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09:05 The Government's go-to education expert sets the record straight
John Hattie, the director of the Melbourne Education Research Institute at the University of Melbourne, talks about the recent backdown on increasing teacher-student ratios, the merits of league tables and performance pay for teachers. Professor Hattie was a member of the independent advisory group reporting to the NZ Government on national standards.
09:30 Exploratory drilling consent granted for Stewart Island.
Jon Spraggon, chair of the Stewart Island Community Board, Southland District mayor Frana Cardno, and Stewart Island resident Britt Moore.
09:45 Asia correspondent Greg Torode
The Asean forum in Phnom Penh and the state of Cambodia.
10:05 Feature guest - wildlife photographer David Lloyd
Self-taught New Zealand photographer whose photo 'In the Flick of a Tail' made the final cut in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition – one of 108 images chosen from more than 40,000 entries - and was also selected as the cover image for this year's Wildlife book.
The competition is part of the Auckland Museum's CAMERA Season of Photography which also features the NZ-LIFE exhibition – three years of award-winning photography from New Zealand Geographic.
The museum's Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition is on until August 26 and entry is free.
Photograph by David Lloyd. © David Lloyd
10:35 Children's Book Reviews with John McIntyre
Colour The Stars by Dawn MacMillan
Published by Scholastic
Slinky Malinki, Early Bird by Lynley Dodd
Published by Puffin
Eruption- Discovering New Zealand Volcanoes by Maria Gill
Published by New Holland
Pinky was absent when his Business Enterprise Scheme group executed their plan to rob a bank - but he is back with them as they face up to the scheme coordinator in today's final episode iof our story 'Hard Up'.
11:05 Music review with Sean McKenna
Artist: Ane Brun
Album: It All Starts With One
Song: Do You Remember
Artist: Of Monsters and Men
Album: My Head is an Animal
Song: Mountain Sound
Album: TV Sound and Image: British Television, Film and Library Composers 1955-78
Songs: Richard Denton And Martin Cook - Tomorrow’s World
Brian Bennett - Canvas
Album: Rock Your Baby – 24 Red Hot Rompers for Children of All Ages
Songs: The Mummy - Bob McFadden & Dor
Shirley Ellis - The Name Game
11:30 Sports commentator Richard Boock
11:45 Week That Was with Radar and Urzila Carson
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A leading educational advisor discusses class sizes, league tables, decile rankings and performance based pay for teachers. (26′49″)
Will drilling for petroleum on Stewart Island hurt the eco tourism industry there? (12′32″)
Asean and Prime Minister Hun Sen's Cambodia. (12′19″)
Countless hours waiting and watching through a lens, in an African wildlife park, have paid off for a NZ photographer. (27′13″)
Colour The Stars, written by Dawn MacMillan, published by Scholastic; Slinky Malinki, Early Bird, written by Lynley Dodd, published by Puffin; Eruption - Discovering New Zealand Volcanoes, written by Maria Gill, published by New Holland, reviewed by John McIntyre. (8′52″)
Today's tracks include: Do You Remember, Mountain Sound, Canvas, The Mummy and The Name Game. (14′19″)
Football and the bad behavour that still persists; Trans-Tasman Netball; cricket and the ODI series; Chief and Hurricanes game tonight; Rugby League and the hole that will be left behind when Sonny Bill Williams leaves NZ. (9′49″)
With Te Radar and Urzila Carson. (10′08″)
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Princeton Unversity economist and former vice chair of the Federal Reserve Alan Blinder talks to Kathryn Ryan about his new book After the Music Stopped, about the financial crisis. Dr Blinder believes that many Americans still don't understand what went wrong and both the Bush and Obama administrations have failed to communicate clearly with the public about what happened and what the government was doing about it.
John Green is the best-selling author of young adult novels – his latest book The Fault in our Stars, about a teenage couple who meet at a cancer support group – has sold more than 270,000 copies and is being made into a movie. All together his books have sold more than 1.3 million copies worldwide. He and his brother Hank have had 200 million YouTube views of their Vlogbrothers channel weekly video exchanges to each other. The Green brothers have also launched 'CrashCourse'- an educational YouTube channel featuring teaching videos they've made on the sciences and humanities. John Green will tell Kathryn about his life as a “Professional Person of the Internet”.
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