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Thirty Million pic

Up to 30 million Bangladeshis will be made homeless by the end of the century if nothing is done to mitigate climate change. Documentary maker Adrien Taylor 9:40am. Photo: supplied

7:08 Brexit - A Panel of Ex-Pats

With Britain set to vote on whether to remain in the European Union or go it alone this coming Thursday, Sunday Morning asks three ex-pat Brits what they think. IT professional Fitz Bowen is a first generation British citizen of Jamaican-heritage now living in Wellington; Sam Watherston is an English chef based Tauranga; and, Richard Hall is a former officer in the British Army and now the executive director of AUT's South Campus.

Richard Hall, Fitz Bowen and Sam Watherston

Richard Hall, Fitz Bowen and Sam Watherston Photo: supplied

7:30 News headlines

7:32 The Week in Parliament

7:47 Gabrielle Emery - The Asia-Pacific Disaster Zone

Asia Pacific is the world's most disaster prone region - in the past 45 years 88% of all people affected by natural disasters have been in our part of the world - Gabrielle Emery joins Wallace to discuss the challenges of getting the right help to the people when it's most needed.

8:12 Insight: New Zealand's Most Poisoned Places

Sign warning of health risk due to chemicals and advising against  collecting eels etc

Most of Kopeopeo Canal near Whakatane is rated as the third most toxic site in NZ . Photo: RNZ / Ian Telfer

It is estimated the country has tens of thousands of toxic waste sites - land, streams and rivers badly polluted by former factories, sawmills and agricultural chemical dumps. Some are buried under our biggest cities and often little is known about whether they are slowly poisoning the environment and people who live there. The Government set up a national register of contaminated sites in 2008 to bring the problem into the open, but activity has subsided and now there are few traces of progress. Ian Telfer has visited some of the top 10 sites and asks: Has anything changed in the past decade? And is the country doing enough to deal with the legacies of its industrial past?

8:40 Beatriz Bustos-Oyanedel - Art and Politics in South America

Beatriz Bustos-Oyanedel is the curator of Space To Dream - an exhibition showcasing the work of 41 South American artists. She joins Wallace to explain the importance and history of political artwork in South American countries.

9:06 Mediawatch

Sky TV's long-serving boss talks to Mediawatch about the proposed merger with Vodafone - and broadcasters becoming departments of big telcos. Also: changing the game for sport on TV; the Police minister's controversial comments about speeding; nuclear headlines that didn't fit the facts.
Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose.

9:40 Adrien Taylor -  Drowning Bangladesh

Journalist and filmmaker, Adrien Taylor, joins Wallace to talk about his documentary ,Thirty Million, which looks at how rising sea levels are going to devastate Bangladesh.

10:06 CK Stead - A Shelf Life

Man of letters, and Poet Laureate, CK Stead, joins Wallace to discuss his latest book - Shelf Life - a collection of essays ranging from T.S Eliot to Eleanor Catton.

10:42 Sam Watherston - a Chef's Life

Sam Watherston is a Tauranga-based chef who's worked under Jamie Oliver, taught cookery to troubled kids in Britain, set up Just Blend - a smoothy to the door service he hopes to take nation-wide, and will be cooking at the Loemis Winter Soltice Feast in Wellington this coming Saturday.

11:05 Andrew Denton - Euthanasia

Andrew Denton

Andrew Denton Photo: supplied

Andrew Denton is probably best known here as an Australian television presenter and comedian, but his new role is a much more serious one. He's become a leading campaigner for physician-assisted dying, better known as voluntary euthanasia. He shares his own story of how watching his own father die led him to his views.





11:40 Alison Weir - The Tudors

Alison Weir

Alison Weir Photo: supplied

Alison Weir is one of Britain's foremost historians. She joins Wallace to talk about the enduring fascination of the The Tudors and her latest book focusing on Henry VIII's first wife, Katherine of Aragon.