Nine To Noon

Thursday 28 August 2014, with Kathryn Ryan

Show notes

09:05 Modelling shows two major rivers set to breach new water quality bottom lines

Alison Dewes of the agribusiness consultancy company, Headlands; Matamata engineer and businessman, Angus Robson, who has done extensive research into solutions for water quality issues, working with scientists, environmentalists and industry; and Ken Taylor from Environment Canterbury is a member of Local government New Zealand's Regional Sector Group.

09:30 Four out of Five Maori identify iwi affiliation: census

Dr Tahu Kukutai Dr Tahu Kukutai from Waikato University' National Institute of Demographic and Economic Analysis discusses new census data showing more and more Maori identifying their tribal affiliation.

09:45 UK Correspondent Jon Dennis 

10:05 Shigeru Ban - The architect of Christchurch's cardboard cathedral

Shigeru Ban copyright Brigit AndersonJapanese architect Shigeru Ban has been described as the architectural equivalent of “Doctors Without Borders”. He designed Christchurch’s “cardboard cathedral”, which was completed a year ago. But in the past 20 years, Shigeru Ban has been to just about every major natural disaster area in the world, creating temporary housing for the traumatised and dispossessed out of transient materials like paper tubes and plastic beer crates. He is this year's winner of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, largely because of his work in places like Rwanda, Turkey, India, China, Haiti and Japan. Shigeru Ban has been called a socially-conscious architect but he rejects being labelled "green", "eco" or "environmentally friendly". He says he just hates wasting things, and believes that architects have largely ignored the need to design houses for ordinary people as they've been too busy working for the privileged.

Gallery: Cardboard architecture

10:35 Book review: Passing Through by Coral Atkinson

Reviewed by Rae McGregor, published by Dancing Tuatara, RRP$34.99

Coral Atkinson is appearing at WORD Christchurch in a session about historical ghost stories called Beyond the Veil with Diane Setterfield and Rosetta Allan.

10:45 The Reading: All That Ends Starts Again by Rochelle Elliot    

A funny and reassuring tale about a Man, a dog, a goat and the cycle of life. (Part 3 of 3)  

11:05 Todd Niall

Rates rises and budget cuts outlined in Auckland city budget.

11:10 New Technology with Sarah Putt

New Technology commentator Sarah Putt  talks about the prospect of online voting in 2016.

11:25 Parenting: Boys and School Rules

Parenting commentator Celia Lashlie discusses boys and school rules.

11:45 Film reviewer, Dan Slevin

Dan Slevin reviews new releases Lucy; The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window and Disappeared.

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