09:05 Appeal for young people to get free ACWY meningoccal vaccination

As thousands of university students check in to halls of residences around the country and students back at boarding school, a public medicine specialist is urging young people consider the free meningococcal ACWY vaccination. It is now free of charge for 13 to 25 year olds in close living situations, including boarding school hostels, military barracks, prisons and tertiary education student halls of residence. Pharmac deputy medical director, Dr Pete Murray says clinical experts have concluded the most at risk group is teenagers and young adults living in close confines.

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09:15 Half-win over changes to Archives NZ hours

We return to a story covered three weeks ago, moves by Archives New Zealand to reduce its reading room hours. Historians and genealogists were concerned that people travelling to access public records would miss out on being able to complete a full day's work. As a compromise, Archives NZ has proposed a trial period for opening for full days, three days a week in Auckland and Wellington. However the proposed shorter hours for Christchurch and Dunedin will remain. Kathryn talks to Mary Shadbolt, chair of the New Zealand Society of Genealogists.

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09:30 Reserve Bank Governor : OCR on hold but coronavirus a "risk"

Reserve Bank governor Adrian Orr.

Reserve Bank governor Adrian Orr. Photo: RNZ / Dom Thomas

Reserve Bank Governor Adrian Orr talks to Kathryn about the decision to keep the Official Cash Rate on hold at one percent. He says economic growth is expected to accelerate later this year,  but the COVID-19 (coronavirus) is a risk.

09:45 Boris' cabinet reshuffle, crackdown on auto release of terrorists

UK correspondent Harriet Line joins Kathryn to talk about what's likely to come out of Boris Johnson's Cabinet reshuffle later today, the emergency legislation being rushed through the Commons to stop the automatic release of terrorist offenders halfway through their sentence, the release of British man from coronavirus quarantine and nominations close for those in the Labour leadership race.

A handout photograph released by the UK Parliament shows Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaking in the House of Commons in central London.

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10:05 Putting a dollar value on biodiversity

Professor Sir Partha Dasgupta is a pioneer in the field of environmental economics:  making the economic case for biodiversity. He is Emeritus Professor of Economics at the University of Cambridge and and Chair of the Management Board of its Centre for the Study of Existential Risk. Last year he was appointed by the Chancellor of the Exchequer to lead an independent global review to assess the economic benefits of biodiversity and the economic costs of its loss. He pioneered the Inclusive Wealth Index, where a monetary value is put on natural resources, and then Green National Accounting nature as well as human capital is accounted for. Sir Partha is in New Zealand as a guest of Victoria University Wellington where he will deliver a lecture called The Economics of Biodiversity on Tuesday 18th March. He is a guest of the Reserve Bank and the University.

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10:35 Book review - Necessary People by Anna Pitoniak 

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Tamsin Martin of Scorpio Books, Christchurch, reviews Necessary People by Anna Pitoniak, Text Publishing. A smart, stylish literary thriller about toxic female friendship.

10:45 The Reading

Fifi Of The Antarctic by J Edward Brown read by Bruce Phillips (broadcast only, no online reproduction)

11:05 Divorced & separated : managing access visits

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Parenting coach and educator Joseph Driessen talks with Kathryn about how divorced and separated parents can best handle the emotions around access visits - for themselves and their children.

11:25 RNZ Board Chair Jim Mather on Concert back down

Dr Jim Mather joins Kathryn after his appearance before the Economic Development, Science and Innovation Select Committee this morning about the dramatic turnaround in plans to downgrade Concert FM.

Jim Mather.

Jim Mather. Photo: SUPPLIED