09:05 Not-for-profit aged care at "crisis point"

The aged care sector is short one fifth of its nursing workforce and some not-for-profit care providers say they're at breaking point, being forced to close wards and turn away admissions. There are now 900 nurse vacancies across the sector which usually employs 5000 registered nurses. The New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services says staffing is at crisis point, with nurses are leaving community and not-for-profit providers in unprecedented numbers. The majority are moving into work at public hospitals, where they are paid around $10,000 a year more, but that pay gap could grow to $25,000, if the DHB nurses' current pay claim is successful. Kathryn speaks with Nikki Hurst, the executive officer of the New Zealand Council of Christian Social Services, whose members run not-for-profit aged care homes around the country and Nicola Turner general manager of Enliven, which runs 14 not-for-profit care homes between Wellington and Taranaki. 

Photo of young carer helping the elderly woman

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09:20 Detecting lazy eye in pre-schoolers

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A new way of detecting lazy eye in pre-schoolers, that doesn't require four year olds to sit still and answer questions, is being trialled by a group of Māori led childcare centres in South Auckland.  Rather than a chart-based testing system, the new device tracks the movement of children's eyes. The device has been designed by Dr Jason Turuwhenua, principal investigator at the Auckland Bioengineering Institute.  Lazy eye, or Amblyopia needs to be treated before it becomes a permanent condition.  If lazy eye isn't caught before the age of seven, it becomes a 'wiring' problem, between the brain and the eye.  Dr Turuwhenua explains to Kathryn Ryan this is also an opportunity to get a better understanding of eye health in the community.

09:30 Raising the curtain on contemporary dance

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Footnote dancers and choreographers Josie Archer and Kosta Bogoievski are inviting the audience behind the scenes of the weird and wonderful world of creative contemporary live dance. Together they've created a unique show Dance Danced Dancing 2021 - a dance show about dancing. Josie and Kosta  join Kathryn with some insights into those moments that may leave some of us guessing.

09:45 Asia correspondent Ed White - China's tech crackdown

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Over the past nine months Chinese regulators have fired a volley of shots at some of the biggest names across the Chinese technology sector, with more to come with a further overhaul of data security rules. And Ed explains why another Olympic storm is already brewing before the Tokyo games even finishes. 

Ed White is a correspondent with the Financial Times.

10:05 Coming Home in The Dark 26 years on 

A famous kiwi short story 'Coming Home In the Dark' by Owen Marshall is appearing on screens next week as a feature film of the same name. It's based on the titular story of New Zealand short Story maestro Owen Marshall's 1995 collection and has haunted the dreams of thousands of New Zealanders who have read it. It's based in the world just beyond our towns and "safe" spaces, just off the beaten track. Coming Home in the Dark is directed by James Ashcroft and written by James along with Eli Kent and the author of the original story Owen Marshall. Owen will be appearing later in the year at the Mackenzie Book and Art Festival to discuss his career of writing killer stories.

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10:35 Book review - Moth by Melody Razak

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Kim Pittar from Muir's Independent Bookshop Gisborne reviews Moth by Melody Razak, published by Hachette Aotearoa New Zealand

10:45 The Reading

Kip Chapman with episode 10 of David Hill's 'Duet' .

11:05 New music with Jeremy Taylor

Jeremy celebrates the 50th anniversary for the 'quiet Beatle' George Harrison's finest solo outing, plus 40th birthdays for the 4AD and Flying Nun labels.

The Beatles: Paul McCartney, John Lennon, Ringo Starr and George Harrison.

Photo: Collection Roger-Viollet / Roger-Viollet via AFP


11:30 Sports commentator Dana Johannsen - Olympics, NZ's cost per medal

With the Tokyo Games drawing to a close, Dana says the inevitable post-Games report cards will soon be handed down. While it has been a hugely successful Games for New Zealand athletes, the spotlight will now go on how individual sports are funded and the return on that investment.

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Medal composite Photo: Photosport Steve McArthur/SWPix/SWPix

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

11:45 The week that was with

Comedians Te Radar and Michele A'Court with a few laughs, and maybe some tears, as one of the country's cheapest sparkling wines, Bernadino is set to be discontinued.


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Music played in this show

Title: Nobody's Fault 
Artist: Benny Sings
Broadcast time: 9:35am 

Title:  Highly Medicated
Artist: Mara TK
Broadcast time: 10:05am 

Title: Rivers (Six60 cover) 
Artist: Teddy Swims 
Broadcast time: 10:35am 

Title: Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings
Artist: Just Dropped In
Broadcast time: 10:47