Nine To Noon for Thursday 6 November 2014
09:05 Analysis of government strategy on ISIS
Robert Ayson, Professor of strategic studies at Victoria University.
09:20 Islamic Association worries over government ISIS policy
President of the Federation of Islamic Assocations, Anwar Ghani.
09:30 Treasure trove of Samuel Marsden documents now online
A ground-breaking Otago University library project is putting thousands of New Zealand's earliest missionary archives online. This allows researchers for the first time to search the Hocken Library's Samuel Marsden journals and letters with online technological tools. They'll have access to thousands of fragile old missionary papers – including letters and diaries that are nearly two hundred years old – left by the pioneering Australasian missionary which have only ever been held in the stacks at the Library. The precious journals, letters and documents, detailing life on the nation's first missions, were brought back from London more than a century ago by the library's founder, Thomas Hocken.
The allied ‘Whakapono: Faith & Foundations’ exhibition launches tonight at Hocken Collections, featuring a range of art, visual and archival material as well as archaeological evidence.
Watch Retired Associate Professor Gordon Parsonson discuss how he came across the Marsden archive.
09:45 UK correspondent Matthew Parris
10:05 Paul Ewen, author of Francis Plug: How to be a Public Author
Author Paul Ewen on his comical creation, the alcoholic, Booker prize-obsessed, wannabe writer Francis Plug who causes chaos when he meets prize-winning authors.
In his book Francis Plug: How to be a Public Author, Francis provides advice to other unpublished writers on how to prepare for the book awards circus, giving advice such as
"If you're provided with a hands-free mic, clipped to your lapel, don't forget to turn it off when you visit the toilet, or if you need to vomit before your event."
The book also recounts Francis' awkward conversations with various Booker prize winning authors, such as Margaret Atwood, Eleanor Catton and Salman Rushdie.
Since the publication of Francis Plug, which has received rave reviews (The UK Sunday Times critic called it the funniest book he has read in years), Paul Ewen has continued with his Francis Plug character, writing blog pieces based around true events.
Paul Ewen is also one of the authors in an upcoming New Zealand non fiction anthology published by Auckland University Press.
10:30Solid Energy's decision regarding whether it will re-enter the Pike River mine
With Radio New Zealand reporter Nicola Grigg.
10:37 Solid Energy's decision regarding whether it will re-enter the Pike River mine
Damien O'Connor is the MP for Westcoast/Tasman.
10:45 The Reading 'The Life and Loves of Lena Gaunt' by Tracy Farr
Told by Lorae Parry. (7 of 12, RNZ)
11:05 Solid Energy's decision regarding whether it will re-enter the Pike River mine
Nicholas Davidson QC is the lawyer for the Pike River families' committee.
11:20 Parenting: Safe relationships with Lesley Elliott and Bill O'Brien
Lesley Elliott - whose daughter Sophie was killed by her ex partner, Clayton Weatherston, discusses her research into partner abuse, and how to keep relationships safe.
Lesley Elliott says it wasn't until she started researching domestic and partner abuse that she realised there had been warning signs, but neither she or Sophie recognised them.
She set up the Sophie Elliott Foundation to raise awareness about partner abuse among young adults and has also been working with the police and Ministry of Social Development on a prevention programme, Loves Me Not, aimed at high school students.
Lesley Elliott has also written a book on the topic, Loves Me Not, How to Keep Relationships Safe, which is based on her own research and interviews with experts in the field.
She speaks to Nine to Noon along with her co-author Bill O'Brien.
11:25 New technology with Sarah Putt
Sarah Putt discusses SIM locking mobile phones in NZ; offshoring online censorship; and Taylor Swift breaks up with Spotify.
11:35 Pike River families react to Solid Energy's decision on re-entry
Laurie Drew is the father of Zen Drew, one of the 29 miners who died four years ago in the Pike River explosion.
11:40 More reaction to Solid Energy's decision on Pike River re-entry
Radio New Zealand reporter Nicola Grigg.
11:45 Film Reviewer Dan Slevin
Artist: Jake Bugg
Song: Storm Passes Away
Album: Shangri La
Artist: Maisey Rika
Song: Pumau Tonu
Artist: Edie Boyd
Song: You Got to Reap
Album: Ground Breaking Blues
Label: Blue Horizon