09:05 Proliferation in online financial and cryptocurrency scams

The Financial Markets Authority says it has issued 30 per cent more warnings in relation to scams so far this year, compared to last year. The FMA already issued 19 alerts this year, in an effort to prevent people from investing in financial products or services that aren't registered or regulated, and are suspected of being fraudulent. Kathryn discusses with Ronji Tanielu, a policy analyst with the Salvation Army who says he's seen a lot of damage in the communities he works with caused by money scams;  Alex Sims, an Associate Professor at the University of Auckland and Liam Mason from the Financial Markets Authority, Liam Mason.

Gold bitcoin and stacked dice -- cryptocurrency investing and risk concept

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09:25  How Auckland's lockdown improved Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei's outreach

Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei marae

Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei marae Photo: supplied by Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei

Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei's social development arm Whai Māia helps 10,000 people with primary care in health, housing, aged care and a range of other social needs in Auckland.  Whai Māia CEO Rangimarie Hunia, credits the Covid 19 pandemic with being a powerful connector of the community. She says the city's Covid lockdowns have not only crystallised the iwi's view of the needs of so many people, but also how to help them more efficiently. This includes delivering kai and kai vouchers, and online engagement with health, education and wellbeing programmes. It usually takes 11 months for the iwi to allocate $1 million worth of educational grants, but due to the flurry of connection through Covid, the funds were allocated much more quickly.

09:45 USA correspondent Susan Davis

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 02: Law enforcement investigate the scene after a vehicle charged a barricade at the U.S. Capitol on April 02, 2021 in Washington, DC.

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Susan talks to Kathryn about the latest fatal attack at the US Capitol and what it means for securing the complex after Trump supporters rioted and stormed the Capitol in January. Also, President Joe Biden's $2 trillion infrastructure plan and what its prospects are and how Democrats are leaning in to being the party of Big Government in the pandemic era.

Susan Davis is a congressional correspondent for NPR and a co-host of the NPR Politics Podcast.

10:05 Max Laver: from building boats around the world, to shaping dinghies in Piopio

Max Laver's always been a maker.  Even as his child -  the go-carts he constructed were more like chariots. He's turned his passion into a living, making fibreglass dinghies, tables for children, and setting up a business creating carbon tipping bins for the trucking industry. Max had lived all around the world before, on a rainy day in Ireland, he decided to take a job in Tauranga 18 years ago. Now he and his family live between Omokoroa near Tauranga, and Piopio a tiny town near Te Kuiti.

10:35 Book review: My Rock n Roll Friend by Tracey Thorn

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Kiran Dass reviews My Rock n Roll Friend by Tracey Thorn, published by Canongate

10:45 The Reading

Part 5 of 'The Party Line' by Sue Orr

11:05 Political commentators Jones & Sherson

Political commentators Neale Jones and Trish Sherson talk to Kathryn what is likely up for consideration in the upcoming budget, all eyes are on today's travel bubble announcement,and is pressure mounting on Labour to do more to ease the housing crisis?                       

Travelling during covid-19 pandemic. New Zealand passport and protective mask on black suitcase

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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.

Trish Sherson is from corporate affairs firm Sherson Willis, and a former ACT press secretary. 

11:45 Media commentator Andrew Holden

With the oversight board announced for the proposed new public media entity - what might their brief be?. Also Facebook has changed its rules, allowing everyone to now decide who can and can't comment on their posts.

New Zealand investment funds want tighter controls on offensive material from Facebook, Google and Twitter. Will they get it?

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Andrew Holden is a journalist for more than 30 years including five as Editor of The Press (in Christchurch) and four as Editor-in-Chief of The Age in Melbourne. 

Music played in this show

Artist: Angel Olsen (remixed Johnny Jewel)
Track: All Mirrors
Time played: 9:35


Artist: Metronomy
Track: The Light
Time played: 11:40