09:05 Climate hazard property: from freehold to leasehold

A climate economist suggests there should be a legal framework for properties to be converted from freehold to leasehold when escalating hazards from sea level rise leave homes suitable only for temporary use, or retreat. Belinda Storey has been looking at how at-risk properties are over-valued, and whether the market is ignoring this. I'll also be joined by Lisa Ellis, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Otago, who's looking at the ethical and societal concerns of managed retreat.

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Photo: Waitomo District Council

09:20 Crackdown on crayfish catch limits

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Photo: Malcom Francis

Crayfish are being given a chance to replenish in our waters. The iconic kaimoana is being considered for increased protection and feedback on proposed crayfish catch limits for 2021 is being sought by the Ministry for Primary Industries.  Submissions close on Friday.  Fisheries New Zealand Director of Fisheries Management Emma Taylor tells Kathryn Ryan this commercially valuable taonga, also prized by recreational fishers is most depleted in the Gisborne area.

09:45 US correspondent Ron Elving

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 06: President Donald Trump speaks at the "Stop The Steal" Rally on January 06, 2021 in Washington, DC.

Photo: 2021 Getty Images

Does Donald's Trump second impeachment have any real meaning?. Also Ron updates on the continued prosecutions of the Capitol invaders and their and their sympathisers among actual members of the House and Senate.    

Ron Elving is Senior Editor and Correspondent on the Washington Desk for NPR News.

10:05 Mike Berners-Lee: Carbon counting for a liveable future 

Counting carbon has become a quagmire for consumers trying to understand quite how much impact their travel or work is having on the environment. Quite what the carbon footprint of a business is can be a bit of a moving target and some companies are able to hide their carbon in all sorts of places.

Mike Berners-Lee is a leading expert in carbon footprinting and has spent the last decade trying to convince people and companies to accurately count and offset their carbon footprints. He is the director and principal consultant at Small World Consulting and author of How Bad are Bananas? The Carbon Footprint of Everything. He's also the author of There is No Planet B: A net-zero handbook for business and policymakers which came out in 2019.

He's just released a revised version of that book which takes the last two years into account and looks at the environmental impacts of the Covid 19 pandemic. 

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Photo: Lancaster University

10:35 Book review - Best of 2020

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Photo: Kiran Dass

Kiran Dass with her top books from 2020:
Funny Weather: Art in An Emergency by Olivia Laing (Picador)
Real Life by Brandon Taylor (Daunt Books)
A Man's Place by Annie Ernaux (Fitzcarraldo Editions)

10:45 The Reading

Minding Lear, part two. Written by Owen Marshall and read by Aaron Alexander.

11:05 Business commentator Rebecca Stevenson

Rebecca talks to Kathryn about New Zealand's link to the Putin protests, and a look at how the housing crisis shaping up this year.

An artist’s impression of what the new Kāinga Ora housing complex on Charles St will look like.

Photo: Supplied / LDR

Rebecca Stevenson is BusinessDesk's Auckland bureau chief.

11:30 Gardening with Xanthe White

Landscape designer and gardener Xanthe White talks to Kathryn about trees, summer vegetable gardens and water management.

Xanthe White

Xanthe White Photo: Supplied

11:45 Media commentator Andrew Holden

Andrew tells where he thinks the responsibility lies for the Magic Talk radio racist debacle involving John Banks.

John Banks.

Photo: RNZ

Andrew Holden is a journalist for more than 30 years including five as Editor of The Press (in Christchurch) and four as Editor-in-Chief of The Age in Melbourne. 

Music played in this show

9.36 - Sleep on the Wing by Bibio 

9.47 - Stay by Valerie June 

10.08 - Out of Sight by The Beths 

11.26 - Freak in Me by Mild Orange