Nine To Noon for Monday 11 August 2014
09:05 Poverty sees increasing number of teenagers going to school hungry
Angela Roberts is the president of the PPTA, Post Primary Teachers' Association; Michael Heath is the deputy principal of Marlborough Boys' College; and Karen Stewart is the principal of Marlborough Girls' College.
The PPTA says there's a quiet revolution at many high schools around the country where hungry teenagers are being fed, it's not just about breakfast clubs in primary schools. Poverty is causing an increasing number of New Zealand high schools to offer breakfasts and lunches to students in need, it is done in a social way so teenagers don't feel singled out or stigmatised. Both of Blenheim's Decile Seven high schools, Marlborough Boys' College and Marlborough Girls' College says they need to act as a social agency for pupils from financially strapped homes as well as be educators.
Marlborough Girls' is offering lunches to girls who don't have any, and staff also contribute to a food parcel service for families in dire need. Marlborough Boys' has recently been putting on breakfast for some of its hungry boys.
09:20 Privacy report raises serious concerns about Shared Care medical Records system
Personal medical data held by GPs is now be shared with hospitals and pharmacists who access the information via a portal. A report by the Privacy Commissioner raises issues about patient consent and knowledge of the portals, whether there are sufficient protocols in place to protect patient privacy and whether there is enough governance of the system to warrant patient trust. Mark Peterson is the chair of the Medical Association and a Hawkes Bay GP.
09:30 Privacy report raises serious concerns about Shared Care medical Records system
Nigel Miller, is the Chief Medical Officer at the Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB).
09:45 Africa correspondent Deborah Patta
10:05 Marine scientist Dr. Richard Hamilton on involving locals in Melanesia's Coral Triangle conservation efforts
10:35 Book review: Arms Race by Nic Low
Reviewed by Paul Diamond, published by Text, RRP$37.00
10:45 The Reading: The Below Country by Nicholas Edlin
Mae discovers the truth about what her father did in South Korea in the 1950s. (Part 3 of 12)
11:05 Political commentators Matthew Hooton and Mike Williams
Matthew Hooton and Mike Williams debated whether the election agenda slipping out of National's hands; and Labour's big education and health promises.
11:30 Food wirh Roman Jewell of Fix & Fogg Peanut Butter
Fix and Fogg Peanut Butter: Commercial lawyer turned artisan peanut butter maker Roman Jewell shares recipes for a Crock-pot winter vegetable stew with herby peanut butter dumplings; Broccoli, basil and peanut butter pesto and Peanut butter hot cocoa.
11:45 Off the beaten track with Kennedy Warne
Kennedy Warne discusses silk-spinning spiders in Northland.
The silk covers vegetation . . . Photograph by Vicki Pederson.