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Monday 23 July 2018
On today’s show
09:05 Hauraki Gulf Health inertia
There's disappointment and frustration from some groups over the lack of official response to a groundbreaking report on how to improve the deteriorating health of the Hauraki Gulf. When it was released at the end of 2016 - SeaChange - Tai Timu Tai Pari - was heralded as a blueprint for what needs to happen to improve the gulf. Raewyn Peart from the Environmental Defence Society and Liane Ngamane who was part of the steering group in charge of the plan, join Kathryn to talk through what has, or hasn't happened.
09:30 Art therapy boosts mental health in Christchurch
Ōtautahi Creative Spaces was set up in 2015, in response to the emotional fallout from the Christchurch quakes. The latest analysis of the arts programme, which was funded by the Red Cross, has revealed a 'profound' impact on those involved, with participants shown to have become more connected and resilient, with improved social skills, new mindsets and new skills. Its founder and manager, Kim Morton talks to Kathryn Ryan about the life changing potential of exploring your artistic side.
09:45 Scandal engulfs French presidency
European correspondent, Seamus Kearney reports on the scandal engulfing the French presidency of Emmanuel Macron, and the sacking of his head of security. Also, the UK's new Brexit negotiator attempts to get up to speed, amid mounting pressure.
10:05 Whale of a tale: Micheline Jenner
Kathryn meets Dr Micheline Jenner who has spent three decades studying whales off the coast of Western Australia. She is the co-founder of the Centre for Whale Research and has recently published a book called The Secret Life of Whales.
10:35 Book review - Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage
David Hill reviews Baby Teeth by Zoje Stage, published by Penguin Random House.
10:45 The Reading
Dance of the Peacocks by James McNeish, read by Ian Johnstone. Part 6 of 10.
11:05 Politics with Matthew Hooton and Stephen Mills
Matthew and Stephen talk to Kathryn about the current round of industrial strikes, and also the latest debate involving Working for Families.
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 Growing cranberries for sweet and savoury
11:45 Meth lab do-up
Bill McKay reports on his meth lab do-up and his plans for a grand design in the back garden.
Bill McKay is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of Auckland.