Nine To Noon for Friday 13 May 2016
09:05 Housing shockwaves hit provincial New Zealand
You've heard about the skyrocketing house prices in Auckland pushing up rents and driving away first home buyers - But how about the small town of Kawerau in the Bay of Plenty? According to QV median house prices in Kawerau have risen nearly 20 percent in the last year. That rise has been mirrored in other parts of regional New Zealand like Otorohanga where average prices have risen from 180 to 230 thousand dollars in the last two years. Nine to Noon speaks to Sneha Gray, a real estate agent in Kawerau, the town's Mayor, Malcolm Campbell and the Otorohanga mayor Max Baxter .
09:20 Victims who kill: law change proposed
The Law Commission is recommending a radical overhaul of the self-defence law for family violence victims who kill their abusers. Under the current law, a person must be under immediate threat to use self-defence - but a Law Commission report released yesterday proposes widening self-defence in family violence cases.
Lead Commissioner Dr Wayne Mapp is joined by Ang Jury, CEO of Women's Refuge.
09:45 Pacific correspondent Mike Field
Pacific nations in turmoil over Indonesia’s West Papua province, a potent combination of teenage boys, social media and violence has forced Samoa’s government to close a major school and a bid to raise money for Kiribati’s maternity hospital.
10:05 George Henare: veteran of radio, stage & screen
George Henare is the veteran actor of radio, film and television. Now at the age of 70, he's preparing to leave New Zealand, bound for Sydney, after being hired by Disney to play the Sultan in the Broadway transfer of Aladdin. Not before a final season on the stage - in the Court Theatre's production of Educating Rita, which opens in 2 weeks. He takes a break from rehearsals to talk to Nine to Noon.
10:35 Children's book review with John McIntyre
John McIntyre reviews The Beginner's Guide to Netball by Maria Tutaia, published by Random House New Zealand and Kaua e Tuku ma te Kukupa te Pahi e Taraiwa/ Don’t Let The Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems, Translated by Kawata Teepa, published by Huia Publishers
10:45 The Reading
Where The Rekohu Bone Sings by Tina Makereti (Part 15 of 15)
read by Maria Walker, George Henare and Kura Forreste
11:05 New Music with Jeremy Taylor
Jeremy Taylor is charmed by the subtlety of Radiohead's ninth album, is surprised by how good a Suede comeback album is, digs Bombino's 'dry guitars', and is unnerved by the spooky sound of Wellington's 'Hex"
Song; Burn The Witch, Track 1
Album: A Moon Shaped Pool
Broadcast Time: 3'41"
Song; Glass Eyes, Track 6
Broadcast Time: 2'53"
Song: Outsiders, Track 2
Comp: Anderson/ Codling
Album: Night Thoughts
Broadcast Time: 3'53"
Song: Iwaranagh (We Must), Track 2
Broadcast Time: 5'00"
Song: Witches Of The Hex
Comp: Kirsten & Greta Von Newtown
Album: Calling To The Universe EP
Label: Sloth Records
Broadcast Time: 4'26"
11:30 Sports commentator Brendan Telfer
The All Whites are finally back in action after months of hibernation. They travel to Papua New Guinea on Saturday for the Oceania Nations Cup which has assumed huge significance for NZ Football. In Netball, the ANZ Championship is about to be given the chop by Australia.
11:45 The Week That Was with Pinky Agnew and James Nokise
Music played in this show
Song: Wake Up Brother
Composer: Morelle, Maddock, Goldenhorse
Label: Siren 543302
Artist: Simon and Garfunkel
Song: Homeward Bound
Album: Bridge over Troubled Waters