09:05 Uncertain summer ahead for Auckland's freedom campers

There needs to be a national law for vehicles that are not self-contained, said Tony Kokshoorn.

There needs to be a national law for vehicles that are not self-contained, said Tony Kokshoorn. Photo: 123RF

A by-law is being drafted which will go before Auckland council next month - but won't be in place before the summer. The council wants to formalize the areas where freedom camping is allowed while providing for improved enforcement. But some local boards are raising concern, saying their areas are already over-run with campers. Joining Kathryn is Peter Haynes, Chair of the Albert Eden Local Board, and Councillor Linda Cooper, who chairs the council's Regulatory Committee.

09:20 Silencing stereotypes in pursuit of ballet dreams

A new documentary sheds light on the challenges faced by male ballet dancers in pursuit their dreams. Danseur by Scott Gormley examines the experience of American male dancers - but their experiences are not unique and nothing new to performers in New Zealand. Director of the New Zealand School of Dance and Garry Trinder joins Kathryn, along with 2nd year classical student Jake Gisby to talk about their experiences, how they overcame prejudice to fulfil their passion.

09:45 Turkish President's controversial state visit to Germany

Europe correspondent Seamus Kearney reports on the German police enforced security lockdowns in Berlin and Cologne this weekend for a controversial visit by the embattled Turkish President. Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and a name-change referendum could lead to EU membership for a small Balkans nation.

10:05 Meeting needs with love, The Aunties' Jackie Clark

 The Aunties founder, Jackie Clark was recently honoured for the work she does providing support for women affected by domestic violence. She set up the Aunties to help women in need, particularly those who she describes as being at the worst end of abuse and assault statistics, and women living in dire and abject poverty. Not only was she the winner of the Community and Not for Profit category in last month's Women of Influence Awards, she also took out the Supreme Award. The Aunties' motto is meeting needs with love.

10:35 Book review - My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh

Jenna Todd from Timeout bookstore reviews My Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh, which is published by Penguin Random House NZ.

10:45 The Reading

Singing Home the Whale by Mandy Hager, read by Simon Leary and  Alex Greig. episode 1 of 15.

11:05 Mills & Morten on PM's NY visit

The Prime Minister's time in New York has dominated political headlines during the past week, Stephen Mills and Brigitte Morten reflect on Jacinda Ardern's US visit as well as what has been happening on the domestic front.

Jacinda Ardern and baby Neve win hearts in New York

Jacinda Ardern and baby Neve win hearts in New York Photo: RNZ / YouTube

Stephen Mills is the executive director of UMR Research and former political adviser to two Labour governments. and Brigitte Morten is a Senior Consultant for Silvereye and a former senior ministerial advisor for the previous National-led government. 

11:30 NZ's Gin-naissance

New Zealand's blooming artisan gin industry.

New Zealand's blooming artisan gin industry. Photo: composite

The last two years have seen more small distillers pop up experimenting with making gin. New Zealand now has a thriving community of gin makers who are trying out flavours that are unique to Aotearoa. Antony Michalik of Curiosity Gin got into the business two years ago and has since helped to form an association for artisan gin makers. He joins Kathryn to talk about the recent popularity of gin and distilling and what innovations are happening in New Zealand by craft distillers.

11:45 A festival of architecture

Bill McKay looks back on the broad range of offerings from the past fortnight’s Festival of Architecture, he says it wasn’t just for architects and wealthy people.

Seascape Banks Peninsula, designed by Andrew Patterson

Seascape Banks Peninsula, designed by Andrew Patterson Photo: © 2014 Simon Devitt

Bill McKay is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of Auckland.

Music played in this show

Artist:   Georgia Ruth
Song: Week of Pines
Composer: Williams
Album: Week of Pines
Time: 9.30


Artist:   Seamus Fogarty

Song: Heels over Head

Composer: Fogarty

Album: The Curious Hand

Time: 11.30