Nine To Noon for Thursday 20 February 2014
09:05 New workplace bullying guidelines
Worksafe's general manager high hazards and specialist services Brett Murray and employment lawyer Andrew Scott-Howman delve into the first comprehensive New Zealand guidelines for preventing and responding to workplace bullying. Developed by WorkSafe New Zealand and the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, the best practice guidelines note that bullying is prevalent in workplaces – and that there are greater rates of reported workplace bullying in New Zealand compared with overseas.
09:30 North Rodney Ratepayers seek to form a break away council
A group of North Rodney Ratepayers seeking a divorce from the Auckland super City have applied to the Local Government Commission to form a break away council. Bill Townson is the Chairman of the Northern Action Group which is seeking to leave the Auckland Super City and form its own council.
09:45 UK correspondent Dame Ann Leslie
10:05 Feature: Dr George McGavin - Why animals and insects swarm
Dr George McGavin is a British zoologist. He is an author, lecturer, television presenter and explorer. He is an Honorary Research Associate at Oxford University's Museum of Natural History and The Department of Zoology of Oxford University. He is also Visiting Professor of Entomology at the University of Derby. He regularly speaks to audiences about insects, ecology, evolution, conservation and exploration and has been the presenter of a BBC television show Ultimate Swarms.
Dr McGavin believes that unlocking the secrets of swarming behaviour in nature, is crucial to understanding human behaviour and the lives of billions of people who are now living increasingly crowded lives in congested cities.
10:35 Book review with Don Rood
The Voyagers by Paul Moon. Published by Penguin
10:45 The Reading: The Lost Pilot by Jeffrey Holman
A journey of discovery and reconciliation, when Jeffrey Holman seeks out the families of six kamikaze who died attacking his father’s ship in 1945. (Part 4 of 10)
11:05 New technology commentator Erika Pearson
Biometric billboards, Jawbone and the emotion of emoticons.
11:30 Parenting with Mike O'Hagan
Mike O'Hagan will give tips on how to communicate with your teenager and help to build their self-esteem.
11:45 Film review with Dan Slevin
Music played in this show
Artist: Eleni Mandell
Song: Like Dreamers Do
Album: Let's Fly a Kite
Label: Yep Roc
Artist: The Dixie Cups
Song: Iko Iko
Artist: The Head and the Heart
Comp: The Head and the Heart
Album: Let's Be Still
Label: Sub Pop
Artist: Kacey Musgraves
Song: Silver Lining
Comp: Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves, Josh Osborne
Album: Same Trailer, Different Park
Artist: Frank Ocean
Song: Thinkin Bout You
Comp: Christopher Breaux, Shea Taylor
Album: Channel Orange