Nine To Noon for Friday 30 June 2017
09:05 New meth standard addresses industry cowboys
Standards New Zealand has released its long awaited benchmark for the testing and remediation of P contaminated properties. Massey University environmental chemist Nick Kim, a top expert in P testing, says the standard will deter the meth testing cowboys, but won't prevent P from getting into houses in the first place. He says meth contamination in the home, from smoking the drug, is one of the smallest health risks associated with problem.
09:20 Midwives negotiate overhaul of funding
From July community based midwives will get a 6 per cent pay rise. The $8 million dollar package was agreed to by the government in return for the College of Midwives withdrawing its high profile equal pay court challenge, lodged in 2015. Under the deal, the pay rise is an interim measure, while a fundamental overhaul of the way community midwives are paid is negotiated. Kathryn talks with the Acting Chief Executive of the College of Midwives, Alison Eddy.
09:30 Doctor and champion piper Brendon Eade
Kathryn Ryan meets champion bagpiper Brendon Eade who's about to perform with the NZSO in a special concert to celebrate the British & Irish Lions Tour. When not playing the bagpipes, Brendon’s a doctor in Waikato.
09:45 Pacific correspondent Mike Field
Samoa’s prime minister has used a new book to slam Helen Clark for her apology to Samoa over colonial excesses – he says she doesn’t understand politics – and he reveals that he believes he was the target of an assassination plot.
10:05 Seeing with sound
Kathryn Ryan talks to Brisbane woman, Julee-Anne Bell, who has been blind since birth, and uses echolocation to help to navigate her surroundings
10:35 Book review
Unity books' Tilly Lloyd reviews Kingdom of Olives & Ash: Writers Confront the Occupation, edited by Michael Chabon and Ayelet Waldman.
10:45 The Reading
11:05 Music reviewer Grant Smithies
Wellington band Glass Vaults say they want to give the listener a "brain orgasm" with their new record, but Grant Smithies takes the risk and listens to it regardless. Verdict? It's sonically arousing, alright. During the post-coital afterglow, we also hear tracks from Sydney "heavy soul" duo Polish Club and some obscure singer/ songwriter bloke named Paul McCartney.
11:30 Sports commentator Brendan Telfer
Sports commentator Brendan Telfer on the America’s Cup – what happens next? Teams are selected for the All Blacks’ second test against the British and Irish Lions in Wellington; and Susie Bates at the Women’s Cricket World Cup in sight of a special century.
11:45 The week that was with Michele A'Court & Raybon Kan
Should Peter Thiel sponsor the America's Cup team?