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Summer Times 2021/2022 for Tuesday 3 January 2017

9:00 News

9:05  The Queen's health & Brexit - Catherine Drew

Princess Anne has offered reassurances about her mother's health after the Queen missed the Christmas church service at Sandringham for the first time in 28 years. We're also going to talk about the future of Brexit. 


Photo: 123 RF

9:15 Paul Spoonley on changing holiday habits 

 Massey University Professor Paul Spoonley on whether or not our great Kiwi Summers have changed to match the movement in demographics

Paul Spoonley

Paul Spoonley Photo: RNZ

9:25 Michael Adams and profanity

What is the language behind swearing? 

Michael Adams

Michael Adams Photo: Supplied

10:05 Bats with Yossi Yovel 

What are bats saying to each other? What does it all mean?

Zoologist at Tel Aviv University and the head of the school's Bat Lab for Neuro-Ecology
Yossi Yovel, is trying to figure out what they're saying. 

10:15  Dr Chris Acton: Hubble telescope

Dr Chris Acton will be talking the Hubble telescope. 

Hubble telescope

Pictures captured by Nasa's Hubble telescope. Photo: NASA

10:30 Home for Christmas with Amanda

Our home for Christmas was recommended by a listener Grant. 

His daughter is Amanda Scott , who is a geologist based in northern Sweden, where it can get to a finger numbing
-30 degrees. 


The Caroline Bay Carnival is on at the moment - it's been an annual Christmas tradition in Timaru since 1911. Part of the tradition are the beauty pageants, there's now a call from the Carnival's supporters for organisers to update the competition but not to ditch it. 

1931 winners of the Caroline Bay Carnival Freckle Face competition

1931 winners of the Caroline Bay Carnival Freckle Face competition Photo: Supplied

11:10 Gardening with Lynda Hallinan 

Tips and tricks to get your fingers green with Lynda Hallinan


Gardening Photo: 123 RF

11:30 The Best of NZ Live: Aaradhna

Aaradhna is a Porirua born R&B artist who's recorded four studio albums, the last two both reaching number one on the New Zealand album chart.

For her new album Brown Girl, Aaradhna has collaborated with Truth and Soul, the Brooklyn-based label and production team responsible for records from Amy Winehouse, Adele and Lee Fields and The Expressions.

She recently refused an award at The Vodafone Music Awards because of its racial implications. 

Aaradhna was in the studio after returning from Singapore and played some songs from her album Brown Girl.