09:05 Hospices says services may be cut due to funding shortfall

The Nelson Tasman Hospice cares for more than 155 patients at any one time.

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One of the country's largest hospices says it has cut services and may have to reduce further because of a lack of funding. Totara Hospice in South Auckland, like most other hospices around the country, is partly government funded, but it has an annual shortfall of $5 million,  which it tries to make up through its second hand shops and other fundraising. Overall, the hospice sector has a whopping $81 million shortfall every year and a one-off amount of $3.1 million granted just over a week ago by government has been described as "a drop in the bucket". Kathryn speaks with Tina McCafferty, Chief Executive of Totara Hospice,  and Hospice NZ acting Chief Executive, Wayne Naylor.

09:30 Crisis moment for video game industry

A character from the video game Flintlock produced by New Zealand video game studio A44 looks over a city.

There are fears a new tax incentive in Australia will mean video game studios in New Zealand, like A44 which is developing the video game Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn (pictured) will shift across the Tasman. Photo: A44 Studios

New Zealand's video game industry is at risk of losing out to Australia as game studios look to take advantage of new tax incentives across the Tasman. Companies here are expected to be eligible for a 40% tax break if they move or expand into Australia. The NZ Game Developers Association says this will halt the growth of what has been a fast growing and promising sector, which has previously reported growing 34% each year. Already Lower Hutt studio A44 Games has expanded to Melbourne, while Wellington's PikPok has expanded offshore with a new studio in Medellin, Columbia. New Zealand's other leading studios including RocketWerkz, Runaway Play and StaplesVR are also making plans to move their thriving businesses across the Tasman.


09:45 USA correspondent Kelsey Snell - multiple fatalities at July 4th event

Police at the scene of a shooting at a Fourth of July parade in Highland Park, Illinois.

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In the latest gun violence in the US, six people have been shot dead and more than two dozen have been hospitalised following a shooting at a 4th of July parade in a wealthy suburb of Chicago. Kelsey also talks to Kathryn about President Biden's trip to Europe for the NATO summit where he discussed increasing pressure on Russian President Vladimir Putin after NATO cleared the way for Finland and Sweden to join the alliance.

Kelsey Snell is a congressional correspondent for NPR, based in Washington DC.

10:05 The invisible world surrounding us: vibrations, frequencies and sound

Richard Mainwaring

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Frequencies are all around us; everything on this earth vibrates, and even you, right now, are resonating at a frequency between about 5 and 10 hertz. And if all things resonate, then surely they must also be making a sound... so what would that sound be? It's a question that musician, composer and TV presenter, Richard Mainwaring, has been pondering. In his new book Everybody Hertz: The Amazing World of Frequency, from Bad Vibes to Good Vibrations, Richard Mainwaring uncovers those mysterious sounds, and investigates how vibrations affect pretty much everything we do.

10:35 Book review: The Tip Shop by James Brown

The Tip Shop

Photo: Te Herenga Waka Press

Harry Ricketts reviews The Tip Shop by James Brown, published by Te Herenga Waka Press   

10:45 The Reading

Kate Duignan's 'The New Ships' told by Nick Blake (episode 10)

11:05 Business commentator Gyles Beckford

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen  and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern pose for media after signing an Agreement on the exchange of personal data between Europol and New Zealand at EU headquarters in Brussels.

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern pose for media after signing an Agreement on the exchange of personal data between Europol and New Zealand at EU headquarters in Brussels. Photo: AFP

Hot on the heels of the Free Trade Agreement with the European Union, Gyles talks to Kathryn about the Government expressing determination to get one done with India, how feasible is that? Also, changes to the Credit Contracts and Consumer Finance Act changes come into effect on Thursday.

Gyles Beckford is RNZ's business editor.


11:30  Fashion designer's rehab programme reaches 80th prisoner.

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Photo: Annah Stretton

Many know Annah Stretton as a successful fashion designer, but it's her work rehabilitating women prisoners that's taken her focus in recent years. In 2014, she and her sister Rebecca Skilton founded RAW - Reclaim Other Women - a residential programme based in Waikato helping women transition to a better life on the outside. RAW has just had its 80th woman pass through the programme.

11:45 Media commentator Andrew Holden

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Andrew looks at the newly-released draft legislation for Aotearoa New Zealand Public Media and why the commercial sector has greeted it with some unease. Stuff and The Spinoff have a new partnership as The Spinoff asks for more contributions, while NZME cracks 100-thousand paid digital subs and a new contract with Google.

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

Track: Good Vibrations
Artist: Beach Boys
Time Played: 09:35