Nine To Noon for Friday 10 May 2019
09:05 Amazing ancient Moa find in Central Otago
Moa footprints that are likely the oldest record of the giant birds ever documented have been discovered for the first time in the South Island. Thought to be millions of years old the prints were discovered by chance by Kye Burn resident Michael Johnston in a swimming hole. Each footprint is about 30 cm long and 30 cm wide. Globally footprints of extinct species are rare discoveries. Otago Museum's Kane Fleury was the first expert to determine something potentially very significant had been found. He's currently trying to extract the prints so they can be protected, but access for removal is complicated by the fact they are under a metre of water.
09:20 Are we putting too much trust in smart technology ?
A new survey finds that New Zealand households are embracing wireless devices such as Google Home, robot vacuum cleaners and smart fridges, but almost one in five households do not take any security measures for these devices. The survey of 1000 people by the multinational cybersecurity firm Trend Micro Incorporated finds that the average household now has 29 smart devices but Senior Director Tim Falinski says we're not being smart about the way we use them.
09:30 The 'must see' Venice Biennale
The art world has descended on Venice for the anticipated Biennale. Artists from around the world face a nervous wait to see if they have made it onto this year's 'must see' list. Arts on Sunday presenter Lynn Freeman joins Kathryn from a cold and wet Venice to talk through what she has seen.
09:45 PNG's Government verging on collapse
RNZ Pacific's Johnny Blades talks to Kathryn about the shaky situation in the PNG parliament, with a series of defections from PM Peter O'Neill's government. MPs say he has become increasingly dictatorial, and that corruption is out of control. Also, UN Secretary-General Antonio Gutterres is visiting a few Pacific countries next week, and will have a meeting in Suva with the Pacific Forum to discuss climate change
10:05 Out of the mouths of babes: Anna Pierard
Kiwi professional mezzo soprano Anna Pierard and Kathryn Ryan talk about how music can change children's lives. Anna is the co-creator of the Prima Volta Charitable Trust which introduces Hawkes Bay teenagers to opera. Recently Anna has been helping to introduce Hawkes Bay primary students to music teaching technique Kodály, which has been credited with turning-around the fortunes of a failing school in Bradford in the UK. Principal of Te kura o Mangaterere in Whakatu, Mona Stewart, her pupil Azmon Kauiand Project Prima Volta graduate Tomairangi Henare join the conversation.
10:35 Book review - Frankissstein by Jeanette Winterson
Gina Rogers reviews Frankissstein by Jeanette Winterson, which is published by Penguin Random House.
10:45 The Reading
The Sound of Butterflies by Rachael King read by Elizabeth McRae. Final episode.
11:05 Kevin Morby, the Schizophonics & Dee Sharp
Does God exist? Kansas singer/songwriter Kevin Morby is not so sure. Music reviewer, Grant Smithies has two track's from the singer's new double album, Oh My God. Also, some bracing garage rock from San Diego trio, The Schizophonics, who are touring NZ this month, and some sweetly skanking lover's rock from London's Dee Sharp.
11:30 No let up in Folau fallout
Sports commentator Brendan Telfer says there's been plenty of fallout from Israel Folau's disciplinary hearing, and poses a question about whether he should still be in the Wallabies. Also a look at whether referees are ruining the spectacle of Super Rugby.
11:45 Washing machine negligee twitterstorm, & versatile chilly bin
The week that was with Te Radar and Justine Smith taking a wry look at some of the headlines.There's the transparent purple dust cover for your washing machine which is available on some online outlets. It has caused twitter to go off!. Also who knew a chilly bin could be so versatile? The tale of the Cromwell man who was prosecuted for drink-driving - on his motorised chilly bin.