Nine To Noon for Wednesday 18 July 2018
09:05 Four-day week. Yes we can!
The landmark trial to compress the five day working week to four days, has proved a resounding success, with no loss to productivity, an improvement in work-life balance and reduced stress levels. Perpetual Guardian founder Andrew Barnes and Professor of Human Resource Management at AUT Jarrod Haar discuss the findings with Kathryn Ryan.
09:20 Busy Wildlife Hospital wrestles with long term funding
Dunedin's Wildlife Hospital says the issue of its long term funding must be addressed. The Wildlife Hospital, based at Otago Polytechnic is the only facility of its kind in the South Island, and treats a wide variety of animals, including native birds, penguins, seals, and sea lions.Before it opened, in January of this year, endangered species were flown to the North Island for treatment, impacting significantly on survival rates. Currently, in addition to public donations keeping the hospital up and running - the Dunedin City Council has committed to supporting it for three years. But the Otago Regional Council has decided not to give it any additional funding through its long term plan. Jordana Whyte the Wildlife Hospital Trust 's secretary
09:45 Australia's growing population and Tony Abbot
Our Australia correspondent, Bernard Keane has details of political disagreement over the country's population policies; cybersecurity concerns about a new electronic health record system and the conservative candidate who has been claiming a military service medal he wasn't entitled to.
10:05 'Ma'am Darling'. An irreverent take on Princess Margaret
Her beauty and glamour bewitched legions of admirers, while her acerbic tongue made her notoriously rude. One of Britain's best satirical writers, Craig Brown talks to Kathryn Ryan about taking on the contrary princess in his latest book, 'Ma'am Darling - 99 Glimpses of Princess Margaret.'
10:35 Book review - Her Pretty Face by Robyn Harding
Lisa Finucane reviews Her Pretty Face by Robyn Harding, published by Simon & Schuster
10:45 The Reading
Dance of the Peacocks by James McNeish, read by Ian Johnstone. Part 3 of 10.
This reading is not available online due to copyright restrictions
11:05 Music with Graeme Downes - Rolling Stone Magazine 21st century top 10
Graeme Downes is a musician, musicologist, and senior lecturer in the Department of Music at the University of Otago.
11:20 Sad backstory to Niue's WWI involvement
Historian, Margaret Pointer with the sad backstory to Niue's World War One involvement. Most of the 150 Niuean men who enlisted had never left the tiny Pacific nation before, and had no immunity to European disease. Within months of serving abroad more than 80 percent had been hospitalised. The story is captured in Margaret's latest book, Niue and the Great War.
11:45 Decisions under new legislation
Law commentator, Garth Gallaway, has details of one quad bike accident case on a kiwi fruit farm and the case to reduce Worksafe's sentencing bands.
Garth Gallaway is a partner at Chapman Tripp in Christchurch.