Nine To Noon for Friday 6 March 2009
09:05 WINZ sack manager for not revealing historic criminal convictions
Aucklander Aaron Amor was sacked from WINZ for not revealing historic convictions for a crime he committed as a teenager over 20 years ago. He was convicted of theft, burglary and minor drug offences, and in 1988 was sentenced to attend a 2-month corrective training programme. Aaron, who's now 41, got a job with the Ministry of Social Development in December, but didn't declare his conviction because he thought he was covered by the Criminal Records - or Clean Slate - Act, which was introduced in 2004. But just two months later - on his birthday in February - Aaron was told to quit or be sacked, for not declaring the conviction.
How long does someone have to maintain a clean record before they can be considered an honest, law-abiding citizen again?
09:20 Sport in Schools
John Reid, SPARC's General Manager Community Sport
09:30 Rock 'n' Roll nerd - Comedian attempting to make it as a rock star
Tim Minchin is an Australian musician, actor, comedian and writer.
Rock 'n' Roll Nerd, a documentary about Tim's life between 2005 and 2006, premiered at the Melbourne International Film Festival in July 2009.
09:45 Asia correspondent Phil O'Sullivan
10:05 Jack Lasenby
Finalist in NZ Post Book Awards in Junior Fiction category for Old Drumble (HarperCollins - Target Age 9+). Writer for children and young people who sets his books in the 1930s depression era.
10:30 Book Review with Gail Pittaway
Trail of Crumbs: Hunger, Love and the Search for Home by Kim Sunee. Published by Grand Central Publishing
10:45 Reading. Tuvalu by Andrew O'Connor
Episode 10 of 15
Noah, now unemployed, breaks into Nakamura-san's empty apartment.
11:05 Music Review with Manu Taylor
Sola Rosa - "Get It Together" - 2009 Way Up Recordings/Rhythm Method - WU003
Don McGlashan & The Seven Sisters - "Marvellous Year" - 2009 Don McGlashan/Arch Hill Recordings AHR038
Stefano Battaglia - "Re: Pasolini" - 2007 ECM Records ECM1998/99
11:30 Sport with Richard Becht
11:45 Week That Was with Radar and Gemma Gracewood