Nine To Noon for Monday 19 February 2018
09:05 Too late for world renowned fresh water springs?
It's feared a proposed conservation order to protect Golden Bay's world-renowned freshwater springs won't come quickly enough to stop local farmers taking more water from the aquifer that feeds it. The springs contain close to optically-pure water, second only to that found under the Weddell Sea in Antarctica, and are a major tourist attraction, with more than 100-thousand visitors a year. However needs for water in the district are competing with conservation. Kathryn talks Andrew Yuill - who applied for the Water Conservation Order, along with local Maori and Tim King, deputy mayor of the Tasman District Council and chair of its Environment and Planning Committee.
09:20 Improving teaching, not streaming, will halt maths decline: ERO
Improving teaching, not streaming children according to ability, is the key to halting falling achievement in maths according to a new report by the Education Review Office. ERO has been looking into the reasons behind a fall off between Years 4 and 8 in achievement in maths, shown up in national statistics and reinforced in international rankings. It observed 40 primary schools from across the country where maths achievement was improving and sought to understand why. Kathryn talks with Stephanie Greaney, ERO's advisor to the chief review officer, who authored the report.
09:45 Europe correspondent Seamus Kearney
Russia slams US election meddling charges as just ‘blather’; British Prime Minister pushes for security pact with EU, separated from Brexit talks; and Kosovo marks its 10th anniversary of independence with street festivities.
10:05 Alan Dershowitz: "there's no such thing as truth anymore"
Professor Alan Dershowitz has been called the best-known criminal lawyer in the world. Having just retired from Harvard University Law School after 50 years, Professor Dershowitz has led a high profile career in academia, constitutional and criminal law, fiction writing and as a media personality. A staunch supporter of the Democratic party, he has surprised many with his view that there is no case for obstruction of justice charges to be brought against President Trump.
10:35 Book review
Holly Walker reviews This I Would Kill For: Natalie King, Forensic Psychiatrist by Anne Buist, published by Text Publishing.
10:45 The Reading
In the Land of the Dancing Kings by Paul Horan (part 1 of 5)
11:05 Political commentators Matthew Hooton & Mike Williams
Who's looking like the front runner to take over the top job in the National Party? Julie Anne Genter announces her pregnancy amidst the Green Party leadership race; and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern graces the cover of Vogue Magazine.
11:30 Michael Meredith : Food for Good
Auckland chef Michael Meredith is co-founder of Eat My Lunch - the social enterprise where every lunch ordered provides for another lunch to a child in a low decile school. He and Lisa King founded eat my lunch in 2015 - since then 648,000 lunches have been given to children in 64 low-decile schools in Auckland, Hamilton and Wellington. He talks to Kathryn about his new cook book Food for Good and shares his recipe for Asian Prawn Salad.
11:45 Urban issues with Bill McKay
Yet another group has reported back on the housing problem – but it's time for action. Bill McKay is Senior Lecturer in the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of Auckland.
Music played in this show
Artist: Cass McCombs
Song: Opposite House (feat. Angel Olsen)
Album: Mangy Love
Artist: The Phoenix Foundation
Comp: The Phoenix Foundation
Album: Give Up Your Dreams
Label: Memphis Industries
Artist: Dawn Penn
Song: No No No
Comp: Dodd / Mitoo
Album: No No No - Single