09:05 Controvertial uni course survey will be published

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The Tertiary Education Commission says it will publish controversial survey results evaluating university qualifications, despite criticism from Universities and tertiary staff that the results are unsound. The TEC survey asked graduates to rate how well their qualification prepared them for work, whether they would recommend it to others and whether they would pursue a career in the area they'd studied. Lynn speaks with TEU President Sandra Grey and Deputy Chief Executive of the Tertiary Education Commission, Brendan Kelly.

09:20 Dunedin motels call out Airbnb over compliance

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The Otago Motel Association is throwing down the gauntlet to private on-line accommodation providers, such as Airbnb, insisting they put in place the same safety checks and balances moteliers are required to do.  Dunedin City Council is about to send letters out to about 150 property owners who let their premises short-term through websites, such as Airbnb, checking they  comply with the Building Act and district plan.  Neville Butcher from the Otago Motel Association speaks with Lynn Freeman.


09:30 Artist Fatu Feu'u destigmatising youth depression 

Fatu Feu'u's new painting Amuia (a blessing) aims to draw attention to the crisis in youth mental health and suicide. It is one of the largest pieces he has ever done, and he says it speaks to the need for families and communities to nurture young people. Amuia and pieces from three other artists are featured at the Pathways Forward exhibition at Bowen House this month.


Amuia Photo: artist Fatu Feu'u

09:45 Scott Morrison: Nothing to see here, move on!

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The new Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison is trying to shake off the grand coup of a fortnight ago and get on with the job. But as our correspondent Karen Middleton reports, nothing is ever that simply in Australia. Meanwhile, former PM Malcolm Turnbull has escaped to New York but is being stalked by the media and tennis player John Millman goes from zero to hero after felling Roger Federer.

10:05 Ingrid Coles - from a Japanese concentration camp to life in NZ

Ingrid Coles shares her remarkable life story with Lynn Freeman. Born in 1942 in Java, then the Dutch East Indies, her family was imprisoned in a series of brutal concentration camps by the Japanese occupiers. Ingrid came to New Zealand as a 16 year old, and built a new life here. Her memoir is called Two Slices of Bread.

10:35 NZ Books review - The Imaginary Lives of James Poneke by Tina Makereti

Louise O'Brien from quarterly review periodical New Zealand Books, reviews The Imaginary Lives of James Poneke by Tina Makereti, which is published by Penguin Random House.

10:45 The Reading

Here at the End of the World We Learn to Dance by Lloyd Jones read by John McDavitt. Episode 8 of 10.

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11:05 Waiate Wero with Yadana Shaw

If you know how to mutter Ka Mate under your breath ahead of an All Blacks game then the next logical step is to learn a waiata. Living in Aotearoa New Zealand means that sometime in your life you will be at pōwhiri, mihi whakatau or a function where you might need to bust out a waiata. In preparation for Te Wiki o te reo Maori, Yadana Saw is giving a wero (challenge) for you start your own workplace waiata group.

11:20 Dustin Feneley - Stray

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Filmmaker Dustin Feneley speaks with Lynn Freeman about his critically acclaimed movie Stray.  It's a film about loneliness, depression and trauma, set against stunning Mackenzie Country scenery, telling the story of  Jack and Grace, who are attempting to reintegrate back into society.  It's the first ever New Zealand made film to get into the Moscow Film Festival. It also set the record for the largest amount ever raised for an artistic project on crowd-funding platform Boosted. Stray is set for nationwide release on October 4th, and has screenings in the NZIFF in Hamilton and Masterton.

11:45 Secret brain tunnels and new brain cells

concept image of colored sections of a male human brain.

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Science commentator Malvindar Singh-Bains has details about the secret tunnels discovered between the skull and the brain; more on a new and possibly unique, human brain cell and a study which sheds light on the roles both genetics and neuroanatomy play in obesity.

Dr Malvindar Singh-Bains, is a neuroscientist from the Centre for Brain Research at the University of Auckland and Co-chair of Huntington’s Disease Youth Organisation NZ