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Wednesday 26 July 2017
09:05 Highly infectious cattle disease hits NZ
The Ministry for Primary Industries is trying to determine the scale of an outbreak of a serious bacterial disease in cattle, discovered in South Canterbury for the first time. Mycoplasma bovis has been found in 14 cows on the property with 150 other animals showing signs they may be affected.
Lynn Freeman speaks to Tim Mackle, head of Dairy NZ, and Dr Neil MacPherson, from the Dairy Cattle Vet Association.
09:15 Grant mapping, who gets what and why?
For the first time, funders including gaming trusts, councils and grant makers have come together to map the grants being applied for by Wellington charities to see who is being funded and why. The early findings are already highlighting disparities, with sports related funding receiving the bulk of the grants. Lynn Freeman talks to Louise Parkin who is the general manager of the Nikau Foundation, which commissioned the study, Also, Tony Paine from Philanthropy New Zealand which has just released its draft guidelines on transparency, and Jo Taite from Ngati Kahungunu ki Poneke Community Services in Porirua.
09:45 Australia correspondent Peter Munro
Federal Resources and Northern Australia Minister Matthew Canavan has been forced to resign some parliament, the third victim of Australia's dual citizenship rules.
10:05 Waru: eight wahine bear witness to child abuse
Shot over eight days, Waru (8 in Maori) is about a young boy killed at the hands of his caregiver. The eight Māori film-makers behind the production say their goal for Waru was to communicate through multiple viewpoints, the shared feelings we have towards child abuse in Aotearoa. Lynn Freeman talks to two of Waru's directors Briar Grace-Smith and Katie Wolf. The world premiere of Waru is on August 2nd as part of the New Zealand International Film Festival.
10:35 Book review
David Hill reviews The Trip of a Lifetime by Monica McInerney - Penguin Random House
10:45 The Reading
11:05 Music with Graeme Downes
Graeme Downes pays tribute to the godfather of the Dunedin sound – the late Roy Colbert.
Graeme is a founding member of the Verlaines, songwriter, musicologist, senior lecturer in the Department of Music at the University of Otago.
11:20 Disabled rights and everyday obstacles and attitudes
Erin Gough is a human rights adviser at the Human Rights Commission. She tells Lynn Freeman about the obstacles and issues she frequently encounters as a wheelchair user. Erin says "I am a New Zealander. I am a female. I am a sister. I am a daughter. I am a friend. I am a university student. I am an advocate. I am all those things as much as I am a disabled person"
11:45 Science commentator Siouxsie Wiles
This week, scientist Dr Siouxsie Wiles talks about a potential vaccine for type 1 diabetes and new research that suggests that a third of dementia cases could be prevented by changing our lifestyle. Plus,the International Space Station is now on Google Street View.