Nine To Noon for Thursday 15 November 2018
09:05 Overseas teacher drive: short term fix?
The Ministry of Education says three-thousand overseas teachers have applied to work in New Zealand from several countries including the UK, Canada and South Africa. The Ministry launched a recruitment drive last month after predictions primary and secondary schools would be 850 teachers short at the start of the new school year in 2019. Will this be enough to ease pressure on schools who are struggling to get teachers in front of classrooms? Kathryn speaks with Education Ministry Deputy secretary for early learning and student achievement, Ellen MacGregor-Reid and Whetu Cormack, President of the Principals' Federation.
09:20 Drugs and the Dark Net
How is New Zealand's drug trade being affected by the influence of the dark web? A team at Massey University led by Associate Professor Chris Wilkins will investigate the role that the anonymous deep web is having on New Zealand's illegal drug trade. The team will use web-crawlers to find out the volume and how much people pay for illegal drugs over the internet. The research will be funded by an $863,000 grant from the Marsden fund. Professor Chris Wilkins joins Kathryn to talk about dark net's potential to change and disrupt NZ's drug trade.
09:45 Brexit breakthrough ?
British Prime Minister Theresa May has won the backing of her senior ministers for a draft European Union divorce deal more than two years after the UK voted to leave the EU- but she faces more battles ahead. Having won over her divided cabinet, she now faces the ordeal of trying to push her deal through a vote in the British parliament. UK correspondent Matt Dathan has the latest.
10:05 How NZ's early screen industry was won.
The story behind Pacific Films and its idiosyncratic producer, John O'Shea (1920-2001) is one of grit, determination and a belief that New Zealand needed a homegrown screen industry. Filmmaker and writer John Reid has researched and written a comprehensive history of the early days of New Zealand's screen community. In Whatever It Takes: Pacific Films and John O'Shea 1948-2000, Reid tells the stories of how a handful of feature films were made in the 1950s and the birth of the Film Commission. It also details personalities and politics that laid the groundwork for the industry that exists today. He joins Kathryn to talk about John O'Shea nurtured and encouraged a generation of film makers through uncertain times.
10:35 Book review - Aftershocks by A.N. Wilson
Jane Westaway reviews Aftershocks by A.N. Wilson, which is published by Atlantic
10:45 The Reading
The Whole Intimate Mess by Holly Walker - final episode, written and read by Holly Walker.
11:05 Experiencing the Digital Divide
Tech commentator, Sarah Putt, has details of a study into what it is like to live without broadband. She also details on the amazing growth of Uber Eats - could it outstrip Uber? And a fight is continue to boil between President Trump and Amazon.
11:25 Your baby's first year, what is important?
Nurturing and stimulating your baby's potential in the first year - Nicola Woollaston has excellent practical tips, particularly for first time parents. The mother of four is a trained early childhood teacher, the team leader of Starship hospital's play specialists and the author of Nurturing your baby's potential - (from birth to 12 months). She's often peppered with questions from people who have had little to no contact with babies, until they actually become parents themselves. Her immediate response is "don't get caught up trying to be the perfect Mum, or Dad!".
11:45 Gogglebox, The Sinner and Toast of London
Music played in this show
Artist: Roy Ayres
Track: Everybody Loves the Snunshine
Artist: Howard Morrison
Track: Don't let it get you
Played at: 10.35