09:05 Failure to protect our landscapes: calls for central governance

Kenepuru Sound

Kenepuru Sound Photo: EDS

A new report condemns the system for failing to protect our landscapes and calls for more direction from central government. The Environmental Defence Society's just released Synthesis Report argues national and local policy is disjointed and fragmented, with protection of nationally important landscapes often left to small councils.  The report presents case studies on the Mackenzie Basin, Banks Peninsula, the Waitākere Ranges and the Hauraki Gulf Islands, showing pressures on our landscapes have increased in the last 20 years, with many in decline. A fifth case study explores tourism's effect on landscape degradation. The report also includes a review of case law and investigates the application of a te ao Māori approach to landscape. Kathryn speaks with Policy Director at the Environmental Defence Society and report author Raewyn Peart.

09:25 More NZ women & children in Syrian camp: radicalisation expert

A 26-year-old New Zealand citizen, right, and two children were taken to court at Hatay under security measures. Turkye's Ministry of National Defence said they tried to enter from Syria illegally.

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An Australian radicalisation expert working with the families of women with links to ISIS says there are two, possibly three more women with dual Australian/New Zealand citizenship trying to return home from Syria. New Zealand citizen Suhayra Aden and her two young children are in a deportation centre in Turkey awaiting a decision on their fate.  She acquired dual nationality after moving to Australia from New Zealand when she was six. She travelled to Syria in 2014 to join Islamic State, leading to Australia stripping her of citizenship. Dr Clarke Jones is a criminologist and researcher at the Australian National University, focussing on violent extremism, terrorism, radicalisation, and community-led interventions. He is working with the families of Australian and New Zealand women with ISIS links, and has been involved in developing a framework to help reintegrate such returnees.

09:45 Australia correspondent Annika Smethurst

Political Editor of The Age newspaper Annika Smethurst joins Kathryn with the details of a turbulent week in Australian political news. She also has her eye on the beginning of the vaccination process in Australia and the end, for now, of the standoff between the Australian Government and Facebook. 

Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison receives a dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine.

Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison receives a dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine. Photo: AFP or licensors

10:05 Poet Ruby Solly - inspired by ancestors

Tōku Pāpā Ruby Solly

Tōku Pāpā Ruby Solly Photo: Sounz/book cover, Victoria University of Wellington Press

Wellington PhD student Ruby Solly is a poet, musician and music therapist. Her first book of poetry, Tōku Pāpā speaks to Māori growing up outside of their papakāika. Ruby's poems embrace knowledge handed down from her ancestors.

10:35 Book review - Letters of Denis Glover edited by Sarah Shieff

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Harry Ricketts reviews Letters of Denis Glover edited by Sarah Shieff, published by Otago University Press.

10:45 The Reading

Steve Braunias with the eighth part of his book 'How To Watch A Bird'.

11:05 Music with Charlotte Ryan

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A new track from Bic Runga, written to mark the 10th anniversary of the Christchurch earthquake; French duo Daft Punk who have announced they are retiring after making music for 28 years and Charlotte's "one to watch": The Weather Station.

11:20  I Love Mondays: The guide to enjoying your job

As the warm rays of your summer holiday start to fade and the neon light of your working reality flickers before you, it's possible you might find yourself wondering if you're in the right job. My next guest has written what she hopes will be a guide to help people find joy in their work -  with a bit of an aspirational title: I Love Mondays. Jess Stuart says, like most people, she had her fair share of jobs she didn't really like, drifting between them every two years or so when she got bored.  She's compiled the guide by drawing on her decade of experience in recruitment and employee engagement.

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11:45 Science commentator Siouxsie Wiles

Coral bleaching in Moorea

Photo: Andrew Thurber

Dr Siouxsie Wiles, head of Bioluminescent Superbugs Lab at the University of Auckland, talks about coral reefs and climate change, and how researchers are trying to measure lives lost to Covid-19.