Nine To Noon for Tuesday 8 May 2018
09:05 Are electric vehicle owners getting adequate after sales support?
More than 600 owners of the country's biggest selling electric vehicle, are waiting on Nissan to respond to research questioning the battery health of their cars. In March, a crowd sourced study by a group of EV owners and researchers, found the battery health of the newer 30 kilowatt Nissan Leaf cars appears to be degrading at a faster rate than the older model of the car. Nissan says it is reviewing the report, and won't comment yet. Meanwhile Consumer NZ and owners says the growing EV fleet requires much better after sales support. Kathryn Ryan talks with Henrik Moller from the EV owners group Flip the Fleet and David Vinsen, Chief Executive of the Vehicle Importers' Association.
09:30 Equal pay law change: issues for employers and women
Changes to pay equity legislation are expected some time later this year. We ask whether it'll be a fairer deal for women and whether employers will be ready ? Jennifer Howes is a senior solicitor in the employment team from Buddle Findlay law.
09:45 USA correspondent: Gabrielle Levy
Washington reporter for US News and World Report Gabrielle Levy joins Kathryn to talk through the latest from the White House, plus what's happening with the controversial nominee for CIA director, Gina Haspel, and John McCain's funeral plans.
10:05 Charlie Paterson - Out of the Wild
Charlie Paterson lived alone for seven years in remote Fiordland National Park, where he built himself a house. Having bought two rare freehold titles for land at Jamestown - north of Milford Sound, inland from Martins Bay, and three days walk from the nearest roadend, he set about building a house to become New Zealand's most remote B&B. He says it was challenging on all fronts: physical, financial, mental, emotional and bureaucratic. He's written a book about his time in Fiordland, called Out Of The Wild.
10:35 Book review
Sally Wenley reviews Bono: the rescue cat who helped me find my way home by Helen Brown, published by HarperCollins.
10:45 The Reading
50 Rivers in one day? That's nothing for Bruce Hopkins, who's walking The Long Way Home.
11:05 Business commentator Rod Oram
Rod Oram has more on the letter sent by the Financial Markets Authority and the Reserve Bank to NZ banks with a clear message about their expectations about bank behavior. Rod is also looking into the bill for trying to eradicate mycoplasma bovis disease which could hit $1bn.
11:30 Helping Kiwi tech innovators break into the US
Sian Simpson is a young New Zealander helping kiwi tech start-ups to break into the important US market through the Kiwi Landing Pad. The non-profit organisation based in San Francisco provides workspace and mentoring to New Zealand companies wanting to launch in the US. She also regularly brings start up and tech experts to New Zealand to share their experience with local businesses. In her spare time, she is a a video content, brand strategist and interviewer for media, technology and startup clients in the US.
11:45 Media commentator Gavin Ellis
Gavin joins Kathryn to talk about “The Right To Be Forgotten” which has raised questions among journalists over whether they are bound by New Zealand Clean Slate Act. What do the experts say? Last week’s commercial radio ratings were interpreted in a multitude of ways by media outlets. And Gavin has plenty of bouquets to dish out for investigative work over the last week. Gavin Ellis is a media commentator and former editor of the New Zealand Herald. He can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org