09:05 Cycling injuries rise dramatically - what can be done?

As more New Zealanders are cycling, a new study has found a 17 per cent a year increase in injury rates. This has sparked concern that cycling infrastructure isn't effective enough to keep up with safety needs. The data was collected from the Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Lakes and Taranaki  DHBs. However, one of the paper's author's, surgeon, and the Waikato DHB's director of trauma Grant Christey says injury rates are actually much higher, because many people get treated at doctors surgeries and medical clinics .

Cycle lanes were among recommendations to boost cycling and the safety of cyclists.

Cycle lanes were among recommendations to boost cycling and the safety of cyclists. Photo: AFP

09:20 Saving the Port of Onehunga with lessons from the US

Conservationists and locals living near Manukau Harbour's Port of Onehunga want a new independent entity, like the Hauraki Gulf coalition, set up to protect its failing health. New Zealand's second largest port is an uninspiring, silt filled, polluted, wasteland. Despite years of disapointment and competing agendas Jim Jackson, the Chairman of the Manukau Harbour Restoration Society, is hoping that a success story in the US - could help spark a transformation. He joins Kathryn Ryan with Rich Batuik, who shares his 30 year experience of the US EPA Chesapeake Bay Program.

09:45 The US-China trade war

From left, Chinese President Xi Jinping, Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi and Russian President Vladimir Putin arrive for the opening ceremony of the second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation (BRF) in Beijing,

Photo: AP

Asia correspondent, Edward White talks to Kathryn about the US China trade war, which appears to be drawing to a resolution. China has made progress allaying fears about its massive Belt & Road programme, but underlying problems between the two sides over security and technology remain. Also India embarks on a month long election.

10:05 Man of the bar: Pentagon lawyer & cocktail historian

Philip Greene

Philip Greene Photo: http://www.highball.co.nz

D.C. lawyer Philip Greene is no stanger to mixing it up. As well as being a successful lawyer for the US Marine Corps with an office in the Pentagon, he's a cocktail historian and relative of  the nineteenth-century New Orleans pharmacist who created Peychaud's Bitters and is credited with coining the term "cocktail."

Philip Greene is one of the speakers at Wellington's Highball festival held over two days on 11-12th May at the capital's historic Embassy Theatre.

10:35 Book review - The Heavens by Sandra Newman

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Photo: Granta

Melanie O'Loughlin of Unity Books reviews The Heavens by Sandra Newman, which is published by Granta.

Kate and Ben fall in love at a New York party, where everyone is interning at the UN, the year is 2000 and the future seems bright. Kate, aimless and under-employed, has vivid dreams where she lives in plague-stricken London. In the dream she feels sublimely happy, as if she is on a mission that could save the world. Ben, however, begins to find her more than a little crazy.

10:45 The Reading

The Sound of Butterflies by Rachael King read by Elizabeth McRae. Part 6 of 11.

11:05 An eclectic music mix with Jeremy Taylor

Music reviewer Jeremy Taylor from Slow Boat Records with an eclectic music mix, playing a couple of songs from local singer-songwriter,  Aldous Harding. Also, a celebration of an  unglamorous era in British music, prepunk Great Britain, with a new Ace label compilation which includes a track from a 10 year old Ricky Wilde. And Rollin' with the flow of Kurt Vile.

Aldous Harding

Aldous Harding Photo: David Watson/Laneway

11:30 Testosterone, controversial tweets & another Ko coach goes 

Sports commentator Brendan Telfer speaks to Kathryn about the plight of the current women's World and Olympic 800 meters athletic champion,  Caster Semanya, essentially banned by the International Athletics Federation from running middle distance events unless she goes on  testosterone  medication. There's more drama around Israel Folau and his controversial tweets, and Lydia Ko dispenses with another coach as she says good bye to her  third coach in less than 3 years..during which time she won only one tournament.

Lydia Ko.

Lydia Ko. Photo: PHOTOSPORT

11:45 The week that was

Te Radar and Elisabeth Easther with crazy musings on starfish and warnings from Pope Francis against falling into the temptation of gossip in hair salons and beauty parlours.

Odontaster validus (Koehler)

Odontaster validus (Koehler) Photo: NIWA