09:05 Product stewardship. End of road for tyre waste?

An illegal tyre dump in Waikato

An illegal tyre dump in Waikato Photo: Supplied

It's hoped product stewardship plans for tyres once they've reached the end of their life could be up and running within 12 months, making them the first off the block for regulation. The tyrewise stewardship project comes as importers and retailers face increasing pressure to find solutions for their waste streams. New Zealand currently has no regulated product stewardship schemes in place, but earlier this month the government proposed a new scheme, to force businesses to have a plan to safely dispose of or recycle their products at the end of their life. The products being considered are packaging, tyres, e-waste, farm plastics, refrigerants and agri-chemicals. To discuss this pressing issue Lynn Freeman is joined by the director of Bridgestone, John Staples, Adele Rose, chief executive of 3R Group, which develops product stewardship programmes for industry, and the New Zealand Product Stewardhsip Council coordinator Hannah Blumhart.

09:25 Hurricane Dorian bares down on Florida

After lashing the Bahamas, Hurricane Dorian is heading towards Florida. Residents from St Johns County which is part of the Jacksonville metropolitan area have been ordered to evacuate. This affects 148-thousand residents who live in the path of Hurricane Dorian. St John's County spokesman Michael Ryan talks to Lynn Freeman about the preparations that are underway.

Hurricane Dorian as it approaches the Bahamas1 September 2019.


09:35 As cemeteries fill, alternatives to burial

Death Researcher Ruth McManus chats to Lynn about alternative options to burial. More than 30 thousand people died in New Zealand last year and some cemeteries are running out of space. Ruth McManus is is speaking at the No Barriers -  Small Island Big Ideas  on Great Barrier Island and she has contributed a chapter on innovations for sustainable body dissolution - for the book Death and Dying in New Zealand.

Waikumete Cemetery.

Waikumete Cemetery. Photo: Auckland Council.

09:45 Europe correspondent Seamus Kearney

EU leaders maintain a united front amid the Brexit drama, and  Germany pleas for forgiveness at a ceremony in Poland marking the 80th anniversary of Nazi Germany's invasion that sparked World War 2. 

10:05 Multi-instrumentalist Jacob Collier from you-tuber to music star

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Composer-producer-multi-instrumentalist Jacob Collier talks to Lynn Freeman about his transition from  making viral multi-track music videos in his bedroom to making three albums and going on a world tour.

Jacob is playing his debut New Zealand shows in Auckland tonight and in Wellington on Wednesday before returning to Australia for Brisbane and Sydney shows.

10:35 Book review - Sweet Sorrow by David Nicholls

Ralph McAllister reviews Sweet Sorrow by David Nicholls, which is published by Hachette NZ.

Easily one of the best of the year. Funny and touching, an adolescent struggles with growing up and falling in love.

10:45 The Reading

Purple Heart by Ta’afuli Andrew Fiu read by Eteuati Ete. Part 1 of 5.

11:05 Political commentators Hooton & Jones

The latest on the political front including National's denial that former Trade Minister Todd McClay helped facilitate a donation and the Greens' Julie Anne Genter defends the 'feebate' emissions scheme after Treasury criticism.

Matthew Hooton is an Auckland-based public relations consultant and lobbyist. Neale Jones was Chief of Staff to Labour Leader Jacinda Ardern, and prior to that was Chief of Staff to Andrew Little. He is director of Capital Government Relations.. 

11:30 Kiwi expat food writer Thomas Heaton in Nepal 

Expat food writer Thomas Heaton is now based in Nepal, working for the Kathmandu Post and enjoying the local cuisine. He took time out to show Lynn around some of his favourite eating places in Patan to introduce her to some local delicacies,  from offal specialities,  to sweet treats.

11:45 Bill McKay - Tips when building

Bill McKay talks to Lynn about how people can help themselves better when building new or doing alterations: we can be our own worst enemies. Before dreaming or designing, see what's possible:
From Council: LIM or PIM: zoning, soil conditions, floodplain, plumbing and drainage. But don't rely on those, get whole Property File. Get designer to analyse.
CT: Easements, covenants. Get lawyer or designer to analyse.
Check CT boundaries against reality. Fences, hedges aren't always on boundaries. Use land surveyors. Bill recommends checking out this website.

building forms

Photo: composite from Bill McKay

Bill McKay is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of Auckland.