Nine To Noon for Wednesday 4 February 2015
09:05 Is a backtrack underway on part of DoC restructure?
Robin McNeill is the president of Federated Mountain Clubs of New Zealand, and the former chair of the Southland Conservation Board; Heather Rogan, the Convenor of the Fairy Tern Charitable Trust, which works to protect the endangered bird around New Zealand; Kevin Hackwell, Advocacy Manager for Forest and Bird; and Kay Booth, Deputy Director General of Conservation Partnerships for the Conservation Department.
09:15 Concern over access to swimming lessons
It's been a sobering start to the year with 19 drowning deaths in January - which is 10 more than January last year. Water Safety New Zealand is currently renewing its strategy to decide where to allocate its 1.8 million dollars a year funding to make the biggest impact to try to prevent water fatalities. The focus needs to be widespread, with eight of the January deaths at unpatrolled beaches and five in rivers. Swimming coach John Ross is concerned about the lack of access thousands of children have to swimming lessons in order to be safe in the water.
Matt Claridge, Chief Executive of Water Safety NZ and John Ross from Swimzone Lower Hutt has been a swimming coach for more than 30 years, who has been coaching for more than 3 decades says not all children get swimming lessons through school, and those who do, are not learning enough to keep themselves safe.
09:45 Australia correspondent Karen Middleton
Karen Middleton reports on the Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbot under increasing pressure from his own party.
10:05 Miscarriage of justice - the George Gwaze murder case
GP and forensic physician, Professor Felicity Goodyear-Smith, on her fresh investigation of the George Gwaze murder case and why she says the crown got it wrong.
Book: Murder that Wasn't - The case of George Gwaze by Felicity Goodyear-Smith. Published by Otago University Press, ISBN 978-1-877578-99-1, $35.00
10:35 Book review: 'The History of Rock 'n' Roll in Ten Songs' by Greil Marcus
Reviewed by Harry Ricketts. Published by Yale University Press
10:45 The Reading: 'Sojourn in Arles', by Owen Marshall
David Wilson takes a trip around Europe after the death of his wife. With limited funds, he accepts the offer from a stranger to stay in his apartment in Arles. (1 of 2, RNZ)
11:05 Marty Duda's artist of the week: Ryan Bingham
Academy award-winning songwriter Ryan Bingham is best known for his contribution to the soundtrack to the 2009 film Crazy Heart. His song, The Weary Kind, won an Oscar, a Golden Globe and a Grammy. But Bingham had been around long before Crazy Heart, with his debut album, 'Mescalito', released in 2007. Since his success on the silver screen, Ryan Bingham has been busy. His 2010 album, 'Junky Star' was produced by T Bone Burnett and his 2012 album 'Tomorrowland' found him rocking harder and more passionately than ever before. This week, Ryan Bingham releases his newest album, 'Fear And Saturday Night'.
1. Hard Times – Ryan Bingham taken from 2007 album, 'Mescalito' (Lost Highway)
2. The Weary Kind – Ryan Bingham taken from 2010 album, 'Crazy Heart Original Motion Picture Soundtrack' (New West)
3. Beg For Broken Legs – Ryan Bingham taken from 2012 album, 'Tomorrowland' (Axter-Bingham)
4. Broken Heart Tattoos – Ryan Bingham taken from 2015 album, 'Fear And Saturday Night' (Axter-Bingham)
11:30 Law with Ryan Malone
Ryan Malone takes a first-principles look at confidence votes in parliament.
11:45 Science commentator, Siouxsie Wiles
Siouxsie Wiles looks at the UK government's decision overnight to allow 3 person IVF - what it means, and why some fear it could lead to designer babies.
Music played in this show
Artist: The Head and the Heart
Composer: The Head and the Heart
Album: Let’s Be Still
Label: SUB POP
Artist: Meaghan Smith
Song: A Little Love
Album: The Crickets Quartet
Artist: Bella Kalolo
Song: The Road Ahead
Album: The Road Ahead
Label: BELLA SOUNDS
Artist: Buddy Holly
Song: Crying, Waiting, Hoping
Album: Buddy Holly - Gold
Artist: James Hunter
Song: The Gypsy
Album: Minute by Minute