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7:11 UN Treaty on Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons: NZ's role

NZers at UN Headquarters, NY. (L-R: Lucy Stewart, Kate Dewes, Charlotte Skerten (MFAT), Anna Crowe, Roger Clark, Alice Osman, Treasa Dunworth, Amb. Dell Higgie (MFAT), Katy Donnelly (MFAT), Michelle Podmore (MFAT), Richard Slade, John Borrie, Lyndon Burford, Rob Green

NZers at UN Headquarters, NY. (L-R: Lucy Stewart, Kate Dewes, Charlotte Skerten (MFAT), Anna Crowe, Roger Clark, Alice Osman, Treasa Dunworth, Amb. Dell Higgie (MFAT), Katy Donnelly (MFAT), Michelle Podmore (MFAT), Richard Slade, John Borrie, Lyndon Burford, Rob Green Photo: Supplied


The United Nations took an historic step yesterday adopting the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons by an overwhelming majority (122 to 1 with 1 country abstaining).  Lyndon Burford from the Disarmament and Security Centre explains what it means. 

7.21 G20 summit update and what was Ivanka Trump doing?

American president Donald Trump and his daughter Ivanka at the Partnership with Africa working session, the third session of the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, 8 July 2017.

Ivanka Trump Photo: AFP

International correspondent Natalie Carney reports from the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, where talk today has been about German Chancellor Angela Merkel trying to convince US president Donald Trump to reconsider joining the Paris Climate Change agreement. And the appearance at the table of world leaders by Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka. 

7:32 The House: Chester Borrows

Whanganui MP Chester Borrows

Whanganui MP Chester Borrows Photo: RNZ

A weekly digest of the events in Parliament produced and presented by Daniela Maoate-Cox and Phil Smith.
Today: Phil Smith sits down with the retiring National MP for Whanganui, Chester Borrows.


7.47 Lions Test decider in Auckland 

Kieran Read and Sam Warburton discuss that penalty

Kieran Read and Sam Warburton discuss that penalty Photo: PhotoSport

Fairfax's sport news director Kevin Norquay - feeling a little deflated - reflects on the 15-all draw and drawn series between the All Blacks and the British and Irish Lions. And he reckons phrases such as "kissing your sister" should be banned. 

7.53 Wimbledon wrap: week one

Dave Luddy reports from Wimbledon where three Kiwis are through to week two in the men's doubles. And what's going on with the grass at the All England club?

8:09 Insight: Climate Change - Politics and Action

High tides in Marshall Islands in March 2016 hit a seawall.

High tides in Marshall Islands in March 2016 hit a seawall. Photo: RNZI/Giff Johnson

With the Trump administration withdrawing from the Paris Climate Change agreement and some US states and companies stepping up to fill the gap, is there now pressure for more or less action over climate change in NZ?

The election is only a couple of months away, but how high will political parties run policy associated with global warming? Philippa Tolley finds out more.

8:35 Temporary immigrants: what's the problem?

Francis Collins

Francis Collins Photo: Supplied

Dr Francis Collins from the University of Auckland is concerned with the dud hand he says is being dealt to temporary immigrants. 
He says it's putting people's lives in limbo and splitting families. He has written an essay about it in Fair Borders? Migration Policy in the 21st Century (BWB) and elaborates on the subject matter with Wallace.

The University of Auckland has a series of lectures on migration coming up on Wednesdays 1-2pm, from 2 August  to 6 September 


9:06 Mediawatch: Sports coverage, and that Jonah story

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Why are there so few women in sports coverage that's bulging with blokes? Does the so-called 'fairer sex' get a fairer go from the sporting media across the ditch? Also - the Aussie comedy about a Tongan tearaway on Maori TV that sparked a clash of cultures.


9:40 The story of Whanganui mayor Charles Mackay

Historian Paul Diamond

Historian Paul Diamond Photo: Supplied

Historian and author Paul Diamond is taking up the prestigious Berlin writer's residency in November in the hope of tracing the final steps of former Whanganui mayor Charles Mackay
The disgraced mayor's rightful place in history has been largely erased after he was accused of homosexuality in 1920. Charles Mackay's story is an extraordinary one - an example of what Paul Diamond calls a micro-history that deserves to be told in full.


10:05 How to deal with drugs

Fiona Measham and Ann Fordham

Fiona Measham and Ann Fordham Photo: Supplied

"Through the Maze: Healthy Drug Law" was a two-day symposium at Parliament this week featuring experts laying out evidence on health-focused drug-law change. It was organised by the New Zealand Drug Foundation and two of the experts who spoke were Professors Ann Fordham and Fiona Measham.
Ann is Executive Director of the International Drug Policy Consortium and her concern is the punitive nature of drug laws. Fiona is a professor in criminology at Durham University and has studied drug use in nightclubs and at music festivals and set up a group called The Loop that tests the actual content of people's drugs. They talk to Wallace about what needs to change in the way we treat drug crimes - and why Portugal has it right. 


10:40 The life of Zac Posen: Sandy Chronopoulos

The House of Z follows the meteoric rise of New York fashion designer Zac Posen. Anointed the chosen one from his late teens by the likes of Anna Wintour - it seemed he could do no wrong. But his brand fell out of favour and suddenly it was a case of 'everyone hates Zac Posen,' despite his extraordinary talent in creating beautiful gowns.
The House of Z, which plays at the International Film Festival takes a peek into the life and times of Zac Posen, and features appearances from Naomi Campbell and Sean Diddy Combs, aka Puff Daddy. The film is the debut feature for Sandy Chronopoulos. Facebook

11:05 Language, music and battling pain: Whai Te Wiata

Whai Te Wiata

Whai Te Wiata Photo: RNZ

Getting a degree can be tough but when you choose your study path in the hope it will benefit your culture, that's extra responsibility. Te Whainoa (Whai) Te Wiata recently graduated at Auckland University with a BA majoring in linguistics and Maori studies. He chose linguistics believing if he could work out how languages are constructed he could help preserve Maori. Whai has now embarked on an honours degree - but studying isn't the toughest fight the 33-year-old haemophiliac has faced in life. And at the end of the day, there's always music.

11:35 Colm Meaney: The Journey

Colm Meaney and Timothy Spall in The Journey.

Colm Meaney and Timothy Spall in The Journey. Photo: Supplied

The Journey is about Reverend Ian Paisley - founder of Northern Ireland's DUP, and Martin McGuinness, the former IRA leader who devoted his life to the cause of Irish unification. Both were front and centre of the hatred and violence that tore Northern Ireland apart from 1968 to 1998 in what became known as The Troubles. The part of McGuinness is played by Colm Meaney who says actor Timothy Spall almost channelled Ian Paisley at times and spooked him out.

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