09:05 Breathing life into lacklustre capital market

NZX in Auckland.

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What can breathe new life into New Zealand's lacklustre capital markets? The partial float of the Napier Port last week was the first significant listing on the New Zealand stock exchange in two years.The NZX and the Financial Markets Authority commissioned a report on what's undermining the effectiveness of our capital markets, and what the consequences might be of doing nothing. The report makes 42 reccommendations covering KiwiSaver, regulation, public sector assets and infrastructure, promotion of public markets, tax, new products and the impact of technology. Kathryn talks with the chair of the steering group which produced the report - ex investment banker Martin Stearne.

09:20 Local policy matters 

Policy Local

Policy Local Photo: Policy

Local body voting papers have been delivered ahead of elections later this month. There are  five hundred and thirty seven elections taking place for councils and health boards throughout the country. Voter turn out among young voters is traditionally the worst - just 70 per cent of 18 to 24 year olds voted in the 2014 General Election, according to Statistics New Zealand figures from the 2014 General Election. New research by an Otago University PhD student Kyle Whitfield finds a lack of information about candidates is the main reason young people do not vote in local government elections. Kathryn talks with Asher Emanuel, editorial director of the website Policy Local, which provides a comprehensive line up of candidates and their policies.

09:45 USA correspondent Susan Milligan - tangled mess of Trump, Biden and Ukraine

US correspondent Susan Milligan tries to untangle what's happening with President Trump, would-be Democratic nominee Joe Biden and his son Hunter and Ukraine. It started with a whistle-blower complaint, and includes the claim President Trump reportedly told Ukrainian president Zelensky that he wouldn't get promised military aid unless he dug up damaging information about Hunter Biden. It's raised questions of whether the president was colluding with Ukraine over the 2020 election, although Trump and his lawyer Rudy Giuliani says he's done nothing wrong.

US President Donald Trump speaks during a storm briefing with the US Coast Guard, after disembarking from Air Force One upon arrival at Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base in Houston, Texas, September 22, 2019.

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10:05 Corey White: trauma & comedy

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Corey White is a Melbourne-based comedian, TV presenter and now author of The Prettiest Horse in the Glue Factory which tells the, at times, extremely traumatic story of his life. His parents had drug addictions, his father was extremely violent towards his mother and sisters, and his mother died of an overdose when Corey was 10. Worse was to come, when he was placed in foster care and abused for years, becoming addicted to drugs himself. He found stand-up comedy and his show The Cane Toad Effect won the Best Newcomer award at both the 2015 Melbourne International Comedy Festival and the Sydney Comedy Festival. He followed that up with an ABC TV show Corey White's Roadmap to Paradise, and now his memoir published by Penguin Random House.

10:35 Book review - Lost and Somewhere Else by Jenny Bornholdt

Author Jenny Bornholdt

Author Jenny Bornholdt Photo: Deborah Smith / Victoria University Press

Harry Ricketts from quarterly review periodical New Zealand Review of Books Pukapuka Aotearoa, reviews Lost and Somewhere Else by Jenny Bornholdt. Published by Victoria University Press.        

10:45 The Reading

Wrecked on a Reef by Francois Raynal read by Bruce Phillips (Part 7 of 10) no webrights.

11:05 Business commentator Rod Oram

The Government releases its economic plan, the NZ Superannuation Fund gets an excellent external report and Graeme Hart plans to float part of his packaging group.

11:30 Julie Collis - chasing the Hollywood dream

Life has changed considerably over the past couple of months for Auckland ceramicist and actress Julie Collis. The 66 year old is now living in Los Angeles, she has a Hollywood agent and is busy going to auditions. Julie has previously appeared on Shortland Street and Mercy Peak and until recently she was making ceramics in her art studio in Birkenhead. The chance to chase her dream came after a she received the Best Actress Award at the Short and Sweet Festival in LA last year.

Julie Collis

Julie Collis Photo: Collis family

11:45 Media commentator Gavin Ellis - climate change coverage

Gavin has a bouquet for the media's treatment of the climate change campaign. Also, he says it's time for NZME to call time on supporting the Chinese New Zealand Herald over its susceptibility to Beijing ordered censorship.

Striking school aged children in central London hold climate change holding placards.

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Gavin Ellis is a media commentator and former editor of the New Zealand Herald.  He can be contacted on gavin.ellis@xtra.co.nz

Music played in this show

Artist: Mousey
Track: Extreme Highs
Time played: 9.31

Artist: Benee
Track: Soaked
Time played: 11:22