Nine To Noon for Friday 7 June 2019
09:05 Govt's $2b for mental health: will it work?
The centrepiece of last week's budget was $1.9 billion to help the one in five New Zealanders who experience mental illness or significant mental distress. New Zealand has persistently high suicide rates - particularly for young people and Maori, and widespread harm from alcohol and drug addiction. Kathryn discusses the budget announcements with a panel of experts: former Mental Health commissioner and consumer advocate Mary O'Hagan, Maria Baker, Chief Executive of the Maori health organisation Te Rau Ora, Dr Dougal Sutherland from Victoria University's Clinical Psychology Training Programme and former deputy Mental Health Commissioner Bice Awan.
09.20 Mycoplasma Bovis. The world is watching New Zealand
Kathryn Ryan speaks with chair of the M.bovis Strategic Science Advisory Group, MPI's chief science adviser and farmer himself Dr John Roche about continuing efforts to rid farms of Mycoplasma Bovis, including the call to conduct never before done science to help achieve eradication. No other country infected with the cattle disease has managed to eradicate M.bovis and New Zealand is being looked to as something of an international test case. But following a surge in infected farms in Canterbury earlier this year, with 26 new cases, and working with as yet imperfect tests. How much progress is being made?
09:45 Pacific correspondent Moera Tuilaepa
Moera Tuilaepa discusses the use of facebook to sensationalise sorcery accusations in PNG & Winston Peters trip to the Soloman Islands and Vanuatu.
10:05 Blogger who helped discover 'rape culture' in US high school
To this day the American football obsessed town of Steubenville, Ohio occupies an uneasy place in the history of how we understand sexual assault. How that unfolded is documented in a new true-crime thriller 'Roll Red Roll' which details the role of social media and victim blaming in the 2012 Steubenville high school rape case.
Kathryn Ryan talks to crime blogger Alexandria Goddard, who was integral in finding the social media posts which were to become central to the state's case against the perpetrators.
Roll Red Roll is playing at the DOC EDGE International Documentary Film Festival that's on now
10:35 Book review - The Bells of Old Tokyo by Anna Sherman
Ian Telfer reviews The Bells of Old Tokyo by Anna Sherman, which is published by Macmillan. Part-travelogue, part-meditation, this is an intriguing book about Japan's capital as it is and was, and its relationship with time. Sherman takes us on a search for the city's lost bells, which previously marked the time.
10:45 The Reading
Milk by Susy Pointon read by Helen Jones. (Part 4 of 4)
11:05 New music with Grant Smithies
Auckland's Scott Mannion is one of New Zealand's greatest unsung songwriters. From a 300 year old house in Spain, he has just released his first record in 15 years, and we hear a song from that today, alongside a classic from his earlier band, The Tokey Tones. We also hear a song from Brooklyn quartet Big Thief and Jamaican audio astronaut, Lee Perry.
11:30 2019 Cricket World Cup, goodbye Steve Tew & FIFA footwork
Sports commentator Brendan Telfer discusses the Black Caps' progress in the Cricket World Cup, the departure of Steve Tew from the top of NZ rugby and the obscure rule, just introduced by FIFA , which effectively restricts the foot movement of goalkeepers in a penalty shoot out with controversial ramifications.
11:45 The week that Was
Te Radar and Elisabeth Easther look back at the funnier stories of the past week including the Aussie thief chased off with a didgeridoo and Russia's competitive slapping competition.