09:05 Industry warns against rush to university

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The Industry Training Federation says a growing number of new apprentices are starting their trades training after already gaining a university degree - with the loan to match. It fears that the government's promise to give the first year of tertiary education or training free from next year will result in a further rush of school leavers to university. Kathryn talks with Josh Williams of the ITF and Warwick Foy, President of the Careers and Transition Education Association.

09:20 Vodafone axing email service this week

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If you've still got a Vodafone email account, you'll no longer be able to use it after this Thursday. The telecommunications company announced it was shutting down its email service back in September, forcing customers to switch over to another service such as Gmail or Microsoft Outlook. More than 110-thousand customers have already successfully set up a new account, but it's prompted fierce backlash from some business owners.

09:45 Europe correspondent Seamus Kearney

Germany headed for another "grand coalition" as way out of political crisis; France announces new measures to tackle sexual violence against women; and the election campaign of Catalonian separatists launched from Belgium.

10:05 Money Matters: Brittany Teei - KidsCoin

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Pro tennis player turned innovator, Brittany Teei on her software that teaches children good money habits. Brittany Teei, of Ngai Tahu and Cook Island descent, has developed the KidsCoin app to introduce school children to a virtual economy.

10:35 Book review

Harry Broad reviews The Battle for North Africa by Glyn Harper, published by Massey University Press.

10:45 The Reading

Into the Wider World by Brian Turner (Part 6 of 10)

11:05 Political commentators Stephen Mills & Matthew Hooton

Michael Cullen is appointed to lead the tax working group; Government's positions on Pike River and immigration; a compromise on the America's Cup base; and a look ahead at the Queensland election.

11:30 Celebrating everything to see and eat in Otago

Kathryn Ryan talks with Dunedin foodie Judith Cullen and art gallery owner and photographer Michelle Chalkin Sinclair who've just published Otago Fonebook - a small book celebrating the food, landscape and architecture of the region. It's a follow up to their popular first book, Dunedin Fonebook, published last year. They share recipes for Southern Cheese Rolls, Fillet of Beef with Walnut & Silverbeet Stuffing and Date, Chocolate & Almond Torte.

11:45 Where to hold the America's cup?

Bill McKay looks at arguments over the Americas Cup base in Auckland and what else is happening around the country's ports.

Bill McKay is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of Auckland.



Music played in this show

Artist: James Brown
Song: Think
Comp: Pauling
Album: Think
Label: Polydor
Broadcast Time: 10:42am

Artist: Ed Motta
Song: Overblown Overweight
Comp: Motta
Album: Perpetual Gateways
Label: Membran
Broadcast Time: 11:32am