Nine To Noon for Wednesday 30 May 2018
09:05 Massive gaps uncovered in legal aid system
A new University of Otago report has found significant barriers to accessing legal aid are often too great to overcome. The number of lawyers registered to provide civil legal aid is on the decline, dropping a massive 54 per cent between 2011 and 2016 and not all registered to provide civil legal aid will actually do so. The study also found legal services are unevenly distributed through the country so accessibility depends on where you live. Kathryn Ryan speaks with the lead author the report - Director of the Legal Issues Centre at University of Otago's Law Faculty Dr Bridgette Toy-Cronin.
09:20 Making the tax burden fairer for New Zealanders
As the Government's tax working group, headed by the former Finance Minister Michael Cullen, continues to look at a range of ways to change our tax system, Kathryn talks with former Australian assistant Treasurer, and head of the Tax Policy and Statistics Division at the OECD, David Bradbury about what could be on - and off - the table.
09:45 Australia correspondent Karen Middleton
The fallout of Australia's Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce paid tell-all TV interview about his affair with an ex-staffer.
10:05 The farmer who's taught hundreds to drive in snow, ice and mud.
Hawkes Bay Sheep and beef farmer Mark Warren has turned his enthusiasm for off-roading into a career as a four wheel drive expert. He's taught hundreds of people to survive driving in tough conditions in snow, ice and mud. He talks to Kathryn Ryan about overcoming severe dyslexia to write a book about it, Many a Muddy Morning.
10:35 Book review - Gabriel's Bay by Catherine Robertson
Holly Walker reviews Gabriel's Bay by Catherine Robertson, published by RHNZ Black Swan.
10:45 The Reading
Malcolm and Juliet by Bernard Beckett read by Stephen Lovatt (#13 of 15)
11:05 Law Society survey reveals extent of sexual abuse & harassment
A Law Society survey shows more than two hundred lawyers have reported experiencing some form of sexual assault in the workplace in the last five years. The nationwide survey, of more than three thousand lawyers shows experiences ranged from crude or offensive behavior, unwanted sexual attention, sexual coercion, to sexual assault including rape. Kathryn Ryan talks to the Law Society president Kathryn Beck and former litigation lawyer Olivia Wensley.
11:20 Picturing refugees: The Resettlement Portraits
A new photographic exhibition aims to counter misinformation and fear about humanitarian migrants and asylum seekers in Auckland. Social documentary photographer and filmmaker Nando Azevedo talks about The Resettlement Portraits, which is part of the Auckland Festival of Photography. Nando has photographed eighteen families from different parts of the world, representing twelve different cultures. The exhibition grew out of story book Beyond Refuge, for which Gatlauk Chuol interviewed some of the people Nando has taken photographs of. Gatlauk was also one the sitters for Nando's photography.
11:45 New science - glowing bacterial sensors you can swallow!
Dr Siouxsie Wiles talks about new research showing how bacteria might be used to detect internal bleeding, how AI is better at diagnosing skin cancer than experienced dermatologists, and her latest project - a kids science show she’s made with her daughter. Associate Professor Dr Siouxsie Wiles, is head of Bioluminescent Superbugs Lab at the University of Auckland.