Nine To Noon for Thursday 13 June 2019
09:05 China pushes for extradition despite Appeal Court ruling
China is still pushing for the return of a New Zealand resident accused of murder, despite a Court of Appeal ruling quashing an extradition deal agreed to by the previous government. The Appeal Court has ordered Justice Minister Andrew Little to review the case of South Korean born Kyung Kim, who New Zealand first agreed to extradite in 2015. Earlier this week, the Court of Appeal quashed the former Justice Minister Amy Adam's agreement to surrender him, warning he could be subjected to human rights abuses if returned. Meanwhile millions of Hong Kong residents have taken to the streets this week protesting an extradition bill that would allow people to be sent to China for trial. Kathryn talks with Dr Stephen Noakes, Senior Lecturer in Politics and International Relations at the University of Auckland.
09:20 Bombarded with disinformation, navigating fake news
A Stanford University study has found that students find it difficult to navigate a sea of disinformation, and the majority can't distinguish between fake and real news. Lead author, Sam Wineburg is a Professor of Education and History at Stanford and says students need to be taught media literacy skills and how to evaluate sources. His book, Why learn history, when it's already on your phone ? - examines how US history is taught in the nation's schools. He shares optimal teaching methods for engaging a generation of students who are digital natives.
09:40 Secondary teachers call off strike next week
The secondary teachers union has called off a series of rolling one-day strikes scheduled for next week.
Does this signify a breakthrough in the talks between the Post Primary Teachers Association and the Education Minister Chris Hipkins? RNZ Education Correspondent John Gerritsen.
09:45 The messy start to Tory MPs' leadership tussle
UK correspondent Kate Adie joins Kathryn to talk about the frenzy of Tory hopefuls vying to replace Theresa May amid the Brexit mess during a stormy summer. She'll also look at the decision by the BBC to charge pensioners their nearly NZ$300 annual licence fee again - and the resulting howls of fury.
10:05 Mavis Mullins' journey from shearing shed to boardroom
New Zealand Business Hall of Famer Mavis Mullins' life has been a fascinating journey from a shearing shed on the outskirts of Dannevirke to multiple governance role and collecting an MBA along the way. Her CV is extensive, there's the family business Paewai Mullins Shearing and wool industry offshoot Wool Systems, but also her governance roles include Landcorp, Health boards, Massey University Council, the Maori business development trust Poutama and the Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre. Mavis Mullins is also a member of Nga Whenua Rahui, preserving the matauranga, history and stories associated with privately owned Maori land.
10:35 Book review - The Accusation by Wendy James
Catriona Ferguson reviews The Accusation by Wendy James, which is published by HarperCollins.
10:45 The Reading
The Ice Shelf written and adapted by Anne Kennedy told by Amy Tarleton (Part 4 of 10, RNZ)
11:05 Online exams, flying cabs and Facebook tabs
Technology commentator Sarah Putt looks at NZQA putting exams online for some subjects and the risks around it, Uber's plans to launch air taxi services and how Facebook is paying people to let them study a person's phone and what they do with it.
11:25 Turia Pitt : Tips & Tools for Teens
Turia Pitt is an author, motivational speaker and business woman who really knows the meaning of 'overcoming the odds'. Eight years ago she suffered horrific burns when she was caught in a grass fire while competing in a 100 kilometre ultramarathon. Since spending two years recovering, with more than 200 medical procedures, she has raised over $1million for the charity Interplast, competed two Ironman competitions, written two best selling books, and had a son with long time partner Michael Hoskin. Turia Pitt has just released a new book, aimed at teens, called Good Selfie.
11:45 Euphoria, Straight Forward and Smoko
Film and TV reviewer Tamar Munch has been watching Straight Forward, an eight-part crime NZ-Danish family crime drama, Euphoria, which is about a group of high school students navigating the world and Smoko, a new local comedy series about two primary school teachers.