09:05 New home insulation scheme - who's in & who's out?

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$142 million was set aside in last week's budget to subsidise insulation in 52,000 homes over the next four years, administered by the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Authority. But a similar scheme, funded by the previous government, has failed to meet its target of insulating 20,000 houses by next month - so far only 11 thousand grants have been made, and $9 million remains unspent. The new scheme will cover low income home owner/occupiers who'll be able to access grants covering two thirds of the cost of insulation, and from next year, the cost of installing a heating device. But it will not extend to landlords, despite them being required by law to insulate all rental properties by July next year. Lynn Freeman speaks with Andrew King of the Property Investors' Federation and the Chief Executive of EECA, Andrew Caseley.

09:20 Alcohol labelling "inconsistent and ambiguous"

Warnings labels on alcoholic drinks are inconsistent, ambiguous and ineffective at conveying health warnings. Fifth year Otago Univeristy medical student, who has undertaken the research, Tessa Gray tells Lynn Freeman the current voluntary labelling system has not worked, and mandatory standardised labelling which outlines risks including pregnancy, drink-driving and cancer, is needed.

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09:30 Why do so many kids dread cross country?

Schools up and down the country are well into their training for cross country. But new research by Nielsen on behalf of Athletics NZ and Sport NZ has found a quarter of children surveyed do not enjoy the sport. Lynn Freeman talks with  Catherine O'Sullivan from Athletics NZ about efforts her organisation is making to make cross country an event that children look forward to rather than dread.

Kids running. New Zealand, 2008. Photo: ALPHAPIX / PHOTOSPORT

Photo: Alphapix

09:45 Emiliana Duarte reports on the latest from South America.

The Venezuelan elections, the latest on a Mexican charter company whose plane crashed in Cuba on Friday, and visits from the British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and President Donald Trump. 

Emiliana is the Managing Editor of the CaracasChronicles.com which is an English language news website.

Bello Monte, Caracas, Venezuela

Bello Monte, Caracas, Venezuela Photo: (Andres Gerlotti via unsplash.com)

10:05 Murder in Mansfield true crime documentary

Collier Landry confronts his imprisoned father John Boyle about the1989 killing of his mother Noreen Boyle.

Collier Landry confronts his imprisoned father John Boyle about the1989 killing of his mother Noreen Boyle. Photo: A Murder in Mansfield

Collier Landry discusses the Murder in Mansfield documentary - which explores the horrific 1989 murder of his mother Noreen Boyle, at the hands of his father John Boyle, and the on-going fall out. As a 12-year-old boy, Collier was a prosecution witness at his father 's trial. Two decades later he confronts his father in prison hoping for closure. A Murder In Mansfield will screen as part of the 2018 Doc Edge International Film Festival. 

10:35 Book review: American By Day by Derek B. Miller 

Ralph McAllister reviews American By Day by Derek B. Miller, published by Penguin Random House.

10:45 The Reading

Malcolm and Juliet by Bernard Beckett read by Stephen Lovatt (#6 of 15)

11:05 Political commentators Mike Williams & Matthew Hooton

Mike Williams and Matthew Hooton

Mike Williams and Matthew Hooton Photo: RNZ/Dru Faulkner

Matthew Hooton is the managing director of the PR and lobbying firm, Exceltium. Mike Williams is a former Labour Party president.

11:30 Beginner's guide to fermented food

Bonnie De Gros - The Rusty Skillet - Coconut Yogurt

Bonnie De Gros - The Rusty Skillet - Coconut Yogurt Photo: Supplied

Fermented food is becoming more and more popular, but can be expensive to buy. Bonnie De Gros from The Rusty Skillet blog shares her cheap and easy recipes for coconut yoghurt and sauerkraut.

11:45 Kennedy Warne observed a traditional kūmara harvest in Mt Albert

Kennedy reports from the Sanctuary Mahi Whenua community garden and food forest in Mt Albert, where he observed a traditional kūmara harvest.