09:05 Caught at the port: What shipping delays are doing to our exports

Congestion at North Island ports is impacting on goods arriving and leading from the South Island, and putting the shelf-life of dairy products bound for export in jeopardy. Philippa is joined by dairy analyst Amy Castleton, GM of Container Operations at Lyttleton Port Simon Munt and Matt Ball, spokesperson for the Ports of Auckland.

Auckland, New Zealand - May 25, 2017:  Aerial view of the port of Auckland New Zealand.

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09:30 Government pledges 100-thousand dollars for Napier

Napier flood - car driving in water

Photo: RNZ / Dom Thomas

Napier Mayor Kirsten Wise, local MPs, and the Minister for Emergency Management Kiri Allen have just held a press conference to discuss next steps on day two of the flooded city 's state of emergency. RNZ's Hawkes Bay reporter Tom Kitchin was at the press briefing

09:35 What to do with Wellington's poo?

For the Capital to meet its waste minimisation and zero carbon targets the council has to change the way it deals with sewage sludge. Currently, WCC disposes of its wastewater (sludge) by mixing it with rubbish at the landfill, which requires a lot of general waste to offset it, at a ratio of no less than 4:1, but that's causing knock on effects for waste minimisation targets and it's a liability for the council under the ETS. So what is the state of the art, but costly solution being proposed?

Moa Point Wastewater Treatment Plant

Wellington's Moa Point wastewater treatment plant. Photo: Wellington Water

09:45 Reserve Bank to consult on bringing back LVR restrictions

Reserve Bank governor Adrian Orr.

Reserve Bank governor Adrian Orr. Photo: RNZ / Dom Thomas

As the housing market continues to heat up, the central bank is to consult on re-instating loan-to-value ratio restrictions on high-risk lending from March next year. The restrictions were removed in May to encourage home-buyers and lending. However, the Reserve bank says circumstances in the lending market have improved and it is now observing rapid growth in higher-risk investor lending.    Meanwhile, it's further delaying the requirement for retail banks to hold increased capital, as they continue to respond to the impacts of the pandemic. New capital requirements for banks won't come in until 2022. Philippa speaks with RNZ business editor Gyles Beckford.

09:50 Conduct of ministers in spotlight

Australia correspondent Karen Middleton joins Philippa to talk about a bombshell Four Corners report that raised alleged misconduct by federal Attorney-General Christian Porter and Acting Immigration Minister Alan Tudge. What's been Scott Morrison's response?

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison.

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10:05 Genetically modified humans: the frontiers and ethics

Anthropologist and author Professor Eben Kirksey explores the frontiers of genetics and what this means for the future of the human species in his new book The Mutant Project : Inside the Global Race to Genetically Modify Humans. Two years ago the world was shocked when a Chinese scientist created the first genetically modified babies - using CRISPR technology - which is a method of editing DNA. In researching the book, Eben Kirksey secured insider access to the Chinese laboratory and also interviews scientists, entrepreneurs, lobbyists, ethicists, scholars and activists about a genetically modified future for humanity.

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10:35 Book review - The Autumn of the Ace by Louis de Bernieres

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John King reviews The Autumn of the Ace by Louis de Bernieres, published by Penguin Random House.

10:45 The Reading

Maggot Boy. Written by Alice Tawhai, read by Jason te Patu.

11:05 Music With Kirsten Johnstone

Kirsten joins Philippa to share some music by Kacy & Clayton & Marlon Williams, Ane Brun and Sylvan Esso.

11:20 Tablelands, loved by prospectors, pioneers and trampers

A lesser-known corner of the Kahurangi National Park, on an elevated tussock plateau out of Nelson is known as Tableland.  Trampers, prospectors, farmers and early pioneers have known this stretch of country, which has a diverse range of uses, from conservation to hydroelectric generation.  Tramper, photographer and author Ray Salisbury talks to Philippa Tolley about his beautiful new book Tableland, which charts the area's history, land use and the characters synonymous with the region.

11:45 Constitutional culture through Covid-19

Dr Dean Knight joins Philippa Tolley to look at what the pandemic might tell us about our constitutional culture, the values and instincts of those charged with exercising public power.

New zealand flag is on texture. Template. Coronavirus pandemic. Countries are closed. Locks.

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Music played in this show

Artist:               Lianne La Havas
Song:             Bittersweet
Broadcast time:     10:07

Artist:               The Beths
Song:             Whatever
Broadcast time:     10:38

Artist:               Israel Nash
Song:             Rolling On
Broadcast time:     11:38