09:05 Farmers feeling flat: Latest survey shows drop in economic confidence

Federated Farmers' mid-season survey has found the lowest level of confidence in the general economic outlook since 2009 - just after the Global Financial Crisis. We examine what's brought on the gloom with the organisation's vice president Andrew Hoggard and Beef and Lamb's CEO Sam McIvor.

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0920 Gisborne water woes - how did it get so close ?

The Gisborne water pipeline is checked for leaks.


Gisborne District Council Director Community Lifelines, David Wilson has the latest on the water leak, which plunged the city into immediate water rationing, how did this happen and what effect has it had so far?

09:30 Chinese dance collaboration tours NZ

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Photo: Joshua Faleatua (Footnote) and Christy Poinsettia (GMDC) Photo by Eden Mulholland

A unique dance tour of the country is getting underway that sees a collaboration between two of the longest-running contemporary dance companies in New Zealand and China. Footnote New Zealand Dance and Guangdong Modern Dance Company have come together to create a show, called 'Hemispheres'. The tour of New Zealand kicks off today, February 15th starting in Auckland and making its way to Palmerston North, Christchurch, Dunedin and Wellington. It has already toured four centres in China. Kathryn talks to Footnote's General Manager, Richard Aindow and Georgia Beechey-Gladwell.

09:45 Pacific resort controversy & snake torture

Pacific correspondent, Johnny Blades backgrounds the Fiji Malolo island resort controversy, the torture of a West Papuan with a snake, and a change in Bougainville mining laws.

Police in Indonesia's easternmost Papua region justified the officers' actions by saying the snake was not venomous.

Police in Indonesia's easternmost Papua region justified the officers' actions by saying the snake was not venomous. Photo: Photo / Supplied

10:05 John Rhys-Davies: "It's anarchic, subversive, rude & excruciatingly funny"

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Actor John Rhys-Davies has been a screen and stage actor for more than 50 years. Best known for his role as Gimli the puncacious dwarf in Lord of the Rings, he's also had roles in many other films including Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, and in the TV series I, Claudius Shogun and The Untouchables. He is about to appear on the small screen here in a new black comedy starting screening on TV2 next week - Fresh Eggs - playing the crime fiction author Cutter Anderson.

10:35 Book review - The Wedding Guest by Jonathan Kellerman

Sally Wenley reviews The Wedding Guest by Jonathan Kellerman, which is published by Penguin Random House.

10:45 The Reading

These Two Hands by Renee  Episode 5 of 10

11:05 Radical jazz, street funk & proto-rap

Grant Smithies is along with an earful of a powerful new collection of radical jazz, street funk and proto-rap recorded in the US during the Black Power era (1969-75). Soul of A Nation 2: Jazz Is The Teacher, Funk Is The Preacher is a marvel, and we hear three key tracks today, alongside Delaney Davidson's cover of a song by Christchurch musical legend, Al Park. 

Delaney Davidson & Soul of a Nation

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11:30 Super rugby, T20 & Steven Adams

Sports commentator Brendan Telfer looks at the Super Rugby season kicking off tonight, a good showing in the T20 series and Steven Adams' worth on the NBA earning list.

Oklahoma City Thunder Center Steven Adams.


11:45 Theresa May and mouldy jam

The week that was with comedians James Elliot and Gemma Gracewood. Hands up, who scrapes mould off jam?. British Prime Minister Theresa May admits she does, rather than let fruit preserves go to waste.

Music played in this show

Artist: Seth Haapu feat Maisey Rika
Song: Blood
Time: 9:52

Artist:   The Weather Station
Song: Kept it all to myself
Album: The Weather Station
Time: 10:41

Artist:  Cut off your hands
Song: On the sea
Time: 11:49