09:05 Police to pilot major change to 111 system for mental health calls


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The police want a major change to the way 111 mental health crisis calls are responded to. Next year they will trial a multi agency co-response service, where a mental health worker attends all crisis calls, along with police and ambulance staff. The proposal, released to Nine to Noon under the Official Information Act, shows the service will be operated in three centres next September, seven days a week, 10 hours a day. Kathryn talks with Fiona Howard, from the Christchurch based mental health advocacy organisation Mhaps, and Alex Steedman, an Auckland lawyer specialising in mental health.

9:30 Working towards a plastics-free Galapagos

Blue-footed Booby

Blue-footed Booby Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Part of a wider goal of ridding the Galapagos Islands of plastic, a team of scientists is trying to ascertain how much and where waste plastic is on the islands. They are investigating the amount of plastic fish are ingesting, as well as conducting a beach survey project in an effort to prioritise conservation efforts. Juan Pablo Muñoz leads the plastics project for the Galapagos Science Centre.

09:45 Germany correspondent Thomas Sparrow

Thomas Sparrow is Political and Security Correspondent for Deutsche Welle. Today he discusses the first anniversary of the deadly truck attack on a Berlin Christmas market.

10:05 Cecilia Robinson - changing the way we eat

My Food Bag co-CEO Cecilia Robinson

My Food Bag co-CEO Cecilia Robinson Photo: Supplied

Cecilia Robinson is one of the founders of My Food Bag. The food delivery service launched in 2013 and now delivers more than one million meals a month, to 50,000 customers. This year she was named Supreme Winner in the New Zealand Women of Influence Awards and the business was recognised for its customer service in the Westpac Business Excellence Awards. She talks with Kathryn about changing the way New Zealanders shop and eat, and what's next for the business.

10:35 Book review

Louise Ward from Wardini Books reviews IQ by Joe Ide, Published by Orion Publishing Co.

10:45 The Reading

Actor Bruce Hopkins is walking his father and brother’s ashes home to Rakiura/Stewart Island along Te Araroa – New Zealand’s Trail. Today in The Long Way Home – after a frustrating injury break, Bruce is back on the trail.

A long view down the length of the beach south of Marsden Point.

On the beach south of Marsden Point. Photo: Bruce Hopkins

11:05 Political commentators Stephen Mills & Matthew Hooton

As well as a look at Labour's Mini Budget, Matthew and Stephen review the massive year in politics – who are the winners and who are the losers?

11:30 Annabel Langbein: Last minute Christmas Dinner

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Annabel Langbein shares tips with Kathryn Ryan on rustling up a last minute Christmas dinner and has a recipe for French Chicken Breasts with Cherry Tomatoes. Annabel's latest cookbook Essential is her biggest yet and includes recipes for roast turkey, roast chicken and glazed ham. 

11:45 Off the beaten track with Kennedy Warne

The last laughing owl ever collected, found dead on a read near Blue Cliffs Station in 1914. Photographed at Blue Cliffs Station, near Timaru.

The last laughing owl ever collected, found dead on a read near Blue Cliffs Station in 1914. Photographed at Blue Cliffs Station, near Timaru. Photo: Kennedy Warne

Kennedy talks to Kathryn about extinction, including a recording of the extinct huia, the last laughing owl ever collected, and naturalist E. O. Wilson's book on extinction, Half Earth.


Music played in this show

Artist: Josh Ritter
Song: Showboat
Comp: Ritter
Album: Gathering
Label: Pytheas
Broadcast Time: 9:34am

Artist: Astrud Gilberto
Song: Agua De Beber
Comp: Jobim / De Moraes
Album: The Composer of Desafinado, Plays
Label: Verve
Broadcast Time: 9:47am

Artist: Sturgill Simpson
Song: Just Let Go
Comp: Simpson
Album: Metamodern Sounds in Country Music
Label: High Top Mountain
Broadcast Time: 10:41am