Nine To Noon for Thursday 19 July 2018
09:05 Household rubbish to landfill: costs could quadruple
Calls to increase New Zealand's waste levy could see the cost of taking rubbish to the tip increase four-fold. Head of Local Government New Zealand Dave Cull tells Kathryn Ryan councils' ability to address this growing problem is constrained by Government policy and inaction. LGNZ is asking central government to adopt a raft of policies from its waste manifesto, including significantly hiking the waste disposal levy.
09:20 China's ambitious foreign policy
Where is China headed after Xi Jinping's power sweep, and what are the motivations behind the President's foreign policy? Professor David Shambaugh from George Washington University is an internationally regarded authority on contemporary China. He was in New Zealand this week, as the inaugural North Asia Centre of Asia-Pacific Excellence Fellow - delivering a series of lectures.
09:45 Brexit and Boris: Deal or no Deal?
Theresa May won the most crucial Commons Brexit votes of her premiership; Boris Johnson's resignation speech; a no Deal Brexit as well as problems for Jeremy Corbyn. Our UK correspondent, Matt Dathan says it's all going on in Britain.
10:05 Rodney Bell: Dancing a Duet with a wheelchair
Rodney Bell is a dancer whose wheelchair is a critical part of his work. His dance has taken him to Seattle where he was asked to be a principal dancer with the Axis Dance Company. He has played in the New Zealand wheelchair basketball team and received plaudits for his international career, leadership and advocacy as a disabled performing artist.
10:35 Book review - People from the Pit Stand Up by Sam Duckor-Jones
Harry Broad reviews People from the Pit Stand Up by Sam Duckor-Jones, published by VUP.
10:45 The Reading
Dance of the Peacocks by James McNeish, read by Ian Johnstone. Part four of 10.
This reading is not available online due to copyright restrictions
11:05 Microsoft's Surface Go vs iPad?
Tech commentator Bill Bennet on Microsoft's latest device Surface Go and whether it will go head to head with the iPad. He also has news about a curious increase in the shipments of PCs, Netflix's share plummeting and Google has fined £3.8bn by EU over Android antitrust violations.
11:30 Online cyber safety for kids. Sexts, Texts & Selfies
Cyber-safety expert Susan McLean is a specialist in those online safety discussions you should be having with your children. She has advice for parents about how to help young people establish good online habits, identify good apps and bad apps, know what not to share, as well as deal with cyber bullying and internet harassment.
11:45 Compelling local stories
Freelance publicist and reviewer Tamar Munch has been watching Maui's Hook, a local feature which is part documentary, part drama written & directed Māori psychologist and filmmaker Paora Joseph showing at the NZIFF. She'll also cast an eye over In Dark Places, part of TVNZ1's Sunday Theatre series which is a dramatisation of the Teina Pora story and Sky's access all areas documentary Joseph Parker: Metamorphosis.