Nine To Noon

Friday 29 August 2014, with Kathryn Ryan

Show notes

09:05 How big a problem is human trafficking in New Zealand?

The first ever people trafficking charges have been laid against two men, charged with arranging by deception the entry of 18 Indian nationals into the country. How many cases are going unreported? Craig Tuck is a lawyer and spokesperson for the organisation Slave Free Seas.

09:20 Efforts to fast-track Wellington transport projects

A Wellington transport governance group has been set up to try and find a way to fast-track planned transport, roading and public transport projects that have been delayed following the rejection of the Basin Reserve Flyover. It is made up of representatives of the Wellington Regional Council, the Wellington City Council and The New Zealand Transport Agency. The 90 million dollar basin reserve flyover project involved building a 265 metre elevated highway 20 metres north of the Basin Reserve cricket ground.

A board of inquiry voted 3-1 to provisionally decline resource consent for project, which has put other linked projects in doubt, including a $375m second tunnel through Mt Victoria and a $268m bus rapid transit network between the Central city and southern suburbs.

Fran Wilde is the Chair of the Wellington Regional Council.

09:30 Government Science Advisors meet in Auckland

Science advisors to governments around the world are meeting in Auckland this week to discuss how they might strengthen science advice to decision makers grappling with major global challenges. In particular the impact of climate change, food security, global pandemics and antibiotic resistance.

Britain's chief science advisor is Sir Mark Walport, the former head of Medicine at London's Imperial College where he lead research on the immunology and genetics of rheumatic diseases.

09:45 Pacific correspondent Mike Field

10:05 Extreme film-maker Bryan Smith

National Geographic film-maker Bryan Smith on documenting extreme athletes in some of the world's most challenging environments.

Bryan Smith appears in Extreme Adventure on the Edge: Vertical Feats and the Man Who Can Fly on October 1st at Auckland's Aotea Centre, at 7:30 pm.

Gallery: Bryan Smith photography

10:30 Book review: 'Ten Cities That Made an Empire' by Tristram Hunt

Reviewed by Tilly Lloyd, published by Allen Lane hardback.

10:45 The Reading: 'A Rainy Night' by Judy Haughee-Bartlett      

Looking to escape her own company, Rebecca heads to The Embassy Theatre to see what she will find.

11:05 Jeremy Taylor with new music

Jeremy Taylor with new releases from David Kilgour, Dave Dobbyn and Broods.

11:30 Sports commentator Brendan Telfer

Brendan Telfer discusses Eric Murray and Hamish Bond attempting to win two gold medals at the same regatta.

11:45 The week that was with Te Radar and Michele A'Court

Comedians Radar and Michele A'Court look back at the funny and interesting stories of the week.

Audio

Audio from Friday 29 August 2014

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  • How big a problem is human trafficking in New Zealand? ( 14′ 36″ )

    09:08 The first ever people trafficking charges have been laid against two men, charged with arranging by deception the entry of 18 Indian nationals into the country. How many cases are going unreported? Craig Tuck is a lawyer and spokesperson for the organisation Slave Free Seas.

  • Efforts to fast-track Wellington transport projects ( 15′ 55″ )

    09:23 A Wellington transport governance group has been set up to try and find a way to fast-track planned transport, roading and public transport projects that have been delayed following the rejection of the Basin Reserve Flyover. It is made up of representatives of the Wellington Regional Council, the Wellington City Council and The New Zealand Transport Agency. The 90 million dollar basin reserve flyover project involved building a 265 metre elevated highway 20 metres north of the Basin Reserve cricket ground. A board of inquiry voted 3-1 to provisionally decline resource consent for project, which has put other linked projects in doubt, including a $375m second tunnel through Mt Victoria and a $268m bus rapid transit network between the Central city and southern suburbs. Fran Wilde is the Chair of the Wellington Regional Council.

  • Government Science Advisors meet in Auckland ( 10′ 55″ )

    09:41 Science advisors to governments around the world are meeting in Auckland this week to discuss how they might strengthen science advice to decision makers grappling with major global challenges. In particular the impact of climate change, food security, global pandemics and antibiotic resistance. Britain's chief science advisor is Sir Mark Walport, the former head of Medicine at London's Imperial College where he lead research on the immunology and genetics of rheumatic diseases.

  • Pacific correspondent Mike Field ( 7′ 5″ )

    09:52 People trafficking. Elections in Fiji.

  • Extreme filmmaker Bryan Smith ( 30′ 12″ )

    10:10 National Geographic filmmaker Bryan Smith on documenting extreme athletes in some of the world's most challenging environments. Bryan Smith appears in Extreme Adventure on the Edge: Vertical Feats and the Man Who Can Fly on October 1st at Auckland's Aotea Centre, at 7:30 pm.

  • Book review - Ten Cities That Made an Empire ( 6′ 22″ )

    10:40 'Ten Cities That Made an Empire' by Tristram Hunt, reviewed by Tilly Lloyd, published by Allen Lane hardback.

  • Jeremy Taylor with new music ( 27′ 54″ )

    11:06 Jeremy Taylor with new releases from David Kilgour, Dave Dobbyn and Broods.

  • Sports commentator Brendan Telfer ( 12′ 8″ )

    11:34 NZ racing jockey scandal. World rowing champs. US open tennis champs. Sonny Bill William generates controversy again.

  • The week that was ( 10′ 31″ )

    11:50 Comedians Radar and Michele A'Court look back at the funny and interesting stories of the week.

Playlist

Artist: Leyla McCalla
Song: Love Again Blues
Composer: Hughes/McCalla
Album: Vari Coloured Songs - A tribute to Langston Hughes
Label: Universal
Time:  9:40

Artist: Paolo Nutini
Song: Numpty
Composer: Nutini
Album: Caustic Love
Label: Atlantic
Time:  10:05

Artist: Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings
Song: Long Time, Wrong Time
Composer: Gastleum
Album: Give the People What They Want
Label: DaptonEQ
Time:  10:25

Artist: Tattletail Saints
Song: Kathleen
Composer: Winstanley
Album: How Red is the Blood
Label: Old Oak
Time:  11:45