Nine To Noon for Friday 21 February 2020
09:05 Trade, exports and Coronavirus
What are the prospects for the many New Zealand businesses feeling the impact of the Coronavirus? Forestry, tourism, education, primary industries, manufacturing, retail and the restaurant trade are all facing losses as their products can't reach China, their customers can't get here, or the factories can't get vital component parts from China. Kathryn talks with the Minister for Trade and Export Growth David Parker.
09:20 Marlborough winery produces world first zero alcohol Sauvignon Blanc
Giesen wines in Marlborough has launched what it says is the world's first alcohol-removed Sauvignon Blanc, hoping to cash-in on a global trend. Last yearn a report by the British food and drinks consultancy Zenith predicted global sale of zero alcohol drinks to grow by 10 per cent each year over the next five years. Giesen winemaker Nikolai St George says the zero-alcohol Sauvignon Blanc goes through the same winemaking process as the full-strength variety, then a high tech spinning cone technology separates out the alcohol.
09:45 Asia correspondent Elizabeth Beattie - coronavirus generated disruption
The impact of the coronavirus is resulting in growing anger in Hong Kong with mistrust directed towards the government. Also beyond Hong Kong and China, there's discussion about the Tokyo Olympics' contingency plan and restrictions around the Tokyo marathon.
Elizabeth Beattie is a journalist at Reuters, based in Hong Kong.
10:05 Donating your body to science
It can be the greatest gift of all - donating your body to science. But it's a delicate subject. Kathryn talks to Maurice Curtis, a Professor of Neuroscience and Deputy Director of the Human Brain Bank at the University of Auckland about how people can communicate to their family and loved ones about what they want to do after their death and what happens to a donated body.
10:35 Book review - Two books by Serhii Plokhy
Tilly Lloyd from Unity Books reviews Chernobyl and Forgotten Bastards of the Eastern Front: An Untold Story of WWII by Serhii Plokhy, both published by Penguin.
Ukrainian-American author Serhii Plokhy will appear at the New Zealand Festival of the Arts in Wellington on Sunday 23 February.
Freedom by Jane Cherry read by Heather O'Carroll
11:05 Grace Millane murderer sentenced to 17 years
RNZ reporter Sarah Robson from the High Court in Auckland, where the man found guilty of murdering the British backpacker Grace Millane has been sentenced.
11:10 New music with Jeremy Taylor - Tami Nelson & more
Emotional synths, a gritty new set from Tami Neilson, and a classic track from soon-come tourist Nick Lowe.
11:30 Sports commentator Sam Ackerman
The new national rugby competition for weight-restricted under 85kg players and a look at combat sport with what is happening in UFC and heavyweight boxing.
11:45 The week that was with
Our comedians Te Radar and Jodie Rimmer
Music played in this show
Artist: Jason Isbell
Artist: Better Oblivion Community Centre
Song: Dylan Thomas