09:05 Project to bring kiwi back to Wellington launches

An ambitious community conservation project to bring kiwi back to the capital has been launched in Wellington this morning. The Capital Kiwi project will see over 20 thousand hectares of public and private land from the South West corner of the city, up to Porirua in the north, set with stoat and ferret traps over the next three years. Capital Kiwi founder and leader, Paul Stanley-Ward tells Kathryn the goal of having kiwi living in the Wellington region is entirely achievable. Also DOC Conservation Advisor Paul 'Scratch' Jansen who has previously managed DOC's Kiwi Recovery Group.

09:20 Over 65 and stressed out behind the wheel

The numbers of older New Zealanders battling driving anxiety, and what can be done to fix it. Driving anxiety can range from anything between driving reluctance to driving phobia, which in turn can be associated with a loss of independent mobility, social isolation, and health decline. In a nationwide survey of 1170 drivers aged 65 and over, researchers from the Universities of Otago, Massey and Auckland found  27 per cent reported mild driving anxiety and over 10 percent reported more moderate to extreme levels. Lead author, Dr Joanne Taylor is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Psychology at Massey University.

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09:45 Europe mulls unity

Seamus Kearney reports on the marking by many European nations of the centenary of the end of World War One. As they do, issues of unity and collective defence within the European Union have come to the fore. Also pressure is mounting on the UK Prime Minister, Theresa May amid resignations and rebellion over her Brexit plan.

10:05 Double Academy Award Winner Sally Field

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One of Hollywood's most iconic actors, Sally Field talks to Kathryn about her deeply personal memoir, In Pieces. She has been acting for more than 50 years, winning Oscars for lead roles in the movies Norma Rae, and Places in the Heart. Some of her well known movies include Forrest Gump and Steel Magnolias. Her latest work though, her memoir takes the reader through a troubled and challenging childhood, behind the scenes in Hollywood and much more.

10:35 NZ Books review - Sam Hunt: Off The Road

Harry Ricketts from quarterly review periodical New Zealand Books, reviews Sam Hunt : Off The Road by Colin Hogg which is published by HarperCollins NZ

10:45 The Reading

The Whole Intimate Mess by Holly Walker - Episode 1 of 5 Episodes written and read by Holly Walker  

11:05 Politics with Mills & Morten

Stephen Mills and Brigitte Morten discuss whether the Government is likely to hold the line on the teachers strike, what the figures are showing for business confidence and Winston Peters' move to pick up the Jami-Lee Ross proxy.

Families and children were out in force on Queen Street to support teachers on strike.

Photo: RNZ / Dan Cook

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.

11:20 Islamic food feast. A delight for the eyes, belly & soul

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Photo: Feast

Anissa Helou's new cookbook, "Feast: Food of the Islamic world" is a mighty, beautiful tome that runs over 500 pages, contains more than 300 recipes and encompasses nearly 1,500 years, of Islamic history, by way of  desert caravans, palace kitchens, domestic ovens and narrow streets. The recipes span food from Xinjiang to Zanzibar. She has a recipe for Saudi meat pies, plus advice for those wanting to roast a camel hump.

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11:45 What is Naked Housing, can it help with housing costs?

Bill McKay talks about the concept of Naked Housing, that may appeal to the young and energetic - Generation Rent, but not to everyone. It involves getting rid of car parking which in turn, slashes construction costs. Basically shells, unfinished houses which have the basics, but the buyer needs to finish the fit out as and when they can afford it.

Building site

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