Nine To Noon for Monday 30 January 2012
09:05 How transparent are the fees and disclosure rules governing KiwiSaver schemes?
Rob Stock, Sunday Star Times business journalist who has looked into KiwiSaver fees and costs; and Paul Mersi, member of the Government's Savings Working Group and former partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers NZ.
All KiwiSaver schemes are required to have fees that are "not unreasonable" but fees vary considerably across providers and the various funds on the market. But there is still no regulatory framework that requires managers to disclose what the total cost of their fund is or for the subfunds that they channel your savings into to have to post their financial statements.
09:30 A Northland school which has been fighting to retain its senior class says its NCEA results prove its stance is the right one
Keri Milne Ihimaera, principal of Moerewa School.
09:45 Middle East correspondent Irris Makler
10:05 Dr Ron McDowall - expert on toxic waste clean up and sustainability
Dr Ron McDowall is an Auckland engineer who's an expert on sustainability and toxic waste management. He's worked around the world in incredibly dangerous (sometimes life-threatening) conditions – he's a UN specialist scientist/engineer working in the area of sustainable development in developing countries and travels the world on UNEP missions. His consulting focuses on sustainable technology design and toxic chemical waste. He is a world expert in toxic chemical waste management. His research is focused on complexity management and sustainability engineering, and over the horizon sustainable technology design.
10:35 Book Review with Phil Smith
Words Between Us - He Korero by Alison Jones and Kuni Jenkins
Published by Huia Publishers
10:45 Reading: Losing It by Sandy McKay (Part 6 of 10)
Jo still won't see her father and feels that she betrayed her mother.
Audio will be available here after broadcast.
11:05 Political commentators Josie Pagani and Matthew Hooton
The Crafar farm sale, John Key's State of the Nation speech and the leaking of the 'Tea Pot Tapes' online.
11:30 Guest chef Catherine Bell with recipes for seasonal produce and wine commentator John Hawkesby
Recipes: Vine-ripened tomatoes with fresh Ricotta and Tarte Nicoise
11:45 Off the Beaten Track with Kennedy Warne
Whales and environmental accountability.