09:05 Are the new government’s housing policies achievable?

The new coalition government has housing high on its agenda with plans to build 100,000 homes for first home buyers over the next ten years, the establishment of a Housing Commission, a ban on the purchase of existing homes by foreign buyers and a rent-to-buy scheme. How achievable are these policies and in what time frame? And what impact will they have on the wider housing market? Kathryn Ryan talks to Auckland housing strategist Leonie Freeman, John Tookey, the head of Auckland University of Technology's (AUT) built environment department, Sam Yin, Chief Executive of Hougarden.com, New Zealand's most popular Chinese language real estate website,  and Nick Goodall who is CoreLogic's Senior Research analyst.

09:20 Justice Tuatagaloa - taking a village to raise a child

Justice Keli Tuatagaloa

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Justice Mata Keli Tuatagaloa was sworn in as the first female Samoan Supreme Court Judge in August 2015.  She also presides over the recently established Alcohol and Drugs Court which helps communities take on the responsibility of reducing drug and alcohol abuse, and related crimes. 

09:45 Australia correspondent Karen Middleton

Does Australia's Foreign Minister Julie Bishop regret saying she wouldn't be able to trust a NZ Labour government? The last Holden rolls off the production line; 11.9 million people have voted in the same-sex marriage postal survey; and reaction from across the Tasman following last weekend's victory over the All Blacks.

10:05 Ali: A Life

It was 1960 when Cassius Clay exploded onto the boxing scene as the charismatic and controversial fighter known as "The Louisville Lip". The Kentucky-native soon became one of the most significant figures of the 20th Century... The People's Champion... The King of Boxing... The Prettiest... The Greatest... He became an Olympic gold medalist in 1960 and the world heavyweight boxing champion in 1964. That same year, he famously converted to Islam, changing his name to Muhammad Ali, and becoming a major face in the US civil rights movement. Kathryn Ryan speaks with American author and journalist Jonathan Eig, who has written Ali: A Life, the first detailed biography of the sporting legend.

10:35 NZ Books review

Harry Ricketts reviews Hoard by Fleur Adcock, published by VUP.

10:45 The Reading

11:05 Music with Kirsten Johnstone

Music 101's Kirsten Johnstone presents the highlights of the NZ Arts Festival, with music from Grizzly Bear, Perfume Genius and Ria Hall.

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11:20 Janet Hunt: How to Mend a Kea

Expert natural history writer Janet Hunt has written extensively about our forests, wetlands, sanctuaries and protecting our native wildlife. Janet tells Kathryn Ryan about her latest book How to Mend a Kea and other great fix-it tales from Wilidbase Hospital, which details the amazing work done by the skilled people at this Palmerston North native animal veterinary unit.

11:45 Media law commentator Ursula Cheer

Kathryn Ryan talks to Ursula Cheer about a recent High Court decision of Justice Matthew Palmer, who dealt with an attempt by blogger Cameron Slater and others to strike out a defamation claim brought against them by Dr Doug Sellman and other leading figures in the health sector.


Music played in this show

Artist:   James Hunter

Song: Heartbreak

Composer: Hunter

Album: Minute by Minute

Label: Fantasy

Time: 09:45


Artist:   Fazerdaze

Song: Little Uneasy

Composer: Murray

Album: Morningside

Label: Flying Nun

Time: 10:34


Artist:   Run River North

Song: (Funeral) Parade Intro

Composer: Run River North

Album: Drinking From a Salt Pond

Label: Nettwerk

Time: 10:44