09:05 A decade on in Christchurch, earthquake aftermath 

People walk through debris in the aftermath of the 22 February earthquake in Christchurch.

People walk through debris in the aftermath of the 22 February earthquake in Christchurch. Photo: AFP

How the physical, mental, emotional and financial aftershocks of Christchurch's deadly earthquake which claimed 185 lives, are still being felt 10 years on. Kathryn talks to the Chief Executive of the Christchurch Employers' Chamber of Commerce Leeann Watson, architect and urban designer James Lunday, Dame Sue Bagshaw  who has spent 30 years working in the youth health sector and has been the driving force behind Christchurch's Youth Hub, and Kirsty Burdes, who is one of thousands of Christchurch residents who have had lengthy battles with EQC and insurers to get their damaged homes repaired. 


09:40 Fledgling, yet thriving fishing lure business

Taranaki's Ken Murphy has gone from working on oil rigs to crafting game fishing lures in Bell Block.

09:45 Africa correspondent Debora Patta

Debora talks to Kathryn about the new mutant strain of coronavirus that's more contagious first identified in SA  becoming the dominant strain in entire Southern African region, the vaccine inequality between wealthy and poorer nations and a new Ebola outbreak in Guinea and DRC.

A member of Doctors Without Borders (MSF) putting on protective gear at Donka Hospital in Conakry, where people infected with the Ebola virus are being treated in June, 2014.

Photo: AFP / Cellou Binani

Debora Patta is based in South Africa.

10:05 The path of the new US Vice President 

Dan Morain

Dan Morain Photo: Simon and Schuster

Kamala Harris's path to being America's first black woman elected Vice President is examined in a new biography Kamala's Way. It has been written by Californian political journalist Dan Morain who has covered her political career for more than 20 years - in his writing for the LA Times,The Sacremento Bee and Cal Matters. Kamala's Way tracks how the daughter of two immigrants from India and Jamaica rose through legal and political circles. From 2017 she served as a Junior United State Senator, and last month Kamala Harris was sworn in as Vice President of the United States. Journalist Dan Morain has had a ring side seat to her career trajectory.


10:35 Book review - Women of a Certain Rage edited by Liz Byrski

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Photo: Fremantle Press

Laura Caygill reviews Women of a Certain Rage edited by Liz Byrski, published by Fremantle Press.

Twenty Australian women write about rage in the modern world with humour, intelligence and empathy.

10:45 The Reading

Steve Braunias reads the sixth part of his book 'How To Watch A Bird'.

11:05 Political commentators Mills & Morten

The politics of lockdown, and the trans Tasman tensions over the citizenship row of a woman accused of terrorism. Also a look at the Priveleges Committee and the National facebook video case.

Scott Morrison and Jacinda Ardern

Photo: AFP and Pool / Getty Images

Stephen Mills is the executive director of UMR Research , which is the polling firm used by Labour.  He is former political adviser to two Labour governments.

Brigitte Morten is a senior consultant with public and commercial law firm Franks & Ogilvie and a former senior ministerial advisor for the previous National-led government. 


11:30 Ian the lettuce man

Ian Kerr grows a variety of lettuces and other greens on his Karapiro hydroponics operation, selling his produce at the Cambridge and Hamilton Farmers' Markets. He runs an accommodation business on the property which is five minutes from Lake Karapiro.  

11:45 Urban Issues - RMA reforms

What's the problem with the Resource Management Act in practice?. Bill McKay says there's so much to talk about this year: the tenancy reforms, the RMA reforms, housing. He'll focus on the big one: the Resource Management Act reforms. And not just reform; its being dumped, replaced by three new Acts.  

RMA folio

Photo: Bill McKay

Bill McKay is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of Auckland.