09:05 Union worried over nurses working in both hospitals and quarantine hotels

COVID-19 Nasal swab laboratory test in hospital lab

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The Nurses Society is raising alarm bells over some members working in public and private hospitals - while also doing extra shifts in quarantine and managed isolation facilities. Geneva Healthcare currently holds the contract for nursing services to the 32 managed isolation and quarantine facilities in five regions. The Nurses Society says some of its members have been doing extra work at quarantine facilities while also working their regular jobs. Kathryn talks with David Willis is the National Director of the Nurses Society and Kate Weston from the New Zealand Nurses Organisation.

09:20 How to get more Muslim women involved in sport

 A new report suggests New Zealand's not as inclusive as it could be, when it comes to getting Muslim women involved in sport. Researchers at Waikato University have looked at the experiences of Muslim women and their participation in sport and recreation - the first time the issue's been explored in any depth in Aotearoa. Kathryn talks with Professor Holly Thorpe and Dr Nida Ahmad from the University of Waikato, and 17-year-old Huda Anas, who plays in North Wellington's Premier Division and W-League.

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09:45 Asia correspondent Elizabeth Beattie

Pro-Democrats hold primaries in Hong Kong, angering Beijing. Japan encourages domestic tourism, as Covid-19 cases continue to rocket, and heavy monsoon rains have led to flooding and mudslides in India, Nepal and Bangladesh.

Elizabeth Beattie is a journalist at Thomson Reuters, based in Hong Kong.

10:05  A potted garden history

Green fingered garden historian, David Marsh talks to Kathryn Ryan about gardens through the ages and how he came to make a floral paradise in France. David Marsh blogs and gives talks for The Gardens Trust which is the only UK national charity dedicated to protecting and conserving the heritage of designed landscapes.

10:35 Book review - The Dominant Animal by Kathryn Scanlan

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Hera Lindsay Bird of Unity Books reviews The Dominant Animal: Stories by Kathryn Scanlan. Published by Faber Factory.

Forty surgically concise short, short stories fold neatly into this gorgeous new novella by by the artist and writer Kathryn Scanlan. Part horror, part fable, part poetry and part aphorism, set in an unnamed rural midwest or an anonymous city, each set piece tells you all you need to know to understand the state of America right now. Read it in one session, because you will go back again and again to uncover the hidden layers of beauty. 

10:45 The Reading

Where the Rekohu Bone Sings by Tina Makereti  
Read  by George Henare, Maria Walker & Kura Forrester Part 5

11:05 New music with Jeremy Taylor

Jeremy Taylor brings us the triumphant return of Jarvis Cocker, the gritty indie-folk of Waxahatchee, and the deadpan stylings of ex-Brunette Jonathan Bree.


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11:30 Sports commentator Sam Ackerman

Toronto Wolfpack Sonny Bill-Williams.


Here we go again with the 'where will Sonny Bill go next' saga. With his Toronto Wolfpack quitting Super League for the season there's now mass speculation to where he lands. Sam also talks to Kathryn about the teen sensation Joseph Suaalii, with Australian league and rugby clamouring to sign him.

11:45 The week that was with

Our comedians Gemma Gracewood and Irene Pink look at a weighty issue facing gondolas in Venice.

Gondola in Venice

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Music played in this show

Artist: Metronomy 
Track: The Light 
Time: 9.30am