Nine To Noon for Thursday 2 November 2017
09:05 Is recruiting police from overseas the answer?
The Police Association says looking offshore to boost police numbers is not the answer to the country's needs. The new police minister, Stuart Nash, says fast-tracked visas could be introduced for foreign police officers recruited to help the Government meet its promise to expand the force by 1800 over the next three years. The Police Association President Chris Cahill tells Kathryn if the police force is to be truly diversified, it must be home-grown.
09:20 Take Ten: a safe zone in a binge drinking culture
An alcohol safe zone is being put in place in Courtenay Place over summer, starting this Saturday night, featuring water, bean bags and volunteers on hand to help intoxicated young people get home safely. 'Take Ten' has been established by the Vulnerable Support Charitable Trust, a consortium of Wellington hospitality and bar owners, keen to teach young people about managing their drinking. Kathryn Ryan speaks to Paul Retimanu who is behind the initiative.
09:30 Failed MH370 search 'insult to human intelligence'
A need to feed the media, following false clues, and a desire to look like heroes, are just some of the reasons given by investigative journalist, Florence de Changy, for the failure to find MH370. Last month, Australian investigators delivered their final report into the jet's disappearance. Florence de Changy has spent several years following the mystery, and has written a book, and several articles on the subject. She says the only sentence she agrees with in the Australian report is that it was "almost inconceivable" the aircraft has not been found.
09:45 UK correspondent Matt Dathan
As news breaks of UK Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon resigning, Kathryn Ryan talks to UK correspondent Matt Dathan for the latest on the allegations of sexual misconduct in Westminster.
10:05 Online ad fraud 'completely out of control'
It's a model that has only been around for a couple decades, but already questions are being raised over the effectiveness and legitimacy of the online advertising industry, while public frustration continues to rise. Online ad fraud is rapidly growing into one of the biggest organised crime businesses in the world. World Federation of Advertisers estimates within just eight years fake internet traffic schemes may become the second largest market for criminal organisations after drug trafficking. Kathryn Ryan speaks with Bob Hoffman, an American author, speaker and advisor on advertising and marketing and author of the recent book, BadMen: How advertising went from a minor annoyance to a major menace.
10:35 Book review
Jenna Todd from Time Out bookstore reviews Sing, Unburied, Sing by Jesmyn Ward, published by Bloomsbury.
10:45 The Reading
The Writing Class by Stephanie Johnson read by Alison Quigan (Part 8 of 12)
11:05 New Technology with Sarah Putt
Sarah Putt discusses what Clare Curran is likely to bring as the new Minister for Communications and Broadcasting, Vocus putting its NZ business up for sale, and Facebook snapping up tbh.
11:25 Parenting: Why does NZ have such a high teen suicide rate?
Educator, researcher and parenting commentator Nathan Mikaere-Wallis discusses why NZ, as a first world country, has such a shocking teen suicide rate, and what parents can do to minimise risk.
WHERE TO GET HELP
Lifeline: 0800 543 354 - Provides 24 hour telephone counselling
Youthline: 0800 376 633 or free text 234 - Provides 24 hour telephone and text counselling services for young people
Samaritans: 0800 726 666 - Provides 24 hour telephone counselling.
Tautoko: 0508 828 865 - provides support, information and resources to people at risk of suicide, and their family, whānau and friends.
Supporting Families in Mental Illness, Canterbury: 0800 87 66 82 - Provides one on one wrap-around support for family members experiencing suicide or depression.
Whatsup: 0800 942 8787 (noon to 11pm)
Kidsline: 0800 543 754 (4pm - 6pm weekdays)
The Lowdown: thelowdown.co.nz - website for young people aged 12 to 19.
National Depression Initiative: depression.org.nz (for adults), 0800 111 757 - 24 hour service
If it is an emergency or you feel you or someone you know is at risk, please call 111
For information about suicide prevention, see www.mentalhealth.org.nz/suicideprevention.
11:45 Viewing with Tamar Munch
Freelance publicist and viewing consumer Tamar Munch reviews the BAFTA-winning comedy series Mum, the US animated sitcom Big Mouth, and Joan Didion - The Centre Will Not Hold, streaming on Netflix, made by her nephew, Griffin Dunne.