Nine To Noon for Thursday 22 October 2020
09:05 New Covid fears in Auckland
There are calls for a change of attitude by lead authorities after a person who had the Covid 19 visited a busy pub on Friday night in the northern suburb of Greenhithe. Hundreds of Aucklanders are being urged to get tested. A pop-up community testing centre has been set up in Greenhithe. The person, one of two community cases linked to a port worker, was at the Malt pub between 7.30 pm until 10 pm last Friday night, then tested positive on Wednesday. Sir David Skegg, is an epidemiologist at the University of Otago Medical School and former chairman of the Public Health Commission, Health Research Council and New Zealand Science Board. He's concerned at the levels of general complacency reflected at both public and government agency level.
For up-to-date information on testing locations in Auckland call Healthline on 0800 358 5453 or visit www.arphs.health.nz/covid19test
09:20 Crunch time for fruitpicker shortage, warnings of export losses
Time is running out to prevent hundreds of millions of dollars of export fruit rotting this summer. The horticulture and viticulture sector has been crying out for workers, and campaigns to attract New Zealanders to work in orchards and vineyards are not yielding enough pickers. Summerfruit New Zealand CEO Richard Palmer says it might be too late for the industry to avert huge revenue losses and wasted fruit. He estimates 20 percent of crops could go unpicked. Central Otago's James Dicey from Grape Vision says he is feeling the loss of RSE workers.
09:20 YY Nation: The shoes made from pineapple husks, algae, and wool
YY Nation founder Jeremy Bank was inspired to create sustainable shoes after his daughter found plastic all over what had been a pristine beach in Hawai'i. The shoes are made of merino, discarded pineapple husks, algae, bamboo and recycled plastic, and he hopes they'll be the most sustainable shoes in the world.
09:45 'Tier three' trouble, Brexit breakthrough and football wars
UK correspondent Hugo Gye joins Kathryn to talk about the UK's 20,000 daily Covid cases and the decision by Boris Johnson to extend the 'tier three' region which has kicked off a major row with local leaders. Brexit trade talks look set to restart in earnest, Premier League clubs are accused of being too greedy over the amount they're charging their fans to watch games online and Queen Elizabeth made her first public appearance recently - but where was her mask?
10:05 Jo Brand on being 'gobby' & writing mental illness
From making a name as an 'in your face', stroppy, feminist, stand- up comedian to becoming a regular on the small screen, Jo Brand is a long established master of subverting expectations. Her TV credits include QI, 8 out of 10 Cats, Have I Got News For You, and the black comedy, Damned. She was also the star and writer of Getting On, the BAFTA award wining series, set on a hospital geriatric ward. Similarly inspired by her time as a nurse is Jo Brand's novel and feature film The More You Ignore Me, starring Sheridan Smith as a Gina, a schizophrenic mum who is hospitalised after becoming obsessed with a local weatherman. It is in cinemas now.
10:35 Book review - Magic Lessons by Alice Hoffman
Sonja de Friez reviews Magic Lessons by Alice Hoffman, published by Simon & Schuster.
10:45 The Reading
The Mesmerist, episode 14. Written and read by Barbara Ewing.
11:05 TikTok launches bug bounty program
Cyber-security expert Tony Grasso joins Kathryn to look at why TikTok might have agreed to launch a global bug bounty program. He'll also talk about how hackers are getting particularly good at getting people to open up to them.
11:25 Children and self-control
How can parents help children to develop self-control, regarded as a key indicator of adult wellbeing?
New Zealand’s largest longitudinal study of child development - The Growing Up in New Zealand study - has recently completed some research on the subject and found some key family characteristics which encourage this key skill. Psychologist Sarb Johal discusses the findings with Kathryn.
11:45 Quibi, The Third Day, The Haunting of Bly Manor
Film and TV reviewer Sarah McMullan looks at what's on offer on the Quibi platform which is now available here in New Zealand - although reports out of the US today suggest it won't be for long. She'll also talk about The Third Day's unusual 12-hour live stream and its relevance to the story and Netflix's The Haunting of Bly Manor.