Nine To Noon for Monday 13 March 2017
09:05 How is the NZ Super fund performing?
Kathyrn Ryan talks with Adrian Orr, the Chief Executive of the NZ Superfund, the fund currently stands at $34 billion and has achieved returns of around 10% per annum since it was established in 2001
09:15 'Plyscrapers' - could they challenge concrete & steel?
Can you imagine a wooden sky-line ? Daryl Patterson from the property developer Lendlease talks to Kathryn Ryan about the case for high rise wooden buildings in New Zealand. He says they're economic to build, environmentally friendly, and much more earthquake resilient than traditional building systems based on concrete and steel. New Zealand already produces as much engineered timber (CLT) as the UK and US combined.
09:45 Germany correspondent Thomas Sparrow
Thomas Sparrow talks to Kathryn Ryan about German Chancellor Angela Merkle's upcoming meeting with US President Donald Trump, a drop in the polls for the country's "most successful nationalist phenomenon since the Second World War" and ongoing diplomatic tension between Germany and Turkey
10:05 Using her camera to change the world
Kathryn Ryan talks to leading conservation photographer Cristina Mittermeier. She is the co founder and Executive Director of SeaLegacy, a non-profit organization with a mission to use the power of photography and story-telling on behalf on marine conservation.
10:35 Book review
Jane Westaway reviews The Restorer by Michael Sala
10:45 The Reading
11:05 Political commentators Matthew Hooton and Stephen Mills
Matthew and Stephen discuss Bill English's superannuation gamble one week on, Forest and Bird's departure from the Land and Water Forum and Kīngitanga's endorsement of the Māori Party.
11:30 Dan the quinoa man
11:45 Off the beaten track with Kennedy Warne
A successful stand up paddle-boarding adventure across the Atlantic, DNA evidence of the First Australians and concern over polluted beaches in Auckland.