09:05 1bn trees - natives to leave exotics in the shade?

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Head of  MPI's forestry service Te Uru Rākau Julie Collins talks through the details of planting a billion trees with Kathryn Ryan.  The government's ten year planting programme has raised questions around exotics versus planting native trees, and communities deluged by slash after severe storms has thrown a spotlight on what to do with erosion-prone land.  A recent $240m boost from the Provincial Growth Fund prompted the Minister for Regional Development Shane Jones to announce that two thirds of all trees planted in his ten year plan will be indigenous.

09:20 The challenges and realities of being in business

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Business confidence is down, small business owners say they're isolated,  and many worry they may not be able to retire. Yesterday the Prime Minister announced the establishment of a new advisory panel of senior business leaders to be chaired by Air New Zealand Chief Executive Christopher Luxon. Kathryn talks about the challenges and realities of being in business with writer, speaker and mentor Ryan Jennings. He's interviewed 100 business owners for the Ryan Marketing Show i-tunes podcast, and has published a book - 100% Kiwi Business - which summarises the insights and lessons from those participants across a range of industries. He's now the Executive Director of the Buy New Zealand Made Campaign.

09:45 Musical chairs in Canberra

Malcolm Turnbull, Julia Bishop, Scott Morrison and Peter Dutton

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Australia correspondent, Donna Field has the latest in the ever changing political landscape across the ditch. Plus more on the arrival of an illegal boat in far North Queensland and Peter Dutton's in the spotlight again for releasing an au pair from immigration detention after lobbying from the AFL boss.

10:05 Robyn Davidson on her epic journey, 40 years on

Adventurer and author, Robyn Davidson

Adventurer and author, Robyn Davidson Photo: Robyn Davidson

In 1977, in her twenties, Robyn Davidson decided to undertake a journey half way across Australia with just a dog and four camels. It wasn't her intention to tell anyone about it, let alone the whole world but following a National Geographic article, a series of stunning photographs, she became a world wide sensation. That book has never been out of print and the story has been turned into a feature film. Robyn is in New Zealand as the keynote speaker of the Word Festival in Christchurch and she joins Kathryn to talk about her journey 40 years on and how it changed her life.

10:35 Book review - A Honeybee Heart Has Five Openings by Helen Jukes

Holly Walker reviews A Honeybee Heart Has Five Openings by Helen Jukes, published by Simon & Schuster.

A Honeybee Heart Has Five Openings is a memoir of a year of urban beekeeping by young British writer Helen Jukes. Gentle and meditative, Jukes reflects on the relationship between humans and nature and what it means to "keep" another creature, or indeed, colony. A gorgeously-produced hardback book, this will appeal to nature-lovers and anglophiles, though perhaps not fans of more confessional memoir; Jukes holds herself back in this regard.

10:45 The Reading

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Here at the End of the World We Learn to Dance by Lloyd Jones read by John McDavitt. Episode 1- 5  of 10.

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11:05 The Chills, Snow Bound

The Chills, Snow Bound

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Graeme Downes reviews The Chills new album, Snow Bound. Graeme says this is unmistakably a Chills album ... from first note to last. Snow Bound will be released on September 14th.

Graeme Downes is a musician, musicologist, and senior lecturer in the Department of Music at the University of Otago.

11:20 Secrets revealed from Marlborough's seafloor

NIWA images of the underwater survey of Queen Charlotte Sound and Troy Cahnnel

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The secrets of the sea floor around the Charlotte Sounds have been revealed for the first time by NIWA scientists. Old ship wrecks, giant sediment waves that look like huge underwater sand dunes have been found. Kathryn speaks to NIWA marine geologist, Helen Neil about the 2 year project and how the data can be used in the future.

11:45 Patrick Pound, Detecting Art fakes with AI

Courtney Johnston will review the EAST biennial exhibition in Hawke's Bay, the Patrick Pound exhibition at City Gallery Wellington, and looks into the use of artificial intelligence to detect art forgeries.