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8:12 Insight Home Lending

With the Reserve Bank considering measures to cool the housing market, Philippa Tolley speaks to both those who back the use of new controls and to those opposed to them and considers the possible unintended consequences.
Produced by Philippa Tolley.

8:40 Farah Palmer – Women’s Rugby’s Day in the Scrum

Following the Black Ferns’ three-test clean sweep against their arch-rivals England this month, Chris talks to former captain Farah Palmer about the women’s game, preparations for the Olympic Sevens competition, and the NZRU’s apparent resistance to having a woman on its board.

9:06 Mediawatch

Mediawatch looks at a survey suggesting we don’t trust our media very much; and how a TV talent show trumped several other stories in the news this past week. Also on Mediawatch: The weird world of reporting conflicts that don’t actually exist, the wall-to-wall coverage of a new prince, and how last weekend's quake was a spiritual moment for some on the radio. 
Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose.

9:40 Francis Etienne – Au Revoir

France’s ambassador to New Zealand, Francis Etienne, is preparing for his next posting. He talks to Chris about rugby, the repatriation of Toi Moko, politics in France, and where to next in his career.

10:06 Ideas Deciding Who’s to Live and Who’s to Die

New Zealand spends $15 billion a year on health – more than education, and transport and communications combined. And the budget just keeps growing. So have we got our priorities right or could we be getting more life for our bucks. And should the public have more say in how the money is spent? We spend the hour exploring those and other questions with: Otago University associate professor of health economics Paul Hansen; Otago Medical School professor of epidemiology Tony Blakely; long-time GP and lecturer in General Practice Ben Gray; and PHARMAC chief executive Steffan Crausaz.
Produced by Jeremy Rose

10:55 Today’s Track

Today we’re playing a track from a new EP from Kiwi singer Little Lapin (aka Lucy Cioffi). The song, ‘Foreign Places,’ made it to the semi-finals of the international music competition Unsigned Only. Judges include Chrissie Hynde and Robert Smith and the winners will be announced next month.

11:05 Down the List

Down the List sets its satirical sights on political compromise this week, and finds plenty of ammunition.
Down the List is written by Dave Armstrong and produced by Adam Macaulay and Duncan Smith from the RNZ Drama Department.

11:12 Moty Cristal – Crisis Talks

Moty Cristal, is an Israeli-born, Harvard-trained international crisis negotiator. He talks to Chris about his work, including negotiating with Palestinians during the 2002 siege at the Nativity Church in Bethlehem.
Moty Cristal is the founder and chief executive of Nest Consulting. He is in New Zealand to speak at the Arbitrators' and Mediators' Institute of New Zealand annual conference and his visit is funded by the NZ Law Foundation.

11:40 Wayne Brittenden’s Counterpoint

Last Tuesday’s revelation that the crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant is leaking contaminated water into the ocean and that the Japanese government has known about the spillage, confirms the fears of independent experts. Wayne looks at the aftermath of the disaster and its wider implications. Chris follows up with Arnie Gundersen, a former nuclear industry executive and now chief engineer at the Fairewinds organisation, an energy consulting company.