Nine To Noon for Friday 16 September 2016
09:05 Call for more action on meth contaminated houses
The lobby group for homeowners and buyers says local councils and police need a much more coordinated approach to tackle the problem of methamphetamine contaminated houses. Kathryn Ryan speaks to John Gray of the Home Owners and Buyers Association, who says the system is too ad hoc and guidelines are needed.
09:20 Syria, Refugees and the UN summit
As the tenuous ceasefire in Syria holds, the UN is still waiting to be allowed to take humanitarian supplies to tens of thousands of civilians in Allepo. Kathryn Ryan speaks to Karen AbuZayd the Special Advisor to the UN Secretary-General on Addressing Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants, ahead of a major summit next week.
09:30 Curious Kea in trouble
Conservationists are sounding the alarm over declining kea numbers. The Kea Conservation Trust is launching a citizen science project to tag the birds. It has also started a Givealittle page. Mark Brabyn is a Kea Conservation Trust volunteer.
09:45 Pacific correspondent Mike Field
New research reveals a huge jump in Chinese trade with the South Pacific along with major aid rising; PNG's troubled plan to be self-sufficient in rice, and the economic clout of kava in Fiji.
10:05 The Kiwi Croc Doc: Craig Franklin
Professor Craig Franklin has been studying crocodiles in Australia's far north Cape York peninsular for 14 years, conducting the largest and longest crocodile tracking programme ever undertaken. He talks to Kathryn Ryan about his work and his years of research and friendship with Australian wildlife expert and conservationist Steve Irwin.
10:35 Children's book review
John McIntyre reviews Jack and Charlie - Boys of the Bush by Jack Marcotte & Tongan Heroes by David Riley.
10:45 The Reading
11:05 New Music with Jeremy Taylor
Jeremy Taylor takes in the new release from superb Irish songstress Lisa Hannigan, the understated tenth album from Chicago alt-country-rock pioneers Wilco, and a harrowing reflection on loss from Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds.
11:30 Sports commentator Brendan Telfer
Team New Zealand has reached their target of 18 medals at the Rio Paralympics including 9 gold, and England's outspoken Aussie coach, Eddie Jones has told a UK newspaper he's spotted some clear weaknesses in the All Black game.
11:45 The Week that Was with Te Radar and Pinky Agnew
Pinky Agnew and Te Radar tell us what's been making them laugh this week.
Music played in this show
Artist: The Milk Carton Kids
Song: The City of Our Lady
Artist: Breaks Co-op
Song: Moments In Time