Nine To Noon for Thursday 2 August 2018
09:05 NZ election observer in Zimbabwe: Tim Barnett
Three people have been killed in Zimbabwe in post election violence, as oppostion supporters alledge election rigging by the governing Zanu-PF. Riot police have been on the streets of the capital Harare as frustration mounts over delays in the release of election results. It's the first election since Zanu PF's Robert Mugabe was ousted last year, after 30 years in power as president. New Zealander and former Labour MP Tim Barnett has been in Zimbabwe as an independent observer for the elections, as a member of the Commonwealth Observer Group.
09:20 Hawera High School hacker havoc
A hacker has caused a digital havoc at Hawera High School. On Monday teachers arrived at school to find a message on the computer system, demanding $5,000 US ransom in bitcoin. The chair of the school's board of trustees Phil Nixon says it is causing huge disruption. Principal Rachel Williams says the police and the Ministry of Education have advised the school not to engage with the hackers.
09:30 Celia Lashlie: her life's work and last days
A new documentary about Celia Lashlie is screening as part of the New Zealand International Film Festival. The passionate social justice advocate, researcher, author, former prison officer and much loved parenting commentator on Nine to Noon died just over three years ago after - weeks after being diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. The feature length documentary is directed by her friend, journalist Amanda Millar, who interviewed Celia in her final days.
09:45 What Love Island contestants make of Brexit
UK correspondent, Kate Adie joins Kathryn with a bit of Brexit light relief from Love Island contestants; Jeremy Corbyn's ongoing travails and are the British railways really the envy of Europe?
10:05 John Parker's five decades of ceramics
Throwing pots captured West Auckland artist, John Parker's imagination as a 19 year old attending a night class. This has led to a long career as one of the country's most innovative potters. He has dual careers in art and theatre design.
10:35 Book review - Notes On a Nervous Planet by Matt Haig
Louise Ward from Wardini books reviews Notes On a Nervous Planet by Matt Haig, published by A&U Canongate
10:45 The Reading
Resistance by Rebecca Barnes: The government wants to implant electronic chips in the brains of all the NZ populace but small pockets of resistance are forming around the country (4 of 15)
11:05 Samsung and Apple's latest results
Tech Correspondent, Bill Bennett looks into why Samsung has sold fewer phones this year: does that mean the anticipated market decline is under way? Also an Australian survey has found workers feel unprepared to get jobs in the digital economy.
11:25 Pull your heads in, parents!
How should parents act when their children have a problem at school? Australian school principal John Collier from St Andrews Cathedral School in Sydney has a very direct approach for parents that has gone viral.
11:45 NZ Film Festival picks and Sacha Baron Cohen
Screen reviewer Paul Casserly talks about Woody Harrelson as LBJ, the documentary about US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Sasha Baron Cohen causing trouble in his new show, Who is America?