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Summer Times 2020/2021 for Friday 5 January 2018

09: 05 Stormy weather brings flooding, road closures - John Dragicevich, Auckland Emergency Management

09:10 Feature Interview - Dr Dan Tautolo

09:35 Wild weather in Kaipara and Dargaville

09:45 Sport Correspondent - Matt Chatterton

10:05 Evacuations on the Firth of Thames with Hauraki District Council's Paula Trubshaw

10:10 Feature Interview - Chloe Benjamin

10:30 The Reading - Half Men of O' by Maurice Gee, read by Lloyd Scott

10:45 Science of Life - Food with Michelle Dickinson

11:10 Road Trip Music with Richard Wagstaff 

11:40 Entertainment: Music with Melody Thomas

11:50 AUT Student Documentary

 

09: 05 Stormy weather brings flooding, road closures - John Dragicevich, Auckland Emergency Management

Severe gale force winds, heavy rain and king tides hit the upper North Island. John Dragicevich, director of Auckland Emergency Management talks to Megan Whelan about what it means for Aucklanders. 

A tree lies across Longmile Rd in Rotorua. It fell at 10.45am 100m in front of a RNZ reporter.

A tree lies across Longmile Rd in Rotorua. It fell at 10.45am 100m in front of a RNZ reporter. Photo: Phil Pennington /RNZ

09:10 Feature Interview - Dr Dan Tautolo

New Zealand is leading the way in terms of research of Pacific Island families, looking at their health and well being. AUT South Campus is established in 2000 the longitudinal study tracking 1398 Pacific children born in 2000. The study monitors their health and development at key stages, as well as socio-cultural and the family environment. The children are now at a key phase in the study as they enter early adulthood and for many leave school. Director of the study, Dan Tautolo joins Megan to talk about the significance of the information they have gathered and the new research being funded as a result of their work.

09:35 Wild weather in Kaipara and Dargaville

Steve McMillan from Northpower talks to Megan about a wild and stormy night getting power back on in the Far North

09:45 Sport Correspondent Matt Chatterton

10:05 Evacuations on the Firth of Thames with Hauraki District Council's Paula Trubshaw

The high tide forces people in Kaiaua village and East Coast Road to urgently evacuate to higher ground. Megan talks to Paula Trubshaw from the Hauraki District Council.

10:10 Feature Interview - Chloe Benjamin

Chloe Benjamin

Chloe Benjamin Photo: supplied

Chloe Benjamin has asked the question in her novel The Immortalists about how you think your life would be if you knew exactly when you were going to die. The book follows four siblings who are told when they are going to die and how that knowledge shaped their lives through the decades that followed from the late 1960s. Chloe Benjamin talks to Megan about her research for the characters and how she approached the question of what you would do if you knew when your life ends.

10:30 The Reading - Half Men of O' by Maurice Gee, read by Lloyd Scott

10:45 Science of Life - Food with Michelle Dickinson

Nanogirl Michelle Dickinson is helping to get everyone enthusiastic about science by bringing it into the kitchen. She's crowdfunded a new self published book called The Kitchen Science Cookbook which talks includes recipes and experiments using everyday ingredients. You can buy a copy of the book by clicking here. Michelle  is on Summer Times each week to share an experiment and talk about the science of food and cooking. Today she talks about the science of sugar and the fun edible experiments you can do at home.

Michelle Dickinson AKA Nanogirl

Michelle Dickinson AKA Nanogirl Photo: RNZ

11:10 Road Trip Music with Richard Wagstaff

Richard Wagstaff

Richard Wagstaff Photo: supplied

NZCTU president Richard Wagstaff is choosing the songs for today's Road Trip. He talks to Megan about the issues they started down in 2017 for workers and what he is expecting for the year ahead.

11:40 Entertainment: Music with Melody Thomas

For Summer Music 101 New Zealand musicians are picking their favourite summer jams. Melody Thomas and Megan discuss what makes a 'jam', and Melody plays a cheeky favourite - Charli XCX's 'Boys'.