Nine To Noon for Wednesday 14 December 2016
09:05 Govt plans to tackle tax dodging by multi-nationals
The proposals put forward by Revenue Minister Michael Woodhouse include giving Inland Revenue broader powers and tightening loopholes that allow companies to claim they have no taxable presence in New Zealand. But would the changes affect some of the highest profile multinationals, including the likes of Google and Facebook ? Professor Craig Elliffee from Auckland University specialises in taxation and the Law.
09:20 Using a simple blood test to diagnose brain injury
A clinical trial is underway to identify a bio-marker, like blood or saliva, that could be tested to measure brain damage independent of concussion symptoms. Researchers say the test could also help athletes, car-crash victims and soldiers suffering from head injuries. Dr Sandy Shultz is a senior researcher from the University of Melbourne's Department of Medicine at the Royal Melbourne Hospital.
09:30 What NZ can teach the US about data privacy breaches
As more and more of our data is collected and stored, how do we really know when our privacy is being breached? And how does US law and data privacy cases affect what happens here. These are some of the issues being explored at an international conference being held at Auckland University, for the Asian Privacy Scholars Network. Kathryn Ryan speaks to Gehan Gunasekara is specialist in information privacy law at the University.
09:45 Australia correspondent Peter Munroe
A hot spell across south-east Australia has delivered record temperatures and sparked bush fires north of Sydney - with fears of worse to come.
10:05 Will the Ross Sea deal really save 'the Last Ocean'?
Dr David Ainley talks to Nine to Noon from the far reaches of Cape Royds Penguin colony. He discusses preserving Antarctica's precious ecosystem, & the deal to make the Ross Sea a marine protected area.
10:35 Book review - "Stories on the Four Winds: Nga Hau e Wha"
Edited by Robyn and Brian Bargh
Reviewed by Lisa Finucane, published by Huia Publishers.
10:45 The Reading
Shingle Beach:3: Bulletproof by Carl Nixon read by Chelsea Bognuda.
11:05 Marty Duda's artist of the week
It’s the time of year when best-of lists are being compiled. Among the more obvious choices for top album (Bowie, Beyonce, Radiohead, etc) is Michael Kiwanuka, the English soul singer who released his second album, Love & Hate in July of this year. While Kiwanuka’s first album, 2012’s Home Again, drew rave reviews for his retro sound when it was released, with Love & Hate, Michael has proven to be a musical force to be reckoned with, utilizing three producers, including the mighty Danger Mouse, to expand and explore his sonic palette while simultaneously writing songs that actually say something meaningful.
11:20 Science with rigger!
Adventure seeking chemistry researcher, Sarah Kessans on her record breaking row boat journey across the Atlantic and getting shortlisted by NASA to become an astronaut.
11:45 Science commentator Siouxsie Wiles
This week, science commentator Dr Siouxsie Wiles talks about why some people struggle hold a conversation while looking someone in the eye, and reveals which sea creature can compete with an alligator’s bite.