09:05 Preventing youth sport burnout

A look at the changes underway in youth sport to boost participation and skill development and prevent burnout.
New Zealand Rugby, Netball, Football Hockey and Cricket have pledged to take the emphasis away from specialisation and representative teams and place it on fun and development. Ice Hockey in the US began similar changes 10 years ago. To discuss how is it going so far - the technical director behind that programme, Ken Martel, Sport New Zealand Talent Development Manager Alex Chiet and and North Harbour, head of rugby engagement and participation Bill Wigglesworth.

Schoolboy rugby

Photo: RNZ/ Clare Sziranyi


09:25 Cubasonic: a mass musical disruption coming to the capital

A mass musical disruption is coming to the Capital as part of the CubaDupa festival next month. 500 muscians will line Cuba Street from one end to the other and perform an original score by Wellington composer John Psathas. Add in a sound system across multiple city blocks and a locally-invented Tesla coil that can be played like a keyboard and shoots lightning into its surrounding and you've got Cubasonic. Lynn's guests are John Psathas and CubaDupa director Gerry Paul. CubaDupa is on March 28 and 29 in Wellington.

09:45 Asia correspondent Ed White - coronavirus, backlash on China 

Ed talks to Lynn about how Asian countries are coping with rising coronavirus infection number. Also the rise of discrimination and racism towards Chinese and Asian people since the original outbreak in Wuhan.

Medical staff member (left) being disinfected by a colleague before leaving a quarantine zone converted from a hotel in Wuhan, 3 February 2020.

Photo: AFP

Ed White is a correspondent for the Financial Times, based in Seoul. 

10:05 Top wildlife photography judge on capturing 'the one'

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2019
Grand title winner

Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2019 Grand title winner Photo: Yongqing Bao, China

What is it that you need to snap that perfect wildlife image and how is that determined in the judging room? Wildlife photographer of the year judge of nearly four decades, and chair of the jury  Roz Kidman Cox is an editor and writer specialising in wildlife and environmental issues, with a particular interest in photography. She's also a previous editor of BBC Wildlife magazine for more than 20 years. She now project manages, edits and writes photography led books, including BBC Books' Frozen Planet, Life, Planet Earth and Light on the Earth. She is also an affiliate of the International League of Conservation Photographers and was awarded an OBE in the 2018 New Year's Honours for her services to conservation.

You can be part of the longest-running nature photography competition in the world by visiting Auckland Museum between Friday 28 Feb - Sunday 10 May 2020 for the Wildlife Photographer of the Year Exhibition.

Roz Kidman Cox

Roz Kidman Cox Photo: supplied

10:35 Book review - Best of 2019

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Photo: Melanie O'Loughlin

Melanie O'Loughlin of Unity Books reviews her favourite reads of last year: Will and Testament by Vigdis Hjorth (Bloomsbury, $23), No Friend But the Mountains by Behrouz Boochani (Pan Macmillan, $25) and The Third Hotel by Laura van den Berg (Farrar, Straus & Giroux, $29.99).



10:45 The Reading

On An Island With Consequences Dire by Kelly Ana Morey adapted by Owen Scott read by Michelle Amas.  

(Broadcast only, no online reproduction). 

11:05 New music with Jeremy Taylor - baroque English pop

Jeremy Taylor offers up a collection of baroque English pop, the third act of the second coming of Bill Fay, plus English traditional folk revivalist Sam Lee's superb third album.

11:30 Sports commentator Sam Ackerman

A look at how the Black Caps are faring, perceptions in sport and our women tennis players at the Fed Cup.

Turkmenistan lost their opening Fed Cup tie against Thailand.

Photo: Vinnie Wylie/RNZ Pacific

11:45 The week that was 

Our comedians Te Radar and Donna Brookbanks with some of the week's funny stories.

Music played in this show

Artist: Willy Moon
Track: Railway tracks
Time played: 09:45

Artist: Zed
Track: Don't Worry Babe
Time played: 11:50