Nine To Noon for Monday 4 July 2016
09:05 Govt should crash house prices by 40 %
Former Reserve Bank chairman and chief economist Dr Arthur Grimes, says while politicians are happy to talk about building more affordable housing they're unwilling to say how much they think prices should fall. His provocative comments come as the government announces a one billion dollar fund, offering loans to councils to fund infrastructure development and new home building to target Auckland's housing crisis.
09:20 Australian election result, far from clear
ABC election analyst Antony Green and political academic Peter Chen from the University of Sydney discuss Australia's cliffhanger election
09:30 Auckland lawyer turned activist leads push to ditch health star rating
Claire Deeks is a counterfeit lawyer & Auckland mother who has put together a petition to the New Zealand and Australian Governments to ditch the health star rating system. She's worried that both governments have fallen into the trap of simply endorsing packaged food that are dangerously high in sugar and far from healthy.
Claire's petition can be found on her blog She is just about to embark on a Mums On A Mission tour of New Zealand to campaign for children to eat 'real' food.
09:45 Middle East correspondent Kate Shuttleworth
The latest from the Middle East, including on the rising death toll from the massive bombing in Baghdad.
10:05 Jane Mayer: Dark Money
New Yorker writer Jane Mayer on her book Dark Money about right-wing political funders Charles and David Koch - the Koch brothers. She says the Kochs and their ultra-wealthy allies on the right are the single most effective special-interest group in the country.
10:35 Book review - The Girls by Emma Cline
reviewed by Jenna Todd, published by Penguin Random House
10:45 The Reading
My Father's Ears, by Karen Goa read by Michele Amas ((Part 6 of 10)
11:05 Political commentators Mike Williams and Matthew Hooton
11:30 Perfect pleasure pastry ... sweet, savoury, puff and choux
Award-winning baker and pastry chef Michael Kloeg from The Claireville Bakery in Carterton on pastry making and the techniques to getting it right. He is giving a hands on masterclass at his bakery as part of Wellington on a Plate.
11:45 Off the beaten track with Kennedy Warne
Outdoorsman Kennedy Warne wades into debate over increased helicopter landings in remote DoC areas in Fiordland, and the Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment's critique of the Ministry for the Environment's state-of-the-environment report.
'Defend Milford', a game created by Caspar Harmer & Sam Stewart, asks 'How many helicopters can Fiordland -- and its alpine parrots -- withstand?' A gumboot-throwing kea represents the attempt to forestall the helicopter invasion. You can play the game here