Nine To Noon for Thursday 5 October 2017
09:05 Rex Tillerson & the speculation over his resignation
The US secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, has denied reports that he has considered resigning and has publicly reaffirmed his support for Donald Trump. At a hastily arranged news conference, Mr Tillerson brushed aside a question on whether he had referred to the President as a moron. Kathryn talks to Politico's Senior White House reporter Josh Gerstein.
09:10 Coalition negotiations start
The New Zealand First leader Winston Peters has confirmed he will meet with National and Labour in Wellington today to start coalition talks. RNZ's Political editor Jane Patterson talks to Kathryn Ryan.
09:20 Calls for NZ to get serious about wildlife crime trafficking
While New Zealand may seem very far away from elephant and rhino country - it is not imnune to trafficking. Fiona Gordon was the lead researcher and co-author of the 2016 "Under the Hammer" report, a 9-month investigation, published by the International Fund for Animal Welfare, into the ivory and rhino horn trade in Australia and New Zealand. She says the Pacific is increasingly becoming a source and transit region for illegal wildlife trafficking, and Australia and New Zealand should take a lead.
09:45 UK correspondent Tim Sculthorpe
Tim Sculthorpe on Theresa May closing the Conservative Party conference setting out her plans in the aftermath of the election disaster.
10:00 Timothy Spall: Magic in Christchurch - The Changeover
Timothy Spall stars in the film adaptation of Margaret Mahy's young adult novel The Changeover. A national treasure, Timothy is one of Britain's finest character actors. The Changeover is filmed in Christchurch's red zone and brought to us by husband and wife team Miranda Harcourt and Stuart McKenzie. Timothy talks to Kathryn Ryan about playing Carmody Braque, his latest evil character in an impressive back catalogue of more than 60 movies to date.
10:35 Book review
Rachel Eadie from Scorpio Books reviews Aotearoa The New Zealand Story by Gavin Bishop. Published by Penguin Random House NZ
10:45 The Reading
Embracing the Dragon by Polly Greeks (Part 9 of 10)
11:05 New technology with Sarah Putt
Sarah Putt talks about micro-credentials, Air New Zealand trialing digital humans, and what we want in a national Chief Technology Officer.
11:25 Parenting: keep children safe online
New Zealand's leading authority on cyber security, John Parsons, talks to Kathryn about the challenges facing families as the internet has taken centre stage in our lives. John works in schools around New Zealand helping children and also parents - manage their relationship to their smart phones.
Sarah McMullen reviews The Battle of the Sexes, Kedi and TVNZ's The Last Post.