Nine To Noon for Wednesday 9 December 2020
09:05 Mosque attack: multiple failings
The many failings that contributed to the Christchurch terror attack, highlighted in the 800 page Royal Commission report made public yesterday. The report found that the police did not vet the gunman properly for a firearms licence and that the intelligence community was focused in the wrong direction. Despite this, the report says nothing could have been done to stop the attacks, and the agencies were not to blame for the attack which left 50 people dead and 40 wounded. Kathryn speaks with the Police Commissioner Andrew Coster, and Aliya Danzeisen who leads government engagement for the Islamic Women's Council of New Zealand.
09:20 Akaroa wastewater woes and 'purple pipes' policy gap
Christchurch City Council plans to build two treated waste water storage ponds in a picturesque Banks Peninsula settlement are causing anger among Akaroa locals. Friends of Banks Peninsula says the proposed fix to the town's ailing waste water system will be an eyesore and does nothing to assist with the township's drinking water crisis. In addition to creating the storage ponds the council's Akaroa Treated Waste Water Hearings Panel has recommended lobbying central government to make it possible for "purple pipe" systems to be introduced for non-potable reuse of treated wastewater. 17 councilors including the Mayor and the Deputy Mayor will vote whether to go ahead with their preferred option on Thursday 10th December. Kathryn Ryan talks to Sue Church from Friends of Banks Peninsula and Councillor Sara Templeton Akaroa Treated Waste Water Hearings Panel Chair.
09:45 Pushback on extremism, new tech laws, indigenous anthem
Australia correspondent Karen Middleton looks at the Labor opposition pressing for an inquiry into right-wing extremism, the last of Australia's internal border closure has lifted, the Government has unveiled proposed new laws to force tech companies to pay for their news content and the Australian national anthem has been sung in an indigenous language for the first time.
10:05 Fishing to order in the Deep South
Gravity Fishing's owner-operator Nate Smith runs a hook to plate fishing operation out of Invercargill. He talks to Kathryn about liasing directly with chefs and customers and his commitment to sustainable kai moana.
10:35 Book review - House of Treasures: 150 Objects from Canterbury Museum Ngā Taonga Tuku Iho
Anne Else reviews House of Treasures: 150 Objects from Canterbury Museum Ngā Taonga Tuku Iho by James Herries Beattie (and others). Published by Canterbury Museum.
10:45 The Reading
Waiting For The Wolves, short story written and read by Sarah Quigley.
11:05 Music With Charlotte Ryan
Music 101 host Charlotte Ryan joins Kathryn to look at LEAO, a musical project by Auckland-born Samoa musician David Feauai-Afaese, an album from Texas 3-piece Khruangbin and Marlon William's Arahua.
11:20 The bird: Les McPherson
Les McPherson has recorded most of the 230 New Zealand bird calls which take us up to the pips on Morning Report each morning. Les has been perching on cliff tops and in the bush recording "The Bird" for over 50 years and over the years Les has collected a huge amount of recordings. Among them a series of seven one-hour-long guides to the Songs of New Zealand Birds, a guide to the Birds of the Pacific, and the Chatham Islands.
11:40 Security threat derails Otago graduation ceremony
Otago University has postponed today's graduation ceremonies after a security threat. For many, this was the replacement ceremony because of previous cancellations due to COVID-19. The police and university are about to address a news conference in Dunedin. Kathryn speaks with RNZ's reporter in Dunedin, Timothy Brown, the President of the Otago University Students' Association Jack Manning and Commerce graduand Charles.
11:50 The year in media law
Law correspondent Ursula Cheer joins Kathryn to round up some of the developments in media law this year, with courts addressing whether defamation law should include a serious harm threshold, a prominent privacy claim pursued by former deputy minister Winston Peters, a review of hate speech provisions and contempt of court being added to the statute books.