Nine To Noon for Thursday 19 April 2018
09:05 Reserve Bank Governor Adrian Orr
Adrian Orr began as the new Governor of the Reserve Bank last month, after ten years as the head of the New Zealand Superfund. He talks with Kathryn Ryan about changes at the bank, the risks on the horizon for New Zealand and where interest rates might go.
09:30 Do Auckland's proposals for managing cats go far enough?
Pests in the Auckland region, including plant, animal and pathogen pests, like kauri die back, have changed in the past decade, so Auckland Council is looking at updating what it does. It's reviewing its Pest Management Strategy, including a period of public consultation, which has just closed. One of the sticky issues, as regards cats, is the lack of a clear demarcation of what is a 'pest cat' and what is someone's 'pet cat'. Dr Imogen Bassett is the Biosecurity Principal Advisor at Auckland council. The University of Auckland's Dr Margaret Stanley specialises in urban ecology and has been investigating the impact domestic cats on biodiversity.
09:45 UK correspondent Gerri Peev
Gerri Peev on the row brewing for Theresa May over taking the decision to bomb sites in Syria, for the first time in her premiership, without parliamentary approval.
10:05 Matthew Syed: You Are Awesome
How bravery, resilience, hard work and not being afraid of making mistakes are key to kids being able to survive in the dynamic and largely unknowable world they will grow up into. British journalist, author, two-times Olympian and former Commonwealth Games table tennis champion, Matthew Syed talks about his new book for children, You Are Awesome.
10:35 Book review
Ralph McAllister reviews The Darkness by Ragnar Jonasson, published by Penguin Random House.
10:45 The Reading: Page Numbers 2018
Jack by Anthony Lapwood, read by Alex Greig.
11:05 New technology with Bill Bennett
Technology journalist Bill Bennett on the US and UK restricting Chinese telecommunications equipment company ZTE, and the Commerce Commission laying 27 charges against Vodafone under the Fair Trading Act over its FibreX broadband service.
11:20 Choosing Childcare: What are the options for a young child?
Nanny, Granny, in-home or day care? Associate Dean in the School of Education at Victoria University, Wellington, Dr Sue Cherrington shares practical tips for assessing the best fit for your family.
11:45 Viewing with Sarah McMullan
Sarah McMullan reviews I Feel Pretty, Coco, The Handmaid's Tale Season 2 (starting next week on Lightbox), and The Breaker-Upperers starring Jackie Van Beek and Madeleine Sami.