Dunedin surveyor Toby Stoff reckons the Welsh have bent the rules and have no claim to the steepest street in the world title because they have just cherry-picked a particularly steep section. He explains why Baldwin Street is still number one.
It was 50 years ago today that man first walked on the moon, and another record was broken soon after that when Kiwi pilot Gavin Trethewey flew the video tape of the landing back to New Zealand - in an unofficial trans-Tasman flight record time.
Writer Nancy Atkinson talks to Jim about her latest book, Eight Years to the Moon: The History of the Apollo Missions, which features the untold stories of engineers and scientists behind the Apollo programme.
Are too many Māori babies being taken into care? Māori news correspondent, Leigh Marama McLachlan investigates whether Oranga Tamariki is getting the balance right between keeping children safe and keeping families together.
This week, hard on the heels of Bastille Day, Calling Home's guest is in Paris. Lisa Yarwood and her French husband have made the capital of France their home. She talks about the realities of raising a family in the City of Light.
Newly-released research has revealed a way to harness the target of the brain chemical serotonin to combat the obesity (and related diabetes) epidemic Professor Lora Heisler joins the show to discuss this breakthrough.