greeks (Part 1 of 10)

11:05 How will the government be formed?

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National and Labour look to strike a deal with NZ First. How will the next government be formed and what shape could it be? Kathryn talks with Victoria University public law specialist Dr Dean Knight.

11:30 Recipes from an English Garden

Auckland-born, UK-based gardener, Aaron Bertlesen, talks vegetables and planting with Kathryn and has two recipes to make the most of kale and fennel.

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11:45 Off the beaten track with Kennedy Warne - a visit to China

China's exhibition on the history of New Zealand's national parks on display at Beijing's Museum of Chinese Gardens and Landscape Architecture; the inspiring Chinese sense of landscape aesthetics, and the Chinese government's interest in developing an "ecological civilisation." 


Music played in this show

Artist: The War on Drugs
Song: Red Eyes
Comp: Granduciel
Album: Lost in the Dream
Label: Secretly Canadian
Broadcast time: 9:33am