Nine To Noon for Tuesday 24 October 2017
09:05 Health Ministry agrees to further action on surgical mesh
Following a long awaited meeting between the Ministry of Health and advocacy group Mesh Down Under, the Ministry has agreed to conduct a cost-benefit analysis of a pelvic mesh surgery register over the next 3 to 6 months & will set up a working group to progress recommendations of the Health Select Committee - which reported back after a long inquiry in June last year. The Ministry of Health's Director of Protection, Regulation and Assurance Dr Stewart Jessamine talks to Kathryn Ryan.
09:20 Warnings over NZ's contribution to greenhouse gas emissions
A new report on climate change has painted a stark picture of New Zealand's contribution to global greenhouse gas emissions. It says climate change is already potentially irreversibly affecting the country's natural systems, and many aspects of climate change will continue for centuries. Global gross emissions of greenhouse gases rose 50 per cent from 1990 to 2013, mainly due to people burning more fossil fuels for electricity generation, heat, transport, manufacturing and construction. Despite New Zealand's contribution being quite small at 0.17 per cent, we have the fifth-highest level of emissions per person of the 35 countries in the OECD. Kathryn Ryan speaks with James Renwick, a professor at the School of Geography, Environment and Earth Sciences at Victoria University who contributed to the report.
09:45 USA correspondent Susan Milligan
Susan Milligan has the latest on the Gold Star widow whose husband was killed in Niger. She has backed up a congresswoman's account of her telephone call with the President, saying Trump struggled to remember her late husband's name.
10:05 Bryce Johnson : 30 years at the head of Fish & Game
Bryce Johnson is retiring as the head of Fish & Game New Zealand after 37 years. The organisation was set up under the Conservation Act with the statutory responsibility for the sports of freshwater sport fishing and game-bird hunting, funded almost entirely from the sale of hunting and fishing licenses. This has put Mr Johnson is a unique position to be able to advocate for hunters and anglers - often on controvertial issues, such as water quality. Along the way he's gained some detractors - particularly in the farming sector - but he tells Kathryn Ryan, he is unapologetic about campaigning on environmental issues.
10:35 Book review
Susanna Andrew reviews City of Crows by Chris Womersley, published by Pan Macmillan Australia.
10:45 The Reading
The Writing Class by Stephanie Johnson read by Alison Quigan (Part 1 of 12)
11:05 Political commentators Mike Williams & Matthew Hooton
Our political commentators map the progress of the new government.
11:30 Sarah Hunstead: A life. A Finger. A Pea Up a Nose.
Paediatric emergency nurse Sarah Hunstead has written a guidebook for parents covering illness and injury in children and what to do in the vital minutes before an ambulance arrives. She's the founder of CPR Kids, a Sydney-based organisation teaching first aid skills to parents at home and through community organisations. The book, called A life. A Finger. A Pea Up a Nose covers resuscitation, broken bones, choking and drowning to allergies, breathing problems and everything in between.
11:45 Media commentator Gavin Ellis
How the Australian media reacted to Winston's decision.
Gavin is the former editor of the New Zealand Herald and can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org
Music played in this show
Song: Asleep in the nowhere
Composer: Jolyon Mulholland
Artist: Ladi 6
Song: Royal Blue
Composer: Tamati/ Parkes
Album: Royal Blue 3000