Nine To Noon for Thursday 12 April 2018
09:05 Should Govt agencies adopt Facebook’s business tool?
As Facebook comes under ever increasing scrutiny over data security, a growing number of government ministries and agencies in New Zealand are adopting Facebook’s business communications tool. Workplace by Facebook has been adopted by the Transport Agency, and is being trialled by the Social Development Ministry and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade. Kathryn Ryan talks with Privacy Commissioner John Edwards and Dr Ryan Ko, Director of Waikato University’s Cyber Security Research Lab.
09:15 Healthcare for the elderly – a geographic lottery
New research from the New Zealand Aged Care Association is revealing the geographical barriers for elderly New Zealanders wanting to move into care. Using interRAI health assessment data the report shows it takes longer to access residential care in the West Coast, Bay of Plenty, and Hawkes Bay compared to the national average. Kathryn Ryan talks to Simon Wallace the Chief Executive of the NZ Aged Care Association.
09:45 UK correspondent Matthew Parris
UK correspondent Matthew Parris on a freshly-called cabinet meeting about launching airstrikes on Syria, following outrage over the chemical attack there. Also Labour front bencher and Corbyn loyalist Barry Gardiner who has come under fire for a second time after a recording surfaced of him describing the party's Brexit policy as "bollocks"; and how Theresa May hasn't been invited to Prince Harry's wedding (nor have other British, or American political figures).
10:05 Rose Tremain - A loveless childhood and the nanny who saved her
Rose Tremain is one of the UK's most respected authors. Her mostly historical fiction books span 17th century high society to more recent history. She talks with Kathryn Ryan about her just published memoir Rosie, Scenes from a Vanished Life, which tells the story of her own history - an idyllic, yet fraught, childhood.
10:35 Book review
Jane Westaway reviews The Bookshop of the Broken Hearted by Robert Hillman, published by Text Publishing.
10:45 The Reading: Page Numbers 2018
Not Ash by Linda Collins, read by Denise O’Connell.
Page Numbers 2018 is a series of nine short stories written by graduate MA writers out of the International Institute of Modern Letters at Victoria University of Wellington.
11:05 New technology with Sarah Putt
Sarah Putt on what's up in Agritech; how Facebook is facing the music and the Tahi Rua Toru Tech competition.
11:25 Speech & sound development in pre-schoolers – what’s normal and what’s not?
Language development in pre-schoolers is a remarkable process, from three months old, when babies first produce vowel sounds, to the five year old off to school with a vocabulary of over two thousand words. Speech and language therapist Christian Wright discusses speech sound development in pre-schoolers, and what parents should look out for.
11:45 Viewing with Lara Strongman
Lara Strongman reviews three character-driven crime drama series: Marcella on Netflix, Deep State on TVNZ on Demand and Killing Eve also on TVNZ on Demand.