Nine To Noon for Tuesday 2 September 2014
09:05 Labour seeks police involvement in Collins case
Labour's deputy leader David Parker, has written to the Police Commissioner Mike Bush, asking for an urgent investigation into allegations surrounding the former Justice Minister Judith Collins. Read the complaint (PDF, 134 KB)
09:15 Community mental health providers under funding pressure
Community mental health and addiction service providers say they're being driven into the ground by unfair and uneven funding from DHBs. They say they're being pressured to provide more with less and only four out of 20 DHBs are even passing on to providers the inflation adjustment they receive from government. Talking about the issue is Suzie, a 27-year-old Wellington woman who recently spent a year in one facility, Te Whare Mahana, which caters to a specific and niche set of mental health needs. We also hear from Patrick Steer, the general manager of Te Whare Mahana Trust; and Marion Blake, the chief executive of Platform Charitable Trust – a national network of NGO mental health and addiction support services – about the pressure being faced by other, similar service providers.
09:40 Ashburton mourns, the day after fatal WINZ shooting
Kevin Tso is the chief executive of Victim Support, and Kevin Clifford is the manager of Safer Ashburton, a non-profit community service provider in the town with programmes focusing on young people and their families.
09:45 US correspondent Luiza Savage
10:05 The gay US soldier who became the face of the US military's 'Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Policy'
US soldier Stephen Hill, who became the face of the US military's Don't Ask Don't Tell Policy, which banned openly gay people from serving in the military. He was booed by Republican Party supporters when he sent a video from Iraq in which he asked a presidential candidate about his plans to reinstate the Don’t Ask Don’t tell Policy. He talks about his own journey to self acceptance, and his battle for recognition and equality for gay people in the military.
10:30 Book review: Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty
Reviewed by James Elliott. Published by Macmillan RRP$37.99
10:45 The Reading: 'The Call of the Wild' by Susy Pointon
The concluding half of a two-part story on the perils of buying a life-style block. (Part 2 of 2)
11:05 Business commentator Rod Oram
Fonterra's big investment in China; and the possibility APN might float its NZ media assets.
11:30 Royal Observatory's Astronomy Photographer of the Year Mark Gee
Mark Gee is the Royal Observatory's Astronomy Photographer of the Year and is shortlisted again for this year's prize. By day he works as a digital artist for WETA Digital. By night he photographs the skies. He is self taught and enjoys the challenge of combining New Zealand's striking landscapes with the ethereal beauty of the night sky in new, creative ways. He also experiments with film and time lapse video. His 2013 film, Full Moon Silhouettes gained him international acclaim.
Road to our Galaxy by Mark Gee. Image courtesy of the artist.
11:45 Media commentator Gavin Ellis
Media coverage of the political scandals, Australia's Press regulator targeted, sport story sponsorship.
Music played in this show
Album: Waltz For Koop
Broadcast time: 11:07am
Artist: Nicole Atkins
Song: Neptune City
Album: Neptune City
Broadcast time: 11:43am