09:05 Report: 'Quota management system needs overhaul'

Calls for a full independent review into the fisheries quota management system, following new in-depth research from the Environmental Defence Society. Kathryn Ryan speaks with its Policy Director Raewyn Peart whose new book  'Voices from the Sea' uses first person interviews with people inside the industry, including  fisheries managers, recreational fishers, and scientists. The book highlights a fragmented management system, a lack of scientific research and the destruction of habitat

09:20 Expert: 'Moscow seeking comeback as a great power'

(FILES) November 11, 2017 US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin make their way to  the "family photo" during the APEC leaders' summit in Danang, Vietnam.


The director of the Carnegie Centre in Moscow Dmitri Trenin discusses Russia's status as a global power. This as relations between Russia and the UK are at an all time low, allegations still swirl around Russian election interference in the US - and  amid an international outcry over an alleged poison gas attack in Syria, which counts Russia as its main ally. He is in New Zealand courtesy of the NZ Institute of International Affairs.

09:45 USA correspondent Susan Milligan

An imminent decision from President Donald Trump on the US response to Saturday's suspected chemical attack on the rebel-held town of Douma. Also is a trade war really looming between China and the US?

10:05 The leadership of change: Mary Robinson and Jacinda Ardern

Former President of Ireland and human rights campaigner Mary Robinson in conversation with Jacinda Ardern and Kathryn Ryan

Former President of Ireland and human rights campaigner Mary Robinson in conversation with Jacinda Ardern and Kathryn Ryan Photo: Ray Tiddy

The former President of Ireland, and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern discuss working for change at local, national and international levels. Some changes come easily and quickly, and an act of Parliament can formalise a major shift in people’s thinking. Other changes can be glacially slow, for instance achieving peace in Northen Ireland or reaching a global solution on climate change.  The conversation was facilitated by Kathryn Ryan at the Aspiring Conversations event in Wanaka.

10:35 Book review

Jessie Bray Sharpin reviews Elizabeth Macarthur: A Life at the Edge of the World by Michelle Scott Tucker, published by Text Publishing.

10:45 The Reading: Page Numbers 2018

Margam... And So by Sudha Rao, read by Rebecca Gregory.

Page Numbers 2018 is a series of nine short stories written by graduate MA writers out of the International Institute of Modern Letters at Victoria University of Wellington.

11:05 Business commentator Rod Oram

Air New Zealand has dropped its seven-year alliance with Virgin Australia; Auckland-based health software company Orion Health suffers a share slump and My Foodbags' CEOs step down.

11:30 Lorin Clarke: writer, broadcaster & podcaster

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Australian writer, broadcaster, podcaster, director and satirist Lorin Clark talks with Kathryn Ryan about her multiple projects, and the artistic collaboration she had with her late father, John Clarke. She's just written a children's book Our Last Trip To the Market - illustrated by Mitch Vane, and will appear next month at the Auckland Writers Festival

11:45 Media commentator Gavin Ellis

Investment funds eye up TV3 and Fairfax regional papers both here and in Australia; how has the sinking of the Wahine been remembered in 50th anniversary commemorations; NZME has advertised the weekend editor role at the Herald now that Miriyana Alexander has been appointed head of ‘premium content’. Should weekday editor Murray Kirkness take over the Weekend Herald?

Gavin Ellis is a media commentator and former editor of the New Zealand Herald. He can be contacted on gavin.ellis@xtra.co.nz