09:05 Coastal erosion: How will the new government deal with managed retreat?

Today Kathryn looks the issue of what to do with communities threatened by coastal erosion. A recent RMA review panel recommended legislation to deal with the managed retreat from areas affected by climate change - and Labour has said it's committed to implementing the review's core recommendations. But not all welcome the panel's suggestions - among them Kapiti-based Coastal Ratepayers United's Paul Dunmore. Also joining the discussion is Local Government NZ President Stuart Crosby and Rob Bell, Niwa's Principal Scientist Coastal and Estuarine Physical Processes.

Coastal erosion at Pakawau.

Coastal erosion at Pakawau. Photo: RNZ / Supplied

09:30 Hundreds of mesh injury claims may be reassessed: ACC


Surgery Photo: 123RF

Hundreds of previously declined ACC claims over surgical mesh injuries could be reassessed under new guidelines just issued.The changes follow a restorative justice process commissioned by the Health Ministry last year, in which hundreds of patients detailed the physical and mental trauma they experienced from surgical mesh complications.Many also spoke of the added stress of battling ACC for compensation. ACC now says if asked, it will reassess around 400 claims it has denied. Kathryn speaks with ACC Chief Customer Officer Emma Powell.

09:45 Covid casts a shadow over Christmas in the UK

Correspondent Matt Dathan joins Kathryn to talk about the UK's latest Covid-19 stats, and how Cabinet Minister George Eustice has warned people may not be able to to hold big festive gatherings this year.

A government public information notice reminding people of 'High' (or 'Tier 2') coronavirus restrictions lights up the advertising panel of a bus stop on Knightsbridge in London, England/

Photo: David Cliff/NurPhoto/AFP

10:05  Spearfisher, diver and underwater videographer Sam Wild

Sam Wild is a spear fisher, underwater cameraman and commercial paua diver, who is as comfortable under the water than he is at the surface.He's part the team that makes South Seas Spearo, a series about spearfishing - season one of which has just wrapped up on Duke TV, but is available on TVNZ on demand. Sam is 28 - he grew in Mapua, catching spotties, swimming and whitebaiting with family when he could. He studied marine biology at Victoria University, which is when he started spearfishing off Wellington's south coast - often to feed the flat.

Sam Wild while filming Season 1 of South Sea Spearos.

Sam Wild while filming Season 1 of South Sea Spearos. Photo: supplied

10:35 Book review - A Song For The Dark Times by Ian Rankin

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Photo: Hachette

Harry Broad reviews A Song For The Dark Times by Ian Rankin, published by Hachette.

10:45 The Reading

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

11:05 Focus on telco consumer rights, should you get a 5G phone?

Technology correspondent Sarah Putt joins Kathryn to talk about the work ahead of new telecommunications commissioner Tristan Gilbertson, the US Department of Justice case against Google and as more 5G phones enter the market - is it worth getting one?

hand holding mobile smart phone using 5G network interface and icon

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11:25  Raising teenage boys

A group of teenagers and kids cooling off at Petone Wharf on 15 January.

A group of teenagers and kids cooling off at Petone Wharf on 15 January. Photo: RNZ / Richard Tindiller

Maggie Dent talks with Kathryn about the art of effective communication with teenage boys. She is the mother of four sons, a former teacher and counsellor who has become one of Australia's foremost parenting experts - and self described "boy champion". Her latest book is called From Boys to Men, and she is also the host of the ABC podcast Parental as Anything.

11:45 The Undoing, My Next Guest, Taskmaster NZ

Film and TV reviewer Tamar Munch joins Kathryn to look at The Undoing, starring Hugh Grant and Nicole Kidman, My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman and the New Zealand version of Taskmaster with Jeremy Wells.

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Photo: IMDb, TVNZ

Music played in this show

Artist: Ethan Gruska
Song: Maybe I'll Go Nowhere
Time played:10.35

Artist: Leon Bridges ft Terrace Martin
Song: Sweeter
Time played: 10.45

Artist: Benee
Song: Glitter
Time played: 11:25