09:05 Adults with ADHD missing out on care: Clinician

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A senior clinical psychologist says a gap in the government's mental health plan is leaving thousands of adults struggling with ADHD in limbo. Dr Dougal Sutherland, clinical psychologist and the Clinical Practice Manager in the School of Psychology at Victoria University of Wellington,  says his clinic is completely inundated with requests from adults for assessments for Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. But of the adults who weren't assessed with ADHD as a child, only those with severe conditions are eligable for free mental health services if they are diagnosed later in life.  Dr Sutherland says this leaves too many having to pay potentially thousands of dollars for assessment in the private sector. Dr Sutherland speaks with Kathryn Ryan, along with Chairperson of ADHD NZ Darrin Bull.

09:25 Working from home not for everyone

Remote working from home with laptop, and pet cat.

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Agencies that work with victims of domestic violence are calling on employers to consider workers' safety before they push more working-from-home options. The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in more permanent work-from-home arrangements, but agencies that work with victims of domestic violence say it means some employees may well be stuck at home with their abuser. Kathryn speaks with Holly Carrington, a policy advisor for domestic violence organisation Shine.

09:45 EU tightrope act over vaccines, France cleared over genocide complicity

Europe correspondent Seamus Kearney joins Kathryn to look at the diplomatic tightrope as it tries to boost the rollout of vaccinations across the bloc, with tension with the UK and AstraZeneca dominating the headlines. As many nations struggle with a third wave, there was a small beacon of hope this weekend in Barcelona: a 5000-strong rock concert where people had a rapid Covid-test beforehand. Seamus also looks at a commission of inquiry that cleared France of complicity in the 1994 genocide in Rwanda.

A health worker collects a swab sample for Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) for the Covid-19 coronavirus from a man attending a rock music concert in Barcelona.

A health worker collects a swab sample for a Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) for Covid-19 from a man attending a rock music concert in Barcelona. Photo: 2021 Anadolu Agency/AFP

10:05  Sydney suburbs heating up, where not to build

Sydney's urban sprawl

Sydney's urban sprawl Photo: top images -Image copyright: Nearmap, 2020, bottom Image copyright: S. Pfautsch, 2020

A Sydney academic is warning that too much development is happening in parts of the city which are already becoming unbearably hot. Poor design, uninsulated housing and a lack of consideration for the health effects of heat are setting up a perfect storm in Sydney, as well as other parts of the world. Sebastian Pfautsch, is an associate professor of urban studies at Western Sydney University and says the urban sprawl to arid suburbs in the city's outer west could be a ticking time bomb for the health of hundreds of thousands of people, with some new suburbs experiencing heat 15 degrees hotter than other parts of the city. 

10:35 Book review - The Divines by Ellie Eaton

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Laura Caygill reviews The Divines by Ellie Eaton. Published bv Hachette New Zealand

10:45 The Reading

Part one of  Sue Orr's tale 'The Party Line' read by Miriama McDowell.

11:05 Political commentators Jones & Morten

Neale Jones and Brigitte Morten discuss the Government's housing announcement and its implications.

Finance Minister Grant Robertson and PM Jacinda Ardern unveiling the plan to help first-home buyers.

Finance Minister Grant Robertson and PM Jacinda Ardern unveiling the plan to help first-home buyers. Photo: RNZ/Samuel Rillstone

Neale Jones was Chief of Staff to Labour Leader Jacinda Ardern, and prior to that was Chief of Staff to Andrew Little. He is the director of Capital Government Relations.

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 Making the most of autumn's gold: Feijoas 

It's that glorious time of year - the brief season of the feijoa is upon us. Depending on where you live in the country you might already have a glut. Sharon McNabb is based in Wellsford - north of Auckland, and she's already got bucket loads. The woman behind Get Pickled, she joins Kathryn to share a recipe for feijoa jam, and feijoa chutney

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11:45 Off the beaten track with Kennedy Warne

An artistic direction today with Kennedy, taking a journey into Maori cosmology and culture courtesy of the largest exhibition ever staged at the Auckland Art Gallery: Toi Tu, Toi Ora: Contemporary Maori Art -  300 works by more than 100 artists, a monumental exploration of te ao Maori. Kennedy has returned to the  exhibition three times, and expects to spend more time with the work before the exhibition closes in early May. 

Music played in this show

Artist:   Laura Marling
Song: Strange Girl
Broadcast time: 09:31

Artist:   My Little Treasures
Song: Richard Hawley
Broadcast time:10:35