Nine To Noon for Wednesday 10 October 2018
09:05 Bang for buck? The FMA on Kiwisaver
The Financial Markets Authority's annual KiwiSaver report is out, revealing more than 32-thousand New Zealanders withdrew nearly a billion dollars, between them, in the year to March, to help buy their first home. We explore whether the two point eight million New Zealanders, who now have nearly 50 billion dollars invested in Kiwisaver schemes, are getting the most out of their retirement investment. In July John Cliffe spoke to Nine to Noon about an open letter he and a group of fellow financial advisors sent to the Financial Markets Authority and the Reserve Bank asking them to reform the rules so KiwiSavers' funds were not left to languish in low-yielding default plans. The FMA's director of regulation, Liam Mason speaks to Kathryn Ryan.
09:25 Art Copyright: Protecting creativity
Do we need a copyright collective that protects the rights of visual artists in the same way that musicians' rights are protected by APRA? Caroline Stone who has set up the rights management organisation 'Artistic Licence' talks to Kathryn Ryan about the pros and cons of copyright in relation to art, and the impact on third parties to copy images.
Caroline Stone will host a copyright panel discussion 'Because you're worth it!' on 10th October as part of Artweek Auckland 2018 which runs from the 6 - 14th October.
09:45 Sydney Opera House racing promo and IPCC report denial
Australia correspondent, Bernard Keane has details on the Government's attempts to delete references to phasing out coal in the IPCC report; the Sydney Opera House billboard protests and the perennially plans to stop migrants moving to the main centres.
10:05 Jonathan Gornall: Why I built a boat for my daughter
A life-long love of boats and the sea turned into the perfect way for British journalist Jonathan Gornall to express his overwhelming love for his daughter Phoebe, who has given him a second chance at fatherhood in his late fifties. In the midst of a sleepless night with a newborn, Jonathan hatches an idea to build his daughter a boat, an idea which becomes a metaphor for life and a timeless sanctuary from the chaotic tumble of pressures that is modern existence.
10:35 Book review - Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokarczuk
Stella Chrysostomou from Volume bookstore in Nelson reviews Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokarczuk, which is published by Text Publishing.
10:45 The Reading
11:05 Straightjacket Fits
Graeme Downes reviews the music of legendary Kiwi band Straitjacket Fits ahead of their four-city reunion tour starting at the end of next month.
Graeme Downes is a musicologist and senior lecturer in the Department of Music at the University of Otago.
11:20 Rhys Darby pens his first book for kids
For the 12 year old in all of us, and with his two young sons in mind, New Zealand comedian and actor, Rhys Darby has penned his first book for children, 'The Top Secret Undercover Notes of Buttons McGinty’. The madcap tale centres on a young boy with reddish hair who goes on a big adventure, and is loaded with unmistakably random Rhys humour. It's also full of notes, drawings and doodles which he did all himself. Rhys Darby talks to Kathryn Ryan about finding inspiration from the likes of Spike Milligan as a young boy.
11:45 Mental well-being in the work place
Garth Gallaway, who's a partner at Chapman Tripp, looks at the increasing legal focus on mental well-being at work. Is it possible to prove a work place causes an employee stress? And are more employees bringing private cases against their employers for bullying?