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09:05 Govt reoffending targets "were never realistic"

Yesterday the government outlined the 10 goals it has set itself for the next four years, including a new goal of cutting the number of serious crime victims by 10 thousand. It's aim of lowering reoffending by a quarter has been replaced with another about social housing. In fact, the reoffending rate was lowered by just 4.5 per cent.  Kathryn Ryan talks to Kim Workman, adjunct researcher at the Institute of Criminology at Victoria University.

09:20 What's the state of NZ's foreign aid?

A graph showing how NZ's foreign aid spend has changed over time

A graph showing how NZ's foreign aid spend has changed over time Photo: Terence Wood

Since the National government has been in power the proportion of aid going towards economic development has risen from less than 10 percent to nearly a third, at the expense of directly targeting poverty. Much of that money has been spent on big ticket infrastructure projects, including a 20 million dollar new runway in the Solomon Islands - which is still yet to become operational. Nine to Noon speaks to Jo Spratt, an aid researcher based in Australia who's recently completed her PhD thesis on the history of New Zealand's aid programme and to the head of Oxfam NZ, Rachael Le Mesurier.

09:30   Auckland rest home welcomes a more youthful crowd

Selwyn Village residents and their 'Baby Buddy' visitors

Selwyn Village residents and their 'Baby Buddy' visitors Photo: Selwyn Village

For the past 18 months Selwyn Village's rest homes have been playing host to mums and their offspring as part of their 'Baby Buddies' visiting programme. Kathryn Ryan talks to Selwyn's Registered Diversional Therapist, Orquidea Mortera and Carolyn Berridge who's been attending the weekly sessions with her toddler, Sam. People who are keen to set up a Baby Buddies programme within an aged care environment can contact Orquidea at orquideam@selwyncare.org.nz.  

09:45 UK Correspondent

The Independent's Matt Dathan talks to Kathryn Ryan about Theresa May accusing EU officials of trying to influence the British election, the escalating cost of Brexit and the General Election campaign about to kick off in earnest.

10:05  "Don't tell us that we don't look after animals"             

Should more people stop preaching to farmers and take a look closer at themselves? Kathryn Ryan talks to three NZ farmers:  Ian Carter, Jill Martin, and Tony Hore who've been involved in a thought provoking and candid doco about the stories behind the food that ends up on our plates. MEAT opens in NZ cinemas on Thursday May 4th  

10:35 Book review

10:45 The Reading

11:05 New technology

Director of Catalyst IT Don Christie discusses how global IT companies are taking profit here and not putting anything back.

11:25 How animation and static images engage children

Animator, and childrens book author, Chrissy Metge talks to Kathryn Ryan about how pictures and animation engage children and help to spark their imagination. She is the author of three Max and His Big Imagination books -
In the first book - Max was imagining at The Beach, in the second he was on Safari, and now Max is the Sandpit

11:45 Viewing

Lara Strongman has been watching Big Little Lies on Neon, and the second series of Maori TV's All Talk with Anika Moa.

Music played in this show

Artist: The Simon Sisters
Song: Winkin'. Blinkin' and Nod
Composer: Field
Album: Meet the Simon Sisters
Label: Rhino
Broadcast Time: 9.46


Artist: Dexys Midnight Runners
Song: Geno - 3'24
Composer: Archer/Roland
Album: Searching For The Young Soul Rebels
Label: EMI
Broadcast Time: 10.41