Nine To Noon for Tuesday 22 June 2021
09:05 Trawl fishing to be banned, new protected areas for Hauraki Gulf
Trawl fishing will be largely banned and 18 new protection areas created in the Hauraki Gulf under a proposal released by the Minister for Oceans and Fisheries, David Parker, this morning. The Hauraki Gulf covers an area of more than 1.2 million hectare stretching from Mangawhai in the north, to Waihi on the Coromandel Peninsula with more than 50 islands including Great Barrier and Waiheke. David Parker says getting the sustainability of the Hauraki Gulf right could set a precedent for rest of New Zealand's waters. He speaks with Kathryn Ryan, along with Co Chair Hauraki Gulf Forum, Nicola McDonald, and Professor of Marine Science at Auckland University and member of the Auckland Conservation Board, Andrew Jeffs, who has been working in the Gulf for 25 years.
09:30 M.bovis: inhumane and traumatising - new study
A study of the psycho-social impact of M.bovis on Southland's rural communities had found the Government's response was bureaucratic, inhumane and traumatising to farmers. The University of Otago study also found MPI ignored local knowledge, including that of rural vets. Researchers at the University's Rural Health department presented their two year findings in Winton last night, with MPI present. Gathered farmers were told the intrusive, impractical and inhumane nature of MPI's eradication programme ignored local knowledge, expertise and pragmatism in favour of inefficient bureaucratic processes, which made no sense to farmers.
09:45 USA correspondent Ron Elving
Ron talks to Kathryn about some developments on the Donald Trump front.
Ron Elving is Senior Editor and Correspondent on the Washington Desk for NPR News.
10:05 Sir Michael Cullen on a distinguished career and Labour's highs and lows
Sir Michael Cullen has had a long and distinguished career in academia, politics and business. The former Labour finance minister, deputy Prime Minister and close confidant of Helen Clark is best known for introducing the New Zealand Superannuation Fund, also known as the Cullen Fund; Kiwi Saver and the Working for Families package. As senior whip when the Fourth Labour Government came to power in 1984, he had a ringside seat to the era of Rogernomics, and the implosion of the relationship between Prime Minister David Lange and Finance Minister Roger Douglas. After leaving politics in 2009, Sir Michael became chairman of New Zealand Post, and has held a number of other public service roles. Early last year he was diagnosed with cancer, for which he has been receiving palliative chemotherapy. He's just released his memoir, called Labour Saving.
10:35 Book review: Books Do Furnish a Life by Richard Dawkins
Sonja de Friez reviews Books Do Furnish a Life by Richard Dawkins, published by Penguin Random House
10:45 The Reading
11:05 Business commentator Rebecca Stevenson
Rebecca examines the contribution K-pop supergroup, BTS has made to the Korean economy and the New Zealand links.
Rebecca Stevenson is BusinessDesk's head of news.
11:30 How fresh is the air we breathe?
Now to something most of us probably take for granted, thinking we live in a clean green part of the world and believing we are surrounded by fresh air. But are we? Dr Joel Rindelaub from the University of Auckland is an analytical chemist who specialises in air quality and environmental research. From plastic particles to illicit drugs - he says many people would be surprised by what they're actually breathing in. Air pollution is the number one environmental threat to human health worldwide and he says New Zealand isn't exempt.
11:45 Media commentator Andrew Holden
Andrew talks to Kathryn about Discovery with the new owners of TV3 making it clear that streaming is a major play, with new local programming part of that. And TVNZ is also committed to streaming, but has said it needs to spend $10m a year for the next three years to upgrade its platform.
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.