09:05 Is more support needed for Māori housing providers?

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Photo: RNZ

Does the Government need to do more to support Community Housing Providers as they build and develop affordable homes? A small Māori housing provider is having to sell land it had planned to build more than 60 homes on because of a protracted development process. Could more be done to support social housing groups? Kathryn speaks with Rau Hoskins from the National Māori housing organisation, Te Mata Pihi and Dr Ella Henry a Maori academic at AUT.

09:20 PM's new science advisor

Juliet Gerrard, Chief Science Advisor to the Prime Minister

Juliet Gerrard, Chief Science Advisor to the Prime Minister Photo: supplied

Auckland university Professor of biochemistry, Juliet Gerrard is the new Prime Minister's Science Advisor.
She starts in the role today, taking over from Sir Peter Gluckman. She talks to Kathryn about her approach to the role.

09:45 Moscow buoyant with Football World Cup

Chinese football fans of Lionel Messi, Argentina, holding flags of FC Barcelona and China, pose for photos in front of Saint Basil's Cathedral as they visit the city during the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Moscow, Russia, 17 June.

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Our correspondent in Russia, Matthew Bodner on the smooth running of the Football World Cup, and a jubilant Moscow following Russia's overnight victory against Spain on penalties. Also the upcoming Putin-Trump talks and labour protests against a hike in pension ages.

10:05 Fiona Kidman: teddy boys, the jukebox murder & executions

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Photo: Robert Cross

In setting out to write her latest novel, Fiona Kidman tells Kathryn Ryan she intended to write about the fragility of young lives: how they can change suddenly and completely.  This developed into This Mortal Boy, the fictionalised account of one of the final executions to take place in New Zealand. Albert Black, 20,  was hanged at Mount Eden Prison just before Christmas in 1955, for the murder of 18 year old Alan Jacques on Queen's Street.  It was popularly referred to as the Jukebox Murder.  The novel is set amid the growing panic over apparently delinquent rock 'n' roll teenagers, following the inflammatory Mazengarb Report.

10:35 Book review - How We Desire by Carolin Emcke

Reviewed by Holly Walker,  published by Text Publishing.

10:45  The Reading

My Father’s Island written and read by Adam Dudding (part 1 of 10)

11:05 Political commentators

Political commentators Matthew Hooton & Stephen Mills

Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly

On the agenda is the new Families Package, business confidence, David Parker's political handing of Te Arai property development and Wellywood.

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 Lashings: from top notch to top nosh brownies

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Jackie Lee Morrison trained as a pastry chef at five-star London hotel Claridges, before working at near-by celebrity hotspot Chiltern Firehouse and Micheline star French eatery Galvin La Chapelle​.  She has just secured a premises for her business Lashings, having moved to New Zealand and initially selling her handmade brownies at Frank Kitts underground market, on line and at the Wellington Chocolate factory.   Jackie's varieties include goats cheese and prosciutto brownie with fig, and a peanut butter brownie with raspberry jam. Jackie shares a recipe for a vegemite brownie.

11:45 2018 Garden Bird Survey & plastic pollution


blackbird Photo: Kennedy Warne

Kennedy Warne talks to Kathryn Ryan about the results, trends and the significance of  the 2018 Garden Bird Survey  Also, the threat plastic pollution is posing to albatrosses. Seattle-based photographer turned filmmaker Chris Jordan placed his movie  Albatross for free viewing to mark World Oceans Day last month which was focused on plastic pollution. Meanwhile new  research  from Forest & Bird is showing the risk to seabirds from plastic rubbish is worse in the seas around New Zealand than anywhere else in the world. 

Music played in this show

Artist:   Josh Rouse
Song: Lazy Days
Composer: Rouse
Album: Josh Rouse and the Vacations
Label: Bedroom
Time: 9:43

Artist:   Oasis
Song: Don't Look Back in Anger
Composer: Gallagher
Album: What's the Story Morning Glory
Label: Sony
Time: 11.43