Nine To Noon for Friday 6 July 2018
09:05 Does NZ get bang for its movie buck?
Are the millions of tax-payer dollars spent on enticing big overseas movie productions to New Zealand worth the cost? A recent report for the Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment found that the grants have been very effective at bringing the work to New Zealand. and sustaining the industry. But the research found it very difficult to calculate the actual net economic benefit that the Screen Production Grant brought to the country. Kathryn speaks to the NZ Film Commission's CEO, Annabelle Sheehan about the grants and the impact it has on the industry and country.
09:20 Stretched infrastructure causes West Coast stink
Foul smelling oxidation ponds in Franz Josef and Hokitika, caused by ageing infrastructure and soaring visitor numbers are a top priority for the Westland District Council. Mayor Bruce Smith and Hokitika local, Barry Pearson talk causes and solutions with Kathryn.
09:45 Setbacks for Thai cave rescue
Edward White reports from Taiwan, with stories from Myanmar, Malaysia and China making headlines in Asia. Also the worrying obstacles for the Thai cave rescue. Edward White is a correspondent for the Financial Times.
10:05 NZ Celebrity chef Monica Galetti. Toast of London!
Monica Galetti is a Samoan-born New Zealand chef, who the UK food scene just can't get enough of. Her glittering culinary career includes becoming the first woman to land a senior role at Michel Roux Jr's two star restaurant, Le Gavroche; judging MasterChef: The Professionals, presenting Amazing Hotels and opening her own restaurant, Mere.
10:35 Unity Books review - The Pisces by Melissa Broder
Melanie O'Loughlin from Unity Books reviews The Pisces by Melissa Broder, which is published by Bloomsbury. Circus
10:45 The Reading
My Father's Island written and read by Adam Dudding (Part 5 of 10)
11:05 Vinyl reissues - Eurythmics, Dictaphone Blues, and Richard Swift
Music reviewer Jeremy Taylor from Slow Boat records presents a triptych of vinyl reissues from mid-period Eurythmics, a poptastic new EP from Auckland's Dictaphone Blues, and a tribute to the passing of terrific US singer-songwriter Richard Swift"
11:30 Sir Richard Hadlee honoured
Sports Commentator Brendan Telfer looks ahead to the Football World Cup Quarter Finals, Sir Richard Hadlee receives an international honour, and the unseemly sight this week of the Zimbabwean Rugby team forced to sleep on the street of the Tunisia capital as they prepare for a Rugby World Cup qualifier.
11:45 The week that was
Pinky Agnew and James Elliot examine the lighter side of the stories making headlines, including news that plans to fly a giant balloon depicting Donald Trump as a baby over London have been approved.
Music played in this show
Artist: Julien Dyne, Ladi 6
Artist: Talking Heads
Song: Once in a lifetime
Album: Remain in Light
Artist: Erlend Oye
Artist: Lydia Loveless
Song: Same to You
Song: Rock Lobster
Composer: Schneider/ Wilson
Artist: Zara McFarlane
Song: Peace Begins Within