Nine To Noon for Tuesday 12 March 2019
09:05 What to do after tenure review?
Conservationists, recreational advocates and farmers are sounding warnings about the end of tenure review - but for different reasons. Federated Mountain Clubs' President Peter Wilson warns it could signal the end to proposals for Remarkables National Park, while the Environmental Defence Society 's Gary Taylor says a massive fund will be needed to buy Crown high country leased land to protect it. Meanwhile, Federated Farmers high country chairman Simon Williamson fears the proposed changes could lock up leased land.
09:30 Measles immunity in question for some Kiwis
As the measles outbreak in Canterbury hits 25, there's a warning that some New Zealanders might not be as immune to the disease as they think are. Health officials are estimating that up to 100-thousand people will have to be vaccinated and that will take up to six weeks. Universal vaccination for measles was introduced in 1969. Before then it was assumed you'd probably had contact - or contracted - the disease and have a natural immunity to it. But those Kiwis born between 1969 and 1990 - if they received the vaccine - often only had one shot of it. Dr Helen Petousis-Harris, Vaccinologist and Senior Lecturer at the University of Auckland.
09:45 Trump's budget proposal includes billions for wall
US correspondent, Susan Milligan looks at Donald Trump's budget proposal, where he's seeking $8.6 billion in new wall funding. Also it has been quite a week or so, for Democrats, Republicans and bigotry.
10:05 Depleted toheroa beds struggling to recover
Decades of depletion of toheroa beds have left the shellfish struggling to recover. Dr Phil Ross, is a marine ecologist at the University of Waikato, based in Tauranga. His research focuses on why Toheroa has had an abundant past but faces a lean future. Dr Ross says from a science perspective it is a great mystery. Toheroa have been protected for almost 40 years, and no one knows why they haven't recovered. Toheroa featured in Justin Tamihana's childhood kai. He's Kaitiaki from Ngati Raukawa and has the lowdown on the depleted Horowhenua coast's toheroa beds.
10:35 NZ Book review - The Black and the White
Harry Ricketts from quarterly review periodical New Zealand Books Pukapuka Aotearoa, reviews The Black and White by Geoff Cochrane.
Barefoot Years, a memoir written and read by Martin Edmond. Part 2 of 5.
11:05 Fonterra confirms new Chief Executive
Business commentator Rod Oram and Kathryn discuss the confirmation of Fonterra's new Chief Executive, Miles Hurrell. And the Reserve Bank invokes Tane Mahuta to explain the monetary system.
11:30 Coming out as a trans woman 26 years into marriage
Kyle and Marion Mewburn live in Miller's Flat, Central Otago. An award-winning author, Kyle kept a secret for 50 years, before coming out as a trans woman 26 years into their marriage. They've now been together 32 years. Kyle is currently working with a publisher on a book about her transition story, which she says ultimately is a love story. Kyle and Marion speak with Kathryn Ryan.
11:45 Is the Michael Jackson music ban a slippery slope?
Media commentator Gavin Ellis talks to Kathryn about the decision by commercial radio stations to ban Michael Jackson's music and whether it is a slippery slope. Could they ban an artist because advertisers don't like his or her politics?. Also, a ban of a different sort: Democrats won't accept Fox News as a venue for the next US presidential election debates.
Gavin Ellis is a media commentator and former editor of the New Zealand Herald. He can be contacted on email@example.com