Nine To Noon for Monday 8 August 2016
09:05 Illegal fish being flogged on social media
The fight against seafood poaching and the latest battle ground: social media. The Ministry of Primary Industry says social networking sites are the new tool being used by seafood poachers to flog illegal seafood. In Northland, it has recently successfully prosecuted two people who were using Facebook to offload crayfish and kina. Lynn Freeman speaks to MPI's District Compliance Manager, Steve Rudsdale who says it's a growing problem, and if left unchecked could have a huge impact on available kai moana.
09:20 Battle to keep Salisbury School open
Parents and supporters of Salisbury special education girls school are not ruling out legal action if the Minister of Education insists she will close the school. The Nelson school is at the centre of a battle between its supporters and the Ministry of Education, with accusations the Ministry has deliberately starved it of students. In 2012, the High Court ruled that a previous Government decision to close the school was unlawful and it was kept open. However since that time the government changed the enrollment system for special residential schools, meaning potential students can't enroll directly, and have to be referred by the Ministry's Intensive Wraparound Service. Phil Treweek is the father of a 15 year old girl - Ellen - who has been at Salisbury for two weeks.It took five applications over the last two years to finally get her into the school and the family is gutted to think it will close. He says the enrolment model is ridiculous - requiring a girl to have severe behavioural issues as well as intellectual disabilities to get into the school and because Ellen was well behaved at school, they could not get her into the school until her behaviour deteriorated.
09:20 Gerard Smyth: Christchurch dilemmas
Nine to Noon speaks with film maker Gerard Smyth, who's made a 6 part interactive web series called Christchurch Dilemas, with RNZ as distribution partner. The short documentaries examines six themes - from the future of the river Red Zone, to affordable housing and the mental health of Cantabrians. Mostly, he tells the stories and views of the people of Christchurch, who he says are being forgotten by the rest of the country.
10:05 Andrea Hoffman: The Girl Who Beat Isis
Nine to Noon speaks with Andrea Hoffman on her book The Girl Who Beat Isis, based on a series of interviews with a young Yazidi woman she met in an Iraqi refugee camp. Andrea is calling her 'Farida Khalaf', who escaped from months of captivity at the hands of Islamic State after being sold as a sex slave, subjected to mental and physical torture and rape, and passed around by human traffickers. Farida's remarkable story is one of survival and eventual escape, as well as the bitter experience of what comes after.
10:45 The Reading
Soon by Charlotte Grimshaw read by Michael Hurst. (Part 6 of 12)
11:05 Political commentators Stephen Mills and Matthew Hooton
Political commentary with Stephen Mills and Matthew Hooton
11:30 Kitchen without boundaries
Kitchen without boundaries is the brainchild of the ex pat Australian, Vanessa Baxter. It's about getting people of all ages and abilities engaged in cooking. She was a Masterchef finalist shortly after settling in Auckland after living many years overseas, including long stints in Vietnam, Indonesia and Singapore. Now food is at the core of her worklife, and the voluntary work she does. This includes running cooking classes for children, and also for corporate team building sessions.
11:45 Urbanist Tommy Honey
Urbanist Tommy Honey discusses the future of Auckland housing in the wake of the Unitary Plan proposals. How is housing going to become more affordable?