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7:11 Marc Canalog: Questions remain unanswered over Fiji deaths 

Mystery continues to surround the shock deaths of American couple, David and Michelle Paul, who died while holidaying at Denarau in Fiji last month. Michelle's father Marc Canalog joins the show to outline his concerns about the investigation. 

American couple Michelle and David Paul died while on holiday in Fiji.

American couple Michelle and David Paul died while on holiday in Fiji. Photo: Supplied

7:18 Professor Andrea Menclova: Solving science's problem with publication bias 

Born out of a desire to publish scientific results that are not necessarily strong, attractive or catchy, Associate Professor Andrea Menclova from the University of Canterbury has created a new journal, The Series of Unsurprising Results in Economics. She joins Jim to discuss. 

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7:26 3MM: Michael Deaker on the relevance of the Queen in NZ 

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Photo: RNZ / Ian Telfer

Three Minutes Max: succinct opinions from New Zealanders about anything at all. Here's the Otago Regional Councillor Michael Deaker explaining why it's time to thank the Windsors for their excellent service and get on with life without them 

7.32 The House

A weekly digest of the events in Parliament with Daniela Maoate-Cox and Phil Smith.

7:45 Calling Home: Amos Chapple in the Czech Republic

New Zealand photographer Amos Chapple has lived a rich and varied life behind the lens, including spending four years travelling the world photographing UNESCO world heritage sites. He joins the show from Prague to discuss his life in the Czech capital.

8:10 Insight Christchurch Attacks - What security agencies are keeping us safe?

The Christchurch terror attack happened apparently without any indication of danger  being flagged. So who is supposed to be keeping New Zealand safe, do agencies work together and how do they decide where threats are coming from? In this first part of a two part investigation, Phil Pennington asks how comprehensive New Zealand's security system is and why it now appears to be playing catch-up.

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Photo: RNZ / Luke McPake


8:37 Darian Leader: In pursuit of the truth about insomnia 

Darian Leader's a prominent psychoanalyst and author whose latest book, Why Can't We Sleep? tackles the issue of sleep and why it eludes many. He delves into the history of sleep research and how it's also become a lucrative commodity for clever marketers.

Darian Leader is a prominent psychoanalyst.

Darian Leader is a prominent psychoanalyst. Photo: Angus Muir

9:06 Mediawatch

Produced and presented by Colin Peacock and Jeremy Rose.

9:37 Jim Hopkins: Bookarama Oamaru offers bibliophile bliss 

Oamaru's greatest book sale, Rotary Oamaru's Bookarama is an annual fundraiser that brings the community together, with as many as 35,000 books on sale for the bargain price of a gold coin. One of the hard-working crew behind Bookarama is the MC, media personality and Waitaki District Councilor Jim Hopkins. 

The Oamaru Bookarama offers up as many as 35,000 books, all for a gold coin.

The Oamaru Bookarama offers up as many as 35,000 books, all for a gold coin. Photo: Facebook

9.45 Lesley Gray: Stigmatising weight terms add to existing discrimination and bias 

A new study shows there is a need for care in the inappropriate use of commonly used medical terms like 'fat' and 'morbidly obese' in New Zealand. Senior lecturer at the University of Otago, Wellington, Lesley Gray, joins the show to discuss. 


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10:04 Sir Ranulph Fiennes: 'I was a lifelong fan and devotee of Sir Ed' 

Sir Ranulph Fiennes, named by the Guinness Book of Records as the world's greatest living explorer, is in New Zealand next month to speak at the Himalayan Trust Gala dinner in Auckland. He talks to Jim about his life achievements and what he has planned as his next adventures.

Sir Ranulph Fiennes

Sir Ranulph Fiennes Photo: supplied

10:40 Liz Fosslien: How to bring your full self to work 

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Liz Fosslien is an author and illustrator in California. With Mollie West Duffy she has written a book that has caught the attention of many people confused by modern workplace etiquette. It's called No Hard Feelings: The Secret Power of Embracing Emotion at Work. 

11:04 Matthew Condon: On the trail of The Night Dragon   

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Matthew Condon Photo: Russell Shakespeare

Award-winning Australian writer and journalist Matthew Condon's latest book, The Night Dragon is a true crime examination of  a 40-year-old cold case murder in Queensland. He examines the criminals and corrupt police that kept the killer at large for four decades.

11:35 Musical Chair: Al Brown picks the songs

Chef, author and television presenter Al Brown is in the Musical Chair this week sharing the soundtrack of his life. He also talks about his food philosophy and how a farm boy from the Wairarapa who sat School C twice has managed to build a culinary empire.

Al Brown by Josh Griggs

Al Brown by Josh Griggs Photo: supplied