Nine To Noon for Monday 2 May 2016
09:05 ECan wants polluted lakes exempted
They're two of New Zealand's most polluted lakes... but the Canterbury Regional Council says they be exempted from national freshwater standards. The government is currently consulting on its National Policy Statement for freshwater and has proposed that the standards should include lakes and lagoons which periodically open to the sea. That would include Lake Ellesmere and Lake Forsyth in Canterbury - which consistently rank as the most polluted in the country. The council says putting the two lakes into the same regime as other lakes, would mean revisiting years of planning work. Nine to Noon speaks to Ken Hughey, a professor of environmental management at Lincoln University
0915: New report suggests improvements in the health and well-being of Maori children
Maori children are more than twice as likely as Pakeha children to grow up in households experiencing significant hardship, and fare worse in most indicators.
But the new report by the University of Otago-based Child and Youth Epidemiology Service shows increasing numbers of Maori pre schoolers are getting early childhood education. There's also been a halving of school suspensions for Maori students, an increase immunisation rates, fewer young Maori smoking, and falling hospitaliszion rates for Maori children for injuries from assault, neglect or maltreatment. Dr Mavis Duncan is one of the co-authors of the study and the acting director of the Child and Youth Epidemiology Service.
09:30 Why can't engineers be as famous as rock stars ?
Naomi Climer is one of the UK's most senior female engineers and the first female president of Institution of Engineering and Technology. As part of her presidency, Naomi has launched a campaign called - Engineer a better World - to promote engineering and, in particular, to attract and retain more women in the profession. She is in Auckland today promoting engineering in schools.
In New Zealand, there is a desperate shortage of hundreds of engineering graduates, with the need to more than double the number of graduates, with a need to quadruple the current number of graduates over time.
09:45 Europe correspondent Seamus Kearney
10:05 Marina Lewycka: tractors, black humour & success
British novelist Marina Lewycka is daughter of Ukranian refugees who was approaching her 60s when she got her first big break eleven years ago. Her debut novel A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian became a world wide hit and has been translated into around 30 languages. It was a very funny, but dark story about a gold-digging Ukrainian, who snares an elderly widower for his British passport.
Her latest novel, her fifth, is another black comedy. The Lubetkin Legacy is set in the bland suburban streets of North London, where a middle-aged actor, Berthold Sidebottom resorts to desperate measures to keep his home. Marina Lewycka talks to Kathryn about finding success later in life.
10:35 Book review: Fool Me Once by Harlan Coben
reviewed by Lisa Finucane, published by Penguin Random House
10:45 The Reading
Pack and Rifle by Philip Holden told by Russell Smith (Part 1 of 3)
11:05 Political commentators Matthew Hooton and Mike Williams
11:30 Anarchist cook George Egg
Recipes for laughter to tickle the taste buds with anarchist cook George Egg.
11:45 Off the beaten track with Kennedy Warne
Outdoorsman and adventurer, Kennedy Warne, has been on the road in the South Island. He shares with Kathryn secrets and discoveries at Mamaku, Charleston and Harihari.
Music played in this show
Artist: Van Morrison
Song: Come Running
Label: WARNER 246040
Artist: The National
Song: Anyone's Ghost
Composer: Berninger, Dessner
Album: High Violet
Label: 4AD 373003