09:05 Modern slavery legislation needed to address child labour in cosmetics: report

Common ingredients found in products like shampoo and make-up are known to use child labour in their supply chains. World Vision New Zealand is calling for the Government to enact modern slavery legislation in a report released today, 'The High Price of Beauty: Child labour in global cosmetics'. Ingredients like shea butter, palm oil and cocoa are hard to trace, with New Zealand importing nearly $370m worth of cosmetics last year. The global cosmetic industry is estimated to grow by $115b by 2027. Kathryn speaks to Rebekah Armstrong, Head of Advocacy and Justice at World Vision New Zealand.

Boy mining mica

Boy by mica Photo: World Vision New Zealand


09:30 Geobind: Carbon neutral building panels made of hemp

Doug Sturrock, Geobind

Photo: Supplied

Kerikeri builder Doug Sturrock was looking for sustainable building materials similar to those in available in Europe, but when he couldn't find them on the New Zealand market, he decided to develop his own. What resulted is Geobind, the country's first hemp binder, which is used to create a strong, concrete-like product called hempcrete. Hempcrete can be made into panels, and as a building material is breathable, regulates temperature and humidity, and is also mould resistant and fireproof. It's also carbon-neutral  and absorbs more carbon dioxide per hectare than any forest or commercial crop.  Geobind is backed by a grant from Callaghan Innovation. Builders are already enquiring in Taranaki, Wanaka, Nelson, and in his home town of Kerikeri, where he's got a show home at the concept stage.

09:45 South America correspondent Daniel Schweimler

South America correspondent Daniel Schweimler joins us from Buenos Aires after an American nurse working for an aid agency in Haiti and her child have been kidnapped by one of the country's largest gangs. And in Bolivia, authorities have declared an alert after water levels in Lake Titicaca, the world's highest navigable lake, fell below drought danger levels. Meanwhile the president of Colombia, Gustavo Petro, is promising not to interfere after his son was accused of taking money from a known drug dealer. It's not unusual for the children of Latin American politicians to be involved in the drugs trade. And Daniel will update us on how Latin American teams are faring in the FIFA World Cup.

Argentina and South Africa contest possession in their FIFA World Cup group game.

Argentina and South Africa contest possession in their FIFA World Cup group game. Photo: Photosport

10:05 Guga: chef and YouTube star on how to cook the perfect steak


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Brazilian chef and Youtube star Guga who has no less than 12 million followers on social media including five and a half million subscribers to his YouTube channels. Born Gustavo Tosta, Guga has developed this huge following in particular for his multiple ways with steak - one of signature methods is reverse searing where a steak is slow smoked then followed by hot searing. He uses all sorts in his cooking:  pellet smoker, charcoal grill, gas barbeque and is a fan of the sous vide machine - where food is cooked in a tepid water bath. His most-watched YouTube video entitled "Can DRY AGE save a $1 Steak?" has over 20 million views. Guga has a new book out - called Breaking the Barbecue Rules and he joins Kathryn from Miami.

10:35 Book review: The Spare Room by Andrea Bartz 

Photo: Penguin Random House

Sally Wenley reviews The Spare Room by Andrea Bartz published by Penguin Random House     

10:45 Around the motu: Mike Tweed in Whanganui 

Whanganui District Council says the district has room for more people and will promote Whanganui as an attractive place to move to.

Whanganui District Council says the district has room for more people and will promote Whanganui as an attractive place to move to. Photo: Moana Ellis / LDR

Whanganui will have a chemo unit by the end of the year, three and a half years after its funding was announced. At the moment, patients have to travel to Palmerston North for treatment but the new, six-bed facility will get rid of at least some of those hours in the car. The Whanganui District Council is beginning work on its 10-year long term plan and Mike says it is aiming high - a population increase of 5000 by 2034. Meanwhile average weekly rent price has grown 9.1 per cent in the last year, much more than the national average of 4.8 per cent. And contractors replacing a 113-year-old wastewater pipe in Whanganui East hit turbulence recently when their drill kept getting jammed on wood eight metres down. Turns out it was 4575-year-old totara, perfectly preserved, even further down than the pumice layer from the Taupo eruption 1800 years ago.

Mike Tweed is a Multimedia Journalist for the Whanganui Chronicle 

11:05 Political commentators Annabelle Lee-Mather & Tim Hurdle

Chris Hipkins, Kiri Allan, Peeni Henare and Tāmati Coffey speak to media at Wai-Ariki Hot Springs and Spa

Tamati Coffey is seeking to replace Kiri Allan in East Coast, announcing he'll stand for Labour in the seat following Allan's departure from politics. Photo: RNZ / Angus Dreaver

Political commentators Annabelle and Tim join Kathryn to discuss National's new transport policy it's announced this morning, and the announcement of Tamati Coffey that he's reversed his decision to retire and will seek to replace Kiri Allan as Labour's candidate for the East Coast. They'll also talk about the latest Cabinet reshuffle - including David Parker departing revenue over the wealth tax decision, Labour's potential GST-exempt fruit and veges policy outed by National and how the smaller parties are positioning themselves to be potential coalition or support partners.

Annabelle Lee-Mather is a journalist and television producer. Among her credits are Mata Reports, Gone By Lunchtime, The Casketeers, Hongi to Hāngī and RNZ's New Zealand Wars series. Annabelle whakapapas to Ngāi Tahu and Ngāti Kahungunu.

Tim Hurdle is a former National senior adviser, was the National Party Campaign Director in 2020. He is a director of several companies, including Museum Street Strategies, a public affairs firm.


11:30 NZ's fastest woman: drag racer Tamara Silk

Drag racer Tamara Silk is New Zealand's speediest woman.

Photo: Supplied by Tamara Silk

Kapiti-born Tamara Silk has been competing in drag racing competitions since she was nine years old. Now, at 28, she's officially New Zealand's fastest woman, having taken out the title just last year. Drag racing champion Tamara Silk speaks to Kathryn about becoming New Zealand's fastest woman.

11:45 Urban issues with Matthew Bradbury

Matthew talks to Kathryn about Garden Cities, how they're designed and the urban movement that supports them.  Healthy Water has developed a plan to build 12 new flood detention parks along urban awa. The next step is to ensure that the construction of new housing doesn't exacerbate future flooding. Matthew says a good example is post-war housing built in Freeman Bay's Western Park. Star Block provides more concentrated housing while leaving the surrounding park to both absorb runoff and let flooding from the nearby park run through the grounds

Star block apartments, Freemans Bay, Auckland

Star block apartments, Freemans Bay, Auckland Photo: supplied by Matthew Bradbury

Matthew Bradbury is an Associate Professor, leader of the Landscape Architecture Programme at the  School of Architecture  Unitec Te Pukenga

Music played in this show

Track: Torn 
Artist: Natalie Imbruglia 
Time played: 9:55am 

Track: Hey Ya!
Artist: Outkast
Time played: 10:05am