Nine To Noon for Monday 15 February 2016
09:05 Is internet voting secure enough to us?
A computer security expert who exposed serious weaknesses in New South Wales' Internet voting system is warning against its use in local body elections here.
8 councils are due to trial on-line voting in the local body elections later this year; Selwyn, Wellington, Porirua, Masterton, Rotorua, Matamata Piako, Palmerston North and Wanganui.
Computing expert, Vanessa Teague from the University of Melbourne did a full security analysis of the i-vote internet voting system used in the New South Wales state election last year, the largest trial of its kind.She and University of Michigan's Alex Halderman found a back door way to change votes and violate voter privacy, which they say proves Internet Voting is just too hackable.
Steve Kilpatrick is the Managing Director of Electionz.com, which is running the online voting system for 6 of the local body elections, including Wellington.
09:20 Aftermath of yesterday's 5.7 quake in Christchurch
Seismologists say yesterday's big shake in Christchurch is more evidence that the region is in an extended aftershock period following the big earthquakes of 2010 and 2011.
The Professor of Earthquake Science At Otago University is Mark Stirling
09:30 Subversive stitches, the History of Embroidery
Phillipa Turnbull is an historic British embroidery specialist. She's in New Zealand to share her passion for crewel embroidery (embroidery worked in wool) with a series of lectures and workshops around the country. Her Crewel Work Company was set up 25 years ago to promote, celebrate and re-create designs and rarely seen stitches from the past.
A lifetime's enthusiasm for historic needlework has led to a number of milestone projects including the recreation of H.M. The Queen Mother's Bedhead and Bedspread at Glamis Castle in Scotland, managing the Woolsack (the seat of the Lord Speaker in the House of Lords) for the Queen's Golden Jubilee, to launching a textile museum at Muncaster Castle in the Lake District, England.
09:45 South American correspondent Joel Richards
10:05 Alan Bennett on Lady in the Van
Lady in the Van tells the poignant real-life story of Alan Bennett and Miss Shepherd, a homeless woman who 'temporarily' parked her van in the driveway of Bennett's Camden home and never left.
The big screen adaptation of the celebrated memoir, was directed by long-standing Bennett collaborator Nicholas Hytner. It stars Maggie Smith, Alex Jennings, Frances de la Tour, Jim Broadbent, Deborah Findlay, Roger Allam, and Gwen Taylor. Filming took place on the same street and even in Bennett's old house.
"The smell is sweet, with urine only
a minor component, the prevalent
odour suggesting the inside of
someone's ear. Dank clothes are
there too, wet wool and onions,
which she eats raw, plus what for
me has always been the essence of
poverty, damp newspaper. "
Lynn Freeman speaks to the 81 year old playwright about the woman he describes as "bigoted, rank, and rude", but with a "vagabond nobility".
The film opens at New Zealand cinemas on February 25th.
10:30 Book Review: Making It Up As I Go Along by Marian Keyes
Reviewed by Elisabeth Easther, Published by Penguin
10:45 The Reading: Stuff I Forgot to Tell My Daughter - written & told by Michèle A'Court (Part 1 of 5)
When her daughter leaves home and Michèle examines her role as mother. Michèle admits she's no domestic goddess but she does remember finding her tribe one night in the laundry.
11:05 Politics with Matthew Hooton and Stephen Mills
11:30 Secrets to Successful Cheese Making
Jean Mansfield is a long-time cheesemaker who specialises in teaching cheesemaking to beginners. She and her husband Dave run a Jersey-only diary farm just outside Waihi. She's also national judge at the New Zealand Cheese Awards, which are being held in 2 weeks time on Sunday 28th February.
She has just published a step by step guide on the art of successful cheese making, called 'How to Make Cheese', which includes 50 recipes for artisan cheeses as well as plenty oftips and tricks.
11:45 Urbanist Tommy Honey on decluttering clutter
From Marie Kondo to productivity websites, we are bombarded with advice about what we should be doing with our stuff. Is there too much stuff about stuff? We look at trends in decluttering, what works, what doesn't, what's out there.