Nine To Noon for Monday 25 January 2021
09:05 Covid vaccine: what are the complications of mass vaccination?
What needs to be taken into account so New Zealanders can receive the vaccine in time, and who should be prioritised for it? Recruitment and training for Covid vaccinators is due to start next month, with 3,000 extra volunteer vaccinators being called for. Roll out is expected as soon as April. Last week in Newcastle the UK saw a "military style effort" completed by multiple coordinated agencies to make sure eligible care home residents received the vaccine within two weeks. Kathryn Ryan speaks with project lead in Newcastle Dr Jane Carey, Immunologist Helen Petoussis Harris and Lorretta Roberts, manager of our Immunisation Advisory Centre, overseeing the vaccinators' training.
09:20 How Twitter took QAnon from America to the world
09:45 Anger over EU vaccine rollout, anti-Putin protests gather pace
Europe correspondent Seamus Kearney joins Kathryn to look at Europe's reaction to the inauguration of Joe Biden, the growing anger and threats of legal action over delays to the Covid-19 vaccines and the largest demonstrations in a decades against the rule of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
10:05 Understanding albatross
Dr David Thompson has spent years studying the habits of New Zealand species of albatross in order to try and keep the iconic seabirds out of danger from becoming bycatch of commercial fishing boats. He is a seabird ecologist with the National Insitute of Water and Atmospheric Research and has spent months on remote sub Antarctic islands fitting and retrieving tracking devices on albatross to gain a better understanding of where they fly, forage and feed.
10:35 Book review - Best of 2020
Paul Diamond with his three top reads from 2020:
He Pukapuka Tātaku i Ngā Mahi a Te Rauparaha Nui / A Record of the Life of the Great Te Rauparaha by Ross Calman (Auckland University Press, $59.99)
A Vocabulary by Bruce Connew (Vapour Momenta Books, $95)
Crossing the Lines: The story of three homosexual New Zealand soldiers in WWII by Brent Coutts (Otago University Press, $49.95)
10:45 The Reading
11:05 Political Commentators Jones & Sherson
A new year in politics with pressure ramping up to roll out Covid vaccinations.
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.
11:20 Kaipara kick: coffee kombucha
Based in Northland on twenty hectares at Maungaturoto on the Kaipara Harbour, Rene Archner makes a variety of kombuchas, the latest and possibly most ambitious being a coffee variety. Rene has teamed up with Anna McGregor from Auckland roasting company The Coffee Lab who challenged him to add a coffee kick to his kombucha.
11:45 Bill McKay: Back to work blues
Do you have wistful thoughts of getting out of the big-city rat race, living and working remotely from the beach or a small town? Bill joins Kathryn to talk about some things to consider.
Bill McKay is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of Auckland.