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Tuesday July 27

Ali spoke to Kingi Porima this morning about his return as the Chairman of Tainui. Tukurangi Morgan and Haydn Soloman were replaced at a meeting of the Tainui executive yesterday?

Tim Knox, Director of Domestic and Imported Food at the NZ Food Safety Authority explains what foods may have been affected by a shipment of chinese corn contaminated with lead.  Already packets of Pams Maize Cornflour 400gm and Gilmours Maize Cornflour 5kg (sold in the South Island) have been recalled, along with 100gm Robinsons Step Up Egg Custard.  He says it's possible there may be further product recalls.

Mai Chen spoke to Ali this morning about issues raised by the Chief Justice Sian Elias being critical of the newly formed Supreme Court at a meeting in Britain.

Francesca Rudkin chatted with Ali this morning about two new albums. She discussed 'Stone Love' a contemporary soul number by Angie Stone and 'Tyrannosaurus Hives' some more high-voltage rock n roll from Swedish band 'The Hives.'

As New Zealanders' credit card debt rises over the $4 billion mark Ali spoke with David Russell from the Consumers's Institute ( the high rates of interest on credit cards and what people can do to avoid getting into trouble.

The two big winners from this year's Montana Book Awards joined Ali Mau this morning to talk about their success. Annamarie Jagose won the Deutz Medal for Fiction for her historical novel, Slow Water. Anne Salmond won the Montana Medal for Non Fiction for her scholarly work The Trial of the Cannibal Dog: Captain Cook in the South Seas. 

Alison Mau spoke to Professor Innes Asher from the Paediatrics Dept at the University of Auckland about a series of six weekly lectures on children's well-being. The free public lectures started last Tuesday 20th and will be held every Tuesday between 1pm and 2pm at the University of Auckland's Maidment Theatre until August 24th. Professor Asher has helped organise the programme and gave the first lecture entitled "Are we wasting our children". Website: then "news/events" then "public lectures"