Nine To Noon for Thursday 3 November 2016
09:05 EPA chief scientist under fire over water quality comments
The newly appointed chief scientist at the Environmental Protection Authority is under fire for claiming the Waikato river is one of the five cleanest rivers in the world. Kathryn Ryan speaks to Dr Marc Schallenberg, the president of the Association of Freshwater Scientists who has pointed out it's not even one of the 30 cleanest waterways in New Zealand. Dr Jacqueline Rowarth is reported to have made the comments at a meeting of farmers and landowners organised by the Primary Land Users Group to discuss concerns that a new initiative aimed at restoring and protecting the Waikato and Waipa rivers could affect their business.
09:25 Wasted drugs: the cost to the public purse, patient safety & the environment
Medicine wastage is far more of a concern than just a few old pills lying at the back the drug cabinet.
It is estimated to be around $40 million a year. The issue is currently being canvassed by the health select committee as part of an investigation into how to dispose of unused medicines. So should there be a national disposal system & what can be done about stopping wastage before you get to the point that it's thrown away?
Kathryn Ryan talks to the University of Otago's Rhiannon Braund & Pharmacy Guild board member and Palmerston North pharmacist Anthony Roberts
09:45 UK correspondent Kate Adie
FIFA have decided to ban the wearing of Remembrance poppies at this week's England-Scotland football match, more on Brexit's unexpected consequences, & Prince Harry's new girlfriend.
10:05 Sisikula Sisifa and Ilaisaane Fifita
Sisikula Sisifa and Ilaisaane Fifita are research fellows and PhD graduates and the first Pacific academics at the University of Auckland's Business School.
10:35 Book review - "Children of the New World" by Alexander Weinstein
Reviewed by Stella Chrysostomou, published by Text Publishing.
10:45 The Reading
Passing Through by Coral Atkinson read by Amanda Billing (Part 8 of 14)
11:05 New technology with Mark Pesce
Mark Pesce discusses the vulnerability of the internet of things and the recent hacking of thousands of video recorders in the US which overloaded requests to some of the biggest websites in the world.
11:25 Parenting with Andrew Cowie
Digital citizenship and keeping kids safe - Kathryn Ryan speaks to Netsafe board member and school deputy principal Andrew Cowie on teaching good habits at home.
11:45 Viewing with Sarah McMullan
Sarah reviews the new Mel Gibson film Hacksaw Ridge, TVNZ's The Walking Dead and the new Werner Herzog film on Netflix, Into The Inferno.