09:05 Pacific migrants more likely to be lower paid

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Photo: Motu Research

 A new study focused on Pacific migrants has found they're more likely to be lower paid or receive benefits than other non-Pacific migrants. Researcher Isabelle Sin joins me to talk about how limited English and low education levels seem to trap them in a cycle of low-paid work - and how they're especially vulnerable to bad economic conditions.

09:15 First smokefree tax break plea - what's next?

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While the Government has dismissed Philip Morris's appeal for tax breaks on its smoke free products can we expect more aggressive marketing from cigarette manufacturers of its vape products ? Kathryn Ryan talks to Professor Hayden McRobbie who is the Director of The Dragon Institute for Innovation, Professor of Public Health Interventions at the Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine, Queen Mary University of London and a New Zealand Health Ministry advisor.

09:45 Pressure on Imran Khan

Asia Correspondent Edward White says India and Pakistan have pulled back from the brink a possible war but tension is still high over Kashmir and terrorism, keeping pressure on Pakistan's President, Imran Khan. Also, the US and North Korea appear to be going back to the drawing board after the highly anticipated summit in Hanoi between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un collapsed last week.

Pakistan's newly appointed Prime Minister Imran Khan (C) addresses lawmakers after being elected by National Assembly in Islamabad

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Edward White is a correspondent for the Financial Times.

10:05 From shortie to sci-fi, Frankie Adams

Frankie Adams

Frankie Adams Photo: The Expanse

Set hundreds of years in the future, The Expanse has got it all... politics, mystery , space mormons, and a tough Martian Marine, played by Frankie Adams who speaks in her native New Zealand accent. Before she got the gig at just 22, Frankie  had two television roles under her belt, as Ula Levi in Shortland Street and Tasha Goodwin in Wentworth and a role in One Thousand Ropes by Tusi Tamasese where she plays Ilisa. She talked to Kathryn Ryan from Vancouver where she had just wrapped up filming for The Expanse Season 4.

10:35 Unity Books review - Exploded View by Carrie Tiffany

Cassie Richards from Unity Books reviews Exploded View by Carrie Tiffany, which is published by Text.

10:45 The Reading - Butlers Ringlet

Matthew Chamberlain with the final part of Butlers Ringlet by Laurence Fearnley.

11:05 Tribute to Talk Talk's Mark Hollis 

An, in memoriam special, music reviewer Jeremy Taylor from Slow Boat Records remembers visionary Talk Talk frontman Mark Hollis, who passed away last week.

Mark Hollis, Talk Talk

Mark Hollis, Talk Talk Photo: composite

11:30 Transgender athletes & cricket 

Sports commentator Brendan Telfer looks at the issues transgender athletes are facing. Also Kane Williamson is rated the second best batsman in test cricket. 

11:45 Aussie spiders & Loch Ness Monster sightings!

Comedians Te Radar and Melanie Bracewell have bad news for arachnophobes, Three new species of spiders have been discovered in Australia. And a dark L-shaped object has been recently sighted twice in Loch Ness, Scotland.

Music played in this show

Artist: Vulfpeck
Song: Lonely Town
Time: 9.56

Artist: Kishi Bashi
Song: Honeybody
Time: 09:

Artist: Carla Morrisosn
Song: Azucar Morena
Time: 10:34

Artist:  The Beths
Song:  Future Me Hates Me
Time: 10:42