09:05 Fruitfly fight on three fronts

A fruit fly trap in Ōtara.

A fruit fly trap in Ōtara. Photo: RNZ / Liu Chen

With the discovery of three fruit flies in the Auckland area  in just one week what's the current threat to our $5.5 billion horticulture industry? A single male fly was found in a trap in Northcote yesterday and is the second Queensland fruit fly to be found in the past week. That's in addition to the discovery of a different type of fruit fly, native to Tonga found in Ōtara earlier this week. Lynn Freeman talks to MPI's Biosecurity spokesperson Dr Cath Duthie and Professor Jacqueline Beggs from the University of Auckland's School of Biological Sciences.

09:20 Climate change in the court room

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Photo: 123RF

Hundreds of cases are before courts around the globe as environmental groups - and in some cases governments - turn to litigation to deal with the impacts of warming. In this country two years ago,  a Hamilton law student sought a judicial review into New Zealand's climate change pledges under the Paris Agreement. The case was dismissed by a High Court judge. Professor Christina Voigt, from the University of Oslo is an international environmental law expert from the university of Oslo. She talks to Lynn about the types of cases cropping up in courtrooms around the globe.

09:35 Live from Te Matatini with Justine Murray

Justine Murray and Kathryn Ryan live from Te Matatini

Justine Murray and Kathryn Ryan live from Te Matatini Photo: supplied

Kathryn Ryan and RNZ's Te Ahi Kaa presenter Justine Murray check in from Te Matatini, held every two years and showcasing the best kapa haka performances from around Aotearoa, this year being staged at Wellington's Westpac Stadium.

09:45  Fallout over deadly Kashmir attack & Thai royal tensions

Asia correspondent Ed White says tensions between India and Pakistan are running high after a terrorist attack in Kashmir last week. More than 40 members of India's security forces died after a suicide bombing targeted their convoy. Also The Thai King's sister announces she will run for Prime Minister in next month's election.

Indian security forces inspect the remains of a vehicle following an attack on a paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) convoy that killed at least 40 troopers and injured several others near Awantipur town in the Lethpora area of Kashmir about 30km south of Srinagar on February 14, 2019.

Photo: AFP / STR

Ed White is from the Financial Times

10:05 Live at Te Matatini with the boss, Carl Ross

Kathryn Ryan with Carl Ross at Te Matatini in Wellington.

Kathryn Ryan with Carl Ross at Te Matatini in Wellington. Photo: supplied

Kathryn speaks with Te Matatini Executive Director Carl Ross. With 43 years experience performing kapa haka competitively himself, including with many times winner Te Waka Huia, what does it take to make a massive undertaking like Te Matatini happen?

10:20 Kapa Haka, a life's passion: Trevor Maxwell

Ngāti Rangiwewehi

Ngāti Rangiwewehi Photo: YouTube

Kathryn speaks with tutor, winner and passionate advocate of Kapa Haka Trevor Maxwell. Trevor and his late wife Atareta tutored of Rotorua based kapa haka group Ngāti Rangiwewehi for more than 15 years, winning Te Matatini twice. Trevor is also a Rotorua District councillor, one of the country's longest-serving, with 42 years of local body service. Trevor has traveled extensively as a result of kapahaka, is a life member of Te Matatini and a member of the Te Matatini board.

10:35 Unity Books review - Little by Edward Carey

Melanie O'Loughlin from Unity books reviews Little by Edward Carey.   

10:45 The Reading

These Two Hands by Renee - final episode 

11:05 Music of the Lemonheads, Mercury Rev & David Mead

A covers set from grunge survivors The Lemonheads, a guest singer-laden tribute to the late Bobbie Gentry from Mercury Rev, and a joyfully DIY effort from David Mead have Jeremy Taylor’s ear this week.

Mercury Rev, Lemonheads, David Mead

Mercury Rev, Lemonheads, David Mead Photo: composite

11:30 Waiata from Te Matatini

Te Whanau-ā-Apanui at Te Matatini.

Te Whanau-ā-Apanui at Te Matatini. Photo: Te Matatini

Kathryn and Justine Murray korero with Te Matatini host iwi Te Āti Awa's Morrie Love and Kaitataki Wahine Marcia Pohatu-Brown. 

11:45 The week that was, smurf invasion

James Elliott and Elisabeth Easther with the Friday funnies. They chat with Lynn about why Zebras confuse flies and a German town sees a smurf invasion, as thousands gather to break world record.


smurf Photo: wikicommons