Nine To Noon for Wednesday 5 July 2017
09:05 Whistleblowers law "weak, patchy and out of date"
Workplace whistleblowers are left unprotected by "weak, patchy and out of date" legislation, according to a new report. Kathryn Ryan talks to the report's authors Professor AJ Brown of Australia's Griffith University and Michael Macaulay of Victoria University who compared policies across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors, and found 23 percent of public agencies don't have procedures to record or track whistleblowing incidents.
09:20 Interactive online STEM subject boost for NCEA students
A new online tool in education has been rolled out in Northland to help NCEA students in rural areas, where it can be difficult to attract specialist teachers of STEM subjects. STEM Online NZ is a free interactive teaching and learning resource, which supports teachers and students of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The resource is the brainchild of Professor Graeme Aitken, the Dean of the University of Auckland's Faculty of Education. For more information please contact Graeme via email. firstname.lastname@example.org
09:45 Australia correspondent
Karen Middleton with the latest news from across the Tasman.
10:05 The Aboriginal sci-fi packing a political punch
Cleverman is an indigenous dystopian super-hero drama (not something you hear everyday!) which has been causing a stir since it was first aired in May 2016. Kathryn Ryan talks to Ryan Griffin, the show's creator, about how he journeyed deep into his Aboriginal culture to create a searing social commentary in a post-apocalyptic Australia. Now into it's second series, the Australian-New Zealand co-production (Pukeko Pictures, Weta Workshop, Park Road Post Production) continues to tackle contentious issues like racism and assimilation from an Aboriginal perspective. The second series of Cleverman can be seen on TVNZ OnDemand and Duke, which will start airing the show on Monday, July 10.
10:35 Book review
Harry Ricketts reviews The New Zealand Poetry Year Book.
10:45 The Reading
11:05 Rising stars of Matariki
Kirsten Johnstone celebrates Matariki featuring new releases from Maori musicians Teeks, Ria Hall and SoccerPractise.
11:20 Living with IBD
New Zealand has one of the highest incidences of Inflammatory Bowel Disease in the world – so what's it like living with Crohn's & Colitis, and what can be done to improve care? Kathryn Ryan talks to 27-year-old Counties Manukau Police Detective Constable, Bec's Parker, who was diagnosed with Crohn's disease seven years ago; Nicole Thornton, who's 12 years old and has recently presented a petition to Parliament calling for retail establishments to allow patients access to their employee toilets; and Wellington Gastroenterologist, Dr Richard Stein.
11:45 Scandalising the Court
Canterbury law professor Ursula Cheer talks to Kathryn Ryan about proposals to reform the law of contempt and how it will affect the news media.