Nine To Noon for Tuesday 21 March 2017
09:05 NZ reaching environmental limits: OECD report
A new OECD report says New Zealand has maxed out economic growth from its natural resources. The Environmental Performance Review suggests the government's business growth agenda, which is to double exports to 40% of GDP by 2025, is at odds with the limits on natural resources. Kathryn Ryan talks with environmental analyst and author, Dr Marie Brown.
09:20 Disobedient Teaching
Calls from a veteran award winning educator for teachers to stop over-assessing students, and start to breaking the rules. Welby Ings is a Professor of Design at the Auckland University of Technology. His new book, Disobedient Teaching: Surviving and creating change in education, explores how teachers can navigate and and influence the education system, which he believes is obsessed with assessment.
09:30 Why is govt not funding "vital" HIV survey?
The Ministry of Health has stopped funding the annual GAPSS/GOSS surveys of gay and bisexual men despite a 2013 analysis it commissioned describing it as "vital" for assessing the success of HIV prevention initiatives. Nine to Noon speaks to the head of the NZ Aids Foundation Jason Myers and to Dr Peter Saxton, an HIV researcher from Otago University who carries out the survey.
09:45 USA correspondent
Steve Almond with the latest from the US, where the FBI Director James Comey and National Security Agency director Michael Rogers are currently giving evidence before the House Intelligence Committee investigating Russian hacking of the election.
10:05 Mathematical probability of water on Mars
Gabor Domokos is the pioneering Hungarian mathematician and engineer who calculated that water must once have flowed on Mars. He is a Professor of Mechanics Materials and Structures at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics.He is currently in New Zealand and he will give a public lecture at the University of Auckland later today about Pebbles on Mars, and also about the new shape he discovered, the Gomboc.
10:35 Book review
David Hill reviews Bright Air Black by David Vann
10:45 The Reading
11:05 Business commentator Rod Oram
Rod Oram talks to Kathryn Ryan about Fletcher Building's large losses on some construction contracts, and international trade tensions escalate
11:30 Jared Kristensen: Audience Republic
When he was 18 Jared Kristensen had a band he wanted to hear play live - so he took it on himself to book them to come play in New Zealand. It was a sellout show and kick-started a three year career as an event organiser while Jared was studying at university. Now Jared has launched a new business called Audience Republic which helps use event organisers use social media to sell more tickets.
11:45 Media commentator Gavin Ellis
Kathryn Ryan talks to Gavin Ellis about who should be able to call themselves journalists?, and TVNZ's CEO signalling widespread change in the organisation.
Gavin Ellis is a media commentator and former editor of the New Zealand Herald. He can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org