Nine To Noon for Monday 31 August 2015
09:05 Peter Greste on shock Egyptian court sentences
An Egyptian court sentenced three Al Jazeera TV journalists , including the Australian, Peter Greste, to three years in prison on Saturday for operating without a press license and broadcasting material harmful to Egypt, in a case that has stirred an international outcry. The verdict, in a retrial, was issued against Mohamed Fahmy, a naturalised Canadian who has given up his Egyptian citizenship, Baher Mohamed, an Egyptian, and Peter Greste, who was deported in February. New Zealand's Minister of Internal Affairs, Peter Dunne, says Baher Mohamed would not qualify for citizenship in New Zealand, despite calls for him to be granted it.
09:20 Mayor says regions awash with job, but schools must do better
Clutha District mayor Bryan Cadogan has just retired as head of the Mayors Taskforce for Jobs. He says the regions are awash with job vacancies, but schools need to better prepare young people for employment.
Rachel Hopkins is the spokesperson for Got A Trade Week, a collaboration by Industry Training Organisation to highlight the opportunities for young people in trades and services.
09:30 Special residential school says its being deliberately starved of students by the Ministry of Education
Salisbury school for girls caters for secondary students with complex needs, including intellectual disabilities, autism, foetal alcohol syndrome, and developmental and behavioural problems.
In 2012, the High Court ruled that the Government's decision to close the school was unlawful. In May 2013 the education Minister Hekia Parata confirmed the government would keep the school open.
However since that time the government changed the enrolment system for the special school, meaning potential students can't enroll directly, but have to be referred by the Ministry's Intensive Wraparound Service
That has seen the school's roll plummet, from almost 80 in 2012, to just 9 now as no students are being referred to the school, despite many parents wishing to send their daughters there.
We are joined by Julia O'Connor, immediate past chair of the Board of Salisbury School in Nelson; and head of special education, David Wales from the Ministry of Education.
09:45 Africa correspondent Debora Patta
Oscar Pistorius' early release from jail on parole overturned, Liberia and Sierra Leone dealing with aftermath of Ebola, discussions over an international summit to deal with Boko Haram in Nigeria.
10:05 Marine biologist Dr Regina Eisert
Marine biologist Dr Regina Eisert’s work is helping uncover the unknown journeys of killer whales, or orca, from Antartica, to Northland, New Zealand, a near 5000 kilometre trip they make in a just a few weeks. Dr Eisert led a team to Scott Base earlier this year as part of a large research programme on the Ross Sea ecosystem. Part of this research looked into the fishing of toothfish, and the flow-on effects of that on the mammals that feed on them, including Type C killer whales - also known as `Charlies’. For the first time in NZ academic history, Dr Eisert started documenting and photographing killer whales, and discovered they don't just stay in the Ross Sea to hunt toothfish.
10:25 Book Review: When the Moon is Low by Nadia Hashimi
Reviewed by Quentin Johnston, Published by HarperCollins.
10:45 The Reading: In the Palace Gardens, by Sarah Quigley, told by Anna Julienne
An only child with several different role models faces the choice between her artistic love and the profession of her
parents (1 of 3 RNZ).
11:05 Politics with Mike Williams and Matthew Hooton
11:30 Traditional Ethopian cooking, in a jar
Yeshil Tay from Mamias cooking sauces get spices sent directly from Ethopia to create the true taste of her homeland. 'Wat' is one of Ethopia's most popular simmer sauces made from onion, tomato paste, ginger, Ethiopian spices and garlic. It can also be used as a marinade or a relish. You can find it on the Grill Meats Beer's 'burger on a plate' entry, "Chook and Swine, Fire and Spice".
11:45 Off the beaten track with Kennedy Warne
Outdoors man and adventurer Kennedy Warne talks sustainable and sustaining seas.