Nine To Noon for Tuesday 31 October 2017
09:05 Crackdown on foreign students will cost jobs
New Zealand's largest international private tertiary education provider is warning government moves to cut immigration will hurt one of our biggest export earners and cost thousands of jobs. The new government has pledged to cut immigration numbers by an estimated 20-30 thousand a year, by targeting low skills, and student, visas. But the international education sector says at risk is a burgeoning export earner, estimated by government agency Education NZ to be the country's fourth largest. Kathryn talks with Clare Bradley, Chief Executive of Aspire2 International which has about 3500 students on its books, and also Christine Clark, chair of Independent Tertiary Education NZ.
09:20 "Not enough beds to sleep on"
Seasonal workers are turning down jobs due to an accommodation shortage caused by Airbnb in Southland. Business owners in Te Anau say workers are struggling to find accommodation in the tourist town because private home owners are putting rooms and properties up for rent on the on-line accommodation site. 100 properties were listed on Airbnb in Te Anau and the Manapouri district 2 years ago, but this figure has now doubled. Kathryn Ryan speaks with the Southland District Mayor Gary Tong and the Department of Conservation's Te Anau district operations manager Greg Lind.
09:30 Kiwi 'mini' blockbuster scoops award
From first glance it reads like your everyday action blockbuster; a massive explosion & a raging fire burning out of control, but in this production the flaming city in question is made of ........cardboard ! Kathryn Ryan talks to Phil Brough who is the Director of, 'Fire in Cardboard City', which has just scooped the best New Zealand Short at Show Me Shorts. Fire in Cardboard City is a New Zealand-made family-friendly action film following the Cardboard City Fire Department fighting their first real fire.
09:45 USA correspondent Gabrielle Levy
Kathryn Ryan talks US political matters with Washington reporter Gabrielle Levy, she is from the US News and World Report.
10:05 Michael Smith: around the world in a flying boat
Australian adventurer, Michael Smith, who in 2015 became the first person to fly solo around the world in a tiny amphibious plane. In seven months, he made 80 stops in 25 countries - landing and taking off from airstrips and waterways around the globe. Michael had limited flying experience, no support team and only basic instruments in his hobby aircraft which is like a tiny flying boat. Last year he was named Australian Geographic's Adventurer of the Year. He's written a book about his trip - called Voyage of the Southern Sun, and is also the subject of a documentary of the same name.
10:35 Book review
Holly Walker reviews La Belle Sauvage: The Book of Dust Volume One by Philip Pullman, published by Penguin Random house NZ.
10:45 The Reading
11:05 Business commentator Rod Oram
Rod Oram assesses the impact of the new government on business and also what happened at the solemn Fletcher Building AGM.
11:20 Geoff Blackwell & Ruth Hobday: books celebrating humanity
Geoff Blackwell and Ruth Hobday are the Auckland publishing duo behind a range of award winning internationally best sellers, including the M.I.L.K series of photographic books, and projects with Nelson Mandela, Desmond Tutu and Princess Diana. Their latest, 200 Women, is a collection of photographic portraits of women from around the world - famous and not famous - who answer the same questions such as "What really matters to you" and "What would you change if you could" ? They talk to Kathryn Ryan about producing books celebrating humanity.
11:45 Media commentator Gavin Ellis
Gavin Ellis talks to Kathryn about the new broadcasting minister's plans for public broadcasting as well as traditional media telling stories in new ways. Gavin is a media commentator and former editor of the New Zealand Herald and he can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org
Music played in this show
Artist: Julia Deans
Song: Walking in the Sun
Album: We Light Fire