Nine To Noon for Friday 11 October 2019
09:05 Turkey threatens to send millions of refugees to Europe
The Turkish president has threatened to send millions of refugees to Europe if its leaders keep criticising his country's incursion into Syria. Turkey has been bombing the Kurdish-held region in Syria's northeast, in a ground and air offensive it says is designed to eliminate 'terrorists', but which others call ethnic cleansing. One of its stated aims - to seize a strip of Syrian territory where civil war refugees, who are now living in Turkey, can be repatriated. Turkey's offensive began after a phone call between the US and Turkish presidents on Sunday after which Donald Trump announced that US troops would withdraw from the region. The Guardian's World Affairs Editor Julian Borger from Washington.
09:20 Spark's ballsie business manoeuvrings
Spark's won the rights to broadcast domestic cricket for the next 6 years, scoring another run in the battle to become the home of New Zealand sport. Some Spark Sport customers who are already unhappy with its Rugby World Cup coverage have come out against the move. Grant Davies, an Investment Adviser with Hamilton Hindin Greene, discusses Spark's business strategy and whether it will it pay off.
09:30 Could vertical evacuation structures help in a tsunami?
Vertical structures that people could use to get themselves out of the way of a tsunami are being considered for use in Hawke's Bay. As more research is done into the potential risk from the Hikurangi subduction zone, several communities in and around Napier have been identified as likely to struggle to reach higher ground in the event of a tsunami. One option being investigated are vertical evacuation structures.The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment is currently working on guidelines for the construction of such structures. Kathryn discusses the issue with Ian Macdonald, Group Manager Hawke's Bay Civil Defence Emergency Management and Jenni Tipler, a senior structural engineer with MBIE.
09:45 Pacific correspondent Moera Tuilaepa-Taylor
More than a year after the MV Butiraoi broke apart and sunk in Kiribati, killing 95 people, grief and anger still runs deep on the island of Nonouti, and the report into the ferry disaster has done little to ease relatives' anger.
10:05 Pasifika practice. It's a family affair
Doctors Alvin, Allen, and Adrienne Mitikulena talk about what it's like working together at their general practice, Wellington's Kilbirnie Medical Centre. Their parents who are also trained medics, retired from the medical centre earlier this year, but continue to inspire them. The Mitikulena family left their Niuean home in 1989 for New Zealand in search of better opportunities, particularly to further the family's education. In their most recent act of togetherness the GP trio have helped launch, Te Folaunga: The Journey a book celebrating Pacific success in health sciences at their former alma mater, Otago University.
10:35 Book review - The World That We Knew by Alice Hoffman
Jessie Bray Sharpin reviews The World That We Knew by Alice Hoffman. Published by Simon & Schuster.
10:45 The Reading
The Imaginary Lives of James Poneke by Tina Makereti read by Mitch Thomas. Episode 2 of 12
11:05 New music with Grant Smithies
A tasting platter of low-fat, high-protein sonic treats today from fuzzed-out Auckland surf-punks Echo Ohs, globetrotting local "dark Disney" pop maestro Jonathan Bree and rising Christchurch "slow-core" singer, Ben Woods. For desert, a giant slab of irresistibly delicious Afro-disco from Ghanaian singer, Sidiku Buari.
11:30 Sports commentator Brendan Telfer
Typhoon turmoil at the Rugby World Cup and Spark secures cricket rights from Sky.
11:45 The week that was - who is Queen Shazza?
Our comedians Michele A'Court and Melanie Bracewell are amused by a royal code name.