Nine To Noon for Tuesday 9 August 2016
09:05 Stranger Danger
Are schools putting too much focus on "stranger danger" when the evidence shows children are most at risk from people they know.? Roland Hermans is a police adviser to schools. He says the focus on "stranger danger" can lead to a false sense of security both for children and parents. Liz Millar is Principal Ngaio School, where they have had a couple of suspicious incidents of this nature recently.
09:20 Councils urged to crack down on illegal rubbish dumping
The charitable trust Keep New Zealand Beautiful says illegal dumping of household rubbish is a becoming a problem, and councils around the country need to do more. The organisation says there are no effective deterrents for people who dump disused furniture and the like on footpaths. Lynn Freeman speaks to KNZB's General Manager Heather Saunderson and Alexandra Davids is the Chairperson of Keep Christchurch Beautiful.
09:30 From floral facelift to food forest
The Northland township of Maungaturoto has had a floral makeover and now the community is pulling together to plant fruit trees to yield food for the local community. Diana Moore and her husband Richard have masterminded the sprucing up of the town, and with help from volunteers they will plant an orchard of fruit trees this weekend at the Maungaturoto Country Club.
09:45 US Correspondent
Steve Almond from the US with the apparent implosion of the Trump campaign, which has been in a free-fall for the past ten days, and the Zika has shown up in Florida.
10:05 Mike Durant: Black Hawk Down
Nine to Noon speaks to Mike Durant, a former US army helicopter pilot, shot down over Mogadishu during the United States' disastrous, and short-lived intervention in Somalia in 1993. The mission was called "Restore Hope" but the US quickly found itself battling local Somali warlords. Mike Durant's Black Hawk helicopter was hit by a rocket-propelled grenade, all his crew died in the subsequent fire-fight, along with two others. He was held hostage for 11 days before returning to the United States to a clamour of interest from the media. Mike Durant now lives in Alabama where he runs a company specializing in aviation training and hiring many veterans. He's the subject of a National Geographic documentary to screen here later this month.
10:35 Book review - The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry
Reviewed by Susanna Andrew, published by Profile Books
10:45 The Reading
Soon by Charlotte Grimshaw read by Michael Hurst. (Part 7 of 12)
11:05 2nd Olympic Silver
Barry Guy reports for Nine to Noon from Rio where New Zealand has scored a 2nd Silver medal at the Olympic Rugby Sevens event, losing in the final to Australia 24-17.
11.15 Business commentator Rod Oram
Rod Oram is looking at what the Reserve Bank might do later this week with the Official Cash Rate, and also he'll examine the temporary suspension of kiwifruit exports to China
11:20 Treaty Settlement Stories Preserved
New Zealanders who've been involved in negotiating treaty settlements, or whose lives have been affected by them, are sharing their stories for a national research project. The Ministry for Culture and Heritage's Senior Maori Historian, Dr Monty Soutar is gathering material for Te Taiwhakaea: Treaty Settlement Stories, in the hope it will help understanding of the settlement process.
11:45 Media commentator Gavin Ellis
The NZME/Fairfax Olympics ban has seen both newspaper groups fully availing themselves of the "fair use" provision of the Copyright Act to access SkyTV video. And does the demise of Saatchi's Chairman Kevin Roberts show that society is no longer satisfied when dumb utterances get shot down in flames?
Music played in this show
Artist: Sami Sisters
Song: On This Day
Composer: M Sami
Album: Happy Heartbreaker
Label: Parot Diva Grump
Artist: VAmpire Weekend
Song: Everlasting Arms
Album: Modern Vampires of the City
Artist: Roberta Flack
Song: Killing Me Softly
Album: The Best of Roberta Flack
Artist: Sarah Vaughan
Song: Cheek to Cheek
Album: Compact Jazz