Nine To Noon for Monday 4 April 2016
09:05 New Zealand's role in massive tax haven leak
Millions of documents from a Panamanian law firm show how the world's rich and famous, including world leaders, hide their money offshore - including setting up foreign trusts in New Zealand to avoid paying tax. The papers reveal the Maltese Energy Minister Konrad Mizzi, and the Prime Minister's Chief of Staff, Keith Schembri, have set up trusts in New Zealand which under our laws do not have to pay any tax on their Panama income. The revelations have caused a political storm in Malta. Nine to Noon speaks to Malta Independent columnist Daphne Caruana Galizia.
09:05 "We've been waiting for something like this" - NZ tax expert
Professor Craig Elliffe from Auckland University's business school explains how New Zealand laws have allowed people overseas to use local companies to avoid paying tax.
09:20 Graduate nurses plead for more support
The nurses union says too many graduate nurses are ending up in jobs without adequate supervision and mentoring. Last year around 13 hundred graduated with Bachelor of Nursing qualifications but by November only half had got positions in DHBs or other clinical settings with an official graduate programme, offering formal support and mentoring. Hilary Graham-Smith is Associate Professional Services Manager for the Nurses Organisation.
09:30 What you need to know about the new Health and Safety act
The new health and safety act comes into effect today with a raft of new requirements for businesses, employees, events organisers and volunteers. The act stems from the aftermath of the Pike River Disaster - where nobody in management was ever held liable for the deaths of the 29 men, although the company itself was ordered to pay fines.
09:45 Europe correspondent, Seamus Kearney
10:05 Submariner, Terry Kerby on the wonders of the ocean depths
Terry Kerby has been described as the most experienced submariner on the planet. He has been piloting submersible vehicles since the mid 1970's, allowing him to get up close to some of the ocean's deepest trenches and the most remarkable undersea landscapes.
Terry Kerby is the director of the Hawaii Undersea Research Laboratory, known as HURL. Much of his work has been done in the waters around Hawaii, in his submarine, Piscies 5, which he has also pilotted in a survey of the volcanoes in the Kermadec arc, north east of New Zealand.
The scenes he get to witness are so remarkable, he has created his own illustrations of the undersea pinnacles and volcanic vents - because, he says, the limitations of light and space make them impossible to properly photograph.
He'll be speaking at the upcoming Kermadec Science Symposium in Wellington next week (April 11)
10:35 Book review Much Ado About Shakespeare by Donovan Bixley
Reviewed by Lisa Finucane, published by Upstart Press.
10:45 The Reading Where the Rēkohu Bone Sings by Tina Makereti Ep.1. of 15
11:05 Political commentators Matthew Hooton and Stephen Mills
11:30 Food - Vegan Food Fair, Auckland
Put the word "vegan" into a popular search engine and there are almost as many results as the word "vegetarian". Cafes and restaurants point out their vegan options and there are an enormous range of products touting their status as being "cruelty free".Vegans use no animal products; so that's no meat, eggs, dairy products or honey and they also avoid the use of leather, cosmetics or soaps which are made with animal products.This coming Sunday Auckland will host a vegan food fair at the ASB Showgrounds, featuring around 50 exhibitors. Two of its organisers are Daniel Ariyani and Craig Neilson.
11:45 Urbanist Tommy Honey
Housing Affordability in Australia.
Recently Tommy discussed Auckland’s Unitary Plan and how it is trying to address issues of land supply, zoning and housing affordability. Is this a uniquely New Zealand issue or are other countries having similar experiences?
Also, the death of renowned architect, Dame Zaha Mohammad Hadid,
How Can Australia Address the Housing Affordability Crisis?
‘No end in sight’ for Sydney and Melbourne’s housing affordability crisis,
Flavell responds to housing affordability claims,
Lagos is set to double in size in 15 years. How will my city possibly cope?
On Zaha Hadid: