Nine To Noon

Thursday 7 February 2013, with Kathryn Ryan

Show notes

09:05 Collapse of Mainzeal

What are the ramifications of the collapse of Mainzeal, and how did it happen? Pieter Burghout, spokesperson for the NZ Construction Industry Council & Chief Executive, BRANZ Ltd; and Graham Burke, President New Zealand Specialist Trade Contractors' Federation.

09:25 Race against the machine - the impact of technology on jobs

Why technological advances mean even white-collar workers should worry about their jobs. Andrew McAfee, principal research scientist at the Center for Digital Business at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

09:45 UK correspondent Matthew Parris

10:05 Sir Alan Mark - leading NZ botanist and conservationist

NZ botanist, plant ecologist and conservationist Emeritus Professor Sir Alan Mark specialises in ecology, conservation and environmental management of indigenous vegetation, especially of tussock grassland, forest, lakeshore, wetland and alpine ecosystems. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of NZ, receiving their Hutton Medal in 1997 and Charles Fleming Environmental Award in 2010. He is a former president of the Forest & Bird Protection Society and was knighted in 2010 for his conservation work. His new book is called Above The Treeline: A Nature Guide to Alpine New Zealand, published by Craig Potton Publishing.

Gallery: Above the Treeline

From 'Above the Treeline'
Images provided by Craig Potton Publishing

10:35 Book review with Rae McGregor

Forgive Me by Lesley Pearse
Published by Michael Joseph

10:45 Reading: The Open Accounts of an Honesty Box by Julie Helean (Part 1 of 5)

Jinx is devastated when she is made redundant from her much loved job teaching young men building construction at Unitec. Her girlfriends come round for a commiseration party and next day she returns to her office for a spot of revenge.

11:05 New technology with Donald Clark

The end of MiniDisc; one government web platform to rule them all; and Graphene being investigated by Nokia.

11:20 Archaeology correspondent Brigid Gallagher

11:45 TV review with Nick Grant

New NZ shows starring former Outrageous Fortune stars: Agent Anna  and The Blue Rose.

Audio

Audio from Thursday 7 February 2013

Not all audio is available due to copyright restrictions.

  • The Collapse of Mainzeal ( 21′ 32″ )

    09:07 Why did it happen, and what are the ramifications? With Pieter Burghout - spokesperson for the NZ Construction Industry Council & Chief Executive, BRANZ Ltd. Graham Burke - President New Zealand Specialist Trade Contractors' Federation.

  • Andrew McAfee ( 19′ )

    09:31 Race against the machine - the impact of technology Principal With Andrew McAfee - research scientist at the Center for Digital Business at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and co-author of the e-book Race Against the Machine.

  • UK Correspondent - Matthew Parris ( 8′ 2″ )

    09:50 The NHS is reeling from a negative report. UK has vote on gay marriage.

  • Feature Guest - Sir Alan Mark ( 34′ 44″ )

    10:06 NZ botanist, plant ecologist and conservationist Emeritus Professor Sir Alan Mark specialises in ecology, conservation and environmental management of indigenous vegetation, especially of tussock grassland, forest, lakeshore, wetland and alpine ecosystems. He is a fellow of the Royal Society of NZ, receiving their Hutton Medal in 1997 and Charles Fleming Environmental Award in 2010. He is a former president of the Forest & Bird Protection Society and was knighted in 2010 for his conservation work.

  • Book Review - Forgive Me ( 3′ 53″ )

    10:40 Written by Lesley Pearse, reviewed by Rae McGregor and published by Michael Joseph.

  • New Technology with Donald Clark ( 15′ 10″ )

    11:08 Another format bites the dust - the end of MiniDisc, one government web platform to rule them all and Graphene being investigated by Nokia.

  • Archaeology with Brigid Gallagher ( 14′ 2″ )

    11:25 Vice President of the NZ Conservators of Cultural Materials Association.

  • Television with Nick Grant ( 12′ 29″ )

    11:47 New NZ shows starring former Outrageous Fortune stars: Agent Anna and The Blue Rose.

Playlist

Music played

Artist: Bic Runga
Title: Tiny Little Piece of My Heart

Artist: Ben Folds Five
Title: Regrets

Artist: Supergrass
Title: Richard III