Nine To Noon for Monday 15 July 2019
09:05 Early childhood teacher shortage bites
Parents may end up footing a higher bill for childcare as a shortage of teachers in the sector stretches on. Some centres are forking out nearly double the average hourly wage on relief teachers, according to the Early Childhood Council, which represents providers from across the sectors. One of the major issues affecting staff recruitment and retention is pay - and this was thrashed out last night at a meeting in Wellington. Chairing that meeting was Dr Sarah Alexander, CEO of Child Forum. She joins Kathryn to discuss what's at stake, along with Peter Reynolds from the Early Childhood Council and Anna Ryder who owns and operates Ruru House in Taranaki.
09:25 Ross Asset Management investors eye ANZ claim
Investors in New Zealand's biggest ponzi scheme expect more to join their ranks in taking legal action against ANZ bank. 700 clients were defrauded of more than $115m they had invested in Ross Asset Management - only $10m has been recovered. Now 200 investors have signed up for action against ANZ, claiming it failed in its duties as a banker to Ross Asset Management. Kathryn speaks to the group's spokesperson, John Strahl.
09:45 Iran crisis explained and Dubai princess in hiding
Middle East correspondent, Sebastian Usher looks at the escalating crisis with Iran - is it edging closer to conflict? Dubai's Princess Haya is in hiding in London, reportedly in 'fear for her life', while Saudi Arabia hints at relaxing its guardianship laws.
10:05 China under Xi Jinping: Elizabeth Economy
Dr Elizabeth Economy is an author and academic specialising in China's domestic and foreign policy, named by Politico Magazine as one of the '10 Names That Matter on China Policy'. The director for Asia studies at the US Council on Foreign Relations, and a distinguished visiting fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution, Dr Economy's most recent book is called The Third Revolution: Xi Jinping and the New Chinese State. She began her academic career as an expert on the Soviet Union, before her focus shifted to China, and she has written extensively about the superpower's economy and the issue of pollution caused by growth.
10:35 Book review - Marilyn Waring: The Political Years
Jonathan West reviews Marilyn Waring: The Political Years, the autobiographical account of Waring's unprecedented parliamentary career. This book is published by Bridget Williams Books.
10:45 The Reading
A short story from the RNZ Auckland University Writers season - Under the Bridge by Josie Shapiro, told by Alexa Greig.
11:05 Politics with Stephen Mills and Trish Sherson
Political commentators Stephen Mills and Trish Sherson join Kathryn to talk about the government's plans to get more people into EVs - how important is climate change going to be in next year's election? Should New Zealand move to a four-year parliamentary term? Andrew Little is cold on the idea.
Stephen Mills is the executive director of UMR Research and former political adviser to two Labour governments. Trish Sherson is from corporate affairs firm Sherson Willis, and a former ACT press secretary.
11.30 Weed eating: Frittata with Stinging Nettle
Cornelia Holten operates family business KoruKai at Pigeon Bay on the Banks Peninsula. From here she runs workshops in organic gardening, edible weeds and fermented foods, and grows 80 different herbs and weeds for tinctures, infusions and syrups for herbal health remedies, natural skin care products and teas, to mention but a few. Cornelia joins Kathryn Ryan with a recipe for Frittata with Stinging Nettle
11:45 Following McCahon to the Far North