Nine To Noon for Monday 15 June 2020
09:05 Should ACC make a special case for baby birth injury?
Ten years ago birth difficulties caused a brain injury in Andrew Dickson's son, Ben, who was eventually diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Since then the family has been embroiled in a long dispute with ACC to obtain treatment injury cover. At issue is exactly what or who, if anyone, or anything was at fault during Ben's birth and expert opinion is divided. That's why he is asking ACC to make baby birth injury a kind of special case - and to err on the side of the claimant when experts can't agree. Also joining the conversation is Auckland University's Jo Manning, who is a specialist in ACC law about her views on ACC's external clinical advisor role, which Andrew says lacks enough checks and balances.
09:20 Wild venison cull provides jobs and food
Fiordland wapiti, which in North America are known as elk are prized by hunters, but conservationists argue that they are a threat to native forests. An agreement between the Fiordland Wapiti Foundation, and DOC provides for 1000 of the most inferior animals to be culled annually. This year, with the pandemic disruption and wild venison prices being low, the Foundation and DOC along with Game Animal Council hatched plan for the meat to be processed and donated to charity. The Fiordland Wapiti Foundation's President Roy Sloan says 15,000 families will benefit from the scheme.
Here are some venison recipes.
09:45 Canada correspondent Salimah Shivji
Salimah talks to Kathryn about how the Black Lives Matter protests are intersecting with the Covid crisis. Also how Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau taking a knee at a protest, and his struggle to find words during 21 seconds of silence over the President Trump's response to protests has complicated dealings between the North American neighbours.
Salimah Shivji is a senior reporter with CBC's Parliamentary Bureau, based in Ottawa.
10:05 Recording war veterans stories for future generations
After becoming tetraplegic in his teens, oral historian Patrick Bronte was inspired by two war veterans to archive wartime experiences. He's established the Nga Toa Project which so far covers World War Two, Korea, Malaya-Borneo, Vietnam and some more recent operational deployments. It is a free online archive which contains more than 300 interviews with veterans.
Patrick Bronte says 'Experience teaches you the hard way. Lots of people have done some excellent oral history projects that I've been fortunate to learn from, including the opportunity to work alongside the National Office of the RSA. I push through my own set of challenges to finish the side projects.'
10:35 Book review - Colin McCahon: Is This the Promised Land? by Peter Simpson
David Hill reviews Colin McCahon: Is This the Promised Land? Vol.2 1960-1987 by Peter Simpson, published by Auckland University Press.
10:45 The Reading
Kirkaldies, 3 o'clock, written by Vincent O'Sullivan and read by Donna Akersten. (part one)
11:05 Political commentators Sherson & Jones
Neale Jones and Trish Sherson about New Zealand First's Shane Jones' candidacy for Northland, what's happening within Greens and the grassroots and are we nearing 10 percent unemployment?.
Neale Jones was Chief of Staff to Labour Leader Jacinda Ardern, and prior to that was Chief of Staff to Andrew Little. He is the director of Capital Government Relations.
Trish Sherson is from corporate affairs firm Sherson Willis, and a former ACT press secretary.
11:30 Harvesting maple syrup from Moutere
When you think of where maple syrup comes from, Canada generally springs to mind. But in Upper Moutere in the Tasman District, architectural designer Dave DeGray harvests the liquid gold from his sugar maple grove. He planted 200 trees on his property, near Nelson more than 30 years ago.
11:45 Recent Changes Reducing Building Consents for Small Buildings
Bill McKay talks to Kathryn about the new types of building work that from August will no longer require a building consent, saving homeowners up to $18 million a year and reducing the number of consents by 9000.
Currently buildings under 10 metres square, like garden sheds don’t need building consent. This is being increased to 30 m2 for sheds, cabins, sleepouts, verandahs, and 40m2 for carports.
Bill McKay is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of Auckland.