Nine To Noon

Friday 24 October 2014, with Kathryn Ryan

  • WHO discusses progress on Ebola vaccines and treatments ( 20′ 2″ )

    09:10 Nyka Alexander is a spokesperson on Ebola for the World Health Organisation, the United Nations health agency.

  • Historic NPC rugby final between Taranaki and Tasman ( 5′ 48″ )

    09:25 There's growing excitement in Taranaki ahead of tomorrow's historic National Provincial Championship final at Yarrow Stadium between the home side and the Tasman Mako's. If they win, it'll be the first time Taranaki has ever won the National Provincial title. It's a big achievement for Tasman too - just six years ago, the New Zealand Rugby Union announced that Tasman along with Northland would be relegated from the competition. Andrew Judd is the Mayor of the New Plymouth District, and Peter Barr is the former Chief Executive of Tasman Rugby, who fought to keep the Tasman union in the NPC competition.

  • Giraffes - the forgotten megafauna ( 13′ 57″ )

    09:30 Conservationists are putting renewed energy into saving the giraffe, whose population has plummeted by 40 percent in just 16 years... there are just 80 thousand left. This rapid loss has prompted the creation of the Giraffe Conservation Foundation - headed by long time giraffe conservationist Dr Julian Fennessy who says giraffes are the forgotten megafauna, and are far more fascinating and complex than most people realise.

  • Asia Correspondent - Jamil Anderlini ( 11′ 27″ )

    09:50 News from the Asian region with our correspondent Financial Times Beijing Bureau chief, Jamil Anderlini.

  • Historian and author Jock Phillips ( 27′ 58″ )

    10:10 Jock Phillips is the architect and passion behind Te Ara, the online encyclopedia of New Zealand. The last segment of Te Ara, themed 'Creative and Intellectual Life' , has just been launched featuring poets, writers, musicians and film-makers who have contributed to New Zealand's cultural history. It's 12 years since the beginning of the project, and the completion of the last segment also marks Jock Phillips' retirement. Last night, he received a Prime Minister's Award for Literary Achievement for non-fiction at a function at Premier House.

  • Book Review - The Narrow Road to the Deep North ( 8′ 15″ )

    10:40 'The Narrow Road to the Deep North' by Richard Flanagan. Published by Vintage. Winner of the 2014 Man Booker prize.

  • New Music with Jeremy Taylor ( 24′ 49″ )

    11:05 Jeremy has music from Prince, Adam Cohen, and CW Stoneking.

  • Sport with Brendan Telfer ( 16′ 53″ )

    11:30 The latest in sport with Brendan Telfer.

  • The Week That Was ( 8′ 50″ )

    11:50 Comedians Te Radar and Michele A'Court.

09:05 WHO discusses progress on Ebola vaccines and treatments

Nyka Alexander is a spokesperson on Ebola for the World Health Organisation, the United Nations health agency.

Read more information at the WHO's Ebola virus information page.

9:30 Giraffes - the forgotten megafauna

naples zoo Julian FennessyDr Julian Fennessy, who is the inaugural executive director of the Giraffe Conservation Foundation says giraffes are the "forgotten megafauna" despite the fact their numbers have plummetted by 40 percent in the past 16 years. There are just 80,000 left in the wild. A long time giraffe conservationist, Dr Fennessy says "Scientists have lately discovered that giraffes are not the social dullards or indifferent parents they were reputed to be". Auckland Zoo is also supporting this conservation project.

Gallery: Giraffe conservation

09:45 News from the Asian region with Jamil Anderlini

Jock Phillips10:05 Historian and author Jock Phillips

Jock Phillips is the architect and passion behind Te Ara, the online encyclopedia of New Zealand. The last segment of Te Ara,  themed 'Creative and Intellectual Life' , has just been launched featuring poets, writers, musicians and film-makers who have contributed to New Zealand's cultural history.  It's 12 years since the beginning of the project, and the completion of the last segment also marks Jock Phillips' retirement. Last night, he received a Prime Minister's Award for Literary Achievement for non-fiction at a function at Premier House.

10:30 Book Review: The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan

Winner of the 2014 Man Booker prize reviewed by Tilly Lloyd

The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan
Published by Vintage paperback RRP$25.00

10:45 The Reading: 'Zhu Mao' by Mark Sweet

Scott returns to Hubei Province with his wife’s ashes. There he confronts the memories of the terrible events that brought them together. (10 of 10, RNZ)

11:05 New Music with Jeremy Taylor

Jeremy Taylor checks out new releases

11:30 Sport with Brendan Telfer

11:45 The week that was

Comedians Te Radar and Michele A'Court take a light-hearted look at the week.

Playlist

Artist: Kings of Convenience
Song:  Mrs Cold
Composer: Glambek Boe/Oye
Album: Declaration of Independence
Label: Virgin
Time: 10:35

Artist: The Phoenix Foundation
Song: A Day in the Sun
Composer: Scott/ The Phoenix Foundation
Album: Happy Ending
Label: Flying Nunn
Time: 11:45