09:05 Immigration New Zealand explains border exemption process

Thousands of visa holders are prevented from returning to their lives in New Zealand because they were overseas when the borders closed on March 19. Many have repeatedly been denied an exemption to the border closure. Certain changes were made last week that would allow partners and dependents of New Zealand citizens to return. Criteria and processes were also set for the "critical workers" category - that's the one that allowed workers on Avatar and the America's Cup to come in. Jock Gilray, Immigration New Zealand's National Manager, Border and Visa Operations, joins Kathryn to explain those changes, and the way the exemption process is applied. Kathryn is also joined by Noreen Wong, who's stuck in Singapore, and has started a Facebook group for others in a similar situation.

Closed boom gate on the flag background. Restricted entry or immigration ban 3D

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09:20 UK to ban 'rough sex gone wrong'. Should New Zealand follow?

The accused's lead defence lawyer, Ian Brookie, in the Grace Millane trial.

The accused's lead defence lawyer, Ian Brookie, in the Grace Millane trial. Photo: RNZ / Dan Cook

The so called 'rough sex gone wrong' defence came under intense criticism during the trial of the killer of British backpacker, Grace Millane. Her killer said she died accidentally after asking to be strangled during sex, but his defence was rejected and he was convicted of her murder. Subsequent UK research has revealed a tenfold rise in the past 20 years in the number of times 'rough sex gone wrong' type claims were made in UK courts. Women's rights campaigners say killers in the UK, New Zealand and elsewhere are becoming increasingly aware of this defence and its potential success. Now, the UK Justice Minister is to ban the defence. Susan Edwards is a barrister and professor of law at the University of Buckingham who has looked at cases in the UK, the US, Canada and Australia.

09:45 Victoria's infection rates prompt review, High Court judge in harassment claim

Australia correspondent Karen Middleton joins Kathryn to talk about how a new wave of infections in Victoria has prompted a review of the easing of restrictions. And the positive test of an Australian Football League player puts the playing schedule in disarray. Also, former High Court judge Dyson Heydon has been found to have sexually harassed six of his young female associates after an independent investigation.

10:05 Merchant, Miner, Mandarin: the extraordinary story of Choie Sew Hoy

Choie Sew Hoy was a visionary merchant, Chinese leader and gold dredger in Dunedin and Otago in the late 1800s.Kathryn talks with his great-great grand-daughter Jenny Sew Hoy Agnew and her historian husband Trevor Agnew who've just published a book about Sew Hoy. Merchant, Miner, Mandarin also shines light on race relations in late 19th century as Choie Sew Hoy successfully straddled both the Chinese and European worlds.

10:35 Book review - From Suffrage to a Seat in the House by Jenny Coleman

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Photo: Otago University Press

Jessie Bray Sharpin reviews From Suffrage to a Seat in the House: The path to parliament for New Zealand women by Jenny Coleman. Published by Otago University Press.

10:45 The Reading

Up The Olive Tree, part 3. Written and read by Venetia Sherson.

11:05 Music With Graeme Downes: Lou Reed - Rock 'n Roll Animal

Music commentator Graeme Downes joins Kathryn to share another live album and continues with his transformation theme of the last show. Today he breaks down two songs from Lou Reed's Rock 'n Roll Animal.

11:20 Weaving the feathers of North Island brown kiwi

Jenny Gillam and Raewyn Ormsby-Rihari are preserving the skills of generations using North Island brown kiwi feathers for weaving. The work of the wāhine of Ngāti Torehina ki Matakā, carrying out the customary practice of pelting features in a new book Te Manu Huna a Tāne.

11:45 What changes are being made to contempt laws?

Law correspondent, University of Canterbury professor Ursula Cheer, joins Kathryn to explore the changes that will come into force in August under the Contempt of Court Act which was passed last year. 

The press bench in court room one.

The press bench in court room one. Photo: RNZ/Edward Gay


Music played in this show

Artist: Frazey Ford 
Song: Golden 
Time: 10.43