Nine To Noon for Thursday 18 July 2019
09:05 DOC cracks down on rogue tourist operators
DOC says it won't hesitate to prosecute people who repeatedly flout access to public land for commercial gain. It follows a crackdown by the department on the number of people guiding tourists through New Zealand's national parks without permission. Marta Lang is DOC's National Compliance Manager and joins Kathryn to talk about how higher tourist numbers and the resulting impact on the environment means they're having to get tougher on rogue operators.
09:20 Improving workplace safety: Dr Todd Conklin
International health and safety advocate Dr Todd Conklin has spent 25 years at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, in New Mexico, where America's atomic bomb was developed. Throughout his career Todd has worked to improve workplace safety in industries like shipping, utilities, oil and gas, and forestry in the U.S. He's speaking at six workshops around the country, where, as he tells Kathryn Ryan his core message is workers will make mistakes, and managers need to take more accountability so they can "fail safely".
09:45 Johnson and Hunt woo the Tories as May says goodbye
UK correspondent Matt Dathan reports on the final leadership hustings by Boris Johnson and Jeremy Hunt as 164,000 Tory party members get set to vote. Meanwhile Theresa May has used her farewell speech to take aim at the "uncompromising absolutism" in the UK and global politics.
10:05 The Miracle of the Little Prince: highlighting endangered languages
Dutch filmmaker Marjoleine Boonstra's latest film highlights the plight of four of the world's almost forgotten or disappeared languages and those who are fighting to preserve them. The Miracle of the Little Prince - will screen at the International Film Festival which begins tomorrow in Auckland before moving to Wellington and Christchurch.The film was inspired by the popularity of the book The Little Prince, published in 1943 by French writer Antoine de Saint-Exupery - and now translated into more than 375 languages. Marjoleine Boonstra's film travels from the Moroccan desert to Tibet, to the snowy border between Norway and Finland, to a village in El Salvador, focussing on people who are translating the book into almost extinct languages.
10:35 Book review - The Art of Beer by Garage Project
Chris Tse reviews The Art of Beer by Garage Project, which is published by Penguin Random House.
10:45 The Reading
A short story from the RNZ Auckland University Writers season - The Rising Road by Rachel O'Connor told by Noelle McCarthy.
11:05 Apple's quiet Zoom update and Office 365 banned from Germany's schools
Technology commentator Bill Bennett looks first at Intel unveiling a neuromorphic computing system that mimics the human brain, Apple rolls out a silent Mac update to remove a hidden Zoom web server and Germany's privacy watchdog says Microsoft's Office 365 can't be used in public schools because it's unclear what it does with the data it gathers.
11:25 Oversharing pics of the kids - harmless or impactful?
Why do some parents over-share pictures and videos of their children to social media ? What are the potential implications of what may be a permanent digital footprint? Psychologist Sarb Johal's been thinking over the issue.
11:45 The Checkup, How not to get Cancer and The Blacklist
Film and TV reviewer Lara Strongman looks at TVNZ's latest medical programmes, The Checkup and How not to get Cancer, and shares her favourite show to iron to: The Blacklist.