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7:08 Winston Peters - Should government be based in Wellington?

Winston Peters at the Bridge run.

Photo: RNZ / Rebekah Parsons-King

Following this week's earthquake, Wallace talks to NZ First leader, Winston Peters, about how well the capital has withstood this shake and whether or not it's a sensible idea to have our government departments situated in an earthquake-prone city.

7:16 Ilan Noy - The economics of a disaster

Illan Noy

Illan Noy Photo: supplied

Does it make economic sense to move government out of Wellington? Professor Ilan Noy, chair in economic disasters at Victoria University, tells Wallace why he thinks it's a bad idea and discusses the likely economic impact of this week's quakes.

7:23 Robyn Wallace - Marae to the rescue

Tuahiwi marae

Tuahiwi marae Photo: supplied

Ngai Tahu once again came to the rescue this week providing literally thousands of meals to people in need after the 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck. Robyn Wallace, the chief executive of He Oranga Pounamu, has been coordinating efforts to feed and house Ngai Tahu iwi members fleeing the quakes at Tuahiwi marae.

7:30 News headlines

7:32 The Week in Parliament

7:50 Barry Coates - The low impact life

Barry Coates

Barry Coates Photo: Alex Perrottet / RNZ

Wallace talks to Green MP and former Oxfam boss Barry Coates - the winner of this year's Sustainable Business Awards, about how to live a low impact life and why the concept of sustainability needs to become second nature to New Zealanders.

8:12 Insight: Earthquake: Surviving 7.8

Kaikoura earthquake, the property of the Solomon family is severe, a meter wide crack runs around 400m along the west side of the house.

Photo: RNZ / Rebekah Parsons-King

The first RNZ reporters and visual journalists were in Kaikoura 12 hours after the quake hit. In the next few days, part of the struggle to recover was restoring communications and their work was constrained. This Insight brings you some of the stories that couldn't be heard at the time.

8:42 Cindy Baxter - Marrakech climate change conference

Former journalist and climate activist Cindy Baxter live from Morocco where the latest round of climate change talks are concluding.

9:06 Mediawatch

How the media responded when the earth shook again - and lessons from the past kicked in. Also: the local voice Kaikoura has missed; misleading stories claiming the super-moon caused the quakes.
Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose

9:40 Scott Blanks - Creating comedy

Wallace talks to the 'Godfather of Comedy,' Scott Blanks, about how he helped create a home for New Zealand comedy at the Classic in Auckland - which celebrates its 20th birthday this year.

10:06 Clementine Ford - A new feminist

Australian feminist Clementine Ford is well known for her tough reputation on social media, fighting the good fight for women everywhere. She talks to Wallace about why feminism is still important, and still relevant, and why social media has become a breeding ground for misogyny.

10:40 Horace 'Chip' Mann - Reflections of a Republican

Long-time Republican campaign strategist, Horace 'Chip' Mann talks to Wallace about why the recent US presidential campaign was unlike anything he's ever seen before - and gives his perspective on what the next four years are likely to look like under President Trump.

Dr Helen Caldicott

Dr Helen Caldicott Photo: RNZ

11:06 Helen Caldicott - Anti nuclear warrior

Australian Dr Helen Caldicott has been campaigning for nuclear disarmament for decades and her visit to New Zealand in the early '80s is often cited as a catalyst for Kiwis adopting the anti nuclear cause as their own. The Smithsonian Institute has described her as one of the 21st century's most influential women.

11:40 Luci Tapahonso - Navajo poet laureate

Luci Tapahonso

Luci Tapahonso Photo: supplied

Luci Tapahonso is a professor of English at the University of Arizona in Tucson and the first poet laureate of the Navajo nation. The native speaker of Navajo is in New Zealand as part of Victoria University's inaugural creativity week.