09:05 A new approach to resolving ACC claims

A new dispute resolution service is revolutionising the way many ACC claims are dealt with.  Talk-Meet-Resolve was established 18 months ago by veteran ACC researcher and lawyer Warren Forster and co-founder, lawyer and adjudicator Matthew Clayton, and is now involved in nearly one hundred cases a month. It is an agreement-based process which aims to resolve issues within two weeks. Warren Forster says after years of fighting ACC in the courts, he's now seeing cases resolved in a fortnight, which might have taken 3 to five years to resolve through litigation. But he says the legislation governing ACC is still structurally flawed and does not cover many injuries or cases it should.

ACC Building

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9:20 A sod house mystery on Motu Ihupuku 

The southernmost island of Aotearoa has a twisted history that is literally clouded in mist. Historian and conservationist Norm Judd has been looking at the history of Motu Ihupuku, or Campbell Island, for over 40 years. He's racing the clock to find out more about the origins of a 19th century "sod house" structure he believes was created by a shipwrecked sailors early in the early 1800s. Judd is a former park ranger who was invited in 1975 on an expedition to go to Motu Ihupuku in 1975 and he's been obsessed with the place ever since. 

09:30 NZ's Shark Man to host Blue Planet II Live 

Dr Riley Elliott is a marine scientist who has dedicated his life to the conservation of sharks. Through this passion he has authored a book, and filmed countless Shark Week shows for Discovery Channel. He's also hosting and narrating Blue Planet II Live in Concert which takes the stunning visuals of the BBC's Blue Planet series and matches it with the words of Sir David Attenborough, which Riley will use to narrate the show. All this is accompanied by the original music score, performed by the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra. 

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09:45 Asia correspondent Elizabeth Beattie

Protesters continue to protest against military coup and detention of elected government members in Yangon, Myanmar on March 13, 2021.

Photo: AFP / 2021 Anadolu Agency

The escalating situation in Myanmar, with the military imposing martial law and sealing of sections of Yangon.  Mobile network data across the country has been cut, and thousands are attempting to flee after reports the military opened fire on unarmed protestors. Elizabeth talks to Kathryn from a Hong Kong quarantine facility after hundreds in the city are in mandatory quarantine following a Covid 19 clulster related to a gym. 

Elizabeth Beattie is a journalist at Thomson Reuters, based in Hong Kong.

10:05  Amputee Shaz Dagg's first Coast to Coast triumph

Sweat, tears, grit, teamwork and a prosthetic limb made from plumbing components have all contributed to a Coast to Coast first. The multisport race see athletes tackling a rugged 243 kilometres course across the Southern Alps - from the West Coast to Christchurch. Last month, 54 year old Shaz Dagg from Feilding became the first female amputee to complete the two-day event.

10:35 Book review: Life as a Novel: A biography of Maurice Shadbolt Volume Two 1973-2004 by Philip Temple

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David Hill reviews Life as a Novel: A biography of Maurice Shadbolt Volume Two 1973-2004 by Philip Temple.  Published by David Ling

10:45 The Reading

11:05 New music with Jeremy Taylor

Timely reissues for turn of the millennium classics from PJ Harvey and Weta, and the magnificent blood harmonies of The Staves.

PJ Harvey, Jan 2016 Auckland

PJ Harvey, Jan 2016 Auckland Photo: Luke McPake/RNZ

11:30 Sports commentator Dana Johannsen

Team New Zealand's skipper Peter Burling (C) holds the America's Cup, affectionately known as the Auld Mug, after winning the 36th America's Cup against Luna Rossa Prada in Auckland on March 17, 2021.

Photo: AFP

With the America's Cup wrapped up, attention has turned to what happens next - and in particular, will Team NZ take the Cup offshore? Dana says it is understandable Team NZ would "follow the money" and seek big money offers overseas, on the other, the NZ taxpayer has already invested a huge amount of money in Team NZ since 2007 and would rightly expect the event stays here. Also, Dana looks at whether NZ athletes will get the Covid 19 vaccine before the Olympics, Super Rugby and more.

Dana Johanssen is Stuff's National Correspondent specialising in sport.


11:45 The week that was with

Comedians Melanie Bracewell and James Elliott