Nine To Noon for Thursday 28 September 2017
09:05 World Champs Black Ferns finally get their celebration. Is it enough?
Aucklanders get their chance to celebrate with the Women's Rugby World Cup winners, the Black Ferns, today in Manukau. It has taken a month to organise this event for New Zealand's most successful rugby side. Should it have taken that long? And where to from here to build on the momentum of the World Cup campaign? Is turning fully professional the right thing to grow the women's game or are there better ways to build on the success? Lynn Freeman talks to former Black Fern and Labour MP for Manurewa Louisa Wall, former Black Fern and journalist Melodie Robinson and the chief executive of the New Zealand Rugby Players Association, Rob Nichol.
09:25 Finance as a force for good
Singapore-based Natasha Garcha was working for a top hedge fund during the GFC when she realised over 2.5 billion people are excluded from the financial system worldwide. Natasha tells Lynn Freeman how this set her on a journey to combine her passion for wanting to do good with her finance skills, most recently creating the Women’s Livelihood Bond, the world's first impact investing instrument that can be listed on a stock exchange. Natasha is speaking in Christchurch at the Social Enterprise World Forum.
09:45 UK correspondent Kate Adie
Kate Adie on Labour announcing a nationalisation policy at its party conference; PFIS - private financing of large-build developments including hospitals and utilities; and Uber v. the Mayor of London: a big fight, which Uber loses.
10:05 Neil Cross - mixing crime fighting with Armageddon
The Wellington-based, British-born crime writer, Neil Cross, has a knack for creating twisted characters that are loved and loathed by TV audiences across the globe. Lynn Freeman talks to the creator of the hit detective series Luther about his new pre-apocalyptic crime drama called Hard Sun where he 's mixing the detective business with the end of the world.
Neil will be speaking about the craft of screenwriting at this year's Big Screen Symposium, which is New Zealand's biggest annual screen industry event. It takes place on September 30th and October 1st at the University of Auckland Business School.
10:35 Book review
Rachel Eadie reviews Wizards of Once by Cressida Cowell, published by Hachette NZ.
10:45 The Reading
11:05 New technology with Mark Pesce
Mark Pesce talks to Lynn Freeman through the pros and cons of Apple’s new FaceID and TrueDepth™ camera; how CBS's Showtime was caught mining crypto-coins in viewers' web browsers; and piracy websites, which can't really depend on ads, make money.
11:25 Parenting: Supporting Struggling Learners
Wellington speech and language therapist Christian Wright talks to Lynn Freeman about a framework for approaching struggling learners and strategies to support them.
11:45 Viewing with Lara Strongman
Lara Strongman on the big-screen adaptation of The Changeover, five series worth of Suits and TVNZ's newly announced line-up for 2018.