09:05 Nurses’ organisation horrified over hundreds of daily visitors to ADHB

Auckland City Hospital

Photo: RNZ / Dan Cook

Hundreds of visitors are being allowed to visit Auckland DHB hospitals every day, despite the region being at the highest covid alert level due to the delta outbreak. The Nurses Union says it's absurd that the DHB has the softest visitor policy of any DHB in the country, despite the heightened risk in Auckland. The NZNO has been raising concerns about the inconsistent visitor policies, as well as poor visitor behaviour, including people refusing to wear masks and turning up in groups. Worksafe is now involved and ADHB says it will now be involving health and safety representatives in further decision making. Lynn speaks with Kate Weston, acting nursing and professional services manager for the Nurses Organisation.

09:20 DoC report cites bad behaviour by New Zealanders in the backcountry    

Hiking and tramping in New Zealand. Travel and adventure concept

Photo: 123RF

A report from the Department of Conservation finds Kiwis are visiting conservation areas in droves, but behaving badly in our own back yard. The 2020/21 Visitor Insights report finds visitors are leaving litter, not using toilets, damaging tracks with four wheel drives, and allowing dogs to disturb native birds. The feedback has come from rangers around the country, who have "noticed a sense of entitlement". Lynn speaks with DOC's Strategy and Insights Manager Tim Bamford, President of the Federated Mountain Clubs Jan Finlayson and Tasman Bay Guardians Manager Justin Strang.

09:30 Conservation medicine: the team protecting our native birds

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Photo: Yellow-eyed Penguin Trust

A disease expert is warning malaria could be wipe out hoiho/yellow eyed penguins from the Otago mainland in ten years. Disease propelled by virus, fungi and parasites can lead to extinction. However as a threat to birds, disease doesn't exist in a bubble. Habitat loss and predators are part of the bigger picture: necessitating what's called "conservation medicine". Vets, human-disease experts and volunteers around the country are joining forces to help keep our native birds healthy.   Lynn Freeman speaks with University of Otago associate professor Bruce Russell who's looking into controlling malaria in mainland hoiho, and director of Massey University's Wildbase wildlife hospital and research centre, avian veterinarian Brett Gartrell,  whose team is developing a vaccine against avian pox for the tūturuatu/shore plover.

09:45 Boris Johnson wins critical vote on hike to national insurance

UK correspondent Matt Dathan joins Lynn to look at a win for Prime Minister Boris Johnson in the House of Commons, after he sprang a surprise vote on raising national insurance contributions to fund £12bn for the NHS and social care  - and avoided a Tory rebellion.

A handout photograph released by the UK Parliament shows Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaking during the weekly Prime Minister's Questions (PMQs) session in the House of Commons in London on September 8, 2021.

Photo: AFP

10:05 The global tech business run out of Courtenay Place

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Tarik Mallett is the founder and chief executive of Mobi2Go, a food ordering system helping restaurants around the world go digital.  The business is going gangbusters during the Covid pandemic as click and collect and contactless ordering has become the norm. Founded in 2010, Tarik experienced a few lean years while he was building the platform, but he now services some of the biggest brands across New Zealand, Australia, the USA, Canada and Asia. In the last year the business has gone from 30 to 100 staff in three countries.


10:35 Book review:  Things I Learned at Art School by Megan Dunn

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Photo: Penguin

Airini Beautrais reviews Things I Learned at Art School by Megan Dunn, published by Penguin

10:45 The Reading

 Gods and Little Fishes, episode 4. Written and told by Bruce Ansley.

11:05 Vocus DDoS attack, Lockfile - a new threat to your data

Technology commentator Tony Grasso joins Lynn to talk about yesterday’s DDoS attacks on a number of banks, NZ Post and Metservice and last week's attack on Vocus, the country's third largest internet provider - how well protected is our critical infrastructure? He'll also look at Lockfile, a new ransomware that's particularly effective in avoiding detection and share his own recent experience of being hacked.

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Photo: 123RF, wikipedia

11:25  Anxious kids - what can parents do?

A photo of a girl of 4 years at night time who looks afraid to go to sleep

Photo: Copyright: Evgeniya Kramar

Kathryn talks with Clinical Psychologist Sarb Johal about why rates of anxiety in children have gone up so much recently. He'll share tips and tricks for parents supporting anxious young ones.

11:45 Viewing: American Rust, Only Murders in the Building, Someday Stories

Film and TV reviewer Tamar Munch joins Lynn to discuss American Rust (Neon, SoHo); a family drama set in a Rust Belt town starring Jeff Daniels, Only Murders in the Building (Disney+); a comedy about three strangers’ obsession with a true crime podcast starring Steve Martin, Martin Short and Selena Gomez; and the annual release of Someday Stories (website/Facebook, RNZ, Stuff).

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Photo: IMDb, Facebook

Music played in this show

Track: Time of the Season
Artist: Isobel Campbell & Mark Lanegan
Broadcast time:10:32