Nine To Noon for Tuesday 10 November 2020
09:05 Now We Are Eight: A snapshot of life for 6000 Kiwi kids
For the first time, 6000 children taking part in the country's largest longitudinal study have been able to give their own thoughts and insights into their lives. The latest report from the University of Auckland's Growing Up in New Zealand study focuses on life for the children born in 2009 and 2010 at the age of eight. Many of the children reported a firm sense of cultural and gender identity, increasing freedom and high levels of participation in sports and music. The cohort at eight had moved around a lot - three quarters had moved at least once - and almost half had moved two or more times since birth. Growing Up in New Zealand principal investigator, Professor Susan Morton, joins Kathryn to further unpick the results of the Now We Are Eight report.
0925 The wrath of Napier's water bomb
The clean up is underway after torrential rain and flooding yesterday, with Napier struck by a one in 250-year weather bomb. It was Napier's second-wettest day on record since 1870, with 237 milliimetres of rain by late last night when a state of emergency was declared in the city. Power was cut to 3,000 thousand properties, Fire and Emergency received 350 weather-related callouts and there have been several large landslides. We cross to our Hawkes Bay reporter Tom Kitchin on Napier Hill, and Kathryn also talks to Malcolm Cox who lives near the landslide on Hospital Hill and Kazmira Aranui who says there is knee-deep floodwater in Onekawa.
09:35 Water on the moon; what does this mean?
We're looking at the significance of NASA's recent discovery that there's water on the sunlit side of the moon. Water is a key ingredient to venture into deep space and is a catalyst for future expeditions by humans to Mars. Professor Kathy Campbell is an astrobiologist and geologist from the University of Auckland's School of Environment and she says one of the problems is how to extract the water.
09:45 USA correspondent Ron Elving
The latest on the US election result.
Ron Elving is Senior Editor and Correspondent on the Washington Desk for NPR News.
10:05 Prince Philip Revealed
Renowned royal family expert and editor-in-chief of Majesty magazine Ingrid Seward chronicles the fascinating story of Queen Elizabeth II's husband, Prince Philip. Ingrid Seward has written more than a dozen books on the British royal family and for 'Prince Philip Revealed,' she spoke to friends, aides, and sources close to Prince Philip.
10:35 Book review - Consolation by Garry Disher
Jane Westaway reviews Consolation by Garry Disher, published by Text.
10:45 The Reading
The Festival of Miracles, written by Alice Tawhai, read by Miriama McDowell.
11:05 Business commentator Rebecca Stevenson
Rebecca talks to Kathryn about which top CEOs took a covid paycut. Also a look at the market share in New Zealand's concentrated supermarket sector.
Rebecca Stevenson is BusinessDesk's Auckland bureau chief.
11:30 Hunting tales from the back country: Dave Shaw
Dave Shaw is the producer, camera man and editor of a popular TV hunting show - now in its sixth season and available to tens of millions of viewers via Amazon's streaming service and here on Prime TV. He's been creating The Red Stag Timber Hunters Club since 2014, filming a small group of hard-core hunters on trips of up to two weeks in some of this country's most remote landscapes. Dave's now published a book about the journey - called Off The Beaten Track: Hunting Tales From The New Zealand Back Country.
11:45 Media commentator Andrew Holden - remembering Robert Fisk
The legacy of foreign correspondent Robert Fisk. For more than 40 years he covered the Middle East, including the war in Syria and Lebanon, five Israeli invasions, the Iran-Iraq war, the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, the Algerian civil war, Saddam Hussein’s invasion of Kuwait, the Bosnian and Kosovo wars, the American invasion and occupation of Iraq and the 2011 Arab revolutions. He passed away last month aged 74.
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.
Music played in this show
Track: The kids are having none of it
Artist: Frazey Ford
Time: 11: 25