Nine To Noon for Thursday 14 June 2018
09:05 Reform of public sector, focus on ‘free and frank’ advice
State Services Minister Chris Hipkins responds to yesterday’s concerns over the reshuffle at the top of public service, and flags wider reform of the sector. He says he wants to see a return to true free and frank advice being given to the executive by the public service.
09:20 Bringing the community 'behind the wire'
The Department of Corrections and the Pathway Trust are to start a new pilot programme at Christchurch Men's Prison later this year, aimed at reducing reoffending. 57 per cent of released inmates are reconvicted within two years, and New Zealand's prison population is ballooning. The Navigate Initiative will bring community groups behind the wire to work with a small group of inmates in their final months before release, supporting them to build life and employment skills as well as physical and mental health. The pilot, which is the first of its kind, is being funded by individuals, businesses, groups and churches within the community who purchase one thousand dollar "supporter shares".
09:45 UK correspondent Matt Dathan
Matt Dathan on the parliamentary battle over Brexit coming to a head this week, why 35 Scottish Nationalist MPs walked out of Prime Minister's Questions, and how the first anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire is being acknowledged.
10:05 Angela Lim: doctor and tech entrepreneur
28 year old Angela Lim is a doctor, board director and entrepreneur who has an ambition to transform the mental health system through technology. She's about to leave Starship hospital where she's a trainee paediatrician, to lead a new tech organisation she's founded called Clearhead, backed by a Swiss investor. It's a software platform which aims to act as a one-stop-shop for mental wellbeing. Angela, who was a finalist for Young New Zealander of the Year in 2017, talks with Kathryn about the business, her background growing up in Malaysia and her experience coming to New Zealand as a teenager.
10:35 Book review - The Cost of Living by Deborah Levy
Kiran Dass from Time out bookstore reviews The Cost of Living by Deborah Levy, published by Hamish Hamilton.
10:45 The Reading
11:05 New technology: Fieldays, net neutrality & tech superheroes
Sarah Putt on the innovation at Fieldays, net neutrality ending and whether the age of the tech superheroes is over.
11:25 Noa Woolloff: being a young dad
Noa Woolloff talks to Kathryn about being a young dad, and his mission to break down stereotypes of teenage parents. Noa was 16 when he found out he was going to be a father, and 17 when Kayla was born. Since then he's founded a social enterprise to help other teen parents, and has spoken to schools around the country about his journey.
11:45 Hereditary & Mum S2
Sarah McMullan reviews horror movie Hereditary, and Mum series 2 on Lightbox.