Nine To Noon for Thursday 20 September 2018
09:05 Health Minister "committed" to national agreement with midwives
The Health Minister says he's committed to reaching a national agreement with midwives.The College of Midwives met David Clark yesterday to seek progress on an agreement, after it co-designed a funding model with the Ministry of Heath last year, but the Ministry then recommended against it on cost grounds. David Clark says his government is determined to reach a national agreement, and is committed to pay equity, but cannot say when that might happen.
09:20 Native trees: enough to meet demand?
Chief Executive of New Zealand Plant Producers Incorporated Matthew Dolan talks Kathryn Ryan through concerns over supplying enough native seedlings for the One Billion Trees programme. A greater proportion of indigenous trees are to be planted in the Minster for Regional Economic Development's plan, thanks to a $240m funding boost from the Provincial Growth Fund. MPI's forestry service Te Uru Rākau is talking with industry body NZPPI about helping nurseries respond to the demand. But NZPPI says while Shane Jones' ten year programme is an exciting opportunity for native tree nurseries, the challenge will be scaling up.
09:40 Meth: $5m compensation for evicted tenants
Housing New Zealand has committed to reimbursing hundreds of tenants it evicted from state homes based on bogus meth testing, some of whom were made homeless. A report ordered by the Housing Minister Phil Twyford has found roughly 800 tenants suffered as a result of the agency's approach.Housing New Zealand's chief executive Andrew McKenzie tells Kathryn Ryan the agency will assess each individual's case and work to put it right.
09:50 Brexit plus Russian Spies and lies
UK correspondent, Geeri Peev, has the latest on the Prime Minister, Theresa May meetings in Salzburg with EU leaders to try to convince them to compromise over Brexit. Still no answers on the Novichok saga and it's conference season with the Liberal Democrats trying bizarre tactics to get in the news.
10:05 Liane Moriarty - observing human life
Australian writer Liane Moriarty's eighth novel Nine Perfect Strangers has just hit the shelves, and already the film rights have been snapped up by Nicole Kidman, who'll produce and star in the adaptation. One of her previous novels, Big Little Lies, was turned into a hit TV series by Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon and a second season of the show has just been filmed with Meryl Streep joining the cast. Liane Moriaty's books have sold 14 million copies worldwide, been translated into more than 40 languages and three of her titles have reached number one on The New York Times bestseller list. Nine Perfect Strangers is set in a remote health resort where a group of stressed out city dwellers are trying to reinvigorate their lives, watched over by an evangelical resort director.
10:35 Book review - Paris Echo by Sebastian Faulks
Jane Westaway reviews Paris Echo by Sebastian Faulks, which is published by Penguin Random House NZ.
10:45 The Reading
Landings by Jenny Pattrick read by Martyn Sanderson and Stuart Devenie Episode 9 of 15
No webrights for this series (2008)
11:05 Broadband, Netflix and a Tech billionaire
Sarah Putt has details on the latest Broadband uptake figures, Netflix's success scoring 23 Emmy gongs and tech billionaire, Mark Benioff buys Time Magazine.
11:15 Strategies for surviving your daughter's teenage years
Clinical psychologist Dr Sarah Hughes shares practical strategies for parents struggling with challenging teenage daughters. Dr Hughes, who holds a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and a PhD in child and adolescent anxiety disorders has worked with hundreds of families with teenage girls. In her new book Skip the Drama, Sarah Hughes arms parents to make life easier for themselves, and their teenagers.
11:30 Tax group reports back
Sir Michael Cullen, chairman of the Tax Working Group, joins Kathryn to outline the recommendations of the group's interim report. Are new taxes on the cards?
11:45 Midnight diner, Minimum and Paradise PD
Paul Casserly has been watching the gloriously puerile animated comedy Paradise PD (Netflix) the women's suffrage documentary series Minimum (RNZ, Loading docs) and also a Netflix original, Midnight Diner.