09:05 Students increasingly accessing restricted material online

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Thousands of high school students are actively bypassing internet security systems in schools, allowing them to anonymously access pornography and inappropriate material on their devices. Almost all New Zealand schools currently have policies in place for providing a safe digital learning environment, but new research shows a third of students are downloading what is called a Virtual Private Network to get around firewalls. Kathryn Ryan speaks with Michelle Polglase from Linewize.

09:20 What do farmers think of the new climate change committee ?

Sheep and cattle are ruminants, and the methanogen microbes in their rumen produce methane as part of the feed fermentation process.

Sheep and cattle are ruminants, and the methanogen microbes in their rumen produce methane as part of the feed fermentation process. Photo: Supplied

The expert committee is expected to do the hard yards for the Climate Change Commission to be set up next year, which will in turn make recommendations to the government. It will be chaired by David Prentice, who was most recently the CEO of the infrastructure firm Opus International Consultants. Kathryn Ryan speaks with Federated Farmers' climate change spokesperson Andrew Hoggard.

09:35 Is there a real chance for a breakthrough in North Korea?

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Photo: AFP / KCNA via KNS

At the weekend North Korea announced it was suspending nuclear and missile tests, scrapping its nuclear test site, and instead pursuing economic growth and peace. World leaders welcomed the news, but some expressed doubts about Kim Jong-un’s intentions. Kathryn Ryan speaks with Dr Jeffrey Fields, author of State Behavior and the Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime.

09:45 Africa correspondent Debora Patta

Nelson Mandela's controversial former wife, Winnie Mandela, has died and exposed societal rifts in South Africa; the Liberian warlord known as Jungle Jabbah has been jailed for 30 years; and South African native Trevor Noah, who now hosts The Daily Show in the US makes Time magazine's 100 most influential people list.

10:05 Lorraine Downes: Life, Loss, Love

Lorraine Downes has been a household name since 1983 when she won Miss Universe, and went from a teenager in Pakuranga to global prominance. She talks with Kathryn Ryan about the highs and lows of her life - in particular learning to rebuild her life and live with her grief over the death of her second husband, cricketing great Martin Crowe. 

10:35 Book review

Laura Caygill reviews Whistle in the Dark by Emma Healey, published by Penguin Random House.

10:45 The Reading

Tatiana by Linda Niccol, read by Carmel McGlone (Part 1 of 2).

11:05 Political commentators Matthew Hooton & Stephen Mills

Jacinda Ardern passes the test in Europe; the latest Colmar Brunton poll; and Andrew Little signals a possible move on bail and sentencing laws.

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 Kimberley Manning: Easy Choice - Family Kai

Morrocan chicken stew

Morrocan chicken stew Photo: www.wasteminz.org.nz

How to feed a family of six for just $60 a week. Food waste campaigners, Love Food Hate Waste, have created a meal planner and recipe books called Easy Choice Family Kai to help families on a budget. Kimberly Manning talks to Kathryn Ryan about how the meal planner taught her to cook so well she is now teaching it to others. Kimberley talks us through her favourite recipes for Moroccan Chicken Stew and coconut rice pudding.

11:45 Off the beaten track with Kennedy Warne

Kennedy has just spent a whistle-stop week in Australia, visiting the Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Tasmania, Mammoths exhibit at the Australian Museum in Sydney, and 200 Treasures of the Australian Museum.