Nine To Noon for Tuesday 3 March 2020
09:05 Sea freight industry targets 28 day visa rule
Overly onerous visa applications are hammering international bulk shipping, for which the New Zealand economy relies upon for trade within the world, say leaders in the sea freight industry. They are calling for change and with mounting congestion at ports around the country, they say the situation is becoming more urgent. Billy Preston chairs the national body representing shipping agents, Shipping New Zealand.
09:20 Great white sharks 'personality' revealed
World first research into great white shark behaviour in local waters is bringing fascinating new insights, as well as new warnings, to the surface. Kathryn Ryan talks to the University of Guelph's Steve Crawford, who is studying their conservation and management. Thanks to his research there is now greater understanding around their individual 'personalities' courtship and mating behaviour, plus a hypothesis that great whites may be acutely aware of, and responsive to, the female human scent.
09:45 USA correspondent - the eve of Super Tuesday
Ron talks to Kathryn about the South Carolina primary results, the arrival of Super Tuesday and the US President's response to Covid-19.
Ron Elving is Senior Editor and Correspondent on the Washington Desk for NPR News.
10:05 Dr Anita Sands on technology's disruptive power
Dr Anita Sands hails from the east coast of Ireland, but has cemented herself on America's west coast in the heart of Silicon Valley. She's served, or is serving on the boards of several software and cloud computing companies, including Symantec, ServiceNow, Pure Storage. She joins Kathryn to talk about how to get girls interested in STEAM subjects, what it'll take to get more women onto the boards of major companies and how technology has impacted on our society, economies - and our democracy. She's in New Zealand to speak at International Women's Day events this week organised by Global Women, and will speak at a Project Connect event tonight in Auckland on the theme of digital disruption and democracy.
10:35 Book review - The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep by H.G. Parry
Bronwyn Wylie-Gibb of University Book Shop, Dunedin, reviews The Unlikely Escape of Uriah Heep by H.G. Parry. This book is published by Hachette.
10:45 The Reading
'Here and Where' - David Hill's series about New Zealanders traveling overseas, read by Peter Hayden.
Limited online reproduction.
11:05 Business commentator Rebecca Stevenson
Economic uncertainty related to the spread of Covid-19 and 12 years into Kiwisaver and we're getting less conservative.
Stuff business editor, Rebecca Stevenson
11:30 Slowing our crazy-busy lives
Do you zone out in conversations? Wake at 3am worrying about things? Find yourself addicted to your phone? Kerene Strochnetter has written a book entitled Crazy Busy - in which she argues that if busy is the new stupid, then mindful is the new smart. She talks to Kathryn about how she hopes her book can help people who finds themselves rushing and multi-tasking to reduce stress in their lives.
11:45 Media commentator Andrew Holden
Is the heavy media coverage of Covid-19 becoming too much ? Also what's with TVNZ's $44-thousand dollar gender pay gap?
Andrew Holden is a journalist for more than 30 years including five as Editor of The Press (in Christchurch) and four as Editor-in-Chief of The Age in Melbourne.