Nine To Noon for Monday 24 August 2015
09:05 Proposal for 17 year olds to go before youth court instead of adult court
The Justice Minister, Amy Adams has asked her officials to look at whether allowing 17 year olds to remain in the youth court will reduce reoffending. She says there is more support and rehabilitation available to those who go through the youth court.
Mark Henaghan is the Dean of Law at Otago University.
09:10 Should heli-skiing industry provide airbag technology for its clients in case of avalanche?
Queenstown man Guy Pope-Mayell nearly died in an avalanche four years ago, and is calling for airbags to be used routinely by all heliski operators.
Charlie Hobbs represents the Heliski Operators' group and Pascal Haegeli, Avalanche Safety researcher and adjunct Professor at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver.
09:20 How radical islam is engaged in a war of minds
Dr Nouh El Harmouzi is the Director of Morocco's first Democrat-Liberal Think Tank, The Arab Center for Scientific Research and Human Studies. He says Islamic State has moved into the vacuum in unstable countries in the region, and is a dynamic organisation actively working to radicalise.
09:45 South America correspondent Joel Richards
Joel Richards reports on improving US Cuba relations; and Brazil's president Dilma Rouseff facing major protests over corruption allegations and the economy.
10:05 The huge challenge of fighting pests and weeds
Waikato University Professor Bruce Clarkson is charged with getting collaboration and agreement on the most pressing matters affecting the country's biodiversity and biosecurity among universities and crown research institutes around the country.
10:30 Book review: Circling the Sun by Paula McLain
Reviewed by Jane Westaway. Published by Little Brown.
Circling the Sun by Paula McLain
Published by Little Brown
10:45 The Reading: 'The Marriage Mender' by Sarah Quigley read by Jennifer Ward-Lealand (Part 1 of 5)
The story of Sadie, the high-flying divorce lawyer who ends up putting marriages back together.
11:05 Politics with Mike Williams and Matthew Hooton
Mike Williams and Matthew Hooton talk about the contentious Health and safety bill and the dangers of mustard growing and budgie breeding.
11:20 Longpush Pork free range pigs
Naya Brangenberg and Jeremy Wilhelm moved to the Wairarapa on a small farm to enjoy the quiet life on a few hectares of land and got a couple of pigs for food. But one thing led to another and now they have a free range pork business. Longbush Pork raises premium pigs, which are managed ethically and sustainably, to restaurants, butchers and small goods producers in Wellington and the Wairarapa. It has just won the Wellington on a Plate Sustainability Award for the way it uses waste grain like wheat, bread and corn from other commercial operations - and the fact it encourages the use of the entire pig.
Recipe: Char Siu - Chinese BBQ Pork
11:45 Urban issues with Tommy Honey
Transport update: recent news and research about how we get around
- Edmonton Wants You to Know It Has the Coolest Bus Around, CityLab
- Totally Radical Ode of the Day: The Coolest Bus Around! CityLab:
- The Best Public Transportation Advertisement Ever? CityLab:
- How to Ride the Metro, According to Puppets, CityLab
- How Driverless Cars Could Turn Parking Lots into City Parks, The Atlantic
- The Bike-Share Boom, CityLab
- How Americans Get to Work in Cities With the Lowest Car Commute Rates, CityLab