Nine To Noon for Wednesday 12 September 2018
09:05 Sex ed in schools failing many: ERO report
Nearly 30 per cent of schools are failing in their delivery of sexuality education, according to a new report by the Education Review Office. The report, based on visits to 116 schools around the country, finds that Maori, Pasifika, sex, gender or sexually diverse students, those with additional learning needs and students with strong cultural or religious beliefs are particularly disadvantaged. ERO also surveyed students from nine different secondary schools, and only 10 per cent thought their sexuality education was tailored to their needs. Dr Deirdre Shaw is ERO's Group Manager Evaluation Services.
09:20 Disappointment over plan to solve Wanaka's midwife crisis
There's disappointment in Wanaka in response to the Southern District Health Board's plan to fix the midwife shortage for the area. A document recently released sets out a plan to create a Maternal and Child Hub in the town - a facility one level below a primary birthing unit. There is also a $300 per-woman top up for midwives as part of the DHB's "sustainability package". But local campaigners say it won't address the basic issue - there simple aren't enough midwives in the area. Kathryn is joined by Lisa Gestro from the Southern DHB, campaigner from Save Our Wanaka Midwives, Kristi James and former midwife, Morgan Weathington.
09:45 Australian political implosion
Australia correspondent, Bernard Keane has the latest on new allegations against former PM aspirant Peter Dutton, that led to ugly scenes in Parliament; the lack of climate or energy policy and Liberal Party turmoil.
10:05 Photographer Michael Kenna's ethereal photography
Michael Kenna is an English photographer best known for his unusual black & white landscapes featuring ethereal light achieved by photographing at dawn or at night. He says he likes to treat his subject matter like friends and family, and revisit to keep connections. Some New Zealand landscapes have featured in his work, shot around the world.
10:35 Book review - The Stars Now Unclaimed by Drew Williams
David Hill reviews The Stars Now Unclaimed by Drew Williams, which is published by Simon & Schuster UK
10:45 The Reading
Landings by Jenny Pattrick read by Martyn Sanderson and Stuart Devenie Episode 3 of 15
No webrights for this series (2008)
11:05 The different sounds of Aretha Franklin
Graeme Downes has been listening to Aretha Franklin's back catalogue and chosen four different examples of her genius. Natural Woman, Chain of Fools, Say a Little Prayer and Eleanor Rigby.
Graeme Downes is a musicologist and senior lecturer in the Department of Music at the University of Otago.
11:20 Getting sport over the line: Just Shift It & ActivAsian
Recent Sport New Zealand research shows fewer people are getting involved in traditional organised sport. Its Active NZ participation survey has taken a look at who's taking part in sport through the lenses of age, gender, ethnicity and poverty. Sport NZ's young person strategy lead is Fran McEwen. She founded the Just Shift It physical activity programme for young women in Porirua, and in the wider Wellington region. Fran talks to Kathryn Ryan, along with Jenny Lim, who founded ActivAsian, which aims to increase sport participation in Auckland's Asian community.
11:45 Ursula Cheer: Public interest in defamation
In a ground-breaking judgement, the Court of Appeal recognised a new public interest defence in defamation cases. This came about during defamation proceedings brought against Maori TV by Sir Edward Durie and Donna Hall. Professor Ursula Cheer goes over how it will work.