09:05  Employers urged to get heads out of the sand

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Employers are being urged to stop ignoring the issue of the aging workforce, or face the impact on their businesses and the overall economy. In 20 years' time, Statistics New Zealand estimates that one in three New Zealanders aged over 65 - 400,000 - will still be working. Currently 74 per cent of those aged 60 to 64 are working, compared to the average of 67 per cent for all ages. But a survey of businesses by the Commission for Financial Capability found the vast majority have no specific strategies or policies relating to older workers. The head of the CFFC, Retirement Commissioner Diane Maxwell tells Kathryn businesses need to get their heads out of the sand.

09:20 PM establishes new business advisory council to tackle confidence

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The Prime Minister says she wants high level advice from the business sector,  and a new advisory council to be chaired by Air New Zealand Chief Executive Christopher Luxon, will deliver that. Jacinda Ardern has been 'working the room' with the business sector in Auckland this morning, where she announced the formation of the advisory council, as she addressed head-on the question of business confidence.

09:45 John McCain, a legacy

US correspondent Susan Milligan on the life and legacy of Republican senator John McCain, and a rise in military veterans running for office.

United States Senator John McCain. Photo taken 14 February 2017.

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10.05 Rhana Devenport: making history in art galleries

The out-going director of Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki Rhana Devenport is leaving New Zealand to make history in Australia.  In October Rhana will be the first woman to take charge of Adelaide's Art Gallery of South Australia in its 137 year history.  It's the next move in an impressive career, which started with her first exhibition at only twelve years old, and includes reinventing New Plymouth's Govett-Brewster gallery with the Len Lye Centre, curating critically acclaimed exhibitions in Auckland and bringing more people through gallery doors in uncertain and challenging financial times.


10:35 Book review - The Other Woman by Daniel Silva

Quentin Johnson reviews The Other Woman by Daniel Silva, published by HarperCollins.

"The Other Woman is essentially a big who-dunnit, which builds to a strong climax. And while doing that it features a lot of the sort of material you seen in spy novels: grimy but also sophisticated locations, technical wizardry and a lot of suspicion and betrayal."

10:45 The Reading

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Here at the End of the World We Learn to Dance by Lloyd Jones read by John McDavitt. Episode 1- 5  of 10.

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11:05 Rod Oram on mixed business sector results

 Business Commentator Rod Oram says many large companies are reporting strong growth in profits and are giving positive forecasts for the year ahead. There are very few signs that the sharp drop in business confidence is flowing through to diminished performance. However there are also some disappointing results. Auckland Airport and Port of Tauranga are holding up well, Fletcher Building and NZME not so.

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11:30 Has the tide turned on immigration?

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Latest migration figures show more people left New Zealand than came to settle in the last year. Massey University Demographer Professor Paul Spoonley discusses the impact on the economy and business confidence?

11:45 An opinion on the Broadcasting Minister's future

Media commentator Gavin Ellis says for the sake of the industry, broadcasting minister Clare Curran should resign that portfolio. And, why do media companies bury bad news when it’s about themselves? 

Gavin Ellis is a media commentator and former editor of the New Zealand Herald.  He can be contacted on gavin.ellis@xtra.co.nz

Music played in this show

Artist: Cat Power  Lana Del Rey
Song: Woman
Composer: Marshall
Album: Wanderer
Label: Domino
Time: 9:45