09:05 Wool brands push for regenerative farming 

Four major wool brands are banding together to try and reduce the environmental impact of sheep farming in Aoteaora. The New Zealand Merino Company, Icebreaker, Allbirds and Smartwool have announced this morning they are creating a new system to buy from regenerative wool farmers. The programme is launching with 167 sheep farmers who are trying new things to make their farms active regenerative. it's an upgrade on an existing ZQ structure which measures the sustainability of wool farms. The New Zealand Merino Company says sustainability isn't enough and active regeneration is required. Dave Maslen is the General Manager for Markets and Sustainability at The NZ Merino Company. Kathryn is also joined by the Director of Product Development and Sustainability at Icebreaker Tui Taylor. 

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Photo: NZ Merino Company

09:20 Work begins on Archibald Baxter memorial

Work has finally begun in Dunedin on a memorial to prominent pacifist Archibald Baxter. The project has been nearly 10 years in the making, and it's hoped the national memorial on the George Street site will be completed sometime in April. Baxter was a conscientious objector during World War One and refused to enrol in the Army, leading to his arrest and eventual deportation to the Western Front. While his beliefs were controversial, the process of finding a site for the memorial was not without its trouble either. Kathryn talks to Professor Kevin Clements, who has chaired the Archibald Baxter Memorial Trust since its inception.

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Photo: Archibald Baxter Memorial Trust

09:45 Steep fine for Covid lies, and £3.5bn fix to 'cladding scandal'

UK correspondent Harriet Line joins Kathryn with the details of the government's long-awaited hotel quarantine policy, which comes into force next week and will come with a big fine for those who lie about where they've been. The Housing Secretary is facing a backlash over his £3.5bn package to end the "cladding scandal" discovered in the wake of the Grenfell Tower fire.

Close up view of the exterior of the Grenfell Tower block of flats in which at least 80 people lost their lives in a fire. In the Australian state of Victoria $600m is being used to fund remedial work.

Close up view of the exterior of the Grenfell Tower block of flats in which at least 80 people lost their lives in a fire. In the Australian state of Victoria $600m is being used to fund remedial work. Photo: 123RF

10:05 Why getting moving is 'The Miracle Pill' - Peter Walker

It's estimated that 1.5 billion people around the world are so inactive that they are at greater risk of everything from heart disease to diabetes, cancer, arthritis, depression and even dementia. Daily activity used to be an integral part of daily life, but humans are now more static and sedentary than ever before. Peter Walker is the political correspondent for the Guardian in London, and a regular commentator and broadcaster on issues including active living and health. His new book is The Miracle Pill: why a sedentary world is getting it all wrong.

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10:35 Book review - Best of 2020

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Photo: John Duke

John Duke of Unity Books selects three of his top recent reads:
The Yellow House by Sarah M Broom (Corsair)
Breasts and Eggs by Mieko Kawakami (Pan Macmillan)
Recollections of my Non-Existence by Rebecca Solnit (Granta Books)

10:45 The Reading

My Father Running, a short story written by Carl Nixon.

11:05 Tony Grasso on hacks and DDoS attacks

Cyber security expert Tony Grasso joins Kathryn to talk about some big hacks or Dedicated Denial of Service attacks, including the one on the NZX, a ransomware attack on gaming blockbuster Cyberpunk 2077 and the near-successful attack on a water treatment plant in Florida which would've pumped sodium hydroxide into the city's water. 

Tony Grasso is Principal Consultant at cybersecurity firm TitaniumDefence. He worked at GCHQ in the UK and is a former Intelligence Officer in New Zealand.

Teenage Hacker Girl Attacks Corporate Servers in Dark, Typing on Red Lit Laptop Keyboard. Room is Dark

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11:25 Helping children cope with climate anxiety    

What can families and schools do to help children and young people overcome fear and anxiety about climate change? New work from the New Zealand Council for Educational Research looks at how to give young people the knowledge, values, skills and opportunities to help ensure a more sustainable future.  Kathryn speaks with Rachel Bolstad, senior researcher on the project.

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11:45 It's a Sin, Tiger, I Hate Suzie, Synchronic

Film and TV reviewer Chris Schulz joins Kathryn to look at the new high-camp comedy-drama It's a Sin (TVNZ OnDemand) at the new mini-series Tiger about Tiger Woods (Neon), I Hate Suzie (Neon), starring Billie Piper and Synchronic, a mind-bending sci-fi out at the cinemas.

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Photo: IMDb