09:05 Controversy over Wellington's future ferry terminal

Site operations at CentrePort in Wellington, New Zealand on Thursday, 26 July 2018. Photo: Dave Lintott / lintottphoto.co.nz

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Where should Wellington's future ferry terminal be built? Two new rail ferries are due in 2024, but new terminals are needed in the capital and Picton to accommodate them. Kiwirail which operates the Interislander favours an inner harbour site at Kings Wharf, going against the recommendation of a forum of all other stakeholders, which recommended Kaiwharawhara. Now a new report identifies risks associated with that inner harbour proposal - not the least of which is Wellington's notorious wind. Kathryn speaks with Chair of the Greater Wellington Regional Council, Daran Ponter and Wellington City Councillor Nicola Young.

09:20 MacDiarmid Institute recieves $48m for science, nanotech research

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The MacDiarmid Institue in Wellington has been recognised for the fourth time as a Centre of Research Excellence and received $48 million in funding. The Institute was founded in 2002 by Victoria University's Professor Sir Paul Callaghan. It brings people together from across seven institutions in New Zealand, five universities, Callaghan Innovation and GNS science, to use science and nanotechnology to address things like climate change, disease, and pollution. The funding, which will be spread across 7 years, will go towards the work the institute is doing on capturing carbon and turning it into fuel, and creating technology that will lower the amount of carbon computing creates. Kathryn speaks with Institute co-director Professor Justin Hodgkiss.

09:45 Victoria reopens, recession over, scandals galore

Australia correspondent Karen Middleton joins Kathryn to look at the easing of restrictions in Melbourne and Victoria, and Australia's economy officially grew in September - meaning it's technically out of recession. She'll also look at a week of scandals, and the protest lodged with Qatar over 13 women who were hauled off a flight and internally examined.

Patrons enjoy a drink in Nick & Nora's bar at a midnight opening in Melbourne on October 28, 2020 after the state government lifted some of the city's harsh restrictions.

Patrons at Nick and Nora's bar in Melbourne celebrate the lifting of restrictions. Photo: AFP

10:05 Flexing her Goddess Muscle. Pasifika poet Karlo Mila

Karlo Mila

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Award-winning poet, Karlo Mila talks about her new poetry collection and her work tapping into ancestral knowledge to inspire leadership. 'The Goddess Muscle' was written over a decade and explores themes such as the effects of racism and power on Pasifika peoples, as well as reflections on love and humanity. Karlo Mila  is currently Programme Director of Mana Moana, a leadership programme which aims to harness indigenous language and ancestral knowledge for use in contemporary contexts. She is New Zealand-born of Tongan and Pakeha descent, with ancestral connections to Samoa.

10:35 Book review - Trio by William Boyd

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Phil Vine reviews Trio by William Boyd, published by Penguin Random House.

10:45 The Reading

Skeleton in the Closet, part two. Written by Suzie Pointon, read by Tina Cook.

11:05 Who's in the running for a Silver Scroll this year?

Music 101 host Charlotte Ryan joins Kathryn to look at the artists in line for today's Silver Scroll awards and how the ceremony's being held this year.

Clockwise from top left: Troy Kingi, Reb Fountain, Nadia Reid, L.A.B. and Benee

Clockwise from top left: Troy Kingi, Reb Fountain, Nadia Reid, L.A.B. and Benee Photo: Supplied

11:20 Does the new Parliament reflect New Zealand's diversity?

Parliament's Debating Chamber under Covid Alert Level 2

Parliament's Debating Chamber under Covid Alert Level 2 Photo: ©VNP / Phil Smith

Massey University Distinguished Professor in Humanities and Social Sciences, Paul Spoonley, joins Kathryn to discuss whether the new-look House of Representatives is truly representative.

11:45 What impact has Covid-19 had on artists?

This week in our visual arts slot Mark Amery looks at three rather unusual, truly diverse and ambitious art projects borne of, or reflecting the conditions, that lockdown and Covid19 have placed on artists - the mobile Nomadic Art Gallery, the Shared Lines project Pūtahitanga and the Aotearoa Poster Competition.

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Music played in this show

Artist:   Fleet Foxes
Song:     Sunblind
Broadcast time: 09:29

Artist:   Local Natives
Song:  When Am I Gonna Lose
Broadcast time: 10:41

Artist:   Barrie
Song:  Geology
Broadcast time: 11:46