Nine To Noon for Thursday 22 October 2015
09:05 Ninety Six percent of guns in NZ are not registered
A university professor is telling police this morning that big changes are needed to the licensing system and registration of guns as 96 percent of weapons in the country are not registered. He says there is also evidence that the fire power of weapons criminals are using is increasing.
Alexander Gillespie is a professor of law at the University of Waikato he says the tracking of weapons is far too loose. He is addressing the Police Association's 'In the Firing line' conference.
09:20 Turning out work ready young people
09:30 World-first science expedition to explore South American volcanoes
The South American Andes is one of the world's most volcanically-active regions and yet little is known about some of the volcanoes, largely because of their inaccessibility. In November an international team of volcanologists, including Victoria University's Dr Ian Schipper will undertake a four-month, four thousand kilometre long expedition to explore over 15 volcanoes along the South American Andes. It's the first time anyone has attempted a study of this kind on such a large scale, and in a departure from normal scientific endeavours, it's being made possible almost entirely by Land Rover and the Royal Geographical Society
09:45 UK correspondent Kate Adie
10:05 Genre busting conductor Charles Hazlewood
Charles Hazlewood is one of Britain's foremost conductors, a celebrated composer and founder of the British Paraorchestra.
By working with a host of performers he's blazed a trail that knows no bounds, from working with with the rawest new South African vocal talent, to collaborations with bell ringers, Grime MCs, and most recently the rapper, Professor Green and Labrinth.
Now he's bringing his genre-busting music to a radical reworking of The Beggar's Opera called , 'Dead Dog in a Suitcase' with a powerful sound track that includes trip hop, folk, Renaissance polyphony, psychedelia, ska, grime and dubstep.
The Kneehigh Theatre company's performance of 'Dead Dog in a Suitcase' will be performed as part of the 2016 New Zealand Festival which will welcome artists from all over the world to Wellington from 26th of February - 20 March.
10:30 Book Review: Conversations with McCartney by Paul du Noyer
Reviewed by Quentin Johnson, published by Hodder
10:45 The Reading: The Writers' Festival by Stephanie Johnson read by Judith Gibson and Nigel Collins (Part 7 of 12)
11:05 New technology with Sarah Putt
- Data Futures partnership
- BlackBerry attempts revival with Android
- Fake online reviews
11:25 Parenting : Issues facing tween girls
Writer and social researcher Maggie Hamilton on the tricky transition for girls from tweens to teens.
The stress of fitting in with the in-crowd, or feeling you are on the outer. Maggie Hamilton gives regular talks and hosts workshops in Australia and New Zealand about the issues facing children raised in the 21st century.
11:45 Television reviewer, Lara Strongman
Lara Strongman discusses the new documentary on the Uruwera raids, The Price of Peace on Maori TV, which she says is Must see TV. And also the series Bosch, based on some of the best selling books by Michael Connelly.