Francisco Toro

Francisco Toro. Photo: supplied



8:12 Francisco Toro

Francisco Toro is a Venezuelan journalist and political scientist who is the founder and executive editor of Caracas



Gary Bolles

Gary Bolles. Photo: supplied


8:30 Gary Bolles

Gary A. Bolles leads global information-sharing platform initiative Kanect, is co-founder of (a startup built on the work of the world’s top career manual What Color Is Your Parachute?), and writes and lectures frequently on the future of work and learning. He is visiting here as a guest of Callaghan Innovation to deliver the talk, How To Thrive In Disruptive Times, to businesses in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.


Andrea Byrom

Andrea Byrom. Photo: supplied





9:05 Andrea Byrom

Dr Andrea Byrom is the director of the Biological Heritage National Science Challenge, and an expert on pest animal ecology.


9:45 Shakespeare with David Lawrence

David Lawrence is director of The Bacchanals, a Wellington theatre company he founded in 2000 to explore text-based theatre and redefine classic works , and is research and development consultant for the Pop-Up Globe. David will discuss the Shakespeare tragedy King Lear. A production directed by Michael Hurst is playing at Circa Theatre in Wellington (to 18 June) as part of its 40th anniversary celebrations.


Richard Mabey

Richard Mabey. Photo: Elizabeth Orcutt


10:05 Richard Mabey

Richard Mabey is a British writer and broadcaster whose work takes a cultural perspective on the natural world. He has written over 30 books since his 1972 debut, Food for Free, including Flora Britannica (1996) and Nature Cure (2005). His latest book is The Cabaret of Plants: Botany and the Imagination (Profile Books).


Sara McIntyre

Sara McIntyre. Photo: Sara McIntyre




11:05 Sara McIntyre

Sara McIntyre is a district nurse based in Kakahi, and a photographer. An exhibition of her work, Observations of a Rural Nurse, is currently showing at Anna Miles Gallery (to 10 June), as part of the Auckland Festival of Photography. (The interview mentions Manu Lal’s general store, which was featured in Country Life in 2014.)


Dodd-Walls Centre for Photonics and Quantum Technology

11:35 Cather Simpson

Cather Simpson is Principal Investigator at the MacDiarmid Institute and Dodd-Walls Centre for Photonics and Quantum Technologies, and Associate Professor and Director of the Photon Factory at the University of Auckland, where she holds a joint appointment in Chemical Sciences and Physics. Her start-up company, Engender Technologies, plans to use photonics to give dairy farmers the ability to reliably and cost-effectively choose their calves’ sex. Engender is competing against three US firms in the AgTech section of the Third Annual World Cup Tech Challenge, with online voting contributing to the final judging decision on 1 June in Silicon Valley.


This Saturday’s team:

Producer: Mark Cubey
Wellington engineer: Lianne Smith
Auckland engineer: Tony Stamp
Research by Infofind

Music played in this show

Artist: The Beatles
Song: Flying
Composer: Harrison, Lennon, McCartney, Starkey
Album: Magical Mystery Tour
Label: Parlophone, 1967
Broadcast: 8:15

Artist: Guy Clark
Song: The Randall Knife
Composer: Guy Clark
Album: Hindsight 21-20: Anthology 1975-1995
Label: Raven
Broadcast: 11:30