Nine To Noon for Tuesday 3 October 2017
09:05 Impact of pay equity 'shocked us all'
More claims, this time from providers of home and community health services, that the Health Ministry is not fully covering the cost of the government's landmark pay equity deal for low paid workers. Julie Haggie is the CEO of The Home and Community Health Association. She says that narrow definitions in the Ministry of Health's assessment tool mean that providers are receiving less than appeared to be originally indicated by the government.
09:20 Time running out for Christchurch Eden
Advocates say time is running out for a new $100m tourist attraction in Christchurch. Plans to build an Eden Project on red zone land on the banks of the Avon River are in doubt unless a land deal is done in the next 3 to 6 months. Kathryn Ryan speaks to Lincoln University tourism professor and member of the Eden Project NZ Trust David Simmons. Also CEO of the Eden Project UK and of Eden Project International, David Harland.
09:30 Global head of employers: keep borders open to migrant workers
Global employment expert Linda Kromjon talks to Kathryn Ryan about keeping borders open to accommodate the needs of businesses worldwide. Linda is the Secretary-General of the International Organisation of Employers. She says freer movement of migrants is necessary to reduce labour shortages. The IOC is pushing for a dialogue at an international and national level about the future of work and the need for a flexible and diverse work force.
09:45 USA correspondent Steve Almond
Steve Almond has the latest from the Las Vegas shooting.
10:05 Life on Muzzle Station
Farmer Fiona Redfern tells us about the challenges and joys of living on New Zealand's most isolated high country station. She has lived at Muzzle Station since 1980 when her parents bought the farm. Now she farms it with her husband and two small children. She has written a book about her life on the isolated station and the history of the land as well how they survived the Kaikoura earthquake last year.
10:35 Book review
"Double Exposure" by Brian Johnstone, reviewed by Ian Johnstone.
10:45 The Reading
Embracing the Dragon by Polly Greeks (Part 7 of 10)
11:05 Business commentator Rod Oram
The Social Enterprise World Forum that drew some 1,600 delegates to Christchurch last week, and what's happening with social enterprises in New Zealand.
11:30 Emergency Response: Life Death and Helicopters
Originally from New York, veteran rescue helicopter crewman Dave Greenberg has called New Zealand home since 1990. He has flown nearly 4,000 missions with the Wellington-based rescue helicopter over 25 years and has documented many of his experiences in his new book, Emergency Response: Life Death and Helicopters.
11:45 Media commentator Gavin Ellis
Gavin Ellis talks to Kathryn about a new study shows high levels of trust in traditional news media and raised a very large question about Facebook. Also a new hyper-local website started in Auckland by a veteran newsman may provide a template for elsewhere.
Gavin is a media commentator and former editor of the New Zealand Herald. He can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org