09:05 Fish dumping ban "biggest change to fisheries management in 100 years"

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Fisheries scientist says the Government's move to ban commercial fishing skippers throwing unwanted catch overboard is is the biggest change to fisheries management in 100 years. The Minister for Oceans and Fisheries David Parker, has announced law changes requiring commercial skippers to bring their total catch back to port. Cameras will be put on 300 vessels over four years to enforce the new rules, at a cost of $68 million. The changes follow a damning report in 2016 by Mike Heron QC, which confirmed widespread fish dumping as a practice in the industry, and flawed prosecution procedures by the Ministry for Primary Industries. David Parker and fisheries researcher Dr Glenn Simmons discuss developments with Kathryn.

09:20  Data company brings "intelligent eye" to managing dairy herd health 

A Dunedin data company has brought high-tech analytics to the dairy farm in an effort to help farmers detect lameness in cows. Powered by artificial intelligence software, Iris Data Science's cameras collect tens of thousands of data points from cows leaving the milking shed each day, and use them to monitor the health of each cow. The company has adapted the technology it used when creating the world’s first sheep facial recognition system - this time to help with the early detection of lameness. And it's not just an animal welfare issue - lameness can cost the dairy industry up to $500 million a year, and individual farms between $50,000 and $100,000 a year. Kathryn speaks with Iris Data Science's co-founder and managing director Greg Peyroux, who's at Fieldays launching OmniEye Locomotion.

Dairy cows in a milking facility in New Zealand.

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09:45 Pacific correspondent Moera Tuilaepa-Taylor


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A worrying rise of Covid cases in Fiji, the Polynesian Panthers mark 50 years of activism and the Tenth US Circuit Court of Appeals has reversed a lower court's decision that "persons born in American Samoa are citizens of the United States by virtue of the Citizenship Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment.

10:05 Tara Mulvany: addicted to long trips

Tara Mulvany is the first woman to circumnavigate New Zealand's three main islands by sea kayak.  She has also ticked off the first ever circumnavigation by sea kayak of the high Arctic Svalbard archipelago, clocking up 40 polar bear encounters over 2,200kms of paddling in 71 days. Tara admits to being addicted to long trips.  Her latest long expedition was a two and a half month walk from Nelson Lakes to Fiordland. Tara is appearing at the Mountain Film Festival in Wanaka on June 27th and in Queenstown on July 3rd.

10:35 Book review: Temporary by Hilary Leichter

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Briar Lawry from Unity Books reviews Temporary by Hilary Leichter, published by Faber

10:45 The Reading

11:05 Music: Grant Smithies 

Fluid post-punk guitars, hefty basslines, deadpan spoken vocals with a surrealist edge: South London’s Dry Cleaning is the best band Grant Smithies has heard in ages. We’ll hear two tracks from their debut album today, alongside gems from mystery Aotearoa psych band The Fuzzy Robes and Jamaican dub poet Linton Kwesi Johnson.

Album covers 18/6/21

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11:30 Sports commentator Sam Ackerman

Ajaz Patel celebrates taking the wicket of Joe Root with Tom Latham (left) and wicketkeeper Tom Blundell.


The Black Caps have another chance at a world championship, Sam talks to Kathryn about the team make up, their approach and his concerns. Also Team NZ potentially taking the America's Cup overseas and Eion Edgar's legacy in sport.

11:45 The week that was

Comedians Pinky Agnew and Michele A'Court bring a few laughs