Nine To Noon for Friday 29 March 2019
Coverage of the National Remembrance Service from 10am
09:05 Renewed push for EU divorce deal
The British government is still doggedly trying to push through Theresa May's Brexit deal to a bitterly divided parliament. British MPs will be asked to vote again on Friday but only on the divorce deal negotiated with the EU. Kathryn Ryan talks to Helen Thomas who was an adviser to the former Chancellor of the Exchequer and Conservative MP George Osborne
9:20 Good gut reaction: PM Science Prize winner Dr Peng Du
Prime Minister's McDiarmid Emerging Scientist 2018 Prize-winner Dr Peng Du has developed a world-leading cutting edge non-invasive tool which records gut activity to help diagnose and treat gut problems. His device takes clues from bio-electrical activity in the digestive tract, telling us whether or not the gut is healthy. Using a combination of experimental recording and mathematical modelling it can detect what happens to the food we eat, including whether essential nutrients are being absorbed. Dr Du speaks with Kathryn Ryan.
10:00 National Remembrance Service - Live from Christchurch's North Hagley Park
The service is being jointly led by the city of Christchurch, the government, Ngāi Tahu and the Muslim community. It is being broadcast on RNZ and TVNZ 1.
In Auckland, the event will be shown on a large screen at Eden Park. Afternoon prayers and a remembrance programme will also take place there.
In Wellington, the service will be screened at Waitangi Park, on the waterfront. Gates open at 8.30am at the only entrance point, via the Barnett Street car park beside Te Papa.
The Dunedin event will begin at 9.30am at the Dunedin Town Hall, where the service will be shown live on big screens from 10am.
11.30 Weekend rain forecast for storm lashed West Coast
More wet weather is forecast this weekend for the storm lashed West Coast. Earlier this week a woman died in flood waters north of Hokitika after getting out of her car and trying to cross surface flooding on foot. A state of emergency was called in Westland after record rains caused evacuations and road closures and washed away the Waiho Bridge. To tell us more about the situation on the ground, Westland District Council Deputy Mayor, Latham Martin, and to look at what lies ahead, Met Service, meterologist, Stephen Glassey.
11:40 A.U.R.A, Seafog & Li'l Chuck
Grant Smithies tells Kathryn that something very special is brewing in Naenae. Today we hear two cosmic folk tunes from Lower Hutt's Albert Mikolaj, also known as A.U.R.A. We'll also indulge in a little raucous indie guitar action from Dunedin's Seafog and finish with some joyous, tumbling harmonica boogie from Christchurch one man bandit, Li'l Chuck.