Nine To Noon for Friday 29 August 2014
09:05 How big a problem is human trafficking in New Zealand?
The first ever people trafficking charges have been laid against two men, charged with arranging by deception the entry of 18 Indian nationals into the country. How many cases are going unreported? Craig Tuck is a lawyer and spokesperson for the organisation Slave Free Seas.
09:20 Efforts to fast-track Wellington transport projects
A Wellington transport governance group has been set up to try and find a way to fast-track planned transport, roading and public transport projects that have been delayed following the rejection of the Basin Reserve Flyover. It is made up of representatives of the Wellington Regional Council, the Wellington City Council and The New Zealand Transport Agency. The 90 million dollar basin reserve flyover project involved building a 265 metre elevated highway 20 metres north of the Basin Reserve cricket ground.
A board of inquiry voted 3-1 to provisionally decline resource consent for project, which has put other linked projects in doubt, including a $375m second tunnel through Mt Victoria and a $268m bus rapid transit network between the Central city and southern suburbs.
Fran Wilde is the Chair of the Wellington Regional Council.
09:30 Government Science Advisors meet in Auckland
Science advisors to governments around the world are meeting in Auckland this week to discuss how they might strengthen science advice to decision makers grappling with major global challenges. In particular the impact of climate change, food security, global pandemics and antibiotic resistance.
Britain's chief science advisor is Sir Mark Walport, the former head of Medicine at London's Imperial College where he lead research on the immunology and genetics of rheumatic diseases.
09:45 Pacific correspondent Mike Field
10:05 Extreme film-maker Bryan Smith
National Geographic film-maker Bryan Smith on documenting extreme athletes in some of the world's most challenging environments.
Bryan Smith appears in Extreme Adventure on the Edge: Vertical Feats and the Man Who Can Fly on October 1st at Auckland's Aotea Centre, at 7:30 pm.
Gallery: Bryan Smith photography
10:30 Book review: 'Ten Cities That Made an Empire' by Tristram Hunt
Reviewed by Tilly Lloyd, published by Allen Lane hardback.
10:45 The Reading: 'A Rainy Night' by Judy Haughee-Bartlett
Looking to escape her own company, Rebecca heads to The Embassy Theatre to see what she will find.
11:05 Jeremy Taylor with new music
Jeremy Taylor with new releases from David Kilgour, Dave Dobbyn and Broods.
11:30 Sports commentator Brendan Telfer
Brendan Telfer discusses Eric Murray and Hamish Bond attempting to win two gold medals at the same regatta.
11:45 The week that was with Te Radar and Michele A'Court
Comedians Radar and Michele A'Court look back at the funny and interesting stories of the week.
Music played in this show
Artist: Leyla McCalla
Song: Love Again Blues
Album: Vari Coloured Songs - A tribute to Langston Hughes
Artist: Paolo Nutini
Album: Caustic Love
Artist: Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings
Song: Long Time, Wrong Time
Album: Give the People What They Want
Artist: Tattletail Saints
Album: How Red is the Blood
Label: Old Oak