09:05 Ex-trump staffer on first US debate and tax revelations

Donald Trump and Joe Biden

Photo: AFP

US President Donald Trump heads into the first presidential debate against Joe Biden with the recent revelations about his low-to-no income tax payments weighing heavily on him. He's been bleeding some high-level Republican support in recent months, including his former chief of staff at the Department of Homeland Security, Miles Taylor. Miles is the co-founder of REPAIR, The Republican Political Alliance for Integrity and Reform, and joins Kathryn Ryan  to explain why it's "now or never" for ex-Trump aides to step forward and share their stories about him, before it's too late.

09:30 QC enters fight over rehab centre closure

Laura Fergusson Rehabilitation's Greenlane centre in Auckland.

Laura Fergusson Rehabilitation's Greenlane centre in Auckland. Photo: RNZ

Questions are being raised over the closure of the Laura Fergusson Trust Rehabilitation Centre - the only specialised facility of its kind for disabled people in Auckland. The Trust's board spent $670-thousand dollars of public money and donations on consultants, while it posted a million-dollar loss in 2019.  Auckland company director Victoria Carter, whose niece spent three months at the Centre after a horse-riding accident, is querying that spending and has instructed a QC to seek information from the Trust board. But she says the inquiries have been met with stalling tactics and secrecy.

09:45 Lockdown eases, waterfront dispute, Pell flies to Rome

Australia correspondent Karen Middleton joins Kathryn to look at the winding back of the harsh lockdown in Melbourne as infection rates fall. Some travel between state is to be allowed. Forty ships are being held up at the border over a dispute between the Maritime Union and Patricks Stevedores in an echo of a similar dispute 20 years ago. Cardinal George Pell appears to have secured an exemption to leave Australia to head to the Vatican, five months after being freed from jail on child sexual assault charges. And cricket fans are mourning the loss of Australian batsman Dean Jones who died of a suspected heart attack in India this week.

File photo taken on February 26, 2019 shows Cardinal George Pell (R) leaving the County Court of Victoria court in Melbourne

Cardinal George Pell was due to fly out of Australia back to the Vatican. It's not clear how long he was to stay. Photo: AFP

10:05 Reviving the lost art of Niuean hiapo

Multidisciplinary artist, Cora-Allan Wickliffe has spent several years reviving and researching the lost art of hiapo, or Niuean traditional bark cloth painting. The art form had been lying dormant for the last two generations until her grandparents encouraged her to revive it. She is currently putting a book together with her grandmother featuring hiapo patterns. Cora-Allan Wickliffe is also a founding member of BC Collective a group which is dedicated to supporting Indigenous practitioners and community events.

Cora-Allan Wickliffe's upcoming exhibitions:

Remember with me - solo show (Auckland Artweek), 13-31st October at The Grey Place
From the ground up - BC Collective, 24th October 2020 - 7th March 2021
 

10:35 Book review - Te Tiriti o Waitangi / The Treaty of Waitangi 

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Photo: Lift Education

Louise Ward of Wardini Books reviews Te Tiriti o Waitangi / The Treaty of Waitangi by Toby Morris with Ross Calman, Mark Derby and Piripi Walker. Published by Lift Education.

10:45 The Reading

Butler's Ringlet, episode 8. Written by Laurence Fearnley, read by Matthew Chamberlain.

11:05 Music with Charlotte Ryan

Music 101 host Charlotte Ryan joins Kathryn to talk about the Nadia Reid and Holly Fullbrook live session that's been specially recorded for RNZ. Actress, writer, director and musician Ana Scotney has a new music project and the Pacific Music awards are on this weekend - who's in the running?

FORCE FIELD from Kōtiro on Vimeo.

11:20 Are kids missing out on the outdoors?

Timaru adventurer and educator Sash Nukada is concerned schools are cutting back on outdoor education and young people are missing opportunities to test their resilience. He's a Sustainability and Outdoor Education Programme Leader at Ara Institute of Canterbury's Timaru campus. Last year he won the Tall Totara Award at the New Zealand Outdoor Instructors Association (NZOIA) Excellence Awards. Sash Nukada joins Kathryn to talk about what he's seeing in the young people he works with.

11:45 Appreciating New Zealand's landscape through art

Auckland Art Gallery guest curator Juliana Engberg joins Kathryn to talk about her travels around the country, and how that's helped her appreciate New Zealand's painted landscapes. 

Juliana Engberg was Programme Director of the European Capital of Culture Aarhus 2017, curator of the Australian presentation at the Biennale di Venezia 2019 and is currently working on programming for the Auckland Art Gallery and TMAG, Tasmania.

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Left to right, Rita Angus' Cass (1936), Eugene von Guerard's Milford Sound (1877 - 78), Louise Henderson's Arthur's Pass (1940). Photo: Rita Angus, Eugene von Guerard, Louise Henderson

Music played in this show

Artist:       Connor Youngblood
Song:     Everyday
Broadcast time: 09:33

Artist:   Thibault
Song: See The World
Broadcast time: 10:06