Nine To Noon for Tuesday 18 June 2019
09:05 ANZ boss departure: 'Royal Commission needed'
There are renewed calls for a Royal Commission into banking after the surprise departure yesterday of ANZ's chief executive, David Hisco. Mr Hisco is leaving the bank after nine years of passing off wine storage and chauffeur-driven cars as business rather than personal expenses. ANZ Chairman Sir John Key says a lack of transparency over the tens of thousands of dollars of expenses resulted in them being mischaracterised in ANZ's books. Kathryn speaks with Sam Stubbs - founder of not-for-profit KiwiSaver provider Simplicity - which competes in the KiwiSaver market with ANZ.
09:25 Wellington harbour contamination. 'Not a fatberg but the problem's the same'.
Wellington Waste Water is warning people not to put cooking fat down their kitchen sinks, or treat the loo like a waste bin, after a blockage contaminated the harbour with fat and sewage. What happens is this: people tip fat down the sink, which mixes with things like wet wipes, and sanitary products that get flushed down the toilet together forming a blockage. In central Wellington there are about two blockages a month. Wellington Water's Alex van Paassen says the actions of individuals really make a difference.
09:45 Democrats' debate & White House staff drama
US correspondent Susan Milligan reports on the upcoming debates for the Democratic Party - who's in and who's out? And there's more drama in the West Wing with the departure of Sarah Sanders and the finding that Kellyanne Conway has repeatedly violated the Hatch Act banning federal employees from engaging in partisan politics. Plus - what's going on between the US and Iran?
10:05 Terrence Forrester: sugar tax, malnutrition and weight loss
Professor of Experimental Medicine Terrence Forrester speaks with Kathryn Ryan about imposing a sugar tax in his home country of Jamaica, and how early malnutrition affects health later in life. He has been collaborating with our Chief Science Advisor to create a global picture of malnutrition, and also part of an international study looking at how exercise effects weight control. Professor Forrester established the Tropical Medicine Research Institute at the Faculty of Medical Sciences at The University of West Indies in Jamaica's capital Kingston, and has served in an advisory capacity to several health organisations in the Caribbean, the USA, and the UK.
10:35 Book review - From Sunset to Sunrise, by Tim Nicol
Elisabeth Easther reviews From Sunset to Sunrise, by Tim Nicol
10:45 The Reading
The Ice Shelf written and adapted by Anne Kennedy told by Amy Tarleton (Part 7 of 10, RNZ)
11:05 ANZ turmoil over David Hisco's departure
Business commentator Rod Oram looks at ANZ CEO David Hisco's departure and the questions it has raised, as well as the latest data showing the economy is likely slowing and the NZX's first new listing in two years.
11:30 Operation Babylift: Saving Vietnamese orphans
In 1975, at the height of the Vietnam War, a very unusual mercy mission was launched. Dubbed 'Operation Babylift', it was designed to take hundreds of Vietnamese babies and children away from the fighting to homes in the West. Historian Ian W. Shaw has written about the involvement of Australian women in Operation Babylift, and the reaction of the Australian government of the time to requests to take more Vietnamese orphans for adoption.
11:45 Are we really willing to pay for news?
Media commentator Gavin Ellis looks at the differing approaches by New Zealand media to the third appearance of the Christchurch mosque attack accused, how a major international study has found only a small increase in the number of people willing to pay for news and is digital advertising starting to flatline?
Gavin Ellis is a media commentator and former editor of the New Zealand Herald. He can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org
Music played in this show
Artist: James Blake
Song: I'll come too
Artist: Vampire Weekend
Song: This Life
Artist: Curtis Harding
Song: Wednesday Morning Atonement