Nine To Noon for Tuesday 21 July 2020
09:05 Diversity of athletes not reflected in sports management
Researchers are calling for the cultural and ethnic diversity of athletes to be reflected in management and governance roles of all sporting codes An AUT study in conjunction with NZ and Auckland Rugby has found Pasifika woefully under represented in off-the-field roles, including coaching, administration, refereeing, governance and leadership.The project, called Navigating Two Worlds looked into the barriers to greater involvement, finding a dominant Western based culture and perspective of leadership pervaded rugby ranks. AUT Professor of Sport Leadership & Governance, Lesley Ferkins says there needs to be a change in thinking in leadership not just in sport but in society too. That view is backed by Tracy Atiga who was on the project team's Pacific Advisory Group. Tracy is also the CEO of Kanaloa Hawaii Rugby, which is a Pacific-owned professional team.
09.20 Paracetamol: calls to spring-clean stockpiles at home
Calls for a spring-clean of medicine cabinets following new studies revealing both stockpiling of paracetamol in our homes, and the nature of calls to the National Poisons Centre. The majority of calls about substances to the University of Otago's National Poisons Centre in 2018 concerned paracetamol, according to research lead by Dr Eeva-Katri Kumpula, a Finnish-registered pharmacist and postdoctoral fellow based there. Children, half aged under five, are chief among those being exposed to or taking substances that might harm them. Mostly this occurs in the patient's own home and is unintentional, and most are advised to self-treat, or that no treatment is needed. Dr Kumpula lead both studies. She discusses her findings with Kathryn Ryan.
09:45 USA correspondent Ron Elving
Covid resurgence in the US and the President's refusal to address the gravity of the situation.
Ron Elving is Senior Editor and Correspondent on the Washington Desk for NPR News.
10:05 Author Max Brooks on zombies, Yeti and disaster preparedness
Max Brooks has published three zombie-themed books, including the hugely successful World War Z - where a highly infectious virus breaks out in China and sweeps the globe, turning humans into terrifyingly relentless zombies. The book was adapted into a Hollywood blockbuster starring Brad Pitt. His latest novel, Devolution, is centred around a small eco-community that comes under attack from Yeti which are brought into contact with humans after a devastating volcanic eruption. His knack for dystopian horror is a bit of a contrast perhaps to his background - Max is the son of veteran American comedian Mel Brooks and actress Anne Bancroft.
10:35 Book review - The Constant Rabbit by Jasper Fforde
Louise O'Brien reviews The Constant Rabbit by Jasper Fforde. Published by Hachette NZ.
10:45 The Reading
Where the Rekohu Bone Sings by Tina Makereti
Read by George Henare, Maria Walker & Kura Forrester Part 2 of 5
11:05 More allegations against MP Andrew Falloon
More allegations about the National party MP Andrew Falloon have emerged. The MP for Rangitata resigned from Parliament this morning, effective immediately, following revelations he sent an indecent picture to a 19-year-old woman. The National Party leader Judith Collins says two more women have come forward saying they were also sent indecent material by Falloon, and police have told her they would 'most likely 'want to reopen investigation. RNZ Political editor Jane Patterson.
11:15 Business commentator Rebecca Stevenson
Rebecca talks to Kathryn about why having less money can be expensive, starting with housing and moving to things like electricity, insurance and food. Also, a look at New Zealand's giant tax hole and how various political parties are pledging to plug it.
Stuff Business Editor, Rebecca Stevenson
11:30 Bold or bonkers? Doing business in uncertain times
It takes courage to re-brand and re-launch a 30-year-old business, and common sense would tell you that in hard economic times, or in the middle of a pandemic it's quite possibly a bad idea. But that's just what Asher Boote did, with the iconic Wellington restaurant, the Tinakori Bistro (now Daisy's) and he hopes it will be inspirational to others in the hospitality industry. Asher Boote has also bought a quarter acre plot in Shannon to secure his food supply, in uncertain times. What's more it's regenerative, as the waste from all his four kitchens will be used as compost for the garden. As well as Daisy's Asher Boote runs Hillside Kitchen, The Ramen Shop and Bol.
11:45 Media commentator Andrew Holden
Which magazines from the Bauer stable will survive, and with which talent?
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.