09:05 Are video games encouraging children to gamble?

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The Problem Gambling Foundation and a number of psychologists concerned over what they say is an alarming new trend of video games that encourage children to gamble. They're called pay-to-loot systems, where players are prompted to spend real money in return for an upgrade or reward. Psychologists say developers are using the same tactics as casinos to take thousands of dollars from gamers every year... in some cases up to tens of thousands of dollars. And they're questioning whether it's promoting a form of harmful gambling addiction. Kathryn Ryan speaks with Emil Hodzic, a registered psychologist specialising in video game addiction and software misuse, and founder of Video Game Addiction Treatment Clinic; and the chief executive of the Problem Gambling Foundation Paula Snowden.

09:20 Are flexible learning environments working in NZ schools?

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Significant investment is being made into so-called Innovative Learning Environments in New Zealand schools but there is little data to support their use. Dr Wesley Imms is from the University of Melbourne, he's the lead chief investigator on ILETC (Innovative Learning Environments and Teacher Change) project. It’s a huge research project funded in part by the Australian Research Council, and in part by 15 Partner Organisations including the New Zealand Ministry. The first part of the four year study has been completed and Dr Imms joins Kathryn to talk through the early results.

09:30 Building on tikanga Maori

The Ngai Tuhoe meeting house Te Wharehou o Waikaremoana and its designers have won the Ted McCoy Award for Education at this year's New Zealand Architecture Awards. Kathryn Ryan talks to Hugh Tennant  from Tennant Brown Architects about designing sustanable, functional, inspiring buildings, that are capable of going off grid while giving expression to tikanga maori.

09:45 Europe correspondent Seamus Kearney

Seamus Kearney on Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy's visit to Barcelona a day after a massive pro-independence rally - and the first time since imposing direct rule.

10:05 Gordon Tietjens: the highs & lows of rugby sevens

06092016 Photo: Rebekah Parsons-King. Gordon Tietjens steps down as All Blacks Sevens coach.

Photo: RNZ / Rebekah Parsons-King

Sir Gordon Tietjen's names is synonymous with rugby sevens. For 20 years he coached the NZ Sevens team, through more than 100 international tournaments, winning four Commonwealth Games gold medals, 12 World Series titles and two sevens World Cup titles. He took New Zealand's first ever Sevens teams to the Rio Olympics last year in search of gold, but the team was plagued by injuries and were knocked out by Fiji at the quarterfinal stage. Shortly afterwards, he resigned from the role and is now coaching the Samoan national sevens team. Sir Gordon talks to Kathryn about the highs and lows of his long career, detailed in his new memoir Legacy.

10:35 Book review

Charlotte Graham reviews The Girl Who Takes an Eye for an Eye by David Lagercrantz, published by MacLeHose.

10:45 Reading: The Long Way Home

A landscape portrait of Bruce Hopkins wearing tramping clothes and standing in a rain forest.

Bruce Hopkins. Photo: RNZ/Priscilla Northe/Striped Trees Productions.

Bruce Hopkins takes his father and brother's ashes back home to Stewart Island. But he’s taking the long way there; walking the length of New Zealand on Te Araroa trail from Cape Reinga to Stuart Island.   (Part 1)

11:05 Political commentators Mike Williams & Matthew Hooton

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11:30 Some like it hot: Orcona Chillis 'N Peppers

Tricia Watson runs Napier-based Orcona Chillis 'N Peppers business with husband Alvin. They make about 20 different products to spice up your life, including relishes, pickles, sauces, dried ingredients for cooking...and fresh chillis.

11:45 Urbanist Bill McKay​

Bill McKay discusses urban issues in the South Pacific’s towns and cities.



Music played in this show

Artist: Hope Waits
Song:  I’ll Be Satisfied
Comp: Gordy / Carlo / Gordy
Album: Hope Waits
Label: Radar Proof
Broadcast Time: 10:36am

Artist: Paul McLaney
Song:  The Passionate Shepherd to His Love
Comp: Shakespeare / McLaney
Album: Play On
Label: Z1 Duet
Broadcast Time: 11:26am

Artist: Cynthia Richards
Song:  If You’re Ready Come Go With Me
Comp: Banks / Jackson / Hampton
Label: Trojan
Broadcast Time: 11:44am