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Monday to Friday, 9am - Midday
09:05 Tonga ferry sinking
John Hogan, Director of the Regional Maritime Programme of the Secretariat of the Pacific community, which oversees shipping in the region; and Paul Karalus, Tonga's Minister of Transport.
09:20 Alcohol fuels increased problems at hospital
Paul Quigley from Capital Coast District Health Board. Alcohol causing increasing problems at hospital.
09:30 The Secret Suffragette
David Griffiths, composer of opera The Secret Suffragette about his great grandmother, Mary Muller, who campaigned for married women's property rights in NZ in the late 1800s.
Performances are from August 20th - 22nd 2009 at the WEL Energy Trust Academy of Performing Arts at Waikato University
09:45 Europe correspondent
10:05 The Coral Triangle
Professor Ove Hoegh-Guldberg was the first scientist to verify the link between global warming and coral bleaching. His work now focuses on the Coral Triangle. The mass of coral reefs north of Australia supports millions of people - but with coral reefs under rapid climate change and ocean acidification, over fishing and pollution - those people will become refugees over the next 100 years - mirgating to Australia and NZ.
Ove Hoegh-Guldberg is the Foundation Professor and Director of the Centre for Marine Studies at The University of Queensland. His blog is: www.climateshifts.org.
10:30 Book Review with Harry Broad
The Murder of King Tut by James Patterson
Published by Century
10:45 Reading. The Captain Kiwi Show - a short story by Carl Nixon
A man looks back to the time when his father was a well known television character called Captain Kiwi.
11:05 Politics with Andrew Campbell and Matthew Hooton
11:30 Guest chef Josh Emett, Chef de Cuisine for Gordon Ramsay at The London Hotel in New York and Los Angeles and wine commentator Stephen Morris.
Recipes: Butternut Squash veloute with curry roasted scallops and Apple Tarte Tatin.
11:45 Urbanist Tommy Honey
The Elephant in the Room By Jesse Smith
The World of Darkness
The Berlin Zoo's Ostrich House
The Philadelphia Zoo's Elephant House
Carl Hagenbeck's Tierpark
The London Zoo's Penguin Pool
The Berlin Zoo's hippopotamus enclosure
New York Aquarium competition finalist
New York Aquarium competition winning design
Copenhagen Aquarium competition winning design
Wellington Zoo's Wild Theatre
Auckland Zoo's primate trail
In an on-line article in "The Smart Set" put out by Drexel University, Jesse Smith misses the recently closed " World of Darkness" at the Bronx Zoo, not least because the architecture of the World of Darkness is one of the most fascinating.
The World of Darkness:
· built in 1969.
· has no windows, and from above looks like a giant letter C;
· the exterior is made up of tall, narrow gray stone panels of varying heights, which pitch inward.
· there's nothing goofy or frenetic about it.
· It is not austere or staid or "classic" in any historic way.
As a field, the architecture of zoos is a funny thing. Zoo buildings usually reflect a negotiation between what's designed for animals, and what's designed for humans.
You can usually tell which is winning by where and when you stand in the history of the zoo.
These buildings were pleasing to visitors.
The German animal dealer Carl Hagenbeck is credited with creating the first naturalistic live animal displays:
In the 1930s, a network of architects and designers in London began exploring the relationship between the natural world and the built environment.
Zoos And Socialist Architecture
If the zoo seems an unlikely site of socialist ideology that's because it has come to be an unlikely home for any value but the conservation of wildlife; prevailing wisdom is that such a value isn't best expressed by geometric forms or large gray slabs or Victorian gables, but by design that mimics wilderness.
The design of animal enclosures has taken over the architecture of zoos:
The Berlin Zoo's hippopotamus enclosure, built in 1997:
· is a tree-ringed lake covered by a soaring glass dome with a diamond-patterned support structure that undulates.
In 2006, the New York Aquarium:
· launched a competition to redesign the exterior of its Coney Island home.
· The finalists included plans for a giant pink jellyfish with spiraling tendrils that create an open pavilion several stories high.
· The winning design reframes the structure with a long, tall fence that mimics the waves of sand and sea; a dune conceals an underground parking lot.
A Danish firm's winning design for the new Denmark Aquarium:
· set to open in Copenhagen in 2013 is a giant pinwheel.
· based on biological flows: "the whirl streams of the sea, shoals of fish, and swirling starlings turning the sky black," according to the firm. Wilderness becomes, then, not the goal, but the inspiration.
The Berlin, Copenhagen, and New York designs suggest that:
· compelling zoo architecture need not come at the expense of animals.
· Such variety reveals the complex relations we have with animals and, more broadly, nature.
· There is no one single way of looking at, experiencing, or using the natural world, but that's what's suggested by zoo design that frames every experience in identical ways.
· Contextualizing one of our most common intersections with the natural world through the World of Darkness or the Reptile House or a giant pink jellyfish makes the event not only more interesting, but also more honest
New Zealand Zoo Architecture
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John Hogan is the Director of the Regional Maritime Programme of the Secretariat of the Pacific community, which oversees shipping in the region. Paul Karalus is Tonga's Minister of Transport. (20′34″)
Paul Quigley, from Capital Coast District Health Board. (14′22″)
David Griffiths is the composer of opera 'The Secret Suffragette' about his great grandmother, Mary Muller, who campaigned for married women's property rights in NZ in the late 1800s. (12′10″)
An important political conference is being held in Palestine. (4′16″)
Ove Hoegh-Guldberg was the first scientist to verify the link between global warming and coral bleaching. His work now focuses on the Coral Triangle. The mass of coral reefs north of Australia supports millions of people but with coral reefs under rapid climate change and ocean acidification, over fishing and pollution - those people will become refugees over the next 100 years - mirgating to Australia and NZ. (32′38″)
Harry Broad reviews 'The Murder of King Tut' by James Patterson. (3′48″)
With Andrew Campbell and Matthew Hooton. (24′22″)
Guest chef Josh Emett, Chef de Cuisine for Gordon Ramsay at The London Hotel in New York and Los Angeles and wine commentator Stephen Morris. Butternut Squash veloute with curry roasted scallops and Apple Tarte Tatin. (15′35″)
Zoo design through the ages. (10′04″)
From nine to noon every weekday, Kathryn Ryan talks to the people driving the news - in New Zealand and around the world. Delve beneath the headlines to find out the real story, listen to Nine to Noon's expert commentators and reviewers and catch up with the latest lifestyle trends on this award-winning programme.
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John Green is the best-selling author of young adult novels – his latest book The Fault in our Stars, about a teenage couple who meet at a cancer support group – has sold more than 270,000 copies and is being made into a movie. All together his books have sold more than 1.3 million copies worldwide. He and his brother Hank have had 200 million YouTube views of their Vlogbrothers channel weekly video exchanges to each other. The Green brothers have also launched 'CrashCourse'- an educational YouTube channel featuring teaching videos they've made on the sciences and humanities. John Green will tell Kathryn about his life as a “Professional Person of the Internet”.
Author Jeffrey Paparoa Holman delves into his father's wartime past and comes to terms with his own troubled relationship with him as told in his book The Lost Pilot: A Memoir. Later in life he began to ask questions that lead him into the heart of a troubled relationship with his father; into his past and his wartime marriage and to the names and faces of the six kamikaze who died that day.
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