09:05 Call to regulate rental property managers

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The Real Estate Institute is calling on the Government to regulate the property management industry, more than a decade after it was deregulated. REINZ is citing unethical behaviour, including discrimination, inadequate  inspections, privacy breaches by property managers as among the problems within the industry. The Property Managers Institute however, says the focus needs to be widened to include the property market managed by private landlords or the people they appoint. To discuss this issue Kathryn is joined by the Real Estate Institute's CEO Bindi Norwell, Property Managers' Institute head David Pearse and Robert Whitaker from Renters United.

09:20 Reducing the haze around medical cannabis

A new scheme currently proposed by the Ministry of Health is set to impose regulations for the cultivation, sale and prescription of medicinal cannabis products by the middle of December. Dr Shaun Holt is a medical doctor with a background in pharmacy and clinical trials who's co-authored a book, Medical Cannabis: A brief guide for New Zealanders that he hopes will help clarify the status, issues, uses, and studies into medical cannabis. He talks to Kathryn about why he feels some clarity on the science is needed.

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09:45 USA correspondent David Smith

Washington bureau chief of The Guardian David Smith talks to Kathryn about impeachment proceedings against Donald Trump, and a crackdown on vaping products in some US states.

US President Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally in New Hampshire on 15 August.

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10:05 Understanding maths, to infinity and beyond 

UC’s Dr Clemency Montelle

UC’s Dr Clemency Montelle Photo: University of Canterbury

Dr Clemency Montelle is a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Canterbury who specialises in deciphering and understanding ancient mathematical texts. In 2010 she embarked on a project to build an understanding of how astronomical and mathematical thinking evolved in India. By studying the way maths exists in archaeological and manuscript sources Montelle tries to understand the way societies thought, and by extension how they viewed themselves. She is the joint director of the History of Mathematical Sciences in India research hub and the director of the New Zealand South Asia Research Center. 

10:35 Book review - The Girls by Chloe Higgins

Chloe Higgins

Chloe Higgins Photo: Pan Macmillan Australia

Tamsin Martin of Scorpio Books reviews The Girls by Chloe Higgins. Published by Picador.

10:45 The Reading

Love Is Alien by Carl Nixon read by Annie Ruth. (Broadcast only, no webrights)

11:05 Business commentator Rod Oram

Rod talks to Kathryn about Fonterra's new strategy, the end of Jetstar's regional services, banks trialling provincial hubs and the Taxpayers' Union's appeal for donations. 

Fonterra forecasts payout will drop by up to 50 cents a kg

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11:30 Kiwi Peter O'Brian's Rambu movie career

As a backpacker Peter O'Brian had only just touched down in Jakarta when he was "discovered". He'd been mistaken for Sylvester Stallone - but that mistake would pay off. He spent the next 22 years living in Indonesia while making movies as the local version of Rambo. His story has been told in a Loading Docs film called Operation: Rambu! 

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11:45 Local body candidate recognition

Gavin Ellis talks to Kathryn about the effect of the PR wall between local body residents and elected representatives getting higher. An RNZ survey shows the number of local government communications staff has rocketed. NZME has lost few unique visits to nzherald.co.nz since it put up a paywall, and journalism-focused philanthropy in the United States has almost quadrupled in  the past decade and more than a quarter of the recipients concentrate on local news.

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