Nine To Noon for Friday 25 May 2018
09:05 Does M-Bovis spell fundamental change for the dairy industry?
Federated Farmers, DairyNZ and Beef + Lamb NZ say they are close to a consensus on their agreed position but are seeking more information in a call with government ministers today - ahead of the a paper going to Cabinet on Monday. Federated Farmers' National Vice President, Andrew Hoggard says if animal movement is seriously restricted, there will be major impacts on the sector.
09:20 New Zealand's new Wikiepdian-at-large
Mike Dickison - curator of natural history at the Whanganui Regional Museum - is taking on a new role as New Zealand's first Wikipedian-at-large. This job is not about him creating and editing lots of pages, but about getting out and about and encouraging other people and institutions to get involved and put material on the online enclycopedia. He starts next month and he's raring to boost New Zealand's entries.
09:30 Demian Barrios: Hawaii's lava chaser
Kilauea has been erupting since the beginning of May - which has been a dream come true for self-confessed lava chaser, Demian Barrios. He's lived on Hawaii's Big Island for 2 decades, working as a photographer and documenting the active Kilauea. But since May 3rd, he's barely slept, trying to get to all the new fissures as they pop to take photographs. He's also been helping the local community keep in touch with where the danger zones are. He joins Kathryn to talk about the eruptions, his community and staying safe while following his passion.
09:45 Asia correspondent Anna Fifield
US President Donald Trump has cancelled a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, blaming "tremendous anger and open hostility" from the North.
10:05 Anote Tong on saving his sinking island nation
Former president of Kiribati Anote Tong talks to Kathryn Ryan about his continued fight to save his low-lying island nation from disappearing into the Pacific ocean before the end of this century. Nobel Peace Prize nominee Tong is visiting new Zealand with a film called Anote's Ark, showing at the Documentary Edge festival. The film beautifully portrays his country's terrible predicament: being swamped by the sea and becoming uninhabitable. Anote Tong's narration explains how, if technology and resources to fight climate change aren't made available, islanders may be forced to relocate, effectively becoming "climate refugees". He is determined if they do this they should do it with dignity.
10:35 Unity Books review - "The Cow Book: A Story of Life on a Family Farm" by John Connell
Tilly Lloyd from Unity Books reviews The Cow Book: A Story of Life on a Family Farm by John Connell, published by Granta.
10:45 The Reading
Malcolm and Juliet by Bernard Beckett read by Stephen Lovatt (#10 of 15)
11:05 New music with Jeremy Taylor
Jeremy Taylor previews the new album from Tami Neilson - and likes what he hears. Also Childish Gambino's critique of modern American society, and the long-time-coming new album from former Fur Patroller Julia Deans.
11:30 Sports commentator Brendan Telfer
Auckland's waterfront Stadium debate kicks off again, and the new All Black who didn't even have a Super 15 contract.
11:45 The week that was with te Radar and Pinky Agnew