Nine To Noon for Monday 29 April 2019
09:05 Bleak winter looms for Hawkes Bay homeless
Local leaders in Hawkes Bay say solutions to the region's acute housing problems can be found but they must be region specific and they need help from central government. Some 440 children and their families will spend the winter in a motel this year. Hawkes Bay is one of the country's least affordable places to live, but in the last 12 months has had the highest percentage increase in whanau who've registered for public housing. As at the last quarter of 2018 Napier and Hastings had a combined 615 people on the Housing NZ waiting list, and a shortage of 1800 homes. To discuss the problem Kathryn Ryan talks to Hastings District Council 's chief executive Nigel Bickle, George Reedy the CEO for Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga, and local councillor Maxine Boag.
09:20 GovTech hub set up in Wellington
A new hub has been set up in Wellington to help find innovative and practical solutions to complex social problems. Kathryn Ryan meets Creative HQ's CEO Stefan Korn who says companies often get excited about the glitzy aspects of new tech whether or not they offer any real benefits. The aim of GovTech is to balance both the technical and the human aspects of a problem by bringing people, businesses and governments together in one place, to look at the most practical solutions.
0935 Multi-marathon runner Curly Jacobs eyes New Zealand record
It's Cape Reinga or bust for long distance runner Curly Jacobs who set out in the early hours of this morning to run the length of New Zealand. The Cambridge-based 44 year old plans to break a record set by Siggy Bauer in the 1970s who ran from Bluff to Cape Reinga in 18 days and 9 hours. He has a live link to Garmin to track his progress.
09:45 Spanish election results roll in
Correspondent Seamus Kearney reports on the news making headlines in Europe including the Spanish election results and attempts in Northern Ireland to break a two-year political stalemate after the killing of a journalist.
10:05 The Chills: triumph over tragedy
The Chills: The Triumph & Tragedy of Martin Phillipps charts how tantalizingly close the band leader and acclaimed lyricist flew to the flame of '80s international music fame, with his band The Chills. Instead he descended into decades of debt, while battling addiction, depression and Hepatitis C in his hometown of Dunedin. Now 55, and forty years since his first gig, this film is ultimately optimistic about the possibility of bouncing back from the brink and persisting with your passion. Martin Phillipps and award-winning director Julia Parnell talk to Kathryn Ryan about the film, which is due for general release here on Thursday.
10:35 Book review - Unconditional Love
Holly Walker reviews Unconditional Love: A Memoir of Filmmaking and Motherhood by Jocelyn Moorhouse, which is published by Text Publishing.
The Sound of Butterflies by Rachael King read by Elizabeth McRae (Part 2 of 11)
11:05 Paris summit, the impending Budget and Aussie election polls
Political commentators Brigette Morten and Stephen Mills join Kathryn to discuss next month's summit in Paris to combat social media violence, the importance of the upcoming Budget and how the Aussie election polls are tracking.
Stephen Mills is the executive director of UMR Research and former political adviser to two Labour governments. Brigitte Morten is a Senior Consultant for Silvereye and a former senior ministerial advisor for the previous National-led government.
11:30 WELLfed: big portions of skill & social connectedness
Kathryn Ryan finds out about a project in East Porirua giving parents the skills to feed their families nutritious and affordable food, with a fair helping of social engagement on the side. WELLfed puts on free, interactive cooking classes, with a big focus on fresh and seasonal ingredients. It's the brainchild of Kim Murray and Becs Morahan, and it's been running for over two years. In the first year alone more than 200 meals were taught, cooked, and taken home to share with families, after more than 800 hours of teaching and learning.
11:45 Visions of Auckland's waterfront
Julie Stout takes a look at the Independent commissioners' decision to grant consent to build the $10 million extension to Queens Wharf and the controversial 'dolphin' extension.
Julie Stout is a practising architect, interested in urbanism and a professional teaching fellow at the University of Auckland.
Music played in this show
Artist: Tiny Ruins
Track: Me at the Museum, You and the Winter Gardens