09:05 University lectures stay online, leaving some feeling short changed

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The University of Waikato will not resume face-to-face lectures in semester 2, while other universities are planning a dual model of online and face to face learning. That's left some students feeling short-changed. Kathryn Ryan discusses with  University of Waikato Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Robyn Longhurst, business student Johanna Katene-Burge, National President of the New Zealand Union of Students' Associations Isabella Lenihan-Ikin and Universities NZ Chief Executive Chris Whelan,

09:25 Covid-19 research finds many people asymptomatic

Alvin Ing & Jeff Green (in PPE gear)

Alvin Ing & Jeff Green (in PPE gear) Photo: supplied by Alvin Ing and Jeff Green

New research on the MV Greg Mortimer, a covid-19 infected cruise ship returning from a trip to Antarctica, has found 81 percent of positive passengers had no symptoms. Hawke's Bay GP, Jeff Green was one of two expedition doctors on the journey, and passenger Alvin Ing is a professor of respiratory medicine at Macquarie University. The Australasian duo found themselves in a unique position to document the onboard spread and behaviour of the virus in real-time, and their subsequent study of asymptomatic cases has been published in the British Medical Journal.

09:45 EU states open borders, shock after rioting in German city

Europe correspondent Seamus Kearney joins Kathryn to talk about how travel is possible within the EU, as borders reopen. But some careful planning is needed - there are different rules in place for different countries. Divisions remain among member nations over a coronavirus aid package. He also looks at why Stuttgart was hit by a night of rioting and looting in what police chiefs describe as "unprecedented" scenes of street violence.

Objects lie in front of a looted shop in Marienstraße. During clashes with the police, dozens of violent small groups have ravaged the city centre and injured several officers.

Objects lie in front of a shop looted in Stuttgart after a late-night rampage. Photo: DPA/AFP

10:05  Tennessee children taught how to reverse opiate overdose

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The opioid addiction crisis in the US is so acute that in the state of Tennessee school pupils as young as six are being taught how to reverse an overdose. Opiate abuse is affecting urban and rural communities across all 50 states, ravaging families and impacting on how children are being raised. In the state of Tennessee alone - there were close to 2000 opioid deaths in 2018. Sherry Barnett is a nurse practitioner who is in recovery from her own addiction, and she is now giving drug education classes to students in primary schools and high schools. She is an overdose prevention specialist for the state of Tennessee.  

10:35 Book review - Hunting Game by Helene Tursten

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John King reviews Hunting Game by Helene Tursten, published by Text.

10:45 The Reading

 Up the Olive Tree, written and read by Venetia Sherson. Part 1 of 5.

11:05 Political commentators Jones & Morten

Neale, Brigitte and Kathryn discuss the government's shocker week with Covid-19 quarantine management, and there's mixed reviews of the major health sector reform proposals.

The testing area for Covid-19 at Novotel Auckland Airport hotel.

The testing area for Covid-19 at Novotel Auckland Airport hotel. Photo: Supplied / Alexa Cook

Neale Jones was Chief of Staff to Labour Leader Jacinda Ardern, and prior to that was Chief of Staff to Andrew Little. He is the director of Capital Government Relations.

Brigitte Morten is a senior consultant with public and commercial law firm Franks & Ogilvie and a former senior ministerial advisor for the previous National-led government. During the election campaign Brigitte is volunteering on the National Wellington Central campaign for Nicola Willis.


11:30 Gourmet mushrooms from the Moutere Hills

Hannes & Theres Krummenacher came to New Zealand in 1998 and settled in the Tasman District on 53 hectares. From small beginnings they now grow seven varieties of fungi.Their company, Neudorf Mushrooms specialises in growing mycorrhizal mushrooms. The Krummenachers were the first commercial growers of the Saffron milk cap in New Zealand and they supply restaurants and farmers markets. They've also developed a range of spin-off products. Here are the Krummenacher's recipes for wild mushroom risotto, soup and pate.

11:45  Kennedy Warne birds, birdsong and more

The Garden Bird Survey is upon us again. Kennedy talks about the trends from the results of a decade's worth of these surveys, which anyone can contribute to. Among the encouraging recent trends is the reappearance of kereru in people's back yards. Sightings are up by more than 50% over the past five years, and up a heartening 66% in Wellington. And albatrosses have been in the news with the inaugural World Albatross Day celebrated last Friday, but many albatross species need protection from critical decline.

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birds on a wire Photo: Kennedy Warne