Nine To Noon for Friday 28 October 2016
09:05 Mass extinction on the cards
World wildlife has fallen by 58 percent in 40 years according to a new report by the Zoological Society of London and WWF - meanwhile a local report released yesterday by the Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ, paints a grim picture of the health of our marine life.
09:20 School Counsellors under pressure
School counsellors are over-burdened and not able to reach every student they should, the New Zealand Association of Counsellors says. Sarah Maindonald, a spokesperson for NZAC, said it's not uncommon for a single school counsellor to be responsible for seeing up to 1700 students.
09:45 Pacific correspondent Mike Field
An Eastern European operation to smuggle people into New Zealand is revealed in Tonga with a court case, Samoa’s breadfruit to feed the world, details on how fish contribute to Pacific countries and China’s tracking ship in the Pacific.
10:05 NZ detective turned crime writer
Simon Wyatt's new novel, The Student Body is a New Zealand crime mystery with an authentic twist. Simon is a former detective with the who wrote most of the novel which working for the child protection team. He turned to writing in 2012 after at age 28 he was struck down with Guillan Barre Syndrome an auto-immune disorder which left him so weak he couldn't open a packet of chips.
10:35 Children's Book Review with John McIntyre
"Fuzzy Doodle" by Melinda Szymanik and Donovan Bixley, pub by Scholastic
"The Marble Maker" by Sacha Cotter illustrated by Josh Morgan pub by Huia Publishers
Te Reo version: "Te Kaihanga Mapere" Na Sacha Cotter Na Josh Morgan Nga Pikitia Na Kawata Teepa I Whakamaori Huia Publishers
10:45 The Reading
Passing Through by Coral Atkinson read by Amanda Billing (Part 4 of 15)
11:05 New Music with Jeremy Taylor
Jeremy Taylor admires the new album from Leonard Cohen, David Bowie's stage show cast recording, Connan Mockasin's Soft Hair, and pays his respects to the late Pete Burns of Dead Or Alive".
11:30 Sports commentator Brendon Telfer
The Black Caps victory over India, the Wallaby's coach Michael Cheika under fire for a supposed rant at a press conference, and the All Blacks get a new jersey.
11:45 The week that was with Te Radar and Pinky Agnew
Music played in this show
Artist: Gareth Thomas
Song: All Eyes in the Room
Album: Fizzy Milk
Artist: Over the Rhine
Song: Don't Wait for Tom
Composer: Berquist / Detweiler
Album: The Trumpet Child
Artist: Hopetoun Brown
Song: Own It
Album: Look Good
Artist: Erma Franklin
Song: Piece of My Heart
Album: Cheap Thrills