Navigation for Summer Times 2021/2022

Summer Times 2021/2022 for Thursday 7 January 2021


9:15 Pro Trump protesters storm Capitol building in Washington DC

We cross live to Washington DC where thousands of pro Trump protesters are clashing with police outside the US Capitol building.

Supporters of US President Donald Trump enter the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC.

Supporters of US President Donald Trump enter the US Capitol on January 6, 2021, in Washington, DC. Photo: Saul Loeb / AFP

9:15 Covid-19: What does the future hold for Franz Josef?

Franz Josef may have seen a small boost in business since Christmas but many residents are worried about the glacier town's long-term future.

The manager of Alpine Glacier Motel and owner of Snakebite Brewery and Restaurant, Mark Gibson, says without international tourism - the town's bread and butter, Franz Josef is a "ghost town".

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Photo: RNZ / Conan Young

9:20 Restoring a rare goldmining settlement near Arrowtown

About a kilometre from Arrowtown in Central Otago lies a rare goldmining settlement on the banks of the Arrow River known as Coopers Terrace

Archaeological artist Jan Morrison first discovered the site 11 years ago, and is now working to restore it.

9:30  2021 - what will the headlines be? 

2020 was one for the history books. 

Covid dominated the headlines, but here in New Zealand we also had a historic general election, and the scale of our housing crisis was finally realised.  

Globally - this time last year Australia was in the midst of a devastating bushfire season, and later in the year we had the US election, and Brexit. 

So, what might we be reading about in 2021? 

Alex Braae writes The Bulletin, a daily news newsletter, for the Spinoff, and shares what the big stories of 2021 will be. 

US President Donald Trump speaks during a rally in Georgia on January 4, 2021.

Photo: AFP

9:45 Great NZ Album 2020: The Phoenix Foundation, Friend Ship. 

The Phoenix Foundation

The Phoenix Foundation Photo: supplied

10.00 Dr Catherine Whitlock - making medicine from plants 

Growing outside your kitchen window is the world's biggest medicine cabinet.

For thousands of years, plants have proved helpful in treating our ailments like pain, skin rashes, and insomnia. 

Medical research is also showing the how plants can be used for preventative medicine too.  

Dr Catherine Whitlock dishes the dirt on 100 plants with a history of medical use in her book, Botanicum Medicinale.

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Photo: Supplied

10.30 Podcast Black Sheep 

11.00 Bookmarks: Nicola Toki

DOC's Nicola Toki joins us to talk about her favourite books, songs, TV shows and podcasts!

Nicola is DOC's threatened species ambassador and director of operations for Canterbury.

She is also a regular contributor to Afternoons as our Critter of the Week specialist!

Nicola Toki and Tuatara

Nicola Toki and Tuatara Photo: supplied/Emma Neill

11.30 Women's rugby's journey to professionalism 

Rugby is the nation's sport - but it's men who get all the attention.

While rugby is the nation's sport, women's contribution to the sport has only recently started to be recognised. 

Men have been paid to play the game since the 1990s, but women only recently started to earn money for representing the country. 

Chantal Bakersmith has grown up around the sport, and is now documenting the women's game shift into professionalism. 

She's been awarded funding to create an oral-history project into the game. 

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Photo: Supplied

11.45 Regional Round-Up 

Time now for our cross to somewhere around the country ... but can you guess where? 

Jacq Dwyer joins Jesse Mulligan.