09:05 Doubt cast over postal votes in school board elections

NZ Post Box

NZ Post Box Photo: PHOTO NZ

New Zealand Post says it cannot guarantee that it will postmark votes in the current board of trustee elections - throwing those votes into doubt. Voting closes on Friday 7th June in the elections of school boards around the country. Votes must be postmarked before Friday June 7th to be counted as valid. The President of the School Trustees Association is Lorraine Kerr.

09:15 Commercial fishing shake-up, what's in store?

There have been 1850 public submissions on one of the biggest shake-ups to commercial fishing in decades. The current rules are complex and the Fisheries Minister is now considering advice on the next steps in fisheries management reform. To discuss the issues, Fisheries Inshore New Zealand Chief Executive Jeremy Helson, and the director of the University of Auckland's Institute of Marine Science, Professor Simon Thrush.

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Photo: The Wireless

09:30 Aqua pura? World rivers' antibiotic pollution

A major new global study has found many of the world's rivers have unsafe levels of antibiotics in them. Researchers looked for 14 commonly used antibiotics in rivers in 72 countries. Professor Alistair Boxall from the University of York helped co-led the study and joins Lynn Freeman to explain what the findings mean for the problem of increased antibiotic resistance.

panorama view beautiful curve of chao phraya river and high building sky scrapper in heart of bangkok thailand

Photo: 123RF/khunaspix@yahoo.co.th

09:45 Trump twitter tirade targets London's mayor

Donald Trump, Sadiq Khan

Photo: AFP

US correspondent, Susan Milligan talks to Lynn about the latest in American politics, including Donald Trump's twitter tirade targeting London Mayor, Sadiq Khan, as he and the first lady touchdown in the UK. Also, looking ahead to the US election season, what progress has been made of the President's signature campaign promise of tariffs if Mexico doesn't stop the influx of immigrants to the US?

10:05 Sharad Kumar Vats: Tiger Tourism

10:35 Book review - Poetry New Zealand Yearbook 2019

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Photo: Massey University Press

Harry Ricketts from quarterly review periodical New Zealand Review of Books Pukapuka Aotearoa reviews Poetry New Zealand Yearbook 2019. Edited by Jack Ross, this collection is published by Massey University Press.

10:45 The Reading

Milk by Susy Pointon read by Helen Jones (part one of 4)
RNZ Production.

11:05 Political Commentators Hooton & Mills

Stephen Mills and Matthew Hooton talk to Lynn about the Budget - the contents and the leaks. They'll examine how National handled the leaks and Treasury's response. Also, more strike action hits schools ahead of the Education Minister Chris Hipkins inviting teachers' unions to a meeting on Thursday, in a bid to break the deadlock.

Political commentators Matthew Hooton & Stephen Mills

Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly

Matthew Hooton is the managing director of the PR and lobbying firm, Exceltium. Stephen Mills is the executive director of UMR Research and former political adviser to two Labour governments. 

11:30 Foodwaste fight: Dumpster diva Ronni Kahn

Ronni Khan at OzHarvest Market

Ronni Khan at OzHarvest Market Photo: Livia Giacomini

Australian corporate events executive, turned food waste campaigner, Ronni Kahn, talks about her fight against the global food waste problem, her charity OZHarvest, and the Food Fighter documentary telling of her mission to hold government to account.

Food Fighter is being shown at the Architecture & Design Film Festival in Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin.

11:45 Do 'transformational' budgets need big bang on the day announcements?

Media commentator Gavin Ellis ponders whether a return to the Big Bang on-the-day announcements of the past, would have persuaded journalists that last week's Budget was more "transformational"? Also, Margie Thomson's investigation into the Whale Oil blog suggests that books may be the most enduring type of long-form journalism. And the 'relaunch' of the Weekend Herald's Canvas magazine, Gavin says this is just cost-cutting in disguise.

cover of Canvas

Photo: NZ Herald

Gavin Ellis is a media commentator and former editor of the New Zealand Herald. He can be contacted on gavin.ellis@xtra.co.nz

Music played in this show

Artist: Lisa Crawley
Song: Girl With No Name
Time: 09:46

Artist: The National
Song: You had your soul with you
Time: 10:44