09:05 National sexual harm helpline goes live

Safe to Talk will provide professional and specialist support services to sexual abuse and assault survivors. But there is concern from the sector that a massive shortage of counsellors, therapists and psychologists throughout New Zealand will exacerbate the problem, and could leave people seeking help on waiting lists for a year or even more. Kathryn Ryan speaks with MSD spokesperson Marama Edwards, Maggy Tai Rakena from START and TOAH-NNEST, and Wellington-based GP Dr Cathy Stephenson from SAATS-link and MEDSAC.

Safe to Talk:

  • CALL 0800 044 344
  • TEXT 4334

09:20 Dental care with a side of Botox?

A growing number of New Zealand dentists are turning to appearance medicine including Botox, dermal fillers and chemical peels. The Australasian Academy of Dento-Facial Aesthetics - an organisation training dentists how to perform the treatments -  says 350 New Zealand dentists are trained so far, and more have signed up for training courses in the first part of this year, than any previous year. Kathryn Ryan talks with Academy Director Myles Holt.

09:45 Europe correspondent Seamus Kearney

Russian President Vladimir Putin addresses the Federal Assembly.

Russian President Vladimir Putin addresses the Federal Assembly. Photo: AFP

Russia warns of 'consequences' while British and French leaders face political backlash over Syria airstrikes; and protesters take to the streets calling for release of Catalan independence leaders.

10:05 Valerie Hannon: what is school for?

Does our education system successfully prepare young people to thrive in a transforming, complex world? British educator Valerie Hannon says schools must be about more than just improving literacy and numeracy rankings. She's a founding member and co-chair of the Global Education Leadership Partnership, an education advisor to the OECD and co-founder of The Innovation Unit, which works with schools to adopt much broader goals. She says education should include helping young people make sense of their aspirations and sexuality, and understanding their neighbors, work opportunities, government, and the environment.

10:35 Book review

Lisa Finucane reviews Macbeth by Jo Nesbo, published by Penguin Random House.

10:45 The Reading: Page Numbers 2018

I Love You Darling Loretta by Lynne Robertson, read by Carrie Green.

11:05 Political commentators Matthew Hooton & Stephen Mills

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern heads to the UK and Europe; National supports government's condemnation of chemical warfare in Syria; and Northcote by-election candidates announced.

Matthew Hooton is the managing director of the PR and lobbying firm, Exceltium. Stephen Mills is the executive director of UMR Research and former political adviser to two Labour governments.

11:30 A 'dosa' South Indian good times

Vegetarian dishes are the norm in Southern India which you'll often found accompanied by 'dosa' - a tasty, affordable filled pancake. Sammy Akuthota from the Satya Chai Lounge and Plant Magic's Gemma Walsh talk to Kathryn Ryan about how to make the perfect dosa (inspired by Sammy's Mum) and upma as well as few of their favourite accompaniments and fillings, including spice roasted kumara. They'll be showcasing all these dishes and more in their vegetarian pop-up breakfast on Saturday 21st April in the Auckland suburb of Grey Lynn.

The event is part of the Satellites series of public events showcasing some of the most exciting contemporary Asian artists in Tāmaki Makaurau. It's supported by Auckland Council and runs from March to July.

Gemma Walsh &  Sammy Akuthota

Gemma Walsh & Sammy Akuthota Photo: Satellites

11:45 Urban issues with Bill McKay

In recognition of ANZAC Day, we look at our country’s war memorials and how they reflect our changing society over the last hundred years.

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


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