Nine To Noon for Monday 15 December 2014
09:05 News and current affairs
09:30 Calls for major reform of the Education sector
Bali Haque, former school principal and deputy chief executive of NZQA is calling for radical reform of the education sector; how teachers are evaluated and paid and how schools and the bureacracy are structured, but says Governments need to address socio-economic factors behind failure rates.
09:45 Europe Correspondent Seamus Kearney
10:05 Big Year Interview: Joan Withers
10:35 Book review: Revival by Stephen King
Reviewed by Lisa Finucane. Published by Hodder, RRP $32.99
10:45 The Reading: 'Touchstones' by James McNeish
A memoir that is at once a self-portrait, a hymn to a vanishing New Zealand and a record of his meetings with people who influence his life and help make him the writer he becomes. All are larger than life. Some of them, like the author's mysterious Maori aunt, are good enough to bottle (6 of 15, RNZ)
11:05 Political commentators Mike Williams and Matthew Hooton
11:30 Macadamia Nuts from Katikati
Wyn Daniell from Harbourside Macadamias' orchard in Katikati on the variety of uses of macadamia nuts .
Harbourside Macadamias is a family-owned orchard and business, located for over 33 years on the edge of the Tauranga Harbour, near Katikati. producing five varieties of macadamia nuts from 1,000 trees. All the nut varieties are GM free. The family firm produces a wide range of macadamia products, both sweet and spicy, and a liqueur. The 'GlobalGap' Certified orchard also produces kiwifruit, avocadoes and citrus for both international and local markets.
11:45 Urbanist Tommy Honey
Everybody gets a bargain.
Online Deals for Holiday Shopping: Buyer Beware, NY Times
Camel Camel Camel
Black Friday and Cyber Monday
The 10 Best Shopping Apps to Compare Prices, PC Mag
Music played in this show
Artist: Jose Feliciano
Song: Light My Fire
Composer: Morrison / Manzarek / Kreiger / Densmore
Song: Alone Again
Album: Feast of Wire
Artist: Billy Preston
Song: Nothing from Nothing
Composer: Fisher / Preston
Album: The Kids and Me (1974)