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Monday 28 May 2018
On today’s show
09:05 Backlog in the Family Court
A huge backlog of cases across the judicial system, is prompting the Chief District Court Judge Jan-Marie Doogue to divert judges from criminal and civil hearings, to the Family Court , which has been the hardest hit and where eight thousand cases wait to be heard.
Kate Davenport, President elect of the NZ Bar Association joins Kathryn Ryan to discuss what's led to the delays.
09:45 Europe correspondent Seamus Kearney
10:05 Louise Deans - fictionalising history
10:35 Book review - Exactly: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World by Simon Winchester
David Hill reviews Exactly: How Precision Engineers Created the Modern World by Simon Winchester, published by HarperCollins.
10:45 The Reading
Malcolm and Juliet by Bernard Beckett read by Stephen Lovatt (#11 of 15)
11:05 Political commentators Matthew Hooton & Stephen Mills
Matthew Hooton is the managing director of the PR and lobbying firm, Exceltium. Stephen Mills is the executive director of UMR Research and former political adviser to two Labour governments.
11:30 The sweet magic of Sugar Flour
22 year old pâtissier Maxine Scheckter has a vision to create food that is both perfect and affordable. Fresh from working at Heston Blumenthal's Fat Duck, she's creating magical sweets and pastry treats from her newly opened Wellington restaurant Sugar Flour.
She shares her recipe for Chocolate Canelés
11:45 Urban issues with Bill McKay
Bill McKay is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of Auckland.