09:05 Spy agency says NO to Huawei

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The government's electronic spy agency has rejected Spark's bid to use technology provided by the Chinese tech giant Huawei for the new 5G cellphone network. Spark has promised to roll-out the network by 2020 with Huawei as its technology partner. So if the Spark / Huawei partnership is to continue, it must convince GCSB it can mitigate the risks identified. Craig Young is the Chief Executive of the Telecommunications Users Association.

09:20 Is NZ ready for large scale housing cooperatives?

The Baugruppen housing development, Berlin.

The Baugruppen housing development, Berlin. Photo: James Whtter

Will the lack of affordable housing be the catalyst for Auckland to seriously consider large scale cooperative housing projects? James Whetter from architecture firm Jasmax thinks the time is ripe for a change in mindset towards collaborative housing and away from the view of housing as wealth generation. He has toured several large projects in Berlin, Zurich and Vienna to find out how huge projects can work and how they benefit residents. He joins Kathryn to talk through whether those principles could be applied in New Zealand.

09:30 Vinyl pressing plant to open in Auckland

Joel Woods and Ben Wallace

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The vinyl economy is booming so much so that pressing records is also in hot demand. Joel Woods and his friend Ben Wallace want to capitalise and are setting up a boutique record store, Holiday Records, this week, with an inner-city pressing plant to follow early next year. Joel Woods talks to Kathryn Ryan.

09:45 May battles on as UK told it will be worse off post-Brexit

British PM battles on trying to convince the country that her Brexit deal is the best on offer. But as UK correspondent Harriet Line reports, that just got even harder with new research that predicts Brext will make the country worse off. She also has news of an academic accused of spying in UAE who is being allowed to return home.

10:05  The mystery of the terracotta warriors

Kathryn Ryan speaks with British scholar and historian Edward Burman about the extraordinary and mysterious 2,000 year old terracotta warriors of China - considered to be one of the greatest archaeological finds of the 20th century. An estimated 8,000 life size pottery soldiers, 130 chariots with at least 520 horses, buried underground guarding the tomb of China's first emperor Qin Shihuang. Edward Burman says archaeologists still feel they have not arrived at the final answer on the terracotta warriors: what they were meant to do? An exhibition of some of the terracotta warriors begins at Te Papa on December 15.

10:35 Book review - Tombland by C.J. Sansom

Ralph McAllister reviews Tombland by C.J. Sansom, which is published by Macmillan.

10:45 The Reading

Ghost Dance written and told by the late Douglas Wright, episode 9 of 10 

Douglas Wright - Ghost Dance

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11:05 Copyright, copper and micro-chipping

Tech commentator, Sarah Putt looks into the Copyright Act which is under review, she ponders the end of the age of copper and asks whether people would get microchipped?

11:25 Strategies for getting kids to do the right thing

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Educator Joseph Driessen on how to get your children to do the right thing with a 5 step method. This will help the family who has a child who always keeps everyone waiting because they are disorganised, or the whanau trying to convince their teenage to do some homework.

11:45 Gritty story telling and flights of fancy

Widows and The Nutcracker and the Four Realms

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Sarah McMullan reviews Widows starring Viola Davis and Disney's latest live action offering, The Nutcracker and the Four Realms.