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  • On Our Changing World, the science of beer at the Hop Lab, a pop-up MRI that uses superconductors, and pua reinga, ‘flower of the underworld', New Zealand's only fully parasitic flowering plant

  • Nine To Noon features big wave surfer Easkey Britton, who's taken surfing to marginalised women in Iran's south eastern province of Baluchistan as a tool for change

  • Country Life visits the Tuesday morning Canterbury Sales Yard in Christchurch and finds out what's in a Health Pit Stop for farm workers

  • On Saturday Morning, Kim Hill's guests include Peter Pomerantsev on Russia, and documentary filmmaker Lyric R Cabral

  • Insight investigates Auckland's dominance, and asks whether it is in the national interest for the city to be the focus for investment, jobs and immigrants.