Nine To Noon for Wednesday 17 April 2019
09:05 Senior docs would be "sympathetic" to Waikato DHB intervention
The Waikato District Health Board has been given notice by the Health Minister David Clark it could be sacked and replaced with a commissioner if its performance doesn't improve. It has two weeks before he makes a final decision on its future. Ian Powell, the executive director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists tells Kathryn senior doctors would be "sympathetic" to any appointment of the commissioner.
09:15 Domestic violence awareness roadtrip - born out of tragedy
David White's daughter was murdered a decade ago, now he's traveling the country to raise awareness of domestic violence. The 74 year old is now more than half-way through a nationwide road trip, speaking to community groups from Invercargill to the Far North. His campaign slogan is Harm Ends Futures Begin. David White's daughter, Helen Meads was killed by her husband in 2009.
09:20 Innovative incubators wanted: New plans to rev Kiwi start-ups
Callaghan Innovation is launching Scale-Up New Zealand - a free online platform that will help showcase New Zealand's innovative businesses. Callaghan's General Manager Erica Lloyd joins Kathryn to talk about areas that need a boost and what the platform can deliver for Kiwi entrepreneurs.
09:30 New treatments funded for people with haemophilia
People with haemophilia will soon have access to new therapies funded by Pharmac which will drastically change the way the bleeding disorders are treated. The long-acting treatments being funded from next month mean that people with haemophilia can infuse twice a week instead of three times. For more complex cases ,where that therapy doesn't work, another new treatment called Hemlibra has been approved by Medsafe. But the Haemophilia Foundation says all eyes are on the promise of gene therapy - how good it might be, who it might benefit and how much it might cost. Tomorrow is World Haemophilia Day and Kathryn speaks with President of the New Zealand Haemophilia Foundation Deon York.
09:45 News Corp hits back and what to do with a terrorist's children?
Australia correspondent Karen Middleton joins Kathryn to look at the speech News Corp CEO Robert Thomson gave last night slamming the New York Times' recent 20,000-word investigation into the Murdoch family, and the Australian government says it's working behind the scenes to help the children of now-dead terrorist Khaled Sharrouf and his late wife Tara Nettleton.
10:05 China: Has the sleeping giant woken up?
The rapid growth of China and its rise to near-superpower status is something many countries in the West are wrestling with. 40 years ago, as it struggled to recover from the Cultural Revolution, China embarked on reform and opened its doors to economic and social transformation. Journalist Richard McGregor's book The Party: The Secret World of Communist Rulers examined the role of the Chinese Communist Party in almost every aspect of life in the country, while in Asia's Reckoning he reviewed the history of hostility between Japan and China and the umbrella of peace in the region provided by America. He'll feature in next month's Auckland Writers Festival and joins Kathryn to talk about what China's ascent means for the world - and New Zealand.
10:35 Book review
Gina Rogers reviews The Strawberry Thief by Joanne Harris - a new novel from the author of Chocolat.
10:45 The Reading
The final episode of The Life And Death Of Laura Friday (And Of Pavarotti, Her Parrot) by David Murphy.
[Please note this reading is for broadcast only, with no permissions for online reproduction]
11:05 An ode to Notre Dame and Taite Music Prize winner
Music reviewer Charlotte Ryan has a tribute to Notre Dame and a nod to Avantdale Bowling Club, which won last night's Taite Music Prize.
11:20 Rowing solo - Isaac Giesen
26 year old Isaac Giesen is all about rowing solo, so you don't have to. Known as 'the blue rower' he became the first New Zealander to row the Atlantic solo to raise awareness about depression. It took 71 days to row the 4815 km from the Canary Islands to Antigua solo. He is also the first person from the Southern Hemisphere to row the Atlantic twice in 12 months.
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11:45 The art of making the invisible visible
Arts correspondent Courtney Johnston joins Kathryn to talk about how the first image captured of a black hole connects to an exhibition in Wellington at the moment, a heads up on the Auckland Art Fair - and who really made the Urinal?