Nine To Noon for Thursday 7 July 2016
09:05 Clare Short on Blair: "He mislead people, there's no question"
"A bit of a lunatic asylum" - that's how Clare Short described the mood of the UK cabinet in the lead up to the Iraq War. Ms Short was the international development secretary in the UK government from 1997-2003 and quit shortly after the invasion. Nine to Noon gets her analysis of the Chilcot Report and what will happen next.
09:20 Health Star Ratings, 'not perfect but the best we've got'
Winsome Parnell is a dietician and a member of the advisory committee to MPI on Health Star ratings. She says despite some anomalies the five scale front-of-pack labels are helping consumers make healthier choices while encouraging the industry to produce foods that are lower in saturated fat, sugar or salt.
09.30 The state of Te Reo
Currently in New Zealand there are about 48 thousand people fluent in Te Reo and the figure is falling steadily. Rawinia Higgins is at the forefront of efforts to preserve Te Reo as a living language. She's just taken up the role of deputy vice chancellor for Maori studies at Victoria University and had previously chaired a review of the government's Maori language bill.
09:45 UK correspondent Jon Dennis
Jon Dennis on the Chilcot report about Britain's involvement in the Iraq war and the latest action in UK politics post the Brexit referendum
10:05 Danielle Cormack on finding success in Australia
New Zealand actress Danielle Cormack has forged a hugely successful career on screen and stage, largely in Australia in recent years. She's about to return to TV here in season 4 of the acclaimed Australian prison drama Wentworth, where she plays Bea Smith the prison's top dog. She's also been in Rake, Underbelly: Razor, as well as numerous films, and continues to perform on stage for the Melbourne Theatre Company and Sydney Theatre Company, among others. Last year she won a Logie award for most outstanding actress and most outstanding performance by a female actress at the ASTRA awards.
10:35 Book review - The Fire Child by S K Treymayne
reviewed by Lisa Finucane, published by HarperCollins
10:45 The Reading
My Father's Ears, by Karen Goa read by Michele Amas (Part 9 of 10)
11:05 New technology with Sarah Putt
Sarah Putt discusses the Vodafone and Sky TV merger, the debate around digital technology still being a vocational rather than an academic topic, and a contraceptive app.
11:25 Raising girls & boys to feel good about their bodies
Auckland writer Angela Barnett, founder of the website F**king Awesome Bulimics I Know, or FABIK, talks to Kathryn about raising children with positive body image. Angela writes for a range of New Zealand publications and also blogs here.
11:45 Viewing with Paul Casserly
Paul Casserly on the new musical Sing Street set in 1980s Dublin and the new version of Roots