Nine To Noon for Friday 19 May 2017
09:05 Is New Zealand's 'special bond' with Australia a thing of the past?
Kathryn Ryan talks with Australian demographer, author and social commentator Bernard Salt about the mood in Australia towards migrants. The government there has recently tightened immigration rules and announced that permanent residents, including thousands of kiwi ex-pats, will pay full fees for university. What lies ahead for New Zealanders who've made the lucky country their home?
09:20 One quarter of top 100 NZ companies still lack women directors
A quarter of the country's top 100 companies still have no women directors. The latest census of Women on Boards, undertaken by researchers at AUT, finds that those 25 companies without women at the top cover health, ariculture, food processing and insurance and finance. Kathryn Ryan talks with lead researcher, former Equal Opportunities Commissioner, Professor Judy McGregor.
09:30 Father daughter beatboxers
Kathryn Ryan meets father and daughter beatboxers Nicole Paris and Ed Cage, whose beatboxing battles have gained a huge following on social media.
09:45 Pacific correspondent Mike Field
Kava is bringing boom time for rural people across the South Pacific, uproar as Tonga's prime minister cancels the 2019 South Pacific Games, and a remarkable new photo book on the Germans in Samoa.
10:05 Canadian writer and artist Rupi Kaur
She burst onto the international literary scene in 2015, becoming a social media sensation and soaring to the top of the New York Times bestsellers list – and now Rupi Kaur is in New Zealand for this year's Auckland Writers Festival. Ms Kaur's self-published collection of poetry, milk and honey, and spoken word performances have introduced a new generation of readers into the world of poetry.
10:35 Book review
Kiran Dass from Unity Books reviews 'First Love' by Gwendoline Riley
10:45 The Reading
11:05 Music reviewer Grant Smithies
Thirty years on from their first spin 'round the block, Dunedin band Look Blue Go Purple are getting the deluxe reissue treatment on Flying Nun. Grant Smithies plays a few favourites from their new double LP, alongside a couple of dusty New Orleans classics from Professor Longhair and The Meters.
11:30 Sports commentator Brendan Telfer
A massive increase in prize-money for the world's leading female cricketers when the Women's Cricket World Cup gets under way in England in July is being described as a 'watershed moment' for the women's game.
11:45 The week that was with Te Radar & Michele A'Court
The chilli so hot that it can kill you, is to be used as an anaesthetic.