Nine To Noon for Monday 3 February 2020
09:05 Coronavirus: strongest response yet
New Zealand has joined the US and Australia, in barring all foreign travellers from China from entering the country for up to two weeks. China has labelled our Government's decision to bar foreign travelers from China from entering New Zealand as 'disappointing'. The ban took effect this morning, in a bid to stop the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus. Kathryn Ryan speaks with Professor David Murdoch, Dean and Head of Campus, University of Otago, Christchurch.
09:10 Click to consent: Why privacy policies need an overhaul
09:25 Australian bushfire smoke poses ongoing health risk
Dr Gabriel da Silva is a specialist in atmospheric chemistry at the University of Melbourne and is concerned about what bushfire affected communities in both urban and rural Australia have been inhaling during and following the summer's devastating and deadly blazes.
09:45 After 'Brexit Day' - now what?
Europe correspondent Seamus Kearney joins Kathryn to talk about how the UK's divorce from the EU is far from done and dusted. Negotiations on their future relationship are due to start later today, and the transition period expires in 11 months. Seamus will also talk about the criticism Greece is receiving over its floating anti-migrant fence and Belgium has put its euthanasia laws to the test with the acquittal of three doctors charged with the murder of a 38-year old woman.
10:05 IronMāori role models. Going the distance
Heather Skipworth (IronMaori co-founder) and 73 year old Wairoa Rogers (Iron maori competitor) join Kathryn Ryan to talk about their long time love affair with long distance.
10:35 Book review - Best of 2019
Sonja de Friez with her best magical realism reads: The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern (Penguin, $38), and Margaret Mahy's The Tricksters and The Changeover (both published by Hachette)
10:45 The Reading
On An Island With Consequences Dire by Kelly Ana Morey adapted by Owen Scott read by Michelle Amas, part 6. (Broadcast only, no online reproduction)
11:05 Political commentators - remembering Mike Moore
Matthew, Neale and Kathryn reflect on the passing of former Prime Minister Mike Moore. Also with the election date announced, a look at what that means for the way the Government's agenda unfolds.
Matthew Hooton is an Auckland based consultant and lobbyist. Neale Jones was Chief of Staff to Labour Leader Jacinda Ardern, and prior to that was Chief of Staff to Andrew Little.
11:30 Shoots Microgreens. Growing tiny crops with big ambitions
Matt Keltie talks to Kathryn Ryan about his start-up Shoots Microgreens and growing delicious microgreens hydroponically in the heart of the capital.
11:45 Wild south: return to the subantarctic
Off the beaten track with Kennedy Warne is reporting in from the deep south to tell us about new research using albatrosses as sentinels, which shows that a third of fishing vessels are not reporting their position at sea. Also the passing of historian and writer Dick Scott.
Music played in this show
Artist: Fat Freddies Drop
Time played: 10.05
Track: My love is like the rain
Time played: 10.40
Artist: The Drifters
Track: Under the boardwalk
Time played: 11.25