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Summer Times 2020/2021 for Tuesday 15 January 2019


9:05 Right to repair 

It is frustrating: you buy a new appliance then just after the warranty runs out, it gives up the ghost. You can't repair it and can't find anyone else to at a decent price, so it joins the global mountain of junk.

You're forced to buy a replacement, which fuels climate change from the greenhouse gases released in the manufacturing process. But help is at hand, because citizens in the EU and parts of the USA will soon get a "right to repair" - of sorts.

This consists of a series of proposals from European environment ministers to force manufacturers to make goods that last longer and are easier to mend. The European proposals refer to lighting, televisions and large home appliances.

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9:20 Families on the spectrum: Alana 

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Alana and her family moved to Canada last year, hoping to access better financial support and educational opportunities for Ruby, who's on the Autism spectrum and was struggling here.

Just looking at Autism Canada's web-page - called See The Spectrum Differently -  you get the sense that the country is streets ahead of most others, including New Zealand.

9:35 Bougainville in 2019 

Our regional series goes further afield today. We're joined by RNZ Pacific reporter Don Wiseman to tell us about what is shaping up to be an extremely significant year in Bougainville.

A lake in the pit of the long defunct Panguna mine in Bougainville.

A lake in the pit of the long defunct Panguna mine in Bougainville. Photo:

9:45 On the line 

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Content Warning - Suicide

Carl Jackson is a young New Zealander who's determined to help others from going through what he did as a suicidal teenager. The Hamiltonian set up the former YouthNet telephone counselling network after working on Youthline and Lifeline. 

On the political front, he's been on the Hamilton Youth Council and Ministry of Youth Development's Advisory Panels, as well as training in Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation for young people.He urges young people around the country to stand up and be heard and that includes asking for help.

A warning that this interview discusses distressing issues including suicide.

   Mental Health Foundation 
   Healthline 0800 611 116  available 24/7 

    Lifeline: 0800 543 354 - available 24/7
    Suicide Crisis Helpline: 0508 828 865 (0508 TAUTOKO) - available 24/7
    Youthline: 0800 376 633
    Samaritans: 0800 726 666 - available 24/7
    Kidsline: 0800 543 754 - available 24/7
    Whatsup: 0800 942 8787 - 1pm to 10pm weekdays, 3pm to 10pm weekends
    Depression Helpline: 0800 111 757 - available 24/7

10:05 Peter Clayworth's picks 

Historian Peter Clayworth joins us this morning to go into more detail about two suggestions he's made for our list that are keys into stories of activism and revolution in Aotearoa. 

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10:20 Understanding the allergy epidemic 

Allergies are the bane of so many Kiwis' lives and allergy immunotherapy is the focus of Malaghan Institute researcher, Professor Franca Ronchese's work.

She was born in Italy and moves to New Zealand in 1994 to set up a research programme at the Institute, after being awarded a Malaghan Senior Research Fellowship. Her group is trying to better understand the initiation of allergic, or "T helper 2" immune responses.

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10:40 Taking the ketch for a spin 

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Time to talk music and today we're on a boat!    

Hopetoun Brown is an Auckland two-piece band which recently embarked on an interesting tour of the country - circumnavigating it in a 30-year old ketch and stopping off at various scenic places for gigs along the way.

11:00 NZ comedy in 2019 

The New Zealand Comedy scene is gearing up for another big year on the local and international stages. We're talking to Comedian, producer, podcaster and improviser Tim Batt about what 2019 might look like for NZ comedians.

Tim is leaving the NZ Comedy Guild Exec Board this year and is soon to become a member of the NZ Comedy Trust Board. 

Tim Batt on Banter

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Volunteering with the Community Comms Collective 

Our series profiling volunteers continues, this time with someone who is a matchmaker, of sorts. Hamish Girvan works with the Community Comms Collective it's aim is to help out organisations that are struggling with the all important but often overlooked communications side of what they do.

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11:30 One Day Ahead

Ever watched a big sports event, maybe the New York Marathon or the Le Mons 24 Hour Race, and thought to yourself, hey, you know, I could do that. 

In a new film eight ordinary Kiwi blokes did just that. Led by the Olympic medalist Hayden Roulston, the group took off to France last year to cycle every stage of the 2018 Tour de France and raise money and awareness for the Mental Health Foundation while they're at it. 

It's since been immortalised in a film - One Day Ahead - which premieres in New Zealand next Friday in Cambridge.

11:45 Made by hand 

Tatyanna Meharry loves nothing more than to immerse her hands in clay.

The Christchurch based ceramicist creates ..artworks, homeware and World of Wearable arts garments - she and her sister Natasha English took out the Supreme Award for the second time last year.