Nine To Noon for Thursday 4 August 2016
09:05 Water restrictions loom in Canterbury
Environment Canterbury is warning of water restrictions for farmers and urban dwellers as the region's aquifers reach their lowest levels since the 1980s. ECAN released its latest drought update yesterday - it's found that 86 per cent of the wells it monitors show low or very low groundwater levels. Kathryn Ryan speaks with Carl Hanson, from Environment Canterbury, and Lynda Murchison, Federated Farmers North Canterbury provincial president.
09:20 Coverage of women's sport - fair?
Are the Olympics the only event where female athletes get equal recognition? Kathryn Ryan speaks to Associate Professor Toni Bruce, at the Faculty of Education and Social Work at the University of Auckland.
09:30 New Olympic Sports
Kathryn Ryan talks to Dr Holly Thorpe from Waikato University about the new sports announced for inclusion in the 2020 Olympics - Karate, Softball, Baseball, Skateboarding and Sport Climbing
09:45 UK Correspondent Jon Dennis
Jon Dennis reports from the UK on Jeremy Corbyn's battle to keep his leadership and criticism of David Cameron's parting gift of honours given to his supporters.
10:05 James Liu: What is NZ's national character?
What are New Zealand values? And is there such a thing as the New Zealand national character? Why does the tide appear to be turning against migrants in many countries around the world, towards closed borders, and a harking back to the "good old days". Kathryn Ryan speaks to cross cultural and political psychologist Professor James Liu, a Chinese-American New Zealander.
10:35 Book review - Selected Poems by Jenny Bornholdt
Reviewed by Mary McCallum, published by Victoria University Press
10:45 The Reading
Soon by Charlotte Grimshaw read by Michael Hurst. (Part 4 of 12)
11:05 New technology with Sarah Putt
Sarah Putt on why Uber's sold up in China, ongoing tech disruptions to business models and how will the technology needs of 400 thousand more Auckland homes be met?
11:25 Dr Claire Meehan: Sexting and Cyberspace Safety
Criminologist Dr Claire Meehan tells Kathryn Ryan she's aiming for better strategies and skills to make young people safer in cyberspace. A recent report by British charity the National Society for the Protection of Cruelty to Children (NSPCC) found 94% of a group of 1,000 children surveyed had been exposed to pornography on-line by the age of 14. Dr Claire Meehan from the University of Auckland's School of Sociology is researching what young people do on-line, what sites they visit, their views on pornography and sexting, focussing on 14 and 15 year olds.
11:45 Viewing Review with Tamar Munch
Tamar Munch reviews the new season of Suits on Lightbox, Ray Donovan on Soho, the Anthony Robbins documentary on Netflix I am Not Your Guru, and the new season of Wentworth.
Music played in this show
Artist: Sola Rosa
Song: Never Enough
Composer: Ned Worboys
Album: Low And Behold High And Beyond
Label: Way Up
Artist: Leon Bridges
Song: Better Man
Album: Coming Home