Nine To Noon for Monday 12 February 2018
09:05 Failings in NZ's stock tracking system
The National Animal Identification and Tracing (NAIT) scheme, which tracks animal movements around the country, has not worked as intended during the outbreak of the cattle disease Mycoplasma Boivs. The disease was first found in South Canterbury in July last year and has now spread from Southland to Hawke's Bay. To discuss the NAIT scheme and possible improvements to it, Kathryn is joined by Michelle Edge from OSPRI, the company which runs the scheme. Also Federated Farmers President, Katie Milne, and Dargaville farmer, Bob Steed.
09:15 More bad news for Fletcher Building, extends trading halt
RNZ Business Editor Gyles Beckford discusses the major announcement that our biggest construction business, Fletcher Building has requested a further trading halt of its shares and capital notes on the NZX and ASX exchanges.
09:30 It's fast. It's loud. It captivates the crowd - but the numbers are dipping
Netball is the number one women's sport in this country and the second largest team participation sport after rugby. Yet despite its popularity it is losing numbers, especially in Auckland, where roughly forty per cent of residents were born overseas. For this reason Netball New Zealand is working on a strategy to address the changing demographic and is put more emphasis on community based education and youth initiatives. Kathryn Ryan talks to Netball New Zealand's chief executive Jennie Wyllie.
09:45 Germany correspondent Thomas Sparrow
Germany finally has a coalition deal five months after the General Election, and the Berlin Wall has now been down longer than it has been up.
10:05 Richard Roxburgh - loving the larrikin
Richard Roxburgh is one of Australia's most accomplished and recognised actors on stage, film and TV. He's best known for his leading role in the hit series Rake - in which is plays the chaotic, quixotic, flawed, yet lovable, Sydney barrister Cleaver Greene. He talks to Kathryn about playing complex characters, his love of the larrikin, and the new string to his bow: writing and illustrating children's fiction.
10:35 Book review
The Atomic City Girls: A Novel by Janet Beard. Reviewed by Anne Else. Published by HarperCollins.
10:45 The Reading
The ACB with Honora Lee by Kate de Goldi read by Helen Moulder (Part 1 of 5)
11:05 Political commentators Stephen Mills & Matthew Hooton
The Green Party's co-leadership contest and the Labour-led Government's pledge to put an end to charter schools.
11:30 Olia Hercules' Kaukasis & the best of the Black Sea
Ukrainian chef Olia Hercules talks to Katherine Ryan about her latest culinary exploration through the vibrant region that bridges Europe and Asia, known as the Caucasus. She has recipes for Serdakha (aubergines) and Garlicky Georgian poussins.
Olia Hercules is the award-winning cookbook author of MAMUSHKA that was published in 2015. Her newest publication, is called KAUKASIS
11:45 Off the beaten track with Kennedy Warne
The fallacy of drowning islands, the case of the unstoppable mutant crayfish and New Zealand's most unwanted export.
Music played in this show
Artist: Marion Black
Song: Who Knows
Album: Eccentric soul compilation