Nine To Noon for Tuesday 24 April 2018
09:05 Stop the obsession with winning: Sport NZ
Sport New Zealand says sports coaches, parents and schools need to stop the obsession with winning in order to keep more kids playing sport and being active. In the last 16 years participation in sport among 18 to 24 year-olds has dropped by nearly 14 per cent and membership of sports clubs is down by 11 per cent. Meanwhile, obesity, diabetes and mental health problems rise steadily. Sport New Zealand's Talent Consultant, Alex Chiet, says too many young athletes are specialising in one code too early, leading to burnout and injury, and sporting codes focus too much on a small minority.
09:20 Young Māori go to UN to oppose mega-prison
As the government decides whether to build a controversial new billion-dollar 'mega prison' in Waikeria, a group of young Māori have taken their fight to oppose it to the United Nations. Julia Whaipooti (Ngāti Porou) is a human rights lawyer who works with the Children's Commission and justice advocacy group JustSpeak who presented their case to the UN Forum on Indigenous Issues.
09:45 US correspondent Susan Milligan
Rod Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general & the man overseeing the Mueller probe soothes over his sharpest critics — for now, and the French president, Emmanuel Macron goes on a charm offensive ahead of his meeting with the US president.
10:05 South Africa's softly spoken voice of conscience
In Whispering Truth to Power filmmaker and human rights lawyer Shameela Seedat tracks the work of Thuli Madonsela, South Africa's first female Public Protector, as she builds her corruption case against President Jacob Zuma. Her work led to his resignation this month. The documentary screens this month as part of the Documentary Edge Festival.
10:35 Book review
Quentin Johnson reviews Varina by Charles Frazier, published by Hachette.
10:45 The Reading
Tatiana by Linda Niccol, read by Carmel McGlone (Part 2 of 2).
11:05 Business commentator Rod Oram
Rod looks at New Zealand's banks in light of the Australia's Royal Commission into Misconduct in the Banking, Superannuation and Financial Services. Are the dramas with Australian banks likely to happen here?
11:30 Pax a comedy punch
Pax Assadi is a first-generation New Zealander who first came on the comedy scene by turning some pretty negative experiences of racism as a young man, into a very funny, but poignant, act. He is all over the Comedy Festival this year – as well as his own show Brown Famous, he'll be featured in the Best Foods Comedy Gala in both Auckland and Wellington, hosting night two of the Best Comedy Show On Earth showcase, and is one-third of the hilarious Frickin Dangerous Bro!
11:45 Media commentator Gavin Ellis
Broadcasting Minister Clare Curran and RNZ chief executive Paul Thompson emphasise not to expect a big bang for RNZ+; EU court backs convicts' 'right to be forgotten' by search engines.
Gavin Ellis is a media commentator and former editor of the New Zealand Herald. He can be contacted on email@example.com
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