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8:12 Insight: Salmon Farming – Swimming Against the Current

The decision to approve four new salmon farms for the Marlborough Sounds has re-ignited a passionate debate amongst residents and business owners in the area. Some see it as a significant and much-needed investment for the local economy whilst others feel it will damage the environment and reduce tourism opportunities. Radio New Zealand's Nelson-Marlborough reporter, Alison Hossain, investigates why the issue has polarised the region.
Produced by Philippa Tolley.

8:40 Marjolein Lips-Wiersma – Meaningful Work

Associate Professor Marjolein Lips-Wiersma from the Department of Management, University of Canterbury, talks to Chris about her simple map that defines the elements that together make for work worth doing and a life worth living. 

9:06 Mediawatch

Mediawatch talks to a boss from the BBC about a major shake-up of its international news. Could cashing in on its global appeal put its reputation at risk? Mediawatch also looks at how pre-emptive public relations are taking effect in our media, a PR blunder pushing a 'sick' new idea, and how the media went over the top overseas over the prospect of beefed-up media watchdogs. Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose.

9.40 Carlos Dora – Green Economy for Cities

Dr Carlos Dora is the World Health Organisation’s head of public health and environment. He is spearheading efforts to highlight the benefits of addressing climate change through improving housing, transport and health. He was in New Zealand recently as a guest of the New Zealand Centre for Sustainable Cities and Department of Public Health, University of Otago Wellington.

10:06 Ideas: Nature Deficit Disorder

Richard Louv – the originator of the term nature deficit disorder – talks about his latest book The Nature Principle; Austrian physicist Ille Gebeshuber tells us about bio-mimicry and the inspiration she takes from rainforests; and we hear about Te Kura Toito o Te Whaiti Nui a Toi, a small rural primary school, that is using the Whirinaki forest as an extension of its classrooms.
Produced by Jeremy Rose.

10.55 Today’s Track

Today’s track is from US band, Wilco, who are playing with Mavis Staples in Auckland and Wellington next week. The track is called Black Moon and it’s from their album, The Whole Love. (Anti)

11.05 Down the List

Where does the real power in New Zealand lie? That’s right, with a bunch of bureaucrats, underlings, officials, and lowly-ranked list MPs that you and I have never heard of.  Whether it’s in sport, politics, commerce, education or the arts, the only way to find out what’s really going on in this country is by going ... Down the List. Written by Dave Armstrong and produced by Radio New Zealand’s Drama department.  Today, Peter Dunne’s suggestions about taxing car parks and other ‘perks’ is not really gaining any traction, especially with his coalition boss, the Prime Minister.

11.12 David Barber – Signing Off

Veteran journalist David Barber has retired after 60 years. He worked for New Zealand Press Association and became the agency’s most experienced foreign correspondent, reporting back to newspapers here from more than 50 countries. Working as a freelance from 1984 until he retired in December last year, David has covered 12 New Zealand Prime Ministers in his time. He talks to Chris about his long and eventful career.

11.40 Wayne Brittenden’s Counterpoint

Wayne Brittenden has been Radio New Zealand’s correspondent in several capital cities over the years. Each week he gives fresh insights into a wide variety of topics of national and international concern, followed by Chris Laidlaw’s discussion of the issue with guests. Today, the latest census is expected to show a further drop in attendance at mainstream church services.  While the evangelical denominations generally fare much better, most of the traditional churches are facing a crisis of declining numbers, rising costs and the unaffordable demands of new earthquake safety provisions for public buildings. While in some towns and suburbs two denominations have shared the same space – or service – Wayne suggests a more ambitious approach. Chris follows up with Peter Lineham, an associate professor of history at Massey University in Auckland.