09:05  New data released on surgical mesh

ACC has released a detailed review of surgical mesh-related claims from July 2005 to June of this year. It shows it that 13-point-2 million dollars has been paid in treatment injury claims - 60 per cent for operations to repair pelvic organ prolapse or stress urinary incontinence, 32 per cent for hernia repairs and 8 per cent for other mesh surgeries. The advocacy group for mesh victims, Mesh Down Under, has been lobbying the government for years for a full inquiry and a register of mesh users. For the first time representatives of the group will be part of a joint meeting of officials from the Health Ministry, ACC and medical specialists tomorrow, Friday 20th October, in Wellington. Kathryn talks with Charlotte Korte and Patricia Sullivan of Mesh Down Under.

09:20 How to be retirement ready

Retirement isn't a perpetual holiday says Canadian author and retirement expert Barry LaValley, so get ready for it! He talks to Kathryn Ryan about the best non-financial advice for taking the big leap. His new book is called 'So You Think You Are Ready to Retire ?' and is available here.

09:20 Holden: end of an Aussie era

David Zalstein Holden

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The Holden car plant in Adelaide closes its doors tomorrow. Melbourne-based motoring journalist David Zalstein tells Kathryn Ryan about the day he spent at Elizabeth, talking to plant workers while watching the finishing touches being put on his own spitfire green ute. It's an historic car in the sense it's one of the last to roll off the production line.

09:45 UK Correspondent Tim Sculthorpe

Tim Sculthorpe on Brexit negotiations approaching a crucial point as an EU summit looms in Brussels.

10:05 Hanging ten with Phil Jarratt

Phil Jarratt's life, is the kind that many of us can only dream of;  living in exotic beach locations, writing about surfing, being invited to all the cool parties, and getting plenty of time off to catch waves. Kathryn Ryan talks to the surf writer and filmaker about all that, plus, what made him pen his auto-biography, 'A Life of Brine'.

Phil Jarratt appears at the Tauranga Arts Festival on October 21th and October 23rd. His documentary, Men of Wood and Foam, is screened at Mt Drury Reserve in Mt Maunganui on October 21st.

10:35 Book review

Jonathan Mosen reviews Basket of Deplorables by Tom Rachman, published by Text Publishing.

10:51  "The deadline is the announcement"

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The Prime Minister Bill English talks to the media on his way into the National party caucus. He says 
he's about to outline a potential deal to form "a strong and cohesive Government" with New Zealand First to his caucus, but that he has no deadline for a decision from New Zealand First, other than the announcement promised by Winston Peters for this afternoon.

11:05 Bill English outlines deal to National caucus

RNZ Political editor Jane Patterson talks to Kathryn as the Prime Minister Bill English outlines a potential coalition deal with NZ First to his National party caucus.

11:15 New technology with Sarah Putt

Sarah Putt talks to Kathryn Ryan about the Krack Wi-Fi attack, and Vodafone's TV announcement this week.

11:25 Parenting: avoiding the cycle of escalation

Education consultant and parenting commentator Joseph Driessen with tips on how to avoid the cycle of escalation with children with challenging behavior.

11:45 Viewing with Lara Strongman

Lara Strongman has been watching Gogglebox on Australian TV, and comedy series The Good Place on Netflix.