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Summer Times 2020/2021 for Monday 13 January 2020


9:05 Grey district businesses disappointed 

West Coast businesses have been left in the lurch as government has declined assistance after a slip closed State Highway 7 for over two months. 

Heavy rains cut off one of the main arterial routes into Greymouth in October and took 10 weeks to reopen. 

Grey District Mayor Tania Gibson applied for one million dollars in government money to assist businesses, after the slip led to a significant drop in number of visitors flocking to the town, and saw trading drop.  

The public working bee to spruce up the beach.

The public working bee to spruce up the beach. Photo: Facebook / Grey District Mayor Tony Kokshoorn

9:20 Australia can show the world how and why we need to fight climate change

The bush fires across Australia this summer have been unprecedented and devastating. And experts say this extreme level of fire damage is that country's new reality, as there's little chance of reversing the impacts of climate change like prolonged droughts and rising temperatures.

But Australian economist and climate change expert, Peter Martin says there IS something good Australia can do - influence others. He's outlined his argument in this piece

Mr Martin is a Visiting Fellow at the Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University and speaks to Summer Times from Canberra.

Firefighters tackle a bushfire in thick smoke in the town of Moruya, south of Batemans Bay, in New South Wales on January 4, 2020.

Photo: AFP

9:45 2020 in the Coromandel 

Every day we check in on what's going on in the regions in Aotearoa and the pacific. Today, one of this country's most popular holiday spots, the Coromandel Peninsula.  Stephan Brosman is the editor of the The Mercury Bay Informer. 

Hahei beach, Hahei, Coromandel Peninsula.

Hahei beach, Hahei, Coromandel Peninsula. Photo: AFP

10:05 A life in court reporting with David Clarkson 

For the past 17 years my next guest has covered some of the biggest and most distressing criminal court cases in recent history. David Clarkson and his wife Anne have just retired as court reporters - together they ran the Court News Service, which provided coverage of Christchurch court cases to New Zealand media.

So we invited David in to take a look back at his many years of court reporting - and tell us about some of the key cases he has covered.

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Photo: RNZ / Simon Rogers

10:30 The Chinese indie music scene 

Our music critic Waveney Russ is back in the chair this week to talk about a scene tht has captured her imagination but hasn't quite taken over the radio waves here yet. The Chinese indie music scene isn't new, but it is pumping out a huge variety of music. Waveney is in to explain it all for us and spin some tunes as well! 

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Photo: Snapline

10:55 A Māori Phrase a Day with Hemi Kelly

Time to check in with Hēmi Kelly, to learn some useful te reo Māori phrases you can use in your day-to-day life. Hemi's a lecturer in Te Ara Poutama - the Faculty of Māori & Indigenous Development at Auckland University of Technology, and his book A Māori Phrase a Day: 365 Phrases to Kickstart Your Reo was released on January 7.

Hēmi Kelly

Hēmi Kelly Photo: Supplied/Hēmi Kelly

11:05 On the road - Ian Griffin 

It's time for on the road, where we bring a New Zealander in to take us on a road trip that is special to them and pick some music along the way. This morning we're joined by the director of Otago Museum and International Fellow of the Explorers Club of New York Ian Griffin who's taking us on a trip on the biggest road of all, the sea. 

Ian Griffin and Circular Sky Smiling

Ian Griffin Photo: Supplied