Nine To Noon for Tuesday 31 March 2015
09:05 Trade Me considering Code of Conduct on animal sales
Trade Me is looking at implementing a code of conduct on the sale of animals in reponse to a campaign against so called puppy mills. Carolyn Press-McKenzie is the founder of the national animal rescue organisation Helping You Help Animals or HUHA. John Duffy is the head of Trust and Safety at Trade Me, and Ric Odom is the Chief Executive Officer of the SPCA.
09:20 Are Rural Nurses second class citizens
There are calls for rural nurses to be given more recognition and support with a nursing lecturer saying they are second class citizens. Barbara Docherty has worked as a nurse on the Chatham Islands and general practice nurse. She has a Masters in Nursing and lectures at Auckland University where she trains primary health care professionals in rural and urban nursing. She says rural nursing is not taken seriously by the sector and that needs to change.
09:45 US correspondent, Steve Almond
10:05 Katharine Zaleski: "Sorry to all the mothers I worked with"
The company president who made a public apology to all the mothers she ever worked with, saying she didn't realise how horrible she'd been until she had a child of her own. Earlier this month Katharine Zaleski wrote an open letter admitting she had questioned the commitment of working mothers, and remained silent when they were passed over for positions because of their family status.
10:35 Book review: 'The Faithful Couple' by A.D. Miller
Published by Hachette. Reviewed by Jane Westaway.
10:45 The Reading: 'The Dwarf Who Moved' by Peter Williams QC
Observations and anecdotes from the life of New Zealand's pre-eminent criminal defence lawyer. (Part 6 of 8, RNZ).
11:05 Business commentator, Rod Oram
Rod Oram discusses Fonterra’s disappointing interim results; The Warehouse is searching for a new CEO; and Zespri forecast a good harvest.
11:30 Innovative beef and dairy practices on a Northland farm
Northland farmers Greig and Rachel Alexander are the Supreme Winners of the Northland Balance Farm Environment Awards. They run a beef farm and a dairy farm in Pakotai, Northland, about 50 kilometres west of Whangarei. They have farmed in the area since the 1990s and say thinking outside the square has helped their farms to thrive.
11:45 Media commentator, Gavin Ellis
Coverage of the Northland by-election, a new report on children's use of media.