Nine To Noon for Wednesday 6 July 2016
09:05 Chorus responds to shoddy installation claims
Exposed and unsightly cables on his East Auckland property have caused Joe Thornley to complain to Chorus about shoddy installation of ultra fast broadband. Chorus Chief Executive Mark Ratcliffe responds to claims that pressured subcontractors may have gone for the quickest installation option. Chorus, is one of four companies contracted by Crown Fibre Holdings to roll out the fibre network. The roll out is due to be completed by 2019.
09:20 Thousands losing sight due to macular degeneration
A charity devoted to preventing people from losing their eyesight through macular degeneration says a lack of action could be costing two or three thousand people their sight a year. It wants a national health plan to make people more aware of the condition and get quick treatment. Dianne Sharp is a trustee from Macular Degeneration New Zealand.
09:20 Kiwi kids share stories through coding & te reo
In the first initiative of its kind, Code Club Aotearoa has teamed up with Ngai Tahu to help primary school children incorporate Maori language and cultural beliefs while they learn to code. Kathryn talks to the charity's co-founder Michael Trengrove, Melanie Riwai Couch the principal of Christchurch school Te Whanau Tahi and student Te Hinemaia Te Raki
09:45 Australia correspondent Bernard Keane
What are the polls saying? Turnbull is likely to get home, but will probably face a difficult Senate and the crucial order in which candidates are listed on the ballot papers was announced last week, which will affect senate races.
10:05 Steve Hely on wanderlust & writing for laughs
Steve Hely has written for likes of The Late Show with David Letterman, The Office, 30 Rock, and American Dad. He's coming to New Zealand at the end of August for the WORD Christchurch Writers and Readers Festival. His new book is called The Wonder Trail: True Stories From Los Angeles To The End Of the World.
10:35 Book review - War Blacks by Matt Elliott
reviewed by Harry Broad, published by HarperCollins
10:45 The Reading
My Father's Ears, by Karen Goa read by Michele Amas (Part 8 of 10)
11:05 Marty Duda's artist of the week
Marty Duda features the music of Bill Haley
11:20 The Mind Lab: Frances Valintine
Revolution, not evolution - that's Frances Valintine's prescription for New Zealand's education system. Frances is the founder and director of The Mind Lab - a public-private partnership that educates children and teachers about digital technology. It was established by Unitec in 2014 and has since expanded to 14 branches around the country.
11:45 Science commentator Malvindar Singh-Baines
Neuroscientist, Dr Malvindar Singh-Bains, discusses new research about psychoactive drugs and the applications they might have for neurological diseases.
Music played in this show
Artist: The Yoots
Song: Hoki Mai
Artist: Lawrence Arabia
Song: Travelling Shoes ( off co-star)