09:05 Contact tracing 'game-changer' for ACC cover 

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Should it be important for ACC's 'no fault' compensation scheme to know where you got Covid-19 from, to give you health support, and rehabilitation? At the moment it is. However, barrister and ACC researcher Warren Forster says for the first time, contact tracing could provide prima facie evidence around whether catching a virus like Covid-19 is work-related. That means the likes of health workers, flight attendants or supermarket workers could more easily demonstrate whether they are eligible for cover. But that's of no benefit to partners or children of essential workers who they might have passed Covid-19 onto. Warren Forster says once again this raises the bigger picture problems of a system that is based on cause. 

0925  Hardship warnings for Kiwi Can

Project K Otahuhu College

Project K Otahuhu College Photo: The Graeme Dingle Foundation

Programmes aimed at helping young people are struggling financially, just when they're needed more than ever. The Graeme Dingle Foundation has been creating schemes, like Kiwi Can which support 27, 000 tamarki  in 40 communities,  but this year 40 per cent of their funding has been lost. Kathryn Ryan talks to Jo-anne Wilkinson, co-founder of the Foundation, and Paula Faitala, principal of Mercer School in Waikato which runs one of the Foundation's programmes.

09:45 Africa correspondent Debora Patta

South Africa hard hit by Covid-19 amid fears of other infectious diseases spreading, and inquiries into the deaths of more than 300 elephants in Botswana.

File photo of an African elephant (Loxodonta africana), Khwai Concession, Okavango Delta, Botswana.

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10:05 Encouraging future leaders. Obama's younger sister, Maya.

Attendees arrive at the Obama Foundation Summit in Chicago, IL on Tuesday October 29, 2019.

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Passionate advocate for peace and youth leadership Dr Maya Soetoro-Ng has been a social studies teacher, Director of the Matsunaga Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, heads her own non-profit in the same field, is co-founder of the Institute for Climate and Peace, a consultant at the Obama Foundation, and is the maternal half sister of US President Barack Obama. Maya joins Kathryn Ryan from Hawai'i to discuss how "peace" needs to be redefined, how indigenous people who know their stories have an important role to play in peace building  and the influence her mum had on her and her brother.  Maya is a guest at the Festival For the Future Conference, celebrating its 10th anniversary this week.

10:35 Book review - Queen of Coin and Whispers by Helen Corcoran

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Anna Daniell reviews Queen of Coin and Whispers by Helen Corcoran, published by The O’Brien Press.

10:45 The Reading

The Writer's Festival, part 11. Written by Stephanie Johnson, read by Judith Gibson.

11:05 Political commentators Morten & Jones

Neale, Brigitte and Kathryn talk about  National leader Todd Muller's handling of the Boag leaks, the ACT party's conference and they discuss how Tiwai Point's planned closure adds to the Government's economic concerns. Also, more border breaches.

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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 Many varieties of vegan cheese

Sarah Page is the founder of Diva Plant Cheese, her handmade products include cheddar and camembert.

11:45 How can we be smarter about our city water use?

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Water, water everywhere - and not a drop to drink. Bill McKay joins Kathryn to talk about how cities use water, amid Auckland's worst water crisis since 1994. How could cities make more of the resource that falls from the sky?

Bill McKay is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of Auckland.