Nine To Noon for Thursday 13 September 2018
09:05 Grey Power sees red: renews calls for Aged Care Commissioner
Grey Power wants fast tracking of a Labour election campaign promise, to establish a watchdog for the aged care sector. In September last year Health Minister David Clark said an Aged Care Commissioner would be funded in the first budget of a Labour led government. That hasn't happened. Over the last decade a litany of complaints have been made against for profit rest homes and retirement villages. Grey Power National President Mac Welsh speaks to Kathryn Ryan.
09:20 Fonterra posts loss
Fonterra says it will make changes to its business, having just posted a net loss of $196 million for year ended July. This is the first time the diary giant has made a loss and compares with last year's $734 million profit. Kathryn discusses the result with RNZ Business Editor Gyles Beckford and Federated Farmers Dairy Industry Group Chairperson Chris Lewis.
09:45 Boris' love life and a Brexit Summit
UK correspondent, Tim Sculthorpe on the never ending revelations about Boris Johnson's love life and a Brexit summit.
10:05 Viviane Robinson: global leader in education
Distinguished Emeritus Professor Viviane Robinson has had an incredibly influential career working to change the way educators around the world view school leadership and improving outcomes for school students across the globe. She has consulted on leadership development and research to government agencies and organisations in Norway, Sweden, Denmark, England, Singapore, Chile, Canada and Australia, as well as in her native New Zealand. She talks to Kathryn about her 42 year career at the University of Auckland, working with New Zealand's principals to improve student outcomes and on convincing policy makers that changing things isn't always the answer.
10:35 Book review - The Occasional Virgin by Hanan al-Shaykh
Catriona Ferguson reviews The Occasional Virgin by Hanan al-Shaykh, which is published by Bloomsbury.
"Huda and Yvonne grew up in Lebanon, balancing their hopes and dreams with the expectations of their families. Now in their thirties they have escaped their upbringing and are attempting to shake off their past. The Occasional Virgin is a frank examination of how women deal with their history and take control of their destiny."
10:45 The Reading
Landings by Jenny Pattrick read by Martyn Sanderson and Stuart Devenie Episode 4 of 15
No webrights for this series (2008)
11:05 Mark Pesce review the new iPhone
The wait is over for Apple fans desperate to find out what CEO Tim Cook and his team have in store. The new models include the iPhone XS Max which has a 6.5in (16.5cm) display. The iPhone XS has the same 5.8in-sized component as the original and a new thinner smartwatch was also launched with added fall-detection and heartbeat-tracking functions. Tech commentator, Mark Pesce has a 35 year history with Apple products and he'll have his assessment of this latest chapter in the company's story.
Mark Pesce is a futurist, writer, educator and broadcaster.
11:25 Emma Gilkison: The Heart of Jesus Valentino
Kiwi mother Emma Gilkison has written a memoir about the devastating discovery at a routine twelve week scan that her unborn baby had a fatal condition. His heart was growing outside his body due to an extremely rare condition called ectopia cordis. Emma and her partner Roy were faced with two heartbreaking options: end the pregnancy or continue in the knowledge their baby would die. Former Sunday Star Times and Dominion Post journalist Emma Gilkison tells Kathryn Ryan why her book The Heart of Jesus Valentino, named for their baby boy, is ultimately a hopeful one.
11:45 Freaks and Geeks, Ozark
TV Reviewer, Lara Strongman has been watching the second series of Ozark, which she says is not for the faint hearted. Lara has also been watching for the first time retro cult favourite, Freaks and Geeks, which launched the careers of Linda Cardellini, James Franco, Seth Rogen and Jason Segel almost 20 years ago.