09:05 Changes to regime for new teachers to be unveiled today

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The Education Council will unveil changes to the way new teachers are supported and mentored. This follows a report by the Education Review Office, which finds that too many new teachers are not well prepared enough to do their job. It finds that some teacher training courses use outdated teaching methods, and that trainee teachers should be required to meet higher standards. Lynn speaks with the Council's chief executive Dr Graham Stoop, PPTA president Jack Boyle, and the head of Canterbury University's School of Teacher Education Letitia Fickel.

09:20 Our threatened marae

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Māmari Stephens Senior Lecturer, Te Kura Tātai Ture - Faculty of Law, Victoria University of Wellington explores the threats facing marae despite their importance in our society. Her thoughts on the subject form part of this year's Journal of Urgent Writing, which contains a collection of stimulating essays with the aim of sparking national conversations.

09:30 Concern over falling royal albatross numbers

The very hot summer is causing concern at the royal albatross colony at Tairoa Head on the tip of the Otago Peninsula. The breeding season got off to a promising start, but several weeks of searing temperatures has the potential to cause some nests to fail. The Department of Conservation has set up a camera link for the past couple of years, following the fortunes of a selected royal albatross chick until it flies away. Lynn Freeman speaks to the Royal Albatross Centre Operations Manager, Chris McCormack.

09:45 Asia correspondent Anna Fifield

North Korea's denouncement of  the joint military exercises between the South Korean and American militaries, and are we any closer to resolution on the Rohingya crisis?

10:05 Rob Ruha: Maori music, mentorship and Moana

New Zealand singer/songwriter Rob Ruha.

New Zealand singer/songwriter Rob Ruha. Photo: Supplied

2017 has been a massive year for the Rob Ruha. The self-proclaimed 'haka soul' musician, hot on the heels of releasing his new album, Survivance, has made a big leap in the music industry since becoming a solo artist in 2013. In October, Rob was awarded one of five prestigious Arts Laureate awards, along with a grant of $50,000. Earlier in the year, he travelled over to Los Angeles where was the musical director of the te reo Maori version of the global hit, Disney's Moana. Rob talks to Lynn Freeman about his life, influences and what he's got in store for 2018.

Rob Ruha and his band played a selection of waiata from his new album last month, including a live Q+A hosted by RNZ Music's Kirsten Johnstone and Darylene Rogers of Radio Ngati Porou.

10:35 Children's book review

Sarah Forster from the Sapling reviews It's my Egg (and you can't have it) by Heather Hunt and Kennedy Warne, and Toroa's Journey by Maria Gill and Gavin Mouldey. Both books are published by Potton and Burton.

10:45 The Reading

The Play of Light  by Fiona Farrell read by Janet Fisher  (Part 5 of 5)

11:05 New music with Jeremy Taylor

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Jeremy Taylor plays a mixed bag of singer-songwriters, from the Southern soul styles of Curtis Harding, to 80's mining Aussie Alex Cameron, indie doyen Angel Olsen, and the 30th anniversary of Bruce Springsteen's "Tunnel Of Love".

11:30 Sports commentator Brendan Telfer

Russia is banned from the 2018 Winter Olympics following an IOC investigation into state organised drug abuse, the Ashes seem destined to be returned to Australia following their second straight test win and the latest developments on the Ben Stokes saga.  

11:45 The week that was with Te Radar and Michele A'Court

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A lighter look at the week including a cop who has gone the extra mile for an elderly man and his dog; Christchurch's cold beer crisis and the British family who've decked out their house with Christmas lights just to annoy their neighbour!



Music played in this show

Artist: Rob Ruha & The Witch Doctor
Song: Ka Ihi Te Moana (feat. Ria Hall)
Comp: Ruha
Album: Survivance
Label: Rob Ruha
Broadcast Time: 10:09am

Artist: Rob Ruha & The Witch Doctor
Song: Witi Me Te Waina
Comp: Ruha
Album: Survivance
Label: Rob Ruha
Broadcast Time: 10:20am

Artist: Rob Ruha, Opetaia Foa'i
Song: We Know The Way (Ki Uta E)
Comp: Ruha
Album: Moana
Label: Disney
Broadcast Time: 10:26am

Artist: Rob Ruha & The Witch Doctor
Song: Kalega
Comp: Ruha
Album: Survivance
Label: Rob Ruha
Broadcast Time: 10:35am

Artist: Curtis Harding
Song:  Wednesday Morning Atonement
Comp: Harding
Album: Face Your Fear
Label: Anti
Broadcast Time: 11:08am

Artist: Curtis Harding
Song:  Face Your Fear
Comp: Harding
Album: Face Your Fear
Label: Anti
Broadcast Time: 11:12am

Artist: Alex Cameron
Song: Runnin' Out Of Luck
Comp: Cameron
Album: Turn Out the Lights
Label: Simply Canadian
Broadcast Time: 11:17am

Artist: Angel Olsen
Song: Tougher Than The Rest
Comp: Springsteen
Album: Phases
Label: Jagjaguwar
Broadcast Time: 11:23am

Artist:  Bruce Springsteen
Song: One Step Up
Comp:  Springsteen
Album: Tunnel Of Love
Label: Columbia
Broadcast Time: 11:27am

Artist: Avalanche City
Song: Little Fire
Comp: Baxter
Album: We Are for the Wild Places
Label: Warner
Broadcast Time: 11:46am