09:05 Coronavirus: strongest response yet

A man wearing a protective facemask walks along a street in Wuhan on 26 Januar, a city at the epicentre of a novel coronavirus outbreak.

Photo: AFP

New Zealand has joined the US and Australia, in barring all foreign travellers from China from entering the country for up to two weeks.  China has labelled our Government's decision to bar foreign travelers from China from entering New Zealand as 'disappointing'.  The ban took effect this morning, in a bid to stop the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus.  Kathryn Ryan speaks with Professor David Murdoch, Dean and Head of Campus, University of Otago, Christchurch.

09:10 Click to consent: Why privacy policies need an overhaul

When was the last time you read the privacy policy of a service you signed up to? An Auckland shopping mall has been requiring customers to hand over detailed information - including name, email address, car number plate, payment method and their location - before allowing them two hours of free parking. And if customers take advantage of the free wifi on offer within the new Westfield Newmarket mall, the company that runs the mall, Scentre Group, says it will collect information that includes your name, email and age if provided, your location, your web browser, your device ID number, how long you browsed for and what websites you visited. Kathryn is joined by Privacy Commissioner John Edwards for a look at how privacy policies could be made more user-friendly, and what improvements to privacy protection might be included in the new Privacy Bill going through Parliament.

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Photo: Office of the Privacy Commissioner/123RF

09:25 Australian bushfire smoke poses ongoing health risk

Dr Gabriel da Silva is a specialist in atmospheric chemistry at the University of Melbourne and is concerned about what bushfire affected communities in both urban and rural Australia have been inhaling during and following the summer's devastating and deadly blazes.

A fireman fights a bushfire to protect a property in Balmoral, 150 kilometres southwest of Sydney on December 19.

Photo: AFP

09:45 After 'Brexit Day' - now what?

Europe correspondent Seamus Kearney joins Kathryn to talk about how the UK's divorce from the EU is far from done and dusted. Negotiations on their future relationship are due to start later today, and the transition period expires in 11 months. Seamus will also talk about the criticism Greece is receiving over its floating anti-migrant fence and Belgium has put its euthanasia laws to the test with the acquittal of three doctors charged with the murder of a 38-year old woman.

A man waves Union flags from a BMW Isetta as he drives past Brexit supporters gathering in Parliament Square, in central London on January 31, 2020, the day that the UK formally leaves the European Union

 A man waves Union flags from a BMW Isetta as he drives past Brexit supporters gathering in Parliament Square on Jan 31. Photo: AFP

10:05 IronMāori role models. Going the distance

Heather Skipworth (IronMaori co-founder)  and 73 year old Wairoa Rogers (Iron maori competitor) join Kathryn Ryan to talk about their long time love affair with long distance.

10:35 Book review - Best of 2019

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Photo: Sonja de Friez

Sonja de Friez with her best magical realism reads: The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern (Penguin, $38), and Margaret Mahy's The Tricksters and The Changeover (both published by Hachette)

10:45 The Reading

On An Island With Consequences Dire by Kelly Ana Morey adapted by Owen Scott read by Michelle Amas, part 6. (Broadcast only, no online reproduction)  

11:05 Political commentators - remembering Mike Moore

Matthew, Neale and Kathryn reflect on the passing of former Prime Minister Mike Moore. Also with the election date announced, a look at what that means for the way the Government's agenda unfolds.

Mike Moore.

Photo: RNZ / Rebekah Parsons-King

Matthew Hooton is an Auckland based 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. 

11:30 Shoots Microgreens. Growing tiny crops with big ambitions

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Photo: Shoots Microgreens

Matt Keltie talks to Kathryn Ryan about his start-up Shoots Microgreens and growing delicious microgreens hydroponically in the heart of the capital.

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Photo: Shoots Microgreens

11:45 Wild south: return to the subantarctic

Off the beaten track with Kennedy Warne is reporting in from the deep south to tell us about new research using albatrosses as sentinels, which shows that a third of fishing vessels are not reporting their position at sea. Also the passing of historian and writer Dick Scott.

Albatrosses in the subantarctic

Albatrosses in the subantarctic Photo: Kennedy Warne

Music played in this show

Artist: Fat Freddies Drop
Track: Soldier
Time played: 10.05

Artist: Lapsley
Track: My love is like the rain
Time played: 10.40

Artist: The Drifters
Track:  Under the boardwalk
Time played: 11.25