09:05 What's the best way to stop young people viewing porn?

Internal Affairs Minister Tracey Martin has officials looking at policy options for preventing harm to children and young people from viewing online porn. In Britain a "porn block" that would've involved age verification and a password for over-18s was recently dropped. The Minister says any porn block here won't include an age verification tool, but will be similar to what the UK introduced in 2013 where the four largest ISPs set free family filters with an opt-out function. With two-thirds of Kiwi teens viewing porn between the age of 14 and 17, what's the best way to stop them? Kathryn talks to Dr Caroline Keen, who did her doctoral thesis at the University of Auckland on the role the state should play in restricting access to porn; Andrew Cushen, Internet NZ's engagement director; and Serge Acker, CEO of OCL - the company chosen to provide the age verification technology for the now-shelved porn block in the UK.

Render illustration of computer keyboard with
the print Block Adult Content on a red button

Photo: Alon Harel/123RF

09:20 Why New Zealanders are living longer

For the last 50 years, each year, the life span of the average New Zealander has increased by about 10 weeks per year. When population health specialist, Alistair Woodward was at medical school in 1970, life expectancy for men and women was around three score years and 10, now it is 84 for women and 82 for men. Professor Woodward is a University of Auckland  professor of epidemiology and biostatistics in the School of Population Health.

Grandparents concerned with new-age parenting

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09:45 German correspondent Thomas Sparrow - Berlin Wall

It's been 30 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall, Thomas Sparrow reports on the weekend's commemorative events. There have been everything from political celebrations, concerts, open-air projection films and discussions.  

People place roses at a portion of the wall at Bernauer Strasse during a commemoration ceremony for the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, at the Berlin Wall Memorial, Bernauer Strasse in Berlin.

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10.05 Chronic kidney disease: the silent killer - Rob Walker

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Photo: Otago University Magazine

One in three New Zealanders are at risk of kidney disease, and it's estimated that 10 percent of people have chronic kidney disease worldwide . Professor Rob Walker is a specialist in kidney health and disease at the University of Otago . He has established a national and international reputation as a kidney researcher and clinician during his 30 years at Otago. He says everyone should get an annual urine test to check for kidney disease.


10:35 Book review - Deeplight by Frances Hardinge

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Photo: Frances Hardinge

Stella Chrysostomou of VOLUME Books reviews Deeplight by Frances Hardinge, which is published by Pan Macmillan.

"Dive into the world of scavenger pirates, deep-sea mythologies, powerful gods and a people who trade for profit and intrigue in found godware. The latest book from the brilliant children's writer Frances Hardinge starts, in the best story-telling tradition, with a tale of wide-eyed wonder and unbelievable strangeness — poetic and mesmerising."

10:45 The Reading

Seven Voices: Tales of Madness and Mirth by Mike Chunn and narrated by Sean Allan. Episode 1 of 10.

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11:05 Political commentators Hooton & Williams

A look at the immigration backdown over arranged marriages policy, the Zero Carbon Act and assisted dying legislation.

Mike Williams & Matthew Hooton

Mike Williams & Matthew Hooton Photo: RNZ/Dru Faulkner

Matthew Hooton is an Auckland based consultant and lobbyist and Mike Williams is a former president of the Labour Party.


11:30  Garden to Table : 10 years on

It's been ten years since chef and food writer Catherine Bell co-founded the Garden to Table Trust, teaching children to grow, cook and share food. Since then, 23,000 children, in years three to six, have been through the programme in 176 schools nationwide. To celebrate the milestone, Catherine Bell has written a cook book called Bounty for gardeners and cooks, with proceeds going to the Trust.  She talks to Kathryn about the simple but powerful idea: teaching children where food comes from, how to grow and prepare it, and why eating healthy, fresh food is important. She shares recipes for Parmesan Zucchini Steaks and Spaghetti with Rocket, Chilli and Ricotta.

11:45 Urban issues with Bill McKay - What is post-modernism?

Charles Jencks, architectural commentator and promoter of post-modernism died last month. Bill McKay talks to Kathryn about post-modernism and how it shook up the world of architecture and design.

Jencks Architecture

Jencks Architecture Photo: https://www.rizzoliusa.com/

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