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7.10 Sajjan Gohel: terrorism expert on what next

Members of the public and press stand around flowers laid south of London Bridge.

Members of the public and press stand around flowers laid south of London Bridge. Photo: AFP

Sajjan Gohel is international security director at London-based think-tank the Asia-Pacific Foundation and a leading authority in the ideologies and strategies of terrorist and insurgent groups throughout the world. He warns that people should prepare for similar attacks to those in Manchester, London and Iran, especially during the month of Ramadan - and that we ignore the hotbed of Afghanistan at our peril.

7:32  The House

A weekly digest of the events in Parliament. This week: Daniela Maoate-Cox follows the quick progress of a pay equity bill through the house.

7:47 Steve Grieve: welcoming refugees to the deep south

Steve Grieve

Steve Grieve Photo: Supplied

Last month the Government announced Invercargill would join the six cities that resettle the 1000 refugees allowed in to New Zealand each year. Steve Grieve – manager of Speights Ale House in Invercargill  - set up the Refugee Support Southland Facebook group following some negative reaction to the news on social media.  


8:09 Insight: Schools After Nine Years of National Government

Children sit on the floor with teacher looking at books

A class at South Wellington Intermediate School discusses myths and legends. Photo: ( RNZ / John Gerritsen )

National-led governments have been calling the shots in the school sector since 2008. During that time they have introduced reforms including charter schools, benchmarks for reading, writing and maths and targets for secondary schools. They have presided over rising NCEA pass rates, but also New Zealand's worst ever results in international test for 15-year-olds. Insight investigates what impact nine years of National Party policies has had on schools and the children in them.


8:35 Ian Hassall: How the anti-smacking law changed thinking

Ian Hassall says removing smacking was the first step to removing violence against children.

Ian Hassall says removing smacking was the first step to removing violence against children. Photo: Pixabay

It's a decade this month since one of the most controversial law changes was introduced - what became known as the anti-smacking law.  Section 59 of the Crimes Act was amended, abolishing the use of parental force for the purpose of correction. Former children’s commissioner Ian Hassall still backs the law, even though a referendum in 2009 didn’t and in recent times NZ First has said it would repeal it.


9:06 Mediawatch

Terrorist attacks in two cities this past week attracted very different coverage - and does blanket coverage make such attacks more likely? Also: the ‘Sundance Festival’ of journalism.
Produced by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose


9:40 Gender stereotyping in toys


Barbie Photo: Pixabay

Science writer Laurie Winkless is part of a campaign called Let Toys be Toys - it started in the UK but now she lives here and has noticed similar issues. Laura explains why it’s important children aren’t subjected to concepts of “girls’ toys” and “boys’ toys”
Twitter @LetToysBeToys and Laurie Winkless is @laurie_winkless



10:05 The greatest sports teams of all time

All Blacks: how do they rate?

All Blacks: how do they rate? Photo: AFP

Sports writer Sam Walker has applied a special formula to decide what makes a great sports team and what makes sports teams the greatest in the world. So do the All Blacks make the cut in a book - The Captain Class - written by an American?
Twitter @SamWalkers


10:35  Laura Greenfield: a Scandinavian winter feast

Laura Greenfield

Laura Greenfield Photo: Supplied

With the shortest day fast approaching it’s time to think about winter feasts. Laura Greenfield is the chef at Wellington Field and Green restaurant and she’s in charge of a Scandinavian-themed feast at this year’s Loemis Festival in the capital.

Laura Greenfield's Swedish meatballs

Laura Greenfield's Swedish meatballs Photo: Supplied

Laura Greenfield's Swedish Meatballs
(Serves 4-6)

300g minced pork
300g minced beef
1 egg
50g fresh breadcrumbs
20g milk
1/2 tsp ground allspice
1 tsp dried dill
1 tsp salt
1 tsp  ground pepper 

300ml beef stock
1 tbsp cornflour dissolved in 4 tbsp of water
juice of 1 lemon
60ml creme fraiche  

Strips of gherkins
Cranberry jelly

Soak the breadcrumbs in milk for 20 mins.
Put all remaining ingredients together in a large bowl, add the soaked breadcrumbs and mix together thoroughly. 
Roll into golfball-sized balls. 
Heat a frying pan, add a little vege oil and saute the meatballs until browned on all sides.
Be careful not to overcrowd the pan as the meat will.stew instead of browning.
Place in an oven-proof dish, pour over the beef stock, cover with foil and put in  oven for 40 mins at 180C.
When cooked, take out the meatballs and keep warm in a serving bowl.
Put beef stock in a saucepan and bring to the boil. Add the cornflour mix and whisk until thickened. Add the creme fraiche and lemon.
Season to taste and pour over the meatballs.
Garnish with the strips of gherkin and dots of the cranberry jelly.

11:06 Panapa Ehau: the business of fungi, kanuka, kina and hemp

Panapa Ehau

Panapa Ehau managing director of Hikurangi Enterprises Photo: supplied

Hikurangi Enterprises recently harvested its first crop of industrial hemp and is carrying out R and D on a local fungi, kanuka and kina. Panapa Ehau is the managing director of Hikurangi Enterprises and he tells Wallace the charitable company is more about allowing locals to live off the whenua than maximising profits.

11:25 Chellie Spiller and Rachel Wolfgramm: a new model for Maori business

The Maori economy is estimated to be worth $40 billion. Dr Rachel Wolfgramm, a senior lecturer in management and international business, and Dr Chellie Spiller, associate dean of Maori and Pacific Studies at the University of Auckland's Business School, are leading a team of researchers in a project exploring the challenges facing iwi and hapu-owned businesses.

11:50 America’s Cup update: Todd Niall in Bermuda

Todd Niall wraps up an eventful day of racing in the challenger series from Bermuda in which Team NZ went 2-1 up after Artemis skipper Nathan Outteridge slipped off their boat in race 3.