Nine To Noon for Thursday 28 August 2014
09:05 Modelling shows two major rivers set to breach new water quality bottom lines
Alison Dewes of the agribusiness consultancy company, Headlands; Matamata engineer and businessman, Angus Robson, who has done extensive research into solutions for water quality issues, working with scientists, environmentalists and industry; and Ken Taylor from Environment Canterbury is a member of Local government New Zealand's Regional Sector Group.
09:30 Four out of Five Maori identify iwi affiliation: census
Dr Tahu Kukutai Dr Tahu Kukutai from Waikato University' National Institute of Demographic and Economic Analysis discusses new census data showing more and more Maori identifying their tribal affiliation.
09:45 UK Correspondent Jon Dennis
10:05 Shigeru Ban - The architect of Christchurch's cardboard cathedral
Japanese architect Shigeru Ban has been described as the architectural equivalent of “Doctors Without Borders”. He designed Christchurch’s “cardboard cathedral”, which was completed a year ago. But in the past 20 years, Shigeru Ban has been to just about every major natural disaster area in the world, creating temporary housing for the traumatised and dispossessed out of transient materials like paper tubes and plastic beer crates. He is this year's winner of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, largely because of his work in places like Rwanda, Turkey, India, China, Haiti and Japan. Shigeru Ban has been called a socially-conscious architect but he rejects being labelled "green", "eco" or "environmentally friendly". He says he just hates wasting things, and believes that architects have largely ignored the need to design houses for ordinary people as they've been too busy working for the privileged.
Gallery: Cardboard architecture
10:35 Book review: Passing Through by Coral Atkinson
Reviewed by Rae McGregor, published by Dancing Tuatara, RRP$34.99
Coral Atkinson is appearing at WORD Christchurch in a session about historical ghost stories called Beyond the Veil with Diane Setterfield and Rosetta Allan.
10:45 The Reading: All That Ends Starts Again by Rochelle Elliot
A funny and reassuring tale about a Man, a dog, a goat and the cycle of life. (Part 3 of 3)
11:05 Todd Niall
Rates rises and budget cuts outlined in Auckland city budget.
11:10 New Technology with Sarah Putt
New Technology commentator Sarah Putt talks about the prospect of online voting in 2016.
11:25 Parenting: Boys and School Rules
Parenting commentator Celia Lashlie discusses boys and school rules.
11:45 Film reviewer, Dan Slevin
Dan Slevin reviews new releases Lucy; The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window and Disappeared.