Nine To Noon for Monday 1 April 2019
09:05 Oranga Tamariki two years on: what's changed?
Two years since the establishment of Oranga Tamariki - the Ministry for Children, more children and young people than ever are in the care of the state. The agency replaced Child, Youth and Family, and promised to put the child at the centre of everything it does. It also promised more early intervention and targeted support for at-risk children, more support for caregivers and better resourcing for social workers. What has changed in the past two years? Kathryn speaks with Oranga Tamariki Chief Executive Grainne Moss, and Commissioner for Children, Andrew Becroft.
09:30 Christchurch shooting and media court reporting
What are the rules covering media reporting for the court case of the accused in the Christchurch mosque killings? The judiciary has just published a summary of rules for media coverage of New Zealand Senior Courts, on the NZ Courts website. There are expected to be significant challenges for both the court and the media - with unprecedented international interest and concerns around not giving the accused a platform for propaganda. Kathryn Ryan discusses with barrister Jonathan Krebs who was one of the lawyers who helped overturn Teina Pora's wrongful conviction for the murder of Susan Burdett.
09:45 European fears about the political cost of the Brexit chaos
Europe correspondent Seamus Kearney talks to Kathryn about the EU anxiously awaiting the UK plan to avoid a no deal Brexit. Also, teenage migrants from Africa charged with hijacking a Mediterranean tanker and Slovakia's political landscape is shaken up with election of first female president.
10:05 The New Zealand EV gurus charging a wireless future
Do you like the idea of electric vehicles but are put off by the hassle of having to plug them in and the fear of running out of juice? University of Auckland professors Grant Covic and John Boys might have the answer. They are experts in inductive power transfer technology which make it possible for power to be transferred on the go and without cables.
10:35 Book review
Carole Beu reviews Womankind: New Zealand Women Making a Difference by Margie Thomson.
“This is a landmark book in New Zealand publishing. The interviews have been conducted with great sensitivity and Margie Thomson's words are thoughtful and empathetic.
This beautiful book makes an important contribution to New Zealand social and political history, with superb photographs of each woman by Simon Young.”
The book is published by Penguin Random House ($65)
10:45 The Reading
The Madonna In The Suitcase written and read by Huberta Hellendoorn. Final.
11:05 Political commentators Mills & Morten
Kathryn takes a look at national security, immigration and hate speech with Stephen Mills and Brigitte Morten, also the Prime Minister's one day trip to China.
Stephen Mills is the executive director of UMR Research and former political adviser to two Labour governments and Brigitte Morten is a Senior Consultant for Silvereye and a former senior ministerial advisor for the previous National-led government.
11:30 Some Like It Hot: Andres Pimental's Quesadillas
Mexican chef Andres Pimentel has a lunch-time hole in the wall cafe at Custom House Quay and a food stall at the Wellington Sunday Waterfront market called Hot Like A Mexican. His specialities are quesadillas, burritos and tacos. Andres talks to Kathryn about the all-important ingredient the chili, and explains how to make a quesadilla.
11:45 Designing Better Homes: NZ Green Building Council and Lifemark
Bill McKay talks to Kathryn about how, at very little cost, we can improve our houses at the design stage and a couple of organisations that can give practical help; they also have assessment tools when you are thinking of buying, renting or building.
Bill McKay is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Architecture and Planning at the University of Auckland.