Nine To Noon for Tuesday 16 August 2016
09:05 Latest on Hawkes Bay gastro outbreak
Kathryn Ryan speaks to Massey University's Director of Infectious Diseases Nigel French and Hawkes Bay Medical Officer of Health, Dr Nick Jones about the contamination of Havelock North's drinking water. The outbreak of gastroenteritis, likely caused by campylobacter in local tap water, has closed schools, made thousands sick, and left two people in a critical condition in intensive care.The town's residents should find out today whether their water is safe to drink.
09:20 Public sector IT with Silicon Valley flair
Kathryn Ryan speaks to Eric Hysen, the head of U.S. Digital Service at the Department of Homeland Security about his organisation's efforts to streamline and improve government IT projects. He is speaking next week at Open Source Open Society in NZ.
09:35 Positive signs emerge in gastro outbreak
Kathryn Ryan speaks to Medical officer of health Nick Jones on the gastro illness in Havelock North .
09:45 US correspondent
US correspondent Susan Milligan with the latest on American politics
10:05 The Age of Bowie
Kathryn Ryan speaks to veteran arts commentator and rock journalist Paul Morley, about his new biography of David Bowie. One of pop culture’s most significant figures, whose body of work encompassed not only music, but film, video, fashion, mime, fine art criticism and writing. Over five decades, David Bowie created enduring characters from Major Tom, to Ziggy Stardust, Aladdin Sane and the Thin White Duke. His final album Blackstar was released just days before his death in January this year.
10:35 Book review - Dadland by Keggie Carew
Reviewed by Naomi Arnold, published by Penguin Random House.
10:45 The Reading
Soon by Charlotte Grimshaw read by Michael Hurst. (Part 12 of 12)
11:05 Business commentator Rod Oram
Kathryn Ryan talks to Rod Oram about : Unusually strong tourism numbers, given that we’re in the middle of winter, and how we might cope with further growth.
11:30 Advocate for indigenous Australian art
Australian Bronwyn Bancroft is an Aboriginal artist, fashion designer and illustrator. She has illustrated 30 children's books and is a passionate advocate of arts and education for Indigenous Australians. Bronwyn Bancoft has Master of Studio Practice and a Master of Visual Arts from the University of Sydney and she holds a board position with Copyright Agency, the Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience. She will be in New Zealand later this week for the IBBY childrens literature congress, where she will be taking part in a discussion about art across genres, age groups and culture.
11:45 Media commentator Gavin Ellis
Our right to know is being eroded and official information is assessed for political risk before it is authorised for release. Do New Zealanders care? Gavin Ellis issues some serious warnings in a new book, Complacent Nation.