Nine To Noon for Friday 21 April 2017
09:05 Could bill slam door for equal pay claims?
Teacher aides, social workers and others preparing equal pay claims say new pay equity legislation may stymie their chances. Will they be able to compare the work they do with other industries, as some educators did with Corrections Officers or will they be locked into their own? Kathryn talks with National President of the New Zealand Council of Trade Unions, Richard Wagstaff; Paul Goulter, National Secretary of the NZEI and Paul McKay, Manager of Employment Relations policy for Business NZ.
09:20 Wiping out Wasps
A nationwide team of academics is developing large scale, state-of-the-art technology to combat the common wasp. Professor of Entomology and Ecology at Victoria University Phil Lester explains.
09:30 Can you re-Māorify a city ?
Victoria University of Wellington in collaboration with Ngāti Toa have begun an urban design competition asking people to imagine what a de-colonised city might be like using two sites in Porirua. The judging panel is made up of eight people from a range of different fields, including award-winning Aboriginal architect Kevin O'Brien. The competition is part of a wider research project which looks at what decolonisation means to New Zealanders in relation to how their cities look and feel.
09:45 Pacific correspondent Mike Field
Samoa's police are searching for a blogger - but have locked up the wrong woman; TPP might be dormant but a Pacific Island trade deal about to be signed and Tonga's prime minister reckons there are Chinese hitmen in his kingdom.
10:05 Exploring Auckland's underbelly, and it's not what you might think
Speleologist Peter Crossley joins Kathryn Ryan to talk about Auckland's extensive network of lava caves which he's spent five decades of his life documenting. Formed from fiery lava tens of thousands of years ago, they are now becoming another casualty of Auckland's rapid urban development.
A short documentary about Peter's life's work called 'Meet Peter' is about to be screened as part of the Doc Edge International Film Festival.
10:35 Book review
Kiran Dass of Unity Books Auckland reviews South and West: From a Notebook by Joan Didion
10:45 The Reading
11:05 Music reviewer Grant Smithies
Now in its tenth year, tomorrow is Record Store Day. Grant Smithies checks out tasty new RSD vinyl releases from "pan-generational Wellington supergroup" Teeth, 60s psych-pop legends Count Five, UK glam pioneers T. Rex and Auckland alt-country trio Ghost Town.
11:30 Sports commentator Brendan Telfer
The Lions squad announcement, and Lydia Ko fires her 9th caddy.
11:45 The Week That Was with Te Radar and Elisabeth Easther
The New Zealand couple attempting to set a world record with their Princess Leia gathering and the woman who comforted her dying ex husband, by convincing him that Donald Trump had been impeached.
Music played in this show
Artist: Bombay Bicycle Club
Composer: Bombay Bicycle Club
Album: A Different Kind of Fix
Song: Venus as a Boy