09:05 Research shows harassment in hospo

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The hospitality industry's being urged to do more to help combat sexual harassment and bullying, as a new piece of research shows its prevalence. AUT Hospitality researcher Dr Jill Poulston says the problem is ubiquitous -  and chefs and managers are just as likely as customers to act as harassers. However often nothing happens,  because of the nature of the high turn-over industry and a lack of reporting. Nadine Mehlhopt  is the Advocacy and policy manager for Hospitality New Zealand which is about to embark on a series of "It's our Business" training, aimed to improve the understanding of the risks and the potential for sexual assault on customers, and staff members.

09:25 Fixing Auckland's ailing water infrastructure

Meola Creek overflows frequently, leaving behind debris, including toilet paper.

Meola Creek overflows frequently, leaving behind debris, including toilet paper. Photo: Supplied / meolacreek.org.nz

The storm water infrastructure in Auckland has been neglected for decades - will current plans and funding to improve the system be enough to cope with the population and buildings? Many community groups fear the work being planned will not fix the problem of storm water overflowing into the sewerage system during heavy downpours of rain. This became a problem during the summer with beaches being closed because of high levels of pollution from overflows. Liz Walker is from St Lukes Environmental Protection Society, Grant Hewison, is a lawyer working for the Manukau Harbour Resotation Society and Andrew Chin is Auckland Council's water programme manager.

10:05 Paul Simon the life. Robert Hilburn.

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The highs and lows of Paul Simon's roller coaster life are mapped out in former LA Times music critic Robert Hilburn's new book Paul Simon, The Life.  It's a timely book. Paul Simon is currently on his farewell tour.   From dominating the charts with Art Garfunkel and successful reinvention as a solo artist, here Robert charts Paul Simon's drive to achieve his artistry and protect it from being derailed by fame, wealth, divorce, drugs, public rejection, and perhaps most of all, self-doubt.

10:35 Book review - Arnhem, The Battle for the Bridges, 1944

John King reviews Arnhem, The Battle for the Bridges, 1944 by Antony Beevor, published by Penguin Random House.

10:45 The Reading

The Stove Rake by Denise Keay read by Tandi Wright   (Part 1 of 10)

11:05 Political commentators Mike Williams & Matthew Hooton

Dan Bidois with mum Leah Bidois.

Dan Bidois with mum Leah Bidois. Photo: RNZ / Gia Garrick

New Zealand First puts the brakes on Labour's plan to repeal the three strikes law - effectively taking it off Cabinet's agenda, National holds Northcote, and how will Winston Peters approach his stint as PM-imminent?

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

11:30 Urban food forest: Dunedin's George Street Orchard

Rory Harding wants cities to be covered in edible landscapes and his George Street Orchard at the heart of  Dunedin's central-city fits firmly into his belief  that bountiful plants can have a prominent place in urban landscape design. 10 years ago George Street Orchard  was just your average back-yard with a typical residential garden complete with decorative shrubs and a lawn - now it's covered in fruit trees, berries, self-seeding greens and even crops normally associated with warmer climates like kiwi, figs, and feijoas. Rory has a recipe for scrummy orchard cider.

11:45 Mould and damp in our homes

With winter well under way, heating and moisture control become a problem in many Kiwi homes.  Bill McKay, senior lecturer in the School of Architecture and Planning says 40,000 children are hospitalised each year for respiratory illnesses directly related to their homes; most from rented accommodation. They go back to the same house, then half are readmitted to hospital. Bill says mould and damp is not the tenants' fault in most cases, it's the way the houses are built.

Mould in the living room.

Mould in the living room. Photo: RNZ / Michael Cropp