Nine To Noon for Friday 8 November 2019
09:05 Huge data gaps undermining environmental protection: PCE
The Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment, Simon Upton, has identified significant shortfalls in the way environmental data is collected and collated, which he says could be leading to poor policy decisions and environmental damage. His new report into the Environmental Reporting Act, which introduced mandatory reporting in 2015, paints a picture of fragmented data from a range of organisations. Mr Upton says this means policy makers are "flying blind".
09:20 Vaka: Tokelau's response to climate change
New documentary Vaka shows people from the remote Pacific community of Tokelau doing everything they can to proactively respond to climate change, weaving together customary wisdom and modern techniques. The film is made by Massey University Media Production students, and is screening at Exposure Hi Kanohi Kitea, at Massey's Wellington campus until November 16th. Kelly Moneymaker and Mason Rudd spent two weeks with a small team filming on Tokelau earlier this year. They tell Kathryn Ryan theirs' is a relatively positive story about climate change.
09:45 Pacific correspondent Johnny Blades - measles in Samoa
RNZ's Johnny Blades talks to Kathryn about the fatal measles outbreak in Samoa and in Bougainville's upcoming referendum on independence from Papua New Guinea.
10:05 The Land Gardeners - cut flowers & compost fit for a farm
The Land Gardeners New Zealand-born and raised Bridget Elworthy and Englishwoman Henrietta Courtauld create gardens that are productive and wild. They also grow and sell organic English cut flowers, and research plant and soil health. Bridget and Henrietta are keynote speakers at Rapaura Springs Garden Marlborough in Blenheim , which runs til Sunday. They're working with farmers here and in England, introducing their Climate Compost project - looking at how high quality compost can be made on a farm scale, and exploring ingredients that make the healthiest and most bio-diverse gardens. This dynamic duo speak with Kathryn Ryan about the importance of improving soil with microbe-rich compost.
10:35 Book review - The Toll by Neal Shusterman
Elisabeth Easther reviews The Toll by Neal Shusterman, which is published by Walker Books.
10:45 The Reading
Mercenary Territory by Susan Pointon told by William Kircher and Sarah Boddy. Final episode.
11:05 New music with Grant Smithies
Brace yourself for incoming bass as a new collection of early '80s Jamaican dancehall. We'll hear woofer-worrying tracks from singer Cornell Campbell and deejay Papa Tullo. After that, Auckland mirror-ball enthusiast Frank Booker brings the disco heat and Patti Smith sings about her sister's birth in a storm.
11:30 Sports commentator Brendan Telfer - speculation on new AB coach
Brendan takes a look at who is the favourite to take over from Steve Hansen as the next All Black coach, and also whether the Melbourne Cup has a future.
11:45 The week that was with James Elliott & Pinky Agnew
James and Pinky are intrigued by a British house which has more than 300 power sockets.
Music played in this show
Artist: Shannon Lay
Artist: Caoilfhionn Rose
Artist: Fly My Pretties with Anna Coddington
Artist: Paper Crane