Nine To Noon for Monday 30 October 2017
09:05 New focus on student mental health - will it make a difference?
The government is making moves to ramp up mental health services in New Zealand schools. A pilot programme is being planned to bring counsellors into primary schools, and multidisciplinary mental health teams into secondary schools. Will it make a difference to the country's dire youth suicide and depression rates? Kathryn Ryan speaks with Christchurch counsellor Sarah Maindonald who has had 30 years experience in the field, a former primary school counsellor in Hamilton, Kyra Lindsay, and Aorere College Principal Gregory Pierce.
09:20 Breaking up: Is a 50-50 assets split out of date?
The New Zealand Law Commission is undertaking a review of how couples' assets are divided should they break up. Under current law it's a 50-50 split if the couple is married, in a civil union or a de facto relationship, but is that out of date? The Property (Relationships) Act was brought into law 40 years ago, and in that time the nature of relationships in New Zealand has changed significantly. Kathryn Ryan speaks with law commissioner Helen McQueen, and the chair of the Family Law Section at the New Zealand Law Society, Kirsty Swadling.
09:45 Europe correspondent Seamus Kearney
The big pro-unity rallies in Spain as sacked Catalan leader calls for peaceful resistance to direct rule, with all eyes now on how supporters of Catalonia breaking away from Spain will react to the latest political developments; Britain sets a Monday deadline for talks on restoring power-sharing government in Northern Ireland, and European Union institutions grapple with the issue of sexual harassment which have also raised questions over standards in Brussels' institutions.
10:05 No 8 wire on speed ?
Whether it's on land, up in the air, under water, in the cloud, or even in outer space there are a jaw dropping amount of Kiwi made innovations. Kathryn Ryan talks to the engineering researcher and educator aka 'Nanogirl' Dr Michelle Dickinson and innovation expert David Downs about their new book, 'No.8 Re-charged: 202 World-changing Innovations from New Zealand'. And yes someone has invented a bike with gears on the inside!
10:35 Book review
Origin by Dan Brown, reviewed by Kathryn Carmody, Penguin Random House NZ.
10:45 The Reading
11:05 Political commentators Stephen Mills & Matthew Hooton
What does each party have to do to achieve success in next 3 years ?, where are the fracture risks out of the two differing deals Labour has done, and how is policy shaping up so far ?
11:30 Sweet treats from Dunedin with Matt Cross
Matt Cross (aka The Tart Man) is a regular fixture at the weekly Otago Farmers Market. He learnt to cook and bake from his nanas and mum, doing things properly and not cutting corners. He tells Kathryn how he loves about sparking a memory or feeling through food as well as giving us his recipes for Salted Caramel, his Nana's top hats and colourful macaroons.
You can see Matt at his stall at the Otago Farmers Market here.
11:45 Open plan offices
Extreme open plan offices, where you don't even have a desk, are trendy now but does that mean they will work for everyone?
Bill McKay is Senior Lecturer in the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of Auckland.
Music played in this show
Artist: Curtis Harding
Song: Keep On Shining
Album: Soul Power
Label: Anti - Uncut
Broadcast Time: 10:09am
Artist: Laura Marling
Song: False Hope
Album: Short Movie
Broadcast Time: 11:26am