Nine To Noon for Monday 7 December 2015
09:05 Is Auckland's heated property market finally leveling off?
The state-owned property valuer, QV, says two out of three houses put up for auction in Auckland are not selling. It has just released its latest data reporting that just 30-percent of houses are selling at auction, compared with 85-percent earlier this year. Nine to Noon speaks to financial commentator Bernard Hickey of Hive News and www.interest.co.nz
09:30 Pacific nations fish stocks are being "plundered".
Pacific Island Nations at a major regional fisheries conference have demanded action on serious over-fishing in the Pacific, saying massive fishing boats from Spain, China, Taiwan and Korea are dramatically depleting fish stocks, especially tuna.The Western and Central Pacific Fishery Commission annual meeting is being held in Bali until Wednesday - and representatives of several Pacific nations say their moves to deal with conservation issues and plummeting fish stocks are being blocked.
09:35 Study promotes "no-drill" dentistry
An Australian dentist is calling for major changes in the treatment of dental decay after a new study found up to half of fillings are unnecessary. Professor Wendell Evans and his team at Sydney University created the Caries Management System where decay is managed using a highly concentrated fluoride varnish along with restricting sugary food and drink. The system has been trialled in New South Wales and Australian Capital Territory for the last seven years and Professor Evans says it's reduced the need for fillings by 30 to 50 percent.
09:45 Europe correspondent Carsten von Nahmen; Head of News & Current Affairs for Deutsche Welle in Germany
10:05 Racism in rugby and school - Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu
After moving to New Zealand from Samoa with his parents at a young age Eliota Fuimaono-Sapolu started off at schools Manurewa dominated by Pacific Island and Maori students. He shifted to Auckland Grammar for his high school education and won the best all-rounder award for the school's first 15 rugby team, kicking off an international rugby career which would see him play for Manu Samoa, Bath, Gloucester and Japan. Eliota also did well academically, consistently scoring at the top of his class. But he was frequently in detention - objecting to what he saw as racism and historical bias in the classroom. That carried over into his sporting career. He was briefly suspended from international rugby after accusing a referee of racism in a series of tweets and failing to turn up to a judicial hearing. Eliota tells Kathryn Ryan how he thinks racism can be overcome in the classroom and on the rugby field.
10:35 Book review: The Plays of Bruce Mason by John Smythe
Reviewed by Ralph McAllister, published by Victoria University Press
10:45 The Reading: Chappy by Patricia Grace told by Jim Moriarty and Simon Leary (Part 4 of 12, RNZ)
11:05 Politics with Matthew Hooton and Stephen Mills
11:30 Barbecue rubs and sauces
11:45 Urbanist Tommy Honey