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The volcanic plateau, Fiordland monorail & fat and fit

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SATURDAY August 11

Fiordland Monorail

11:30:- Environews. Fiordland Monorail.
Bob Robertson from the Fiordland Link Experience defends and debates their proposal to construct a monorail link from Queenstown to Milford Sound with Sue Maturin of Forest & Bird.

Colin Espiner Bull Dust

Australian correspondent Colin Espiner has abandoned his desk and is going Walkabout. Hear his latest instalment live and follow his big red road trip here.

NZ International Film Festival

International Film Festival Audio Guide with James Croot. Scroll down to see the trailers. Click here to view the schedule.

SUNDAY August 12

Prof Steven Blair

10:30:- Professor of Biostatistics and Health Science Stephen Blair from the University of South Carolina has ruffled some feathers with his assertion that you can be fat and fit.

11:15:- Graham Leonard of GNS describes what we know about the increased volcanic activity from Tongariro to White Island and takes us through the geological history and future of the Volcanic Plateau.
Maria Gill has written Eruption!, a cool book for kids on New Zealand volcanoes. Be listening to win a copy.

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