Nine To Noon for Wednesday 10 February 2016
09:05 Sex abuse survivor says vatican forcing him off Inquiry into clerical abuse
A man appointed by the pope to a Roman Catholic Commission on sexual abuse says he is being forced out for questioning its progress and lack of transparency.
Peter Saunders was abused by priests as a child, and he went on to found the British registered charity The National Association for People Abused in Childhood.
He was appointed to the church's sexual abuse commission in 2014, but says since then he's seen no evidence of real change within Church, and its approach to child abuse.
09:20 Old Ghost Road Trail
In the remote north West Corner of the South Island, a new back country biking and tramping track is drawing thousands of visitors.
The Old Ghost Road track is an 85 kilometer trail through the rugged and dramatic
Mokihinui-Lyell back-country which took 8 years to complete and was officially opened in December.
Seddonville lodge owner Marion Boatwright was given an old survey map dating back to 1886 which outlined the trail and became passionate about rediscovering it.
He got other locals involved and the Mokihinui-Lyell Backcountry Trust was established. Kathryn speaks with Marion, and Phil Rossiter, Chair of the Mokihinui-Lyell Backcountry Trust
09:30 Uptalk? the rising intonation that makes statements sound like questions?
Associate Professor Paul Warren of the School of Linguistics at Victoria University has written a book about its use and history. Uptalk has been published by Cambridge University Press, which describes it as the first comprehensive analysis of this type of speech phenomenon
09:45 Australia correspondent, Peter Munro
10:05 Why are we so intrigued with true-crime?
In 2004, the body of a young Perth woman was found on the grounds of a primary school. Her name was Rebecca Ryle. The man jailed for her murder, James Duggan, gave no reason for killing her.
Part true-crime novel, part memoir, A Murder Without Motive: The Killing of Rebecca Ryle - is journalist Martin McKenzie-Murray's first book. He was first interested in the case due to his personal connection to her death. His brother knew the killer.
10:30 NZ Literature Review: Bulibasha by Witi Ihimaera
Bulibasha by Witi Ihamaera
Published by Penguin, RRP$38.00
Reviewed by Louise O'Brien, co-editor of the quarterly review, New Zealand Books
10:45 The Reading: All That Ends Starts Again by Rochelle Elliot read by Vivienne Bell
(Part 2 of 3)
11:05 Marty Duda's artist of the week: Roy Orbison
Marty features the music of Texas born singer/songwriter Roy Orbison.
Artist: Roy Orbison
Song: Mean Little Mama (1:56)
Album: At The Rock House (1961)
Artist: Roy Orbison
Song: In Dreams (2:48)
Composer: Roy Orbison
Album: In Dreams (1963)
Artist: Roy Orbison
Song: One Of The Lonely Ones (2:37)
Album: One Of The Lonely Ones (2015)
Label: Roys Boys
11:25 Bringing whitebait back to Christchurch rivers
Scientists are using hay bales to try and get whitebait, or inanga to spawn in Christchurch rivers. Five of the country's 6 whitebait species are in decline, and the Whaka Inaka project aims to try and bring them back to Christchurch's rivers. Temporary spawning points for inaka, the most common type of whitebait in Christchurch, three-kilometre stretches of the Heathcote River and Avon rivers.
Mike Hickford is one of the scientists involved in the project
11:45 Arts commentator Courtney Johnston
Courtney Johnston commemorates the lives of painter Melvin Day and potter Barry Brickell, and looks forward to two exciting new collectives.
Putahi Festival, Victoria University of Wellington
Music played in this show
Artist: The Harbour Union
Song: The Ghost of This Town
Album: The Harbour Union
Label: Social End Productions
Artist: The Phoenix Foundation
Song: Celestial Bodies
Composer: Buda / Callwood / O'Connor / Ricketts
Album: Give up Your Dreams (2015)
Artist: Grace Jones
Song: Pull Up to the Bumper
Composer: Dunbar / Shakespeare / Jones / Manno